Everyday Striped Cardigan

Stay cozy and trendy in our Everyday Striped Cardigan. Herringbone double crochet stitch is used to create an arrow like effect.  Featuring set in pockets and ribbed cozy collar. Designed in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Wool from WeCrochet. Free crochet pattern plus video to make our small size Everyday Striped Cardigan! The PDF includes size Small to 4X and is available HERE by Sentry Box Designs!

Knit Picks has some exciting news! They now have a NEW website just for crocheters WeCrochet. Besides amazing yarn you’ll find hooks, tools, kits and a learning centre. I was so excited to work with them! The easy part was the design, the hard part was picking from all their gorgeous yarn!

I decided to use Wool of the Andes Superwash Wool. I picked this gorgeous yarn for its quality, durability and amazing range of colors. Even though it’s a worsted weight the sweater comes out light with beautiful drape. This yarn is washable and will stay looking new wear after wear. Read more about this yarn HERE

Nothing says cozy like pockets! We’ve set the pockets inside the cardigan for a beautiful finish.

Mattress stitch is used for seaming the sides and sleeves. Perfect finish that hides seaming yarn. Video tutorial demonstration.

Pattern Requirements

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Size Chart:   

S(M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)

Bust Measurement:

inches 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58)

Finished Bust:

inches 36 (40.5, 45.5, 49, 53, 56.5, 61.5) 

Yarn Requirements: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash

Shown in (MC) White, (A) Orange, (B) Cobblestone Heather, (C) Semolina 

Purchase yarn HERE

Balls

MC  7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11)

A  2 (3, 3 , 3, 3, 4, 4)

B 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7)

C 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3)   

Yards

MC 660 (752, 845, 912, 981, 1050, 1141)

A  205 (234, 262, 283, 305, 326, 355)

B  430 (491, 550, 595, 639, 684, 743)

C  152 (174, 182, 197, 211, 226, 246)   

Total 1447 (1201, 1839, 1987, 2136, 2286, 2485)

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US I/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

US H/8 (5mm)


Amour Crochet Hook Set

Gauge:

13 sts and 9 rows equal to 4″ in hbdc with 5.5mm hook

8 sts and 10 Rows equal to 2″ in sc blo with 5mm hook

Additional Supplies:

  • Yarn Needle 
  • Removable Stitch Markers

Locking Stitch Marker

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set Bent Style

Everyday Striped Cardigan – Small Size

Abbreviations:

Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain

Flo – Front Loop only

Hbdc – Herringbone Double Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet 

Pm – Place Marker

Rep – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Skd – Skipped

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Instructions:

Cardigan is worked from the bottom up in herringbone double crochet stitches.  Each Color block section is a made up of 6 rows hbdc. When changing colors, work last yarn over of last stitch with next color. Yarn is cut after each color section. Crochet over ends as you go and weave back in opposite direction to secure. Back is worked and continues to front left panel.  Neck opening is marked and yarn is joined back on to work front right panel.  Sleeves are worked separately then seamed to shoulders.  Seam sides and sleeves with the mattress stitch. Join yarn to front right panel to work collar. Ch 2 is counted as a stitch throughout unless otherwise stated. 

Watch the Video Tutorial

Back:

Row 1 (WS): With MC and larger hook ch 59, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—58 sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not included as a st), work 1 sc in each st across, turn—58 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2 (included as a st here and throughout), work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, turn—58 sts.

Rows 4-7: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to A, cut MC.

Rows 8-13: With A, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to MC, cut A.

Rows 14-19: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to B, cut MC.

Rows 20-25: With B, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to MC, cut B.

Rows 26-31: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to C, cut MC.

Rows 32-37: With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to MC, cut C.

Rows 38-43: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Last st change to A, cut MC.

Rows 44-67: Rep Rows 8-31. Last st change to C, cut MC.

Rows 68-70: With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—58 sts. Ending on RS. 

Front Left:

Mark Neck Opening: Including ch 2 count over 20 sts, next st pm, including marked st count over 18 sts, pm.

Row 1 (WS): With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next 19 sts, (to marker), turn—20 sts.

Row 2 (Incr.): With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in first st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—21 sts.

Row 3: With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—21 sts. Last st change to MC, cut C.

Row 4 (Incr.): With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in first st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—22 sts.

Row 5: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—22 sts.

Rows 6-19: Rep Row 4 & 5 [7 times], color pattern 4 rows MC, 6 Rows B, 4 Rows MC ending with—29 sts.

Rows 20-45: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts. Color pattern as follows; 2 Rows MC, 6 Rows A, 6 Rows MC, 6 rows C, 6 Rows MC. Last Row change to B, cut MC.

Pocket opening

Row 46 (RS): With B, ch 1 (included as a st), work 1 sc in next 6 sts across, ch 15 (pocket opening), sk next 15 sts, work 1 sc in each st across, last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts (including chs).

Row 47: Ch 1, work 1 sc in next 6 sts across, work 1 sc in next 15 chs, work 1 sc in each st across, last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts.

Row 48: Ch 1, work 1 sc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts.

Row 49-53: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts. Last row change to MC, cut B.

Rows 54-70: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts. Color pattern as follows; 6 Rows MC, 6 Rows A, 5 Rows MC.

Rows 71-72: Ch 1, work 1 sc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts. After last row fasten off and weave in ends.

Front Right:

Row 1 (WS): Leave neck opening unworked, With C join in st next to marker, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next 19 sts, turn—20 sts.

Row 2 (Incr.): With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work 2 hbdc in turning ch, turn—21 sts.

Row 3: With C, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—21 sts. Last st change to MC, cut C.

Row 4 (Incr.): With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work 2 hbdc in turning ch, turn—22 sts.

Row 5: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—22 sts.

Rows 6-19: Rep Row 4 & 5 [7 times], color pattern as follows; 4 rows MC, 6 Rows B, 4 Rows MC ending with—29 sts.

Rows 20-45: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—29 sts. Color pattern as follows; 2 Rows MC, 6 Rows A, 6 Rows MC, 6 rows C, 6 Rows MC.

Pocket opening

Work Row 46-72 the same as Front Left.

Pockets: Repeat for Front Left and Right 

First side of Pocket

Row 1: With B and larger hook, with RS facing join yarn into first skd st of pocket opening (joining to MC). Ch 1, work 1 sc in each skd st across, turn—15 sts.

Rows 2-14: Ch 2 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—15 sts. At the end of last row fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Second Side of Pocket

Row 1: With B and larger hook, with RS facing join yarn into ch st of pocket opening (joining to B). Ch 1, work 1 sc in each ch st across, turn—15 sts.

Rows 2-14: Ch 2 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—15 sts. At the end of last row fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Push pocket pieces to WS of work.  Sew side and bottom of pocket together.  Weave in ends. 

Sleeves: Make 2

Cuff: 

Row 1: With MC and smaller hook, ch 13, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—12 sts.

Rows 2-28: Ch 1 (not included as a st), work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—12 sts. Do not turn or fasten off after last row. Change to larger hook.

Body

Row 1 (WS): With MC and larger hook, ch 1, work 1 sc in each row across long edge of ribbing, turn—28 sts. Last st change to A, cut MC. 

Row 2 (RS): With A, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, turn—28 sts.

Rows 3-6: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—28 sts.

Row 7 (Incr.): Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in first st and in each st across, work 2 hbdc in turning ch, turn—30 sts. Last st change to MC, cut A.

Rows 8-12: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—30 sts.

Row 13 (Incr.): Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in first st and in each st across, work 2 hbdc in turning ch, turn—32 sts. Last st change to B, cut MC.

Rows 14-31: Rep Rows 8-13 [3 times], color pattern as follows; 6 Rows B, 6 Rows MC, 6 Rows C. Last st change to MC, cut C. Ending with—38 sts.

Row 32: With MC, ch 2, work 1 hbdc in next st and in each st across, work last st in turning ch, turn—38 sts.

Row 33 (Incr.): Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in first st and in each st across, work 2 hbdc in turning ch, turn—40 sts.

Rows 34-37: Rep Row 32—40 sts. Last Row fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Seaming: Repeat for Left and right Side

See video for detailed instruction

Sleeves to Shoulder

With removable stitch marker, pm in centre of sleeve, line up to centre of shoulder.  With RS facing use the long tail attached to sleeve and whip stitch sleeve to cardigan. 

Sides and Sleeves 

Lay pieces flat with RS facing.  Line up back panel to side panel so that the stripes match up.  With MC yarn sew together using the mattress stitch.  Begin at the bottom of cardigan working up the side to sleeves ending at the cuff. Weave in ends.

Finishing:

Bottom Edge

With MC and larger hook, RS facing join yarn to front left corner with a sl st.  Work 1 sc in each st across front left, back and front right.  last st fasten off and weave in ends.

Collar:

Note: Video demonstrates working in B for single crochet edge.  For a cleaner edge work single crochet in each color, changing color per striped color pattern. 

Row 1: With B and smaller hook, RS facing join yarn to front right corner with a sl st.  Ch 1, work sc sts evenly up the right side (9 sts per color section), neck opening and left side (9 sts per color section), turn—224 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 hdc in each st across, turn—224 sts.

Row 3-9: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the flo of each st across, turn—224 sts.  Last Row fasten off and weave in ends.

Pattern and photographs are property of Sentry Box Designs and are Copyright protected.  This pattern is for personal non-commercial use only.  You may not distribute or sell this pattern in any way. You are welcome to sell finished product from this pattern. Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

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