Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Beach Cover-up / Cardigan
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: 70258A

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
S/M (L, 1X/2X) Finished Chest 38 1/2 (44 1/2, 49) in. (98 (113, 124.5) cm) Finished Length 31 (32, 33) in. (78.5 (81.5, 84) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

480-125 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Walnut

True dark chocolate


Quantity needed: 12 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (14, 16)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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GAUGE:
11 hdc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Ch 55 (63, 69).
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc across, hdc in top of turning ch - 54 (62, 68) sts (including turning ch).
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 5 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to last 3 hdc, hdc in last 3 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch - 22 (26, 29) ch-1 sp, turning ch and 5 hdc at beg, 5 hdc at end.
Rows 5-14: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 5 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch.
Fasten off.



LEFT & RIGHT FRONT (make 2)
Ch 29 (33, 37).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.
Rows 2-14: Work as for Back - 9 (11, 13) ch-1 sp.
Fasten off Left Front.

Do not fasten off Right Front.



Join for Body
Row 15 (RS): Ch 2, turn, working across Right Front, sk first hdc, *hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) across to last 5 hdc of piece, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch*; working over Back, hdc in first hdc, rep between * and *; working across Left Front, hdc in first hdc, rep between * and * - 40 (48, 55) ch-1 sp, 11 sts each side, turning ch and 5 hdc at beg, 5 hdc at end.
Row 16 (WS): Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp or hdc; rep from * across to last 5 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch - 50 (58, 65) ch-1 sp, turning ch and 5 hdc at beg, 5 hdc at end.
Rep last row until piece measures 20 in.

(51 cm) from beg, ending with a WS row.



Shape Armhole
Right Front
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 10 (12, 14) more times for Right Front - 11 (13, 15) ch-1 sp.
Continue in established pattern over these sts until Right Front measures 11 (12, 13) in.

(28 (30.5, 33) cm) from beginning of armhole shaping.

Fasten off.



Back
From RS, join yarn with sl st in next ch-1 sp of Body.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as st), hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 25 (29, 32) more times - 26 (30, 33) ch-1 sp.
Continue in established pattern over these sts until Back measures same as Right Front.

Fasten off.



Left Front
From RS, join yarn with sl st in next ch-1 sp of Body.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 5 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch.
Continue in established pattern over these sts until Left Front measures same as Back.

Fasten off.
Beginning at armhole edge, sew 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5) cm) of Front and Back together on each side for shoulders.



SLEEVE (make 2)
Note: Yarn is joined at armhole edge and Sleeve is worked in the round down to the wrist.
From RS join yarn with sl st at underarm.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in same st, *ch 1, hdc in armhole edge; rep from * 29 (32, 34) more times evenly spaced around armhole edge; ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 31 (34, 36) ch-1 sp.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around; ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep last rnd, until Sleeve measures 16 1/2 in.

(42 cm) from beg or 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) less than desired length, end with a RS row.
Next Rnd (WS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc and ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Next 2 Rnds: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Last Rnd (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Hood
From RS, join yarn at Right Front neck edge, ch 2, sk first hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, *ch 1, hdc in neck edge; rep from * 21 (25, 29) more times evenly spaced around Front and Back neck, ending ch 1, hdc in last 5 sts at Left Front neck edge - 23 (27, 31) ch-1 sp.

Place marker in 12th (14th, 16th) ch-1 sp.
Row 1: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) to marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 hdc in marked ch-1 sp (2 st increase), (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) to last 5 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp or hdc; rep from * to last 4 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch - 24 (28, 32) ch-1 sp.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until there are 28 (31, 34) ch-1 sp.
Work even in established pattern until Hood measures 15 (16, 17) in.

(38 (40.5, 43) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.

Seam top of Hood.



Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st and sc evenly along lower edge of Back, edges of slit, Right Front, Hood, Left Front, and remaining side slit.

Join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.



BELT
Ch 7.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in each hdc across, hdc in top of turning ch.
Rep Row 1 until Belt measures 36 (46, 56) in.

(91.5 (117, 142) cm).

Fasten off.



Belt carriers (make 2)
Ch 12.

Fasten off.

Sew a carrier to each side of cardigan at waist.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
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
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)
WS = wrong side


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