Floral Cardigan

white floral lacy crochet cardigan pattern for women

A new easy lacy crochet sweater pattern, the Floral Cardigan, is now available in my Etsy & Ravelry shops. Read all about the inspiration for this crochet summer cardigan pattern, the soft yarn, the cardigan construction and the easy crochet flower lace below.

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The Inspiration For the Lacy Crochet Sweater Pattern

My Fleur Sweater, a well-loved previous design of mine, is a love letter to blooming flowers, an ode to Spring’s florals and a refreshing reminder of the brighter days ahead. This spring I felt inspired to brush up on this classic design to tweak it so that I could present you its cousin, the Floral Cardigan. This new design is a lacy crochet cardigan pattern that features a similar flower lace stitch as the Fleur Sweater.

Don’t worry, as striking as it may look, this adorable crochet lace design is still an easy project as I’ll provide you with all the needed charts and written explications.

May flowers are peeking through the surface at last and putting bright smiles on everyone’s faces. Similarly, the Floral Cardigan is ready to emerge from your hooks and bring you and your loved ones its blossoming joy.

backside view of an oatmeal colored flower lacy crochet cardigan

May Flowers Crochet Blog Hop

There is a new exciting crochet blog hop hosted by Stardust Gold Crochet! Everyday in May a different flower-themed pattern is showcased on the host’s blog. She put together a crew of 16 talented crochet designers to bring you these adorable May Flowers.

various crochet designs from the May Flowers Crochet Blog Hop

And guess what? Today is my featured day!!

On May 10th, 2024, my new lacy crochet sweater pattern, the Floral Cardigan, releases and you can grab the pdf at a 20% discount with the special May Flowers Crochet Blog Hop code. This discount is only valid for ONE day! Go get your CODE on the blog hop host page here and come back to my blog to get your discounted PDF of this lacy crochet cardigan pattern on Ravelry, on May 9th only.

The Flower Lace Stitch

This flower lace pattern is a simple combination of the basic stitches (ch, sc, dc, tr) and skipped stitches. Yes, you need to count a little to keep track of what you’re doing but after a few repeats it’s a breeze. Find out all about this lace stitch (including the chart!) at the bottom of this post.

close-up view of the flower lace stitch in white cotton

The Yarn Used for the Lacy Crochet Sweater Pattern

This lacy crochet sweater pattern is designed with the lovely Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/6 yarn. It is made out of 6 cotton threads spun together. Cotton is a great, strong, durable, breathable, absorbent, and lightweight natural fiber. So it’s a great choice for spring & summer makes!

Cotton yarn is also easy to take care of and blocks very well, making Friends Cotton 8/6 yarn so versatile that you can craft anything with it, including garments for babies through adults.

I especially like that Hobbii Friends Cotton 8/6 yarn comes in a complete range of shades that spans from bright to pastel and darker colors. This makes it easy to find exactly the color you are looking for to complement your style. The cherry on top is that cotton has a great stitch definition and works amazingly well with textured and lace stitches!

Lacy Crochet Cardigan Pattern Construction

This lacy crochet sweater pattern is worked in panels. The entire body is worked in one piece, from the bottom up then dividing the panel in 3 pieces to form both front panels and the back panel. You’ll sew the shoulder seams together to finish off the cardigan body.

The sleeves are then worked as separate pieces before getting sewed to the body. Both sleeves and the back panels are simple rectangles while the front sections have some shaping to form a beautiful v-neck cardigan shape. Charts as well as written instructions are included for these shaping sections.

Finally, you’ll add a ribbing edge all around the cardigan body with buttonholes to finish off your crochet summer cardigan.

side view of a white lacy crochet sweater pattern

Downloadable Lacy Crochet Summer Cardigan Pattern

PDF pattern preview for the Floral cardigan, a lacy crochet sweater pattern

Grab the printable PDF of the lacy crochet sweater pattern now in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

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Before you Start Your Lacy Crochet Sweater

Materials

Lacy Crochet Cardigan Size

The crochet summer cardigan is designed with a loose fit, 10 – 20 cm / 4” to 8” ease at the bust.

The lacy crochet sweater pattern is available in 9 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.

Below are the final lacy crochet sweater measures for the different sizes. 

  • Bust: 99 (106, 121, 128, 142) (149, 156, 171, 178) cm / 39 (42, 47.5, 50.5) (56, 58.75, 61.5, 67.25, 70)”
  • Upper arm circumference: 42 (42, 42, 49, 49) (49, 56, 56, 56) cm / 16.5 (16.5, 16.5, 19.5, 19.5) (19.5, 22.25, 22.25, 22.25)”
  • Length: 55 (55, 55, 60, 60) (60, 65, 65, 65) cm / 21.75 (21.75, 21.75, 23.5, 23.5) (23.5, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5)”

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern (blocked!), in flower lace pattern, is 14 st by 8 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm / 4” by 4” square. 

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sp = space
  • RS = Right Side

Notes for the Lacy Crochet Sweater Pattern

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch, 
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Special Stitches

Puff stitch (5 hdc puff worked all in one st) = yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop] 4 times, yo, pull through all 11 loops on the hook. (No ch to close)

Repeated Lace Patterns

All panels of the Floral Cardigan are made with this flower lace stitch. The stitch uses a multiple of 10 + 9 st.

For the visual crocheters here is the crochet chart for the flower lace stitch. Don’t worry, the lacy crochet cardigan pattern has it all written out for you too ;).

If you need help learning to read crochet charts, my online course Conquer Charts & Graphs is a great place to start!

crochet chart for the flower lace stitch

The Actual Floral Lacy Crochet Cardigan Pattern

You can buy the complete add-free PDF pattern from my Etsy & Ravelry shops.

free knitting and crochet cheatsheets

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