Crochet raglan cardigan pattern

Women's cardigan crochet pattern

Cardigan crochet patternFINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium/large, large, large/X-large, X-large, X-large/2X-large and 2X-large are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Back width: 17 1/4 inches (small) [18 1/4 inches (medium/large), 20 inches (large), 21 1/4 inches (large/X-large), 22 3/4 inches (X-large), 24 inches (X-large/2X-large), 25 3/4 inches (2X-large)], measured from center of armpit across Back to center of other armpit

MATERIALS

Universal Yarn Amphora light (DK) weight acrylic/mohair/alpaca yarn (3 1/2 oz/306 yds/100g per ball) (3):

6 [7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10] balls #102 oxblood

Size 7/4.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

Stitch markers

GAUGE

14 sc = 4 inches; 21 rows = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

The cardigan begins with the hem, which is worked from the top down. The cardigan body is worked upward from the hem beginning chain. The lower portion of the body is shaped with short rows. Sleeves and collar are worked separately and seamed to the body.

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

PATTERN STITCHES

Shell Pattern 1

Row 1: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), *dc in next dc, sm shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Rep row 1 for pattern.

Shell Pattern 2

Row 1: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, med shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Rep row 1 for pattern.

Shell Pattern 3

Row 1: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, lg shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Rep row 1 for pattern.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Small shell (sm shell): (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.

Medium shell (med shell): (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated sp.

Large shell (lg shell): (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in indicated sp.

HEM

Row 1 (RS): Ch 142 [154, 166, 178, 190, 202, 214], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (141 [153, 165, 177, 189, 201, 213] sc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *sk next 2 sc, sm shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (23 [25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35] shells)

Rows 3 & 4: Rep row 1 of Shell Pattern 1.

Rows 5-8: Rep row 1 of Shell Pattern 2.

Rows 9-12: Rep row 1 of Shell Pattern 3.

Row 13 (RS): Ch 1, working in back lps (see Stitch Guide) only, sc in each of first 2 dc, [sc in each of next 4 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 5 dc] across to last dc, sc in last dc. Fasten off.

Shape Hem With Short Rows

Locate the center 5 sc on row 1 of Hem. With RS facing, join (see Pattern Notes) yarn to unworked lp of foundation ch of rightmost of these center 5 sc.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 5 chs, sl st in next ch, turn. (5 sc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, place marker on ch just made, sc in each of next 5 sc, sl st in next foundation ch, turn.

Note: On the decs in the following rows, make sure to sk ch with the sl st made in it on the previous rows.

Row 3: Ch 1, place marker on ch just made, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in marked ch and next unworked foundation ch, sc in each of next 4 foundation chs, sl st in next ch, turn. (10 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, place marker on ch just made, sc in each of next 10 sc, sc dec in marked ch and next unworked foundation ch, sc in each of next 4 foundation chs, sl st in next ch, turn. (15 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, place marker on ch just made, sc in each sc to marked ch, sc dec in marked ch and next unworked foundation ch, sc in each of next 4 foundation chs, sl st in next ch, turn. (20 sc)

Rows 6-22 [6-24, 6-26, 6-28, 6-30, 6-32, 6-34]: Rep row 5. (105 [115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165] sc)

Next 2 rows: Ch 1, place marker on ch just made, sc in each sc across to marked ch, sc dec in marked ch and next unworked foundation ch, sc in each rem 6 unworked foundation chs, turn. (118 [128, 138, 148, 158, 168, 178] sc)

Next 2 rows: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Shape Neck

Neck dec row (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn. (116 [126, 136, 146, 156, 166, 176] sc)

Notes: Neck decs will continue throughout remainder of piece.

At the same time, when piece measures 4 inches from first Neck dec row, proceed to Raglan Shaping after ending with a WS row. Once Raglan Shaping has begun, only work sc dec for Neck on the outer neckline edge.

Rep Neck dec row every 8 rows 5 [3, 4, 2, 3, 1, 3] time(s), then rep Neck dec row every 6 rows 2 [5, 4, 7, 6, 9, 7] times, (total of 8 [9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11] sts decreased each side of Neck)

Raglan Shaping

Place markers in first and last of center 58 [64, 68, 74, 78, 84, 88] sts for Back. Continue to shape Neck as instructed above.

RIGHT FRONT

Row 1 (RS): Work in established pattern to 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sc before first marked st, turn leaving rem sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3 (dec): Work in established pattern to last 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in last sc, turn. (1 raglan st decreased)

Rep row 3 every other RS row, 3 [3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1] time(s), then rep row 3 every RS row, 11 [12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22] times. (4 sc)

Next row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn. (3 sc)

Next row: Ch 1, sc dec in all 3 sc. (1 sc)

Fasten off.

BACK

Set-up row: With RS facing, sk first marked st and next 2 [2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] sc, join yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st across to 2 [2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] sc before next marked st, turn leaving rem sts unworked. (52 [58, 60, 66, 68, 74, 76] sc)

Work 1 row even in sc.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each sc to last 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in last sc, turn. (2 raglan sts decreased)

Rep row 1 every other RS row, 3 (3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1) more time(s), then rep row 3 every RS row, 12 (13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23) times. (20 [24, 22, 26, 24, 28, 26] sc) Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT

Row 1: With RS facing, sk 2nd marked st and next 2 [2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] sc, join yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each sc across.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3 (dec): Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, work in pattern to end. (1 raglan st decreased)

Rep row 3 every other RS row, 3 [3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1] time(s), then rep row 3 every RS row, 11 [12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22] times. (4 sc)

Next row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn. (3 sc)

Next row: Ch 1, sc dec in 3 sc. (1 sc)

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Hem

Row 1: Ch 40 [40, 40, 46, 46, 46, 46], sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (39 [39, 39, 45, 45, 45, 45] sc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *sk next 2 sc, sm shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (6 [6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7] shells)

Rows 3-6: Rep row 1 of Shell Pattern 1.

Row 7: Ch 1, working in back lps only, sc in each of first 2 sc, [sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc] across to last dc, sc in last dc. Fasten off.

Main Sleeve

Note: Work beg on the opposite side of the Hem foundation ch.

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing, join yarn to first unworked lp of foundation ch, working in rem lps on opposite side of foundation ch, ch 1, sc in each ch across, turn. (39 [39, 39, 45, 45, 45, 45] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Inc row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (41 [41, 41, 47, 47, 47, 47] sc)

Rep Inc row every 18 [12, 8, 18, 8, 6, 6] rows 1 [2, 3, 1, 3, 4, 5] time(s). (43 [45, 47, 49, 53, 55, 57] sc)

Work even in sc until Sleeve measures 12 inches from bottom of Hem, ending with WS row.

Shape Cap

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sl st in each of first 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sc, sc in each of next 37 [39, 39, 41, 43, 45, 45] sc, turn, leaving rem 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6] sc unworked. (37 [39, 39, 41, 43, 45, 45] sc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each sc across to last 3 sc, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in last sc, turn. (35 [37, 37, 39, 41, 43, 43] sc)

Rep row 3 every other RS row 3 [3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6] times, then rep row 3 every RS row 11 [12, 11, 12, 13, 14, 12] times. (7 sts) Fasten off.

RIGHT COLLAR

Row 1 (RS): Ch 40, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (39 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next sc, *sk next 2 sc, sm shell in next sc, sk next 2 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (6 shells)

[Rep row 1 of Shell Pattern 1] 39 [40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45] times or until piece measures approximately 24 3/4 [25 1/4, 25 3/4, 26 1/4, 26 3/4, 27 1/4, 28] inches, ending with a WS row.

Next row (RS): Ch 1, working in back lps only, sc in each of first 2 sc, [sc in next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc] across to last dc, sc in last dc. Fasten off.

LEFT COLLAR

With RS facing, join yarn to base of first dc made on Right Collar.

Row 1 (RS): Working over the sc made in row 1 of Right Collar, ch 3, dc in base of next dc, small shell in base of next shell, dc in base of next dc] across to last dc, dc in base of last dc, turn.

Complete as for Right Collar.

FINISHING

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew raglan seams. Sew underarm and Sleeve seams. Position the center back of the Collar to the center of the Back neck. Sew side of Collar to Body.

Design by Amy Gunderson

Diagram

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