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Jacket & Jill, Free Crochet Pattern for a Girls Cardigan

 

This is “Jacket & Jill,” an openwork cardigan in sizes 4, 6, 8, and 10 and made with Lionbrand Yarns Cotton-Ease (Worsted weight, 207yd/188m per skein). You’ll need 1 to 2 skeins of the main color, and 1 skein of the secondary color, plus some satin ribbon for the closure.

The cardigan is made from the top-down with raglan sleeves, and there is no seaming! Did you read that?!?  NO seaming!

 

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The difficulty level is “intermediate”.  The stitches aren’t complicated, but the yoke section is just a little complicated.  Dividing into body and sleeves is a little bit complicated.  If you’re a confident crocheter, this will be no problem.  Once you get past that point, it’s easy peasy.

This pattern was originally released as part of my ebook Banana Moon Studio Book One: Girls. I think this is my favorite design in the e-book.  I love the way it fits and the way the stitch pattern naturally creates a scalloped edge on the bottom.

This pattern is now available as a FREE pattern, below! You can also purchase an ad-free PDF of the individual pattern, and the ebook is still available, at a discounted price, also ad-free. Bothe individual pattern PDF and the ebook include a schematic for this pattern, but the free version below does not.

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I loved working with Lionbrand Yarns Cotton-Ease!  It is a soft yarn that is a pleasure to stitch with.  It comes in a nice variety of colors, so I’ll be excited to see other versions of this cardigan and see what colors you choose to use!  Please post pictures on Ravelry or on my Facebook page!  I also want to thank Lionbrand Yarns because they provided the yarn for this sample.  Lionbrand Yarns is an awesome company that does so much to support the designers in the crochet and knit industry!  I definitely recommend supporting them in return!

 

If you wish to share this pattern with others, please direct them to my website. Do not make digital or paper copies for others. Thank you!

Jacket & Jill, Free Crochet Pattern for a Girls Cardigan

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level

Intermediate

Available Sizes

Girls 4 [6, 8, 10]. This pattern is written in multiple sizes.  Instructions for size 4 are given first, with instructions for larger sizes written in brackets

Finished Measurements

27 [30, 33, 36]” or 68.5 [76, 84, 91.5] cm chest circumference.

8¾ [9¾, 13¼, 14¼]” or 21.5 [25, 33.5, 36] cm from neckline to bottom edge.

Yarn

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 207 yd/188 m; 3.50 oz/100g); Weight Category 4/worsted weight.

#113 Cherry (A), 1[2, 2, 2] skeins

#123 Seaspray (B), 1 skein

Hook

H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to match gauge.

Notions

5 [7, 5, 7] locking stitch markers, yarn needle, about 24” or 61cm length of 1” or 2.5 cm wide ribbon, sewing needle, sewing thread to match ribbon.

Gauge

3 pattern repeats = 4½” or 11.5 cm in pattern stitch.

7 rows = 4” or 10 cm in pattern stitch.

Notes

Sweater begins at neckline and is worked down to underarms with raglan shaping.

Then work is divided into body and sleeves which are worked top down.

Abbreviations

Pm (place marker): place stitch marker in designated location.

 

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How to Make a Gauge Swatch

Ch 20.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch (shell made), skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * 2 times, ending in last ch, turn – 3 shells.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), skip next 3 sts, sc in next dc (center dc of 5-dc shell), *ch 5, skip next 5 sts, sc in next dc; repeat from * once more, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 4 ch-sps.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, *skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, repeat from * once more, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn – 2 shells; 2 half-shells.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, skip next 5 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * 2 times, placing last sc in top of tch, turn – 4 sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, repeat from * 2 times, ending in last st, turn – 19 sts.

Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Sweater

Yoke

With A, ch 50 [50, 62, 62].

Row 1(RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 1[1, 2, 2] ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending in last ch, turn – 12 shells.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st (corner made), *[ch 5, skip next 5 sts, sc in next st] 2 times, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st; repeat from * 2 times, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 17 ch-sps.

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, (5 dc, sc, 5 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, *(sc in next st, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch) 3 times, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, (5 dc, sc, 5 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, repeat from * 2 times, sc in next st, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn – 19 whole shells; 2 half-shells.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) 2 times, ch 7, pm in center ch, sc in center dc of next shell, *(ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) 4 times, ch 7, pm in center ch, sc in center dc of next shell, repeat from * 2 times,  ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 5, sc in top of tch, turn – 20 ch-sps.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *(skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) to next marked corner ch-7 sp, skip 1 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, moving marker up to this sc, skip 1 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 1 ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 3 times, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) to end of row, turn – 24 shells.

Row 6: Ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, *(ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) to next marked corner, ch 7, moving marker up to center of ch-7, sc in center dc of next shell, repeat from * 3 times, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) to last 3 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 25 ch-sps.

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, *(skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) to next marked corner ch-7 sp, skip 1 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch, moving marker up to this sc, skip 1 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 1 ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 3 times, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) to last ch sp, 3-dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn – 27 whole shells; 2 half-shells.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, *(ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) to next marked corner, ch 7, sc in center dc of next shell, moving marker up to center of ch-7, repeat from * 3 times, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) to last half-shell, ch 5, sc in top of tch, turn – 28 ch-sps.

Row 9: Repeat Row 5 – 32 shells. Do NOT fasten off.

Sizes 8 and 10 only:

Rows 10-13: Repeat Rows 6-9 – 40 shells. Do NOT fasten off.

Jacket Body (All Sizes)

Note The last 4 [6, 4, 6] rnds should be worked in B. Fasten off A at the end of Rnd 2 [2, 6, 6]. For next rnd, join B with sl st in last st of previous row, and complete rnd as usual.

Row 1: Ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, ch 11 [17, 11, 17] for armhole, skip 8 [8, 10, 10] shells, pm in center dc of first skipped shell, sc in center dc of next shell, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) 7 [7, 9, 9] times, ch 11 [17, 11, 17] for armhole, skip 8 [8, 10, 10] shells, pm in center dc of first skipped shell, sc in center dc of next shell, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell)3 [3, 4, 4] times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 17 [17, 21, 21] ch-sps and 2 armhole chains.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, *(skip next 2 ch, [5 dc, pm] in next ch, skip next 2 ch, [sc, pm] in next ch) 1 [2, 1, 2]times, skip next 2 ch, (5 dc, pm) in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st*, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) 7 [7, 9, 9] times, repeat from * to *, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, 3 dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn – 17 [19, 21, 23] whole shells; 2 half-shells.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell, repeat from * around, placing last sc in top of tch, turn – 18[20, 22, 24] ch-sps.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, repeat from *around, turn – 18 [20, 22, 24] shells.

Row 5: Ch 5, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, *ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell repeat from * around, ending in top of last shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn – 19 [21, 23, 25] ch-sps.

Row 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next sc, repeat from * to last ch-sp, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in 3rd ch of tch, turn – 19 [21, 23, 25] whole shells; 2 half-shells.

Size 4 only: Fasten off.

Sizes 6, 8, and 10 only:

Rows 7-8(10, 10): Repeat Rows 3-4 [6, 6].

Sizes 6 and 8 only: Fasten off.

Size 10 only:

Rows 11-12: Repeat Rows 3-4. Fasten off.

Jacket Sleeve

Note The last 4 [6, 4, 6] rnds should be worked in B. Fasten off A at the end of Rnd 6 [6, 10, 10].  At start of next rnd, join B with (sl st, ch 1, sc) in center dc of first shell, ch 5, and complete rnd in pattern.

 

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Sizes 4 and 8 only:

Rnd 1: With WS of armhole facing, join A with sl st to second marked ch from Row 1 of Jacket Body, ch 1, sc in same ch, ch 2, sc in next marked ch at bottom of next shell, ch 2, sc in marked dc of skipped shell from last rnd of yoke, *ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell, repeat from * 6[8] times, ch 2, sc in marked ch at bottom of shell, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc, turn – 11[13] ch-sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 6 [8] times, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next st, skip next 2 ch, join to first sc with sl st, turn – 9 [11] shells.

Sizes 6 and 10 only:

Rnd 1: With WS of armhole facing, join A with sl st to second marked ch from Row 1 of Jacket Body, ch 1, sc in same ch, ch 2, sc in next marked ch at bottom of next shell, ch 2, sc in next marked ch at bottom of sc, ch 2, sc in next marked ch at bottom of next shell, ch 2, sc in marked dc of skipped shell from last rnd of yoke, *ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell, repeat from * 6 [8] times, ch 2, sc in marked ch at bottom of shell, ch 2, join with sl st to first sc, turn – 13[15] ch-sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, *skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, repeat from * 6 [8] times, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next st, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next st, join to first sc with sl st, turn – 10 [12] shells.

All sizes:

Rnd 3: Skip first st, sl st in next 2 sts, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next st, ch 5, *sc in center dc of next shell, ch 5, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 9 [10, 11, 12] ch-sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, skip next 2 ch, *5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in next st, skip next 2 ch, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, sl st in next 3 sts, turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 5, *sc in center dc of next shell, ch 5, repeat from * around, join to first sc with sl st, turn.

Rnd 6:  Repeat Rnd 4.

Rnds 7-10: Repeat Rnds 3-6.

Size 4 only: Fasten off.

Sizes 6, 8, and 10 only:

Rnds 11-12 (14, 14): Repeat Rnds 3-4[6, 6].

Sizes 6 and 8 only: Fasten off.

Size 10 only:

Rnds 15-16: Repeat Rnds 3-4. Fasten off.

All Sizes: Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing

Block to measurements.

Cut ribbon into 2 equal lengths. Fold under one end of first piece about ½ in./1.5cm. Use sewing thread and needle to sew to WS of top of one side of front opening. Repeat with second piece on opposite side.

Weave in all ends.

If you wish to share this pattern with others, please direct them to my website. Do not make digital or paper copies for others. Thank you!

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Happy stitching!

April

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