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Mermaid Filigree Cardigan

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Make this beautiful Mermaid colored Filigree Cardigan for the fall season. It's an elegant design that will flatter any body type. The edging around the sweater is just exquisite and the button closure gives you the option of wearing it open or closed with a cami underneath. The light and lacy design of this crochet pattern makes it a nice layering piece for any time of the year. There's no need to shop for new clothes at the mall when you can make your own at home.

Mermaid Filigree Cardigan
Mermaid Filigree Cardigan
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Bamboo Ewe™”: 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls 5529 Mermaid.
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8], 6mm [US J-10].
  • 1½” button, yarn needle.
  • PATTERN


SIZE:
Directions for sweater are for size Small. Changes for Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large are in parentheses.
Finished Bust: 35 (40, 44, 46, 52)”
Finished Length: 20 (20, 21, 21, 21)”

GAUGE: In back pattern, 1 repeat = 3¼”; 8 rows = 4”. In edging pattern, 2 repeats = 4”; 4 rows = 2½”. In sleeve pattern, 14 dc = 4”; 4 rows = 2½”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

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.

SWEATER
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)” 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 chspaces, 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 chspaces, 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 chspaces,
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 12½” 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, 5½, 5½, 6)” from beginning. Fasten off.
Sew sleeve into armholes, easing in fullness.

Edging
With right side facing and smaller hook, join yarn in bottom righthand 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.
Note: 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.

 

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Try this link for the corrected pattern: http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/SN0113_ == corr.pdf Also if you look at the last page, you'll notice that there is a seam just below the armhole so you have to work the top half of front & back and then the bottom is worked by the "edging", I think. I'm working on it but haven't finished yet.

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/pattern-corr == ection-filigree-cardigan Correction from the Red Heart page

Has anyone actually finished making the cardigan? Are the instructions accurate? I'm confused with the armhole starting at row3. Is this correct? Are there revisions to this pattern? Thank you.

Just starting the cardigan pattern for a size small. I was confused at first for the back pattern, but I realized that the pattern should have started with "fsc 56". Basically the foundation chain was missing 4 more stitches. Now the pattern makes more sense. : )

Did you finish making this cardigan and are the instructions correct? I want to make the 2XX. If you had to add 4 more stitches for the size small, do you know how many I would have to add for the size 2xx?

Did anyone ever come up with an answer to whether or not the armhole shaping really does begin on row three of the sweater? I want to crochet this pattern, but I'm worried about beginning because of some of the comments here.

This is not my pattern, but I dove in and made the sweater. Yes! The arm hole shaping really does start with Row 3. The sweater is different in that respect but once you do all the edging at the end, it all makes sense. It's a beautiful sweater and I had no problems. I just followed the pattern exactly as written. Good Luck! :D

Do I really start the armhole shaping on the third row? Love the sweater and really want to know.

I'm trying to work this beautiful sweater up now. I promised one to each of my daughters...but I'm confused by the pattern. Seems to be quite a few mistakes. The armhole shaping beginning in the 3rd row of the back, for example. And the number of DC's done at the end of row 2 and 3 just don't mesh. Anyone know anything about any revisions of this pattern that might be out???

Made the dc's mesh but just don't know about the armhole Think I will try the front of the sweater and see if that works.

The cardigan is awesome; HOWEVER I wonder why the armhole shaping is done on row 3 of the back. Is part of the pattern missing? Please tell me if I'm missing something; I would love to make this sweater. Thanks, Elaine Sue

I see you never received a reply to the shaping question. So far, I'm at a loss to understand it, also. I'll be watching for any advice.

This is a beautiful pattern. Thank you for sharing. And yes ladies it is exquisite but why be a spelling teacher. "/

Regarding your verbiage on the Mermaid Filigree Cardian: the word explicit is not appropriate here, and I believe the writer intended the word to be exquisite. Check your dictionary.

It is a beautiful sweater,looks very rich, I make a lot of sweaters, can't wait to get started on it

I think you mean "exquisite" :) Nothing explicit here.

BEAUTIFUL! Must try this

This is beautiful - my sister would love this...gotta get yarn and get started!

This is a beautiful piece. I love the color. Definitely a pattern I will save.

Beautiful this is something I want to make,plus it's in my size. Going to buy yarn today.

Pattern has been saved. It is beautiful and is actually offered in my size. WooHoo!!

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!!

I think this is one of the nicest designs I've seen. I just might give it my best.

I just love this pattern . I rarely make something for myself, but I will make this, after the bolero for my daughter, baby clothes for a friend and the blanket for the hospital( half done) . It's lucky I commute every day and crochet on the train or I'd never have time for it all.

Beautiful cardigan. Can't wait to try it.

What a stunning design!

Beautiful but I think it is beyond me.

Would love to make this in a tan.......

Love the sweater. It looks to be very versatile. I haven't moved up to making sweaters yet but I would love to try to make this

What a beautiful sweater. I am going to make it for my pregnant grandaughter who lives in N.Y.

I love this, can't wait to make it!

Lovely sweater. Very becoming!

This is so cuter---just love this pattern!!

OMG I love this one. Time to bust Out the hooks!

This is so beautiful!! I think I will have to make this one for myself!

Love the lacy cowl collar. Dressy look over summer dresses or tank tops. Would love to try it maybe with shorter 3/4 length sleeves for Spring-Summer use.

Very pretty, kind of looks comlicated, But I would attempt to make this if I had time.

For sure, one of my next projects!

Beautiful sweater...the color is great! One of these patterns that almost any color would look good...makes me want to make a few for myself.

Wow...lovely sweater! I think I'm going to have to give this one a try! :)

perfect color & sweater for my daughter! Just might have to go get some new yarn!

I love the edge work on this

I love the look! Not for me tho, but it would look great on my daughter. I also think that i would probably substitute a lighter yarn because we live in a warm climate. Any suggestions?

This looks like something I would love to make for my daughter, very pretty detail and love the color! The pattern seems like something I could follow, thank you for posting!

the sweater is beautiful. i have never made one, I like to crochet toys and give them to ever wants them.

absolutely awesome!!!

Gorgeous!! A little too advanced for me but I would make it if I were more experienced!

Very pretty

It would be REALLY nice if the pictures on this website could be enlarged to see the pieces better. I make lots of things from here and this would really help me out. Just a suggestion....

Great project! Thank you all free crochet

Beautiful!

OH I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!! I want to make this for sure!

It is very beautiful and im going to start making it right now

Lovely piece and great color!

This sweater has the most delicate stitches I have seen in a long time. I look forward to making it as soon as I get the yarn.

I love how feminine this looks! I just may have to try this one - maybe in a denim blue? Thanks

I second the fitting. It always improves a garment so much when it lays right. And the scallops are nice, but there may be a few too many of them on the coller. I'd make the coller slimmer.

This is so pretty, and I'm impressed with how beautifully fitted it is.

very pretty, putting on my "to do" list

I love the delicate look of the scallops... without it looking like a figernail will unravel it!!

Not a fan of the color or what the model is wearing the cardigan with, but I see it's potential in a different yarn and with some jeans. Could be really cute!

This is just fabulous! And my favorite color........

This is beautiful. I appreciate the range of sizes that is available for this pattern. Thank you!

This is lovely, I would give it to a loved one.

this is sooooo pretty!!! I would wear it over a nice dress!!!

Its very pretty. I might try this.

Ooh ooh, I'm so excited - the comment box finally opened for me!! I hope I'm not too late for the contest. Either way, I will be making this cardigan. It is exquisite!!!! Thanks so much for the pattern xoxoxo

I love the cardigan & will have to make that this spring or summer.

Would LOVE to try this.....but I think I might need to practice more :) I just taught myself so I am still learning stitches and the jargon....

Very nice, I can't hardly wait to start making this.

so pretty

I can not wait to make this My daughter in law is gonna love it .It is just so her

Gorgeous! Love the color too! On must list to make in the future!

Oooh Very pretty!!!

very pretty my girls would love it.

Beautiful! I would love to make this.

I think that this cardigan is lovely. I would like to make this for my mother for Christmas this year!!! Thanks for pointing this one out to us!

This sweater is beautiful, I think I will make it for my mother's Christmas or birthday gift. Can't wait to get started.

very beautiful

Such a lovely pattern. This would be beautiful in a Bamboo/Acrylic Blend. It would drape beautifully.

I love this color and the pattern is so feminine. My sister could totally rock this pattern.

Makes me want to quit cleaning and get busy crocheting this...looks like it is a run to get yarn. Yeah for me...not so good for dirty floors.

I've been a fan of this pattern for a while now. Gotta get it on the hook one of these days!

I've admired this pattern for a long time. I want to make it for my daughter-in-law. She'd look great in it!

So pretty! You have such awesome patterns!

I can't wait to make this for my future MIL. She is going to look amazing in it!

Beautiful! I love that it can be made it larger sizes

Even the name of the pattern is beautiful! Can't wait to get to work on it.

I Love it i wish i had time to make it

Love the color, but I will have to wait till after July to make this...otherwise it won't fit me after baby.

this would be something my college-age daughter would love and ask me to do.

I love the color and the style.

Very pretty, my granddaughter would love this!!

Beautiful, might need to try this!

This is so nice. Beautiful. Can't wait to make it.

Love this...going to make it for my daughter!! She will so love it.... and her favorite color to boot! :-)

Beautiful sweater! The color is amazing!

I can't wait to try the pattern. Even though it might be a little beyond my skills I am willing to try & make it!!!

It is such a beautiful sweater and I love the color.

This is gorgeous!

This cardigan is perfect for the weather here in AZ. Love the detail. Will definitely try this.

Very Pretty! I Would like to try to make an article of clothing someday!

Someday I'm going to get the courage to try something like this. It looks so comfortable.

This a beautiful Cardigan! Looking forward to making it! Thanks For Sharing.

Omgosh..I LOVE THIS! Its so cute! I can totally see making this for a loved one or making it for myself! Love that they included sizes S-XXL! <3

This is beautiful. Nice and frilly. I love that there are directions for several different sizes.

So Pretty!!

Cute sweater!

I think that I will attempt this as my next project. Looks like a fun pattern.

Very pretty.......looks like a pattern that can be adapted to any size and still look good. Want to make one for myself.

I'm excited to make this beautiful sweater. Gorgeous.

This pattern looks kinda vintage- I like it :)

This is sooo pretty!!!! I think I am going to make this when I get the time. I just might have to make time.

lovely, i know just the person for this!

What a beautiful pattern can not wait to make this for the women in my life.

What a beautiful cardigan. I can't wait to crochet it!

WOW this is an amazing pattern! I fully intend to save it! When I might get around to it I have no idea! Hopefully soon!

So pretty!! This might just be my next project.

I love this pattern. I saved it and am going to get yarn for it today and start making it for my daughter.

This is truly elegant crochet. I had downloaded this pattern to make it for one of my friends--who will go absolutely gaga when she sees it!

Well .... it is beautiful, but considering how long the directions are, there is NO WAY i would ever be able to complete it with ANY level of accuracy. :)

Gorgeous pattern; I am studying the pattern as we speak.....it has such a beautiful shape to it. Cannot wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

Very cute! I love the color!

Attractive! Would love to make this.

LOVE the pattern and the color. I would need to make it one size larger than given and maybe change the color to a pastel purple (to match my wardrobe).

absolutely gorgeous, have pattern saved and will be making it soon. My oldest daughter will love it and the colour is perfect.

Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to crochet this!! I love it, and I'm gonna make it for... ME! lol

What a gorgeous project - I printed out and will make it for my son's girlfriend - she will absolutely love it!!!

This is gorgeous. I could do this, yes I could. Hmmmm I sense crocheting this weekend/

Beautiful, would LOVE to make this sometime!!

Love this! I have found my next project!!

Gorgeous - definitely going in my queue

Beautiful. I would love to make this for my neice.

I have this pattern at home and looking for the right yarn for me. Maybe a cotton or blend for the summer.

What a lovely lacy cardigan. So dressy.

Beautiful!

I gotta make this for me! Its so pretty, I will have fun wearing it to church! where its always chilly!

My daughter would love this!!

This is so pretty...and it's crochet?! Definitely being added to my Rav queue!!!!!

Very pretty! I've never tried wearables, beyond ponchos & the like.

I think I'll make this for my daughter!

Wow..this is such a practical design. It's not easy to make a piece that can actually be worn in such a practical sense. I love it!

that is very cute!

Beautiful! This is going on my to do list.

Very pretty! Really wish that I had time to make this for my friend! Beautiful color and pattern.

It's beautiful--perfect to hide my extra curves--lol!!!

beautiful - now I have a project to do while I wait for Michigan's weather to decide what it wants to do - LOL

I have printed this pattern and I am going to attempt it. I love a little bit of a challenge. Good luck to everyone on the give a way.

Wow!!

This is BEAUTIFUL! Would love to make something like this for my daughters one day. Very pretty design

The edging is "explicit"? Maybe you mean exquisite. Anyway, it's a beautiful sweater!

This is sooo cute, my girls will love it, now to get my hook out, "SMILE", thank you so much for the patterns you give us!!!!

Lovely piece. Would be a great way to dress up a casual outfit.

What a beautiful pattern, I will have to try it myself.

Beautiful! I love the color.

Love this! Also eager to win the gift!

What a beautiful sweater. It looks very elegant and I love the color. I have never made anything for myself, but I think I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

What a pretty piece! Will definitely be making this one as soon as I finish one of the other 4 projects I have going!

I love this! Might have to try to make it sometime.

Love the deatail nad the color... would be great for chilly evenings...

Classic :-)

Beautiful

I love the delicate stitching's and detail this cardigan makes me think of how much love was put into it the way it looks the time it would take to produce the Filigree Cardigan even I would fall in love with this and would make me pretty partial to giving it away.

I'm leaving my comment :) it would be lovely to have this in plus sizes :D

This sweater is GORGEOUS! I may get brave and give this a try!!

Beautiful pattern. It's going in my "to do" pile.

Very elegant! Would look nice for dress up nights but would also look nice at a BBQ. Love it!!

I think I'm to the point that I can actually tackle this pattern. It's lovely and I'd like to make it for my daughters.

This is very pretty. What struck me the most was the collar along with the trim. I might have to give this a try. Like other posters, it is nice to have different sizes and the color is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

I think this is beautiful. I haven't attempted a cardigan but this may be the one I would try.

This is a beautiful sweater will put this on my long list of projects!

I love this! Love the color also

Love the color and design. Very attractive style!

I love this pattern. If I weren't in the middle of a crochet project for my grandson who will be born in about 6 weeks, I would go out and by the yarn and make one right now!!

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and the details.

love the look & pattern doesn't look too complicated. just my kind!

I love to create beautiful items with my hands! This will be an awesome addition to my collection!!!!

This sweater is absolutely beautiful! I'm going to try to get this done in time for my mother's birthday in May.

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Love it!! Its great to see something so pretty offered in larger sizes. I am definitely making this one.

Gorgeous! Love the color and style. :)

SUPER CUTE! I am making this for my daughter!

Absolutly Gorgeous. Love the color and the style.

LOVE IT! Can't wait till I graduate in 19days and can get back to my hobbies!!!

Gorgeous sweater! Thanks for the pattern! :)

My daughter would look good in this sweater...only she could pull it off...will have to make it soon for her...

That is beautiful! Really love the colors!

This is gorgeous! I've been looking for something like this to make myself. Can't wait to get started!

Beautiful sweater. Think I'll have to give it a try.

Love it!!!! I know a few ladies that would love for me to make it for them!!!!! I will definitely make it using their favorite colors!!!! Cannot wait to make at least one!!!! Good luck to all that are entering!!!!

I've never undertaken a sweater project, but I've done lots of scarves, mittens, hats, blankets, afghans, so I think I might be able to follow your good instructions. Nothing to lose but a little time, and nothing to gain but additional crocheting experience. Thank you for your nice patterns.

Quite elegant...and fun!

It's really lovely but I'm still yet considered between beginner to easy. But my afghan ends never end up perfect. I hope to one day master a patter such as this one.

What a great pattern! Love it!

This is a very elegant cardigan. I would love wearing this on an evening out.

beautiful ..... I love that collar!!!

Very Nice!

This looks like something I would definitely wear. It looks like it would be fun to make also. Will put it on my to do list!!

Very pretty!!

Love this, and love the larger size information!!!

Love the sweater, may be a little out of my league, but may just try it after I finish my 4 current projects

Beautiful Cardigan!

Nice, simple and elegant. It can be used in formal and non formal occasion. Love it!

Beautiful sweater. Would compliment many outfits, dresses, jeans with a tank lots of ideas. I have so many projects saved and I've added this one.

Beautiful pattern, but if the edging is explicit, would I have to cover our son's eyes if he looked at it?

Pretty! Pretty!

I LOVE Love love this!!! I don't do well with threads... I am happy to see something so BEAUTIFUL that is done in WW yarn! I will definitely be saving this in my pattern stash! Thanks so much for sharing this.

What a beautiful sweater, I love the color

Really cute!! Can't wait to try it!!! Looks like it can be dressed up or down. I love versitile pieces!!

Love the shell stitching on the neckline

This is absolutely gorgeous - this will look wonderful on my granddaughter!!!

Love it!

Beautiful, would like to make a few for gifts.

This is beautiful. I especially love the color, & can't wait to try it!

Absolutely beautiful!! I want to make this for my teenage granddaughter!

Beautiful! The fact that it has "mermaid" in the title makes me want to make it even more! As soon as I finish two more baby blankets this is my next project!

My goodness this is beautiful, love the colour and the detail is superb.. thankyou for sharing..

I've been considering making this sweater for a while, it's so pretty!

This is super cool....can't wait to try it....

I simply love it - going out to buy the yard today.... Would make a fabulous present, but must make one for myself first:)

Beautiful sweater. Wish my project list was a bit shorter. I would add this to it. Can we petition someone to lengthen the days? :)

This is lovely! I would like to make this with my handspun. Thanks so much All Free Crohet!!

I love All Free Crochet. I find so many great patterns here in all areas of interest. I can't wait to get a new email each day outlining the selected poatterns. Thanks so much!

I love the colors it look real easy to make this something that I would love to try and make. :)

I think this is beautiful. I would make it a bit longer though.

this is a beautiful sweater. i love the color too. i wonder how long it would take to complete something like this.

I really like this pattern! It is something that would work for all ages! Just beautiful!!

So happy this includes larger sizes! I think this will be my first ever sweater attempt.

super cute! not big on that color, but thinking in a shiny black would make a cute dress up sweater...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND I LOVE THE DEBBIE STOLLER BAG! THANKS ALL FREE CROCHET :)

This looks like a challege with beautiful results. Can't wait to try it!

Funny this was linked via Facebook! I am working on this one right now. There are a lot of errors in this pattern so take your time and work through it!

I Love this...perfect for Sunday Service...and just the right color for my red-toned hair...I Have To Make This !!!

So beautiful!

Gorgeous! It has an air of casual elegance, you can wear it with anything and look amazing!

Cute sweater! Is the yarn from the drawing for this sweater specifically or is it a bunch of yarn? Heck - either way - love yarn!

love it

Beautiful cardigan- great detailing! I love that the pattern can be made in a wide range of sizes.

absolutely stunning- im excited about testing my skills with this! never made a pattern this advanced

Gorgeous! I will def. have to try this pattern.

I love the fact that the pattern includes larger sizes. I hate trying to figure that out on my own when it's not included! Thanks for that! Hoping mine turns out as pretty as the picture!

This is gorgeous! I love the filigree look! So delicate!

This is a lovely airy spring project. I think i will do mine in a nice coral color.

This is SO gorgeous! I'd love to try and make one someday. I'm glad larger sizes were included, thank you! :)

This is so beautiful! I would love to make this! Or convince someone else to do the dirty work. :D

This is lovely. I'll try to squeeze this project in between the other 11 I have going.

This is beautiful :)

love, love, LOVE this collar

I love this!!!

I will be printing this off to make. LOVE IT!!!

Wow that is simply beautiful! I've been looking for a project like this!

It looks very pretty. I don't usually wear sweaters or cardigans that are crochet but I really like this one. :) It is totally my style!

That is one gorgeous sweater, but it's one hellaciously long set of instructions. Should I attempt it???

I just finished making this sweater in Feb. It turned out beautiful and I've received many compliments on the sweater. I did add an additional pattern repeat to make it longer as I have a long waist. If you are on Ravelry there was a CAL that was helpful for many.

I'm dying to make this sweater but can't get past the first few rows. Can you please contact me and let me know if you found any errors in the pattern, or did it work out for you as written. Thanks. Darla

This is SO pretty!! I think this might be my next attempt at making clothing! :)

This is so pretty! It's perfect for Mother's Day gifts! I think I have to make one for myself!

This is too pretty!

Beautiful. I have 4 daughters and think it would look great on all of them.

Love the color. Looks like something i could try!

Love it, its beautiful!

this is lovely I wish I was advanced enough to make this

I'm ready to take on this challenge. Never made one as complex before.

OOOOHHH!!! Very pretty! I would love one of these....let's hope my attempt comes out like the one pictured! LOL ;)

OOOOHHH!!! Very pretty! I would love one of these....let's hope my attempt comes out like the one pictured! LOL ;)

I really like this sweater. What a pretty color for spring, summer, and into fall!

Pretty! Adding to my wish to make list. ;)

Very cute sweater. Need to Pin it to my Craft board!

Definately going to try this one for my mom. :)

very nice, may just have to make one of these!

Love it! Might just have a go at it!

Absolutely Beautiful!! - love it!! ;-)

beautiful. luv that directions have more than one size

This is an add to the make pile.

Very cute. This could be my next project.

Beautiful color, amazing stitches. Totally wish I could make one like that. Super scared to try clothing items. :/

This sweater is so beautiful!!!! Definately on my "must make" list!

Beutiful, and I love that Larger sizes are included in the directions.

This is simply stunning! definitely on my save list!!!

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

This is simply gorgeous. Going to get the yarn this weekend. Can't wait to get started. It is going to be great to wear to church.

Very nice. I'll have to make this for myself.

It's a lovely piece - would love to have in many colors to go with different outfits. :)

Love the cardigan, love the color. I want to make this!!!!

Very feminine and in my favorite color! :o)

If I were brave enough to make something to wear, this would be one of my first choices. I love the daintyness of this pattern. So very soft and beautiful!!!

very cute

I was going to make a similar comment about "exquisite" - well put, kitide! : D Beautiful sweater; wish I had the figure to look like this in it!!

Very pretty!!!! Love the edging around the bottom, would love to make this for a gift. :)

This is really cute. I wonder if I could do it with homespun yarn?

I just love this sweater. I am not an expert crocheter but I think I can handle an Intermediate pattern.

What a cute cardigan I really like it. It looks a little advanced for me to make i just started crocheting but with help maybe this will be my next project.

I don't normally crochet clothing except for toys & dolls but I would be interested in crocheitn this pattern very elegant.

Beautiful wrap suitable for the lady with curves.

Lovely which I was more advanced. Practice makes perfect I need something to practice with.

Absolutely gorgeous!

This is beautiful. I love the placement of the button. :)

This is absolutly Beautiful, I love the sleeves. cute button up , looks cozy!

Lovely pattern!

Georgous, I have the perfect purple yarn to make it out of, I just love it.

"The edging around the sweater is just explicit." I think you mean "just exquisite", in which case I agree! Though certainly that neckline would be "explicit" without a cami underneath. ;)

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