Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!
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Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern

September 26, 2019

There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

This cardigan has a pretty simple construction. It’s one rectangle (with spaces for sleeves) that’s folded, sewn (just a little bit of sewing) and then the sleeves are added. There are a lot of cute details in this pattern, especially the ribbing and the pockets.

Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

Let’s talk yarn! I used Lion Brand Jean’s Yarn in Khaki. This is a worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn and it’s one of my favorites! It is the softest acrylic yarn I’ve ever used and that makes it perfect for this cardigan! Of course, any worsted weight acrylic (or cotton or wool) would be great for this pattern.

Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

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Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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Materials
Lion Brand Jean’s Yarn in Khaki – approx 6 skeins for S, 7 for M/L, 8 for XL/2X, 9 for 3X
I/5.5 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
stitch markers

Level
intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
foundation hdc (or use a starting ch)
hdc4tog – half double crochet 4 together
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
sc blo – single crochet back loop only

· written in US terms

· ch 1 does not count as stitch

· This pattern is written as one rectangle (there is a photo within the pattern) and then a little bit of sewing to close the shoulders. Then the sleeves are added. Last add the ribbing and pockets.

· NOTE ABOUT THE POCKETS: The pockets do add a little bit of bulk around the hips. The pockets are optional and can easily be left out of the pattern.

– Gauge: 14 hdc x 11 rows = 4” x 4”

Sizes:
S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X – The pattern is written in these sizes consecutively. Example, when the pattern gives the end of the row count (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125) The 95 is for the size S, 101 is M, 107 is L, 113 is XL, 119 is 2X, 125 is 3X.

Approx Finished Size:
Bust: S (38”) M (41”) L (44”) XL (47”) 2X (50”) 3X (53”)
Length: S (31.5”) M (33.25”) L (35”) XL (36.75) 2X (38.5) 3X (40.25)
Armhole: S (8”) M (9”) L (10”) XL (11”) 2X (12”) 3X (13”)
Sleeve Length: S (16”) M (16.75”) M (17.5”) L (18.25”) XL (19”) 2X (19.75”) 3X (20.5”)
Size Small pictured on 5’0” model with 34” bust

CAFÉ AU LAIT CARDIGAN CROCHET PATTERN

ch 2

Row 1: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, foundation hdc 95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2 stitches, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * across (64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84 hdc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch across (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to Row 13

A pocket hole is made in the next row (optional—if you’re not adding pockets continue repeating rows 2 & 3)

The height of the pocket hole is adjustable. Make the chain stitches wherever the pocket feels comfortable for you.

Row 14: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2 stitches, *ch 1, skip 1 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 more times, ch 19, skip 19 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * to * across

Row 15: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch across (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to Row 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

A arm hole is made in the next row—the depth of the arm hole is adjustable. Add or take out as many chains as you need for the arm hole depth you need.

Row 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2 stitches, *ch 1, skip 1 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 more times, ch 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42

Row 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch and stitch across (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to Row 69, 75, 81, 87, 93, 99

The second arm hole is made in the next row.

Row 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2 stitches, *ch 1, skip 1 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 more times, ch 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42

Row 71, 77, 83, 89, 95, 101: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch and stitch across (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to Row 75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115

The second pocket is made in the next row.

Row 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2 stitches, *ch 1, skip 1 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 more times, ch 19, skip 19 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * to * across

Row 77, 85, 93, 101, 109, 117: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch across (95, 101, 107, 113, 119, 125 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to Row 89, 97, 105, 113, 121, 129 (96 hdc)

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

What the piece should look like so far is pictured below. There are 2 pocket holes near the bottom and 2 spaces for arm holes at the top.

SEWING

Fold where the arm hole is. Sew the shoulders closed with a whip stitch.

Fasten off.

Weave in the ends.

Repeat on opposite side.

SLEEVES

Join yarn to the bottom of an arm hole.

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch around (make sure the number of stitches is a multiple of 3), join to first sc with sl st

Round 2: ch 1, turn, *hdc in 2 stitches, ch 1, skip 1 stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to last hdc with sl st

Round 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch around to last 4 stitches, hdc4tog across last 4 stitches, join to first hdc with sl st

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 to Round 8

Round 9: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch around, join to first hdc with sl st

Round 10: repeat round 2

Repeat rounds 9 & 10 to Round 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43

(Or until 2.5” short of desired length)

Round 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44: ch 1, turn, *sc, sc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Do no fasten off.

CUFF

ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, join to the last round of the sleeve with sl st (8 sc)

Row 2: sl st to next stitch in the last round of the sleeve, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last stitch (8 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in the first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in the last stitch, sl st to the last round of the sleeve (8 sc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you work all the way around the sleeve. Sew the cuff closed with a whip stitch

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Repeat for other sleeve.

RIBBING & COLLAR

Join yarn to the bottom corner of the cardigan

The ribbing is worked the same as the cuff of the sleeve. Work ribbing across the bottom of the cardigan

ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, join to the last stitch of the cardigan with sl st (8 sc)

Row 2: sl st to next stitch of the bottom of the cardigan, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last stitch (8 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in the first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in the last stitch, sl st to the bottom of the cardigan (8 sc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 all the way across the bottom of the cardigan to the opposite corner

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

COLLAR

The ribbing is worked the same as the cuff of the sleeve. Work ribbing around the collar of the cardigan

Join yarn to the bottom corner.

ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, join to the last stitch of the cardigan with sl st (8 sc)

Row 2: sl st to next stitch of the collar of the cardigan, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last stitch (8 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in the first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in the last stitch, sl st to the collar of the cardigan (8 sc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 all the way around the collar of the cardigan to the opposite corner

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

POCKETS (make 2)

ch 2, leave a long end for sewing

Row 1: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook foundation hdc 23 (23 hdc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in 2 stitches, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * across (16 hdc)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch across (23 hdc)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to Row 26 (23 hdc)

Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing

Fold the rectangle in half with one side taller than the other.

Use the long ends to sew the sides of the pocket closed.

Lay the cardigan with the wrong side facing out. The pocket should be horizontal with the ribbing below it.

Line up the pocket with the pocket hole on the inside of the sweater with the longer side facing out.

Sew the pocket to the pocket hole with a whip stitch. Sew the shorter side to the bottom edge of the pocket hole and the longer side to the top edge of the pocket hole.

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Turn sweater right side out.

POCKET RIBBING (make 2)

ch 9, leave a long end for sewing

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (8 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last stitch (8 sc)

Repeat row 2 to Row 21

Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.

On the front of the sweater, line up the ribbing with the pocket hole. Use the long ends to sew the ribbing to the pocket hole and on the sides.

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Congratulations!! You finished this amazing sweater! I hope you love it!!

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Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern - There is so much to love about the Cafe au Lait Cardigan Crochet Pattern. The seamless construction, the ribbing, the simple stitch, the POCKETS!

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  1. Hi Breann! How are you? This is a beautiful cardigan! I can’t wait to get started on it. I do have a request. Could you do a video tutorial on the pocket section? It would be greatly appreciated

    1. Hi! I love this cardigan, but I’m super short (4’11”) I was just wondering how tall you are so I can gauge where this would fall on me. Thanks!

  2. Just lovely! I am planning to make this but just have one question. How many skeins for XL? I don’t see it in the notes. Thank you !

      1. Thank you so much! I was guesstimating that, lol. Now I can get started on this. I’m super excited. Can’t thank you enough! This will be a first sweater I’ll make for me!

    1. If you’re using a starting ch instead of foundation hdc, ch the amount of hdc you need for your size + 1. Then start in the 2nd ch from the hook

  3. Hi Breann
    I have a question on row 20
    It says to chain 39 for xl but then what?
    It goes to row 21…am I missing something ?? I love this pattern but it sure has me working!! 🤣🤣keeping stitch counts!

    1. Hi! On row 26 for XL that’s where the arm hole is made. You will ch 39 and that’s the end of the row 🙂 Then you will ch 1, turn, and half double crochet in each ch and stitch across. There will be a space. This will eventually be where the sleeve goes. I hope that helps!!

  4. Hi Breann, great pattern! Thank you!! I’m loving this cardigan so far, I’m up to the sleeves, but am a little confused by round 3 it says – Round 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch and ch around to last 4 stitches, hdc4tog across last 4 stitches, join to first hdc with sl st. I’m unsure as to when I do the chain 4 :/ can you possibly clarify this step for me please.

  5. On the sleeve portion .. it says repeat rounds 2&3 to round 8. If you do that you end with a round 2 and then round 9 says repeat round 2 again?? That would not follow the pattern and you would have two rounds of row 2 back to back.

      1. No problem. I kept counting and counting and was driving myself crazy that I had missed something. Lol. I can’t wait to wear this btw!!! I can’t get it finished fast enough.

  6. I’m going to give this cardigan a try. Love the stitches and hidden pocket. I’m going to do it in LB mandala tweed. I’ll start as soon as it comes.

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