Penny Arcade

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Penny Arcade

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Arcade stitching and over-sized sleeves make this cardigan a standout. Shown in Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell.

Sizes

S
36 ins [91.5 cm]
27.5 ins [70 cm]
M
42 ins [106.5 cm]
28 ins [71 cm]
L
46 ins [117 cm]
28.5 ins [72.5 cm]
XL
52 ins [132 cm]
29 ins [73.5 cm]
2XL
58 ins [147.5 cm]
29.5 ins [75 cm]
3XL
62 ins [ 157.7 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $41.31

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Size:

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Bust
36 ins [91.5 cm]
Length
27.5 ins [70 cm]

Step 2:

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Color Info

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Olive(ish), 00019Edit Color
$31.92

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size J10/6mm
$2.20

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size N15/9mm
$2.20

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99
The materials for this project cost $41.31

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust
S 36 ins [91.5 cm]
M 42 ins [106.5 cm]
L 46 ins [117 cm]
XL 52 ins [132 cm]
2XL 58 ins [147.5 cm]
3XL 62 ins [ 157.7 cm]
Length
S 27.5 ins [70 cm]
M 28 ins [71 cm]
L 28.5 ins [72.5 cm]
XL 29 ins [73.5 cm]
2XL 29.5 ins [75 cm]
3XL 30 ins [76 cm]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL3XL 

Oliveish (00019)
81011131517
Size 6 mm (U.S. J-10) crochet hook. Size 9 mm (U.S. N-13) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In pattern, 4 pattern repeats = 6½" [16.5 cm]. 8 rows = 4" [10 cm] using larger hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

Arcade Stitch: (multiple of 6 sts + 1) (see diagram on page 2):
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, *sc in next sc (center sc of 3-sc group), 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next st, sc in next 3 dc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ch 2, sk next st, sc in last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), sk first st, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *5 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last ch-2 sp, 2 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * across, sc in last dc, sc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for Arcade pattern.
 
BACK
With larger hook, ch 68 (80-86-98-110-116).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn- 67 (79-85-97-109-115) sc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Work Row 1 of Arcade pattern-11 (13-14-16-18-19) pattern repeats.
Continue in Arcade pattern (repeating Rows 2-5 of the pattern) until piece measures 14" [35.5 cm] from beginning.
 
Change to smaller hook (for subtle shaping), continue in Arcade pattern until piece measures 17" [43 cm] from beginning.
 
Change to larger hook, continue in Arcade pattern until piece measures approx 20" [51 cm] from beginning, end with a Row 3 of Arcade pattern.
 
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sl st in first 2 ch, sl st in next 2 sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, sl st in next 2 sc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked.
 
Next Row: Ch 1, sk first dc, sc in next 3 dc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last dc; turn, leave last dc unworked-9 (11-12-14-16-17) pattern repeats.
 
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, *5 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Beginning with Row 2 of pattern, work in Arcade pattern until piece measures 27 (28-29-30-31-32)" [68.5 (71-73.5-76-78.5-81.5) cm] from beginning. Fasten off.
 
FRONT (make 2)
With larger hook, ch 38 (44-50-56-62-68).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across-37 (43-49-55-61-67) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Work Row 1 of Arcade pattern - 6 (7-8-9-10-11) pattern repeats. Continue in Arcade pattern until piece measures 20" [51 cm] from beginning, end with a Row 3 of Arcade pattern.
 
Shape Armhole and Neck
Row 1: Ch 1, sl st in first 2 ch, sl st in next 2 sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last 3-sc group, sk next 2 sc, sc2tog over next sc and first ch of ch-2 sp, turn; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, sc in next 3 dc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last dc, sc in last dc; turn-4 (5-6-7-8-9) pattern repeats.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk first sc, sc in next 2 sc, *5 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last ch-3 sp, 5 dc in last ch-3 sp, sk next 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, sc in next 3 dc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * across to last 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *5 dc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc, sk last sc, dc in beginning ch-1, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sk first 3 sts, sc in next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, *sc in next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * across, sc in last dc, sc in top of beginning ch-3, turn-3 (4-5-6-7-8) pattern repeats.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last 3 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc2tog over next sc and beginning ch-1, turn.
Rows 8-10: Repeat Rows 4-6.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc, turn-2 (3-4-5-6-7) pattern repeats. Beginning with Row 3 of pattern, work in Arcade pattern until piece measures same as back. Fasten off.
 
SLEEVE (make 2)
With larger hook, ch 62 (68-68-74-74-74).
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn-61 (67-67-73-73-73) sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 5: Work Row 1 of Arcade pattern-10 (11-11-12-12-12) pattern repeats.
Continue in Arcade pattern until piece measures 18 (17½-17½-17-16-16)" [45.5 (44.5-44.5-43-40.5-40.5) cm] from beginning, ending with a Row 2 or Row 4 of pattern. Fasten off.
 
COLLAR
With larger hook, ch 62 (68-74-80-86-92).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 3 ch, *sc in next 3 ch, ch 3, sk next 3 ch; repeat from * across to last 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, turn-10 (11-12-13-14-15) pattern repeats.
Beginning with Row 2 of pattern, work in Arcade pattern until piece measures 12 (12-12-13-13-14)" [30.5 (30.5-30.5-33-33-35.5) cm] from beginning. Fasten off.
 
BELT: (optional)
With smaller hook and holding 2 strands of yarn together, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn — 9 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 64" [163 cm] from beginning (or desired length). Fasten off.
 
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Center foundation row of collar over center back neck, and sew to neck edge.
Front Edging: Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sc in lower front corner to work up front edge, sc evenly spaced up front edge, around edges of collar, and down other front edge, turn.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired