Dark Crochet Cardigan
700g of 100% woolen yarn (170m/100g) in mouline color;
200g of the same yarn, but in natural dark color;
200g of the same yarn, but in dark-brown color;
Crochet hook 5;
Make 84 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with mouline color and work with double crochets. For better fitting, decrease 9 x 1 st in every 2nd row from both sides. In 39 cm from the set-up row, increase 1 st from both sides for side chamfers, 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row. In 51 cm from the set-up row, decrease 2 sts from both sides for arm-holes and 1 x 2 sts, 1 x 1 st in every row. In 21 cm from the beginning of arm-holes, leave 8 sts from both sides for shoulder chamfers and 1 x 8 sts in the next row. Finish your work at 3 cm height of shoulder chamfer.
Make 42 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with mouline color and work with double crochets. Make better fitting, side chamfer, arm-hole, shoulder chamfer from one side in the same way, as for back. In 66 cm from the set-up row, leave 3 sts for neck-hole and 1 x 3 sts, 2 x 2 sts, 1 x 1 st in every row. Finish your work at the height of back.
Make in symmetry to the left front.
Make 43 chain sts + 2 chain sts increase with natural dark color and make 4 rows of relief single crochets. Then, work with mouline color yarn with double crochets, decrease 6 sts in the 1st row. In 16 cm from placket, increase 2 x 1 st in every 4th row from both sides, 7 x 1 st in every 2nd row. In 48 cm from placket, leave 2 sts from both sides for sleeve cap and 1 x 2 sts, 1 x 1 st in every row. In 52 cm from the beginning of placket, finish your work.
Make shoulder seams. For double collar, make 8 squares due to the scheme 1. Make the first and last squares with natural dark yarn, central rows – with dark-brown yarn. Connect squares between one another in a stripe of 4 squares wide and 2 squares high on WS with slip st. Sew collar with long side tot neck-hole, fold in half and sew, sew short sides.
For lower placket, make 8 squares due to the scheme 2. Make the first and last squares with natural dark yarn, central rows – with dark-brown yarn. Connect squares between one another and sew to the cardigan.
Fasten collar, edges of front and bottom of cardigan with relief double crochets: 1 dark-brown row, 2 natural dark rows, 1 dark-brown row, 2 natural dark rows. Make 6 button-holes on the right front. Sew buttons. Sew up the sleeves, make the rest seams. Fasten collar, bottom of sleeves, edges of front with 1 row of “shrimp stitch” with dark-brown yarn. Fasten the bottom of cardigan with 2 rows of relief double crochets with dark-brown yarn.