Easy Crochet Cardigan

 

 

Easy Crochet Cardigan For Every Season

This is a crochet cardigan that is so versatile and perfect for every season and uses a mix of the solid dc rows and the granny stripe row to give the cardigan a stylish design. To make this cardigan perfect for every season all you need to do is just change the type of yarn you use. If you want to make this cardigan for winter I suggest using a thicker 100% acrylic yarn e.g. 12ply (AU) or bulky (US). If you want to wear this cardigan in summer as more of a flowing, light-weight kimono use a thin acrylic yarn e.g 6ply (AU) or worsted weight (US) or use cotton yarn. This crochet cardigan will also look amazing in different colours so don’t be afraid to add some colour into your life. The possibilities with this cardigan are endless.

 

Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Sp – Space
Rep – Repeat

What You’ll Need

Thick 100% acrylic yarn e.g. 12ply
6.5mm hook
Yarn Needle/ Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Please Note:

To make this cardigan for winter use a thicker 100% acrylic yarn.
To make this cardigan for summer use a thin 100% acrylic yarn or cotton yarn. If you make this for summer the cardigan will have more of a flowing effect and you may need to change the hook size and number of starting chains to fit you.

 

Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Make 2 rectangles

Ch in multiples of 3 + 2 for the pattern.
Make sure the chain is long enough to go from the front of your hip, over your shoulder to the back of your hip.

I have only done size (medium to large) as I make crochet items to fit me and unfortunately I don’t have the time to make multiple sizes.

Medium to large sizing

Ch 144 + 2

Row 1 – 2 is the solid dc pattern
Row 1: Sk 2 ch from hook and dc 1 into 3rd ch, *dc 1 in each ch*, rep * to *turn (144 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 turning ch), dc 1 in very first st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (144 dc)

Row 3 -5  is the granny stripe pattern
Row 3: Ch 3, dc 1 in very first st, *sk 2 sts and dc 3 into 3rd st (makes 1 dc-3 cluster)*, rep * to * along the row, dc 2 in last st, turn (144 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc 3 into first space between the 2 dc and 3 dc (work in the spaces not sts), *dc 3 into each space between the dc-3 clusters from previous row*, rep * to * in each sp, dc 1 into last st, turn (144 dc).
Row 5: Ch 3, dc 1 into very first st, *dc 3 into each space between the dc-3 clusters from previous row*, rep * to * in each sp, dc 2 into last st along the row, turn (144 dc)

Row 6-7 is the solid dc rows
Row 6: Ch 2, dc 1 into first st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, dc 1 into last st, turn (144 dc)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc 1 in very first st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (144 dc)

Row 8- 15 is the granny stripe pattern
Row 8: Ch 3, dc 1 in very first st, *sk 2 sts and dc 3 into 3rd st (makes 1 dc-3 cluster)*, rep * to * along the row, dc 2 in last st, turn (144 dc)
Row 9: Ch 3, dc 3 into first space between the 2 dc and 3 dc (work in the spaces not sts), *dc 3 into each space between the dc-3 clusters from previous row*, rep * to * in each sp, dc 1 into last st, turn (144 dc).
Row 10: Ch 3, dc 1 into very first st, *dc 3 into each space between the dc-3 clusters from previous row*, rep * to * in each sp, dc 2 into last st along the row, turn (144 dc)
Row 11-15: repeat row 9-10

Row 16-20 is the solid dc pattern
Row 16:  Ch 2, dc 1 into very first st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, dc 1 into last st, turn (144 dc)
Row 17: Ch 2, dc 1 in very first st, *dc 1 in each st*, rep * to * along the row, turn (144 dc)
Row 18-20: repeat row 17.

Fasten off at the end of row 20 and weave in any leftover strands.

The rectangles for 144 ch will measure approx. 132cm or 52 inches in length.

Joining The Two Rectangles

Once you have made two rectangles, fold each rectangle in half length ways to measure 66cm or 26 inches.

Sew up the side with the 2 rows of the solid dc pattern using a yarn needle leaving a 25cm or 10 inch arm hole at the top. Do this for both rectangles.

To make a cardigan place the 2 rectangles together so that the sides with the 5 rows of the dc pattern are next to each other. Sew up the back side in the middle of the 2 rectangles approx. 53cm or 21 inches up leaving a v-shape for your neck and leave one side left open (joining the two rectangles in the centre forms the part where your body will go).

To make a vest, place the 2 rectangles next to each other so that the sides with the 5 rows of dc pattern are next to each other. Sew up both sides of the middle of the rectangle leaving an approx. 106cm or 42 inch gap at the top to be able to place your head through the vest. Make sure that the gap is at the top of the vest in line with the arm holes.

 

If you have need extra help please watch the YouTube tutorial below

YouTube Tutorial