Crochet Cardigan with Short Sleeves
150 (200) 200g of burgundy yarn (70% alpaca, 30% polyamide; 225m/50g);
100 (150) 150g of the same yarn, but in grey color;
Crochet hook 4,5;
Knitting needles 4,5;
5 buttons (diameter is about 28 mm).
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 4 + 3. Work due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat and finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-6th rows x once, then, repeat 3rd-6th rows.
Rib: start with 1 WS row: 1 selvage st, * 1 purl, 2 knit sts, 1 purl*; repeat from * to *, 1 selvage st. Make RS row as sts face.
Stitches control: 14,5 sts x 8,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 67 (75) 83 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with burgundy yarn and work with the main pattern. In 66 cm = 56 rows, bind off the central 25 (27) 29 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. In 67 cm = 57 rows from the set-up row, finish your work on 21 (24) 27 sts.
Make 31 (35) 39 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with burgundy yarn and work with the main pattern. In 60 cm = 51 rows from the set-up row, decrease 1 x 6 sts along left side for neck-hole and bind off 1 x 3 (4) 4 sts and 1 x 1 (1) 2 sts in every row, for this, bind off sts in the beginning of row, make slip sts in the end of row. Finish your work on the rest 21 (24) 27 sts of shoulder at the height of back.
Make in the same way, as left front, but in reflection.
Make shoulder seams. Cast on 20 (22) 24 cm with circular knitting needles, including shoulder seams, 58 (66) 74 sts and make 3 cm of rob for arm-hole placket. Then, bind off sts as they face. Cast on 34 (38) 42 sts along the lower edges of front and 74 (82) 90 sts along the edge of back; for placket, work on all 142 (158) 174 sts and make 4 cm of rib. Then, bind off sts as they face. Cast on 86 sts along sides of front and short edges of placket with circular knitting needles and work with rib for plackets. Make 5 button-holes in the placket of right front. Cast on 70 sts from inwards along edge of neck-hole and half of short placket sides with circular knitting needles and burgundy yarn and make 8,5 cm of rib for collar. Bind off sts, sew buttons.