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Sunny Days Chain Cardigan

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Size:  S (M, L, XL)

Materials: Elann Lustrado 100% cotton fingering weight yarn, 185 yd (169 m) / 50 gr - 4 (4, 5, 6) balls

Hook: D (3.25 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: *2 dc, ch 12* (1 pattern repeat) - 2" (5 cm)

Directions:
The cardigan is worked from top to bottom, back and forth without seams.

Round Yoke
Chain 189 (189, 217, 252).

Size S
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), 1dc, *ch5, skip 5 ch, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch5, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 3-4: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch6, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 5-6: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch7, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 7-8: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch8, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 9-10: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch9, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 11-12: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch10, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 13-15: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch11, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.

Size M
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), 1dc, *ch5, skip 5 ch, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch5, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 3-4: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch6, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 5-6: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch7, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 7-8: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch8, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 9-10: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch9, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 11-12: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch10, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 13-16: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch11, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.
Rows 17-18: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch12, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 26 times, 1dc.

Size L
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), 1dc, *ch5, skip 5 ch, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch5, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 3-4: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch6, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 5-6: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch7, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 7-8: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch8, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 9-10: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch9, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 11-12: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch10, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 13-19: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch11, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.
Rows 20-21: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch12, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 30 times, 1dc.

Size XL
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as dc), 1dc, *ch5, skip 5 ch, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch5, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 3-4: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch6, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 5-6: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch7, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 7-8: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch8, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 9-10: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch9, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 11-12: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch10, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 13-19: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch11, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.
Rows 20-23: ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc, *ch12, 2dc*, repeat to the end of the row 35 times, 1dc.

Divide for sleeves
Each front - 4 (4, 5, 6) pattern repeats (2dc, ch12), for size S pattern repeat (2dc, ch11)
Each sleeve - 5 (5, 5, 6) pattern repeats (2dc, ch12), for size S pattern repeat (2dc, ch11)
Back - 8 (8, 10, 11) pattern repeats (2dc, ch12), for size S pattern repeat (2dc, ch11)

Crochet 6 rows of the back (between 2 sleeves). Tie off.

Bodice
Starting from the left front work 4 (4, 5, 6) pattern repeats of the left front, ch12 between front and back for the armhole, 8 (8, 10, 11) pattern repeats of the back, ch12 between back and the right front, 4 (4, 5, 6) pattern repeats of the right front. Continue to work bodice of 18 (18, 22, 25) pattern repeats for 39 rows or until the desired length.

Tie off.

Sleeve
Sleeve worked in rounds, without a seem.
Crochet 5 (5, 5, 6) pattern repeats, plus 1 pattern repeat over the side of the back plus 1 pattern repeat over the ch12 between back and front. Total 7 (7, 7, 8) pattern repeats. Work sleeve for 15 rows or until desired lengh. Tie off.



Finishing
Crochet 10 rows of sc along the fronts and the neckline. Increase for 2 sc in the corner of the button band and the neckband in every row. In row 5 make 6 button holes by working *ch2, skip 2st*.

Enjoy!



Comments

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Poster: Esther Trott
August 21, 2012

When doing the sleeves do I just leave the stitches for the sleeves and continue with the body and then go back to the sleeves.
Poster: Esther Trott
August 25, 2012

Thank you. I was not sure whether to do it that way or not. THANK YOU.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 24, 2012

Yes, you are correct.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 22, 2012

Size XL
Poster: Esther Trott
August 20, 2012

Explain about the sleeve division.
Poster: Loredana
April 16, 2012

What a marvellous idea for a cardigan! Thank you. Also thanks for the doll clothes patterns which are great:)
Poster: Andrea
March 21, 2012

This is a great pattern and thank you so much for making it available! Which size should I make to fit 44" bust?
Poster: Lyns
March 20, 2012

like quite a few of ur other garments this is a lovely design..!

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