Crochet Raglan Cardigan Pattern

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You’re going to love this crochet raglan cardigan pattern, because it’s such a great addition to your wardrobe.

This free crochet cardigan pattern is also a great introduction to crocheting top down raglan garments, because it is so basic.

Next, it is also a great cardigan for fall & winter, because it is so warm & cozy. Wear it with anything & customize it with your own choice of yarn colors.

This crochet pattern comes in 9 sizes, & will fit both petite sized, regular & plus sizes.

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The Yarn


For this crochet raglan cardigan pattern the suggested yarn is from Lion Brand Yarn. This amazing yarn is called Jeans yarn & comes in a lot of beautiful colors.

The color used for the cardigan pictures is called Stonewash.

What’s especially great about this yarn is how soft it is. Which makes it impossible to make anything that isn’t super cozy & great to wear.

The yarn is 100 % acrylic.

Find the Jeans yarn from Lion Brand Yarn here.

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THE CLASSIC RAGLAN CARDIGAN CROCHET PROJECT


Have you ever crocheted a top down raglan garment? Well, this is a great first & if you’re already familiar with crochet raglan sleeved garments, it’s still a great project!

This is truly a classic cardigan that you can use with anything & for any occasion.

It’s also a great crochet jacket or more than just 1 season.

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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.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

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About The Pattern


The crochet raglan cardigan pattern is the perfect basic garment for your wardrobe.

It’s an easy crochet pattern, using mostly half double crochet stitches.

The crochet raglan sleeved cardigan comes in 9 sizes from XS – 5XL & there’s also suggestions on how you can adjust it to fit you perfectly!

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Project Level 


Intermediate Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4

Hook I used: Lykke Crochet Hook

Yarn

Yarn used:

Lion Brand Yarn – Jeans Yarn in color Stonewash.

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Yarn amount used: 

XS: 4 skeins / 335 g / 750 m / 815 yards

S: 5 skeins / 405 g / 915 m / 1000 yards

M: 5 skeins / 470 g / 1050 m / 1150 yards

L: 6 skeins / 530 g / 1195 m / 1305 yards

XL: 7 skeins / 605 g / 1360 m / 1485 yards

2XL: 7 skeins / 670 g / 1510 m / 1650 yards

3XL: 8 skeins / 745 g / 1670 m / 1825 yards

4XL: 9 skeins / 815 g / 1835 m / 2005 yards

5XL: 10 skeins / 920 g / 2070 m / 2265 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

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Gauge


Measured with half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

13 stitches & 11 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • 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 frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • 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. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • 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.
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Size & Measurements


 LENGTHARM LENGTHARMHOLE CIRCUMFERENCE*BUST/WAIST/HIP CIRCUMFERENCE**
XS61 cm /

24  inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

28 cm /

10.9 inches

81 cm /

31.9  inches

S65 cm /
25.4 inches
43 cm /

16.9 inches

34 cm /

13.3 inches

93 cm /

36.7 inches

M67 cm /

26.5 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

38 cm /

15.1 inches

102 cm /

40.3 inches

L70 cm /

27.5 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

43 cm /

17 inches

112 cm /

44 inches

XL74 cm /

29 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

49 cm /

19.4 inches

124 cm /

48.8 inches

2XL76 cm /

30 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

54 cm /

21.2 inches

133 cm /

52.5 inches

3XL78 cm /

31.1 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

58 cm /

23.0 inches

142 cm /

56.1 inches

4XL82 cm /

32.2 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

63 cm /

24.8 inches

152 cm /

59.7 inches

5XL85 cm /

33.6 inches

43 cm /

16.9 inches

69 cm /

27.3 inches

164 cm /

64.6 inches

*Measured before the decreases on the arms.

**Includes front edges that crosses over.

SIZE Notes

  • This pattern is written to have a standard fit, that means about 5-10 cm ease. Learn more about mastering ease in crochet garments.
  • 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.

Sleeves:

  • For all sizes: Best places to adjust length by adding or reducing rows are: After row 2 before decreasing on row 3, or after row 45 before starting ribbing on row 46.
  • For all sizes: Skip decreases to make the arm wider.
  • For all sizes: Decrease more frequently in the same manner to make the arm narrower.

Body:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rows at the end.
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Diagram


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Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


You will need to use the half double crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, front post double crochet stitch.

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

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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.

Tutorial for FPdc:

Front Post Double Crochet

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.

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Crochet Raglan Cardigan Pattern Instructions


Yoke

Make 68 st using the FSC technique.

*If you don’t want to use the FSC technique, chain 69 & then crochet 1 row with single crochet stitches in your chains, then start row 1.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=68 st).
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=68 st).
Row 3*: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 8, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 8, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 22 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 8 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 9 st, turn (= 76).

*Place stitch markers to mark off corners or each dc you make & move stitch markers for each row to easily identify corner.

Short description of rows 4 – 13 (17) 20 (23) 27 (30) 33 (36) 40: Rep row 3 and keep increasing 8 st each row by doing 2 hdc in 1 st before & after each marked corner. Find rows written out below.

Row 4: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 9, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 10, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 24 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 10 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 10 st, turn (= 84).

Row 5: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 10, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 12, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 26 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 12 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 11 st, turn (= 92).

Row 6: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 11, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 14, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 28 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 14 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 12 st, turn (= 100).

Row 7: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 12, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 16, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 30 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 13 st, turn (= 108).

Row 8: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 13, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 18, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 32 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 18 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 14 st, turn (= 116).

Row 9: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 14, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 20, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 34 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 20 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 15 st, turn (= 124).

Row 10: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 15, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 22, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 36 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 22 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 16 st, turn (= 132).

Row 11: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 16, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 24, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 38 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 24 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 17 st, turn (= 140).

Row 12: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 17, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 26, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 40 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 26 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 18 st, turn (= 148).

Row 13: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 18, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 28, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 42 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 28 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 19 st, turn (= 156).

Only size (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Row 14: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 19, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 30, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 44 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 30 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 20 st, turn (= 164).

Row 15: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 20, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 32, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 46 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 32 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 21 st, turn (= 172).

Row 16: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 21, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 34, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 48 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 34 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 22 st, turn (= 180).

Row 17: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 22, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 36, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 50 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 36 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 23 st, turn (= 188).

Only size M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Row 18: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 23, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 38, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 52 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 38 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 24 st, turn (= 196).

Row 19: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 24, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 40, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 54 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 40 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 25 st, turn (= 204).

Row 20: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 25, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 42, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 56 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 42 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 26 st, turn (= 212).

Only size (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Row 21: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 26, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 44, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 58 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 44 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 27 st, turn (= 220).

Row 22: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 27, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 46, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 60 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 46 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 28 st, turn (= 228).

Row 23: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 28, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 48, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 62 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 48 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 29 st, turn (= 236).

Only size XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Row 24: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 29, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 50, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 64 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 50 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 30 st, turn (= 244).

Row 25: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 30, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 52, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 66 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 52 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 31 st, turn (= 252).

Row 26: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 31, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 54, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 68 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 54 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 32 st, turn (= 260).

Row 27: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 32, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 56, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 70 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 56 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 33 st, turn (= 268).

Only size (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Row 28: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 33, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 58, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 72 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 58 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 34 st, turn (= 276).

Row 29: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 34, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 60, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 74 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 60 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 35 st, turn (= 284).

Row 30: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 35, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 62, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 76 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 62 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 36 st, turn (= 292).

Only size 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Row 31: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 36, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 64, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 78 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 64 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 37 st, turn (= 300).

Row 32: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 37, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 66, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 80 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 66 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 38 st, turn (= 308).

Row 33: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 38, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 68, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 82 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 68 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 39 st, turn (= 316).

Only size (4XL) 5XL

Row 34: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 39, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 70, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 84 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 70 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 40 st, turn (= 324).

Row 35: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 40, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 72, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 86 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 72 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 41 st, turn (= 332).

Row 36: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 41, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 74, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 88 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 74 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 42 st, turn (= 340).

Only size 5XL

Row 37: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 42, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 76, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 90 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 76 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 43 st, turn (= 348).

Row 38: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 43, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 78, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 92 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 78 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 44 st, turn (= 356).

Row 39: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 44, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 80 , hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 94 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 80 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 45 st, turn (= 364).

Row 40: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 45, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 82, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 96 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 82 st, hdc 2 in next st, dc 1 in next st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 46 st, turn (= 372).

Finishing The Yoke

Do not fasten off, do not cut yarn.

Body

Cont where you left of for the last row of the yoke.

Row 1: Hdc directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 21 (25) 28 (31) 35 (38) 41 (44) 48 st, FSC 4 st, sk 32 (40) 46 (52) 60 (66) 72 (78) 86 st (making armholes), hdc 1 in the next 48 (56) 62 (68) 76 (82) 88 (94) 102 st, FSC 4 st, sk 32 (40) 46 (52) 60 (66) 72 (78) 86 st st (making armholes), hdc 1 in the next 22 (26) 29 (32) 36 (39) 42 (45) 49 st, turn (= 100 (116) 128 (140) 156 (168) 180 (192) 208 st).

Row 2: Hdc directly in 1stt st (no chain), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 100 (116) 128 (140) 156 (168) 180 (192) 208 st).

Row 3- 49: Rep row 2.

Row 50: Ch 2 st (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 100 (116) 128 (140) 156 (168) 180 (192) 208 st).

Row 51: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 100 (116) 128 (140) 156 (168) 180 (192) 208 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Sleeves

Repeated 2 times to make 2 sleeves.

Sizes XS, S, L, XL, 3XL start with the right side facing.
Sizes M, 2XL, 4XL, 5XL, start with the wrong side facing.

Attach yarn in the 3rd FSC under the arm (one of the middle FSC stitches made on the body).

Only size XS (S) M (L)

Row 1: Hdc directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 35 (43) 49 (55) st, turn (= 36 (44) 50 (56) st).

Row 2: Rep row 1.

Row 3: Hdc2tog directly in 1st & 2nd st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 32 (40) 46 (52) st, hdc2tog in the last 2 st, turn (= 34 (42) 48 (54) st).

Row 4-18 (24) 27 (30): Repeat rows 1-3,  5 (7) 8 (9) more times.

Stitch count will continue decreasing by 2 every third row, starting with 34 (42) 48 (54) stitches on row 3 & decreasing to 24 (28) 32 (36) stitches on row 18 (24) 27 (30).

Row 19 (25) 28 (31) – 45 (45) 46 (45): Rep row 1 (=24 (28) 32 (36) st).

Only size XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Row 1: Hdc directly in 1st st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 63 (69) 75 (81) 89 st, turn (= 64 (70) 76 (82) 90 st).

Row 2: Hdc2tog directly in 1st & 2nd st (no chain), hdc 1 in the next 60 (66) 72 (78) 86 st, hdc2tog in the last 2 st, turn (= 62 (68) 74 (80) 88 st).

Row 3-: Repeat rows 1-2, 12 (14) 16 (18) 21 more times.

Stitch count will continue decreasing by 2 every second row, starting with  62 (68) 74 (80) 88 stitches on row 2 & decreasing to 38 (40) 42 (44) 46 stitches on row 26 (30) 34 (38) 44.

Row 27 (31) 35 (39) 45 – 45 (46) 45 (46) 46: Rep row 1 (= 38 (40) 42 (44) 46 st).

All sizes:

Row 46 (46) 47 (46) 46 (47) 46 (47) 47 (wrong side): Ch 2 (counts as 1st), dc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=24 (28) 32 (36) 38 (40) 42 (44) 46 st).

Row 47 (47) 48 (47) 47 (48) 47 (48) 48 (right side): Ch 2 (counts as 1st), FPdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=24 (28) 32 (36) 38 (40) 42 (44) 46 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Front Edges

Repeat 2 times on each side of the cardigan. Crochet the first row on the wrong side.

Row 1: Ch 2 st (counts as 1st st), dc 1 evenly spread along the front of the cardigan*, turn (= 64 (68) 71 (74) 78 (81) 84 (87) 91 st).

*Crochet 1 st in the first & last row, crochet 2 st in the dc-height rows & 1 st in the hdc rows. 

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 64 (68) 71 (74) 78 (81) 84 (87) 91 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing


Seam the arms with the yarn used, with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle.

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

crochet classic raglan cardigan free crochet pattern, uses Lion Brand Yarn Jeans Yarn, available in sizes XS to 5XL, plus size crochet, petite size crochet, regular sizes Pin

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