Free Knit & Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Knit And Crochet Square Motif Cardi
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel - LB Collection® Cashmere - LB Collection® Superwash Merino - LB Collection® Silk Mohair
Pattern Number: L0285AD Knit and crochet come together in this granny-square sweater.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE:
S/M (L, 1X/2X) Finished Bust: 36 (44, 52) in. (91.5 (112, 132) cm) Finished Length: 16 (20, 24) in. (40.5 (51, 61) 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

485-189 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Wine

Dark burgundy


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 39.96
Alternative Quantity: 7, 9
Note: (A)

485-153 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Raven

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (B)

485-114 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Cerise

Medium magenta


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (C)

483-106 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Cruise

Ocean blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.99
Alternative Quantity: 2, 3
Note: (D)

483-124 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Toffee

Warm brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.99
Alternative Quantity: 2, 3
Note: (E)

483-134 LB Collection Cashmere Yarn: Terracotta

Burnt orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.99
Alternative Quantity: 2, 3
Note: (F)

486-108 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Denim

Denim jeans blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (G)

486-127 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany

Deep, rich brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (H)

486-141 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep magenta


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (I)

484-133 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Sunset

Burnt orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (J)

484-147 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Iris

Cool medium purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (K)

484-153 LB Collection Silk Mohair Yarn: Midnight

Deep black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 2
Note: (L)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

GAUGE:
Rnds 1-4 of Square 1 = 4 x 4 in. (10 x 10 cm) 24 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 2 strands of A held tog. 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:
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

NOTES:
1.

Cardi is made from 5 pieces: 2 Fronts, a Back, and 2 Sleeves.

The Fronts are crocheted and the Back and Sleeves are knit.
2.

Six Squares and 1 or 2 Gussets (depending on size being made) are crocheted, then sewn together following Assembly Diagram to make each Front.


3.

In the smaller size, Cardi is designed to be a standard length.

For larger sizes, design has been modified so that Cardi will fall to a flattering, longer length.
4.

When working Back and Sleeves, 2 strands of A are held tog.

When working Squares and Gussets, a single strand of A is used.
5.

To change color in crochet, 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.

Fasten off old color.


INSTRUCTIONS
SQUARE 1
Note: The number of dc's in the corner dc-groups of the Square Motif are not consistent.

In Rnd 1 you will work 4 groups of 3 dc's each.

In Rnds 2-4 (5, 6), you will work 2 groups of 2 dc's at each corner.



With crochet hook and E, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout this pattern), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 dc-groups and 4 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join C with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - four (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) corners at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join L with sl st in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.
With F, rep last rnd 1 (2, 3) more times.

Note: For larger sizes, you will work additional rnds with the same color (F).

To continue with F, sl st to next corner ch-2 sp to beg the next rnd.
Fasten off.



SQUARE 2
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with J, 1 rnd with H, 1 rnd with B, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with D.



SQUARE 3
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with L, 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with H, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with E.



SQUARE 4
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with A, 1 rnd with G, 1 rnd with J, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with I.



SQUARE 5
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with B, 1 rnd with K, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with H.



SQUARE 6
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with H, 1 rnd with K, 1 rnd with C, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with F.
SQUARE 7 Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with E, 1 rnd with B, 1 rnd with K, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with I.



SQUARE 8
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with I, 1 rnd with A, 1 rnd with J, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with F.



SQUARE 9 Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with D, 1 rnd with L, 1 rnd with A, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with I.



SQUARE 10
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with E, 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with J, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with G.



SQUARE 11
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with B, 1 rnd with J, 1 rnd with I, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with E.



SQUARE 12
Work same as Square 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 rnd with C, 1 rnd with F, 1 rnd with K, and 1 (2, 3) rnds with H.



GUSSET 1
With I, ch 4.
Row 1: Work 4 dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as dc); change to K in last st - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: With K, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in first st and in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st; change to B in last st - 7 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: With B, rep Row 2, changing to F in last st - 9 sts at the end of this row.
With F, rep Row 2, 1 (2, 3) more times, but do not change color - 11 (13, 15) sts when all reps complete
Edging Rnd: With F, sc evenly spaced all the way around edges of Gusset; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.



GUSSET 2
Work same as Gusset 1, working in the following color sequence: 1 row with D, 1 row with C, 1 row with J, 1 (2, 3) rows with H work edging rnd with H.



GUSSET 3 (make 2)
Note: Make Gusset 3 for sizes L (1X/2X) ONLY.



With D, ch 21 (25).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and in each ch across to last ch, 2 dc in last ch; change to K in last st - 20 (24) dc at the end of this row.
Row 2: With K, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout the pattern), turn, dc in first dc (increase made), 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, 2 dc in each of last 2 dc; change to J in last st - 24 (28) dc at the end of this row.
Row 3: With J, rep Row 2; change to B in last st - 28 (32) dc at the end of this row.
Row 4: With B, rep Row 2; change to H in last st - 32 (36) dc at the end of this row.
Row 5: With H, ch 3, turn, dc in first dc (increase made), 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in each of last 2 dc - 36 (40) dc.



For Size 1X/2X ONLY
Row 6: Rep Row 5 once - 44 dc.



For Both Sizes
With H, rep Row 2, 1 (2) more times, but do not change color - 40 (52) dc.
Edging Rnd: With H, sc evenly spaced all the way around edges of Gusset; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
BACK
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 120 (144, 168) sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 8 (10, 12) in.

(20.5 (25.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Shape Armholes
Bind off 9 (11, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 102 (122, 142) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 100 (120, 140) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): P1, p2tog, p across to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 - 98 (118, 138) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 74 (88, 100) sts rem.
Continue in St st (without decreasing) until piece measures 16 (20, 24) in.

(40.5 (51, 61) cm) from beg.
Bind off.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 66 (72, 80) sts.
Work in St st for 9 (5, 3) rows.
Next Row (RS): K1, kfb, k across to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 68 (74, 82) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 10 (6, 4) rows until there are 84 (100, 118) sts, end with a WS row.
Shape Sleeve Cap Bind off 9 (11, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 66 (78, 92) sts when all bind offs complete.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 64 (76, 90) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 36 sts rem.
Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew Squares and Gussets together following Assembly Diagram for Right Front and Left Front.
Right Front Edging
With RS facing, join I with sl st in any st along Right Front.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge of Right Front, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Left Front Edging
With F, work same as for Right Front Edging.
Sew Fronts to Back at shoulder seams, leaving 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) unsewn for Back neck.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Fronts and Back Edging
With RS facing, join H with sl st in any st along outside edge of Right Front.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edges of Fronts, back neck, and lower edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Sleeve Edging
With RS facing, join L with sl st in seam at wrist.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around lower edge of Sleeve; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images