Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern and Videos

Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern & Video

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Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern

Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern

This beautiful cardigan is easy to crochet from the top down. The raglan shaping is worked within the stitch pattern Sizes range from 36 to 52 inch bust with ample flounce to showcase the yarn’s incredible drape at the hemline. The cap sleeves are easily adapted to 3/4 or long sleeves.

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Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern

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Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern Here:

In this video series I show you step by step how to create the Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern.


This pattern is available as an ad-free single download PDF pattern, too. The pattern includes written instructions, close up photos, as well as a detailed chart. And the supplemental video tutorial is very helpful, too!

What you will need to make the Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern:

What you will need:

  • 650 (725, 850, 975, 1125) yds or 594 (663, 777, 892,1029) m #2 sport weight yarn

  • H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Sporty BLING Yarn; 100% bamboo; 300 yds (274m) per 4oz (113g); color midnight, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls.

If substituting Be So Sporty Yarn, you will need 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) balls.

Gauge:

1 rep of pattern = 3 in (7.6cm) across and 2 in (5cm) in length.

Finished Size:

Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in or 91.4 (101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1) cm .

Length:  25 (26, 27, 28, 29) in or 63.5 (66, 68.6, 71.1, 73.7) cm.

Sampleshown in 36 in bust.

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Stitch Guide: 

See crochet glossary for for  chain (ch), double crochet (dc), and single crochet (sc), treble crochet (tr) and slip stitch (slst).

Sweet Clara Crochet Cardigan FREE Crocheting Pattern

Instructions:

Yoke:

Foundation Row: * Ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook; rep from * 23 more times. – 24 foundation ovals

Row 1: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), sc in same foundation oval, *7dc in next oval, sc in next oval, ch5, sc in next oval. Rep from * around, except on last repeat replace ch5 with ch2, dc in last sp. — 8 7dc shells

Row 2: Ch1, sc in same st, *dc in next dc, (ch1, dc in next dc)x6, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, sc in ch3 of last ch5 sp..

Row 3: Ch9 (counts as tr, ch5), skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc. [(ch5, sc in next ch1 spx)3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc]x2, (ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip in next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x2,  [(ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc]x2, ch5, skip ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, tr in last sc. — 4 raglan increases

Row 4: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), sc in first ch5 sp,* 7dc in next ch5 sp, sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, ch2, dc in 5th ch of ch9 sp. — 16 7dc shells

Row 5: Ch1, sc in same st, *dc in next dc, (ch1, dc in next dc)x6, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, except on last repeat, sc in 3rd ch of last ch5 sp.

Row 6: Ch9 (counts as tr, ch5), skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc. Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc.  (Ch5, sc in next ch1 spx)3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc.  (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x2. (Ch5, sc in next ch1 spx)3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc. (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x4. (Ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc. (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x2.  (Ch5, sc in next ch1 spx)3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc.  (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x2. Except on last repeat, replace last dc with tr in last sc.

Row 7: Rep row 4. — 24 7dc shells

Row 8: Rep row 5.

Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X-Large Only:

Row 9: Ch9 (counts as tr, ch5), skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc). Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x2.  (Ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc.  (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x4. (Ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc. (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x6. (Ch5, sc in next ch1 spx)3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc. (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x4.  (Ch5, sc in next ch1 spx)3, (ch5, sc, ch5, sc) in next dc, (ch5, sc in next ch1 sp)x3, ch5, dc in next sc.  (Ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip next ch1 sp, dc in next sc)x3. Except on last repeat, replace last dc with tr in last sc.

Row 10: Rep row 4. — 32 7dc shells

Row 11: Rep row 5.

Rep rows 9 – 11, 0 (1, 2, 3) more times. — 32 (40, 48, 56) 7dc shells

All sizes:

Separate for Front, Back and Sleeves:

Row 1: Ch4 (counts as 1 tr), [ch5, skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, dc in next sc] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times, * ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook; rep from * 2 (5, 2, 5, 2) more times for underarm foundation, skip next 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) reps (or scallops) for sleeve cap, dc in next sc, rep [ ] 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, rep from * to * 3 (6, 3, 6, 3) more times for other underarm foundation, skip next 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) reps (or scallops) for other sleeve cap, dc in next sc, rep [ ] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times, except on last rep, tr in last sc. – 54 (60, 66, 72, 78) sps around.

Row 2: Ch1, sc in same st,* 7dc in next ch5 sp, sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, ch2, dc in last sc. — 24 (32, 40, 48, 56) 7dc shells

Row 3: Ch1, sc in same st, *dc in next dc, (ch1, dc in next dc)x6, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * around, except on last repeat, sc in last st.

Round 4: Ch9 (counts as tr, ch5), skip next ch1 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 2 ch1 sps, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, skip 1 ch1 sp, dc in next sc. Rep from * around, except on last repeat, replace last dc with tr in last sc.

Row 5: Rep row 2.

Row 6: Rep row 3.

Rows 7 – 45: Rep rows 4 – 6 thirteen more times.
Edging:

Row 1: Ch1, sc in same sc, *in each of next six ch1 sps work (slst, ch3, dc, ch3, slst), sc in next sc. Rep from * around, on last repeat replace sc with slst to first st at beg of round to join.

Fasten off.

Optional Sleves (make 2):

Rounds 1 – 21: Join yarn with slst in first underarm oval, work in established scallop pattern for 7 repeats, fasten off.

Tassel ties (make 2):

Row 1: Join yarn with slst to either top front edge along side of foundaiton oval set up row. Ch100, slst in 13th ch from hook, (ch13, slst in same ch)x4, ch20, fasten off.

Wrap the ch20 around the cluster of 5 ch13 loops several times, thread the tail with a yarn needle, secure in place, weave in end.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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