Carefree Cardi FREE Crochet Pattern

By diyexamples, March 27, 2019

Materials –

  • Chunky yarn – 5 (6, 6, 7) 100g balls (i used style craft chunky in white)
  • 7mm hook

Abbreviations –

Ch – Chain

St – Stitch

Dc – Double crochet

Notes –

  • The pattern is written in a size small but please refer to the sizes in the brackets if you wish to make a different size (M, L, XL)
  • The cardigan is worked in two long rectangles folded down the middle then sewn together. Each rectangle represents one half of the cardigan. The sides and back of your cardigan are sewn together, leaving a nice v shape style at the back. Both sides of this cardigan are worked exactly the same with no changes at all.
  • The last stitch of each round will be worked in the turning Ch.
  • When you reach the ‘Ch 1’ stitch on each row you will be working your Dc into the Ch 1 space instead of the stitch itself.
  • When starting a new row remember to skip the first st because your beginning Ch 2 is counted as your first dc of the row. If you do not skip the first st your cardigan will be out of shape.

Pattern – X2

Ch 169 (171, 173, 175)

Row 1 – Dc in the 4th chain from your hook and each chain across (your Ch 3 is counted as a st)

Row 2 – Now turn your work and Ch 3, (your Ch 3 at the beginning of the row is classed as your first dc and Ch) skip a st, Dc, *Ch 1, skip a st, Dc* repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

(Please refer to photos as to where to place your first Dc st in this row)

Row 3 – Ch 2, dc in each st across.

From here on you will be repeating rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 19 rows (21, 23, 25)

Sewing –

to sew your cardigan together you will now take one of your rectangles and fold in half. For the sides of your cardigan, you will be sewing the Ch row together. Do not sew the rectangles together at this point. In a zig zag fashion sew up 56 sts (57, 58, 59). Now repeat this on the second rectangle. You should now have two rectangles that look picture 1. (pattern will continue after photos)

For the back of the cardigan lay the two rectangles out next to each other and sew up 70 sts (72, 74, 76). Your cardigan should now look picture 2.

Sew in any lose ends to finish your pattern.

One Comment

  1. Linda says:

    Beautiful! How do I get the pattern for this project?

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