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Home : Patterns : Country Cute Cardi

Free Crochet Pattern: Country Cute Cardi

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: L20611
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Child 6-8, Child 9-10, Child 11-12

6-8 years (9-10 years, 11-12 years)
Finished Chest 29 (30 1/2, 33) in. (73.5 (77.5, 84) cm)
Finished Length 10 1/2 (11, 12) in. (26.5 (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.

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How cute is this short-sleeved cardigan? Make this quick-to-crochet, bottom-up sweater for your little girl!

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Country Cute Cardi

Lion Brand® Homespun®


10 dc + 6 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


dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


1. Cardi is worked in one piece beg at lower edge.
2. When Cardi has reached armhole length, chs are worked for sleeves. You’ll need a separate strand of yarn to make the sleeve chs, so before beginning, cut a length about 3 yds. (3 m) long, and set it aside until you reach the yoke portion of the Cardi.


Ch 74 (78, 84).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc), and in each ch across - 72 (76, 82) dc at the end of this row.
Rows 2-6 (6, 7): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st across.
Shape Yoke
Next Row:
Drop loop from hook, but do not fasten off.
Next Row: From RS, sk first 15 (16, 18) sts, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts along body for underarm, sl st in next st.
Fasten off.
Next Row: From RS, sk next 26 (28, 30) sts following the end of the ch for the first sleeve, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts for underarm, sl st in next st.
Fasten off.
Pick up loop dropped at end of Row 6 (6, 7).
Row 1: Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to first ch of sleeve ch, dc in each ch of sleeve ch; rep from * once, dc in each st to end of row - 104 (112, 122) dc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 (11, 10) sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made, *dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made; rep from * 7 (7, 8) more times, dc in each st to end of row - 95 (103, 112) sts.
Rows 4-8 (9, 9): Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to 1 st before marker, dc2tog, move marker to dc2tog just made; rep from * 8 (8, 9) more times, dc in each st to end of row - 50 (49, 52) sts at the end of last row.
Remove markers.
Row 9 (10, 10): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 (6, 4) sts, dc2tog; rep from * 4 (3, 5) more times, dc in each st to end of row - 44 (44, 45) sts.
Fasten off.

From RS, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner of Cardi.
Row 1 (RS): Work sl st evenly spaced up front, across back neck, and down opposite front.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 7 reviews)
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Country Cute Cardi Reviewed by Tara Williams on 2015-01-10 *****
I think this should only be an easy +2 item as it is so easy. I completed it in 3 evenings in worsted weight 4 yarn for a toddler child who wears size 3t clothing by using a G hook and following the 11-12 year size. It fits her perfectly. I highly recommend this alteration. I also made it quite a bit longer than the pattern as I wanted it hip length instead of waist length and I added a zipper in front. I used wool ease blue mist just over one skein and trimmed in pound of love pink. If you didn't make it longer like me you could get away with one skein of yarn but I like them longer. Thank you Lion!

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