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Cap Sleeve Open Cardigan

Cap Sleeve Open Cardigan
Cap Sleeve Open Cardigan

Need that perfect sweater for warm summer nights out? Well, this Cap Sleeve Open Cardigan is exactly what you're looking for. This crochet pattern is easy breezy both in technique and style. You won't be too warm or not warm enough if there's a slight breeze in this crochet cardigan pattern. After all, knowing how to crochet a cardigan could save you money as well as the hassle of finding the ideal crochet sweater patterns. Crochet one in white and one in black for two staple pieces in any summer wardrobe.

Notes:
Body is worked in one piece from neck edge down.
Ch 3 at beg of rows counts as dc throughout.
Ch 4 at beg of rows counts as dc and ch 1 throughout.

Intermediate

Crochet HookF/5 or 3.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge17 sc and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeTo fit bust measurement Extra-Small/Small 28-34" [71-86.5 cm] Medium 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm] Large 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm] Extra-Large 44-46" [112-117 cm] 2/3 Extra-Large 48-54" [122-137 cm] 4/5 Extra-Large 56-62" [142-157.5 cm] Finished bust X-Small/Small

Materials List

  • Bernat® Cotton-ish™ by Vickie Howell - 4 balls (XS-M)
  • Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F/5) crochet hook
  • 5 buttons

Pattern

Body

Beg at neck edge, ch 119 (124-129-129-134-134).
1st row: (WS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 118 (123-128-128-133-133) sts.
2nd row: Ch 4. Miss first 2 sc. *1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 141 (147-153-153-159-159) sts.
4th to 6th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
7th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3 ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 164 (171-178-178-185-185) sts.
8th to 10th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 6 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
11th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 187 (195-203-203-211-211) sts.
12th to 14th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
15th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 210 (219-228-228-237-237) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M and L only:
16th to 18th rows
: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

19th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 233 (243-253) sts.
20th and 21st rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 9 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

Sizes M and L only: 22nd and 23rd rows: As 20th row.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:
16th row
: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

17th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. (253-263-263) sts.
18th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 9 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
19th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. (278-289-289) sts.
20th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 10 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
21st row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. (303-315-315) sts.

Sizes XL and 2/3XL only:
22nd and 23rd rows
: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

Size 4/5XL only:
22nd and 23rd rows:
Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4.
Turn.

24th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 367 sts.
25th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 

All sizes: 233 (243-253-303-315-367) sts.

Divide for sleeve openings:
1st row
: (RS). Pat across 39 (42-45-55-61-71) sts. Ch 6. Miss next 46 (46-46-54-48-55) sts. Pat across 63 (67-71-85-97-115) sts. Ch 6. Miss next 46 (46-46-54-48-55) sts. Pat across last 39 (42-45-55-61-71) sts. Turn. 153 (163-173-207-231-269) sts.
2nd row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 9 (9-9-11-11-13) sts. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) sts. Miss next 2 dc. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc) in next st – shell made. Miss next 2 sts. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) sts. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp or st.
Rep from * across, counting each ch as st, ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn. [15 (16-17-17-19-19) pat reps].
4th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
5th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
6th row: Ch 4. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last 12 (12-12-14-14-16) sts. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 211 (225-239-273-305-341) sts.
7th row: Ch 4. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. *1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last 13 (13-13-15-
15-17) sts. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
8th row: Ch 4. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. *1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last 13 (13-13-15-15-17) sts. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
Rep 7th and 8th rows for pat until work from underarm chain measures approx 13 (13-13-14-14-15)" [33 (33-33-35.5-35.5-38) cm], ending with an 8th row of pat.

Lower edging:
1st row:
Ch 1. 1 sc in each st or ch-1 sp and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in first sc. Miss next 2 sc. *(1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Do not fasten off. Cont as follows for Buttonhole Band.

Buttonhole Band:
1st row:
(RS). Ch 1. Work 101 (105-105-113-113-117) sc evenly up Right Front edge to foundation row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 61 (65-65-69-69-73) sc. *Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sc. Rep from * 3 times more. Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Do not turn.
4th row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc and 2 reverse sc in each ch-2 sp to end of row. Fasten off.

Button Band:
1st row:
(RS). Join yarn with sl st in corner of foundation row. Ch 1. Work 101 (105-105-113-113-117) sc evenly down Left Front edge to lower edge. Turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Do not turn at end of 3rd row.
4th row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off.

Armhole edging:
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in center of foundation ch at underarm. Ch 1. Work 51 (51-51-60-53-61) sc evenly around armhole edge. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

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This pretty cap sleeved cardigan sweater is so worth your time and effort to work up. The pattern is not all that long, considering how long and detailed I have seen SOME sweater patterns! It's great that it is a cotton blend yarn for washability and softness. The natural fibers are breathable and will keep you cool and dry. I just love a short sleeved sweater in the early or very late summer. It is a fashion staple!

What a sweet sweater! I really like the way it looks, but I'm not sure what kind of yarn to use. I'm always afraid 100% cotton will not be very soft or comfortable to wear. Would someone recommend another kind of yarn please?

I can imagine this cap sleeve sweater crocheted in thread for an open stitch pattern. Especially for summer wear. Some worsted weight yarns appear bulky which is fine for winter wear.

The perfect sweater for a cool night out. Just what you need when its too chilly for a tank top and too warm for long sleeves. This sweater falls right between the two. If youre like me you always need an extra layer when you go into a restaurant where it is always chilly.

Perfect spring and summer open cardigan. So simple I would make at least two in different colors .

I want to make this. It is another great design from Vickie Howell, and it is a perfect cardigan to be worn casually or dressy, which makes it a great piece to add to any wardrobe.

I have been struggling with this as well. I am doing the biggest size. But I have 1 less pattern than it says after the slip for sleeves.

I believe all of us are struggling in the area of the instructions. I have attempted to posted a similar comment to mine below at the and it has yet to make it to the review section. This is the link for the yarnspirations page for this pattern http//www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/cap-it-off-t == opper.html

Usually, with patterns like this, you would make the same amount of stitches as chains.so since there are six, you would have six stitches in the underarm part.

After the division for the sleeves, row 1, I'm having trouble with row 2. What do I do with the chain 6 for under the arms? What do I crochet over them. Thanks

I am having the same difficulty. I followed this pattern without much difficulty until the Row 2 after you have chained 6 in the previous row. I have the gut feeling that we are supposed to crochet over the chains so that the garment will be joined below the arm hole. That being said this pattern does not indicate exactly how this is to be accomplished. If the pattern provided how many sts one should have at the end of Row Two you might be able to figure out what how you are expected to deal with the 6 chain sts -- actually 12 if you count both arm holes. All in all unsatisfactory instructions.

http//www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/cap-it-off-t == opper.html

Since I hit the wrong button and submitted my comment before I could edit it...the original pattern is called "Cap It Off Topper" and found on yarnspirations.com. You can download the pattern with ALL the information you'll need. http//www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/cap-it-off-t == opper.html

You can find this pattern in its entirety here http//www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/cap-it-off-t == opper.html It was originally called Cap It Off Topper, includes directions for CS

This is another design that has overwhelming response. Looks like a lot of women like the total look of this short cardigan. Yeah, why not it is really stunning. Very simple but classy and elegant. It also helps that the pattern is just right on the same page. Thanks.

Zeemer, I'm with you on this fabulous pattern! I'm loving that it's simple looking and many different styles and/or age groups could wear this look. Have you made this pattern yet? I'm going to have to put this on my list of projects to start!

Hey! Thanks for this pattern, just now starting. When it says "turn" there are always 5 numbers in parentheses. I'm assuming these are the numbers of stitches for different sizes? The first number in parentheses is for XS? Am I right? thanks!

On the pattern just says what the bust size is for XS/S but no measurements for the larger sizes. Help? Kinda hard to rate when I have yet to make it but need measurements. -(

your sides are not even, they don't match. Is this a mistake or is this how the pattern turns out

I noticed this when I clicked on your picture of the one that looks purplish

Thought this was easy to do and the pattern fairly intuitive. The sizing is BIG I did extra small (I'm a UK 10 and it's big)

Can someone tell me how many chain for different sizes eg. XL? Thank you

Can someone tell me what "pattern across" means when you get to the "divide for sleeve opening" section. Thanks to glorylennon813384 0 for your help with row 3. Got it but now don't understand what "pattern across means". Thanks for any help.

Help! I am having trouble with row 3 in the beginning of this pattern. I have followed the directions carefully in row 1 and 2 and then row 3 doesn't make sense to me. My increase did not occur. I have had trouble with other patterns from this website. Too hard to understand.

I had the same trouble until I discovered that all you have to do is make an extra dc between the 2nd and third dc so you get one extra dc in each cluster of 4. Hope that helps.

Thank you. Finally figured it out. Can you help with "pattern across" when I get to "divide opening for sleeves". I am stumped.

I see instructions for six sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2XL/3XL, and 4XL/5XL. The only thing you may have to work out is how much yarn to buy. (No, wait. The answer is always LOTS OF YARN!!!!)

Is there a particular reason this cardigan is only available for small people?

It is available up to a 5X they just didnt put it in the top sizes. I thought the same thing too. Read through the pattern justvin case and saw it went up to 5X. Guess they need to proof read before they post the patterns forvpublic viewing. This isnt the first one I have seen like that. Now off to buy yarn.

The full range of sizes seems to be missing. Could they be included please?

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