Crochet Cardigan with Relief Rhombs
450g of silver-grey yarn (42% wool, 26% polyester, 20% polyacryl, 12% alpaca; 270m/50g);
Crochet hook 5,5.
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 15 + 1. Work due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat (= rib), pattern repeat (rhombs pattern), finish with sts after pattern repeat (= rib). Make 1st-5th rows x once, repeat 2nd-5th rows x once, repeat 6th-25th rows.
Stitches control: 14 sts x 10,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Back and Front
Make 151 chain sts + 1 chain st increase and work with main pattern. For front, in 65 cm = 68 rows from the set-up row, skip outer 38 sts and continue making back on the central 75 sts. In 85 cm = 89 rows from the set-up row, finish your work. Then, at first, make left front on the last 38 sts. In 74,5 cm = 78 rows from division of work, skip 8 sts along left side for neck-hole and bind off 8 x 1 st in the next row. Finish your work on the rest 22 sts of shoulder at the height of back. Finish right front on the first 38 sts in reflection to the left front.
Make 32 chain sts + 1 chain st increase for each sleeve and work with the main pattern, start with st from arrow A, pattern repeat x twice, finish with st before arrow B. In 8,5 cm = 9 rows from the set-up row, increase 1 st from both sides for sleeve chamfers, bind off 9 x 1 st in every 4th row due to the pattern = 52 sts. In 46,5 cm = 49 rows from the set-up row, finish your work.
Make all the seams. Sew up the sleeves. For collar, fasten neck-hole in the following way: continue pattern on the first and last 8 sts of rib, fasten neck-hole with 59 sts of rib between them. At 20 cm height of collar, finish your work. For belt, make 9 chain sts + 1 chain st increase and work with rib. In 130 cm from the set-up row, finish your work. Sew button on waist level in the center of left front.