Crochet Patterns | Wearable Items

Shelly Crochet Cardigan

July 22, 2017

I named this cardigan the Shelly Cardigan because of the pretty shell pattern.

It has a feminine, lacy look. And with an easy two row repeat, it works up rather quickly! I will say that after all was said and done, I’m not a fan of my yarn choice. I like the silver sheen, but it was splitty and hard to work with. Now after wearing it a couple times, it’s become rather fuzzy. If I make one again, I’ll most likely choose a cotton yarn instead.

This cardigan can be dressed up or down… either way I’m in love with this piece! I really enjoy making clothing pieces. This cardigan is definitely one of my favorite pieces so far.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
198 – 396 yards worsted weight acrylic or cotton yarn (I used a little over 1 skein (198 yards) of Yarn Bee Soft Secret in Mist for a small)
5.0 mm hook
Scissors
Yarn needle 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet

Special Stitches
V stitch – dc, ch 3, dc
Shell – (dc, ch 1) 4 times + dc

Pattern is written in small, medium is noted in ( ), and large is noted in [ ]

Finished Size—measurements are approximate

Small – pictured (I’m 5’0″)
Width: 17.5 inches
Length: 19 inches

Medium  – noted in ( )
Width: 20.5 inches
Length: 21 inches

Large – noted in [ ]
Width: 23. 5 inches
Length: 24 inches

CARDIGAN

Ch 61 (71) [81]

Row 1: in 8th chain from the hook work (dc, ch 3, dc), *ch 1, skip 4 stitches, (dc, ch 3, dc)* repeat from * to * to last 3 ch, skip 2, ch 1, dc in last chain (11 v stitches, (13 v stitches), [15 v stitches])

Row 2: ch 3, turn, shell in each ch 3 space across to the last v stitch, skip ch 1, dc into next chain (11 shells, (13 shells), [15 shells])

Row 3: ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn *v stitch in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1* repeat from * to * to last shell, dc in top of ch 3 from previous round (11 v stitches, (13 v stitches), [15 v stitches])

Repeat rows 2 & 3

For small: to row 22

For Medium: to row 24

For Large: to row 26

***Or until desired length***

Now you will start working on one of the front panels

Row 23 (25) [27]: ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn, *v stitch in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1* repeat from * to * across the next 5 shells (6 shells) [7 shells], dc3tog across last dc in current shell and first 2 dc’s in next shell (5 v stitches, (6 v stitches), [7 v stitches])

Row 24 (26) [28]: ch 3, turn, shell in each ch 3 space across to the last v stitch, skip ch 1, dc into last stitch (5 shells, (6 v shells), [7 shells])

Row 25 (27) [29]: ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn, *v stitch in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1* repeat from * to * across, dc in top of ch 3 from previous round, (5 v stitches, (6 v stitches), [7 v stitches])

Repeat pattern

For small: to row 44

For medium: to row 48

For large: to row 52

***Or until desired length***

Ch 4, turn, *sc in 3rd dc in next shell, ch 3*, repeat from * to * across, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Now you will work on the second front panel.

Turn work so the finished front panel is on the right. You will work in the center shell with your dc3tog in row 22, (24), [26].

Row 23 (25) [27]: Skip one stitch, join yarn, ch 3, dc2tog, ch 1, *v stitch in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1* repeat from * to * across, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row (5 v stitches, (6 v stitches), [7 v stitches])

Row 24 (26) [28]: ch 3, turn, shell in each ch 3 space across to the last v stitch, skip ch 1, dc into next chain (5 shells, (6 v shells), [7 shells])

Row 25 (27) [29]: ch ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn, *v stitch in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 1* repeat from * to * across, dc in last stitch, (5 v stitches, (6 v stitches), [7 v stitches])

Repeat pattern

For small: to row 44

For medium: to row 48

For large: to row 52

Ch 4, turn, *sc in 3rd dc in next shell, ch 3*, repeat from * to * across, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Fold front panels down on top of the back, wrong side out (there isn’t technically a “right” side, just whichever side you like best)

Using a piece of yarn twice the length of the area you want to stitch and your yarn needle, whipstitch the sides closed. Leave room at the top for armholes.

Fasten off, weave in all the ends.

Turn right side out.

 

 

 

 

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  1. This is beautiful! My daughter has been wanting me to crochet her a vest and this is perfect. I will make one for here and one for me. Love all you work !!!

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