Lion Brand Homespun Country Cute Cardi

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Homespun Country Cute Cardi

How cute is this short-sleeved cardi?

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 dc + 6 rows (4 inch) to crochet a cardi that measures 29 (30-1/2, 33) inch in Finished Chest and 10-1/2 (11, 12) inch in Finished Length. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook. Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size (6-8 years) with changes for larger sizes (9-10 years, 11-12 years) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 1 skeins of yarn to make this cardi in sizes 6-8 years and 2 skeins of yarn to make this sweater in sizes 9-10 years and 11-12 years. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitch:
    dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) = (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
    Cardi is worked in one piece beg at lower edge.
    When Cardi has reached armhole length, chs are worked for sleeves. You’ll need a separate strand of yarn to make the sleeve chs, so before beginning, cut a length about 3 yard long, and set it aside until you reach the yoke portion of the Cardi.
  • 2
    Body:
    Ch 74 (78, 84).
    Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc), and in each ch across – 72 (76, 82) dc at the end of this row.
    Rows 2-6 (6, 7): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st across.
  • 3
    Shape Yoke:
    Next Row: Drop loop from hook, but do not fasten off.
    Next Row: From RS, sk first 15 (16, 18) sts, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts along body for underarm, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
    Next Row: From RS, sk next 26 (28, 30) sts following the end of the ch for the first sleeve, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts for underarm, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
    Pick up loop dropped at end of Row 6 (6, 7).
    Row 1: Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to first ch of sleeve ch, dc in each ch of sleeve ch; rep from * once, dc in each st to end of row – 104 (112, 122) dc at the end of this row.
    Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
    Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 (11, 10) sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made, *dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made; rep from * 7 (7, 8) more times, dc in each st to end of row – 95 (103, 112) sts.
    Rows 4-8 (9, 9): Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to 1 st before marker, dc2tog, move marker to dc2tog just made; rep from * 8 (8, 9) more times, dc in each st to end of row – 50 (49, 52) sts at the end of last row. Remove markers.
    Row 9 (10, 10): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 (6, 4) sts, dc2tog; rep from * 4 (3, 5) more times, dc in each st to end of row – 44 (44, 45) sts. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Finishing: From RS, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner of Cardi.
    Row 1 (RS): Work sl st evenly spaced up front, across back neck, and down opposite front. Fasten off.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Homespun Yarn Lagoon 104210663
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size J-10/6.0 mm 104236764
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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