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Modern Purple Striped Cardigan

By: bhg.com

Let this cropped cardigan keep you warm when the wind blows. This Modern Purple-Striped Cardigan from Better Homes and Gardens is easy to dress up or down. Pair with jeans or a skirt for a stylish and homespun outfit.

Intermediate

Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

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

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This Modern Purple Striped Cardigan is perfect for ladies who have flat tummies as this piece of clothing is done with a length of up to the waistline only. This style is not for those who have big tummies. The yarn used here is just right for the design. Beautiful!

This modern purple striped cardigan is just that, very modern. My step daughter will love this particular cardigan and I plan to crochet it in the colors of her sorority. She will be surprised this coming fall birthday. I can not wait to get started.

From the title in the All Free Crochet newsletter, I almost did not click to see this pattern. I am so glad that I did. Most of the cardigans that I have been viewing are waist length or longer. I love this shorter version. I think the color in the title caused me to click because purple is my favorite. I love everything about this pattern.

In the instructions immediately following the sleeves, the pattern says this SHAPE TOP Note Beginning here, work in rows. Row 1 Ch 1, sc in each sc to end of rnd, do not join turn. Cont working back and forth for 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more rows. Next row Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in each sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts turn. Rep last row until 12 sts rem. Fasten off. Where is here???

In the shape top instructions, it gives a note Beginning here, work in rows. I don't have a problem with that. But where is here? I can follow the instructions but it gives no indication of where this is. Can anyone help?

I like this unique short sleeve AND cropped bulky weight sweater. It gives off a different vibe. I notice that it may run a little small so perhaps it would be best to just size up one full size instead of adding a couple extra stitches here and there. But that is just me. It looks like it is constructed in mostly one piece which saves me the time and trouble of the not so favorite task of sewing pieces together.

This pattern needs a few tweeks. I made the med size (what I normally wear) and was a little to tight. I will make it again in the large. I did add a few stiches to the sleeves as they were way to tight. I think I will make it just a little bit longer as well. All in all a very cute sweater.

to grjca - It should read "ch 2" not "ch a"; this will create a buttonhole. Also it's referenced in the next row where it says - "working 2 sc in ch-2 sp of previous row"

@grjca 3533186, Because we link out to other websites, we unfortunately have no control over the format in which they provide their free crochet patterns (multiple pages vs all on one page). ch refers to chain previously made/worked. I hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeCrochet

I agree; instructions on fewer pages. Also, what does 'ch a' mean?

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