Beverly Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

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Beverly Cardigan
Free Crochet Cardigan by Life and Yarn

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Materials :

Size 6.00 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted 1500 (1500, 1750, 2000) 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, 1X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • Shoulder to Shoulder – 18”(21”, 24”, 27”) when laid flat
  • Arm Opening – 8”(8”, 10”, 11.5”) when laid flat
  • Chain 2 does NOT count as a stitch in this pattern.
Beverly Cardigan
Free Crochet Cardigan by Life and Yarn

Panel A

Row 1
FHDC 200 (200, 210, 220) CH 2 and turn.

Row 2

HDC 2 TOG (decrease st) HDC 197 sts, 2 HDC in last stitch (increase st) CH 2 and turn.

200 (200, 210, 220) total sts

Row 3

2 HDC in first stitch (increase st) HDC 197 (197, 207, 217) sts, HDC 2 TOG. CH 2 and turn. 200 (200, 210, 220) total sts.

Row 4

HDC 2 TOG, 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, 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 (increase st) in last Stitch. CH 2 and turn. 200 (200, 210, 220) total sts.

Row 5

2 HDC in first stitch (increase st) HDC 197 (197, 207, 217) sts, HDC 2 TOG. CH 2 and turn. 200 (200, 210, 220) total sts.

Row 6

HDC 2 TOG (decrease st) HDC 197 sts, 2 HDC in last stitch (increase st) CH 2 and turn.

200 (200, 210, 220) total sts

Row 7

Repeat Row 5

Rows 8 – 25 (29, 33, 37)

Repeat Rows 4-7 finish off.

Panel B

Row 1

FHDC 200 (200, 210, 220), CH 2 and turn.

Row 2

2 HDC in first stitch (increase 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, 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, HDC 2 TOG (decrease st) in last Stitch. CH 2 and turn. 200 (200, 210, 220) total sts.

Row 3

HDC 2 TOG (decrease st) HDC 197 (197, 207, 217) sts, 2 HDC in last stitch (increase st)

CH 2 and turn. 200 (200, 210, 220) total sts

Row 4

2 HDC in first stitch (increase st) HDC 197 sts, HDC 2 TOG. Chain 2 and turn.

200 (200, 210, 220) total sts

Row 5

Repeat Row 3

Rows 6 – 25 (29, 33, 37)

Repeat Rows 2-5 finish off.

Assembly

Lay Panel A to your left and B to your right, flat with the right sides up creating a mirror image of each other. The furthest most point is the center back of the cardigan, and should be closest to you.

Using a flat zipper seam, start at the center back and work up 115 (115, 120, 125) stitches toward the middle of the panels.

Finish off.

Fold your cardigan in half and align the sides to create a smooth angle along the bottom edge. Starting at the bottom edge and working your way up towards the armpit, use a flat Zipper seam up 75 stitches.

Finish off OR CH 2 to begin your sleeves.

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, 70) sts, Sl St together.

Rounds 2 – 7

Chain 2, turn, HDC 50 (50, 60, 70) sts, Sl St together.

Round 8

Chain 2, turn, *HDC 8 sts, HDC 2 TOG* repeat to end. 45 (45, 54, 63) sts. Sl St together.

Rounds 9 – 15

Chain 2, turn, HDC 45 (45, 54, 63) sts. Sl St together.

Round 16

Chain 2, turn, *HDC 8 sts, HDC 2 TOG* repeat to end. 41 (41, 49, 57) sts. Sl St together.

Rounds 17 – 23

Chain 2, turn, HDC 41 (41, 49, 57) sts. Sl St together.

Round 24

Chain 2, turn, *HDC 8 sts, HDC 2 TOG* repeat to end. 37 (37, 45, 53) sts. Sl St together.

Rounds 25 – 31

Chain 2, turn, HDC 37 (37, 45, 53) sts. Sl St together.

Round 32

Chain 2, turn, *HDC 8 sts, HDC 2 TOG* repeat to end. 34 (34, 41, 47) sts. Sl St together.

Rounds 33 – 41 (43, 45, 45)

Chain 2, turn, HDC 34 (34, 41, 47) sts. Sl St together.

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

Chain 2, NO turn, FP/BP HDC 34 (34, 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 HDCs 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 you ends!

YOU ARE DONE! YAY!!



Beverly Cardigan
Free Crochet Cardigan by Life and Yarn

8 thoughts

    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. ☺️

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