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Infant Bomber Cardi Crochet Pattern (3/6 months)

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I am super excited to announce that my newest cardigan design, the Bomber Cardi, is being sized down for children’s sizes! I am starting at the bottom and working my way up. This means that we are starting with the smallest size, for infants wearing 3/6 month clothing.

Bomber Cardi Kids (3/6 month)

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.

Bomber Cardi Sizing Guide

Note that if you would like to make this a bit smaller (for newborn), you could either go down a hook size or go down a hook size AND/OR use a thinner weight yarn. Alternatively, you could make it a bit larger but going up a hook size. This pattern uses Red Heart With Love yarn which is a soft, worsted weight, size 4 yarn.

Bomber Cardi Kids (3/6 month)

Bomber Cardi Kids (3/6 month)

Materials:

Crochet hook in size J/6mm
Red Heart Soft Yarn (size 4/Aran/worsted weight)
-approx. 140 yards
Zipper (optional, 7” 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

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.

Kids sizes Bomber Cardi

My lovely model is 4 month old Briar. ♥ Briar enjoys milk, long naps, and playing with her sisters.

Bomber Cardi Kids (3/6 month)

LOOK at those toes! Nom nom nom!!

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.

3 – 6 month Pattern:

Row 1: Fhdc-50 (or ch-51 and hdc in 2nd st and in each across) (50)
Rows 2 – 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end (50)

Right arm
Rows 5 – 10: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 12 sts. (12)
Row 11: Ch-1, turn, loosely sl st in next 4 sts, hdc in next 8 sts (12)
Row 12: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 6 sts, hdc2tog. (7)
Rows 13 – 15: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (7)
Fasten off leaving tail for sewing shoulder.

Left arm
Attach yarn in 12th st from left.
Rows 5 – 10: Ch-1, hdc in same st and each st to end. (12)
Row 11: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 8 sts only. (8)
Row 12: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to end. (7)
Rows 13 – 15: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end. (7)
Fasten off.

Center/back
From the “right”, attach yarn in next stitch.
Row 5: hdc in same st and next 25sts. (26)
Rows 6 – 15: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st across. (26)
Fasten off leaving tail for sewing shoulder.

Body of Bomber Cardi Infant size

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 12 sts across the neck.

Body of Bomber Cardi Infant size

Collar:

Row 1: Attach at what will be the right lapel. Ch-1, hdc in same st and next 3 sts. Hdc2tog (as pictured). Hdc2tog (up decrease), hdc in next 2 row ends. Hdc2tog (straddling the front/back), hdc in each neck st to opposite side. Hdc2tog (straddling the back/front) hdc in next 2 rows ends, hdc2tog, hdc2 tog, hdc in each st to end.

collar of Bomber Cardi Infant size

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.

Row 3: 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.

Bomber Cardi Kids (3/6 month)

Sleeves: 

Attach yarn at bottom of armhole.
Row 1: Ch-1, hdc 24 times evenly around armhole. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (24)
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (24)
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (23)
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each stitch around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (23)
Row 5: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (22)
Row 6: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (22)
Row 7: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (21)
Row 8: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (21)
Row 9: Ch-1, turn, hdc in all but last 2 sts, hdc2tog. Join to top of first st w/sl st. (20)
Row 10: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (20)
Row 11: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. ( 19)
Row 12: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st around. Join to top of first hdc w/sl st. (19)
Row 13: 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 14: 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 15: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with Invisible Join.

See photos of the ADULT size of this pattern, which can be found here.

Kids sizes Bomber Cardi

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  1. I saw your pattern on Ravalry and paid $5 for a free pattern. I came to your site because I was confused and wanted to see your page. The pattern doesn’t have pictures