Finished Size: 57 cm wide - 87 cm long
Gauge: The motif measures 5,50 cm across. Be sure to check your gauge before starting garment. Use any size hook which will obtain the motif measurements above.
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Rnd 1: 9 ch, sl st into the first ch to form a ring. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), make 15 dc into the ring; sl st into the 3rd ch of the first dc.
Rnd 2: 6 ch, make a tr into the top of the next stich; *2 ch, tr in the next stich; repeat from * around (13 more times); then 2 ch, sl st into 4th ch of the original ch-6 made at the beginning of this round (there are now 16 spaces around).
Rnd 3: sl st into the next space; 4 ch, make 3 tr into the same space, *make 4 tr into the next space, repeat from * around (14 more times); sl st into the 4th ch of the original ch-4 made at the beginning of this round.
Rnd 4: 3 ch, dc into the joining space; *4 ch, skip 3 tr, make 2 dc into the next stich; repeat from * 14 times more; 4 ch, sl st into the 3rd ch of the original ch-3 made at the beginning of this round.
Rnd 5: 3 ch, dc into the joining space; 3 ch, make 2 dc into the next stich; *1 sc over the ch-4 loop, 2 dc into the next stich, ch 3, 2 dc into the next stich;
repeat from * 14 more times; then sc over the last ch-4 loop, sl st into the 3rd ch of the original ch-3 made at the beginning of the round.
Fasten off and secure ends.
Joining motifs and creating filler pattern:
Motifs can be joined together while crocheting the last round. First, complete one motif entirely. Then in working the last round on subsequent motifs, join as follows:
When doing the "ch 3" to form a point on the currently worked motif, ch 1, sl st into the ch-3 space on the second motif, then ch1 again and continue with the 2 dc on the current motif (according to the pattern-rnd 5). Do the same on the next point, joining it to the matching ch-3 space on the second motif. Follow this technique and create an entire strip of motifs. Then create a second strip similarly and use the "sewing technique" to attach the matching points of the two strips together. You have 16 points on each motif. Join two on the upper part, two on the righ, 2 on the left and 2 down on each big circle motif. There are 8 points left to fill the spaces. Once all the desired motifs have been crocheted and joined, create the filler pattern as follows:
This pattern will be done in every large space that exists at the joining of four motifs. There will be 2 points on each of the joined motifs - 8 points total - that will have to be "filled in and joined" via the special filler pattern.
Ch 5, sl st into the first ch to form a ring. Do 8 single crochet stiches into the ring; *ch 4, sl st into the ch-3 point of a motif, ch 4, sl st into the single crochet of the filler pattern. Repeat from * seven more times, creating a chain that connects to every one of the 8 points.
Make 10 motifs wide by 16 long for back, 4 motifs wide by 16 motifs long for left front and same for right front, 8 motifs wide and 9 motifs long for each sleeve. There are no sewing, just join the motifs as I described. You'll notice 2 holes under both arms. Fill it with 2 filler motifs. 3 points of each of these 2 "filler motifs" are joined with a big motif, but 1 point is joined with the other point of the second "filler motif". When you finish the cardigan, put the wet towel on it and iron it (especialy the edges).
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