BREEZY OPEN MESH CARDI­GAN

This amaz­ing cardi­gan is made us­ing sim­ple dou­ble cro­chet stitches. Per­fect for year-round wear!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Melissa Leap­man

FIN­ISHED SIZES

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

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Back Width: 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) inches Length: 363/4 (363/4, 363/4, 363/4, 371/2) inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Uni­ver­sal Yarn Bam­boo Pop light ( DK) weight cot­ton/ bam­boo yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 292 yds/ 100g per ball):

7 ( 8, 9, 9, 10) balls # 102 cream • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge

GAUGE

In Pat­tern Stitch: 19 sts = 4 inches; 10 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Each chain-2 space counts as 2 stitches in fi­nal stitch count. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated.

PAT­TERN STITCH

Foun­da­tion Row (RS): Dc into the 4th ch from the hook (3 sk chs count as dc) and into each ch across. Turn. Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc into each dc across, end­ing with dc into the top of turn­ing ch. Turn. Row 2: Ch 3, dc into the next dc, * ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk the next 2 dc, dc into each of the next 2 dc; rep from * across, end­ing with ch 2, sk the next 2 dc, dc into next dc, dc into the top of turn­ing ch. Turn. Row 3: Ch 3, dc into the next dc, *2 dc into the next ch-2 sp, dc into each of the next 2 dc; rep from * across, end­ing with 2 dc into the next ch-2 sp, dc into the next dc, dc into top of turn­ing ch. Turn. Rep rows 1–3 for pat­tern.

CARDI­GAN RIGHT FRONT

Ch 176 (176, 176, 176, 180).

Work Pat­tern Stitch Foun­da­tion Row (see Pat­tern Stitch). [174 (174, 174, 174, 178) sts] Work even in Pat­tern Stitch un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) inches from beg, end­ing after a WS row.

Shape Right Arm­hole Lower Arm­hole

Next Row (RS): Work pat­tern as es­tab­lished across first 90 sts, turn, leav­ing rest of row un­worked. [90 sts] Work­ing only on these 90 sts, work even for 1 more row.

Next Row (RS): Work pat­tern across 90 sts, fas­ten off.

Up­per Arm­hole

Next Row (RS): Sk the next 42 (42, 42, 42, 46) un­worked sts on last row of Right Front, join (see Pat­tern Notes) yarn in next st, ch 3, con­tinue pat­tern as es­tab­lished across last 42 sts of row, turn.

Next Row (WS): Work pat­tern as es­tab­lished across first 42 sts, turn. Work­ing only on these 42 sts, work even for 1 more row.

BACK

Next Row (WS): Work pat­tern across first 42 sts of Up­per Arm­hole, ch 42 (42, 42, 42, 46), sk the next 42 (42, 42, 42, 46) sts 2 rows be­low, work across 90 sts of Lower Arm­hole across to end of row. Turn.

Con­tinue even in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) inches from top of Arm­hole, end­ing after a WS row.

Shape Left Arm­hole

Rep Shape Right Arm­hole Lower Arm­hole.

Up­per Arm­hole

Next Row (RS): Sk the next 42 (42, 42, 42, 46) un­worked sts on last row of Back, join yarn in next st, ch 3, con­tinue pat­tern as es­tab­lished across last 42 sts of row, turn.

Next Row (WS): Work pat­tern as es­tab­lished across first 42 sts, turn, leav­ing rest of row un­worked. Work­ing only on these 42 sts, work even for 1 more row.

LEFT FRONT

Next Row (WS): Work pat­tern across first 42 sts of Up­per Arm­hole, ch 42 (42, 42, 42, 46), sk the next 42 (42, 42, 42, 46) sts 2 rows be­low, work across 88 sts of Lower Arm­hole across to end the row, turn. Con­tinue even un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) inches from top of Arm­hole, end­ing after a rep of Row 1 of pat­tern. Fas­ten off.

SLEEVE

Ch 60.

Work Pat­tern Stitch Foun­da­tion Row. [58 sts] Work­ing in es­tab­lished pat­tern, inc 1 st at beg and end of row, ev­ery row 2 (2, 2, 2, 6) times, then ev­ery other row 12 (12, 12, 12, 10) times. [86 (86, 86, 86, 90) sts] Con­tinue even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 13 inches from beg. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Block to mea­sure­ments. Sew Sleeves to Arm­hole open­ings. C!

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