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Last week when I posted the cross stitch pattern and tutorial I said that I will have a project with this stitch. So here I am with the pattern for the Jolie Cardigan.

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jolie cardigan

Is an easy cocoon cardigan, made from only one piece and then we add the sleeves and the collar.

Actually the sleeves and collar are not mandatory, the cardigan can be wear without them.

I saw a lot of patterns for this type of cardigan. Most of all are made beginning from a granny square. But as long as you need a square to make this cardigan, you can use any stitch pattern.

This pattern is for sizes from S to XL. Is true that this type of cardigan can match multiple sizes, but I founded more easy for you give you instructions each size.

The dimensions for the final square are:

 

jolie cardigan square dimension

The approximate yardage yardage for each size:

Jolie cardigan yardage

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I used Katia Saigon un color Denim. Is a light weight yarn. Here you can find some yarn substitute if you don’t find this particular one. 

This yarn came in 300 m (328 yd) per skein and for size S I used almost 5 skeins.

I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook (4 US)

You will also need a tapestry needle and scissors

Gauge

18 st = 10 cm (4″)

14 rows = 10 cm (4″)

The gauge is made in cross stitch pattern.

Abbreviations used in the Jolie Cardigan pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch (es)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dec – sc2tog (insert the hook, pull a loop up, insert hook in the next stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn trough both loops on your hook)

To begin, chain an even number of stitches, or make a foundation single crochet, also of an even number of stitches.

  • S – 150 st
  • M – 170 st
  • L – 188 st
  • XL – 206 st

Row 1 ( skip this row if you began with a foundation single crochet) 

Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

Ch 2 doesn’t count as a first dc, so make 1 dc in the first st, *skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next, 1 dc in the skipped stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3

If you started with a foundation ch, repeat row 1, if you started with foundation single crochet make 1 sc in each stitch across.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until you have in total:

  • S – 112 rows (not counting the foundation sc)
  • M – 112 rows
  • L – 118 rows
  • XL – 124 rows

The square is done.

Jolie cardigan square

Now fold the square in half. We will sew the edges end let the space for the sleeves.

jolie cardigan

We will sew until the arm hole:

  • S – 32 rows
  • M – 30 rows
  • L – 30 rows
  • XL – 31 rows

This is how the Jolie Cardigan will look after this step.

jolie cardigan

Sleeve

Now we will work the sleeves. We will work in rounds so joining after each row.

Insert the hook and yarn ( I didn’t start from the seam because this is in front and I didn’t want that the joining seam to be visible)

Row 1

1 sc in each stitch. Join with a slip stitch. Ch 1

Row 2

We will decrease.

[1 sc2tog in next 6 stitches ( 3 dec ), 1 sc in the next st] repeat to the end of the row.

Row 3

1 sc in each stitch across. Join with slip stitch.

Rows 4 – 20

Repeat row 3

Row 21

Work this row in cross stitch

Row 22 – 24

1 sc in each stitch.

Repeat the same pattern for the other sleeve.

Collar

Row 1

Work in round, and join with slip stitch at the end of each row. 1 row meaning the entire edge, beginning from the neck to the bottom of the Jolie Cardigan.

Insert the hook and yarn and make 1 sc in each stitch across. Join with slip stitch.

Row 2 – 10

Repeat row 1

Row 11

Work this row with cross stitch

Rows 12 – 14

1 sc in each stitch.

And done. The Jolie Cardigan is ready to wear.

jolie cardigan

 

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This Mini Fancy Sweater is the same design as Fancy Sweater  only that the pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years.

I liked so much the Fancy Sweater that I wanted one for my daughter too. It was so easy to make on women sizes and you can imagine that for children is even easier.

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Mini Fancy Sweater

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My intention was to add a girly element, the collar but it looks like more boyish. This is even better, meaning that you can make this Mini Fancy Sweater for a boy too.

Mini Fancy Sweater

This pattern is for sizes from 2 to 10 years and you can use any type of worsted yarn.

The approximate amount of yarn for each size is:

yarn amount

I uses 1 skein and some of the second of Scheepjes Color Crafter. 1 skein have 300 m and 100 grams. I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook (US E size).

Final dimensions for the Mini Fancy Sweater are

dimensions mini fancy sweater

Gauge

16 st and 14 rows for a 10 cm / 4 ” square.

The stitch for the gauge is the single crochet decrease.

Abbreviations uses in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • sc2tog – 2 sc worked together (insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull the yarn trough that st, insert the hook in the next st, yarn over and pull the yarn trough (3 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull the yarn trough all the loops on your hook)

Special stitch

Single crochet decrease – sc2tog, ch 1

We will work 2 sides, back and front and then will sew the 2 pieces together.

Back side

Begin with a chain.

  • 2 Years – ch 50
  • 4 Years – ch 54
  • 6 Years – ch 58
  • 8 years – ch 62
  • 10 years – ch 66

The foundation chain has to be an even number of sts.

Row 1

Ch 2, 1 sc in the 3rd st, *ch 1, sc2tog. Repeat from to the end of the row. Work in each st, don’t skip after ch 1. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat first row, untill the armpit length.

  • 2 years – 26 more rows (27 rows in total)
  • 4 years – 27 more rows (28)
  • 6 years – 30 more rows (31)
  • 8 years – 34 more rows (35)
  • 10 years – 37 more rows (38)

If you want the Mini Fancy Sweater to be longer, add more rows.

At row 28 (29, 32, 36, 39) we will make the sleeve.

Begin the row as usual: ch 2, 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sc2tog and repeat the st to the end of the row. At the end of the row we will chain extra st(s) for the sleeve.

  • 2 years – ch 14 st(s)
  • 4 years – ch 18 st(s)
  • 6 years – ch 20 st(s)
  • 8 years – ch 24 st (s)
  • 10 years – ch 26 st(s)

If you want a longer sleeve, ch more st(s)

After chaining the extra st(s) for the sleeve, ch 2 more and turn.

Row 29 (30, 33, 37, 40)

Continue with the sc decrease stitch to the end of the row. At the end of the row chain the extra st(s) for the sleeve, 2 more and turn.

Row 30 (31, 34, 38, 41)

Sc decrease st to the end of the row. at the end of this row you will have in total

  • 2 years – 78 st(s)
  • 4 years – 90 st(s)
  • 6 years – 98 st(s)
  • 8 years – 110 st(s)
  • 10 years – 118 st(s)

Rows 31 – 43 (32- 47, 35 – 52, 39-58, 42-65)

Repeat the Row 30 (31, 34, 38, 41)

Fasten up.

The back side is done.

For the front side follow the same pattern.

Mini fancy sweater back side

After you finish the both sides is time to assemble the sweater.

We will begin to sew the top of the sleeves and the shoulders.

  • 2 years – 26 st(s) each side
  • 4 years – 31 st(s) each side
  • 6 years – 34 st(s)
  • 8 years – 39 st(s)
  • 10 years – 42 st(s)

Then sew the bottom of the sleeve and the edges of the Mini Fancy Sweater.

Mini Fancy Sweater

After this stage the Fancy Sweater on women sizes was ready, but for the Mini Fancy Sweater I added a collar.

The collar is easy to make, only in sc.

Put the sweater on the right side and mark the 2 st from the middle of the neck line.

Mini Fancy Sweater

Row 1

Insert the hook and yarn in the left st and ch 1, 1 sc crochet in the same st, 1 sc across the entire neck line until you get to the second marked st

Repeat row 1 7 more rows or as many rows as you want. The last row work it in round to, making sc also on the st on the edges of the collar.

After the collar, the Mini Fancy Sweater is done.

Mini Fancy Sweater

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Love it. This is the first Mother & Daughter piece of clothes that we have, but maybe there will be more.

For the Mini Fancy Sweater I didn’t make another video tutorial, but the steps are the same as for the Fancy Sweater only that you work with less stitches.

So I will put the link from the Fancy Sweater video tutorial in case you need it.

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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.

Final Measurements:

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 off

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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