I love over-sized sweaters and shirts. It feels like you're being wrapped in a cozy blanket. The Jules Cardigan is just that!
My design was different from this cardigan. Somewhere along the way, I noticed that I screwed up on my stitch counts. Instead of frogging my work (because no one loves to do that, right?!), I decided to design something else! I barely have enough time to crochet and knit all the things I want to, frogging just feels wrong!
So, I sketched a new design based on what I already have. I love that I was forced to design something different and was still able to make it work!
This sweater is constructed in one piece. It is then seamed and bands are added later to the sleeves & front collar area. A small strip is also added to the bottom. If you know me, I try to avoid as much weaving and seaming. I do sew in my ends as I go (when I remember) so I'm not too overwhelmed at the end. Any time I joining yarn, I use the magic knot method.
Yarn was provided by Lion Brand.
You may also purchase the cleaner & inexpensive pdf version of this pattern from Etsy, Ravelry or Craftsy. All my patterns come in a tri-fold format so you can fold it up and take your WIPs on the go! I know I take my WIPs everywhere I go and maybe i'm old fashioned, but I prefer having a printed copy.
This pattern comes in one size: Length from top to bottom 28.5” | Width sleeve to sleeve 31” | From side seam to side seam 26”
You could probably adjust your hook size to get different sizes (smaller hook for smaller size, larger hook for larger size).
Supplies: (Available in a kit from Lion Brand)
Lion Brand's New Basic Yarn | 6 Balls | 600g | 1,050yd
6.5mm Crochet Hook
ch - chain
st(es) - stitch(es)
sl st - sl ip stitch
sk - skip
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
Row 1: ch197, 1dc into the 4th ch from the hook, *ch1, sk a st, 1 dc into the next st. Repeat from * to end.
Row 2: ch4 & turn, *sk a st, 1dc into the next st, ch1. Repeat from * to end. 1dc into the 3rd ch of the below dc.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 22 rows. This will half of the sweater (back and front panel).
Place marker at midpoint on the 94th st (47th dc st). We will only crochet half way to create the front opening and start on second front panel.
Row 23: ch 4 & turn, *sk a st, 1 dc into the next st, ch1. Repeat until you reach the stitch marker (47th dc st). ch98 & turn.
Row 24: 1dc into the 7th ch from the hook, *sk a st, 1 dc into the next st, ch1. Repeat from * to the end.
Row 25: ch4 & turn, *sk a st, 1dc into the next st, ch1. Repeat from * to end. 1dc into the 3rd ch of the below dc.
Repeat Row 25 for a total of 45 rows. Do not fasten off. The 23rd row is worked halfway only. Both sides consist of 22 rows
Fold left and right panels over the back piece. Place marker about 7" down from top if needed. Make sure that you mark both sides at the same stitches.
Seam up side with a sl st in 69 sts leaving 7” for arm holes. Fasten off. Repeat other side with same yarn. Check your gauge. your stitches may not be 69. Just make sure you have 7" for the arm holes.
SLEEVES | Both sides
Attach yarn where the side seam meets arm holes.
Round 1-5 (2.25”): Ch1, 1hdc into same st. 1 hdc into each st around. Sl st to the top of the first hdc.
Note: You may choose to work the hdc into the ch1 spaces or into the stitch itself. I tried both and working it into the ch1 space was much quicker and didn't compromise the look of the sweater.
FRONT BAND – 2.75”
Attach yarn at the bottom corner.
Round 1: Ch1, 1hdc into same st. 1 hdc into each st until you reach the 23rd row, 2hdc into the bar of that dc st, 1hdc into each st to the end.
Round 2-6 : Ch1 & turn, 1hdc into same st. 1 hdc into each st to end.
Do not fasten off. You will continue on the bottom.
BOTTOM BAND – 1.5”
Turn your work and start working on bottom side.
Round 1-3: Ch1, 1hdc into same st. 1 hdc into each st to end. Turn your work. You would work approx. 2 hdc into each row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
STRAP - Optional
Ch200, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch st to end. Fasten off and weave in ends. Weave through back of row 23 and tie in front. The placement of how high or low is your own preference.
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