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How to crochet raglan sleeve cardigan

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Yarn - Bernat Cotton-ish (color: Gun powder) / light 3 / 2.4 oz (70 g) / 282 yards (258 m) / about 4 balls needed
Hook - G/6 4.25mm, F/5 3.75 mm, and H/8 5mm or other crochet size hooks needed to get the desired gauge
Gauge - About 16 dc sts go into 4 inches (10 cm)
Cardigan Size - S/M
Complexity - Beginner friendly stitch

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Crochet women’s cardigan jacket – double crochet stitch
Step-by-step crochet instructions
Start crocheting the cardigan from the top to bottom.
Step 1
(use crochet hook US F 3.75 mm )
Make a foundation chain of 99 chs (breakdown of the number of chs: 28 chs for each shoulder piece, 34 chs for the back part, and 9 additional chs). I count all the loops, including the loop on the hook.
Step 2
Increase
1st row (right side) – h3ch*, dc1, inc1, dc28, inc1, dc34, inc1, dc28, inc1, dc1 + RC2
*h3ch – insert a hook into the 3rd ch from the hook
2nd row (wrong side) – h3ch, inc1, dc1, inc1 into inc of prev.row, dc30, inc1 into inc of prev.row, dc36, inc1 into inc of prev.row, dc30, inc1 into inc of prev.row, dc1, inc1 + RC2
Step 3
(use crochet hook G/6 4.25mm)
3rd row – h3ch, inc1, [dc to inc of prev.row, dc1 above first dc of inc, inc1 into inc of prev.row, dc1 above second dc of inc] x 4, dc to last 1ch; inc1 + RC2
4 – 17 rows = 3rd row
Double crochet rows increasing chains until your front and back parts become wide enough to your chest circumference accordingly.
For a Size L, work 18 rows or more before joining the front and back parts together.
For a Size XL, work 19 rows or more increasing chs.
The exact number of rows will depend on your gauge and preferences how it should fit.
Step 4
Join front and back parts together
18th row – h3ch, [dc to inc of prev.row, dc1 above 1st dc of inc, CL1*, dc1 above 2nd dc of inc] x 2, dc to end + RC2
*CL1 – insert a hook between two dcs of the prev.row increase, grab the yarn, and pull it through. You should have 3 loops on your crochet hook. Yo and draw the yarn through the first two loops on the hook. You have 2 remaining loops on your hook. Skip all chs to your following inc of the prev.row, insert the hook between 2 dcs of the inc, grab the yarn, and pull it though, resulting in 4 loops on your hook. Yo, draw the yarn through the 1st two loops on the hook, yo, and pull the yarn through the remaining 3 loops on your hook.
Step 5
Work dc rows without increasing chains
19th row – h3ch, dc to end + RC2
20 – 28 rows = 19th row
Step 6
Decrease
(use crochet hook H/8.5mm)
29th row – h4ch, dc to last 2 chs; dec1 + RC2
30th row – h4ch, dc to a 1st side (underarm), inc1, dc to a 2nd side (underarm), inc1, dc to last 2 chs; dec1 + RC2
31st and all other rows work as 29th row.
Step 7
Edges
1st round – sc to end
2nd round – work cluster pattern to end using a crochet hook F/5 3.75 mm
Cut the yarn and secure it.
Step 8
Sleeves
(use crochet hook G/6 4.25mm)
Attach the yarn
1st round – ch2, dc to end + sl.st.1 into 3rd ch
2nd round – ch3, dc to end + sl.st.1 into 3rd ch
Alternate 1st and 2nd rounds until you crochet the desired length of sleeves.
Repeat step 7.

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Abbreviations
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dec – decrease
h3ch/h4ch – insert a hook into a 3rd or 4th chain from your hook
inc – increase/dc2 into one chain
prev.row – previous row
RC – returning chain
sc – single crochet
sl.st. – slip stitch

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Crochet raglan sleeve cardigan - Project introduction.

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Comments

Hello,

Hello,
This is my first time to try and read instruction to make clothing.

I was curious about the instruction for row 30 +. I am fairly sure I did not interpret instruction correctly and I would appreciate help.

"30th row – h4ch, dc to a 1st side (underarm), inc1, dc to a 2nd side (underarm), inc1, dc to last 2 chs; dec1 + RC2"

I dc in the top post of the stitch then INC in between and dc in the top of the next stitch. Is that correct interpretation or should I have just dc in one stitch then continued dc in next stitch?

Thank you for your tutorials.

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Interpretation of row 30+ instruction.

Hi BippyCrochet,

Hi BippyCrochet,
No, you did not interpret the written instruction correctly. I increased one chain on each side (underarm) of the cardigan (30th row). If you need to increase more chains, you may add as many chs as necessary. Happy crochet!

Hello,

Hello,
I apologize for new comment .I forgot to ask with previous question.

I also forgot to ask if row 31+ should be h5ch because if through h4ch it does not decrease.

Thank you.

If you follow the written

If you follow the written instruction exactly, it will decrease. I understand that you do not have lots of crochet experience. So, I would advise you to practice the row on a small piece (sample).

You can use credit/debit card

You can use credit/debit card and buy the video. What country do you live in? I will check if the video is available for purchase in your country.