A new easy cardigan crochet pattern, the Cloud Cardigan, is now a balloon sleeve cardigan pattern available in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry. Read all about the fun construction, cozy mohair yarn below or grab the pattern here.
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Wrap yourself in clouds with the cozy Cloud Cardigan crochet pattern!
The cardigan is designed with an oversized fit in mind, providing you with maximum coziness and a stylishly casual look. Best of all, the pattern is beginner-friendly, making it ideal for those new to the world of crochet, as well as seasoned crafters on the hunt for a simple yet gratifying project.
The easy cardigan crochet pattern utilizes fluffy, cozy mohair yarn held double, ensuring a plush, cloud-like softness that you’ll love wrapping yourself in. The charming knit ribbing look adds a dash of sophistication while still being crafted entirely of crochet, surprising everyone when you reveal it’s not actually knitted!
The Cloud Cardigan Crochet Pattern is a size-inclusive crochet pattern, ranging from XS to 5XL. It is worked in simple panels that are then sewn together, making it a straightforward and enjoyable project.
Cloud Cardigan Crochet Pattern Easy Construction
The Cloud Cardigan is worked in panels sewed together. The body is worked in one panel from side to side (instead of the more traditional bottom-up/top-down construction). Similarly, the sleeves are worked lengthwise. This allows to get the faux ribbing effect lengthwise.
The cuffs are worked on the side of the sleeves before assembling the sleeves with the cardigan body.
The front panel’s border and bottom border are then worked at the same time in the round to finish off the cardigan.
Downloadable Cloud Cardigan Crochet Pattern Easy
The Cloud Cardigan crochet pattern is now available in German (and English) on Hobbii. Get it here.
What You’ll Need to Make the Oversized Crochet Cardigan Pattern
- 5 mm / US H – 8 hook.
- Hobbii Friends Kid Silk (lace weight (1), 72% mohair, 25% silk, 3% wool, 200m/219yd, 25g/0.9oz) held double in color Dark Denim 81: 12 (13, 14, 15, 17) (18, 20, 21, 22) skeins.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
Allergic too wool / mohair? You still have synthetic yarns that mimic the look & feel of mohair like for example, Hobbii Fluffy Day: hobbii.nl/fluffy-day. No need to hold it double to substitute for the double strand of mohair.
Balloon Sleeve Cardigan Pattern Sizes
The mohair crochet sweater pattern is available in the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Sizes are written as XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the L size.
The easy crochet cardigan pattern is designed with a loose fit, 5 – 10 cm / 2” to 4” ease at the bust.
Below are the final cardigan measurements for the different sizes.
- XS: bust 80 cm / 31.5”, armhole depth 18 cm / 7.25”
- S: bust 90 cm / 35.5”, armhole 19 cm / 7.5”
- M: bust 105 cm / 41.25”, armhole 20 cm / 7.75”
- L: bust 110 cm / 43.25”, armhole 21 cm / 8.5”
- XL: bust 122 cm / 48”, armhole 23 cm / 9”
- 2XL: bust 132 cm / 52”, armhole 24 cm / 9.5”
- 3XL: bust 142 cm / 56”, armhole 25 cm / 10”
- 4XL: bust 152 cm / 59.75”, armhole 26 cm / 10.5”
- 5XL: bust 163 cm / 64.25”, armhole 27 cm / 10.75”
The cardigan length is 72 cm / 28” for all sizes.
To adjust the length increase / decrease the starting chain of the body (make sure to adjust your yarn requirements accordingly).
The gauge for this pattern, in dc, is 16 st by 12 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square.
Difficulty Level & Stitches Used
The oversized crochet cardigan pattern is beginner friendly.
This pattern uses US notations. The following stitches are used in the easy crochet cardigan pattern:
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
Outside of the stitches listed above, the only techniques used are:
- Working in the back loop only
- Working in the 3rd loop
- Picking up stitches along the row edge
Tips & Tricks
- To sew the panels together, for the most discrete seams I used the knitting technique for invisible seams for ribbing. If you’re not familiar with this technique, this video tutorial will help you.