HOW TO MAKE A CRO­CHET CARDI­GAN

Mollie Makes - - Making -

Bob­bles, love hearts and cosy cro­chet – what’s not to fall for? This Valen­tine’s Day, we’re go­ing to be our own not-so-se­cret ad­mir­ers and spoil our­selves with a good arm­ful of al­paca yarn so we can make a start on this gor­geous cardi. The sin­gle colour de­sign means it’s the tex­ture that re­ally stands out – you’ll be dab­bling in clus­ters and post tre­bles to cre­ate the rib­bing and bob­bles. Bring it on, we’re al­ready smit­ten.

In­struc­tions

The pat­tern is writ­ten for size S with in­struc­tions for M and L shown in brack­ets where dif­fer­ent i.e. S (M, L). The cardi­gan is made flat in five sep­a­rate pieces – the back, two fronts and two sleeves – which are sewn to­gether and a ribbed front band is added. To make it longer or shorter, you can ad­just the num­ber of rows, but al­ways ad­just by an even num­ber e.g. work 2, 4 or 6 rows more or fewer. If you make it longer you may need more yarn. When work­ing the sleeve, place a stitch marker around the in­crease sts to check you’re al­ways in­creas­ing on al­ter­nate sides.

Back Ribbed hem band Foun­da­tion ch65 (69, 77) Row 1 1tr in 3rd ch from hook (2ch missed counts as 1tr), 1tr in each ch to end, turn [64 (68, 76) sts] Row 2 ch2 (counts as 1st st), *1FPtr, 1BPtr; rep from * to last st, 1FPtr (worked around 2ch), turn Rep Row 2 twice Main body Row 1 (RS) ch2 (counts as 1st htr here and through­out), 2htr in next st, *12 (9, 9) htr, 2htr in next st; rep from * 1 (2, 2) times, **11 (8, 10) htr, 2htr in next st; rep from ** 2 (3, 3) times, turn [70 (76, 84) sts] Row 2 ch2, 1htr in each st to end, turn Rep Row 2 a fur­ther 50 times to give 4 rows of rib and 52 rows of htr Shape shoul­ders Row 1 (RS) ss across first 4 sts, 1dc, 60 (66, 74) htr, 1dc, 1ss, turn leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked Row 2 ss in dc and first 2 htr, 1dc, 54 (60, 68) htr, 1dc, 1ss, turn leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked Row 3 ss in dc and first 2 htr, 1dc, 48 (54, 62) htr, 1dc 1ss, turn leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked Row 4 ss in dc and first 2 htr, 1dc, 42 (48, 56) htr, 1dc, 1ss, fas­ten off

Front right (as worn)

Ribbed hem band Foun­da­tion ch23 (27, 31) Row 1 1tr into 3rd ch from hook, (2ch missed counts as 1st st), 1tr in each ch to end, turn [22 (26, 30) sts] Row 2 ch2 (counts as 1st st), *1FPtr, 1BPtr; rep from * to last st, 1FPtr (worked around the 2ch), turn Rep Row 2 twice Main body Row 1 (RS) ch2 (counts as 1st htr here and through­out), 1htr in each st to end, turn Rep Row 1 a fur­ther 51 times to give 4 rows of rib and 52 rows of htr Shape shoul­ders Row 1 (RS) ch2, 16 (20, 24) htr, 1dc, 1ss, turn leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked Row 2 ss in dc and first 2 htr, 1dc, 14 (18,22) htr, turn Row 3 ch2, 10 (14,18) htr, 1dc, 1ss, turn leav­ing re­main­ing sts un­worked Row 4 ss in dc and first 2 htr, 1dc, 8 (12,16) htr, fas­ten off

Front left (as worn)

Work as for front right un­til shape shoul­ders Shape shoul­ders Row 1 (RS) ss across first 4 sts, 1dc, 17 (21, 25) htr, turn Row 2 ch2, 13 (17, 21) htr, 1dc, 1ss, turn Row 3 ss in dc and first 2 htr, 1dc, 11 (15, 19) htr, turn Row 4 ch2, 7 (11, 15) htr, 1dc, 1ss, fas­ten off With RS to­gether, pin the shoul­der seams, match­ing up the shap­ing. Us­ing a yarn nee­dle and match­ing yarn, sew us­ing mat­tress stitch, leav­ing a 0.5cm ( ") seam al­lowance

Sleeves (make two)

Ribbed cuff Foun­da­tion ch35 (35, 37) Row 1 1tr into 3rd ch from hook (2ch missed counts as 1tr), 1tr in each ch to end, turn [34 (34, 36) sts] Row 2 ch2 (counts as 1st st), *1FPtr, 1BPtr; rep from * to last st, 1FPtr (round the 2ch), turn Rep Row 2 twice

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