Crochet the bodice of a Cardigan + video tutorial

free crochet cardigan pattern

 

Crochet the bodice of a cardigan.

crochet cardigan free pattern

In today’s pattern i will show you step by step how i crocheted this amazing cardigan that looks same as knitted.Im not going to waste much time because the cardigan speaks by itself.So just scroll down , print the pattern and follow the video tutorial for more information.

The pattern is written for size S

I haven’t developed bigger sizes since i had no time recently in my hands but feel free to pay a visit once in a while since the plan is to develop more sizes in the future.

Now on to the pattern:

crochet cardigan free pattern, by stellam

GOOD TO KNOW
● ByStellaM cannot accept responsibility for the finished item if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.
● Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.

● Color reproduction is as close as color accuracy on screens.
● Instructions are written using US terminology
● Repeat figures in round brackets ( ) the number of times stated afterwards.
● Instructions are given for the smallest size, with changes for the larger sizes given in square brackets [ ] afterwards.

● Where only one figure is given, this relates to all sizes.

● Where the figure 0 appears, no stitches, times or rows are worked for this size.
● Total amount of rows/rounds is given between [ ] at the end of each row/round in the pattern

● 100g balls of Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky in Pistachio Green 100% Acrylic
10  skeins
● 7 mm hook

Actual measurement (from cuff to shoulder)

free crochet cardigan pattern

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS USED:

ch(s)                    chain(s)

st(s)                     stitch(es)

sc                         single crochet

tbl                        through back loop

sl st                     slip stitch

HDC (c)             closed half double crochet

 

Front Panels

Make 2 of them.

Start with a slip knot and crochet 60 ch st.

CROCHET CARDIGAN PATTERN

1st row- skip 1st ch ,insert the st at the 2nd ch and crochet 12 sl st.

At 13th ch crochet HDC(c) till the end of the row.In total you will have 12 sl st and 47 HDC(c) since  1 ch we used for the turning.   ( 59 st in total )

2nd row- 1 ch , turn your work, skip the ch and insert the hook at the next st tbl.Crochet HDC(c),continue crocheting HDC(c) until you have 47 HDC(c) in total.At the 48th st switch to sl st tbl.Crochet for the next 12 st sl st till the end of the row.    ( 59 st in total )

3rd row- 1 ch, turn your work,skip the ch and insert the hook at the next st tbl.Crochet 12 sl st at the next 12 st , than switch to HDC (c) and crochet to the end of the row 47 HDC (c). ( 59 st in total )

Repeat row 2 and 3    12 more times.In total you will have 13 strips of ribbing.At the end make 1 more ch and cut the yarn.

Crochet the Back Panel:

The back panel has the same pattern as the front panel.We will need to crochet just more rows.

Start with a slip knot and crochet 60 ch st.

CROCHET CARDIGAN PATTERN

1st row- skip 1st ch ,insert the st at the 2nd ch and crochet 12 sl st.

At 13th ch crochet HDC(c) till the end of the row.In total you will have 12 sl st and 47 HDC(c) since  1 ch we used for the turning.   ( 59 st in total )

2nd row- 1 ch , turn your work, skip the ch and insert the hook at the next st tbl.Crochet HDC(c),continue crocheting HDC(c) until you have 47 HDC(c) in total.At the 48th st switch to sl st tbl.Crochet for the next 12 st sl st till the end of the row.    ( 59 st in total )

3rd row- 1 ch, turn your work,skip the ch and insert the hook at the next st tbl.Crochet 12 sl st at the next 12 st , than switch to HDC (c) and crochet to the end of the row 47 HDC (c). ( 59 st in total )

Repeat row 2 and 3    27 more times.In total you will have 27 strips of ribbing.At the end make 1 more ch and cut the yarn.

Sewing the panels:

To sew the panels place the 2 front panels on top of the back panel.Make sure to have the front panels ribbing going upwards and the back panels ribbing going downwards,this way we will have a continuation of the ribbing.

For a seamless sewing please check the video tutorial that i have prepared as there you can see in details how to go about it.

For the sleeves i recommend you to check my written pattern here :   https://bystellam.com/crochet-bauble-sleeves-for-cardigans-and-sweaters/

and also the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCc6LGnAenE

Once all the front and back panels are sewn together than place the sleeves and sew them with a simple stitch.Again i recommend to check the video tutorial and see how i did the sewing of the sleeves in details.

To give it a more polished look i went on and crocheted a border throughout the front panels and the neck area of the back panel.

I started at the first stitch of the right front panel ,pulled a loop and i crocheted sl st through all the edge of the right front,back and left front panels.Once i arrived at the end of the first row i crocheted 1 ch,turned my work and than i continued crocheting on the way back tbl only again with sl st.

crochet cardigan pattern

Continue crocheting 5 rows in total back and fourth or if you need a wider border you can continue with more rows.

AND THATS IT PRETTY MUCH IT.

CONGRATULATIONS,YOU’VE JUST MADE AN AMAZING CARDIGAN.

🙂