We loved this innovative cardigan so much we had to design a version for crochet fans. Just like itʼs sister garments Kiama and Kirra Knit, this cardigan can be worn upside down with a generous collar and cropped back view.
Corrections in bold.
Kirra Crochet, page 8
DO NOT use booklet pattern.
Skill level: Easy
Shown in size X-Small/Small
Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small. Changes for sizes Medium/Large and 1X/2X are in parentheses.
Bust – 40(44-48)”
Length – 29(30½-32)”
Note: Since this shrug is not designed to meet in the front, the bust measurement is very forgiving and each size given will fit a multiple of sizes.
19(22-25) Hanks BERROCO ORIGAMI (50 grs), #4361 Party by the Shore
Crochet hook, size J-10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
8 St markers
14 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in Pat St
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Note: Sc and ch 1 each count as 1 st.
Work sc, ch 1, sc in next st, working incs into Pat St
Yoke/Sleeves of this garment are worked sideways from right sleeve cuff to left sleeve cuff. Sleeve seams are sewn, then lower section is worked around lower edge beginning and ending at center front. There is no opening for neck.
With crochet hook, ch 36.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across – 35sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc and first ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * across, end sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. Rep Row 2 for Pat St. Work even until piece measures 3” from beg. Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 4¼(3¼-2)” 3(4-6) times more, working incs into Pat St – 43(45-49) sts. Work even until piece measures 17” from beg. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of yoke. Work even until yoke measures 10(11-12)” above markers. Mark end of last row for center front. Work even until yoke measures 20(22-24)” above yoke markers. Mark beg and end of last row for end of yoke. Work even for 1”. Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every 4¼(3¼-2)” 3(4-6) times more – 35 sts. Work even until piece measures 17” above last set of yoke markers. Fasten off. Fold piece in half lengthwise, matching markers, then sew sleeve seams to yoke markers.
With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at center front marker, work 139(153-167) sc’s around entire lower edge of Yoke/Sleeve section, ending back at center front marker. Ch 1, turn.
Row 1: Sc in first sc, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc and first ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * across, end sc in last sc. Rep Row 2 for Pat St. Work even until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS. Ch 1, turn.
Inc Row 1: Work 9(9-13) sts, place marker, Inc 2 in next st, * work 16(18-19) sts, place marker, Inc 2 in next st, rep from * 6 times more, place marker, work to end – 155(169-183) sts. Continue to work incs after markers in this manner every 3” 7 times more – 267(281-295) sts. Work even until piece measures 23(24-25)” from beg. Fasten off.
Sew front edges of lower section tog 1½” down from yoke, leaving remaining edges open.