Sun-Kissed Cardigan CAL

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I’m so excited to be hosting my first crochet-a-long (CAL). We’ll be crocheting the Sun-Kissed Cardigan by Sentry Box Designs. Make sure to join our Facebook group to be part of the action! All videos will be posted to our YouTube channel. Subscribe and tap the bell so you’ll be notified when a new video is posted.

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

The Sun-Kissed Cardigan CAL will officially start on April 16th, 2020. This should give you enough time to order yarn or find a suitable substitution.

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

How it will work

The Cal will be broken down into 7 steps and crocheted over the course of 2 weeks. We’ll meet up to talk about the design in my Facebook Group. Feel free to ask questions and post pictures in the group.

This is a paid pattern crochet along. Get the pattern HERE Each step includes a video tutorial that will be posted on YouTube.

  • Gauge swatch (stitch pattern) Posted before April 11th – LIVE
  • Back panel – April 16th – LIVE
  • Back panel sleeves – April 18th – LIVE
  • Front panel (Left/Right) – April 20th – LIVE
  • Front panel sleeves – April 23rd – LIVE
  • Blocking – April 28th – LIVE
  • Seaming and Edging April – 30th – LIVE

About the Sun-kissed Cardigan

The Sun-Kissed Cardigan is worked in 3 pieces from the bottom up. The back and back half of the sleeves are worked in one piece. Left/Right Front panels are worked with the front half of the sleeve.

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

Crocheting the sleeves with back/front allows the beautiful shell pattern to be worked seamlessly. The front panels are seamed to back across the shoulder and top of sleeves. The sides and sleeves are then seamed.

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

The cardigan is loose fitting and long sitting just above the knee on 5’5″ model. The length can easily be modified if desired.

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

The Yarn

Our Sun-Kissed Cardigan is designed in Cotlin from WeCrochet. It’s a beautiful and lightweight Tanguis cotton and summer linen blend perfect for summer garments. It’s durable, wearable, and is very soft yarn. The crocheted fabric will get softer with every wash. A beautiful range of colours is available HERE for purchase.

Alternatives from WeCrochet

Brava Sport

Paragon Sport Yarn

Alpaca Cloud

Lion Brand Mandala

cotlin yarn

There is a significant jump in size measurements due to the pattern repeat. For this reason I have the sizes grouped into a range. Pick the size you would like based on positive ease preference.

Size Chart: XS (S-L, 1X-3X, 4X-5X)

How to choose a size. Take chest measurements to determine size range. Check the finished bust measurement. Determine the difference.

Example; 42″ Bust in S-L size allows for 6″ of ease. If more ease is desired go up a size. Model 37″ bust with 11″ positive ease.

Bust Measurement:

inches: 28-30 (32-42, 44-54, 56-62)   

Finished Bust: 

inches: 37 (48, 59, 70)

Yarn Requirements:

Knit Picks/WeCrochet Cotlin DK Weight– 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen (123 yds/50g) Shown in Cerise

Yarn may be purchased HERE

Balls: 7 (10, 12, 13)

Yards: 790 (1132, 1360, 1575)

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

Yarn Substitutions

If looking for a substitution I recommend using this formula. Yards/Grams. This is the most accurate way to find a similar weight yarn. You may use a different blend but I suggest a cotton blend.

Cotlin DK weight – 123yards/50grams = 2.46

The goal is to find a yarn that divides out as close to 2.46 as possible. If the number is larger the yarn is thinner. If the number is smaller the yarn is thicker.

Example of Substitutes

Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – 137yards/51grams = 2.68 (thinner)

Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot DK – 291yards/100g = 2.91 (thinner) purchase HERE

Lion Brand Coboo DK – 232yards/100g = 2.32 (thicker)

Sun-Kissed Cardigan

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US G/6 (4mm) 

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

In my first video, we will be doing a gauge swatch. You may need to adjust your hook size to meet the pattern gauge. This is an important step to ensure an accurate fit.

gauge swatch


With 4.5mm hook, 1 pattern rep = 2.75″; 6 rows in pattern = 3.25″ 

Swatch – Ch 22 and follow stitch pattern Rows 1-7, Blocked Dimensions 5.75w x 3.5h”

Watch our Into Video and make the swatch now

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