Just One Button Cardigan

Just One Button Cardigan, front view

Just One Button Cardigan

This cute little cropped sweater is a perfect quick knit for little tykes. The smallest size can be completed in a single afternoon! The single button closure makes this an easy garment to get on and off. As an added bonus, the large button gives toddlers good practice putting on and taking off their own clothes. Since the cardigan is meant to be cropped, babies and toddlers will not outgrow it as quickly as other sweaters.

This pattern is available as a Ravelry download for $5.00.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Skills used

Decreasing, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, three-needle bind-off, sewing on a button.

Sizes

3 mos (6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 mos, 36 mos)

Finished measurements

Chest: 19.5 (21, 23, 24, 26, 27.5)”
Length: 6.25 (7.5, 8.75, 9.5, 10.25, 11)”

Gauge

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles

Just One Button Cardigan, front view

Just One Button Cardigan, front view

Yarn

Classic Elite Four Seasons (70% cotton, 30% wool; 103 yd [94 m]; 50 g): 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins #7640 Red, shown in 36 mos size

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd [m]; 100 g): 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins Charcoal, shown in 3 mos size

Note: Classic Elite Yarns Four Seasons has been discontinued and replaced with Classic Elite Solstice (70% organic cotton, 30% merino; 100 yd [91 m];  50 g).

Needles

US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 29″ or 32″ long

1 set of US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs

Notions

Stitch markers

Stitch holders or scrap yarn

Tapestry needle

One 1” button

Schematic

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Just One Button Cardigan, back view

Just One Button: 3 mos and 36 mos sizes

More photos can be found here.

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