Saturday, 11 August 2012

Free Pattern: Chunky Monkey Cardigan



Chunky Monkey Cardigan

This chunky cosy cardigan works up quickly using a variety of simple and textured stitches. Cardigan can easily be made smaller or larger with a different sized hook. The newborn to 3 month size (16 inch chest circ) takes only 75g of 3/Light/DK/Worsted Weight/8ply yarn.


Size: Newborn to 3 months - 16/17 inch chest measurement

Yarn: 75g of 3/Light/DK/Worsted Weight/8ply yarn

Hook: H hook (5mm)

Gauge: 4sc stitches and 2 sc rows per inch (2.5cm) in the yoke.

Terminology: US

 Abbreviations:

Beginning (beg)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Space (sp)
Chain (ch)
Loop (lp)
Skip (skp)
Stitch (st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Repeat (rep)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Yarn Over (yo)

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc) - yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog) - insert hook into next stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Finally, yo and draw through 3 loops.

Body

Ch31
Row 1: Sc into 2nd st on hook and into each st across, turn
Row 2: Ch1, sc in next 5 sts (front), 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts (shoulder), 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc (back), 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts (shoulder), 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts (front), turn.

Rows 3 & 4: Ch1, 1 sc in each sc and 3 sc in center sc of each 3sc group, turn.

Rows 5 - 12: Starting by ch1 and working a row of sc, work 7 more rows increasing in same way (working 3sc into corner sts) every other row.

Row 13: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.

Row 14: Ch2, work increase row as before BUT this time with hdc (3hdc on corners), turn.
Row 15: Work hdc's across to centre of first 3hdc group, ch 5, skip across to centre hdc of next 3hdc group and continue to hdc across back to centre of next 3hdc group, ch 5, skip shoulder sts across to final 3hdc group and continue to hdc across to the end. Turn.

Row 16: Ch2, work hdc across, placing 5hd into ch5 space, turn.
Row 17- 22: Ch3, dc across into the back loops only, turn.  Do not fasten off.

Button hole band

Row 1: At end of row 22, ch1, work 2sc in each dc end stitch and 1sc in each sc end st up front side of cardigan, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, work sc in each st, placing buttonholes where you like. (buttonhole: sc, ch2, sk 2 st,  sc in next st), turn.

Row 3: Ch1, sc in each st, working 2sc in ch2 sps.  Fasten off.

Button band
Attach yarn to neck on opposite side and work 3 rows of sc (as 1st row of button hole band but without the button holes).  Do not fasten off.

Ribbing along the bottom

Row 1: Turn work, ch3 and work a dc into centre of bottom of button band, then work dc's into each st across the bottom, finishing with a dc in centre of bottom of button hole band and another at the end, turn.

Row 2: Ch2, work alternate fpdc and bpdc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch2, work one more row alternate fpdc and bpdc, fasten off.

Sleeves

Round 1: Attach yarn to under arm in centre.  Ch1 (counts as a sc), work 27 sc equally around the sleeves, join last sc to ch1 with a sl st.

Round 2: Ch1 (counts as an sc), sc in each st around, join last to ch1 with a sl st.

Round 3: Ch1, *work sc2tog in next st, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * around, joining last sc to ch1 with a sl st..

Round 4 & 5: Ch2, hdc around, joining last to ch2 with a sl st.

Round 6: Ch3, dc around, joining last dc to ch3 with a sl st.

Round 7 - 9: Ch3, dc into the back loops only, joining last to ch3 with a sl st.

Round 10: Ch3, dc around, joining last to ch3 with a sl st.

Rounds 11 & 12: Ch2, alternate fpdc, bpdc around, joining last to ch2 with a sl st.

Fasten off.

Repeat for other arm, attach buttons and you're done!

I hope you like this pattern! If you have any problems with it please don't hesitate to contact me (LollysCC) via Ravelry or via my Lolly's Crafty Crochet Facebook page and I'll see if I can help!
Text and images by Lolly's Crafty Crochet & Laura Tegg, all rights reserved.  No pattern may be reproduced or distributed — mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying, without written permission.  Finished products created with this pattern may be used for commercial sale. It is appreciated if design credit to Lolly's Crafty Crochet is listed in finished products.

3 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    Thanks so much for your pattern. It is written very well, but I'm a bit confused about this step...
    Row 16: Ch2, work hdc across, placing 5hd into ch5 space, turn.
    Do I hdc 5 times into the very large hole created for the sleeve? (which the arm will go through). This seems to leave a lot of extra chain.

    Thanks for your help.
    Bix

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  2. Cannot wait to make this for my grandson, due in 2 weeks. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. Hello,
    I've just begun doing this cardigan. I have a question:
    For the body part, from row 13 to row 22, does the ch2 or ch3 count as the first stitch? Or do I make a hdc or dc in the same stitch od the chain?

    I ahave the same question for the sleeves, do the first chain count as a stitch?

    Thank you for your help!

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