Hi fiber friends! Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Catalina Cardigan Crochet Along! The Catalina Cardigan Crochet Pattern is a beginner level cardigan pattern. It’s made as almost one piece and has very little sewing. I will have a video tutorial to help every step of the way!
What is a Crochet Along?
A crochet along is when we work on a project all together at the same time. It’s a great way to have fun with fellow crocheters all over the world!
Be sure to join my Facebook group HERE for the lastest details, to ask questions, share your work, and talk with fellow crocheters!
We will work on the Catalina Cardigan over the course of 4 weeks. For week 1 we will work on the bottom half of the body and then the top half in week 2. In week 3, the sleeves are made. Lastly, in week 4 we’ll finish up with the collar and pockets. And you’ll have a comfy cardigan just in time for the fall season!
Each week a new part of the pattern will be posted. It will be posted on Monday’s at 6 AM PST. I’ll have a that week’s part of the pattern available for FREE on my blog (along with a video tutorial), OR you will be able to purchase the full PDF in my shops (if you would rather have the pattern as one full document).
Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF in my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Shop
Add to your Ravelry Queue HERE
Below I’ve listed the materials, pattern notes, sizing & gauge so you can be ready to go on July 5th!
Worsted weight acrylic yarn ((S – 500g, M – 600g, L – 700g) (XL – 800g, 2X – 900g, 3X – 1000g)) – I used Lion Brand Heartland in Canyon. Any worsted weight acrylic (cotton or wool) would work great for this pattern
I/5.5 mm hook (or whatever hook needed to obtain gauge)
Pattern Noted & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
V st – V stitch – (hdc, ch 1, hdc) all in 1 stitch
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
This sweater is a loose fit with some positive ease.
Approx Finished Size:
Bust: S (35”) M (39”) L (43”) XL (47”) 2X (51”) 3X (55”)
Length: S (23.25”) M (24.75”) L (26.25”) XL (27.75”) 2X (29.25”) 3X (30.75”)
Armhole Width: S (7”) M (7.5”) L (8”) XL (8.5”) 2X (9”) 3X (9.5”)
Sleeve Length: S (23”) M (24”) L (25”) XL (26”) 2X (27”) 3X (28”)
Size Small pictured. I am 5’0” with 34” bust
– Gauge: 6 V St x 9 rows = 4” x 4”
To make a swatch ch a multiple of 3 + 1,
Row 1: v st in the 4th ch from the hook, *skip 2 chains, v st in next* repeat across to last 3 chs, skip 2 hdc in last
Row 2: ch 2, turn, v st in each ch-1 space across, hdc in turning ch
Repeat row 2 for pattern
Get your yarn ready & we’ll get started on July 5th!
If you have any questions please feel free to post them here, email me at email@example.com, or post them in our Facebook group!
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I like easy patterns so will look forward to this cardigan. Just going to look in my yarn stash now for the right yarn
Yay! Thank you!
Do you have to join the crochet along on Facebook or is it possible to join it by email?
You can join my email list and I will email you the info every week 🙂
Hi Breann, how many chains to start the gauge? This will be my first time doing a gauge and a cardigan.
Thanks in advance
Hi! However many to make it more than 4″ 🙂
Thanks. I did 2: one is 6 V, 9rows with 5.5 hook, but measure is 4×5. The other one is 4 V , 9 rows, 5.5 hook. This one is 4×4, perfect measure. So, now what I am not sure is how to use this information when I get your instructions. Can you help me? Thanks again.
Hi So it sounds like you need to go down a hook size 🙂
I have a problem in that I’m down to a 3.5mm hook and am only fitting 5 v-stitches and 9 rows for 4.5 inches. Nothing is matching the gauge.
Hi! For the row count, it will be easy to take out rows if needed 🙂
3+1 she said
Even though it’s almost over, I would like to try this Cal. Will I still be able to get the patterns emailed? Thanks. Avon Jody 2000 @ aol.com. Jody Crowther
Hi! All the parts are linked in this post 🙂
looks lovely would enjoy making and and wearing this . as i love to crochet am now making a pullover sweater in caron cakes.
I’m looking forward to this CAL! I’ve been wanting to make a cardigan!
Thanks so much!
You did it again! Another beautiful pattern that I’ll be bookmarking and making. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns and your talent.
Thank you so much!
Hi, Breann, this sounds like fun and I can use a new sweater. This will be my third cal with you and I can’t wait.😁👍💐
Is there any way to maka or 5 x.
How much yarn would you need
Looking forward to doing this! Already have my caron cotton cakes ready to go. Will actually do the swatch this ,😆
Hi Breann! This is beautiful and I can’t wait to get started! 😊 Do you know about how much positive ease there is? It will help me decide between making a medium or large.
Oh I am so excited for this!!!
I have not made anything for myself before, but want to make your sweater. I will need to make a large based on the bust inches above you provided. I am 5′ , like you, but MUCH older and not nearly as talented. I must admit I am a little scared and excited about the CAL. I have some yarn that I purchased awhile back for a coat, that I never have made. I think this would be enough for the sweater. Would you, please, tell me how many yards this pattern requires?
I love the look of this sweater! I worked up a swatch…measured up right! So excited to work this with you!!
Can’t wait to start this CAL, I have been wanting to crochet a cardigan for some time now. One question, how or where do I measure armhole width?
Hi! From the top of your shoulder to under the armpit (however wide you’d like this to be) 🙂
Thank you soo much!
Hi Breann I have a question, which might sound stupid. What is a worsted weight yarn. I live in Namibia and our yarn is not marked like that. We get cotton, and then 3 ply, 4 ply, double knit, chunky. I would like to start with the cardigan but need to know what weight yarn to buy. Hope the question is not too stupid. Thanks Annerose
I think worsted weight yarn is normally 4 ply. Hope that helps.
Thanks that helps
Worsted weight is Aran weight here (south Africa). It’s between DK and chunky. If you get the Elle yarns in Namibia then look at their Aran yarns, also two strands of Dk may work. I sometimes do the wpi (wraps per inch) test to see what works best. Google it. Hope that helps.
Annerose, I’m your neighbor in South Africa, from what I can understand is worsted weight is Aran weight here, sometimes using two strands of dk would work, I usually use the Wpi (wraps per inch) test to Guage which yarn would work best (Google it, it is very helpful). 4ply here is more like fingering weight.
Hi, lion brand heartland is equivalent to Aran in the UK – weight 4. I’ve gone for Sirdar no 1 for mine 🙂
Hi Annerose, I used to live in Zimbabwe and I’d never heard of worsted yarn until I came to the UK, so worsted is the equivalent of a 10ply and DK – double knit an 8 ply. Hope this helps. Vanessa
Is there anywhere to get the pattern ahead of time?
I bought the yarn today. Looking forward to the CAL,
But it’d be nice to see the pattern first.
Yes. I’ll have it available soon 🙂
Any chance you can tell us how big the pockets will be so I can turn my swatch into a pocket? 😄
I chained 25 for the pockets 🙂 But you can make them any size you’d like
Hi Brianne, Looking forward to making this sweater. In the information listed here, would you please include a link to your single crochet chainless foundation stitch? I have never been great at this stitch and need to practice. I do not find it at this blog. Thank you.
Excited to start this! I don’t usually make items to wear!!
Can I use Red Heart With Love Yarn? It’s 100% acrylic.
Can’t wait I have never tried a CAL. I have some of my Alpaca ready to go
I have never made a garment. Excited to try your CAL. Purchased yarn today. Swatching later this evening.
Yay!! Thanks for joining!
Looking for the starting chain count, can’t seem to find it.
The pattern for part 1 is here 🙂 https://www.hookedonhomemadehappiness.com/catalina-cardigan-crochet-pattern-cal-part-1/
This is my first garment, and I have to tell you that this pattern is so easy to follow! Love it!
Awesome! Thank you so much!!
I made the cardigan turns out beautiful thanks
Awesome! Thank you so much 🙂