Crochet an Easy Lacy Spring Cardigan

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Crochet an easy Lacy Spring Cardigan! This crochet Lace cardigan is a unique crochet pattern worked in 2 pieces. Minimal seaming is required making it a great beginner crochet cardigan pattern. Keep scrolling for the free crochet pattern and video.

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Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

It’s time to put away those big heavy projects and grab for lightweight yarns and cotton blends!  Spring always has me thinking of beautiful crochet shawls, kimonos and cardigans.  I’ve had these beautiful hanks of cotton/linen in wheat, just calling me to make a lightweight lace cardigan for Spring!

crochet lace stitch


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This crochet top pattern calls for a 3.75mm F hook. I used these gorgeous Caspian wood crochet hooks from WeCrochet. You can grab the hook set below.

Caspian Regular Crochet Hooks

from: Knit Picks

Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

This is an easy crochet lace stitch that works up surprisingly quick!  The crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan is so simple to crochet with limited shaping.  It’s worked in 2 pieces beginning at the sleeve cuff and ending at the centre. You will create 2 large rectangles with sleeves.  Just seam up the back, sides and sleeves and you’re done.

how to seam a cardigan

The original yarn used in this pattern is discontinued so I’ve chosen a great alternative. I have a few kits left in my shop HERE

Cotlin from WeCrochet

Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – Value pack of 10 HERE

Read our detailed blog post on yarn subs HERE

Lacy Spring Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

Size Chart

Yarn Requirements:

Original Yarn discontinued: Suitable Alternative

Cotlin DK #3 – 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen (123yds/50g)

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US 5/F (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Additional Supplies:

Yarn Needle 

Removable Stitch Markers

Blocking Mat and Pins




You may need to adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge

14 sts and 6 Rows = 4″

Watch the video tutorial for size M/L on YouTube


Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet

Pm – Place Marker

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right Side

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip,

Skd – Skipped

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Tr – Treble Crochet

WS – Wrong Side

( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch

Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

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A: 10 (12.5, 15, 17.7)”

B: 18.25″

C: 17.75 (20, 22.25, 24.5)”

D: 54.25 (56.5, 58.75, 61)”

E: 7 (9, 11, 13)”

F: 23.5 (26, 28.5, 31)”

G: 13.5″


The cardigan is worked in 2 pieces. Each piece begins at the cuff of the sleeve and works across to the centre of the cardigan. Pieces are attached by seaming the back leaving each front piece open. Each side is seamed beginning at the sides and finishing at the sleeve cuff.

Oversized loose fit in XS-5X. Written for smallest size with the larger size in parentheses ( ). If there is only 1 number, it applies to all sizes. Step by step video tutorial is provided on our YouTube channel for size M/L.

Panels: Make 2


Row 1 (RS): Ch 31 (39, 47, 55) work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn —30 (38, 46, 54) sts.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—30 (38, 46, 54) sts.

Pattern Stitch:

Pattern is worked in multiples of 4 plus 2

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as 1 st here and throughout), Sk first 2 sts (plus ch 3 sp), *work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next st, sk next 3 sts; rep from * across to within last 2 sts, sk next st, work 1 tr in last st, turn—30 (38, 46, 54) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, * work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, work 1 tr in turning ch, turn—30 (38, 46, 54) sts.

Rows 3-8: Rep Row 2.

Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

Increase Rows:

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, work ( 2 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in first st, * work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in turning ch, turn—36 (44, 52, 60) sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 3, * work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, work 1 tr in turning ch, turn—38 (46, 54, 62) sts.

Rows 4-12: Rep Increase Rows 1-3 [3 more times], ending with 62 (70, 78, 86) sts. Don’t fasten off.

Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

Front & Back Panel:

Row 1(RS): (Back Panel) Ch 68, (2 tr, ch 2, 1dc)in 6th ch from hook,*skip next 3 ch, (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch; rep from * across to within last 2 ch, work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across work 1 tr in turning ch—125 (133, 141, 149) sts.

Row 2: (Front panel) Ch 68, (2 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in 6th ch from hook, * skip next 3 ch, (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch; rep from * across to within last 2 ch, work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across work 1 tr in turning ch, turn—189 (197, 205, 213) sts.

Row 3: Ch 3, * work (3 tr, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, work 1 tr in turning ch, turn—190 (198, 206, 214) sts.

Repeat Row 3 until piece measures approx. 9.5 (12, 14.5, 17)” ending on RS.

Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan


Row 1 (WS): Ch 1(does not count as a st), work 1 sc in each st across (sk ch-2 sp), work 1 sc in turning ch, turn—190 (198, 206, 214) sts.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—190 (198, 206, 214) sts.

After Row 4 fasten off and weave in ends. Pm in 95th (99th, 103rd, 107th) st.


Block using blocking mat and pins to measurements. Wet pieces to dampen and allow to fully dry.

With RS facing seam back panels together. Work from bottom edge finishing at stitch markers.

Seam together the sides of the cardigan and sleeves. Begin at the bottom edge of front and back panels and finish at the sleeve cuff.

Seam Side of cardigan

Bottom Band:

Row 1: With WS facing, join yarn to bottom front right with a sl st. Ch 1, sc across bottom working 3 sc in each ch 3/tr across, finishing at the front left panel, turn.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn. Last Row, fasten off and weave in ends. Steam seams and front corners for a perfect finish.

Crochet Lacy Spring Cardigan

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