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Whimsy Cardigan

September 22, 2017

For this pattern I used Yarn Bee Whimsy Yarn in Westbrooke. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued since I purchased it 🙁 But I wanted to share this pattern anyway because I love the shape and fit of this cardigan.

Any bulky (5) weight yarn would work great for this pattern. Actually, any weight yarn would work with some adjustments to the starting chain. All you need is a starting chain of an odd number. So easy!

As you can tell, my little model doesn’t mind being in front of the camera! 😀


186 (for S/M) – 279 (for L/XL) yards bulky weight yarn
6.5 mm hook
yarn needle


Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet

Finished Size
Pattern is written for S/M, changes for X/XL are written in [ ]

Kid’s S/M (pictured with 7 year old)
Width: 24 inches
Length: 24 inches

Kid’s L/XL
Width: 29 inches
Length: 29 inches


Ch 55 [65] (any odd number will work)

Row 1: dc in 5th ch from the hook (counts as dc + ch 1), *ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across (27 dc, 26 ch 1 spaces) [32 dc, 31 ch 1 spaces]

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, *ch 1, dc in next ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, dc in ch 4 from previous round

For S/M – Repeat row 2 until row 27 or until it reaches 24 inches

For L/XL – Repeat row 2 until row 33 or until it reaches 29 inches


Fold the rectangle in half (bringing the top down so the rows are horizontal). Starting about halfway down from the fold, whipstitch down both sides, making sure to line up the rows evenly. The unsewn spaces at the top are the armholes. Fasten off, weave in the ends

After it’s sewn, pull the top and bottom so the arm seams are running horizontal through the middle. This is how you wear the piece, you can see that it looks like a cardigan now!


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  1. Love this pattern! But….I swear I’ve followed everything correctly and have repeated row 27 times, I have 26 ch1 spaces, but my square is only 12 inches on each side. I must be missing something…. it’s the right weight yarn, and the right size hook but it should be a 24 inch square, right? Any thoughts? Do I need to frog it? Hoping there’s a way to save the project. Thanks!

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