Peach Bliss Cardi

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There is so much to love about this classic cardigan: the dreamy peach hues, the adorable buttons, and the detailed shell stitch. Wear this textured piece to complement a simple tank and chunky jewelry.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women’s Small/Medium (Medium/Large), Finished measurement 16¼ (19)” / [41 (48) cm] width x 26 (27¼)” / [66 (69) cm] length

Shown in Small/Medium size.

Gauge: 15 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc.

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn We Are Knitters The Cotton Wool (100% Cotton; 232 yards [212 meters]/100 grams): Light Salmon, 5 (6) balls

Hook: US size 8/H (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; five 1”/ [2.5 cm] buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – triple crochet

Shell St – Shell Stitch

Tr Shell St – triple crochet Shell Stitch

blsc – back loop single crochet

magic ring (adjustable ring)

Special Stitches

Back Loop Single Crochet (Blsc)

Insert hook in next st under the back loop only, yo, pull back through that st (2 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 2 lps on hook.

Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog)

Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull back through that st (3 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull back through that st (4 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Shell Stitch (Shell St)

3 dc in next st, ch 1 (center ch made), 3 dc in same st.

Tr Shell Stitch (Tr Shell St)

3 tr in next st, ch 1 (center ch made), 3 tr in same st.

Pattern Notes

This cardigan is worked in rows from bottom to top. The cardigan border is worked in the round. 

Pattern

Back

Ch 64 (76).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next 2 sts, *Shell St in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across to end, turn.

Rows 2-29 (30): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 30 (31): Ch 1, sl st in next 3 dc of first Shell St, sl st in center ch-sp, ch 2, dc2tog across center ch-sp and next dc from previous row, skipping next 3 dc of first Shell St, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 6 (8) more times, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across next dc from previous row and center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, turn.

Rows 31 (32)-42 (44): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell st in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 43 (45): Ch 3, tr in same st, Tr Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, tr in next dc from previous row, Tr Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (5) more times, *Tr Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, tr in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 44 (46): Ch 2, dc in same st, ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Tr Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next tr from previous row, ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Tr Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next dc from previous row, *ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (5) more times, *ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Tr Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next tr from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn..

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Front

Ch 34 (40).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, *Shell St in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across to end, turn.

Rows 2-23 (24): Ch 2, dc in same st. *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 24 (25): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and 2nd dc of next Shell St from previous row, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 25 (26): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (4) more times, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across same center ch-sp and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 26 (27): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and next center ch-sp, (ch 1, dc) in same center ch-sp, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 27 (28): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 2 (3) more times, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across next dc from previous row and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 28 (29): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and 2nd dc of next Shell St from previous row, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 29 (30): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 2 (3) more times, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across same center ch-sp and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 30 (31): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and next center ch-sp, (ch 1, dc) in same center ch-sp, dc in next dc from previous row, (Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row) twice, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across next dc from previous row and center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, turn.

Row 31 (32): Ch 2, dc in same st, (Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row) twice, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across next dc from previous row and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 32 (33)-43 (45): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 44 (46): Ch 2, dc in same st, *ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Front

Ch 34 (40).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, *Shell St in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across to end, turn.

Rows 2-23 (24): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 24 (25): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (4) more times, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across 5th dc of same Shell St, and next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 25 (26): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and next center ch-sp, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same center ch-sp, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 26 (27): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (4) more times, (dc, ch 1 [center ch]) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across same center ch-sp and the next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 27 (28): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st, sk next st and continue dc2tog across next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 28 (29): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 2 (3) more times, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across 5th dc of same Shell St, and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 29 (30):  Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and next center ch-sp, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same center ch-sp, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 30 (31): Ch 1, sl st in next 3 dc of first Shell St, sl st in center ch-sp, ch 2, dc2tog across center ch-sp and next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 1 (2) more times, (dc, ch 1 [center ch]) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across same center ch-sp and the next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 31 (32): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st, sk next st and continue dc2tog across next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Rows 32 (33)-43 (45): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 44 (46): Ch 2, dc in same st, *ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 21 (27).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next 2 ch, *Shell St in next ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, (dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in first dc of next Shell St, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 1 (2) more times, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, (dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in 6th dc of same Shell St, dc in next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, sk next st, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp, dc in next st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 1 (2) more times, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp, sk next st, dc in next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, sk next 2 sts, Shell St in center ch-sp, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 2 (3) more times, sk next 2 sts, Shell St in center ch-sp, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in same st. (dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in first dc of next Shell St, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (4) more times, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, (dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in 6th dc of same Shell St, dc in next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same st, sk next st, (2 dc, c h1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp, dc in next st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (4) more times, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp, sk next st, dc in next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in same st, sk next 2 sts, Shell St in center ch-sp, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 4 (5) more times, sk next 2 sts, Shell St in center ch-sp, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc from previous row, turn.

Rows 9-18 (19): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 19 (20): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and 2nd dc of next Shell St from previous row, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 5 (6) more times, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), 2 dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across 5th dc of same Shell St and next dc from previous row, turn.

Row 20 (21): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and next center ch-sp, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same center ch-sp, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 4 (5) more times, (2 dc, ch 1 (center ch), dc) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across same center ch-sp and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 21 (22): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st and next center ch-sp, (ch 1, dc) in same center ch-sp, dc in next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 4 (5) more times, (dc, ch 1 [center ch]) in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across same center ch-sp and the next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Row 22 (23): Ch 2, dc2tog across same st, sk next st and continue dc2tog across next dc from previous row, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * 3 (4) more times, Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc2tog across next dc from previous row and next dc2tog from previous row, turn.

Rows 22 (23)-23 (25): Ch 2, dc in same st, *Shell St in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Row 24 (26): Ch 2, dc in same st, *ch 2, hdc in center ch-sp of next Shell St from previous row, ch 2, dc in next dc from previous row; rep from * across to end, turn.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Assembly

Body

Place Fronts (both right and left sides) on top of the Back.

Flip this layout inside out, then seam along the ends of either side of the cardigan, using the Whip Stitch and working bottom to top, until you reach Row 30 (31) of Back and Fronts (both right and left side.

Seam the shoulders, using the Whip Stitch. The remaining openings is where the Sleeves will be.

Sleeves

Flip each Sleeve inside out and seam using the Whip Stitch along the ends of the rows from Rows 13 (14)-24 (26). Seam each Sleeve in each opening of Body.

Flip your completed Cardigan right side out.

Border

Attach yarn in the center of the back of the neckline.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in the next 12 (18) sts, along the border of the neckline until you reach the seam (seam connecting Back and Left Front), sc in next 87 (89) sts along the left border of the Front, (sc, ch 1 (corner ch), sc) in corner st, sc in next 124 (148) sts along the border of the bottom, (sc, ch 1 (corner ch), sc) in corner st, sc in next 87 (89) sts, along the right border of the Front until you reach the seam (seam connecting Back and Right Front), sc in the next 13 (19) sts, along the border of the neckline, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 326 (366) sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 100 (108) sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch, sc in next 126 (150) sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch, sc in next 1 (3) sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, *sc in next 9 (9) sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts; rep from * 4 times, sc in next 54 (60) sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 330 (370) sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 101 (109) sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch, sc in next 128 (152) sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch, sc in next 102 (110) sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 334 (374) sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, Blsc in next 102 (110) sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch, Blsc in next 130 (154) sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch, Blsc in next 103 (111) sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 338 (378) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Sleeve Border

Attach yarn in the center of the end of Sleeve, where the seam is.

Rnds 1-2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 30 (36) sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 31 (37) sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, Blsc in next 30 (36) sts, sl st in first sc of this rnd – 31 (37) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Wet block cardigan to size and shape. Weave in all ends.

Sew 5 buttons to Border along the left border of the front of the cardigan, 1 beneath each button hole. yarn ball

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