Shadow Arrow Cardi
Crochet!|Winter 2020
Shadow Arrow Cardi
This striking cardigan boasts graphic stripes that are made from an easy-to-stitch pattern worked on the diagonal. It will ensure that you stand out in a crowd no matter where you wear it!


Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large and 2X-large are in [ ].


Bust: 41 [46, 51, 57, 62] inches including edging


• Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2oz/180 yds/100g per skein):

4 [4, 5, 5, 5] skeins #302 white glow (MC) 2 skeins each #353 Donahue (CA), #354 granite (CB) and #324, black (CC)

• Size L/11/8mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Stitch markers

• Tapestry needle


12 sts including chs = 4 inches; 12 rows = 4 inches


Chain-2 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first-half double crochet, chain-1.

Color sequence begins after first row after insets and is a repeat of [3 rows each of CA, CB, CC, and 5 rows of MC]; maintain this sequence throughout. If color change occurs with one stitch remaining, do not change colors.

When working on body pieces, repeat instructions in the order indicated.

Join with slip stitch unless otherwise indicated.



Note: Pattern rows are referenced throughout the pattern; rows are not necessarily worked in numerical order.

Row 1: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), sk first st, *sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next st**, ch 1, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, turn. (1 sc dec’d)

Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn. (1 hdc inc’d)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.

Row 4: Work pattern row 1 to last sc, (sc, ch 1, hdc) in last sc, turn. (1 hdc inc’d)

CARDI RIGHT BACK Inset Row 1 (RS): With MC, ch 58 [66, 74, 82, 90], sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (29 [33, 37, 41, 45] sc)

Rows 2–28 [2–32, 2–36, 2–40, 2–44]: Work Pattern (see Pattern Stitch) row 1. (2 sc)

Row 29 [33, 37, 41, 45]: Ch 2, sk first sc, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next st, place marker in last sc made, do not turn, rotate to work in ends of rows along side.

Panel Bottom

Row 1: Ch 2, sk first 2 rows, *sc in next row, [ch 1, sc in next row] 2 times**, ch 1, sk next row, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, change to next color in sequence (see Pattern Notes), turn. (21 [24, 27, 30, 33] sc)

Row 2: Work pattern row 2 to last sc before marker, turn. (21 [24, 27, 30, 33] sc, 1 hdc)


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Winter 2020