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Crochet Cardigan

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Pretty elbow-sleeve cardigan with empire waist, lace, and scalloped edging. Shown in Patons Silk Bamboo

Sizes

XS/S
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
36 ins [ 91.5 cm ]
M
36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
39.5 ins [ 100 cm ]
L
40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
43 1/2 ins [ 110.5 cm ]
XL
44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
47 1/2 ins [ 120.5 cm ]
2/3XL
48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]
54 1/2 ins [ 138.5 cm ]
4/5XL
56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]
62 1/2 ins [ 159 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $88.35

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3XL
  • 4/5XL
To fit bust measurement:
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished bust:
36 ins [ 91.5 cm ]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Silk Bamboo | Coral, 85511Edit Color
$72.90

Patons Pattern Book:

9 to 5 | 9 to 5, 500865Edit Version
$4.95

Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4.0mm
$5.25

Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size H8/5.0mm
$5.25

Materials not included in this kit:

11 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $88.35

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Cl = Cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; [yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times; yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement:
XS/S 28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
M 36-38 ins [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42 ins [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46 ins [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3XL 48-54 ins [ 122-137 cm ]
4/5XL 56-62 ins [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished bust:
XS/S 36 ins [ 91.5 cm ]
M 39.5 ins [ 100 cm ]
L 43 1/2 ins [ 110.5 cm ]
XL 47 1/2 ins [ 120.5 cm ]
2/3XL 54 1/2 ins [ 138.5 cm ]
4/5XL 62 1/2 ins [ 159 cm ]

MATERIALS

Silk Bamboo (65 g/2.2 oz;93 m/102 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3XL4/5XL 
Main Color (MC)
Coral (85511)
101112131516
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) and 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain tension. 11 buttons.

GAUGE

17 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

BacK
With larger hook, ch 78 (84-92-102- 116-132).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. 77 (83-91-101-115-131) sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Shape raglans: next row: Sl st in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-4) sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sc. turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Sizes 2/3Xl and 4/5Xl only: next row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
Rep last row (10-40) times more. (87- 43) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, l, Xl and 2/3Xl only: 1st to 3rd rows: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across.
Turn.
Rep last 4 rows 0 (2-4-6-7) times more. 67 (61-57-53-39) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, l, Xl and 4/5Xl only: 1st row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 15 (12-9-7-1) time(s) more. 35 (35-37-37-39) sts.

all sizes: Fasten off.

leFt Front
With larger hook, ch 39 (42-47-51-59- 66).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. 38 (41-46-50-58-65) sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Shape raglan: next row: Sl st in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-4) sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Sizes 2/3Xl and 4/5Xl only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows (4-17) times more. (45- 26) sc.

Sizes XS/S, M, l, Xl and 2/3Xl only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep 1st to 4th rows 0 (2-4-6-4) times more. 33 (30-29-26-30) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, l and Xl only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts.
1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (8-5-2) times more. 21 (21-23-23) sc.
Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 10 (10-10-13) sc (neck edge). turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows 2 (2-2-3) times more. 2 sc.
next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.

Size 2/3Xl only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. 28 sc.
Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 15 sc (neck edge). turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
3rd to 5th rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2nd to 5th rows once more. 2 sc.
next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.

Size 4/5Xl only: Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 15 sc (neck edge). turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd to 5th rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
7th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep 6th and 7th rows once more. 2 sc.
next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.

right Front
Work as for Left Front noting RS is WS, thus reversing all shaping.

loWer BoDy
(worked in one piece down from lower edge of Back and Fronts)
Sew short side seams (2 rows).
With RS facing and larger hook, working into rem loops of foundation ch, work 36 (40-43-49-56-62) sc across lower edge of Left Front, 76 (82-90-99- 113-129) sc across lower edge of Back and 36 (40-43-49-56-62) sc across lower edge of Right Front. 148 (162-176-197-225-253) sc. Turn.
Proceed in Lace Pat as follows:
**1st row: (WS). Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Miss first sc. 1 sc in next sc. *Ch 3. Miss next sc. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in next sc**. Ch 3. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 3. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 6 sc. Rep from * to ** once. Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. *Ch 3. Miss first ch-1 sp. (Cluster. Ch 3. Cluster) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch-3 sp. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Miss next ch-3 sp. Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch-3 sp. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dc2tog over 3 ch-3 sps made. Rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps. (Cluster. Ch 3. Cluster) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. 1 hdc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *Ch 3. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in next ch-3 sp. (Ch 3. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp) twice. Rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps. Ch 3. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 sc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 1 sc in last ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Turn.**
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows for Lace Pat until work from joining row measures approx 151/2 ins [39.5 cm], ending on a 3rd row.
next row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. Ch 2. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *[(1 dc. Ch 1) 4 times. 1 dc] all in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 2**. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 2. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps, then rep from * to ** once. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Fasten off.

SleeVeS
With larger hook, ch 61 (61-68-75-75- 82).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. 60 (60-67-74-74-81) sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Shape raglans: 1st row: Sl st in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-4) sc. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 (2-2-3-3-3) sc. turn.
Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
3rd to 5th rows: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sc. 1 sc in each sc across to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep 3rd to 6th rows 3 (2-4-4-4-6) times more. 32 (38-33-38-38-33) sts.
1st row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts.
1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (12-9-11-11-8) times more. 12 (12-13-14-14-15) sts. Fasten off.

loWer SleeVe (worked down from lower edge of Sleeve).
With RS facing and larger hook, working into rem loops of foundation ch, work 60 (60-67-74-74-81) sc across lower edge of Sleeve. Turn.
Work from ** to ** as given for Lower Body.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows for Lace Pat until Lower Sleeve measures approx 41/2 ins [11.5 cm], ending on a 3rd row.
next row: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. Ch 2. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. *[(1 dc. Ch 1) 4 times. 1 dc] all in next ch-3 sp. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 2**. 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 2. 1 sc in next ch-3 sp. Rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps, then rep from * to ** once. 1 sc in top of turning ch. Fasten off.

FiniShing
Sew sleeve seams. Sew raglan seams.
Pin garment to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
neck edging: 1st row: With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at right front neck edge. Ch 1 and work sc evenly across neck edge. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.
Buttonhole band: 1st row: With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at lower corner of Right Front. Ch 1. Work 93 (93-93-103-103-103) sc evenly up right front edge to top of neck edging. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 2. Miss next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 (8- 8-9-9-9) sc. Rep from * 9 times more. Ch 2. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc.
Fasten off. (11 button loops).
Button band: 1st row: With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at corner of left front neck edging. Ch 1.
Work 93 (93-93-103-103-103) sc evenly down left front edge. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.
Sew on buttons to correspond to button loops.