White Caps Cardigan

Looking forward to spring beach days? Us too! The white caps on turquoise blue waves inspired this cardigan that features unique lace stitches in a wavy pattern that lets whatever color shirt you wear underneath show through. We’re partial to ocean blues, but this cardigan looks wonderful paired with coral, green and lilac shades too.

Time: 1 week project

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: S (M, L, XL, 1XL), Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”

4” positive ease

Shown in Size M with

Gauge: 16 sts = 4” [10 cm] in Wave Stitch Pattern, 6-row pattern rep = 2.25” [5.5 cm] after steam block

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Scheepjes Linen Soft DK (47% Cotton, 27% Linen, 26% Acrylic; 148 yards [135 meters/50 grams): 630 Paper White (7 (8, 9, 11, 12) balls)

Hooks: US size G (4.50 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) wooden buttons 1” / [2.5 cm]

Abbreviations

Dtr: double treble

Hdc: half double crochet

Tr: treble

Sc: single crochet

Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together

Special Stitches

Wave st pattern (One pattern repeat)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st]** 2 times; rep from *.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 4, dtr in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]** 2 times; rep from *.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Pattern Notes

The cardigan is worked in one piece from the lower edge.

The main body is then divided for the Left Front, Back and then Right Front.

The sleeves are completed and crocheted/sewn on.

The neckline band is then picked up, followed by the front button bands.

Buttons are then added to complete the garment.

When following * to ** repeats, when ** is found after a bracket ie; ‘]** 2 times’, the stitch in the bracket should only be repeated once. When found as ‘] 2 times **’, repeat times stated in bracket.

Pattern

Body

With smaller hook, fsc 129 (145, 161, 177, 193) sts.

Foundation Row 1 (WS): Ch 1 (not counted as st throughout pattern), sc in each st to end.

Change to larger hook.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st]** 2 times; rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9) more times, then from * to ** once, sc in last st.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 4, dtr in the second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]** 2 times; rep from * 7 (8, 9,10, 11) more times, then from * to ** once, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1 sc in each st to end.

Rows 1-6 set Wave Stitch pattern, work 26 more rows for Body, ending with Row 2.

Divide for Left Front

Foundation Row 1 (RS): Pattern across 27 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts in sc st, place a st marker in the following st and turn work. Working on these 27 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts only, continue as follows:

Size S only

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times**, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times; rep from * to ** once, tr in last st.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]**2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times; rep from * to ** once, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 7: Rep Row 1

Size M only

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st**, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times; rep from * to ** once, hdc in last st.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 3, tr in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] **2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st; rep from * to **, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 7 more rows, ending with Row 1.

Size L

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times**; rep from * to ** once, sc in last st.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 3, dtr in second st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st, *ch 1 sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] **2 times; rep from * to **, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 13 more rows, ending with Row 1.

Size XL only

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st**, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times; rep from * once more, then from *to ** once, tr in last st.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]** 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * once more, then from *to ** once, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 19 more rows, ending with Row 1

Size 1XL

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times**, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times; rep from * once more, then from *to ** once, tr in last st.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]**2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times; rep from * once more, then from * to ** once, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 19 more rows, ending with Row 1.

(27 (31, 35, 39, 43) sts)

Shape Neckline

Row 1 (RS): Break yarn and skipping the first 9 sts, re-join yarn with sl st to next st, ch 1 (not counted as st), sc to end. (18 (22, 26, 30, 34) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog. (17 (21, 25, 29, 33) sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in second st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, continue in pattern to end.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog. (16 (20, 24, 28, 32) sts)

Row 5: Sl st in second st, sc in each st to end. (15 (19, 23, 27, 31) sts)

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in second st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, continue in pattern to end.

Keeping pattern correct work 5 (8, 8, 8, 8) more rows.

Fasten off.

Back

With RS facing, sk SM stitch and re-join yarn with sl st to next st,

For Size S only

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st**, ch 1 sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then from * to ** once, dtr in last st. (73 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 2, sk 1 st, tr in second st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st**, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, then from *to ** once, dc in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 12 more rows in pattern. Go to Shoulder Shaping.

For Size M only

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] ** 2 times; rep from * 4 more times, sc in last st. (81 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 3, dtr in second st, *ch 1 sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] **2 times; rep from * 3 more times, then from * to ** once, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 18 more rows in pattern. Go to Shoulder Shaping.

For Size L only

Row 1: Ch 2, tr in second st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, *dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st**, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, dc in last st. (89 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in second st, *[ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]** 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, hdc in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 24 more rows in pattern. Go to Shoulder Shaping.

For Size XL only

Row 1: Ch 3, dtr in second st, *ch 1 sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] ** 2 times; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to** once, tr in last st. (97 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] ** 2 times; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sc in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 30 more rows in pattern. Go to Shoulder Shaping.

For size 1XL only

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in second st, *[ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st**, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st**, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from* 5 more times, then from * to ** once, dc in last st. (105 sts)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 2, tr in second st, *[ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st**, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * 5 more times, then from *to **, dc in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6, work 30 more rows in pattern. Go to Shoulder Shaping.

Shoulder Shaping

Keeping stitch pattern correct across the first 15(19, 23, 27, 31) sts only, turn work.

Work 2 rows in sc st on these 15 (19, 23, 27, 31) sts.

Fasten off.

Sk centre 43 sts and re-join yarn to following st with sl st, work in pattern to end. (15 (19, 23, 27, 31) sts)

Work 2 rows in sc st.

Fasten off.

Right Front

With RS facing, sk SM stitch and re-join yarn with sl st to next st,

Right Front is a mirror image of Left Front, complete as for Left Front reversing all shaping; replacing ‘sc2tog’ at the end of the row with ‘sl st in second st’ at the beginning of row.

Refer to chart for guidance, making beginning chain stitches equal to Left Front at armhole edge; for example dc = 2ch, tr = ch 3, working one st length less on these beginning ch sts at armhole edge for shaping.

Sleeve (Make 2)

With smaller hook, fsc 49 (65, 81, 97, 97) sts.

Foundation Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Change to larger hook,

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st]** 2 times; rep from * 1 (2, 3, 3) more times, then from * to ** once, sc in last st. 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) wave pattern repeats.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 4: Ch 4, dtr in second st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st] 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dtr in next st]** 2 times; rep from * 1 (2, 3, 4, 4) more times, then from * to ** once, dtr in last st.

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Rep Rows 1-6 four more times.

Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing up.

Neckline

Block work and dry flat.

Using a larger hook, slip stitch shoulder seams together on wrong side.

Foundation Row: Join yarn to Right Front top corner st with sl st, ch 1 (not counted as st) pick up and sc 24 (27, 27, 27, 27) st up Right Front, 52 sts along Back, 24 (27, 27, 27, 27) sts from Left Front. (100 (106, 106, 106, 106) sts)

Rows 1-2: Ch 1 (not counted as st), sc in each st to end.

Change to smaller hook

Rows 3-5: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, sc to end. (84 (89, 89, 89, 89) sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Fasten off.

Left Button Band

With RS facing, join yarn to top edge at corner, using smaller hook make ch 1, pick up and sc 65 (65, 73, 81, 89) sts along edge (to make sure wave pattern matches opposite side, pick up 8 sts per wave repeat).

Rows 1-14: Ch 1 (not counted as st), sc in each st to end.

Fasten off.

Right Button Band

With RS facing, join yarn to lower edge at corner, using smaller hook make ch 1, pick up and sc 65 (65, 73, 81, 89) sts along edge (to make sure wave pattern matches opposite side, pick up 8 sts per wave repeat).

Rows 1-6: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in 3 sts, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st (one buttonhole made), sc 8 sts; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) more times, sc to end. (5 (5, 6, 7, 7) buttonholes made)

Rows 8-14: Ch 1, sc in each st to end.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Sl st or sew Sleeve seams, ease sleeve in armholes and set in sleeves.

Steam block work flat.

Sew on buttons.

Work 1 row in sc evenly up and along Front Bands and Neckline to neaten.

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