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Crochet cardigan

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Yarn - Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (Sand) / light 3/ 4.2 oz (120 g) / 254 yards (232 m) / about 5 balls needed
Hooks - F/5 – 3.75 mm and G/6 4.25 mm or other size hooks needed for the gauge
Gauge - 18 dc sts go into about 4 inches (10 cm)
Jacket Size - S/M
Complexity - Advanced beginner

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Cardigan jacket crochet pattern

Part 1 video tutorial

Begin crocheting the cardigan from the top to bottom.

Make a foundation chain of 60 chs to work 2 repeats/shells for each shoulder and 4 repeats/shells for the back part. One repeat is 5 chs.

1st row (right side) – h4ch, corner1*, sk4, (shell1, sk4) x 2, corner1, sk4, (shell1, sk4) x 4, corner1, sk4, (shell1, sk4) x 2, corner1 + RC3
*corner – dc1, (ch1, dc1) x 3, dc1
2nd row (wrong side) – (dc1, ch1, dc2) under ch, Vst into Vst, shell1 under ch, (shell1 into shell of prev.row) x 3, Vst into Vst, (shell1 into shell of prev.row) x 6, Vst into Vst, (shell1 into shell of prev.row) x 4, Vst into Vst, (dc2, ch1, dc1) under ch, dc1 + RC3
3rd row – shell1 under ch, corner1 into Vst, [work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner into Vst] x 3, shell1 under ch, dc1 + RC3
4th row – (shell 1 under ch) x 2, Vst into Vst, [work shells into shells to Vst of prev.row, Vst into Vst] x 3, (shell 1 under ch) x 2, dc1 + RC3
5th row – h4ch, dc1, (shell1 under ch) x 2, corner1 into Vst, [work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner into Vst] x 3, (shell1 under ch) x 2, dc2 into last ch + RC3
6th row – h4ch, dc1, [work shells into shells to Vst of prev.row, Vst into Vst] x 4, (shell 1 under ch) x 3, dc2 into last ch + RC3
7th row – h4ch, dc2 into 1ch, [work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner into Vst] x 4, (shell1 under ch) x 3, dc3 into last ch + RC3
8th row – h4ch, dc2 into 1ch, [work shells into shells to Vst of prev.row, Vst into Vst] x 4, (shell 1 under ch) x 4, dc3 into last ch + RC3
9th row – h4ch, (dc1, ch1, dc2) into 1ch, [work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner into Vst] x 4, (shell1 under ch) x 4, (dc2, ch1, dc1) into last ch + RC3
10th row – (dc1, ch1, dc2) under ch, [work shells into shells to Vst of prev.row, Vst into Vst] x 4, (shell 1 under ch) x 5, (dc2, ch1, dc1) under ch, dc1 into last ch + RC3

Increase chs from front and back parts only. Do not add chs for shoulder parts.

11th row – [work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner** into Vst, work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner*** into Vst] x 2, (shell1 under ch) x 6, dc1 into last ch + RC3
**corner – (dc2, ch1, Vst) into Vst of previous row
***corner – (Vst, ch1, dc2) into Vst of prev.row
12th row – h4ch, dc1, [work shells into shells to Vst of prev.row, Vst into Vst] x 4, (shell 1 under ch) x 7, dc2 into last ch + RC3
13th row – h4ch, dc2 into 1ch, [work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner** into Vst, work shells into shells of prev.row to Vst of prev.row, corner*** into Vst] x 2, (shell1 under ch) x 7, dc3 into last ch + RC3
14th row – h4ch, dc2 into 1ch, [work shells into shells to Vst of prev.row, Vst into Vst] x 4, (shell 1 under ch) x 8, dc3 into last ch + RC3

Join front and back parts together

15th row – h4ch, dc3, [work dc4 above each shell to Vst, dc2 into Vst, sk all shells to next Vst (shoulder part), dc2 into Vst] x 2, work dc4 above each shell to last 3 chs; dc2, dc2 into last ch + RC3

After that you should have 152 chs. Use a smaller size crochet hook.

16th row – h5ch, dc to end + RC3
17 – 24 rows = 16th row

Decrease 10 chs

25th row – h5ch, dc11, [dec1, dc12] to end + RC3

Decrease 2 chs each row

26th row – h5ch, dec1, dc to last 3 chs; dec1, dc1 + RC3
27 – 32 rows = 26th row

Continue decreasing 2 chs every row and begin a new pattern

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Part 2 video tutorial

33rd row – h5ch, dec1, dc12, [ch1, dc14] to last 15chs; ch1, dc12, dec1, dc1 + RC3
34th row – h5ch, dec1, dc9, ch1, sk2, dc3 under ch, ch1, sk2, [dc10, ch1, sk2, dc3 under ch, ch1, sk2] to last 12 chs; dc9, dec1, dc1 + RC3
35th row – h5ch, dec1, dc7, ch1, dc2 between 1st and 2nd dc of dc3 (prev.row), ch3, dc2 between 2nd and 3rd dc of dc3, ch1, sk2, [dc8, ch1, dc2 between 1st and 2nd dc of dc3 (prev.row), ch3, dc2 between 2nd and 3rd dc of dc3, ch1, sk2] to last 10 chs; dc7, dec1, dc1 + RC3
36th row – h5ch, dec1, dc5, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sc1 under arch of 3chs, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2, [dc6, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sc1 under arch of 3chs, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2] to last 8 chs; dc5, dec1, dc1 + RC3
37th row – h5ch, dec1, dc3, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sc1 above sc1 of prev.row, ch2, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2, [dc4, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sc1 above sc1 of prev.row, ch2, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2] to last 6 chs; dc3, dec1, dc1 + RC3
38th row – h5ch, dec1, dc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sk1, sc3, ch2, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2, [dc2, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sk1, sc3, ch2, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2] to last 4chs; dc1, dec1, dc1 + RC3
39th row – h5ch, dec1, dc1 under ch, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sc1 above middle sc of prev.row, ch2, dc2 between dc2, ch1, [dc4, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sc1 above middle sc of prev.row, ch2, dc2 between dc2, ch1] to last 4chs; dc1, dec1, dc1 + RC3
40th row – h5ch, dec1, dc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sc1 above sc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, [dc6, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sc1 above sc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1] to last 4chs; dc1, dec1, dc1 + RC3
41st row – h5ch, dec1, dc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, [dc8, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1] to last 4chs; dc1, dec1, dc1 + RC3
42nd row – h5ch, dec1, dc1, ch2, ddec1*, ch2, [dc10, ch2, ddec1*, ch2] to last 4chs; dc1, dec1, dc1 + RC3
*ddec – work one unfinished dc between dc2 of prev.row, one unfinished dc under ch, and one unfinished dc between following dc2 of prev.row
43rd row – h5ch, ddec1, dc1, [ch1, sk1, dc14] to last 6chs; ch1, sk1, dc1, ddec1, dc1 + RC3
44th row – h5ch, ddec1, dc to last 4chs; ddec1, dc1 + RC3
45th row = 44th row

Sleeves

Attach the yarn underarms, ch3 to pick up the height. Work rows joining them together.

1st row (right side) – dc2, work dc4 above each shell to end; dc3, join the beg. and end. of the row together with sl.st.1 + ch3

Continue working dc rows using a smaller size crochet hook.

2nd row (wrong side) – h5ch, dc to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3

Decrease one ch every 2 rows

3rd row – h5ch, dec1, dc to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
4th row = 2nd row

Repeat the pattern starting from the 2nd row until you crochet 26 rows.

You should have 45 double crochets or multiples of 15 double crochets.

27th row – h5ch, [dc7, ch1, sk1, dc7] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
28th row – h5ch, [dc5, ch1, sk2, dc3 under ch, ch1, sk2, dc5] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
29th row – h5ch, [dc4, ch1, dc2 between 1st and 2nd dc of dc3 (prev.row), ch3, dc2 between 2nd and 3rd dc of dc3, ch1, sk2, dc4] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
30th row – h5ch, [dc3, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sc1 under arch of 3chs, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2, dc3] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
31st row – h5ch, [dc2, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sc1 above sc1 of prev.row, ch2, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2, dc2] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
32nd row – h5ch, [dc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sk1, sc3, ch2, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sk2, dc1] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
33rd row – h5ch, [ dc1, dc1 under ch, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch2, sc1 above middle sc of prev.row, ch2, dc2 between dc2, ch1, dc2] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
34th row – h5ch, dc3, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, sc1 above sc1, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, dc3] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
35th row – h5ch, dc4, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, dc2 between dc2 of prev.row, ch1, dc4] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
36th row – h5ch, dc5, ch2, ddec1*, ch2, dc5] to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3
37th row = 27th row (sleeve)

Decrease one chain

38th row – h5ch, dec1, dc to end, join beg. and end. with sl.st.1 + ch3

You should have multiples of 5 chs for the shell pattern.

Shell pattern

39th row – h4ch, dc2 into 1ch, sk4, [shell1, sk4] to end, dc1, sl.st.1 under initial 3chs + ch3
40th row – dc2 into 1st shell of prev.row, work shells into shells to end, dc1 into 1st shell of prev.row, sl.st.1 under 3chs + ch3
41st row = 40th row
42nd row – dc3 into 1st shell of prev.row, work shells into shells to end, dc2 into 1st shell of prev.row, sl.st.1 under 3chs + ch3
43 and 44 rows = 42nd row

Body edge

Work the 6 shell pattern rows (39 – 44 sleeve rows) as you did for your sleeves.

Skip 4 chs between shells where you have chs (neckline and bottom) and 2 rows on both front parts.

Cut the yarn and secure it.

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
ch – chain
corner – (dc2, ch1, Vst1, ch1, dc2) into 1 ch or Vst of a previous row
dc – double crochet
ddec – double decrease – work 3 unfinished dc and then pull yarn through 4 loops on the hook
dec – decrease 1ch – work two unfinished dc and then draw yarn through all 3 loops on your hook
h#ch – insert a hook into the # ch from your hook
RC – returning chain
shell – (dc2, ch1, dc2) into 1ch or into a shell of a previous row
Vst – V stitch – (dc1, ch1, dc1) into 1ch or Vst of a previous row

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Comments

Hello sana,thank you so much

Hello sana,thank you so much for responding so quickly, will try n see how it goes,n will keep troubling you until I get it right, love from India.

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