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# HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET CARDIGAN

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Main sleeve Ch2 does not count as first st throughout sleeve The first st of each row should be worked into the base of the ch2 Row 1 (RS) ch2 (does not count as st), 2htr in first st, 1htr in each st to end, turn [35 (35, 37) sts] Row 2 ch2, 1 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to end, turn [35 (35, 38) sts] Row 3 ch2, 1 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 1) htr in last st, turn [35 (36, 39) sts] Row 4 ch2, 17 (18, 19) htr, 5-tr cluster, 17 (17, 19) htr, turn Row 5 ch2, 1 (2, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [36 (37, 40) sts] Row 6 ch2, 16 (16, 18) htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 15 (16, 17) htr, turn Row 7 ch2, 1 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 1) htr in last st, turn [36 (38, 41) sts] Row 8 ch2, 14 (15, 16) htr, 5-tr cluster, 7htr, 5-tr cluster, 13 (14, 16) htr, turn Row 9 ch2, 2 (2, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [37 (39, 42) sts] Row 10 ch2, 13 (14, 16) htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 13 (14, 15) htr, turn Row 11 ch2, 1 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 1) htr in last st, turn [37 (40, 43) sts] Row 12 ch2, 14 (16,17) htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 14 (15, 17) htr, turn Row 13 ch2, 1 (2, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [38 (41, 44) sts] Row 14 ch2, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [38 (41, 45) sts] Row 15 ch2, 1 (1, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 2) htr in last st, turn [38 (42, 46) sts] Row 16 ch2, 11 (13, 15) htr, 5-tr cluster, 15htr, 5-tr cluster, 10 (12, 14) htr, turn Row 17 ch2, 2 (2, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to end, turn [39 (43, 47) sts] Row 18 ch2, 9 (11, 13) htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 11htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 9 (11, 13) htr, turn Row 19 ch2, 1 (1, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 2) htr in last st, turn [39 (44, 48) sts] Row 20 ch2, 7 (10, 12) htr, 5-tr cluster, 7htr, 5-tr cluster, 7htr, 5-tr cluster, 7htr, 5-tr cluster, 7 (9, 11) htr, turn Row 21 ch2, 1 (2, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 1) htr in last st, turn [40 (45, 49) sts] Row 22 ch2, 7 (9, 11) htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 5htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 6 (9, 11) htr, turn Row 23 ch2, 2 (1, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 2) htr in last st, turn [41 (46, 50) sts] Row 24 ch2, 8 (11, 13) htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 7htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 8 (10, 12) htr, turn Row 25 ch2, 1 (2, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 1) htr in last st, turn [42 (47, 51) sts] Row 26 ch2, 1 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to end, turn [42 (47, 52) sts] Row 27 ch2, 2 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 1) htr in last st, turn [43 (48, 53) sts] Row 28 ch2, 21 (24, 26) htr, 5-tr cluster, 21 (23, 26) htr, turn Row 29 ch2, 1 (2, 1) htr in first st,

1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [44 (49, 54) sts] Row 30 ch2, 20 (22, 25) htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 19 (22, 24) htr, turn Row 31 ch2, 2 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 1) htr in last st, turn [45 (50, 55) sts] Row 32 ch2, 18 (21, 23) htr, 5-tr cluster, 7htr, 5-tr cluster, 18 (20, 23) htr, turn Row 33 ch2, 1 (2, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [46 (51, 56) sts] Row 34 ch2, 18 (20, 23) htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 4htr, 5-tr cluster, 17 (20, 22) htr, turn Row 35 ch2, 2 (1, 2) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 1 (2, 1) htr in last st, turn [47 (52, 57) sts] Row 36 ch2, 19 (22, 24) htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 3htr, 5-tr cluster, 1htr, 5-tr cluster, 19 (21, 24) htr, turn Row 37 ch2, 1 (2, 1) htr in first st, 1htr in each st to last st, 2 (1, 2) htr in last st, turn [48 (53, 58) sts] Row 38 ch2, 1htr in each st to end, turn Row 39 ch2, 1htr in each st to end, fasten off Making up Lay the cardigan out RS up. Lay one sleeve on top of cardigan with WS facing, matching the centre of the sleeve top with the shoulder seam. Pin the sleeve along the cardigan edge and sew in place using mattress stitch. Repeat for the second sleeve. Lay out the cardigan with the RS of the fronts and backs together. Pin the sleeve seams and side seams, matching up the rows and the hearts. Sew one long continuous seam from the cuff to the hem. Repeat on the other side.

Front band

With RS facing, join the yarn to bottom corner of the right front Foundation ch2 (counts as 1tr), work 89tr evenly up right front edge, 22tr across back neck and 90tr evenly down left front edge, turn [202 sts] Aim for 15sts per 10 rows Row 1 ch2 (counts as 1st st), *1FPtr, 1BPtr; rep from * to last st, 1FPtr (round the 2ch), turn Rep Row 1 a further two times, fasten off and weave in all ends.