Monday, 11 August 2014

Catie's Cardi ~ 3-5 years



If you can work single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, you can make this cardi.  

Using worsted weight yarn and 5mm and 5.5mm hooks, this sleeveless cardigan is light but cosy when the weather starts to get colder.  


Catie’s Cardi ~ 3-5 years


Size 3-5 years: Actual measurements: Chest 24-26”; Width at hem 26-27”; Length from neckline to hem 15.5

Materials: 1 skein worsted weight (aran/10ply) yarn (I used Stylecraft Special Aran (10ply); 5mm and 5.5mm hook; 3 buttons; yarn needle

Abbreviations: sc=single crochet; dc=double crochet; hdc= half double crochet; tr=treble; Cr3R=Cross 3 Right; Cr3L=Cross 3 Left (See Special Stitches); sk=skip; ch=chain; beg=beginning; st=stitch; sp=space.

Gauge: 11 sts and 9 rows on hdc, 5mm hook = 4”;  Width of 1 complete cable (8 sts) on 5.5mm hook = 2.5”

Special Stitches: Cr3R = skip 2 sts; work 1 tr in next st; working behind last tr work 1dc into each of the 2 skipped sts; Cr3L = skip 1 st; work 1dc into each of the next 2 sts; working in front of the last 2 dc; work 1 tr into the skipped st.


Pattern is written in USA terms; Chart included at the end for US/UK terminology.




Pattern:

With 5mm hook, Ch 46, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and to end. Turn. (45)

Row 1: Ch2 (counts as 1 st); hdc in next 5 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 9 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 11 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 9 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 6 sts; Turn.

Row 2: Ch2, hdc in next 6 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 11 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 13 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 11 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 7 sts. Turn.

Row 3: Ch2, hdc in next 7 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 13 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 15 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 13 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 8 sts; Turn.

Row 4: Ch2; hdc in next 8 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 15 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 17 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 15 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 9 sts. Turn.

Row 5: Ch2; hdc in next 9 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 17 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 19 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 17 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 10 sts. Turn.

Row 6: Ch2, hdc in next 10 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 19 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 21 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 19 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 11 sts. Turn.

Row 7: Ch2, hdc in next 11 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 21 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 23 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 21 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 12 sts. Turn.

Row 8: Ch2, hdc in next 12 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 23 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 25 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 23 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 13 sts. Turn.

Row 9:  Ch2, hdc in next 13 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 25 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 27 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 25 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 14 sts.  Turn.

Row 10: Ch2, hdc in next 14 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 27 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 29 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 27 sts; (hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st; hdc in next 15 sts.  Turn.


Row 11: Ch2, hdc in next 15; 2hdc into next “V” space; ch 6; skip next 29 sts; 2hdc into next “V” space; hdc in next 31 sts; 2hdc into next “V” space; sk 29, chain 6, 2hdc into next “V” space; hdc to end. (83)

Change to 5.5mm hook

Rows 12 & 13: Ch1, sc across to end.  Turn.  (83)

Row 14: Ch3, 1 dc in next st; *Cr3R, 1 dc in next st; Cr3L, 1 dc in next st*; rep to end. 1 dc in last stitch. Turn.

Row 15: Ch1, sc into each st to end.

Repeat rows 14 and 15 to 15” from neckline, or to desired length.


Next Row: Ch1, sc across to end. In last st, 1 sc, ch1, 1sc, then work evenly in sc up the right front side to the neckline. Turn.

Buttonhole band: Ch1, 1 sc; ch2, sk 2 sts; sc in next 4 sts; ch2, sk 2 sts; sc in next 4 sts; ch2, sk 2 sts; sc to end, turning at hemline.

Next Row: Ch1, sc back up the neckline, working 2sc into each ch2 space (buttonholes). Fasten off.

Buttonband: With RS facing, attach yarn to neck edge of left front; Ch1, sc evenly to hemline (make sure you have the same number of sts on left and right sides); turn.

Ch1, sc back up to neckline.

Ch1, sc back down to hemline. Fasten off.

Sleeve edges: With RS facing, attach yarn to bottom of armhole, in the centre of the 6 sc you worked previously, and sc evenly around sleeve edge. Sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. Repeat for the other armhole, making sure you have an equal amount of sts on both sides.

Sew on 3 buttons, weave in ends.

As always, enjoy! AG J

©AG Handmades 2014


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