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Big Girl Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Caron
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron United (4 oz/113 g; 215 yds/265 m):
    • Sizes 2 4 6 8
  • Dark Grey Heather or Soft Grey Heather
    • 4 4 5 5 skeins
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Buttons 4 (4-5-5)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Yarn needle
  • Needle & thread for buttons

SIZES:

To fit chest measurement
2 21” [53.5 cm]
4 23” [58.5 cm]
6 25” [63.5 cm]
8 26-1/2” [67.5 cm]
Finished chest
2 25” [63.5 cm]
4 27” [68.5 cm]
6 29” [73.5 cm]
8 30-1/2” [77.5 cm]

GAUGE:

13 sc and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm].
Instructions
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

NOTES:

Push all Puff sts to RS of work.

DIRECTIONS:

BODY
Ch 76 (88-94-100).
1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (2-2-2) ch. *Ch 1. Skip next ch. Puff st in next ch. Ch 1. Skip next ch.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 ch. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 10 (14-17-20) ch. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) ch. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 10 (14-17-20) ch. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 3 (4-4-4) ch. Turn. 75 (87-93-99) sts.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 (3-3-3) hdc. *Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 10 (14-17-20) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 10 (14-17-20) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 3 (4-4-4) hdc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 (3-3-3) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 10 (14-17-20) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 10 (14-17-20) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 3 (4-4-4) hdc. Turn.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until work from beg measure approx 7 (8-9¬?-11¬?)‚Äù [x cm], ending with a 2nd row.

Divide for Right Front: 1st row: (RS).Ch 2. (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 (3-3-3) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 2 (count as st). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. *Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 3 (4-4-4) hdc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 (3-3-3) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.

Beg shaping neckline: 4th row: (WS). Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
5th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc).1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.
6th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Turn. Leave rem st unworked.
7th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc).1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.

Sizes 6 and 8 only: 8th row: (WS). Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next (4-6) hdc. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Turn. Leave rem st unworked.
9th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc).1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. 1 hdc in each of next (5-7) hdc. Turn.

SIZES:

All

Fasten off.

Divide for Back: Skip next 6 (7-7-6) hdc. Join yarn with sl st to next hdc.
1st row: (RS). Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. *Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc.
4th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. *Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7-7) hdc. Rep from * to ** once more. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows 1 (1-2-2) times more.

Beg Neck Shaping: Next row: (Right Shoulder). (RS). Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. 1 hdc in each of next 4 (4-3-3) hdc. Fasten off.
Next row: (Left Shoulder). (RS). Skip next 13 (15-16-16) sts. Join with sl st in next hdc. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 3 (3-2-2) 3 hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Fasten off.

Divide for Left Front: (RS). Skip next 6 (7-7-6) hdc. Join yarn with sl st to next hdc.
1st row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1hdd in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 hdc in each of next 3 (4-4-4) hdc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 (3-3-3) hdc. *Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. *Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st.* 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * to * once more.** 1 hdc in each of next 3 (4-4-4) hdc. Fasten off.

Beg shaping neckline: 4th row: (WS). Skip first 6 (7-7-7) sts. Join yarn with sl st to next hdc. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.
5th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Turn.
6th row: Sl st to 2nd hdc. Ch 2. (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next 2 (4-5-7) hdc. Turn.
7th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 1 (3-4-6) hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. Turn.

Sizes 6 and 8 only: 8th row: (WS). Sl st to 2nd hdc. Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. 1 hdc in each of next (5-7) hdc.
9th row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next (4-6) hdc. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES
Ch 22 (22-24-26).
1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 7 (7-8-9) ch. Ch 1. Skip next ch. Puff st in next ch. Ch 1. Skip next ch. 1 hdc in each of next 9 (9-10-11) ch. Turn. 21 (21-23-25) sts.
2nd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 8 (9-9-10) ch. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp.1 hdc in each of next 9 (10-10-11) hdc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 8 (9-9-10) ch. Ch 1. Skip next puff st. Puff st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 1 hdc in each of next 9 (10-10-11) hdc. Turn.
4th row: (inc row) Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 hdc in first hdc. Work in pattern until last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.

Size 2 only: 5th to 14th rows: Cont in pattern working inc rows on 8th and 12th rows. Fasten off. 27 sts.

Size 4 only: 5th to 17th rows: Cont in pattern working inc rows on 10th and 16th rows. Fasten off. (27) sts.

Size 6 only: 5th to 20th rows: Cont in pattern working inc rows on 8th, 12th, 16th, and 20th rows. Fasten off. (33) sts.

Size 8 only: 5th to 25th rows: Cont in pattern working inc rows on 4th, 10th, 16th and 22nd rows. Fasten off. (29) sts.

FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams. Sew underarm seams. Sew Sleeves into armholes.

Buttonhole Band: With RS facing join yarn at bottom corner of Right Front.
1st row: Ch 1. Work 36 (42-46-52) evenly up front edge. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 1 (2-1-2) sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. *1 sc in each of next 9 (10-9-10) sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. Rep from * 2 (2-3-3) times more. 1 sc in each of next 3 (5-3-4) sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc or ch-1 sp to end of row. Fasten off.

Button Band: With WS facing join yarn at bottom corner of Left Front.
1st row: Ch 1. Work 36 (42-46-52) evenly up front edge. Turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Do not fasten of.

Turn work and proceed along RS of neckline as follows:
1st row: Working left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 41 (45-53-53) reverse sc evenly around neckline. Cont working 36 (42-46-52) reverse sc down Buttonhole Band and 75 (87-93-99) across bottom of garment. Fasten off.

Sew buttons to Buttonband to correspond to Buttonholes.

STITCH GLOSSARY:

Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain
Hdc = Half double crochet
Hdc2tog = Yoh and draw up a loop in each of next of 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
Puff st = (Yoh and draw up a loop) 3 times in next st. Yoh and draw through 6 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sp = Space
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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