Green Chai Cardi

Broomstick lace and shells combine in this short-sleeved cardigan. And the top down construction allows you to customize the length of this crocheted cardigan.

Designer: Jill Hanratty


Finished Size: 35½ (38½, 41, 45, 47½, 50½)” bust circumference, buttoned. Garment shown measures 35½”, modeled with 1½” ease.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% superwash merino; 225 yd [206 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): thyme, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

Hook Sizes: G/6 (4 mm), H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Size 19 (15 mm) knitting needle or other 5⁄8″ diameter tool for broomstick technique; yarn needle; three ¾” buttons.

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in sc with smaller hook; 4 reps and 10 rows = 4″ in broomstick patt with larger hook; 3 reps and 10 rows = 4″ in shell patt with smaller hook.


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Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.

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