This easy to wear cardigan pattern had to be the last week pattern here on my blog, but I couldn’t be able to finish it cause I was in vacation one week and a half. But here I am with the pattern and I hope you like it.

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easy to wear cardigan

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This pattern is available for sizes from S to XXL.

The final dimensions are:

easy to wear cardigan dimensions

For this easy to wear cardigan I used a fine weight Yarn and a 3.5 mm ( US size D) crochet hook.

The yarn that I used is Drops Delight in color green, blue.

The approximate amount of yarn for each size is

easy to wear cardigan yarn amount

Note that this yarn amount is approximate using an yarn calculator. 

Gauge

20 sts and 12 rows for a 4″/10 cm square. The gauge is in V stitch

If you can’t obtain the same gauge or you want to use another yarn weight, see here how you can adjust this pattern to your gauge, so you can make this easy to wear cardigan no matter what.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – dc
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • FDC – foundation dc

Special stitches V stitch (V st)

2 dc made in the space between the 2 dc made on the previous row.

Now that all the details are write it down let’s begin.

Back side

  • S – 94 FDC (or ch 94 and make 1 row in dc)
  • M – 102 FDC
  • L – 110 FDC
  • XL – 122 FDC
  • XXL – 134 FDC

In counting our rows we won’t count this row.

Row 1

For all sizes

Ch 2, 1 dc in the first st (ch 2 doesn’t count as a st), *skip the next st, 2 dc in the next. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn

Row 2

For all sizes

1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the space between the 2 dc from the previous row ( V st). Continue with the V st to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 3 – 60

For all sizes

Repeat row 2.

Row 61

At row 61 we will decrease for sleeve hole, at the beginning and at the end of the row

  • Size S – decrease with 6 st ( each side)
  • Size M – decrease with 8 st
  • Size L – XXL – decrease with 9 st

Rows 62 – 80

For all sizes

Continue with the V st.

Fasten up.

easy to wear cardigan back side

Front side right

  • S – 60 FDC (or ch 60 and make 1 row in dc)
  • M – 64 FDC
  • L – 70 FDC
  • XL – 76 FDC
  • XXL – 86 FDC

Row 2 – 60

For all sizes

V st as you made on the back side

Row 61

At row 61 we will decrease for the arm hole at the beginning of the row with:

  • Size S – decrease with 6 st
  • Size M – decrease with 8 st
  • Size L – XXL – decrease with 9 st

Row 62 – 77

for all sizes

Continue with V st.

Row 78

All sizes 

1 dc in the first st, 1 v st in the next V st from the previous row, skip 2 v st, ch 4 (making the button-hole. Skip just 1 V st if your button is smaller than 2cm diameter). Continue with v st to the end of the row.

Rows 79 – 80

Continue with v st.

Fasten up.

Front side left

all sizes

Fallow the same pattern as for the right side, only that you will decrease for arm hole at the end of the row and you won’t make a button-hole.

easy to wear cardigan front side

After finishing the back side and front sides, sew the 3 pieces together.

On the shoulders sew on each side:

  • Size S – 20 st
  • Size M – 24 st
  • Size L – 28 st
  • Sizes XL – XXL – 30 st

Then sew the edges.

easy to wear cardigan

Sleeve

  • S – 40 FDC (or ch 40 and make 1 row in dc)
  • M – 42 FDC
  • L –  46 FDC
  • XL – 50 FDC
  • XXL – 58 FDC

Row 1

For all sizes

V st across. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

For all sizes

Increase 1 dc at the beginning of the row. Continue with V st to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn

Row 3

For all sizes

Repeat row 2 ( repeating row 2 we will increase with 1 dc on the other side.

Row 4

For all sizes

V st across ( without increasing)

Rows 2 – 4 are the rows for increasing the sleeve and we will repeat this 3 rows:

  • Size S – 9 more times ( 31 rows in total from the beginning of the sleeve)
  • Size M – 10 more times ( 34 rows in total)
  • Size L – 11 more times ( 37 rows in total)
  • Size XL – 12 more times ( 40 rows in total)
  • Size XXL – 13 more times ( 43 rows in total)

Rows 32 – 48 (S) (35 – 48 (M), 38 – 50 (L), 41- 50 (XL), 44 – 52 (XXL))

Repeat the row before. It has to be a row without increasing.

Row 49 (S) (49 (M), 51(L), 51 (XL), 53 (XXL))

We will begin to decrease with for the arm hole:

  • Size S – decrease with 6 st ( each side)
  • Size M – decrease with 8 st
  • Size L – XXL – decrease with 9 st

Row 50 ( 50, 52, 52, 54)

Decrease with 1 st at the beginning of the row and 1 st at the end. I made the decrease by skipping 1 st.

Rows 51 – 64 ( 51 – 64, 53 – 67, 53 – 68, 55 – 71)

Repeat the row before ( continue decreasing with 1 st at the beginning of the row and 1 st at the end)

Fasten up.

easy to wear cardigan sleeve

Proceed the same for the other sleeve.

After finishing the both sleeve, sew them to the cardigan.

easy to wear cardigan

Collar

Lay down the cardigan with the right side on the exterior. Make sure that you will begin to work the collar of the easy to wear cardigan on the right side. Insert the hook and yarn in the first stitch and make the V st all across the neck line. Repeat this first row of the collar 19 times, untill you have 20 rows in total. If you want a bigger collar add more rows.

And this is it. The Easy to wear cardigan is ready to wear.

easy to wear cardigan

I love cardigans! You can wear it as a jacket when is warmer outside or as a sweater behind when is colder. So you must have one.

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easy to wear cardigan

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