Endless Summer Retro Cardi

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Some outfits are too timeless to ever stop being cute, and this darling short-sleeved cardigan definitely falls in that category. Decorated with sunny yellow flowers, it finishes with a Peter Pan collar that adds some extra feminine charm to the final design.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 9-12 (18-24) months, Finished Measurement 8 (9)” / [20 (23) cm] Cardigan length x 19½ (21½)” / [49 (55) cm] Cardigan width (at waist)

Shown in 9-12 months size.

Gauge: 13 sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Garnstudio Drops Paris (100% Cotton; 82 yards [75 meters]/50 grams): 02 Light Turquoise (A), 3 (4) balls; 17 Off White (B), 1 (1) ball; 14 Strong Yellow (C), 1 (1) ball

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm); US size J/10 (6.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; three ½” / [2.54 cm] buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

Special Stitches

Double crochet 2 together (dc2tog)

Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a lp (4 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)

Insert hook in st, yo, pull up a lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

The body of the cardigan is worked in rows from the top to bottom. The flowers and sleeves are worked in the round.

Pattern

Body

With larger hook and A, ch 44 (48).

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) twice, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) 4 (5) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) 6 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) 4 (5) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) 3 times, turn – 48 (52) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 5 (6) times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 7  times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 5 (6) times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, dc in next st, turn – 56 (60) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 6 (7) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, sc in next st) 8 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 6 (7) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, turn – 64 (68) sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 4 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 7 (8) times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 9 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 7 (8) times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 4 times, dc in next st, turn – 72 (76) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 4 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 8 (9) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 10 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 8 (9) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times, turn – 80 (84) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 5 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 9 (10) times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 11 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 9 (10) times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 5 times, dc in next st, turn – 88 (92) sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 10 (11) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 12 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 10 (11) times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 6 times, turn – 96 (100) sts.

Size 9-12 month only

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 11 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 13 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 11 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times, dc in next st, turn – 104 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 6 times, sk next 24 sts, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 14 times, sk next 24 sts, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 7times, turn – 56 sts.

Rows 10-20: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 28 times, turn – 56 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Size 18-24 month only

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 12 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 13 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 12 times, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times, dc in next st, turn – 112 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 6 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 13 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 14 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 13 times, (sc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 7 times, turn – 120 sts.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 7 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 14 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 15 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 14 times, (dc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 7 times, dc in next st, turn – 128 sts.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (dc in next st, dc in next st) 7 times, sk next 30 sts, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 15 times, sk next 30 sts, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 8 times, turn – 68 sts.

Rows 10-23: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, (sc in next st, dc in next st) 34 times, turn – 68 sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Sleeves

Left Sleeve

Using larger hook, attach A in 15th (17th) st of Row 9 (11) of Body.

Rows 1-4 (5): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * 10 (13) more times, turn – 24 (30) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Seam the edge of Sleeve.

Right Sleeve

Using larger hook, attach A in 67th (77th) st of Row 9 (11) of Body.

Rows 1-4 (5): Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * 10 (13) more times, turn – 24 (30) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Seam the edge of Sleeve.

Scalloped Edging on Sleeves

Left Sleeve

Using smaller hook, attach B in last st of Row 4 (5) of Left Sleeve.

Rnd 1: *Ch 3, dc2tog in same st, sk next st, sl st in next st; rep from * 10 (13) more times, ch 3, dc2tog in same st, sk next st, sl st in bottom of first st of this rnd – 12 (15) Scallops.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Sleeve

With smaller hook, attach B in last st of Row 4 (5) of Right Sleeve.

Rnd 1: *Ch 3, dc2tog in same st, sk next st, sl st in next st; rep from * 10 (13) more times, ch 3, dc2tog in same st, sk next st, sl st in bottom of first st of this rnd – 12 (15) Scallops.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Cardigan Border

With larger hook, attach B in center of the back of the neckline in 23rd (25th) st of Row 1 of Body.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 20 (22) sts along Neckline, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc in next 18 (21) sts along Left Front, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc in next 54 (66) sts along bottom of cardigan, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc in next 18 (21) sts Right Front, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st, sc in next 21 (23) sts along Neckline, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 140 (162) sts.

Button Bands

Left Band

With larger hook, attach B in first corner ch-1 sp from Rnd 1 of Cardigan Border.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 20 (23) sts, sc in 2nd corner ch-1 sp from Rnd 1 of Cardigan Border – 22 (25) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Band

With larger hook, attach B in 3rd corner ch-1 sp from Rnd 1 of Cardigan Border.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 (11) sts, ch 1, sk next st (button hole made), sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk next st (button hole made), sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk next st (button hole made), sc in next st, sc in 4th corner ch-1 sp from Rnd 1 of Cardigan Border – 22 (25) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Peter Pan Collar

Left-side

With larger hook, attach B to first st of Rnd 1 of Cardigan Border.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 23 (25) sts, turn – 24 (26) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 6 (7) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 (7) sts, sc2tog, turn – 24 (26) sts.

Rows 3-6 (8): Rep Rows 1-2.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right-side

With larger hook, attach B to 117th (138th) st of Rnd 1 of Cardigan Border.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 23 (25) sts, turn – 24 (26) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 6 (7) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 (7) sts, sc2tog, turn – 24 (26) sts.

Rows 3-6 (8): Rep Rows 1-2.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Peter Pan Collar Border

With larger hook, attach B in first st on the left side of Row 1 of Peter Pan Collar.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 35 (39) sts along border of collar – 36 (40) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Repeat Peter Pan Collar Border on RS of Peter Pan Collar.

Flower (make 12)

With smaller hook and C, create a magic ring.

Rnd 1: *Ch 3, sl st in center of ring; rep from * 4 more times – 5 petals.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Arrange the flowers evenly spaced on Peter Pan collar. Sew all the flowers in place.

Sew 3 buttons to Left Band, 1 button underneath each button hole. yarn ball

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