Sun-Kissed Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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The Sun-Kissed Cardigan crochet pattern is a beautifully versatile crochet cardigan for Spring/Summer. It has an easy construction that’s worked in three pieces from the bottom up. A gorgeous shell crochet stitch pattern is worked throughout. Wear it as a loose cardigan or use it as a beach coverup. This lacy, feminine crochet pattern is made in Knit Picks / WeCrochet CotLin with a Free video tutorial. Keep scrolling for the Free Pattern.

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The Sun-Kissed Cardigan crochet pattern is a beautifully versatile crochet cardigan for Spring/Summer. It has an easy construction that’s worked in three pieces from the bottom up. A gorgeous shell crochet stitch pattern is worked throughout. Wear it as a loose cardigan or use it as a beach coverup. This lacy, feminine crochet pattern is made in Knit Picks / WeCrochet CotLin with a Free video tutorial. Keep scrolling for the Free Pattern.

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About the Sun-kissed Cardigan

The Sun-Kissed Cardigan crochet pattern is crocheted 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. Crocheting the sleeves with back/front allows the beautiful shell crochet stitch pattern to be worked seamlessly. The front panels are seamed to the back across the shoulder and top of the sleeves. The sides and sleeves are then seamed.

sun-kissed cardigan crochet pattern

The Sun-Kissed Cardigan crochet pattern is loose fitting and long, sitting just above the knee on a 5’5″ model. The length can easily be modified if desired.

The Yarn

Our Sun-Kissed Cardigan crochet pattern 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.

Substitute Yarns

Brava Sport

Paragon Sport Yarn

Alpaca Cloud

Lion Brand Mandala

Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton

Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK Lion Brand Coboo DK

The Sun-Kissed Cardian Crochet pattern has a significant jump in size measurements due to the pattern repeat for this crochet stitch pattern. 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 (M-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.

For example, a 42″ Bust in M-L size allows for 6″ of ease. If more ease is desired, go up a size. Model 36″ bust with 12″ positive ease.

Yarn Requirements Sun-Kissed Cardigan Crochet Pattern:

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)

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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)

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

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.

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Materials

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Blocking Pins

Blocking Mats 24″x24″

Woolwash (optional)

Gauge:

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 gauge swatch now.

Construction

The Sun-Kissed Crochet Cardigan is worked in 3 pieces from the bottom up. Panels are crocheted with sleeves for a seamless continuation of the shell pattern across the arm. Panels are seamed across the top shoulder and sleeve as well as the sides. This is an oversized piece.

Choose size based on desired finished dimensions. The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). Step by step video is provided on our YouTube channel for M-L size. 7 videos are provided and can be found under the Sun-Kissed CAL Playlist.

Special Stitches

V Stitch (ch 1) – In indicated stitch, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, all in the same st.

V Stitch (ch 3) – In indicated stitch, work 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, all in the same st.

7 Dc Shell – In indicated sp, work 7 dc all in the same sp.

sun-kissed cardigan crochet pattern

Sun-Kissed Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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.

Stitch Pattern

Worked in a multiple of 10 plus 2 – refer to the chart and video. Proceed to the back to begin the pattern.

Row 1 (RS): Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in next ch, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, work V st (ch 3) in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs; rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in last 2 chs, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (not included as a st), work 1 sc in first st, *ch 3, work 7 dc in ch-3 sp (V st) , ch 3, sk 1 sc, work 1 sc next sc; rep from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2), work 1 sc in each of next 7 dc, * ch 5, sk sc, work 7 sc in each of next 7 dc; rep from * across, end with ch 2, work 1 tr in last sc, turn.

sun-kissed cardigan crochet pattern

Row 4:

Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1) work 1 dc in first st, ch 3, sk 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc, *work V st (ch 3) in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, sk 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3; rep from * across, end with V st (ch 1) in 4th ch of ch-6, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) work 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk 1 sc, work 1 sc next sc, ch 3, *work 7 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk sc, work 1 sc next sc, ch 3; rep from * across, end with 4 dc in turning ch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each of 4 dc, ch 5, sk sc, *work 1 sc in each of next 7 dc, ch 5, sk sc; rep from * across, end with, work 1 sc in each of last 3 dc, work 1 sc in turning ch, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first 2 sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc, work 1 V st (ch 3) in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, sk 2 sc, *work 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3, work 1 V st (ch 3) in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, sk 2 sc; rep from * across, end with 1 sc in

each of the last 2 sc, turn.

Rep Rows 2-7 for the pattern.

sun-kissed cardigan crochet pattern

Back Panel

XS-S (M-L, XL-3X, 4X-5X)

Row 1 (RS): With 4.5mm hook, ch 72 (92, 112, 132), work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—71 (91, 111, 131) sts.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (not included as a st), work 1 sc in first st, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—71 (91, 111, 131) sts.

Pattern Begins

Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, work V st (ch 3) in next st, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; rep from * across, end with 1 sc in last 2 sts, turn—7 (9, 11, 13) V st (ch 3).

Now Repeat Stitch Pattern Rows 2-7 [ 6 (6, 5, 4) times]. Rep Rows 2-6 [1 time] ending on WS. Increase or reduce repeats it altering the length. See schematics before altering. The Back plus the sleeves equal the total length of the cardigan.

Sleeves

Notes: Pattern is written for 3/4 length sleeve measuring 11″ length.

Left Sleeve:

With RS facing and separate ball of yarn, join to top left side of work with a sl st, ch 40 and fasten off (this sets up the left sleeve).

Right Sleeve:

Join back onto working yarn top right.

Row 1: Ch 41, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in next ch, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, work V st (ch 3) in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs; rep from * across ch ending with 1 sc in last ch, work 1 sc in next 2 dc of the back, *ch 3, work 1 V st (ch 3) in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, sk 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across, end with 1 sc in each of last 2 sc back, work 1 sc in the first ch of the left sleeve, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, work V st (ch 3) in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs; rep from * across, end with 1 sc in last 2 chs, turn—15 (17, 19, 21) V st (ch 3).

Now repeat Stitch Pattern Rows 2-7 [ 2 (3, 4, 5) times]. Increase or reduce repeats it altering sleeve width. See schematics before altering. The back plus sleeve equals the total length of the cardigan. Fasten off and leave a long tail for seaming. Weave in all other ends.

Front PanelMake 2

XS-S (M-L, XL-3X, 4X-5X)

Notes: Each front panel begins the same until the sleeve portion is reached. Continue to the left and right front sleeves.

Row 1 (RS): With 4.5mm hook, ch 32 (42, 52, 62), work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—31 (41, 51, 61) sts.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (not included as a st), work 1 sc in first st, work 1 sc in each st across, turn—31 (41, 51, 61) sts.

Pattern Begins

Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, work V st (ch 3) in next st, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * across, end with 1 sc in last 2 sts, turn—3 (4, 5, 6) V st (ch 3).

Now repeat Stitch Pattern Rows 2-7 [ 6 (6, 5, 4) times]. Rep Rows 2-6 [1 time] ending on WS. Front panels should equal the length of the back. Don’t fasten off.

Sleeves

Left Front Sleeve

Row 1(RS): With working yarn, ch 41, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in next ch, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, work V st (ch 3) in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs; rep from * across ch, end with 1 sc in last ch, work 1 sc in next 2 sts of the front, *ch 3, work 1 V st (ch 3) in 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, sk 2 sc, work 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across, end with 1 sc in each of last 2, turn—7 (8, 9, 10) V st (ch 3).

Now rep Stitch Pattern Rows 2-7 [ 2 (3, 4, 5) times]. The front panel with sleeve should equal the length of the back with the sleeve. Fasten off and leave a long tail for seaming.

Right front Sleeve

With RS facing and separate ball of yarn, join to top left side of work with a sl st, ch 40 and fasten off (this sets up the right sleeve).

Row 1 (RS): With working yarn, ch 1, work 1 sc in first st, work 1 sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, work V st (ch 3) in next st, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; rep from * across, end with 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, work 1 sc in the first ch of sleeve, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, work V st (ch 3) in next ch, ch 3, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs; repeat from * across, end with 1 sc in last 2 chs, turn—7 (8, 9, 10) V st (ch 3).

Now Repeat Stitch Pattern Rows 2-7 [ 2 (3, 4, 5) times]. The front panel with the sleeve should equal the length of the back with the sleeve. Fasten off and leave a long tail for seaming. Weave in all other ends.

Blocking

Use a blocking mat and pins. Dampen the garment and pin all 3 pieces to measurements. Allow to dry fully. See Schematic for measurements.

Seaming

Shoulder/Sleeve

With RS facing line up stitch pattern on the back and front panels. Pin as you go. Seam across shoulder and sleeve.

Seam left and right side; this will leave a 2.75″ neck opening.

Side/Sleeve

With RS facing, line up stitch pattern along sides and sleeves. Pin as you go. Leave a 6″ opening at the bottom of the cardigan. Seam

the sides and sleeves together. Steam to flatten seams.

Edging

Body

With 4.5mm hook. Join yarn with a sl st to bottom front right edge.

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly up the right side, across the neck and down the left side. Work an equal amount of stitches on the right and left side, turn. Change to 4mm hook.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st across, turn. The last row fasten off and weave in ends.

Bottom Edge

With 4mm hook, RS facing work sc sts across the bottom edge of back and front panels.

Sleeves – Left and Right

With 4.5mm hook. Join yarn with a sl st to sleeve opening at the seam.

Round 1: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly around sleeve opening, sl st in first sc to join. Work an equal amount of sts on the right and left sleeves. Change to 4mm hook.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each st around, sl st in first sc to join. The last round, fasten off and weave in ends. Steam cardigan to finish.

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