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Free Crochet Pattern: Level 3 Crocheted Cardigan

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Lion Brand« Lion's Pride« Woolspun«
Pattern #: L40241
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Bust About 38 1/2 (40, 42, 49 1/2, 51 1/2) in. (98 (101.5, 106.5, 125.5, 131) cm), buttoned
Finished Length About 23 1/2 (24, 24, 24 1/2, 25) in. (59.5 (61, 61, 62, 63.5) 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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Color (A)
Lion's Pride« Woolspun«

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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
Lion's Pride« Woolspun«
Fisherman Linen Aquamarine Royal Blue Navy Heather Red Taupe Coffee
Mahogany Honey Rust Tomato Violet Plum Orchid Purple
Charcoal Oxford Grey Black Peacock Avocado Evergreen Cranberry Claret
*Lion's Pride Woolspun (Article #671). 80% acrylic 20% wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (127yds/116m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  671-140 Lion's Pride Woolspun: Violet
   balls
$ 23.96 5, 5, 6, 6 
Note: (A)
•  671-150 Lion's Pride Woolspun: Oxford Grey
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1, 1, 1 
Note: (B)
•  671-149 Lion's Pride Woolspun: Charcoal
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1, 1, 1 
Note: (C)
•  671-153 Lion's Pride Woolspun: Black
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1, 1, 1 
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
5 buttons, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
 

Level 3 Crocheted Cardigan

Lion Brand« Lion's Pride« Woolspun«

GAUGE:

13 sts + 11 rows = about 6 in. (15 cm) over Rows 1-8 using larger hook.

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:

esc (extended single crochet) Insert hook in indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.
esc2tog (esc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
edc (extended double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

NOTES:

1. Body of Cardigan is worked in one piece then divided and Fronts and Back are worked separately to make armholes.
2. To change color, 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. Proceed with new color. Do not fasten off old color until instructed to do so. Carry colors not in use along side of piece until next needed. When instructed to drop, but not fasten off, a color, enlarge the dropped loop or place it on a stitch marker to ensure that it does not unravel.
3. When you see '0' repeats in an instruction, this means that you should not perform that particular instruction, just skip to the next part of the instruction.


STEP 1
BODY

With larger hook and A, ch 92 (96, 100, 116, 120).
Row 1 (RS): Esc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 90 (94, 98, 114, 118) esc at the end of this row.
Rows 2-10 (10, 8, 8, 8): Ch 2, turn, esc in each st across.

STEP 2
Row 1 (Decrease Row) (RS):
Ch 2, turn, esc in first 21 (22, 23, 27, 28) sts, (esc2tog) twice, esc in next 40 (42, 44, 52, 54) sts, (esc2tog) twice, esc in last 21 (22, 23, 27, 28) st – 86 (90, 94, 110, 114) esc.
Rows 2-8: Ch 2, turn, esc in each st across.
Row 9 (Decrease Row): Ch 2, turn, esc in first 21 (22, 23, 27, 28) sts, (esc2tog) twice, esc in next 36 (38, 40, 48, 50) sts, (esc2tog) twice, esc in last 21 (22, 23, 27, 28) sts – 82 (86, 90, 106, 110) esc.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, changing to B in the last st. Fasten off A.

STEP 3
Striped Section
Row 1 (RS):
With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to C in the last st.
Fasten off B.
Row 2: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across, changing to B in the last st.
Fasten off C.
Row 3: With B, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to A in the last st. Fasten off B.
Row 4: With A, ch 2, turn, edc in each st across, changing to D in the last st. Fasten off A.
Row 5: With D, ch 2, turn, edc in each st across, changing to A in the last st. Fasten off D.

STEP 4
Divide for Fronts and Back
Dividing Row (WS):
With A, ch 1, turn, sc in next 19 (20, 21, 24, 25) sts, sl st in next 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts; ch 1, sc in next 36 (38, 40, 46, 48) sts, sl st in next 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, ch 1, sc in next 19 (20, 21, 24, 25) sts – at the end of this row you will have 19 (20, 21, 24, 25) sts for each front and 36 (38, 40, 46, 48) back sts.
Fasten off A.

STEP 5
SLEEVES (make 2)

With larger hook and A, ch 34 (36, 38, 42, 44).
Row 1 (RS): Esc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 32 (34, 36, 40, 42) esc.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, changing to B in the last st.
Fasten off A.
Striped Section
Rows 3-7: Rep Rows 1-5 of Step 3.
Row 8 (WS): With A, ch 1, turn, sl st in next 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts, sc in next 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts, changing to C in the last st; leave rem 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts unworked – 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) sc.
Fasten off A.

STEP 6
Yoke
Row 1 (Joining Row) (RS):
From RS, join C with sl st in last row of right front, ch 1, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog; working across last row of one sleeve, sc2tog, place marker (pm) in sc2tog just made, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog; working across last row of back, sc2tog, pm in sc2tog just made, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog; working across last row of other sleeve, sc2tog, pm in sc2tog just made, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog; working across last row of left front, sc2tog, pm in sc2tog just made, sc in each st to end, changing to B in the last st – at the end of this row you will have 122 (130, 138, 154, 162) sc.
Fasten off C.
Note: Move markers up as each row is worked.
Row 2: With B, ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, changing to D in the last st.
Fasten off B.
Row 3 (Decrease Row): With D, ch 2, turn, *esc in each st to 2 sts before marker, esc2tog, sm (slip marker), esc2tog; rep from * 3 more times, esc in each st to end of row, changing to C in the last st – 114 (122, 130, 146, 154) esc.
Fasten off D.
Row 4: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, changing to A in the last st.
Fasten off C.
Row 5 (Decrease Row): With A, rep Row 3 – 106 (114, 122, 138, 146) esc.
Row 6: With A, ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, changing to B in the last st.
Fasten off A.
Row 7 (Decrease Row): With B, ch 1, turn, *sc in each st to 2 sts before marker, sc2tog, sm, sc2tog; rep from * 3 more times, sc in each st to end of row, changing to C in the last st – 98 (106, 114, 130, 138) sc.
Fasten off B.
Row 8: With C, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across, changing to B in the last st.
Fasten off C.
Row 9 (Decrease Row): Rep Row 7, changing to A in the last st – 90 (98, 106, 122, 130) sc.
Fasten off B.
Row 10: With A, ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, changing to D in the last st.
Fasten off A.
Row 11 (Decrease Row): With D, rep Row 3, changing to A in the last st – 82 (90, 98, 114, 122) esc.
Fasten off D.
Row 12 (Decrease Row): With A, ch 2, turn, esc in same st and in each st to 2 sts before 2nd marker, esc2tog, sm, esc2tog, esc in each st to 2 sts before next marker, esc2tog, sm, esc2tog, esc in each st to end of row, changing to C in the last st – 78 (86, 94, 110, 118) esc.
Fasten off A.
Row 13 (Decrease Row): With C, rep Row 7, changing to B in the last st – 70 (78, 86, 102, 110) sc.
Fasten off C.
Note: For size S only, fasten off B, but do not change to A at the end of Row 14.
Row 14: With B, ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, changing to A in the last st.
Fasten off B.

Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X) ONLY
Row 15 (Decrease Row) (RS):
With A, ch 2, turn, *esc in each st to 2 sts before marker, esc2tog, sm, esc2tog; rep from * 3 more times, esc in each st to end of row – 70 (78, 94, 102) esc.
Row 16: With A, ch 2, turn, esc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 2, 3) more times – 70 (70, 78, 78) esc.

STEP 7
Shape Neck (All Sizes)

Remove markers as you work next row.
Row 1 (Decrease Row) (RS): From RS, sk the first 6 sts, join D with sl st in next st and ch 2, esc in same st and in next 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) sts, (esc2tog) twice, *esc in each st to 2 sts before next marker, (esc2tog) twice; rep from * twice more, esc in each st to last 6 sts, changing to C in the last st; leave rem 6 sts unworked – 50 (50, 50, 58, 58) esc. Fasten off D.
Row 2 (WS): Sk the first 6 sts, join C with sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to last 6 sts; leave rem 6 sts unworked – 38 (38, 38, 46, 46) sc. Fasten off C.
Row 3 (RS): Sk the first 4 sts, join A with sl st in next st and ch 2, esc in same st and in next 3 (3, 3, 5, 5) sts, (esc2tog) twice, esc in next 14 (14, 14, 18, 18) sts, (esc2tog) twice, esc in next 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts; leave rem 4 sts unworked – 26 (26, 26, 34, 34) esc.
Row 4: With A, ch 1, sl st in first 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, sc2tog, esc in next 14 (14, 14, 18, 18) sts, sc2tog; leave rem 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts unworked – 16 (16, 16, 20, 20) sts.
Fasten off.

STEP 8
Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.
Front and Neck Band
Note: When working Row 1, work into the center of sts across the edges, instead of into the spaces between sts.
Row 1 (RS): From RS with smaller hook, join A with sl st in lower right front corner, ch 1, work 30 sc evenly spaced to Striped Section, 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) sc evenly spaced to neck edge, ch 2 (corner made), 59 (59, 59, 69, 67) sc evenly spaced around neck edge, ch 2 (corner made), 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) sc evenly spaced to end of Striped Section, 30 sc to lower left front corner.
Row 2 (Buttonhole Row): Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st to next corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, sc in next st, (ch 2, sk next 2 sts (buttonhole made), sc in next 10 sts) 4 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st and in each st to end.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, working 2 sc in each ch-2 buttonhole space and (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner ch-1 sp.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sk = skip st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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