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Lace cardigan crochet pattern

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Yarn - Premier yarns Deborah Norville Collection Alpaca Dance (color – Dusty green) / medium 4 / 3.5 oz (100 g) / 371 yds (340 m) / about 2.5 balls needed
Hook - G/6 4.25mm or other crochet hook needed for the gauge
Gauge - One repeat is about 4.3 inches (11 cm.)
Jacket Size - XS/S
Complexity - Beginners friendly stitch

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Lace cardigan jacket crochet pattern
Step-by-step crochet instructions
Part 1 video tutorial
Begin crocheting the cardigan from the bottom to top.
Step 1
Make a foundation chain of 133 chs or multiples of 16 chs plus 5 additional chs.
Ripple stitch
1st row (right side) – h4ch, trc2 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, [(trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch] to last 1ch; trc2 into 1ch + RC1
2nd row (wrong side) – h2ch, flsc to end + RC3
Repeat the pattern starting from the 1st row until you crochet 26 rows.
Step 2
Increase
27th row – h4ch, trc2 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, [(trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch], trc4 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, [(trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch] to last 2 repeats; trc4 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, [(trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch], trc2 into 1ch + RC1
28th row = 2nd row
Step 3
First front part
Work 2 repeats
29th row =1st row
30th row = 2nd row
Repeat the 2 rows of the pattern until you crochet 6 rows. At the end of the 34th row, work RC1 instead of RC3.
Step 4
First front shoulder part
35th row – h2ch, sc1, sc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, sk1, trc1, sk1, trc dec1, sk1, trc1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, (hdc1, dc2) into 1ch, trc2 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, trc2 into 1ch + RC1
36th row – h2ch, flsc17 + RC3
37th row – h4ch, trc2 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, trc2 into 1ch + RC1
38th row = 36th row
39th row = 37th row
40th row – h2ch, flsc17 + RC1
41st row – h2ch, sc1, sc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, sk1, trc1, sk1, trc dec1, sk1, trc1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, sc3 into 1ch, sc1
Step 5
Second front part
Count 33 chs from the beginning of your 28th row and attach the yarn.
29th row – ch3, trc2 into sm.ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, [(trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch] to last 1ch; trc2 into 1ch + RC1
30th row = 2nd row
31st row = 1st row
Alternate the 30th and 31st rows until you crochet 6 rows.
Step 6
Second front shoulder part
35th row = 37th row (step 4)
36th row = 2nd row
Alternate the 2 above rows of the pattern until you crochet 6 rows. At the end of the 40th row, work RC1.
41st row = 41st row (step 4)
After that slip stitch down to your 35th row and finish crocheting the 35th row as a mirror reflection to the beginning of 35th row (step 4) – (dc2, hdc1) into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, sk1, trc1, sk1, trc dec1, sk1, trc1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, sc3 into 1ch, sc1

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Part 2 video tutorial
Step 7
Back part
Slip stitch down to your 28th row or attach the yarn, then chain 3 to pick up the height.
Work 4 repeats for the back part.
29th row = 1st row
30th row = 2nd row
Repeat the 2 above rows of the pattern until you crochet 8 rows.
Back shoulder parts
Crochet your 1st back shoulder piece the same as the 2nd front shoulder piece (step 6).
37th row = 37th row (step 4)
38th row = 2nd row
Alternate the 2 above rows of the pattern until you crochet 6 rows. At the end of the 42nd row, work RC1.
43rd row = 41st row (step 4)
After that slip stitch down to your 37th row
37th row – (dc2, hdc1) into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, sk1, trc1, sk1, trc dec1, sk1, trc1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, sc3 into 1ch, sc1, sc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, sk1, trc1, sk1, trc dec1, sk1, trc1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, (hdc1, dc2) into 1ch, then crochet your 2nd back shoulder piece totally the same as the 1st front shoulder piece - trc2 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, trc2 into 1ch + RC1
38th row – h2ch, flsc17 + RC3
39th row – h4ch, trc2 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, trc2 into 1ch + RC1
40th row = 38th row (step 4)
41st row = 39th row (step 4)
42nd row = 40th row (step 4)
43rd row = 41st row (step 4)
Step 8
Join shoulder pieces together
Put right side to right side, wrong sides should face you. Match closely chains. To join shoulder pieces, you may use a sewing needle or crochet hook.
Step 9
Sleeves
Begin crocheting each sleeve using a smaller size crochet hook to about your elbows, and then use a larger size crochet hook to widen the garment.
Make a foundation chain of 49 chs or multiples of 16 chs plus 1 additional ch. Join into a ring with a sl.st.
1st round – ch4, trc1 into sm.ch, trc3 into 1ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch, [(trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, sk1, trc dec1, (sk1, trc1) x 2, ch1, sk1, trc3 into 1ch] to end; trc1 into 1ch + sl.st.1 into 4th ch
2nd round – ch2, blsc to end + sl.st.1 into 2nd ch
Repeat the pattern starting from the 1st round until you crochet desired length of your sleeves. Crochet sleeves at the same time from different yarn balls to make sure that you will have the same gauge.
27th or last round – ch2, sc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, trc1, ch1, sk1, trc dec1, ch1, sk1, trc1, ch1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, sc3 into 1ch, [sc1, sc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, trc1, ch1, sk1, trc dec1, ch1, sk1, trc1, ch1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, sc3 into 1ch] to end + sl.st.1 into 2nd ch
Step 10
Join sleeves into the garment using a sewing needle or a crochet hook.
Step 11
Finish up
First tie
Attach the yarn at the end of your front part, chain 42, and then h2ch and work sl.sts back
Edge
Sc9, ch1, sk1, hdc1, ch1, sk1, dc1, [ch1, sk1, trc dec1] to your second front part, ch1, sk1, dc1, ch1, sk1, hdc1, ch1, sk1, sc9, sl.st.1
Second tie work totally the same as the first one.
Edge from the end of your front part (2nd tie) to bottom (initial foundation chain) – sc1, picot1, [sc3, picot1] to end
For the bottom edge, work just sc to end
Edge from the bottom up (front part) – picot1, [sc3, picot1] to end; sc1
Edge around the neckline – sc1, picot1, [sc3, picot1] to end
Edge around sleeves – sc to end

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
blsc – back loop single crochet
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
flsc – front loop single crochet
h#ch – insert a hook into the # chain from your hook
hdc – half double crochet
picot – ch2, sc1 into 1ch of the two
RC – returning chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip a chain
sm.ch – the same base chain
trc – triple crochet
trc dec – triple crochet decrease – work like unfinished trc, when you have 2 loops on your hook, sk1, and work second unfinished trc. Then draw the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook.

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Lace cardigan sweater with sleeves crochet pattern.

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Comments

Hi Sana

Hi Sana
Thank you for replying so promptly. Have a good day . Best Regards.

Hello Sana,

Hello Sana,
I am using 4ply wool and 4.50mm crochet hook. I am having a lot of problems trying to line up the pattern with the previous 1st line. I made a chain of 149 stichs. Any suggestions where I am going wrong?

Best Regards

Hi SSeaman18,

Hi SSeaman18,
I suggest you to work the pattern on a small sample first. You may make a foundation chain of about 37 chs and work 4 rows or so. It is easier to see mistakes on a small piece compare to a big one. You may also attach the picture of the sample, so I can see it also. Happy crochet!

The number of repeats should

The number of repeats should be even. You may use 133 chs (16chs x 8repeats) +5chs and use a larger size crochet hook or 165 chs (16chs x 10repeats) +5chs and use a smaller size crochet hook to adjust the gauge.

Hi Ms.Sana, now i made a

Hi Ms.Sana, now i made a foundation chain of 213 chs and finished ripple stitch (30). But now i confused for the other part .
(1) where can i start to each front part
and shoulder part in which chain from the beginning of my (30rd row).
(2) And how many rows i repeat for the back part and armhole?
(3) how to calculate chain to join with sleeves and shoulder pieces?

Please kindly give me advice. Thanks.

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Hi suthwe,

Hi suthwe,
(1) since it is the 2 row pattern, you worked your row 30 as your 2nd row. Begin your first front part as your 1st row, but work 3 repeats only (work 3 repeats for each front part and 6 repeats for the back part) instead of the whole row. Repeat the 2 row pattern for about 6 rows, and then start working the shoulder part.
(2) for the back part work 2 rows more compare to the front part. If you decide to work for the front part 6 rows, work for the back part 8 rows.
(3) wrap the bottom part of the garment around your upperarm, and then estimate how many repeats you need to work for each sleeve.
Happy crochet!

Thanks.. now i work 3 repeats

Thanks.. now i work 3 repeats for first front part until i crochet 6 rows. It's enough? Do i need to repeat more times?

For first front shoulder part how many repeats i have to make?
I see you make one repeat for front shoulder part. please help me check.

Hi sana, please give me

Hi sana, please give me advise for my questions. Now I am looking forward your advice and waiting to continue as your advice. Thanks in advance.

Hi suthwe,

Hi suthwe,
If your gauge is about the same as mine, then 6 front part rows will be enough. You may add 2 more rows, if you think it might not be enough in your case. If you decide to add 2 more rows for the front part, it will be necessary to add 2 more rows for the back part accordingly.
You may measure your row height and around your upperarm to estimate how many rows you need to crochet to fit arms. Armholes shouldn't be too wide.
For the front shoulder part, work 2 repeats otherwise your neckline might be too wide for you. For the back shoulder part work 2 repeats also.
Happy crochet!

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