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Sideways Chain Cardigan with Round Yoke

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Size:  S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60] inches (81 [92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152]) cm

Materials: Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton, Size 3, 150yd/138m, color black - 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) balls
6 buttons

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

Gauge: *2 dc, ch 8* (1 pattern repeat) - 1.5" (3.8 cm)
5 rows - 2" (5 cm)

Directions


The bodice of the cardigan and sleeves are worked sideways, without seams, round yoke is worked bottom up, also without seams.

Start from left front, then left sleeve, back, right sleeve and right front.

Size S

Left Front
Chain 83
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 8 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 8 times.
Rows 3-22 repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 23: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc, chain 20.
Row 24: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 3 times.
Row 25: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 3 times.
Rows 26-49: repeat row 25
Row 50: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 24, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc.
Now the sleeve is finished.



Back
Continue to work back over the top pattern repeat of the sleeve and 7 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 51: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 8 times.
Rows 52-86: repeat row 49.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 23-50

Right Front

Repeat row 51 22 times. Tie off


Size M

Left Front
Chain 103.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Rows 3-24: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 25: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 2 times, chain 20.
Row 26: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Row 27: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Rows 28-53: repeat row 27.
Row 54: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 26, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 2 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work the back over the top 2 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 8 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 55: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Rows 56-94: repeat row 65.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 25-54

Right Front

Repeat row 55 24 times. Tie off



Size L

Left Front
Chain 103.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Rows 3-28: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 29: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 2 times, chain 20.
Row 30: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Row 31: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Rows 32-63: repeat row 31.
Row 64: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 30, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 2 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work the back over the top 2 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 8 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 65: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Rows 66-110: repeat row 65.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 29-64

Right Front

Repeat row 65 28 times. Tie off

Size XL

Left Front
Chain 113.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 11 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 11 times.
Rows 3-32: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 33: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 2 times, chain 20.
Row 34: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Row 35: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Rows 36-73: repeat row 35.
Row 74: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 34, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 2 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work the back over the top 2 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 9 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 75: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 10 times.
Rows 76-126: repeat row 65.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 33-74

Right Front

Repeat row 75 32 times. Tie off

 

 

Size 2X

Left Front
Chain 123.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 12 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 12 times.
Rows 3-34: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 35: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 3 times, chain 20.
Row 36: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 5 times.
Row 37: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 5 times.
Rows 38-79: repeat row 37.
Row 80: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 36, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 3 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work back over the top 3 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 9 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 81: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 12 times.
Rows 82-136: repeat row 81.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 35-80

Right Front

Repeat row 81 34 times. Tie off


Size 3X

Left Front
Chain 123.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 12 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 12 times.
Rows 3-36: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 37: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 3 times, chain 20.
Row 38: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 5 times.
Row 39: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 5 times.
Rows 40-85: repeat row 39.
Row 86: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 38, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 3 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work back over the top 3 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 9 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 87: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 12 times.
Rows 88-148: repeat row 87.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 37-86

Right Front

Repeat row 87 36 times. Tie off

 

Size 4X

Left Front
Chain 143.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 14 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 14 times.
Rows 3-38: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 39: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times, chain 20.
Row 40: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 6 times.
Row 41: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 6 times.
Rows 42-89: repeat row 41.
Row 90: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 40, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work back over the top 4 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 10 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 91: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 14 times.
Rows 92-156: repeat row 91.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 39-90

Right Front

Repeat row 91 38 times. Tie off


Size 5X

Left Front
Chain 143.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 14 times.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 14 times.
Rows 3-42: repeat row 2.

Left Sleeve
To work sleeve, continue to work only the top part of the front:
Row 43: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times, chain 20.
Row 44: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip 8 ch, 2 dc*, repeat 6 times.
Row 45: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 6 times.
Rows 46-99: repeat row 45.
Row 100: ch 2, join to the ch 3 of row 30 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, join to the next dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 1 dc, join to dc of row 44, 1 dc, join to the next dc*, repeat 2 times, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 4 times.
Now the sleeve is finished.

Back
Continue to work back over the top 4 pattern repeats of the sleeve and 10 pattern repeats of the left front.
Row 101: ch 3 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc, *ch 8, skip ch-8, 2 dc*, repeat 14 times.
Rows 102-172: repeat row 101.

Right Sleeve:

Repeat rows 43-100

Right Front

Repeat row 101 42 times. Tie off


Round Yoke

Work along the top of the fronts, back and sleeves.

Row 1: sc to the end of the row, crochet 2 sc in the side of each dc.
Row 2: sc to the end of the row.
Row 3: *ch 15, skip 2 sc, sc*, repeat to the end of the row.
Row 4: ch 8, *1 sc in the ch 15, ch 1*, repeat to the end of the row, end with quadruple treble st (5 yos).
Row 5: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), *2 sc in ch-1 space*, repeat to the end of the row.
Row 6: sc to the end of the row.
Row 7: repeat row 3.
Row 8: repeat row 4.
Row 9: repeat row 5
Row 10: sc to the end of the row. Tie off.


Finishing


Crochet 10 rows of sc along the fronts, the neckline and the bottom of the cardigan. Increase for 2 sc in every row in the corner of the button band and the neckband and in the corner of the button band and bottom band. In row 5 in the right button band make 6 button holes by working *ch 2, skip 2st*.
Crochet 10 rows of sc along the bottom of each sleeve.
Sew on buttons.

Enjoy!



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Poster: mel-jay
October 12, 2012

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. i am half way through and enjoying it very much. i can't wait to wear it.

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