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The Linley Long Cardigan

By January 26, 2019 March 24th, 2019 No Comments

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Is there anything you can’t do with Lion Brand’s Jeans yarn?  I have so many ideas! Its really one of my favorites because I absolutely love the trendy color palette. All the Jeans yarns colors pair well together while also standing alone beautifully.  This rusty golden color is probably one of my favorites of the fall colors. Grab some of this versatile yarn here.

I’m loving the oversized cardigans and sweaters that are trendy this fall/winter.  Who doesn’t want to feel like they are lounging around in their bathrobe while also looking like a fashion goddess? Besides the comfort factor, oversized sweaters go with everything! Jeans, leggings, dressed up, dressed down, endless possibilities.

And if that’s not enough to convince to you make this extra long cardi.  I confess, it’s  SO simple. This is not a 10 page pattern ladies! This is one of those easy projects that you can work on while mindlessly watching your latest Netflix obsession. Let’s do this.

Finished Measurements

back Panel

xS/s- Length- 29 inches/ width 20 inches

M/l-Length-29 inches/ width 24 inches

xl/xxl- Length 31inches/ 28 width inches

Supplies

•5 (7, 8) Balls Lion Brand Jeans yarn in color “top stitch” #4 med weight yarn. 100 gram/3.5 oz 246 yards per skein

•Size I/9 – 5.5 mm crochet hook

•Tapestry needle

Gauge

11 rows x 15 sts in hbhdc = 4 inches/10 cm 8 rows x 11 its in hbdc = 4 inches/10 cm

Notes

Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as a st unless otherwise noted.

Cardigan is worked in 5 separate pieces (back, 2 identical front panels and 2 sleeves) then seamed together using mattress stitch. The ribbed edges are built in to the design and are created by simply working back loop only single crochet stitches at the row ends.

Sizes are based on average bust size. When choosing which size to make, compare your bust size with finished measurements then decide how much

ease you are most comfortable with. This is an oversized cardigan which is designed to have at least 6 inches positive ease. Model is 5’ 3” tall with a 34” bust and she is wearing the size XS/S in the photos.

Special Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet– yo, insert hook into next ch, yo and pull through the ch and the first loop on hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Herringbone double Crochet– yo, insert hook into next ch, yo and pull through the ch and the first loop on hook, yo and draw through 1 more loop on hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Abbreviations

ch – chain

Yo– yarn over

Hbhdc– Herringbone half-double crochet

Hbdc- Herringbone double crochet

st (sts)– stitch (stitches)

sp– space

sc– single crochet

Sk-skip.

Blo– back loop only

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Pattern Instructions

Back Panel

Ch 99 (99, 107)

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, working in back bumps of ch’s hbhdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 84 (84, 92) ch’s, sc in the remaining 12 ch’s. 85 (85, 93) hbhdc; 12 (12,12) sc; 97 (97, 105) total sts

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in blo of next 12 sc, hbhdc next 85 (85, 93) hbhdc. 97 (97, 105) total sts

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hbhdc 85 (85, 93), sc blo 12. Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc blo 12, hbhdc 85 (85, 93) .

Rows 5-55 (65, 76): Repeat rows 3 and 4. Fasten off.

Front Panels (make 2 identical)

Ch 99 (99, 107)

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, working in back bumps of ch’s hbhdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 84 (84, 92) ch’s, sc in the remaining 12 ch’s. 85 (85, 93) hbhdc; 12 (12,12) sc; 97 (97, 105) total sts

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in blo of next 12 sc, hbhdc next 85 (85, 93) hbhdc. 97 (97, 105) total sts

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hbhdc 85 (85, 93), sc blo 12.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc blo 12, hbhdc 85 (85, 93) .

Row 5-26 (31, 37) : Repeat row 3 and 4

Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2 identical)

Ch 65 (65, 72 )

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, working in back bumps of ch’s hbdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 24 (24, 27) ch’s, hbhdc in next 18 (18, 20) ch’s, sc in the remaining 20 (20, 22) ch’s. 25 (25, 28) hbdc; 18 (18, 20) hbdc; 20 (20, 22) sc ; 63 (63, 70) total sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in blo of next 20 (20, 22) sc, hbhdc in next 18 (18, 20) hbhdc, hbdc in next 25 (25, 28) hbdc. 63 (63, 70) total sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hbdc next 25 (25, 28), hbhdc next 18 (18, 20) sc blo next 20 (20, 22)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc blo next 20 (20, 22), hbhdc next 18 (18 , 20) hbdc next 25 (25, 28).

Rows 5-29 (33, 36): Repeat rows 3 and 4. Fasten off.

Joining pieces

Seam front panels to back panel at shoulders. Seam the sleeves at armholes. Fold at shoulders and seam from bottom edge up to underarm then across bottom of sleeve to wrist. Repeat for other side.

Weave in ends.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoy this pattern.

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