Midnight Cardigan

Navy blue is the perfect complement to a pastel outfit this season. Create a ribbing effect with hdc stitches in the back loop for the perfect edges. All pieces are worked separately and come together to make this wonderful cardi.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36¾ (39¾, 42¾, 45¾, 48¾, 51¾, 54¾, 57¾)” / [93.5 (101, 108.5, 116, 124, 131.5, 139, 146.5) cm] to fit bust 34¾ (37¾, 40¾, 43¾, 46¾, 49¾, 52¾, 55 ¾)” / [88.5 (96, 103.5, 111, 118.5, 126.5, 134, 141.5) cm]

2″ / [5 cm] positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 39¾ ” / [101 cm]

Gauge: 6 stitch pattern repeats (12 sts) and 14 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Wattle Pattern with larger hook; 20 sts and 12 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Hdc-blo Pattern with smaller hook.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Quince & Co. Lark (100% American wool; 134 yards [123 meters]/50 grams): Pea Coat, 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) skeins

Hooks: US sizes H/8 (5 mm) and J/10 (6 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch markers; tapestry needle, seven 1″ (2.5 cm) buttons

Abbreviations

dc3tog (double crochet 3 together): (Yo, insert crochet hook into indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through rem 4 loops on hook.

Special Stitches

Hdc-blo Pattern

(Note: The row gauge for this stitch pattern is more important than the stitch gauge.)

Ch 16.

Set-up Row: Sk 2 ch (counts as hdc), hdc into the back loop of rem 14 chs across – 15 hdc.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc-blo of each hdc to end, turn.

Rep Row 1 for pattern.

 

Wattle Pattern

Set-up Row (WS): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc into first sc, *ch 1, dc into next sc, sc into next dc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc into sc, *ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc into sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Rep Row 1 for pattern.

Wattle Chart

Pattern Notes

When counting stitches in the Wattle Pattern, the ch-1 sp does not count as a st. Each stitch pattern repeat is 2 stitches – the sc and the dc.

When a stitch pattern repeat number is given at the end of an instruction, the previous row should have that number of stitch pattern repeats plus one additional sc.

Place removable markers into the fabric on the right side to easily tell the right side and wrong side from each other. Keep the markers on each piece in place until the sweater is completed.

 Pattern

Sleeves

Cuff

With smaller hook, ch 16 and work in Hdc-blo Pattern until 23 (23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25, 25) total rows have been completed.

Do not break yarn.

Sleeve

Note: The following row is a right side row. Place a marker into the fabric to easily tell the difference between the right side and wrong side rows.

Change to larger hook. Rotate Cuff clockwise.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 1 sc into the end of each row along the selvedge edge, turn – 23 (23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25, 25) sc.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work Set-up Row of Wattle Pattern – 23 (23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25, 25) sts; 11 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12) stitch pattern repeats.

Shape Sleeve

Inc Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, ch 1, (dc, sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to last 2 ch-1 sps, (ch 1, dc, sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 4 sts; 2 stitch pattern repeats increased.

Work 17 (13, 13, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9) rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 18 (14, 14, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) rows 0 (0, 0, 4, 4, 4, 0, 0) more times – 27 (27, 27, 43, 45, 45, 29, 29) sts; 13 (13, 13, 21, 22, 22, 14, 14) stitch pattern repeats.

(Rep Inc Row, then work 15 (11, 11, 0, 0, 0, 7, 7) rows even) 2 (3, 3, 0, 0, 0, 5, 5) times – 35 (39, 39, 43, 45, 45, 49, 49) sts; 17 (19, 19, 21, 22, 22, 24, 24) stitch pattern repeats.

If necessary, cont working even until piece meas 18.5″ / [47 cm] from lowest edge of cuff, ending after a WS row.

Shape Cap

Next Row (RS): (Sl st into sc, sl st into ch-1 sp) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) ch-1 sps, turn leaving rem sts unworked – 27 (31, 31, 35, 33, 37, 37) sts rem; 13 (15, 15, 17, 16, 16, 18, 18) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 WS row even.

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, *sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 4 sts; 2 stitch pattern repeats decreased.

Rep the last row 1 (1, 1, 3, 1, 0, 2, 1) more times – 19 (23, 23, 19, 25, 29, 25, 29) sts; 9 (11, 11, 9, 12, 14, 12, 14) stitch pattern repeats rem.

(Work 3 rows even, then rep Dec Row) 2 (3, 3, 2, 3, 4, 3, 4) times – 11 (11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13) sts rem; 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 WS row even, then rep Dec Row – 7 (7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9) sts rem; 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) stitch pattern repeats. Fasten off.

Make a second sleeve the same as the first.

Back

Lower Hem

With smaller hook, ch 16, work in Hdc-blo Pattern until 53 (57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81) total rows have been completed.

Do not break yarn.

Body

Note: The following row is a right side row. Place a marker into the fabric to easily tell the difference between the right side and wrong side rows.

Change to larger hook. Rotate Cuff 90º clockwise.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 1 sc into the end of each row along the selvedge edge, turn – 53 (57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81) sc.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work Set-up row of Wattle Pattern – 53 (57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81) sts; 26 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 2 more rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Shape Waist

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, *sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 4 sts; 2 stitch pattern repeats decreased.

Work 7 rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 8 rows 2 more times – 41 (45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69) sts; 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) stitch pattern repeats remain.

Work 2 more rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, ch 1, (dc, sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to last 2 ch-1 sps, (ch 1, dc, sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 4 sts; 2 stitch pattern repeats increased.

Work 7 rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 8 rows once more – 49 (53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77) sts; 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even until piece meas 17″ / [43 cm] from lowest edge of hem, ending after a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Next Row (RS): (Sl st into sc, sl st into ch-1 sp) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, [sl st, ch 1, sc] into next sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) ch-1 sps, turn leaving rem sts unworked—41 (45, 49, 53, 53, 57, 61, 65) sts / 20 (21, 24, 26, 26, 28, 30, 32) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 WS row even.

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, *sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 4 sts; 2 stitch pattern repeats decreased.

Rep the last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 33 (37, 37, 41, 41, 45, 45, 49) sts; 16 (18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 24) stitch pattern repeats rem.

Cont working even for 15 (17, 15, 17, 17, 19, 17, 19) rows, or until Armholes meas 6 (6¾, 6¾, 7¼, 7¼, 8, 8, 8½)” / [15 (17, 17, 18.5, 18.5, 20.5, 20.5, 21.5) cm], ending after a wrong side row.

Shape Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, [ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc into sc] 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) times, turn leaving rem sts unworked – 9 (11, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15) sts; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) stitch pattern repeats.

Dec Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn – 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13) sts; 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 right side row even.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc into sc, (ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into sc) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) times, sl st into each sc and ch-1 sp to end. Fasten off.

Shape Left Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing, skip 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) ch-1 sps from the right shoulder, then join yarn with a sl st into the following sc, ch 1, sc into the same sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end – 9 (11, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15) sts; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) stitch pattern repeats.

Dec Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, *sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13) sts; 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 right side row even.

Next Row (WS): Sl st into each sc and ch-1 sp to the last 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sc, ch 1, sc into next sc, (ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into sc) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) times to end. Fasten off.

Left Front

Lower Hem

With smaller hook, ch 16, work in Hdc-blo Pattern until 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) total rows have been completed.

Do not break yarn.

Body

Note: The following row is a right side row. Place a marker into the fabric to easily tell the difference between the right side and wrong side rows.

Change to larger hook. Rotate cuff 90º clockwise.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 1 sc into the end of each row along the selvedge edge, turn – 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sc.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work Set-up row of Wattle Pattern – 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sts; 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 2 more rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a wrong side row.

Shape Waist

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn—2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat decreased.

Work 7 rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 8 rows 2 more times – 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts; 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 2 more rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, ch 1, (dc, sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat increased.

Work 7 rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 8 rows once more – 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) sts; 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even until piece meas 17″ / [43 cm] from lowest edge of hem, ending after a WS row.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (RS): (Sl st into sc, sl st into ch-1 sp) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn – 19 (21, 23, 25, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts; 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 WS row even.

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat decreased.

Rep the last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 15 (17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 23) sts; 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even for 5 (7, 5, 7, 7, 7, 5, 7) rows, or until Armholes meas 3 (3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼, 4¾) / [7.5 (9.5, 9.5, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12) cm], ending after a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, *sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 5 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, ch 1, dc into the next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, turn leaving rem sts unworked – 9 (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17) sts; 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 3 rows even.

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, *sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat decreased.

Rep the last 4 rows 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) more time – 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13) sts; 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even for 8 (8, 8, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) rows, or until Armholes meas 7 (7½, 7½, 8¼, 8¼, 8¾, 8¾, 9½)” / [18 (19, 19, 21, 21, 22, 22, 24) cm], ending after a RS row.

Shape Shoulder

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc into sc, (ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into sc) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) times, sl st into each sc and ch-1 sp to end. Fasten off.

Right Front

Lower Hem

With smaller hook, ch 16, work in Hdc-blo Pattern until 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) total rows have been completed.

Do not break yarn.

Body

Note: The following row is a right side row. Place a marker into the fabric to easily tell the difference between the right side and WS rows.

Change to larger hook. Rotate cuff 90º clockwise.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 1 sc into the end of each row along the selvedge edge, turn – 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sc.

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work Set-up Row of Wattle Pattern – 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sts; 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 2 more rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Shape Waist

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, *sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat decreased.

Work 7 rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 8 rows 2 more times – 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts; 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 2 more rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to last 2 ch-1 sps, (ch 1, dc, sc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat increased.

Work 7 rows even in Wattle Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Rep the last 8 rows 1 more time – 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) sts; 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even until piece meas 17″ / [43 cm] from lowest edge of hem, ending after a WS row.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc into sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) ch-1 sps, turn leaving rem sts unworked – 19 (21, 23, 25, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts; 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 1 WS row even.

Dec Row (RS): Ch 1, *sc into next sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 3 sc, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp, and the following sc, ch 1, dc into last ch-1 sp, sc into last sc, turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat decreased.

Rep the last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times – 15 (17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 23) sts; 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even for 5 (7, 5, 7, 7, 7, 5, 7) rows, or until Armholes meas 3 (3¾, 3¾, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼, 4¼, 4¾) / [7.5 (9.5, 9.5, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12) cm], ending after a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): (Sl st into sc, sl st into ch-1 sp) 2 times, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc3tog into next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn – 9 (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17) sts; 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) stitch pattern repeats.

Work 3 rows even.

Dec Row (right side): Ch 1, sc into sc, ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc3tog over next sc, next ch-1 sp and the following sc, *ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into next sc; rep from * to end, turn – 2 sts; 1 stitch pattern repeat decreased.

Rep the last 4 rows 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) more time – 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13) sts; 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) stitch pattern repeats.

Cont working even for 8 (8, 8, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6) rows, or until Armholes meas 7 (7½, 7½, 8¼, 8¼, 8¾, 8¾, 9½)” / [18 (19, 19, 21, 21, 22, 22, 24) cm], ending after a RS row.

Shape Shoulder

Next Row (WS): Sl st into each sc and ch-1 sp to the last 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sc, ch 1, sc into next sc, (ch 1, dc into next ch-1 sp, sc into sc) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) times to end. Fasten off.

Finishing

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st into the first st at the right front neck edge.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each sl st along right front neck, then 1 hdc into the end of each row along selvedge edge of neckline, 1 hdc into each sc and each ch-1 sp across back neck, 1 hdc into the end of each row along the selvedge edge of left front neckline and 1 hdc in each sc and each ch-1 sp to end of neck shaping, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, work hdc-blo of each hdc to end, turn.

Rep the last row 2 more times. Fasten off.

Buttonband

With RS of left front facing, join yarn with sl st at the left front neckband.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, work 1 hdc into the end of each row to the lower band of the body, then work 1 hdc into each hdc to the end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, work hdc-blo of each hdc to end, turn.

Rep the last row 2 more times. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band

With RS of right front facing, join yarn with sl st at the lower band of the body.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, work 1 hdc into each hdc along lower band, then 1 hdc into the end of each row along the body and neckband, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc-blo of each of the next 2 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, *hdc-blo of each of the next 10 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc; rep from * 5 more times, hdc-blo of each hdc to end of row.

Row 3: Ch 2, work hdc-blo of each hdc to end, turn.

Rep the last row once more. Fasten off.

 

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

Block again if desired. yarn ball

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