Ellie

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Baby/Children
Designer: 
Maureen Basher

Ellie, a darling crocheted cardigan, is just the thing for tea-party bound little ladies.

Shown in size 4


Sizes

Directions are for children’s size 2.  Changes for sizes 4, 6 and 8 are in parentheses


Finished Measurements

Chest (closed) – 22(23-24-25)”

Length – 11½(12½-13½-14½)”


Materials

3(4-4-5) Balls Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2730 Teaberry

Crochet hooks, sizes 4.00 mm (G-6) and 5.00 mm (H-8) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Three 5/8” buttons


Gauge

Three 5/8” buttons

16 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in bodice pat with 4.00 mm hook

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet)

Yo, insert hook from front to back around post of dc or fpdc 2 rows below, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining loops on hook

sc/dc2 tog (decrease)

Yo, insert hook in sc, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook; insert hook in dc, draw up a loop, draw through all 3 loops on hook

dc/sc2 tog (decrease)

Insert hook in dc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in sc, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through last 3 loops on hook


Note

Always work sc in first and last st of row. 


Back

With larger crochet hook, ch 56(56-61-61).

Row 1 (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, working 1 st in each ch, * sc, dc, sc, dc, dc, rep from * to last 4 ch’s, end sc, dc, sc, sc in last ch, turn – 55(55-60-60) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, * dc, sc, dc, sc, sc, rep from * to last 4 sts, end dc, sc, dc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, * sc, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, rep from * to last 4 sts, end sc, dc, sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4:  Rep Row 2.

Row 5 (Dec Row):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, sc/dc2 tog, sc, fpdc, fpdc, * sc, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, rep from * to last 4 sts, end sc, dc/sc 2tog, sc in last sc, turn – 53(53-58-58) sts.  Working in pat as established, continue to dec in this manner every ½” 5(4-6-5) times more – 43(45-46-48) sts.  Work even until piece measures 6(6½-7-7½)” from beg, end with a WS row.

Waistband:  Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in back loop of each st across to last st, end sc in last sc, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through front loop of each st across, sc in each sc, to last sc, end sc in last sc.  Change to smaller hook.

Bodice:  Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through back loops of each st, * sc, dc, rep from * to last 2(2-1-1) sts, end sc(sc-0-0), sc in last sc, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through both loops of each st, * dc, sc, rep from * to last 2(2-1-1) sts, end dc(dc-0-0), sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through both loops of each sc, * sc, dc, rep from * to last 2(2-1-1) sts, end sc(sc-0-0), sc in last sc, turn.  Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Bodice Pat.  Work even in Bodice Pat until piece measures 1½” above waistband.

Shape Armholes:  Sl st over first 3 sts, work to last 3 sts, turn leaving these 3 sts unworked – 37(39-40-42) sts.  Work 1 row even.  Dec 1 st each side every other row 3 times more – 31(33-34-36) sts.  Work even until armholes measures 3½(4-4½-5)”, end with a WS row.

Right Shoulder:  Row 1:  Work over 7(8-9-10) sts, turn.

Row 2:  Work even.  Fasten off.  With RS facing, skip over 17(17-16-16) sts (back neck) and join yarn.

Left Shoulder:  Work same as right shoulder.


Right Front

With larger crochet hook, ch 28(28-33-33).

Row 1 (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, working 1 st in each ch, dc, dc, * sc, dc, sc, dc, dc, rep from * to last 4 ch’s, end sc, dc, sc, sc in last ch, turn – 27(27-32-32) sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, sc, * dc, sc, dc, sc, sc, rep from* to last 4 sts, end dc, sc, dc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, fpdc, fpdc, * sc, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, rep from * to last 4 sts, end sc, dc, sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4:  Rep Row 2.

Row 5 (dec row):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, fpdc, fpdc, * sc, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, rep from * to last 4 sts, end sc, dc/sc2 tog, sc in last sc, turn – 26(26-31-31) sts.  Working in this manner, continue to dec 1 st at end of RS rows every ½" 5(4-6-5) times more – 21(22-25-26) sts.  Work even until piece measures 6(6½-7-7½)” from beg, end with a WS row.  Turn.

Waistband:  Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through back loop, sc in each st to last sc, end sc in last sc, turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through front loop, sc in each sc to last sc, end sc in last sc, turn.  Change to smaller hook.

Bodice:  Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through back loops of each st, * sc, dc, rep from * to last 2(1-2-1) sts, sc(0-sc-0), end sc in last sc, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through both loops of each st, * dc, sc, rep from * to last 2(1-2-1) sts, dc(0-dc-0), end sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through both loops of each st, * sc, dc, rep from * to last 2(1-2-1) sts, sc(0-sc-0), end sc in last sc, turn.  Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Bodice Pat.  Work even until piece measures 1½” above waistband, end with RS row.

Shape Armhole:  Row 1 (WS):  Sl st over 3 sts, work to end.  Working in Bodice Pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 3 times – 15(16-19-20) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 1½(2-2½-3)”, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Sl st over 3 sts, work to end – 12(13-16-17) sts.  Dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 5 times – 7(8-9-10) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 4(4½-5-5½)”, end with a WS row.  Fasten off.


Left Front

With larger crochet hook, ch 28(28-32-32).

Row 1 (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, working 1 st in each ch, sc, dc, sc, * dc, dc, sc, dc, sc, rep from * to last 3 sts, end dc, dc, sc in last sc, turn – 27(27-32-32) sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, sc, sc, * dc, sc, dc, sc, sc, rep from * to last 4 sts, end dc, sc, dc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, sc, dc, sc, * fpdc, fpdc, sc, dc, sc, rep from * to last 3 sts, end fpdc, fpdc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4:  Rep Row 2.

Row 5 (dec row):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc/dc2 tog, work to end – 26(26-31-31) sts.  Complete to correspond to right front, reversing all shaping.


Sleeves

With larger crochet hook, ch 28.

Row 1 (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, working 1 st in each ch, * sc, dc, sc, dc, dc, rep from * across, end sc in last ch, turn – 27 sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, * sc, sc, dc, sc, dc, rep from * to last st, end sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, * sc, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, rep from * across, end sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4:  Rep row 2.

Row 5 (inc row):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, dc & sc in next st, working 1 st in each st, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, * sc, dc, sc, fpdc, fpdc, rep from * to last 2 sts, fpdc and sc in next st, sc in last st, turn – 29 sts.  Continue to inc in this manner, working incs into pat st, every ½" 1(2-3-4) times – 31(33-35-37) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 6(6½-7-7½)”, end with a WS row.

Next Row (RS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through back loops of each st, sc in each st to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Following Row:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working through front loops of each st, sc in each sc to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. Change to smaller hook.

Pattern Stitch:  Row 1 (WS):  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, * sc, dc, rep from * to last 2 sts, end sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first sc, working 1 st in each st, * dc, sc, rep from * to last 2 sts, end dc, sc in last sc, turn.  Rep these 2 rows until sleeve measures 9(10-11-12)” from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Cap:  Row 1 (RS):  Sl st over 3 sts, work to last 3 sts, turn, leaving these 3 sts unworked – 25(27-29-31) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 6(7-6-7) times, end with a WS row.

Next Row:  Sl st over 4 sts, work to last 4 sts, leave these 4 sts unworked and fasten off.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Left Frontband:  With RS facing, using smaller hook, join yarn with a sl st at beg of neck shaping, work in sc along front edge to bottom, keeping sts even so band lies flat.

Row 1:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc across.  Rep this row until band measures 1”.  Fasten off.  Mark placement of 3 buttons, the first at waistband, the last ½" below neck shaping and the other evenly spaced between.

Right Frontband:  Beg at lower edge, work same as left frontband until band measures ½", end with a WS row.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Ch 1, work in sc to waistband, ch 3, skip 3 sc’s, complete in sc, making 2 more buttonholes opposite markers on left frontband.  Work even until band measures 1”, end with a WS row, turn.

Edging:  Working in sc, work along edge of right frontband, around neck edge, along edge of left frontband, then along entire lower edge to lower front edge of right frontband.  Join with a sl st.  Fasten off.  Work in sc around lower edges of sleeves.  Sew on buttons.