Very quick to work – too cute!
Easy crochet cardi, constructed from the top down.
The neckline was a bit difficult until I marked each corner stitch with a split ring marker … that eliminated all the counting of stitches. I worked the increases in the marked stitch …
The pattern has you crochet the sleeves separately, then sew them in. I picked up the armholes and worked the sleeves top down…. so much easier!
The shell stitch body worked up quickly – instant gratification!
You can find the pattern on Paton’s website – Playground Cardi
Searching through the entire Stitch Library is time consuming. Here are some tips for making things quicker.
Brian has some good things planned for upcoming versions … but you can use these tips now.
The larger 5 ch picots add nice balance to this design.
trefoil:[ ch 5, sl st in 5th chain from the hook] 3 times, sl st to top of last tr worked
ch 6, join to form ring
Rnd 1: ch1, 6 sc into ring, join with sl st
Rnd 2: sl st in first sc, [ch 5 sl st in next sc] 5 times, join with sl st
Rnd 3: sl st to top of ch 5 loop. ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr, ch 2, 2 tr. [ch2, 2tr, ch2 2tr] 5 times. Join with sl st to first st
Rnd 4: sl st to first ch2 sp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in same space, trefoil, work 2 tr in same space. [ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space,ch 2, 2 tr in next ch 2 space, trefoil, 2 tr] 5 times. ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space join to top of first stitch
fasten off, work in ends, stiffen snowflake
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