Crochet rainbow cardigan (part two)

crochet rainbow cardigan for babies

Crochet rainbow cardigan pattern:

Great weather is a perfect time to finish the second part of the crochet rainbow cardigan pattern and how to beautifully decorate it.

Check out the first part of rainbow crochet cardigan pattern, as well crochet strawberry pattern and crochet bunny pattern.

 

baby rainbow crochet cardigan

crochet rainbow cardigan pattern for babies

crochet the yoke of baby rainbow cardigan pattern

Last time we finished 16th Row of the yoke.

Row 17: 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.

join new color of the thread and keep crochet rainbow cardigan pattern

Row 18: join in your new thread (mine is pink), ch3, dc in the ch-1 space, continue crocheting 2 dc into each ch-1 sp.

top part of the crochet rainbow cardigan

Row 19: Repeat Row 17 (green thread).

Row 20: Repeat Row 18 (yellow thread).

Rows 21-24: Keep repeating Rows 17 and 18 - 2 more times. In my cardigan, I was using one color of thread (green) each odd Row.

Rows 25-41: dc in each stitch across. The number of rows will depend on thickness of thread and the length of cardigan

lace pattern of the crochet rainbow cardigan

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:

rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the first raw of the lace - step #1

 

rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the first raw of the lace - step #2

Second row:

rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the second raw of the lace - step #1

 

rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the second raw of the lace - step #2

Third row:

rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the third raw of the lace

Fourth row:

rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the fourth raw of the lace

pocket tutorial

The main part of the crochet rainbow 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.

crochet rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the pocket - step #2

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

crochet rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the pocket - step #3

 

crochet rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the pocket - step #4

crochet rainbow cardigan pattern: crochet the pocket - step #5

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.

sew the pocket to crochet 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

decorate the pocket of the rainbow cardigan with two crochet strawberries

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.

crochet rainbow cardigan with all decorations

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.

finished crochet rainbow cardigan

crochet rainbow cardigan without decorations - view from the top

7 thoughts on “Crochet rainbow cardigan (part two)
  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!

  2. Carol

    This sweater is so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

  3. nancy

    this sweater is so cute an I myself isn’t really great but I try to crochet a lot but I want to expand my sewing an this gives me the chance to do that I have a new great grandson coming an I think I can do this for a boy thank you very much

  4. Tammy

    How many chains do you do between each ‘scallop’ on the lacey trim? There are only pictures and no written instructions. Would be more helpful to have all the instructions together. Also, the yoke says 10 rows, but by the picture it looks more (assuming each colour is 2 rows). Need help with this please.

    • Crazy Hands Knitting Editor

      Hi Tammy.
      The yoke itself has 9 rows and then you simply crochet as many rows as needed with dc in each st. Regarding lace “scallop” – if you crochet on the horizontal edge then you start new scallop every 4th stitch while when you crochet on the vertical edge you are trying to estimate what will be the distance between 4 stitches to make it look the same as on the horizontal edge (again it is a rough estimate and you decide what the distance will be between scallops).

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