In the Forest of the Night Cardi – FREE Crochet Pattern

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You are now viewing the In the Forest of the Night Cardi by guest designer Desamour Designs.

In the Forest of the Night Cardi is a pattern I created this fall using a beautiful leaf lace motif. It is worked from the bottom up with very little seaming using intermediate crochet stitches and diagrams to guide you in your project. Super cute to layer on chilly days at the office or just to head out in town.

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The Yarn


The sample is made in size Medium using 1230 yards of Knit Picks Cotlin, 70% Tanguis Cotton and 30% Linen DK weight. Testers have found success with Drops Designs Belle, Paintbox DK, Paintbox Cotton DK, Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend, Premier Cotton Fair Yarn, Eri silk yarn, Bernat Baby Sport, Lion Brand Jeans.

In the Forest of the Night Cardi - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
In the Forest of the Night Cardi - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

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IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT CARDI – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


About The Pattern


The leaf pattern is easy and enjoyable with just enough intricacy that you don’t get bored. It will feel way too big when starting, but trust me, it all comes together in the end, with a perfect fit.

The pattern also has  multiple options for sleeves: sleeveless, short or long. This is a great pattern for intermediate crocheters. The pattern comes with a diagram and written instructions to assist you in creating this lovely cardigan for your fall or spring wardrobe. 

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Project Level 


Intermediate Skill Level 

Project includes involved stitch pattern and shaping.

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 4,25 mm / US: G6, or hook needed to obtain gauge

Yarn

Yarn used:

Knit Picks Cotlin, 70% Tanguis Cotton and 30% Linen DK weight in Copper.

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Yarn amount used: 

Small- Sleeveless (790 yards), Short Sleeves (810  yards), Long Sleeves (1000 yards)

Medium-Sleeveless (863 yards), Short Sleeves (950  yards), Long Sleeves (1080 yards)

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


17dc x 8 rows= 4×4 inch

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
  • When working the sleeves, ch2, dc in same space as ch-2. Do not sl st in ch2 of previous row. sl st only on top of dc of previous row to avoid adding stitches. 
  • Cardigan is worked in one piece, it will be divided into three parts to create front and back panels. 
  •  Ch5 at the beginning of rows counts as dc and ch2, therefore next stitch will be worked in next dc leaf grouping of pattern.

Size & Measurements


BUST SIZES:

32-34 (s), 36-38 (M)

More sizes than listed below are included in the paid version of the pattern, linked further up on the post.

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

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In The Forest of The Night Cardi Pattern Instructions


Ch 146, 169

R1: Dc in the 8th ch from hook. Dc in next 8 sts. Ch2, sk 2 ch. 3dc in next st. Ch2, sk 2 ch. Dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 ch, dc2tog in next 2 chs. Ch2, sk 2 ch. *Dc in next 9 sts. Ch2, sk 2 ch. 3dc in next st. Ch2, sk 2 sts. Dc2tog in next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, dc2tog in next 2 chs. Ch2, sk2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in last st. 

R2: Ch5. *Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R3: Ch5. *Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. 3dc in ch2-space of previous row. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc3tog in next 3 dc, ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

Note: Skip all dc3tog of previous row when working row 4.

R4:  Ch5.  *2 dc in next  dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc  in next dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2.*   Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R5: Ch5. *Dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in the next 9 dc. Ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd ch of previous row. 

Note: Skip all dc3tog of previous row when working row 6.

R6: Ch5. *Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd ch of previous row.

R7: Ch5. *Dc in next 9 dc. Ch2. 3 dc in ch2-sp of previous row. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd ch of previous row.

Repeat rows 2-7   4, 4 more times. 

Repeat rows 2-6 once more. Do not fasten off.

At this point you will be splitting your piece in three to create the front and back panels. Attach a stitch marker to the front of your piece as reference. Attach a stitch marker in the ch-2 sp between the 3rd and 4th leaf pattern on either side of your piece.

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Front Panel A

R1:  Ch5. Dc in the next 9 dc, ch2. 3 dc in ch2-space of previous row, ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2.Dc in the next 9 dc. Ch2. Dc in 1st ch of  ch-2 sp of previous row. 

R2:  Ch5.  Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. dc2tog next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog next 2 dc. Ch2. 2 Dc  in next Dc, dc in dc, 2 dc in next Dc. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in 5 next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Dc in 3rd ch of previous row.

R3: Ch5. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. 3dc in ch2-space of previous row. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. dc3tog , ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. 3dc in ch2-space of previous row.  Ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R4: Ch5.  2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2.  Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc.Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2.  Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc.Ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R5: Ch5. Dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in the next 9 dc. Ch2.Dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R6: Ch5. 2  dc in dc, ch in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2.  2 dc in dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R7: Ch5.  Dc in next 9 dc. ch2. 3 dc in ch-2 space of previous row. ch2.  dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. ch2. dc in next 9 dc. ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R8: Repeat row 2.

R9: Repeat row 3.

R10: Repeat row 4.

R11: Repeat row 5.

R12: Repeat row 6.

R13: Repeat row 7.

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Front Panel B

  Attach yarn to ch-2 space to the left of 2nd stitch marker. Ch5 in 2nd ch of ch-2 sp to the left of stitch marker. 

R1: 3 dc in space as ch5. ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Dc in the next 9 dc. Ch2.3 dc in ch-2 space of previous row. ch2.  dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R2: Ch5. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc.  Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R3: Ch5. 2 dc in dc, dc in next 3, 2 dc in next dc. ch2. Dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. ch2. 3 dc in ch-2 space of previous row. Ch2.  2 dc in dc, dc in next 3, 2 dc in next dc. ch2. Dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R4: Ch5. Skip dc3tog of previous row. 2 dc in dc, dc in next 5, 2 dc in next dc. ch2.  2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. ch2. dc2tog in 2 dc, dc in next dc , dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Skip dc3tog of previous row. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R5: Ch5. Dc in next 9 dc. Ch2.dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next  3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in next 9 dc. ch2. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R6: Ch5.  Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Skip dc3tog of previous row.  2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. 2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc. Ch2.Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R7: Repeat row 1.

R8: Repeat row 2.

R9: Repeat Row 3.

R10: Repeat Row 4.

R11: Repeat row 5.

R12: Repeat row 6.

R13:  Repeat row 1.

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Back Panel

Attach yarn to ch closest to 1st stitch marker and ch5.

R1: 3 dc in same space as ch5. ch2. *Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Dc in the next 9 dc. Ch2.3 dc in ch-2 space of previous row. ch2.* Repeat up to 2nd stitch marker, do not add 3 dc in ch-2 space at the end of your last repetition. Ch2.  Dc in ch space of previous row.

R2:  Ch5. *Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next  dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row. 

R3: Ch5. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc3tog, ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog in next dc.ch2. 3 dc in ch-2 space of previous row. ch2.* Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R4: Ch5.* 2 dc in next dc, dc in next  dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next  dc, dc2tog next 2 dc.ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2. *  Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R5: Ch5. *Dc in the next 9 dc. Ch2.Dc3tog in next 3 dc. Ch2. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch2.*  Repeat until end of row. Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R6: Ch5. 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc  in next dc. Ch2. Skip dc3tog of previous row. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc2tog in next 2 dc. Ch2.Dc in 3rd  ch of previous row.

R7: Repeat row 1.

R8: Repeat row 2.

R9: Repeat row 3.

R10: Repeat row 4.

R11: Repeat row 5. 

R12: Repeat row 6.

R13: Repeat row 1.

 

Joining

With right side on the inside,  fold side A and B over the back section of your work. Sew side A and B to back panel evenly, leaving middle stitches unworked. Fasten off. 

Note: When working the sleeves, ch2, dc in same space as ch-2. Do not sl st in ch2 of previous row. sl st only on top of dc of previous row to avoid adding stitches.

  

Sleeveless

Attach yarn at stitch marker under the first armhole. 

R1: 2sc in each ch-2 space and ch-5 sp around. Ch1, turn.

R2: Hdc in each sc. Fasten off. 

Attach yarn to second armhole and repeat R1 & R2. Fasten off.

Short Sleeves

Attach yarn at stitch marker under the first armhole. 

R1: 2sc in each ch-2 space and ch-5 sp around. Ch1, turn.

R2: Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st on top of sc. 

R3: Ch2, dc in same st. Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st on top of dc.

Repeat R3  7, 10 times. 

R4: Sc in each st around. Fasten off. Move to finishing.

Long Sleeves

Attach yarn at stitch marker under the first armhole. 

R1: 2sc in each ch-2 space and ch-5 sp around. Ch1, turn.

R2: Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st on top of sc. 

R3: Ch2, dc in same st. Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st on top of dc.

Repeat R3  7, 10  times. 

R4: Ch2, dc in same st. Dc in 1st 5 sts. dc2tog in next 2. *Dc in next 14 sts. dc2tog in next 2.* repeat around. dc2tog in last 2 sts.  Join with a sl st on top of dc.

R5: Ch2, dc in same st. dc in next 13 dc. dc2tog. Dc in next 14 sts. Dc in remain sts.  Join with a sl st on top of dc.

R6: Ch2, dc in same st.  Dc in each st around. Join with a sl st on top of dc.

Repeat row 6 18, 20 more times. Fasten off

Attach yarn to other side and repeat row 1 to 6.

Finishing


Attach yarn hem at the front of your piece.

R1: Ch1. Sc evenly in each ch space around the front of your cardigan. Ch1, turn.

R2: Hdc in each sc around. Ch2, turn.

R3: Dc in each hdc around.

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Elisabeth

Elisabeth

// Desamour Designs. Guest Designer.

Elisabeth is the owner, designer, and maker behind Desamour Designs. As a crochet designer, her goal is to spread the joy of creating to all crocheters through unique patterns and accessible patterns. In her spare time, you will find her on the couch with her two cats, Amy and River, binge-watching episodes of Doctor Who with her yarn and tea.


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