Charlotte Cardigan

Make a sweet little cardigan that’s perfect for your little princess. Rhinestone buttons paired with lavender yarn make this a classic cardigan that can be dressed up or down depending on the event.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 1 (2, 3) years

Shown in size 3 years (24” chest)

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4’’ (10 cm)

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Rico Design Ricorumi DK (100% Cotton; 62 yards [57 meters]/25 grams): 018 Violet (8 balls)

Hook: US size 6/G (4 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Bobble – Work 5 dc into 1 st, leaving the last lp of each on hook, yo, draw through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

The cardigan is worked in one piece, starting at the neck.

Pattern

Ch 58 (64, 76).

Row 1: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same ch, dc in next 8 (9, 11) ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 9 (10, 12) ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in the next 18 (20, 24) ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 9 (10, 12) ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 9 (10, 12) ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 9 (10, 12) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 (12, 14) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 20 (22, 26) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 (12, 14) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 10 (11, 13) dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 10 (11, 13) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 (14, 16) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 22 (24, 28) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 (14, 16) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 (12, 14) dc. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 11 (12, 14) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 15 (16, 18) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 24 (26, 30) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 15 (16, 18) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 12 (13, 15) dc. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 12 (13, 15) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 17 (18, 20) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 26 (28, 32) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 17 (18, 20) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in the next 13 (14, 16) dc. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 13 (14, 16) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 19 (20, 22) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 28 (30, 34) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 19 (20, 22) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 14 (15, 17) dc. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 14 (15, 17) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 21 (22, 24) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 30 (32, 36) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 21 (22, 24) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 15 (16, 18) dc. Turn.

Row 8: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 15 (16, 18) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 23 (24, 26) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 32 (34, 38) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 23 (24, 26) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 16 (17, 19) dc. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 16 (17, 19) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 25 (26, 28) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 34 (36, 40) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 25 (26, 28) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 17 (18, 20) dc. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 17 (18, 20) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 27 (28, 30) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 36 (38, 42) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 27 (28, 30) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 18 (19, 21) dc. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 18 (19, 21) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 29 (30, 32) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 38 (40, 44) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 29 (30, 32) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 19 (20, 22) dc. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 19 (20, 22) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 31 (32, 34) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 40 (42, 46) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 31 (32, 34) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 20 (21, 23) dc. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same dc, dc in next 20 (21, 23) dc, sk next 33 (34, 36) dc (this is the first armhole), dc in next 44 (46, 50) dc, sk next 33 (34, 36) dc (this is the second armhole), dc in next 23 (24, 26) dc. Turn.

Row 14: Ch 3 (does not count as first dc), dc in same st, dc in each dc across to end of row. Turn.

Row 15-26: Rep Row 14.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in each dc across row. Turn.

Row 28: Ch 3 (count as first dc), sk next st, dc in next 2 (0, 2) sc, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 29: Ch 5 (count as first dc and ch 2), sc in next st, *ch 4, sc in the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of ch-3 tch. Turn.

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in first st, *5 dc in next ch-4 sp, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * to end, placing last sc in 3rd ch of ch-5 tch.

Fasten off.

Edge

Work the edge of the left and right side of the cardigan’s center opening.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each 30 edge sts. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as first dc), sk next st, dc in next sc, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 5 (count as first dc, ch 2), sc in the next st, *ch 4, sc in the next ch sp; rep from * to last 2 st, ch2, dint 3rd ch of ch-3 tch. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the next st, *5 dc in the next ch-4 sp, sc in the next ch-4 sp; rep from * to end, placing last sc into 3rd ch of ch-5 tch.

Fasten off.

Sleeves

Attach yarn in the lowest st of the skipped 33 (34, 36) sts (the armhole).

Size 1 year

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (count as first dc), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc In next 9 dc, sl st in first dc to join. (36 sts)

Size 2 year

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (count as first dc), dc in dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next st, 11dc in next 11 st, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 10 dc, sl st in first dc to join. (36 sts)

Size 3 year

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (count as first dc), dc in each st around, sl st in first dc to join. (36 sts)

All Sizes

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (count as first dc), dc in each st around, sl st in first dc.

Rnds 3-15: Rep Row 2.

Rnd 16: Ch 3 (count as first dc), dc in next 4 dc, bobble in next st, *dc in next 5 dc, bobble in next st; rep from * to end, sl st in first dc to join.

Rnd 17: Ch 3 (count as first dc), dc in next dc, bobble in next st, *dc in next 5 dc, bobble in next st; rep from * across, ending with dc in last 3 sts, sl st in first dc.

Rnd 18: Rep Row 16.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in first ch.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew the two buttons to the cardigan.

Weave in all ends.

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