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Crochet Mara summer cardigan

What do you need for a medium size?

  • 8,5 balls of mixed cotton yarn (I used Drops Cotton Light White, 105 m, 50 gr, cotton/polyester mix)
  • crochet needle 4
  • siccor
  • big needle

What stitches do you need to know?

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
shell = 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch.

The body

We crochet the front parts and back part as one piece. We only sew the front to the back, on top of the shoulders. This cardigan starts at the bottom. When you crochet the first ch, measure around your hips. It must go all around and even go over the other front part. Make sure it’s multiple by 6 + 4. This pattern is a medium size. I started with 198 + 4.

Row 1: *skip 5 stitches, crochet a shell in 6th stitch*. Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. Skip at the end 3 stitches and crochet a dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 – 29: *crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last row*.  Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. End with a dc on the 3th ch of the ch 3 of the last row. Ch 3, turn.

If it’s correct, you’ve reached the right length, from your hips till your armpits. If not, repeat row 2, untill you’ve reached your desired length.

Front part

Row 30: Crochet 7 shells. Crochet 1 dc in 8th shell. Ch 3, turn.
Row 31 – 36: Repeat row 2.
Row 37: Crochet 6 shells. Crochet in last shell 1 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 38 – 40: Repeat row 2.

Repeat row 30 – 40 on the other side of your cardigan (so you create a big gap in the middle).

Back part

Now we are going to crochet in the middle. Attach your yarn in the last stitch of row 30 of the front part.
Row 30: ch 3, *crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last row*.  Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. End with 1 dc in the same stitch you ended your front part. Ch 3, turn.
Row 31 – 39: Repeat row 2.
Row 40: Crochet 6 shells. End with 1 dc in the last ch 3 space. Finish your work. Repeat row 40 on the other side of the back part.

Sew the front parts to the back part.

Sleeves

Attach your yarn in your armit.

Row 1: Ch 3, *skip 1 shell, crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last shell*. Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. End with 2 dc, ch 3, 1 dc and make a sl st in the 3th ch of the first ch 3. Turn.
Row 2 – 5: sl st until the ch 3 space. ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 3 space. *crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last shell*. Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. End the row with a sl st in 3th ch of the first ch 3. Turn.
Row 6:  sl st until the ch 3 space. ch 3. *crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last shell*. Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. End with 1 dc in the same stitch you made your ch 3. End with a sl st in 3th ch of the first ch 3. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7: *crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last shell*. Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. End with a sl st in 3th ch of the first ch 3. Turn.
Row 8: sl st until the ch 3 space. ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 3 space. *crochet a shell in the ch 3 space of the last shell*. Repeat the part between the ** untill the end of the row. Skip the last dc of this row. End with a sl st in the 3th ch of the first ch 3. Turn.
Row 9 – 11: Repeat row 6 – 8.
Row 12 – 17: Repeat row 2.
Row 18: ch 2, crochet hdc on every stitch. Skip the ch 3 spaces. End with a sl st in the 2nd ch of the fist ch 2.
Row 19: Ch 1, crochet sc on overy hdc of the last row. End with a sl st.

Crochet another sleeve on the other side.

Border

Start on the bottom on a corner. Don’t turn your work this time.

Row 1: ch 2, crochet hdc around your vest. On the corners crochet: 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same stitch. End with a sl st in 2nd ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc on every hdc of the last row. On the corners crochet: 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in same stitch. End with a sl st in 2nd ch.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc on every hdc of the last row. On the corners crochet: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in same stitch. End with a sl st.

And done. This is what it looks like:

Good luck with crocheting this cardigan. It’s not that hard, but the result is lovely. The pattern is designed and made by myself. The pattern is for free, for your own use. So don’t copy or share my pattern without letting me know, please. If you love this pattern you can make a donation to me. I would really appreciate that. You can choose your own amount by clicking the button below:

Thank you, have a nice day and see you soon! Bye!

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