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Home : Patterns : Everyday Cardi
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Everyday Cardi

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Cotton Bamboo
Pattern #: 90440AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 29 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4

SIZES 0–6 months (12–18 months, 2–3 years, 4 years)
Finished Chest 19 (20, 22, 25) in. (48.5 (51, 56, 63.5) cm)
Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11, 12) in. (24 (26, 28, 30.5) 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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This adorable swing style cardigan makes a great first sweater project.

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LB Collection« Cotton Bamboo

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 487-139: LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hibiscus
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LB Collection« Cotton Bamboo
Magnolia Cherry Blossom Hyacinth Chocolate Dahlia Persimmon Hibiscus Gardenia Snapdragon
*LB Collection Cotton Bamboo (Article #487). 52% Cotton, 48% Rayon from Bamboo; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (245yds/224m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  487-139 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hibiscus
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$ 13.50 (2, 3, 4) 
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
1 button 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
 

Everyday Cardi

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Cotton Bamboo

GAUGE:

16 half double crochet + 12 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).

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

CARDIGAN
BACK

Chain 41 (43, 47, 53).
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 39 (41, 45, 51) half double crochet.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in. (11.5 (12.5, 14, 15) cm) from beginning.
Shape Armhole
Next Row:
Chain 1, turn, slip stitch in each of next 3 (3, 4, 5) stitches, chain 2, half double crochet in same stitch, half double crochet in each stitch across to last 2 (2, 3, 4) stitches, leave remaining stitches unworked – 35 (37, 39, 43) half double crochet.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11, 12) in. (24 (26, 28, 30.5) cm) from beginning. Fasten off.


FRONT (make 2)
Note:
Left and Right Front are identical
Chain 22 (23, 25, 28).
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 20 (21, 23, 26) half double crochet.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in. (11.5 (12.5, 14, 15) cm) from beginning.
Shape Armhole
Next Row:
Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across to last 2 (2, 3, 4) stitches, leave remaining stitches unworked – 18 (19, 20, 22) half double crochet. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11, 12) in. (24 (26, 28, 30.5) cm) from beginning. Fasten off.


SLEEVES
Chain 41 (43, 45, 49).
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 39 (41, 43, 47) half double crochet.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in. (11.5 (14, 15, 16.5) cm) from beginning. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Sew Fronts to Back, leaving 4 1/2 (4 1/2, 5, 5) in. (11.5 (11.5, 12.5, 12.5) cm) open at back neck, and 2 1/4 (2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/2) in. (5.5 (5.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm) open at each Front neck. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Fold about 3/4 in. (2 cm) at end of Sleeves for cuff; sew in place.
Collar
From right side, join yarn with slip stitch in top corner of Right Front. Chain 2, half double crochet evenly across Right Front neck, Back Neck and Left Front neck.
Next Row: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet across. Repeat last row until Collar measures 2 1/4 (2 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 1/4) in. (5.5 (5.5, 6.5, 8.5) cm). Fasten off.
Edging
From right side, join yarn in lower corner of Right Front. Chain 1, single crochet evenly up Right Front edge to beginning of Collar, chain 5 (for button loop), continue in single crochet around Collar and down Left Front edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew on button.


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 29 reviews)
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Little Princess Cardi Reviewed by Michelle Robinson on 2013-01-26 *****
This is a very forgiving pattern and looks great even for beginner crocheters.


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