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Shipka Cardigan Crochet Along Design

The Shipka Cardigan is your new go-to cardigan for any occasion!

Pair it up with skinny jeans and comfortable t-shirt finished off with trainers or boots for a casual look. Wear it for a family walk, to the store or for a coffee date with your friends!

Dressing up for a special occasion like family dinner, thanksgiving or a dinner out? Pop the cardigan over your dress or skirt for a beautiful outfit which will get you all the compliments!

Regardless where and how you will wear your cardigan, wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to say “I have made it myself”?!

The pattern comes in nine sizes from XS – 5XL covering chest circumference between 34 – 65.5 inches (86.5 – 166.6 cm).

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Cardigan Crochet Along Details

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This is a super versatile crochet cardigan that you can finish just in time for the holiday season! Pair it with jeans for casual look or dress up with dresses or skirts!

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Free Cardigan Crochet Along Schedule

The Shipka Cardigan Crochet Along officially launches on November 13th, 2023  

Here are the dates if you would like to follow along with the Crochet Along dates, as we will be chatting about them on the Live Chats.

 There will be four sections released on the blog for the free version supported by ads. 

Section 1: November 13th – Bottom Hem & Main Body Panel

Section 2: November 20th – Splitting for Front Panels and Back Panel

Section 3: November 27th – Sleeves

Section 4: December 4th – Neckline & Finishing Touches

The pattern will be released on this page, so you can bookmark it for later.

shipka cardigan side view

Shipka Cardigan Crochet Along Materials

  • Mighty Stitch (208 yards per 100g ball; 80% acrylic, 20% super wash wool; worsted weight) x 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) balls in Palomino
  • or 1238 (1315, 1596, 1789, 1964, 2137, 2351, 2530, 2821) yards

“Mighty Stitch is a Superwash Superhero! A crafting powerhouse combining 20% Superwash Wool and 80% Acrylic, this yarn is perfect for garments, accessories, and blankets, too! When you need an easy-care yarn in a wide range of gorgeous hues, you’re sure to think, “Mighty Stitch to the Rescue!”

Gauge / Tension

main body stitch pattern:

3 stitch pattern repeats = 12 cm wide / 4.5 inch

10.5 rows of stitch pattern repeats = 10 cm / 4 inch

sleeve:

14 sts x 6.5 rounds = 10 x 10 cm measured over dc / 4 x 4 inch

neckline:

7 sts x 9 rows = 5 x 5 cm measured over hdc sl st / 2 x 2 inch

Main Body tension square pattern

For help with stitch pattern see charts below & watch the video tutorial for main body stitch pattern.

Chain 33.

Row 1: start in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch counts as dc), 1 dc in each ch across, turn. [31 dc]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc across, turn. [31sc]

Row 3:  3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last st, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 for pattern.

Crochet Cardigan Finished Sizes & Measurements

To pick the correct size, please measure your chest circumference.

Then look into the first column “TO FIT BUST” and choose the closest measurement.

The finished cardigan circumference is in the next column.

Subtract your chest measurement from the cardigan circumference and this will be the amount of positive ease you will have in your cardigan.

For less positive ease, please go down a size and vice versa.

Example: my chest measurement is 98 cm, I made size M which gives me cardigan circumference 102.5 cm – 98 cm = 4.5 cm positive ease.

shipka finished measurements in cm
shipka finished measurements in inches

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How to choose the right size guide

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc blo – single crochet worked through back loop only

dc- double crochet

FPdc – front post double crochet

yoh – yarn over hook

dc/FPdc2tog – work dc and FPdc together- yoh, insert hook in next st, yoh, pull up loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook around post of 3rd dc of 5dc-group 2 rows below, yoh, pull up a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh and pull through all 3 loops.

FPdc/dc2tog – work FPdc and dc together- yoh, insert hook around post of 3rd dc of 5dc-group 2 rows below, yoh, pull up loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook in next st, yoh, pull up a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh and pull through all 3 loops.

cardigan crochet slong main body stitch pattern

FPdc/dc/FPdc3tog- work FPdc, dc and FPdc together – yoh, insert hook around post of 1st dc of 5-dc group 2 rows below, yoh, pull up loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook into top of 3rd dc of 5-dc group, yoh, pull up loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook around post of 5th dc of 5-dc group 2 rows below, yoh, pull up a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops on hook, yoh and pull throough all 4 loops.

cardigan crochet slong sleeve stitch pattern

hdc – half double crochet

hdc sl st blo – half double crochet slip stitch worked through back loop only

prev – previous

rep – repeat

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

beg – beginning

PM – place a stitch marker into the indicated stitch

For help with stitch patterns see charts above or watch the video tutorials:

  1. for main body stitch patternhttps://youtu.be/3VQNGiD3rUs
  1. for sleeve stitch patternhttps://youtu.be/jF3hG_vMo40

Crochet Cardigan Pattern Notes

  • the cardigan is worked bottom up starting with the bottom hem that is worked in sc blo
  • the main panel is worked in one piece up to the armholes
  • you can adjust the length of the cardigan before you reach the armholes
  • once you reach armholes, you split the main panel into two front and back panels
  • the front panels are decreased at the neckline side to create a V neckline
  • you sew the panels at shoulder seams creating the main body of the cardigan and arm openings
  • the sleeves are worked directly onto the main body around the armhole opening
  • the sleeves are finished off with cuffs
  • the neckline is then worked around the main body in hdc sl st
  • to stop the neckline stretching out of proportion a row of sl st is added at the end
  • 3 ch at the beginning of the main body rows counts as first dc, do not start working into the st at the bottom of beginning 3 ch unless instructed to do so
  • the number of repeat instructions in brackets are the total number worked (and not in addition to the first repeat)
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Cardigan Crochet Along – Shipka Cardigan Main Pattern

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cardigan crochet along part 1

Bottom Hem

Chain 13.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the foundation row, turn. [12 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc, 10 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [12 sc]

Repeat Row 2 another 119 (131, 143, 155,  167, 191, 203, 215, 239) times.

Turn your work 90 degrees and continue working across the long edge of your bottom hem. You will be working around the end sc st of each row of the hem.

Main Body

Row 1: 3 ch (counts as first dc throughout), 1 dc around each end sc across the bottom hem, turn. [121 (133, 145, 157, 169, 193, 205,  217, 241) dc]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc across, turn. [121 (133, 145, 157, 169, 193, 205, 217, 241) sc]

Row 3: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last st, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 until you have 44 rows in total.

Note: you may wish to adjust the length of your cardigan at this point, work more/less rows until you reach your armholes, then continue with splitting the main panel.

cardigan crochet along part 2

Splitting the main panel sizes XS, M, XL, 2XL, 4XL, 5XL only

Right Front Half

Row 45: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 5 (-, 6, -, 7, 8, -, 9, 10) times in total, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. [31 (-, 37, -, 43, 49, -, 55, 61) sts]

Note: PM in last dc st of Row 44 you worked into as this is the stitch where you will rejoin yarn for the back panel.

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc across until last 2 sts, 1 sc2tog, turn. [30 (-, 36, -, 42, 48, -, 54, 60) sts]

Row 47: 2 ch + 1 dc in next (counts as first dc2tog), 1 dc in next st, PM, 1 dc in next st, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below, * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 4 (-, 5, -, 6, 7, -, 8, 9) times in total ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last st, turn. [29 (-, 35, -, 41, 47, -, 53, 59) sts]

Row 48: as Row 46. [28 (-, 34, -, 40, 46, -, 52, 58) sts]

Row 49: 2 ch + 1 dc in next (counts as first dc2tog), 1 FPdc/dc2tog around marked st, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below, * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 4 (-, 5, -, 6, 7, -, 8, 9) times in total ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last st, turn. [27 (-, 33, -, 39, 45, -, 51, 57) sts]

Row 50: as Row 46. [26 (-, 32, -, 38, 44, -, 50, 56) sts]

Row 51: 2 ch + 1 dc in next (counts as first dc2tog), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 4 (-, 5, -, 6, 7, -, 8, 9) times in total ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last st, turn. [25 (-, 31, -, 37, 43, -, 49, 55) sts]

Continue decreasing in the established pattern reducing the amount of stitch pattern repeats.

Row 52: as Row 46. [24 (-, 30, -, 36, 42, -, 48, 54) sts]

Row 53: as Row 47. [23 (-, 29, -, 35, 41, -, 47, 53) sts]

Row 54: as Row 46. [22 (-, 28, -, 34, 40, -, 46, 52) sts]

Row 55: as Row 49. [21 (-, 27, -, 33, 39, -, 45, 51) sts]

Row 56: as Row 46. [20 (-, 26, -, 32, 38, -, 44, 50) sts]

Row 57: as Row 51. [19 (-, 25, -, 31, 37, -, 43, 49) sts]

Row 58: as Row 46. [18 (-, 24, -, 30, 36, -, 42, 48) sts]

Row 59: as Row 47. [17 (-, 23, -, 29, 35, -, 41, 47) sts]

Row 60: as Row 46. [16 (-, 22, -, 28, 34, -, 40, 46) sts]

Fasten off for XS size only, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Row 61: as Row 49. [- (-, 21, -, 27, 33, -, 39, 45) sts]

Row 62: as Row 46. [- (-, 20, -, 26, 32, -, 38, 44) sts]

Fasten off for M size only, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Row 63: as Row 51. [- (-, -, -, 25, 31, -, 37, 43) sts]

Row 64: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, 24, 30, -, 36, 42) sts]

Row 65: as Row 47. [- (-, -, -, 23, 29, -, 35, 41) sts]

Row 66: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, 22, 28, -, 34, 40) sts]

Fasten off for XL and 2XL sizes only, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Row 67: as Row 49. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, 33, 39) sts]

Row 68: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, 32, 38) sts]

Fasten off for 4XL size only, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Row 69: as Row 51. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 37) sts]

Row 70: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 36) sts]

Fasten off, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Splitting the main panel sizes S, L, 3XL only

Right Front Half

Row 45: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (5, -, 6, -, -, 8, -, -) times in total, 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. [- (34, -, 40, -, -, 52, -, -) sts]

Note: PM in last dc st of Row 44 you worked into as this is the stitch where you will rejoin yarn for the back panel.

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc across until last 2 sts, 1 sc2tog, turn. [- (33, -, 39, -, -, 51, -, -) sts]

Row 47: 2 ch + 1 dc in next (counts as first dc2tog), 1 dc in next st, PM, 1 dc in next st, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below, * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (4, -, 5, -, -, 7, -, -) times in total, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [- (32, -, 38, -, -, 50, -, -) sts]

Row 48: as Row 46. [- (31, -, 37, -, -, 49, -, -) sts]

Row 49: 2 ch + 1 dc in next (counts as first dc2tog), 1 FPdc/dc2tog around marked st, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below, * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (4, -, 5, -, -, 7, -, -) times in total, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [- (30, -, 36, -, -, 48, -, -) sts]

Row 50: as Row 46. [- (29, -, 35, -, -, 47, -, -) sts]

Row 51: 2 ch + 1 dc in next (counts as first dc2tog), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (4, -, 5, -, -, 7, -, -) times in total, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [- (28, -, 34, -, -, 46, -, -) sts]

Continue decreasing in the established pattern reducing the amount of stitch pattern repeats.

Row 52: as Row 46. [- (27, -, 33, -, -, 45, -, -) sts]

Row 53: as Row 47. [- (26, -, 32, -, -, 44, -, -) sts]

Row 54: as Row 46. [- (25, -, 31, -, -, 43, -, -) sts]

Row 55: as Row 49. [- (24, -, 30, -, -, 42, -, -) sts]

Row 56: as Row 46. [- (23, -, 29, -, -, 41, -, -) sts]

Row 57: as Row 51. [- (22, -, 28, -, -, 40, -, -) sts]

Row 58: as Row 46. [- (21, -, 27, -, -, 39, -, -) sts]

Row 59: as Row 47. [- (20, -, 26, -, -, 38, -, -) sts]

Row 60: as Row 46. [- (19, -, 25, -, -, 37, -, -) sts]

Fasten off for S size only, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Row 61: as Row 49. [- (-, -, 24, -, -, 36, -, -) sts]

Row 62: as Row 46. [- (-, -, 23, -, -, 35, -, -) sts]

Row 63: as Row 51. [- (-, -, 22, -, -, 34, -, -) sts]

Row 64: as Row 46. [- (-, -, 21, -, -, 33, -, -) sts]

Fasten off for L size only, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Row 65: as Row 47. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 32, -, -) sts]

Row 66: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 31, -, -) sts]

Row 67: as Row 49. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 30, -, -) sts]

Row 68: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 29, -, -) sts]

Fasten off for 3XL size, continue with Back Panel pattern.

Back Panel sizes XS, M, XL, 2XL, 4XL, 5XL only

Join yarn in marked st of Row 44 (last st you worked into on Row 44 for the right front half panel).

Row 45: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 10 (-, 12, -, 14, 16, -, 18, 20) times in total ending last rep at **, 1 dc in next st, turn. [61 (-, 73, -, 85, 97, -, 109, 121) sts]

Note: PM in last dc st of Row 44 you worked into as this is the stitch where you will rejoin yarn for the left front panel.

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc across, turn. [61 (-, 73, -, 85, 97, -, 109, 121) sts]

Repeat Rows 45 – 46 another 7 (-, 8, -, 10, 10, -, 12, 13) times. Fasten off leaving a longer yarn tail.

Back Panel sizes S, L, 3XL only

Join yarn in marked st of Row 44 (last st you worked into on Row 44 for the right front half panel).

Row 45: 3 ch (counts as dc), 1 dc in next, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below  * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (10, -, 12, -, -, 16, -, -) times in total, 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, turn. [- (67, -, 79, -, -, 103, -, -) sts]

Note: PM in last dc st of Row 44 you worked into as this is the stitch where you will rejoin yarn for the left front panel.

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc across, turn. [- (67, -, 79, -, -, 103, -, -) sts]

Row 47: 3 ch (counts as dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (10, -, 12, -, -, 16, -, -) times in total, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [- (67, -, 79, -, -, 103, -, -) sts]

Row 48: 1 ch, 1 sc across, turn. [- (67, -, 79, -, -, 103, -, -) sts]

Repeat Rows 47 – 48 another – (6, -, 8, -, -, 10, -, -) times. Fasten off leaving a longer yarn tail.

Splitting the main panel sizes XS, M, XL, 2XL, 4XL, 5XL only

Left Front Half

Join yarn in marked st of Row 44 (last st you worked into on Row 44 for the back panel).

Row 45: 2 ch (doesn’t count as dc), 1 FPdc around first FPdc 2 rows below, * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * to end of row ending last rep at **, 1 dc in last st, turn. [31 (-, 37, -, 43, 49, -, 55, 61) sts]

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st across, turn. [30 (-, 36, -, 42, 48, -, 54, 60) sts]

Row 47: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 4 (-, 5, -, 6, 7, -, 8, 9) times in total, 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in next 2 sts, PM, 1 dc2tog, turn. [29 (-, 35, -, 41, 47, -, 53, 59) sts]

Row 48: as Row 46. [28 (-, 34, -, 40, 46, -, 52, 58) sts]

Row 49: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 4 (-, 5, -, 6, 7, -, 8, 9) times in total, 1 dc/FPdc2tog around marked st, 1 dc2tog, turn. [[27 (-, 33, -, 39, 45, -, 51, 57) sts]

Row 50: as Row 46. [26 (-, 32, -, 38, 44, -, 50, 56) sts]

Row 51: 3 ch (counts as dc), * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * 4 (-, 5, -, 6, 7, -, 8, 9) times in total ending last repeat at **, 1 dc2tog, turn. [25 (-, 31, -, 37, 43, -, 49, 55) sts]

Continue decreasing in the established pattern reducing the amount of stitch pattern repeats.

Row 52: as Row 46. [24 (-, 30, -, 36, 42, -, 48, 54) sts]

Row 53: as Row 47. [23 (-, 29, -, 35, 41, -, 47, 53) sts]

Row 54: as Row 46. [22 (-, 28, -, 34, 40, -, 46, 52) sts]

Row 55: as Row 49. [21 (-, 27, -, 33, 39, -, 45, 51) sts]

Row 56: as Row 46. [20 (-, 26, -, 32, 38, -, 44, 50) sts]

Row 57: as Row 51. [19 (-, 25, -, 31, 37, -, 43, 49) sts]

Row 58: as Row 46. [18 (-, 24, -, 30, 36, -, 42, 48) sts]

Row 59: as Row 47. [17 (-, 23, -, 29, 35, -, 41, 47) sts]

Row 60: as Row 46. [16 (-, 22, -, 28, 34, -, 40, 46) sts]

Fasten off for XS size only, continue with Neckline pattern.

Row 61: as Row 49. [- (-, 21, -, 27, 33, -, 39, 45) sts]

Row 62: as Row 46. [- (-, 20, -, 26, 32, -, 38, 44) sts]

Fasten off for M size only, continue with Neckline pattern.

Row 63: as Row 51. [- (-, -, -, 25, 31, -, 37, 43) sts]

Row 64: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, 24, 30, -, 36, 42) sts]

Row 65: as Row 47. [- (-, -, -, 23, 29, -, 35, 41) sts]

Row 66: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, 22, 28, -, 34, 40) sts]

Fasten off for XL and 2XL sizes only, continue with Neckline pattern.

Row 67: as Row 49. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, 33, 39) sts]

Row 68: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, 32, 38) sts]

Fasten off for 4XL size only, continue with Neckline pattern.

Row 69: as Row 51. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 37) sts]

Row 70: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, -, -, 36) sts]

Fasten off, continue with Neckline pattern.

Splitting the main panel sizes S, L, 3XL only

Left Front Half

Join yarn in marked st of Row 44 (last st you worked into on Row 44 for the back panel).

Row 45: 3 ch (counts as dc), 1 dc in next, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * to end of row ending last repeat at **, 1 dc in last st, turn. [- (34, -, 40, -, -, 52, -, -) sts]

Row 46: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in each st across, turn. [- (33, -, 39, -, -, 51, -, -) sts]

Row 47: 3 ch (counts as dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (4, -, 5, -, -, 7, -, -) times in total,  1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in next 2 sts, PM, 1 dc2tog, turn. [- (32, -, 38, -, -, 50, -, -) sts]

Row 48: as Row 46. [- (31, -, 37, -, -, 49, -, -) sts]

Row 49: 3 ch (counts as dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (4, -, 5, -, -, 7, -, -) times in total, 1 dc/FPdc2tog around marked st, 1 dc2tog, turn. [- (30, -, 36, -, -, 48, -, -) sts]

Row 50: as Row 46. [- (29, -, 35, -, -, 47, -, -) sts]

Row 51: 3 ch (counts as dc), 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below * 1 dc/FPdc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 FPdc/dc2tog**, 1 FPdc around dc 2 rows below; rep from * – (4, -, 5, -, -, 7, -, -) times in total ending last repeat at **, 1 dc2tog, turn. [- (28, -, 34, -, -, 46, -, -) sts]

Continue decreasing in the established pattern reducing the amount of stitch pattern repeats.

Row 52: as Row 46. [- (27, -, 33, -, -, 45, -, -) sts]

Row 53: as Row 47. [- (26, -, 32, -, -, 44, -, -) sts]

Row 54: as Row 46. [- (25, -, 31, -, -, 43, -, -) sts]

Row 55: as Row 49. [- (24, -, 30, -, -, 42, -, -) sts]

Row 56: as Row 46. [- (23, -, 29, -, -, 41, -, -) sts]

Row 57: as Row 51. [- (22, -, 28, -, -, 40, -, -) sts]

Row 58: as Row 46. [- (21, -, 27, -, -, 39, -, -) sts]

Row 59: as Row 47. [- (20, -, 26, -, -, 38, -, -) sts]

Row 60: as Row 46. [- (19, -, 25, -, -, 37, -, -) sts]

Fasten off for S size only, continue with Neckline pattern.

Row 61: as Row 49. [- (-, -, 24, -, -, 36, -, -) sts]

Row 62: as Row 46. [- (-, -, 23, -, -, 35, -, -) sts]

Row 63: as Row 51. [- (-, -, 22, -, -, 34, -, -) sts]

Row 64: as Row 46. [- (-, -, 21, -, -, 33, -, -) sts]

Fasten off for L size only, continue with Neckline pattern.

Row 65: as Row 47. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 32, -, -) sts]

Row 66: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 31, -, -) sts]

Row 67: as Row 49. 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 30, -, -) sts]

Row 68: as Row 46. [- (-, -, -, -, -, 29, -, -) sts]

Fasten off for 3XL size, continue with Neckline pattern.

Line up the stitches of the two front panels with the back panel and crochet or sew together on the wrong side at the shoulder seams. Turn right side out.

shipka cardigan crochet along part 3

Cardigan Crochet Sleeves (repeat on both sides)

Join yarn around edge dc at the bottom  of the armhole opening.

You will be working around each edge dc of the armhole opening, skip the rows ending with sc.

Basic Pattern (all sizes)

Rnd 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as stitch throughout), 3 dc around each edge dc until you reach shoulder seam, 1 dc into the shoulder seam, PM, 3 dc around each edge dc on the other panel, sl st to top of first dc. [49 (49, 55, 61, 67, 67, 73, 79, 85) dc]

Rnd 2: 2 ch, starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 dc in each st until 3 sts before marked st, 1 FPdc in next, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 FPdc/dc/FPdc3tog using the marked st as dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc (please note these sts will appear behind the last st), 1 FPdc in next, 1 dc in each st to end, sl st to top of first dc. [49 (49, 55, 61, 67, 67, 73, 79, 85) dc]

Rnd 3 (decrease rnd): 2 ch + 1 dc in next st (counts as first dc2tog), 1 dc in each st until FPdc, 1 FPdc in next, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 FPdc/dc/FPdc3tog using the marked st as dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc (please note these sts will appear behind the last st), 1 FPdc in next, 1 dc in each st until 2 sts before end, 1 dc2tog, sl st to top of first dc. [47 (47, 53, 59, 65, 65, 71, 77, 83) sts]

Follow size specific instructions, after completing sleeve continue with sleeve cuff pattern.

Sizes XS, S, M, L only

Rnd 4-5: as Rnd 2.

Rnd 6: as Rnd 3. [45 (45, 51, 57) sts]

Repeat Rnd 4 – 6 another 6 (6, 7, 7) times. [33 (33, 37, 43) sts]

For XS, S sizes only, repeat Rnd 4 – 5 again. [33 (33) sts]

For M size only, continue with Sleeve Cuffs.

For L size only, repeat Rnd 6 again. [41 sts]

Sizes XL, 2XL only

Rnd 4-5: as Rnd 2.

Rnd 6: as Rnd 3. [63 (63) sts]

Repeat Row 5 – 6 another 11 (11) times. [41 (41) sts]

Size 3XL only

Repeat Rnd 2 -3 another 12 times, then repeat Rnd 3 another 2 times. [43 sts]

Size 4XL only

Repeat Rnd 2 -3 another 10 times, then repeat Rnd 3 another 7 times. [43 sts]

Size 5XL only

Repeat Rnd 2 -3 another 7 times, then repeat Rnd 3 another 13 times. [43 sts]

Do not fasten off for all sizes, continue with sleeve cuffs.

Crochet Sleeve Cuffs

With yarn attached, chain 13.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the chain just made, sl st to same st on sleeve, sl st into next st on sleeve, turn. [12 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc blo in each st until last, 1 sc in last, turn. [12 sc]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 11 sc blo, (sl st into next st on sleeve) twice, turn. [12 sc]

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 across the stitches of sleeve.

Line up the sts of last row and underside of the foundation chain and crochet or sew together.

Fasten off.

shipka cardigan crochet along part 4

Neckline

Join yarn in bottom st on the right front panel with right side facing.

You will be working around front  neckline opening as follows:

  • sc in each sc of the bottom hem only
  • 3 sc around end dc sts of pattern rows, skip the rows ending with sc
  • on the V neckline shaping, work 3 sc around one leg of the dc2tog st on the edge
  • 1 sc into each st across the back panel
  • mirror down the side of other front panel
  • please adjust stitch placement or stitch count if your edge is puckering or too tight

Row 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc across the bottom hem, 3 sc around edge dc st of each row ending with dc, 3 sc around one leg of each edge dc2tog st across the V neck shaping, 1 sc into each st across the back panel, 3 sc around one leg of each edge dc2tog st across the V neck shaping on left panel, 3 sc around edge dc st of each row ending with dc on left panel, 1 sc across the bottom hem on left panel. [233 (233, 243, 253, 263, 263, 273, 273, 283) sc]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 hdc sl st blo in each st across, turn. [233 (233, 243, 253, 263, 263, 273, 273, 283) hdc sl st]

Repeat Row 2 another 10 times or until you reach desired width of the neckline.

Row 13: 1 ch, 1 sl st in each st across.

Fasten off.

To finish off the cardigan, sew in all ends. Gently block to dimension if required.


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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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