Little Raspberry Cardigan

What’s raspberry and tan and cute all over? Your darling girl will look adorable in this Little Raspberry Cardigan that’s perfect for chillier summer days.

Skill Level:  Easy

Size: Neck: 5”; Chest: 7.5”; Length: 9”

Gauge: Gauge not important

Materials

Yarn: Premier Ever Soft (100% acrylic; 158 yards [144.5 meters]/85 grams): Tan (1 skein), Raspberry (1 skein)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Special Stitches

Double crochet cluster (dcCL): (dc, ch 1, dc) 

Pattern Notes

The cardi is made top down, and finished with a trim around the edging.

Pattern

Ch 43.
Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and in each across. (42 sts)
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc 5, dcCL in next stitch, dc 4, dcCL, dc 16, dcCL in next stitch, dc 4, dcCL in next stitch, dc 6.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc 6, dcCL in next stitch, dc 6, dcCL, dc 18, dcCL in next stitch, dc 6, dcCL in next stitch, dc 7.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, dc 7, dcCL in next stitch, dc 8, dcCL, dc 20, dcCL in next stitch, dc 8, dcCL in next stitch, dc 8.
Row 5: Turn, ch 3, dc 8, dcCL in next stitch, dc 10, dcCL, dc 22, dcCL in next stitch, dc 10, dcCL in next stitch, dc 9.
Row 6: Turn, ch 3, dc 9, dcCL in next stitch, dc 12, dcCL, dc 24, dcCL in next stitch, dc 12, dcCL in next stitch, dc 10.
Row 7: Turn, ch 3, dc 10, dcCL in next stitch, dc 14, dcCL, dc 26, dcCL in next stitch, dc 14, dcCL in next stitch, dc 11.
Row 8: Turn, ch 3, dc 11, dcCL in next stitch, dc 16, dcCL, dc 28, dcCL in next stitch, dc 16, dcCL in next stitch, dc 12.
Row 9: Turn, ch 3, dc 12, dcCL in next stitch, dc 18, dcCL, dc 30, dcCL in next stitch, dc 18, dcCL in next stitch, dc 13.
Row 10: Turn, ch 3, dc 13, dcCL in next stitch, dc 20, dcCL, dc 32, dcCL in next stitch, dc 20, dcCL in next stitch, dc 14.
Row 11: Turn, ch 3, dc 14, dc in ch1 space, dc 14, dc in ch1 space, dc 32, dc in ch1 space, dc 14, dc in ch1 space, dc 14.
Row 12: Turn, ch 3, dc in each stitch across. (68 sts)
Fasten off Color A.
Row 13: Join Color B, turn, ch 3 (does not count as a stitch here), dc in same stitch, sk2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next stitch, * skip 4 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next stitch, repeat from * to last 3 sts, sk2 sts, dc in last stitch.
Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc in ch1 space, *ch 4, sc in ch1 space, repeat to last ch1 space, ch 2, sc in last stitch.
Row 15: Turn, ch 3, dc in same stitch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each ch1 space, 2 dc in last stitch.
Rows 16-21: Repeat Rows 14 and 15.
Row 22: Repeat Row 14. Fasten off Color B.
Row 23: Join Color A, Repeat Row 15. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Trim: Turn, working on edge, ch 1, using ends of rows as a stitch, sc in each stitch, in each corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) and continue until ch 1, sl st to ch 1 to join.

Flowers

Back
Using Color C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in first chain, do not join here.
Rnd 2: * (sl st to next stitch, ch1, dc, tr, dc, ch1, sl st to same stitch), repeat from * to complete round, sl st to the first stitch to join. (8 petals)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Middle
Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 8 sc in first chain, do not join here.
Rnd 2: * (sl st to next stitch, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, sl st to same stitch), repeat from * to complete round, sl st to the first stitch to join (8 petals). Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Top
Rnd 1: 6 sc in first chain, do not join here.
Rnd 2: * (sl st to next stitch, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sl st to same stitch), repeat from * to complete round, sl st to the first stitch to join (6 petals). Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Using yarn needle, sew flowers together and then onto the cardi. yarn ball

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Comments
  • deborahd

    I’m having a bit of trouble with this pattern, once I hit row 11. The stitch count doesn’t make sense to me. It’s like there should be some chains made for the armhole, but I don’t see any reference to it. Anyone else having issues?

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