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lion brand® hometown™ bonus bundle® kaylen crochet cardigan

Love layers with this bulky crochet cardigan in Heartland® yarn. A wide ribbed band around the front and neck contrasts the openwork body and sleeves.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: S (M/L, 1X, 2X)

  • Finished Chest: 38" (43", 48", 53") [96.5 cm (109 cm, 122 cm, 134.5 cm]
  • Finished Length: 26½" (27½", 28½", 29½") (67.5 cm (70 cm, 72.5 cm, 75 cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

GAUGE: 
7 sts (2 1/3 V-sts) = about 3" [7.5 cm]; 4 rows = about 4 ¼" [11 cm] in V-st pattern; be sure to check your gauge

STITCH EXPLANATION:
  • V-st (V-Stitch): Dc, ch 1, dc in indicated st or sp.
PATTERN STITCH: V-st Pattern (multiple of 3 sts)
  • Row 1: V-st in 6th ch from hook (5 skipped ch count as 2 base ch and dc), sk next 2 ch, *V-st in next ch, sk next 2 ch; rep from * to last ch, dc in last ch.
  • Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, dc in top of beg-ch.
  • Rep Row 2 for V-st pattern.
NOTES:
  • Cardigan is worked in 6 pieces: back, 2 fronts, 2 sleeves and front bands/collar.
  • Back, fronts and sleeves are worked in an easy V-st pattern. The 2 fronts are worked the same, the pattern stitch is reversible so simply flip one front over so that it is the mirror image of the other front.
  • Front bands/collar and optional belt are worked in sc.
  • For those who find visuals helpful, click here for the stitch diagrams.
Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:

BACK:

Ch 48 (54, 60, 66).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of V-st pattern – 14 (16, 18, 20) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Continue in V-st pattern for 16 (16, 17, 17) more rows.
Fasten off.

Shape Armholes

Row 1:
Turn, join yarn with a sl st in 2nd dc of first V-st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across to last V-st, dc in first dc of last V-st; leave rem sts unworked – 12 (14, 16, 18) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Continue in V-st pattern for 7 (8, 8, 9) more rows.
Fasten off.

FRONTS (make 2):

Ch 21 (24, 27, 30).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of V-st pattern – 5 (6, 7, 8) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Continue in V-st pattern for 16 (16, 17, 17) more rows.
Do not fasten off.

Shape Armhole

Row 1:
Ch 3, turn, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across to last V-st, dc in first dc of last V-st; leave rem sts unworked – 4 (5, 6, 7) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Continue in V-st pattern for 7 (8, 8, 9) more rows.
Fasten off.

SLEEVES (make 2):

Ch 24 (24, 24, 27).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of V-st pattern – 6 (6, 6, 7) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Row 2 (Increase Row): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this and all following rows), turn, dc in first dc, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, 2 dc in top of beg ch – 6 (6, 6, 7) V-sts and 2 dc at each end of row.
Row 3 (Increase Row): Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, dc in next dc, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, dc in next dc, 2 dc in top of beg ch – 6 (6, 6, 7) V-sts and 3 dc at each end of row.
Row 4 (Increase Row): Ch 3, turn, V-st in next dc, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, sk 2nd dc of last V-st, sk next dc, V-st in next dc, dc in top of beg ch – 8 (8, 8, 9) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, V-st in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, dc in top of beg ch.
Rows 6-13 (17, 17, 17): Rep Rows 2-5 for 2 (3, 3, 3) more times – 12 (14, 14, 15) V-sts and 1 dc at each end of row.
Continue in V-st pattern until piece measures about 18 (19, 19, 20) in. (45.5 (48.5, 48.5, 51) cm) from beg.
Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sleeve Edging

From RS, join yarn with a sl st at wrist edge of one Sleeve.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced around edge; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Rep edging on 2nd Sleeve.

Lower Edging

From RS, join yarn with a sl st in lower front corner so that you are ready to work across the lower edge of Cardigan.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced across lower edge of Cardigan.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.

Front Bands/Collar

Ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 10 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 57 (59, 61, 63) in. (145 (150, 155, 160) cm) and fits along Left Front edge, around Back neck, and along Right Front edge of Cardigan.
Fasten off. Sew in place.

Belt (optional)

Ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 3 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beg or desired length.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:

Beg =
Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain
Ch-Space(s) = Chain Space(s) Previously Made
Dc = Double Crochet
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
V-st = V-Stitch

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