Ophelia Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Ophelia Cardigan Crochet Pattern

A new fall cardigan crochet pattern, the Ophelia Cardigan is featured in the Crochet Foundry Magazine. Read about this wonderful size-inclusive crochet magazine and how to get the Ophelia Cardigan pattern below.

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Cool fall days mean all things cozy and warm! I designed the Ophelia Cardigan not only for style but warmth.

The long cardigan makes it easy to wrap around yourself giving you all the coziness needed during the fall. I love to design garments that I enjoy wearing, and this cardigan I know will be a go-to this fall.

Perfect for cooler fall days, the Ophelia Cardigan will keep you warm and cozy with its knee-length and puff sleeves. Worked in panels from the bottom up, the easy colorwork speckling in the color block section gives it an extra touch of gentle feminity.

Crochet Foundry Magazine

While fall is synonymous with changing leaves and pumpkins, fall can also happen in the desert! The temperatures do fall at night and there are breezes that blow every now and then. And even though the sun shines, there may still be a chill to the air that just makes you want to wrap yourself up in coziness. The theme for this fall’s issue is DESERT BOHO.

In this issue, you will find gorgeous designs made using colors that represent the desert and have a boho flair. Each piece is unique and perfect for anyone with none being too bulky or overheating, making them perfect for the fall season, no matter where you live.

Ophelia Cardigan featured in the crochet foundry magazine

If you’re new to the Crochet Foundry Magazine, it’s a brilliant digital crochet magazine focussing on gorgeous size-inclusive designs. Each issue contains a selection of (brand-new & exclusive!) size-inclusive garments and accessories around a specific theme, designed by your favorite indie designers. But there’s more than just patterns, you get recipes, yarn substitutes, free crochet-a-longs, tips and tricks, styling inspiration and more.

What is included in the Fall issue of The Crochet Foundry Magazine?

Crochet foundry magazine fall issue sneakpeek
  • 7 Fall Garments (US terms, all size-inclusive XS to 5XL)
  • 4 Accessories
  • A style guide and custom fit guide so that you can get an idea of how to style your pieces, and how to customize them.
  • Desert Boho Recipes and DIY tutorial from each designer
  • Alternate yarn options for each design
  • Meet the Maker section of the 11 talented designers featured in this issue

The Yarn

The entire magazine is designed with beautiful WeCrochet yarn. For the Ophelia cardigan, I choose to work with their “Wool of the Andes Bulky” yarn.

Ophelia Cardigan Crochet Pattern close up view

This yarn is 100% Superwash wool, so it is perfect for a fall cardigan. Wool has an amazing capacity to regulate your body temperature. It will keep you warm without being too heavy! It’s soft, easy to care for and a delight to crochet with, what more can we ask?

Wool of the Andes Bulky comes in 26 gorgeous shades, which made it a perfect choice for this color block cardigan. So many gorgeous color combinations are possible!

What you’ll Need for the Ophelia Crochet Cardigan Duster

yarn and hook for the long crochet cardigan pattern
  • Wool of the Andes Bulky (100 g, 100% Superwash wool, 137 yd / 125 m). You will need:
    • Oyster heather: 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13)
    • Camel heather:  2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)
    • Persimmon heather: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

Long Cardigan Sizes

The crochet cardigan pattern is available in the following sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL size. Sizes are written as XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the Small size.

The cardigan is designed with a classic fit, 2” to 4” / 5 – 10 cm ease at the bust.

Below are the final cardigan dimensions for the different sizes. 

  • XS: bust 81 cm / 31.75”
  • S: bust 90 cm / 35.5”
  • M: bust 100 cm / 39.25”
  • L: bust 110 cm / 43.25”
  • XL: bust 124 cm / 48.75”
  • 2XL: bust 133 cm / 52.25”
  • 3XL: bust 143 cm / 56.25”
  • 4XL: bust 152 cm / 59.75”
  • 5XL: bust 162 cm / 63.75”
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