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Summer Vibes Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Let's start your summer season with this Summer Vibes Cardigan! This crochet pattern is very beginner friendly and if you are more a visual learner I've got you covered with an additional video tutorial for this pattern.


I wear this cardigan myself and I love it for its boho style and easy to wear over your bikini (hiding all the perfect imperfections). It makes a perfect touch to your fashion style.


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Summer Vibes Cardigan on a model



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This pattern and all images associated with this pattern cannot be sold or claimed as your own.

You are allowed to sell finished cardigan. Feel free to mention me for creating this pattern, it would make my day and I can share your finished project on my social media if you allow.


Please, if you need help with this pattern or you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me on lenka@happyheartsy.com. I'll be happy to help you:)


If you'd like ad free and printable pattern you can find it on my Etsy or Ravelry.






For this cardigan you need:

Yarn: I used from Loops&Threads Creme Cotton, medium 4, 324yd/296m, 5.29/150 g approx. 650m for size M.

Hook: 5mm / H/8

Scissors, Yarn Needle and anything for the strings (book, ruler, tablet)


Gauge:

14sts x 8 rows = 4" x 6"

You repeat 8 rows that are 6" plus 2" for the last two rows of the back panel and front panels


Numbers of skeins for each size approx. - 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6)

1skein = 296m/324yd



The sizing guide follows size XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). E.g. 43(43, 45, 45, 49, 49, 53, 53, 53) means 43 for XS, 43 for Small, 45 for Medium, 45 for Large, 49 for XL, 49 for XL 2XL, 53 for 3XL, 53 for 4XL, 53 for 5XL


Measurements for this sweater for all sizes in inches:

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

Length: 26 (26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26) Feel free to add rows to make it longer. Read more under the direction of the back panel. (without fringes)


YouTube video tutorial

Here's the video link for this pattern where I explain everything you need to know.





Abbreviations:

Ch – chain

Ch Sp – chain space

Sk - skip

St - stitch

Tr – triple crochet

Ex SC – extended single crochet

FTRch - Foundation Triple chain


NOTES:

1) You crochet this cardigan from bottom up starting with back panel, then continue with right front panel. After that you start your left front panel. Please, see the scheme of this cardigan under the sewing part of this pattern.

2) Chains at the end of the each row count as a first stitch of the next row.



DIRECTIONS:

Now you have two options how to start. It's either with foundation chain and first row separately or start with foundation triple chain. Feel free to watch my YouTube video where I explain how to start FTRch.


BACK PANEL

Ch 65 (71, 79, 85, 93, 99, 107, 113, 121).

ROW 1 - Insert the hook into the 4 ch from the hook (3 skipped chains count as a first TR). TR in every ch until the end of the row 63 (69, 77, 83, 91, 97, 105, 111, 119). Ch 3 (count as a first st in the next row). Turn (now skip to the ROW 2).



OR


ROW 1 - FTRch 63 (69, 77, 83, 91, 97, 105, 111, 119). Ch 3 (count as a first st in the next row). Turn.


ROW 2 - TR into the second st from the previous row. TR in every st until the end of the row. 63 (69, 77, 83, 91, 97, 105, 111, 119). Ch 4 (counts as a first st and ch1 for the next row). Turn.

ROW 3 - TR into the third st from the previous row (now you created first ch sp). * Ch 1 (skip the one stitch), TR into the next st.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch 4. Turn.



ROW 4 - TR into your first ch sp, *ch 1 (skip the TR from previous row, TR into the next ch sp*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row BUT your last TR won't be in the last ch sp but into your last st. Please, see the chart for better understanding. Ch 2 (counts as a first stitch for the next row). Turn.

ROW 5 - *Ex SC into the ch sp, Ex SC into the st*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch 2 (counts as a first st for the next row). Turn. 63 (69, 77, 83, 91, 97, 105, 111, 119)

ROW 6 - Ex SC into the second st from the previous row, Ex SC in each st until the end of the row. Ch 4. Turn.



ROW 7 - TR into the third st from the previous row (now you created first ch sp). * Ch 1 (skip the one stitch), TR into the next st.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch 4. Turn.

ROW 8 - TR into your first ch sp, *ch 1 (skip the TR from previous row, TR into the next ch sp*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row BUT your last TR won't be in the last ch sp but into your last st. Please, see the chart for better understanding. Ch 3 (counts as a first stitch for the next row). Turn.

ROW 9 - *TR into your first ch sp, TR into the st.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch 3. Turn. 63 (69, 77, 83, 91, 97, 105, 111, 119)



ROW 10 - TR into you second st from previous row. TR in every st until the end of the row. Ch 4. Turn. (when you make your last row for the back panel, you make ch 3 instead of ch 4 and turn).


Now you will repeat ROW 3 to ROW 10 three more time so you will get 34 rows in total for the back panel.


IF YOU WANT your cardigan longer, continue with repeating the part from ROW 3 to ROW 10 as many times as you want. You always end the back panel with ROW 9 and 10.



RIGHT FRONT PANEL

You don't secure your back panel BUT YOU CONTINUE with your front right panel right away.


ROW 1 - TR into your second st from the previous row. TR in every st until the end of the row.

Ch 3. Turn. 30 (33, 37, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 58)

ROW 2 - Repeat ROW 2 from the back panel.

ROW 3 and 4 - Repeat ROW 3 and 4 from the back panel.

ROW 5 and 6 - Repeat ROW 5 and 6 from the back panel.

ROW 7 and 8 - Repeat ROW 7 and 8 from the back panel.

ROW 9 and 10 - Repeat ROW 9 and 10 from the back panel.



Repeat ROW 3 to ROW 10 until you reach the same rows as in the back panel. You always finish your panel with ROW 9 and 10.


Now secure your front right panel and you can leave the tail a bit longer. You will hide this tail among the fringes.


LEFT FRONT PANEL

Now you are facing your cardigan with your right front panel on the left and you insert the hook at the beginning on the right side to start a new row.



ROW 1 - Insert your hook into the first stitch and make ch3, TR into your second st from the previous row. TR in every st until the end of the row. Ch 3. Turn. 30 (33, 37, 40, 44, 47, 51, 54, 58). Now you should have 3 stitches space between front panels.

ROW 2 - Repeat ROW 2 from the back panel.

ROW 3 and 4 - Repeat ROW 3 and 4 from the back panel.

ROW 5 and 6 - Repeat ROW 5 and 6 from the back panel.

ROW 7 and 8 - Repeat ROW 7 and 8 from the back panel.

ROW 9 and 10 - Repeat ROW 9 and 10 from the back panel.



SEWING PART

1) Please, see the scheme of the cardigan how to sew the cardigan.

2) Fold the front panels on the back panel like you would wear it.

3) Align the rows with front and back panel (you should have the same rows).

4) Sew the sides from bottom up (at the beginning you can leave longer tail so it will be part of the fringes) and keep the space for your arms as you need (no specific measurement for that).

5) Sew the other side of the cardigan the same way.




Cardigan scheme for crochet pattern


BORDERS:

Around the sleeves:

There's no specific number of stitches. Make SC all around your sleeve. (I made 3SC around each TR row and 3SC in 2 rows of Ex SC). Feel free to watch my YouTube video for better understanding. Make 2 rows in total of SC as a border of the sleeves.



Around the front panels:

Start from one of the bottom side to make SC all around until the other side for 2 rows in total.


FRINGES:

Cut 12" long strings of the yarn for the bottom fringes as many times as you need. 1 st = 1 folded string. Feel free to watch my YouTube video how I attach the fringes or/and pictures below:


1) First, grab any book, tablet, ruler or anything of the size you want your fringe and wrap the yarn around as many times as you need. I used my notepad as you see on the picture.



Yarn wrapped around the notebook with scissors

2) Wrap the yarn around a few times. Keep the ends of the yarn at the bottom of your object.


3) Take the yarn off and cut the rest of the yarn at the bottom where your yarn ends are. See the picture.


Folded yarn with scissors


4) Now take one string and fold it on half.


Folded string on a hand

5) Insert the hook into the st at the bottom of your cardigan, put the string at the half on the hook. Pull through the st, you created a loop on the hook, put the yarn tails over the hook and pull through. Tighten it.


Crochet hook pulling a loop for a fringe


6) This way you attach your fringes across the bottom of your cardigan in each st.



Attached fringe at the bottom of a cardigan

Ta-da! You finished your cardigan! I can't wait to see you wearing it! Enjoy your summer and show everyone your master piece:)



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