Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Everyday Cardi
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: 90440AD This adorable swing style cardigan makes a great first sweater project.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4
SIZES 0–6 months (12–18 months, 2–3 years, 4 years) Finished Chest 19 (20, 22, 25) in. (48.5 (51, 56, 63.5) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11, 12) in. (24 (26, 28, 30.5) 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

487-139 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hibiscus

Soft fuchsia


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.00
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3, 4)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

Additional Materials
1 button 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
16 half double crochet + 12 1/2 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
CARDIGANBACK Chain 41 (43, 47, 53).

Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 39 (41, 45, 51) half double crochet.

Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in.

(11.5 (12.5, 14, 15) cm) from beginning.

Shape Armhole Next Row: Chain 1, turn, slip stitch in each of next 3 (3, 4, 5) stitches, chain 2, half double crochet in same stitch, half double crochet in each stitch across to last 2 (2, 3, 4) stitches, leave remaining stitches unworked – 35 (37, 39, 43) half double crochet.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11, 12) in.

(24 (26, 28, 30.5) cm) from beginning.

Fasten off.
FRONT (make 2) Note: Left and Right Front are identical Chain 22 (23, 25, 28).

Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 20 (21, 23, 26) half double crochet.

Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in.

(11.5 (12.5, 14, 15) cm) from beginning.

Shape Armhole Next Row: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across to last 2 (2, 3, 4) stitches, leave remaining stitches unworked – 18 (19, 20, 22) half double crochet.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/4, 11, 12) in.

(24 (26, 28, 30.5) cm) from beginning.

Fasten off.
SLEEVES Chain 41 (43, 45, 49).

Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and each chain across – 39 (41, 43, 47) half double crochet.

Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 4 1/2 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in.

(11.5 (14, 15, 16.5) cm) from beginning.

Fasten off.
FINISHING Sew Fronts to Back, leaving 4 1/2 (4 1/2, 5, 5) in.

(11.5 (11.5, 12.5, 12.5) cm) open at back neck, and 2 1/4 (2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/2) in.

(5.5 (5.5, 6.5, 6.5) cm) open at each Front neck.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Fold about 3/4 in.

(2 cm) at end of Sleeves for cuff; sew in place.

Collar From right side, join yarn with slip stitch in top corner of Right Front.

Chain 2, half double crochet evenly across Right Front neck, Back Neck and Left Front neck.

Next Row: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet across.

Repeat last row until Collar measures 2 1/4 (2 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 1/4) in.

(5.5 (5.5, 6.5, 8.5) cm).

Fasten off.

Edging From right side, join yarn in lower corner of Right Front.

Chain 1, single crochet evenly up Right Front edge to beginning of Collar, chain 5 (for button loop), continue in single crochet around Collar and down Left Front edge.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Sew on button.

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