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Bomber Cardi for Kids (size 10/12)

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I hope you’re ready for the next size in the Bomber Cardi for kids series! This free crochet pattern is for children wearing size 10/12.

Bomber Cardi for Kids Crochet Pattern (size 10/12)

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.

Bomber Cardi Sizing Guide

The original pattern uses Red Heart With Love yarn which is a soft, worsted weight, size 4 yarn. Jaime, my tester for this size, used Caron Simply Soft, which is also a size 4 yarn.

Bomber for Kids pattern size 10/12

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, and I just love it!!

Materials:

Crochet hook in size J/6mm
Size 4/Aran/worsted weight (Caron Simply Soft shown)
-approx. 675 yards
Zipper (optional, 14” long)

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

Grab the ad-free, printable version of all the child sizes of this pattern bundled together on Ravelry.

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

10/12 Pattern:

Row 1: Fhdc-86 (or ch-87 and hdc in 2nd st and in each across) (86)
Rows 2 – 18: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end (86)

Right arm
Rows 19 – 30: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 22 sts. (22)
Row 31: Ch-1, turn, loosely sl st in next 8 sts (or clip and reattach in 9th st), hdc in next 14 sts. (14)
Row 32: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 12 sts, hdc2tog. (13)
Row 33: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (12)
Row 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 10 sts, hdc2tog. (11)
Row 35: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (10)
Rows 36 – 37: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (10)
Fasten off leaving tail for sewing shoulder.

Left arm
Attach yarn in 22nd st from left.
Rows 19 – 30: Ch-1, hdc in same st and each st to end. (22)
Row 31: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 14 sts only. (14)
Row 32: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (13)
Row 33: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 11 sts, hdc2tog. (12)
Row 34: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (11)
Row 35: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 9 sts, hdc2tog. (10)
Rows 36 – 37: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (10)
Fasten off.

Center/back
From the “right”, leave 3 sts open and attach in the 4th stitch.
Row 19: Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 35 sts. (36 – should leave 3 sts open on both sides)
Rows 20 – 37: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st across. (36)
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 16 sts across the neck.

Collar:

Row 1: Attach at what will be the right lapel. Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 7 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.

Decreases up collar of kids bomber cardi

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 center of armhole.
Row 1: Ch-1, Hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc 35 times evenly around armhole. Hdc2tog. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (38)
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (38)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (37)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each stitch around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (37)
Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (36)
Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (36)
Row 7: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (35)
Row 8 – 22: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (35)
Row 23: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (34)
Row 24: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (34)
Row 25: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (33)
Row 26: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (33)
Row 27: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (32)
Row 28: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (32)
Row 29: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (31)
Row 30 – 42: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (31)
Row 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with Invisible Join.

If adding the optional zipper, 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!

Bomber Cardi for Kids 10-12

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