Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan

Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan

Sleeveless Crochet  Cardigan

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YARN

Type of Yarn:
Brava Tweed from KnitPicks/WeCrochet®

Yarn Characteristics:

Brava Tweed is a 97% acrylic yarn with 3% Viscose. This is Hypoallergenic, hard-wearing, and machine washable yarn. Perfect for berets, sweaters, blankets, and more.

 

Curated Yarn Color Packs

Colorway:
Mink, Stratus, Wren

Brava Tweed comes in an array of neutral shades from cream to charcoal and more.

Yarn Needed:

ADULT M/L (Size Created using Pattern)
7 skeins of the Brava Tweed yarn or Approx.1526 yards:

  • 3 skeins in color A (Mink)
  • 2 skeins in color B (Stratus)
  • 2 skeins in color C (Wren)

ADULT S -6 skeins (2 skeins in each color)
ADULT XL- 9 Skeins for XL (3 skeins in each color)


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I opted to use this premium acrylic yarn with flecks of tweed from WeCrochet when creating the Sandstone Sleeveless Cardigan. Not only is this yarn priced right, but it is also a great value because of its versatility. However, all is fair in love and yarn. While Brava Tweed from WeCrochet is a great choice, pick up any 4-weight yarn that you love, and let’s get started.


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PATTERN DETAILS

Skill Level

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This is a project for the advanced beginner. If you are new to crocheting you need to be comfortable completing a single crochet, half double back loop only crochet stitch, and suzette stitch.

Note: This pattern is written in U.S. terms and there is a key provided, to help with any abbreviations. Also, there have been Notes placed throughout the pattern to provide additional help. There are a few pictures and instructional videos, that have tips on the different stitches used, The videos can be found on my YouTube -AhselAnne.

Techniques
Suzette Stitch– Check out this video Tutorial: Click Here

Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only – Check this video Tutorial: Click Here

MATERIALS

Yarn

7 skeins of Brava Tweed 4-Weight Yarn from Knitpick/WeCrochet (1526 yards)

Colorway – Mink (Dark Gray), Stratus (light Grey), Wren (Neutral/Beige)

 

Hook
Crochet Hook 6.5mm/U.S K- Furl Odyssey

Notions
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers
Measuring Tape

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VIDEO TUTORIAL
A video tutorial is available for this pattern; it can be found at Ahselanne.com.

NOTES
• This pattern is written in US terms and there is a key provided, to help with any abbreviations.
• There are hyperlinks included, within this pattern. If viewing, on an electronic device, you can click on the link(s), and you will be taken to the products used and helpful instructional video(s).
• The Suzette Stitch is used throughout this pattern, for a video tutorial on this stitch visit YouTube-AhselAnne.
• The Sleeveless Cardigan is worked in sections; then seamed together
• The Sleeveless Cardigan is worked in rows from top down. Meaning the first color worked will be the shoulder area of the cardigan.
• Pockets are optional, created as a separate fabric and attached
• [ ] denotes the stitch count at the end of the row.
• *_* Denotes repeat sequence- Example: * sc, dc; sk st*
• Additional NOTES are placed throughout the pattern, for additional tips and instructions.
• Model is 5’4 size (S/M) meaning the final project appears slightly oversized on her frame. Chest 35 ½”

Finished Measurement

Finished Size:

– Finished product is sized US Women M/Large (Slightly oversized Medium)
– Length: Approximately 33”

The Sandstone Sleeveless Cardigan was created for a person that is 5’5” with a Med/Large body size, 36” chest. Thus, these instructions have been written for a Medium/Large.
This project can be customized to fit all sizes.

TO ADJUST SIZE:

Measure from shoulder to shoulder to determine the width. (See Chart Below, #4). Create a foundation chain the width of your shoulder-to-shoulder measurement, adding 1 more inch for ease. Make sure the foundation chain ends with an odd number of stitches in the chain.
Example: If you created a chain of 72 stitches, round up to 73 stitches; in order             to start the foundation chain with an odd number.

The front panels should be half the size of the back panel.
Example- If the back panel measures 22 inches across, then the front panels’                  foundation chain will need to be 11 inches (for both the right and the left front                 panel).

Work for the panels following the pattern below. Keep in mind, that your stitch count will vary from the pattern, and the size is adjusted.

The length of the sleeveless cardigan is adjusted by adding or subtracting rows.

Sleeveless Cardigan Size Chart

GAUGE

Pattern 1: Suzette Stitch
10 Rows= 4”/10cm
Stitch for gauge is 10 rows of
Suzette stitches(* sc, dc; sk st, repeat)

Pattern 2: Half Double Crochet BLO
10 Rows= 4” hdc blo

PATTERN ABBREVIATIONS (US Terms)

blo- back loop only
ch(s)- chain(s)
dc- double crochet
hdc-half double crochet
r- row
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
st(s)- stitch(es)
tw- turn your work

SPECIAL STITCH

Suzette Stitch: (sc, dc; sk st)
R1. Work a single crochet (sc) in the second stitch (st) from the hook. Next, place a double crochet (dc) in the same st.

*Skip (sk) one st, then place a sc, in the next st and place a dc into the same st*.

*Repeat* the previous steps across the row, skip a st, and then place a sc and dc in the next stitch. In the last st, place a sc; Ch 1, turn work (tw).

R2. Place a sc, dc in first st in the row, sk st (the dc from the previous row); *sc, dc in the next st; sk st*; repeat; place sc in last st in row.
Repeat R2, the Suzette Stitch patter= sc, dc; sk st

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WRITTEN PATTERN FOR SANDSTONE SLEEVELESS CROCHET CARDIGAN

The pattern is sectioned into 5 sections

1. Front Panels
2. Back Panel
3. Seaming
4. Trim
5. Embellishments (Optional)
– Pockets
– Back Belt w/ buttons

FRONT PANEL(S)- Make Two

Note:
This pattern is written for an Adult M/L only. To adjust sizes, please see the “To Adjust” section above to customize your pattern.

Ch 31

Color A- Mink
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *(sc, dc same st, sk st), repeat from * to end of ch, sc in last st; ch 1, tw

R2: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw

R3- R16: Repeat R2

Color B- Stratus
R17-R32: Repeat R2 – (sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw)

Color C -Wren
R33-47 Repeat R2 – (sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw)

R48: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 2, tw

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PATTERN CHANGE- Half Double Crochet BLO

R49: hdc in 1st st; hdc in each stitch across;
ch 2, tw [31]

Color A- (Mink)

R50-R54- hdc blo, each stitch across;
ch 2, tw [31]

Color B (Stratus)
R55-60: hdc blo, each stitch across; ch 2, tw [31]

Color C (Wren)
R61-R66: hdc blo, each stitch across; ch 1, tw [31]

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PATTERN CHANGE-Suzette Stitch

Color A (Mink)
R67: sc in 2nd st from hook, *(sc, dc same st, sk st), repeat from * to end of ch, sc in last st; ch 1, tw

R68-R76: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw

Color B (Stratus)
R77-R86: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw

PATTERN CHANGE- Half Double Crochet BLO
R87: hdc blo, each stitch across; ch2 tw, Finish off, cut yarn

RIGHT AND LEFT FRONT PANELS

BACK PANEL

Note: This is the same pattern used to create the front panel(s), The starting chain is longer (wider).

Ch 61

Color A- Mink
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *(sc, dc same st, sk st), repeat from * to end of ch, sc in last st; ch 1, tw

R2: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw

R3- R16: Repeat R2

Color B- Stratus
R17-R32: Repeat R2 – (sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw)

Color C -Wren
R33-47 Repeat R2 – (sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw)

R48: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 2, tw

PATTERN CHANGE- Half Double Crochet BLO

R49: hdc in 1st st; hdc in each stitch across; ch 2, tw [61]

Color A- (Mink)
R50-R54– hdc blo, each stitch across; ch 2, tw [61]
Color B (Stratus)
R55-60: hdc blo, each stitch across; ch 2, tw [61]

Color C (Wren)
R61-R66: hdc blo, each stitch across; ch 1, tw [61]

PATTERN CHANGE-Suzette Stitch

Color A (Mink)
R67: sc in 2nd st from hook, *(sc, dc same st, sk st), repeat from * to end of ch, sc in last st; ch 1, tw

R68-R76: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw

Color B (Stratus)
R77-R86: sc, dc in 1st st; *(sc, dc same st, sk st); repeat from *end row with sc; ch 1, tw

PATTERN CHANGE- Half Double Crochet BLO

R87: hdc blo, each stitch across; ch2 tw,
Finish off, cut yarn

Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan

SEAMING THE Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan:

Lay Back Panel down (arranging to ensure Color A will be the shoulder area).

Lay the front panels on top of the back panel (wrong sides facing out). Align the front panels (left and right) with the back panels, ensuring the stripes match up.Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan

Optional- Use stitch markers to temporarily secure the garment together.

Using Color A yarn and a yarn needle, sew along the raw edge of the shoulder area leaving 6” for the neck area (this is approx. 18 stitches in from the outer edge of the panel on both sides).

 

Start along the bottom of the Sleeveless Cardigan, and sew along the raw edge towards the shoulders. Leaving space for arms (approx. 8.5”). This measurement will vary if creating a different size.

Note:
Each panel of the Sleeveless Cardigan is constructed top down, starting with Color A, and this will be the Shoulder area.

TRIM

Color A (Mink)
Attach yarn to the bottom corner of the front panel.

Hdc each stitch across the bottom

In the last stitch, hdc, ch1, hdc in the same stitch (to create a corner)

R1: Place hdc in each stitch along the raw edge of the side of the panel [approx. 90]; ch 2, tw. (Working in the opposite direction on the front panel).

R2: Place hdc blo into each stitch along the side panel, ch 2 tw

R3- R6: Repeat R2, Tie off, weave in tails.

Second Panel

Repeat steps for R1-R6 for the second panel.

Create Trim around Arm Opening Color A

Attach yarn under arm area, ch 2 hdc each stitch around the arm hole, tie off, weave in tail. (This will create a capped sleeve embellishment).

EMBELLISHMENT (OPTIONAL)

Back Belt w/ Buttons

Ch 17

R1: Hdc 2nd st from hook, hdc each ch across [15]; ch 2, tw

R2-R3: hdc each stitch across; tie off, leaving a 10” long tail attached

Pinch back area, sew back-belt to garment, using tail.

 Optional:

Attach a button to each side of the back belt, using yarn, Color A.

POCKET(S)

Final Measurement approx. 4”x 5 ½”

Note: If you want a wider pocket. Make the foundation ch longer. If want a deeper pocket make additional rows.

Color A (Mink)

CH 17;

R1: Hdc 2nd stitch from hook, hdc each ch across [15]; ch 2, tw

R2-R5:  hdc blo each stitch across, ch 2 tw.

 

Color B (Stratus)

R6-R10: hdc blo each stitch across, ch 2 tw.

 

Color C (Wren)

R11-R14: hdc blo each stitch across, ch 2 tw.

Finish off, leave 18” tail

Using the tail and Yarn Needle, attach pocket(s) to Sleeveless Cardigan, left and right sides. Leave the top area of the pocket open for hands.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Check out the video for visual instructions. Enjoy your Sandstone Sleeveless Cardigan

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