Open­work Cardi

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Mar­gret Will­son

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large and 2X-large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust (But­toned): 35 [383/4, 441/4, 471/4, 501/4] inches

Length: 231/2 [231/4, 231/4, 24, 241/2] inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Cas­cade Yarns Ul­tra Pima Fine fine (sport) weight cot­ton yarn (13/4 oz/ 136 yds/50g per skein): 9 [10, 12, 13, 14] skeins

#3743 yel­low rose • Size E/4/3.5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • 5/8-inch but­tons: 6 • Sewing nee­dle and thread • Stitch marker

GAUGE

In Lace Pat­tern: 21 sts = 4 inches; 9 rows = 3 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-1 and chain-2 spa­ces each count as 1 stitch in row stitch counts. Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-2 at beginning of de­crease row counts as first half of dou­ble cro­chet de­crease.

To in­crease at the end of a row, work 2 dou­ble cro­chet in last stitch. To in­crease at beginning of row, chain-2, dou­ble cro­chet in first st. Upon re­turn on fol­low­ing row, work last 2 stitches into dou­ble cro­chet and top of beginning chain-2.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Sin­gle cro­chet join (sc join): Place slip knot on hook, in­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and pull up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook. End of row de­crease (edec): Dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in last 2 sts or last sp and st. Beginning of row de­crease (bdec): Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk first st, dc in 2nd st or first sp. Upon re­turn on fol­low­ing row, work into top of dc.

PAT­TERN STITCHES

Lace Pat­tern (mul­ti­ple of 4 plus 5 chs) Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch (3 sk chs count as first dc) from hook, dc in next ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in each of next 3 chs, rep from * across, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2 (see Pat­tern

Notes), *dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next dc, rep from * across, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn. Rep rows 2 and 3 for pat­tern.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, *ch 4, sk next sc, sc in next dc, rep from * across, sc in last dc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next sc, *ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2, dc in next sc, rep from * across, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, *dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sk next dc, rep from * across, dc in each of last 2 dc, turn. Row 5: Rep row 1. Row 6: Rep row 2.

CARDI BACK

Row 1: Ch 93 [105, 117, 125, 133]. Work Lace Pat­tern (see Pat­tern Stitches) row 1. (91 [103, 115, 123, 131] sts— see Pat­tern Notes)

Time­less, clas­sic styling and a touch of color make this cardi the per­fect sum­mer sweater. Sim­ple, ba­sic stitches cre­ate the open lacy look, per­fect for ca­sual or dressy wear.

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