There really isn’t much in the way of crochet clothing for boys, so we are remedying that with this NEW cardigan series! Woot woot! This little cardigan is perfect for a 4 or 5 year old, perfect for chilly weather, and is a free crochet pattern!
Cozy Classroom Cardigan Crochet Pattern – 4/5T
12 hdc and 11 rows in 4” square
Armhole to armhole (across back) = 11″
Neck to hem = 16.5″
Upper arm = 10.5″ circumference
Cuff = 8.5″ circumference
Sleeve length = 14″
Body circumference = 26″
Special stitches used:
4/5T Boys Cardigan Pattern
Row 1: Fhdc-52.
Row 2: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (52)
Rows 3 – 30: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (52)
Row 31: Ch-1, hdc in 36 sts, ch-17. (53)
Row 32: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. (52)
Rows 33 – 43: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (52)
Other side (with top of cardigan to your right as pictured)
Row 1: Ch-16, hdc in 17th st and in each st to end. (52)
Rows 2 – 13: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (52)
Fold two sides in and sew shoulders together using the mattress stitch.
Row 1: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 48 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, hdc in next (last front st) hdc2tog in same and next st (the shoulder seam sts), hdc in same. 2hdc in next 6 sts, hdc in next, hdc2tog in same and next st (the shoulder seam sts), hdc in same. 2hdc in next, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, hdc in 48 sts. Ch-1, turn. (124)
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 50 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in 2 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in 16 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in 2 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in 50 sts. (128)
Rows 3 – 5: Hdc in first, * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 15 times (33 sts so far), * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 30 times. * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 15 times , hdc in last. Ch-1, turn. (128)
Attach yarn at bottom of armhole with sl st.
Row 1: Ch-1, Hdc in each st around. (32)
Do not join, work in spiral instead using stitch markers to note first st of each round.
Rows 2 – 3: Hdc in each st around (32)
Row 4: Hdc in each st around, hdc2tog in last 2 sts (31)
Row 5: Hdc in each st around (31)
Rows 6 & 7: repeat rows 4 & 5 (30)
Rows 8 – 15: Hdc in each around (30)
Row 16: Hdc in each st around, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. (29)
Row 17: hdc in each st around (29)
Repeat rows 16 & 17 five times (ending with 24 sts)
Rows 28: Hdc in each st around (24)
Rows 29 – 30: * fphdc in first, bphdc in next * repeat between * * around (24)
Slip st to top of next st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Bottom (optional, not as pictured):
I want to see your finished projects!! Share photos of your Cozy Classroom 4/5T Cardigan with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on Instagram and Twitter, and by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community group on Facebook!
This pattern series will go all the way up to Men’s sizes! Follow along and the different sizes will be published as they are completed. ♥
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