Berme

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Berme is a regal cardigan with lush puff-stitch accents on the collar, cuffs and hems.

 

Sizes

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

 

Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 30(34-38-42-46-50)”

Length – 21½(22-22½-23-23½-24)”

 

Materials

9(11-12-14-15-17) Hanks Berroco Borealis (100 grs), #5015 Hella

Crochet hooks, sizes 6.50 mm (K-10½) and 9.00 mm (M/N-13) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Four 1½” buttons

2 Safety pins for markers

 

Gauge

8 Puff Sts = 4”;  5 rows = 4” in Puff St

7 sts = 4”;  12 rows = 4” in Body Pat

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Note:  Each sc and ch-1 counts as 1 st.  Each Puff St counts as 1 st.

 

Stitch Glossary

Puff St

Yo, insert hook through st, draw up loop, rep twice more (7 loops on hook), yo, pull through 6 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops on hook

Dec

Insert hook in ch-1 space, yo, draw up loop, insert hook in next ch-1 space, yo, draw up loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1.

Inc

(Sc, ch-1) twice in same ch-1 space

 

Note

Body is worked in one piece to underarms, then divided for back and fronts.

 

Body

With larger crochet hook, ch 58(66-74-82-90-98).  Change to smaller crochet hook.

Row 1 (RS):  Puff St in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 56(64-72-80-88-96) puff sts.  Turn.

Rows 2 – 5:  Ch 2, work Puff St in each st across.  Turn.

Dec Row (WS):  Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each of the first 2(1-3-4-2-2) puff sts, dec 1 over next 2 puff sts, ch 1, * (sc, ch 1) in each of the next 8(10-7-8-7-8) puff sts, dec 1 over next 2 puff sts, ch 1, rep from * 4(4-6-6-8-8) times more, (sc, ch 1) in each puff st to end – 50(58-64-72-78-86) sts.  Turn.

Row 1:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * across, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Rep this row for Body Pat.  Work even until piece measures 8(8-8½-8½-9-9)” from beg.  Mark 12th(14th-15th-18th-19th-21st) st in from each edge of last row with pin.

Dec Row:  Work in Body Pat, dec 1 st each side of both markers – 46(54-60-68-74-82) sts.  Work even until piece measures 10(10-10½-10½-11-11)” from beg.  

Inc Row:  Work in Body Pat, inc 1 st each side of both markers – 50(58-64-72-78-86) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13½(13½-14-14-14½-14½)” from beg.

Divide for Back and Fronts:  Work in Body Pat to first marker.  Drop marker and turn.

 

Right Front

Sl st over first 2(2-2-3-3-3) sts, work to end – 10(12-13-15-17-19) sts.  Turn and work 1 row even.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every WS row 1(2-2-3-3-4) times – 9(10-11-12-13-14) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 4½(5-5-5½-5½-6)”, end at front edge.

Shape Neck:  Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 1” 3 times more, end at armhole edge – 5(6-7-8-9-10) sts.

Shape Shoulder:  Sl st over 2(3-3-2-3-4) sts, work to end.  Work 1 row even.  Sl st over 2(2-2-3-3-3) sts, work to end.  Fasten off.

 

Back

Skip 2(2-2-3-3-3) sts of body.  Join yarn and work in Body Pat across 22(26-30-30-34-38) sts.  Turn.  Dec 1 st at each side for armholes EVERY row 1(2-3-2-3-4) times – 20(22-24-26-28-30) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7½(8-8-8½-8½-9)”.

Shape Shoulders:  Sl st over 2(3-3-2-3-4) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2(2-2-3-3-3) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Fasten off.

 

Left Front

Skip 2(2-2-3-3-3) sts of body.  Join yarn and work to end – 10(12-13-15-16-18) sts.  Work 1 row even.  Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge EVERY row 0(1-1-2-2-3) times more – 9(10-11-12-13-14) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 4(5-5-5-5½-6)”, end at front edge.

Shape Neck:  Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 1” 3 times more – 5(6-7-8-9-10) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 7½(8-8-8½-8½-9)”, end at armhole edge.

Shape Shoulder:  Work same as right shoulder.

 

Sleeves

With larger crochet hook, ch 20.  Change to smaller crochet hook and turn.

Row 1:  Puff St in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 18 puff sts.  Turn.

Rows 2 – 8:  Ch 2, Puff St in each st across.  Turn.

Row 9:  Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in each st across – 18 sts.  Turn.  Work in Body Pat, inc 1 st each side every 4(4-2½-2½-2-2)” 2(2-3-3-4-4) times – 22(22-24-24-26-26) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 15” from beg.

Shape Cap:  Sl st over 2(2-2-3-3-3) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 18(18-20-18-20-20) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 1(2-1-3-2-3) times, then every other row 6(4-6-2-4-2) times – 4(6-6-8-8-10) sts.  Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder and sleeve seams.  Sew in sleeves.

Collar:  With RS facing, using smaller crochet hook, beg at right front edge, work 12 sc’s along right front neck edge, 23 sc’s across back neck edge, then 12 sc’s along left front neck edge – 47 sc’s.

Row 1:  Ch 2, work 1 Puff St in each sc across – 47 Puff Sts.  Turn. 

Rows 2 – 7:  Ch 2, work 1 Puff St in each st across.  Turn.  Fasten off.

Left Frontband:  With RS facing, using smaller crochet hook, beg at left front neck edge, just below collar, work 55(57-57-59-59-61) sc’s along front edge.  Turn.

Rows 2 – 7:  Ch 1, sc in each sc across.  Turn.  Fasten off.

Right Frontband:  Beg at lower edge, work to correspond to left frontband for 4 rows, end on WS.  Turn.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Ch 1, sc in each of the first 6(8-8-10-10-12) sc’s, ch 2, skip 2 sc’s, * sc in each of the next 10 sc’s, ch 2, skip 2 sc’s, rep from * 3 times more, sc to end.  Complete to correspond to left frontband.  Sew on buttons.