Summer Pink Cardigan
450g of bright-pink 100% cotton yarn;
Crochet hook 4;
Double-pointed knitting needles 4,5;
5 buttons of 14 mm diameter.
Square motif: make 6 chain sts and circle them in the ring with the help of slip st. Continue work due to the scheme 1 with circle rows. Start every row with initial chain sts due to the scheme and finish with 1 slip st, 1 half crochet or 1 double crochet. Make 1st-8th circle rows x once.
Quarter, half and three-quarter of motif: make 6 chain sts and circle them in the ring with the help of 1 slip st. Work due to the schemes 2, 3 and 4 with circle rows in straight and reversed directions. Start every row with initial chain sts due to the scheme. Make 1st-8th rows x once.
Fringe: * (1 single crochet, 3 chain sts, 1 single crochet) in 1 base st, 6 single crochets*; repeat from * to *.
2 x 2 rib.
Stitches control: square: 16 x 16 cm, diagonal – 22,5 cm.
Make 16 square motifs, 2 quarters of square motifs, 10 halves of square motifs and 2 three quarters of square motifs, start with halves motifs at lower edge of back, starting from the 2nd row, connect motifs with one another, matching with pattern design in places, marked with arrows (as it’s stated on the schemes 1 and 3) and with the help of slip st.
Fasten edge of front and neck-hole with fringe, make 5 button-holes on the right front. For cuffs, cast on 48 sts with knitting needles and work with 2 x 2 rib in circle rows. In 16 cm from the set-up row, bind off sts as they face. Fasten bound off edge with arches of chain sts in the following way and connect it with the edge of sleeve: * 1 single crochet, 2 chain sts, 1 slip st in the edge of sleeve, 2 chain sts, skip 2 sts of cuffs*; repeat from * to *. Sew buttons to the left front.