Appalachian Baby Design yarn company has asked me to take their most popular knit pattern – the Lamb’s Ear Cardigan – and rework it into a crochet pattern. Not being a proficient knitter, it was a little difficult, but I think I succeeded!
The Lamb’s Ear Cardigan crochet pattern by Little Monkey’s Designs – in 12, 18, and 24 month sizes. It will fit a wide range of sizes – perfect for baby’s first spring cardigan.
Here the cardigan is modeled by Willow, a 2 year old. The lamb’s ear hood even looks cute just hanging down from the back.
The sleeves and outer edges of the cardigan and hood have a decorative edge. Leave the cuffs down or roll them up to fit a wider range of sizes.
With the use of the sewing technique of gathering, the lamb ears get some character!
Here Lawson, an almost 12 month old models the Lamb’s Ear Cardigan. He was everywhere, so we just photo shot where he went! (He was fast!) But this way we were able to get a great view of the back of the cardigan with the hood on. So cute!
The Lamb’s Ear Cardigan crochet pattern is written using Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton sport weight yarn and a E hook. You’ll also need 4 buttons and a yarn needle.
Did I tell you this was my first crochet cardigan pattern to design? I like the results, and it wasn’t near as hard as I thought it would be! Each section of the cardigan is worked separately and then sewn together, except for the sleeves which are worked directly on the cardigan.
I encourage you to give it a try. You’ll need some crochet experience, but after that, this is a great crochet pattern for your first cardigan. Start today and you’ll have it finished in time for Easter.