Iota

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

Iota is a crocheted heirloom cardigan

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X and 3X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 30(34-38-42-46-50-54)”

Length – 18 1/2(19-19 1/2-20-20-20 1/2-20 1/2)”


Materials

3(3-4-4-5-5-6) Hanks Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (100 grs), #1285 Oceanic Mix

Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Five 1/2” buttons


Gauge

15 ch-1 spaces = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in Fillet Pat

6 shells = 4”;  11 rows = 4” in Shell Pat

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

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


Body

With crochet hook, ch 226(256-286-316-346-376-406).

Fillet Pat:  Row 1:  Dc in 6th ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, rep from * across – 111(126-141-156-171-186-201) ch-1 spaces.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1), * skip ch-1 space, dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 until piece measures 5” from beg.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in each ch-1 space and dc across – 223(253-283-313-343-373-403) sc’s.  Turn.

Shell Pat:  Row 1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip 3 sc’s, (2 dc’s, ch 1, 2 dc’s) all in next sc (shell made), * skip 4 sc’s, work shell in next sc, rep from * to last 4 sc’s, end skip 3 sc’s, dc in last sc – 43(50-55-61-67-73-79) shells.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * work 1 shell in ch-1 space at center of next shell of previous row, rep from * across, end dc in top of beg ch-3.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 until piece measures 11” from beg.

Divide for Armholes:  Right Front:  Next Row: Work Row 2 of Shell Pat until 7(8-9-10-11-12-13) shells have been worked, skip 2 dc’s of next shell, make shell in next ch-1 space, skip last 2 dc’s of shell, dc between shells – 8(9-10-11-12-13-14) shells.  Turn.  Work even in Shell Pat until armhole measures 2(2 1/2-3-3 1/2-3 1/2-4-4)”, end at armhole edge.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in each dc and ch-1 space across – 42(47-52-57-62-67-72) sc’s.  Turn.

Following Row:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1), skip 1(2-1-2-1-2-1) sc’s, dc in next sc, * skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * across – 21(23-26-28-31-33-36) ch-1 spaces.  Turn.  Beg with Row 2, work even in Fillet Pat until armhole measures 3 1/2(4-4 1/2-5-5-5 1/2-5 1/2)”, end at front edge.  Turn.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Ch 3, skip 1st ch-1 space, dc in next dc, * ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next dc, rep from * across – 20(22-25-27-30-32-35) ch-1 spaces. Turn.

Following Row (WS):  Work to last ch-1 space, skip last ch-1 space, dc in top of beg ch-3 – 19(21-24-26-29-31-34) ch-1 spaces. Turn. Rep these 2 rows, decreasing 1 ch-1 space at neck edge EVERY row 5(4-5-5-5-5-5) times more, then rep Next Row once more – 8(12-13-15-18-20-23) ch-1 spaces.  Work even if necessary until armhole measures 7 1/2(8-8 1/2-9-9-9 1/2-9 1/2)”, end at neck edge.  Fasten off.

Back:  Skip 5(6-7-8-9-10-11) shells of body after left front, join yarn between 2 shells, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work in Shell Pat until 16(19-20-22-24-26-28) shells have been completed, skip first 2 dc’s of next shell, work shell in next ch-1 space, skip 2 dc’s, dc between shells – 17(20-21-23-25-27-29) shells.  Turn. Work even in Shell Pat until armhole measures 2(2 1/2-3-3 1/2-3 1/2-4-4)”, end with right front on your right.

Next Row:  Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in each dc and ch-1 space across – 87(102-107-117-127-137-147) sc’s.  Turn.

Following Row:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1), skip 2 sc’s, dc in next sc, * skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * across – 43(51-53-58-63-68-73) ch-1 spaces.  Work even in Fillet Pat until armholes measure 7 1/2(8-8 1/2-9-9-9 1/2-9 1/2)”, end with right front on your right.  Fasten off.

Left Front:  Skip 5(6-7-8-9-10-11) shells of body after back, join yarn between 2 shells, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work in Shell Pat across – 8(9-10-11-12-13-14) shells.  Turn. Work in Shell Pat until armhole measures 2(2 1/2-3-3 1/2-3 1/2-4-4)”, end with back on your right.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in each dc and ch-1 space across – 42(47-52-57-62-67-72) sc’s.  Turn.

Following Row:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1), skip 1(2-1-2-1-2-1) sc’s, dc in next sc, * skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * across – 21(23-26-28-31-33-36) ch-1 spaces.  Turn. Work even in Fillet Pat until armhole measures 3 1/2(4-4 1/2-5-5-5 1/2-5 1/2)”, end with back on your right.  Turn.

Shape Neck: Beg with Following Row, shape neck same as right front neck – 8(12-13-15-18-20-23) ch-1 spaces.  When armhole measures same as back, end with back on your right.  Fasten off.


Sleeves

With crochet hook, ch 116(126-136-140-140-146-146).  Work in Fillet Pat same as body for 1 1/2” – 56(61-66-68-68-71-71) ch-1 spaces.  Turn.

Next Row:  Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in each dc and ch-1 space across, end 1(1-1-2-2-1-1) sc’s in last dc – 113(123-133-138-138-143-143) sc’s.  Turn.  Work in Shell Pat same as body until sleeve measures 5” from beg.  Mark beg and end of last row.  Continue to work even until sleeve measures 6 3/4(7-7 1/4-7 3/4-8-8 1/4-8 1/2)” from beg.  Fasten off.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew sleeve seams up to markers.  Sew straight edge formed by last row of sleeves to straight edge of armholes.  Sew side edges of sleeves above markers to shells skipped over when dividing body. 

Left Frontband:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st at beg of neck shaping, work in sc along left front edge.  Turn.  Work even in sc for 5 rows more.  Fasten off.  Mark placement of 5 buttons, the first 1/2” below beg of neck shaping, the last 7 1/2” up from lower edge and the others evenly spaced between.

Right Frontband:  Beg at lower right front, work same as left frontband for 2 rows, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Make 5 buttonholes opposite markers by working ch 2, skip 2 sc’s.

Following Row:  Work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc’s in each ch-2 space.  Complete to correspond to left frontband. 

Body Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st in center of back neck.  Work around entire outer edge of garment in sc, having a multiple of 5 sc’s.  Join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, * sc in 2 sc’s, sc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, sc in next sc, ch 7, sl st in same sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, rep from * around, join with a sl st in beg ch-1.  Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging:  Beg at sleeve seam, work same as body edging.  Sew on buttons.