Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern – Evergreen Cardigan

What is the longest that you have ever worked on a project you finished? For me, I would have to say it is this project, the Evergreen Cardigan! I started this project a year ago. I picked it up and put it so many time I lost count! But I am beyond thrilled to finally be releasing this Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern for you!

I really love the stitch combo and  yarn and it had to be perfect! Once I finally got close to finishing the cardigan and began to think about sizing…the design came to a halt…you see, this cardigan is worked in a very large multiple. If you have ever tried designing, you know the importance of knowing your multiple for sizing. When that multiple is large it can make sizing more difficult.

So what I decided to do was to give size ranges. For example, XS/S, which I am wearing in the photo. I am generally a S/M in women’s sizes, so the XS/S is fitted on me. There is a size chart for reference with the actual measurements so you can choose the best size for you! Keep Scrolling for all the information you need to make this wonderful pattern!

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

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Materials

5.50 mm Crochet Hook
(Clover and Furls are my favorites!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
1230 (1230, 1476, 1722, 1722) Yards #3 DK

I made my Evergreen Cardigan using some yarn from one of my amazing maker friends but she is currently taking a break from dyeing! Ill be sure to update this post if more of her fantastic yarns become available!

Meanwhile Lion Brand has a great selection of amazing and affordable DK weight yarns that would make beautiful Evergreen Cardigans!

Gauge

14 sts x 7 rows is 4”x4” in dc.

Stitches, Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – sl st / Single Crochet – sc / Double Crochet – dc
  • Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through both loops, (1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom) *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops* repeat for desired amount of stitches.

Sizing & Notes

  • * Designates a repeat.
  XS/S M/L XL/2X 3X/4X 5X
Cross Back 14” 15” 17” 18” 18”
Arm Opng. 7.5” 7.5” 8” 8.5” 9”
Length- Longest 26.5” 26.5” 28” 28” 30”
Length- Shortest 16.5” 16.5” 18” 18” 20”
Bust 30” 34” 38” 40” 44”
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.

 

Back Panel

Row 1
Fsc 85 (109, 133, 157, 180) turn.

Row 2

Ch 5, dc in 1st st, skip next 3 sts, *sc in next 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, repeat from * until 9 sts remain, sc in next 5, skip next 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 3

Ch 3, *4 dc in next ch-2, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 4 dc in next ch-2, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with last dc in 3rd ch of turn ch, turn.

Row 4

Ch 1, 3 sc, *skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5, repeat from * across until 9 sts and turning ch 3 remain, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 2 dc and 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 5

Ch 1, 2 sc, *4 dc in next ch-2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch-2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * across ending with 2 sc, turn.

Rows 6 – 55 (57, 59, 61, 63)

Repeat Rows 2-5

Front Panel – Make 2

Row 1
Fsc 37 (49, 61, 73, 85) turn.

Row 2

Ch 5, dc in 1st st, skip next 3 sts, *sc in next 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, repeat from * until 9 sts remain, sc in next 5, skip next 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 3

Ch 3, *4 dc in next ch-2, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 4 dc in next ch-2, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with last dc in 3rd ch of turn ch, turn.

Row 4

Ch 1, 3 sc, *skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5, repeat from * across until 9 sts and turning ch 3 remain, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 2 dc and 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 5

Ch 1, 2 sc, *4 dc in next ch-2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch-2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * across ending with 2 sc, turn.

Rows 6 – 55 (57, 59, 61, 63)

Repeat Rows 2-5

Sleeve Panel – Make 2

Row 1
Fsc 49 (61, 61, 73, 73) turn.

Row 2

Ch 5, dc in 1st st, skip next 3 sts, *sc in next 5 sts, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, repeat from * until 9 sts remain, sc in next 5, skip next 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in last st, turn.

Row 3

Ch 3, *4 dc in next ch-2, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 4 dc in next ch-2, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with last dc in 3rd ch of turn ch, turn.

Row 4

Ch 1, 3 sc, *skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 5, repeat from * across until 9 sts and turning ch 3 remain, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, skip next 3 sts, sc in next 2 dc and 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 5

Ch 1, 2 sc, *4 dc in next ch-2, dc in next dc, 4 dc in next ch-2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * across ending with 2 sc, turn.

Rows 6 – 23 (23, 23, 25, 25)

Repeat Rows 2-5

Assembly

Lay your Front Panels on top of your Back Panel in front of you with right sides facing, and with the shells coming down, meaning Row 1 is at the top where you will be seaming for the shoulders.

You will then seam in with a mattress stitch from each outside corner the length of the front panels, towards the middle of the back panel, to create the neck. Be careful to align your stitches.

Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Fold each of your arms in half, right side in, and seam up the long side with a mattress stitch.

Lay your arms as shown in the diagram with the straight edge/shoulder to be seamed to the front and back panels.

Mark your armpit locations and using a mattress stitch seam your arms evenly to the body.  Then continue your mattress stitch down the side to the bottom hem.

Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Finishing – Cuffs

Optional – On the arms, reattach your yarn at the cuff and do 3 rounds of FP/BPdc to create ribbing. The wavy edge of the shells is also a nice touch if you do not want to add these cuffs.

Finishing – Collar

Reattach your yarn to a bottom corner and dc evenly up to the shoulder seam, place 3 dc in the shoulder seam.

Continue across the back panel placing 1 dc in each stitch, place 3 dc in the next shoulder seam, continue down the second side placing your dc stitches evenly.

Ch 2, turn and dc back up to your 3-dc in the seam, dc in the 1st dc, 3 dc in the 2nd dc, 1 dc in the 3rd dc, dc evenly to the next 3-dc and repeat, dc evenly down the next side.

Ch 2, turn, FP/BPdc up the side to the 3-dc, dc in the 1st dc, 3 dc in the 2nd dc, 1 dc in the 3rd dc, FP/BPdc to the next 3-dc and repeat, FP/BPdc down the next side.

Repeat previous row, 3 more times making sure to place FP in BP and BP in FP of previous rows to create the ribbing.

Finish off and weave in all of your ends.

I highly suggest wet blocking.

 

Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern
Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern
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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3 replies on “Free Crochet Cardigan Pattern – Evergreen Cardigan

  1. Briana, it is beautiful! So glad that you finally went back to it for a great finish. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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