Moda Dea Dream

Knitted Cardigan with Fringe LM0152

Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, and Extra-Large are in parentheses.

MODA DEA™ "Dream", Art. R113 (1.76 ounce/93 yard ball): 8 (9, 10, 11) Balls No. 3002 Black.

Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6] and 4.5mm [US 7].
Circular Knitting Needle: 4mm [US 6] - 29".
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle; stitch markers; stitch holder; seven buttons; sewing needle and thread.

GAUGE: 18 sts = 4"; 26 rows = 4" in St st with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

To Fit Bust: 32 (36, 40, 42)".
Finished Bust Measurement: 36½ (41, 45, 47)"-buttoned.

BACK: With smaller needles, cast on 82 (92, 102, 106) sts. Marking first row as RS, K 4 rows. Change to larger needles and work in St st, beg K row, for 4 rows, end P row.
Shape Sides: Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every 6th row until 74 (84, 94, 98) sts rem. Work 9 rows even. Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 10th row until there are 82 (92, 102, 106) sts. Work even until 11½ (11¾, 12¼, 12½)" from beg, end P row.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 76 (84, 92, 94) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every row 5 (7, 9, 9) times, then every K row 2 (3, 4, 5) times - 62 (64, 66, 66) sts. Work even until 7½ (8¼, 8½, 8½)" above bind-off, end P row.
Shape Shoulders/Neck: Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 50 (52, 54, 54) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 6 sts, K 9 more sts (10 sts on right needle); turn and put rem sts on a holder. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row. Bind off rem 6 sts at beg of next row. With RS facing, bind off center 18 (20, 22, 22) sts, K to end. Complete to correspond to first side, reversing shapings.

LEFT FRONT: With smaller needles, cast on 41 (46, 51, 53) sts. Marking first row as RS, K 4 rows. Change to larger needles and work in St st, beg K row for 4 rows, end P row.
Shape Side: Dec 1 st at beg of next row, then at same edge every 6th row until 37 (42, 47, 49) sts rem. Work 9 rows even. Inc 1 st at beg of next row, then every 10th row until there are 41 (46, 51, 53) sts. Work even until front measures same as back to armholes, end P row.
Shape Armhole/Front Slope: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next row - 38 (42, 46, 47) sts. P 1 row-mark first st of last row. Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 5 (7, 9, 9) rows, then every K row 2 (3, 4, 5) times AND AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at center front slope edge on next 4 (5, 6, 6) K rows, then every 4th row 0 (1, 1, 2) times - 27 (26, 26, 25) sts. Now dec 1 st at center front ONLY every 4th row from previous front dec until 18 sts rem. Work even until front measures same as back to shoulder, end WS row.
Shape Shoulder: Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 K rows. P 1 row. Bind off rem 6 sts.

RIGHT FRONT: Work same as left front EXCEPT reverse all shaping.

SLEEVES : Cast on 40 (42, 44, 46) sts. Marking first row as RS, K 4 rows. Change to larger needles and St st, beg K row, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of 3rd row, then every 10 (8, 8, 8)th row until there are 56 (46, 58, 56) sts, then every 12 (10, 10, 10)th row until there are 60 (64, 68, 70) sts. Work even until 17½ (18, 18, 18½)" from beg, end P row.
Shape Cap: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 54 (56, 58, 58) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then each end of next 3 K rows, then each end of every 4th row until 38 (40, 42, 42) sts rem. P 1 row. Now dec 1 st at each end of every K row until 34 sts rem then every row until 24 sts rem. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 16 sts. Bind off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Sew side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Front Edging: With RS facing and smaller needles , pick up and K58 (58, 60, 62) sts up right front to marker, 52 (54, 56, 56) sts to shoulder, 26 (28, 30, 30) sts across back, 52 (54, 56, 56) sts to marker, and 58 (58, 60, 62) sts to lower edge - 246 (252, 262, 266) sts. K 1 row.
Buttonhole Row: K2 (2, 4, 6), [yo, K2tog, K7] 6 times, yo, K2tog, K to end. Bind off in K.
Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

Fringe (Worked around lower edges of body and sleeves): Cut 8" lengths of yarn. Fold 2 lengths in half. Insert crochet hook through fabric from the WS and into loop; bring loop through the fabric; bring yarn ends through the loop; tighten. Repeat in each st around. Trim ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; dec = decrease; inc = increase, K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; pat = pattern; RS = Right Side; rem = remain (s); st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; WS = Wrong Side; yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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Crochet Circles in Squares Afghan LM0281

Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Michele Thompson.

Afghan measures approximately 45" x 61".

MODA DEA® "Dream™": 15 Ounces (or 8 balls) No. 3439 Cobweb CC.
RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 14 Ounces No. 0305 Aspen Print CA, 9 ounces No. 0661 Frosty Green CB, and 13 ounces No. 0316 Soft White CD.
Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Square measures 4" x 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

MOTIF 1 (Make 41): With CB, ch 3; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with CC sl st to join.

Rnd 2: With CC, ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, [3 dc in next sc] 5 times; join with CB in top of ch-3 - 18 sts.

Rnd 3: With CB, ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, [sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc] 5 times; join with CD - 24 sc.

Rnd 4: With CD, ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times; join with CA - 32 sc.

Rnd 5: With CA, ch 1, sc in first sc, * hdc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next sc **, sc in next sc; rep from * around, end at **; join in first sc. Fasten off.

MOTIF 2 (Make 82): Work same as Motif 1 EXCEPT change color sequence as follows:

Begin with CA.

Rnd 1: CA.

Rnd 2: CB.

Rnd 3: CA.

Rnd 4: CC.

Rnd 5: CD.

MOTIF 3 (Make 42): Work same as for Motif 1 EXCEPT change color sequence as follows:

Begin with CC.

Rnd 1: CC.

Rnd 2: CA.

Rnd 3: CC.

Rnd 4: CD.

Rnd 5: CC.

FINISHING: Sew squares together in eleven strips, each 15 squares long, as follows beginning at bottom left edge of afghan:

Strips 1, 5, 9: Motif 1, 2, 3, [2, 1, 2, 3] 3 times.

Strips 2, 6, 10: Motif 2, 3, 2, [1, 2, 3, 2] 3 times.

Strips 3, 7, 11: Motif 3, 2, 1, [2, 3, 2, 1] 3 times.

Strips 4 and 8: Motif 2, 1, 2, [3, 2, 1, 2] 3 times.

Sew strips together.

Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CB at corner; ch 1, work sc evenly around and work 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 1 with CA.

Rnd 3: With wrong side facing, attach CC and rep Rnd 1.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; CA, CB, CC, CD color A, B, C, D; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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Crochet Belted Vest LM0209

Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Mary Jane Protus.

Directions are for Extra Small; changes for Small. Medium and Large are in parentheses.

MODA DEA™ "Dream™": 6 (7, 9, 10) Balls No. 3701 Waterlily.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"; 11 rows = 4" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
To Fit Bust: 28 (30-32, 34-36, 38-40)".
Finished Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42)".

VEST

BACK: Ch 54 (60, 69, 75).

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 53 (59, 68, 74) sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next 2 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, * sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc; rep from * across working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until 14 (14, 15, 15)" from beg, end Row 3.

Shape Armholes: Ch 1, sl st in first 7 sts, work in pat to last 6 sts; TURN - 41 (47, 56, 62) sts. Work even in pat until armhole measures 6 ½ (7, 8, 9)", end Row 3.

Shape Shoulders: Work pat Row 2 across 11 (14, 17, 20) sts. Fasten off.

Skip center 19 (19, 22, 22) sts, attach yarn in next sc, work pat Row 2 across. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT: Ch 39 (42, 48, 51) sts. Work same as Back over 38 (41, 47, 50) sts until 14 (14, 15, 15)" from beg, end Row 3.

Shape Armhole: Ch 1, sl st in first 7 sts, work in pat across; turn - 32 (35, 41, 44) sts. Work even in pat until armhole measures 6 ½ (7, 8, 9)", end Row 3.

Shape Shoulder: Work Row 2 across 11 (14, 17, 20) sts. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT: Work some as Right Front to armhole, end Row 3.

Shape Armhole: Work in pat to last 6 sts; turn - 32 (35, 41, 44) sts. Work even in pat until armhole measures 6 ½ (7, 8, 9)", end Row 3. Fasten off.

Shape Shoulder: With wrong side facing, skip first 21 (21, 24, 24) sts, attach yarn in next sc, work Row 2 across rem 11 (14, 17, 20) sts. Fasten off.

BELT: Ch 7.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 6 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Rep Row 2 until belt measures 54 (54, 58, 58)" from beg. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder and side seams. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lps = loops; mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; rem = remaining; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Pattern © by Coats & Clark Inc. Reproduced with permission from Coats & Clark Inc. PurpleKittyYarns.com is not endorsed by Coats & Clark Inc. It is not permissible to contract production of projects made from designs published by Coats & Clark to a third party for sale or distribution.

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