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Larissa Crochet Cardigan Pattern

This easy two-row repeat crochet cardigan pattern uses a breathable yarn making it ideal for year-round wear. 

Seamlessly transitioning from casual elegance when paired with jeans and a tee to sophisticated professionalism when worn with formal clothing, this cardigan is the perfect addition to your wardrobe for both relaxed everyday wear and polished office wear.

The cardigan pattern is available for sizes S through to 5X in UK crochet terms and US crochet terms.

A cardigan crocheted in the block stitch is styled on a mannequin
Jera’s Jamboree

Why you’ll Love Crocheting this Cardigan

Luxurious Yet Affordable: my cardigan is crafted with a yarn that offers a luxurious feel without breaking the bank, making it an attractive option for both quality and affordability.
Comfort: The yarn’s breathability ensures that your finished garment is comfortable to wear in various seasons and climates, a cozy yet lightweight layering piece.
Customizable Design: With options to customize the length and sleeves, you have the freedom to tailor the cardigan to your personal style and preferences, creating a garment that fits you perfectly.
two images showing the side aspect of a crochet cardigan, one image shows styled on a mannequin and the second, the same cardigan styled on a woman

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two images showing the same cardigan styled on a mannequin and worn by a woman

How the cardigan pattern is worked

My crochet cardigan is worked in one piece using the Block Stitch pattern throughout (also known as Brick Stitch).  The Block Stitch is an easy two-row repeat.

close up of the crochet block stitch
Block Stitch
  • Starting at the hem, the cardigan is worked to the underarm.  This part of the pattern is flexible and where you can change the number of rows to customize the length.  If you prefer a longer silhouette work more stitch pattern repeats or for a cropped length, less repeats.  The lower piece ends on a row 4 repeat in preparation for splitting for the fronts and back.
  • The cardigan pattern then divides for the right front, back and left front.  I’ve used minimal shaping for the left and right fronts and this decrease is achieved by working stitches together.
  • The sleeves are worked directly onto the garment.  Yarn is rejoined underarm and the first row makes use of the chain spaces at the end of rows from the top piece to continue the block stitch.  The pattern is written for bracelet length sleeves but you can also customize the length to your own preference.  I find this particularly helpful if the length of your arms is different from standard body measurements (mine are shorter!).  For a longer sleeve, repeat the two-rows; for three-quarters or short-sleeves work less repeats. Try your cardigan on until you reach the length you’re happy with.  The sleeves end on a row 3 repeat.  I haven’t worked a cuff on this cardigan but the edges are tidied up with a round of slip stitches.
  • I’ve kept the edging around the fronts and back of the neck simple.   A row of UK double crochet / US single crochet followed by a row of UK half treble crochet / US half double crochet and finally, repeating the first row.  This is all that’s needed to give a professional finish.
Process photos of crocheting and assembling a cardigan. 1) from hem to undearm 2) dividing for the fronts and backs 3) sewing the shoulder seams 4) crocheting the sleeves and 5) edging

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Yarn Choices

I like the tagline on Drops Belle – ‘Everyday Luxury’ – it does give my cardigan a feel of luxury and at a great price!

I’ve mentioned before I like working with blended yarns and Drops Belle is a DK-weight that consists of a blend of cotton (53%), viscose (33%) and linen (14%).  This makes it an all-year yarn that is breathable.  The blend has given my cardigan a delicate texture and shine.  A touch of class!

There are 20 colours available.  I used 02 (off white) for this project. For Carnation Kisses, my lacy summer cardigan, I worked off white with old pink. They look great together!

For a list of yarn substitutions, have a browse on YarnSub.

Drops Belle Care Instructions

Machine wash using a gentle cycle program at 30ºC. Only use detergents without enzymes and optical brighteners.

Don’t leave the garment to soak/wet in the washing machine for a long period of time.

To dry the garment, shape it and lay it flat – do not hang – ideally on a warm bathroom floor or on top of a drying rack in a room with good air circulation. Never dry the garment in direct sunlight.

Don’t tumble dry.

Unevenness in the garment will even out after washing.

A woman is standing with her arms out to the side.  She is wearing a cream cardigan, light gray tee and grey jeans

Cardigan Pattern Notes

  • Block Stitch is worked in multiples of 3 plus 3
  • Sizes are written thus S, (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
  • Stitch repeats are denoted with *
  • Chain 1 counts as a UK double crochet / US single crochet
  • Chain 2 (turning chain) counts as a UK treble crochet / US double crochet
  • Make sure you have the same number of stitches for each sleeve
  • Sleeve rounds are joined with a slip stitch
  • Don’t forget to turn sleeves at the end of a round

Skill Level

Easy

Supplies and Materials

  • 4mm /  G/6 Crochet Hook
  • Drops Belle DK; 1273, (1423, 1614, 1775, 1953, 2092, 2313, 2456) yds
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
4 images showing a cardigan styled on a mannequin and a woman, process photo for dividing the fronts and back and a close up of the block stitch.  Text reads "one piece crochet cardigan"

Stitches and Abbreviations

UK Crochet TermsUS Crochet Terms
Double Crochet (dc)Single Crochet (sc)
Half Treble Crochet (htr)Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Treble Crochet (tr)Double Crochet (dc)
Treble 3 Together (tr3tog)Double 3 Together (dc3tog)
If you need help for how to work the stitches, browse my crochet stitch library
  • Chain = ch
  • Chain Space = ch-sp
  • Each = ea
  • Skip = sk
  • Repeat = rep
  • Remaining – rem
  • Right Side = RS
  • Slip Stitch – sl st
  • Stitch/es = st/s
  • Stitch Marker = st marker
  • Wrong Side = WS

Gauge

18 stitches and 12 rows on a 4mm / G6 hook = 10cm X 10cm

montage of four photos - 3 show a woman wearing a crochet cardigan and one the same cardigan styled on a mannequin

Measurements

Sizes are based on the guidance from the Craft Yarn Council.

Yarn amounts are approximate.

To Fit (inches)Actual Width (inches)Actual Length (inches)Sleeve Length (inches)Amount of Yarn (yards)
S 32 – 343822.5171273
M 36 – 384223171423
L 40 – 42462417.51614
XL 44 – 465024.517.51775
2X 48 – 505425181953
3X 52 – 545825182092
4X 56 – 58622618.52313
5X 60 – 62662618.52456

Note:  If you amend this pattern, you will need more or less yarn that stated. 

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Included in the crochet cardigan pattern is:

  • how the pattern is worked
  • pattern notes
  • clear written instructions
Montage - two images show the front and side view of a cardigan styled on a mannequin, a third image shows a woman wearing the same cardigan with her arms out.  Two further images show process photos 1) working the hem to the undearm and 2) dividing for the fronts and back.  Text reads " easy woman cardigan"

Larissa Crochet Cardigan Pattern Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Lower Panel

With 4mm hook

Ch 174, (192, 213, 231, 249, 267, 285, 303)

Row 1 (RS): tr in 3rd ch from hook, tr in ea ch across, ch1, turn

Row 2: dc in base of 1st st, ch2, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch2, * rep across ending with dc in last st, ch2 turn

Row 3: *3tr in ch2-sp, * rep to last st, tr in last st, ch1, turn

Row 4: dc in base of 1st st, ch2, *dc in sp bet 3tr, ch2, * rep across, ending with dc in last st, ch2, turn

(Rows 3 and 4 complete block stitch pattern)

Row 5 to 48: rep rows 3 and 4

Adjusting Length: if you prefer a cropped or longer cardigan, the amount of row 3 and 4 repeats is where you’ll need to adjust. The number of rows above in the lower panel is the cardigan’s length from the hem to the armhole.  Measure underarm to the hem and work rows 3 and 4 (ending on a row 4) to the length you want. This will not affect the front of the cardigan.

Divide for Fronts and Back

Right Front

Row 49: rep row 3 for 42, (48, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 69) sts, tr in next dc, sk ch2-sp and place a st marker in the next dc, ch1, turn leaving rem sts unworked

Row 50: rep row 4

Row 51: tr3tog, rep row 3

Row 52: rep row 4 to last ch2-sp, dc in last ch2-sp, ch2, turn

Row 53: rep row 3

Row 54 – 67, (69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81) rep rows 50 to 53

Fasten off leaving a long tail to shew the shoulder seam

Back

Rejoin yarn at st marker, ch2

Row 49: rep row 3 for 81, (87, 96, 102, 114, 126, 132, 144) sts, tr in next dc, sk ch2-sp, place a st marker in the next dc, ch1, turn leaving rem sts unworked

Row 50 – 67, (69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81): rep rows 4 and 3

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Left Front

Rejoin yarn at st marker, ch2

Row 49: rep row 3

Row 50: rep row 4

Row 51: rep row 3 to last ch2-sp, tr3tog in last ch2-sp

Row 52: rep row 4

Row 53: rep row 3

Row 54 – 67, (69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81) rep rows 50 to 53

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the shoulder seam

Working on WS, lay out cardigan and fold over fronts, lining up the fronts with the back.

Sew both shoulder seams

Weave in ends

Sleeves

Working on RS, rejoin yarn underarm with a sl st in ch2-sp, ch2

Round 1 (setting up round): *3tr in ea ch2 row sp, * rep to end, join with sl st, ch1, turn

Round 2: rep row 4 of block stitch pattern

Round 3: rep row 3 of block stitch pattern

Round 4: rep row 4 of block stitch pattern

Round 5 – 20: rep rounds 3 and 4

Round 21:  tr3tog, rep round 3 to last ch2-sp, tr3tog in last ch2-sp, ch1

Round 22: dc in base of 1st st, ch1, sk tr3tog, dc in next ch2-sp, rep round 4 to last ch-sp, dc in ch-sp, ch1, join with sl st

Round 23: rep round 3

Round 24: rep round 4

Round 25: rep round 21

Round 26: rep round 22

Round 27 – 39, (39, 39, 39, 41, 41, 41, 41): rep rounds 3 and 4 ending with round 3

Do not fasten off

Sleeve Edging

Ch1, sl st in ea st around, join with sl st

Fasten off

Rep instructions for the other sleeve

Finishing Off – Edging

Working on RS, rejoin yarn at right front hem

Row 1: Ch1, dc evenly up right front, along the back of the neck and down the left front to the hem, ch2, turn

Row 2: htr in ea st around, ch1, turn

Row 3: dc in ea st across.

Fasten off

Weave in ends

Congratulations!  Your cardigan is finished and after blocking is ready to wear.

A cardigan is worn by a woman showing the back view and the same cardigan is styled on a mannequin showing the same aspect

Larissa Crochet Cardigan Pattern Instructions US Crochet Terms

Lower Panel

With 4mm/G6 hook

Ch 174, (192, 213, 231, 249, 267, 285, 303)

Row 1 (RS): dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in ea ch across, ch1, turn

Row 2: sc in base of 1st st, ch2, *sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch2, * rep across ending with sc in last st, ch2 turn

Row 3: *3dc in ch2-sp, * rep to last st, dc in last st, ch1, turn

Row 4: sc in base of 1st st, ch2, *sc in sp bet 3dc, ch2, * rep across, ending with sc in last st, ch2, turn

(Rows 3 and 4 complete block stitch pattern)

Row 5 to 48: rep rows 3 and 4

Adjusting Length: if you prefer a cropped or longer cardigan, the amount of row 3 and 4 repeats is where you’ll need to adjust. The number of rows above in the lower panel is the cardigan’s length from the hem to the armhole.  Measure underarm to the hem and work rows 3 and 4 (ending on a row 4) to the length you want. This will not affect the front of the cardigan.

Divide for Fronts and Back

Right Front

Row 49: rep row 3 for 42, (48, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 69) sts, dc in next sc, sk ch2-sp and place a st marker in the next sc, ch1, turn leaving rem sts unworked

Row 50: rep row 4

Row 51: dc3tog, rep row 3

Row 52: rep row 4 to last ch2-sp, sc in last ch2-sp, ch2, turn

Row 53: rep row 3

Row 54 – 67, (69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81) rep rows 50 to 53

Fasten off leaving a long tail to shew the shoulder seam

Back

Rejoin yarn at st marker, ch2

Row 49: rep row 3 for 81, (87, 96, 102, 114, 126, 132, 144) sts, dc in next sc, sk ch2-sp, place a st marker in the next sc, ch1, turn leaving rem sts unworked

Row 50 – 67, (69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81): rep rows 4 and 3

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Left Front

Rejoin yarn at st marker, ch2

Row 49: rep row 3

Row 50: rep row 4

Row 51: rep row 3 to last ch2-sp, dc3tog in last ch2-sp

Row 52: rep row 4

Row 53: rep row 3

Row 54 – 67, (69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81) rep rows 50 to 53

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the shoulder seam

Working on WS, lay out cardigan and fold over fronts, lining up the fronts with the back.

Sew both shoulder seams

Weave in ends

Sleeves

Working on RS, rejoin yarn underarm with a sl st in ch2-sp, ch2

Round 1 (setting up round): *3dc in ea ch2 row sp, * rep to end, join with sl st, ch1, turn

Round 2: rep row 4 of block stitch pattern

Round 3: rep row 3 of block stitch pattern

Round 4: rep row 4 of block stitch pattern

Round 5 – 20: rep rounds 3 and 4

Round 21:  dc3tog, rep round 3 to last ch2-sp, dc3tog in last ch2-sp, ch1

Round 22: sc in base of 1st st, ch1, sk dc3tog, sc in next ch2-sp, rep round 4 to last ch-sp, sc in ch-sp, ch1, join with sl st

Round 23: rep round 3

Round 24: rep round 4

Round 25: rep round 21

Round 26: rep round 22

Round 27 – 39, (39, 39, 39, 41, 41, 41, 41): rep rounds 3 and 4 ending with round 3

Do not fasten off

Sleeve Edging

Ch1, sl st in ea st around, join with sl st

Fasten off

Rep instructions for the other sleeve

Finishing Off – Edging

Working on RS, rejoin yarn at right front hem

Row 1: Ch1, sc evenly up right front, along the back of the neck and down the left front to the hem, ch2, turn

Row 2: hdc in ea st around, ch1, turn

Row 3: sc in ea st across.

Fasten off

Weave in ends

Congratulations!  Your cardigan is finished and after blocking is ready to wear.

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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