Red Crochet Cardigan
500g of red yarn (60% wool, 40% polyamide; 225m/50g);
Crochet hook 3;
Knitting needles 3.
Make 142 chain sts and 2 rows of single crochets. Then, work with the main pattern. In 10 rows, decrease 1 square from both sides 9= make 2 double crochets together), repeat these decreases every 5 rows x 5 times. Then, for arm-hole, bind off 3 squares from each side. Make 17 cm of the main pattern. There should be 10 squares = 8 cm on shoulder. Fasten back neck-hole due to the scheme 2.
Make 68 chain sts and 2 rows of single crochets. Then, work with the main pattern for 66 cm, decrease sts from outer side in the same way, as for back. Crochet another part straight. Make 57 cm, decrease sts from inwards in every 2nd row due to the scheme 3 for neck-hole chamfer.
Make 84 sts and 26 cm with the main pattern, decrease 1 square in 5 rows from both sides. Then, work with stockinette stitch for 10 cm: cast on 70 sts, then, add 1 cross yarn over in every 2 sts. In 10 cm, bind off 2 sts together in 1 st. After that, make 7 cm of the main pattern. Then, work with sstockinette stitch: cast on 70 sts along one edge, add 1 cross yarn over in every 2 sts. Knit for 8 cm, after that, decrease sts, making knit2tog, but in 2 sts. Then, make 6 cm of 1 x 1 rib and bind off the sts.
Caston 42 sts, make 2 cmof 1 x 1 rib. Then, increase 1 cross yarn over in every 2 sts and make 10 cm of stockinette stitch. Bind off the sts as knit2tog in 2 sts.
Make all the seams. For placket, cast on sts along the neck-hole (from the middle of back) and front, make 6 cm of 1 x 1 rib. You can make button-holes on the left front in 12 cm from one another. Make 12 flowers due to the scheme 4 and sew them to the sleeves and front.