Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Filigree Cardigan
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Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Filigree Cardigan

This romantic crocheted cardigan will have you looking beautiful while you feel beautiful, thanks to the soft-to-the-touch bamboo and wool yarn.

Designed by Kimberly K. McAlindin

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ Bamboo Ewe™”: 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls 5529 Mermaid
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
 

Project Instructions

Directions for sweater are for size Small. Changes for Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large are in parentheses.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

Foundation Single Crochet (fsc): Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd chain from hook and pull up a loop (ch stitch made) *yo and pull  through 2 loops on hook (sc made), insert hook in ch stitch and pull up a loop; repeat from * for as many fsc as called for in pattern.

Decrease Double Crochet (dc2tog): [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

Shell: 7 dc in same st or space.

GAUGE: In back pattern, 1 repeat = 3 1/4”/8.5cm; 8 rows = 4”/10cm. In edging pattern, 2 repeats = 4”/10cm; 4 rows = 2 1/2”/6.5cm. In sleeve pattern, 14 dc = 4”/10cm; 4 rows = 2 1/2”/6.5cm. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished Bust: 35 (40, 44, 46, 52)”/89 (101.5, 112, 117, 132)cm.

Finished Length: 20 (20, 21, 21, 21)”/51 (51, 53.5, 53.5, 53.5)cm.

BACK

With larger hook, fsc 52 (60, 68, 72, 81).

Row 1 (right side): Ch 1, dc in first 10 (14, 18, 20, 20) fsc, *skip

next 2 fsc, shell in next fsc, skip next 2 fsc, dc in next 4 fsc; repeat

from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in last 6 (10, 14, 16, 16) fsc, turn –

4 (4, 4, 4, 5) shells.

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first 10 (14, 18, 20, 20) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in last 6 (10, 14, 16, 16) dc, turn.

Armhole Shaping

Row 3: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 9 (13, 17, 19, 19) dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 15, 15) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 4: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 8 (12, 16, 18, 18) dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in next 4 (8, 12, 14, 14) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 5: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 7 (11, 15, 17, 17) dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times more, dc in last 3 (7, 11, 13, 13) dc leaving last dc unworked, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 6 (10, 14, 16, 16) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in next 2 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 7: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 15, 15) dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in last 1 (5, 7, 11, 11), turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 8: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 4 (8,12,14,14) dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in next 0 (4, 8, 10, 10) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 9: Ch 1, skip first 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) dc, dc in next 4 (7, 11, 13, 13) dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times more, dc in last 0 (3, 7, 9, 9)  dc leaving last dc unworked, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, skip first 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) dc, dc in next 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in next 0 (2, 6, 8, 8) dc, turn, leaving last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) dc unworked.

Row 11: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in last 0 (2, 6, 8, 8) dc, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in last 0 (2, 6, 8, 8) dc, turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times more, dc in last 0 (2, 6, 8, 8) dc, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) times, dc in last 0 (2, 6, 8, 8) dc, turn.

Repeat rows 11-14 until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9, 9)”/20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 23)cm from beginning. Fasten off leaving a sewing length.

RIGHT FRONT

With larger hook, fsc 17 (21, 25, 27, 36).

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in first 2 fsc, *skip next 2 fsc, shell in next fsc, skip next 2 fsc, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 10 (14, 18, 20, 16) dc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first 10 (14, 18, 20, 20) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in next 9 (13, 17, 19, 15) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 4: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 8 (12, 16, 18, 18) dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in next 7 (11, 15, 17, 13) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked,

Row 6: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 6 (10, 14, 16, 16) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 15, 11) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 8: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 4 (8, 12, 14, 14) dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, , 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 4, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) time, dc in next 4 (7, 11, 13, 9) dc, turn, leaving last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) dc unworked.

Row 10: Ch 1, skip next 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) dc, dc in next 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 4 (6, 10, 12, 8) dc, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 4 (6, 10, 12, 8) dc, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Repeat rows 11-14 until armhole measures same as finished back. Fasten off, leaving sewing length.

LEFT FRONT

With larger hook, fsc 17 (21, 25, 36, 36).

Row 1: Ch 1, 10 (14, 18, 20, 20) fsc, *skip next 2 fsc, shell in next fsc, skip next 2 fsc*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 10 (14, 18, 20, 16) dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in first 9 (13, 17, 19, 19) dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space)*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in next 8 (12, 16, 18, 14) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 5: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 7 (11, 15, 17, 17) dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn,

Row 6: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in next 6 (10, 14, 16, 12) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 7: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 15, 15) dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space)*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in next 4 (8, 12, 14, 10) dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 9: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in first 4 (7, 11, 13, 13) dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last next 4 (6, 10, 12, 8)  dc, turn, leaving last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) dc unworked.

Row 11: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 9, 12, 12) dc, *ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space)*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, , 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, , 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn, leaving last dc unworked.

Row 12: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *(ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 4, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) time, dc in last 4 (6, 10, 12, 8) dc, turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, dc in first 4 (6, 10, 12, 12) dc, *skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces*, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * to * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 14: Ch 1, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 3 times, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 0 (0, 0, 0, 4) dc; repeat from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) time, dc in last 4 (6, 10, 12, 8) dc, turn.

Repeat rows 11-14 until armhole measures same as finished back. Fasten off, leaving sewing length.

Sew shoulder and side seams.

SLEEVE (make 2)

With larger hook, fsc 41 (45, 47, 49, 49).

Row 1: Ch 1, dc in first 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) fsc, skip next 2 fsc, shell in next fsc, skip next 2 fsc, dc in last 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) fsc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, dc in first 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, ch 1, dc in next dc ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, dc in last 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, dc in first 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc), sc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 next ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in last 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, dc in first 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 4 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in last 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, dc in first 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in last 18 (20, 21, 22, 22) dc, turn.

Repeat rows 2- 5 until sleeve measures 12 1/2”/31.5cm ending with row 4 of pattern.

SHAPE CAP

Row 1: Sl st in first 3 sts, ch 1, dc in the next 15 (17, 18, 19, 19) dc, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, shell in next ch-1 space, skip next 2 ch-1 spaces, dc in last 15 (17, 18, 19, 19), turn, leaving remaining 3 sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 14 (16, 17, 18, 18) dc, ch 1, dc in next dc [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1, dc in next 14 (16, 17, 18, 18) dc, leaving last dc unworked, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 13 (15, 16, 17, 17) dc, ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, 1 dc), sc in next ch-1space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 2 ch-spaces, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), dc in next 13 (15, 16, 17, 17) dc, leaving last dc unworked, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 12 (14, 15, 16, 16) dc, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, (ch 1, sc) in each of next 3 ch-spaces, ch 1, dc in next 12 (14, 15, 16, 16) dc, leaving last dc unworked, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, skip first dc, dc in next 11 (13, 14, 15, 15) dc, skip next 2 ch-1 space, shell in next ch-1 space, skip 2 ch-21 spaces, dc in last 11 (13, 14, 15, 15) dc, leaving last dc unworked, turn.

Continue in pattern of Rows 2-5, decreasing one dc at beginning and end of every row for 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) more rows. Cap should measure 5 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6)”/12.5 (12.5, 14, 14, 15)cm from beginning. Fasten off.

Sew sleeve into armholes, easing in fullness.

EDGING

With right side facing and smaller hook, join yarn in bottom right-hand corner of right front.

Round 1: Working across ch edge of fsc, ch 1, sc in first fsc, *ch 2, skip next fsc, sc in next fsc: repeat from * across bottom edge to next corner, working in ends of rows, (ch 2, sc) in each row-end st up to collar, working across neck edge, ch 2, sc in every other stitch or ch-space across to next corner, working in ends of rows, (ch 2, sc) in each row-end st down to bottom edge, ch 2, join with a sl st in first sc.

Notes: Change to larger hook. Turn at the end of each round.

Round 2 (right side): Sl st in first ch-2 space, ch 3, 6 dc in same space, *skip next 2 ch-2 spaces, shell in next  ch-2 space; repeat from * as evenly as possible around, join with sl st in top of beginning ch, turn.

Note: It may be necessary to skip only 1 ch-2 space near the end, to come out even.

Round 3 (wrong side): Ch 1, sc in space between shells, *skip next dc, (ch 1, dc) in each of next 5 dc, ch 1 skip next dc, sc in space between shells; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc, turn.

Round 4 (right side): Sl st in next 4 sts, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 dc, *dc2tog worked across next 2 dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1) in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-3, turn.

Round 5 (wrong side): Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next dc2tog, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next (dc, ch-1 space), sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next (ch-1 space, dc); repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc, do not turn.

Repeat rounds 2-5 twice, then repeat rows 2-3 once. Fasten off.

SLEEVE EDGING

With smaller hook, join yarn in sleeve seam on cuff edge of sleeve, working across ch edge of fsc, ch 1, sc in first fsc, *ch 2, skip next fsc, sc in next fsc: repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.

Repeat rows 2-5 of edging, then repeat row 2 once. Fasten off. Repeat sleeve edging on other sleeve.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Sew button to lower left front, using opening in stitches on right front for buttonhole.

Note: Click on "download pattern" button on bottom right for project pattern.

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