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Crochet Cardigan
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 60372AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) in. [91.5 (101.5, 111.75, 122, 132, 142.25) cm]
Finished Length: 26 (26, 27, 27, 28, 29) in. [66 (66, 68.5, 68.5, 71, 73.5) cm]
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

450-122 Jiffy® Yarn: Caffe

True chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 5, 6, 6, 7, 7

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
11 sts and 5 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in pattern.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Motif: Ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk ch-3 sp.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

Ch 55 (59, 65, 67, 71, 75).

Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1), (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) times, (ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch -Motif made), dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 8 (8, 9, 10, 10, 10) times, (ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch - Motif made), dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) times - 18 (20, 23, 24, 26, 28) ch-1 sp.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, sk first dc, [(dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) to ch-3 sp, work Motif] twice, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) across, end with 2 dc in t-ch.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first 2 dc, [dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) to ch-3 sp, work Motif] twice, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across, end with ch 1, dc in t-ch.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first dc, [(dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) to ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk Motif) twice], (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) across, end with 2 dc in t-ch.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first 2 dc, [dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across to ch-7 sp, ch 3, sc in 4th ch of ch-7, ch 3 - Motif made] twice, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across, end with ch 1, dc in t-ch.

Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures 19 in. [48.25 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc, ch 3, continue in pattern as established to last 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc, sk last 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, work in pattern as established to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, dc in t-ch - 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch-1 sp each side.

Row 3: Work even in established pattern. Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 2, 2, 2) times - 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ch-1 sp each side. Work even until armhole measures 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) in. [17.75 (17.75, 20.25, 20.25, 22.75, 25.5) cm]. Fasten off.
LEFT FRONT

Ch 29 (31, 35, 35, 37, 39).

Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1), (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) times, (ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch -Motif made), dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) times - 9 (10,12, 12, 13, 14) ch-1 sp.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, sk first dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) to ch-3 sp, work Motif, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) across, end with 2 dc in t-ch.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) to ch-3 sp, work Motif, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across, end with ch 1, dc in t-ch.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) to ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk Motif, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) across, end with 2 dc in t-ch.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) to ch-7 sp, (ch 3, sc in 4th ch of ch-7, ch 3 - Motif made), dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across, end with ch 1, dc in t-ch.

Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures same as Back to armhole, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole and Neck

Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc, ch 3, finish row in established pattern.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first ch-1 sp for neck, work in pattern as established to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp for armhole, dc in t-ch - 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch-1 sp at each edge.

Row 3: Work even in established pattern.

Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 2, 2, 2) times - 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ch-1 sp at each edge. Work even until armhole measures 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) in. [15.25 (15.25, 17.75, 17.75, 20.25, 22.75) cm], AT THE SAME TIME continue to decrease 1 ch-1 sp at neck 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) times - 0 ch-1 sp at neck edge, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ch-1 sp at armhole edge. Work even until armhole measures same as Back armhole. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

SLEEVES (make 2)

Ch 31 (31, 35, 35, 39, 39).

Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1), (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, (ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch) - Motif made, dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) times.

Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 11 in. [28 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap

Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) dc, ch 3, continue in pattern to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) dc, sk last 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) dc.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, work in pattern as established to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, dc in t-ch - 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch-1 sp at each edge.

Rows 3-5: Work even in established pattern.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 3, 3, 2, 2) times - 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) ch-1 sp at each edge. Work even until cap measures 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) in. [15.25 (15.25, 17.75, 17.75, 20.25, 22.75) cm]. Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging

Row 1: From RS, join yarn at lower right corner of Sleeve, sc evenly across.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Edging

Place markers in stitch at beg of V-neck shaping on each Front.

Row 1: From RS, join yarn at lower edge of Right Front, sc evenly across Right Front edge, Back neck and Left Front edge.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, working 2 sc in marked sts. Do not fasten off, work 3 rows sc evenly spaced across lower edge of Cardigan.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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
sp(s) = space(s)
t-ch = turning chain
WS = wrong side


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