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Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan is the first crochet garment that I made using Home dyed yarn and I am so happy with the end result. The colors are so fresh and perfect for the Spring.

For me as a Crochet Designer this is what  happens all the time: first I am a yarn addict and with every project, first came the yarn and then the project it self.

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Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan.Free Pattern & video tutorial

With the Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan was the same. At first the only thing I had in mind is that I have to try some dyed yarn, so I ordered the yarn. Then, just playing with it, trying different stitches and ending with a piece of crocheted garment that I hope you will all love.

 

About Design

This Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan is a top – down cardigan, worked with the Raglan technique. We will first work the yoke and then separate the sleeves from the body of the cardigan and work the 3 parts individually. It has shorter sleeves and waist length, but the length of the cardigan and of the sleeves can easily be adjust.

Materials You will need

  • yarn

I used Dyed Yarn from Undercover Otter in color Green Place. It is a 4 ply yarn, fingering, super fine (size 2) yarn which is my favorite category of yarn to work with. So for this Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan you can use any type of yarn which has the same weight.

Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan

  • Crochet Hook

4 mm (US G)

  • Yarn needle for wave in the ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional) to use them to mark the corners

This pattern is available in 5 sizes from Small to 2X 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.

spring buds cropped cardigan diagram

How much Yarn do I need?

S – 200 G / 800 M / 874 yds

M – 220 G / 865 M / 942 yds

L – 230 G / 925 M / 1008 yds

XL -250 G /985 M / 1073 yds

XXL – 260 G / 1045 M / 1139 yds

*this values are estimated. you might need less or more yarn depending on you tension and gauge. Make sure you have with 10 % more yarn as a margin of error.

Spring Buds Cardigan

About the stitch pattern used:

The stitch I choose for this pattern is actually an error of the Summer Pop Corn Stitch . I just made the stitch from memory and after I finished the Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan, I realize that I didn’t made the stitch as it should. So, I don’t have a name for this stitch, but Iove it.

The stitch pattern is just 2 rows repeat. We will alternate one row with V stitch and one row with bobbles (5 double crochet clusters). Between the stitches we will have 3 chains.

Special Stitches

V stitch – 1 double crochet, ch 1, 1 double crochet in the same stitch

Bobble – 5 dc cluster (5 partial double crochet made in the same stitch) – [yarn over, insert the hook, pull out a loop, yarn over, pull the yarn trough 2 loops ] repeat 5 times. yarn over and pull the yarn trough all the loops on your hook.

Puff stitch : used for the foundation – 2 hdc cluster ( [yarn over, insert the hook, pull out a loop] 2 times. yarn over and pull the yarn through all loops on your hook.

Bellow you will find the stitch chart with the first 3 rows of the yoke. Rows 2 and 3 are the rows that will be repeated to the end of the yoke.

spring buds cropped cardigan stitch chart

 

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

puff – puff stitch as explained above

V st – V stitch as explained above

Bob st- Bobble st as explain above

Inc V – increase on V st row (1 V st, ch 3, 1 V st)

Inc Bob – inc on Bob st row (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc)

St (s) – Stitch (es)

Sl St – slip st

 

Gauge 

5 bob st ( 1 bobble st and ch 3) = 10 cm (4″)

5 V st (1 v st ch 3) – 10 cm (4″)

8 rows (1 in v st and 1 in Bob st) = 10 cm (4″)

spring buds cropped cardigan

 

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Ok. now let’s see how this Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan is made.

We will start with the foundation chain.

The foundation chain is made with puff stitches. (2 hdc cluster)

[Ch 2, 1 puff st in the second st] repeat until you have the number of stitches needed.

S – 34 sts (5 for front panels, 5 for sleeves, 10 for back and 4 for corners)

M – 34 sts (5 for front panels, 5 for sleeves, 10 for back and 4 for corners)

L – 36 sts ( 5 for front panels, 6 for sleeves, 10 for back and 4 for corners)

XL – 40 sts (6 for front panels, 6 for sleeves, 12 for back and 4 for corners)

XXL – 42 sts (6 for front panels, 7 for sleeves, 12 for back and 4 for corners)

Yoke

Row 1

*the numbers for sizes M, L, XL and XXL are written between brackets

Ch 3, [ 1 V st in the next puff, ch 3] repeat 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, ch 3, 1 inc V in the next st, ch 3, [1 V st in next, ch 3] repeat 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, ch 3, 1 in V in next, ch 3, [ 1  V st in next, ch 3] repeat 10 (10, 10, 12, 12) times, ch 3, 1 inc V in next, ch 3, [1 V st in next, ch 3] repeat 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, ch 3, 1 inc V in next st, ch 3, [1 V st in next, ch 3] repeat 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, 1 dc in the last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 2

[1 Bob st in the next V st, ch 3] repeat to the next corner (the ch 3 from the previous row increase), 1 inc Bob in corner. Repeat to the end of the row, making 1 Bob st in each V st, and 1 Inc Bob in the ch 3 spaces from the increases made on previous row. Ch 3 and turn

Row 3

[1 V st on the top of the Bob st made on the previous row, ch 3] repeat to the next corner (ch 3 space), 1 inc V in corner. Repeat to the end of the row. Ch 3 and turn.

spring buds cropped cardigan

Repeat rows 2 and 3, until you finish the yoke and have in total:

S – 12 rows

M – 14 rows

L – 16 rows

XL – 18 Rows

XXL – 20 rows

*this Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan has a closer fit. If you want to be looser, then you should make more rows on the yoke.

After yoke is done we will start the body. First the separating row.

Body

Row 1

[1 V st on the top of next Bob st, ch 3] repeat to the first corner. 1 V st in the corner (ch 3 space from previous row increase), ch 3, skip the sts for the sleeve to the next corner, 1 V st in corner, ch 3. Repeat the stitch pattern to the end of the row.

separating row

After the separating row we will only have V sts, so on the next row you will have to make 1 Bob st on the top of each V st with ch 3 in between.

Continue alternate the 2 rows, 1 in V st, 1 in Bob st until you get to the desired length or until you have in total:

S – 14 rows

M – 14 rows

L – 16 rows

XL –  16 rows

XXL – 18 rows

After finishing the body, add 2 rows in single crochet as a border, on the bottom, on the front panels edges and the collar, working the rounds circular. Where you have a ch 3, make only 1 sc.

spring buds cropped cardigan

Sleeves

We will join the yarn at the armpit. On the 2 V sts made in corners when we joined the back and front panels we have now Bob sts. We will start our round on the top of the right bobble.

The sleeves are worked in circular rounds following the same pattern as for the rest of the cardigan.

Bellow you will find the stitch chart for the sleeves.

spring buds cropped cardigan stitch pattern sleeves

Round 1

Ch 4, 1 dc in the same st, ch 3, 1 V st in the next dc (the dc of the corner) ch 3, [1 V st on the top of the next Bob st, ch 3] repeat to the end of the round, ending the round with, 1 sl st to the 3rd st of the starting ch and 1 sl st in the middle of the 1st V st.

Round 2

Ch 3, 4 dc cluster in the same st (with the ch 3 it will make the 1st bobble st) ch 3, [1 Bob st in the next V, ch 3] repeat to the end of the round. Sl st with 1 st bob st.

Round 3

Ch 4, 1 dc in the same st, ch 3, [1 V st on the top of the next bob st, ch 3] repeat to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch.

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

S – 14 rows

M – 14 rows

L – 16 rows

XL –  16 rows

XXL – 18 rows

After finishing the sleeves made 3 more rounds in single crochet.

And done: Spring Buds Cropped Cardigan is ready to be part of your favorites garments to wear in the season about to come.

Bellow you will find the link to the video tutorial that I hope you will enjoy.

You can purchase the add free, easy printable, instant download pdf version of this pattern here:

 

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