Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan

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Great lightweight summer crochet cardigan free pattern for adventurous beginners! Combine the Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan with pair of jeans or use it as beach cover on a summer day.

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Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan free crochet pattern on my blog. Beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan.

Lightweight Summer Cardigan

The Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan will be one of the most versatile items in your summer wardrobe, because you can wear it in many different ways. It’s a wonderful crochet garment for everyday use: interesting but casual, comfortable and attractive.

The Nusa Lightweight Cardigan free pattern creates a crochet cardigan with an interesting, open and lacy design with short sleeves. It’s airy but it drapes in all the right places.

Grey cardigans are just timeless, because they work great with many different outfits. The delicate look of the Nusa Lightweight Cardigan pairs wonderfully with a dress or white T-shirt and jeans. It would also be a perfect beach cover up!

Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan free crochet pattern on my blog. Beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan.

The Construction

The whole idea of the construction is create a U-shaped piece. We start at the bottom and work flat back and forth our way up in a simple rectangle and then split for the two front panels. After blocking, the piece is then folded in half and sides are seamed leaving arm openings.

This Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan pattern is designed to be long, but you can easily adjust the length you need to fit you the way you desire. Make sure to adjust both front panels to the same number of rows.

Don’t let the lacy pattern scare you. This pattern will show you how to take the basic stitches you already know and turn them into a chic and charming lightweight crochet cardigan.

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NUSA LIGHTWEIGHT CROCHET CARDIGAN FREE PATTERN

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Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan free crochet pattern on my blog. Beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan.

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Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan free crochet pattern on my blog. Beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan.

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn DROPS Nord 50g = 170 m, 45% Alpaca, 30% Polyamide, 25% Wool, 7 skeins.
  2. Hook  size 3mm and 3.5mm. Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
  3. Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends).
  4. Scissors.
  5. Stitch marker.

Level: Adventurous beginner/ Intermediate

Size after blocking (one size):

Length from top of neck, to bottom of cardigan is 62cm/24.5” (it stretches slightly downward when worn).

You can make this cardigan as long as you like by adding or substracting pattern repeats before top of neck.

Width is 76cm/30” from end of sleeve to end of sleeve.

This pattern fits S-L. It’s a one size fits most pattern. However, if you want to get a larger or smaller fit, you can work this using smaller or larger crochet hook.

For a reference my measurements are 92cm/36” bust and I am 5’6” tall.

Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan free crochet pattern on my blog. Beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan.

Gauge after blocking:

For a swatch of 34 chains and 12 rows the length is 10.5cm/4.1” and the width is 13.5cm/5.3”.

If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your cardigan.

Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • First, the back is worked from the bottom up. When the desired length is reached, then both front panels are worked top down.
  • Next, the sides are seamed to create armholes.
  • You can also use yarn in different weights, but just know that the width will be different depending on your gauge.
  • dc in last dc means work double crochet stitch in top of beginning chain3, unless otherwise stated.
  • Stitch marker placement: When instructed to place your marker, place on the last st worked unless otherwise instructed. It should lie on a stitch, not between stitches.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
  • The pattern includes the stitch charts.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

dc2tog (double crochet 2 together) – [yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] twice, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

dc3tog (double crochet 3 together) – [yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] three times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

sp – space

sk – skip

prev – previous

beg – beginning

Nusa Lightweight Crochet Cardigan free crochet pattern on my blog. Beautiful and easy summer crochet cardigan.

PATTERN

Read the Notes, before you start.

With 3.5mm hook, ch179.

Setup Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook*, dc in each ch to end. Turn. (176dcs)

*the first ch3 counts as dc.

Setup Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next ch, [ch2, sk 2chs, dc in next 9dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in next dc, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in next dc, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk 2dcs, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 1: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

*the last double crochet stitch is worked in top of beginning chain3 here and throughout (unless otherwise stated).

Row 2: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, 3dcs in next ch-5sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 3: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, 3dcs in next ch-5sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 4: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 15 more times or until desired length.

Then, repeat Rows 1 – 3 one time.

Next Row: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep 2 times in total, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 2dc in first ch-5sp, PM, dc in same ch-5sp, dc2tog (first leg over first ch-5sp and second leg over next ch-5sp), 3dc in second ch-5sp, dc2tog (first leg over second ch-5sp and second leg over third ch-5sp), 3dc in last ch-5sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, dc2tog (first leg over first ch-5sp and second leg over next ch-5sp), 3dc in second ch-5sp, dc2tog, 3dc in last ch-5sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep 2 times in total. Turn.

Now, we will working first front panel.

Row 1a: ch3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep 2 times in total, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 5dcs, dc3tog. Turn.

Row 2a: ch3 (doesn’t count as dc), dc3tog, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, 3dcs in next ch-5sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 3a: ch3 (counts as  dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, 3dcs in next ch-5sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep 2 times in total, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 1dc, dc3tog. Turn.

*the third leg of dc3tog is worked in top of beginning chain3.

Row 4a: ch3 (doesn’t count as dc), dc2tog, ch1, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 5a: ch3 (counts as a dc), dc in next dc, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next dc, dc3tog (first leg in next dc, second leg in ch-1sp and third leg in last st). Turn.

Next, repeat sequence of Rows 2, 3, 4, 1 16 times or until desired length.

Work one row of dc placing 1dc in each dc, 2dc in each ch-2sp, 3dcs in each ch-5sp and dc2tog between ch-5sps.

Fasten off yarn.

Now we will working second front panel.

Attach yarn in marked stitch.

Row 1b: ch3 (doesn’t count as dc), dc3tog (first leg in marked st), dc in next 5dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 2b: ch3 (count as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, 3dcs in next ch-5sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep 2 times in total, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, dc3tog (last leg in last stitch). Turn.

Row 3b: ch3 (doesn’t count as st), dc3tog (first leg in first stitch), dc in next dc, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, ch5, sk 3dcs, sc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, 3dcs in next ch-5sp, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Row 4b: ch3 (count as dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 6dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 3dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep 2 times in total, ch1, sk ch-2sp, dc2tog. Turn.

Row 5b: ch3 (doesn’t count as st), dc3tog (first leg in first st, second leg in ch-1sp, third leg in next dc), dc in next dc, [ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 3dcs, 3dc in first ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sc in next ch-5sp, ch5, sk 3dcs, dc in next 6dcs, ch2, sk ch-2sp, dc in next 2dcs] rep to end. Turn.

Next, repeat sequence of Rows 2, 3, 4, 1 16 times or until desired length.

Work one row of dc placing 1dc in each dc, 2dc in each ch-2sp, 3dcs in each ch-5sp and dc2tog between ch-5sps.

Don’t break the yarn.

Collar

Now we are going to add a collar to the opening of the cardigan.

Change to 3mm hook.

Turn a quarter, ch1 (dosn’t count as a st) and work with sc evenly along the length of the front panel, across the neck, and down the length of the other front panel.

Work 4 more rows of sc.

You can increase/decrease the width of your collar by adding more/less rows as you desire.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends  and block the piece.

Creating arm holes:

Fold in half horizontally and using Mattress Stitch (or different joinig method you like) seam the sides together leaving arm openings (approx. 25cm/9.75”).

Tie off and weave in ends.

Sleeves (both worked the same)

Sleeves are worked in one continuous spiral of single crochet.

Use 3mm hook and attach the yarn with slip stitch in any place of armhole opening and work with sc evenly around.

Work 5 rounds in total.

Don’t join the rounds with slip stitch, except the last round.

Tie off and weave in ends.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

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