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Campside Cardi Easy Free Knit-Look Crochet Pattern

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This is the best part of the Campside Cardi Crochet Pattern; it's created flat! That's right; we will not work in the round, which means this is a beginner-level crochet pattern. If you haven't ever made a flat cardigan, you are in for a treat. This crochet cardigan pattern also includes a video tutorial. And if you love easy crochet garment construction, you might also like the Autumn Wheat Crochet Cardigan or the top-down Beautiful Lace Sleeve Sweater.

Campside Cardi Easy Crochet Pattern

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What you'll love about this easy cardigan pattern.


  • Flat Construction - We will work together to crochet three pieces: the main body, then two arms. Next, we will block the pieces, and last, we will stitch them together and wear. It's so easy peasy!
  • Lightweight Fabric - It's always great to have a simple and stylish cardigan in your closet as a staple layering piece.
  • Easy Stitches - You are ready for this project if you can half double crochet and single crochet. And with these simple stitches, we will create a fantastic texture.
  • Size Inclusive - The Adult size crochet pattern is available in size x-small to plus size 5x.
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The Campside Cardi looks amazing in other colors as well! Above is shown in a light purple grey shade, and even with cute little bunnies. If you love these bunnies, then the Be My Bunny Crochet Pattern, it's free on the blog!

Do you love the knit look? But want to use a hook?

I love creating crochet stitches with that knit look because it's so fun. And I find it's become really popular in recent years. I love this crochet cardigan, especially for the stretch and comfort. And I can work up a crochet cardigan faster than a knit cardigan. What about you? Do you love the look of knit with the crochet hook?

About the DK Weight Yarn for this Crochet Cardigan

It's all about the squish for this one, and I couldn't resist using on of my favorite fibers, merino wool. I've made this cardigan twice now with Valley Yarns Superwash DK and it's such a soft texture. But what if you wanted to go with a different yarn?

Suggested Yarn and Fiber Substitutions:
WeCrochet Swish DK
WeCrochet City Tweed DK
Willow & Lark Ramble
Mary Maxim Mellowspun DK Yarn
Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK

The fiber of the yarn will affect the final look and drape, but that doesn't mean you should be afraid to look into substitutes or dive into your stash. The most important thing is to check your gauge and know if the yarn will work as a substitute for this crochet cardigan. To know how to make a substitution, read this blog post What is Crochet Gauge and How to Fix It.

Want to explore even more knit-look crochet stitches?

In the Fireside Collection Course & eBook there are printable charts to color in your own choices. It’s a great way to visualize different colors. That way, you can pick yarn from your stash or incision that yarn you want a reason to purchase. Plus, you get all the other patterns in the collection as well! And there is also a fun bonus that is coming!

Supplies for the Campside Cardi Easy Crochet Pattern

If you are sitting around a campfire (or on your porch) on a cool evening, this is the perfect sweater to keep you warm and cozy. It is crocheted in Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK, so it is soft and squishy, and the simple stitch pattern is perfect for working on in front of your favorite TV show. You won’t want to take this off.

Crochet Hook:
Size K (6.5mm), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:
Valley Yarns Superwash DK (100% Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool, 50 g/137 yds); Color: Sand.

Yardage:
10 (11, 12, 13, 14) (15, 17, 18, 19) balls

Abbreviations/Stitches:
ch: chain
blo: in back loop only
hdc: half double crochet
pm: place marker
rep: repeat
rnd: round
RS/WS: right side/wrong side
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)

Gauge:
13 sts and 8 rows = 4" in stitch pattern.

Skill Level:
Easy

Sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) (58, 62, 66, 70)”. Fits with 6-8" positive ease.

A woman with long dark hair wearing a white top, Campside Cardi, and jeans, smiling in a well-lit room with a decorative interior.

Crochet Pattern Notes

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) (58, 62, 66, 70)”. Fits with 6–8” positive ease.

The crochet cardigan is worked in a two-row repeat, so it’s easy to adjust for your size.

This garment has no shaping as it’s designed to be an oversized cozy cardigan.

The body and the arms are crocheted flat and then seamed together.

The chain-1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch. Use a Stacked Single Crochet
in place of the chain-1 if you prefer.

This stitch pattern will bias. Wet blocking to dimensions will remove the bias and open the
stitches.

Campside Cardi Easy Crochet Pattern Made Flat

Special Stitches:

Hdc in third loop. Instead of inserting the hook into the “V” at the top of a stitch, insert the hook from bottom to top under the “third loop” at the front of the work, or the horizontal bump that appears just below the “V”, as shown in the image below and in the video tutorial. This loop is often found on the back of the stitch, but when working in rows, on the wrong side it will be facing you and we are going to utilize this stitch to help create a knit-look stitch on the right side of the row. Love a visual? Check out the Video Tutorial.

Video Tutorial for the Crochet Cardigan

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Written Crochet Instructions

Campside Cardi Body First Half:

Set-Up: Ch 185 (197, 197, 201, 201) (201, 209, 209, 209), hdc in the second chain from the hook and in each ch across, turn. 184 (196, 196, 200, 200) (200, 208, 208, 208) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, hdc-blo of first 10 sts, dc-blo in each st to last 10 sts, hdc-blo of last 10 sts, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, hdc-blo of first 10 sts, hdc in the third loop (see Stitch Guide) of each st to last 10 sts, hdc-blo of last 10 sts, turn.

Rep Rows 1–2 until there are a total of 21 (23, 25, 25, 29) (31, 33, 35, 37) rows, ending with a WS row.

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Campside Cardi Body Second Half:

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, hdc-blo of first 10 sts, dc-blo of next 82 (88, 88, 90, 90) (90, 94, 94, 94) sts, ch 93 (99, 99, 101, 101) (101, 105, 105, 105), turn.

Row 2 (WS): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 91 (97, 97, 99, 99) (99, 103, 103, 103) ch, hdc in the third loop of each st to last 10 sts, hdc-blo of last 10 sts, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc-blo of first 10 sts, dc-blo of each st to last 10 sts, hdc-blo of last 10 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc-blo of first 10 sts, hdc in third loop of each st to last 10 sts, hdc-blo of last 10 sts, turn.

Rep Rows 3–4 until there are a total of 21 (23, 25, 25, 29) (31, 33, 35, 37) rows for this, ending with a RS row. Fasten off.

Cardigan Sleeves (Make 2)

Set-Up: Ch 53 (53, 53, 53, 55) (55, 55, 55, 55), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 ch, hdc in each ch to end, turn. 52 (52, 52, 52, 54) (54, 54, 54, 54) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, dc-blo in each st to last 10 sts, sc-blo of last 10 sts, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc-blo of first 10 sts, hdc in third loop of each st to end, turn.

Rep Rows 1–2 until there are a total of 24 (24, 26, 28, 30) (32, 34, 36, 38) rows for the sleeve. Fasten off.

Want an easier blocking experience? Get a block combs for getting a clean sharp look.

Seaming and Finishing

Block pieces. This will make it easier to seam and help straighten out the leans.

Fold body in half lengthwise and pm at the center of each side to mark the top of the shoulder. Measure 6 (6, 6½, 7, 7½)(8, 8½, 9, 9½)” down from each shoulder and pm to indicate sleeve placement.

Pin the center top of the sleeve at the top shoulder, and sew the sleeve between markers.

Fold the cardigan in half lengthwise. This will also naturally fold the sleeves in half as well. Starting at the sleeve ribbing, seam from the sleeve cuff, across the underarm, and down the body as far as you would like.

In the sample, approximately 12” were left unseamed on each side to create a slit. Weave in ends, and enjoy!

Campside Cardi Easy Crochet Pattern Made Flat

The Campside Cardi crochet pattern is a delightful project that blends simplicity with elegance, resulting in a cozy and versatile addition to any wardrobe. Its straightforward design makes it accessible for crocheters of all skill levels, offering an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Once your Campside Cardi is complete, treat it with care to ensure you wear it for years to come. Handwashing in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent is recommended to preserve both the yarn and delicate stitches. Lay it flat to dry, reshaping it if necessary to maintain its shape and drape.

Whether you're lounging at home or exploring the great outdoors, the Campside Cardi will keep you cozy and chic. So grab your crochet hook, indulge in some self-care, and stitch your way to comfort and style with this delightful pattern. And if you are ready to even more crochet garment inspiration, you might also enjoy the Macchiato Crochet Sweater Free Pattern or the Sagebrush Lindy Chain Sweater. Happy crocheting!

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