Hummingbird Cardi by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Hummingbird Cardi

April 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 12.75 rows = 4 inches
in Half Double Crochet, blocked
4.25 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
2091 - 2706 yards (1912 - 2474 m)
47.5 (56, 64.5, 73)” finished chest measurement; garment is meant to be worn with anywhere between 8-20” of positive ease
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The granny square gets a modern makeover here in this unique, easy-to-wear cardi. Polished enough to be worn over a dress, but casual enough for jeans and a t-shirt, this cute cardigan can do it all!

Construction begins with the Granny squares and is crocheted both bottom up (shoulders) and top-down (body) from that focal point. All ribbing pieces are made separately with a smaller hook, and stitched in place allowing you to fine-tune the fit as you go.

January 2024
We have discovered an error in the pattern: When working the optional bust shaping for the LEFT FRONT, the place where you pick up the yarn (to begin short Row A) is incorrect. It should read:

Short Row Series for Left Front Body (optional).
Place last loop made on removable st marker. Join a second ball of yarn to work as follows: With WS facing, pull up a loop of MC in 26th (31st, 35th, 41st) st.