Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)

from Rian Anderson

Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers) Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on/off, knit, purl, decrease
  • included in pattern: instructions for japanese short row method, 3-needle cast off, provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

A little flared cardi with garter stitch bands worked sideways in one piece. Shaped using short rows and with hardly any sewing, this is a fast and fun knit.

All instructions are given for the Japanese short row method - easy and effective, with no wrapping; plus a 3 needle cast off to make neat seams, and an optional provisional cast on.


19.5 sts, 27 rows to 10 cms/4" in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 months (40 cms); 3-6 months (45 cms); 6-12 months (51 cms); 1-2 years (55 cms)


  • This cardi uses long-colour-change yarn that is slightly thinner than 8 ply/DK (approx 136 yds/125 m per 50 gms eg Noro Silk Garden Lite or Shiro), for the main part plus a thicker yarn (12 ply - bulky eg Wendy Merino Chunky) for bands and contrast.
  • Size 1 (0-3 months) 60 gms main yarn; 40 gms contrast
  • Size 1 (3-6 months) 85 gms main yarn; 50 gms contrast
  • Size 1 (6-12 months) 110 gms main yarn; 60 gms contrast
  • Size 1 (1-2 years)140 gms main yarn; 70 gms contrast
  • 6, 7, 8, or 9 buttons depending on size

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
  • 1 pair 4 mm (US 6) needles
  • 6 safety pins or pin type locking stitch markers
  • 3 stitch holders or large safety pins
  • a 3.5 or 4 mm crochet hook

About Designer

About Designer

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by Rian Anderson
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala hats. I also make children's clothes, and things for adults too.
I hope you like them.

I published a book - "The Odd Ball Knit Book" on how to use up all your odd bits of stash to make fantastic ...

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