Country Cute Cardi

Country Cute Cardi

Get your little girl ready for the cooler weather with this adorable Country Cute Cardi. Cardigans are a great layering piece for all ages and can be dressed up or dressed down. This easy crochet pattern is worked up using Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in any color of your choice. Because of the bulky weight of this particular yarn, this free crochet pattern works up quickly and easily. Sizing instructions are included for children ages 6-12.

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


  • LION BRAND® HOMESPUN® (Art. #790) 
    #404 Lagoon 1 (2, 2) skeins
    or color of your choice
  • LION BRAND® crochet hook size J-10 (6 mm)
  • LION BRAND® stitch markers
  • LION BRAND® large-eyed blunt needle

6-8 years (9-10 years, 11-12 years)
Finished Chest 29 (30 1/2, 33) in. (73.5 (77.5, 84) cm)
Finished Length 10 1/2 (11, 12) in. (26.5 (28, 30.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

10 dc + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm)
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook.

dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


  1. Cardi is worked in one piece beg at lower edge.
  2. When Cardi has reached armhole length, chs are worked for sleeves. You’ll need a separate strand of yarn to make the sleeve chs, so before beginning, cut a length about 3 yds. (3 m) long, and set it aside until you reach the yoke portion of the Cardi.

Ch 74 (78, 84).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc), and in each ch across – 72 (76, 82) dc at the end of this row.
Rows 2-6 (6, 7): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st across.

Shape Yoke
Next Row: Drop loop from hook, but do not fasten off.
Next Row: From RS, sk first 15 (16, 18) sts, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts along body for underarm, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Next Row: From RS, sk next 26 (28, 30) sts following the end of the ch for the first sleeve, join a separate strand of yarn with sl st in next st, ch 22 (24, 26) for sleeve, sk next 6 sts for underarm, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Pick up loop dropped at end of Row 6 (6, 7).
Row 1: Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to first ch of sleeve ch, dc in each ch of sleeve ch; rep from * once, dc in each st to end of row – 104 (112, 122) dc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. 
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 (11, 10) sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made, *dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog, place a marker in dc2tog just made; rep from * 7 (7, 8) more times, dc in each st to end of row – 95 (103, 112) sts.
Rows 4-8 (9, 9): Ch 3, turn, *dc in each st to 1 st before marker, dc2tog, move marker to dc2tog just made; rep from * 8 (8, 9) more times, dc in each st to end of row – 50 (49, 52) sts at the end of last row. Remove markers.
Row 9 (10, 10): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 (6, 4) sts, dc2tog; rep from * 4 (3, 5) more times, dc in each st to end of row – 44 (44, 45) sts.
Fasten off.
Country Cute Cardi
From RS, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner of Cardi.
Row 1 (RS): Work sl st evenly spaced up front, across back neck, and down opposite front. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

beg = begin(ning)(s)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

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I went to the Lion Brand website in search of additional pictures of the country cute cardi but to no avail, there were no other pictures. I like this cardi but I am one of those that needs pictures to really get a clue as to the final result. I hope, in the future, folks that take the time to make this will post more pictures.

This would be a great addition to any young girls wardrobe. I love this color but I could see this made in color of the school that the child attends. This cardi would pair nice with pants, skirt/top or dress.


like it very much.will start on it today,just what i was looking for.

Thank you very much !!!!!!!!

The pattern is not available. I have adobe reader, when I click on the link 'click her for crochet pattern', the browser just takes me to 15 free crochet scarf patterns.

Hi everyone, This pattern is looked to (and can be found in) the ebook, "Lion Brand's New Fall Collection". All of our eBooks are available as FREE downloadable PDF documents. To download any PDF, you will need to have Adobe installed on your computer if you do not already (it is free). For downloading instructions, please see Adobes website here: Happy knitting! - editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am having the same problem. I've been looking for a pattern like this for my little granddaughter in Florida and thought I'd found the one....THEN, can't get it. Why show it if it isn't available?

Is it possible to get this pattern as a single pattern. It's so lovely. Marie L

Why not put this pattern alone without having t o download which uses a lot of paper and I don't need all these patterns. I am very disappointed on how this works. Carole P

I want this pattern but when I click on the link it suggests an e-book' which I downloaded but I don't see this sweater pattern in it...

Sooooo where is the psttern????????????????????? Fine to want comments, but where is the answer??????????????????????

It's impossible to download this pattern. It says to 'click here'for pattern but it never appears.

Why would I want to download a book? Use all that paper and ink to print? Us the space in my computer memory? All I want is 1 (one) pattern, not 7 or 8.

Too bad when you click the link to the actual pattern for this "Country Cute Cardi" you just get a page with a bunch of supposedly free pattern books etc, none of which appear to have this cardi pattern. It's really, really sad how often this happens, and attaching a hyperlink is sooo easy, that I cannot believe these are happening by accident. A really cruddy type of "bait and switch".

Hi JP Creations, The Country Cute Cardi is available in the free downloadable eBook, Lion Brand's New Fall Collections (which this page links to). The eBook is a PDF document.To download any PDF, you will need to have Adobe installed on your computer. This is also a free program which can be found online through Adobe. We hope this helps a bit. Happy crocheting! - editors of AllFreeCrochet


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