The Hygge Girls Cocoon Cardigan is the child's version of the popular super simple free crochet sweater pattern on Moogly! This reader request is made with Red Heart Hygge yarn, and ranges from a Child's size 6 to a Youth 14!
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Mommy and Me Crochet
The Hygge Girls Cocoon Cardigan is a popular reader request crochet pattern! I've downsized the Hygge Cocoon Cardigan (for women) to fit girls sizes 6 all the way up to 14! I've made a few changes to make it more kid-friendly, but it features the same great style and super easy construction!
Featuring Red Heart Hygge
The stitch pattern used in the Hygge Girls Cocoon Cardigan creates wonderful drape in this sweater, and its simplicity is perfect for this highly textured yarn. Red Heart Hygge is so fuzzy, so soft, and so cozy in this pattern!
For Children and Youth
Because of the oversize fit of the Hygge Girls Cocoon Cardigan, you can get some real life out of these garments - they'll keep fitting for a while as the kids grow! I've left the sleeves a bit looser (relatively speaking) than in the adult version, for ultimate comfort and to extend the sweater's wearability.
I started this design at a Child's size 6, and ended at a Youth 14 - after that you can jump to the Misses' or Plus sizes of the Hygge Cocoon Cardigan! I didn't design it for the smaller children's sizes - 2 and 4 - as children that small are unlikely to keep an oversized cardi like this on. But maybe that's just my kids - if you want to see this pattern in even smaller sizes, let me know in the comments!
Hygge Girls Cocoon Cardigan
US - N, 9.0mm - Furls Crochet Hook
275 - 450 yds Red Heart Hygge (70% Acrylic/30% Nylon; 5 - Bulky/UK: 12-14ply; 132yds (121m); 5 oz (141 g))
Colorway shown: Wisteria (3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls)
Gauge (laid flat): 13 sts x 6 rows = 5.5" in flo dc
Sizes: Child/Youth 6 (8, 10, 12, 14)
Measurements for these sizes are located at the Craft Yarn Council
Child's Size 8 shown
Helpful Links & Tutorials
When instructions differ due to sizes, read the numbers as 6 (8, 10, 12, 14).
If preferred, FDC the final stitch count for Row 1 (not shown).
If preferred, substitute a CSDC for the ch 3 when appropriate (shown).
Row 1: Ch 59 (61, 63, 68, 73) ( skip the 3 chs closest to the hook (counts as first dc), dc in each rem ch across; turn. (57 (59, 62, 66, 71) dc)
Row 2 - 18 (19, 20, 21, 22): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in the flo of each st across until 1 st rem, exdc in last st; turn. After last row, break yarn.
Fold the piece made lengthwise, along the center row, as shown by the white dotted line in the Schematic above. (And yes, I did misspell "sleeve" on the photo below... oops!)
Using the mattress stitch, seam along each side of the folded rectangle, starting at the corners and working toward the fold, so that 4 (4.5, 5, 5.5, 6)" is left open for armholes/sleeves before the fold. In the Schematic above, the green dots are sewn to the green dots, and the red dots to the red dots.
Body Opening Edging:
Rnd 1: Join to center st of foundation ch, ch 1, hdc in each st around body opening (first and last rows); join.
Rnd 2 - 2 (2, 3, 3, 4): Ch 1, hdc in third loop of each st around; join.
Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in third loop of each st around; join and break yarn.
Sleeves: (Repeat for each armhole)
Rnd 1: Join to any st in the arm opening, ch 1, 2 sc in the side of each row around; join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each rem st around; join.
Rnd 3 - 4 (6, 8, 10, 12): Ch 1, fpdc around the first st, hdc in the next st, *fpdc around the next st, hdc in the next st; rep from * around; join. After last round, break yarn and weave in ends.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more free crochet patterns for kids? You can browse here on Moogly or search my patterns on Ravelry! Some of my favorites include the Girls Chic Hooded Capelet, Galaxy Cardigan, Building Blocks Crochet Backpack, Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow, and Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies!
If the Hygge Girls Cocoon Cardigan pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
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