Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Cafe Coat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90087AD This open cardigan features floral crochet motifs.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
Sizes S-L (1X-2X)Finished Bust 45 1/2 (53 1/2) in. (115.5 (136) cm) Finished Length 28 (32) in. (71 (81.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant

Dark purple


Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (12)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 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:
13 sc + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm); Motif A = 6 x 6 (7 x 7) in. (15 x 15 (18 x 18) 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.

NOTES:
Always work into both loops of last st of each row or rnd.


INSTRUCTIONS
COATMOTIF A (make 14) Note: This motif is square.

Ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 16 dc at end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *dc in next dc, ch 2; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 16 dc and 16 ch-2 sps at end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) 15 times, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 48 dc at end of rnd.

Rnd 4: Sl st to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 6, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 3 times, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 6, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 3 times; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in first sc – 4 ch-6 sp and 12 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-6 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (4 hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc) in same ch-6 sp, 3 hdc in next 3 ch-3 sps, *(5 hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc) in next ch-6 sp, 3 hdc in next 3 ch-3 sps; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 76 hdc, and 4 ch-2 sps at end of rnd.

Size 1X-2X Only Rnd 6: Ch 3, *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 84 dc and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Fasten off.

Both Sizes Fasten off.



MOTIF B (make 11) Note: This motif is square.

Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3 dc in ring, ch 3) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 12 dc and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Note: In Rnds 2-5 work all sts in back loops only, except work last st of all rnds in both loops.

Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 24 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in next 2 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 40 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk first ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in next 4 dc; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch – 56 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in ch-3 sp, *hdc in each st to next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch – 72 hdc, 4 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Size 1X-2X Only Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, *dc in each st to next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 more times, dc in each st around; join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch – 88 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, and 4 ch-3 sps at end of rnd.

Both Sizes Fasten off.



MOTIF C (make 2) Note: This motif is half-square shaped.

Ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 9 dc in ring; do not join – 10 dc at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, (dc in next dc, ch 2) 8 times, dc in top of turning ch – 10 dc and 9 ch-2 sps at end of row.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 7 times, 2 dc in last ch-sp – 25 dc and 8 ch-1 sps at end of row.

Row 4: Turn, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 2 times, ch 6, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 6, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sc in top of turning ch – 9 ch-sps at end of row.

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), turn, hdc in first ch-2 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-3 sp, (5 hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc) in next ch-6 sp, 3 hdc in next 3 ch-3 sps, (5 hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc) in next ch-6 sp, 3 hdc in next ch-3 sp, 2 hdc in last ch-sp – 39 hdc and 2 ch-2 sps at end of row.

Size 1X-2X Only Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, dc in each st to end – 43 dc and 2 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Both Sizes Fasten off.



MOTIF D (make 3) Note: This motif is 3/4-square shaped.

Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3 dc in ring, ch 3) 2 times, dc in ring; do not join – 10 dc and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 2: Turn, (sl st, ch 6, 2 dc) in first ch-3 sp (counts as dc, ch 3, 2 dc), working in front loops only, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * once more, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in top of turning ch – 17 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, working in back loops only, *dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, dc) in last ch-sp – 27 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 4: Turn, (sl st, ch 6, 2 dc) in first ch-3 sp (counts as dc, ch 3, 2 dc), working in front loops only, dc in each st to next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in each st to next ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch – 37 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, working in back loops only, *hdc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in ch-3 sp, hdc in each st to next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, hdc in each st to last ch-sp, (2 hdc, ch 3, hdc) in last ch-sp – 47 hdc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Size 1X-2X Only Row 6: Rep Row 4 – 57 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Both Sizes Fasten off.

MOTIF E (make 3) Note: This motif is 3/4-square shaped, and is a mirror-image of Motif D.

Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), 3 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 2 times; do not join – 10 dc and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk next dc, working in front loops only, dc in next dc, dc in next ch, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * once more, (2 dc, ch 3, dc) in last ch-sp – 17 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 3: Turn, sl st in first ch, (sl st, ch 6, 2 dc) in first ch-sp (counts as dc, ch 3, dc), working in back loops only, dc in next 3 dc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * once more, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch – 27 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), turn, sk first ch-1 sp, working in front loops only, dc in each st to next ch-3 sp, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in each st to next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each st to next ch-3 sp; rep from * once more, (2 dc, ch 3, dc) in last ch-sp – 37 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Row 5: Turn, (sl st, ch 5, 2 hdc) in first ch-3 sp (counts as hdc, ch 3, hdc), working in back loops only, hdc in each st to next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, hdc in each st to next ch-3 sp, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in ch-3 sp, hdc in each st to next ch-1 sp; rep from * once more, ch 1, hdc in 3rd ch of turning ch – 47 hdc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Size 1X-2X Only Row 6: Rep Row 4 – 57 dc, 3 ch-1 sps, and 3 ch-3 sps at end of row.

Both Sizes Fasten off.



BACK Ch 57 (68).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 56 (67) sc at end of row.

Shape Left Armhole Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 9 (5), turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 7 (3) ch, working in back loops only, sc in each st across – 64 (71) sc at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (4) more time(s) – 72 (87) sts at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Next Row: Ch 10 (7), turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 (5) ch, working in back loops only, sc in each st across – 81 (93) sts at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (2) more time(s) – 90 (105) sts at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 20 (24) in.

(51 (61) cm), end with a RS row.

Shape Right Armhole Next Row (WS): Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st to last 9 (6) sts; leave last 9 (6) sts unworked – 81 (99) sts at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (2) more time(s) – 72 (87) sts at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st to last 8 (4) sts; leave last 8 (4) sts unworked – 64 (83) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (4) more time(s) – 56 (67) sts at end of row.

Fasten off.

Upper Back Edging From RS, join yarn with sl st in upper corner of Back.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 67 (71) dc evenly spaced across upper edge – 68 (72) dc at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across.

Fasten off.
LEFT FRONT Arrange Motifs as shown on diagram, and sew tog.

Lower band Ch 16.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 15 sc at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 12 (14) in.

(30.5 (35.5) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.

Sew long edge of lower band to lower edge of Left Front.



RIGHT FRONT Arrange Motifs as shown on diagram, and sew tog.

Make lower band in same way as for Left Front lower band and sew long edge to lower edge of Right Front.
SLEEVE (make 2) Arrange Motifs as shown on diagram, and sew tog.

Cuff Ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 sc at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 18 (21) in.

(45.5 (53.5) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.

Sew long edge of cuff to lower edge of Sleeve.
FINISHING Place marker at center of upper edge of Back.

Place markers 3 (3 1/2) in.

(7.5 (9) cm) on both sides of center marker.

Sew shoulder seams, aligning front edge of Fronts with markers.

Sew side seams.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Collar Arrange Motifs as shown on diagram, and sew tog.

Sew long edge of collar to neck edge, centering the middle Motif B over the center Back marker and easing Front edges to fit.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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