New Erin on the Block

Erin Split-Back Cardigan free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Hi everyone! How’s your July going? I was working on this blog post yesterday and had a moment of panic when I realized it was July 20th! Where did the month go? It feels like it’s just flying by and I still have so much I want to work on. So many new pattern ideas in my head that I don’t have the time to finish or even start for that matter. Ha! Luckily I made this design a month or two back and had it ready to release – say hello to the Erin Split-Back Cardigan!

This design is a variation of Erin Cocoon Shrug pattern I released back in April – which makes it an easy and open pattern you can make while watching Wynonna Earp all the way through for the 5th time (or maybe that’s just me :D). I do most of my crochet while “watching” tv – I don’t watch much tv but I do listen to a whole lot. What are you watching or “watching” right now?

So, as I was saying, this is part of the Erin Line – which means it’s open and lacy while still being substantial. I based it off of a design by my friend CoCoCrochetLee, her Split-Back Cardigan. I love how it worked up, a rectangle you just seam up for the sleeves, and how great it looks worn that as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a cardigan in this design. It just looks so fun and unique, don’t you think? And it’s really easy to adjust by making the original rectangle longer – I’ve even included the multiple in the notes below so you can do just that.

I do so hope you like the Erin Split-Back Cardigan and give it a try. I think it goes well during these warmer months to have something to wrap around your shoulders at night or if you just want to dress up a tank top.

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Erin Split-Back Cardigan free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Level

Easy

Materials

Gauge

  • In pattern, 3 repeats across (20 sts) = 4.5” (blocked)
  • In pattern, 9 rows = 4” (blocked)
  • 16 dc x 7 rows = 4”

Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • St: stitch
  • Ch: chain
  • Join
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 1 piece, then ends are attached to the center and then seam toward the folds to create the arm holes. There are photos in the pattern to help this.
  • Your first 9 rows should be approx 4” high.
  • The ch-3 at the beginning of some rows does count as a stitch.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • The multiple for this pattern is 7 +2 (+ 1 for the chain row).
  • The example in the photos is the medium size in Basic Stitch Premium by Lion Brand Yarn.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

XS
Length (before seaming): 48”
Length (after seaming): 24”
Height: 15”
Yarn: 5.8 oz/ 307 yds
Fits Chest: 28″ – 30″
Sm
Length (before seaming): 48”Length (after seaming): 24”
Height: 17”
Yarn: 6.5 oz/ 344 yds
Fits Chest: 32″ – 34″
Md
Length (before seaming): 50”Length (after seaming): 25”
Height: 17”
Yarn: 7 oz/ 370 yds
Fits Chest: 36″ – 38″
LG
Length (before seaming): 50”Length (after seaming): 25”
Height: 18.5” – 19”
Yarn: 7.8 oz/ 412 yds
Fits Chest: 40″ – 42″
1X
Length (before seaming): 52”Length (after seaming): 26”
Height: 18.5” – 19”
Yarn: 8 oz/ 423 yds
Fits Chest: 44″ – 46″
2X
Length (before seaming): 52”Length (after seaming): 26”
Height: 20.5”
Yarn: 8.7 oz/ 460 yds
Fits Chest: 48″ – 50″
3X
Length (before seaming): 54”Length (after seaming): 27”
Height: 20.5”
Yarn: 9 oz/ 476 yds
Fits Chest: 52″ – 54″
4X
Length (before seaming): 54”Length (after seaming): 27”
Height: 22”
Yarn: 9.8 oz/ 518 yds
Fits Chest: 56″ – 58″
5X
Length (before seaming): 54”Length (after seaming): 27”
Height: 24”
Yarn: 10.6 oz/ 560 yds
Fits Chest: 60″ – 62″
Learn to make the interesting and fun Erin Split-Back Cardigan, available in sizes X2 - 5X, from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Erin Split-Back Cardigan crochet pattern instructions

Erin Split-Back Cardigan free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Sizing as follows: XS (SM, MD, LG, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Row 1: Ch 198 (198, 212, 212, 219, 219, 226, 226, 226), sc into the second ch from the hook, *ch 3, skip the next 2 sts, sc into the next st, ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, sc into the next st,* repeat from * to * 27 (27, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31) more times – 57 (57, 61, 61, 63, 63, 65, 65, 65) sc, 56 (56, 60, 60, 62, 62, 64, 64, 64) ch-3 spaces
(RS) Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, *dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1,* repeat from * to * 27 (27, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 31, 31) more times, dc into the last sc – 142 (142, 152, 152, 157, 157, 162, 162, 162) dc, 56 (56, 60, 60, 62, 62, 64, 64, 64) ch-1 spaces
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 3, skip the next [ch 1, dc], sc into the next ch-1 space, *ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip the next dc, sc into the next ch-1 space,* repeat from * to * 26 (26, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30) more times, ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the last dc – 57 (57, 61, 61, 63, 63, 65, 65, 65) sc, 56 (56, 60, 60, 62, 62, 64, 64, 64) ch-3 spaces
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc plus a ch 1, here and throughout), turn, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space, *ch 1, skip the next sc, dc into the next ch-3 space, ch 1, skip the next sc, dc 4 times into the next ch-3 space,* repeat from * to * 26 (26, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30) more times, dc into the last sc – 142 (142, 152, 152, 157, 157, 162, 162, 162) dc, 56 (56, 60, 60, 62, 62, 64, 64, 64) ch-1 spaces
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, *ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip the next dc, sc into the next ch-1 space,* repeat from * to * 26 (26, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30) more times, ch 3, skip the next 4 dc, sc into the next ch-1 space, ch 3, skip the next dc, sc into the last st – 57 (57, 61, 61, 63, 63, 65, 65, 65) sc, 56 (56, 60, 60, 62, 62, 64, 64, 64) ch-3 spaces
Rows 6 – 33 (37, 37, 41, 41, 45, 45, 49, 53): repeat rows 2- 5, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) more times.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block your piece so it measures approx 48” x 15” (48” x 17”, 50” x 17”, 50” x 18.5”, 52” x 18.5”, 52” x 20.5”, 54” x 20.5”, 54” x 22”, 54” x 24”).

Seaming

Erin Split-Back Cardigan seaming help

Lay your piece flat and mark the middle 2 stitches on row 33 (37, 37, 41, 41, 45, 45, 49, 53). Fold the shorter edge of your piece until the first stitch of row 33 (37, 37, 41, 41, 45, 45, 49, 53) lines up with the closest stitch you marked, then fold the other sorter edge so that the last stitch of row 33 (37, 37, 41, 41, 45, 45, 49, 53) lines up with the closest stitch marker to it you marked. Begin from those stitch markers and their corresponding first and last stitches and seam toward the folds until you have approx 8” – 10” (16” – 20” total for the arm holes) unseamed, this will be your arm hole. If you’d like larger arm holes, leave more of the stitches unseamed. Weave in all your ends. See photo tutorial above for seaming help.

Learn to make the interesting and fun Erin Split-Back Cardigan, available in sizes X2 - 5X, from a free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is, the Erin Split-Back Cardigan crochet pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

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