Hey guys! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be FINALLY releasing this pattern! I really love the way this cardigan turned out. It’s so soft, warm and comfortable and best of all its super simple to make. The yarn does take some getting used to but it is totally worth pushing through! This cardigan does have some stretch and give to it so when you first put it on the sleeves will seem tight but once you have it on and situated, the sleeves get more relaxed and its seriously just so comfortable! I still recommend putting your arms in the armholes as you work them just to make sure they aren’t too tight for you. Please keep in mind that the armholes begin at or below the elbows.
5.5 MM crochet hook
3 skeins of yarn bee cloud 9 yarn. I used the grey.
4 stitch markers
10 stitches across is 4 inches and 4 rows is going to be 2 inches tall. Please make sure you check your gauge for this project! I used pretty loose tension because of the extra fiber on the yarn.
Since this is a relaxed fit cardigan and the yarn has so much give, I sized the small and medium together.
For the armholes on the XL, I would check to see how 5 inches feels. If you want it to be bigger, place your marker past 5 inches and do not do the decrease in row 3 of the armhole section.
Pattern S/M (L,XL):
CH 82 (87, 92) (this will be what I refer to as the bottom of the cardigan)
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across to end. (81 (86, 91)) ch1 and turn.
Row 2 – 56 (56, 58): repeat row 1 until your piece measures 28 (28, 30) inches tall. If you want your cardigan to be shorter than do less rows or more rows if you want it longer. It will not change anything in the pattern. Finish off.
This is what it looks like when you finish the body.
Now you’re going to fold the top half down to line up with the bottom.
On the right side of your folded piece, starting at the fold, you’re going to measure 5 inches and place a stitch marker in both sides of the piece to hold it in place. I also lined up the top and bottom stitches and placed a marker to make it easier to seam the sides.
Do the same on the left side and sew from the 5 in stitch marker to the bottom stitch marker.
Now open up the piece. The openings on the sides are going to be your armholes.
Now, join your yarn to the armpit of the armhole on the right side.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around the armhole and join to the first sc. I got 24. I used a stitch marker (bobby pin because its easy to get in and out) to mark my first sc since the stitches are hard to see.
Row 2: Ch 1. sc in each st across and sl st to first sc. (24)
Row 3: (please note for the L and XL you may not want to do a decrease. Please check the way the armhole feels and decide) Ch 1. (Sc in the first 2 st. sc2tog in the next 2.) 6 times (18) sl st to first sc. (the next row will being in the same stitch as your sl st.)
Row 4-16: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (18) finish off and weave in ends.
My arms are pretty long and I like my sleeves to be long so if you don’t want to do 16 rows or if you want to do more than 16 rows, that is completely up to you.
Repeat the process from the right armhole for the left armhole.
I really hope you all love this comfy cardigan as much as I do and thank you for visiting!