Morning Glory Sweater

Turn heads with this stylish and chic sweater. It is one of those sweaters that looks complicated but is fun to make and wear. This will be a staple go-to piece in every wardrobe.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 58, 56)”

1-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge:

14 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Double Crochet

15 sts and 16 rows = 5” in Diamond Pattern

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): 26067 Wonderland Heather, 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) balls

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; two 1” (25 mm) button; two removable stitch markers; one 4/0 sew-on snaps (optional)

Special Stitches

Diamond Pattern

Setup Row (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, *Psc in next ch, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to end of row, turn.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (count as dc), sk first st, dc in each st across to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *Psc in next st, sc in next st **, tr/rf2tog over next st inserting hook around 2nd sc in Setup Row for first leg and around skipping 3 sts on Setup Row, sc in 4th sc for 2nd leg, sc in next st; rep from * across row, ending last rep at ** in top of tch, turn.

Rows 3 and 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, tr/rf over next st inserting hook around top of first raised treble cluster 2 rows below, *sc in next st, Psc in next st, sc in next st **, tr/rf2tog over next st inserting hook around same cluster as last raised st for first leg and around the top of the next raised treble cluster for 2nd leg; rep from * across row, ending rep at ** when 2 sts rem, tr/rf over next st inserting hook around top of same treble cluster as last raised st, sc into top of tch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, *Psc in next st, sc in next st **, tr/rf2tog over next st inserting hook around top of first raised treble cluster 2 rows below for first leg and around top of next raised treble cluster for 2nd leg, sc in next st; rep from * across row, ending last rep at ** in top of tch, turn.

Rep Row 3-6 for pattern.

 

1×1 Rib Pattern

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next st, *FPdc around post of next st, BPdc around post of next st; rep from * across row to last st, dc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, BPdc around each bpdc st, FPdc around each fpdc st across row to last st, dc, turn.

Rep Row 2 for pattern.

 

List and explain any non-standard stitches.

TR/rf (raised treble crochet at front of the fabric) (YO) twice, insert hook from in front and from right to left around the stem of stitch indicated and complete the treble stitch normally.

tr/rf2tog (raised treble crochet at front of the fabric 2 tog) – (YO) twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops, (yo) twice, insert hook around stem of indicated st, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through rem loops.

Psc (picot single crochet) Insert hook, yo, draw loop through, (yo, draw through 1 loop) 3 times, yo, draw through both loops on hook. Draw picot chain loops to front of work.

Pattern Notes

The cardigan is worked in pieces, beginning with the Fronts. Each Front is worked sideways, starting at the sides. The Back is worked last to ensure the lower body is worked to the same length as Front.

Pattern

Right Front

Ch 28 (28, 32, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40).

Work Setup Row of Diamond Pattern.

Work Rows 1-4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6) of Diamond Pattern, do not turn at the end of last row, ch 22 (22, 26, 26, 30, 30, 34, 34), turn, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across ch, work Row 5 (5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 3) of Diamond Pattern.

Work next RS Row in est patt.

Shape Hem

Row 1 (WS): Cont in est Diamond Pattern across to last 4 sts, turn.

Row 2 (RS): Cont in est Diamond Pattern.

Rep Rows 1-2, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times.

Shape Neckline

Row 1 (WS): Sl 6 sts, cont in est Diamond Pattern across row to last 4 sts, turn.

Row 2 (RS): Cont in est Diamond Pattern across row, turn.

Row 3: Cont in est Diamond Pattern across to last 4 sts, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3, 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) more times.

Fasten off.

Left Front

Ch 28 (28, 32, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40).

Work Setup Row of Diamond Pattern.

Work Rows 1-4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6) of Diamond Pattern.

Work Row 5 (5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 3) of Diamond Pattern, do not turn at the end of last row, ch 20 (20, 24, 24, 28, 28, 32, 32), turn.

Next Row: Sk 1 ch, work in pattern (working sc instead of raised treble sts) across ch sts, work in est patt across to end of row, turn.

Shape Hem

Row 1 (RS): Sl 4 sts, cont in est Diamond Pattern across to end of row, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Cont in est Diamond Pattern across row.

Rep Rows 1-2, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times.

Shape Neckline and Hem

Row 1 (RS): Sl 4 sts, cont in est Diamond Pattern across row to last 6 sts, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Cont in est Diamond Pattern across row, turn.

Row 3: Sl 4 sts, cont in est Diamond Pattern across row.

Rep Rows 2-3, 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) more times.

Fasten off.

Back

Fdc 53 (60, 67, 74, 81, 88, 95, 102).
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in each st across row, turn – 53 (60, 67, 74, 81, 88, 95, 102) sts.Rep Row 1 until piece meas 9¼ (9¼, 10½, 10½, 12, 12, 13¼, 13¼)” or length to match Fronts.

Shape Armhole

Row 1: Sl 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) sts, ch 3, dc in each st across to last 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) sts, turn – 41 (44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Rep Row 2 until Armhole meas 6½ (6½, 8, 8, 9¼, 9¼, 10½, 10½)”.

Fasten off.

Sleeves

Cuff

Ch 17.

Row 1: Working in the blo, dc in the 4th ch and in each ch across row, turn – 14 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in blo each st across row, turn.

Rep last row 16 (16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) more rows. At the end of last row, turn to work along selvedge edge sts.

Shape Sleeve

Row 1: Ch 3, work 28 (28, 30, 30, 32, 32, 34, 34) sts evenly across edge, turn – 28 (28, 30, 30, 32, 32, 34, 34) sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 4 (Inc): Ch 3, work 2 dc in next st, dc across row to 1 st before the end, 2 dc in the last st, turn – 30 (30, 32, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36) sts.

Rows 5-6: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 4-6 – 32 (32, 34, 34, 36, 36, 38, 38) sts.

Row 10: Rep Row 4 – 34 (34, 36, 36, 38, 38, 40, 40) sts.

Rows 11-14: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 15: Rep Row 4 – 36 (36, 38, 38, 40, 40, 42, 42) sts.

Rep Rows 11-15, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times – 42 (42, 46, 46, 50, 50, 54, 54) sts.

Work even until piece meas 17 (17, 17½, 17½, 18, 18, 20, 20)”.

Shape Sleeve Cap

Row 1: Sl 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) sts, ch 3, dc in each st across row to last 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) sts, turn – 26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30, 32, 32) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across row to last 2 sts, dc2tog, turn – 24 (24, 26, 26, 28, 28, 30, 30) sts.

Rep last row 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) more times – 8 sts.

Next Row: Ch 3, dc in each st across row, turn.

Rep last row until Sleeve Cap meas 4¾ (5, 5¼, 5¾, 6¼, 6¾, 7¼, 7¾)”.

Fasten off.

Block pieces. Seam shoulders and sides.

Front Edge

Set-up Row: Beg at Left Front neck edge with WS facing, join yarn, ch 3, dc evenly down along front edge, work 3 dc in side seam placing a marker on the first and the 3rd dc of the 3-dc, dc across Back, work 3 dc in next side seam placing a marker on the first and the 3rd dc of the 3-dc, dc along edge up to Right Front neck edge, taking care to avoid big gaps between dc sts, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, work Rib Pattern across row to 3-dc at side seam, maint est Rib Pattern, work 2 sts (FPdc and BPdc) around each marked sts, replace markers on the first and last inc st, cont in est Rib Pattern across to next 3-dc, work 2 sts (FPdc and BPdc) around the marked sts, replace markers to new location, cont in Rib Pattern to end of row, turn.

Rep Row 1 until Front Edge meas 4” or desired length.
Fasten off.

Collar

Setup Row: Beg at Left Front neck, join yarn, ch 3, dc evenly across neck, turn.

Buttonhole Row: Working in Rib Pattern for 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, cont as est in Rib Pattern across to end of row.

Next Row: Maint Rib Pattern, work across row to ch-2 sp, dc in each ch, cont in Rib Pattern to end of row, turn.

Cont in Rib Pattern for 4 rows.

Rep Buttonhole Row.

Next Row: Maint Rib Pattern, work across row to ch-2 sp, dc in each ch, cont in Rib Pattern to end of row, turn.

Fasten off

Finishing

Sew in Sleeves. Attach buttons.

(Optional) sew snaps to the inside right front of the sweater. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Tech Editor

    Hello Lynn,
    Thank you for the comment. Scroll down past the stitch information to the Pattern section to find the beginning chain information. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

    Reply
  • Lynn McInally

    How many ch do you start with? Directions do not state and according to size.

    Reply
  • Patricia Willis

    Thank you for this pattern, I think it will be a big hit this fall and winter.

    Reply

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