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Women’s Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

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This is a great women’s crochet cardigan pattern with herringbone stitch.

A great garment for any season, wear it over a crocheted top or t-shirt. 

The crochet jacket pattern comes in 9 sizes and will fit anyone from petit to plus size. 

 

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Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

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Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

 

 

THE YARN


For this cardigan the suggested yarn is called Snuggle Puff, a lovely soft yarn by We Crochet. It comes in a lot of beautiful colors. 

The yarn is constructed by nylon mesh with cotton blown into it. Which creates a super lightweight yarn, while still being relatively thick. 

This yarn is super soft & cozy! 

 

Yarn to create this cardigan pattern was sent to me by We Crochet, but I’m not otherwise compensated. 

 

A LIGHTWEIGHT CROCHET CARDIGAN PATTERN


This crochet cardigan is the perfect light & airy crochet garment for spring and summer. 

It’s so quick and fun to make, using the beautiful herringbone crochet stitch. 

 

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Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

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Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

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. 

 

WOMEN’S CROCHET CARDIGAN PATTERN WITH HERRINGBONE STITCH – THE PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


This women’s crochet cardigan pattern with herringbone stitch is the perfect easy garment pattern. It works up quickly using a size 8 mm crochet hook. 

What’s also great about the pattern is the fact that it comes in 9 sizes from XS to 5XL. 

This cardigan crochet garment is the perfect for any season, grab it and wear over any top or tee. 

 

Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 8 mm / US: L – 11 / UK: 0

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

WeCrochet – Snuggle Puff in color Lamb.

 

Yarn amount used: 

XS: 5 skeins / 235 g / 605 m / 665 yards

S: 6 skeins / 255 g / 660 m / 725 yards

M: 6 skeins / 275 g / 715 m / 782 yards

L: 7 skeins / 210 g / 810 m / 882 yards

XL: 7 skeins / 345 g / 890 m / 975 yards

2XL: 8 skeins / 385 g / 1005 m / 1100 yards

3XL: 9 skeins / 415 g / 1080 m / 1180 yards

4XL: 10 skeins / 475 g / 1230 m / 1345 yards

5XL: 11 skeins / 510 g / 1330 m / 1490 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn, aran/heavy worsted
  • 70 % cotton, 30 % nylon

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

GAUGE:


Measured on herringbone crochet stitch crocheted in rows:

8 stitches & 7 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

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:


Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

 

This crochet pattern is written to have a 5-10 cm positive ease on the body, while the sleeves are written to have a very close fit / no positive ease.

 

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 (fronts + 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. 

 

DIAGRAM:


Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


ch = chain(s) (tutorial)

dc = double crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet

HBdc = herringbone double crochet

prev = previous

sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

st = stitch (es)

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

 

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

 

HERRINGBONE DOUBLE CROCHET (HBdc):

Written description:

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

Go to tutorial.

 

Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


BODY:

FSC 68 (76) 84 (92) 100 (108) 116 (124) 132 st.

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 1 in each st across, turn (= 68 (76) 84 (92) 100 (108) 116 (124) 132 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), FPdc 1 in each st across, turn (= 68 (76) 84 (92) 100 (108) 116 (124) 132 st).

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), HBdc 1 in each st across, turn (= 68 (76) 84 (92) 100 (108) 116 (124) 132 st).

Row 4-35*: Repeat row 3. 

 

*Adjust length by adding/reducing rows. 

 

FRONT 1: 

Work over the first 17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 stitches from row 35 on body without cutting yarn. 

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), HBdc 1 in each st across, turn (=17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st). 

Row 2- row 7 (7) 7 (9) 9 (11) 11 (15) 15: Repeat row 1.

Row 8 (8) 8 (10) 10 (12) 12 (16) 16: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), HBdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 7 (9) 9 (9) 11 (11) 11 st, dc 1 in the next 9 (11) 13 (13) 15 (17) 17 (19) 21 st (=17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st). 

Row 9 (9) 9 (11) 11 (13) 13 (17) 17: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), FPdc in 8 (10) 12 (12) 14 (16) 16 (18) 20  st (= 9 (11) 13 (13) 15 (17) 17 (19) 21 st).

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

BACK: 

Work over the next 34 (38) 42 (46) 50 (54) 58 (62) 66 stitches from row 35 by attaching yarn in next unworked stitch.

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), HBdc 1 in each st across, turn (=34 (38) 42 (46) 50 (54) 58 (62) 663 st). 

Row 2-  row 8 (8) 8 (10) 10 (12) 12 (16) 16: Repeat row 1.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FRONT 2: 

Work over the last 17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 stitches from row 35 by attaching yarn in next unworked stitch.

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), HBdc 1 in each st across, turn (=17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st). 

Row 2- row 7 (7) 7 (9) 9 (11) 11 (15) 15: Repeat row 1.

Row 8 (8) 8 (10) 10 (12) 12 (16) 16: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 1 in the next 9 (11) 13 (13) 15 (17) 17 (19) 21 st, HBdc 1 in the next 7 (7) 7 (9) 9 (9) 11 (11) 11 st (=17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 st). 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Reattach yarn to crochet FPdc in dc from previous row.

 

Row 9 (9) 9 (11) 11 (13) 13 (17) 17: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), FPdc in 8 (10) 12 (12) 14 (16) 16 (18) 20  st (= 9 (11) 13 (13) 15 (17) 17 (19) 21 st).

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

SLEEVES: 

Make 2.

Crocheted in turning rows to avoid seaming. 

 

FSC 20 (21) 22 (24) 28 (32) 34 (38) 40 st, sl st in 1st st, turn.

 

Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), dc 1 in each st, sl st in 1st dc, turn (=20 (21) 22 (24) 28 (32) 34 (38) 40 st).

Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), FPdc 1 in each st, sl st in first FPdc, turn (=20 (21) 22 (24) 28 (32) 34 (38) 40 st).

Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), HBdc 1 in each st, sl st in first HBdc, turn (=20 (21) 22 (24) 28 (32) 34 (38) 40 st).

Round 4- 30*: Repeat round 3.

 

*Adjust length by adding/reducing rows. 

 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


ASSEMBLY: 

When you’re finished crocheting you have 3 parts:

  1. Seam the FPdc stitches from the front, to the corresponding stitches on the back.
  2. Seam the sleeves to the armholes. 

 

FRONT & NECK EDGING: 

Attach yarn in the lower left corner on the wrong side.

 

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc 1 per row along first front edge, dc 1 per stitch in neck opening from fronts and back, dc 1 per row along second front edge, turn (= approximately 124 (124) 124 (136) 136 (140) 148 (156) 156 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), FPdc in all st from previous row, turn (= 124 (124) 124 (136) 136 (140) 148 (156) 156 st).

 

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Women's Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch

 

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4 thoughts on “Women’s Crochet Cardigan Pattern with Herringbone Stitch”

  1. Hi Janne, Pattern looks fabulous and so do you! I can’t wait to get the yarn for this and start crocheting.

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  2. This looks so inviting.
    I have just the yarn I want to use and I’m so excited to start on this. Thank you!

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