The Best Beautiful Feminine Crochet Cardigans

Lacy cardigan will be one of the most versatile items in your summer wardrobe, so grab your crochet hook and make one!

Why is it so useful to have crochet lacy cardigan at hand? This lightweight accessory fits easily into beach bag or backpack, so you can use it as a beach cover on a hot summer day. You can make it in many different styles, so choose boho with fringe, or elegant floral pattern – whatever you fancy! Beginner crocheters will be delighted to try making one, too, because it’s so easy to make. All you need to know is a bunch of basic stitches, so be sure to browse this collection of free patterns and choose something for yourself! Take a look at examples below to check the current trends and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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Boho Lacy Summer Cardigans – Free Crochet Patterns

Kaleidoscope Cardigan

This lovely cardigan is a gorgeous, drapey, girly cardigan, that’s designed for girls, however you can make it bigger if you want to, because the size of this pattern is fairly easily adjustable. The hand washed yarn makes it a little boho and perfect for summer time!

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Kaleidoscope Cardigan PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on MakeAndDoCrew.com, or read more on Ravelry.

Fade to Light Jacket MAL

You will need about 500 g of yarn for this project, no matter what color you go for. it’s a simple, but very feminine and beautiful jacket, that will be great for both summer and autumn time, as it is light, yet warm enough to be worn on colder days.

  • DESIGNED by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Fade to Light Jacket MAL

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PHOTOS by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk / Ravelry.com


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Find this free pattern on lillabjorncrochet.com, or read more on Ravelry.

Easy Ribbed Cardigan

This beautiful cardigan uses only two stitches, which are the V-Stitch and Standing double crochet. it’s a comfortable layering piece, that can be worn over a simple T – shirt or a summer dress. It’s breathable, light and perfect for hot days!

  • DESIGNED by Fluffy Stitches
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Easy Ribbed Cardigan PHOTOS by Fluffy Stitches / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on undergroundcrafter.com, or read more on Ravelry.

Quarry Duster

Alexandra is a true queen of boho garments and accessories, and this project is no exception. Loose stitches, flowy fringe and very simple construction are what makes this cardigan just perfect. As you can see in the photo below, it needs no additional decor – wear it with everyday cotton maxi dress or a pair of jeans.

  • DESIGNED by Alexandra Tavel
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

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PHOTOS by Alexandra Tavel / twoofwands.com


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Find this free pattern on twoofwands.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Evermore Vest

Is vest a cardigan, or can cardigan be a vest? Well, all I know is that this project fits right into our collection, because it’s timeless and boho-inspired. Throw it on your everyday outfits to elevate your style, or use it as beach cover on a hot summer day. Jess knows how to design an eye-catching garment, so she decided to incorporate classic granny squares as an interesting back detail. See it in the photo below!

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE vest
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

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PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / makeanddocrew.com

Find this free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 


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Solstice Sweater

Another stunning design by Jess Coppom celebrates boho style once again, but this time in a long-sleeved crochet cardigan. Classic off-white yarn makes it perfect for many occasions – starting with everyday adventures, and finishing on weddings. Take a look at the photo below to see how great role does fringe have in this design, because its movement is just magical!

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / makeanddocrew.com

Find this free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

It’s Shawl Good Cardigan – Child Sizes Available for Free!

If you are a fan of crochet accessories, you will like this project, because it combines what’s best in shawls and cardigans. Beautiful openwork makes it great for summer, and triangular back looks very interesting. Little sleeves are what makes this cardigan truly unique, though. Take a look at Ashlea’s design below and see how good it looks in this multicolored yarn.

  • DESIGNED by Ashlea Konecny
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

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Find more info about free child-size patterns on hearthookhome.com, or purchase it on Ravelry.

If you are looking for a small bag to go with your cardigan, check out these Cute Crochet Purses.

 

Lightweight Summer Cardigans – Free Crochet Patterns

Diamond Cardigan

I love projects, that can be worn all year long. This diamond cardigan is the best example for that. You can easily wear in on summer, autumn and winter as well. It would also be a stunning beach cover up!

  • DESIGNED by Yay For Yarn Patterns
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Diamond Cardigan

Photo is by Yay For Yarn Patterns / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on yayforyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Seaglass Summer Cardi

Versatility is the first thing that comes to mind when I look at crochet lacy cardigan, because you can wear it in many different ways. Throw it over your favorite outfit, or use as a swimsuit cover. This lovely design by Tamara features really beautiful colors of the sea, so consider this palette if you plan on trying this pattern. Take a look at the photo below – you will love it!

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Seaglass Summer Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Lucy’s Kimono

Filet crochet is one of the coolest techniques, because it allows you to create fantastic patterns with basic stitches. This lovely kimono cardigan by Maria, which you can see in the photos below, features simple diamond pattern. Construction of this cardi is so simple, that every beginner will be able to make it, so if you are one, be sure to try it!

  • DESIGNED by Maria Naasko
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find this free pattern on stuckwithewe.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Carefree Crochet Cardigan

Did you know that two rectangles are enough to create versatile crochet cardigan? If not, take a look below at this lovely white lacy cardi, because that’s exactly how it’s made. Simple pattern with delicate openwork makes it airy, but not very transparent. Pure white cotton will be perfect for this project, so be sure to check out this free pattern, especially if you are a beginner.

  • DESIGNED by TheCrochetBlog
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find this free pattern on thecrochetblog.net, or read more on Ravelry.

 

To complete your summer look, make yourself a Crochet Sunhat!

 

Wisteria Drops Kimono

This beautiful, chunky kimono is perfect not only for summer days, but also for chilly autumnal weather. Grab it when all you want do to is wrap yourself in a comfy piece of clothing, or wear it during hot summer days at the beach with nothing but bathing suit underneath. Take a look at the photos below to see how Ravin did it!

  • DESIGNED by Ravin Sekai
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Wisteria Drops Kimono Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on ravinsdesigns.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Perfect Summer Poncho

Lightweight summer cardigan like this can be a game changer for your everyday wear. As you can see in the photos below, it’s airy, delicate, and very sophisticated, so it will be a perfect fit for many occasions – even formal ones! Melissa chose dusty pink to make her version, but you can easily change it from feminine to edgy, simply by changing the yarn color.

  • DESIGNED by Melissa Fisher
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Perfect Summer Poncho Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on woodsandwool.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Willow Cardigan

If you have a weekend to spare on crochet projects, try out this one, because it works up really fast and will be very useful addition to your wardrobe. Below you can see beautiful grey cardigan by Grace, which looks very stylish when paired with simple white summer dress. Consider all the ways you could wear it, or colors you could use to make it!

  • DESIGNED by Grace forthefrills
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Willow Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

If you like lacy cardigans, I’m sure you will like our collection of Crochet Shawls, too!

 

The Holliday Poncho Cardigan

This colorful crochet cardigan by jennyandteddy is just two rectangles joined together, but it looks like much more than that, right? It is one of the most clever ways to quickly transform an accessory into full-fledged garment, so take a mental note of that! Take a look below to see how vibrant it is and remember that you can easily adjust its size to your needs.

  • DESIGNED by jennyandteddy
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

The Holliday Poncho Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on jennyandteddy.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Come On I Wanna Ruana

If you are a fan of interesting details, this design by Ashlea will be right up your alley. Basic stitches are combined with fantastic lacy insert in the back and bottom part of the cardigan, so it looks feminine and eye-catching. As you can see in the photos below, this lacy cardigan looks great in different colors, so take your time to find the hue you are most comfortable with.

  • DESIGNED by Heart Hook Home
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by Ashlea Konecny / hearthookhome.com

Find this free pattern on hearthookhome.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Blue Annabelle

Abundance of textures works amazingly well in this lacy design by DROPS, because bobbles and openwork add interesting structure. Dusty light blue yarn makes this cardigan very feminine and dreamy, therefore perfect for lazy summer days at the beach. Take a look below to see how cute the fastening at the front looks, so you can incorporate it in your other projects, if you like!

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

PHOTOS by DROPS design / garnstudio.com

Find this free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

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Two-Rectangle Cardigan

This cardigan by Marty is another one from the “could-not-be-simpler” series, because it consists of two rectangles joined together in the back and under the arms. As you can see in the photo, it looks a lot like a comfy wrap thrown over everyday outfit, because of its casual look. If you are a beginner, be sure to try it, because it works up really fast and is easily customizable.

  • DESIGNED by Marty Miller
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find this free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Short Lacy Cardigans – Free Crochet Patterns

Vail Topper

I’m pretty sure you’ll absolutely love crochetinng this drapey cardican with wide, comfy sleeves. It’s super simple to crochet annd it features a knit look, that’s great for a simple T – shirt and a pair of jeans.

  • DESIGNED by Jessica Reeves Potasz
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Vail Topper

Photo is by Jessica Reeves Potasz / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on mamainastitch.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Raspberry Spring Lace Cardigan

This stunning raspberry cardigan has much more to it than just juicy color, because it’s elegant and versatile at the same time. It will look lovely with simple jeans and a classic, as well as with simple white T-shirt, so tell me – wouldn’t you put it to good use? Take a look below to see how cute is this cardigan designed by Lein Knits, and get inspired to make your own!

  • DESIGNED by Lein Knits
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Raspberry Spring Lace Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on leinknits.blogspot.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Iced Chai Tee Cardigan

Quick and easy crochet designs are the best, because you get gratification without much effort. This simple short cardi is a perfect weekend project, so take a look at the photo below and see how great it looks in variegated yarn! Katie knew that this kind of yarn will add a lot of interesting detailing to this project, and she was absolutely right.

  • DESIGNED by Katie Clary
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find this free pattern on saltypearlcrochet.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

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Summer’s End Cardigan

This crochet cardigan by Crystal is a true gem among simple designs, because it’s fitted, has delicate openwork and adorable little sleeve. It will elevate your everyday outfits in an instant, so don’t hesitate and try this pattern! As you can see in the picture below, it looks great in variegated yarn, but you can choose whatever color story speaks to you the loudest.

  • DESIGNED by Crystal Marin
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Find this free pattern on christacodesign.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Seafoam Cardigan

Delicate color flow from deep green to seafoam white is what makes this cardigan truly stand out from the crowd. Lightweight lacy design like this works up really fast and is perfect for beginner crocheters. In the photo below you can see that it works great with causal jeans and white t-shirt combo, but I’m sure it will look as good with formal wear, too.

  • DESIGNED by Yay for Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by Yay For Yarn Patterns / yayforyarn.com

Find this free pattern on yayforyarn.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Long-sleeved Cardigans – Free Crochet Patterns

In The Clouds Cardigan

This airy and ultra-soft cardi will be your best friend during upcoming hot days, because it is so breathable yet it will protect you from the wind and sun. It’s just a perfect piece for layering, so you can wear it all year round, including winter time! Take a look at the pictures below to see the white beauty by designed and crocheted by Grace.

  • DESIGNED by Grace forthefrills
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

In The Clouds Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on forthefrills.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Looking for a way to make your cardigan unique? Add Fun And Easy Crochet Butterflies to it!

 

Open Front Comfy Cardigan

Simple construction gives a lot of room for experiments with stitches, so don’t be afraid to try something new! This lovely pink cardigan by Lorna is interesting, but casual. As you can see below, you can easily combine it with everyday outfits, or even lounge wear, and stay comfy during relaxed weekend at home.

  • DESIGNED by Lorna Miser
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

PHOTOS by Coats & Clark / yarnspirations.com

Find this free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

The Campfire Cardigan

This cardigan designed by Jess became an instant classic, because it’s so cleverly made, it’s just crazy! All you need to make it is simple granny stitch and a little bit of patience to follow the pattern, so it’s not that bad, right? Take a look at the photo below and see if you can guess how it’s done, or go straight to Make and Do Crew’s website for an answer!

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

The Campfire Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Angelica Cardigan

White cardigans are just timeless, because they work great with many different outfits. This beautiful pattern by Rachel will suit both teenagers and adults, so take a look at the photos below and give it a try! Crochet cardigans are undoubtedly one of the most useful items in women’s closets, because you can just grab one “just in case” when the weather is moody.

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Counts
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Angelica Cardigan Free Crochet PAttern

Find this free pattern on desertblossomcrafts.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

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Brunch Cardigan

Softness of velvet yarn and delicate filet-inspired technique of openwork make this a lovely proposition for fall or winter. Dusty pink and bell sleeves together make up for the ultimate look these days, so you don’t have to worry if it fits into current trends. This design will be perfect for everyday errands, so take a look below at Jess’ fantastic version and try it!

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Brunch Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern PHOTOS by Jess Coppom / makeanddocrew.com

Find this free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Diamond Clusters Cardigan

Net stitch with diamond pattern makes this crochet cardigan really sophisticated, because it combines bobbles and openwork in the most subtle way. This cardigan will be perfect for days at the office, or all-year round trips to warm places in the world, because you can wear it in many different situations. See in the photos below how ChiWei did it!

  • DESIGNED by ChiWei Ranck
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Diamond Clusters Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern PHOTOS by ChiWei Ranck / 1dogwoof.com

Find this free pattern on 1dogwoof.com, or read more on Ravelry.

Evergreen Cardigan

Fan stitch is one of the most beautiful motifs in crochet, because shell-shaped waves create eye-catching pattern. Elegant silhouette and scalloped edge of this cardigan gives it even more sophisticated look, so you can be sure that it will look very good with your formal wear. In the photos below you can see beautiful green version by Brianna.

  • DESIGNED by Brianna Iaropoli
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Evergreen Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern PHOTOS by Brianna Iaropoli / lifeandyarn.com

Find this free pattern on lifeandyarn.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

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Shrug Cocoon Cardigans – Free Crochet Patterns

Daphne Cocoon Cardigan

The Daphne Cocoon cardi is a light and airy summer project, that’s going to make you look really great and feminine. Also, it’s super comfy and you can easily adjust the size or add buttons if you like!

  • DESIGNED by Sincerely Pam
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Daphne Cocoon Cardigan

Photo is by Sincerely Pam / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on sincerelypam.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Handkerchief Cocoon

This cute cardigan designed by Tamara is a super easy project, that will come in handy on spring and summer days, because it’s lightweight and fun to make! It will look good in any color and is easily customizable, no matter your size. See for yourself by looking at the photo below and give this beautiful pattern a try!

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Handkerchief Cocoon Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Movie Night Cocoon Cardi

You’ll be surprised how comfy and flattering this cocoon cardigan is, because it’s very easy to make, too! It drapes beautifully and will be the ultimate addition to your everyday outfits. In the pictures below you can see stunning brown version by Alexandra, but remember that you can use any color you want! The best material to use in this pattern is a lightweight cotton yarn.

  • DESIGNED by Two of Wands
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Movie Night Cocoon Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern on twoofwands.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Bubble Gum Blanket Crochet Cardigan

Color explosion and fun bobbles in one? Yes, please! This cheerful design by jennyandteddy has simple rectangular construction, but looks as if it came from the hottest clothing store. It’s quick to make and easily customizable at the same time, so consider making one for yourself, and another one for your daughter or granddaughter – little girls will love it!

  • DESIGNED by jennyandteddy
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Find this free pattern on jennyandteddy.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

For more free patterns of this kind, check out our article called Amazing Lace Shrugs!

 

Granny Lace Crochet Cardigan

This cardigan is a true showstopper, because big star-like motifs on the back create amazing openwork! As you can see in the pictures, Marly decided to combine this lacy back with big comfy collar and long sleeves, so you can easily use this cardi during the winter colds.

  • DESIGNED by Marly Bird
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Granny Lace Crochet Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern PHOTOS by Marly Bird / yarnspirations.com

Find this free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Marly Bird Granny Square Cardigan

This amazing cardigan combines classic fit and coziness of the shrug with decorative lace, so it’s a great project for those of you, who like statement pieces. This project needs a little more skill and patience, but it’s worth the time. As you can see in the photo, it looks great in multicolored yarn, so don’t be afraid to use it.

  • DESIGNED by Marly Bird
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Find this free pattern on marlybird.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Hygge Cocoon Cardigan

Shrug cardigan, or cocoon cardigan is a design based on one rectangle or a square, so it’s perfect for beginners. This cosy crochet cardi will be a great addition to your closet for both summer evenings and winter days, because it’s so versatile. See below how good it looks in light grey – Tamara knows her colors!

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly
  • PROJECT TYPE cardigan
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Find this free pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more on Ravelry.

 

Premium Crochet Cardigan Patterns

Grid Cardi – Paid Pattern

This modern cardigan by Ashlea should be in every woman’s closet and although the pattern is paid, it’s worth money and effort. This color flow looks great, but I’m sure that it would look fantastic in solid color as well! Simple grid stitch creates nice lacy structure, and makes this cardi light and airy, perfect for summer or autumn.

  • DESIGNED by: Ashlea Konecny
  • PROJECT TYPE: cardigan
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

Grid Cardi Crochet Pattern

Find more info about this pattern on hearthookhome.com, or purchase it on Ravelry.

 

Boho Chic Cardigan – Paid Pattern

Boho style is known for combining a lot of different patterns together, and this cardigan celebrates just that! It’s fun to make and looks perfect in vibrant yellow color. This pattern is paid, but it’s worth every penny!

  • DESIGNED by Jennifer Pionk
  • PROJECT TYPE square
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Boho Chic Cardigan Crochet Pattern PHOTOS by Scheepjes / ravelry.com

Purchase this pattern directly from Ravelry.

 

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