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Granite Open Cardigan

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Using RED HEART Boutique Changes in Granite, you can make this Open Cardigan; it's an easy crochet pattern. Granite is the perfect fall color to use for a cardigan like this one. With the open front you can wear bulky tops underneath to keep warm.

Granite Open Cardigan
Granite Open Cardigan
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

To Fit Bust: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42)”.
Width of Body before sleeves and edging: 32 (36, 40)”.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Boutique™ “Changes™”: 6 (7, 9) balls 9403 Granite.
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
  • Yarn needle.
  • PATTERN

GAUGE: 27 sts = 8”; 8 rows = 4” in dc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

CARDI
Body

Ch 109 (123, 137).
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch and in each ch across; turn – 107 (121, 135) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc and in each dc across, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Repeat Row 2 until 20 (22, 24)” from beginning. Fasten off.
Side Edgings
With right side facing, join yarn in right-hand edge of Row 1; ch 1, work 64 (68, 75) sc across row ends. Fasten off.
Repeat Edging on left edge.
Side Seams
Fold Body in half with right sides together so that piece is now 10 (11, 12)” high x 32 (36, 40)” wide. Sew side seams from bottom corners toward fold line through 12 (14, 15) sc of both thicknesses leaving 40 (40, 45) sc free for each
Sleeve opening.
Sleeves
Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn in first sc after side seam; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sc, skip next
4 sc, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 4 sc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in top of ch-3 – 8 (8, 9) shells.
Round 2: Slip st in next 2 dc and ch-1 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same space, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around; join.
Rounds 3-5: Slip st in next 2 sts and ch-1 space, ch 4, (2 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in same space, * (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next space; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-4.
Round 6: Slip st in next 2 tr and in ch-1 space; ch 4, (3 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in same space, * (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in next space; repeat from * around; join.
Round 7: Ch 1, work Reverse sc in each st and space around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Repeat Rounds 1-7 on other sleeve opening.
Body Edging
Foundation Round: With right side facing, join yarn in first st after a side seam; ch 1, loosely sc in each st and seam around body dec (inc, inc) 1 (1, 3) sc; join in first sc – 215 (245, 275) sc.
Round 1: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sc, skip next 4 sc, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, skip next 4 sc; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-3 – 43 (49, 55) shells.
Round 2: Slip st in next 2 dc and ch-1 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same space, * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space; repeat from * around; join.
Rounds 3-5: Slip st in next 2 sts and ch-1 space, ch 4, (2 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in same space, * (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next space; repeat from * around; join in top of ch-4.
Round 6: Slip st in next 2 tr and ch-1 space, ch 4, (3 tr,
ch 1, 4 tr) in same space, * (4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr) in next space; repeat from * around; join.
Round 7: Ch 1, TURN, work Reverse sc in each st and space around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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You need pictures for each step. I had no idea what you meant with some of the instructions.

Hello all - I entered the brand of the yarn (Red Heart) which took me to Herrschners. Then I entered the specific yarn used in the pattern. (Boutique Changes). It came up and in the description - it gives all the details for that yarn, including how much is in a skein or ball etc. Here is a link for this one - http//www.herrschners.com/Product/BoutiqueChanges. == aspx This method of searching has served me well in most cases. -)

A ball of yarn does not seem to be an exact specific amount. How many ounces are needed for the open cardigan.

I want to make this cardigan but have a starting question. How many ounces in a "ball" of yarn? I'm not on face book to get the answer from there.

Do u really sew the right sides together? Help please

I figured it out!

ok. Im stuck now. How did you figure it out? Please help. Thanks

I am confused about the body edging the dec (inc,inc). Can someone help me.

Hi, Thanks for your message. I might suggest that you try posting your question to our sites Facebook page. It is monitored by the editor and is a great resource for helpful tips and suggestions from our Facebook friends; perhaps they can offer some guidance! Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/AllFreeCrochet -editors of AllFreeCrochet

I made this for my sister for Christmas in a dark slate blue yarn. It turned out beautiful. The pattern was easy to read and follow.

Help me pjn...... the body went so well but now the seams? too confusing, please tell me what the answer is

Were u able to figure it out? Please I am now stuck on same thing.

ok, I think I figured it out. The side seams create what I would describe as a shrug. I am progressing and hope to complete this sweater very soon.

How did u figure it out? I am so confused, please help

I jumped right into this project. Now that I have the body completed, I am very confused about the instructions for the side seams. I can not envision how this is going to work. Has anyone else made this sweater yet? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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