I have never been crocheting baby cardigan before. Whenever I wanted to start one, it always ended up in the middle of nowhere.
The reasons why it had never finished:
a) do not fully understand the instructions especially when to attach the armhole,
b) sometimes, I found the pattern is difficult even though I try searching and looking for an easy pattern
c) do not have suitable material to make the most comfortable for the baby or toddler to wear (only acrylic yarn available), now cotton yarn is available and makes it comfortable for the young ones to wear
d) last, is laziness (this kept you from not moving on to finish up the project)
But, this time, with a huge lots of efforts I am putting into making one for my upcoming baby and also one for my daughter.
I also found this website is very useful and contributed a lot in my project. Bella Bambina is one of the website that gives tutorial on how to construct an armhole during crocheting process.
The pattern is for a long sleeve cardigan, but I make it a short one. For the button, I crochet a small button size and sew it directly onto the cardigan.
For the pattern, I use one skein of cotton yarn and a crochet hook size 5.5mm , I size for US. However, the pattern that is meant for babies (3-6 month), suits my daughter 2 1/2 years old very well. If, for Malaysian babies, I think should use 4mm size of the crochet hook is enough.
The sleeves, made a little ruffle for the edging.
What I think after completed one, of course making more and more of it in the future. Maybe trying a new and more difficult pattern. Wish me success!