Crochet Oversized Cardigan free pattern

Easy Crochet sweater Free Pattern
Easy Crochet sweater Free Pattern
the oversized ribbed cosy sunshine cardigan is the modern crocheters must have for the winter wardrobe.it will keep your closet looking classy for many seasons.

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Easy Crochet Oversized Cardigan

The sunshine cardigan is everything you would want your cardigan to be. Cosy, classy and sassy. This oversized crochet cardigan will give your wardrobe a boost as it can rock a dress and pants viciously.

When i posted the sunshine crochet cardigan on the Facebook groupa lot of people loved the result to i decided to share the free written pattern.

Most were so sure it was knit, and to the beginner eye you would think the same.

Personally i love the stitch because it looks knit. Bur, it is all crochet.

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The entire cardigan is worked up using the half double slip stitch only. That is what gives it the knit finished look even though it clearly is a crochet cardigan!!!

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CROCHET AFGHAN PATTERN

STITCH LIBRARY

-Hdslst- Half Double Slip Stitch

-Ch- Chain

-Bl-Backloop

-St- Stitches

-Rep- Repeat

MATERIALS

6.00 mm Hook

 4.00 mm hook 

Stitch marker 

Yarn 

Measuring tape 

Scissors 

Darning needle

AMOUNT OF YARN NEEDED

5 balls of 100g yarn suitable for 6.00 mm hook for sizes XS & S,

7 balls for size M,

9 balls for L,

11 balls for XL,

13 balls for 2XL,

15 balls for 3XL,

17 balls for 4XL,

19 balls for 5XL.

GOOD TO KNOW

The pattern for the cardigan is worked from bottom to the top and not side to side in order to achieve the knit look. Take note that the pattern is worked in the back loop only throughout. The cardigan is worked using half double slip stitch throughout even in the collar, we just change the hook size.

The pictures presented were in size small. Note that you can adjust the pattern to the size you want by either adding or removing rows in case the pattern is too oversized for you or you would like it to be slightly more oversized. Note that chaining of one does not count as a stitch.

MEASUREMENTS

Finished work Measurement for size S : Length : 25.5 inches Wide: 28 inches

Gauge: 16 stitches in 14 rows 4”X4”

SIZES: SX, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

TERMINOLOGY

US

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate Beginner

CONSTRUCTION

Crochet is beyond my hobby, i am addicted. But, there are sides to it that i hate, which is the sewing pieces together part, so i do my best to avoid the sewing LOL! So, this cardigan is worked in one piece, (well, the arms excluded but trust me you will only need your needle to connect the shoulders, close the arms and weave in the ends.

This pattern can be worked by a beginner, the only new thing would be the half double slip stitch stitch. It is a very easy pattern because trust me, we use the same stitch throughout with the addition of a single crochet which will be optional and slip stitch to connect the arms to the body.

Just a quick overview of how the cardigan will be brought to life, we will start by making one front panel which will then be extended to the back panel by chaining the armhole then we will end with the other front panel. Connecting the shoulders then we will work the arms on the body so we eliminate the sewing LOL.

Just a quick overview of how the cardigan will be brought to life, we will start by making one front panel which will then be extended to the back panel by chaining the armhole then we will end with the other front panel. Connecting the shoulders then we will work the arms on the body so we eliminate the sewing LOL.

SIZING GUIDE

The sizing guide follows size XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL,5XL) E.g. “Ch 41(41, 45, 45, 49, 49, 53, 53,… ) means Ch 41 for XS, Ch 41 for Small, Ch 45 for Medium, Ch 45 for Large, Ch 49 for XL, Ch 49 for 2XL, Ch 53 for 3XL, Ch 53 for 4XL… etc

CROCHET OVERSIZED CARDIGAN FREE PATTERN

FRONT PANEL

Begin by estimating how long you want your cardigan to be by measuring from where you want your cardigan to reach to the top of your shoulder. if you want to make the exact same one as i did, then you can follow the numbers below.

To begin, Ch 81(91,101,111,121,131,141,151,161)

R1: Using a 4.00 mm hook, hdslst into the first 10 st and place a stitch marker on the 10th stitch. Switch to a 6.00 mm hook and proceed with the hdslst till the top. Ch1 and turn.

R2: Hdslst all the way down witht the 6.00mm hook in the back loop only tilll you reach the stitch marker, switch to a 4.00 hook for the last 10 st. Ch 1 and turn

R3: Hdslst into the first 10 st with the 4.00 mm hook up to the stitch marker, the switch to a 6.00mm hook, proceed to hdslst all the way to the top. Repeat rows 1-3 till rows 26(30,38,46,54,62,70,78,86) You should end at the bottom of your work.

Begining the back pannel we should all be at the bottom of our work, start the row as normal with a 4.00 mm hook switching to the 6.00 mm hook after the stitch marker, however, leave a total of 20(25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60) stitches unworked at the top and make a chain of 21(26,31,36,41,46,51,56,61)

BACK PANEL

R1: This will be considered row 1 of the back pannel. Into the second stitch from the hook, Hdslst all the way down witht the 6.00mm hook in the back loop only tilll you reach the stitch marker, switch to a 4.00 hook for the last 10 st. Ch 1 and turn

R2: Hdslst into the first 10 st with the 4.00 mm hook, switch at the stitch marker to a 6.00mm hook, proceed to hdslst all the way to the top. Repeat rows 1-2till rows 26(30,38,46,54,62,70,78,86) You should end at the top of your work.

Since this is an oversized cardigan, we will work a middle portion to help the cardigan fall off our shoulders a bit more.

work 6(10,10,16,16,22,22,22,26,) extra rows for the mid section, and finalise the back panel by working a another 27(31,39,47,55,63,71,79,87)

we should be at the bottom of our work. begin the next row as normal but however, leave a total of 20(25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60) stitches un worked at the top and make a chain of 21(26,31,36,41,46,51,56,61)

Hdslst all the way down witht the 6.00mm hook in the back loop only tilll you reach the stitch marker, switch to a 4.00 hook for the last 10 st. Ch 1 and turn. Repeat this till rows 26(30,38,46,54,62,70,78,86) ch1 and cut.

Fold the cardigan so the front panels lay on the back panel to sew together. Sew the shoulders together neatly. To begin working in the arms,

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

To begin working in the arms, go around the arm hole with a row of single crochet(optional as it is easier to see the stitches, but if you can see them without the single crochet row then skip this phase), connect the yarn to the underarm of the cardigan and ch51(51,61,71,81,91,101,111.121).

hdslst with a 4.00mm hook the first 10 stitches placing a stitch marker and proceeding with a 6.00 mm hook. when you reach the under arm portion, connect to the next st /single crochet st with a slip stitch to join the row, slst to the next st/single crochet st to begin a new row.

hdsldt in the back loop only. repeat this till the whole arm is complete then sew the arm to close it. Repeat with the other side.

COLLAR

To work the colour, we will only be using the 4.00 mm hook for this part. this part is optional but i recomend it for absolute beginners. connect your yarn and Work a row of single crochet around the collar area of the cardigan to make the stitches more visible.

Note, for the mid section we did on the back panel, place 1 single crochet into each hdslst row At the end of your single crochet row assuming you did not skip this row, Ch 1 and hdslst all the way around, when you reach the end, ch1 and turn.

The thickness of your color is optional, so work as many rows as you wish, as for me, i worked 6 rows. At the end, chain 1 and cut. Weave in all the ends, and you Sunshine Cardigan is all DONE!!!

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6 thoughts on “Crochet Oversized Cardigan free pattern”

    • you are welcome. I know i would love to see the color you make it in, so be sure to share it in the facebook group

  1. Looks like a fun sweater to crochet and I love the look! Thanks for the pattern! I’m popping over to your shop to buy and check out your video 😊 looking forward to your next design!

  2. I love the idea, pattern looks wonderful- so I want to make it. Though wondering if you have measurements for the sizes- because I find that not all XLarges etc, fit the same.
    Chest? Hips?

    • unfortunately i do not, but the good thing about this pattern is you can hold it against yourself as you work and that way you can get the sizing you want.

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