If you love layering pieces then you will enjoy the Get Comfy Crochet Cardigan Pattern. Here is why I love this style of crochet, especially for beginners.
- It’s made flat, no need to join and work in the round.
- The crochet cardigan is created in one piece.
- No increasing or decreasing!
- This Get Comfy Crochet Cardigan Pattern has a video tutorial to guide you through each step.
- Options for Sleeves! Love wide or ribbed? This pattern has both.
What’s better than a nice cotton yarn for the summer and even fall months. Crochet layering pieces are essential to have in a wardrobe. This Easy One Piece Cardigan has options for short or long, wide puff or narrow ribbed sleeves, ribbing or no ribbing. It’s a choose your own adventure of crochet!
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How To Style A Crochet Cardigan:
Crochet cardigans have earned their place in the fashion world and even on the runway. But we all know we aren’t walking the runway ourselves soon, so here is how you might want to style your crochet cardigan.
- Throw on a cropped cardigan over a sundress. This is a great way to go for the crop style but not worry about showing any skin if that’s not in your comfort zone. Add the Herringbone Crochet Clutch to top it off with an accessory.
- Let’s talk winter, it’s our favorite for layers, so a longer cardigan with jeans and boots should be a staple in every closet. Need socks for those boots? Try the Simple And Best Crochet Sock – Free Pattern. Or if it’s extra cold and you need a bit more warmth, the Whims Crochet Earwarmer will add some simple cable flair.
- Even in summer, there are moments for a cardi, like when Target is blasting the AC and you want to do some shopping. Shorts, sandals, and cute earrings topped with a cropped cardi are the way to go.
- And of course, we all have that maxi dress in our closet. A long or short cardigan looks great and you will want to have something with you to stay cozy when the sun goes down. Pair with some wedges and you look effortlessly chic. And if you need a bit more than a clutch to carry your important things, the Hygge Infinity Crochet Bag & Clutch is great to grab and go.
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(5.5mm) & G (4.0mm) Hooks, or hooks to obtain gauge
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Blocking Mats and Pins (optional)
75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, 109yds/50g Colorway: Silver Sage
Yardage for Short:
1050, (1200, 1350, 1475) (1550, 1650, 1800, 1925) yds
10, (12, 13, 14) (15, 16, 17, 18) Skeins
Yardage for Long:
1350, (1500, 1700, 1950) (2100, 2250, 2350, 2500) yds
13, (14, 16, 18) (20, 21, 22, 23) skeins
Another Yarn option is Comfy Color Mist
Short: 6 (6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9) hanks
Long: 7, (7, 8, 9) (10, 11, 11, 12) hanks
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
est row rep – established row repeat
flo – front loop only
hdc – half double crochet
lp(s) – loop(s)
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
Stsc – stacked single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
16 sts x 12 rows = 4×4 inches in Stitch Pattern.
Ch in multiples of two and repeat Rows 2-5 from the Back of One Piece Cardigan for the swatch.
Finished Garment Bust (includes 3-4 iches of ease): 34 (38, 40, 44) (50, 54, 58, 62)
Crochet Cardigan Notes:
This cardigan is crocheted flat and then seamed under the arms and down the sides. It has an easy stitch repeat that creates a stylish texture.
Sizes are written as Small (Medium, Large, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5x).
There is 3-4 inches of ease in this for this pattern, the actual bust measurements are 34 (38, 40, 44) (50, 54, 58, 62).
Chains are not used at the beginning of each row. The G-hook will only be used for the ribbed sleeve option.
Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loop on hook.
Puff Stitch: YO, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull lp through st and make lp same height as previous sts in working row, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull lp through st and make lp same height as working row) twice, yo, pull through all 7 lps on hook.
One Piece Cardigan Schematic
Measurements are in Inches
A: 17 (19, 20, 22) (25, 27, 29, 31)
B: 7.5 for crop & 15 for long, for all sizes Please note the ribbing will add 2” to the cardigan length.
C: 15 (16, 16, 17) (19, 20, 20, 21)
D: 17 inches for all sizes
Please note the ribbing will add 2.5” to sleeve length.
E: 2.5 inches, optional and can be omitted based on style choice.
Get Comfy Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Back of One Piece Cardigan
With I-hook ch 68 (76, 80, 88) (100, 108, 116, 124)
Row 1 (RS): In the first ch from the hook sc, sc in remaining across, turn. 68 (76, 80, 88) (100, 108, 116, 124) sts
Row 2: Sc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next*; repeat from * to * across, turn.
Row 3-4: Sc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next ch space*; repeat from * to * across, turn.
Row 5: Stsc in first, 2dc sts in next ch space, *skip 1, 2dc sts in next ch space*; repeat from * to * until the last 2 sts, skip 1, dc in last, turn.
Rows 2-5 are the row repeats for the est row rep.
Repeats: For a cropped cardigan, repeat the established row repeat 5 more times; this will be a total of 20 more rows. For a longer cardigan repeat the established row repeat 14 more times; this will be a total of 56 more rows. Do not fasten off.
Note on length:
To customize the length add fewer or more rows in increments of the Row Repeat. The 2.5” ribbing on the bottom of this piece is optional. Ribbing was added to the crop version in images, and can be added for length on the longer version, or omited. It’s a personal styling choice.
Adding the Arms
Note on sleeve length:
The sleeves will add 17 inches to each side. For longer or shorter sleeves chain fewer or more sts in increments of 2.
Row 1 (WS): Set the working yarn aside. Using a second ball of yarn, attach to the opposite side of the cardigan, and ch 68, fasten off.
Pick up the working yarn again and ch 68, turn. Starting in the first chain from the hook, re- peat row 2. This will be worked across these 68 chains, across the back body sts, and across the chained sts on the opposite side. 204 (212, 216, 224) (236, 244, 252, 260)sts
Row 2 – 21 (23, 23, 25) (27, 29, 29, 31): Work in the the row repeats for the stitch pattern.
Crochet Cardigan Right Panel
Row 22 (24, 24, 26) (28, 30, 30, 32) (RS): Continue to work in est row rep for 102 (106, 108, 112) (118, 122, 126, 130) sts, turn leaving the remaining sts unworked. 102 (106, 108, 112) (118, 122, 126, 130) sts
Repeats: Work in pattern for 21 (23, 23, 25) (27, 29, 29, 31) more rows, turn and fasten off.
Right Panel- Front
Skip 68 sts, attach yarn, Work the next 34 (38, 40, 44) (50, 54, 58, 62) in the established row pat- tern.
For a cropped cardigan, repeat the established row repeat 6 more times; this will be a total of 24 more rows. For a longer cardigan repeat the established row repeat 15 more times; this will be a total of 60 more rows.
Last Row: Sc in each stitch across, fasten off.
Note on length: If the length was customized on the Back of the Cardigan, match the total length here.
Crochet Cardigan Left Panel
Row 22 (24, 24, 26) (28, 30, 30, 32) (RS): With the RS facing, join yarn to one stitch left of the first panel, work in est row rep until the end of the row, turn. 102 (106, 108, 112) (118, 122, 126, 130) sts
Repeats: Work est row rep for 21 (23, 23, 25) (27, 29, 29, 31) more rows, turn and do not fasten off.
Left Panel Front
Work the next 34 (38, 40, 44) (50, 54, 58, 62) in the est row rep, leaving the last 68 sts unworked.
For a cropped cardigan, repeat the established row repeat 6 more times; this will be a total of 24 more rows. For a longer cardigan repeat the est row rep 15 more times; this will be a total of 48 more rows.
Last Row: Sc in each stitch across, fasten off.
Note on length:
If the length was customized on the Back of the Cardigan, match the total length here.
Front of the Crochet Cardigan Trim
Row 1 (RS): With the RS facing, join yarn to the bottom left corner of the front of the cardigan, sl st 1 sts per sc row, and 2 sts per dc row, around the opening, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), *skip the first sl st, flo hdc in the next, work a puff st in the flo of the skipped st*; repeat from * to * across, turn. Please note: if you have an odd number of stitches along the front it’s fine, simply work a hdc into the last st, then work a Stsc as the first stitch of the next row.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2 working through both loops, Fasten off and weave in ends.
Seaming the Crochet Cardigan
Blocking is recommended before seaming due to the lean of this stitch.
Fold the garment in half with the RS facing out, use your yarn needle and yarn to seam from the side of the cardigan to under the arms. Weave in ends.
Wide Sleeve Trim Option
Rnd 1 (RS): With the RS facing, join yarn at the seam of the sleeve, sl st 1 sts per sc row, and 2 sts per dc row, around the opening, join and turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), *skip the first sl st, flo hdc in the next, work a puff st in the flo of the skipped st*; repeat from * to * aross, join and turn.
Row 3: Repeat Row 2, Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ribbed Sleeve Option
Please Note: In order to make the sleeves tighter the slip stitches from the arm edge will be worked as 3 sl sts per every 4 rows.
Row 1: With G-hook ch 12, sc in second chain from hook and across to arm, sl st 2 sts along the arm edge (remember to work these as 3 sts per every 4 rows, these do not count as sts), turn. 11 sts
Row 2: Skip the two sts from the arm edge, in blo sc in each st across until the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, turn. 11 sts
Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc through both loops of the first st, blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts along the arm edge, turn.
Repeats: Repeat Rows 2-3 around the bottom of the arm. Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing.
Ribbed Bottom Option
Row 1: With I-hook, join yarn to the bottom left edge of the cardigan and ch 12, sc in the second chain from hook and across to the bottom body edge, sl st 2 sts along the bottom body edge (these do not count as sts), turn. 11 sts
Row 2: Skip the two sts from the bottom body edge, in blo sc in each st across until the last st, sc in both loops of the last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc through both loops of the first st, blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts along the bottom body edge, turn.
Repeats: Repeat Rows 2-3 across the bottom body edge of the cardigan, fasten off.
Weave in any ends, wear and enjoy!
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