Cascading Waterfall Cardigan

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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Comments
  • Carolyn H.

    I’m so frustrated right now. I’m so interested in the pattern Crocheted Waterfall Cardigan but there are no photos of it but for the one in my email. From the bosom up. It clearly states that the waterfall stitches are at the waist. Why can’t I be allowed to see the whole enchilada and not just a small bite of it???

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Carolyn, I’m sorry that I didn’t see this comment until now! Hopefully you can see the photos? They are on the right hand side of the page. The site might have had a slight glitch when you looked at it the first time. Let me know if I can help in any way!

      Reply
  • Alisson B.

    Where is the width measurement taken from? What width matches what bust size? Please …

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi there! I’ve reached out to the designer for clarification. Stay tuned!

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Alisson! Just heard back from the designer and I’ve added a schematic (underneath the last photo on the right hand side):
      “The measurements 46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66)” are of the width
      of the cardigan. Since the cardigan is a waterfall the measurements are
      much larger than the bust size. The actual bust size for the cardigan is
      double the width of shoulder to shoulder which are 18 (20, 22, 24, 26,
      28)”. So the bust size will be 36 (40, 44, 48,52,56)”.”
      Hope that helps!

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Yvonne! We’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

      Reply
  • Nazanin F.

    The cardigan is worked side-to-side. Therefore, all sizes have the same number of chains for the front edge, but worked longer to get to the right width for the desired size.

    Reply

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