SIDE TO SIDE CARDIGAN


Bernat Lollipop Yarn on 3.00 mm Hook
Sweater is worked from side to side in one piece.
Side Seams are joined as work progresses
5 LkDC = 1 inch, 4 Pattern Rows = 1 inch
Pattern is alternating rows
Of Linked DC (LkDC) and SC
Special stitch: scP =work SC, chain 3, complete as a picot.
12 (15, 16) inch Finished Chest
Largest size uses about 70 grams (2 1/2 oz) of yarn

Pattern includes 3 versions of sweater:

Front Flap on right Side
Version 1 Pattern

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Front Flap on Left Side
Version 2 Pattern

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Traditional Cardigan Style
Version 3 Pattern

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Linked Double Crochet and No-Chain-Sc Instructions
Joining with a Picot
Any Size, Any Yarn Diagram
General Purpose Yoke
Cardigan done Flat
Side seams are sewn later.

Instructions:
ODD Rows are Linked DC (LkDC); EVEN Rows are SC
Cardigan Diagram
Chain 44 (56, 60) Loosely
Pattern starts at cuff of first sleeve and is worked in vertical
rows to cuff of second sleeve.
Row 1: DC (not linked) in 6th chain, **(chain 1, skip 1), dc in next chain. Repeat from ** across. Ch 1, T.
Row 2: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Row 3: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 4: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 (4 [6, 7]) times.
Row 5: LkDC across, chain 18 (22, 26) Loosely.
Row 6: Sc in 2nd chain and across (17 [21, 25] added sc),
Sc across row and in free loops of added chain.
Ch 3, T. Front and back body started and joined.
Row 7: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 8: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Rows 7 & 8 (2 [3, 3]) more times. Ch 3, T.
Row 9: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.

Shape Neck:
Row 10: Sc in first 37 (47, 53) sts. Ch 3, T. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 11: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Repeat Rows 10 & 11 (3 [4, 5]) more times. Fasten off and set aside.

Version One:
Front Flap on Right Side:
Chain 29 (38, 43)
Row 2a: Sc in 2nd chain and across. Ch 3, T. (28 [37, 42]) sc.
Row 3a: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 4a: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Rows 3a & 4a (1 [2, 3]) more times then row 3a one more time. Fasten Off.

Join Front Flap to Main Body:
Row 12: Join yarn with sc at bottom back of last row on body, sc across Main Body,
Ch 9 (10, 11), Sc across Front Flap. Ch 3, T.
Row 13: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 (2 [3, 3]) more times.
Row 15: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.

End Version One Instructions.
Skip to Row 16 Instructions, at end of Version 3 Instructions.

Version Two:
Front Flap on Left Side:
Row 12: Sc across Main Body, add 38(48, 54) no chain sc.
Ch 3, T. [Insert hook in left side of last sc, YO, pull up loop LOOSELY,
YO, and complete as sc]
Row 13: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 (2 [3, 4]) more times.
Row 15: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Go to Row 16 instructions to finish sweater, then return here to add front flap.

Add Front flap:
Row 10a: Join Yarn with sc in 9th (10th, 11th) st from back. Sc to end of row. Ch 3, T.
Row 11a: LkDC across, Ch 1, T.
Repeat rows 10a and 11a three more times.
End Version Two Instructions.
Skip to Row 16 instructions at end of Version 3 Instructions.

Version Three:
Traditional Cardigan Style:

Fasten Off at end of Row 11.

Add Left Front Flap:

Row 10a: Join Yarn with sc in 9th (10th, 11th) st from back. Sc to end of row. Ch 3, T.
Row 11a: LkDC across, Ch 1, T.
Repeat rows 10a and 11a one more time. Fasten Off.

Add Right Front Flap:

Chain 29 (38, 43)
Row 2a: Sc in 2nd chain and across. Ch 3, T. (28 [37, 42) sc.
Row 3a: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 4a: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Row 3a. Fasten Off.

Join Front flap to Main Body:
Row 12: Starting with Main Body, Sc across Main Body, Ch 9 (10, 11), Sc across Front Flap. Ch 3, T.
Row 13: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 3, T.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 (2 [3, 3]) more times.
Row 15: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
End Version Three Instructions.
Continue with Row 16 Instructions.

**Row 16 to end of pattern is the same for all versions.**

Row 16: Sc in first 58(74, 82) sts, then Picot Join each of the last 17(21, 25) sts
to the corresponding stitch at the beginning of the row.
Front and back joined.
Fasten off.

Instructions for a "Picot Join"
Picture of Picot Join with explanation.

**SC in next st, chain 1. Remove hook from loop;
insert in corresponding st on first part of row;
pull loop through stitch and complete as a picot to the sc just made.
Repeat from ** for the remaining sc's.
Fasten off.

Second Sleeve:

Row 17: Join yarn at underarm, Ch 3, LkDC around. Ch 1, T.
Row 18: Sc around. Ch 3, T.
Row 19: LkDC around. Ch 1, T.
Repeat Rows 18 & 19 (4 [6, 7]) more times.
Row 20: Sc around. Ch 3, T.
Row 21: DC, **(chain 1, skip 1), dc. Repeat from ** around. Fasten Off.
Row 22: ScPicot on first dc, **sc in next 2 dc, scP on next dc. Repeat from ** across. Fasten Off.

Add Row 22 (scPicot edging to first sleeve).

Front Edging:
Join yarn on bottom front corner, scP, **sc x 2, scP. Repeat from **, adding ties as needed.

Weave in all loose ends.

Finish Cuffs:

Weave narrow ribbon through dc row on cuff.
Tie in a bow.

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Alternate Cardigan Pattern

Instructions: ODD Rows are Linked DC (LkDC); EVEN Rows are SC
Cardigan Diagram

Sleeve:
Chain 44 (56, 60) Loosely
Row 1: DC (not linked) in 6th chain, **(chain 1, skip 1), dc in next chain.
Repeat from ** across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 2: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 3: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 4: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 (4 [6, 7]) times.
Row 5: LkDC across, chain 18 (22, 26) Loosely.
Row 6: Sc in 2nd chain and across (17 [21, 25] added sc),
Sc across row and then add (17 [21, 25]) "no chain sc's".

Instructions: Insert hook in left strand of last sc, YO, pull loop through loosely,
YO, and complete as sc. Repeat Instructions for each no chain sc. Ch 3, Turn.

Row 7: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 8: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Rows 7 & 8 (2 [3, 3]) more times. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 9: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.

Shape Neck:
Row 10: Sc in first 37 (47, 53) sts. Ch 3,Turn. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 11: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Repeat Rows 10 & 11 (3 [4, 5]) more times. Place marker and Fasten off. Set aside.

Version One:
Front Flap on Right Side:

Chain 29 (38, 43)
Row 2a: Sc in 2nd chain and across. Ch 3, Turn. (28 [37, 42]) sc.
Row 3a: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 4a: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Rows 3a & 4a (1 [2, 3]) more times then row 3a one more time. Fasten Off.

Join Front Flap to Main Body:
Row 12: Join yarn with sc at bottom back of last row -at marker- on body, sc across Main Body,
Ch 9 (10, 11), Sc across Front Flap. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 13: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 (2 [3, 3]) more times.
Row 15: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.

End Version One Instructions.
Skip to Row 16 Instructions, at end of Version 3 Instructions.

Version Two:
Front Flap on Left Side:

Row 12: Sc across Main Body, add 38(48, 54) no chain sc. Ch 3, Turn.
[Insert hook in left side of last sc, YO, pull up loop LOOSELY,
YO, and complete as sc]
Row 13: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 (2 [3, 4]) more times.
Row 15: LkDC across. Ch 1, T.
Go to Row 16 instructions to finish sweater, then return here to add front flap.

Add Front flap:
Row 10a: Join Yarn with sc in 9th (10th, 11th) st from Shoulder Seam on Row 9. Sc to end of row. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 11a: LkDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Repeat rows 10a and 11a three more times.
End Version Two Instructions.
Skip to Row 16 instructions at end of Version 3 Instructions.

Version Three:
Traditional Cardigan Style:

Fasten Off at end of Row 11.

Add Left Front Flap:
Row 10a: Join Yarn with sc in 9th (10th, 11th) st from Shoulder Seam on Row 9. Sc to end of row. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 11a: LkDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Repeat rows 10a and 11a one more time. Fasten Off.

Add Right Front Flap:
Chain 29 (38, 43)
Row 2a: Sc in 2nd chain and across. Ch 3, Turn. (28 [37, 42) sc.
Row 3a: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 4a: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Row 3a. Fasten Off.

Join Front flap to Main Body:
Row 12: Starting with Main Body at marker on Fasten Off of Row 11,
Sc across Main Body, Ch 9 (10, 11), Sc across Front Flap. Ch 3, T.
Row 13: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 14: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Repeat Rows 13 & 14 (2 [3, 3]) more times.
Row 15: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
End Version Three Instructions.
Continue with Row 16 Instructions.

**Row 16 to end of pattern is the same for all versions.**
Row 16: Sc across row.
Fasten off.

Second Sleeve:
Row 17: Skip first 17(21, 25) sts, Join yarn in next stitch, Ch 3, LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Row 18: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 19: LkDC across. Ch 1, Turn.
Repeat Rows 18 & 19 (4 [6, 7]) more times.
Row 20: Sc across. Ch 3, Turn.
Row 21: DC, **(chain 1, skip 1), dc. Repeat from ** around. Fasten Off.
Row 22: ScPicot on first dc, **sc in next 2 dc, scP on next dc. Repeat from ** across. Fasten Off.

Add Row 22 (scPicot edging to first sleeve).

Sew Side Seams with overcast stitch.
Front Edging:
Join yarn on bottom front corner, scP, **sc x 2, scP. Repeat from **, adding ties as needed.

Weave in all loose ends.

Finish Cuffs:
Weave narrow ribbon through dc row on cuff.
Tie in a bow.


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Pattern Stitch:
Linked Double Crochet

Bottom green arrow indicates a row of linked DC.
Notice the stitches are slightly closer together than the Middle row (black arrow) of DC
-about 1 more LkDC in 4 inches than the normal, nonlinked dc.
Top arrows (purple) point to a linked DC row in progress.

How To...
Do not start with YO;
To start: chain 3, Turn.
Insert hook in first chain of the starting chain 3,
YO, pull loop through the chain.
(This corresponds to the initial YO in the normal DC and links the next dc to the starting chain).
Insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull loop through stitch,
YO, pull loop through 2 loops on hook,
YO, pull loop through 2 loops on hook.
**Insert hook under the horizontal bar of the just completed DC,
YO, pull loop through the bar.
(This corresponds to the intitial YO in the normal DC
and links the next dc to the previous dc).
Insert hook in next stitch,
YO, pull loop through stitch,
YO, pull loop through 2 loops on hook,
YO, pull loop through 2 loops on hook.
Repeat from ** to ** for a row of Linked DC.

No-Chain-Sc
Now the no-chain-sc:
(This is a quick way to extend the end of a row
without having to attach a separate length of chain)
Insert hook under the left (outside) vertical strand of the last SC made,
YO, draw a loop loosely through, YO, and draw loop through both loops on hook.
(first no-chain-sc made)
**Insert hook under the left (outside) vertical strand of the last SC made,
YO, draw a loop loosely through, YO, and draw loop through both loops on hook.**
Repeat from ** to ** for the length needed.
Chain whatever is needed to start the next row, turn, continue.
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Joining With A Picot

The red section of fabric is completed before the joining starts; the green section is being joined as the final row of sc's are made.

The pin on the right marks the chain 1 part of the picot after it is pulled through the corresponding sc on the red section.

The pin on the left shows the position of the hook before the final YO and complete the picot.

All other stitches are completed picot-joins.

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Any Size Any Yarn Diagram
Any Size Any Yarn Diagram 11 kb

By using the diagram for a pattern, any size sweater with any yarn (within reason, of course) can be made.
The pattern will make the side to side sweater shown at the start of this page-
No shoulder or side seams, and the underarm seam is left open.

The following information must be available before starting the sweater:
Accurate row and stitch gauge for the yarn,
hook and pattern stitch that will be used.
Accurate measurements for the sweater.

Starting at #1-
Make a start chain the length of the finished cuff and add 2 more chains. An odd number of chains is needed.
DC in 4th chain from the hook and across.
Continue with your pattern stitch for the length of the sleeve.

At #2-
At the end of row continue with a chain 1/4 to 1/2 inch shorter than the body from bottom edge to underarm.
Work pattern stitch up the chain, across the row, and in free loops of the chain. This row starts the body of the sweater -notice there is no side seam.
Work pattern to #3 (about 1/3 the width of the sweater) then only the back to #4.(about 1/3 the width of the sweater) Do not cut yarn unless you are working with only 1 ball. (This forms the back of the neck opening.)
Set this work aside.

At #5-
With a second ball of yarn, make a chain about 1 1/2 inches shorter than the length of the sweater.
Work in pattern for 1/2 inch less than the width from #3 to #4, chain 1 1/2 inches and join to back of the sweater.
This will take some figuring to keep the pattern consistent.

At #6-
Work in pattern to #6. (about 1/3 the width of the sweater) Work from the start of the row to the start of the sleeve.
The written out pattern is: work across row to last 19 stitches. Using Picot Join, join last 19 stitches to first 19 stitches.
Using the Picot Join, join the sides together. Fasten off.
Join yarn at underarm. continue in pattern until the last row.
Last row must be DC. Fasten off.

Edging the sleeve:
Join yarn at underarm, sc in end of rows to cuff. Add some sort of edge stitch (I like the 5-dc shell) across the end of the cuff, and sc along the other edge of sleeve seam.
Repeat for second sleeve.

Edging the body:
Join yarn at center back of sweater, sc all around the bottom, front opening, and neck.
Join with slip stitch to first sc, chain 1, turn.
Add edging all around, adding 6 inch ties as part of the edging at the circled locations.
(chain for 6 inches, then slip stitch in second and each chain back to the edge of the sweater works very well)

Weave 1/8 inch wide ribbon through the dc row at each cuff. Tie in a bow.

Finished.

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General Purpose Yoke
General Purpose Yoke 13 Kb

Concept:
This yoke is fast and easy to do. With 3 different ways to make the yoke, it should be useable with almost any stitch or yarn. The yoke can be plain and the sleeves and body a pattern stitch, or the entire sweater can be made in the same stitch.

General Information -all variations
Each variation is a different way of making the yoke.
Neck Width:
About 1/2 inch wider than 1/3 of body width.
Neck Depth:
About 2 rows deeper than actual finished depth.
Front Opening:
About 1/2 inch in width. This is assuming the sweater will be finished with edging and ties instead of buttons.

The above dimensions allow for a row of edging (picots or shells, or something).
Forming the Armholes:
Join point 1 with point 2, point 3 with point 4.

The Front Flap can be worked on either front in all variations.

Variation 1:
Works best with a stitch that has no obvious direction.
(Fake Afghan, or Front Loop/back Loop SC).
Start at the bottom of the back (line 2-3), work to shoulder line (the arrows). Divide for fronts.

Front Flap is formed by adding extra chains or "no chain sc" at the end of a row.

Variation 2:
For stitches with an obvious up and down (shells)
Start at Shoulder Line (arrows) and work the back first.
Join yarn at shoulder line and work fronts.
Front Flap is worked by adding extra chains or "no chain sc" to the end of the appropriate row.

Variation 3:
Works the yoke from side to side like the previous "Any Yarn Diagram" above. Rows create vertical lines.

Start at line 1-2, work entire width to line A-A.
Work Front Flap.
Join yarn at shoulder line, work Back from line A-A to line B-B.
Add extra chains for front section of Line B-B and work full width.
To add the Front Flap to side B-B, make the Flap separately and join it to the main body at line B-B.

Body of Sweater: All variations
Join yarn at either front corner, work across front, join points for armhole, work across back, join points for armhole, work across front. Chain as needed, Turn. Continue in pattern or stitch.

Add edging and ties.

Sleeves:
Join yarn at underarm, work needed length. End with row of DC's for ribbon ties.

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