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The Tori crocheted cardigan

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crocheted cardigan jeans yarn khaki cardiganMy newest crocheted cardigan pattern

Here’s another beautiful cardigan to add to your wardrobe. I love a good cardigan because its so versatile, looks great on everyone and just basically enhances your wardrobe. I always get requests from people for crocheted cardigans. So I wanted to create a design that’s going to be simple to make, easy to fit and in a style that’s gonna look great with any outfit.

What skills will I need?

This simple crocheted cardigan comes together easily because it’s mainly a matter of making a few rectangles and seaming them together. You’re gonna make all your panels using the same 10 row pattern repeat, no shaping, no increasing or decreasing. The collar, bottom border and cuffs require post stitches and back loop only single crochet. Some seaming is required and seaming on the collar takes some attention to detail. But the end result will be totally worth it!

What yarn should I use?

If you’ve checked out my website you’ll notice I use Lion brand’s Jeans yarn. A lot!  I think its because it works so well for garments. The size and weight of this yarn makes for a perfect fitting garment.  Its a light weight yarn so garments won’t turn out too heavy as they sometimes do in crochet. Yet it’s thick enough to make a good size stitch. Also, jeans yarn always give me a great drape to my garments. There’s no stiffness and my sweaters always end up with just the right amount of “stretch” while still maintaining a great shape. This cardigan was made in jeans colors in the color khaki and I’m really happy with my color choice for this design.  Check out the rest of the amazing color jeans yarn colors here.

Get the PDF pattern here.

crochet a cardigan ribbed collar cardigan fringe sleeved cardiganGet the free pattern below.

If you’re looking for a great everyday cardigan this is it! I added some fringe to the sleeves which really gives this one some attitude! I love this design and I really love how the ribbed collar adds comfort and coziness to already great looking cardigan. So let’s do it!

Supplies

  • 6 (6, 7, 7) balls Lion brand Jeans colors in color “khaki”- 4-medium weight 3.5 oz/246 yards per ball.
  • H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook- for main body and 4.5 mm crochet hook for the ribbed collar
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Pins or locking st markers

Gauge

14 hdc sts x 11 rows = 4.25 inches

Finished Measurements:  sizes s (m, l, xl)

Back panel

Width- 19.25 (21, 23.25, 25) inches

Length-19 (19.75, 21, 21.5) inches (add 2.5 inches for bottom border.)

Front Panels (each)

Width- 6 (6.5, 7.75, 8.5) inches

Length-19 (19.75, 21, 21.5) inches (add 2.5 inches for bottom border.)

Sleeves

Width- 12.75 (14.25, 15.50, 17.5) inches

Length- 16 (16, 16.75, 16.75) inches (without cuff)

General Pattern Notes

Cardigan is worked in vertical rows of hdc sts.  8 panels (back, front left, front right, each sleeve, each sleeve cuff, collar border) are worked separately then seamed together using the mattress stitch. The bottom border is worked on BEFORE sewing on the ribbed collar.  Fringe are added to sleeves last.

Abbreviations

  • Ch- chain
  • Hdc- half-double crochet
  • st (sts)- stitch (stitches)
  • Sc- single crochet
  • Sc BLO- single crochet back loop only
  • Sk- skip
  • Dc- double crochet
  • Sp- space
  • Fhdc- foundation half-double crochet
  • Fpdc- front post double crochet
  • Bpdc- back post double crochet
  • Yo- yarn over

    Special Stitches

    Foundation half double crochet- Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo and draw through all loops on hook, (foundation half double crochet completed) *Yo, insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch at the bottom of the stitch you just made, and pull up loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. Repeat from * to desired number of foundation half double crochet.

    Pattern Instructions

    *NoteEach of the 5 panels (back, fronts and sleeves) is worked in the same 10 row repeat. The number of pattern repeats differs among each panel and the number of sts differs only for the sleeves.*

    Main Pattern (10 row repeat)

    Row 1: Fhdc 63 (65, 67, 69)

    Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout) turn, hdc in each st across. 63 (65, 67, 69) hdc.

    Rows 3-5: repeat row 2

    Row 6: Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st. Repeat from * to last st, hdc in last st.

    Row 7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc and in each ch across. 63 (65, 67, 69) hdc

    Row 8: repeat row 2

    Row 9-10: Repeat rows 6-7

    *Note- On the 2nd and subsequent repeats row 1 is the same as row 2 (hdc across) and is only a foundation at the very first pattern repeat.*

Back Panel

Rows 1-(50, 54, 60, 64)

S-Work rows 1-10 of main pattern 5 times.

M-work rows 1-10 of main pattern 5 times, then work rows 1-4 once.

L– work rows 1-10 of main pattern 6 times.

XL-work rows 1-10 of main pattern 6 times then work rows 1-4 once.

Fasten off.

Side Panels (make 2)

Rows 1- (15, 17, 20, 22)

S– work rows 1-10 of main pattern once, then work rows 1-5 once.

M– works rows 1-10 of main pattern once, then work rows 1-7 once.

L– work rows 1-10 of main pattern 2 times.

XL– work rows 1-10 of main pattern 2 times, then work rows 1-2 once.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for seaming.

Sleeves (make 2)

*Note: Crochet your sleeves using the same main pattern repeat as for the front and back panels but with fewer fhdc as below* Here as in front and back panels, row 1 is same as row 2 after the very first pattern repeat*

Row 1: Fhdc 53 (53, 55, 55)

Rows 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout) turn, hdc in each st across. 53 (53, 55, 55) hdc.

Rows 3-5: Repeat row 2.

Row 6: Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st. Repeat from * to last st, hdc in last st.

Row 7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc and in each ch across. 53 (53, 55, 55) hdc

Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 9-10: Repeat rows 6 and 7.

S-Work rows 1-10 of main sleeve pattern 3 times, then work rows 1-3 once.

M-Work rows 1-10 of main sleeve pattern 3 times, then work rows 1-7 once.

L- Work rows 1-10 of main sleeve pattern 4 times.

XL- Work rows 1-10 of main sleeve pattern 4 times, then work rows 1-5 once.

Fasten off, leaving long tail to seam.

Cuff (make 2)

Using size 4.5 mm hook

Row 1: Fhdc 29 (32, 34 37)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, * hdc in next 4 sts,  FPdc in next st; repeat from * to last 4 (2, 4, 2) sts, hdc in last 4 (2, 4, 2) sts.  29 (32, 34, 37) sts

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, * hdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next st; repeat from * to last 4 (2, 4, 2) sts, hdc in last 4 (2, 4, 2) sts.

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2 and 3.  Fasten off. Leave long tail for seaming.

Collar ribbing

(all sizes) With 4.5 mm hook, Ch 36

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. 35 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, scBLO in each sc across. 35 scBLO

Repeat row 2 until collar measures 49.5 (52.5, 54.5, 55.5) inches in length.  Fasten off.

Joining pieces

  • With right side facing down, sew the cuffs to sleeves as shown. When sewing, you will have to skip some spaces on the sleeve, resulting in a slightly gathered fabric as in photo.

 

  • With right side facing down, place st markers 15 (17, 20, 22) rows in from both sides of back panel.  At shoulders, sew the front panels to the back panel until you reach the st markers. Leave 20 rows in the center un-seamed for the neck opening.

 

  • With right side facing down, sew the sleeves on to the body, fold, then sew the sleeves together from underarm down to the cuff
  • Sew the side seams up to the underarm.

*Note: You will now work the bottom border onto the cardigan BEFORE you sew on the ribbed collar.*

Bottom border

From right side, with 4.5 mm hook, join yarn with a sl st at lower front corner of left front.


Row1:
Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around entire lower edge of cardigan. 

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *hdc in next 4 sts, FPdc in next st; repeat from * across.

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, *hdc in next 4 sts, BPdc in next st; repeat from * across.

Rows 5-7: Repeat rows 3 and 4.

Fasten off.

Finishing continued

With right side of cardigan facing up, pin center point of collar to center of back neckline as shown.  Pin bottom corners of collar to to both bottom front corners of cardigan border.  Sew collar in place.

ribbed collar back loop only single crochet

Add the fringe

Cut several strands of yarn to approximately 14 inches long. Identify a row of mesh hdc sts at the bottom of the sleeve. Attach 2 strands of yarn held together to every other hdc bar of each chosen row on each sleeve. Cut the fringe evenly as desired.

Weave in all ends.

And you are done!

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