Crochet Patchwork Winter Cardigan

January 6, 2021

This pattern is designed by Carrie at crochetwithCarrie.com


“Learn to crochet this easy, bulky crochet patchwork winter cardigan. Designed with ample amounts of texture, this chunky cardigan is a must have this winter.I’m sure most of you have seen the Harry Styles patchwork cardigan design by JW Anderson that has taken the internet by storm over these last few months. I loved it but I wanted to put my own twist on it. I’m not overly crazy about the super bright colors that were used in the original design, so I opted for a more muted color.I also completely changed the stitching for each of the squares. You know me, I’m a sucker for anything that has texture! So I do admit that this cardigan looks nothing like the original cardigan, but it does share the same concept, the patchwork design.“Carrie explains, from crochetwitthcarrie.com


The cardigan is made up of a bunch of squares with four different designs. First we will sew some squares together to make the back panel. Then we will sew more squares together to make two front panels, and finally we will sew a few more squares together to make two sleeves.

Then we will sew all the panels together, along with the sleeves. Once that is done we will crochet a very long ribbed hem that will be sewn along the entire bottom edge of the cardigan. A ribbed cuff will be made for each of the two sleeves. We will then make a ribbed collar long enough to go around the neckline, and finally we will make tow narrow strips for each side of the inner front panels. One of these strips will have buttons and the other one will have the button holes.


YARN:


The yarn I used was Scheepjes Chunky Monkey. The yarn label states that it’s an aran weight yarn but in my opinion it is most definitely a bulky/weight 5 yarn.Other yarns I would suggest that are similar in weight are Paintbox Simply Chunky or Stylecraft Special ChunkyYou may use other yarn weights, however make sure each square measures 5 inches wide. Take into account the stitch multiples for each square.

NOTES:

  • The sizing guide is S/M(L/XL)
  • This pattern uses standard American crochet terms
  • Cardigan is designed to be oversized.
  • To make a size 2XL-3XL I would suggest following the pattern for size L/XL but instead of using a 6mm hook, I would use a 6.5 or 7mm hook.

MEASUREMENTS:

To fit bust 32-38(40-46)Back width: 25(30) inchesLength (without ribbed hem) is 20″.Sleeve length: 18 inches.

MATERIALS:

Yarn – Scheepjes Chunky Monkey – Bulky/weight 5/chunkyApproximately 1392(1624) meters6 mm crochet hook3 buttons3 stitch markersMeasuring tape.

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS:

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

HDC= half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

BPDC = back post double crochet

BLO = back loop only

BST = bobble stitch.

CROCHET PATCHWORK WINTER CARDIGAN PATTERN:

SIZE S-M. Scroll down to end of page for details on SIZE L-XL

HDC SQUARE x 21:


stitch multiples: any

Chain 14.

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across. Turn.Row 2: ch 1, hdc in each stitch across. Turn.Repeat row 2 until square measures 5″ in height.Fasten off.

GRIDDLE SQUARE X 13:


stitch multiples: even number

Ch 14

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * across, ending the last stitch with a sc. Turn.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as a dc), *sc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, repeat from * across ending last stitch with a dc. Turn.Row 3: ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across ending the row with a sc. Turn.

Repeat rows 2-3 until square measures 5″ in height.Fasten off.

BOBBLE STITCH SQUARE X 7:

stitch multiple (any even number)

Ch 14

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st, *BST in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across row. Turn.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 4: ch 1, BST in first st, sc in next st, *BST in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across row, ending with a sc in last st. Turn.

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until square measures 5″Fasten off.

BASKETWEAVE SQUARE X 13:


stitch multiples: 6+5

Ch 17

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as a hdc), FPDC around each of next 2 sts, BPDC around each of next 3 sts, FPDC around each of next 3 sts, BPDC around each of next 3 sts, FPDC around next 2 sts, hdc on top of turning chain. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until square measures 5″ in height.Fasten off.

BACK PANEL ASSEMBLY:

For the back panel you will need:7 hdc squares; 5 griddle squares; 3 bobble squares; 5 basketweave squaresAssemble squares as follows:Repeat row 2 until square measures 5″ in height.Fasten off.

Using a yarn needle and some yarn sew all the squares together. Weave in all your ends and leave to one side.

FRONT PANELS ASSEMBLY:

For the front panels you will need:6 hdc squares; 4 griddle squares; 2 bobble squares; 4 basketweave squares.Using a yarn needle and some yarn assemble the squares as follows:

Using your yarn needle and some yarn sew the square like shown above. You will be making two front panels. Weave in all ends.

SLEEVES ASSEMBLY:

For the sleeves you will need:8 hdc squares; 4 griddle squares; 2 bobble squares; 4 basketweave squares.You will assemble the squares like shown below:

Using your yarn needle and hook sew all squares together. Weave in all ends.

ASSEMBLING THE CARDIGAN:

Lay your back panel on a flat surface with the right side facing up. Next lay both front panels with their right sides facing down. Using a yarn needle sew across the shoulders. Fasten off.


Next lay your entire piece out flat with the wrong side facing up. Grab a sleeve and with a stitch marker, mark the centre stitch of the sleeve.

Now align that marker with the shoulder seam of the cardigan and connect. Sew across connecting the sleeve to the cardigan.

Repeat on the other side with the other sleeve.Fold your cardigan over and sew along the under edge of sleeves and down along the sides of the cardigan. Turn cardigan right side out now.

RIBBED HEM:

Ch 11

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end. Turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until ribbing is long enough to go around the entire bottom edge of cardigan (that includes the bottom edges of the two front panels and the bottom edge of back panel). Fasten off leaving a very long tail. With your yarn needle and long tail sew the ribbed hem to the bottom edge of cardigan.

SLEEVE CUFFS X 2:

Ch 11

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. Turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across. Turn.

Repeat row 3 until ribbed cuff measures 11 inches. You can add more rows here if you want a wider cuff. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Now with your yarn needle and long tail, sew the cuff to the bottom of sleeve. You may have to cinch the bottom of the sleeve slightly for the cuff to fit around it. Repeat for the other sleeve.

COLLAR:

Ch 22

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. Turn.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in BLO in each st across. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 64 rows completed. You can add more rows here if needed. You just need to make the collar long enough to go around the neckline.


Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew the collar to the neck of the cardigan.

INNER FRONT PANNEL EDGING:

Make a chain long enough to go from beneath the collar to the bottom edge of cardigan. Then hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch to end. At the end of the row ch 1, hdc in each st across.

You will do a total of 5 rows in hdc. Fasten off leaving a long tail and sew to one of the inner front panel edges.


Now make another chain of the same length and do 3 rows of hdc. Then with three stitch markers lay out where you want your buttons to be.


Next row: ch 1, hdc in each st until you reach first stitch marker. When you reach the marker, ch 1, skip that st with the marker in it and continue placing a hdc in each st until you reach next stitch marker. When you reach the 2nd marker, ch 1, skip that stitch with the marker and continue on placing a hdc in each st until you reach final marker, ch 1, skip that stitch, hdc to end.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew this button hole strip to the other inner front panel edge.Sew buttons corresponding to the button holes on the other strip.Your cardigan is now completed.

SIZES L-XL

The below diagram is a guide.

Just like the size S-M you will make 4 types of squares; hdc squares, griddle squares, bobble squares and basketweave squares. However you will need to make an extra 12 squares. These extra 12 squares can be 4 hdc, 3 griddle, 2 bobble and 3 basketweave. It’s entirely up to you.Aim for 5×5 inches for each square.The sleeves will be the same as for size S-M, however you can go 4×4 squares if you want a larger sleeve. Its up to you.

SIZES 2XL-3XL:

Follow for sizes L-XL but use a larger hook. I would suggest a 6.5 hook or even a 7mm hook. The aim here is to make each square 5.5×5.5 inches.

SPECIALTY STITCHES:


Berry Stitch (BST): insert hook into specified stitch, draw up a loop, ch 3, yarn over, draw yarn through both loops on hook.
GAUGE: each square should measure 5″x 5″. Add more stitches to each square if needed to get to the width of 5″ but make sure to pay attention to stitch multiples. You can also change hook size to get to the 5″ width if needed.

How did you change this pattern? Please share in the comments. Thank you for sharing!

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