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Country Cute Cardi
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L20611 How cute is this short-sleeved cardigan? Make this quick-to-crochet, bottom-up sweater for your little girl!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-8 years (9-10 years, 11-12 years) Finished Chest 29 (30 1/2, 33) in. (73.5 (77.5, 84) cm) Finished Length 10 1/2 (11, 12) in. (26.5 (28, 30.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon 'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2, 2

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:
10 dc + 6 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Cardi is worked in one piece beg at lower edge.

2.

When Cardi has reached armhole length, chs are worked for sleeves.

You’ll need a separate strand of yarn to make the sleeve chs, so before beginning, cut a length about 3 yds.

(3 m) long, and set it aside until you reach the yoke portion of the Cardi.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDI Body Ch 74 (78, 84).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc), and in each ch across - 72 (76, 82) dc at the end of this row.

Rows 2-6 (6, 7): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st across.

Shape Yoke Next Row: Drop loop from hook, but do not fasten off.

Next Row: From RS, sk first 15 (16, 18) sts, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts along body for underarm, sl st in next st.

Fasten off.

Next Row: From RS, sk next 26 (28, 30) sts following the end of the ch for the first sleeve, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts for underarm, sl st in next st.

Fasten off.

Pick up loop dropped at end of Row 6 (6, 7).

Row 1: Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to first ch of sleeve ch, dc in each ch of sleeve ch; rep from * once, dc in each st to end of row - 104 (112, 122) dc at the end of this row.

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

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 (11, 10) sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made, *dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made; rep from * 7 (7, 8) more times, dc in each st to end of row - 95 (103, 112) sts.

Rows 4-8 (9, 9): Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to 1 st before marker, dc2tog, move marker to dc2tog just made; rep from * 8 (8, 9) more times, dc in each st to end of row - 50 (49, 52) sts at the end of last row.

Remove markers.

Row 9 (10, 10): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 (6, 4) sts, dc2tog; rep from * 4 (3, 5) more times, dc in each st to end of row - 44 (44, 45) sts.Fasten off.



FINISHING From RS, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner of Cardi.

Row 1 (RS): Work sl st evenly spaced up front, across back neck, and down opposite front.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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