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Crochet Everyday Cable Sweater – FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Everyday Cable Sweater – FREE Crochet Pattern

You’re going to love the crochet Everyday Cable Sweater, because it’s such a classic design. 

Today I’m sharing the second Design Create Repeat design, a collaboration with other crochet designers. You can read more about it here, but you can also find the other designers linked further down + join February’s GIVEAWAY (while it’s open!)

 

But if you want to see all of them, click through this link & visit Salty Pearl Crochet & go through all February Design Create Repeat patterns. 

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The crochet cables makes this pattern really special & imagine using this cabled sweater together with jeans. 

 


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crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern

 

What’s so great about this garment is the fact that it comes in 9 sizes from XS to 5XL & there’s also suggestions on how to customize it to fit YOU perfectly!

 

crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern

 

When Hobbii yarns reached out to me to ask me if I wanted to receive some yarn from them, I was so happy. 

The yarn to design this pattern is sponsored by Hobbii Yarns, but I’m not otherwise compensated by them. 

 

Excited?

 

 

THE YARN


After receiving the yarn from Hobbii Yarns, I was so excited to start designing. 

The Kid Silk Yarn by Hobbii, is super soft & fun to crochet with. The only negative is the fact that Kid Silk yarn is hard to frog, but that’s typical for those types of yarn, no matter what brand. 

There’s so many beautiful & soft color options of this yarn & the best thing is that it ships worldwide. 

Find it here.

crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern - hobbii yarn

 

A GREAT CROCHET CABLE CROCHET PROJECT


When I was about to start designing this crochet pattern, I quickly realized I wanted to implement crochet cables to it. 

Crochet cables can be really beautiful & lift the look of a rather simple design with just a few stitches. 

If you’re not familiar with crocheting cables, this pattern is a great place to start. 

 

Since you like the crochet Everyday Cable Sweater, these might interest you too?

 

 

 

crochet everyday cable sweater - 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. 

 

CROCHET EVERYDAY CABLE SWEATER – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The crochet Everyday Cable Sweater is a great cardigan with a classical look. The cardigan is slightly cropped, but there’s size adjustments included on how to adjust the length. 

The jumper crochet pattern also includes 9 sizes from XS to 5XL. 
Wear the beautiful crochet Everyday Cable sweater with jeans or maybe a high waist skirt. 

Finally, this is a great introduction to crocheting cables, as the pattern otherwise is has basic crochet stitches & just 1 row of increases.

 

crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6.5 mm / US: K – 10.5 / UK: 3

Hook I used: Lykke Crochet Hook

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Hobbii Yarn – Kid Silk in color Rust.

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount needed*: 

  • XS: 9 skeins / 220 g / 1690 m / 1850 yards
  • S: 10 skeins / 230 g / 1790 m / 1955 yards
  • M: 10 skeins / 245 g / 1890 m / 2065 yards
  • L: 11 skeins / 255 g / 1990 m / 2170 yards
  • XL: 11 skeins / 270 g / 2115 m / 2315 yards
  • 2XL: 12 skeins / 290 g / 2270 m / 2485 yards
  • 3XL: 13 skeins / 310 g / 2400 m / 2625 yards
  • 4XL: 13 skeins / 325 g / 2525 m / 2760 yards
  • 5XL: 14 skeins / 340 g / 2655 m / 2905 yards

 

Worked with 2 strands of yarn at a time, amount above is the total amount needed.

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 0 Lace yarn.
  • 70 % kid mohair, 30 % silk

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

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

 

GAUGE:


Measured with half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

12 stitches & 13 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern

 

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 everyday cable cardigan

 

SIZE NOTES:

  • This pattern is written to have positive ease, that means the measurements on the garment is larger than your actual body measurements.
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Note: Any size adjustments affect yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.
  • For this pattern you can work the body (front + back) in one size & the arms in a different size. 

 

Sleeves:

  • Best place to adjust length by adding or reducing rows at the end.
  • Adjust width by following the instructions to a larger or smaller size. 
 

Body (front + back):

  • Adjust length by adding or reducing rows at the end. Remember to adjust on both the front & back.
  • The pattern is written to have the same length on all sizes, but you may want to adjust it to the length you prefer.
  • Adjust width by following the instructions to a larger or smaller size.
  • Width adjustments could also be done by adding/reducing the number of stitches on the back & front by 2 stitches at a time. 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BPdc = back post double crochet

ch = chain(s)

dc = double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

FPtr = front post treble crochet

hdc = half double crochet

prev= previous

sk= skip

st = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use the chain, the foundation single crochet, double crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, the front post double crochet stitch, the front post treble crochet stitch & the back post double crochet stitch.

 

FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (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 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.

 

Video tutorial

 

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (BPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

Video tutorial for FPdc & BPdc

 

FRONT POST TREBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPtr):

Written description:

Yo twice, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 4 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 4 loops, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

CABLE CROSSING:

Cable crossing to the left or in front (cableL):

Sk 3 st, FPtr 1 in 4th st, FPtr 1 in 5th st ,FPtr 1 in 6th st, go back, make the next 3 st in front of the 3 FPtr you just made: FPtr 1 in 1st sk st, FPtr 1 in 2nd sk st, FPtr 1 in 3rd sk st.

 

Video tutorial (not necessarily the same stitch count)

 

Cable crossing to the right or behind (cableR):

Sk 3 st, FPtr 1 in 4th st, FPtr 1 in 5th st ,FPtr 1 in 6th st, go back, make the next 3 st behind the 3 FPtr you just made: FPtr 1 in 1st sk st, FPtr 1 in 2nd sk st, FPtr 1 in 3rd sk st.

 

Video tutorial (not necessarily the same stitch count)

 

You’ll follow this instruction for the 12 cable stitches in the middle of the fronts, marked “cableL“ or “cableR”, starting on row 4.

 

crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


BACK:

FSC 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st. 

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (=54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc, BPdc*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 3-4: Rep row 2. 

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (=54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 6-74: Rep row 5.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

FRONT:

FSC 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st. 

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc, BPdc*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (= 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 3-4: Rep row 2. 

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st, FPdc 1 in the next 12 st, hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st (= 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st, BPdc 1 in the next 12 st, dc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st (= 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st). 

Row 7: Ch 2 (counst as 1st dc), hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st, cableL, cableR, hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st, turn (=54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st).

Row 8: Repeat row 3.

Row 9: Repeat row 2. 

Row 10: Repeat row 3. 

Row 11: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st, cableR, cableL, hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 st, turn (= 54 (60) 66 (72) 78 (84) 90 (96) 102 st).

Row 12: Repeat row 3. 

Row 13-68: Repeat row 5-12, until you have crocheted 68 rows. 

 

Do not fasten off, continue directly on the first shoulder. 

 

SHOULDERS:

Repeated 2 times, continuing directly after row 53 on the front, across the 22 (25) 27 (30) 32 (35) 37 (40) 42 first & last stitches on the row. 

Leave the middle 10 (10) 12 (12) 14 (14) 16 (16) 18 stitches unworked to create the neckline later.

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in the next 21 (24) 26 (29) 31 (34) 36 (39) 41 st, turn (= 22 (25) 27 (30) 32 (35) 37 (40) 42 st). 

Row 2-6: Repeat row 1. 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

SLEEVES:

Repeat two times to make two sleeves. 

FSC 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (30) 32 (32) 34 st. 

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (30) 32 (32) 34 st). 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc, BPdc*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (= 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (30) 32 (32) 34 st). 

Row 3-4: Rep row 2. 

 

*Note: Row 5 is the only place you will increase to make it wide enough to have the standard circumference for the armhole. If you find that size you’re following is either to narrow or wide, go up or down a size or adjust the number of increases.

 

Only size XS:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 3 st*, repeat from *to* 5 more times, hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (=32 st). 

 

Only size S:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 7 more times, hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (=34 st). 

 

Only size M:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 7 more times, hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (=36 st). 

 

Only size L:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (=38 st). 

 

Only size XL:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 4 more times, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in last st, turn (=42 st). 

 

Only size 2XL:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next 2 st, hdc 1 next st*, repeat from *to* 8 more times, hdc 1 the next 2 st, turn (=48 st).

 

Only size 3XL:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *hdc 2 in next 2 st, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* 9 more times, hdc 1 in next st, turn (= 52 st).

 

Only size 4XL:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in the next 3 st, *hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 23 more times, hdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (= 56 st). 

 

Only size 5XL:

Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in the next 3 st, *hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from *to* 25 more times, hdc 1 in the next 4, turn (=60 st).

 

Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in all st until end of row, turn (= 32 (34) 36 (38) 42 (48) 52 (56) 60 st). 

Row 7-51*: Rep row 6. 

*Continue crocheting until you reach desired sleeve length. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


When you’re finished crocheting you have 4 parts:

  1. Seam the first shoulder together by attaching the top of the front to the back, seam 22 (25) 27 (30) 32 (35) 37 (40) 42 stitches by inserting the needle in corresponding stitches on each part.
  2. Leave 10 (10) 12 (12) 14 (14) 16 (16) 18 stitches unworked on the back part. 
  3. Seam the second shoulder together by attaching the top of the front to the back, seam 22 (25) 27 (30) 32 (35) 37 (40) 42 stitches by inserting the needle in corresponding stitches on each part.
  4. Seam the sleeves to the shoulder, by lining up the middle of the sleeve with the shoulder seam. 
  5. Seam the sides & the seam under the sleeves.  

 

NECKLINE:

Attach yarn with in the left corner on the back with the right side facing. 

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 st for each row on the left side of the shoulder, dc 1 in the 10 (10) 12 (12) 14 (14) 16 (16) 18 unworked stitches on the front, dc 1 st for each row of the right shoulder, dc 1 in the 10 (10) 12 (12) 14 (14) 16 (16) 18 unworked stitches on the back, sl st in 1st st (= 32 (32) 36 (36) 40 (40) 44 (44) 48 st). 

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc, BPdc*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (= 32 (32) 36 (36) 40 (40) 44 (44) 48 st). 

Round 3: Rep row 2. 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

crochet everyday cable sweater - free crochet pattern

 

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FEBRUARY – DESIGN CREATE REPEAT PATTERNS


1. Maura Blankie by Melanie of Counting Crafty Sheep

 

2. Amore Shawl  by Rachel of Desert Blossom Crafts

 

3. Little Bow Hat by Katie of Salty Pearl Crochet

 

4. Everyday Cable Sweater by Joy of Motion Crochet (THIS PATTERN)

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Comments (10)

  1. I love the cable design of this sweater.

    rebekahnberry
    Feb 22, 2019 Reply
    • Rebekah, I’m so glad you like it 🙂 Thank you!

      Janne Kleivset
      Feb 22, 2019 Reply
  2. Absolutely gorgeous and love the colour too. I have never tried cables as look difficult but this wants me to try love it

    Debbie
    Feb 22, 2019 Reply
    • Thank you so much Debbie, the cables isn’t as difficult as they might seem.
      I’ve got video tutorials linked covering the two types of cables used to create them 🙂

      Janne Kleivset
      Feb 22, 2019 Reply
  3. Thank you for creating this and other sweaters for people with real size bodies.

    Kelly Hansen
    Feb 22, 2019 Reply
    • Kelly, thank for your compliment, it means a lot 😊 I think crochet should be for everyone & I’m so happy to be able to share patterns that includes a variety of sizes.

      Janne Kleivset
      Feb 22, 2019 Reply
  4. Sweater is lovely

    Lourdes Perez-Arrowsmith
    Feb 22, 2019 Reply
    • Thank you 🙂

      Janne Kleivset
      Feb 23, 2019 Reply
  5. I love the cable down the middle. Might even try it one day.

    Fiona
    Feb 24, 2019 Reply
    • Thank you so much, I’m glad you like it.

      Janne Kleivset
      Feb 25, 2019 Reply

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