Light Crochet Cardigan
400g of white yarn (100% acryl; 300m/100g);
Crochet hook 2,5;
Main pattern: due to the scheme 12-1, repeat 5th-10th rows.
Make front and back together without side seams. Start work from bottom. Make 197 chain sts (the quantity of sts is multiple 16 + 5 sts for the symmetry), 3 chain sts increase for new row and continue work with main pattern due to the scheme 12-1 (12 pattern repeats). In 45 cm from the set-up row, divide your work into 3 parts (back and 2 halves of front), make marks with the help of pins. For arm-holes, decrease 2 pattern repeats in a row. Crochet each half (back – 4 pattern repeat, each half of front – 2 pattern repeats) separately.
Crochet straight and finish your work in 20 cm from the beginning of arm-hole above back.
Crochet straight. In 10 cm from the beginning of arm-holes, form neck-hole. For thus, decrease 1 pattern repeat in one row and continue making shoulder (1 pattern repeat) and crochet straight. In 20 cm from the beginning of arm-holes, finish your work above front. Make the second half of front in reflection. Sew shoulder seams.
Start work from bottom, make 69 chain sts (the quantity of sts is multiple 16 + 5 sts for symmetry), 3 chain sts increase on new row and continue work with main pattern due to the scheme 12-1 (4 pattern repeats). For widening, increase 1 st in every 2nd row for widening, include in the pattern (16 x 1 st). In 57 cm from the set-up row, finish your work above sleeve. Make the second sleeve in the same way.
Sew up the sleeves. Fasten neck-hole, edges of front and lower edge of work due to the scheme 12-1. Fasten lower edges of sleeves due to the scheme 12-1. Sew button.