Free crochet pattern cardigan

Cardigan crochet pattern free

Cardigan crochet patternGetting Started

FINISHED SIZE 35 (38 1/2, 44, 47 1/2, 52 1/4, 55 3/4, 60 1/2)" bust circumference.

Garment shown measures 44", modeled with 7" ease.

YARN Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino; 440 yd [402 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]; (1)):

#806 impressionist sky, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins.

HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle; six hook-and-eye clasps.

GAUGE 18 sts and 14 rows = 4" in hdc. 7-st cable panel = 1 1/8" wide.

Notes

Garment is worked seamlessly from the top down. Shoulders are worked first, then fronts and back are joined with sleeve sts added at the same time.

Stitch Guide

Cable panel (CP; worked over 7 sts):

Row 1: (RS) FPdc around next 7 sts.

Row 2: (WS) BPdc around next 7 sts.

Row 3: Sk 4 sts, FPdc around next 3 sts, working in front of sts just made, FPdc around each of 4 skipped sts.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 1-4.

Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 1-2 two times.

Rows 13-20: Rep Rows 1-4 two times.

Rep Rows 1-20 for patt.

Pattern

CARDIGAN

Left front shoulder:

Ch 9 (9, 12, 12, 14, 14, 16).

Row 1: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—8 (8, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15) sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc across, turn.

Row 4: (RS) Ch 2, hdc in first st, work Row 13 of CP (see Stitch Guide) over next 7 sts, hdc to end of row, turn.

Shape neck:

Note: Keep 7 sts in CP as set throughout shaping.

Row 5 (inc): Ch 2, hdc in first 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, work next row of CP over next 7 sts, 2 hdc in last st, turn—1 st inc'd.

Row 6 (inc): Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, work in patt across, turn—1 st inc'd.

Row 7 (inc): Work in patt to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn—1 st inc'd.

Rows 8-9: Rep Rows 6-7—13 (13, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20) sts.

Row 10: (RS) Ch 24 (24, 27, 27, 30, 30, 33), hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, work in patt across—35 (35, 41, 41, 46, 46, 51) sts. Fasten off.

Right front shoulder:

Ch 9 (9, 12, 12, 14, 14, 16).

Rows 1-3: Rep Rows 1-3 of left front shoulder.

Row 4: (RS) Ch 2, hdc in first 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, work Row 13 of CP over next 7 sts, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in first st, work next row of CP over next 7 sts, hdc to end of row, turn.

Shape neck:

Note: Keep 7 sts in CP as set throughout shaping.

Row 6 (inc): Work in patt to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn—1 st inc'd.

Row 7 (inc): Ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, work in patt across, turn—1 st inc'd.

Rows 8-10: Rep Rows 6-7, then rep Row 6—13 (13, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20) sts.

At end of Row 10, ch 24 (24, 27, 27, 30, 30, 33); do not fasten off.

Left back shoulder:

With WS facing, join new yarn to work in foundation ch of left front shoulder.

Row 1: (WS) Sc in each foundation ch across, turn—8 (8, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15) sts. 

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn.

Shape back neck:

Row 3: (WS) Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, hdc to end of row, turn—6 sts inc'd.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in first 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, work Row 13 of CP over next 7 sts, hdc to end of row, turn.

Row 5: Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, work in patt to end of row, turn—6 sts inc'd.

Row 6: Work even in patt.

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 5-6—26 (26, 29, 29, 31, 31, 33) sts. Fasten off.

Right back shoulder:

With WS facing and a new ball of yarn, join yarn to work in foundation ch of right front shoulder.

Row 1: (WS) Sc in each foundation ch across, turn—8 (8, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15) sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 2, hdc across, turn.

Shape back neck:

Row 4: (RS) Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, hdc in next st, work Row 13 of CP over next 7 sts, hdc to end of row, turn—6 sts inc'd.

Row 5: Work even in patt.

Row 6: Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, work in patt to end of row, turn—6 sts inc'd.

Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 5-6—26 (26, 29, 29, 31, 31, 33) sts.

Row 9 (joining row): (WS) Work in patt across right back shoulder, ch 18 (18, 25, 25, 32, 32, 39), work in patt across left back shoulder, turn—70 (70, 83, 83, 94, 94, 105) sts.

Row 10: Work even in patt. Fasten off.

Yoke:

Joining row: (WS) With yarn attached to right front shoulder, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, work in patt across right front sts, place marker (pm), work 27 hdc evenly spaced along right armhole edge, pm, work in patt across back sts, pm, work 27 hdc evenly spaced along left armhole edge, pm, work in patt across left front sts, turn—194 (194, 219, 219, 240, 240, 261) sts.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 2, hdc in first st, work Row 1 of CP over next 7 sts, *hdc in next 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts, work Row 1 of CP over next 7 sts**; rep from * to ** 3 times, hdc in next 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, move m up, hdc in next 10 sts, work Row 1 of CP over next 7 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, move m up, hdc in next 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, work Row 1 of CP over next 7 sts, rep from * to ** 7 times, hdc in next 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, move m up, hdc in next 10 sts, work Row 1 of CP over next 7 sts, hdc in next 10 sts, move m up, hdc in next 0 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7) sts, work Row 1 of CP over next 7 sts, rep from * to ** 3 times, hdc in last st, turn.

Rows 2-3: Work even in patt.

Inc row: [Work in patt to 2 sts before m, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts and move m up bet these 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 4 times, work in patt to end, turn—8 sts inc'd.

Cont in patt and rep inc row every other row 2 (2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4) times, then every row 5 (8, 7, 12, 11, 15, 13) more times—258 (282, 307, 339, 360, 384, 405) sts.

Divide for armholes:

Next row: Work in patt to first m, ch 8 (10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12), sk next 43 (49, 49, 57, 57, 63, 63) sleeve sts bet m, work across back sts to next m, ch 8 (10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12), sk next 43 (49, 49, 57, 57, 63, 63) sleeve sts bet m, work to end of row, turn—188 (204, 229, 245, 266, 282, 303) sts.

Lower body:

Work even in patt, working new underarm sts in hdc, until piece measures 9" from underarm, ending with a WS row.

Hem:

Row 1: (RS) Keeping 7 sts from each cable in FPdc, work rem sts in BPdc, turn.

Row 2: (WS) Keeping 7 sts from each cable in BPdc, work rem sts in FPdc, turn.

Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, then cont to sc up right front, around neck and down left front, working 2 or 3 sc in each corner, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Sleeves:

Row 1: Ch 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7), work in patt across 43 (49, 49, 57, 57, 63, 63) sleeve sts, ch 7 (8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9), turn.

Row 2: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, work in patt across sleeve, hdc in last 5 (6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) ch, turn—53 (61, 61, 69, 69, 77, 77) sts.

Rows 3-6: Work even in patt.

Dec row: Ch 2, hdc in first 2 hdc, hdc2tog, work in patt to last 4 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 2 sts, turn—2 sts dec'd.

Rep dec row every 5 (4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) rows 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) more times—41 (47, 47, 53, 53, 59, 59) sts rem.

Work even until sleeve measures 9 1/2" from underarm, ending with a WS row.

Hem:

Rows 1-4: Work Rows 1-4 of hem as for lower body.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc across. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Sew sleeve and underarm seams. Weave in ends. Wash and lay flat to block. Sew hook- and-eye claps to fronts, evenly spaced.

Diagram

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