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Best Friend Cardi

By Sierra Fontaine from Sierra’s Crafty Creations.

Best Friend Cardi by Sierra Fontaine from Sierra's Crafty Creations.
Best Friend Cardi by Sierra Fontaine from Sierra’s Crafty Creations.

The best friend cardi is a great open lace crochet top perfect for spring and summer! It features an open vest style.

This is an intermediate-level pattern using the Broom Stick style stitch.

Finished Sizes: This pattern is written for children and adult sizes! Child Sizes 2T-10 Adult Sizes XS-3XL

Child sizes (SIZE LENGTH CHEST):

  • 2T 15 in 21”
  • 3T 15 in 22”
  • 4T 15 in 23.5”
  • 5 17 in 25”
  • 6 17 in 27”
  • 7 17 in 27”
  • 8 21 in 28”
  • 10 21 in 30”

Chest sizing in inches for adults

  • XSmall 32 in
  • Small 36 in
  • Medium 39 in
  • Large 43 in
  • XL 47 in
  • 2XL 56 in


  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (cotton is preferred, but you can use any fiber you would like!) *yardage will be listed in sizing groups below*
  • 5 mm H hook
  • 15.75 mm Q hook (or any object/utensil that is 1 inch in width/height. This will be used to measure the height of the “Broom Stick” style stitches throughout the pattern. Other objects you can use: a ruler, or a 15 mm knitting needle)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker (1-2 total)
  • Measuring tape *Optional*

Skill Level: Intermediate

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