Go For Layers With the Free Stephanie Cardigan Crochet Pattern

[Image description] A white woman with blue hair wearing the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern stands with her hands on her hips facing the camera, in front of a tan wall and bushes

Hi there! Another week has gone by and here I am with another pattern for you to enjoy (hopefully). This week’s pattern is a quick one, even if it’s a garment, because all that squishy, squishy texture works up so well. So say hello to the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern.
This cardi is the newest in my Stephanie Line, which is the epitome of my favorite things – easy yet fun and textured stitches. In this pattern you get to use a couple of my favorite stitches, the half double crochet cluster and the treble crochet cluster. Both of these stitches are basically decrease stitches that you add a ch-1 to, to keep your stitch count even. They’re also so easy but add a lot of texture, which just makes me so happy.

The pattern itself is super, duper easy to make – it’s only 3 pieces. The instructions will tell you to make the Back Panel first and then make the 2 Front Panels, then you seam and you’re all set. These panels are worked from the bottom up in rows so you can add more rows to them to make them longer as you’d like, which makes this pattern great for customization. Also, add some stripes to make it really unique. After you have your panels all made and blocked, seam up the shoulders and sides and you’re basically done. You can also add a row of sc around the sleeves and the lapel area for a more finished look or leave it off (I made it optional in the pattern so you can decide what you’d like to do).
Overall I hope you like this pattern and give it a try. It’s a really, really easy make that works up quickly (great for tv watching). And it’d be a fabulous stash buster, just check your gauge and I don’t think you’d have any problems.

Anyway, happy June. Have a great rest of the month. Wash your hands, wear your masks, and support queer people <3 <3

Please note: I was provided 24/7 Cotton for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern, without compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I honestly can say I do enjoy this yarn, it’s a nice cotton yarn for the summer that works well in garments but also wash cloths and coasters. I plan on using it more in the future.

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[Image description] The Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern lays flat on a white blanket with a white woman's hand holding the bottom left corner.

Level

Advanced Easy

Materials

Gauge

  • 13 hdc x 10 rows = 4″ (blocked)

Terms/ Stitches used

  • St: Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • RS: Right side
  • Tr: Treble crochet
  • Join: Join with a slip st
  • Hdc: Half double crochet
  • Trc: Treble crochet cluster (explained below)
  • Hdcc: Half double crochet cluster (explained below)

Notes

  • Hdcc (half double crochet cluster): yarn over, insert hook into specified st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook, ch 1. This is basically a hdc2tog and a ch 1 counting as one st.
  • Trc (treble crochet cluster): yarn over twice, insert hook into specified st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over twice, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops still on your hook, ch 1. This is basically a tr2tog and a ch 1 counting as one st.
  • This pattern is worked in 3 parts: the Back Panel, 2 Front Panels, and the Finishing (where the Sleeves and Lapel are).  All 3 panel pieces are worked individually, from the bottom up,  in rows with a turn at the beginning of the row. When they’re completed and blocked, you will seam along the sides and top to create the cardigan.
  • The first 10 rows will measure 5” high; use this while blocking.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Blocking is recommended for this pattern.
  • The size in the photos is medium made in Lion Brand Yarn’s 24/7 Cotton in Lilac.

Approx Finished Product Details for the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern (blocked)

XSmall
Height: 21”
Across: 18”
Fits Chest: 28″ – 30″
Yarn: 10.3 oz | 547 yds
Small
Height: 26”
Across: 20”
Fits Chest: 32″ – 34″
Yarn: 14.4 oz | 765 yds
Medium
Height: 26”
Across: 22”
Fits Chest: 36″ – 38″
Yarn: 15.5 oz |824 yds
Large 
Height: 26”
Across: 24”
Fits Chest: 40”- 42”
Yarn: 17.1 oz | 909 yds
1X
Height: 26”
Across: 26”
Fits Chest: 44″ – 46″
Yarn: 20 oz | 1063 yds
2X
Height: 31” 
Across: 28”
Fits Chest: 48″ – 50″
Yarn: 23.7 oz | 1259 yds
3X
Height: 31” 
Across: 30”
Fits Chest: 52″ – 54″
Yarn: 25 oz | 1329 yds
4X
Height: 31”
Across: 32”
Fits Chest: 56″ – 58″
Yarn: 26.9 oz | 1434 yds
5X
Height: 31”
Across: 33”
Fits Chest: 60″ – 62″
Yarn: 28 oz | 1489 yds
 

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[Image description] A white woman with blue hair wearing the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern looking over her left shoulder at the camera, in front of a grass, a tree, and bushes

Stephanie Cardigan Crochet Pattern Instructions

Back Panel
Sizing as follows:
XS (SM, MD, LG, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
(RS) Row 1: Ch 59 (67, 73, 79, 85)(93, 99, 105, 109), hdc into the 3rd st from the hook (skipped sts count as a hdc) and across — 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Rows 4 – 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, hdcc across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 2 hdc (all  sizes), 28 (32, 35, 38, 41)(45, 48, 51, 53) hdcc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this includes the hdc2tog and ch 1 space of the hdcc here and throughout) – 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Rows 8 – 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as a tr here and throughout), turn, trc across until 1 st remains, tr into the last st – 2 tr (all  sizes), 28 (32, 35, 38, 41)(45, 48, 51, 53) trc
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this includes the tr2tog and ch 1 space of the trc here and throughout) – 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Rows 12 – 13: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Rows 14 – 16:
Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, hdcc across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 2 hdc (all  sizes), 28 (32, 35, 38, 41)(45, 48, 51, 53) hdcc
Rows 17 – 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 58 (66, 72, 78, 84)(92, 98, 104, 108) hdc
Row 20: Ch 4, turn, trc across until 1 st remains, tr into the last st – 2 tr (all  sizes), 28 (32, 35, 38, 41)(45, 48, 51, 53) trc
Please note: if you’d like to make your cardigan longer, add more repeats here of rows 11 – 20 before moving on. Make sure to add the same amount of additional repeats to the panels.
Rows 21 – 40 (50, 50, 50, 50)(60, 60, 60, 60): repeat rows 11 – 20, a total of 2 (3, 3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4, 4) more times. 
Rows 41 (51, 51, 51, 51)(61, 61, 61, 61) – 43 (53, 53, 53, 53)(63, 63, 63, 63): repeat rows 11 – 13, once more. 
Fasten off your piece and block it so it measures 18” x 21” (20” x 26”, 22” x 26”, 24” x 26”, 26” x 26”)(28” x 31”, 30” x 31”, 32” x 31”, 33” x 31”).

[Image description] A white woman with blue hair wearing the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern looks down and to the right, in front of a tan wall and bushes

Front Panels
(make 2)
Sizing as follows: XS (SM, MD, LG, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
(RS) Row 1: Ch 25 (29, 31, 35, 37)(41, 43, 47, 49), hdc into the 3rd st from the hook (skipped sts count as a hdc) and across — 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Rows 4 – 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, hdcc across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 2 hdc (all  sizes), 11 (13, 14, 16, 17)(19, 20, 22, 23) hdcc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this includes the hdc2tog and ch 1 space of the hdcc here and throughout) – 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Rows 8 – 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as a tr here and throughout), turn, trc across until 1 st remains, tr into the last st – 2 tr (all  sizes), 11 (13, 14, 16, 17)(19, 20, 22, 23) trc
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this includes the tr2tog and ch 1 space of the trc here and throughout) – 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Rows 12 – 13: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Rows 14 – 16:
Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, hdcc across until 1 st remains, hdc into the last st – 2 hdc (all  sizes), 11 (13, 14, 16, 17)(19, 20, 22, 23) hdcc
Rows 17 – 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc across – 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) hdc
Row 20: Ch 4, turn, trc across until 1 st remains, tr into the last st – 2 tr (all  sizes), 11 (13, 14, 16, 17)(19, 20, 22, 23) trc
Please note: if you’d like to make your cardigan longer, add more repeats here of rows 11 – 20 before moving on. Make sure to add the same amount of additional repeats to the panels.
Rows 21 – 40 (50, 50, 50, 50)(60, 60, 60, 60): repeat rows 11 – 20, a total of 2 (3, 3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4, 4) more times. 
Rows 41 (51, 51, 51, 51)(61, 61, 61, 61) – 43 (53, 53, 53, 53)(63, 63, 63, 63): repeat rows 11 – 13, once more.
Fasten off your piece and block it so it measures 7.3” x 21” (8.6” x 26”, 9.2” x 26”, 10.4” x 26”, 11” x 26”)(12.3” x 31”, 12.9” x 31”, 14” x 31”, 14.7” x 31”).

Seaming
Shoulders
With the wrong side facing you, arrange the Front Panels on top of the Back Panel. Using your preferred method of seaming, seam together the 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) sts of Row 43 (53, 53, 53, 53)(63, 63, 63, 63) of one of the Front Panels to first 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) sts of Row 43 (53, 53, 53, 53)(63, 63, 63, 63) of the Back Panel. Repeat this seaming with your second Front Panel and the last 24 (28, 30, 34, 36)(40, 42, 46, 48) sts of Row 43 (53, 53, 53, 53)(63, 63, 63, 63) of the Back Panel. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Sides
With the wrong side facing you, line up the Row 1 of one of the Front Panels to the Back Panel and using your preferred method of seaming, seam together row ends of Rows 1 – 30 (38, 37, 35, 35)(44, 44, 43, 43) of both the Front and Back Panels. Fasten off, weave in your ends. Repeat Side seaming instructions for the other side. The  unseamed 13 (15, 16, 18, 18)(19, 19, 20, 20) rows (on both Panels) will be your arm holes.

Finishing (optional)
Sleeves
Row 1: With the RS facing you, pull up a loop in the first st to the left of your seam on the arm hole, sc evenly around the arm hole (placing 2 sc into each hdc row end and 3 sc into each TR row end), join — 54 (62, 66, 74, 74)(78, 78, 84, 84) sc
For a tighter fit, feel free to do one sc into every other hdc row end.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block if you find this section stiff.
Lapel
Row 1: With the RS facing you, pull up a loop in the first row end of the left Front Panel (when you’re looking at the cardigan, not when wearing it), and sc evenly up the row ends of the current Front Panel (placing 2 sc into each hdc row end and 3 sc into each TR row end), sc into the unseamed 10 (10, 12, 10, 12)(12, 14, 12, 12) sts of the Back Panel, then sc evenly down the row ends of the other Front Panel — 190 (232, 234, 232, 234)(276, 278, 276, 276) sc
For a tighter fit, feel free to do one sc into every other hdc row end.
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block if you find this section stiff.

[Image description] A white woman with blue hair wearing the Stephanie Cardigan crochet pattern faces the camera with her hand at her hips, in front of a tan wall and bushes

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1 thought on “Go For Layers With the Free Stephanie Cardigan Crochet Pattern

  1. Thank you for the pattern. I have been looking for an open front, no buttons or collar vest and yours is what I need. Also, love the hair.

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