Novita Woolly Wood: Moona, crocheted cardigan

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The crocheted loop stitch Moona jacket is a stylish ruffle dream. The loops are crocheted by looping the yarn around a strip of cardboard. The Novita Woolly Wood yarn is summery light and has a beautiful drape.
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    98/104(110/116)122/128 cm

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    Novita Woolly Wood

    (281) Autumn Leaves 500(600)650 g



    Needles and other supplies

    Crochet hook: Novita 3,5 mm (US 8/UK 6) or size needed to fit gauge

    Notions: strip of cardboard, height approx. 16 mm/0.6“ and length for example 5 cm/2“. The cardboard strip can always be pushed a little further up the row, while crocheting the row.



    Designer
    Minttu Wikberg

    Note 1: this pattern is written in US crochet terms. Sometimes, they differ from UK terms. At the end of the pattern, you can find a list of Abbreviation & Term Differences between the U.S./Canada and United Kingdom (U.K.). Please check this list if you are used to the UK terms!

    Note 2: The cardigan is crocheted from the bottom up.

     

    Sleeves

    Crochet a chain of 46(48)48 ch sts.

    Row 1: (RS) 1 sc into 2nd ch st from crochet hook and 1 sc into each st of chain = 45(47)47 sc. Turn work.

    Rows 2-3: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 45(47)47 sc.

    Row 4, loop row: (WS) ch 1 at the beg of the row, 2 sc, place cardboard strip at the back of the work, *yarn over hook, insert crochet hook into next st, pass the yarn underneath the cardboard strip, up around the strip, yarn over hook, pull yarn through st, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook at once, rep from * to the last 2 sts of the row, 2 sc = 45(47)47 sts.

    Rows 5-7: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 45(47)47 sc.

    Rep rows 4-7.

    When work measures approx. 5(3,5)4 cm/2(1.4)1.6”, inc 1 st at the beg and end of next row (crochet 2 sc into 1 st). rep these inc’s 5(6)8 more times approx. every 3,5(3,5)3 cm/1.4(1.4)1.2”  = 57(61)65 sts.

    When work measures approx. 26(28)31 cm/10.2(11)12.2”

    and after having worked 2 rows after a loop row, put sleeve aside.

    Crochet the second sleeve in the same way

     

    Front- and back, lower part

    The body is worked in one piece up to the armholes, with opening mid front.

    Crochet a chain of 155(163)171 chain sts.

    Row 1: (RS) 1 sc into 2nd ch st from crochet hook and 1 sc into each st of chain = 154(162)172 sc. Turn work.

    Rows 2-3: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 154(162)172 sc.

    Row 4, loop row: (WS) ch 1 at the beg of the row, 2 sc, place cardboard strip at the back of the work, *yarn over hook, insert crochet hook into next st, pass the yarn underneath the cardboard strip, up around the strip, yarn over hook, pull yarn through st, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook at once, rep from * to the last 2 sts of the row, 2 sc = 154(162)172 sts.

    Rows 5-7: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 154(162)172 sc.

    Rep rows 4-7, until work measures approx. 20(22)24 cm/7.9(8.7)9.5” and after having worked 2 rows after a loop row, as described for the sleeves.

     

    Upper part

    At the beg of the upper part, crochet 35(36)37 sc of front, take one sleeve and crochet 49(51)53 sc, starting from the 5th(6th)7th sleeve-st [at the sleeve, 8(10)12 sc remain unworked, for the bottom edge of the armhole]. Skip 8(10)12 sc at the body, for the bottom edge of the armhole and crochet 68(70)74 sc at the back. Take the second sleeve and crochet 49(51)53 sc of second sleeve, starting from the 5th(6th)7th sleeve-st [at the sleeve, 8(10)12 sc remain unworked, for the bottom edge of the armhole]. Skip 8(10)12 sc at the body, for the bottom edge of the armhole and crochet 35(36)37 sc of front. There are now 236(244)254 sc. Place stitch markers between the different parts.

    Crochet 1 row acc to pattern and in the next row, start the raglan-decreases. Always dec 1 st on both sides of each M, as follows: *crochet to 2 sts before M, skip 1 st of previous row, crochet 1 sc into next st, remove M, 1 sc, skip next st of previous row, place M between 2 sc last worked, rep from * 3 more times and crochet to end of row. In this row, 8 sts are decreased. Rep these dec’s as described, in every 2nd row 14(15)17 more times and then in every row 2(2)0 times. There are now 100(100)110 sts and the raglan-seam measures approx. 15(16)17 cm/5.9(6.3)6.7”. Cut yarn.

     

    Finishing

    Button bands: With WS facing, join yarn at the bottom left corner of front part. Crochet 1 row sc up along left front button band, then around the neck opening and down along right front button band. At the corners of the neck opening, crochet 3 sc into 1 st and dec 8(8)14 sts evenly spaced at the neckline. Turn work and crochet one more row of single crochets. Cut yarn.

    Weave in all ends.

    Sew the sleeve seams together using the mattrass stitch (= place the parts very close together without overlapping. With RS facing, sew the parts together with the mattrass stitch, sewing through both loops of both stitches.) Close the smell openings at the underarms.

     

    Abbreviations

    acc = according

    beg = begin(ning)

    ch = chain stitch

    dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

    inc(‘s) = increase(s)

    M = marker

    rep = repeat

    RS = right side

    sc = single crochet

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    WS = wrong side

    Finished dimensions

    Finished measurements of cardigan:

    Chest circumference: 70(74)78 cm/27.6(29.1)30.7”

    Length mid back: 35(38)41 cm/13.8(15)16.1”

    Underarm length: 26(28)31 cm/10.2(11)12.2”



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Crochet stitch patterns: chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc) and loop stitch, crochet acc to written instructions.

    Loop stitch: ch 1 at the beg of the row, 2 sc, place cardboard strip at the back of the work, *yarn over hook, insert crochet hook into next st, pass the yarn underneath the cardboard strip, up around the strip, yarn over hook, pull yarn through st, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook at once, rep from * to the last 2 sts of the row, 2 sc.

    Gauge/Tension: 22 sts and 22 rows worked in crocheted loop stitch pattern (1 row of loop sts, 3 rows of single crochets) = 10 cm/4”



    Note 1: this pattern is written in US crochet terms. Sometimes, they differ from UK terms. At the end of the pattern, you can find a list of Abbreviation & Term Differences between the U.S./Canada and United Kingdom (U.K.). Please check this list if you are used to the UK terms!

    Note 2: The cardigan is crocheted from the bottom up.

     

    Sleeves

    Crochet a chain of 46(48)48 ch sts.

    Row 1: (RS) 1 sc into 2nd ch st from crochet hook and 1 sc into each st of chain = 45(47)47 sc. Turn work.

    Rows 2-3: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 45(47)47 sc.

    Row 4, loop row: (WS) ch 1 at the beg of the row, 2 sc, place cardboard strip at the back of the work, *yarn over hook, insert crochet hook into next st, pass the yarn underneath the cardboard strip, up around the strip, yarn over hook, pull yarn through st, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook at once, rep from * to the last 2 sts of the row, 2 sc = 45(47)47 sts.

    Rows 5-7: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 45(47)47 sc.

    Rep rows 4-7.

    When work measures approx. 5(3,5)4 cm/2(1.4)1.6”, inc 1 st at the beg and end of next row (crochet 2 sc into 1 st). rep these inc’s 5(6)8 more times approx. every 3,5(3,5)3 cm/1.4(1.4)1.2”  = 57(61)65 sts.

    When work measures approx. 26(28)31 cm/10.2(11)12.2”

    and after having worked 2 rows after a loop row, put sleeve aside.

    Crochet the second sleeve in the same way

     

    Front- and back, lower part

    The body is worked in one piece up to the armholes, with opening mid front.

    Crochet a chain of 155(163)171 chain sts.

    Row 1: (RS) 1 sc into 2nd ch st from crochet hook and 1 sc into each st of chain = 154(162)172 sc. Turn work.

    Rows 2-3: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 154(162)172 sc.

    Row 4, loop row: (WS) ch 1 at the beg of the row, 2 sc, place cardboard strip at the back of the work, *yarn over hook, insert crochet hook into next st, pass the yarn underneath the cardboard strip, up around the strip, yarn over hook, pull yarn through st, yarn over hook, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook at once, rep from * to the last 2 sts of the row, 2 sc = 154(162)172 sts.

    Rows 5-7: ch 1 at the beg of the row and then 1 sc into each sc of previous row = 154(162)172 sc.

    Rep rows 4-7, until work measures approx. 20(22)24 cm/7.9(8.7)9.5” and after having worked 2 rows after a loop row, as described for the sleeves.

     

    Upper part

    At the beg of the upper part, crochet 35(36)37 sc of front, take one sleeve and crochet 49(51)53 sc, starting from the 5th(6th)7th sleeve-st [at the sleeve, 8(10)12 sc remain unworked, for the bottom edge of the armhole]. Skip 8(10)12 sc at the body, for the bottom edge of the armhole and crochet 68(70)74 sc at the back. Take the second sleeve and crochet 49(51)53 sc of second sleeve, starting from the 5th(6th)7th sleeve-st [at the sleeve, 8(10)12 sc remain unworked, for the bottom edge of the armhole]. Skip 8(10)12 sc at the body, for the bottom edge of the armhole and crochet 35(36)37 sc of front. There are now 236(244)254 sc. Place stitch markers between the different parts.

    Crochet 1 row acc to pattern and in the next row, start the raglan-decreases. Always dec 1 st on both sides of each M, as follows: *crochet to 2 sts before M, skip 1 st of previous row, crochet 1 sc into next st, remove M, 1 sc, skip next st of previous row, place M between 2 sc last worked, rep from * 3 more times and crochet to end of row. In this row, 8 sts are decreased. Rep these dec’s as described, in every 2nd row 14(15)17 more times and then in every row 2(2)0 times. There are now 100(100)110 sts and the raglan-seam measures approx. 15(16)17 cm/5.9(6.3)6.7”. Cut yarn.

     

    Finishing

    Button bands: With WS facing, join yarn at the bottom left corner of front part. Crochet 1 row sc up along left front button band, then around the neck opening and down along right front button band. At the corners of the neck opening, crochet 3 sc into 1 st and dec 8(8)14 sts evenly spaced at the neckline. Turn work and crochet one more row of single crochets. Cut yarn.

    Weave in all ends.

    Sew the sleeve seams together using the mattrass stitch (= place the parts very close together without overlapping. With RS facing, sew the parts together with the mattrass stitch, sewing through both loops of both stitches.) Close the smell openings at the underarms.

     

    Abbreviations

    acc = according

    beg = begin(ning)

    ch = chain stitch

    dec(‘s) = decrease(s)

    inc(‘s) = increase(s)

    M = marker

    rep = repeat

    RS = right side

    sc = single crochet

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    WS = wrong side


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