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Bomber Cardi for Kids (size 4/5T)

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Plugging right along on the Bomber Cardis and we are ready for the 4/5T! Find links to the other kids Bomber Cardi sizes and the adult size below.

Bomber Cardi for Kids 4/5T

BOMBER CARDI FOR KIDS

This cardigan is a bomber style, meaning that it is shorter than average and it runs a bit on the small side. This is all intentional. Please look at the sizing chart to determine which size your little one needs. If you’re wanting this for yourself, you can find the adult size here.

4/5T Bomber Cardi Crochet pattern

If you would like the cardigan to be a bit longer, add two rows to the body before starting the right, left, and center.

Bomber Cardi Sizing Guide

BOMBER CARDI FOR KIDS SIZES:

3/6 month
12 month
2/3T
4/5T
6/8
10/12
12/14

The adult size of this pattern is the Bombshell Bomber, isn’t it too cute?!

Bomber Cardi for Kids 4/5T

Materials:

Crochet hook in size J/6mm
Size 4/Aran/worsted weight
-approx. 450 yards
Zipper (optional, at least 12” long)

Gauge:  

12 sts & 10 rows = 4” square

Pattern Notes:

Pattern is written using US terms.

Place first stitch of each row in same as turning. (chain does not count as a stitch)

Fhdc – Foundation Half Double Crochet tutorial

Fphdc and Bphdc – Front Post (and Back Post) Half Double Crochet tutorial

Mattress Stitch tutorial

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Thank you, Susan, for testing this size and providing photos! ♥

4/5T Pattern:

Row 1: Fhdc-70 (or ch-71 and hdc in 2nd st and in each across) (70)
Rows 2 – 14: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end (70)

Right arm
Rows 15 – 22: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 19 sts. (19)
Row 23: Ch-1, turn, loosely sl st in next 6 sts (or clip and reattach in 7th st), hdc in next 13 sts. (19)
Row 24: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 11 sts, hdc2tog. (12)
Row 25: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (11)
Row 26: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 9 sts, hdc2tog. (10)
Row 27: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (9)
Rows 28 – 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (9)
Fasten off leaving tail for sewing shoulder.

Left arm
Attach yarn in 19th st from left.
Rows 15 – 22: Ch-1, hdc in same st and each st to end. (19)
Row 23: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 13 sts only. (13)
Row 24: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (12)
Row 25: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 10 sts, hdc2tog. (11)
Row 26: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (10)
Row 27: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 8 sts, hdc2tog. (9)
Rows 28 – 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (9)
Fasten off.

Center/back
From the “right”, attach yarn in next stitch.
Row 15: Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 31 sts. (32)
Rows 16 – 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st across. (32)
Fasten off leaving tail for sewing shoulder.

Sew shoulders:

Fold fronts in and line up the top edges. Sew the shoulders using the Mattress Stitch for all stitches on both fronts. You should have 14 sts across the neck.

Collar:

Row 1: Attach at what will be the right lapel. Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 5 sts. Hdc in side of next st. Hdc2tog, hdc2tog (up decreases), hdc in each row end to neck. Hdc2tog (straddling the front/back), hdc in each neck st to opposite side. Hdc2tog (straddling the back/front) hdc in each rows end to decrease, hdc2tog, hdc2tog (down decreases), hdc in each st to end.

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st, * bphdc around next, fphdc around next * repeat around, ending with a bphdc. Hdc in last st.

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st, fphdc around previous row’s bphdc. Repeat fp/bp around, ending with fphdc. Hdc in last st. Fasten off and start bottom edging.

Bottom Edging:

Attach at bottom left corner of cardigan. (if you were wearing it)
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc in first, * fphdc in next, bphdc in next * repeat between * * around to end. Fphdc in last, hdc in same.

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first. Bphdc around previous row’s fphdc (to create ribbing), fphdc around next bphdc. * bphdc around next, fphdc around next * repeat between * * to end. Hdc in last.

Rows 3 – 4: Repeat rows 1 & 2

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around, up around neck and back down to beg sc. Join with Invisible Join, weave in all ends.

Sleeves:

Attach yarn at bottom of armhole.
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc 32 times evenly around armhole. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (32)
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (32)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (31)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each stitch around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (31)
Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (30)
Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (30)
Row 7: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (29)
Row 8 – 16: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (29)
Row 17: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (28)
Row 18: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (28)
Row 19: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (27)
Row 20: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (27)
Row 21: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (26)
Row 22: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (26)
Row 23: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (25)
Row 24: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (25)
Row 25: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (24)
Row 26: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (24)
Row 27: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (23)
Rows 28 – 30: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (23)
Row 31: Ch-1, turn, * fphdc around next, bphdc around next. * repeat between * * around. Fphdc around last. Join to top of first fphdc with sl st.
Row 32: Ch-1, turn, * bphdc around next, fphdc around next. * repeat between * * around. Bphdc around last. Join to top of first bphdc with sl st.
Row 33: Ch-1, turn, * fphdc around next, bphdc around next. * repeat between * * around. Fphdc around last. Join to top of first fphdc with sl st.
Row 34: Ch-1, turn, * bphdc around next, fphdc around next. * repeat between * * around. Bphdc around last. Join to top of first bphdc with sl st.
Row 35: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with Invisible Join.

If adding the optional zipper to your kids cardigan, you’ll want to watch this tutorial. Since there is no ribbing on this particular pattern, I just stayed consistent with my placement of the casing, going into the second stitch of each row. If you have questions, be sure to watch the video!

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3 Comments

  1. Help. I'm making the bomber cardi in 4/5T. Ready to sew shoulders. 32 stitches across the back & 9 for each left & right. Pattern says there should be 13 stitches across the back after sewing the shoulders. But 32 - 9 - 9 = 14. Am I doing something wrong?
    1. Hi Gail! You are correct...it should be 14. Sorry about any confusion. I will get that fixed! Thanks for pointing that out!