Free crochet pattern raglan cardigan

Men's cardigan crochet pattern free

Cardigan crochet patternPLUS SIZE

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FINISHED SIZE 38 (42, 46, 50, 53 1/2)" chest circumference, including 3" wide front band. Garment shown measures 42", modeled with 7" positive ease.

YARN Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino, 30% mulberry silk; 307 yd [281 m]/ 3 1/2 oz [100 g]; (2)):

#8400 charcoal (MC), 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) balls; #189 mushroom (A), #101 white heaven (B), #178 deep sea (C), 1 ball each.

HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust the hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Five 1" buttons; st markers; yarn needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 16 rows = 4" in HBdc patt.

Notes

This cardigan is worked from the top down with raglan shaping. Move up marker to mark center st of 3-st corner with every row. Sleeves are worked top down in joined, turned rnds.

Stitch Guide

Beginning foundation half double crochet corner (beg fhdc corner): Ch 4, yo, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 3 lps, yo, insert hook in same ch, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 3 lps, yo, insert hook in same ch, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 1 lp on hook (ch-1 made), yo and draw through 3 lps—3 fhdc in 1 ch.

Foundation half double crochet corner (fhdc corner): Yo, insert hook through front lp and bottom bump of ch-1 made in previous st, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 3 lps, yo, insert hook in same ch, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 3 lps, yo, insert hook in same ch, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 1 lp on hook (ch-1 made), yo and draw through 3 lps—3 fhdc in 1 ch.

Foundation half double crochet (fhdc): *Yo, insert hook in ch-1 made in previous st, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 1 lp (ch-1 made), yo and draw yarn through 3 lps (hdc made); rep from * for required number of sts.

Herringbone double crochet (HBdc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up lp through st and 1 lp on hook, yo and draw through 1 lp, yo and draw through 2 lps.

Herringbone double crochet two together (HBdc2tog): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up lp through st and 1 lp on hook, yo and draw through 1 lp, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp through st and 1 lp on hook, yo and draw through 1 lp, yo and draw through 3 lps—1 st dec'd.

Dec rnd: Ch 3, HBdc2tog (see above), work even in patt to last 2 sts, HBdc2tog, sl st in top of tch to join, turn—2 sts dec'd.

Gauge swatch:

Ch 21.

Row 1: HBdc (see above) in 3rd ch from hook, HBdc across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, HBdc in next 19 sts, turn.

Rows 3-15: Rep Row 2.

Row 16: Ch 2, HBdc in next 19 sts.

Yoke stripe sequence:

Rows 10-12: Work with MC, change to A in last st.

Rows 13-14: Work with A, change to MC in last st.

Rows 15-16: Work with MC, change to B in last st.

Rows 17-18: Work with B, change to MC in last st.

Rows 19-20: Work with MC, change to C in last st.

Rows 21-22: Work with C, change to MC in last st.

Rows 23-25: Work with MC.

Body stripe sequence:

Row 1: Work with MC, change to C in last st.

Rows 2-3: Work with C, change to MC in last st.

Rows 4-5: Work with MC, change to B in last st.

Rows 6-7: Work with B, change to MC in last st.

Rows 8-9: Work with MC, change to A in last st.

Rows 10-11: Work with A, change to MC in last st.

Pattern

YOKE

Row 1: (RS) With MC, beg fhdc corner (see Stitch Guide), 10 fhdc (see Stitch Guide) for left shoulder, fhdc corner (see Stitch Guide), 31 (31, 35, 35, 39) fhdc for back, fhdc corner, 10 fhdc for right shoulder, fhdc corner, turn—63 (63, 67, 67, 71) sts.

Row 2: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as first st throughout), *3 HBdc (see Stitch Guide) in next st, place marker (pm) in center st (corner), HBdc in next 12 sts, 3 HBdc in next st, pm in center st (corner),* HBdc in next 33 (33, 37, 37, 41) sts; rep from * to *, HBdc in next st, turn—71 (71, 75, 75, 79) sts: 2 sts for each front, 14 sts for each sleeve, 35 (35, 39, 39, 43) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, HBdc next st, [3 HBdc in marked corner st (see Notes), HBdc in each st to next m] 3 times, 3 HBdc in marked corner st, HBdc in last 2 sts, turn—79 (79, 83, 83, 87) sts: 3 sts for each front, 16 sts for each sleeve, 37 (37, 41, 41, 45) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Row 4: Ch 3, HBdc in next and each st to m, [3 HBdc in marked st, HBdc in each st to next m] 3 times, 3 HBdc in marked st, HBdc in each st to end, turn—8 sts inc'd: 1 st each front, 2 sts for back and each sleeve; 87 (87, 91, 91, 95) sts: 4 sts for each front, 18 sts for each sleeve, 39 (39, 43, 43, 47) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Row 5 (extra front inc): Ch 3, HBdc in next and each st to last st before m, 2 HBdc in next st, [3 HBdc in marked st, HBdc in each st to next m] 3 times, 3 HBdc in marked st, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc in each st to end, turn—10 sts inc'd: 2 sts each front, back and sleeves; 97 (97, 101, 101, 105) sts: 6 sts for each front, 20 sts for each sleeve, 41 (41, 45, 45, 49) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Rows 6-8: Rep Row 4—121 (121, 125, 125, 129) sts: 9 sts for each front, 26 sts for each sleeve, 47 (47, 51, 51, 55) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Row 9 (extra front inc): Rep Row 5—131 (131, 135, 135, 139) sts: 11 sts for each front, 28 sts for each sleeve, 49 (49, 53, 53, 57) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Rows 10-25: Rep Rows 6-9 four times, foll yoke stripe sequence (see Stitch Guide)—267 (267, 271, 271, 275) sts: 31 sts for each front, 60 sts for each sleeve, 81 (81, 85, 85, 89) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Rows 26-32 (37, 40, 45, 47): With MC, cont to inc in patt as established, working extra front inc every 4th row 1 (2, 3, 4, 1) times, then every 3rd row 1 (0, 1, 0, 6) times—327 (367, 399, 439, 465) sts: 40 (45, 50, 55, 60) sts for each front, 74 (84, 90, 100, 104) sts for each sleeve, 95 (105, 115, 125, 133) sts for back, 4 corner sts.

Body:

Separate body and sleeves: Pair up a back corner st with a front corner st.

Row 1: Ch 3, HBdc in next 39 (44, 49, 54, 59) sts, working through both layers, yo, insert hook through front marked st, then through back marked st, yo and pull up lp, complete HBdc, HBdc2tog (see Stitch Guide), HBdc in next 91 (101, 111, 121, 129) sts, HBdc2tog, sk 74 (84, 90, 100, 104) sleeve sts, yo, insert hook in back marked st, then through front marked st, yo and pull up lp, complete HBdc, HBdc in next 40 (45, 50, 55, 60) sts, turn—175 (195, 215, 235, 253) body sts rem. Leave 1 m in each joined corner.

Work even in patt for 12 (15, 20, 23, 25) more rows. Then work next 11 rows foll body stripe sequence (see Stitch Guide).

Cont with MC only until piece measures 20 (22, 24, 26, 27 1/2)" from beg, ending with WS row, turn.

Bottom ribbing:

Row 1: (RS) Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, BPdc around first st, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, FPdc around first st, [BPdc around next st, FPdc around next st] across, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 3-4 two times. Fasten off.

Sleeve:

Rnd 1: (RS (WS, RS, WS, WS)) With MC, join with sl st in marked corner st, working through both layers as for body, ch 3, work in patt around 75 (85, 91, 101, 105) sleeve sts, sl st in top of tch to join, turn—75 (85, 91, 101, 105) sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, HBdc in next and each st around, sl st in top of tch to join, turn.

Rnds 3-64 (68, 72, 74, 76): Counting from first rnd, work Dec rnd (see Stitch Guide) every 4th rnd 10 (5, 0, 0, 0) times, then every 3rd rnd 8 (16, 24, 18, 16) times, then every 2nd rnd 0 (0, 0, 10, 13) times, working only 1 HBdc2tog in last Dec rnd—40 (44, 44, 46, 48) sts rem. At the same time, work in body stripe sequence starting with Rnd 13 (16, 21, 24, 26) for next 11 rnds, then cont with MC only to end. Do not turn.

Cuff ribbing:

Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 2, dc around, sl st in top of beg ch-2 to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, FPdc around ch-2 tch, BPdc around next st, [FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st] around, sl st in first FPdc to join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [FPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around next BPdc] around, sl st in first FPdc to join.

Rnds 4-6: Rep Rnd 3 three times.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Buttonband and collar:

Row 1: On right front, with RS facing, working on last row of ribbing, join MC with sl st to first st of ribbing, work 3 sc along row-ends for every 2 HBdc, work sc in ch of fhdc corner and across side of neck, sc in next fhdc corner, sc across back of neck, sc in next fhdc corner, sc across 2nd side of neck, sc in next fhdc corner, work 3 sc for every 2 HBdc along row-ends on left front, work 12 sc along end of ribbing rows, 3 sc for every 2 dc—319 (343, 371, 395, 411) sts.

Note: Do not ch 1 at beg of each row.

Row 2: Sc blo in next 85 (90, 97, 102, 105) sts, hdc blo in next 149 (163, 177, 191, 201) sts, sc blo in next 85 (90, 97, 102, 105) sts, turn.

Rows 3-6: Rep Row 2.

Rows 7-13: Sc blo around, turn.

Row 14: Sc blo in next 5 sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts, *sc blo in next 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) sts, ch 5, sk 5 sts; rep from * 3 times, sc blo around, turn.

Row 15: Sc blo in each sc and ch around, turn.

Rows 16-26: Rep Row 7.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in both lps around. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Diagram

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