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The Charlotte Cardigan is a chunky crochet cardigan that is worked from the top down and features pockets and a ribbed trim!
This pattern came to be when I saw the new Red Heart Essentials yarn at Michaels! I wanted to try it out and I decided to create a chunky crochet cardigan with the yarn!
I wanted this design to be very simple, so I worked it from the top down in a raglan style workup. It is worked in rows and uses just one simple stitch throughout.
At first I was unsure if I wanted pockets for this cardigan at first, so I made it so they could be optional. I ended up really liking the pockets!
I love that this cardigan can be worn in the fall or winter and just be thrown on over what you are wearing! It looks great with just about any outfit!
If you wanted to really make it your own you could add buttons!
This chunky crochet cardigan calls for bulky (#5) weight yarn. I used Red Heart Soft Essentials for my cardigan.
I really enjoy working with the Soft Essentials yarn. It is 100% acrylic yarn and is very soft. It comes in a large variety of colors, including self striping options. It has a beautiful shine to it as well.
This crochet pattern comes with instructions for women’s sizes XS through 2X.
It is a top down pattern with trim and sleeves added at the end. It is sew free, except for a small amount of stitching at the pockets, which are optional.
The sleeves feature a decrease of stitches as you go down to create a fitted sleeve at the wrist.
The design uses the herringbone half double crochet stitch, which I have a tutorial for here.
Also, be sure to check out my tutorial for the ribbed trimming!
This cozy cardigan is perfect for cool spring mornings or blistery fall evenings! And this yarn is the perfect yarn for it!
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Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.