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caron® cotton cakes™ directional granny cardigan

This colorful sweater’s crocheted in a classic granny square motif, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about it! Oversized cardigans are all the rage, and now you can make the trend, too. Read below and we’ll give you all the info you need to succeed!
Step 1
SIZES:
   -  Fit Chest: XS/S = 28"-34" ; Finished Size = 38"
   -  Fit Chest: M = 36"-38" ; Finished Size = 42"
   -  Fit Chest: L = 40"-42" ; Finished Size = 48"
   -  Fit Chest: XL/L = 44"-46" ; Finished Size = 52"
   -  Fit Chest: 2XL/3XL = 48"-54" ; Finished Size = 56"
   -  Fit Chest: 4XL/5XL = 56"-62" ; Finished Size = 64" .
 
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 7 (8-9-10-10-11) - Caron® Cotton Cakes™ Yarn – Hollyhock 
 
GAUGE: 14 sc and 17 rows = 4" ; save time and check your gauge.
 
NOTES:
   -  These instructions are written for the smallest size given. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To make it easier to work this pattern, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before you start.
   -  Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc.   
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Step 2
INSTRUCTIONS: 

BODY:
 
Top Right Side
 
***Ch 72 (72-84-84-96-100).
 
Row 1: (RS). 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 3 dc). *(Ch 1. Skip next 3 ch. 3 dc in next ch) 7 (7-8-8-9-9) times.* Ch 1. Skip next 3 ch. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch. (Ch 1. Skip next 3 ch. 3 dc in next ch) 1 (1-2-2-3-4) time(s). Ch 1. Skip next 3 ch. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch. Rep from * to * once more. Turn.
 
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Skip next 3 dc. *3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc.* Rep from * to * to corner ch-3 sp. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc.** Rep from * to ** once more, then from * to *, ending with: Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.  
 
Row 3: Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp.* Rep from * to * to corner ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp.** Rep from * to ** once more, then from * to *, ending with: 2 dc in 4th ch of ch 4. 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Turn.***
 
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures approx 8½ (9½-10½-11½-12-13½)” [21.5 (24-26.5-29-30.5-34.5) cm], ending on Row 3. Fasten off.
Step 3
Top Left Side
 
Work from *** to *** as given for Right side.
 
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures approx 8¼ (9¼-10¼-11¼-11¾-13¼)” [21 (23.5-
26-28.5-30-34) cm], ending on Row 2. Do not fasten off.
 
 
Joining Top Right and Top Left Sides
 
Row 1: (RS). Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp.* Rep from * to * to next corner ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp. Rep from * to * to next corner ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 1. Sl st in corresponding ch-3 sp of Top Right Side. 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp. **Sl st in corresponding ch-1 sp of Top Right Side. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from ** to end of row, ending with: 2 dc in 4th ch of ch 4. 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Sl st to last corresponding dc of Top Right Side. Fasten off. 
Step 4
Bottom Section
 
Row 1: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to corner ch-3 sp of Top Left Side. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st (counts as 3 dc). *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp.* Rep from * to * to last 3 dc group before joining. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp of Left Side. 1 dc in next joining sl st. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp of Right Side. Working across Top Right Side, rep from * to * to last 3-dc group. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in corner ch-3 sp. Turn.
 
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Skip next 3 dc. *3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row, ending with: Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn. 
 
Row 3: Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of row, ending with: 2 dc in 4th ch of ch 4. 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Turn.
 
Rep last 2 rows until Bottom Section measures approx 10" [25.5 cm], ending with Row 3. Fasten off.   
Step 5
SLEEVE:

Note: Sleeve is worked in rnds. Turn work at end of every rnd to alternate RS and WS and match pat on Body.
 
Ch 36 (40-40-40-44-44). Join in rnd with sl st to first ch, placing marker on first ch.
 
Rnd 1: (RS). Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st (counts as 3 dc). *Skip next 3 ch. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch. Rep from * to last 3 ch. Ch 1. Skip next 3 ch. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 9 (10-10-10-11-11) groups of 3-dc. Turn.
 
****Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 3-dc group. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Turn.
 
Rep last rnd 6 (6-6-4-2-0) times more, alternating RS and WS. 
Step 6
Next Rnd: (Inc rnd). Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 3-dc group. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Turn.
 
Next Rnd: (Inc rnd). Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 4 dc. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Turn.
 
Next Rnd: (Inc rnd). Sl st in first dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 4 dc. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Turn.
 
Next Rnd: (Inc rnd). Sl st in first dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 dc. Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Turn.
 
Next Rnd: (Inc rnd). Sl st in first ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 dc. Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Turn. 11 (12-12-12-13-13) groups of 3-dc.****
 
Rep from **** to **** until there are 13 (14-14-16-19-21) groups of 3-dc.
 
Rep Row 2 until work from beg measures approx 18" , ending on a RS row. Do not turn at end of last rnd.   
Step 7
Shape Cap

Row 1: (RS). (Sl st in each of first 3 dc. Sl st in next ch-1 sp) 1 (1-2-2-3-4) time(s). Ch 3. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 2 (2-3-3-4-5) groups of 3-dc. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in next dc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch. Skip first 3-dc group. * 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Rep from * to last 3-dc group. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Skip next 3 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
 
Rep Row 2, 8 (8-9-9-10-10) times more. Fasten off. 
Step 8
FINISHING:
 
Place markers for shoulders 4½ (5-6-6½-7-7½)" [11.5 (12.5-15-16.5-18-18.5) cm] in from armhole edges across top of Back and Fronts. Sew shoulder seams.
 
Sew in Sleeves, placing skipped sts along shorter side of armhole.
 

Left Front Edging

Row 1: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to top corner of Left Front. Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to side edge of Bottom Section of Body.
Working across side edge of Bottom Section of Body, **Skip next row. 3 dc around dc of next row. Ch 1. Rep from ** to last row. 1 dc in corner st. Turn.
 
Row 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 3 dc and Ch 4. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 2 dc in 4th ch of ch 4. 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Turn.
 
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Skip next 3 dc. *3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row, ending with: Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Fasten off. 
 

Right Front Edging

Row 1: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to bottom corner of Right Front. Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Working across side edge of Bottom Section of Body, skip first row. *3 dc around dc of next row. Ch 1. Skip next row. Rep from * to side edge of Top Right Side. 3 dc in ch-1 sp. **Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from **, ending with: skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
 
Rows 2-3: As 2nd and 3rd rows of Left Front Edging. 
Step 9
Neck Edging

Row 1: (RS). Join yarn with sl st to top corner of Right Front. Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *3 dc around dc of next row. Ch 1. Skip next row. Rep from * to joining of both sides. 3 dc in joining sl st. **Ch 1. Skip next row. 3 dc around dc of next row. Rep from ** to last row. Ch 1. 1 dc in corner of Left Front. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 3 dc and Ch 4. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. 2 dc in 4th ch of ch 4. 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 4. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Skip next 3 dc. *3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Skip next 3 dc. Rep from * to end of row, ending with: Ch 1. Skip next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows twice more, then Row 2 once. Fasten off. 
 

ABBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double Crochet
Inc = Increase(ing)
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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