Crimson Long Cardigan
1300g of crimson (50% wool, 50% acryl; 160m/100g);
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 3. Work due to the scheme 1, repeat 1st-2nd rows.
Front and Back
Make 210 chain sts and work with the main pattern, making 70 pattern repeats wide. At 35-40 cm height, divide your work into 4 equal parts: 1 part for each half of front, the central 2 parts for back. Put marks on the edges of details. Then, decrease 1 st from inwards of front and from both sides of back = decrease 4 sts in 2 rows. Repeat decreases in every 3 pattern repeats x twice, totally, 12 sts are decreased. There are 66 pattern repeats in work: 16 pattern for each half of front and 34 pattern repeats for back. At 75 cm height, start making each detail separately for arm-hole forming.
Upper Part of Back
Crochet straight for 25 cm. Then, leave the central 12 pattern repeats open for neck-hole and finish each side separately, working for 3 cm more.
Crochet straight for 15 cm. Then, leave 15 sts open from inwards for neck-hole and crochet 10 cm straight. Make another half of front in symmetry.
Make 54 chain sts and work with the main pattern, increase 1 st from both sides in every 4th row for sleeve chamfers. At 40-45 cm height of sleeve, finish your work. Make the second sleeve in the same way.
Make shoulder and sleeve seams, sew up the sleeves in the arm-holes. Then, fasten neck-hole in the following way: 1 row of single crochets, then, make the 1st row. After that, fasten the front edges with 5 rows of single crochets, make 8 button-loops on the right front. Then, fasten the upper edge with fringe due to the scheme 2. Fasten lower edges of sleeves with 2 rows of single crochets. Then, make fringe due to the scheme 2. For flower, make 70 chain sts.
1st row: 1 single crochet in every st;
2nd row: 3 double crochets in every single crochet;
3rdrow: “shrimp stitch”.
Twist the obtained stripe in the shape of rose, fasten at base. Sew flower to front. Sew buttons.