Additional Materials:Premier Yarns Retro Velvet: Light Gray 3 (3; 3; 3; 4) Balls, US Size J/10 (6 mm) Crochet Hook
About this Project
Add a luxurious layer to your look with a handmade cocoon cardigan. Create the open-front, collarless design using Premier Yarns Retro Velvet yarn.
S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
To Fit Chest: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54)”
10 sts x 9 rows = 4” in Third Loop Half Double Crochet
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Third Loop Half Double Crochet (any number of sts + 2 for foundation ch)
Note: Rather than working into the stitch as you normally would, you will work into the ‘third loop’ of the half double crochet stitch. The horizontal line at the back of the stitch is the third loop. Working into this loop creates a unique, ribbing effect.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout), hdc in third loop of each st to end.
Repeat Row 2 for Pattern.
FPdc: Yo, insert hook from front around post of dc in the row below, working from right to left, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice.
BPdc: Yo, insert hook from back around post of dc in the row below, working from right to left, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice.
Raised Double Rib (even number of sts + 2 for the foundation ch)
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as dc), dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip 1st dc, 1FPdc around next dc, 1BPdc around next dc, rep from * to end, 1FPdc around beg ch-3, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1st dc, 1FPdc around next dc, 1BPdc around next dc, rep from * to end, 1FPdc around ch-2, turn.
Rep Row 3 for pattern.
Ch 63. Work Third Loop Half Double Crochet until piece measures 41 (43, 45, 47, 49)” from beginning ch. Using diagram as a reference, fold corners to form sleeves. Sew sleeve seams leaving a 6” opening for armhole.
Measure 5” up from bottom edge of each side of Cardigan Front and place a marker at each point. With RS facing, join yarn at first marker and hdc evenly around bottom edge to opposite marker, turn.
Beginning with Row 2, work Raised Double Rib for 8”. Fasten off.
Cuff (Make 2)
With RS facing, work 30 hdc evenly around armhole. Work Raised Double Rib for 3”. Fasten off. Sew seam. Repeat for 2nd armhole.
Weave in ends.
dc double crochet
hdc half double crochet
RS right side
yo yarn over