Author:
Brianna Iaropoli

Brianna has a unique and modern, yet classic design style that is sure to stand out. Her goal is to create designs that span across age groups and are easy enough for a beginner but satisfying to a seasoned maker. With her love of texture, unique shapes and stitch combinations, you will not be disappointed with your Life and Yarn Makes!

Holly Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Maker
4/22/2020

Hello Hello Hello! Brianna here again from Life and Yarn to bring you a super fun and satisfying new pattern, the Holly Cardigan, made using THN Main Squeeze! I don't know about you, but I am going just a bit stir crazy which is leading me to make ALL the things in between constant meal prep and cleaning, you too? Anyways, if you are looking for an awesome cardigan with pockets, then Holly was made for you! I made mine using 3 amazing colors from THN Main Squeeze line! You can come up with so many great combos from THN Yarns available online from JOANN!



Supply List


All supplies to make this pattern can be found online at JOANN here.

Size 5.50 mm crochet hook      
Scissors                                          
#4 Worsted Wt Yarn – THN Main Squeeze
Color A 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) Skeins Pinot Noir  
Color B 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) Skeins Marigold Fields
Color C 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) Skeins Mustard Yellow


Gauge


15 sts x 15 rows in pattern repeat, is 4” x 4”


Stitches and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch - ch / Slip Stitch - Sl St / Single Crochet - sc / Double Crochet – dc
  • Foundation Single Crochet – Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook) yarn over, draw through 1 loop on hook, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, pull through all loops (1 loop on hook,1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom). *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, pull through all loops* repeat for desired amount of stitches.
  • Back Loops Only – BLO – When working the stitch, use only the back loop of the top of the stitch.

Notes

  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • * Designates a repeat.  
  • Stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 2 + 1.
  • Fit - Classic - Comfortable, slightly larger than actual bust/chest measurement.
  • Some sizes overlap in measurements, pick your best fit.
  • Row Colors are noted in tables after instructions.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of rows does not count as a stitch.



Pattern


Back Panel

Row 1

Fsc 67 (71, 75, 79, 81, 83, 83, 85, 85) stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 2

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3

Sc in first st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 4

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch-1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 5 – 110 (112, 112, 114, 114, 116, 116, 118, 118)

Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 111 (113, 113, 115, 115, 117, 117, 119, 119)

Sc in every st across, finish off.




Front Panels – Make 2

Row 1

Fsc 33 (35, 37, 39, 39, 41, 41, 41, 41) stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 2

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3

Sc in first st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 4

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch-1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 5 – 110 (112, 112, 114, 114, 116, 116, 118, 118)

Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 111 (113, 113, 115, 115, 117, 117, 119, 119)

Sc in every st across, finish off.

Cuff and Arm– Make 2

Row 1 - Color A

Fsc 15 stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 2 - Color A

Sc BLO across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-30 - Color A

Repeat Row 2, cuff created, 4.5” x 8.5”.

Now turn your cuff to work the following rows down the long side.

Row 1

Sc in the side of each row, 30 sts total, ch 1, turn.

Row 2

Sc in each st across, 30 sts total, ch 1, turn.

For all sizes - Row 3

*1 Sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * to end, 45 sts total, ch 1, turn.

For XS/S - Row 4

Sc in each st across, 45 sts total, ch 1, turn.

For M/L/XL - Row 4

*2 Sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * to end placing only 1 sc in last st, 59 sts total, ch 1, turn.

For XS/S/M/L/XL - Row 5

Sc in each st across, 45 (45, 59, 59, 59) sts total, ch 1, turn.

For 2X/3X/4X/5X - Row 5

*3 Sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from * ending with 3 sc, 73 sts total, ch 1, turn.

Row 6

Sc in first st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. 45 (45, 59, 59, 59, 73, 73, 73, 73) total sts.

Row 7

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch-1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 5 – 53 (55, 55, 55, 57, 57, 59, 59, 59)

Repeat Rows 6 and 7.

Row 54 (56, 56, 56, 58, 58, 60, 60, 60)

Sc in every st across, finish off.


Pockets - Make 2 in Color A

Row 1

Fsc 25 stitches, ch 1, turn.

Row 2

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3

Sc in first st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 4 – 19

Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 20

Sc in every st across, finish off.


Assembly


Lay your front panels on your back panels making sure the rows are going in the same direction with rows running horizontally.

Starting from the farthest corners on each side (to create the shoulder seams), seam in using a mattress stitch 33 (35, 37, 39, 39, 41, 41, 41, 41) sts. Make sure to align your stitches, finish off and weave in your ends.

Seam up the sides from the bottom 89 (91, 84, 86, 86, 81, 81, 83, 83) rows towards the arm pit to create the arm opening.

Fold the arms in half and seam starting from the cuff to the armpit.

Attach each sleeve to the body of the cardigan and mattress stitch evenly around the arm opening to attach your sleeve.

Place your pockets on the front panels of your cardigan and using a running seam attach them at your desired location.




Collar trim


Attach your yarn to the bottom edge of your cardigan.

Row 1

Sc evenly up the side placing 1 sc in the side of each st, 1 sc in each open st of the Back Panel and down the other side of your cardigan. 223 (227, 227, 231, 233, 235, 235, 241, 241) sts.

Row 2

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3

Sc in first st, ch 1, sk 1, *sc in next ch-1, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 4

Sc in 1st and next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next, repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.

PHEW! I hope you enjoyed making the Holly Cardigan and I can't wait to see what colors your chose! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @life.and.yarn and Facebook at Life and Yarn Designs!



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