Pineapple Cardigan

Time-honored pineapple lace gets an update with this modern cardigan. Set into a field of simple double crochet, vertical lace panels create visual interest and figure-flattering lines. Whether you wear it to the office or out to a weekend brunch, this versatile garment is sure to become a wardrobe stable.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size = 37 (41, 45, 49)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46)”; Fronts meet at center without overlap; about 3” positive ease recommended

Gauge: 27 sts and 11 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in double crochet after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Serena (60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton; 170 yards [155 meters]/50 grams): #s2100 Hummingbird (8 (9, 9, 10) balls)
Hook: US size C/2 (2.75 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Shell: Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in specified stitch or chain space.
Tr3tog: Treble crochet 3 together.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed.
Garment is designed without closures and is worn open at the front.
Armhole shaping is worked by skipping stitches on specified rows.
Elbow length sleeves are unshaped and worked in a modified block style.
Front band is worked in one piece after garment has been assembled and seamed.

Pattern

Back

Ch 115 (127, 139, 151).
Set up row: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (113 (125, 137, 149) dc)
Row 1: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, sk next dc, *shell in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, (dc, ch4, dc) in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, rep from *once more, shell in next dc, sk next dc, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, (tr3tog, ch 3 three times, tr3tog) in next ch4-sp, ch 2, rep from * once more, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * shell in next ch1-sp, ch 3, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp twice, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 3, rep from * once more, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, rep from * once more, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch3-sp, ch 4, rep from * once more, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, turn.
Rep rows 2-5 twelve more times until 54 rows have been completed, then fasten off.

Shape Armholes

Next Row: Sk first 14 (18, 21, 24) dc. Join yarn in next dc and ch 2, dc in same st and in next 24 (26, 29, 32) dc, cont as follow for a row 2 of lace patt, * shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, [tr3tog, ch 3] 3 times, in next ch4-sp, tr3tog in same ch4-sp, ch 2, rep from * once more, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in next 25 (27, 30, 33) dc skipping final 14 (18, 21, 24) dc of row, turn.
Work evenly in established patt for 19 (21, 22, 24) more rows ending on a row 5 (3, 4, 2).

Last Row: Size 37 Only
Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, rep from * once more, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, fasten off.

Last Row: Size 41 Only
Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 1 in next ch3-sp twice, 2 dc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, rep from * once more, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, fasten off.

Last Row: Size 45 Only
Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, rep from * once more, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, fasten off.

Last Row: Size 49 Only
Ch 2, dc in next 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, * 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch1) in next ch3-sp 3 times, dc in next ch2-sp, ch 1, rep from * once more, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 39 (45, 51, 57) dc, fasten off.

Left Front

Ch 38 (43, 47, 51).
Set Up Row (WS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (36 (41, 45, 49) dc)
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, dc in first 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, shell in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, dc-ch4-dc in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, shell in next dc, sk next dc, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, (tr3tog, ch 3 three times, tr3tog) in next ch4-sp, ch 2, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 3, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp  twice, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 3, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch3-sp, ch 4, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, turn.
Rep rows 2-5 twelve more times until 54 rows have been completed.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (WS): Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, [tr3tog, ch 3] 3 times, in next ch4-sp, tr3tog in same ch4-sp, ch 2, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in next dc skipping last 14 (18, 21, 24) dc of the row, turn.
Work evenly in established patt for 19 (21, 22, 24) more rows ending on a row 5 (3, 4, 2).

Size 37 Only (Last Patt Row 5)
Next row (WS): Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last dc, fasten off.

Size 41 Only (Last Patt Row 3)
Next row (WS): Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 1 in next ch3-sp twice, 2 dc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last dc, fasten off.

Size 45 Only (Last Patt Row 4)
Next row (RS): Ch 2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, fasten off.

Size 49 Only (Last Patt Row 2)

Next row (RS): Ch 2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch1) in next ch3-sp 3 times, dc in next ch2-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, fasten off.

Right Front

Ch 38 (43, 47, 51).
Set up row (WS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (36 (41, 45, 49) dc)
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, dc in first 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, shell in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, dc-ch4-dc in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, shell in next dc, sk next dc, dc in last 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, (tr3tog, ch 3 three times, tr3tog) in next ch4-sp, ch 2, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 3, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp twice, 2 sc in next ch3-sp, ch 3, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch3-sp, ch 4, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 15 (19, 22, 25) dc, turn.
Rep rows 2-5 twelve more times until 54 rows have been completed, then fasten off. 

Shape Armhole

Next Row (WS): Sk first 14 (18, 21, 24) dc. Join yarn in next dc and ch 2, dc in same st and in next dc, cont as follows for a row 2 of lace patt, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, [tr3tog, ch 3] 3 times, in next ch4-sp, tr3tog in same ch4-sp, ch 2, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, turn.
Work evenly in established patt for 19 (21, 22, 24) more rows ending on a row 5 (3, 4, 2). 

Size 37 Only (Last Patt Row 5)
Ch 2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, fasten off.

Size 41 Only (Last Patt Row 3)
Ch 2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 1 in next ch3-sp twice, 2 dc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, fasten off.

Size 45 Only (Last Patt Row 4)
Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last dc, fasten off.

Size 49 Only (Last Patt Row 2)
Ch 2, dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, dc in next ch-2sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch1) in next ch3-sp 3 times, dc in next ch2-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last dc, fasten off. 

Sleeves (Make Two)

Ch 87 (93, 99, 105).
Set up row: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (85 (91, 97, 103) dc)
Row 1: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in next 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, sk next dc, shell in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, dc-ch4-dc in next dc, ch 4, sk next 7 dc, shell in next dc, sk next dc, dc in last 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 2, (tr3tog, ch 3 three times, tr3tog) in next ch4-sp, ch 2, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 3, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp twice, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 3, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (2 sc, ch 3) in next ch3-sp, 2sc in next ch3-sp, ch 4, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, shell in next ch1-sp, ch 4, (dc, ch 4, dc) in next ch3-sp, ch 4, shell in next ch1-sp, dc in last 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, turn.
Rep rows 2-5 eight more times, then rep rows 2-4 once more until 41 rows have been completed.
Last row (RS): Ch 2, dc in next 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-4sp, ch 1, 2 sc in next ch3-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch4-sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch1-sp, dc in last 33 (36, 39, 42) dc, fasten off.

Finishing

Block pieces to measurements, then seam.

Front Band

With RS facing join yarn to bottom edge on right hand side, ch 1, sc evenly across right front, back neck, and left front, turn.
Next row: Ch 2, dc in first sc and in each sc across. Work evenly in dc for 7 more rows, then fasten off. Lightly block band if desired.
Block once more. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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