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Colorful Scoop-Neck Cardigan

A classic cardigan like this never goes out of style. Use our free crochet instructions and patterns to add this multicolor piece to your wardrobe.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes Instructions are written for the smallest size (S) with changes for larger sizes (M, L) given in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements Bust = 37 (41, 45) inches Length = 23, (23, 23) inches

Yarn

  • Grace from Pattons (Art. 246060) 100% cotton; 1-3/4 oz. (50 g); 136 yds. (125 m); DK weight.
  • 9 (10, 11) balls #60321 Lilac (MC)
  • 1 ball #60409 Ruby (A)
  • 1 ball #60901 Tangelo (B)
  • 1 ball #60011 Champagne (C)

Hook & Extras

  • Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Blunt-end yarn needle

Gauge

  • 16 hdc and 13 rows = 4 inches (10 cm). Take time to check your gauge.

Stitch Abbreviation

  • Hdc2tog: (yo, draw up lp in next st) twice, yo, draw through all 5 lps on hook.
  • V-st: dc, ch 2, and dc in next st.

Special Stitch

  • Cluster = In same sp, (yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Note: Ch-2 at beg of rows does not count as first hdc.

Ch 76 (84, 92). Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end; turn -- 74 (82, 90) hdc. Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc to end; turn. Rep last row until work measures 15 (14-1/2, 14) inches, ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLE
Next row: Sl st in each of first 5 (7, 8) hdc, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc to last 7 (8, 9) hdcc, hdc2tog; turn, leave rem sts unworked -- 62 (66, 72) sts. Next row: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog; turn. Rep last row twice more -- 56 (60, 66) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 8 (8-1/2, 9) inches, ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

Download the free cardigan back crochet pattern.

LEFT FRONT
Ch 20 (24, 28) Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end; turn -- 18 (22, 26) hdc. Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc to end; turn. Rep last row until work measures 15 (14-1/2, 14) inches, ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLE
Row 1: Sl st in each of first 5 (7, 8) hdc, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc to end; turn -- 12 (14, 17) sts. Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc to last 2 sts, hdc2tog; turn. Row 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc to end; turn. Row 4: Work same as Row 2 -- 9 (11, 14) sts. Cont even until work measures 8 (8-1/2, 9) inches, ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

FRONT BAND
Row 1: With RS facing, join MC with sl st at top front corner, ch 1 (sc, ch 1) 51 times evenly down front edge to foundation ch, sc in bottom corner, join A; turn. Row 2: With A ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, sk next sc V-st in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with sc in last sc, join B; turn. Row 3: With B, ch 4 -- counts as tr; *(cluster, ch 1) 3 times in ch-2 sp of next V-st; rep from * across, ending with tr in last sc, join MC; turn. Row 4: With MC, ch 1, sc in first tr *ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with sc in top of turning ch, join C; turn. Row 5: With C, ch 3, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to last 20 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next sc, join A, turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Row 6: With A, ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, sk next dc, V-st in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with sc in top of turning ch, join B; turn. Row 7: With B, ch 4, *(cluster, ch 1) 3 times in ch-2 sp of next V-st; rep from * to last V-st, cluster in last V-st, tr in last sc, join MC; turn. Row 8: With MC, ch 1, draw up 1 lp each in foll 3 sts: first tr, next cluster and next ch-1 sp, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook -- sc3tog made, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with sc in top of turning ch, join C; turn. Row 9: With C, ch 3 -- counts as dc; *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-1 sp and sc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in last sc, join A; turn. Rep Rows 2-5 twice more. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front to armhole ending with RS facing for next row.

SHAPE ARMHOLE
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, hdc in each hdc to last 7 (8, 9) hdc, hdc2tog; turn. Leave rem sts unworked -- 12 (14, 17) sts. Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc to end; turn. Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each to last 2 sts, hdc2tog; turn. Row 4: Work same as Row 2 -- 9 (11, 14) sts. Cont even until work measures 8 (8-1/2, 9) inches, ending with RS facing for next row. Fasten off.

FRONT BAND
Row 1: With WS facing, join MC with sl st at top Front corner, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) 51 times evenly down front edge to foundation ch, sc in bottom corner, join A, turn. Work as for Left Front Band from Row 2 to end.

Download the free cardigan front crochet pattern.

(Make 2) Ch 36 (36, 38). Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end -- 4 (34, 36) hdc; turn. Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc to end; turn. Inc row: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first hdc, hdc in each hdc to last hdc, 2 hdc in last hdc; turn. Work 4 (3, 2) rows even. Rep last 5 (4, 3) rows 9 (11, 13) more times -- 54 (58, 64) hdc. Cont even until work measures 18 inches, ending with RS facing for next row.

Download the free cardigan sleeve crochet pattern.

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

FRONT, NECK, AND LOWER EDGINGS
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join MC with sl st at bottom left side seam, work sc evenly around lower edge, fronts, and neck edge, working 3 sc in corners, join with sl st to first st. Rnd 2: Work reverse sc (sc from left to right) in each sc around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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