Red Heart® Plush Baby™ Play Date Cardie

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by Lorna Miser, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Plush Baby™ Play Date Cardie

Make play dates for your little boy or little girl even more special by making the Red Heart® Plush Baby™ Play Date Cardie for him or her to wear! The yarn comes in several colors, so its easy to change it up!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts + 32 rows (about 4 inch) in st st to knit this cardie. Remember to check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge. Download template for special and standard knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. You will need 2 skeins of Strawberry (or the color of your choice) to make this Sweater for baby 6 months and 12 months; and 3 skeins for baby 18 months and 24 months. Finished Chest: 20 (22, 24, 26) inch Finished Length: 10-1/2 (12, 13-1/2, 15) inch Special Stitch: M1 (Make 1) = Insert left needle from front to back under the horizontal loop between the last stitch worked and next stitch on left needle.
  • 2
    Cardie Back: Cast on 40 (44, 48, 52) sts. Knit every row until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 9) inch. Place markers at each edge to mark sleeve placement. Work even until piece measures 10-1/2 (12, 13-1/2, 15) inch from beginning. Place sts on holder for shoulders and back neck. Girl’s Left Front or Boy’s Right Front Cast on 23 (25, 27, 29) sts. Knit every row until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 9) inch. Place marker at side edge to mark sleeve placement. Work even until piece measures 8-1/2 (10, 11-1/2, 13) inch from beginning. At neck edge, bind off 8 sts once, then dec 1 st every right side row 5 times. Work even on 10 (12, 14, 16) sts until piece measures same as back to shoulder. Place sts on holder for shoulder. Mark for button placement 1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch below neck edge.
  • 3
    Girl’s Right Front or Boy’s Left Front Cast on 23 (25, 27, 29) sts. Work same as for first front except work buttonholes to correspond with button placement as follows: Girls: K1, k2tog, yo, knit to end of row. Boys: Knit to last 3 sts, yo, k2tog, k1.
  • 4
    With right sides together, join shoulders using 3-needle bind off, leaving center 20 sts on back on holder for hood.
  • 5
    Sleeves: Pick up and knit 36 (40, 44, 48) sts between sleeve markers. Knit every row, decreasing 1 st at each edge every 8th (6th, 8th, 8th) row 6 (8, 8, 10) times. Work even on 24 (24, 28, 28) sts until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 10) inch. Bind off.
  • 6
    Sew side and sleeve seams.
  • 7
    Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
  • 8
    Hood: Beginning and ending 1 inch from front edges, pick up and knit 12 sts along front, 20 sts from back holder and 12 sts along front—44 sts. Row 1 (Wrong Side): K22, M1, k22. Place marker on center back st. Knit every row, increasing 1 st on each side of marked st every right side row 8 (10, 10, 10) times. Work even on 60 (64, 64, 64) sts until hood measures 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2, 9) inch, ending after a wrong side row. Slide half the sts to a spare needle. Holding right sides together, fold hood in half. Work 3-needle bind off to seam top of hood.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Plush Baby™ Yarn Strawberry 104740391
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles 4.0 mm 6 U.S. 104236224
  • Clover Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239483
  • Clover Cable Stitch Holders 104239469
  • Yarn Needle
  • 3/4 Inch Button of Your Choice (3)
Download Project Template