Here’s another free written crochet pattern for a beautiful cardigan sweater.

I’ve also included a link to the video tutorial on my Youtube channel here. For a printable PDF version with photos and size adjustments, check out my Etsy shop here.

I just made this cardigan as I was playing around with Red Heart’s Hygge yarn. It’s only the third time using it but I loved the hat and gloves I made so much that I wanted to try a sweater. I LOVE this yarn. The sweater turned out great and it’s incredibly warm and cozy feeling (as the yarn promises). I’ve been wearing this cardigan in place of my usual winter jacket, which says a lot living in Minnesota. The cardigan is more than just comfortable and warm. You can wear it open or spruce it up a little with a belt, if you want to look a little more fashionable.  Hope you enjoy :)!  

    Materials
 Red heart hygge ( weight 5 bulky yarn-8 oz 212 yards for each skein, I used approx 5 skeins for size S ) Color pictured Pearl
 Crochet hook size 6 mm
 Yarn needle
 Scissors
 Markers

  Stitches used & code
ch = chain
st = stitch(es)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat
rs = right side
ws = wrong side
sp = space

  Note:
This cardigan is made in 5 separate pieces and then sewn
together. The collar is added after.
This pattern made as women’s  Small.

  Gauge:
10 hdc x 7 rows = 4″

  Measurements: (These sizes are measured before blocking/washing) 
Size S 17.6″ Width x 29.14″ Length ( 1020 yards of yarn )

*Keep in mind that your sweater will stretch out a few inches after you wash/block it. If you used the same yarn as me, I recommend just putting it through the wash/dry cycle as it’s machine safe. Check the label washing/drying instructions.

Front panels ( make 2)

Row 1 ( rs ) ch  19
1 hdc into second ch from hook and each st across.
total of 18 st

Row 2 ( ws ) Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st )
1 hdc into first st and each st across.
total of 18 st

Row 3-51 rep row 2
*The end of row 51, cut the yarn and leave 20″ tail

Back panels ( make 1 )

Row 1 ( rs ) ch 45
1 hdc into second ch from hook and each st across.
total of 44 st

Row 2 ( ws ) Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st )
1 hdc into first st and each st across.
total of 44 st

Row 3-51 rep row 2 

*The end of row 51, cut the yarn and weave the end

Sleeves ( make 2 )

Row 1 (rs ) ch 23
1 hdc into second ch from hook and each st across.
total of 22 st

Row 2 ( ws ) Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st )
1 hdc into first st and each st across.
total of 22 st

Row 3- 7 rep row 2

Row 8 Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st )
2 hdc into first st, 1 hdc into each st till you have 1 st left,
2 hdc into last st.
total of 24 st

Row 9-12 rep row 2 total of 24 st
Row 13 rep row 8 total of 26 st
Row 14-17 rep row 2 total of 26 st
Row 18 rep row 8 total of 28 st
Row 19-20 rep row 2 total of 28 st
Row 21 rep row 8 total of 30 st
Row 22-23 rep row 2 total of 30 st
Row 24 rep row 8 total of 32 st
Row 25-26 rep row 2 total of 32 st
Row 27 rep row 8 total of 34 st
Row 28-29 rep row 2 total of 34 st
Row 30 rep row 8 total of 36 st
Row 31-32 rep row 2 total of 36 st
Row 33 rep row 8 total of 38 st
Row 34-37 rep row 2 total of 38 st

The end of row 37, cut the yarn and leave 40″tail

* In this pattern the sleeves are long but if you
want shorter you can stop at row 33

Joining the pieces together

Take the back panel and 2 front panels, place
them together with correct sides. Using the tail that you left
earlier, sew along the top of the shoulder area together
using method of choice. I like to use my yarn needle for
sewing, but you can crochet it together as well. The
following measurements are suggestions but you can
customize them for your self.

Sew the sleeves to the top
Lay your top correct side facing down. Place your sleeves
correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side
with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should
be in the middle of the sleeve panel and even on both sides.

Sew the cardigan together:

Fold your cardigan in half at the shoulder seams. Cut a new
strand of yarn 50-70 inches long, enough to sew the bottom
and the sleeves. Start sewing from the bottom up to the
side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing
the sleeve side seam till you reach the bottom of the sleeve,
cut the yarn and weave the end.
( both sides sewn the same)

Collar:

Turn your cardigan right side out. Start the collar by working
from the bottom right corner
Work all the way up and around the neck, back down to the left
corner. We will turn back the other direction and keep repeating

Crochet into the end of each row of the front panel (sp for reference)

Row 1

*2 hdc into first sp, 1 hdc into next sp* rep till you reach the
neck corner,
2 hdc into the neck corner, 1 hdc into each st till you reach
the other neck corner, 2 hdc into neck corner again on the
other side
*2 hdc into next sp, 1 hdc into next sp* rep till the end.
total of 161 st * if you have a few more or
less st it’s ok.

Row 2  Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st )
1 hdc into first st and each st across.
total 161 st

Rows 3-13 Rep row 2

The end of row 13 cut the yarn and weave the end

Thanks for stopping by, hope you stay warm with your new cardigan. Don’t be  shy to share this with your friends, they will appreciate the warmth too!!

If you loved this sweater pattern, you may also enjoy this pullover bell sleeve pattern as well.

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