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The Coziest Crochet Cardigan

October 22, 2017

This cardigan is made from the softest, squishiest yarn and it’s bound to keep you nice and cozy this winter!

I didn’t make this cocoon sweater quite as long as I typically do because I wanted more of a cardigan type sweater.

But cocoon sweaters are highly customizable! I have this pattern written in sizes small through x-large. I also have noted in the pattern where you can adjust the pattern to make it the perfect size for YOU.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
3 skeins Loops & Threads Barcelona in Arctic (category 5 yarn)
6.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Hdc – half double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Hdc in 3rd loop – detailed tutorial >>>HERE<<<
Dc – double crochet
Dc in 3rd loop
Sc blo – instead of inserting hook into both top loops, insert hook into just the back loop

Approximate Finished Size

Small (pictured – I’m 5’0” for reference)
Length: 29 inches
Width: 20 inches

Medium
Length: 31 inches
Width: 22 inches

Large
Length: 33 inches
Width: 24 inches

XLarge
Length: 35 inches
Width: 26 inches

Gauge
9 hdc = 4″
7 rows – 4″

RECTANGLE

Ch 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as hdc

Pattern written in Small. Medium noted in ( ), Large noted in [ ], XLarge noted in { }

NOTE: any number of starting chains can be used

Ch 82, (87), [92]. {97}

Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from the hook and across (80 hdc, (85 hdc), [90 hdc], {95 hdc})

Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc in the 3rd loop of same stitch and each stitch across (80 hdc, (85 hdc), [90 hdc], {95 hdc})

Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in same stitch and in each across (80 hdc, (85 hdc), [90 hdc], {95 hdc})

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to:

Row 54 for small (approx. 32 x 28 inch rectangle)

Row 58 for medium (approx. 34 x 30 inch rectangle)

Row 62 for Large (approx. 36 x 32 inch rectangle)

Row 66 for XLarge (approx. 38 x 34 inch rectangle)

Or until your desired length

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

CONSTRUCTION

Lay your rectangle out with the right side up and the rows going horizontal.

Fold in half by bringing the top down.

Using your yarn needle and a length of yarn twice the length your going to sew, join at the center of the side, then whip sititch down.

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Repeat on the other side

The spaces at the top are your armholes. Pull the top half up from the center.

You can see it’s starting to look more sweater like now!

COLLAR

Join yarn approximately 7 stitches from the center seam (or wherever you’d like the collar to start)

Row 1: ch 1, sc in 3 stitches, hdc in next 3, dc around the collar to the stitch after the center seam on the other side, hdc in next 3, sc in next 3

Row 2 – 5: ch 1, turn, repeat row 1

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

SLEEVE

Join yarn to armhole

Row 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Row 2: ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Row 3 – 6: ch 3, dc in the 3rd loop in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (this technique is the same as used previously, just with a dc, the 3rd loop will be in the back of the stitch instead of the front because we are working the round with no turning)

Row 7: ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Fasten off, weave in the ends. Repeat pattern for other sleeve.

To make the sleeves longer, repeat row 3 until desired length.

SLEEVE CUFFS (make 2)

Ch 11 (13), [15], {17}

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and across (10 sc, (12 sc), [14 sc], {16 sc})

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc blo in each stitch across (10 sc, (12 sc), [14 sc], {16 sc})

Repeat row 2 until:

Row 18 for Small

Row 20 for Medium

Row 22 for Large

Row 24 for XLarge

Or until desired width

Test the cuff around your wrist to make sure it fits snug, add or take out rows as needed.

Do not fasten off

Bring both ends of the cuff together, attach ends together with a sc

Do not fasten off,

Ch1, sc evenly (one sc at the end of each row) around the top of the cuff (18 sc, (20 sc), [22 sc], {24 sc}

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Attach the cuffs to the sleeve by using your long tail and yarn needle. Whip stitch the cuff to the sleeve. There will be more stitches in the sleeve than the cuff. To make the stitches even, double up on some of the sleeve stitches by stitching through them twice.

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  1. Awesome cardi. I would like to make this for myself. However, I’m a curvy women n would fit a LARGE size 24. WOULD U PLS GIVE me any tips where n how to increase pls n thx Cheers Diane

    1. Hi Diane! To increase the width of the cardigan you can add to the starting chain. Adding 5 will add approximately 2 inches to your width. For the length, adding 4 rows will add approximately 2 inches to the length.

      What do you think about chaining around 112? And going to row 78?

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