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Comfy Cozy Oversized Crochet Cardigan Pattern - Poppy Cardigan

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If you're looking for something cozy to snuggle up in all Winter long, this is the cardigan for you.  It's made with basic stitches and is easily constructed. I added photos along with the instructions to help you along the way!



I made this cardigan so it was loose fitting for extra coziness and the stitches I paired together make the ultimate squishy texture. It's amazing... just trust me.


But who am I to judge? Whip up this cardigan and tell me what you think! I'm pretty confident that you will love it.

I made this cardigan with Loops&Threads Poppy yarn that I found on clearance at Michael's. Awesome because I spent about $12, but also a bummer because it's a discontinued item. 


If you have Poppy yarn on hand, I suggest you use it because it's made with Nylon and makes it so much more stretchy and cozy. However, it is hand-wash only - so that could be a factor you don't want to deal with.

In the pattern notes, I have other yarns that were used when testing this cardigan and other yarns I suggest to use for this pattern.



Materials
Loops&Threads Poppy yarn or yarns suggested in pattern notes (S/M ~ 1500 yds, L/XL ~ 2100yards)
J/6.00mm hook
Tapestry needle & Scissors

Gauge 4”x4” ~ 12st x 8 rows of alternating treble crochet and half double crochet 

Abbreviations (US terms)
Ch = chain, hdc = half-double crochet, tr = treble, sc = single crochet, st = stitch(es), sk = skip

Pattern notes

The body/main piece of the garment will be made in one piece from side to side. Sleeves are made separately.

Once the main piece is done, sides will be folded in and seamed on the top and sleeves will be seamed onto holes on main portion.

Beginning chains will count as a stitch throughout the pattern. Because of this, do not make next stitch into same space unless otherwise stated.



Last two stitches may be hard to see, use a stitch marker to mark off beginning stitches to help ‘see’ the last stitches. The photo above shows the last two stitches - the very last stitch being the beginning chain from previous row.
The garment will tend to stretch and become longer through wear as there are no seams on the sides to ‘hold’ it up. To make the garment shorter/longer decrease/increase the beginning chain by multiples of 2.

Sizing
Small/Medium and Large/XLarge measures 34" in height, 2X/3X measures 36" in height
Small/Medium measures 22” across the back
Large/Xlarge measures 28” across the back
2X/3X meausres 34” across the back

When reading the pattern, if there is one number - it will apply to both sizes. If there are 2 numbers, the number in parenthesis will be for the Large/Xlarge, 2X/3X size. As for stitch counts, the Small/Medium will be for the first number and the Large/Xlarge the second number and 2X/3X will be the last number.

Yarn suggestions: I have had testers use Lion Brand Mandala and Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly yarn with great results. I suggest any DK/Weight 3 yarn.


Pattern

First panel - Small/Medium (Large/Xlarge, 2X/3X)
Row 1: Ch 96 (96, 102) HDC in 3rd ch from hook and across, turn (95, 95, 101)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as st), hdc across, turn (95, 95, 101)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as st), hdc, *tr, hdc, repeat from * across, turn (95, 95, 101)
For Small/Medium Repeat Row 3 until you have 18 rows
For Large/Xlarge Repeat Row 3 until you have 24 rows
For 2X/3X Repeat Row until you have 30 rows

Main body - Small/Medium (Large/Xlarge, 2X/3X)

Continuing from the first panel:
Repeat Row 3 until you have 24(30, 36) st left in the row, ch 27(33, 39)



Hdc in 5th ch from hook, *tr, hdc, repeat across (you will have 24(30, 36) st before you get back to the main portion of the garment)

Repeat Row 3 until you have 43(55, 67) rows for the main body

Second panel - Small/Medium (Large/Xlarge)

Continuing from the main body:
Repeat Row 3 until you have 24(30, 36) st left in the row, ch 27(33, 39)
Hdc in 5th ch hook hook, *tr, hdc, repeat across (you will have 24(30, 36) st before you get back to the main portion of the garment)
Repeat Row 3 until you have 16(22, 28) rows for the second panel
Ch 2 (counts as st), hdc across, turn
Ch 2 (counts as st), hdc across, turn
Fasten off

This is what the body portion will look like when complete. 

Sleeves (made separately): Small/Medium (Large/Xlarge)
Row 1: Ch 50(62, 70), hdc 4th ch from hook, *tr, hdc, repeat from * across (48, 60, 68)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as st), *hdc, tr, repeat from * across, sk last st, turn (47, 59, 67)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as st), tr, *hdc, tr, repeat from * across, sk last st, turn (46, 58, 66)
Row 4: Ch 2, (counts as st), *tr, hdc, repeat from * across, sk last st, turn (45, 57, 65)
Row 5: Ch 3, (counts as st), hdc, *tr, hdc, repeat from * across, sk last st, turn (44, 56, 64)
Row 6-13: Repeat Rows 2-5 (each row will be one st less than the last)
Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as st), hdc, *tr, hdc, repeat from * across (36, 48, 52)
Row 15-26: Repeat Row 14 (36, 48, 52)
Row 27-34: Repeat Rows 2-5 (each row will be one st less than the last)
Row 35: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (28, 40, 44)
Row 36-37: Repeat Row 35
You can either fasten off and leave a tail to sew up the side to form into a sleeve or you can ch 1 and sc up the side with your hook



Fold sleeve in half as shown in picture and seam up the side.
Make 2 sleeves

Once all pieces are finished fold in the sides of the main piece and seam up the top using a whip stitch, this will form holes on the sides for the sleeves.


























Sew on sleeves using a whip stitch making sure the seam of the sleeve is faced down/attached to the armpit portion of the arm hole.

Once all pieces are sewn up, flip inside out. This will now be the ‘right side’ of the cardigan with all the seams on the inside.


Edging: Attach yarn to bottom of cardigan, Ch 2, hdc up the side, around the neckline and down the other side of the cardigan, turn
Ch 2, hdc up the side, around the neckline and down the other side, fasten off

Weave in any and all ends. Now you can cozy up!


4 comments

  1. I love this! I am going to get the yarn and start it soon. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this pattern - your work is amazing!! Hope mine will look as good on me :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing! This looks so comfy!

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  4. Heather | The Unraveled MittenNovember 26, 2017 at 6:31 AM

    Love how this turned out Maria! So easy and cozy.

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