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Hi there, a crochet cardigan is always a way to spice up an outfit, i say this because i have been rocking a cardigan all weekend.

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Do you guys remember the knit look cardigan? I got into an argumet with one crocheter that it was crochet because she was convinced it was knit.

So i was in love with it so much that i decided to make another, also mainly because Anna wanted a tutorial and she is such  a darling and supports me sooo much. She makes me feel like i can do anything! Much love for Anna!

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Terminology: US

 Level: Intermediate

Beginner Sizes: XS,S,M,L,XL,2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL

Gauge: 17 stitches in 13 rows = 4X4


– The pattern is worked in the back loop only to achieve the knit look

– Chin 1 does not count as a stitch

– The pattern has 9 sizes written as XS(S,M,L,XL,2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL)

Yarn Needed

This pattern will not make a dent in your pockets so worry not. I used less yarn than i had anticipated surprisingly

 XS- 4 balls of yarn

S- 4.5 balls of yarn

M- 5.5 balls of yarn

 L- 6.5 balls of yarn

XL- 7.5 balls of yarn

2XL- 8.5 balls of yarn

3XL- 9.5 balls of yarn

4XL- 10 balls of yarn

5XL 11 balls of yarn

Plus one ball of black worsted weight yarn which you can just use that remaining black yarn you have from that previous project. We will not need the entire ball so the leftover yarn is fine.

I used a dark brown for this, so feel free to experiment.


 Ch- Chain

Hdslst- Half double slip stitch

slst- slip stitch

St- Stitch

Sc- single crochet

Rep- Repeat

Cont- Continue

Incr- Increase

Decr- decrease

Tog- together

Blo- Back loop Only


DK weight yarn 

4.5 mm & 3.5 mm crochet hook

Stitch markers 

Yarn needle 




R1: with your 4.5 mm crochet hook, ch: 55(65,75,75,85,95,95,105,115) +1 to turn.

 In the second ch from the hook, place a decr by hdslst 2 chains tog, hdslst going down but leave 10 ch unworked.

Work the 10 ch with a 3.5 mm hook. ( Be sure to place a stitch marker at the top of your row 1).

 R2: Ch1, turn. Still with the 3.5 mm hook. Hdslst into the first 10st blo!! At the stitch marker switch to the 4.50 mm hook and finish the row, placing another decrease at the top of your work.

Rep row 1-2 decreasing at the top of your work and in the blo till row 17(23,29,29,35,41,41,47,53).

You should end at the bottom of your work. Be sure to place a stitch marker at the top of your last decrease row so we do not miss it.


Start your next row as normal, at the top of the work,place an incr by placing 2 hdslst in the last st Increase till row 17(23,29,29,35,41,41,47,53).

You should end at the top of your work.

Place a stitch marker at the last row of your increase. Work 17(23,29,29,35,41,41,47,53) normal rows.

So you will not increase or decrease for these rows. Place a stitch marker on the top of the last normal row. You should have ended at the bottom of your work. Now we start rows of decrease again.

Decr 17,23,29,29,35,41,41,47,53) rows remembering to leave a stitch marker at the top of your last row. You should have ended at the top of your work. To start the last incr row which is back to the front panel now, Ch 1 hdslst 2 into the first ch from hook to count as your first incr or you can ch 2 hdsldt into the second ch from the hook and that can count as your first incr.

Incr till row 17(23,29,29,35,41,41,47,53) Your work should have ended at the bottom. DO NOT CUT THE YARN.


We are gonna go around the collar working sc in every st. So, ch1 with the 3.5 mm hook, place 10 sc then switch to the 4.50 mm hook and place a sc in each st.

When you reach the top of the first front panel ch 4(4,6,6,8,8,10,10,12) and connect to the next st marker of the back panel which should be the stitch marker to the normal rows.

Cont with the sc till the next stitch marker and ch 4(4,6,6,8,8,10,10,12) and connect to the other front panel. Finish by going down with your sc row switching to a 3.5 mm hook at the last 10 st.

Now to work the whole collar, use the 3.5 mm crochet hook and work your desired number of dlslst rows if you wish to do as i did, work 6 rows of hdslst. By now, your work should be looking like a sleeveless on to the sleeves.


Connect your yarn where you left the stitch marker which should ne where your decrease and increase meet or your underarm section.

Place a sc in the first st and replace the st marker, place a sc in each hdslst row all the way around your arm opening slst to join in the first sc you made. We still need the st marker, so remember the chains we made at the top od the shoulders? place the st marker in the middle of those ch.

So you will place the st marker in the st number 2(2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6) To start on the sleeve, ch 58(62,66,66,70,74,74,78,82) in the first 10 ch, with the 3.5 mm crochet hook place 10 slst leaving a marker on the 10th st, and switch to the 4.50 crochet hook and cont with the hdslst In the last ch of the sleeve, place 2 hdslst as an incr.

slst to join the row in the next available sc, and slst in the next sc to start on the next row. one turn Place 2 hdslst in the first ch to mark as an incr and work the rest of the ch as normal remembering to slst in the last 10 st with the 3.5 mm crochet hook.

Cont to incr your sleeve till you reach the st marker we left at the shoulder as that should be half way through your sleeve meaning we should now start to decr. To start the decr, work hdslst in 2 st tog. Rep this till your sleeve is complete, sew the sleeve close with your yarn needle. Rep this for the other sleeve, Your crochet cardigan is almost done!


To add the stripes if you wish to have them on your crochet cardigan, then watch the video tutorial as it will be of greater guide.

I could not make all of my stripes straight, but i did as best as I could.

I worked 4 lines leaving 10 stitches in between each stripe.


The stripes are worked as if we are chaining on to the cardigan. Watch the video tutorial for the demonstration.

 Weave in all the loose ends, try it on, go see how it looks in the mirror and post a picture in our facebook group!!!!

Until next time,

 Happy crocheting.