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Everyday Elegance Cardigan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 60759AD
Everyday Elegance Cardigan

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 38 (40, 44, 46, 48, 52) in. (96.5 (101.5, 112, 117, 122, 132) 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: (applied Mar 23, 2009)
Shape Cap Rows 3-5: Work even in established pattern - 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 8) ch -1 sp. Rep last 4 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 3, 2, 2) more times - 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) ch -1 sp. Work even until cap measures 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) in. (15 (15, 18, 18, 20.5, 23) cm). Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey

Deep gold


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 6, 6, 6

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 + 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in 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:
Ch-motif: Ch 3, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk ch-3 sp.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
Ch 55 (59, 63, 67, 71, 75).
Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1, dc), (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 (ch-motif made), dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 10) times; ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch (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, 22, 24, 26, 28) ch-1 sp and 2 motifs.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, sk first dc; *dc in each ch-1 sp and dc across to next ch-3 sp, work motif; rep from * once more, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to end of row, end with 2 dc in beg ch - 39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59) dc and 2 motifs.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), turn, sk first 2 dc; *dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across to next ch-3 sp, work ch-motif; rep from * once more, (dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc) to end of row, end with dc in top of beg ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk first dc, *dc in each ch-1 sp and dc across to next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk motif; rep from * once more, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to end of row, end with 2 dc in beg ch.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, sk first 2 dc, *dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across to next ch-7 sp; ch 3, sc in 4th ch of ch-7, ch 3 (ch-motif made); rep from * once more, (dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc) to end of row, end with dc in top of beg ch.

Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures 19 in.

(48.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in first 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), continue in pattern as established to last 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc; leave last 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc unworked.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, continue in pattern as established to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Row 3: Work even in established pattern - 14 (14, 16, 18, 18, 18) ch-1 sp.


Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 10 (10, 12, 14, 14, 14) ch-1 sp.

Work even until armhole measures 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) in.

(18 (18, 20.5, 20.5, 23, 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, dc), (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 (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 and 1 ch-motif.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, turn, sk first dc; dc in each ch-1 sp and dc across to next ch-3 sp, work ch-motif, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to end of row, end with 2 dc in beg ch - 20 (22, 26, 26, 28, 30) dc and 1 ch-motif.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, sk first 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc) across to next ch-3 sp, work ch-motif, (dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc) to end of row, end with dc in top of beg ch.


Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk first dc, dc in each ch-1 sp and dc across to next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sk ch-motif, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to end of row, end with 2 dc in beg ch.
Row 4: Ch 4, 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 (ch-motif made), (dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc) to end of row, end with dc in top of beg ch.



Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures same as Back to armhole shaping, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in first 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) dc, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), finish row in established pattern - 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 10) ch-1 sp.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first ch-1 sp for neck, continue in pattern as established to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp for armhole, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Row 3: Work even in established pattern.

Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 2, 2, 2) more times - 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) ch-1 sp.


Continue to decrease 1 ch-1 sp at neck only 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) times - 0 ch-1 sp remains 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 all shaping.

SLEEVE (make 2)
Ch 31 (31, 35, 35, 39, 39).


Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1, dc), (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 (ch-motif made), dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) times - 10 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14) ch-1 sp and 1 ch-motif.
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 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), continue in pattern as established to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) dc; leave last 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) dc unworked - 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 10) ch-1 sp.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, continue in pattern as established to last ch-1 sp, sk last ch-1 sp, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.


Row 3: Work even in established pattern - 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 8) ch-1 sp.


Rep last 2 rows 2 (2, 3, 3, 2, 2) more times - 2 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4) ch-1 sp.

Work even until cap measures 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) in.

(15 (15, 18, 18, 20.5, 23) cm).

Fasten off.
Sleeve Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st along lower edge of Sleeve.
Row 1: Working in free loops of foundation ch, ch 1, sc in each ch 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.

From RS, join yarn with sl st at lower edge of Right Front.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly along Right Front edge, Back neck and Left Front edge.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, working 2 sc in marked sts.
Do not fasten off.

Pivot work to work along lower edge.
Next Row: Working in free loops of foundation chain, sc evenly across lower edge.
Last 2 Rows: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
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 st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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)
WS = wrong side


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