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How to crochet a cardigan for a woman

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crochet stylish women's cardigan
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Yarn - Caron Simply Soft / medium 4 / 315 yds (288 m) / 2 balls needed
Hook - US F (3.75 mm) or other size hook to obtain gauge
Gauge - about 13 chains go into 4 inches
Cardigan Size - US 4 - 6
Complexity - Intermediate

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Crochet women’s cardigan
Step-by-step crocheting instructions
Step 1
Make a foundation chain of 108 chain stitches and work one returning chain.
Step 2
1st row (right side) - starting from the second chain stitch from the hook, do single crochet to end, at the very end work the returning chain.
2nd row - starting from the second chain stitch from the hook, do reverse single crochet to end, at the very end work the returning chain.
Alternate 1st and 2nd rows for 10 more rows.
Step 3
13th row (right side) - starting from the second chain stitch from the hook, do back loop only single crochet to end, at the very end work the returning chain.
14th row - starting from the second chain stitch from the hook, do front loop only reverse single crochet to end, at the very end work the returning chain.
Alternate 13th and 14th rows for 10 more rows.
Step 4 = Step 2
Step 5
Rose petals pattern
1st row - in the second stitch from the hook make one single crochet, [create two more stitches to the existing one (reuse the base stitch to make second loop and in the following chain stitch make third loop) and crochet those three stitches together. At the very end, work the returning chain.
2nd row = 1st row.
Step 6
Crochet the front piece only. Continue the rose petals pattern for 24 chain stitches only from the hook for about 10 rows.
Step 7
Work the front shoulder piece. Continue crocheting the pattern for 14 chain stitches from the hook for about 6 rows.
Cut the yarn and secure it.
Step 8
Skip about 6 stitches from the front piece of the cardigan and crochet the back piece. Continue the pattern for 48 chain stitches from the hook for about 14 rows.
Step 9
Work the back shoulder piece. Continue the pattern for 14 chain stitches from the hook for 2 rows.
Step 10
Connect the two shoulder pieces together.
Cut the yarn and secure it.
Step 11
Work the other back shoulder piece.
Step 12
Work the other front piece with other front shoulder piece.
Step 13
Connect the other two shoulder pieces together.
Step 14
Use chain pattern for the sleeves.
1st round - [create 3 chain stitches then insert the hook into second stitch from the chain, grab the yarn, and pull it through the stitch and the 3rd chain stitch]. Repeat the process to end. At the very end, make 3 transition chains (stitches). By doing so, you should form small bumps of 3 chains.
2nd rounds - [insert the hook into the middle of 3 chain bump, grab the yarn, and pull it through both stitches] to end. At the very end, make 3 transition chains.
Every 4 rounds gradually reduce one stitch in a round. To do so, you need to make a stitch in the following two bumps from the hook and then crochet those three stitches together.
Repeat the process for about 30 rounds or until you reach the desired length of the sleeve.
Step 15
At the end of the sleeve, do back loop only single crochet for about 4 rounds.
Cut the yarn and secure it.
Step 16
Attach the yarn and work single crochet to cover edges of two front pieces and neck line of the cardigan. That will give one edge to the whole piece and a nicer look to it.
Step 17
Work the chain pattern for the bottom of the cardigan.
Step 18
Sew buttons.
Make loops for the buttons. On the opposite side of a button, create about 9 chain stitches and attach it back to the garment. Cut the yarn and secure it. Repeat the process for all the other buttons.

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Cardigan crochet pattern

Comments

Hi Sana,

Hi Sana,
My gauge is 13 chains = 3". Can you please help me with the pattern for size US 2- 4. I see your pattern is for US 4-6, but for me size 4 would be the upper limit. Size 6 would be too big. Thanks a lot for your help.

If your gauge is 13 single

If your gauge is 13 single crochet sts go into about 3 inches, then start with about 140 chains. When you crochet to an arm hole point, skip 6 chains under each arm, work 32 chs for each front part and 64 chs for the back part. Happy crochet!

Hi,i wanted to ask u if u

Hi,i wanted to ask u if u have a diagram of the pattern!i prefer to read it,its easier for me to understand thanks a lot

Hi,i wanted to ask u if u

Hi,i wanted to ask u if u have a diagram of the pattern!i prefer to read it,its easier for me to understand thanks a lot

Hi Hadzopoulos,

Hi Hadzopoulos,
There is the video tutorial to support the written instruction. I do not have a chart for the pattern.

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