Cascading Waterfall Cardigan

This beautiful cardigan is worked up in an easy lace pattern which makes it perfect for just about any level of crocheter. As a finished piece, the cardigan doesn’t feature any sort of waist shaping which allows it to drape effortlessly around your waist, cascading gently like a waterfall.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Width = 46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66)”

Gauge: 26 dc = 4”

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Plymouth Yarn Perlina (100% extrafine merino; 250 yards [229 meters]/50 grams): #14 Magenta (9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls)

Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm) hook

Notions: Markers, removable markers, stitch holders, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, cable needle, tapestry needle, five 1” buttons

Special Stitches

Shell: (Dc, ch 5, dc) in next sp.

Pattern Notes

Edging is worked in round. Sleeves are worked in round and from armhole to cuff.

Pattern

Beginning at Left Front edge, ch 191.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2 ch, *ch 1, skip next ch-sp, dc in next 3 ch; rep from * across row, ending with dc in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in first dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across row, ending with ch 3, sc in the 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * across row, ending with 3 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last sc. Turn.
Rep Rows 2-3 until piece measures 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19)” 

Left Armhole

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 10 times, ch 60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80), sk next 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-sp, work as Row 2 to end. Turn.
Next Row: Work as Row 3 to ch-60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80) sp, work as Row 1 on next 60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80) ch, work as Row 3 to end.
Work Rows 2-3 until piece measures 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)” from Left Armhole, ending with Row 3. 

Right Armhole

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 10 times, ch 60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80), sk next 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20) ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-sp, work as Row 2 to end. Turn.
Next Row: Work as Row 3 to ch-60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80) sp, work as row 1 on next 60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80) ch, work as Row 3 to end.
Work Rows 2-3 until 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19)” from Right Armhole, ending with a Row 3. Do not fasten off. 

Edging

Rnd 1: Working on the sides, ch 3, sc in the side sts of Row 2 repeats, sc in the corner dc or ch-1. At the top and bottom edges, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp. Work as instructed around.
Rnd 2: Sl st into the next 2 ch, *ch 3, Shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: Sk next ch-3 sp, *7 dc in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with sl st into the first ch-3 sp. Fasten off. 

Sleeve (Make Two)

Attach yarn to the underarm.
Rnd 1: *Ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep around, ending with sc in first ch. (30 (32, 34, 36, 40) ch-3 sp)
Rnd 2: Sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st into the 3rd ch.
Rnds 3-10: Rep Rows 1-2, 4 more times.
Rnd 11: *Ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ending with sc in first ch.
Rnd 12 (Decrease Rnd): Ch 3 (count as dc), dc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around to last ch-3 sp, ending with dc in last ch-3 sp, sl st into the 3rd ch, sl st into each of next 2 sts. (29 (31, 33, 35, 39) ch-3 sp)
Rep Rnds 1-12, 3 more times, decreasing 3 dc, 3 times.
Rep Rnds 1-2, 5 more times. 

Sleeve Edging

Rnd 1: *Ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Sl st into the next 2 ch, *ch 3, Shell in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around.
Rnd 3: Sk next ch-3 sp, *7 dc in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with sl st into the first ch-3 sp. Fasten off. 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.
Block cardigan to size. yarn ball

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