Your new staple crochet cardigan
I wanted to make a crochet cardigan pattern that was airy and light enough to wear in the spring and summer. I used WeCrochet CotLin and double crochet stitches to create a light drapey fabric. The ruffle on the sleeves adds a feminine touch that I think will elevate any outfit.
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I used WeCrochet CotLin yarn for this cardigan pattern. This is a cotton and linen blend yarn, making it perfect for spring and summer patterns. I used the color Sagebrush for my cardigan but I think it would look great in any of the color options.
This entire pattern is made using double crochet (dc) stitches. Making this a great beginner level pattern, even if you’ve never made a garment before this pattern is a good one to get started.
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- -ch2 throughout pattern does not count as a st.
- -This cardigan is made by crocheting the front panel, back panel, sleeves, then seaming all together.
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- – WeCrochet CotLin in Sagebrush or similar dk(3) yarn.
- approximately: (8,9,9,9)(10,10,11,11,12) skeins
- or approximately (984,1107,1107,1107)(1230,1230,1353,1353,1476) yds or similar yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook. I used these.
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
- Measuring tape
7 sts x 4 rows in dc = 2″x2″
- -This cardigan has approximately 5-7″ of positive ease.
- -Sizes will be shown in parenthesis in the following order:
- -The sizes of the sweater corresponds to the approximate body width measurements when the sweater is laid flat:
- Width(chest): (17.5″,19.5″,21.5″,23.5″)(25.5″,27.5″,29.5″,31.5″,33.5″)
- Length: (22.5″,23″,23.5″,23.5″)(24″,24″,24″,24.5″,24.5″)
Begin ch (64,71,77,84)(91,98,105,112,119) dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across, ch2, turn
Rows 2- (45,46,47,47)(48,48,48,49,49) dc across, ch2, turn. (last row, do not ch2)
Begin ch (33,36,39,43)(46,50,53,57,60) dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across, ch2, turn
Rows 2- (39,40,41,41)(42,42,42,43,43) dc across, ch 2, turn
Row (40,41,42,42)(43,43,43,44,44) dc across, do not ch, turn
Row (41,42,43,43)(44,44,44,45,45) skip 1st st, dc across, ch2, turn
Row (42,43,44,44)(45,45,45,46,46) dc across, do not ch, turn
Row (43,44,45,45)(46,46,46,47,47) skip 1st st, dc across, ch2, turn
Row (44,45,46,46)(47,47,47,48,48) dc across, do not ch, turn
Row (45,46,47,47)(48,48,48,49,49) skip 1st st, dc across.
Final st count (28,31,34,38)(41,45,48,52,55)
Repeat to make 2 front panels
Begin ch (46,48,50,54)(59,66,71,76,76) dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across, ch2, turn
Rows 2- (12,13,13,14)(14,15,15,16,16) dc across, ch2, turn
Begin increase for the ruffle:
Row (13,14,14,15)(15,16,16,17,17) (dc, 2dc in next st, dc)* repeat to end of row, ch2, turn
Row (14,15,15,16)(16,17,17,18,18) (dc, 2dc in next st, dc)* repeat to end f row, row will end with 2dc in last st. ch2, turn
Rows (15,16,16,17)(17,18,18,19,19)-(20,21,21,22)(22,23,23,24,24) dc across, ch2, turn
Repeat to make 2 sleeves
- 1. Place front and back panels
- together along the shoulder seams; I recommend using stitch markers to attach them together temporarily.
- 2. Using your preferred method of
- seaming (whip st, mattress st, etc) begin by seaming together the shoulders of
- your cardigan one at a time
- 3. Find the center st of the sleeve and attach to cardigan using a st marker then, seam the sleeves to the body of the cardigan.
- 4. Fold cardigan in half (inside out) seam up the sides and bottom of sleeves.
- 4. Flip right side out.
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