Burgundy Crochet Cardigan
700 (750) 800g of burgundy yarn (60% cotton, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere wool; 225m/50g);
Crochet hook 4,5.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is even. Work due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat, begin the 1st row with 1 chain st increase, starting from the 2nd row – 3 chain sts instead of the 1st double crochet. Make 1st-4th rows x once, then, repeat 3rd-4th rows.
Stitches control: 16,5 sts x 8,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 80 (88) 96 chain sts + 1 chain st with crochet hook 4 and work with the main pattern. In 66 cm = 56 rows from the set-up chain, finish your work (= the central 22 sts form neck-hole, 29 (33) 37 sts from both sides – shoulders).
Make 64 (88) 96 chain sts + 1 chain st increase with crochet hook 4 and work with the main pattern. Finish your work at the same height, as back (the first 29 (33) 37 sts form shoulder, the rest 35 sts – beginning of hood).
Make in symmetry to the left front.
Make 40 (46) 52 chain sts + 1 chain st increase with crochet hook 4 and work with the main pattern. In 4,5 cm = 4 rows from the beginning of chain, start making increases for chamfers, increase 1 x 2 stsin the beginning of the next row: 3 chain sts instead of the 1st single crochet, 1 puff st in the final double crochet of the previous row, 1 chain st, finish the row. Repeat this increase x 13 times, increase 2 sts from both sides in every 3rd row = 68 (74) 80 sts. In 52 cm = 44 rows from the set-up chain, finish your work.
For the right half, make 15 chain sts +1 chain st increase and make 15 single crochets on them. Cut the yarn. Join the yarn to the beginning of row of the right front and make 35 sts of right front with the main pattern, then, continue work on 15 single crochets. After that, continue work with the main pattern on 50 sts and continue work with the main pattern. In 23,5 cm = 20 rows from the beginning of hood, decrease 1 x 2 sts from the left side for upper rounding: leave the last puff st open, including chain st. Repeat this decrease x 3 times in every 2nd row. In 33 cm = 28 rows from the beginning of hood, finish your work, when there are 42 sts left. Make the left half of hood in symmetry.
Make shoulder seams. Make back and upper hood seams. Sew up the sleeves, make side and sleeve seams.