Olivia Cardigan – Light – Free Crochet Pattern

 

Free Crochet Pattern!

Olivia DK has a twin, Olivia Light!!!!! And they’re both Free Crochet Patterns!

If you have seen my Beverly Cardigan, then you might recognize Olivia! Olivia is Beverly’s little sister! Cropped and short sleeves, this free crochet pattern is perfect for any season, but especially when it is warmer out! I loved working on this project and coming up with just the right proportions and length for this piece! Shorter in the front and longer in the back, this cardigan is sure to add some flare to any wardrobe! Plus, you can make Olivia in DK or Light Weight Yarn! Below is the pattern for Light Weight yarn, or you can check out Olivia DK!

I am also happy to say that this is my first free crochet pattern to be offered from XS-5X! I am working to bring all of my patterns to you in more sizes!

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Materials

7.00 mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 11) Skeins of LB Merino Silk Cotton
#1 Super Fine – 50% Merino, 25% Cotton, 25% Silk
800 (860, 1040, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1550, 1715, 1995) yds
*Or grab the Lion Brand Kit!

Gauge

12 sts x 11 rows is 4”x4” in hdc.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Stitches, Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – sl st / Half Double Crochet – hdc
  • 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, pull through 1 loop on hook (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, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops.
  • 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.
  • hdc2tog – Work to HDC Stitches together to for one stitch for a decrease.

Sizing & Notes

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X 4X 5X
Cross Back 14” 15” 17” 18” 18” 20” 22” 23” 25”
Arm Opng. 7.5” 7.5” 8” 8.5” 9” 10” 10” 11” 11”
Length- Longest 26.5” 26.5” 28” 28” 30” 31.5” 31.5” 33” 35”
Length- Shortest 16.5” 16.5” 18” 18” 20” 21.5” 21.5” 23” 25”
Bust 30” 34” 38” 40” 44” 48” 52” 56” 60”
  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • * Designates a repeat.
  • Chain 2 does NOT count as a stitch in this pattern.
  • When worn the weight of the fabric created adds extra length in the light version.

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Panel A

Row 1
Fhdc 130 (130, 140, 140, 150, 160, 160, 170, 180) ch 2, turn.

Row 2

Hdc2tog, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, 2 hdc in last stitch, ch 2, turn.

130 (130, 140, 140, 150, 160, 160, 170, 180) total sts

Row 3

2 hdc in first stitch, hdc 2 sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 100 (100, 110, 110, 120, 130, 130, 140, 150) sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 3 sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

Row 4

Hdc2tog, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, 2 hdc in last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Row 5

2 hdc in first stitch, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

Row 6

Hdc2tog, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, 2 hdc in last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Rows 7 – 20 (21, 24, 25, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34)

Repeat Rows 3-6 finish off.

Panel B

Row 1
Fhdc 130 (130, 140, 140, 150, 160, 160, 170, 180) ch 2, turn.

Row 2

2 hdc in first stitch, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

130 (130, 140, 140, 150, 160) total sts

Row 3

Hdc2tog, hdc 3 sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 100 (100, 110, 110, 120, 130, 130, 140, 150) sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 4 sts, 1 bo, hdc 2 sts, 2 hdc in last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Row 4

2 hdc in first stitch, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

Row 5

Hdc2tog, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, 2 hdc in last stitch, ch 2, turn.

Row 6

2 hdc in first stitch, hdc 127 (127, 137, 137, 147, 157, 157, 167, 177) sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn.

Rows 7 – 20 (21, 24, 25, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34)

Repeat Rows 3-6 finish off.

Assembly

Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern - Olivia
Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern – Olivia

Lay Panel A and Panel B as in the diagram.

Using a mattress stitch, start at Point C and work up 80 (80, 85, 85, 90, 95, 95, 100, 105) stitches to Point D. Finish off.

Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern - Olivia
Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern – Olivia

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 43 (43, 46, 44, 48, 50, 50, 52, 57) stitches.

Finish off OR ch 2 to begin your sleeves.

Arms

*Reference previous diagrams and either reattach your yarn with a sl st to Point F and ch 2, or continue from your ch-2 when you were seaming up the side.

Round 1

Hdc 44 (44, 48, 52, 54, 60, 60, 66, 66) sts, sl st to 1st st.

Round 2

Ch 2, turn, hdc around, sl st to 1st st.

Round 3

Ch 2, turn, *FPhdc in next st, BPhdc in next st. Repeat from * sl st to 1st st.

Rounds 4 – 7

Repeat Round 3, finish off.

Bottom Trimming

Starting at Point G, hdc evenly down the bottom edge to Point C.

Place 3 hdc in Point C, and then continue to hdc up to Point H.

Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, FP/BPhdc back down to Point C, place 3 hdc in second hdc of the 3-hdc of the previous row.

Continue your FP/BPhdc up the other side back to Point G, hdc2tog in last two sts.

DO NOT FINISH OFF, you will now be creating the collar.

Collar

Ch 2 and turn your work, hdc2tog, and work hdc stitches evenly up the front opening to Point D.

Place 1 hdc in Point D and continue to evenly to Point H, hdc2tog at point H.

*Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc BLO back to Point G, hdc2tog in last two sts, ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc FLO back to Point H, hdc2tog in last two sts. Repeat from * for 6 more rows.

Finish off and weave in your ends!



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