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All My Phases Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Another pattern with moon phases is out! This time it's a cardigan, so you can wrap yourself in it. This pattern is very easy a perfect for all beginners. As long as you know how to half double crochet you are good! I also have a YouTube video tutorial where I explain everything you need to know. I feel that the "hardest" part is the back panel with moon phases if you don't know how to switch colours. It's a great way to learn more and improve your skills!:)


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All My Phases Crochet Cardigan

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Before we get into the actual pattern I also created the Ultimate Crochet Hack Sheet! It's 2 pages with basic crochet abbreviations and symbols, hook sizes in US and UK version, all the yarn types (with recommended hooks and projects) etc. Feel free to click on the pic or a link to my Etsy shop where you can find more details.



The Ultimate Crochet Hack Sheet

What you need for this pattern

Materials:

  • Hooks - 6mm / J-10

  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers


Numbers of skeins for each size approx. colour A - 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7), colour B - approx. 15 g for all sizes



Gauge

Please, make your swatch before doing this pattern to make sure the cardigan will fit you.

12sts x 9rows = 4” x 4”, 10cm x 10cm


The sizing guide follows size XS, (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). E.g. 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) means 55 for XS, 61 for S, 67 for M, 73 for L, 79 for XL, 85 for 2XL, 91 for 3XL, 97 for 4XL, 103 for 5XL)


Final measurements for this cardigan for all sizes in inches:

Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68)

Length: 32 for all sizes

Arm depth: 7.75 (8.25, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25, 10.75, 11.25, 11.75)



Time breakthrough of the video:

0:00 - Introduction

0:29 - What you need for this pattern

3:03 - How to Foundation Ch

8:44 - How to Foundation HDC

18:11 - Back Panel

42:47 - Front Panels + Sewing

47:53 - Sleeves + Cuffs

58:17 - How to sew the sleeves

1:04:05 - Ribbing

1:10:46 - Ribbing - corner + bottom of cardi

1:17:55 - Pockets (optional)




NOTES:

  • All pattern is made in Half Double Crochet (HDC) - Feel free to watch a video tutorial how to do so.

  • Chain 1 after each row is only a turning chain. Does NOT count as a stitch.

  • Table for the BACK panel is for all sizes when the moon phases are the same for any size.

  • Numbers in the table mean how many HDC you have to make in colour A or colour B.


Abbreviations:

Ch - chain

FHDC - foundation half double crochet

St - stitch

HDC - half double crochet

HDC2TOG - 2 Half Double Crochet together (decreasing)

DEC - decreasing

BLO - back loop only

Sl ST - slip stitch



DIRECTIONS

Ch 56 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 104) - YouTube 3:03 - How to Foundation Ch 


ROW 1 - Into the 2nd ch make HDC, HDC in every chain until the end of the row. In total 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) sts

OR

ROW 1 - Make FHDC 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) = counts as a first row - YouTube 8:44 - How to Foundation HDC


ROW 1 to ROW 10 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 11 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 1B, 7A, 1B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 12 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 13 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A



ROW 14 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A

ROW 15 + 16 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 17 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 18 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 19 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 20 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 21 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A



ROW 22 + 23 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 24 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 25 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 26 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 27 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 28 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A

ROW 29 + 30 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 31 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A



ROW 32 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 33 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 34 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 35 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 36 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A

ROW 37 + 38 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 39 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A



ROW 40 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 41 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 42 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 43 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 44 + 45 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 46 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A



ROW 47 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 48 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 9B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 49 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 50 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 1B, 5A, 1B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 51 + 52 - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A

ROW 53 - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A, 3B, 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) A



ROW 54 - 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A, 7B, 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48) A

ROW 55 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 3B, 3A, 3B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 56 - 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A, 1B, 7A, 1B, 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) A

ROW 57 to ROW 65 (in total 9 row) - 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 91, 97, 103) A


Back Panel All My Phases Cardigan



Don’t forget to make this rectangle twice as it’s for front panels for the cardigan.


Ch 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52)

ROW 1 - Into the 2nd ch make HDC, HDC in every chain until the end of the row. In total 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51) sts

OR

ROW 1 - Make FHDC 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51) sts = counts as a first row



ROW 2 - ROW 65 - You make HDC in each stitch. After every row you make ch 1 as turning ch.


Once you are done with your panel, leave a long tail so you can sew the panels together with it.


Front Panels All My Phases Cardigan

Sewing Time

Let’s grab your back panel and front panels and align them on the short sides for your shoulders. You can use your stitch markers so you can count exactly the number of stitches of the back panel and front panel.



Then, take your yarn needle and the long tail that you left when finished the front panel and sew the panels together. Same way with the other one.


Sewed Back Panel and Front Panel Crochet Cardigan

Don’t forget to make this rectangle twice as it’s for the sleeves. You can always adjust this part for your needs. If you feel that 34 rows (before decreasing) it’s too long/short you can always add/reduce as many rows as you need. Please note, that there will be one row of decreasing, then one regular row and then the cuff so 34 rows is not the final size of the sleeve.



Ch 47 (50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71)

ROW 1 - Into the 2nd ch make HDC, HDC in every chain until the end of the row. In total 46 (49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70) sts


OR


ROW 1 - Make FHDC 46 (49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70) sts = counts as a first row


ROW 2 - ROW 34 - You make HDC in each stitch. After every row you make ch 1 as turning ch.



ROW 35 - You start dec in this row about half of the sts from the prev row. You always make HDC2tog with two sts until the end of the row. If you have an odd number of sts, you will make only one HDC into the last stitch. In total 23 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 35) sts. 


If you feel that it’s still too wide for your wrist you can make another row with only a few decreasing.


ROW 36 - HDC in each stitch. 


Once you are done with your last row DON’T cast of, you continue right away with your cuff.



CUFF

From now on you crochet sideways.


Ch 6

ROW 1 - Into your 2nd ch HDC, HDC until the end of the row. (in total 5 sts)


Make a 1 sl st to the first st then make another sl st to the next st above and turn the project.


ROW 2 - HDC in back loop  only in each st until the end of the row. Ch 1. Turn.

ROW 3 - HDC in back loop until the end of the row (5 sts in total).

ROW 4 until your last st of the sleeve panel - continue in the same way with sl sts and HDC in BLO. 



Basically 1 row of the ribbing is 1 st of the last row of the sleeve panel. Red arrows on the pictures mean where you do the 2 sl sts.




Crochet Puffy Sleeves



Once you are done, grab your sleeves and align them right in the middle of the sleeves to the sewed part of back panel and front panels. You can use the stitch markers to help with aligning. Then just sew the parts together.

Crochet Cardigan Construction

Once your sleeves are sewed together then you fold the cardigan as you’d wear it and you can sew the sides together. Either from the bottom of the cardigan right up to the cuff or from the cuff down to the bottom of the cardigan.



Don’t forget to weave in the ends as you go so you don’t have to do it later :) 


Crochet Cardigan Side to Sew

Ribbing around the Cardigan

Let’s start with the ribbing right behind your neck like you’d wear the cardigan. Join your yarn and continue exactly the same way as the cuffs of the sleeves! 



NOTE! - I make the ribbing all the way around the cardigan so the corners at the bottom of the cardigan will be slightly different. Don’t miss the directions for that below! Pin your stitch markers right to the corner so you know when to make the round corner.


Crochet Cardigan Corners of Ribbing


Ch 6.

ROW 1 - HDC into the 2nd ch. HDC in each ch until the end of the row. (in total 5 sts).

Then 2 sl sts (one sl st to join the row, second one for the new row)

ROW 2 - HDC in BLO only.

For the front sides of the cardigan 1 ROW of ribbing = 1 sl st to the one row (you make 2 sl sts in total, 1 sl st to the each row)


Now continue all the way down to the corner. 



The corners

When you make the sl st to the corner for the first time now you make only 1 sl st to connect the ribbing to the cardigan and you will connect the rows 4 times in total (7 rows into the corner in total). 



For the bottom part of the ribbing you connect your row with a sl st to the first st of the cardigan and then you make two more sl sts for the new row! It’s because the bottom part of the cardigan ends with sts and HDC is a little bit higher st so to prevent the shrink we have to do 2 sl sts instead of 1. 

So in total when you are done with HDC in BLO you have to make 3 sl sts for the new row. 



Once you are at the corner, you do the same way as the first one and then you make 2 sl sts again for the sides of the cardigan.


Crochet Cardigan Ribbing

Ch 26 (for all sizes) - If you like the pocket bigger/smaller you can always adjust the numbers for your desired outcome

ROW 1 - Into the 2nd ch make HDC, HDC in every chain until the end of the row. In total 25 sts. Ch 1. Turn. 

OR

ROW 1 - Make FHDC 25 sts = counts as a first row. Ch 1. Turn.



ROW 2 - ROW 15 - You make HDC in each stitch. After every row you make ch 1 as a turning ch.


Once you are done you again continue with the ribbing exactly the same way as the bottom ribbing of the cardigan. First you make ch 6. HDC to the 2nd ch from the hook. HDC in every ch until the end of the row (5 sts in total). Then you make 3sl sts (1 sl st to connect the row and 2 sl sts for the new one). Turn and continue with HDC in BLO.


Sewing the pockets

When you are done with your pockets align them on your cardigan. Pick a place where you’d want them and when it would be more comfortable for you. Use your stitch markers so you know exactly where you place them. 

Don’t forget to take your notes of their position so you can have them exactly on the same place on each side.



Then grab the yarn needle and the yarn and sew the pockets from one side, around the bottom and other side. 


Crochet Pockets Sewing


Ta-da! Your All My Phases cardigan is finished and ready to wear!




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