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Coldwater Creek Style Cardigan

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Create an elegant cardigan for work or play with this intermediate cardigan crochet pattern. This crochet pattern features the V-stitch, an open lace trim and bone rings for cardigan closure.


Crochet Lace Ruffle Cardigan

 

MATERIALS: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large)

  • Caron International's Simply Soft Brites (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 330 yds/302 m): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in #9608 Blue Mint
  • Crochet Hook, size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Crochet Hook, size US G-6 (4 mm) for buttons only
  • Split ring markers or scraps of contrasting yarn for markers
  • 2 plastic bone rings, 3/4”/2 cm in diameter for buttons
  • Yarn needle

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large)

Chest/Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm

 

GAUGE
Using I-9 (5.5 mm) hook, 12 Base ch/sc = 4”/10 cm

In V stitch pattern, 4 V's and 6 rows of V's = 4”/10 cm as crocheted.

Note: Fabric will grow slightly in length and skinny out for finished measurements.

 

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

Base Chain/Single Crochet (Base ch/sc)

Note: This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of sc at the same time.

First Stitch: Begin with a slip knot; ch 2, insert hook into second ch from hook, *yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through one loop (this is the chain), yo and draw through 2 loops (this is the sc).

Next Stitch: Note: The next st is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous st (the chain) made when working the st. Insert hook into the bottom of the previous st, under 2 loops, repeat from * of first st.

Repeat this step for number of sts indicated in instructions.

To Add Stitches with Base ch/sc: At end of a row, do not turn; ch 1, insert hook under 2 strands of stem of st just made, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through one lp on hook, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook; make additional base ch/sc as needed.

V stitch (V) - (Dc, ch 2, dc) in same st or sp

V stitch in V stitch (V in V) - V in ch-2 space of next V

shell - (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st or space

 

ABBREVIATIONS

t-ch      turning ch

 

STITCHES USED

Chain st (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (sl st)

V stitch (V)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Sweater is made from the neck down, with increases at four corners to create raglan-type shaping at the arm.

Base ch/sc 33 (33, 33, 33, 37) to measure approx 11 (11, 11, 11, 12)” stretched.

Row 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in 1st sc, [skip next sc, V in next sc] 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) times, skip next sc, Sizes S and M make V in next sc; Sizes L, XL and 2XL make (V, ch 2, V) in next sc for center back increase, [skip next sc, V in next sc] 8 (8, 8, 8, 9) times, turn – 17 (17, 19, 19, 21) ch-2 spaces.

Row 2 (inc): Ch 5, (dc, ch 2, V) in 1st ch-space for corner, V in each of next 3 V's, (V, ch 2, V) in next V for corner, V in each of next 7 (7, 9, 9, 11) ch-2 spaces, (V, ch 2, V) in next V for corner, V in each of next 3 V’s, (V, ch 2, V) in t-ch space for corner, turn – 25 (25, 27, 27, 29) ch-2 spaces.

Mark the ch-2 space at center of each corner, move or wrap markers up as you go.

Separate instructions for sizes follow.

 

SIZE S

S Row 3: Ch 5, dc in 1st ch-sp, V in each V and corner ch-2 space across, end with dc in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 25 V's.

S Row 4 (inc): Ch 5, dc in 1st ch-space, *V in each V to next corner V, (V, ch 2, V) in corner V; rep from * 3 times, V in each V across, end with dc in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 33 ch-2 spaces.

S Row 5: Ch 5, V in 1st ch-space, V in each V and corner ch-2 space across, end with V in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 35 ch-2 spaces.

S Row 6 (inc): Rep S Row 4 – 43 ch-2 spaces.

S Row 7: Rep S Row 3.

S Row 8: Ch 5, V in 1st ch-space, V in each V across, end with V in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 45 ch-2 spaces.

S Row 9 (inc): Rep S Row 4 – 53 ch-spaces.

S Row 10: Rep S Row 3 – 53 V's.

 

SIZE M

M Row 3 (inc): Ch 5, dc in 1st ch-space, *(V, ch 2, V) in next corner ch-2 space, V in each V to next corner; rep from * 2 times, (V, ch 2, V) in last corner ch-2 space, end with dc in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 33 ch-2 spaces.

M Row 4: Same as S Row 3 – 33 V's.

M Row 5 (inc): Ch 5, V in 1st ch-space, *V in next V to next corner V, (V, ch 2, V) in corner V; rep from * 3 times, V in next V to end, end with V in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 43 ch-2 spaces.

M Row 6: Same as S Row 3 – 43 V's.

M Row 7: Ch 5, dc in 1st ch-space, V in each V across, end with dc in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn.

M Row 8 (inc): Rep M Row 5 – 53 ch-spaces.

M Row 9: Same as S Row 3 – 53 V's.

M Row 10 (inc): Same as S Row 4 – 61 ch-spaces.

M Row 11: Same as S Row 3 – 61 V's.

 

SIZES L, XL and 2 XL

L/XL/2XL Row 3-9: Same as M Rows 3-9, with 2 (2, 4) additional V's in each row – 55 (55, 57) V's.

L/XL/2XL Row 10: Ch 5, dc in 1st ch-space, V in each V across, end with dc in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn.

L/XL/2XL Row 11: Same as M Row 5 – 65 (65, 67) ch-spaces.

L/XL/2XL Row 12: Same as S Row 3 – 65 (65, 67) V's.

 

SIZE 2XL ONLY

2XL Row 13: Ch 5, V in 1st ch-space, V in each V across, end with V in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 69 V's.

 

ALL SIZES

53 (61, 65, 65, 69) V's. Join fronts and back with additional sts at underarms, complete neck shaping as follows:

Joining Row: Ch 5, V in 1st ch-space, V in next 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) V's to next corner V, *V in

corner V, Base ch/sc 5 (5, 5, 11, 11) for underarm, skip 11 (13, 13, 13, 13) V's of armhole, V in next corner V*, V in next 15 (17, 19, 19, 21) V's to next corner V, rep from * to * for other underarm, V in next 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) V's, V in t-ch space, ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn.

 

BODY

Fill in V stitch patt across underarm sts as follows:

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in 1st ch-space, V in next 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) V's to underarm, *[skip next 2 sc, V in next sc] 1 (1, 1, 3, 3) times, skip rem 2 sc of underarm*, V in next 17 (19, 21, 21, 23) V's to underarm, rep from * to *, V in each of next 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) V's, end with dc in t-ch space, dc in 3rd ch of t-ch, turn – 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) V's plus edge sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc, V in each V across, 2 dc in top of t-ch, turn.

Rep Row 2 for 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) more times, or to desired length before bolero front shaping.

Note: If you add rows here, do it in multiples of three rows, to maintain correct multiples for lace trim.

Shape bolero fronts as follows;

Cut-away Row 1: Ch 4, V in each of next 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) V's, tr in top of t-ch, turn.

Cut-away Row 2: Sl st in next dc and ch-space of V, ch 4, V in each of next 33 (37, 41, 45, 49) V's, tr in last V, turn.

Cut-away Row 3: Sl st in next dc and ch-space of V, ch 4, V in next 31 (35, 39, 43, 47) V's, tr in last V, do not turn.

 

EDGING

Rotate and work sc around front and neck edges as follows:

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in each of next 2 tr row edges, 4 (5, 4, 4, 3) sc in next tr row edge, 2 sc in each of next 16 (17, 19, 19, 20) dc row edges, sc in each of next 33 (33, 33, 33, 37) base ch of neck, 2 sc in each of next 16 (17, 19, 19, 20) dc row edges, 4 (5, 4, 4, 3) sc in next tr row edge, 4 sc in each of next 2 tr row edges, sl st in beg dc of bottom – 121 (127, 133, 133, 139) sc (a multiple of 6, plus 1.) Fasten off.

 

LACE TRIM

Work trim around entire outer edge of jacket in joined rounds, turning at the end of each rnd. Turn, join yarn with sl st in ch-space of V at lower edge, center of back. Make a rnd of V's, having a multiple of 2 V's around as follows:

Rnd 1: Ch 3, V in each of next 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) V's, V in 1st sc, [skip next 2 sc, V in next sc] 40 (42, 44, 46) times, V in each of next 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) V's, dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 72 (78, 84, 88, 94) V's.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 2, sc in ch-space of next V, ch 2, shell in ch-space of next V; rep from * 35 (38, 41, 43, 46) times, except omit last shell, instead end with 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 36 (39, 42, 44, 47) reps.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, shell in ch-space of next shell; rep from * around except omit last shell, instead end with 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, shell in ch-space of next shell; rep from * around except omit last shell, instead end with 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 1, dc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, shell in ch-space of next shell; rep from * around except omit last shell, instead end with 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space, 7 hdc in next ch-5 space, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3, shell in ch-space of next shell; rep from * around except omit last shell, instead end with 2 dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc2tog in same space for beg cluster, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster for picot, *ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 4, skip next 3 hdc, sc in next hdc, ch 3, sl st in top of sc for picot, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 4, dc3tog in ch-space of next shell for cluster, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster for picot; rep from * around except omit last cluster and picot, instead sl st in top of beg cluster. Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES

At underarm, working in opposite direction as sts of armhole, join with sl st in 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 6th, 6th) base ch at center of underarm ch.

SIZES S, M and L Rnd 1: Ch 3, skip next 2 ch of underarm, V in next dc row edge, V in next 11 (13, 13) V's of armhole, V in next dc row edge before underarm ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in same ch as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 14 (16, 16) V's.

SIZES XL and 2XL Rnd 1: Ch 3, skip next 2 ch of underarm, V in next ch, skip next 2 ch, V in next dc row edge, V in next 13 V's of armhole, V in next dc row edge before underarm ch, skip next 2 ch, V in next ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in same ch as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 18 V’s.

ALL SIZES Rnd 2: Ch 3, V in next 13 (15, 15, 17, 17) V's, dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 14 (16, 16, 18, 18) V's.

Taper sleeve as follows:

Rnd 3 (dec): Ch 3, dc in next V, V in next 12 (14, 14, 16, 16) V's, dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, V in next 12 (14, 14, 16, 16) V's, skip next 2 dc, dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 13 (15, 15, 17, 17) V's.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, V in each V, end with dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 6 (dec): Ch 3, dc in next V, V in next 11 (13, 13, 15, 15) V's, dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, V in next 11 (13, 13, 15, 15) V's, skip next 2 dc, dc in same space as beg, ch 1, sc in top of beg ch, turn – 12 (14, 14, 16, 16) V's.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5 once more, or to desired sleeve length before lace trim.

Rnd 9-14: Same way as body trim Rnds 2-7 on 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) reps. Fasten off.

Make other sleeve same way. Weave ends, lightly steam block lace trim.

 

FINISHING

Make a double-button link for front closure. Note: To crochet over a bone ring, make sc by inserting hook in next sc and into center of ring each time.

 

BUTTON (1”/2.5 cm in diameter, make 2)

Rnd 1 (RS): Using smaller hook, working firmly, leaving several inches tail, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in beg sc, bringing tail to RS of work – 6 sc.

Rnd 2 (RS): Hold a bone ring in back of work, ch 1, 3 sc in each sc, working over bone ring each time, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off, leaving several inches tail – 18 sc.

RS of work is back of button. Thread ending tail on yarn needle, stitch into center of button, knot two tails together tightly.

To connect 2 buttons for double-button link: Using one tail from one button, ch 4, using one tail from second button, sl st back in each ch, knot together 2 tails at back of each button. Fasten off. Weave ends into WS center of each button. 

There is no obvious RS or WS of jacket; it’s your choice which side you want to be the “public” side. Fold the collar back, using the rnd of sc as a guide, locate corresponding dc edge row spaces in left and right fronts as buttonholes, position closure as desired.

See this pattern and more in 23 Free Flower Crochet Patterns and Other Girly Crochet Projects.

Lace Ruffle Cardigan Diagram

 

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