Basic Crochet Cardigan by Sara Delaney

Basic Crochet Cardigan

September 2012
36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”
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This is a simple, crew-neck, drop-shoulder, bottom-up, seamed cardigan can be worked in any gauge with any weight yarn, though it’s shown here in lovely Valley Yarns Stockbridge. The simple combination of single and half-double crochet rows used here gives you a supple, flexible fabric.

Finished Sizes:
36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”

DK weight:
About 1800 (2000, 2200, 2400, 2600) yds
Worsted weight:
About 1500(1700, 1900, 2100, 2300) yds
Bulky weight:
About 1200 (1400, 1600, 1800, 2000) yds

Crochet hook in a size that gives you the desired gauge

Other Materials:
Desired number of ¾ to 1½ inch buttons.
stitch markers

It’s especially important to make a gauge swatch for this pattern. Crochet a large swatch (4” - 6” square) in the st pattern at the gauge you’d prefer for the yarn. Wash and/or block the swatch the same way you’ll care for the sweater. Measure how many stitches and rows you have in 4” (this helps accommodate for an uneven gauge), then divide by 4 to figure out how many stitches and rows you have per inch.
In order to be crocheted at any gauge, directions are given in inches instead of a stitch count. So if the directions say to chain 20”worth of stitches for your size, and your gauge is 4 sts to the inch, you’ll chain 80 sts.