Catalina Cardigan Crochet Pattern - 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!
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Catalina Cardigan Crochet Pattern CAL – Part 1

July 5, 2021

Welcome to Part 1 of the Catalina Cardigan Crochet Pattern CAL! For part 1 We’re going to start with the bottom portion of the cardigan. The body of this cardigan is made as one piece, so this week will be a rectangle using the half double crochet v stitch.

Catalina Cardigan Crochet Pattern - 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!

Catalina Cardigan Crochet Pattern - 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!

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Catalina Cardigan Crochet Patter CAL Part 1

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Materials
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)
Yarn needle
Scissors
stitch markers

Level
beginner/advanced beginner

Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
V St –  hdc v stitch—(hdc, ch 1, hdc) all in same stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

· written in US terms

· ch 2 counts as hdc

· ch 1 does not count as sc

· This cardigan is made as one rectangle, with openings for the sleeves (like the graphic on the right). There is a little sewing across the shoulders. Then the sleeves are added with turned rounds, next the collar, and last the pockets.

· Gauge: 6 V St x 9 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 row count ((50, 56, 62) (68, 74, 80) V St) the 50 is for S, 56 is M, 62 is L, 68 is XL, 74 is 2X, 80 is 3X.

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

CATALINA CARDIGAN CROCHET PATTERN – Part 1

Watch the full video tutorial for part 1 below

ch (154, 172, 190) (208, 226, 244) (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 from * to * across to last 3 chains, skip 2 chains, hdc in last stitch ((50, 56, 62) (68, 74, 80) V Sts)

Row 2: ch 2, turn, V St in each ch-1 space across, hdc in turning ch ((50, 56, 62) (68, 74, 80) V Sts)

Row 3 – (40, 42, 44) (46, 48, 50): repeat row 2 ((50, 56, 62) (68, 74, 80) V Sts)

This is the length before the armholes are made. To adjust the length, add or take out rows as needed.

And that’s it for Part 1! I’ll see you here next week for Part 2!

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    1. Row 2 is repeated till you have (40, 42, 44) (46, 48, 50) rows depending on the size you are making. So if you were making size small you would repeat row 2 for rows 3 to 40, size medium 3 to 42 and so on.

    2. It would be great to have inches listed. I am a small size but my chest and hips where the bottom of the sweater hits are nowhere near the same size.

  1. Great! Thank you, it’s easier for me to keep count with the stitches when I’m working on a long piece.

  2. Starting row 3 with chain 2 counted as first hdc, do I add another chain and then hdc in first space or do I skip first space?

    1. Hi! Just ch 2, then work your first stitch into the first ch 1 space from the V stitch in the previous row

  3. I live in the South and looking for something lighter. I have lots of DK #3 in a mint green would love to use. What kind of adjustment would I have to make for the 3X size?

    1. Hi! I’m not sure. You can start by checking your gauge with the yarn you’d like to use 🙂

  4. Okay, stupid question. Is the chain one space located between the legs of the V in the former row? I cannot tell in the video. My first row has openings between each whole stitch, with a chain one between the legs of the V. I hope this makes sense. Thank you.

  5. Quick question: the numbers in bold in the beginning of row 3 are how many rows I should crochet correct? If I’m doing an XL with 68 V stitches in each row, I’m assuming the numbers in bold in the beginning of row 3 are row numbers. So for an XL it would be 46 rows? Please let me know if I’m correct-thank you!
    Love your patterns and tutorials-this will be my very first attempt at a sweater so I’m super excited!

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