Stunning Crochet Coatigan – free crochet pattern

This is a free crochet coatigan pattern I designed as a size inclusive pattern in XS-5XL. With fitted waistline and flared out skirt, this will be your go to crochet coatigan.


What is a crochet coatigan?

We all like to mix things up sometimes, don’t we? Hybrid cars, salted caramel, sweet and sour chicken… Well this is exactly what crochet coatigan is! It is a cardigan and coat hybrid. This beautiful crochet jacket is thinner and lighter than winter coat. Yet it is much warmer than a spring crochet cardigan. It is most suitable for the transitional weather between seasons when it is too warm to wear a thick coat but way too cold to go without a top layer.

I love the fur collar which adds warmth to the finished garment. However, the flared skirt keeps it light an airy for spring. The waistline is fitted and brought in to give this spring crochet coatigan a lovely shape that showcases your curves. I have also added pockets because every good coat has pockets, right?

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Yarn I used for my crochet coatigan

I love the choice of yarn! I used Women’s Institute Aran Tweed in Marl for my crochet coatigan. This yarn comes in 400g balls and is a real bargain. Surprisingly, you can get 3 balls of this superb yarn for just a little over £20 when it is on 3 for 2 offer. Alternatively, any aran/worsted weight yarn would work just as good. I added a faux fur collar to finish off my crochet coatigan. I used Sirdar Alpine in Sable. Faux fur yarn can be a bit tricky to work with. However, you can easily feel the top of the stitch where you need to place your hook.

spring crochet cardigan and coat hybrid

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MATERIALS USED FOR CROCHET COATIGAN

  • Women’s Institute Aran Tweed yarn (aran/worsted weight; 600 m per 400 g ball; 97% Acrylic, 3% Viscose) x 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls in Marl OR 980 (1070, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1750, 1850) g of substitute yarn
  • Sirdar Alpine (super chunky/fashion faux fur yarn; 33 m per 50 g ball; 100% polyester) x 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls in Sable
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Three 30 mm buttons
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

CROCHET COATIGAN FINISHED SIZE

SizesChest circumference Waist circumferenceSleeve length from underarm
XS86 cm/34”71 cm/28”45.75 cm/18”
S96 cm/38”77.5 cm/30.5”45.75 cm/18”
M106 cm/42”86 cm/34”49.5 cm/19.5”
L116 cm/46”96.5 cm/38”49.5 cm/19.5”
XL127 cm/50”106.5 cm/42”49.5 cm/19.5”
2XL137 cm/54”116.5 cm/46”50.75 cm/20”
3XL147 cm/58”124 cm/49”50.75 cm/20”
4XL157 cm /62”129 cm/51”52 cm/20.5”
5XL168 cm/66”137 cm/54”52 cm/20.5”

The coatdigan has been designed with 10 cm positive ease to allow for the thickness of clothing underneath. The model is size 10-12 UK and is wearing sample size M in the photo, bust measurement 96 cm.

TENSION 

13.5 st x 8 rows measured over linked dc stitch = 10 x 10 cm 

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

sc- single crochet

sc blo- single crochet worked through back loop only

LDC- linked double crochet 

Note: to work the first LDC of the row – 3 ch, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop, insert hook into the first LDC st at the bottom of 3 ch, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice to finish off the first LDC. Follow these instructions to begin each LDC row. 

inv LDC2tog– work the following 2 stitches together using LDC using the invisible decrease inserting hook through both front loops only at the same time and working 1 LDC

dc- double crochet

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE. 

CROCHET COATIGAN PATTERN NOTES

PLEASE NOTE- THERE HAVE BEEN SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS MADE TO THIS PATTERN TO IMPROVE IT FOR A BETTER FIT (THE FRONT BUTTON BANDS AND WAISTLINE HEM), THEREFOR THE FINISHED PHOTOS DIFFER SLIGHTLY. 

  • Written pattern for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) with each size instructions written out respectively throughout the pattern
  • LDC stitch used throughout the pattern shows better on solid or tweed yarn rather than variegated 
  • The pattern starts with working the back panel first starting at the waistline working toward the shoulders
  • The front panels are worked straight onto the back panel without fastening off from the shoulders down to the waistline in two separate pieces
  • When referring to the front panel right and left it is as if yo are wearing the garment, so right half is on the right as if worn
  • Front and back panels are then sewn up at the sides
  • Next step is to create a button band on both sides of the front panels which is worked in sc blo
  • Pattern continues with working the bottom hem around the front and back panels which becomes the waistline, this hem is worked in sc blo rows

PATTERN NOTES CONTINUED

  • The bodice is finished off with working the fur collar round the neckline in rows of dc stitch
  • The sleeves are worked straight onto the main body around the armhole opening created when the sides are sewn up
  • They are worked in rows and sewn up at the end after completing the cuff
  • They are full length sleeves, slightly tapered towards the wrist
  • Sleeve cuff is worked afterwards straight onto the sleeve at 90 degree angle in sc blo rows
  • The bottom skirt of the coatdigan is worked into end stitches of the hem band at the waistline
  • There are 4 increase points evenly spaced out throughout the skirt, 2 at the front and 2 at the back
  • The skirt is then split into 3 parts worked separately for 7 rows to create 2 openings for pockets
  • All 3 parts are then joined back together to add length to the skirt
  • Each row of the skirt increases by 8 sts (2 sts at each increase point)

CROCHET COATIGAN MAIN PATTERN

BACK PANEL

Chain 51 (55, 61, 69, 75, 83, 87, 91, 95).

Note: to work the first LDC on the foundation row- insert hook into 2nd ch from the hook, pull up loop, miss next ch, insert hook into next ch and pull up loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice to finish off the LDC st.

Row 1: 1 LDC in each st across, turn. 48 (52, 58, 66, 72, 80, 84, 88, 92) LDC

Row 2: 2 LDC into first st, 1 LDC across to last, 2 LDC into last st, turn. 50 (54, 60, 68, 74, 82, 86, 90, 94) LDC

Repeat Row 1 – Row 2 another 4 (6, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 0, 0) times. 

4XL and 5XL SIZES ONLY

Repeat Row 2 only another 8 (10) times. 58 (66, 72, 78, 86, 92, 98, 106, 114) LDC

ALL SIZES

Repeat Row 1 another 23 (20, 22, 24, 22, 24, 22, 28, 27) times. 58 (66, 72, 78, 86, 92, 98, 106, 114) LDC

Do not fasten off, continue with front panel.

FRONT PANEL RIGHT HALF 

Row 1: 18 (21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 34, 38, 41) LDC, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. 18 (21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 34, 37, 41) LDC

Row 2: 2 LDC in first st, 1 LDC to end, turn. 19 (22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 39, 42) LDC

Row 3: 1 LDC across, turn. 

Repeat Row 2 – Row 3 another 8 (8, 9, 10, 9, 10, 9, 12, 11) times. 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 44, 51, 53) LDC

Repeat Row 2 another 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1) times. 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 45, 51, 54) LDC

XS SIZE ONLY

Repeat Row 3 another 3 times.28 LDC

Row 24: 1 LDC across until last 2 sts, 1 inv LDC2tog, turn. 27 LDC

Row 25: 1 LDC across, turn. 

Repeat Row 24 – Row 25 another 4 times. 23 LDC

Fasten off.

S, L SIZES ONLY

Row 21 (25): 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 30 (36) LDC

Row 22 (26): 1 LDC across, turn. 

Repeat last 2 rows another 6 (5) more times. 24 (31) LDC

Fasten off.

M, XL, 2XL, 3XL SIZES ONLY

Row 23 (23, 25, 23): 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 33 (39, 42, 44) LDC

Row 24 (24, 26, 24): 2 LDC in first st, 1 LDC to end, turn. 34 (40, 43, 45) LDC

Repeat last 2 rows 0 (0, 1, 2) more times. 34 (40, 43, 45) LDC

Row 25 (25, 29, 29):  1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 33 (39, 42, 44) LDC

Row 26 (26, 30, 30): 1 LDC across, turn. 33 (39, 42, 44) LDC

Repeat last 2 rows another 5 (5, 3, 3) times. 28 (34, 39, 41) LDC

Fasten off. 

4XL SIZE ONLY

Row 28: 2 LDC in first st, 1 LDC to last 2 sts, 1 inv LDC2tog, turn. 51 LDC

Row 29: 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 50 LDC

Row 30: 1 LDC to last 2 sts, 1 inv LDC2tog, turn. 49 LDC

Repeat Row 29 – Row 30 another 3 times. 43 LDC

Row 37: 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 42 LDC

Row 38: 1 LDC across. 42 LDC 

Fasten off. 

5 XL SIZE ONLY

Row 27: 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 54 LDC

Row 28: 2 LDC in first st, 1 LDC to last 2 sts, 1 inv LDC2tog, turn. 54 LDC

Row 29: 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC to end, turn. 53 LDC

Row 30: 1 LDC to last 2 sts, 1 inv LDC2tog, turn. 52 LDC

Repeat Row 29 – Row 30 another 4 times. 44 LDC

Row 39: 1 LDC across. 44 LDC

Fasten off. 

FRONT PANEL LEFT HALF 

Join yarn on the other side of the back panel and repeat instructions as for the right half. Fasten off. 

Line up the front panels with the back panel. Using yarn needle sew up the sides starting at the bottom (waist) working up towards the armholes. Sew up the sides leaving the last 13 (14, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19, 21, 21) rows at the top of each the front and back panel open to create the armhole opening. 

FRONT BUTTON BANDS

You will start by working a row of sc around the LDC sts around the front neckline opening. Join yarn in bottom corner of right front half.

Row 1: 2 sc around each end stitch of each row, 1 sc in each st of the back panel around the neck opening, 2 sc around each end st of second front half. 154 (160, 170, 172, 172, 174, 174, 184, 188) sc

Do not fasten off.

LEFT BUTTON BAND

With yarn still attached chain 8. 

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch of the foundation chain just made, sl st to same st on the main body, sl st into next st on main body, turn. 7 sc

Row 2: 1 ch, 6 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 7 sc

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 6 sc blo, (sl st to next st on main body) twice, turn. 7 sc

Repeat Row 2 – 3 until you have 30 (31, 33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 34, 35) rows in total. Fasten off.

RIGHT BUTTON BAND

Join yarn in the bottom stitch on the other front half and chain 8. Repeat pattern as for LEFT BUTTON BAND creating button holes on 2nd row for all sizes, then on row 13 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16) and last buttonhole on row 29 (30, 32, 32,  32, 32, 32, 33, 35).

To create a buttonhole- work 2 sc, 3 ch, miss 3 sts, 2 sc. 

Fasten off. 

Sew the three buttons on the opposite side.

FAUX FUR COLLAR

Join faux fur yarn in 3rd sc stitch of the last row of the button band.

Row 1: working into sc sts around the neckline opening (not the button band), (1 dc, miss next st) around, sl st to 3rd sc of the last row of the button band on the other side, turn. 

Row 2: 3 ch, sl st to last sc of the button band, 1 dc in each st around, sl st into last sc of the button band on the other side, turn.

Row 3: 3 ch, 2 dc in the same st at the bottom of 3 ch, 1 dc around until last st, 2 dc into last st, turn.

Repeat Row 3 another 3 times. Fasten off. 

WAISTLINE HEM 

Join yarn in first st of the button band at the bottom of the front panel and chain 8. 

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch of the foundation chain just made, sl st to same st on the main body, sl st into next st on main body, turn. 7 sc

Row 2: 1 ch, 6 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 7 sc

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 6 sc blo, (sl st to next st on main body) twice, turn. 7 sc

Repeat Row 2 – Row 3 around the waist at the bottom. 108 (114, 128, 142, 154, 172, 180, 186, 194) rows of sc blo in total.

Fasten off. 

SLEEVES

Join yarn at the bottom of the armhole opening. You will work 2 LDC around end st of each row. 

Row 1: 2 LDC around end st of each row around the armhole opening, turn. 52 (56, 64, 68, 68, 72, 76, 84, 84) LDC

Row 2: 1 LDC in each st across, turn. 

Row 3: 1 inv LDC2tog, 1 LDC in each st across until last 2, 1 inv LDC2tog, turn. 50 (54, 62, 66, 66, 70, 74, 82, 82) LDC

Row 4-5: 1 LDC across, turn. 

Repeat Row 3 – Row 5 another 9 (9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) times.

Repeat Row 3 another 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) times. 30 (34, 40, 44, 44, 46, 50, 56, 56) LDC

Do not fasten off.

SLEEVE CUFFS

With yarn still attached chain 6. 

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch of the foundation chain just made, sl st to same st on the sleeve, sl st into next st on sleeve, turn. 5 sc

Row 2: 1 ch, 4 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 5 sc

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 4 sc blo, (sl st to next st on sleeve) twice, turn. 5 sc

Repeat Row 2 – 3 across all the sleeve stitches. 

Fasten off leaving very long tail. Using yarn needle and tail end sew the cuff and the sleeve together all the way up to the armpit.

BOTTOM SKIRT

Join yarn in first st at the bottom of the waistline hem, you will be working into end st of each row of the hem.

Row 1: 1 LDC around end st of each row, turn. 108 (114, 128, 142, 154, 172, 180, 186, 194) LDC

Row 2: work 13 (14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24) LDC, 3 LDC in next st placing stitch marker into middle st of the three, work 26 (27, 31, 35, 37, 42, 44, 45, 47) LDC, 3 LDC in next st placing marker into middle st of the three, work 26 ( 28, 32, 36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48) LDC, 3 LDC in next st placing stitch marker into middle st of the three, work 26 (27, 31, 35, 37, 42, 44, 45, 47) LDC, 3 LDC in next st placing stitch marker into middle st of the three, 1 LDC in each st to end, turn. 116 (122, 136, 150, 162, 180, 188, 194, 202) LDC

Note: to tame the curve of the increases you can replace 3 LDC in one stitch with 2-1-2 increase method- work 2 LDC into st before the marked stitch, 1 LDC into marked stitch, 2 LDC in next stitch. 

Row 3: *1 LDC across to next stitch marker, 3 LDC in marked stitch placing marker into middle st of the three; repeat from * across, 1 LDC in each st to end, turn. 124 (130, 144, 158, 170, 188, 196, 202, 210) LDC

RepeatRow 3 another 3 times. 148 (154, 168, 182, 194, 212, 220, 226, 234) LDC

Continue pattern with Pocket Openings.

POCKET OPENINGS 

FIRST FRONT PANEL

Row 7: 1 LDC across to next stitch marker, 3 LDC in marked stitch placing marker into middle st of the three; 1 LDC in each of the next 2 sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. 23 (25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35) LDC

Row 8: 1 LDC across to next stitch marker, 3 LDC in marked stitch placing marker into middle st of the three; 1 LDC to end, turn. 25 (27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37) LDC

Repeat Row 8 another 5 times. 35 (37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47) LDC

Fasten off.

BACK PANEL

Join yarn in next stitch on the main body to work around the back.

Row 7: *1 LDC across to next stitch marker, 3 LDC in marked stitch placing marker into middle st of the three; repeat from * across, 1 LDC in each st until last 21 (23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33) sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. 110 (112, 124, 136, 142, 158, 162, 166, 172) LDC

Repeat Row 7 another 6 times. 134 (136, 148, 160, 166, 182, 186, 190, 196) LDC

Fasten off.

SECOND FRONT PANEL

Join yarn in next stitch on the main body to create the second pocket opening.

Row 7: 1 LDC across to next stitch marker, 3 LDC in marked stitch placing marker into middle st of the three; 1 LDC to end, turn. 23 (25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35) LDC

Repeat Row 7 another 6 times. 35 (37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47) LDC

Do not fasten off.

Note: the following row is a joining row meaning you are going to join all 3 separate panels back into one continuous panel. After working across first panel simply continue working across next etc.

Row 14: *1 LDC across to next stitch marker, 3 LDC in marked stitch placing marker into middle st of the three; repeat from * across, 1 LDC in each st to end, turn. 212 (218, 232, 246, 258, 276, 284, 290, 298) LDC

Repeat Row 14 another 16 times or until you reach the desired length. 340 (346, 360, 374, 386, 404, 412, 426) LDC

Fasten off.

POCKETS CUFFS (repeat on both sides)

Join yarn leaving longer tail at the top of the pocket opening on the side closer to the middle of the garment. Evenly distribute 18 sc sts across each side of the opening working around the end st of each row, sl st to first st. 36 sc

You will work the pocket cuff on the side that is closer to the middle of the garment. 

With yarn still attached chain 6. 

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch of the foundation chain just made, sl st through front loop only into same st on the pocket opening, sl st through front loop only into next st on the pocket opening, turn. 5 sc

Row 2: 1 ch, 4 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 5 sc

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 4 sc blo, (sl st through front loop only into next st on the pocket opening) twice, turn. 5 sc

Repeat Row 2 – 3 until you have 18 rows in total. 

Fasten off leaving longer tail.

Lay the pocket cuff flat onto the main body. Using yarn needle and yarn tail ends sew the pocket cuff onto the main body across the first and last short row of the cuff.

POCKETS

Working on the wrong side of the coatdigan join yarn in the sc st of the pocket opening. You will work in rounds of sc around the opening using back loops of the sc sts used for the pocket cuff.

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc in each st around, sl st to first st. 36 sc

Repeat Rnd 1 another 19 times or as many times as you wish to make the pockets deep enough. Fold the bottom of the pockets in half so they sit flat against the coatigan, slip stitch or sew the bottom of the pockets to close them up.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Sew in all ends.


THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY VERONIKA CROMWELL OF BLUE STAR CROCHET COMPANY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE, COPY, ALTER OR RESELL THIS PATTERN IN PART OR IN FULL AS YOUR OWN. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS PRODUCED FROM THIS PATTERN WITH A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PATTERN AND CREDIT TO ME AS THE DESIGNER. 

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