Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern - This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It's made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It's the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.
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Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern

September 25, 2018

This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It’s made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It’s the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.

Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern - This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It's made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It's the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.

Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern - This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It's made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It's the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.

I think the BEST PART about this cardi is that there is NO SEWING! Yes! It’s made as one entire rectangle, then the sleeves and collar details are added.

Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern - This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It's made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It's the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.

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Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern - This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It's made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It's the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.

 

Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern

 

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Materials
DK acrylic or cotton yarn (I used Paintbox Simply DK in Stormy Grey – 3 skeins for S & M, 4 skeins for L & XL))
4.5 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors
button 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

Written in US terms

Ch 3 COUNTS as dc

Approximate Finished Size—Blocked (S pictured on 5’0” model)
Width: S (16”) M (18”) L (20”) XL (22”)
Length: S (28”) M (30”) L (32”) XL (34”)
Arm width: S (8”) M (9”) L (10”) XL (11”)
Sleeve Length: S (6”) M (7”) L (8”) XL (9”)

Gauge
14 dc = 4”
9 rows = 4”

CASUAL CARDI

– The sweater is made as one rectangle (with no sewing), then the sleeves and collar details are added

– Pattern written in S, M noted in ( ), L noted in [ ], XL noted in { }

Ch 87 (95) [103] {111}

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across (85 dc (93 dc) [101 dc] {109 dc})

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across (43 dc (47 dc) [51 dc] {55 dc})

Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in next ch and in each stitch and ch across to last stitch, 3 dc in last stitch (87 dc (95 dc) [103 dc] {111 dc})

Repeat rows 2 & 3 to row 17 (19) [21] {23} (101 dc (111 dc) [121 dc] {131 dc})

In the next row is the armhole

Row 18 (20) [22] {24}: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 25 (29) [33] {37}, skip 25 (29) [33] {37} stitches, dc in next, repeat from * to * across

Row 19 (21) [23] {25}: ch 3, turn, dc in next ch and in each stitch and ch across (101 dc (111 dc) [121 dc] {131 dc})

Row 20 (22) [24] {26}: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across (51 dc (56 dc) [61 dc] {66 dc})

Repeat rows 19 & 20 to row 45 (49) [53] {57} (101 dc (111 dc) [121 dc] {131 dc})

In the next row is the second armhole

Row 46 (50) [54] {58}: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * 2 more times, ch 25 (29) [33] {37}, skip 25 (29) [33] {37} stitches, dc in next, repeat from * to * across

Row 47 (51) [55] {59}: ch 3, turn, dc in next ch and in each stitch and ch across to the last 3 stitches, dc3tog (99 dc (109 dc) [119 dc] {129 dc})

Row 48 (52) [56] {60}: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across (50 dc, (55 dc) [60 dc] {65 dc})

Repeat rows 47 (51) [55] {59} & 48 (52) [56] {60}to row 63 (69) [75] {81} (85 dc (93 dc) [101 dc] {109 dc})

Ch 1 does not count as sc

Row 64 (70) [76] {82}: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Repeat previous row 5 more times

Fasten off. Join yarn to the top corner of the opposite side.

You will repeat the sc rows on the other side of the cardigan.

Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Repeat for 5 more rows.

Do not fasten off.

COLLAR

Now you will work across the top of the cardigan creating the collar

Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly along the collar of the cardigan across to the opposite corner. Work 1 sc in the end of every sc row and 2 sc in the end of every dc row.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, *sc in 6 stitches, sc2tog* repeat from * to * across to last 6 stitches, sc in last 6 stitches

Row 3: ch 1, turn, *sc in 6 stitches, sc2tog* repeat from * to * across to last 6 stitches, sc in last 6 stitches

In the next row the button hole is made

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across to last 5 stitches, ch 3, skip 3 stitches, sc in last 2

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 stitches, 3 sc in ch 3 space, sc in each stitch across

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across

Fasten off, weave in all the ends

SLEEVES

Join yarn to bottom of arm hole

Ch 1 does not count as sc

Round 1: ch 1, sc evenly around (make sure to have an even number of stitches), join to first sc with sl st

Round 2: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), skip 1 stitch, *dc in next, ch 1, skip 1 stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Round 3: ch 3, dc in next ch space and in each stitch and ch space around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 to round 9, (11), [13], {15}

Round 10 (12) [14] {16}: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 11 (13) [15] {17}: ch 1, *sc in 3 stitches, sc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

There is an additional decrease in the sleeves in the next round. This optional. If the sleeve is tight enough, sc evenly around

Round 12 (14) [16] {18}: repeat previous round

Round 13 (15) [17] {19}: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

Repeat previous round 2 more times

Fasten off, repeat on other sleeve.

Weave in all ends. Sew button on opposite corner from button hole.

And you’re done with your Casual Cardi!

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Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern - This Casual Crochet Cardi Pattern is my new favorite layering piece! It's made with DK weight yarn, has an open and airy design, and is short sleeved. It's the perfect Fall and Spring cardigan.

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