Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Child's Hooded Cardigan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L0416C

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6
Finished Chest 25 (27, 29) in. (63.5 (68.5, 73.5) cm) Finished Length 12 (14, 15) in. (30.5 (35.5, 38) 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: (applied Nov 14, 2011)
This pattern has been replaced with a more accurate version.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-427 Homespun Yarn: Cherry Blossom

'Painterly' color White, fuchsia, dark magenta, and medium purple


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 3, 3

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 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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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
11 sts + 7 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Griddle St. 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:
PATTERN STITCH
Griddle Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across.


Rep Row 1 for Griddle St.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan is made in 3 pieces; Lower Body and 2 Sleeve/Yoke pieces.
2.

The Sleeve/Yoke pieces are folded along the shoulder, and sewn tog to form upper body of cardigan.

The Lower Body is sewn along the lower edge of the joined Sleeve/Yoke piece.
3.

Hood is worked directly onto the seamed Cardigan.


INSTRUCTIONS
LOWER BODY
Ch 71 (77, 81).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across - 70 (76, 80) sts at the end of this row.
Work in Griddle St until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in.

(16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Fasten off.
Place a marker in the center of the last row.
SLEEVE/YOKE (make 2)
Ch 19 (21, 23).
Row 1(RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across, end with a dc in last ch - 18 (20, 22) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 3: Work in Griddle St across.
Row 4 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last sc, 2 dc in last sc - 20 (22, 24) sts.
Rows 5 and 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
Row 7 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, (sc, dc) in first dc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, (sc, dc) in last sc - 22 (24, 26) sts.
Rows 8 and 9: Work in Griddle St across.
Rep Rows 4-9, 2 (3, 3) more times - 30 (36, 38) sts when all reps have been completed.



Sizes 2 (6) ONLY
Rep Rows 4-6 once more - 32 (40) sts when all reps have been completed.



Divide for Front and Back Yoke
Note: Both Sleeve/Yoke pieces are identical.



Sizes 2 (6) ONLY
First Half
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * 5 (7) more times, dc in next 2 sts; leave rem 16 (20) sts unworked - 16 (20) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
Rep last row until piece measures 3 1/2 (4) in.

(9 (10) cm) from divide.
Fasten off.
Second Half
Join yarn with sl st in first unworked st following first half.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc - 16 (20) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sc, dc in last 2 sc.
Rep last row until piece measures same as first half.
Fasten off.



Size 4 ONLY
First Half
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) 9 times; leave rem 18 sts unworked - 18 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Work in Griddle St.
Rep last row until piece measures 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) from divide.
Fasten off.
Second Half
Join yarn with sl st in first unworked st following first half.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * across.
Row 2: Work in Griddle St.
Rep last row until piece measures same as first half.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
From RS, fold Sleeve/Yoke pieces in half lengthwise.

Sew one half of Sleeve/Yoke pieces tog - this is the center back seam.

Align marker on Body with center back seam.

Match ends of Body to front corners of Sleeve/Yoke.

Sew long edge of Body to lower edge of Sleeve/Yoke.

Sew Sleeve seams.



Hood
From RS, join yarn with sl st in top right corner of neck.
Work 40 (42, 44) sts in Griddle st evenly spaced around neck edge.
Work in Griddle St until Hood measures 8 1/2 (10, 11) in.

(21.5 (25.5, 28) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.
Fold Hood in half along last row and seam, to form top of Hood.



Button Loops
From RS, join yarn with sl st in right front, 1 in.

(2.5 cm) below neck.

Ch 6, join with sl st in same st as joining sl st, to make top button loop.

Fasten off.
Make another button loop 1 in.

(2.5 cm) above lower edge.
Make 2 more button loops, evenly spaced between first 2 button loops.
Sew buttons opposite button loops.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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