Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

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The Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan is a free crochet pattern with a video tutorial. The crochet cardigan is worked in one piece from the side across. It’s the perfect crochet cardigan to keep you warm and cozy. Basic crochet stitches are used throughout with a simple 2-row repeat. Keep scrolling for the free pattern.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

This long oversized crochet cardigan feels like a warm hug on a chilly day! Our easy Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan crochet pattern is written in standard American terms. The Crochet Pattern includes size S – 5X. The schematic is included with measuring instructions for sleeve length allowing you to customize this crochet sweater. The duster cardigan is 36-38″ long with instructions on how to customize the length.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

The Mauve-A-Lous Duster cardigan crochet sweater pattern calls for a US G/6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

In the video tutorial, I used the Radiant Crochet Hook Set from WeCrochet. You can purchase them HERE

The textured crochet stitch is an easy 2-row repeat worked in basic crochet stitches that works up quickly!  It’s a simple pattern to crochet in only one piece. I enjoy working my garments in this manner so that the seaming is limited to the sides and sleeves.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

The Yarn

I crochet the Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan in Mary Maxim Ultra Mellowspun DK– 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon (174 yds/160m/50g/1.75oz) Shown in Dark Mauve. You can no longer get this colour but they have other beautiful options available. Mellowspun is on the light side of a DK and is very similar to some Sport weight yarns. Many DK weight yarns you will find to be a little thicker. Compare the yards per gram to find a suitable alternative.

If you love this mauve I suggest this Alternative from Mary maxim

Premier Anti Pilling in Thistle – 100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic (100g/273 yds)

Substitutes

Swish DK

Brava Sport

Wool of the Andes Sport

GET THE KIT FROM MARY MAXIM HERE

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

Get the PDF on RAVELRY, or ETSY  or the Digital interactive pattern on Ribblr in Spanish and English

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Yarn Requirements Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan:

Ultra Mellowspun DK– 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon (174 yds/160m/50g/1.75oz) Shown in Dark Mauve.

Balls: 12 (13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)

Yards: 2088 (2262, 2610, 2784, 2958, 3132, 3306, 3480)

Size Chart

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US G/6 (4mm)

US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

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Additional Supplies:

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Garment Tags

Leather Rivets

Blocking Mat and Pins

Steamer

Gauge:

20 sts and 10 rows equal to 4″ in hdc blo with 4mm hook

14 sts and 12 rows equal to 4″ in pattern with 4.5mm hook

Video:

Watch how to crochet the Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan on YouTube

Abbreviations

Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain

Dc – Double Crochet

Dc2tog – Double Crochet Decrease

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Pm – Place Marker

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right Side

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

WS – Wrong Side

( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Construction

The Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan Crochet pattern is worked in one piece from the side across. All double crochet rows are worked on the RS and all single crochet/half double crochet rep rows are worked on the WS.

The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes 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 medium. https://youtu.be/5eEQSuXibog

Measuring Instructions

Medium size is modelled on a 5’5″ model with a 36″ Bust. The Cardigan is 38″ long, falling just below the knee. All sizes are 38″ except the size small size is 36″. The Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan can be modified for 30″ (mid-thigh) length or customized length. The Sleeve is 17″ in length, including the cuff. To determine if the sleeve is the correct length, measure the centre back to desired sleeve length (see diagram). If a shorter sleeve is desired, shorten the cuff length or shorten the sleeve length (this will affect the finished width of the sleeve). The cuff is suggested so that the sleeve width is not affected. The sleeve is oversized so reducing the width by a couple of stitches is acceptable. Add additional length to the sleeve if needed.

Pattern sizing as follows;

A: Finished Upper Arm 17 (18.25, 19.5, 20.5, 21.75, 23, 24, 25)”

B: Centre Back to Cuff

27 (28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34)”

Schematic

A: 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34)”

B: 27.5 (28.5, 28, 27.5, 26.75, 26.25, 25.75, 25)”

C: 9.5 (10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5)”

D: 6.75 (7.5, 8.5, 9.25, 10, 10.75, 11.5, 12.5)”

E: Cuff 7″ Sleeve 10″ Total 17″

F: 17 (18.25, 19.5, 20.5, 21.75, 23, 24, 25)”

G: 1″

H: 36 (38, 38, 38, 38, 38, 38, 38)”

Collar width 4.5″

Copyright

This pattern is the sole property of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be copied or reproduced in any way. You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. I require a reference or link for my design. My photos are copyright protected and are not to be used to sell your items.

Cuff:

S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Note: For a shorter sleeve reduce the cuff length in multiples of 2. 1″ = 5 sts.

Row 1 (RS): With smaller hook, ch 36, work 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—34 sts. Should measure 7″

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 hdc in the blo of each st across, turn—34 sts.

Rows 2 – 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31): Rep Row 2 ending on RS of work. After final row ch 1, work 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sc sts (2 sts per row) evenly along length of the ribbing, turn— 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts. Should measure approx. 6.75 (7.5, 8.5, 9.25, 10, 10.75, 11.5, 12.5)”

Right Sleeve:

Row 1 (WS): Change to larger hook, ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (not included as a st here and throughout), work 1 dc in each st across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Row 4 (Incr.): Ch 2, work 2 dc in first st, work 1 dc in each st across to last st, work 2 dc in last st, turn—36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) sts.

Rows 5 – 28: Rep Row 3 & 4 [12 times], ending with 60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88) sts.

Row 29: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88) sts. Stop here for a 17″ sleeve. Rep Row 2 & 3 for a longer sleeve.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Front Right/Back:

Chain out on the left and right side of sleeve for Back and Front Right Panel. This allows for a seamless continuation of the piece. To

modify the length of the cardigan reduce or increase the chain by 3.5 sts/inch. Example: For mid-thigh length of 30″ reduce chain by 28 sts. (38″- 30″ = 8″ x 3.5 sts = 28 sts.).

Back

With RS facing and a separate ball of yarn, join to the top left side of the sleeve with a sl st, ch 96 (100, 98, 96, 94, 92, 90, 88) and fasten off (this sets up the back panel).

Front Right Panel

Join back on to the working yarn at the top right of the sleeve. Ch 98 (102, 100, 98, 96, 94, 92, 90). Shown is the Medium size.

S (M-5X)

Row 1 (RS): Work 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, work 1 dc in each ch across front right, work 1 dc in each st across the sleeve, work 1 dc in each ch across back, turn— 252 (264) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—252 (264) sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st across, turn—252 (264) sts.

Rep Row 2 & 3 until work measures approximately 9.5 (10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15. 5, 16.5)”, ending on Row 3 (RS of work).

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Neck opening:

Note: If the length has been modified divide the total number of stitches by 2.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work

1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, a total of 126 (132) sts (half of the cardigan), turn (leave remaining stitches unworked for front neck opening)—126 (132) sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st across, turn—126 (132) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, at the end of row ch 128 (134) (for the front left panel) turn—126 (132) sts, 128 (134) chs.

Front Left/Back:

Row 1 (RS): Work 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, work 1 dc in each ch across front left, work 1 dc in each st across, turn—252 (264) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—252 (264) sts.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Row 3: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st across, turn—252 (264) sts.

Rep Row 2 & 3 until work measures approximately 9.5 (10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15. 5, 16.5)”, ending on Row 3 (RS of work). Fasten off.

Mark Sleeve:

With WS facing count over 96 (100, 98, 96, 94, 92, 90, 88), pm in last st. Repeat for the Left Front and Back. Between markers, you should have 60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88) sts.

Left Sleeve:

Row 1 (WS): Join yarn with a sl st, in first st after marker, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across to next marker, turn—60 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88) sts.

*Note if Right Sleeve was made longer than 17″ work additional rows before beginning decrease.

Row 2 (Decr.): Ch 2, work 1 dc2tog over first 2 sts, work 1 dc in each st across to last 2 sts, work 1 dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn—58 (62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—58 (62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Rows 4 – 27: Rep Row 2 & 3 [12 times], ending with 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Row 28: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Row 29: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 hdc in next st, * work 1 sc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st; rep from * across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Row 30 (RS)(Base Row): Change to smaller hook, ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) sts.

Cuff:

Cuff is joined as you go to the Base Row.

Row 1:

Ch 36, work 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, sk first 2 sts (base row), sl st in next 4 sts along the base row, turn—34 sts.

Row 2:

Work 1 hdc in blo of each st across, turn—34 sts.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

Row 3:

Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the blo of each st across, sl st in next 4 sts along the base row,

turn—34 sts.

Rows 4 – 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31): Rep Row 2 & 3. The last row fasten off.

Finishing:

Block to measurements or steam block.

Collar:

Row 1 (RS): With smaller hook join yarn to bottom front right with a sl st, ch 2, work 1 hdc in each st across the front right panel, work 1 hdc in the corner of the neck opening, work 1 hdc in each row across neck opening ( 3 hdc), work 1 hdc in corner of the neck opening, work 1 hdc in each st across the front left panel, turn—257 (269) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in the blo of each st across, turn—257 (269) sts.

Rows 3 – 11: Rep Row 2, after the last row, fasten off and weave in ends.

Seaming:

With RS facing use a whip stitch to seam the sleeves and sides. If desired leave a slit up the sides. Shown with 38 sts left not seamed. Steam seams, collar and edges to finish.

Mauve-A-Lous Duster Cardigan

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