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Vintage touches on a design that is completely on trend for today. This crochet cardigan is a truly unique piece.
It's even made from the neck down for minimal seaming and easily adjustable sleeve and body length.
The top half and sleeves are crocheted in a pretty shell stitch, but not the same old shell stitch that you see everywhere. Subtle stitch variations make it prettier.
The bottom is then crocheted in a more open crochet stitch for a beautiful contrast. Edges are all nicely finished with a bold scallop and the cuffs are gently flared and bracelet length.
Lastly, show-stopping buttons are placed asymmetrically to close the cardigan. Looks fabulous worn open or closed.
Crocheted with size K/10.5 (7mm) hook. Pattern includes Crochet Symbol diagrams of the stitch patterns as well as the written out instructions to follow.
Not recommended for beginning crocheters; best for those with some experience crocheting shaped sweaters.
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Finished Crocheted Measurements: 33 (40, 46 ½)" [84 (101.5, 118) cm] at bust; 26" [66 cm] length measured from shoulder
NOTE: Because the front of this sweater "wraps" asymmetrically, the finished bust measurements can adjust to fit a range of sizes, i.e. the 33" finished bust size can fit body bust measurements of 30-35" or so. Just be sure to place the buttons for best fit.
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [125 yds/114 m] per skein): 7 (7, 8) skeins in Crème #M-10.
Pattern Gauge: 2 shell st rep (measure from middle of a ch-3 at base of 1st shell to ch-3 at base of 3rd shell) = approximately 5 ½" [14 cm] and 5 rows = 3 ½" (Rows 1 to 5 of the stitch pattern) in Lacy Shell Pattern Stitch on size K/10.5 [7mm] hook.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on US size 10 1/2 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximate total yardage required 875 (875, 1000) yds [798 (798, 912) m].
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Crochet Hook Used: Size K/10.5 [7mm] crochet hook.
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Posted by Unknown on 26th Nov 2012
my sister loved how this looked so i ordered that pattern but in looking at it I am a bit intimidated by the complexity so have put away ... hope maybe if I start it will be simpler than it looks... hope hope
like the fact there is @ help address...just in case