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Women's crochet lace cardigan Novita Baby Merino

This crochet cardigan from Novita Baby Merino features three-quarter sleeves.

Size(s)

XS/S(M)L(XL)XXL

Yarn demand

Novita Baby Merino (326) Silver Willow 300(350)400(450)500 g

Needles and other supplies

Crochet hook Novita 3 mm (UK 11 / US C-2 or D-3) or size needed to obtain gauge Other supplies 1 button

Designer

Lea Petäjä

Finished dimensions

body circumference 88(96)106(114)126 cm / 34¾(37¾)41¾(45)49½ in length 48(50)52(55)58 cm / 19(19¾)20½(21¾)22¾ in inner sleeve length 21(22)23(23)24 cm / 8¼(8¾)9(9)9½ in

Crochet pattern
Work following the chart and instructions.

Gauge
2 pattern repeats on chart I (18 sts on beginning chain) = 6

Back

Chain 125(134)152(161)179 for the beginning chain.

Row 1 (see chart): 1 double crochet (dc) into 2nd chain stitch (ch) from hook, 1 dc into each ch on beginning chain = 124(133)151(160)178dc.

Row 2: ch5 (= 1st tr + 2 ch), skip 1 dc, 1 dc into next st, *ch3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc into next st, ch2, skip 1 st, 1 treble (tr) into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1 tr into next st, ch2, skip 1 st, 1 dc into next st*, repeat *-* 12(13)15(16)18more times, ch3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc into next st, ch2, 1 tr at end of row. 13(14)16(17)19 pattern repeats in total + half a pattern repeat at both ends.

Work rows 3-7 of the chart.

Work row 8 and at the same time evenly decrease 1 dc (size XS/S) or increase 1(5)7 dc (sizes M, L, XL) = 123(134)156(167)178 dc.

Continue from row 9 of chart I. 11(12)14(15)16 pattern repeats in total (1 pattern repeat = 11 sts).

Work rows 1-17 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 10-17.

When the piece measures 29(30)31(33)35 cm, leave half a pattern repeat at both ends unworked for armholes (use slip sts at the beginning of row). Draw the arch of the armhole on a piece of paper in real size. Decrease ½(1)1(1½)1½ pattern repeats at both ends following the drawing. 9(½+8+½)½+10+½(11)12 pattern repeats in total.

When the armhole measures 17(18)19(20)21 cm, leave the middle 5(½+4+½)½+4+½(5)½+4+½ pattern repeats unworked for the neckline. Crochet one shoulder at a time. Decrease ½ a pattern repeat at the neckline edge within 2 cm. 1(1½)1½(2)2 pattern repeats on the shoulder.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm, break the yarn and work the other shoulder to match.

Left front

Ch71(71)80(89)98 for the beginning chain.

Row 1 (see chart): 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each ch on beginning chain = 70(70)79(88)97 dc.

Row 2: ch5 (= 1st tr + 2 ch), skip 1 dc, 1 dc into next st, *ch3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc into next st, ch2, skip 1 st, 1 tr into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1 tr into next st, ch2, skip 1 st, 1 dc into next st*, repeat *-* 6(6)7(8)9 more times, ch3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc into next st, ch2, 1 tr at end of row. 7(7)8(9)10 pattern repeats in total + half a pattern repeat at both ends.

Work rows 3-7 of the chart.

Work row 8 and at the same time evenly decrease 2 dc (sizes XS/S, M) or increase 2(4) dc (sizes XL, XXL) = 68(68)79(90)101 dc.

Continue from row 9. 6(6)7(8)9 pattern repeats in total (1 pattern repeat = 11 sts).

Work rows 10-17 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 11-17.

When the piece measures 29(30)31(33)35 cm, leave ½ a pattern repeat at the right end unworked for the armhole. Follow the armhole drawing and decrease a further ½(1)1(1½)1½ pattern repeats at the right end. 5(4½)5½(6)7 pattern repeats in total.

When the armhole measures 5(6)7(8)9 cm, leave 1 pattern repeat at the left end unworked for the neckline. Draw the neckline in real size on a piece of paper. Decrease 2½(2)2(2½)2 pattern repeats more following the drawing.

1(1½)1½(2)2 pattern repeats on the shoulder.

When the armhole measures 19(20)21(22)23 cm, break the yarn.

Right front

Mirror the left front.

Sleeves

Draw the pattern in real size on a piece of paper. Work the sleeve increases and decreases following the pattern.

Ch80(89)89(89)89 for the beginning chain.

Row 1 (see chart): 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each ch on beginning chain = 79(88)88(88)88 dc.

Row 2: ch5 (= 1st tr + 2 ch), skip 1 dc, 1 dc into next st, *ch3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc into next st, ch2, skip 1 st, 1 tr into next st, ch1, skip 1 st, 1 tr into next st, ch2, skip 1 st, 1 dc into next st*, repeat *-* 7(8)8(8)8more times, ch3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc into next st, ch2, 1 tr at end of row. 8(9)9(9)9 pattern repeats in total + half a pattern repeat at both ends.

Work rows 3-7 of chart I.

Work row 8 evenly increasing 0(2)2(2)2 dc = 79(90)90(90)90 dc.

Continue from row 9. 7(8)8(8)8 pattern repeats in total (1 pattern repeat = 11 sts).

Work rows 10-17 of the chart and then keep repeating rows 11-17.

Note: Following the pattern, evenly increase 2(1)2(3)4 cm within 15(16)17(17)18 cm at both ends.

Work until the sleeve measures 21(22)23(23)24 cm and the top width 31(34)36(39)40 cm. Then leave ½ a pattern repeat at both ends unworked and continue decreasing following the pattern.

Crochet the other sleeve to match.

Finishing

Pin the pieces to measurements, mist on the wrong side and allow to dry.

Sew the shoulder seams.

Work 1 row of dc to the RS of the neckline. Crochet 2 rows of trebles. On the 1st row, crochet together every 5th and 6th tr. Note: On the 1st tr row, work a buttonhole on the right border: at 2 cm from the edge, ch1 instead of 1 tr.

Work 2 rows of dc on the front edges. Work the first row into the RS.

Sew the side seams and sleeve seams. Attach the sleeves.

Attach the button to the left front piece.

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