Plus Size Crochet Cardigan Free Pattern (XS-5XL)

If you have been looking for a plus size crochet cardigan then look no firther. With this crochet oversized cardigan, you have yourself a classy modern crochet cardigan that covers multiple sizes.

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Crochet cardigan projects are a great way to keep yourself busy working on somethingg that will keep you warm this wonter. If you are looking for comfort and style, then this Almond Plus Size Crochet Cardigan is the one to give you just that.

The minute i finished crocheting her, i took a picture and posted on my social media, immideately, my friend told me she wants to have her! This cardigan has already found a home, an di am hoping you will love it just as much! This crochet cardigan pattern comes with a well detailed YouTube Tutorial.

Easy Beginners Crochet Plus Size Cardigan

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Since the half double crochet stitch works up much faster than my usual love half double slip stitch, you will be done with this crochet sweater project sooner than you think. Grab your yarn and a hook, put on a lovely TV show and let us crochet away!

Multiple Size Crochet Cardigan Collection

How to crochet a plussize cardigan

The crochet stitches used to crochet the Plus Size Crochet Cardigan include the Single Crochet (sc) , half double crochet (hdc), Slip stitch (slst). These crochet stitches are beginner-friendly and work up quickly. 

The Plus size Crochet Cardigan pattern includes women’s sizing from XS-5X. Sizing is based on women’s standard sizing index and we use US crochet terms. 

Crochet Cardigan Inspiration

I am obsessed with beauty and comfort. And since the oversized crochet cardigans are in style, i could not resist making this lovely almond plus size cardigan. I put my hands to work, and worked this ribbed crochet cardigan for all sizes.

Cardigan Construction

If you know me, then you must understand that i love to work a seamless project. But that was not possible with this almond cardigan, so i did my level best to reduce the sewing and connecting in this pattern.

We begin with the first front panel where we work the rows till they slightly fall off our shoulder, then we make a long chain that seperates the front from the back while leaving room for the sleeves. We proceed to work the back panel where we then later seperate to the last front panel.

CLosing it, we close the coulders and work the sleeves onto the cardigan, ad finish with working the collar onto the cardigan too. So you crochet and sew at the same time! At the end, the only sewing you are doing is closing the sleeves and weaving in all the ends.

So without further ado, let’s get to the Easy Beginner friendly crochet plus size cardigan pattern.

Materials

DK Weight Yarn

You can use any DK weight yarn you have close by. If you do not have any yarn at hand, then check out this Anti Pilling every day yarn you can wear for years to come.

The best yarn for wearables is yarn that promises to look freh after many washes. And this DK yarn promises just that.

Crochet Hook(s)

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Other notions

You will also need a yarn needle, stitch markers (6), scissors and measuring tape.

Cardigan Measurements

Gauge: 16 stitches in 10 rows = 4”X4”

Sizes: 9 sizes (XS-5XLLevel: Beginner (Easy)

Stitch Library

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet 

Slst- slip stitch 

Hdc- double crochet 

Tog- together 

Cont- continue 

Rep- repeat 

Sk- skip

Amount Of Yarn Needed

4(5,6,7,9,11,13,14,16) balls of yarn

Notes

Ch 1 does not count as a stitch 

The pattern is worked in the back loop

We work the crochet cardigan from the bottom up 

Chain more for a longer crochet cardigan 

We crochet into the back bumps of every foundation chain

Crchet Plus Size Cardigan Free Pattern

FIRST FRONT PANEL

Make this cardigan as you watch the YouTube tutorial.

Ch 71(81,91,101,111,121,131,141,151)

ROW 1: With a 4mm crochet hook, hdc into the back bumps of the chain into 10 ch. 

Place stitch marker

With a 5mm hook, hdc all the way to the top. Ch 1, turn

ROW 2: Hdc in the back loops only to the stitch marker, switch to the 4mm hook to finish the row. Ch 1, turn

ROW 3: hdc to the stitch marker, switch to the 5mm hook, hdc all the way up. 

Rep rows 2-3 till you reach row 16(20,26,32,38,44,50,56,62) you should end at the bottom of your work.

 At the top of the work, leave 20(26,32,38,38,44,44,50,56) stitches unworked and place a stitch marker.

Begin your next row as normal working your way up to the stitch marker, ch 21(27,33,45,45,51,57) 

BACK PANEL

For the back, work 35(43,55,67,79,91,103,115,127) rows. End at the bottom. (remember to work in the back bumps of the chain we made)

LAST FRONT PANEL

At the top of the work, leave 20(26,32,38,38,44,44,50,56) stitches unworked and place a stitch marker.

Begin your next row as normal working your way up to the stitch marker, ch 21(27,33,45,45,51,57) [Remember to work in the back bumps]

Work as normal for a total of  16(20,26,32,38,44,50,56,62) rows. you should end at the top of your work.  

Close the cardigan so the front panels are resting on the back panel and close the shoulders with a yarn needle. 

Work around the arm holes placing sc the number of stitches we left and chained. Do this for both sides. 

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

Connect your yarn to the underarm section of the arm opening, ch 61(66,71,76,,86,91,96,101,106) ,

ROW 1: with the 4mm crochet hook, slst in the back bumps in the first 10 chains, place a stitch marker.

Switch to the 5mm hook and hdc for the rest of the row. 

To connect to the arm opening, slst to the next 1 sc to connect the row, then slst to the next 1 sc to begin the next and turn. Hdc (BLO) all the way to the stitch marker switching to the 4mm and slst to end the row. Ch 1, turn

ROW 2: Slst to the stitch marker, switch to the 5mm crochet hook, when you reach up, slst to the next 2 sc to join the row, to begin the next, slst to the next 1 sc. turn and hdc your way down. 

Alternate between these two rows for your whole sleeve. 

At the end,Close the sleeves. 

COLLAR

Sc all the way around your collar opening, at the end of your round, ch 7. Into the back bumps, sc into 6, slst to the stitch where the ch is coming from to join the row, then slst to the next stitch to start a new row. 

Into the back loops only, sc , ch 1 and turn, sc back. Slst to the next available sc on the collar to join the row, then slst to the next sc to turn.. Rep this all the way around till your collar is all done. 

Weave in the ends sticking out, and your crochet beginners all size cardigan is all done! 

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7 thoughts on “Plus Size Crochet Cardigan Free Pattern (XS-5XL)”

  1. Please can you tell me which hook to you start with when you do your foundation chains of 71 etc. You mentioned the hooks after this but it is not in the supply list either, just a photo of three hooks.
    Thank you for your response.

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  2. Please can you tell me which hook to you start with when you do your foundation chains of 71 etc. You mentioned the hooks after this but it is not in the supply list either, just a photo of three hooks.
    Thank you for your response.

    Reply
    • i am using two strands because i do not have access to a DK yarn. i have linked to the yarn you can use as an alternative though.

      Reply

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