Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
separator
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
separator
New Catalog
separator
Shop
separator
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
separator
Free Catalog
separator
Patterns
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
separator
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
separator
Find a Store
post code:
country:
within:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Knit And Crochet Square Motif Cardi
 

Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Knit And Crochet Square Motif Cardi

Please note that all Lion Brand Yarn Company facilities are closed April 15, 16, 21 and 22 for religious observance. We ask for your patience regarding orders and correspondence during this time. Thank you for your understanding!

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Wool Stainless Steel - LB Collection« Cashmere - LB Collection« Superwash Merino - LB Collection« Silk Mohair
Pattern #: L0285AD
Be the first to rate this pattern!
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE:
S/M (L, 1X/2X)
Finished Bust: 36 (44, 52) in. (91.5 (112, 132) cm)
Finished Length: 16 (20, 24) in. (40.5 (51, 61) 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
 

  Add to Notes and Favs
Save
     Send to a friend
Email
  Pattern Help
Help
  Print
Print
  Download
Download
 
Image of Knit And Crochet Square Motif Cardi
Knit and crochet come together in this granny-square sweater.
  Zoom
Zoom
  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Braillers
Tweet this
Tweet!

    Pin It

Pin It
 

 

Color (A)
LB Collection« Wool Stainless Steel

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 485-189: LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Wine
Click here for larger swatch

Color (B)
LB Collection« Wool Stainless Steel

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 485-153: LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Raven
Click here for larger swatch

Color (C)
LB Collection« Wool Stainless Steel

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 485-114: LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Cerise
Click here for larger swatch

Color (D)
LB Collection« Cashmere

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 483-106: LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Cruise
Click here for larger swatch

Color (E)
LB Collection« Cashmere

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 483-124: LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Toffee
Click here for larger swatch

Color (F)
LB Collection« Cashmere

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 483-134: LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Terracotta
Click here for larger swatch

Color (G)
LB Collection« Superwash Merino

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 486-108: LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Denim
Click here for larger swatch

Color (H)
LB Collection« Superwash Merino

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 486-127: LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany
Click here for larger swatch

Color (I)
LB Collection« Superwash Merino

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 486-141: LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry
Click here for larger swatch

Color (J)
LB Collection« Silk Mohair

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 484-133: LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset
Click here for larger swatch

Color (K)
LB Collection« Silk Mohair

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 484-147: LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Iris
Click here for larger swatch

Color (L)
LB Collection« Silk Mohair

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 484-153: LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Midnight
Click here for larger swatch
To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
LB Collection« Cashmere
Natural Powder Pink Powder Blue Cruise Navy Toffee Chocolate Terracotta
Claret Iris Sterling Pewter Onyx Sprout Basil Butterscotch
LB Collection« Superwash Merino
Ivory Sky Denim Cayenne Mahogany Peony Wild Berry Night Sky
Dijon Spring Leaf
LB Collection« Silk Mohair
Wisp Azure Sunset Iris Midnight Sunbeam
LB Collection« Wool Stainless Steel
Dusty Blue Cerise Khaki Pewter Raven Teal Amber Wine
Azalea Passion
*LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel (Article #485). 75% Wool, 25% Stainless Steel; package size: 0.50oz/14.00 gr. (273yds/244m) pull skeins
*LB Collection Cashmere (Article #483). 100% Cashmere; package size: 0.88oz/25.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins
*LB Collection Superwash Merino (Article #486). 100% Superwash Merino Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (306yds/280m) pull skeins
*LB Collection Silk Mohair (Article #484). 70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; package size: 0.88oz/25.00 gr. (231yds/212m) pull skeins

You can also buy materials separately
 
MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  485-189 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Wine
   balls
$ 40.00 7, 9 
Note: (A)
•  485-153 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Raven
   ball
$ 10.00 1, 2 
Note: (B)
•  485-114 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Cerise
   ball
$ 10.00 1, 2 
Note: (C)
•  483-106 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Cruise
   ball
$ 17.00 2, 3 
Note: (D)
•  483-124 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Toffee
   ball
$ 17.00 2, 3 
Note: (E)
•  483-134 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Terracotta
   ball
$ 17.00 2, 3 
Note: (F)
•  486-108 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Denim
   ball
$ 9.00 1, 2 
Note: (G)
•  486-127 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany
   ball
$ 9.00 1, 2 
Note: (H)
•  486-141 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry
   ball
$ 9.00 1, 2 
Note: (I)
•  484-133 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset
   ball
$ 7.00 1, 2 
Note: (J)
•  484-147 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Iris
   ball
$ 7.00 1, 2 
Note: (K)
•  484-153 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Midnight
   ball
$ 7.00 1, 2 
Note: (L)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Knit And Crochet Square Motif Cardi

Lion Brand« LB Collection« Wool Stainless Steel - LB Collection« Cashmere - LB Collection« Superwash Merino - LB Collection« Silk Mohair

GAUGE:

Rnds 1-4 of Square 1 = 4 x 4 in. (10 x 10 cm)
24 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 2 strands of A held tog. 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:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

NOTES:

1. Cardi is made from 5 pieces: 2 Fronts, a Back, and 2 Sleeves. The Fronts are crocheted and the Back and Sleeves are knit.
2. Six Squares and 1 or 2 Gussets (depending on size being made) are crocheted, then sewn together following Assembly Diagram to make each Front.
3. In the smaller size, Cardi is designed to be a standard length. For larger sizes, design has been modified so that Cardi will fall to a flattering, longer length.
4. When working Back and Sleeves, 2 strands of A are held tog. When working Squares and Gussets, a single strand of A is used.
5. To change color in crochet, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Fasten off old color.

SQUARE 1
Note:
The number of dc's in the corner dc-groups of the Square Motif are not consistent. In Rnd 1 you will work 4 groups of 3 dc's each. In Rnds 2-4 (5, 6), you will work 2 groups of 2 dc's at each corner.

With crochet hook and E, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout this pattern), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 dc-groups and 4 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - four (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) corners at the end of this rnd. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join L with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
With F, rep last rnd 1 (2, 3) more times. Note: For larger sizes, you will work additional rnds with the same color (F). To continue with F, sl st to next corner ch-2 sp to beg the next rnd.
Fasten off.

SQUARE 2
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with J, 1 rnd with H, 1 rnd with B, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with D.

SQUARE 3
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with L, 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with H, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with E.

SQUARE 4
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with A, 1 rnd with G, 1 rnd with J, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with I.

SQUARE 5
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with B, 1 rnd with K, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with H.

SQUARE 6
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with H, 1 rnd with K, 1 rnd with C, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with F.
SQUARE 7 Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with E, 1 rnd with B, 1 rnd with K, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with I.

SQUARE 8
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with I, 1 rnd with A, 1 rnd with J, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with F.

SQUARE 9 Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with L, 1 rnd with A, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with I.

SQUARE 10
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with E, 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with J, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with G.

SQUARE 11
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with B, 1 rnd with J, 1 rnd with I, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with E.

SQUARE 12
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with F, 1 rnd with K, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with H.

GUSSET 1
With I, ch 4.
Row 1: Work 4 dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc); change to K in last st - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: With K, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st; change to B in last st - 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: With B, rep Row 2, changing to F in last st - 9 sts at the end of this row.
With F, rep Row 2, 1 (2, 3) more times, but do not change color - 11 (13, 15) sts when all reps complete
Edging Rnd: With F, sc evenly spaced all the way around edges of Gusset; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

GUSSET 2
Work same as Gusset 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 row with D, 1 row with C, 1 row with J, 1 (2, 3) rows with H work edging rnd with H.

GUSSET 3 (make 2)
Note: Make Gusset 3 for sizes L (1X/2X) ONLY.

With D, ch 21 (25).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and in each ch across to last ch, 2 dc in last ch; change to K in last st - 20 (24) dc at the end of this row.
Row 2: With K, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout the pattern), turn, dc in first dc (increase made), 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, 2 dc in each of last 2 dc; change to J in last st - 24 (28) dc at the end of this row.
Row 3: With J, rep Row 2; change to B in last st - 28 (32) dc at the end of this row.
Row 4: With B, rep Row 2; change to H in last st - 32 (36) dc at the end of this row.
Row 5: With H, ch 3, turn, dc in first dc (increase made), 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in each of last 2 dc - 36 (40) dc.

For Size 1X/2X ONLY
Row 6: Rep Row 5 once - 44 dc.

For Both Sizes
With H, rep Row 2, 1 (2) more times, but do not change color - 40 (52) dc.
Edging Rnd: With H, sc evenly spaced all the way around edges of Gusset; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

BACK
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 120 (144, 168) sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 8 (10, 12) in. (20.5 (25.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 9 (11, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 102 (122, 142) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 100 (120, 140) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): P1, p2tog, p across to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 - 98 (118, 138) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 74 (88, 100) sts rem.
Continue in St st (without decreasing) until piece measures 16 (20, 24) in. (40.5 (51, 61) cm) from beg.
Bind off.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 66 (72, 80) sts.
Work in St st for 9 (5, 3) rows.
Next Row (RS): K1, kfb, k across to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 68 (74, 82) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 10 (6, 4) rows until there are 84 (100, 118) sts, end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve Cap Bind off 9 (11, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 66 (78, 92) sts when all bind offs complete.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 64 (76, 90) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 36 sts rem.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew Squares and Gussets together following Assembly Diagram for Right Front and Left Front.
Right Front Edging
With RS facing, join I with sl st in any st along Right Front.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge of Right Front, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Left Front Edging
With F, work same as for Right Front Edging.
Sew Fronts to Back at shoulder seams, leaving 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) unsewn for Back neck. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Fronts and Back Edging
With RS facing, join H with sl st in any st along outside edge of Right Front.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edges of Fronts, back neck, and lower edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Sleeve Edging
With RS facing, join L with sl st in seam at wrist.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around lower edge of Sleeve; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

left front

right front


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


 


Ratings and Reviews
Be the first to rate this pattern! Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
 


When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website, LionBrandYarnStudio.com
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font