Wednesday, November 30, 2005

MY CARDIGAN

copyright © Dot Matthews 10/27/05
My Cardigan
SIZE: Large to 2X SKILL: intermediate
YOU WILL NEED:
HOOKS: J/10-6.00mm; I/9-5.50mm; H/8-5.00mm
YARN: 4 8oz skeins Red Heart Super Saver – 4 ply worsted weight yarn; color
0380 Windsor Blue; 100% acrylic – project used approx 1469yds (3 1/2 skeins);
Blunt yarn needle, scissors and stitch markers
GAUGE: with J hook, 5 hdc and 4 rows = 2"
STITCHES USED: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); half double crochet (hdc);
double crochet (dc)


shell = (sc, ch3, 4 dc) all in the same stitch


double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) = (yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo and pull thru 2 loops) twice, yo and pull thru 3 loops

half double crochet 2 together (hdc2tog) = *yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a
loop, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 4 loops


foundation single crochet (see pictures at end of pattern) = ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook; yo and pull yarn thru stitch (2 loops on hook); yo and pull yarn thru 1 loop on hook – chain made – (2 loops on hook); yo and pull thru remaining 2 loops on hook – sc completed; Second and subsequent foundation single crochets - insert hook in chain; yo and pull thru chain (2 loops on hook); yo and pull thru 1 loop on hook -- chain made – (2 loops on hook); yo and pull thru 2 loops on hook – single crochet made.

Other abbreviations: ea = each; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

YOKE
With J hook, 48 foundation sc. ch 1, turn


ROW 1: sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn (56 sc)

ROW 2: sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 18, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts. ch 2, turn (64 sc)


ROW 3: hdc in next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 10 sts, ch 2 turn. (72 hdc)


ROW 4: hdc in next 11 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 12 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 12 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 11 sts, ch 2 turn. (80 hdc)

ROW 5: hdc in next 12 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 14, sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24, sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 14, sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 12, sts, ch 2 turn. (88 hdc)


ROW 6: hdc in next 13 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 26 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 13 sts, ch 2 turn. (96 hdc)

ROW 7: hdc in next 14 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 14 sts, ch 2 turn. (104 hdc)


ROW 8: hdc in next 15 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 30 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 15 sts, ch 2 turn. (112 hdc)


ROW 9: hdc in next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 32 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 16 sts, ch 2 turn. (120 hdc)

ROW 10: hdc in next 17 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 17 sts, ch 2 turn. (128 hdcs)


ROW 11: hdc in next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 26 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 36 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 26 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 18 sts, ch 2 turn. (136 hdc)

ROW 12: hdc in next 19 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 38 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 19 sts, ch 2 turn. (144 hdc)


ROW 13: hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 30 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 40 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 30 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, ch 2 turn. (152 hdc)

ROW 14: hdc in next 21 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 32 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 42 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 32 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 21 sts, ch 2 turn. (160 hdc)


ROW 15: hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 44 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, ch 2 turn. (168 hdc)

ROW 16: hdc in next 23 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 36 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 46 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 36 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 23 sts, ch 2 turn. (176 hdc)


ROW 17: hdc in next 24 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 38 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 48 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 38 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24 sts, ch 2 turn. (184 hdcs) Remove markers

SLEEVE SHAPING

ROW 18: hdc in next 26 sts,
ch 9, sk next 40 sts, hdc in next 52 sts,
ch 9, sk next 40 sts,
hdc in next 26 sts, ch 2, turn. (104 hdc)


ROW 19: hdc in ea hdc and ea ch around. ch 2, turn. (122 hdc)

BODY

ROW 20: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * across. ch 1, turn. (162 hdc)

shell = (sc, ch 3, 4 dc) in same st

ROW 21: shell in next st, *sk 3 sts, shell in next st. Repeat from * across, ending
with sc in last st. ch 2, turn. (40 shells)

ROW 22: dc in next sc,
*sk next dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc
sk next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * across. ch 1, turn (40 ch-3
sps)


ROW 23: shell in first st,
*sk ch-3 and 1 st, shell in next sc. Repeat from * across, end with sk ch-3 and
next st, sc in last st. ch 2, turn. (40 shells)

ROW 24 thru 42: Repeat rows 22 and 23

EDGING

ROW 43: Repeat row 23, ending with 2 shells in last sc. turn work so you can continue up the side edge.
shell evenly up side,
shell evenly around neck,
shell evenly down the other side, end with shell in last st. Join in first sc.


Fasten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVES

Attach yarn in center chain at under arm.

ROUND 1: ch 2, hdc in same st where yarn was attached,
hdc in next 4 chs,
hdc in next 2 sps (they're not really stitches)
hdc in next 40 hdc,
hdc in next 2 sps
hdc in next 4 chs. join in first hdc. (53 hdc)


ROUND 2: ch 1, hdc in next st. (do not hdc in same st as join)
hdc in ea st around, end with hdc in joining st of previous round. Join in first hdc. (53 hdc) Doing the round this way will eliminate that awful seam that usually winds it's way up your garment.

ROUND 3 thru 5: repeat round 2

ROUND 6: ch 1 hdc in next 5 sts,
hdc2tog over next 2 sts
*hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. End with hdc in last 3 sts, hdc in joining of previous round. Join in first hdc. (46 hdc)

ROUND 7 thru 15: Repeat round 2 (46 hdc)

SWITCH TO I hook

ROUND 16 thru 20: Repeat round 2 using I hook

SWITCH TO H hook

ROUND 21 thru 31: Repeat round 2 using H hook

ROUND 32: ch 1, *shell in next st, sk next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in
first sc.

FASTEN OFF – WEAVE IN ENDS.

Make 2nd sleeve same as first.




FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET
This is how I did this stitch. It is not copyrighted to me. I do not own it. I just used it and made pictures of it as I went, to help clarify how it's done. Click the picture to be taken to a larger view.

First foundation single crochet stitch
picture 1 Ch 2 {picture 1}
picture 2 insert hook in 2nd ch from hook {picture 2}
picture 3 yo and pull yarn thru stitch (2 loops on hook) {picture 3}
picture 4 yo and pull yarn thru 1 loop on hook – chain made – (2 loops on hook) {picture 4}

picture 5 yo and pull thru remaining 2 loops on hook – sc completed – {picture 5}

Second and subsequent foundation single crochets

picture 6 insert hook in chain {picture 6}
picture 7 yo and pull thru chain (2 loops on hook) {picture 7}
picture 7 yo and pull thru 1 loop on hook -- chain made – (2 loops on hook) {picture 8}

picture 9 yo and pull thru 2 loops on hook – single crochet made {picture 9}