Acorn Cuddlegan- Newborn (Knit)

If you would like to purchase a PDF version of this pattern it is available here:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/acorn-newborn-cuddlegan

Only Newborn size is available at the moment, other sizes may be available in the future.

The design:

The Acorn Cuddlegan is a cute little back warmer shrug for your newborn. Perfect when you are nursing or cuddling and want to provide warmth for your babies back without the bulk of a blanket

Materials needed:

The Acorn Cuddlegan was designed using 4ply cotton blend. Meterage used was 180 m.

I used 3.5 mm 61cm/24in circular needles.

Stitch markers x11

Wool/darning needle

Crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast on

Gauge: 13sts x 16 rows = 5cm in stockinette after blocking

A gauge swatch is important to make the cardigan in the correct size

Size:

Newborn

34 long x 22cm wide at the shoulders laying flat after blocking

Stitch Legend:

st/s: Stitch/es

sl1p: Slip 1 stitch purl wise

co: Cast on this pattern uses a crochet chain provisional cast on method

pm: Place marker

sm: Slip marker

rm: Remove marker

k: Knit

p: Purl

kfb: Knit front back- knit into the front and back of the same stitch

mssk: modified slip slip knit decrease, sl1 as if to knit, sl1 as if to purl return to left needle and k2tog though the back loop.

k2tog: knit two together decrease

k1tbl : Through back loop- knit into the back loop of the stitch

blco: backward loop cast on

yo: Yarn over

Pattern:

Please read the stitch abbreviations and stitch tips before continuing.

Using waste yarn crochet chain a provisional co 43 ensure you start picking up your stitch from the live end of your provisional cast on chain

You will need 10 markers, the markers are placed on the needle between sts, they are not placed into a stitch.

The markers are numbered 1-10 in the pattern e.g sm-5 refers to the 5th marker counting right to left on your left hand needle.

If a marker isn’t mentioned in a row specifically just slip it as you work. E.g k to the 3rd marker means slip markers 1 and 2 on your way to the marker 3.

Row 1: (rs) Sl1p, k1, pm-1, k11, pm-2, kfb, pm-3, k1, pm-4, kfb, pm-5, k11, pm-6, kfb, pm-7, k1, pm-8, kfb, pm-9, k11, pm-10, k1, k1tbl, turn (47)

Row 2: (ws) Sl1p, p all till last st, slip markers as you go, k1tbl, turn (47)

Row 3: (rs) Sl1p, k to first marker, sm-1, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-2, k to one st before marker, kfb, sm-3, k1, sm-4, kfb, k to marker, sm-5, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-6, k to one stitch before marker, kfb, sm-7, k1, sm-8, kfb, k to marker, sm-9, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-10, k to last st, k1tbl, turn (69)

Row 4: (ws) Sl1p, p to the next marker , sm-1, k to next marker, sm-2, p to the 5th marker, sm-5, k to next marker, sm-6, p to the 9th marker, sm-9, k to next marker, sm-10, p to the last st, k1tbl, turn (69)

You will be moving markers in this row, you will need a spare marker for this row, you will still have 10 working markers at the end

Row 5: (rs) Sl1p, k to marker, rm, k3, pm-1, k11, pm-2, k3, rm, k till one st before marker, kfb, sm-3, k1, sm-4, kfb, k to marker, rm, k3, pm-5, k11, pm-6, k3, rm, k to one st before marker, kfb, sm-7, k1, sm-8, kfb, k to marker, rm, k3, pm-9, k11, pm-10, k3, rm, k till last st, k1tbl, turn. (73)

Row 6: (ws) Sl1p, p all till last st, slip markers as you go, k1tbl, turn (73)

Row 7: (rs) Sl1p, k till one st before the 3rd marker, kfb, sm-3, k1, sm-4, kfb, k till one st before the 7th marker, kfb, sm-7, k1, sm-8, kfb, k till last st, k1tbl, turn (77)

Row 8: (ws) Sl1p, p all till last st, slip markers as you go, k1tbl, turn (77)

Repeat rows 3-8 another 2 times (3 total) then move to sleeve edge below (137)

Sleeve edge:

Remove marker 1, 2 & 4 and 7, 9 &10 as you work this row, markers 3, 5, 6 and 8 will be known at 1, 2, 3, 4 from here

Row 21: (rs) Sl1p, k1, *p2, k2,* to the 3rd marker, sm-3, k to 5th marker, sm-5, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-6, k to 8th marker, sm-8, *k2, p2* to the last 2 st, k1, k1tbl, turn (143)

Row 22: (ws) Sl1p, p1, *k2, p2* to next marker, sm-1, p to the next marker, sm-2, k to the next marker, sm-3, p to next marker, sm-4,*p2, k2* to the last 2 st, p1, k1tbl, turn (143)

You will be moving markers in this row, you will need a spare marker for this row, you you will still have 4 working markers at the end

Row 23: (rs) Sl1p, k1, *p2, k2,* to the next marker, sm-1, k to next marker, rm, k3, pm-2, k11, pm-3, k3, rm, k to the next marker, sm-4, *k2, p2* to the last 2 st, k1, k1tbl, turn (143)

Row 24: (ws) Sl1p, p1, *k2, p2* to next marker, sm-1, p to last marker, sms as you go, *p2, k2* to the last 2 st, p1, k1tbl, turn (143)

Row 25: (rs) Sl1p, k1, *p2, k2,* to the next marker, sm-1, k to last marker, sm as you go,*k2, p2* to the last 2 st, k1, k1tbl, turn (143)

Row 26: (ws) Sl1p, p1, *k2, p2* to next marker, sm1, p to last marker, sms as you go, *p2, k2* to the last 2 st, p1, turn (143)

Do not slip the first st in the next 3 rows

Row 27:(rs) DO NOT BO the first st

k1, pull stitch extra tight, k1, BO in rib until one st before the next marker DO NOT BO this st, sm-1, k to next marker, sm-2, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-3, k to the next marker, sm-4, k1, DO NOT BO this st, BO in rib until one stitch is left live on the needle, turn (69)

You will have one st live each tip of the sleeve one before the first marker, 65 across the back, and one after the last marker

Row 28: (ws) k1, pull st extra tight, blco6, k1tbl, rm, p to next marker, sm-1, k to next marker, sm-2, p to next marker, rm, k1tbl, blco6, k1, turn (81)

You will be moving markers in this row, you will need a spare marker for this row, you you will still have 2 working markers at the end

Row 29: (rs) k2togtbl, k4tbl, k2togtbl, k to the first marker, rm, k3, pm-1, k11, pm-2, k3, rm,k until the last st of the back, k2togtbl, k4tbl, k2togtbl (77)

Row 30: (ws) Sl1p, p to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (77)

Row 31: (rs) Sl1p, k to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (77)

Row 32: (ws) Sl1p, p to last st, k1tbl, turn (77)

Row 33: (rs) Sl1p, k to marker, sm-1, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-2, k to last st, k1tbl, turn (83)

Row 34: (ws) Sl1p, p to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, p to last st, k1tbl, turn (83)

You will be moving markers in this row, you will need a spare marker for this row, you, you will still have 2 working markers at the end

Row 35: (rs) Sl1p, k to marker, rm, k3, pm-1, k11, pm-2, k3, rm, k to last st, k1tbl, turn (83)

Row 36: (ws) Sl1p, p to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (83)

Row 37: (rs) Sl1p, k to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (83)

Row 38: (ws) Sl1p, p to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (83)

Row 33-38= pattern

Work in pattern until you have 8 completed ripples (95)

Then move on to the shaping section

Shaping section:

Row 1: (rs) Sl1p, mssk, k to first marker, sm-1, k3, *yo, k1* x5, yo, k3, sm-2, k to last 3 sts, k2tog k1tbl, turn (99)

Row 2: (ws) Sl1p, p to first marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, p to last st, k1tbl, turn (99)

You will be moving markers in this row, you will need a spare marker for this row, you you will still have 2 working markers at the end

Row 3: (rs) Sl1p, mssk, k to marker, rm, k3, pm-1, k11, pm-2, k3, rm, k to last 3 sts, k2tog , k1tbl, turn (97)

Row 4: (ws) Sl1p, p to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (97)

Row 5: (rs) Sl1p, mssk, k to last 3 sts, sm as you work, k2tog, k1tbl, turn (95)

Row 6: (ws) Sl1p, p to last st, sm as you work, k1tbl, turn (95)

Repeat rows 1-6 of the shaping section another 3 times (4 time total) (95)

Repeat row 5, rm as you work (93), do not turn, move onto instructions for the band

Front band:

Using a travelling loop technique, pick up and knit through the both loops of the slipped st, along the first raw edge, when you get to the top, slowly remove waste yarn from provisional co and pick up and knit stitches to your needle as you go, pick up and knit through the both loops of the slipped st, along the second raw edge, knit each st back to the starting corner. You will now be working in the round.

Please be aware to have an even number of total number of stitches that is divisible by 4

If you tend to rib loosely you can drop down a needle size for the band

Round 1: pm, *k2, p2* repeat till marker

Repeat round 1 until you have (14) rounds

Bo in rib and sew in your ends, a light blocking is recommended to open your lace and settle the rib.

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