Cropped and short sleeves, this free crochet cardigan pattern is perfect for any season, but especially when it is warmer out! I loved working on this project and coming up with just the right proportions and length for this piece! Shorter in the front and longer in the back, this cardigan is sure to add some flare to any wardrobe! Made with Lion Brand's Comfy Cotton this cardigan is super soft and falls wonderfully on any frame!
Summer is wrapping up, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited. Fall means warm soups, cozy blankets, chilly mornings, and an excuse to break out all of my favorite layers. With cooler weather on the brain, this Cute Flare Sleeve Cardigan was conceived. I wanted to create a cardigan that was a little bit different and that would be perfect for the beginning of Fall without being too heavy. Thus, this cardigan has a relaxed, boxy fit with cute, ¾ length flare sleeves that you can throw over a tank or tee for a little extra warmth, or wear as your main outerwear layer.
The Olivia Sweater is a stunning and so simple crochet pattern that is worked in panels on a bias to form the v shaped color blocking. It is the perfect sweater to throw on and instantly look put together. /PATTERN DETAILS • Sizes XS to 5XL (detailed below) • Easy level • Worked in panels on the bias to achieve the color block V • Techniques used / Special stitches: Full explanations are given in the pattern. • US crochet notations • Illustrated step-by-step photos /MATERIALS • 3.5 mm / US E – 4 hook. • Katia Cotton Mohair (fine weight (2), 70% GOTS Organic Cotton, 30% Mohair Superkid, 225m/246yd, 50g/1.75oz) in: o Red (81) (color A): 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins o Mint green (77) (color B): 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins o Stone Grey (72) (color C): 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. /SIZES Pictures illustrate the S size. The sweater is designed with a close fit, 0 – 5 cm / 0” to 2” ease at the bust. Below are the final cardigan measurements for the different sizes. • XS: bust 75 cm / 29.5” • S: bust 88 cm / 34.5” • M: bust 95 cm / 37.5” • L: bust 104 cm / 41” • XL: bust 116 cm / 45.5” • 2XL: bust 128 cm / 50.5” • 3XL: bust 134 cm / 52.75” • 4XL: bust 146 cm / 57.5” • 5XL: bust 161 cm / 63.5” The sweater is 64 cm / 25” long. To adjust the length increase / decrease the length of the color B section for the front and back panels (make sure to adjust your yarn requirements accordingly).
"The Retro Cropped Cardi is a vintage-inspired little jacket, designed to keep you feeling warm and looking great! If you’ve never made a sweater before, do not fear. Easy stitches and shaping make this a great pattern for beginner garment makers. The main stitch is the extended single crochet – and there is a video tutorial for the stitch included below! Prefer a longer, “non-cropped” sweater? Just add more rows to each piece – just remember to add the same number of rows to the back and both fronts! The Retro Cropped Cardigan is just that easy. Do also remember to add that extra length into your side seams, and purchase additional yarn if needed. And if you prefer a different sleeve style, instructions for that are included too!"
This Cropped Cardigan has been designed and tested for sizes XS through to 5XL! The back and two front pieces are made separately and then joined together after they are made. The inside ribbing is done at the end! It’s mostly double crochet stitches so this pattern works up super quickly for a last minute addition to your wardrobe! The Cropped Cardigan is the perfect accessory in the summer. Great to add for an extra layer in the evening without adding too much. It’s a great quick addition for your wardrobe since double crochet stitches are the main stitch used and the fact that this cropped cardigan is half the size of a normal sweater!