Crimson Cardigan - Women's Sweater - PDF Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial


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This cozy, versatile crochet cardigan is made in one piece! Crochet your own Crimson Cardigan with this size-inclusive PDF crochet cardigan pattern.

PDF Pattern includes:
Women's Sizes X-Small to 5X
9 pages of instructions
20 instructional photos
8-page Printer-Friendly Version without photos

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Skill Level: Intermediate

- Sizing follows the Craft Yarn Council’s standards for Women’s sizes.
- This sweater has a classic fit, with 4-5” (10.2-12.7 cm) of positive ease. If you are between sizes, size up if you want a looser-fit sweater, or size down if you want a more fitted sweater. Measure the bust of the wearer, and choose the size that is closest to the wearer’s bust measurement, under the title, “To Fit Bust”.
- Instructions and yarn requirements for size X-Small are given outside the parentheses, with Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X given inside the parentheses, like this:
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
- When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
- When a set of instructions does not apply to all sizes, the numbers that would normally be given for the sizes that the instructions do not apply to will be replaced with dashes, like this:
– (-, -, -, -, 1, 1, 3, 5)

To Fit Bust:
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm

Finished Bust:
35 (38, 42, 47, 51, 54, 58, 63, 67)” / 89 (96.5, 106.5, 119.5, 130, 137, 147.5, 160, 170) cm

Back Length:
25 (26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33)” / 63.5 (66, 68.5, 71, 73.5, 76, 79, 81, 84) cm

You Will Need:
- 1045 (1160, 1303, 1550, 1690, 1830, 1975, 2275, 2465) yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca Bonus Bundle in Crimson, 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca, 7oz / 200g or 415 yds / 380m per skein, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, if using the 3.5oz / 100g skeins, you’ll need 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins)
- US Size I / 5.5mm Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Scissors
- Measuring Tape
- Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle
- 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) Buttons, 1 ⅛” in diameter

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The best raglan I have ever made :)

I wanted to make this cardigan for a while and am glad I did. It was true to size and a straight forward pattern. I am very happy with the result. One thing I will mention is that you have to concentrate as you crochet, with the alternating back loop/front loop hdc stitches. You will know if you made a mistake as the pattern 'lines' will not be straight anymore. I admit I did have to do some unpicking but I very much like the texture of the finished product.

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