Juno the Owl Crochet Baby Cardigan

Juno, the Owl Crochet Baby Cardigan, was made in the Woodland Series. It joins its sister, Nadie The Fox Crochet Baby Cardigan. I want to continue with these and add a raccoon, a bear, and a deer baby Cardigan.
​My family is into nature and the love of all animals. My grandchildren will love having these cardigans! I think this owl cardigan will be my favorite.

Juno the Owl Crochet Cardigan

Let’s talk about the yarn I used for this crochet baby cardigan. I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. This yarn is soft and squishy, adding a nice layer of warmth for your child. I used approximately 3 skeins and some scrap black for the eyes. This is a #4 worsted medium weight with 355 yards of goodness.

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I Love This Yarn
Juno the Owl Baby Cardigan hood view

For this crochet baby cardigan, you will need the following:

Materials:
2 Skeins of I Love This Yarn-Antique White –Color A
 1 Skein of I Love This Yarn-Aqua-Color B
 Scrap skein of I Love This Yarn – Color C – Black
 H hook
 7 buttons for attaching the hood and for the band in the front (white)
 Darning needle
 Pom Pom Maker (if you have one)

Ch- chain
Dc-Double Crochet
St(s)-stitch(es)
Hk- hook
Sl st-slip stitch
Rem- remaining
Sc – single crochet
MA-Master Color- Antique White
HBhdc-Herringbone Half Double Crochet
CB-Contrast Color- Aqua
Hdc-half double crochet
CC-Contrast Color- Black
WS- wrong side RS- right side
Croc St -Crocodile Stitch
​Rep-Repeat

Special Stitches:
Crocodile Stitch – Scale Stitch: 5 dc down the post of the previous row, ch 1, 5 dc up the next dc of the previous row.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet – Hbhdc- yo, insert hook, yo, draw through st and first loop on hook, yo, draw through both loops.

Gauge: single crochet 2 inches x 2 inches = 10 rows and 9 sts.

Juno the Owl Crochet Baby Cardigan

Row 1: hbhdc in 2nd ch from hook, hbhdc in the next 9 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 5 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 20 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 5 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the last 10 sts. (62sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hbhdc same as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 10 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 7 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 22 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 7 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the last 11 sts. (70sts)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, hbhdc same as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 11 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 9 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 24 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 9 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the last 12 sts. (78sts)

Row 4: 
ch 1, turn, hbhdc same as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 12 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 11 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 26 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 11 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the last 13 sts. (86sts)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 13 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 13 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 28 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 13 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc last 14 sts. (94sts.)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 14 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 15 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 30 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 15 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc last 15 sts. (102 sts.)

Row 7: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 15 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 17 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 32 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 17 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc last 16 sts. (110 sts.)

Row 8: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 16 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 19 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 34 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 19 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc last 17 sts. (118 sts.)

Row 9: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 17 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 21 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 36 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 21 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc last 18 sts. (126 sts.)

Row 10: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 18 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 23 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 38 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc in the next 23 sts, 3 hbhdc in the next st, hbhdc last 19 sts. (134 sts.)

Armhole Row
Row 11: ch1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 20 sts, sk the next 25 sts, hbhdc in the next 42 sts, skip the next 25 sts, hbhdc in the last 21 sts. (84 sts)

Row 12: ch1, turn, sc in same as ch 1, *insert hook into last st used, YO, draw up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook, YO, draw up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 and rep from * to last st, sc in the last st.

Row 13: ch1, turn, sc in same as ch 1, *insert hook into last st used, YO, draw up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook, YO, draw up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 and rep from * to last st, sc in the last st.  Finish off.

Body of Sweater

CB-Ch 84
Row 1: ch1, turn, sc in same as ch 1, *insert hook into last st used, YO, draw up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook, YO, draw up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 and rep from * to last st, sc in the last st.

Row 2: ch1, turn, sc in same as ch 1, *insert hook into last st used, YO, draw up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook, YO, draw up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 and rep from * to last st, sc in the last st. 

Repeat Row 2: 8 more times

Row 11: MC- ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, *ch 2, 2 dc in next st, rep from * 26 times, 2 dc in last st. ( 30 dc posts)

Row 12: Ch 1, 5 dc around the first post, ch 1, 5 dc around the next post, *skip the next set of 2dc and work 5 dc around the 3rd dc, ch 1, 5 dc around the next post, rep from * 14 more times. (15 crocodile sts.)

Row 13: Ch 1 in the center of the shell, turn and ch 3, Dc in the same space as ch 3, *ch 2, 2 dc between the shell, ch 2, 2 dc in the next shell, rep from * across. (28 dc post sets)

Row 14: sl st to 2nd set of dc’s ch 3, turn,  5 dc around post, ch 1, 5 dc around 2nd post, *skip the next set of 2dc and work 5 dc around the 3rd dc, ch 1, 5 dc around the next post, rep from * 12 more times, sl st to the last post. (13 crocodile sts.)

Rows 15: Ch 3, turn, dc same st as ch 3, *ch 2, 2 dc in next st, rep from * 26 times, 2 dc in last st. ( 30 dc post sets)

Repeat Rows 12-15 2 more times

Row 24: ch 1, turn, sc 84 across evenly.
Finish off.

Sleeves
Row 1: sl st CB to join under the arm, ch 1, hbhdc in same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 26 sts, sl st to top of hbhdc. (27sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next 26 sts, sl st to top of hbhdc. (27sts)

Rows 3-15: repeat Row 2

Row 16: With MC- ch 1, turn, sc in same as ch 1, *insert hook into last st used, YO, draw up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook, YO, draw up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 and rep from * to last st, sc in the last st.

Row 17:  ch1 , turn, sc in same as ch 1, *insert hook into last st used, YO, draw up a loop, skip next ch, insert hook, YO, draw up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 and rep from * to last st, sc in the last st. 

Rows 18-19; repeat rows 16 and 17
Finish Off

Hood

With CB Ch 56
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hood and each st. across (55 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in the same st as ch 1 and in each st around. (55sts)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in same st as join, sc in the next st.  *ch 2, sk 2, sc in the next 10 sts, rep from * across to last 4 sts, ch 2, sk 2, sc in last 2 sts.

Row 4: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next ch 2 sp, *sc in the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next ch 2 sp, rep from * across.

Row 5: MC- ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, *ch 2, 2 dc in next st, rep from * 26 times, 2 dc in last st. ( 38 dc posts)

Row 6: Ch 1, 5 dc around the first post, ch 1, 5 dc around the next post, *skip the next set of 2dc and work 5 dc around the 3rd dc, ch 1, 5 dc around the next post, rep from * 9 more times. (10 crocodile sts.)

Row 7: Ch 1 in the center of the shell, turn and ch 3, Dc in the same space as ch 3, *ch 2, 2 dc between the shell, ch 2, 2 dc in the next shell, rep from * across. (38 dc post sets)

Row 8: sl st to 2nd set of dc’s ch 3, turn,  5 dc around post, ch 1, 5 dc around 2nd post, *skip the next set of 2dc and work 5 dc around the 3rd dc, ch 1, 5 dc around the next post, rep from * 8 more times, sl st to the last post. (9 crocodile sts.)

Rows 9: Ch 3, turn, dc same st as ch 3, *ch 2, 2 dc in next st, rep from * 26 times, 2 dc in last st. ( 38 dc post sets)

Rows 10-29: repeat rows 6-9: 5 more times
Fold the hood in half and slst across the 2 tops to form the seam for the top of the hood.

The bodice and body of the cardigan: with RS together, slst across each st to attach the 2 pieces. Finish off.

The front band of the cardigan: On the RS of the cardigan, Use the CB Buttonhole band

Row 1: sl st CB to the bottom of the button section, hbhdc in same st as join, hdhdc in each st across (14 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in each st across. (14 sts)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch1, hbhdc in the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2, hbhdc in the next 5 sts, ch 2, sk 2, hbhdc in the last 2 sts.

Row 4: ch 1, turn, hbhdc ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the same st as ch 1, hbhdc in the next st, 2 hbhdc in the next ch 2 sp, hbhdc in the next 6 sts, hbhdc in the next ch 2 sp, hbhdc in the last 3 sts. Finish Off

Left Side of cardigan: Using CB

Row 1: sl st CB to the bottom of the section, hbhdc in same st as join, hdhdc in each st across (14 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hbhdc in the first st and each st across. (14sts)
Repeat row 2 2 more times and finish off.

Eyes: Make 2

Row 1:CC-Ch 2, 9 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st to join.

Row 2: ch 1, 2 dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each sc around. (18 dc)

Row 3: ch 1, 2 dc same as join, 1 dc in the next, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around. (34 sts)

Row 4: CB- ch 1, sc in same as join, sc in next st and each st around. (34sts)

Row 5: MC ch 1, dc in the same st as join, dc in next st and each st around. (34sts)

Row 6: CC Right eye: sl st color to join, ch 4, sc in the next st, ch 6, sc in the next st, ch 6, sc in the next st, ch 10, sc in the next st, sc in the next 19 sts.

Row 6: CC Left eye: sl st color to join, sc in the same st as join, sc in the next 18 sts, ch 10, sc in the next st, ch 8, sc in the next st, ch 6, sc in the next st, ch 4, sl st to the next st and finish off.
Nose: With CC Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC, HDC, DC, TC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on.

Ears: With MC
Ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 SC in the second ch from hook. (5)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch. (12)

Round 3 –10: SC in each stitch around.
Finish off.

Cut 12 pieces of 3 colors of yarn. Measure and cut each piece 10 inches. Add them to the ears to create tassels. Cut to the desired length.

Tie:

Make 2 Pom Pom and add them to each end of the chain of 145.

​Add the ears each by placing the edge of the eye ½ “away from the center hood line approx. 1/2”  in from the bottom.

Add the nose to the very center of the hood on the edge.

The ears will be placed 2 “ from the point of the hood on each side.
Place buttons on the front of the sweater at 1” from the collar and 1.5” below the top button.
Add 5 buttons to the outside of the collar, lining up with button holes of the collar.

Please do not share or copy this pattern. It is illegal to distribute it in any other way. You can print a copy for your use and sell all finished items. 

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Hello, My name is SheriAnn. I am a crochet designer and all around crafter. I dabble in a little bit of everything, but crochet is my passion. I love the idea of turning string into something beautiful.

I am a Gamma to four grandchildren, two boys and two girls. I make everything for them. They are my muse. My youngest granddaughter is showing an interest in crocheting, but she is only 3. Maybe next year I can teach her. i have given her her own set of hooks, some yarn and a backpack to hold it all like mine. She sits next to me and tried to "work" like I do. I would love to watch her grow and learn this skill.

I suffer from depression and ADHD. It is hard sometimes to keep myself from having such negative thoughts about life. I love my life with my kids and grandkids and sometimes I just can't keep the dark place at bay.

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