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Gathering Leaves Crochet Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Bernat

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron® Simply Soft Light™ (3 oz; 330 yds):
    Sizes 6 12 18 24 mos
    Main Color (MC) Capri 1 1 2 2 ball(s)
    Contrast A
    Key Lime 1 1 1 2 ball(s)
  • Size U.S. G/6 crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3 buttons

DIRECTIONS:

Gauge
6½ clusters and 11 rows = 4" in pat.

SIZES
To fit chest measurement
6 mos
17"
12 mos
18"
18 mos 19"
24 mos
21"

Finished chest
6 mos
20-1/2"
12 mos 21-1/2"
18 mos 23"
24 mos 24-1/2"
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.

BODY
Note:
Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

With MC, ch 102 (108-114-123).
1st row: (RS). (1 sc. 2 dc) in 3rd ch from hook. *Skip next 2 ch. (1 sc. 2 dc) in next ch - cluster made. Rep from * to last 3 ch. Skip next 2 ch. 1 sc in last ch. Turn. 33 (35-37-40) clusters.
2nd row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. *Cluster in next sc. Rep from * across, ending with skip last 2 dc. 1 sc in top of turning ch-2. Turn.
Rep last row for pat until work from beg measures 6 (7--8)", ending on a WS row.

Divide for armholes: Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. (Cluster in next sc) 5 (6-6-7) times. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

Right Front:
Cont in pat across 6 (7-7-8) clusters until armhole measures 2 (-3-3)", ending on a WS row.

Shape neck: Next row:
(RS). Sl st in each of first 3 (6-6-9) sts. Ch 2. 2 dc in next sc. Pat to end of row. Turn. 5 clusters.
Next row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. (Cluster in next sc) 3 times. 1 sc in top of ch 2. Turn.
Next row: Sl st across first 3 sts. Ch 2. 2 dc in next sc. Pat to end of row. Turn.
3 clusters.

Cont even in pat across rem 3 clusters until armhole measures 4 (-5-5)", ending on a WS row. Fasten off.

Back: 1st row: With RS facing, skip next 11 sts. Join MC with sl st to next sc. Ch 2. 2 dc in same sc as last sl st. (Cluster in next sc) 12 (12-14-15) times. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Cont in pat across 13 (13-15-16) clusters until armhole measures same length as Right Front, ending on a WS row. Fasten off. Place markers on last row 3 clusters in from each side edge for shoulders.

Left Front: 1st row: With RS facing, skip next 11 sts. Join MC with sl st to next sc. Ch 2. 2 dc in same sc as last sl st. (Cluster in next sc) 5 (6-6-7) times. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in top of ch 2. Turn.
Cont in pat across 6 (7-7-8) clusters until armhole measures 2 (-3-3)", ending on a WS row.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. (Cluster in next sc) 4 times. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Sl st in each of first 3 sts. Ch 2. 2 dc in next sc. Pat to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. (Cluster in next sc) twice. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 3 clusters.
Cont even in pat across rem 3 clusters until armhole measures same length as Right Front, ending on a WS row. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With A, ch 36 (39-39-42).
1st row: (RS). (1 sc. 2 dc) in 3rd ch from hook. *Skip next 2 ch. Cluster in next ch. Rep from * to last 3 ch. Skip next 2 ch. 1 sc in last ch. Turn. 11 (12-12-13) clusters.
2nd row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. *Cluster in next sc. Rep from * across, ending with skip last 2 dc. 1 sc in top of turning ch-2. Turn.
Rep last row for pat 3 times more.

Shape sides: 1st row:
(RS). Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. *Cluster in next sc. Rep from * across, ending with skip last 2 dc. Cluster in top of turning ch-2. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first dc. *Cluster in next sc. Rep from * across, ending with skip last 2 dc. Cluster in top of ch 2. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first dc. *Cluster in next sc. Rep from * across, ending with skip last 2 dc. 1 sc in top of ch 2. Turn.
4th row: Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. *Cluster in next sc. Rep from * across, ending with skip last 2 dc. 1 sc in top of ch 2. Turn. 13 (14-14-15) clusters.

Sizes 12, 18 and 24 mos only:
Work 2 rows even in pat.
Rep 1st to 4th rows once more. (16-16-17) clusters.

All sizes: Cont even in pat until work from beg measures (--9)", ending on a WS row. Fasten off. Place markers on side edges of Sleeves 3 rows down from final row.

LEAF APPLIQUE (make 2)
With A, ch 15.
1st rnd: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. 1 tr in each of next 4 ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working into opposite side of ch, 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. 1 tr in each of next 4 ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. Turn.
2nd rnd:
(WS). Ch 1. Working into back loops only, 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in next st. Ch 3. Sl st back into last sc worked - picot made. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Picot) 4 times. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Ch 4 for stem. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 2 ch. Sl st back into last sc worked. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Picot) 4 times. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off leaving a long end to sew Leaf Applique to Jacket. Sew Leaf Appliques in position as shown in photo.

FINISHING
Button Band:
1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st in corner of Left Front neck edge for Her or lower edge of Right Front for Him. Ch 1. Work sc evenly along front edge. Turn.
2nd to 4th rows: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of 4th row.
Place markers for 3 buttons on this band having top button ½" below neck edge, bottom button 2" above lower edge and rem button spaced evenly between.

Buttonhole Band: Work as for Button edging, working buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st in corner of Left Front neck edge for Him or lower edge of Right Front for Her. Ch 1. Work sc evenly along front edge. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, *1 sc in each sc to next button marker. Ch 2. Skip next 2 sc. Rep from * twice more. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, *1 sc in each sc to next ch-2 sp. 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off.

Sew Sleeve seams to markers. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along unworked armhole sts to form square armholes. Sew shoulder seams.

COLLAR
With A, ch 3.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next ch. Turn. 2 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first sc. 2 sc in next sc. Turn. 4 sc.
3rd to 8th rows: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in next sc. Turn. 16 sc at end of 8th row.
9th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
10th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in next sc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 24 sc.

Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until Collar from beg, when slightly stretched, measures 10 (10½-11-11)", ending on a WS row.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 16 sts.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
Rep last row 5 times more. 4 sts.
Next row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, (sc2tog) twice. Turn. 2 sts.
Fasten off.

Sew 1 shaped edge of Collar to neck edge. Fold Collar to RS of work. Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx
= Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Sts = Stitch(es)
Tr = Treble crochet
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook

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