Free Crochet Pattern Any Day Cardigan From RedHeart.com

 

LW2855-Any-Day-Cardigan-optw

From RedHeart.com

Any Day Cardigan

LW2855
Designed By: Double Stitch Twins
Skill Level: Intermediate


RED HEART® Super Tweed: 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) Skeins 7803 Blue Bayou A.
RED HEART Super Saver: 1 skein 400 Grey Heather B.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Stitch markers, yarn needle.
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X are in parentheses.
Bust: 33 (37, 43, 49, 53)”.
Length: 24½ (25, 25, 25½, 26)”.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4”; 6 rows = 4” in pattern st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Jacket is worked from cuff of Sleeve to center of Back. Sleeves are joined at the center of Back. Stitches are then picked up along lower edge of Upper Back pieces and are worked to lower edge of Jacket. Stitches are then picked up along sides of Sleeve and Lower Back and are worked to center of Fronts. Stitches are then picked up along lower edge of Fronts and Back and worked to lower edge of Skirt.
JACKET

Sleeves (Make 2)
With A, ch 40 (42, 44, 46, 48), slip st in first ch to join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each ch around, join with slip st in top of beginning ch – 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) dc.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * around, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch – 20 (21, 22, 23, 24) dc and 20 (21, 22, 23, 24) ch-1 spaces.
Rounds 3-29: Ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * around, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.

Upper Back
Row 1: Ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * 8 times, dc into next dc, leave remaining sts unworked – 11 (11, 12, 12, 13) dc.
Rows 2-12 (14, 16, 18, 20): Ch 4, turn, dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * 8 times, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Joining Upper Backs: With right sides together and working through both layers, join A in dc with a slip st, slip st in each dc and ch-1 space across. Fasten off.

Lower Back
Row 1: With right side facing and working along lower edge of Upper Back, join A in first st of Upper Back, working along row edges and taking care to match dc with top of row, ch 4, *dc in next row, ch 1; repeat from * across to last row – 25 (29, 31, 37, 41) dc.
Row 2-15: Ch 4, turn, *dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * across, dc in last dc. Fasten off.

Right Front Bodice
Row 1: With right side facing, join A in last st of Lower Back, ch 4, working along edges of rows of Lower Back and lining up dc with rows, [dc in next row, ch 1] across to unworked sts of Sleeve, [dc in next dc, ch 1] across unworked sts of Sleeve, dc in first st of Upper Back – 27 (27, 28, 28, 29) dc.
Rows 2-11 (13, 15, 17, 19): Ch 4, turn, *dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc, repeat from * across, sc in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Left Front Bodice
Row 1: With right side facing, join A to first st of shoulder, ch 4, working in unworked sts of Sleeve, [dc in next st, ch 1] across unworked sts of Sleeve, lining up dc with rows, [dc in next row, ch 1] across edges of rows of Lower Back – 27 (27, 28, 28, 29) dc.
Rows 2-11 (13, 15, 17, 19): Ch 4, turn, *dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next dc, repeat from * across, sc in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Join Shoulders
Place markers 2½” on either side of center back seam for Back Neck. With right sides together, join A at Sleeve edge and slip st Shoulders together to marked Back Neck edge. Leave Back Neck and remaining sts of Front unworked. Fasten off.

Skirt
Waistband
Row 1: With wrong side facing, join B to lower corner of Right Front Bodice, ch 3, dc in each dc and 2 dc in each ch-1 space across Right Front Bodice, Lower Back and Left Front Bodice – 139 (161, 181, 211, 235) dc. Fasten off.
Row 2: Turn, join A in first st, ch 4, *skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * across.
Rows 3-12: Ch 4, turn, *dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat from * across, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Edging
Round 1: With wrong side facing, join B at Left Front edge of Skirt, ch 1, sc in same space, sc evenly spaced along front edge of Left Front, work 3 sc in corner, sc around Neck, 3 sc in corner, sc down front edge of Right Front, 3 sc in corner, turn to work along lower edge of Skirt, [ch 2, sc in next dc] across to first sc, ch 2, 2 sc in same space as first st, slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-2 space around, slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging
With wrong side facing and working opposite foundation ch, join B in any ch and work sc in each ch around, slip st to first sc.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc
= double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the
number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever
follows the * or ** as indicated.

 

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