Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
V-Stitch Wrap-around Sweater
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60568

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm) Finished Length 34 1/2 (35, 36 1/2, 37, 38) in. (87.5 (89, 92.5, 94, 96.5) 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

830-122 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Taupe

Mushroom gray-brown


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 46.14
Alternative Quantity: (7,8,9,10)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

GAUGE:
4 1/2 repeats + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in V-st pattern. 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:
V-st (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.
V-st in next V-st Work V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st.

NOTES:
Cardigan is worked from the neck down.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
Ch 42 (48, 54, 54, 60).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 41 (47, 53, 53, 59) sc.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, (V-st, ch 1, V-st) in first sc, *ch 1, sk 2 sc, V-st in next sc; rep from * 11 (13, 15, 15, 15) more times; ch 1, sk 2, (V-st, ch 1, V-st) in next sc, ch 1, dc in last sc - 16 (18, 20, 20, 22) V-st.
Rows 3 and 4: Ch 4, turn, V-st in ch-1 sp before first V-st (increase made), (ch 1, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across increasing two more times by working V-st in 2 ch-1 sps between V-sts evenly spaced across row; end with ch 1, V-st in last ch-1 sp following last V-st (increase made), ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 - 24 (26, 28, 28, 30) V-st.
Row 5: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across increase four times by working V-st in 4 ch-1 sps between V-sts evenly spaced across row; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 - 28 (30, 32, 32, 34) V-st.
Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Rows 4 and 5 - 36 (38, 40, 40, 42) V-st.
Row 8: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 4 - 40 (42, 44, 44, 46) V-st.
Row 10: Repeat Row 8.
Row 11: Repeat Row 5 - 44 (46, 48, 48, 50) V-st.
Repeat Rows 8-11 for a total of 17 (19, 21, 25, 27) rows - 56 (62, 68, 76, 82) V-st.

Repeat Row 8 once more.



SPLIT FOR SLEEVES AND BODY
Row 1: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) 8 (9, 10, 12, 13) times, place a marker on the ch-1 just made for underarm, sk 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) V-st, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) times, place a marker on the ch-1 just made for underarm, sk 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) V-st, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 - 34 (38, 42, 48, 52) Body V-st and 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) Sleeve V-st.

Do not fasten off.



BODY
From right side and working in Body V-sts and marked underarm sps
Row 1: Ch 4, turn, *(V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across to marked underarm sp, V-st in marked sp; rep from *; (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 - 36 (40, 44, 50, 54) V-st.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) across; dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 34 1/2 (35, 36 1/2, 37, 38) in.

(87.5 (89, 92.5, 94, 96.5) cm) from beg.

Do not fasten off.



Front Edging
Row 1: Working in ends of rows along front opening; ch 1, work sc evenly spaced up side of front opening, around neck, and down other side of front opening.

Make sure you have an odd number of sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, skip next sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc; repeat from *, ending dc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc; repeat from *.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.

Fasten off.



SLEEVES
From right side and working in marked underarm space and on Sleeve V-sts, join yarn in marked underarm space.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same sp (beg V-st made), ch 1, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 - 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) V-st.
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, ch 1, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, ch 1) around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Repeat Rnd 2 until Sleeve measures 16 1/2 in.

(42 cm) from underarm.

Fasten off.



BELT
Ch 211.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; work 3 more sc in last ch; working in free loops along opposite side of beginning ch, sc in each ch across; work 3 more sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Thread belt through stitches at waist or just below bodice.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
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)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images