Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Casual Elegance Cardigan
Lion Brand® Romance® (old)
Pattern Number: 60211AD
Chunky ribbed cuffs add substance to this light and lacy sweater.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Medium, 1X, 3X
S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X) Finished Bust 37 (44 1/4, 51 1/4) in. [94 (113, 131) cm] Finished Length 24 (25 1/4, 27) in. [61 (65, 68.5) cm] Cardigan is very stretchy and will fit a range of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

440-100 Romance Yarn: Snowdrop A beautiful off-white, ecru type color.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.98

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
5 buttons 3/4 in. [19 mm] diameter
GAUGE:
1 sts + 6 1/4 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in pattern stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
BPDC (back post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around the post of next st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st in front of the BPDC.

FPDC (front post double crochet) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around the post of next st, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st behind the FPDC.

V-st (dc, ch 3, dc) in indicated st.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
BACK

Lower Edge
Ch 52 (62, 72).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 51 (61, 71) sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.


Body

Row 1 (RS): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc - V-st made, rep from * across - 6 (7, 8) V-sts.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in ch-3 sp of first V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, *7 dc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, rep from * across, end 4 dc in ch-3 sp of last V-st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 dc, * ch 5, sc in next 7 dc, rep from * across, end ch 5, sc in last 4 dc - 5 (6, 7) ch-5 sps.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 3, Vst in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, rep from * across, end last rep sc in last 2 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, * ch 3, 7 dc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, ch 3, sc in next 7 dc, *ch 5, sc in next 7 dc, rep from * across, end ch 3, sc in last sc.
Row 7: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc, *ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, Vst in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, rep from * across, end last rep V-st in last sc.

Rep Rows 2 - 7 until piece measures 14 (14 1/4, 15) in.

[35.5 (37, 38) cm] from beg.



Shape Armholes
Row 1: Turn, sl st across first 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm] of piece, work in pattern as established to last 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm], leave last 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm] unworked.

Turn.

Continue even in pattern until armholes measure 10 (11, 12) in.

[25.5 (28, 30.5) cm].

Fasten off.




RIGHT FRONT
Lower Edge
Ch 27 (32, 37).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 26 (31, 36) sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.



Body
For Size S/M ONLY:
Row 1 (RS): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, V-st in next sc, rep from * once, end ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in last 2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, * ch 3, 7 dc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * once, end ch 3, 4 dc in ch-3 sp of last V-st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 dc, * ch 5, sc in next 7 dc, rep from * once, end ch 3, sc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, V-st in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, rep from * once, end ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, ch 3, * 7 dc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, rep from * once, end 4 dc in ch-3 sp of last V-st.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 dc, * ch 5, sc in next 7 dc, rep from * once, end ch 3, sc in last sc.
Row 7: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, V-st in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, rep from * across, end ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc.

Rep Rows 2-7 until piece measures 14 in.

[35.5 cm], end with a WS row.



For Size L/1X ONLY:
Work in pattern as for Back until piece measures 14 1/4 in.

[37 cm], end with a WS row.



For Size 2X/3X ONLY:
Row 1 (RS): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 3 sc, V-st in next sc, rep from * twice, end ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in last 2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, * ch 3, 7 dc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * twice, end ch 3, 4 dc in ch-3 sp of last V-st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 dc, * ch 5, sc in next 7 dc, rep from * twice, end ch 3, sc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, V-st in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, rep from * twice, end ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, ch 3, * 7 dc in ch-3 sp of next V-st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, rep from * twice, end 4 dc in ch-3 sp of last V-st.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 dc, * ch 5, sc in next 7 dc, rep from * twice, end ch 3, sc in last sc.
Row 7: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), turn, dc in first sc - V-st made, * ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 3, V-st in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, rep from * across, end ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc.

Rep Rows 2-7 until piece measures 15 in.

[38 cm], end with a WS row.



For All Sizes:

Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS): Work in pattern as established to last 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm], leave last 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm] unworked.

Turn.

Continue even in pattern until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8 1/4, 9 1/4) in.

[19 (21.5, 24) cm], end with a WS row.



Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Turn, sl st over first 3 1/4 in.

[9 cm], continue in pattern as established over remaining sts until piece measures same length as Back.

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT Work as for Right Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES
Ch 29 (30, 31).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 27 (28, 29) dc (beg ch does not count as dc).
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, FPDC in first dc, * BPDC in next dc, FPDC in next dc, rep from * across, end with BPDC in last 0 (1, 0) dc.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, FPDC in each FPDC and BPDC in each BPDC, across, AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side (by working 2 sts into same st) - 29 (30, 31) sts.

Rep last row 6 (8, 10) times - 41 (46, 51) sts.
Next Row (RS): Work in pattern as for Back until piece measures 16 (16 1/4, 17) in.

[40.5 (42, 43) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Cap
Next Row (RS): Turn, sl st over first 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm], continue in pattern as established to last 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm], leave last 2 (2, 3 1/4) in.

[5 (5, 9) cm] unworked.

Turn.

Work even in pattern as established until cap measures 2 1/4 (1 3/4, 4 1/4) in.

[6.5 (4.5, 11.5) cm].
Next Row: Turn, sl st over first 2 in.

[5 cm], work in pattern to last 2 in.

[5 cm], leave last 2 in.

[5 cm] unworked.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



Right Front Band
From RS, beg at lower edge, work 55 (58, 61) sc evenly spaced along Right Front edge.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc for buttonhole, [sc in next 12 (13, 14) sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc for buttonhole] 3 times, sc in last 8 sc.

Fasten off.



Left Front Band
From RS, beg at left neck edge, work 55 (58, 61) sc evenly spaced along Left Front edge.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.



Neckband
From RS, sc evenly around neck edge, including tops of Front Bands.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc to last 4 sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc for buttonhole, sc in last 2 sc.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc working 2 sc in ch-2 buttonhole sp.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.
Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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