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CREATION CARDIGAN – FREE CROCHET PATTERN

CREATION CARDIGAN – FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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My name is Samantha and I am the designer and owner of Creating In The Mitten. I am so excited to be a guest designer over here on Joy of Motion Crochet and I hope you love what I have designed for you today!

 


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THE YARN


The yarn I used for my design is Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta yarn, but any medium (4) will work. The reason I chose this is because it has the most velvety yarn without being a pain to work with. Oh, and the drape is amazing, so if you can get your hands on it I highly recommend using this specifically.

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

THE PERFECT FALL, WINTER & SPRING CROCHET PROJECT


This cardigan is essentially perfect for fall, winter, and spring. You could layer it with a cute long sleeve under and a triangle shawl on top or all on its own as something to keep that cool breeze at bay. Personally, it’s my favorite to wear when I am working because it reminds me of a blanket and who doesn’t want to be wrapped up in a blanket 24/7.

 

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creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

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.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CREATION CARDIGAN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


By clicking this link (picture) you will end up on the guest designers Etsy store, where you can purchase the pattern.

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Creation Cardigan is perfect for any beginner crocheter looking to push their skills a little bit. My cardigan took me about 14 hours to make, some of my testers finished two (almost 3) in a week, and some were hitting the two week deadline on their first. It really just depends on how long you crochet, how quick you are, and a variety of other variables. This is an oversized cardigan (by about 2 sizes) so if you want a more fitted look, drop down a size. I am normally a size medium (6/8)  in women’s tops and I made it in size medium.

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


Beginner/Intermediate.

I say this by saying if you can work in the round, know the basic stitches, and are comfortable working with a new stitch you should be good to go. 

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6 mm / US: J – 10  / UK: 4

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Yarn in Pink, White, and Charcoal

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

Small- 1545 yards (8 balls)

Medium- 1775 yards (9 balls)

Large- 2020 yards (10 balls)

XL- 2280 yards (11 balls)

2X- 2560 yards (12 balls)

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn
  • 100 % polyester

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Measuring tape

 

GAUGE:


Measured with double crochets rows:

13 stitches & 7 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

 

NOTES: 

  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • I did a color chart for Medium only which I have added to the paid version. This also looks lovely in a solid color so it gives you the flexibility for whatever you have enough yarn for.
  • 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).
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


  • Small –  21” wide, 28” long, 17” sleeve & 19” arm hole
  • Medium- 23” wide, 30” long, 18” sleeve & 20” arm hole
  • Large- 25” wide, 32” long, 19” sleeve & 21” arm hole
  • XL- 27” wide, 34” long, 20” sleeve & 22” arm hole
  • 2X- 29” wide, 36” long, 21” sleeve & 23” arm hole

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


ch = chain (tutorial)

dc = double crochet (tutorial)

sc = single crochet (tutorial)

slst = slip stitch (tutorial)

x st = modified X stitch

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


Modified X Stitch:

Dc in the 1st stitch, skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


BACK PANEL:

** Rows are in italics, stitch count is bold**

 

Starting with Color A (or your main color, I used white), we are working from the bottom up.

 

Chain 71 ( 77, 83, 89, 95)

 

Row 1- Dc in 3rd stitch from hook and dc across, ch 2 and turn – (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 2- Dc across, ch 2 and turn -(69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 3- 41 (44, 48, 51, 54) – Repeat row 2 (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 42 (45, 49, 52, 55)- Dc in the 1st stitch, *skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot* repeat across until there are 2 stitches left and dc in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn  (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

Row 43 (46, 50, 53, 56) – Dc across, ch 2 and turn (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 44 (47, 51, 54, 57) – Dc in the 1st stitch, *skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot* repeat across until there are 2 stitches left and dc in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 45 (48, 52, 55, 58)- Dc across, ch 2 and turn (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 46 (49, 53, 56, 59)- Dc in the 1st stitch, *skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot* repeat across until there are 2 stitches left and dc in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 47 (50, 54, 57, 60)–  Dc across, ch 2 and turn (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 48 (51, 55, 58, 61)- Dc across, ch 1 and turn (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

Row 49 (52, 56, 59, 62)– Sc across, finish off and weave in ends. (69, 75, 81, 87, 93)

 

FRONT PANELS (Make 2, but please note the changes when you get to the “x stitch”)

 

** Rows are in italics, stitch count is bold**

 

Starting with Color A (or your main color, I used white), we are working from the bottom up.

 

Chain 31 (33, 35, 37, 39)

 

Row 1- Dc in 3rd chain from hook, dc across, ch 2 and turn ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 2- Dc across, ch 2 and turn ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 3- 41 (44, 48, 51, 54) – Repeat row 2 ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 42 (45, 49, 52, 55)- Dc in the 1st stitch, *skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot* repeat across until there are 2 stitches left and dc in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

 

** For the 2nd panel, dc 2 in the first 2 stitches, then continue with the x stitches and dc 1 in the last stitch. This makes the side with 2 dc match the other side when seamed together to the back panel**

 

Row 43 (46, 50, 53, 56) – Dc across, ch 2 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 44 (47, 51, 54, 57) – Dc in the 1st stitch, *skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot* repeat across until there are 2 stitches left and dc in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 45 (48, 52, 55, 58)- Dc across, ch 2 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 46 (49, 53, 56, 59)- Dc in the 1st stitch, *skip the 2nd st and dc in the 3rd st, then go behind the dc in the 3rd st and dc into the skipped spot* repeat across until there are 2 stitches left and dc in the last 2 stitches, chain 2 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 47 (50, 54, 57, 60)–  Dc across, ch 2 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 48 (51, 55, 58, 61)- Dc across, ch 1 and turn  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

Row 49 (52, 56, 59, 62)– Sc across, finish off and weave in ends.  ( 29, 31, 33, 35, 37)

SLEEVES ** Make 2**

 

Starting with your main color, or whatever color you want them to be (there are no color changes in this part), we are working from the wrist up. If you need to make them longer or shorter, add rows before row 20 (21, 22, 23 ,24)

 

We are working in joined rounds here.

 

Chain 32 (34, 38, 42, 46) and slip stitch to first chain, be sure to not twist your chain, ch 2

 

Row 1–  Dc in ch 2 spot and dc around, slst to join, ch 2 (32, 34, 38, 42, 46)

Row 2 -Skip the 1st stitch, dc in 2nd st, dc around, and dc in slst from previous row, slst to join, ch 2 (32, 34, 38, 42, 46)

Row 3–  Dc in ch 2 spot and dc around, slst to join, ch 2 (32, 34, 38, 42, 46)

Row 4- 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) Rotate row 2 and row 3 – This makes the seam stay straighter, if you just did the dc in the 1st for all of the rows it would end up wrapping the seam around your arm.

Row 20 (21, 22, 23, 24)- *dc 2 in the 1st st, dc in the next 4 st* repeat from * to * around, slst to join, ch 2 (39, 41, 46, 51, 56)

Row 21 (22, 23, 24, 25)- Dc around, slst to join, ch 2 (39, 41, 46, 51, 56)

Row 22 (23, 24, 25, 26)-*dc 2 in the 1st st, dc in the next 4 st* repeat from * to * around, slst to join, ch 2 (47, 50, 56, 62, 68)

Row 23 (24, 25, 26, 27)- Dc around, slst to join, ch 2 (47, 50, 56, 62, 68)

Row 24 (25, 26, 27, 28)-*dc 2 in the 1st st, dc in the next 4 st* repeat from * to * around, slst to join, ch 2 (56, 51, 68, 75, 82)

Row 25 ( 26, 27, 28, 29)- Dc around, slst to join, ch 2 (56, 59, 68, 75, 82)

Row 26 (27, 28, 29, 30)-*dc 2 in the 1st st, dc in the next 4 st* repeat from * to * around, slst to join, ch 2 (66, 73, 82, 89, 98)

Row 27 (28, 29, 30, 31)- Dc around, slst to join, finish off and leave a VERY long tail to sew to the arm holes. (66, 73, 82, 89, 98)

 

FINISHING:


SEAMING

 

I recommend weaving in all of your ends before you seam it together, making note with a stitch marker where your beginning tails are at (to know right and wrong side). I didn’t weave in anything first, and it was a bad time.

 

Lay your back panel with the wrong side facing in (the yarn tail would be on the left side)

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

Take the front panels and lay those wrong side facing up as well. Slip Stitch (or whatever seam stitch you prefer) them to the top of the back panel.

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

Flip the panels over the front of the back panel. Measure from the top of the shoulder down 9 inches ( 10”, 11”, 12”, 13”) and place a stitch marker. Turn your work inside out and seam from the stitch marker to the bottom of the cardigan.

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

With your cardigan inside out still, turn your sleeves inside out and seam together, starting at the armpit with the seam of the sleeve facing down. Repeat for other sleeve and flip everything right side out.

 

ADDING FRONT TRIM

 

Attach yarn to bottom left corner of the cardigan when you are looking at it. Single crochet from that corner, around the neck line, and down the other side to the right corner. Chain 1 and turn.

 

creation cardigan - free crochet pattern

 

Sc back across everything and finish off at the starting point.

 

Weave in remaining ends.

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER SAMANTHA BARTLEY AT CREATINGINTHEMITTEN.COM!



Creating in the Mitten was started by Samantha Bartley, a Michigan transplant and lover of all things yarn. She is a crochet designer, a fiber addict, and coffee has her wrapped around its finger. She has been crocheting for about 20 years but started her most recent journey a little over a year ago and has no plans of stopping now. Her crochet designs range from adorable cup cozy’s to beautifully detailed beanies, shawls, and garments. When she isn’t crocheting you an find her spending time with her husband playing video games or working on her second favorite love, photography.

 

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creation cardigan - free crochet pattern - guest crochet designer Samantha Bartley

 

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