I’m really happy with this cardigan. Actually, I’m in love with it. It’s a longer cardigan this time, and the color blend makes it more fun and bright than the last one. It can be worn with a belt or open, casual or classy. If you want something for more everyday use, it would look stunning in all black as well. Hope you enjoy, happy crocheting!

The printable PDF version is for sale on all my platforms in sizes XS-XXL.

For my Etsy, shop here.

If you prefer Ravelry or Loveknitting, check me out there also! Thanks for stopping by my shops.

Materials

Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single
  • dc = double crochet
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side

Notes :

  • This cardigan is made in 5 separate pieces and then sewn together. The collar is added after.
  • The chains when you start will be the length of the cardigan, if you want shorter or longer just make less or more chains at the beginning, but the back panel and the front panel have to have the same amount of ch.
  • Here’s the video tutorial for this cardigan: Part 1 Part 2

Gauge unblocked:

  • 7.5 sc x 8.5 rows = 4″
  • 7 dc x 4 rows = 4″

Size : Us women’s small

Measurements : 16″ width x 32″ length (These measured before blocking/washing) *keep in mind that your cardigan will stretch out a few inches after you block/wash it.

Pattern

Back panel ( make 1 )

Row 1 (ws) color A : ch 61, 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 60 st

Row 2 (rs) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 60 st

Row 3 – 34 rep row 2 ( color A ) *The end of row 34 cut the yarn and weave the end.

Front panels ( make 2 )

Row 1 (ws) color A : ch 61, 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 60 st

Row 2 (rs) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count s a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 60 st

Row 3 – 14 rep row 2 ( color A ) *The end of row 14 cut the yarn and leave about 15″ tail

Sleeves ( make 2 )

Row 1 (ws) color B : ch 17, 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 16 st

Row 2 (rs) color B: Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 16 st

Row 3 – 8 rep row 2 ( color B ) *The end of row 8 cut the yarn and leave 10: tail for sew the cuff ( color B section )

Row 9 (ws) color A : Turn, ch 1 (do not count s a st ), 2 sc into first st, 1 sc into each st till you have 1 st left, 2 sc into last st. Total of 18 st

Row 10 (rs) color A : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 18 st

Row 11 -12 rep row 10 ( color A ). Total of 18 st

Row 13 rep row 9 ( color A ). Total of 20 st

Row 14 – 16 rep row 10 ( color A ). Total of 20 st

Row 17 rep row 9 ( color A ). Total of 22 st

Row 18 – 20 rep row 10 ( color A ). Total of 22 st

Row 21 rep rep row 9 ( color A). Total 24 st

Row 22 – 24 rep row 10 ( color A ). Total of 24 st

Row 25 rep row 9 ( color A ). Total of 26 st

Row 26 – 28 rep row 10 ( color A ). Total of 26 st

Row 29 rep row 9 ( color A ). Total of 28 st

Row 30 – 38 rep row 10 ( color A ). Total of 28 st

*The end of row 38 cut the yarn and leave about 32″ tail

Joining the pieces together

Sew the back panel to the 2 front panels

Take the back panel and 2 front panels, place them together with correct side. 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,

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 sleeves panel and even on both sides.

Sew the cardigan together

Fold your cardigan in half at the shoulder seam. Cut a new strand of yarn 60 – 70 inches long, enough to sew the bottom and sleeves. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the cuff of the color B section. Use the color B tail that we left earlier and continue sewing until you reach the bottom of the sleeves. Cut the yarn and weave the ends. ( both sides sewn the same )

Collar

Turn your cardigan right side out. Start the collar 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.

Row 1 color B : ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st across to the left corner. Total of 126 st *if you have a few more or less st it’s ok.

Row 2 color B : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into each st across. Total of 126 st

Row 3 – 8 rep row 2 ( color B )

*The end of row 8 cut the yarn and weave the end

32 Shares