New crochet cardigan

My new crochet cardigan is finished…

crochet cardigan free patternThis cardigan is based on this free pattern. I say based because although I really liked the overall look and style, it became apparent very quickly that I wouldn’t need to make the number of increases indicated even though I chose the smallest size. Although the yarn I purchased was 8ply, I think its more like a worsted weight so that probably contributed to it growing so quickly making the high number of increases and rows for the yoke unnecessary.

So I just increased as I felt it needed (trying on every few rows) to ensure the perfect fit and stopping once I thought it was long enough before beginning the clusters for the bottom section.crochet cardigan free pattern

The pattern for the arms should have had a 25 stitch panel through the inside which I didn’t bother with, instead choosing to have the clusters all the way around the arm.crochet cardigan free patternBecause of the weight of the yarn it grew really quickly, taking less than a week to finish (also a good measure of a great project in my book), so no time to get bored and quick gratification!crochet cardigan free patternI love crochet cardigans that are worked in one piece, like this one… and the others I have made for myself… You can see them here, here and here.

Would I make it again? Yes, I think so. I think it would be really nice in cotton with cap sleeves for summer – without any clusters.

What do you think? Have you made a crochet cardigan you love? Do you have any crochet garments?

38 thoughts on “New crochet cardigan

  1. KatyB says:

    I’m definitely going to try and make a version of this after seeing your’s 🙂
    I’ve needed a new cardi for ages, and this looks like a great one to crochet 🙂


  2. jenpedwards says:

    Exquisite!! It looks so lovely on you! Makes me want to make one too! But I have several projects going…must finish those first!! Grest job on this!


  3. gentlestitches says:

    They were all fun to look at. Thank you for showing us. :)They are lovely. I particularly like the one you posted today. I have a few nice crochet cardis and one I got tired of and pulled it out (it was great yarn) and I am making another out of it. Crochet vests are nice too.


  4. Jean in NH says:

    That Chevron Cardigan has been in my queue forever – it is time! I love this blue one too – the buttons are perfect!


  5. Donna Blissett says:

    With this pattern I can’t figure out the part that says insert markers in the piece as follows, could you help with this one too.


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