You’re going to love this chunky crochet cardigan, because it works up so fast!
It’s a true fall & winter crochet cardigan & works well for your winter wardrobe. Like wearing it with jeans & a simple black t-shirt.
What’s so great about this cardigan is the fact that it’s crocheted in just one piece. However some seaming is required once you finish it.
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Read about my inspiration & yarn I choose or scroll on down for the free pattern. Or simply grab the printable PDF pattern:
For this crochet garment you’ll need some warm yarn. The crochet Regelo Cardigan was designed using Bernat Roving.
What’s amazing about this yarn is the fact that is super soft & feels great against the skin.
It’s a combination between wool & acrylic, which makes it both warm & comfy.
You can find the Bernat Roving yarn here.
THE PERFECT FALL CROCHET PROJECT
You will absolutely enjoy crocheting this cardigan, because the end result is so beautiful!
For fall & winter season it’s easy to fall into always crochet hats, headbands & mittens, but crochet garments is such a great addition to your wardrobe.
What I personally love the most about crochet cardigans is the fact that they’re easy to grab when heading out!
Tip, make it in a color that works with almost any outfit!
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?
How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?
Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.
It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.
All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.
CHUNKY CROCHET CARDIGAN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN
ABOUT THE PATTERN:
This is a crochet pattern that makes a really warm & cozy chunky crochet cardigan. It’s made with a big hook & thick yarn, & because of that you’ll be able to make it in just a few hours crocheting.
The pattern has 4 sizes available, & will fit from S to 5XL.
This cozy crochet cardigan is made in just one piece.
Size 15 mm / US: P/Q / UK: –
Hook I used: From Wool and the Gang
Bernat – Roving in color Low Tide and Putty.
Yarn amount used:
Color A (CA):
- S/M: 4 skeins / 380 g / 410 m / 450 yards
- L/XL: 5 skeins / 470 g / 510 m / 560 yards
- 2XL/3XL: 6 skeins / 560 g / 610 m / 670 yards
- 4XL/5XL: 7 skeins / 670 g / 720 m / 790 yards
Color B (CB):
- S/M: 1 skein / 90 g / 90 m / 105 yards
- L/XL: 1 skein / 95 g / 95 m / 110 yards
- 2XL/3XL: 1 skein / 100 g / 100 m / 115 yards
- 4XL/5XL: 2 skeins / 105 g / 105 / 125 yards
- 5 Bulky yarn
- 80 % acrylic, 20 % wool
OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:
Measured with double treble crochet stitch cluster crocheted in rows:
- 3 stitches and 2 rows per 10 cm / 4’’
Measured with single crochet crocheted in rows:
- 6 stitches and 8 rows per 10 cm / 4’’
- This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
- Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
- Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
- Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).
- This pattern is written for 4 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: S/M (L/XL) 2XL/3XL (4XL/5XL). If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow.
- At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes starting stitches (see details under “starting rows”).
- Starting rows:
- Start regular DTCS rows like this: ch 2, 1 tr directly in 1st st (counts as 1st DTCS).
- Start split DTCS rows like this: ch 2, 1 tr in next st (counts as 1st DTCS).
SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:
|BUST/WAIST/HIP CIRCUMFERENCE||LENGTH||ARMHOLE CIRCUMFERENCE||ARM LENGTH|
|S/M||100 cm /
|74 cm /
|36 cm /
|34 cm /
|L/XL||120 cm /
|77 cm /
|42 cm /
|34 cm /
|2XL/3XL||140 cm /
|80 cm /
|48 cm /
|34 cm /
|4XL/5XL||160 cm /
|54 cm /
|34 cm /
- This chunky crochet cardigan might stretch in length and widen when used.
- This pattern is written to have a normal to loose fit.
- Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.
- For all sizes: Best places adjust length by adding or reducing rows are: After row 6 before starting single crochet stitches on row 7, or after row 11.
- For all sizes: Start with fewer/more stitches, added/reduced by 2 stitches at a time to adjust fit. Make sure it’s still centered on the middle.
- For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing stitch count when starting the cardigan.
- For all sizes: Adjust width by adding or reducing rows after row 6 (7) 8 (9).
- CA = color A
- CB = color B
- ch = chain(s)
- DTCS = double treble crochet stitch cluster
- FSC = foundation single crochet
- prev = previous
- sc = single crochet
- st = stitch(es)
- tr = treble crochet
- yo = yarn over
STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:
DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET STITCH CLUSTER (DTCS):
Written description: 2x yo draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, 2x yo draw up a loop from same st, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops.
Step 1: Ch 2 st.
Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.
Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.
Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED:
You will need to know how to change colors in crochet with different color on different rows.
CHANGING COLOR WITH DIFFERENT COLOR ON DIFFERENT ROWS:
When working with different colors on different rows, you’ll never finish the last stitch on the last row with one color, with the color you where working with.
Do all the steps of the stitch, then leave the last step unworked. Yarn over with the color for the next st & pull yarn through.
Repeat this for every row you change colors to make the color changes look beautiful.
To help you with following the instructions in this pattern, there’s 4 videos available. See details below.
Video 1: Part 1 of the back & front panel (1 in diagram):
Video 2: Part 2 of the back & front panel (2 in diagram):
Video 3: Collar border (3 in diagram):
Video 4: Arms (4 & 5 in diagram):
This cardigan is crocheted in one piece & then seamed.
1.The main part, made twice & crocheted sideways (1 & 2 in diagram).
2. The collar boarder: crocheted along the edge of the main piece (3 in diagram).
3. The arms, made twice, crocheted from top down, on both sides of the main piece (4 & 5 in diagram).
Follow numbers & arrows in diagram to see which direction you are crocheting when attaching thread.
Repeat twice to make both sides of the main part.
Crocheted with CA.
Make 48 (50) 52 (54) st using the foundation single crochet technique (1 in diagram).
Row 1: DTCS 1 in the 48 (50) 52 (54) st, but split between two st (=24 (25) 26 (27) st).
Row 2: DTCS 1 in the next 24 (25) 26 (27) DTCS st, at the end of the row, make 52 (54) 56 (58) st using the foundation single crochet stitch technique (76 (79) 82 (85) st).
Row 3: DTCS 1 in the 52 (54) 56 (58) 1st st split between two st, then DTCS 1 in the 24 (25) 26 (27) DTCS from prev row (= 50 (52) 54 (56) st).
Row 4-6 (7) 8 (9): DTCS 1 in each DTCS from prev row, turn (= 50 (52) 54 (56) st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
3 in diagram.
Attach thread to the bottom edge there for the collar.
Crocheted with CB.
Row 1: sc 1 st in 52 (54) 56 (58) st along the other side of the 52 (54) 56 (58) FSC you made in row 2 for the main part, sc 12 st evenly spread out over the 4 rows you made (row 1 & 2 twice), sc 1 along the other side of the 52 (54) 56 (58) FSC you made in row 2 for the main part, turn (= 116 (120) 124 (128) st).
Row 2-5: Sc 1 stitch in each of the 12 sc st from prev row, turn (= 116 (120) 124 (128) st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
4 & 5 in diagram.
Repeat twice to make two arms.
Attach thread to the 20th DTCS st on one side the main part.
Row 1 with CA: DTCS 1 in each of the next 12 (14) 16 (18) DTCS from prev row (row 7 in main piece), turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) st).
Row 2-6 with CA: Repeat row 1.
Row 7 with CB: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each of the next 13 DTCS from prev row, turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) st).
Row 8-11 with CB: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each of the next 13 sc from prev row, turn (= 12 (14) 16 (18) st).
Fasten off & cut yarn.
To finish your chunky crochet cardigan, fasten threads & weave in ends.
Seam the arms (A in diagram) & sides of the cardigan (B in diagram) with the yarn used, with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle.
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