Starry Night Cropped Cardigan by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet

Starry Night Cropped Cardigan

Crochet
January 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
5.5 mm (I)
4.0 mm (G)
810 - 1972 yards (741 - 1803 m)
XS through 5X
US
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Available as a printed pattern or as a free pattern on the Cre8tion Crochet Blog. Layer the Starry Night Cropped Cardi with your favorite fall top for those cool days when a simple cropped cardigan is all you need. The simple neckline and buttoned edge strikes the perfect balance to the bold, ribbed waist and ribbed sleeve cuffs. This cropped cardigan is worked simple, from the bottom up with seaming at the shoulders and sleeves attached while using a beautiful v-stitch combination as the center focus piece.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Mighty Stitch by at WeCrochet- #4 weight- 80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool
4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) Skeins. Sample uses Navy.
OR
810 (899, 999, 1120, 1255, 1404, 1573, 1760, 1972)
Yards of comparable weight yarn

Hook
J/6.0mm, I/5.5mm and G/4.0mm crochet hooks, or hooks needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE
With J/6.0mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
5 repeats (or 15 sts) and 10 rows = 4”

Gauge Pattern
Row 1: Fhdc 25, ch 2, turn
Row 2: 2 hdc in first st, skip 2 sts, hdc, ch 2, hdc in next st, repeat from until 3 sts remain, skip 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn work.
Row 3: 2 hdc in the first st, skip the next 2 sts, hdc, ch 2, hdc in the ch-2 sp, repeat from until all the ch-2 sps are worked, skip the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the last st, ch 2, turn work.
Repeat Row 3: Until swatch measures 6” tall

SIZING
To Fit
XS (S, M, L, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)- follows CYC standards

Measurements
Bust

30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

Waist
28 (31, 34, 38, 42, 46, 49, 52, 55)”

Underarm Depth
6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)”

Sleeve Length
17 (17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5, 19, 19)”

Total Length
17” all sizes (can be adjusted)

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in size XS with changes for S-5X in parenthesis. If only one number is shown it pertains to all sizes.
  • Beginning ch-2 of each round/rnd is not considered a st.
  • St counts take place at the end of each rnd where a change takes place.

CONSTRUCTION
This design is designed bottom up, working the ribbing first. Vsts are then worked long edge of ribbing evenly. You will split for sleeves, creating two front panels and a back panel. The shoulders are then seamed. Sleeves are worked into the sleeve openings, in the round with no decreases, ribbing is added in rows to the bottom, creating a slight balloon sleeve. Final edging is added with button holes.

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