Light Summer Cardigan
17 (18) 19 skeins of light-beige yarn (53% cotton, 33% viscose, 14% linen; 110m/50g);
Crochet hooks 2,5; 3,5;
Size: S/М (L/XL) XXL.
Chest circumference: 112 (126) 140 cm.
Length: 74 cm.
Lace pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 14 + 1. Work due to the scheme.
Stitches control: 1 pattern repeat wide x 1 pattern repeat height = 7 x 13 cm.
Make 225 (253) 281 chain sts with crochet hook 3,5, turn with the help of 1 chain st increase and make 1 single crochet in every chain st = 225 (253) 281 single crochets (= 1st row of the scheme). Continue work due to the scheme = totally, 17 (19) 21 pattern repeats. When the length of the detail is 38 cm, divide your work into back and two halves of front.
Work on the central sts = 0,5, 7, 0,5 (9) 0,5, 9, 0,5 pattern repeats. Make mark in the center and crochet straight to arm-holes = about 36 cm to mark, finish with 1 row of chain st and single crochet, connect them in the way to get 14 chain sts in every pattern repeat.
Make on the rest sts from both sides = 0,5, 4 (5) 0,5, 5 pattern repeats. Make front the same length as back, finish in the same way, as back, but only on edge sts = 0,5, 2 (3) 0,5, 3 pattern repeats, make collar on the rest 2 pattern repeats.
Make 141 (141) 141 chain sts with crochet hook 3,5 and work with lacy pattern due to the scheme for sleeves (with decreases) until there are 4 pattern repeats in width. After that, make 4 pattern repeats in height and finish your work.
Make shoulder seams on outer places 0,5, 2 (3) 0,5, 3 pattern repeats. Make side seams, leave the upper parts of arm-holes 36-37 cm long. Make sleeve seams. Sew up the sleeves.
Work due to the pattern on sts of front and back, increase 1 pattern repeat – increase 14 sts. When the length of collar is about 12 cm, finish your work in the same way, as for back.
Fasten the edges of work with 1 row of single crochets with crochet hook 3, then, turn to crochet hook 2,5 and make 1 row of “shrimp stitch”. Sew buttons to the left front.