Monday, 30 June 2014

Happy Hollie Cardigan Set


Happy Hollie Cardigan and Hat


Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end. 


Materials:
2 skeins worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn (Colour A (main colour) and Colour B (trim))
5mm crochet hook
3 large buttons
Yarn needle for sewing up ends

Measurements:
Chest 20” – 22”’; Armhole opening 4”; Neck width 4”; Length from shoulder to hem 12” (you can adjust this to whatever length you need).

Gauge:  12 sts and 8 rows dc on 5mm hook = 4”

Approx age 6-12 months

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; ch = chain; sp = space; rep = repeat


Pattern:

Row One: With 5mm hook and Colour A, work a double crochet foundation chain of 41 sts. If you prefer to work a normal chain, work a chain of 43 then double crochet into the 3rd stitch from the hook and to the end. Turn.

Row Two: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next*, rep from * to * to the end (52 sts), turn.

Row Three: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 4, 2 dc in next*, rep from * to * to the end (62 sts), turn.

Row Four: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 5, 2dc in next*, rep from * to * to end (72 sts), turn.

Row Five: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 6, 2 dc in next*, rep from * to * to end, (82sts). Turn.

Row Six: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 7, 2 dc in next*, rep from * to * to end, (92sts). Turn.

Row Seven: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 8, 2 dc in next*, rep from * to * to end, (102 sts). Turn.

Row Eight: Ch 3, 2dc in same st, (sk 1 sp, 3dc in next sp) 7 times. Skip the next 21 spaces, 3dc in next, (sk 1, 3dc in next), 14 times, sk 21 spaces, 3dc in next, *sk 1, 3dc in next* 7 times, working final dc into top of ch3 from prev row.

Row Nine: ch3 , (dc, ch1, dc) into centre dc of cluster of 3, *(dc, ch1, dc) in centre of next cluster of 3 dcs*, repeat to end, 1 dc into top of ch3 from prev. row.

Row Ten: Ch 3, 3 dc in next “V” space, *3dc in next “V” space*, rep to end, 1 dc into top of ch3 from prev. row.

Repeat Rows Nine and Ten until cardigan measures 11” from shoulder, or to desired length.

Next Row:  Work one row of sc all around hemline, up left side, around neckline, down right side, and back to the start, remembering to work 3sc into the corners to keep them nice and square  – sl st to beg sc, fo and change to Colour B.



Edging:
Attach yarn to bottom corner,  working from the right side, sc all around as in the prev. row.  Sl st to beg sc.

Next Row: Ch1, (sc, hdc, dc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) in next st *, rep from * to * all around the entire cardigan. Sl st to beg sc, fasten off and tidy up ends. 


Sleeves:

Using Colour A, Ch4, dc in same space, skip the dc that lays sideways and (dc, ch1, dc) into next space, *sk 1 sp, (dc, ch1, dc) into next space*, rep from * to * 10 times, sl st to beg ch4

Next Row:  ch3, 2dc in same “V” space, 3 dc into each “V” space around, sl st to beg ch3.

Next Row:  Sl st to centre dc of cluster of 3, ch4, dc in same st; (dc, ch1, dc) into centre dc of next cluster and in next 11 clusters, sl st to beg ch 4.

Next Row:  Ch3, 2dc in same space, 3dc in next “V” space, and into the following 10 “V” spaces, 1dc into next space, sl st to beg ch3 – this decreases to shape the sleeve slightly.

Next Row:  Ch4, 1dc in same st, (dc, ch1, dc) in each centre dc of clusters, all around, sl st to beg ch 4 (12 V’s)

Next Row:  Ch3, 2dc in same space, 3dc in next “V” space, and following 9 “V”s.  1dc in last “V” space, sl st to beg ch3.

Next Row:  Ch4, 1dc in same st, (dc, ch1, dc) in centre of next 3dc cluster, and in the following 9 clusters, sl st to beg ch 4 (11 V’s)

Work straight in pattern until sleeve measures 6” from underarm.

Fasten off, repeat for second sleeve.

Change to Colour B, attach yarn to centre bottom of armhole, ch1, sc in same st, sc around, sl st to beg sc
Next Row:  Ch1, *(sc, hdc, dc) in same st, sk2*, rep all around, sl st to beg sc.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Fasten off, tidy up ends.

Sew on 3 large buttons evenly spaced onto the left front, corresponding with holes already provided by the fabric. 



Happy Hollie Hat

With Colour A, make a magic ring, ch 3, work 8 dc into ring (9 dc)sl st to beg ch 3; alternatively, ch 4, sl st to beg chain to make a ring, ch 3, work 8 dc into ring, sl st to beg ch 3 (9 dc).

Next Row: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, (18 dc)

Next Row:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat around, sl st to beg ch 3 (27 sts)

Next Row:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat around, sl st to beg ch 3 (36 sts)

Next Row:  Ch 4, dc in same st, sk 1 space, *(dc, ch1, dc) in next space*, repeat to end, sl st to beg ch 4

Next Row:  Ch3, 2 dc in same space, *3dc in next “V” space*, repeat to end, sl st to beg ch 3.

Next Row:  Sl st to centre dc of cluster of 3, ch 4, dc in same st, (dc, ch1, dc) in centre dc of next cluster, repeat to end, sl st to beg ch4.

Repeat the last 2 rows until hat measures 6.5”-7”.

For a beanie, stop here and work 1 row of sc in each stitch around, then work the two Hat Edging rows.

For a cloche or sunhat, work as follows:

Next Row:  ch 1, sc in same st, *2 sc in next, 1 sc in next*; rep from * to * around, sl st to beg ch 1.
For a cloche, work 2 rows sc in each st around, for a floppy sunhat, work a few more rows, depending on how floppy you want the final brim to be.


Hat Edging:

Next Row:  Change to Colour B, work 1 more row of sc around

Next Row:  Ch1, (sc, hdc, dc) in same st, *sk 2 sts, (sc, hdc, dc) in next st*, repeat from * to * to end, sl st to beg ch 1. 

If you wish, and this is optional, you can work a row of reverse sc around the brim of the hat, to help give it more definition, or you can finish here, fasten off, and tidy up your ends.

Pretty up the hat with a button or bow, and you’re little princess is good to go! 

©AG Handmades 2014




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