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Home : Patterns : V-Stitch Wrap-around Sweater
 

Free Crochet Pattern: V-Stitch Wrap-around Sweater

Lion Brandฎ Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 60568
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm)
Finished Length
34 1/2 (35, 36 1/2, 37, 38) in. (87.5 (89, 92.5, 94, 96.5) cm)


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Cotton-Ease®

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*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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V-Stitch Wrap-around Sweater

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

4 1/2 repeats + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in V-st pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

V-st (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.
V-st in next V-st
Work V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st.

NOTES:

Cardigan is worked from the neck down.

CARDIGAN
Ch 42 (48, 54, 54, 60).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 41 (47, 53, 53, 59) sc.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, (V-st, ch 1, V-st) in first sc, *ch 1, sk 2 sc, V-st in next sc; rep from * 11 (13, 15, 15, 15) more times; ch 1, sk 2, (V-st, ch 1, V-st) in next sc, ch 1, dc in last sc – 16 (18, 20, 20, 22) V-st.
Rows 3 and 4: Ch 4, turn, V-st in ch-1 sp before first V-st (increase made), (ch 1, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across increasing two more times by working V-st in 2 ch-1 sps between V-sts evenly spaced across row; end with ch 1, V-st in last ch-1 sp following last V-st (increase made), ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 24 (26, 28, 28, 30) V-st.
Row 5: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across increase four times by working V-st in 4 ch-1 sps between V-sts evenly spaced across row; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 28 (30, 32, 32, 34) V-st.
Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Rows 4 and 5 – 36 (38, 40, 40, 42) V-st.
Row 8: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 4 – 40 (42, 44, 44, 46) V-st.
Row 10: Repeat Row 8.
Row 11: Repeat Row 5 – 44 (46, 48, 48, 50) V-st.
Repeat Rows 8-11 for a total of 17 (19, 21, 25, 27) rows – 56 (62, 68, 76, 82) V-st. Repeat Row 8 once more.

SPLIT FOR SLEEVES AND BODY
Row 1:
Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) 8 (9, 10, 12, 13) times, place a marker on the ch-1 just made for underarm, sk 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) V-st, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) times, place a marker on the ch-1 just made for underarm, sk 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) V-st, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 34 (38, 42, 48, 52) Body V-st and 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) Sleeve V-st. Do not fasten off.

BODY
From right side and working in Body V-sts and marked underarm sps
Row 1: Ch 4, turn, *(V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across to marked underarm sp, V-st in marked sp; rep from *; (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 36 (40, 44, 50, 54) V-st.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 34 1/2 (35, 36 1/2, 37, 38) in. (87.5 (89, 92.5, 94, 96.5) cm) from beg. Do not fasten off.

Front Edging
Row 1:
Working in ends of rows along front opening; ch 1, work sc evenly spaced up side of front opening, around neck, and down other side of front opening. Make sure you have an odd number of sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, skip next sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc; repeat from *, ending dc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc; repeat from *.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
From right side and working in marked underarm space and on Sleeve V-sts, join yarn in marked underarm space.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same sp (beg V-st made), ch 1, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) V-st.
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, ch 1, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Repeat Rnd 2 until Sleeve measures 16 1/2 in. (42 cm) from underarm. Fasten off.

BELT
Ch 211.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; work 3 more sc in last ch; working in free loops along opposite side of beginning ch, sc in each ch across; work 3 more sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Thread belt through stitches at waist or just below bodice.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl = slip sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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V-Stitch Wrap-around Sweater Reviewed by Lynn Pope on 2012-10-09 **
I have to say that I was disappointed with this one. Maybe it is just because I chose the largest size to accomodate my chest . But the fit is awful! The armpits are down near my elbows instead of where they should be. I followed the gauge and the pattern correctly and the pattern is quite easy to read. But like a lot of patterns, they don't seem to understand fitting to larger bodies. You can't just add stitches and make everything bigger. I only wish mine fit as nicely as the one in the picture. It's good enough to wear around the house for warmth, but it will never leave the house. I was hoping for an elegant long sweater like the one in the picture. Instead I have something that is loose in the shoulders and very restricted thru the underarm area because of how low it goes. Maybe you should try fitting sweaters on larger bodies instead of just multiplying the stitches. Just because it works on paper, doesn't mean it works out on the human body.


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