Lacy Crochet Cardigan Pattern – FREE Crochet Pattern

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The Lacy Crochet Cardigan Pattern is the perfect short sleeved cardigan for the warm season.

Throw it over your shoulders & wear that instant show off crochet piece.

The pattern comes in sizes from XS to 5XL.

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This crochet cardigan pattern is created as a freelance design with Lion Brand Yarn, that means I’ve received their yarn to create this pattern. That also means you can find this pattern featured on their website at some point.

The Yarn


To crochet this cardigan I used Nuboo from Lion Brand Yarn.

It’s the perfect summer yarn & comes in a lot of beautiful colors.

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A GREAT SHORT SLEEVED CARDIGAN


This cardigan is the perfect warm weather crochet pattern.

The lacy details of this crochet cardigan makes it a great piece for summer & also shows off those beautiful stitches crochet can create.

Wear it over a summer top with jeans or maybe over your favorite summer dress.

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About The Pattern


The Lacy Crochet Cardigan Pattern is the perfect crochet garment that combines lace & warm weather.

It comes in sizes from XS to 5XL and works up quickly.

This is for sure an easy crochet cardigan pattern.

Wear it over a top & jeans or with your favorite summer dress.

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Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 4.5 mm / US: 7 / UK: 7

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

Yarn

Yarn used:

Lion Brand YarnNuboo in color Goldenrod

Yarn amount used: 

  • XS: 5 skeins
  • S: 5 skeins
  • M: 6 skeins
  • L: 6 skeins
  • XL: 7 skeins
  • 2XL: 7 skeins
  • 3XL: 8 skeins
  • 4XL: 8 skeins
  • 5XL: 9 skeins

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured on stitch pattern crocheted in rows:

20 stitches & 10 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

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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.
  • This cardigan is crocheted in one piece, first the back, then the two fronts directly on the back. At the end the sides are seamed or flat slip stitch joined together. Finally the two sleeves are crocheted directly on the final piece.

Size & Measurements


Finished Bust: 36 (39) 42 (46) 52 (55) 58 (62) 68) in. (91 (100) 108 (116) 132 (140) 148 (157) 172 cm).

Finished Length (same for all sizes): 30 in. (75 cm)

Size Notes

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 


HEXAGON LACE STITCH:

The main stitch combination for this cardigan is the Hexagon Lace Stitch. Find a photo tutorial of this stitch here. 

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Lacy Crochet Cardigan Pattern Instructions


Back:

Ch 91 (99) 107 (115) 131 (139) 147 (155) 171 st.

Row 1: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each st across (=90 (98) 106 (114) 130 (138) 146 (154) 170 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in next st, ch 6, sk 6 st, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=90 (98) 106 (114) 130 (138) 146 (154) 170 st).

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 2 st, ch 4 st, sk 4 st, dc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=90 (98) 106 (114) 130 (138) 146 (154) 170 st).

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 3 st, ch 2 st, sk 2 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=90 (98) 106 (114) 130 (138) 146 (154) 170 st).

Row 5: Repeat row 3.

Repeat row 2-5 until you have crocheted 74 rows, ending with a repeat of row 2.

Do not cut yarn, continue directly on right side.

RIGHT Front SIZE XS (-) M (-) XL (-) 3XL (-) 5XL:

Work over the first 37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st from row 74 on back.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 2 st, ch 4 st, sk 4 st, dc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 3 (-) 4 (-) 5 (-) 6 (-) 7 times, dc 1 in the next 2 st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc 1 in last st, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 1 in next 3 st, *dc 1 in the next 3 st, ch 2 st, sk 2 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 2), sk 2 st, dc 1 in next st, *dc 1 in next st, ch 6, sk 6 st, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in next st, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Repeat row 1-4 until you have crocheted 72 rows.

Row 73: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

LEFT Front SIZE XS (-) M (-) XL (-) 3XL (-) 5XL:

Work over the last 37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st from row 74 on back.

Skip 16 (-) 16 (-) 24 (-) 24 (-) 32 st and attach yarn in next st.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), sk 1 st, dc 1 in next 2 st, *dc 1 in the next 2 st, ch 4 st, sk 4 st, dc 1 in the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 3 (-) 4 (-) 5 (-) 6 (-) 7 times, dc 1 in next st, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 3 st, ch 2 st, sk 2 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 4 st left, dc 1 in next 4 st, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in next st, ch 6, sk 6 st, dc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 4 st left, dc 1 in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, dc 1 in next st, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Repeat row 1-4 until you have crocheted 72 rows.

Row 73: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (=37 (-) 45 (-) 53 (-) 61 (-) 69 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

RIGHT Front SIZE – (S) – (L) – (2XL) – (4XL) -:

Work over the first – (42) – (50) – (58) – (66) – st from row 74 on back.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in next 2 st, ch 4, sk 4 st, dc 1 in next 2 st*, repeat from *to* – (4) – (5) – (6) – (7) – times, dc 1 in last st, turn (=- (42) – (50) – (58) – (66) – st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next 3 st, ch 2 st, sk 2 st, dc 1 in the next 3 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=- (42) – (50) – (58) – (66) – st).

Row 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), *dc 1 in the next st, ch 6 st, sk 6 st, dc 1 in the next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=- (42) – (50) – (58) – (66) – st).

Repeat row 1-4 until you have crocheted 72 rows.

Row 73: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (=- (42) – (50) – (58) – (66) – st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

LEFT Front SIZE – (S) – (L) – (2XL) – (4XL) -:

Work over the last – (42) – (50) – (58) – (66) – st from row 74 on back.

Skip – (14) – (14) – (22) – (22) – st and attach yarn in next st.

Row 1-73, follow instructions for row 1-73 on “RIGHT Front SIZE – (S) – (L) – (2XL) – (4XL) -“.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

SEAM SIDES:

Seam the sides together (front with back) from the bottom up.

Leave 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 (39) 43 (47) 49 unseamed rows for sleeves.

SHORT Sleeves

Attach yarn where you stopped seaming.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 2 st per row over the unseamed rows, sl st in 1st st (= 50 (54) 58 (62) 66 (78) 86 (94) 98 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 1 in each st from prev round, sl st in 1st st (= 50 (54) 58 (62) 66 (78) 86 (94) 98 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

Finishing

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

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