Sweet­heart Cardi

Crochet World - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Tammy Hilde­brand

FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit child/youth size 1; changes for sizes 2 and 3 are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Chest: 201/4 inches (1) [223/4 inches (2); 251/4 inches (3)] Length from shoul­der: 12 inches (1) [121/2 inches (2); 13 inches (3)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Pre­mier Yarns DK Col­ors light (DK) weight acrylic yarn (5 oz/383 yds/140g per skein): 1 [1, 1] skein #1071-04 sweet

heart • Size G/6/4mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Tapestry nee­dle • 5/8-inch (16mm) shank but­tons: 3

GAUGE

7 sc or hdc = 21/4 inches; 1 row sc and 2 rows hdc = 1 inch; 3 shells = 21/4 inches; 8 rows shells = 2 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

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

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Shell: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in in­di­cated st or sp. 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.

CARDI YOKE

Ch 60 [64, 68]. Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beg 2 sk chs count as hdc), hdc in next ch, *2 hdc in next ch, hdc in each of next 3 chs; rep from * across, turn. (73 [78, 83] hdc) Row 2: Ch 1, work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide) only, sc in each st across, turn. Row 3: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), hdc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * across, turn. (87 [93, 99] hdc) Row 5: Ch 1, work­ing in front lps (see Stitch Guide) only, sc in each st across, turn. Row 6: Rep row 3. Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 1 [2, 3] st(s), *2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * across, turn. (104 [111, 118] hdc)

Rows 8 & 9: Rep rows 2 and 3. Row 10: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 3 [0, 7] sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 9 sts; rep from * across, turn. (114 [122, 129] hdc)

Row 11: Ch 1, work­ing in front lps only, sc in first st, sc dec (see

Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts 1 [1, 0] time(s), sc in each rem st across, turn. (113 [121, 129] sc)

BODY

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in each of next 15 [17, 19] sts, sk next 25 sts for first armhole, hdc in each of next 31 [35, 39] sts, sk next 25 sts for 2nd armhole, hdc in each of last 16 [18, 20] sts, turn. (63 [71, 79] hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next st, * shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next st, sk next st; rep from * across, sc in last st, turn. (2 sc, 30 [34, 38] shells) Rows 3–28 [3–30, 3–32]: Ch 1, sc in first st, *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across, sc in last st, turn. Fas­ten off.

BUT­TON BAND

Row 1: With RS fac­ing, work­ing in row ends of left edge, work sc join

(see Spe­cial Stitches) in row 1 of yoke, sc in each row of yoke, sc in first row of body, [ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row] across body to bot­tom cor­ner, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, shell in each ch-1 sp across to yoke sec­tion, [sk next sc, shell in next sc] across to last sc of yoke, sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across, sc in last st, turn. Fas­ten off.

BUT­TON­HOLE BAND

Row 1: With RS fac­ing, work­ing in row ends of right edge, join yarn with sc in last row of body, [ch 1, sk next row, sc in next row] up to yoke, sc in each row of yoke, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, [shell in next st, sk next st] 6 times, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, [shell in ch-1 sp of next shell] 13 [15, 7] times, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-1 sp of next shell, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell] 2 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-1 sp of next shell, sc in last st, do not turn or fas­ten off.

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