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Crochet cardigan pattern

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Yarn - Bernat Cotton-ish (jade jersey) / light 3/ 2.4 oz (70 g) / 282 yards (258 m) / about 3 balls needed
Hook - F/5 – 3.75 mm and G/6 - 4.25mm or other size hooks needed for the gauge
Gauge - 2 repeats go into about 4 inches (10 cm) using a size G hook
Size - S/M
Complexity - Beginners friendly stitch

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Lace jacket cardigan crochet pattern

Row-by-row instructions

Part 1 video tutorial

Begin crocheting the cardigan from the top to bottom. Make a foundation chain of 171 chs or multiples of 10 chs plus 11 additional chs using a larger size crochet hook.

1st row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sk5, sc1, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 7 chs; ch5, sk5, dc2 + RC1
2nd row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 7 chs; ch5, sk5, dc2 + RC1

Work other rows as your 2nd row until you crochet 10 rows. Then continue the pattern using a smaller size crochet hook.

Decrease

29th row – h2ch, sc2, ch4, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 7 chs; ch4, sk5, dc2 + RC1
30th row = 29th row

First front part

31st row – h2ch, sc2, ch3, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, (ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1) x 2, ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sc1 + RC1

Decrease chs from neckline only

32nd row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 5 chs; ch3, sk3, dc2 + RC1
33rd row – h2ch, sc2, ch2, [sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, ch5] to last 7 chs; sk5, dc2 + RC1
34th row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 4 chs; ch2, sk2, dc2 + RC1
35th row – h2ch, sc2, ch1, [sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, ch5] to last 7 chs; sk5, dc2 + RC1
36th row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 3 chs; ch1, sk1, dc2 + RC1
37th row – h2ch, sc2, [sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, ch5] to last 7 chs; sk5, dc2 + RC1
38th row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last repeat; ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, sk1, dc2 + RC1
39th row – h2ch, sc2, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, ch5, [sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, ch5] to last 7 chs; sk5, dc2 + RC1
40th row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last repeat; ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc1, sk1, dc1 + RC1
41st row – h2ch, sc3, ch5, [sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1, ch5] to last 7 chs; sk5, dc2 + RC1
42nd row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last repeat; ch5, sk5, dc1, sk1, dc1 + RC1

Work the pattern without decreasing chs

43 – 48 rows = 2nd row

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Part 2 video tutorial

Second front part

Attach the yarn 3 repeats before the end of the row 30. Then work rows like your 2nd row (regular way) decreasing chs from the neckline only.

31st row – ch2, sc1, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 6 chs; ch3, sk4, dc2 + RC1

Work rows of the 2nd back part as a mirror reflection to rows of the first front part.

Back part

Attach the yarn next to the first front part.

31st row – ch2, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last repeat; ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sc1 + RC1

Work following rows as your 2nd row until you crochet 48 rows.

First back shoulder part

49th row – h2ch, sc2, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last repeat; ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sc1 + RC1
50 -51 rows = 2nd row

Join shoulder pieces

Work 52nd row like 2nd row joining the back and front shoulder pieces together.

Second back shoulder part

49th row – ch1, sk1, hdc1, dc1, (ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, ch2, hdc1, dc1) x 3, [ch5, sc1 under arch of 4chs, sk2, dc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1] to last 7chs; ch5, sk5, dc2 + RC1
50 -51 rows = 2nd row

Join the 2nd back shoulder piece with the front shoulder piece.

Sleeves

Make a foundation chain of 61 chs or multiples of 10 chs plus 11 additional chs using a smaller size crochet hook.

1st row = 1st row (body)
2nd row = 2nd row (body)
3 - 10 rows = 2nd row
Work rows 11 – 28 as 2nd row using a larger size crochet hook.

Join each sleeve to the body from the wrong side of the garment. Then join sleeve sides together.

Borders

Use a larger size crochet hook and single crochet increasing chains in each corner for the body. Then single crochet around your sleeves.

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
h2ch – insert a hook into the 2nd chain from the hook
hdc – half double crochet
RC – returning chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip a chain

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Comments

Hi ayleen jackson,

Hi ayleen jackson,
For the size 2x I would make a foundation chain of about 231 chs to work 22 repeats. Then I would use 5 repeats for each front part and 12 repeats for the back part. I'd also work more rows before joining shoulder pieces together. For each sleeve I'd make a foundation chain of about 81 chs to work 7 repeats. You may also adjust your gauge by using larger size crochet hooks and/or thicker yarns. Happy crochet!

Hi rashmi,

Hi rashmi,
For the XL size, I would make a foundation chain of 211 chs to work 20 repeats. Then I'd use 4 repeats for each front part and 10 repeats for the back part. And I would also add about two repeats to each sleeve. I'd make sleeves longer and crochet more rows before joining front and back parts together. Happy crochet!

Hi sarvani,

Hi sarvani,
This yarn is discontinued. I bought a bunch when it was still available. You may work few samples using different yarns to try which yarn will produce the right gauge. Happy crochet!