Cardigan, Pattern

Coffeeshop Cardigan

Hi Everyone! I’d like to present, the Coffeeshop Cardigan! This cardigan is so cozy. It’s beautifully oversized, with big sleeves and a cinched cuff (I’m pointing that out specifically because I love a baggy sleeve with a nice fitted cuff). ALSO it’s reversible. See, the way I’m wearing it, the color stripes are more subtle and the white is center stage. However, if I turn it inside out the colors really pop!

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Materials

Yarn: Vanilla Bean, Blueberry Muffin, Pumpkin Spice and Spilled Coffee on DK from Handmade Home Fibers

However any dk weight or worsted weight yarn will work. Worsted will produce a heavier, warmer cardigan and dk a lighter, springier one

Yardage is as follows:


xs sm md lg xl 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x
total yardage 1500 1600 1700 1850 2000 2150 2300 2450 2600 2700
main color 1019 1082 1145 1239 1334 1428 1523 1617 1712 1805

Hook: 6.5mm hook or size needed to achieve gauge and a hook 1 or 2 sizes smaller

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends, scissors

Gauge: 16 ehdc x 10 rows = 4” x 4”

Sizing: This is designed with plenty of room to fit the following bust sizes

xs sm md lg xl 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x
30” 34” 38” 42” 46” 50” 54” 58” 62” 66”

If you are between sizes, size down for a less oversized fit. 

Pattern Key (US Terms)

st – Stitch
sk – skip
ss – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
fo – finish off
ch – chain
fsc – Foundation Single Crochet
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
ehdc – extended half double crochet
dec – decrease

Special Stitches

ehdc – Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through one loop, yo pull through all loops
dec – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all loops

Pattern Notes (read before starting):

  • Turning chains do not count as a stitch
  • For help with the Foundation Single Crochet there’s a great tutorial with pictures and video here: https://persialou.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc-photo/
  • While you CAN carry your yarn, this cardigan is reversible if striped, so if you’d like to wear it both ways, cut your yarn after each color change and weave. 
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Pattern Instructions:

the sizes are referenced as follows: xs (sm, md, lg, xl, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x)

In main color:

Foundation: 148 (164, 180, 196, 212, 228, 244, 260, 276, 292) fsc

Row 1: ch 2, turn; ehdc in each st 

At this point your project should measure 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73) inches – if it’s too long adjust your hook size 

Change to a secondary color:

Row 2: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st across

Alternating between the main color and a secondary color:

*Repeat row 2 35 more times for a total of 37 rows – do not finish off 

*Note: For a longer cardigan, add more rows here. For a shorter cardigan, remove some rows

Panel 1:

Using main color

Row 1: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in the next  32 (36, 40, 44, 48,  52, 56, 60, 64, 68) sts, leaving remaining stitches empty. Place a stitch marker in next unworked st

Row 2: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st across

Repeat row 2 15 (16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21) more times for a total of 17 (18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23) rows, finish off leaving a long tail

Back Panel:

Using main color, attach your yarn in the same stitch as your stitch marker

Row 1: ch 2, working in third loop, ehdc in the next 84 (92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156) sts, leaving remaining stitches empty. Place a stitch marker in next unworked st

Row 2: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st across

Repeat row 2 15 (16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21) more times for a total of 17 (18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23) rows, finish off

Panel 2: 

Using main color, attach your yarn in the same stitch as your stitch marker

Row 1: ch 2; working in third loop, ehdc in the next 32 (36, 40, 44, 48,  52, 56, 60, 64, 68) sts 

Row 2: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st across

Repeat row 2 15 (16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21) more times for a total of 17 (18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23) rows. Finish off leaving a long tale

Seam the Shoulders 

Lay your work flat and fold your side panels over. Seam along the top to close the top of the shoulders with a whip stitch. 

Sleeves – work on both sides:

With wrong side facing (the side where the main color is less visible in the stripes) – Attach your main color yarn to the post of the first row of panel 1. 

Row 1: ch 2, hdc in same post. Work around the stitch posts, hdc in next row, hdc in between next row [see images below for an illustration, you’ll be working 3 hdcs per 2 rows], *hdc in next two rows, hdc in between next row* repeat from * to * until you reach the shoulder seam

hdc into the shoulder seam. Repeat from * to * to the last row. hdc in the two ehdcs of the last row of the body: Sl St into the ch 2 to join

*note: for a larger arm hole, work 2 hdcs per row. 

Change to secondary color

Row 2: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st across until 2 sts remain, dec, sl st into the ch 2 to join

Row 3-7: repeat row 2, alternating between main color and secondary color

Row 8: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st across. Sl St into the ch 2 to join

Alternating between main and secondary color, repeat row 8 until you have 32 rows total – or until the sleeve is about 1 inch too short for your arm. 

Row 33: ch 2, turn; working in all loops, *hdc, dec* repeat from * to * around, Sl St into the ch 2 to join

Row 34: ch 2, turn; *hdc, dec* repeat form * to * around.  Sl St into the ch 2 to join Finish off

Sleeve Ribbing

Using a smaller hook, and a secondary color,  attach your yarn to the cuff of your sleeve – wrong side still facing. 

Row 1: ch 10, turn; hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across [8 hdc], sl st in 2nd st of your cuff, ch 1, sl st in next st of the cuff, turn.

Row 2: hdc in third loop across [8 hdc]

Row 3: ch 1, turn; hdc in third loop of st across, sl st in next st of your cuff, ch 1, sl st in

next st, turn

Repeat row 2 and 3 around. Slip Stitch the back loop of both sides together to seam the cuff.  Finish off

Finding the cuff too big? Either lower your hook size, or skip a cuff st every 4 rows – so you cover 5 cuff sts every 4 rib rows. 

Edging

Attach main color to one of the bottom, inside corners of the body.

Row 1: ch 2, hdc evenly up around the neck and back down the body of the cardigan  following the same method as row 1 of the sleeves (3 hdc for every 2 rows) – for the neck line, do only 1 hdc in each st. Do not work along the bottom of the cardigan yet

Row 2-4: ch 2, turn; working in third loop, ehdc in each st

Bottom Ribbing – Switch to a smaller hook (but don’t finish off)

Row 1: Ch 7, turn; hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across [5 hdc], sl st into the first last row of edging, ch 1, sl st into the next row, turn

Row 2: hdc in third loop across

Row 3: ch 1, turn; hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across [5 hdc], sl st into the first last row of edging, ch 1, sl st into the next row, turn

Row 4: hdc in third loop across

Row 5: ch 1, turn; hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across [5 hdc], sl st into the next st of the fsc, ch 1, st st into the next st, turn

Repeat row 4 and 5 across. Finish Off.

If you’re finding the ribbing wavy, either lower your hook size, or skip a fsc st ever 4 rows – so you cover 5 fsc sts every 4 rib rows. 

weave in your ends and block if needed

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