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Lacy Days Cardi- Free Crochet Pattern

It seems to be the end of Summer in most places, but here in AZ where it’s hot year round I felt the need for a light cardigan! To be honest with you, it’ll probably get most of its wear in the fall when it’s actually somewhat tolerable outside.

For this caridgan I used this gorgeous cotton cake from Hobby Lobby. I’m a sucker for grays and pinks and couldn’t put this down when I walked into the store! Cotton yarn also makes this very breathable but still durable for years and washes to come! I find that some cottons can be quite stiff and “dry” feeling but this one is still very soft and easy to crochet with.

The lacy stitches make this work up crazy fast and make it even more breathable. A great way to dress up an outfit or dress with minimal effort!

DESCRIPTION

Made just using 3 rectangles, so no decreases or increases! All seamed together at the end., this pattern is written in 4 sizes– S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL). It is suggested that you highlight your size, so you know which stitch count to follow. Model pictured is wearing the size 2X/3X and is 5’5” height, and has a bust of 52” in circumference, for reference.

NOTES

Cardigan is shown in size 2XL/3XL. Model is 5’5” tall with a bust measurement of 52”, pattern has 24-36” of positive ease. Size down for a more fitted cardigan.

After row 3 on both the back and front panels, the chain 2 count as sc and the ch 3 count as a double crochet. Before then the chains do not count as a stitch.

This cardigan is made with 3 rectangles that are seamed together at the end. Trim on the collar and arms are optional.

Sizing listed in the pattern will be in parenthesis such as S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL). Numbers will be listed in this order at the end of the rows to give stitch counts. For easiest reading, I suggest printing the pattern and highlighting your size.

You can substitute dk yarns, just double check with a gauge swatch! Suggestions for other yarns: –Paintbox cotton dk –Lion Brand Coboo –Lion Brand Truboo

All measurements are based off “Crafty Yarn Council” standards.

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 6 +1.

MATERIALS

  • Yarn Bee Sugar wheel cotton- Paris Mornings
    1. S/M – 4 skeins or 1,178 yards
    2. L/XL – 5 skeins or 1,468 yards
    3. 2XL/3XL – 5 skeins or 1,541 yards
    4. 4XL/5XL – 6 skeins or 1,776 yards
  • I hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape

GAUGE 

Crochet hdc square using an I hook 14 sts x 10 rows = 4” square

GLOSSARY

  • Fsc: foundation single crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Ch(s): chain/s
  • Sp: space
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • St(s): stitch/es

This cardigan is very oversized and has a positive ease of 24”-36”. Feel free to size down or size up based on your preference! Keep in mind that due to the weight of the yarn and the lacey stitches, the cardigan will be much longer when wearing. I am 5’5” and it goes down to my knees for reference!

SizeBody width laid flat (A)Total Length laid flat (B)Arm Depth (C)
S/M34”31”7.5”
L/XL37”33”8.5”
2XL/3XL40”35”9.5”
4XL/5XL43”37”10.5”
Feel free to use this chart to help you customize your fit! Follow a different size’s width or length to make your cardigan perfect for you!

LACY STITCH

Our lace stitch is made from a 2-row repetition. The first row the repeat will have a ch-1 space in the middle and finished with a sc. The second row will be setting up the next row of shells, by sc in the ch-1 space and a dc into the sc to make a level row.

BACK PANEL

Row 1: fsc 133 (145, 157,169) ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 133 (145, 157,169)

Row 3: sc in first st, *skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same st, ch 2, sc 1* repeat ** across the row, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), turn. 22 (24, 26, 28) shells

Row 4: *sc over the ch 2 in the middle of the shell, ch 5* repeat ** across the row, after sc in the last shell ch 2 and dc into the 1st sc of the previous row, ch 2 (counts as sc), turn.

Row 5: *skip the dc and 2 chs, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the sc, sc into the middle of the ch 5 sp* repeat ** across the row, ending with a sc into the 3rd ch, ch 5, turn. 22 (24, 26, 28) shells

Row 6: *sc over the ch 2 in the middle of the shell, ch 5* repeat ** across the row, after sc in the last shell ch 2 and dc into the 3rd ch from the previous row, ch 2, turn.

Row 7- 62 (66, 68, 72): Repeat rows 5 &6

Row 63 (67, 69, 73): sc 2 over ch 2 sp, *sc 1 in sc sp, sc 5 over ch 5 sp* repeat ** across the row, ending with sc 2 over the last ch 5 sp, and ending with a sc in the 3rd ch, ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) , turn. 133 (145, 157, 169)

Row 64 (68, 70, 74): sc in each stitch across, cut and tie off. 133 (145, 157, 169)

FRONT PANELS (make 2):

Row 1: fsc 55 (61, 61, 67) ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 55 ( 61, 61, 67)

Row 3: sc in first st, *skip 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same st, ch 2, sc 1* repeat ** across the row, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2), turn. 9 (10, 10, 11) shells

Row 4: *sc over the ch 2 in the middle of the shell, ch 5* repeat ** across the row, after sc in the last shell ch 2 and dc into the 1st sc of the previous row, ch 2 (counts as sc), turn.

Row 5: *skip the dc and 2 chs, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the sc, sc into the middle of the ch 5 sp* repeat ** across the row, ending with a sc into the 3rd ch, ch 5, turn. 9 (10, 10, 11) shells

Row 6: *sc over the ch 2 in the middle of the shell, ch 5* repeat ** across the row, after sc in the last shell ch 2 and dc into the 3rd ch from the previous row, ch 2, turn.

Row 7- 62 (66, 68, 72): Repeat rows 5 &6

Row 63 (67, 69, 73): sc 2 over ch 2 sp, *sc 1 in sc sp, sc 5 over ch 5 sp* repeat ** across the row, ending with sc 2 over the last ch 5 sp, and ending with a sc in the 3rd ch, ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), turn. 55 (61, 61, 67)

Row 64 (68, 70, 74): sc in each stitch across, leave a long tail for seaming, cut and tie off. 55 (61, 61, 67)

SEAMING TOGETHER

Lay front panels on top of back panel, right sides facing together. Using stitch markers, pin the tops together careful to match the rows. Pin the sides, leaving 7.5” (8.5”, 9.5”, 10.5”) not seamed at the top for an armhole on each side.

Using your favorite seaming technique (whip stitch, mattress stitch, slip stitch, etc) seam up the sides. I used the mattress stitch on mine!

COLLAR

Attach yarn at bottom right corner (if you were wearing it) of your cardigan.

Row 1: Sc 93 (99, 105, 111) sts evenly up the right panel, sc 23 (23, 35, 35) along the top in between the 2 panels, and sc 93 (99, 105, 111) sts down the left side, ch 1, turn. 209 (221, 245, 257)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch acround, ch 1, turn. 209 (221, 245, 257)

Row 3: ss into first st, *skip 1, 3 hdc in next, skip 1, ss in next* repeat ** all the way around, cut and tie off. 52 (55, 61, 62) shells

ARM TRIM

Attach yarn in bottom of armhole.

Row 1: Sc 49 (57, 61, 69) sts evenly around the whole armhole, ss into first st and ch 1. 49 (57, 61, 69)

Row 2: ss into first st, *skip 1, 3 hdc in next, skip 1, ss in next* repeat ** all the way around, cut and tie off. 12 (14, 15, 17) shells.

FINISHING

Weave in all your ends, and steam blocking is optional! Hope you enjoy your cardigan this summer!

This pattern is an original pattern by Jessica Koontz of Berry Hooked. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me. Jessica Koontz of Berry Hooked and provide a link to my blog http://www.berryhooked.com. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for all your understanding!.

Please share your work with the hashtag #lacydayscardi and #berryhooked to share the handmade love!

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