My Moss Stitch Cardigan, designed by Annelies Baes, goes by a different name in the book Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies. For some reason the cardigan pattern is not included on Ravelry, so I renamed it for my purposes and so it could be for any baby (not just boys). The pattern states the cardigan is for infants 6-12 months, or a 22″/56 cm chest circumference.
The cardigan is crocheted in moss stitch, which is a repeating pattern of single crochet-double crochet. The moss stitch gives a beautiful pebbled texture to the cardigan. I crocheted this moss stitch cardigan with a 3.5 mm hook, and used Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport in the Sky Blue colourway. This yarn was a dream to use, as it was soft, springy, and didn’t split at all. I ended up using about one-and-a-half skeins of the Longwood Sport. Unlike the previous baby cardigan I made for my nephew, this cardigan is made from sport-weight yarn. I actually prefer the thinner weight, as it makes the cardigan a bit more soft and supple and less stiff.
The cardigan is worked in pieces (back, front left, front right, two sleeves) and then stitched together. The seams give the cardigan extra structure, which is good for a baby cardigan that will probably be machine washed several times. The the front bands, including the buttonholes, are then crocheted up one front, around the neck, and down the other front. I also added a fifth buttonhole and button, since I like the balance of an odd number of buttons. If you wanted to make the cardigan long-sleeved, you could just repeat the sleeve rows, slowly adding decreases, to the appropriate length for your child.
After finishing the moss stitch cardigan, I added dark blue buttons from Fabricland. Then I wet-blocked the cardigan, which helped even out all the stitches.