Easy Wear Crochet Cardigan Pattern
If you haven’t made a garment before, it’s best to start with an easy pattern. The easy wear cardigan is simple to make and has a classic silhouette.
Cardigans can seem intimidating, but if you find an easy pattern, you can crochet one in no time. This cardigan sweater has a boxy shape with ribbed banding around the bottom and neckline. And as far as cardigans for women go, this one is relatively simple.
While the silhouette is classic, this crochet cardigan pattern uses a unique stitch. The crumpled griddle stitch is thick and textural. It really adds a special detail to this crochet sweater.
This particular crochet cardigan calls for 8 skeins of Babe Soft Cotton Chunky Solids yarn in moonlight. It’s a chunky cotton acrylic blend. It can be thrown in the washer and dryer as long as you use the gentle cycle. It’s durable and really soft, perfect for this beginner friendly cardigan pattern.
You can get all of this yarn and a digital copy of the pattern in the crochet kit on makerdrop. Crochet sweater patterns don’t have to be challenging. They can be accessible and fun to make, just like this one.
Easy Wear Crochet Cardigan Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced beginner
Yarn: Babe Soft Cotton Chunky- Moonlight ( 1000 yds)
Tools:Scissors, tapestry needle
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
hdc=half double crochet
SPECIAL INFORMATION: add any stitch details here OR if gauge is important add info.
FINISHED SIZE: 25” wide, 28” long, 23” sleeve
Gauge: 8 st x 8 rows=4”
Row 1: Ch 54, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. *Dc into the next st, sc in the next st* (53 st)
Rows 2-56: Do not ch, sc into the 2st sc from the previous row. *Dc into the dc of the previous row, sc in the next sc of the previous row. (53 st)
Front (make 2):
Row 1: Ch 22, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. *Dc in the next st, sc into the next st* *(21 st)
Row 2-56: Do not ch, sc into the 2st sc from the previous row. *Dc into the dc of the previous row, sc in the next sc of the previous row. (21 st)
Sleeve (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 45, Sc into the 2nd ch from the hook. *Dc into the next st, sc into the next st* (44 st)
Row 2-4: Do not ch, sc into the 2st sc from the previous row. *Dc into the dc of the previous row, sc in the next sc of the previous row. (44 st)
Row 5: Sc2tog into the first sc and dc. Dc2tog in the next 2 st. *Dc into the dc of the previous row, sc in the next sc of the previous row.* when there are 4 st left, dc2tog in the next 2 st, sc2tog in the next 2 st. (40 st)
Rows 6-9: Repeat row 2 (40 st)
Row 10: Repeat row 5 (36 st)
Rows 11-14: Repeat row 2 (36 st)
Row 15: Repeat row 5 (32 st)
Rows 16-19: Repeat row 2 (32 st)
Row 20: Repeat row 5 (28 st)
Rows 21-24: Repeat row 2 (28 st)
Row 25: Repeat row 5 (24 st)
Rows 26-38: Repeat row 2 (24 st)
Row 39: Sc in each st across (24 sc)
Row 40: Ch 3, fpdc in the first st *bpdc in the next st, fpdc in the next st* (24 dc)
Row 41: Bpdc in the next st *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st* (24 dc)
FInishing and assembly:
Place the front and back panels together with right sides facing, and whip st along the top of the shoulder. Turn right sides out, and whip st the sleeve in place. Turn inside out, and whip st the sleeve and side closed. Repeat on the other side, and turn right side out. Reattach the yarn at the bottom corner of the right panel, and work up towards the top. Make 56 sc up to where the front and back panels meet. Make a stitch into each of the 11 st across the back, then make 56 sc down the other front panel. In the corner, make 3 sc. Make a sc into each st around the bottom, 95 sc. In the last st before joining, make 3 sc and slst to join. Ch 3, and work a fpdc into the first st. *bpdc in the next st, fpdc in the next st*. Repeat for 3 rows of ribbing. Weave in all ends securely.
This easy wear crochet cardigan is easy to make and perfect for a first garment. If you’ve been intimidated to try a crochet cardigan pattern before, give this one a try. You won’t be disappointed by how well it turns out.
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