Mary Lou Cardigan

Crochet
May 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in 6"- dc using fdc to begin
5.5 mm (I)
1220 - 2740 yards (1116 - 2505 m)
Small through 5x
US
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This pattern is available for free on the Cre8tion Crochet blog or as a paid, advertising-free pdf. Click “visit pattern website” to access the free version There is also a promo code to get 50% off the printable pdf. This cardigan was inspired by my mother, who passed away in 2012, it’s a little quirky and completely comfortable. The tapered edging gives this cardigan a classic trapeze shape which allows for the cardigan to fit around the chest and hips perfectly. You can easily customize this design to any length and change the colorwork to suit your personal preferences.

YARN
Red Heart Soft
2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of Color A (Off White)
2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins each of Color B (Leaf) and Color C (Coral)

OR

Color A: 510 (575, 645, 725, 815, 915, 1025, 1150) yards
Color B and C: 355 (400, 450, 505, 565, 635, 710, 795) yards
of comparable #4 weight yarn- list here

MATERIALS
I/5.5mm hook or hook needed to obtain gauge- I used my Blackberry Candy Shop Hook
Removable stitch markers
Needle to seam

SKILL LEVEL
Easy to intermediate

TO FIT- follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here.
Pattern has 4-5” of positive ease for comfort.
Small: 32-34” bust
Medium: 36-38” bust
Large: 40-42” bust
1x/Ex Large: 44-46” bust
2x: 48-50” bust
3x: 52-54” bust
4x: 56-58” bust
5x: 60-62” bust

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Neck Opening: 18 ¼ (20 ½, 20 ½, 21 ¾, 23, 23, 23, 23)”
Bust: 38 ¼ (42 ½, 47 ¼, 51, 55 ¼, 59 ½, 64, 68 ½)”
Underarm Depth: 7 ¾ (8 ¼, 8 ¾, 9 ¼, 10, 10 ½, 11, 11 ½)”
Hips: 40 ¼ (44 ½, 50 ½, 53, 57 ¼, 61 ½, 66, 68 ½)”
Upper arm: 10 ¼ (11 ¼, 12 ¾, 14 ¼, 15 ¾, 17 ¼, 18 ¾, 19 ½)”
Sleeve (underarm to wrist): 15 ¼ (15 ¼, 16 ¼, 16 ¼, 17 ¼, 17 ¼, 18 ¼, 18 ¼)”

GAUGE
17 sts and 11 rows = 6” in dc
Begin swatch with fdc for continuity

NOTES

• Pattern is in US Terms
• Ch 3 is considered the first dc.
• Ch 3 can be substituted with a CSDS (see OPTIONAL SPECIAL STITCHES).
• Stripe to your heart’s delight! You can do color changes any way that works best for you- the color changes used in the sample are notated in the pattern.
• You may want to mark your raglan corners (ch-1) for ease of stitching.
• Stitch counts appear in in rows where a change takes place.

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