Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Nine Lives Sweater
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 90510AD This sweet cardigan has a great texture. Make it in this colorway, or click here to see the alternate Stripe Collage Cardi for another set of colors.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years) Finished Chest 21 (22, 24, 26) in. (53.5 (56, 61, 66) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 12, 13) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 33) 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

840-138 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Pink Poodle

Bright medium pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

840-100 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Angel White

Crisp, clean white


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Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

840-169 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Sweet Pea

Light spring green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

Additional Materials
4 buttons, 3/4 in. (19mm) diameter
GAUGE:
13 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in stitch 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:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.



COLOR SEQUENCE
Work *9 rows with A, 9 rows with B, 9 rows with C; rep from * for Color Sequence.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan is worked in one piece from lower edge up to armholes.

Then Fronts and Back are worked separately up to the shoulders.
2.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
With A, ch 69 (73, 79, 85).
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across - 68 (72, 78, 84) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across.


Rep last row, changing color every 9 rows as in Color Sequence, until piece measures 5 1/2 (5 3/4, 7 1/2, 8) in.

(14 (14.5, 19, 20.5) cm) from beg.

Do not fasten off.



First Front
Notes: Fronts and Back are now worked separately.
Continue to change color every 9 rows as in Color Sequence.
Shape Neck
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, (sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st) 8 (8, 9, 10) times; leave rem sts unworked for Back and Second Front - 17 (17, 19, 21) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next hdc, *hdc in next sl st, sl st in next hdc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 16 (16, 18, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across - 15 (15, 17, 19) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times, then rep Row 2 once more - 10 (10, 12, 14) sts when all decs have been completed.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * across.
Rep last row until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 13) in.

24 (25.5, 30.5, 33) cm from beg.

Fasten off.



Back
Note: Continue to change color every 9 rows as in Color Sequence.
Next Row: Join yarn with sl st in first unworked st following First Front, hdc in next sl st, (sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st) 15 (17, 18, 19) times; leave rem sts unworked for Second Front - 32 (36, 38, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across.
Rep last row until Back measures same as First Front.

Fasten off.



Second Front
Note: Continue to change color every 9 rows as in Color Sequence.
Shape Neck
Row 1: Join yarn with sl st in first unworked st following Back, hdc in next sl st, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 17 (17, 19, 21) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, hdc in next sl st, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across - 16 (16, 18, 20) sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 15 (15, 17, 19) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times, then rep Row 2 once more - 10 (10, 12, 14) sts when all decs have been completed.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * across.
Rep last row until piece measures same as Back.

Fasten off.
SLEEVE (make 2)
Note: Sleeve is worked from the top downwards.

This aids in matching the stripes with those in the Body.

Work Sleeves in the same colors as in Fronts, but in reverse order.

Beg at top of Sleeve with same color as last row of Front.
Ch 29 (31, 33, 36).


Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, *sl st in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across - 28 (30, 32, 34) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, *sl st in next hdc, hdc in next sl st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 26 (28, 30, 32) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3-6: Ch 1, turn, *hdc in next st, sl st in next st; rep from * across.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, *hdc in next sl st, sl st in next hdc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 24 (26, 28, 30) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 8-11: Ch 1, turn, *sl st in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 2-11 once more - 20 (22, 24, 26) sts when these rows completed.
Rep Row 2 once more - 18 (20, 22, 24) sts at the end of this row.
Rep Row 3 until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8, 9 1/2) in.

(16.5 (19, 20.5, 24) cm) from beg.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew in Sleeves.


Sew buttons evenly spaced onto Left Front: sew first button 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) below beg of neck shaping, last button 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) above lower edge, rem buttons evenly spaced between.

Use spaces between stitches along Right Front as buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
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)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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