Azilal

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

Worked in a mixture of textural stitches, this crocheted cardigan features a flattering empire waist and fastens with a single button.

Shown in size Small

 

Sizes

Directions are for women’s size Small.  Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X are in parentheses

 

Finished Measurements

Bust – 35(39¼ - 43¼ - 48 - 52)”

Back Length – 24(24 – 25¾ - 27¾ - 28½)” from top of collar to hemline

 

Materials

4(5-6-7-8) Hanks BERROCO VINTAGE DK (100 grs), #2157 Paprika

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

 

Gauge

18 sts (3SR) by 10 rows (5 RR) = 4.125” x 4” (10.5 x 10 cm) in azilal stitch pattern.

24 sts (2SR) by 9 rows (4.5RR) = 5” x 4.125” (12.5 x 10.5 cm) in zemmour stitch pattern.  TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Note

Back and front panels are worked from left side seam to right side seam.  Sleeves are worked from cuff to cap shaping.  Skirt is crocheted directly on the front and back panels after they are seamed.

 

Stitch Glossary

stitch repeat (SR)

Stitches to repeat for stitch pattern

row repeat (RR)

Number of rows to repeat for stitch pattern

V-st

(dc, ch 1, dc) in st indicated

dtrdctog

Yo 3 times, insert hk into st indicated and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hk) 3 times, yo hook, insert hk into next indicated st and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through last loops on hk.

 

Azilal Stitch Pattern

See stitch diagram AT DIRECTION for assistance.  Use directions for gauge swatch.  Chain a multiple of 6 plus 4.

Row 1:  (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, dc in next 3 ch, sk 1 ch, v-st in next ch; rep from * across omitting v-st in last ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in next dc, *sk 1 dc, v-st in next dc, sk 2 dc, dtr in same ch as next v-st on foundation (push v-st to the front and dtr in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtr in same ch as prev dtr; rep from * across to last 5 dc, sk 1 dc, v-st in next dc, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, dc in top of t-ch, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3, dc in first dc, *sk 2 sts, dtr in same st as v-st 1 row below (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtr in same st as prev dtr, sk 2 sts, v-st in next dc; rep from * across to t-ch omitting v-st, 2dc in top of t-ch, turn.

Row 4:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, *sk next dtr, v-st in next dc, sk 1 dtr, dc, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtr in same st as prev dtr; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sk next dtr, v-st in next dc, sk 1 dtr, dc in next dc, dc in top of t-ch, turn.

Rep Rows 3-4 to desired length.

 

 

Zemmour Stitch Pattern

See stitch diagram AT DIRECTION for assistance.  Use directions for gauge swatch.  Chain a multiple of 12 plus 3.

Row 1:  (WS) Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next, *ch 1, sk 3 ch, 5 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch; rep from * across omitting last 5 dc, dc in last 3 ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, fptr around next dc, ch 1, fptr around first sk dc (in front of prev fptr), dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in ea dc to ch-sp; rep from * across, dc in top of t-ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, sk next (ch-1 sp, dc, tr), 5 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next (tr, dc, ch-1 sp), dc in ea dc to ch-sp; rep from * across, dc in top of t-ch, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 to desired length.

 

 

Back Panel

Ch 17 (17-17-23-23)

Row 1:  (RS) V-st in 5th ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, dc in next 3 ch, sk 1 ch, v-st in next ch; rep from * across omitting v-st in last ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn. [3(3-3-4-4 v-sts or SR].

Row 2:  Ch 3, dc in next dc, cont in Row 2 of azilal st patt to t-ch, (v-st, tr) in top of t-ch, turn.

Rep Rows 3-4 of azilal st patt 0(1-2-2-4) times.  4(4-4-5-5) SR

Raglan Shaping:  Row 1:  Ch 3, dc in first st, cont with Row 3 of azilal st patt to t-ch, (v-st, tr) in top of t-ch, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 4, v-st in tr, cont with azilal st pattern across, turn. 5(5-5-6-6) SR

Rep Rows 1-2 of raglan armhole shaping 2(2-2-3-3) times (L only) Rep Row 1 once more.  7(7-7½-9-9) SR

 

Back Neck:

S(M-XL-2X only):  Rep Rows 3-4 of azilal st patt 13 (14-15-14) times.  7(7-9-9) SR

(L only) Row 1: Ch 3, dc in tr, sk 1 dc, dtr in same ch as next v-st 1 row below (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtr in same ch as prev dtr, cont with Row 4 of azilal st pattern across, turn. (7½ SR)

(L only) Row 2: Cont in row 3 of azilal st patt across to last 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in top of t-ch, turn.

(L only) Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc, sk 2 sts, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtr in same st as prev dtr, cont in Row 4 of azilal st patt across, turn.

(L only) Rep prev 2 rows 12 times, Rep Row 2 once more.

 

Opposite Raglan Shaping:

S(M-XL-2X only) Row 1: Cont in Row 3 of azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, tr2tog in same st as prev dtr and top of t-ch, turn.

For ALL sizes:  Row 2 (2-1-2-2): Ch 3, tr in same st as next v-st (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 of v-st, dtr in same st as prev tr, cont with Row 4 of azilal st patt across, turn.  6(6-7-8-8) SR

Row 3 (3-2-3-3): Cont in Row 3 of azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, tr2tog in same st as prev dtr and last dc, turn.

Rep prev 2 rows 1 (1-2-2-2) times, Rep Row 2 (2-1-2-2) once more.  4(4-4-5-5) SR

Armhole Shaping:  M,(L-XL-2X only)  For S, cont to waist shaping.

Row 1: Cont in Row 3 of azilal st patt to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Rep Row 4 of azilal st patt once, Rep Rows 3-4 of azilal st patt 0(1-1-3) times. 4(4-5-5) SR

Waist Shaping:  Row 1: Ch 3, tr in same st as next v-st (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 of v-st, dtr in same st as prev tr, cont with Row 3 of azilal st patt across, turn.

Row 2: Cont in Row 4 of azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, tr2tog in same st as prev dtr and last dc, fasten off.  3(3-3-4-4) SR

 

Front panel

Rep directions for back panel to back neck.

Collar Shaping: S(M-XL-2X only) Row 1: Cont in Row 3 of azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, tr2tog in same st as prev dtr and top of t-ch, turn.

For ALL sizes:  Row 2 (2-1-2-2): Ch 3, tr in same st as next v-st (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 of v-st, dtr in same st as prev tr, cont with Row 4 of azilal st patt across, turn.  6(6-7-8-8) SR

Row 3 (3-2-3-3): Cont in Row 3 of azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, tr2tog in same st as prev dtr and last dc, turn.

Rep prev 2 rows 4 (4-4-5-4) times, Rep Row 2 (2-1-2-2) once more, fasten off.  1(1-2-2-3) SR

 

 

Opposite front panel

Ch 22 (22-22-28-28)

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, dc in next 3 ch, sk 1 ch, v-st in next ch; rep from * across, tr in last ch, turn. 3(3-3-4-4( v-sts or SR

Row 2: Ch 4, v-st in tr, cont in Row 2 of azilal st patt across. 4(4-4-5-5) SR

Rep Rows 3-4 of azilal st patt 0(1-2-2-4) times

Raglan Shaping: Row 1: Ch 4, v-st first st, cont with Row 3 of azilal st pattern across, turn.

Row 2: Cont with Row 4 of azilal st patt to t-ch, (v-st, tr) in top of t-ch, turn. 5(5-5-6-6) SR

Rep Rows 1-2 of raglan armhole shaping 2(2-2-3-3) times (L only) Rep Row 1 once more.  7(7-7½-9-9) SR

Collar Shaping:  S(M-XL-2X only) Row 1: Ch 3, tr in same st as next v-st (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 of v-st, dtr in same st as prev tr, cont with Row 3 of azilal st patt across, turn.

For ALL sizes:  Row 2 (2-1-2-2): Cont in Row 4 of azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below (in back of v-st), dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, tr2tog in same st as prev dtr and last dc, turn.

Row 3 (3-2-3-3): Ch 3, tr in same st as next v-st (in front of v-st), dc in ch-1 of v-st, dtr in same st as prev tr, cont with Row 3 of azilal st patt across, turn.  6(6-7-8-8) SR

Rep prev 2 rows 4 (4-4-5-4) times, Rep Row 2 (2-1-2-2) once more, fasten off.  1(1-2-2-) SR

 

Sleeve (Make 2)

Ch 58 (64-76-82-88).

Row 1:  (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, dc in next 3 ch, sk 1 ch, v-st in next ch; rep from * across omitting v-st in last ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn.  9(10-12-13-14) SR

Rep Rows 2-4 of azilal st patt once, Rep Rows 3-4 of azilal st patt 5 (5-6-6-7) times. (For M and XL) Rep Row 3 of azilal st patt once.

Cap Shaping: Row 1: Sl st in next 4 (7-10-13-16) sts, ch 2, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below, sk 2 sts, v-st in next dc, cont in azilal st patt across to last 1 (1-2-2-3) v-sts, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below, turn.  8(8-9-9-9) SR

Row 2: Ch 2, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below, dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtr in same st as prev dtr, cont in azilal st patt to last v-st, dtr in same st as next v-st 1 row below, dc in ch-1 sp of v-st, dtrdctog in same st as prev dtr and next dtr, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, cont in azilal st patt across to last 3 sts, sk next st, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, dtr in dc 1 row below, sk 2 sts, v-st in next dc, cont in azilal st patt across to last 2 sts, dtr in dc 1 row below, turn.  7(7-8-8-8) SR

Rep Rows 2-4 of cap shaping 2 (2-3-3-3) times, (For S, M  and 2X) Rep Row 2 of cap shaping once, fasten off.

 

Finishing

Pin back panel, front panels, and sleeves to schematic size.  Spray with water and allow to dry. Pin front panel and sleeve with right sides together.  Whipstitch sleeve to armhole opening with tapestry needle.  Pin back panel to sleeve with right sides together, whipstitch sleeve to back panel. Pin sleeves and panel sides together, whip stitch from underarm down side seam.  Repeat on opposite sleeve.

Collar Edging:  Join yarn to RS edge of front panel with sl st.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc across edge of front panel (working in ends of rows), hdc in ea st across sleeve, hdc across edge of back panel, hdc in ea st across sleeve, hdc across edge of front panel, turn.  Place st marker in st at outside corners of front panels and inside corner of back neck.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in middle bar (located under top two loops formed by yarn over) of ea hdc to m, 2 sc in middle bar of next hdc, move m to 2nd sc, [sc in middle bar of ea hdc across to 1 st before m, sc3tog over middle bar of next 2 hdc, move m to sc3tog] twice, sc in middle bar of ea hdc to m, 2 sc in middle bar of next hdc, move m to 1st sc, sc in middle bar  of ea hdc to end, sc in top of t-ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in ea sc across to m, 3 hdc in next sc, move m to 2nd hdc, hdc in ea sc to m, hdc2tog over next 2 sc, move m to hdc2tog, hdc in ea sc to 1 st before m, hdc2tog over next 2 sc, move m to hdc2tog, hdc in ea sc to m, 3 hdc in next sc, move m to 2nd hdc, hdc in ea sc to end, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in ea sc across to 4 sts before m, ch 4, sk 4 sts, (buttonhole made) 3 hdc in next sc, cont with Row 3 across, turn.

Row 6: Cont with Row 2 to buttonhole, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in middle bar of ea hdc to end, sc in top of t-ch, turn.

Rows 7 & 8: Rep Rows 3-4 once

Row 9: Sl st in ea st across, fasten off.

Sew button on opposite side of collar edging opposite buttonhole.

Sleeve Edging:  Join yarn to edge of sleeve on WS with sl st, ch 7, turn.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and ea ch across, sl st to edge of twice (once to join row, once for turning ch), turn.

Row 2: Sk sl sts, sc in middle bar of ea hdc across, sc in top of t-ch, turn. (6 sc)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in ea sc across, sl st twice to edge of sleeve, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 around sleeve, fasten off with long tail.  Whipstitch foundation ch and last row together.  Join yarn to edge on RS, ch 1, sc evenly around cuff (working in row ends), sl st to first sc, fasten off.    

 

Skirt

Join yarn to collar at waist edge on RS with sl st.

Row 1: Ch 1, 178 (190, 220, 242, 264) sc evenly around waist edge (working in row ends), turn.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) sc, *ch 1, sk 3 sc, 5 dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc, dc in next 4 sc; rep from * across omitting last 4 dc, dc in ea sc to end, turn. (16, 18, 20, 22, 24 SR)

Place marker in 2nd ch-1 sp of 1st, 4th, 7th, 10th, and 13th (1st, 4th, 8th, 12th, 15th; 1st, 5th, 9th, 13th, 17th; 1st, 6th, 10th, 14th, 18th; 1st, 6th, 10th, 18th, 22nd) 5 dc groups

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, *cont in Row 2 of zemmour st patt across to m, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, cont in Row 2 of zemmour st pattern across, turn.

Rows 6-7: Rep Row 3 of zemmour st patt, Rep Row 2 of zemmour st patt once. Move markers over 1 dc group to the right.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, *cont in Row 3 of zemmour st patt across to m, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, cont in Row 3 of zemmour st pattern across, turn.

Rows 9-10: Rep Rows 2-3 of zemmour st patt once.

Move markers over one 5 dc group to the right.

Rows 11-13:  Rep Rows 5-7 of skirt once.

Move markers to original 5 dc groups.

Rows 14-16: Rep Rows 8-10 of skirt once.

Move markers over one 5 dc group to the right.

Rows 17-19: Rep Rows 5-7 of skirt once.

Move markers over one 5 dc group to the right.

Rows 20-22: Rep Rows 8-10 of skirt once.

Move markers to original 5 dc groups.

Rows 23-25: Rep Rows 5-7 of skirt once.

Move markers over one 5 dc group to the right.

Rows 26-28: Rep Rows 8-10 of skirt once.

Move markers over one 5 dc group to the right.

Row 29: Rep Row 5

(L, XL, 2X) Rep Row 3, then Row 2 of zemmour st patt once (once, twice).

Fasten off.

Join yarn to collar edging on RS with sl st, sc down edge of skirt, 3 sc in last row, sc in ea st across, 3 sc in last sc, sc up edge of skirt, sl st to collar edging, fasten off.

Join yarn to Row 1 of waistband, sl st in Row 1 by inserting hook from front to wrong side of fabric around. Rep on Row 3.