Author:
Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica, the founder behind The Hook Nook, and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber industry from all around the world. You can now find my own The Hook Nook brand designer crochet hooks, yarn and craft accessories at in my online shop and at various retailers!

*UPDATED* Easy Breezy Summer Cardi Crochet Pattern

Patterns/DIY
5/16/2020

Okayyyy,

So I have been wanting to update some older patterns SO BAD over the years. However, things come up and inspiration strikes and I either end up making something new or have to catch up on a bit of back end things - or I'm lazy and just would rather watch Netflix or read a book.

ANYWAY.

As some of you may know, I recently met some new friends at WeCrochet while attending Creativation in January 2020 and they've got some yummy yarn I was so excited to try! I scooped up some of their Comfy Worsted Weight yarn and made a brand new sample inspired by my previous Easy Breezy Summer Cardi design I created back in 2017. The yarn is so soft, so light and was a perfect match for a renewed version.

I absolutely love this design and how easy and quick to work up it is, and I hope you do, too! Be sure to grab your favorite color of Comfy Worsted (maybe even a couple extra skeins just because it's amazing) and get started on this perfect warm weather garment. <3

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Jessica Carey, designer of The Hook Nook. This post was sponsored by We Crochet but all ideas and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links - thank you for supporting The Hook Nook!


Let’s do this!

EASY BREEZY SUMMER CARDI

MATERIALS:

-(466/555/694/786/930/1043/1154) yds, (5/6/7/8/9/10/11) skeins Comfy Worsted Weight yarn (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic, 109 yards/skein, weight 4) - Whisker

- J/6mm crochet hook

- Scissors

- Measuring tape

- Yarn needle or THN Ends Weaver

GAUGE:

13.5 sts x 11 rows = 4" x 4" in HDC

Note: If your swatch does not match this, you will want to use a different size hook. Use a smaller size hook if your swatch is bigger than mine, or a larger hook if your swatch is smaller than mine.

SIZING / MEASUREMENTS:

Pattern is written to fit seven sizes - X-Small (bust size 28-30”), Small (bust size 32-34”), Medium (bust size 36-38”), Large (bust size 40-42”), X-Large (bust size 44-46”), 2XL (bust size 48-50”), 3XL (bust size 52-54”). When following pattern instructions, sizing is noted as follows: (XS, S,M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

KEY:

CH : chain

SC : single crochet

HDC : half double crochet

Sl St : slip stitch

st : stitch

sts : stitches

sk : skip

PATTERN:

CH (96, 108, 120, 136, 148, 162, 176) - we are beginning at the bottom of the back panel.

  1. Starting in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in each CH across. (95, 107, 119, 135, 147, 161, 175)
  2. CH 1, turn, HDC in 1st st, sk next st, 3 HDC in next st, (sk next 2 sts, 3 HDC in next st) Repeat ( ) across. (sk, HDC) in last two sts. (95, 107, 119, 135, 147, 161, 175)
  3. Repeat Step 2 until your piece measures (19”, 19.5", 22", 22.5", 24”, 24.5”, 25”). Do not finish off.
  4. Beginning the first front panel, CH 1, turn, HDC in 1st st, sk next st, 3 HDC in next st, (sk next 2 sts, 3 HDC in next st) Repeat ( ) for a total of 9(10, 11) 3 HDC clusters. (sk, HDC) in last two sts. (42, 47, 52, 59, 64, 71, 77)
  5. CH 1, turn, HDC in 1st sst, sk next st, 3 HDC in next st, (sk next 2 sts, 3 HDC in next st) Repeat ( ) across. (sk, HDC) in last two sts. (42, 47, 52, 59, 64, 71, 77)
  6. Repeat Step 5 until your piece measures (19.5”, 20", 22.5", 23", 24.5”, 25”, 25.5”).
  7. CH 1, turn, HDC in each st across. (42, 47, 52, 59, 64, 71, 77) Finish off, weave in ends.
  8. Starting second front panel, attach yarn to outside stitch of back panel using a Sl St. CH 1, HDC in same st, sk next st, 3 HDC in next st, (sk next 2 sts, 3 HDC in next st) Repeat ( ) for a total of 9(10, 11) 3 HDC clusters. (sk, HDC) in last two sts. (42, 47, 52, 59, 64, 71, 77)
  9. CH 1, turn, HDC in 1st sst, sk next st, 3 HDC in next st, (sk next 2 sts, 3 HDC in next st) Repeat ( ) across. (sk, HDC) in last two sts. (42, 47, 52, 59, 64, 71, 77)
  10. Repeat Step 5 until your piece measures (19.5”, 20", 22.5", 23", 24.5”, 25”, 25.5”).
  11. CH 1, turn, HDC in each st across. (42, 47, 52, 59, 64, 71, 77) Finish off, weave in ends.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Lay work down with two front panels on top of back panel. Be sure that it is laying flat and bottom hems are lined up correctly. Attach yarn to bottom right corner using a Sl St.  (CH 1, Sl St) along the side of the piece to secure panels. Leave 7”/7”/8”/8.5”/8.5”/9”/9” space for arm hole.
  2. Repeat for second side panel.
  3. Finish off, weave in ends.

TA DA! Now put that sucker on!

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