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You’re going to love this Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern. It’s a great cardigan pattern for women with sizes from XS to 5XL. 

The cardigan is made with a cotton and bamboo yarn blend, but it’s easy to swap for any 3 light weight yarns. 

With the herringbone half double crochet as the featured stitch, this crochet cardigan with pockets has such a beautiful look. 

 

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Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

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THE YARN


To crochet this tee I used Lion Brand Yarn Coboo. It’s a yarn made of a combination of cotton & rayon from bamboo. 

This is a super soft yarn & in many ways I feel it’s softer than just regular cotton yarns. 

It’s perfect for warm weather crochet clothing.

 

Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

 

THE PERFECT CROCHETED CARDIGAN WITH POCKETS


If you like crocheting cardigans, having a pattern with pockets just makes it more exciting. 

A place for your hands, phone or anything you want to bring is just perfect. 

 

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Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

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Crochet Cardigan With Pockets 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?

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Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET CARDIGAN WITH POCKETS – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Crochet Cardigan with Pockets is a great women’s crochet cardigan. It comes in sizes from XS to 5XL. 

Featuring beautiful crochet stitches and is a great garment crochet pattern.

Make it in your favorite yarn colors. 

 

Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion Brand YarnCoboo in color White (Color A) & Denim (Color B). 

 

Yarn amount used: 

COLOR A:

  • Size XS: 6 skeins / 510 g / 1170 m / 1180 yards
  • Size S: 6 skeins / 555 g / 1270 m / 1285 yards
  • Size M: 7 skeins / 610 g / 1385 m / 1415 yards
  • Size L: 7 skeins / 665 g / 1505 m / 1545 yards
  • Size XL: 8 skeins / 745 g / 1655 m / 1720 yards
  • Size 2XL: 9 skeins / 795 g / 1760 m / 1845 yards
  • Size 3XL: 9 skeins / 865 g / 1915 m / 2005 yards
  • Size 4XL: 10 skeins / 915 g / 2015 m / 2120 yards
  • Size 5XL: 10 skeins / 995 g / 2170 m / 2300 yards

 

COLOR B:

  • Size XS: 2 skeins / 150 g / 320 m / 340 yards
  • Size S: 2 skeins/ 160 g / 345 m / 365 yards
  • Size M: 2 skein / 180 g / 385 m / 410 yards
  • Size L: 2 skein / 190 g / 415 m / 440 yards
  • Size XL: 2 skein / 190 g / 415 m / 440 yards
  • Size 2XL: 3 skein / 205 g / 435 m / 470 yards
  • Size 3XL: 3 skeins / 225 g / 490 m / 520 yards
  • Size 4XL: 3 skeins / 235 g / 515 m / 550 yards
  • Size 5XL: 3 skeins / 240 g / 515 m / 550 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn
  • 51 % Cotton, 49 % Rayon from Bamboo (some colors are a 50/50 blend)

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured on herringbone half double crochet worked in rows:

15 stitches & 14 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

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NOTES: 


  • 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 9 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: XS (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. Size adjustments are added under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

 

DIAGRAM:


Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


CA – color A

CB – color B

ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

FSC – foundation single crochet

HBhdc = herringbone half double crochet

hdc = half double crochet (tutorial)

hdc2tog – crochet together 2 half double crochet stitches

RS – right side

sc = single crochet (tutorial)

sk – skip

sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

st = stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

yo – yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (FSC):

Written description:

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 previous “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.

Tutorial:

Foundation Single Crochet Stitch

 

CROCHET TOGETHER 2 HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES (hdc2tog):

Used to decrease stitches.

Written description: Yarn over, draw up a loop from the next st, draw up a loop from the stitch after that, you have 4 loops on the hook, yo, pull through all loops on the hook.

 

HERRINGBONE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (HBhdc):

Written description:

Yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over, pull through stitch, pull through 1st loop on hook, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. 

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


FLAT SLIP STITCH JOIN: 

A full tutorial of this technique can be found here.

 

CONSTRUCTION:


This cardigan is crocheted seamlessly in 2 pieces (right side & left side) and is then crocheted together with the flat slip stitch join method

On the first row of each side you will create the hip split and armhole. Then on row 14 you create the opening for pockets. After that you will crochet inwards towards the center of the body.

Finally you will crochet the sleeves directly on the piece, by crocheting into the other side of the FSC stitches from the very first row made. You will also crochet the pockets directly in the pocket opening.

After making both the left and right side. You will crochet the front border on the assembled cardigan.

 

Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


RIGHT SIDE: 

HIP TO ARMHOLE – RIGHT SIDE: 

Crocheted with CA. 

 

Row 1 (WS): Make 134 (136) 138 (142) 145 (150) 154 (158) 160 st using the FSC technique, sk 45 (47) 50 (53) 59 (67) 72 (78) 82 FSC st just made (making armhole), HBhdc on the other side of the next 77 (77) 76 (77) 74 (71) 70 (68) 66 FSC st, FSC 12 st (making split), turn (= 223 (225) 226 (231) 231 (233) 236 (238) 238 st).

 

Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern
Showing how row 1 is worked. 1. Ready to make armhole. 2. First stitch on the other side of FSC made. 3. All FSC on other side made & ready to make split. 4. Split made & row 1 finished. (Example is made in a different yarn).

 

Row 2 (RS): Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in all st, turn (= 223 (225) 226 (231) 231 (233) 236 (238) 238 st).

Row 314: Rep row 2.

Row 15: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in the next 170 (172) 173 (178) 178 (180) 183 (185) 185 st, FSC 20 st, sk 20 st (making pocket), HBhdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 223 (225) 226 (231) 231 (233) 236 (238) 238 st).

Row 16 – row 19 (21) 23 (25) 29 (31) 33 (35) 39: Repeat row 2. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

BACK – RIGHT SIDE: 

Crocheted with CA. 

 

Turn. Count 112 (113) 113 (116) 116 (117) 118 (119) 119 stitches from where you fasten off. Attach yarn in next stitch. 

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in all st, turn (= 111 (112) 113 (115) 115 (116) 118 (119) 119 st).

Row 2 – row 10 (11) 13 (14) 14 (15) 17 (18) 18: Repeat row 1. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern
Showing both left & right side made. You should now have finished #1, right side. Instructions for left side below.

 

SLEEVE – RIGHT SIDE:

On the right side, attach yarn in the middle under the arm.

 

Round 1 with CB (RS): Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), HBhdc 1 on the other side of each the FSC made on row 1 of “hip to armhole”, sl st in 1st st, turn (=45 (47) 50 (53) 59 (67) 72 (78) 82 st). 

 

Change to CA, and use until row 50. 

 

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), HBhdc 1 in each st, sl st in 1st st, turn (=45 (47) 50 (53) 59 (67) 72 (78) 82 st).

Round 3- round 35 (33) 31 (29) 25 (17) 15 (9) 9: Repeat round 2.

 

ALL SIZES:

Round 36 (34) 32 (30) 26 (18) 16 (10) 10: Ch 1, hdc2tog in the next 2 st, HBhdc 1 in each st until you have 2 st left, hdc2tog in the next 2 st, sl st in 1st st, turn (=43 (45) 48 (51) 57 (65) 70 (76) 80 st). 

 

Repeat row 2 and row 36 (34) 32 (30) 26 (18) 16 (10) 10 until you have crocheted 49 rows. 

 

Round 50 with CB: Ch 1, sc 1 in each st until end of row, sl st in 1st st (=31 (31) 32 (33) 35 (35) 38 (38) 42 st). 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

POCKET – RIGHT SIDE:

Crocheted with CB. 

Attach yarn on the right side. 

 

Round 1: Sc 1 in each st around the opening for the pocket, (=40 st). 

Without ending the round, continue crocheting 1 sc stitch in each st until pocket measure 12 cm/ 4.7 inches or you have crocheted 23 rows. 

Fold the pocket flat and flat slip stitch join the pocket together. 

 

Fasten off  cut yarn.  

 

LEFT SIDE: 

HIP TO ARMHOLE – LEFT SIDE: 

Crocheted with CA. 

 

Repeat rows 1-14 from left side. 

 

Row 15*: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in the next 32 st, FSC 20 st, sk 20 st (making pocket), hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn(= 223 (225) 226 (231) 231 (233) 236 (238) 238 st).

*Same for all sizes. 

 

Repeat rows 16 – row 19 (21) 23 (25) 29 (31) 33 (35) 39 from left side. 

 

Continue on the back without cutting the yarn.

 

BACK – LEFT SIDE: 

Crocheted with CA. 

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in the next 110 (111) 112 (114) 114 (115) 117 (118) 118 st, turn (= 111 (112) 113 (115) 115 (116) 118 (119) 119 st).

Row 2: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in all st from prev row, turn (= 111 (112) 113 (115) 115 (116) 118 (119) 119 st).

Row 3 – row 10 (11) 13 (14) 14 (15) 17 (18) 18: Repeat row 2. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

SLEEVE – LEFT SIDE: 

Follow instructions for “Sleeve – Right Side”.

 

POCKET – LEFT SIDE:

Follow instructions for “Pocket – Right Side”.

 

ASSEMBLY: 

With the left & right side finished. 

Work them together using color B and the flat slip stitch join method over the stitches worked on the back on each side.

 

FRONT EDGE: 

Crocheted with CB. 

 

Attach yarn from the right side in the lower right corner. 

 

Row 1: HBhdc 1 in each st until you reach the back 112 (113) 113 (116) 116 (117) 118 (119) 119 st, HBhdc 1 st per row worked on back 20 (22) 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (36) 36 , HBhdc 1 in each st until you reach the lower left corner 112 (113) 113 (116) 116 (117) 118 (119) 119 st, turn (= 244 (248) 252 (260) 260 (264) 270 (274) 274 st). 

Row 2: Hdc 1 in 1st st (no ch), HBhdc 1 in all st, turn (= 244 (248) 252 (260) 260 (264) 270 (274) 274 st).

Row 3 – row 12 (13) 15 (16) 16 (17) 19 (20) 20: Repeat row. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Crochet Cardigan With Pockets Pattern

 

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