Have you been looking for a Free Crochet Cardigan?

I want to wear this cardigan daily around the house, to run errands, to a casual lunch, holidays, all of it! I love the simplicity of this design but also its uniqueness! I think this may be my favorite project to date! I am so happy to finally be sharing Beverly, this free crochet cardigan pattern with you!

Update: Beverly now has more sizes and a size chart! Sizes XS-5X now available! You can also grab the Kit from Lion Brand!

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Materials :

Size 6.00 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted 1500 (1500, 1750, 2000, 2,250) yds
(I used LB Heartland)
Yarn Needle

Gauge

12 sts X 11 rows in HDC is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – CH – yarn over, pull yarn through stitch on hook.
  • Slip Stitch – Sl St – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
  • Half Double Crochet – HDC – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.
  • Foundation Half Double Crochet – FHDC – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through all loops, (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom) *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made. It will look like the top or “V” of a stitch. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through all loop. To do this as an extension, you will skip the chain 3 and start using the * * repeat.
  • Bobble Stitch – BO – Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (5 loops on hook)Yarn over, and draw through all loops on hook. Continue to next stitch.
  • HDC 2 TOG – Work to HDC Stitches together to for one stitch for a decrease.
  • * * – Designates a repeat.
  • XS/S (M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X, 5X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • Chain 2 does NOT count as a stitch in this pattern.
  XS/S M/L XL/2X 3X/4X 5X
Cross Back 18” 21” 24” 27” 30”
Arm Opng. 8” 8” 10” 10” 11.5”
Length- Longest 38” 38” 40” 40” 42”
Length- Shortest 29” 29” 30” 30” 31”
Bust 30” – 34” 36” – 40” 42” – 46” 48” – 54” 58” – 62”

This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.

Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

Panel A

Row 1
Fdc 200 (200, 210, 210, 220) ch 2, turn.

Row 2

Hdc2tog, hdc 197 (197, 207, 207, 217) sts, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

[200 (200, 210, 210, 220) total sts this row and all others] 

Row 3

2 hdc in first st, hdc 197 (197, 207, 207, 217) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

Row 4

Hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, bo, hdc in next 9 sts, bo, hdc in next 14 sts, bo, hdc in next 19 sts, bo, hdc in next 100 (100, 110, 110, 120) sts, bo, hdc in next 19 sts, bo, hdc in next 14 sts, bo, hdc in next 9 sts, bo, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

Row 5

2 hdc in first st, hdc 197 (197, 207, 207, 217) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn

Row 6

Hdc2tog, hdc 197 (197, 207, 207, 217) sts, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

Row 7

Repeat Row 5

Rows 8 – 25 (29, 33, 37, 41)

Repeat Rows 4-7 finish off.

Panel B

Row 1

Fhdc 200 (200, 210, 210, 220), ch 2, turn.

Row 2

2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts, bo, hdc in next 9 sts, bo, hdc in next 14 sts, bo, hdc in next 19 sts, bo, hdc in next 100 (100, 110, 110, 120) sts, bo, hdc in next 19 sts, bo, hdc in next 14 sts, bo, hdc in next 9 sts, bo, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog in last st, ch 2, turn.

[200 (200, 210, 210, 220) total sts this row and all others] 

Row 3

Hdc2tog, hdc 197 (197, 207, 207, 217) sts, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

Row 4

2 hdc in first st, hdc 197(197, 207, 207, 217) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

Row 5

Repeat Row 3

Rows 6 – 25 (29, 33, 37, 41)

Repeat Rows 2-5 finish off.

Assembly

Lay Panel A and Panel B as in the diagram.

Using a mattress stitch, start at Point C and work up 115 (115, 120, 120, 125) stitches to Point D. Finish off.

diagram

Fold your cardigan in half from the open ends and align the sides to create a smooth angle along the bottom edge.

Starting at Point E, work up to Point F using a mattress stitch for 75 stitches.

Finish off OR ch 2 to begin your sleeves.

diagram b

Arms

Either reattach your yarn with a sl st to the armpit and ch 2, or continue from your ch-2 when you were seaming up the side. (Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch.) Decrease rounds may not be full repeats.

Round 1

Hdc 50 (50, 60, 60, 70) sts, sl st together.

Rounds 2 – 7

Ch 2, turn, hdc 50 (50, 60, 60, 70) sts, sl st together.

Round 8

Ch 2, turn, *hdc 8 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * to end. 45 (45, 54, 54, 63) sts, sl st together.

Rounds 9 – 15

Ch 2, turn, hdc 45 (45, 54, 54, 63) sts, sl st together.

Round 16

Ch 2, turn, *hdc 8 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * to end, 41 (41, 49, 49, 57) sts, sl st together.

Rounds 17 – 23

Ch 2, turn, hdc 41 (41, 49, 49, 57) sts, sl st together.

Round 24

Ch 2, turn, *hdc 8 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * to end, 37 (37, 45, 47, 53) sts, sl st together.

Rounds 25 – 31

Ch 2, turn, hdc 37 (37, 45, 45, 53) sts, sl st together.

Round 32

Ch 2, turn, *hdc 8 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * to end, 34 (34, 41, 41, 47) sts, sl st together.

Rounds 33 – 41 (43, 43, 45, 45)

Ch 2, turn, hdc 34 (34, 41, 41, 47) sts, sl st together.

Rounds 42 (44, 44, 46, 46) – 50 (52, 52, 54, 54)

Ch 2, NO turn, FP/BPhdc 34 (34, 41, 41, 47) sts, sl st together.

Finish off.

Trimming

With right side facing you, attach your yarn with a sl st to the bottom corner so that you can work up towards the neck.

Work 1 hdc where your joined and then hdc in each stitch up the side to the neck seam, place 1 hdc in the neck seam and then work back down the other side to the other bottom front corner.

Place 3 hdc in the bottom corner, and work evenly in HDC down the bottom edge to the back-center point.

Place 3 hdc in the back point and then work in HDC even back to where your originally joined your yarn.

Sl st to the beginning, ch 2, turn and hdc evenly back down to the center back point.

Place 4 hdc in the 2nd of the 3 hdc you placed in the point of the last round.

Work in hdc evenly back up to the other front bottom corner.

Finish off and weave in your ends!

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This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.
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12 replies on “Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern – Beverly

    1. You will make the two panels and then they are folded in half and steamed up the sides to create the arm holes. It’s explained in the assembly section. ☺️

  1. Beautiful sweater, can’t wait to get started! Is there a download or can you make it so it can be downloaded? Thanks for sharing!

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