Flower Cardigan

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Flower Cardigan

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Floral accents give this light and summery cardigan extra flair.

Sizes

Extra-Small/Small
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
37½ ins [95 cm]
Medium
36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
41½ ins [105.5 cm]
Large
40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
45½ ins [115.5 cm]
Extra-Large
44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
50 ins [127 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large
48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
58 ins [147.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large
56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
66 ins [167.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $39.08

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Extra-Small/Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-Large
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
To fit bust measurement
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
37½ ins [95 cm]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Handicrafter Cotton | White, 00001Edit Color
$33.83

Contrast A

Handicrafter Cotton | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast B

Handicrafter Cotton | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Takumi Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4.0mm
$5.25

Materials not included in this kit:

Extra-Small/Small, Medium, Large = 6 buttons. Extra-Large, 2/3 Extra-Large, 4/5 Extra-Large = 7 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $39.08

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

hdc = half double crochet

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

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
Extra-Small/Small 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 37½ ins [95 cm]
Medium 41½ ins [105.5 cm]
Large 45½ ins [115.5 cm]
Extra-Large 50 ins [127 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 58 ins [147.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 66 ins [167.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz;73 m/80 yds)
SizesExtra-Small/SmallMediumLargeExtra-Large2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 
Main Color (MC)
White (00001)
171921222629
Contrast A
()
222222
Contrast B
()
222222
Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 6 (6-6-7-7-7) buttons.

GAUGE

16 hdc and 12 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

Back
With MC, ch 74 (82-90-101-117-133).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 73 (81-89-100-116-132) sc. Join A.
**2nd row: With A, ch 1. Working through front loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Join B.
3rd row: With B, ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Join MC.
4th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A.
5th row: With A, as 3rd row. Join B.
6th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join MC.
7th row: With MC, as 3rd row. Join A.
8th row: With A, as 2nd row. Join B.
9th row: With B, as 3rd row. Join MC.
10th row: With MC, ch 2. Working through front loops only, 1 hdc in each sc to end of row. Turn.**
Sizes XS/S, M and L only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. Yoh and draw up a loop in each of next 2 hdc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – hdc2tog made. 1 hdc in each hdc to last2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 hdc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once. 67 (75-83) sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
Work 4 rows even.
Rep last 5 rows 3 times more. 75 (83-91) sts.
All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures 11 (11½-11½-14-15-15) ins [28 (29-29-35.5-38-38) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armholes: Next row: Sl st in each of first 6 (7-9-10-15-17) hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 6 (7-9-10-15-17) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 63 (69-73-80-86-98) hdc.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last row 4 (6-7-8-9-13) times more. 53 (55-57-62-66-70) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures (-8--9-) ins [19 (19-20.5-21.5-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape back neck: Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 8 (9-9-15-15-17) hdc. Hdc2tog over next 2 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. 8 (9-9-15-15-17) sts. Fasten off.
With RS facing, miss next 33 (33-35-28-32-32) sts.
Join MC with sl st to next st. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. 8 (9-9-15-15-17) sts. Fasten off.
Left Front
***With MC, ch 37 (41-45-51-59-67).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 36 (40-44-50-58-66) sc. Join A.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.***
Sizes XS/S, M and L only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once. 33 (37-41) sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Work 4 rows even.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn. Work 4 rows even.
Rep last 10 rows once more. 37 (41-45) sts.
All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures 11 (11½-11½-14-15-15) ins [28 (29-29-35.5-38-38) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armhole: 1st row: Sl st in each of first 6 (7-9-10-15-17) hdc. Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. 31 (34-36-40-43-49) hdc.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-3-3-4-6) time(s) more, then 1st row 1 (1-0-1-0-0) time more. 26 (27-28-31-33-35) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5--6-6-6) ins [12.5 (12.5-14-15-15-15) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape neck: Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 11 (12-12-18-18-20) hdc. Hdc2tog over next 2 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 8 (9-9-15-15-17) sts.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until armhole measures same length as back before shoulder. Fasten off.
Right Front
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Front.
Sizes XS/S, M and L only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 hdc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once. 33 (37-41) sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
Work 4 rows even.
Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Work 4 rows even.
Rep last 10 rows once more. 37 (41-45) sts.
All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures 11 (11½-11½-14-15-15) ins [28 (29-29-35.5-38-38) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armhole: 1st row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 6 (7-9-10-15-17) hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 31 (34-36-40-43-49) hdc.
2nd row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-3-3-4-6) time(s) more, then 1st row 1 (1-0-1-0-0) time more. 26 (27-28-31-33-35) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 5 (5--6-6-6) ins [12.5 (12.5-14-15-15-15) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape neck: Next row: Sl st in each of first 13 (13-14-11-13-13) hdc. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over next 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 11 (12-12-18-18-20) hdc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 8 (9-9-15-15-17) sts.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until armhole measures same length as back before shoulder. Fasten off.
Sleeves
With MC, ch 39 (39-41-41-45-47).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 38 (38-40-40-44-46) sc.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
Work 3 (3-3-1-1-1) row(s) even in hdc.
Rep last 4 (4-4-2-2-2) rows 2 (7-7-3-11-15) times more. 44 (54-56-48-68-78) hdc.
Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
Work 4 (4-4-2-2-2) rows even in hdc.
Rep last 5 (5-5-3-3-3) rows 4 (1-1-9-3-1) time(s) more. 54 (58-60-68-76-82) hdc.
Cont even until work from beg measures 17½ (18-18-18½-17½-17) ins [44.5 (45.5-45.5-47-45.5-43) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape top: 1st row: Sl st across first 4 (5-6-7-10-11) sts. Ch 2. Hdc2tog over next 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 6 (7-8-9-12-13) sts. Hdc2tog over next 2 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 44 (46-46-52-54-58) sts.
2nd row: (WS). Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (2-5-3-4-2) times more, then 2nd row to 16 (16-16-18-18-18) sts. Fasten off.
Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams.
Neck edging: Join MC with sl st to right front corner of neck edge. Work 24 (24-25-27-31-35) sc up right front neck edge, 32 (32-34-34-38-38) sc across back neck edge, 24 (24-25-27-31-35) sc down left front neck edge. Join A. Turn. 80 (80-84-88-100-108) sc.
Next row: (WS). Working in front loops only, with A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Join B. Turn.
Next row: Working in back loops only, with B, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Join B. Turn. Fasten off.
Button band: With RS of work facing, join MC with sl st to neck edge corner of left front. Ch 1.
Work 64 (66-68-80-84-84) sc evenly down left front edge.
Next 2 rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of last row.
Buttonhole band: With RS of work facing, join MC with sl st to bottom corner of right front. Ch 1. Work 64 (66-68-80-84-84) sc evenly down left front edge.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 5 (7-9-6-10-10) sc. *Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 (9-9-10-10-10) sc. Rep from * 4 (4-4-5-5-5) times more. Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to end of row, working 2 sc in ch-2 sps. Fasten off.
Flower (make 6)
With B, ch 5. Join in ring.
1st rnd: 10 sc in ring. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: *Ch 1. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 5. Rep from * 4 times more. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Using chain st and lazy-daisy st, embroider stems and leaves. Sew on flowers as shown on Diagram.
Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.