Violets

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Violets Cardi by Melissa MallBy Melissa Mall

Model: Melissa Mall
Photos: ‘Charlie’

As autumn chill creeps in, I feel a certain reluctance to pull out my winter clothes. It’s just a little cool now, I think to myself. It’ll be hot again by lunch. That doesn’t change the fact that I spend part of the day shivering… and so of course the practical solution is layers.
Violets is a simple top-down cardigan worked all in one piece. The wide, open neck and short, gently gathered sleeves add a little bit of style to a classic that will add a little warmth to your wardrobe.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes: S/M (L/XL) – shown in L/XL. Directions for larger size are in parenthesis.

Measurements: Chest: 26″ (32″) closed; Length: adjustable

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Amazing [53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; 147yd/135m per 50g/1.75oz skein]; color: Violets; 4 skeins
  • J/6.00mm hook
  • 1 – 7/8″ button

Gauge: 10sts/9rows = 4″ in hdc

Violets Cardi by Melissa Mall

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 82 (98), sk 2, hdc across. (80, 96 hdc) Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 9 (11)] across. (88, 104 hdc) Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 10 (12)] across. (96, 112 hdc) Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 11 (13)] across. (104, 120 hdc) Turn.

Row 5: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 12 (14)] across. (112, 128 hdc) Turn.

Row 6: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 13 (15)] across. (120, 136 hdc) Turn.

Row 7: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 14 (16)] across. (128, 144 hdc) Turn.

Row 8: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 15 (17)] across. (136, 152 hdc) Turn.

Row 9: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 16 (18)] across. (144, 160 hdc) Turn.

Row 10: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 17 (19)] across. (152, 168 hdc) Turn.

Row 11: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc 18 (20)] across. (160, 176 hdc) Turn. S/M ONLY, skip to Row 14.

Row 12: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc (21)] across. (184 hdc) Turn.

Row 13: Ch 2. [Hdc inc, hdc (22)] across. (192 hdc) Turn.

Row 14: Ch 2. Hdc 20 (24), sk 40 (48), hdc 40 (48), sk 40 (48), hdc 20 (24). (80, 96 hdc) Turn.

Row 15: Ch 2, sk 1 st, sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in sc, sc in ch-sp, *ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in ch-sp. Rep from * across, making 1 sc in ch-2 at beginning of row 15. Turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in first sc. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in ch-sp. Repeat from * across, sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ch-sp. *Ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in ch-sp. Repeat from * across, sc in last sc. Turn.

Repeat Rows 17 and 18 for patt. until piece measures 13″ or desired length from neck edge.

Edging:

Row 1: (Turn work 90 degrees and work up end of rows towards neck.) Ch 2. Evenly space hdc up to neck edge. Place 3 hdc to turn corner. Hdc evenly across neck. Place 3 hdc to turn corner. Hdc down other side, make 3 hdc to turn corner. Hdc across bottom, join to beginning ch-2.

Row 2: Ch 2. Hdc in each hdc up to neck edge; ch 1 to form buttonhole. Place hdc 3 to turn corner. [Hdc dec, hdc 2] across neck edge, hdc 3 to turn corner, hdc down other side. Finish off.

Sleeves (repeat for both):

Rnd 1: Leaving a tail of yarn (to sew up gap in rounds), join at underarm. Ch 2. *Hdc dec, hdc 8 (10). Rep from * around. (36, 44 hdc) Join.

Rnd 2: Ch 2. *Hdc dec, hdc 7 (9). Rep from * around. (32, 40 hdc) Join.

Rnd 3: Ch 2. *Hdc dec, hdc 6 (8). Rep from * around. (28, 36 hdc) Join.

Rnd 4: Ch 2. *Hdc dec, hdc 5 (7). Rep from* around. (24, 32 hdc) Join.

Rnd 5: Ch 2. *Hdc dec, hdc 4 (6). Rep from * around. (20, 28 hdc) Join.

Rnd 6-7: Ch 1, sc around. Join rnd.

Finish off.

Finishing: Sew closed gap at underarm. Sew button to neck edge opposite buttonhole. Weave in all ends.


About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons nine and under. They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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