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Cardigan crochet pattern

Cardigan crochet patternFINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large and 2X-large are in [].

FINISHED MEASUREMENT

Bust: 34 1/2 inches (small) [37 1/2 inches (medium), 42 inches (large), 47 inches (X-large), 51 inches (2X-large)]

MATERIALS

• Berroco Weekend DK light (DK) weight acrylic/cotton yarn (3 1/2 oz/ 268 yds/100g per hank) (3):

5 [5, 6, 6, 7] hanks #2975 iris

• Sizes F/5/3.75mm and G/6/4mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle

• 7/8-inch buttons: 4

• Stitch markers

GAUGE Size G hook: 18 hdc = 4 inches; 13 hdc rows = 4 inches; 5-dc group and 5 sc = 5 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Chain-5 at beginning of row counts as first dc and chain-2 unless otherwise stated.

Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

LACE PATTERN

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sk next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 5, sk next 2 dc, [sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc] across, ending row with sc in next dc, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, [5 dc in next sc, sc in next dc] across, ending with 5 dc in next sc, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-5, turn.

Rep rows 2 and 3 for Lace Pattern.

CARDIGAN

BACK

Row 1: With size G hook, ch 92 [98, 110, 122, 134], work row 1 of Lace Pattern.

Work Lace Pattern until piece measures 17 inches from beg, ending with row 2.

Next row: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), hdc in same st, [2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next dc] across, turn. (76 [81, 91, 101, 111] hdc)

Next row: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next 1 [0, 0, 0, 0] st(s), hdc in each st across, turn. (77 [81, 91, 101, 111] hdc)

Next row: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.

[Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn] rep until piece measures 21 inches from beg, ending with WS row.

ARMHOLE SHAPING

Next row (RS): Sl st in each of first 3 [4, 5, 7, 8] sts, hdc in each st across, leaving last 2 [3, 4, 6, 7] sts unworked, turn. (73 [75, 83, 89, 92] hdc)

Next row: Sl st in each of first 3 [3, 4, 5, 6] sts, ch 2, hdc in each st across, leaving last 2 [2, 3, 4, 5] sts unworked, turn. (69 [71, 77, 81, 87] hdc)

Dec 1 hdc at each end of every row 4 [5, 8, 9, 12] times, then every other row 2 [2, 1, 0, 0] time(s). (57 [57, 59, 63, 63] hdc at end of last row)

Work even in pattern until piece measures 28 [28 1/2, 29, 29 1/2, 29 1/2] inches from beg, ending with WS row, turn.

FIRST SHOULDER SHAPING

Next row: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 13 [13, 14, 16, 16] sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.

Next row: Dec 1 st at neck edge, work in pattern across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 16, 16] hdc)

Work even in pattern until piece measures 29 [29 1/2, 30, 30 1/2, 30 1/2] inches from beg. At end of last row, fasten off.

2ND SHOULDER SHAPING

Row 1: With RS facing, sk 29 sts across center, join (see Pattern Notes) in next st, ch 2, work in pattern across, turn. (14 [14, 15, 17, 17] hdc)

Work same as First Shoulder Shaping, reversing all shaping.

LOWER EDGING

With RS facing and size F hook, working in opposite side of foundation ch of row 1, join with sc in first ch, [sk next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs, sc in next ch] across. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT

Row 1: With size G hook, ch 44 [50, 56, 62, 68], work row 1 of Lace Pattern.

Work same as Back up to Armhole Shaping, omitting inc row on small size only. (36 [41, 46, 51, 56] hdc)

ARMHOLE SHAPING

Next row (RS): Sl st in each of first 3 [4, 5, 7, 8] sts, ch 2, work in pattern across, turn. (34 [38, 42, 45, 49] hdc)

Next row: Work in pattern across, leaving last 2 [2, 3, 4, 5] sts unworked, turn. (32 [36, 39, 41, 44] hdc)

Dec 1 st at Armhole edge every row 4 [5, 8, 9,12] times, then every row 2 [2, 1, 0, 0] time(s). (26 [29, 30, 32, 32] hdc at end of last row)

Work even in pattern until piece measures 26 [26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2, 27 1/2] inches from beg, ending with RS row, turn.

NECK SHAPING

Next row: Sl st in each of first 6 [8, 8, 8, 8] sts, ch 2, work in pattern across, turn. (21 [22, 23, 25, 25] hdc)

Next row: Ch 2, work in pattern across, leaving last 3 [4, 4, 4, 4] sts unworked, turn.

Next row: Sl st in each of first 3 sts, ch 2, work in pattern across, turn.

Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 3 times. (13 [13, 14, 16, 16] hdc at end of last row)

Work even in pattern until piece measures same as Back. At end of last row, fasten off.

LOWER EDGING

Work same as Lower Edging on Back.

RIGHT FRONT

Work same as Left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVE Make 2.

Row 1: Ch 62 [68, 74, 80, 86], work row 1 of Lace Pattern.

Row 2: Work row 2 of Lace Pattern.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in first dc, [2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, hdc in next dc] across, turn. (51 [56, 61, 66, 71] hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st across with 2 hdc in last st, turn. (53 [58, 63, 68, 73] hdc)

Work even in pattern and rep row 4 every 4th [6th, 10th, 10th, 10th] row 3 [2, 1, 1, 1] time(s). (59 [62, 65, 70, 75] hdc at end of last row)

Work even in pattern until piece measures 8 inches from beg.

SLEEVE CAP

Next row: Sl st in each of first 3 [4, 5, 7, 8] sts, ch 2, work in pattern across, leaving last 2 [3, 4, 6, 7] sts unworked, turn. (55 [56, 57, 58, 61] hdc)

Dec 1 st at each end every other row 0 [0, 1, 2, 0] time(s), then every row 15 [17, 17, 16, 20] times. (25 [22, 21, 22, 21] hdc at end of last row)

Size Small Only

Next row: Sl st in each of next 3 sts, ch 2, work in pattern across, leaving last 2 sts unworked, turn. (21 hdc)

All Sizes

Next row: Sl st in each of next 3 sts, ch 2, work in pattern across, leaving last 2 sts unworked, turn.

Next row: Rep last row. Fasten off. (13 [14, 13, 14, 13] hdc at end of last row)

LOWER EDGING

Work same as Lower Edging on Back.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Fold 1 Sleeve in half, place fold at seam, sew in place.

Rep with rem Sleeve.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.  

BUTTON BAND

Row 1: With RS facing, working in ends of rows with size F hook, join with sc at neck edge on Left Front, evenly sp sc down Front edge, place marker 17 inches from bottom edge where Lace Pattern ends. Fasten off.

Row 2: Join with sc in marked st, sc in each st across to neck edge, turn. Remove marker.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rep last row until Button Band measures 1 1/2 inches from beg. At end of last row, fasten off.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

Row 1: Working in ends of rows with size F hook, join with sc at lower Right Front edge, evenly sp sc across to Neck edge, place marker 17 inches from bottom edge at end of Lace Pattern, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across to marker, turn. Remove marker.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rep row 3 until Band measures 3/4 inch from beg. Evenly sp 4 markers down Band for buttonholes. 

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st across to marker, ch 3, sk next 3 sts (buttonhole), [sc in each st across to marker, ch 3, sk next 3 sts] across, sc in each st across, turn. Remove markers.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st across with 3 sc in each ch sp, turn.

Rep row 3 until Buttonhole measures 1 1/2 inches from beg. At end of last row, fasten off.

NECK TRIM

Row 1: With RS facing, working in ends of rows and in sts, with size F hook, join with sc in beg of

Front Neck Shaping, evenly sp sc across to opposite side of Neck Shaping on other Front, do not turn. Fasten off.

Row 2: Join with sc in first st, [sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] across. Fasten off.

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