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I’m so excited to share with you the Laguna Cardigan pattern. I love this design for the colors, shape, but also because is not that difficult to make. Plus it’s looking so great and is modern and you can ware it with everything.

Laguna Cardigan

I really hope you will love this Laguna Cardigan and make it. You will find all the details in this pattern, including some tips on how to adjust it to make it as you like.

About Design

The Laguna Cardigan is again worked top-down. I told you before that this raglan technique will become addictive and for me, it already is. So, we will start working from the neck, working first the yoke and then separate the sleeves from the rest of the cardigan and working the 3 parts individually. The length of the sleeves and of the cardigan can be adjusted as you wish by only making more or less rows / rounds.

The Laguna Cardigan has a closer fit, if we are looking at the final measurements,  but being an opened sweater it will fit looser. The ribbed band on the collar and at the bottom is made at the end, after making the band on the edges of the front panels.

The 2 front panels are narrower then half of the back side. If you want to add some buttons or other type of closures you will have to add more bricks to the front panels.

Materials you will need

  • Yarn

I used Rainbow Cotton from Hobbii. This is yarn is a 4 ply, fingering, super fine (size 1) yarn and is 100% cotton. Each skein has 50 G (1,76 oz) and 170 M ( 186 yards)

photo from Hobbii.com

  • Crochet Hook

4 mm (size G )

  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • stitch markers

This Laguna Cardigan pattern is available in 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large and is written in US terms.

The final measurements are listed in the diagram bellow. On the first line are the values in Centimeters and on the second one in Inches.

laguna cardigan measurements diagram

How much yarn do I need:

For each size you need in total:

S – 375 G / 1265 M / 1380 Yds

M – 400 G / 1360 M / 1480 Yds

L – 430 G / 1460 M / 1590 Yds

For the Laguna Cardigan that I made I used 11 different colors and 1 skein of each color was more then enough for size S. For size M and L  it will be enough one skein of each color too, but from the contrasting colors that we will use between brick rows you will need 2 skeins.

If you are choosing to work with 2 colors, you will need a proportion of 1 to 3 ( at 3 skeins for bricks color, 1 for the rows in between)

Below you will find the color scheme that I used. The colors are named the same as on Hobbii website. If you are using different brand and want to use the same colors you can find appropriate shades.

laguna cardigan color scheme

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About the Stitch we are using

The stitch pattern that I used for the Laguna Cardigan is known as Brick stitch

The brick stitch pattern is a 2 rows repeat: 1 with the bricks (group of double crochets separated by 1 chain) and 1 chain row (ch the same number of sts as the numbers of dc on the previous row and 1 dc in the ch 1 space from the previous row.

In our pattern, because we are using a Raglan technique, we will start with bricks of 3 dc and we will increase the numbers of dc’s until we will get to have 8 (for size S) or 9 (for sizes M and L) dc’s.

Below you will find the stitch charts representing a section of the yoke, for Small Size and for Medium and Large.

laguna cardigan stitch chart size S

*stitch chart for size S

laguna cardigan stitch chart size M & L

*stitch chart for sizes Medium and Large

*the stitch charts are representing only a section of the yoke. You will have to repeat for the entire numbers of sts.

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Abbreviations used in this pattern

Ch – chain

Dc- double crochet,

Sc – Single Crochet

FPDC – front post double crochet

BPDC – back post double crochet

St (s) – Stitch (es)

Sl st – slip st

Gauge

17 dc = 10 cm (4″)

9 rows = 10 cm (4″)

With all these being written down we are ready to start making the Laguna Cardigan

As I said in the design description we will start with the yoke

Yoke

*For the starting chain, you will need multiple of 4 + 2 sts

chain:

S – 150 sts (4 bricks of 3 dc’s for front panels, 6 for sleeves, 17 for back side)

M – 158 sts (4 bricks of 3 dc’s for front panels, 7 for sleeves, 17 for back side)

L – 170 sts (5 bricks of 3 dc’s for front panels, 7 for sleeves, 18 for back side)

Row 1 

for all sizes

*ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as first dc.

Ch 3, in the 5th st, 1 dc, 1 dc in next 2 sts, [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next 3 sts]. Repeat the section to the end of the row, ending the row with ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the last st. Ch 1 and turn

Row 2

1 sc in first st, [1 sc in the next, ch 3, skip 3 sts]. repeat the section to the end of the row. End the row with 1 sc in the last 2 sts. Ch 3 and turn

Row 3

Ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next 3. Repeat tot the end of the row. ch 1 and turn

*the dc sts are made in the ch 3 space of the previous row.

Row 4

At row 4 we will increase the number of chain sts with 1, to have on the next row  bricks of 4 dc’s.

Row 4 is the same as row 2, only that we will ch 4, instead of 3

1 sc in first st [1 sc in next, ch 4, skip 3]. Repeat to the end of the row.

So, to the end of the yoke we will have to repeat the 2 rows, one with chains and one with bricks. We will increase the number of ch sts and of the dc sts to get the yoke wider.

Size S

Follow the pattern increasing with 1 st at every 2 rows of bricks.

Example: 2 rows with bricks of 4, then 2 rows with brick of 5 sts. Before starting a row with the number of sts + 1, you have to make  the row with chains with the previous number of sts + 1.

Sizes M and L

The repetition will be 2 + 1, meaning we are doing 2 rows of bricks with 3 sts, then one with 4, then 2 with 5 and one with 6 and so on until we will finish the yoke.

We will work in total for the yoke, counting the rows with chains and the rows with bricks

S – 23

M – 23

L – 23

For each size you will have at the end

S – Bricks of 8 dcs

M – Bricks of 9

L – bricks of 9

On sizes M and L, on rows 22 and 23 you will have to repeat rows 20 and 21, so no increasing.

*on all sizes the last row of the yoke will be row with bricks.

Laguna CArdigan Yoke

Body

Row 1 (separating Row)

First row of the body is the separating row. At the beginning we noted the number of bricks that we should have for each side of the Cardigan. Use some stitch markers to mark the sections: back, sleeves and front panels:

S – 4 bricks for front panels, 6 for sleeves, 17 for back

M – 4 bricks for front panels, 7 for sleeves, 17 for the back

L – 5 bricks for front panels, 7 for sleeves, 18 for the back

After you have marked all the sections, start the row as usual. This has to be a chain row.

Numbers for sizes M and L are written between brackets

Follow the stitch pattern to the first stitch marker, 1 sc in the ch 1 space marked, ch 8 (9, 9) , skip the sts for the sleeve, 1 sc in the next st marker. Continue with the st pattern to the next st marker and proceed the same as in the opposite side. Continue with the stitch pattern to the end of the row. Ch 3 and turn

 

Row 2

[ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next 8 (9, 9) sts]. Repeat the section to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn

Row 3

1 sc in the 1st st, [1 sc in next, ch 8 (9,9), skip 9]. Repeat the section to the end of the row, ending the row with 2 sc in the last 2 sts.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you get to the desired length or you have in total:

S – 23 rows

M – 23 rows

L  – 23 rows

Sleeves

For the sleeves we are following the same pattern as we did for the rest of the Laguna Cardigan, only that we will work in rounds.

Below is the stitch chart the the 2 rounds repeat.

The pattern is the same for all sizes, only that on sizes M and L we work with bricks of 9 sts. The sts, bellow the first 3 rounds of the sleeve represent the sts from the body placed at the armpit.

Round 1

Join the yarn in the right sc, of the brick placed at the armpit.

Ch 1, [1 sc in the same st, ch 8 (9, 9), skip 8 (9,9)], repeat the section to the end of the round, ending the round with ch 8 (9, 9), skip 8 (9,9) and sl st with the first sc.

Round 2

sl st to the ch 8 (9,9), ch 3, 1 dc in the next 7 (8,8) , [ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next 8 (9, 9)]. Repeat the section to the end of the round, ending the round with ch 1 and sl st with the ch 3 of the starting chain.

Round 3

ch 1, 1 sc in the previous ch 1 space, [ch 8 (9, 9) skip 8 (9, 9), 1 sc in next]. Repeat the section to the end of the round, ending with ch 8 (9, 9) skip 8 (9, 9) and sl st with the 1st sc.

Next repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you get to the desired length of the sleeve or until you have in total:

S – 29 rounds

M – 29 rounds

L – 31 rounds

After finishing with the length make the next 2 rounds

  1. 1 dc in each st around
  2. 1 dc, skip 1, to the end of the round

After these 2 rounds we will add a ribbed band

After finishing the sleeves the Laguna Cardigan is almost done, we will only have to add a ribbed band, on the edges of the front panels first, and then on the collar and on the bottom.

But first, if you worked with more then 1 color you will have to wave in all ends

laguna cardigan

We will make the ribbed band by alternating 1 FPDC with 1 BPDC. From the colors you are using in the pattern choose some for the ribbed band.

I made 7 rows on the ribbed band in front panels edges and 5 rows on collar, bottom and sleeves.

And, done. Hope you love it. I can’t wait to see some colors.

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  1. Beautiful work!! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring me 🙂

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