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Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan

Updated June 27, 2020
Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan
Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Sometimes you just need something to throw on to add something special to your outfit. This Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan is quick and easy to make so you'll be wearing your new cardigan in no time. This pattern will teach you how to crochet a gorgeous little cardigan you can wear anywhere and show off your improved crocheting skills. It has a beautiful stitch that's eye catching but is relaxed enough for every day use. Choose whatever color you love best and get crocheting on this gorgeous look!

Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge3 pattern repeats = 4½" (7.5 cm) (one pattern repeat consists of three 2-dc Cls and 2 ch-1 spaces); 8 rows = 4" (10 cm).

Finished SizeFinished Bust: 40½ (45, 46½, 51, 54, 58½)" [103 (114.5, 118, 129.5, 137, 148.5) cm] Finished Length: 26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30)" [66 (66, 71, 71, 76, 76) cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Soft®: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) balls 9770 Rose Blush
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Special Stitches

  • 2-dc Cl (2 double crochet cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • V-st (V-stitch) = (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated stitch.
Abbreviations 
  • ch = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • tr = treble (triple) crochet
  • ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
  • * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Cardigan (Back)

  1. Ch 92 (98, 104, 110, 122, 128).

  2. Row 1 (wrong side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—16 (17, 18, 19, 21, 22) sc and 15 (16, 17, 18, 20, 21) V-sts

  3. Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first tr here and throughout), (2-dc Cl, [ch 1, 2-dc Cl] twice) in ch-2 space of first V-st, [ch 1, 2-dc Cl] 3 times in ch-2 space of each remaining V-st, tr in last sc, turn—2 tr and 44 (47, 50, 53, 59, 62) ch-1 spaces

  4. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first tr, (ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 space across to beginning ch, ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn—44 (47, 50, 53, 59, 62) sc and 45 (48, 51, 54, 60, 63) ch-1 spaces.

  5. Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in first ch-1 space, (ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space across, dc in last sc, turn—45 (48, 51, 54, 60, 63) dc and 44 (47, 50, 53, 59, 62) ch-1 spaces.

  6. Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, V-st in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last 2 ch-1 spaces, ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, V-st in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-1 space and dc, sc in top of beginning ch, turn—16 (17, 18, 19, 21, 22) sc and 15 (16, 17, 18, 20, 21) V-sts.

  7. Repeat Rows 2–5 until Back measures 26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30)" [66 (66, 71, 71, 76, 76) cm]. Fasten off.

Cardigan (Front)

Make 2

  1. Ch 38 (44, 44, 50, 50, 56).

  2. Work same as Back until Front measures same length as Back. Fasten off.

Cardigan (Sleeve)

Make 2

  1. Ch 38 (38, 44, 44, 44, 44).

  2. Rows 1–15 (15, 15, 11, 7, 7): Work same as Back for 15 (15, 15, 11, 7, 7) rows, ending on Row 3—19 (19, 22, 22, 22, 22) sc and 18 (18, 21, 21, 21, 21) ch-1 spaces.

  3. Row 16 (16, 16, 12, 8, 8): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in next ch-1 space, (ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space across, ch 1, dc in last st, turn—20 (20, 23, 23, 23, 23) dc and 19 (19, 22, 22, 22, 22) ch-1 spaces.

  4. Repeat last row 14 (14, 13, 13, 16, 16) times—34 (34, 36, 36, 39, 39) dc and 33 (33, 35, 35, 38, 38) ch-1 spaces.

  5. Next row: Ch 3, dc in first ch-1 space, (ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space across, dc in top of beginning ch, turn.

  6. Next row: Ch 4, dc in first ch-1 space, (ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space across to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in top of beginning ch, turn.

  7. Repeat last 2 rows as needed until Sleeve measures 17 (16, 16, 15, 15, 14)" [43, (40.5, 40.5, 38, 38, 35.5) cm].

    Click the image to enlarge.

Assembly

  1. Matching sts, sew Fronts to Back at shoulders.

  2. With right side of Body and Sleeve held together, slip st across to seam. Sew or slip st sides and Sleeve seams together

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends.

Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan
Comfy Openwork Crochet Cardigan

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