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Crochet Summer Cardigan – FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Summer Cardigan – FREE Crochet Pattern

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The crochet Summer Cardigan is the perfect crochet cardigan for the warmer season. It’s made with cotton yarn & you’ll keep cool with this amazing sweater.

The best thing about this crochet cardigan is the fact that it works up really fast, meaning you will be able to make it in just 1 weekend if you crochet a lot, or in just 1 week if you crochet a little each day. 

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This crochet cardigan comes in sizes from S to 3XL & has a loose fit. 

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THE YARN


To crochet this cardigan I used a 100 % cotton yarn. You could essentially use any cotton yarn that’s marked 3 or dk. 

I’ve listed multiple options further down in the patterns section. 

 

summer cardigan materials needed

 

THE PERFECT SUMMER CROCHET PROJECT


The crochet Summer Cardigan is a great cardigan to bring on your summer vacation. Wear it over a summer dress, shorts or jeans. 

Personally I’ve used it a lot on colder summer nights, when I just need to cover my shoulders. 

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET SUMMER CARDIGAN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The crochet Summer Cardigan is a fun and easy summer crochet project.

The cardigan is constructed to be crocheted from the bottom up. The sleeves are made as separate pieces & are attached at the end. 

Find size options from S to 3XL, for this this loose fitting crochet cardigan. Size adjustments included. 

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn options:

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • Drops Loves You 6: 6-18 skeins: 300-900 g / 750-2125 m / 822-2329 yards.
  • Ice Yarns Camilla Cotton: 6-17 skeins: 300-850 g / 750-2125 m / 822-2329 yards.
  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK: 6-17 skeins: 300-850 g / 750-2125 m / 822-2329 yards.
  • Patons Grace: 6-17 skeins: 300-850 g / 750-2125 m / 822-2329 yards.
  • Cascade Ultra Pima Fine: 6-17 skeins: 300-850 g / 750-2125 m / 822-2329 yards.

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn / 2 Fine, sport yarn.
  • 100 % cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with treble crochet stitch cluster crocheted in rows/rounds:

10 stitches & 4 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 6 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL). If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes 1 start stitch.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


 

SIZE NOTES:

  • This pattern is written to have a normal fit & to be oversized around the hips.
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.
  • Note: Any size adjustments affects yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

Arms:

  • For all sizes: Best places to adjust length by adding or reducing rows are at the end. Alternatively evenly throughout between decreases.
  • For all sizes: Skip increases to make the arm narrower.
  • For all sizes: Increase more frequently in the same manner to make the arm wider.
  • Note: Adjusting the width of the arm will affect how it fits the armholes on the front/back panels.

 

Body:

  • For all sizes: Best places to adjust length by adding or reducing rows are: After row 19 before starting front/back panels.
  • For all sizes: Adjust size of armholes by adding/reducing the number of rows made for the front/back panels. Note: If you do this, make sure to do adjustments to the arms as well.

 

DIAGRAM:


 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


ch = chain(s)

cont = continue

DTCS = Double treble crochet stitch cluster

hdc = half double crochet

prev = previous

rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

st = stitch(es)

tr = treble crochet

yo = yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use chains, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches , a start stitch & the double treble crochet stitch.

 

DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET STITCH CLUSTER (DTCS):

Written description:

2x yo draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, 2x yo draw up a loop from same st, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.

 

Picture/Video tutorial:

https://staging-joyofmotioncrochet.kinsta.cloud/how-to-crochet-the-double-treble-crochet-stitch/

 

START STITCH:

Ch 2, tr 1, made in 1st st & counts as 1st DTCS.

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


MAIN PART/BODY:

Crocheted from bottom to top.

 

Ch 94 (114) 134 (154) 174 (194) st.

Row 1: Crochet sc in 3rd ch from hook (1st ch counts as last ch from prev row, 2nd ch counts as 1st sc of this row), sc 1 in all ch, turn (=93 (113) 133 (153) 173 (193) st).

Row 2: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st from prev row, turn (=93 (113) 133 (153) 173 (193) st).

Row 3: Rep row 2.

Row 4: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st, but decrease every 7th st, by working 1 DTCS in 2 st from prev row (see chart), turn ( = 80 (97) 115 (132) 150 (167) st).

Row 5-6: Rep row 2 ( = 80 (97) 115 (132) 150 (167) st).

Row 7: Rep row 4 (= 69 (84) 99 (114) 129 (144) st).

Row 8-19: Rep row 2 (= 69 (84) 99 (114) 129 (144) st).

 

Do not cut yarn. 

 

LEFT FRONT:

Continue directly from the main part/body.

 

Row 20: Ch 1, hdc 1 in 1st, DTCS 1 in the next 16 (20) 25 (27) 32 (36) st, turn (= 18 (22) 27 (29) 34 (38) st).

Row 21: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st until you have 3 st left, turn (= 15 (19) 24 (26) 31 (35) st).

Row 22: Rep row 1 (= 16 (20) 25 (27) 32 (36) st).

Row 23: Rep row 2 (=13 (17) 22 (24) 29 (33) st).

Row 24: Rep row 1 (=14 (18) 23 (25) 30 (34) st).

Row 25: Rep row 2 (=11 (15) 20 (22) 27 (31) st).

Only size L-3XL:

Row 26: Rep row 1 (= – (-) 21 (23) 28 (32) st).

Only size 2XL-3XL:

Row 27: Rep row 2 (= – (-) – (-) 25 (29) st).

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

BACK PANEL:

Continue in the next unworked stitch from row 19. 

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Row 20-25 (25) 26 (26) 27 (27): 1 start st, DTCS 1 in the next 32 (41) 44 (55) st, turn (= 33 (40) 45 (56) 60 (68) st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

RIGHT FRONT:

Continue in the next unworked stitch from row 19. 

Row 20: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in the next 15 (19) 24 (26) st, until you have 1 st left, turn (= 16 (20) 25 (27) 32 (36) st).

Row 21: Ch 1, hdc 1 in 1st st, DTCS 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 17 (21) 26 (28) 33 (37) st).

Row 22: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st until you have 3 st left, turn (= 14 (18) 23 (25) 30 (34) st).

Row 23: Rep row 2 (= 15 (19) 24 (26) 31 (35) st).

Row 24: Rep row 3 (= 12 (16) 21 (23) 28 (32) st).

Row 25: Rep row 2 (= 13 (17) 22 (24) 29 (33) st).

Only Size L-3XL:

Row 26: As row 3 (= – (-) 19 (21) 26 (30) st.

Only size 2XL-3XL:

Row 37: Rep row 2 (= – (-) – (-) 27 (31) st).

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

ARMS*:

Charts are available in the inexpensive pdf here.

 

Make 2.

Ch 13 (15) 17 (19) 21 (23) st loosely  (IMPORTANT).

Row 1: Crochet sc in 3rd ch from hook (1st ch counts as last ch from prev row, 2nd ch counts as 1st sc of this row), sc 1 in all ch until end of row, turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) 20 (22) st).

Row 2-3: 1 start st, DTCS 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) 20 (22) st).

Row 4: Increase 1 st in the beg of the row as follows: 1 start st, crochet 1 DTCS in first stitch, DTCS 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 13 (15) 17 (19) 21 (23) st).

Row 5: Rep row 4 (=14 (16) 18 (20) 22 (24) st).

Row 6: Rep row 2-3 (=14 (16) 18 (20) 22 (24) st).

Row 7: Rep row 4 (=15 (17) 19 (21) 23 (25) st).

Row 8: Rep row 4 (=16 (18) 20 (22) 24 (26) st).

Row 9: Rep row 2-3 (=16 (18) 20 (22) 24 (26) st).

Row 10: Rep row 4 (=17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) st).

Row 11: Rep row 4 (=18 (20) 22 (24) 26 (28) st).

Row 12: Rep row 2-3 (=18 (20) 22 (24) 26 (28) st).

Row 13: Rep row 4 (= 19 (21) 23 (25)  27 (29) st).

Row 14: Rep row 4 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) st).

Row 15-19: Rep row 2-3 (= 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) st).

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


Seam the cardigan on the top, left & front panel with the back panel (A & B in diagram), with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle.

Make a border with sc stitches along the sides on the front. Attach thread, starting at the bottom of the left front, around the neck, and finish the bottom of the left side, fasten thread.

Fold the arms double & seam them (E in diagram), with either slip stitches & a hook or stitching with a needle. Fasten the arms to the armholes (C and D in diagram). The seam on the arms should face downwards.

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

 

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  • I like this pattern, but i am confused by the start stitch at the beginning of row 2. I can not figure it out by the notes. Also, therenis a mistake of the final stitches of 2nd row for the largest size. You have 153 stitches for the final stitch count. Shouldn’t it be 193 like the the previous row has?

    • Hi Sharon,

      the start stitch is described under the heading “Stitches You Will Need”. It’s there to act as a DTCS stitch & start the row, without making big holes. Hope this explains it.

      You are correct, it was a typo for the largest size. It’s corrected now.

      Janne

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