Crochet this basic cardigan, taking dimensions from an existing sweater. The sample cardigan is in extended single crochet stitch. You can also select another similar stitch of your choice. The tutorial is a step-by-step video.

Close-up photo of crochet cardigan in woolThe cardigan in the photos was made for my daughter Yasmin. She is size S. In the video we are going over in detail how you calculate the stitches you need and how much yarn it will take.

This cardigan is in DK weight 100% superwash wool, Drops Karisma. The pattern works great in approximately similar yarns but if you chose chunky yarn, it would look quite different. For size S we needed 15 balls of Drops Karisma – 50 gram balls, 1500 meters of DK weight yarn (15 1.8oz balls, 1635 yd). See the video about how to check how much yarn you will need.

The cardigan is made up of three pieces. The front and back are one piece, crocheted back and forth until divided into sleeve openings. The sleeves have a slight shaping for the shoulders. You crochet the button bands and neckline finish directly onto the body of the cardigan. Only the sleeves need to be sewn.


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