Brighter Days Lace Cardigan

March 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 7.5 rows = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
900 - 2900 yards (823 - 2652 m)
XS through 5X
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Perfect for Spring and Summer, this bottom-up cardigan features an elegant teardrop stitch design that will keep you cool. The Brighter Days Crochet Lace Cardigan can be customized to your specific styling options in both color striping, length, and the big question… to fringe or not to fringe? You can’t go wrong with what you choose as you’ll have the perfect spring and summer garment.

The Brighter Days Crochet Lace Cardigan comes in sizes S-5x.

Also available in children’s sizes 2-16 (size 16 is comparable to a women’s XS)- coming soon! Be sure to join my newsletter for updates.

Worsted Weight #4 Acrylic or Merino Wool of your choice
Regular/Short length- Sample Shown in Red Heart Soft
4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins Red Heart Soft
6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins Chic Sheep
991 (1101, 1233, 1381, 1547, 1733, 1940, 2173) yards total

Adult Kimono/Long- Sample Shown in Red Heart Chic Sheep
6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 12) skeins Red Heart Soft
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16) skeins of Chic Sheep
1292 (1435, 1608, 1800, 2016, 2258, 2529, 2833) yards

I/6.0mm crochet hook- or hook needed to obtain gauge-  I always use Furls Crochet hooks- Use my special promo code cre8tion15 to get 15% off your entire order from Furls Crochet.
Yarn needle


follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here 

see schematic in photos

GAUGE (blocked)
4 shells OR 12 hdc = 4”
2 repeats OR 8 rows = 4.25”

GAUGE PATTERN (in pattern)
Repeat rows 1-6: Begin with fhdc of 21 (this will give you 5 shells)
Repeat rows 3-6: three times more 

ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side, WS – wrong side, sl st – slip stitch 


  • Pattern is written in size Small with changes for Medium through 5x in (parenthesis).
  • Stitch counts are shown at the end of rows where a change takes place.
  • Ch 2 does not count as the first hdc.

The Brighter Days Lace Cardi is worked bottom-up in turned rows. The front panels are decreased and the back panel is increased for shaping. The panels are then seamed at the shoulders. The sleeves are stitched in directly to the sleeve opening. Final edging is added to the front opening.

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