FREE CROCHET PATTERNS 100+ DOWNLOADABLE CROCHET PATTERNS CROCHET TUTORIALS DESIGN & WRITE CROCHET PATTERNS

Dropped right into your inbox.

FREE

CROCHET PATTERN

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan – FREE Crochet Pattern

Disclosure. Most pages on this website contain affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you click-through & purchase (no additional cost to you). Read more.

You’re going to love the crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan. It’s a top down crochet cardigan with sizes from S to 5XL. 

The pattern offers lots of texture, but are lightweight & perfect for summer at the same time. 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

THE YARN


To make this crochet pattern I used Debbie Bliss and their yarn Piper. It’s a great & soft yarn for summer. 

I also love the colors to choose from. 

I’m really grateful for Love Crafts offering me yarn support for this pattern. 

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

A GREAT SUMMER CARDIGAN


A great light weight cardigan is always amazing to have for summer. It works well over dresses, skirts, shorts & jeans.

It’s great to have a cardigan like this to throw over your shoulders as warm days turns in to slightly colder evenings. 

 

Since you like the Sunshine Daydream Cardigan, these might interest you too?

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream 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. 

 

CROCHET SUNSHINE DAYDREAM CARDIGAN – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


Get the PDF version:

 

Most of my patterns can also be found here:

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Sunshine Daydream Cardigan is a beautiful light weight cardigan for summer. This pattern comes in 8 sizes from S to 5XL. 

Intermediate crochet pattern for a cardigan that is crocheted from the top down. 

The combination of texture and airy stitches makes this a light weight & easy to wear garment through the warmest season. 

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5.5 mm / US: I – 9 / UK: 5

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Debbie Bliss – Piper in color Dusk.

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • S: 6 skeins / 555 g / 1110 m / 1215 yards
  • M: 6 skeins / 600 g / 1200 m / 1310 yards
  • L: 7 skeins / 645 g / 1285 m / 1405 yards
  • XL: 7 skeins / 675 g / 1345 m / 1475 yards
  • 2XL: 8 skeins / 715 g / 1435 m / 1570 yards
  • 3XL: 8 skeins / 765 g / 1530 m / 1675 yards
  • 4XL: 8 skeins / 800 g / 1600 m / 1750 yards
  • 5XL: 9 skeins / 825 g / 1655 m / 1810 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • 50 % cotton, 50 % viscose

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

16 stitches & 15 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - 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 8 sizes, where the different sizes are given in parentheses 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. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Yoke:
    • Add/reduce the number of rows you crochet under the heading “finishing yoke” adjust the fit.
  • Body:
    • Add more/less FSC stitches under the sleeves to make it wider/loser. Note, it will also adjust the fit of the sleeves.
    • Add/reduce the number of rows you crochet to adjust the length.
  • Sleeves:
    • Add/reduce the number of rows you crochet to adjust the length.

 

DIAGRAM


Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


ch = chain(s) (tutorial)

dc = double crochet (tutorial)

FSC = foundation single crochet (tutorial)

hdc = half double crochet (tutorial)

hdc2tog = crochet together 2 half double crochet stitches

PM = place marker

prev = previous

puff = half double crochet 3X puff stitch

rep = repeat(s)

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

sk = skip

st = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


HALF DOUBLE CROCHET 3X PUFF STITCH (puff): 

Written description:

In the next stitch, *yo, pull up a loop*, repeat from *to* 2 more times, you have 7 loops on the hook. Yo, pull through all.

 

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.

 

CRAB STITCH (crab st): 

The written instructions are very simple: 

Crochet single crochet stitches in the opposite direction than you normally crochet, from left to right.

 

Find a photo tutorial here. 

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


YOKE:

Make 63 st using the FSC method, turn.

 

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in the next 8 st, dc 1 in the next 45 st, sc 1 in the next 9 st, turn (=63 st).

Row 2: Rep row 1.

Row 3: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (=63 st).

Row 4*: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 14 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=77 st).

 

*From here & throughout yoke: If the pattern instructs you to crochet “in” a stitch that on the previous row was a chain, you will crochet into the chain space instead of the stitch/chain. 

 

Row 5: Rep row 3. 

Row 6: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 3 next st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 16 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=91 st).

Row 7: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=91 st).

Row 8: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 6 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 18 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 6 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=105 st).

Row 9: Puff 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), *sl st in next st, puff 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (=105)

Row 10: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 9 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 20 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 9 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=119 st).

Row 11: Rep row 7.

Row 12: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 12 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 22 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 12 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=133 st).

Row 13: Rep row 3. 

Row 14: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 15 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 24 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 15 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=147 st).

Row 15: Rep row 3. 

Row 16: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 18 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 26 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 18 st,  hdc 3 in next st, turn (=161 st).

Row 17: Rep row 7. 

Row 18: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 21 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 28 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 21 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=175 st).

Row 19: Rep row 9. 

Row 20: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 24 st, *hdc 3 in next st, *hdc 1 in the next 30 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st,  hdc 1 in the next 24 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=189 st).

Row 21: Rep row 7.

Row 22: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 27 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 32 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 27 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=203 st).

Row 23: Rep row 3. 

Row 24: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 30 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 34 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 30 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=217 st).

Row 25: Rep row 3. 

 

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

Row 26: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 33 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 36 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 33 st,  hdc 3 in next st, turn (=231 st).

Row 27: Rep row 7. 

 

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

Row 28: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 36 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 38 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, , hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 36 st, hdc 3 in next st, turn (=245 st).

Row 29: Rep row 9. 

 

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

Row 30: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 39 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 40 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times,  hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 39 st,  hdc 3 in next st, turn (=259 st).

Row 31: Rep row 7. 

 

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

Row 32: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 42 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 42 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 42 st, hdc 1 in next st, turn (=269 st).

Row 33: Rep row 3. 

 

Only size 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Row 34: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 45 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 44 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 45 st, hdc 1 in next st, turn (=283 st).

Row 35: Rep row 3. 

 

Only size (4XL) 5XL:

Row 36: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 46 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 46 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 46 st, hdc 1 in next st, turn (=293 st).

Row 37: Rep row 7. 

 

Only size 5XL:

Row 38: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 47 st, *hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 48 st*, repeat from to* 3 more times, hdc 3 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 47 st, hdc 1 in next st, turn (=303 st).

Row 39: Rep row 9. 

Do not cut yarn.

 

FINISHING YOKE*:

Does not apply to size 5XL, continue directly on the body. 

 

Continue without cutting yarn on the yoke. 

 

Only Size S:

Row 26: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, hdc 3 in next st, turn (= 221 (-) – (-) – (-) – (-) st). 

Row 27: Rep row 7.

 

Only Size S:

Row 28: Hdc 2 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, hdc 2 in next st, turn (= 223 (235) – (-) – (-) – (-) st). 

 

Only Size (M):

Row 28: Hdc 3 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, hdc 3 in next st, turn (= – (235) – (-) – (-) – (-) st). 

 

Only Size S (M):

Row 29: Rep row 9.

 

Only Size S (M): 

Row 30: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, hdc 1 in next st, turn (= 223 (235) – (-) – (-) – (-) st). 

 

Only Size L: 

Row 30: Hdc 2 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row until you have 1 st left, hdc 2 in next st, turn (= – (-) 247 (-) – (-) – (-) st). 

 

Only Size S (M) L: 

Row 31: Rep row 7.

 

Only Size S (M) L (XL):

Row 32: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 223 (235) 247 (259) – (-) – (-) st). 

Row 33: Rep row 3. 

 

Only Size S (M) L (XL) 2XL:

Row 34: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 223 (235) 247 (259) 269 (-) – (-) st). 

Row 35: Rep row 3.

 

Only Size S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL): 

Row 36: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=223 (235) 247 (259) 269 (283) – (-) st). 

Row 37: Rep row 7. 

 

Only Size S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL) 4XL: 

Row 38: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 223 (235) 247 (259) 269 (283) 293 (-) st). 

Row 39: Rep row 9.

 

Do not cut yarn.

 

BODY:

Continue directly without cutting yarn on the yoke. 

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 35 (37) 39 (41) 42 (45) 46 (47) st, FSC 2 (6) 10 (12) 18 (21) 25 (27) st, sk 40 (42) 44 (46) 48 (50) 52 (54) st, hdc 1 in the next 71 (75) 79 (83) 87 (91) 95 (99) st, FSC 2 (6) 10 (12) 18 (21) 25 (27) st, sk 40 (42) 44 (46) 48 (50) 52 (54) st, hdc 1 in the next  36 (38) 40 (42) 43 (46) 47 (48) st, turn (=147 (163) 179 (191) 209 (225) 239 (249) st). 

Row 2: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=147 (163) 179 (191) 209 (225) 239 (249) st). 

Row 3: Rep row 2. 

Row 4: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (=147 (163) 179 (191) 209 (225) 239 (249) st). 

Row 5: Rep row 2.

Row 6: Rep row 4. 

Row 7-9: Rep row 2.

Row 10: Puff 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), *sl st in next st, puff 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (=147 (163) 179 (191) 209 (225) 239 (249) st). 

Row 11-13: Rep row 2.

Row 14-42: Repeat rows 4-13.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

SLEEVES:

Attach yarn in the one of the middle FSC made on row 1 on the body. 

 

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (= 42 (48) 54 (58) 66 (71) 77 (81) st). 

Row 2: Rep row 1.

 

ONLY SIZE S (M) L (XL) 2XL:

Row 3: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev row, until you have 2 st left, hdc2tog in the next 2 st, turn (=41 (47) 53 (57) 65 (-) – (-) st). 

 

ONLY SIZE (3XL) 4XL (5XL):

Row 3: Rep row 1.

 

ALL SIZES:

Row 4: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), *ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (= 41 (47) 53 (57) 65 (71) 77 (81) st). 

Row 5: Rep row 1.

Row 6: Rep row 4. 

Row 7-9: Rep row 1.

Row 10: Puff 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), *sl st in next st, puff 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn 

Row 11-13: Rep row 1.

Row 14-31: Repeat rows 4-13.

 

Row 32: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog in each st from prev row, turn (=20 (23) 26 (28) 32 (35) 38 (40) st). 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


Seam the sleeves together with a needle.

 

EDGING:

Row 1: Crochet crab st evenly along the fronts & bottom of the cardigan. 

 

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

SHARE IT & SHARE PICTURES!


I really hope you liked the crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your crochet Sunshine Daydream Cardigan that you’ve made with me.

 

  1. Tag me on Instagram: Take a picture of your project, use #joyofmotioncrochet & tag me!
  2. Share your finished Striped Sunglasses Pouch on Love Crafts.
  3. Share your finished Striped Sunglasses Pouch on Ravelry.

I can’t wait to see your pictures!

 

Not ready to crochet it yet?

  1. Share this FREE pattern on Facebook
  2. Share this FREE pattern on Pinterest & save it to make later.

 

Thank you for sharing my FREE patterns & tutorials. When you do, you support me & the blog, which makes it possible to continue sharing free content with you. Which, I really love doing, so thank you!
Not all content on this blog website is free, but the more you share, the more free content I will be able to share. Note that all premium content are ad free.

All my crochet patterns can be used to produce & sell handmade, however you are required to let Joy of Motion know & credit Joy of Motion/Janne Kleivset as the designer by linking back to https://joyofmotioncrochet.com. You can not use my pictures when selling your handmade items. Finally, you can not resell, reprint or share any parts of my patterns as your own.

 

beginners guide to crochet


LEARN: 5 Secrets

To Crocheting Garments

We will also send you emails about our other blog posts, educational content, crochet patterns (free & paid), marketing & special offers. You are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe at any time.


Leave a Comment

GRAB THESE CROCHET CHEAT SHEETS

Sheets included: Hook sizes, Yarn weights, Crochet Hook for Yarn Weight, US vs UK Terms, Crochet Chart Symbols

We will also send you emails about our other blog posts, educational content, crochet patterns (free & paid), marketing & special offers. You are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe at any time.



LEARN: 5 Secrets

To Crocheting Garments

16108

We will also send you emails about our other blog posts, educational content, crochet patterns (free & paid), marketing & special offers. You are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe at any time.

GRAB THESE CROCHET CHEAT SHEETS

Sheets included: Hook sizes, Yarn weights, Crochet Hook for Yarn Weight, US vs UK Terms, Crochet Chart Symbols

16108

We will also send you emails about our other blog posts, educational content, crochet patterns (free & paid), marketing & special offers. You are also agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe at any time.