Lavender Crochet Cardigan-Free Pattern



Hi I am Mary



This is my Lavender Crochet Cardigan! I love this color and the lacy texture and I hope you will  love it too!
You can find this cardigan on my You Tube channel
You can find the PDF ads;free pattern on my Etsy shop 
You can use Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK a very soft yarn or 
Schachenmayr Catania a high quality 100% cotton yarn

Crochet Hook
J/10 US (6mm)

Gauge

Ch 15 and make a small row of 13 dc =3,93  inches (10cm) width
6 rows of pattern =2,32  inches  (6cm) height 

Sizes: Adult  Small (Medium,Large)

MEASUREMENTS

Small: width of back panel=18,50 inches(47 cm) , width of front panel without the 3,93 inches  (10 cm) collar=7,48 inches (19cm) Length from shoulder to bottom= 26 inches (66cm)
Medium: width of back panel=20,86 inches(53 cm) , width of front panel without the 3,93 inches  (10 cm) collar=8,66 inches (22cm) Length from shoulder to bottom= 26 inches (66cm)
Large: width of back panel=22,83 inches(58 cm) , width of front panel without the 3,93 inches  (10 cm) collar=10,23 inches (26cm) Length from shoulder to bottom= 27  inches (69cm)

Abbreviations in US terms:
Sts=stitches
Ch=chain
Sl st=slip stitch
Sc=single crochet 
Hdc=half double crochet
Dc=double crochet 
Rep=repeat
Sk=skip
prev=previous
fpdc=front post double crochet
bpdc=back post double crochet

Special sts
Fpdc =To begin the first front post double crochet, yarn over once as for traditional dc. Instead of inserting your hook into the top loops of the stitch to be worked, you will insert your hook from the front of the work (on the right side) to the back (the wrong side) beside the next stitch to be worked and to front again on the other side. Yarn over and draw a loop up from under the post of the stitch that you had on the hook. You will now have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over once more and draw through 2 loops on the hook, yo and draw through remaining 2 loops, completing one front post double crochet.
Bpdc=to work a back post double crochet in next st , yo, insert your hook from the back of the work (the wrong side) to the front of the work (the right side) beside the next stitch to be worked and on the back side again, yarn over and draw up a loop from under the post of the stitch you had on the hook. . You will now have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over once more and draw through  2 loops on the hook,yo and draw through remaining 2 loops, completing one back post double crochet.
Alternate fpdc and bpdc for ribbing pattern
Cluster in the body pattern =in indicated st work 1sc, 2dc (all together in one stitch)




CROCHET PROJECT

*We crochet 2 Front panels (simple rectangles)
*We crochet one back panel (simple rectangle)
* we sew the shoulders and the sides
* we work the sleeves attaching yarn in bottom armhole and crocheting in rounds , so sleeves are already finished from top to bottom, without sewing
* we crochet the collar along the left front panel, the back neckline and the right front panel as a scarf
*we crochet 2 pockets and sew them on the cardigan



CROCHET PATTERN

The foundation chain for this pattern should be a multiple of 3 and the number of double crochets worked at the first row should be a multiple of 3+1 st
FRONT PANEL (make 2)

Chain 30 (33,39)

We will work 6 rows of fpdc/bpdc ribbing

Row 1: insert hook in 4rth ch from hook, and work a dc, *  dc in every ch till the end  28 dc(31, 37 dc) Note: ch3 counts as a dc

Row 2: ch3,* fpdc in next st ( it is the second dc of prev row), bpdc in next st* rep from * to * till the end, turn ( it does not matter if you end
up with a fpdc or a back post dc, 28 (31,37)

Row 3: ch3, work starting from second st and make a fpdc in every fpdc of prev row and bpdc in every bpdc of prev row,28 (31,37)  turn
Rows 4-6 rep row 3
Row 7:(pattern row) ch1, 2 dc in very first st, * sk 2 sts, in next st work cluster (=sc, 2 dc)* rep from * to * till last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, work sc in last st( it is the 3rd ch of initial ch3), turn
Row 8: ch1, 2 dc in very first st, * sk 2 sts, work cluster(=sc and 2 dc), in sc of prev row( a small triangle loop)* rep from * to * till last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, work sc in last st( it is the initial ch1 of prev row), turn

Rep row 8 for 57 more rows  or to desired lentgh
Fasten of weave in ends





BACK PANEL

Chain 63 (78,87)

We will work 6 rows of fpdc/bpdc ribbing

Row 1: insert hook in 4rth ch from hook, and work a dc, *  dc in every ch till the end  61 dc(76,85 dc) Note: ch3 counts as a dc

Row 2: ch3,* fpdc in next st ( it is the second dc of prev row), bpdc in next st* rep from * to * till the end, turn ( it does not matter if you end
up with a fpdc or a back post dc, 61 (76,85)

Row 3: ch3, work starting from second st and make a fpdc in every fpdc of prev row and bpdc in every bpdc of prev row,61 (76,85)  turn
Rows 4-6 rep row 3
Row 7:(pattern row) ch1, 2 dc in very first st, * sk 2 sts, in next st work cluster(= sc, 2 dc)* rep from * to * till last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, work sc in last st( it is the 3rd ch of initial ch3), turn
Row 8: ch1, 2 dc in very first st, * sk 2 sts, work cluster(sc and 2 dc), in sc of prev row( a small triangle loop)* rep from * to * till last 3 sts, sk 2 sts, work sc in last st( it is the initial ch1 of prev row), turn

Rep row 8 for 57 more rows  or to desired lentgh
Fasten of weave in ends


SEWING

Assemble the cardigan gathering all panel pieces, one back and 2 front panels. Arrange the front panels on top of the back panel, right sides facing you. You will line up the front panels to the very edges of the back panel.
 As you can see on the photo, front panels are less wide than the back panel so you will have an opening in the middle.

Then you will get your yarn needle and long piece of yarn to sew. Start with the tops of the cardigan (you may wish to pin the pieces together so they don’t move around). Using a loose whip stitch over the very edges, sew the shoulders  to connect both the back and front panels. You will begin sewing right sides facing you. Sew all the width of left front piece to the back, do the same on the right piece.
 Start on the side seams. You will begin sewing from the bottom of the cardigan, using the same technique as the shoulders, right sides facing  you. Sew till the armhole.






SLEEVES
We work in rounds from top to bottom and we make no decreases till the bottom.
Attach yarn at the bottom armhole right side facing you. We work the sleeves joining every round with a sl st and turning.
We work the same pattern as in body.

Round 1: ch 2, *skip 2 sts, work cluster in next st*, rep from * to * , join with a sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch2, turn, 15 (17,19) clusters made all around the armhole,

Round 2: (now wrong side is facing you) ch 2, *skip 2 sts, work cluster in next st which is the sc of prev round*, rep from * to * , join with a sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch2, turn, 15 (17,19) clusters made
Round 3: (now right side is facing you) ch 2, *skip 2 sts, work cluster in next st which is the sc of prev round*, rep from * to *  join with a sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch2, turn, 15 (17,19) clusters made

Rounds 4-32 rep rounds 2 and 3,
You can crochet more rounds and you can choose to end the sleeves just this way or you can work a fpdc/bpdc ribbing as I did, I worked 6 rounds of ribbing.
To work the ribbing I decreased working a first dc round , I worked dc skipping 1 st .
 I had around 40 sts in my sleeve edging when I had finished the sleeve.  Decreasing (skipping 1 st) I worked  around 22 dc.
Ribbing
It does not matter if you start on a right or on a wrong side round.You will work one round right side facing you and the other round wrong side facing you.
Round 1:ch3, *skip 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * , join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3, (22 dc), turn

Round 2 : ch3, work starting from second st and make a fpdc in every fpdc of prev row and bpdc in every bpdc of prev row, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch3,  turn

Rounds 3-6 rep round 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Work in same way on the other sleeve.

Fasten off weave in ends.


COLLAR
Join yarn in the left bottom side of the front piece.
You will work 73(73,78) hdc till the shoulder seam, 13(13,14) hdc in the back neckline and 73(73,78) hdc along the other front panel.
Row 1: ch2, hdc in next st, hdc across the left front piece,73 (73,78)hdc till here),  13(13,14) hdc  at the back neckline, then 73 (73,78) hdc along the right front piece until the bottom, turn
159(159.170) hdc  in total for the collar)
Row 2: sl st in 1st st,ch1(or just ch2), hdc in 2nd hdc of prev row, hdc across, turn
Rep row 2, 8 more times or more if you want.
Fasten off, weave in ends.


POCKETS
make 2
Chain 23
Row 1:  in 3rd ch hdc, hdc across, turn (21 hdc, beg ch2 counts as hdc)
Row 2: sl st in 1st st , ch1,(or just ch2), hdc in 2nd st, hdc across, turn (21)
Rows 3-17 rep row 2
Row 18:ch1, sc in very first hdc of prev row, sc in each st to the end (21sc).
Fasten off weave in ends.
Size of the pocket  17 x 17 cm (6,69 x 6,69 inches) approximately.
Put the pockets on the cardigan and sew with a tapestry needle.

End of tutorial 

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