Rainbow cardigan Part 2

baby rainbow cardigan

Great weather is a perfect time to finish the second part of my tutorial of Rainbow cardigan and its decoration.

If you missed the first part of tutorial, you can find it here, as well as tutorials of Strawberry and Funny bunny.

 

baby rainbow cardigan

baby rainbow cardigan

crochet cardigan

Last time we finished 10th Row of the yoke.

Row 11: join a new thread of different color (mine is green), ch3 (count as 1 double crochet (dc)), ch1, skip next dc, dc, *ch1, skip next dc, dc, repeat from * till the end of the row.

crochet cardigan

Row 12: join in your new thread (mine is pink), ch3, dc in the ch-1 space, continue crocheting 2 dc into each ch-1 sp.

crochet cardigan

Row 13: Repeat Row 11 (green thread).

Row 14: Repeat Row 12 (yellow thread).

Rows 15-18: Keep repeating Rows 11 and 12 - 2 more times. In my cardigan, I was using one color of thread (green) each odd Row.

Rows 19-35: dc in each stitch across. The number of rows will depend on thickness of thread and the length of cardigan

lace pattern

Next step is to crochet laces for which I have chosen bright pink thread.  This model will not have any buttons or fasteners. In the opposite case, don’t forget to make buttonholes or button loops on the edge of the garment.

First row of the lace:

lace tutorial

 

lace tutorial

Second row:

lace tutorial

 

lace tutorial

Third row:

lace tutorial

Fourth row:

lace tutorial

pocket tutorial

The main part of the cardigan is ready but I want to add one small pocket. I know, from my neighbors, that when I was a little girl I was gathering everything in my pockets, so I can only guess how important it is for a little lady :).

Pocket:

Round 1: magic ring, 10 sc.

Round 2: ch3, dc into the same stitch, work 2 dc into the next stitch and all stitch around, slip stitch into third chain of initial ch3 to join the round.

pocket tutorial

Round 3: join in your new color, ch3, ch1, dc, *ch1, dc, repeat from* till the end of the round, join in 3rd chain.

pocket tutorial

 

pocket tutorial

pocket tutorial

Round 4: again, join in new color, ch3, dc in the ch-1 sp, continue crocheting 2 dc into each ch-1 sp. Don’t finish the round. Leave unworked 5 ch-1 spaces.

Round 5: ch3, 2 dc, *ch1, 2 dc, repeat from the * until the end of the round.

Round 6: ch3, dc in each st around.

baby rainbow cardigan

Round 7: ch3, dc in each st around.

Round 8: ch3, 6 dc into the same stitch, sc, *7dc,sc, repeat from * Fasten off

baby rainbow cardigan

Pocket is ready. Simply sew it. Don’t forget to decorate it with 2 strawberries that you have done before. On the left side of cardigan, sew funny bunny. You are free to make more decorations as you still have the place on the back.

baby rainbow cardigan

Pocket is ready. Simply sew it. Don’t forget to decorate it with 2 strawberries that you have done before. On the left side of cardigan, sew funny bunny. You are free to make more decorations as you still have the place on the back.

Any questions and comments are more than welcome and share it with your friends!

I really hope you like this project. And yes, keep in mind that this cardigan was made for 2-3 years old girl.

baby rainbow cardigan

baby rainbow cardigan

2 thoughts on “Rainbow cardigan Part 2

  1. susanne

    Hello Anna,
    I really love this sweet little cardigan you made. I still have not had the courage to take a go at making my own patterns and designs but I love to make little girl dresses so this one inspired me so much thank you so much for sharing your work. I havent got a blog started yet but I hope to have that up soon look for me it will be called “Stitchin Shishums” My story about the nsme and a little about myself will explain the name. Have a great and creative day !

    Susanne from Texas

    • crazyhands

      Hello dear Susanne!

      Huge thanks for your kind words! I’m so happy that my work has inspired you. I’ll definitely check out your blog as soon as it’s up to see your crocheting. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have some.

      Have a lovely day!

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