Updated: Apr 19, 2019
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Today's pattern is for the Seashell Cardigan. Originally I had envisioned a Kimono of some sort. Once I started, It looked a lot more narrow than I'd hope for a Kimono. I admit often times, my designs don't pan out the way I want but it's all part of the (my) design process and instead of ripping out work (which I hate), I re-design based on what I already have... and that's how the Seashell Cardigan was born!
I can see this piece as a swim cover up but there was no way I was modeling it in a bikini!
This free pattern is for the Extra Small size (XS) only. The Kit is available for putchase on Lion Brand's website here!
Please visit any of my shops to purchase the pdf pattern which includes 5 sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) in a convenient tri-fold format for on-the-go crocheting.
5.5mm Crochet Hook - I used Knitter's Pride's Dreamz Crochet Hook
1" = 1 shell Stitch
2" = 2 rows of Shell stitches
ch – Chain
st(s) – Stitch(es)
sl st – Slip Stitch
sk – Skip
beg – Beginning
rep – Repeat
rem - Remaining
sc – Single Crochet
sp - Space
hdc – Half Double Crochet
dc – Double Crochet
pm – Place Marker
Size XS Finished Measurements:
Pattern Notes: Ch3 at the beg counts as a dc st. Ch1 on the hdc rows (for collar) does not count as a st. The main piece is worked in a rectangle with armholes created along the way.
Shell Stitch – [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in the same st or ch1 sp.
Ending st count 65 sts
Row 1: ch68, 1dc in the 3rd ch from the hook. *sk4 sts, shell st in next (see special st section above). Rep from * across until last. Sk4 sts, 2dc in last st.
Row 2: ch3 & turn, 1dc in the sp between the 2 dc sts from previous row. Work shell st in every ch1 sp (middle of shells from previous row). Work 2dc sts in sp between last 2 dc sts. Rep row 2 for a total of 44 rows or until piece measures 26 inches tall.
Right Front | Mark the middle 6 shells sts.
Row 1: ch3 & turn, 1dc in the sp between the 2 dc sts from previous row. Work shell st in every ch1 sp until marker. Work 2dc sts in the ch1 sp (for the shell that’s marked).
Row 2: ch3 & turn, 1dc in the sp between the 2 dc sts from previous row. Work shell st in every ch1 sp. Work 2dc sts in sp between last 2 dc sts. Rep row 2 for a total of 44 rows or until piece measures 26 inches tall. Fold piece down over the back piece & pm 7” for armhole. Sl st up sides to marker.
Left Front – Fasten on from outside edge
Row 1: ch3, 1dc in the sp between the 2 dc sts from previous row. Work shell st in every ch1 sp until marker. Work 2dc sts in the ch1 sp (for the shell that’s marked).
Row 2: ch3 & turn, 1dc in the sp between the 2 dc sts from previous row. Work shell st in every ch1 sp. Work 2dc sts in sp between last 2 dc sts.
Rep row 2 for a total of 44 rows or until piece measures 26 inches tall.
Fold piece down over the back piece (on the wrong side) & pm 7” for armhole. Sl st up sides to marker.
COLLAR | with right side out
Row 1: Fasten on left bottom corner. Ch1, 1sc up (2sc for every row), along back (1sc in every st) & down the other side (2sc for every row).
Row 2: ch1 & turn, 1hdc in every st to end. Rep row 2 for 7 rows or until band measures approx. 3.75” wide. End on right side.
Bottom: Ch1 and work sc sts along bottom of cardigan. Fasten off.
SLEEVES (rep for other armhole)
With right side out, fasten on at bottom of armhole.
Round 1: ch1 & work sc sts around in multiples of 5 sts. sl st to the first sc st. (Approx. 45 sts).
Round 2: ch3, [1dc, ch1, 2dc] in same st. *sk4 sts, shell st in next st. Rep from * around. sk last 4 sts. sl st to the 3rd ch from beg ch3.
Round 3: sl st in next st & into the ch1 sp. Ch3, [1dc, ch1, 2dc] in the same ch1 sp. Work shell sts in every ch1 sp around. sl st to the 3 rd ch from the beg ch3.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Draw Strings (Optional)
Ch140, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across.
Make 2 tassels by wrapping yarn around your 4 fingers 15 times. Cut one end of loop, Tie top with yarn 1/2” down. Run another strand through top loop and attach to ends.
Run through any space near side seams where you want the draw strings, preferably where your waist line is.
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