Crochet Cardigan with Long Stitches Collar
600 (600) 650g of grey Chiara yarn (70% viscose, 20% royal mohair, 10% polyamide; 190m/50g);
Crochet hook 4;
Size: S (M) L.
Rhombs pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 16 + 5 + 1 chain st increase. Work due to the scheme. Start every row with 1 chain st increase in addition to the 1st single crochet or 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-10th rows x once, then, repeat 3rd-10th rows.
Pattern of long sts: 1st row: single crochets, for long sts, insert the crochet hook in the st, twist first and second fingers on the left hand with yarn, catch the thread, draw it through the st and make single crochets (long sts are on WS of work);
2nd row: single crochets.
Repeat 1st-2nd rows.
Stitches control: 19,5 sts x 12,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 101 (109) 117 chain sts + 1 chain st increase and work with rhombs pattern, for size M, start with sts from arrow A, pattern repeat, finish with 1 st after pattern repeat. In 58 (56) 54 cm from the set-up row, leave 7 cm from both sides for arm-holes. In 77 cm from the set-up row, leave 3 cm from both sides for shoulder chamfers and 2 x 3 (4) 5 cm in every row. Finish your work on the rest sts in 80 cm from the set-up row.
Make 53 (57) 61 chain sts + 1 chain st increase and work with rhombs pattern, for M and L sizes, start with sts from arrow A or B, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. In 48 cm from the set-up row, leave 2 cm from left side for neck-hole chamfer and 18 x 0,5 cm in every 2nd row. At the same time, make arm-hole and shoulder chamfer from the right side in the same way, as for back. Finish your work in 80 cm from the set-up row.
Make in symmetry to the left front. Start rhombs pattern with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with 13 (1) 5 sts after pattern repeat.
Make 53 (57) 61 chain sts + 1 chain st increase and work with rhombs pattern, divide the pattern from the center for sizes M and L. At the same time for sleeve chamfers, increase 6 (7) 8 cm from both sides during the next 43 cm, include the increased sts in the pattern. Finish your work in 50 cm from the set-up row.
Make shoulder seams. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams. Fasten the edges of front with 1 row of single crochets and edges of neck-hole with 3 rows of long sts from WS.