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Grace Cardi Free Crochet Pattern

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Woman wearing taupe Grace Cardi with white tank top and yellow maxi skirt.

The Grace Cardi is a simple little crochet cardigan that is great for spring and summer! I love to throw on just a little added layer when I’m wearing a dress or tank top, and this cardi is perfect for that!

Pattern Details

This crochet cardigan free pattern comes in women’s sizes XS to 2X.

The Grace Cardi is fitted with no ease to it. If you are in between sizes, I would recommend going up one size.

I used Lion Brand ZZ Twist yarn for my sample, pictured above.

ZZ Twist is a worsted (#4) weight yarn made of 100% acrylic. It has an amazing stitch definition and comes in a gorgeous variety of colors!

ZZ Twist Yarn with cardigan laying flat in background.

The Grace Cardi is worked from the top down in raglan style. Trim is added at the end. There is no sewing required.

This crochet pattern is rated Easy in difficulty level. You’ll only need to know basic crochet stitches to create this garment.

Close up photo of the crochet Grace Cardi.

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Materials

700-1000 yards worsted weight (#4) yarn – Lion Brand ZZ Twist was used in sample.

H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook

Scissors

Measuring tape

Yarn needle

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

16 dc x 8 rows = 4”

Sizing & Yardage

XS – 28” bust, 700 yards

S – 32”, 750 yards

M – 36”, 800 yards

L – 40”, 850 yards

XL – 44”, 900 yards

2X – 48”, 1000 yards

Garment is fitted with no ease. Go up a size if you are in between sizes.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

 st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

sc2tog- single crochet 2 together

dc- double crochet

RS – right side

**- repeat from

Pattern Notes

 Garment is worked from the top down with trim added at the end.

Garment is fitted with no ease. Cardigan will not close or overlap, but instead lay separate across your front.

Starting chain does not count as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern. Work your 1st dc in the same stitch that you ch and turn from.  

Cardigan Yoke (all sizes)

Ch 82

Row 1: (RS) dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. (80)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 10 sts, ch 2, *1 dc in next 20 sts, ch 2* 3 times, 1 dc in last 10 sts. (80)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 10 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 20 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 10 sts. (88)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 11 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 22 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 11 sts. (96)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 12 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 24 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 12 sts. (104)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 13 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 26 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 13 sts. (112)

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 14 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 28 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 14 sts. (120)

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 15 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 30 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 15 sts. (128)

Row 9: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 16 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 32 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 16 sts. (136)

Row 10: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 17 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 34 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 17 sts. (144)

Row 11: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 18 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 36 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 18 sts. (152)

Row 12: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 19 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 38 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc  in last 19 sts. (160)

Row 13: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 20 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 40 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 20 sts. (168)

Row 14: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 21 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 42 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 21 sts. (176)

Row 15: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 22 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 44 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space* 3 times, 1 dc in last 22 sts. (184)

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 23 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 46 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 23 sts. (192)

Do not fasten off. Move on to size you are working.

X-Small

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 24 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces (skipping 48 sts to create the armhole), 1 dc in next 48 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces, 1 dc in last 24 sts. (98)

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (98)

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat from * to last st, 1 dc in last st. (98)

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (98)

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *3 dc in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * to last st, 1 dc in last st. (98)

Row 22: Repeat row 20.

23-42: Repeat rows 19-22. Or to desired length.

43: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (98)

Fasten off. Move on to Front Trim section.

Small

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 24 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 48 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 24 sts. (200)

Row 18: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 25 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 50 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 25 sts. (208)

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 26 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 space (skipping 52 sts to create the armhole), 1 dc in next 52 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces, 1 dc in last 26 sts. (106)

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st across. (107)

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next*, repeat to last st, 1 dc in last st. (107)

Row 22: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (107)

Row 23: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *3 dc in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat to last st, 1 dc in last st. (107)

Row 24: Repeat row 22.

Rows 25-44: Repeat rows 21-24. Or to desired length.

Row 45: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (107)

Fasten off. Move on to Front Trim section.

Medium

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 24 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 48 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 24 sts. (200)

Row 18: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 25 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 50 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 25 sts. (208)

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 26 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 52 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 26 sts. (216)

Row 20: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 27 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces (skipping 54 sts to create the armhole), 1 dc in next 54 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces, 1 dc in last 27 sts. (110)

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (110)

Row 22: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next*, repeat from * to last st, 1 dc in last st. (110)

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (110)

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *3 dc in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * to last st, 1 dc in last st. (110)

Row 25: Repeat row 23.

Rows 26-45: Repeat rows 22-25. Or to desired length.

Row 46: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (110)

Fasten off. Move on to Front Trim section.

Large

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 24 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 48 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 24 sts. (200)

Row 18: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 25 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 50 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 25 sts. (208)

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 26 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 52 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 26 sts. (216)

Row 20: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 27 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 54 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 27 sts. (224)

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 28 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 56 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 28 sts. (232)

Row 22: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 29 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces (skipping 58 sts to create the armhole), 1 dc in next 58 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces, 1 dc in last 29 sts. (118)

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st across. (119)

Row 24: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (119)

Row 25: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (119)

Row 26: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *3 dc in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (119)

Row 27: Repeat row 25.

Rows 28-47: repeat rows 24-27. Or to desired length.

Row 48: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (119)

Fasten off. Move on to Front Trim section.

X-Large

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 24 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 48 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 24 sts. (200)

Row 18: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 25 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 50 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 25 sts. (208)

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 26 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 52 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 26 sts. (216)

Row 20: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 27 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 54 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 27 sts. (224)

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 28 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 56 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 28 sts. (232)

Row 22: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 29 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 58 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 29 sts. (240)

Row 23: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 30 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 60 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 30 sts. (248)

Row 24: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 31 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces (skipping 62 sts to create the armholes), 1 dc in next 62 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 space, 1 dc in last 31 sts. (126)

Row 25: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog. (125)

Row 26: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (125)

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (125)

Row 28: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *3dc in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (125)

Row 29: Repeat row 27.

Rows 30-49: Repeat rows 26-29. Or to desired length.

Row 50: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around.

Fasten off. Move on to Front Trim section.

2X

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 24 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 48 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 24 sts. (200)

Row 18: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 25 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 50 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 25 sts. (208)

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 26 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 52 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 26 sts. (216)

Row 20: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 27 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 54 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 27 sts. (224)

Row 21: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 28 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 56 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 28 sts. (232)

Row 22: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 29 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 58 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 29 sts. (240)

Row 23: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 30 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 60 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 30 sts. (248)

Row 24: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 31 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 62 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 31 sts. (256)

Row 25: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 32 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space, *1 dc in next 64 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space*, 3 times, 1 dc in last 32 sts. (264)

Row 26: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st 33 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces (skipping 66 sts to create the armhole), 1 dc in next 66 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-2 spaces, 1 dc in last 33 sts. (134)

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (134)

Row 28: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (134)

Row 29: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (134)

Row 30: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in 1st st, *3 dc in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (134)

Row 31: Repeat row 29.

Rows 32-51: Repeat rows 28-31. Or to desired length.

Fasten off. Move on to Front Trim section.

Front Trim

Join yarn to the bottom corner of the front of your cardigan, facing RS.

Row 1: Ch 1, evenly sc up the front side of the cardigan, around the neckline, and back down the other side. (Stitch count will vary depending on size and length of garment.)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (Stitch count will vary depending on how many stitches were created in row 1)

Fasten off. Move on to sleeve trim.

Sleeve Trim

Stitch count for all sizes will be in parentheses at the end of each round, from smallest size up.

Join yarn to bottom of the armhole, facing RS.

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, working 2 sc in bottom of armhole where the stitches meet, join to 1st st. (50, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (50, 54, 56, 60, 64, 68)

Fasten off. Weave in all ends. Block if needed.

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  1. Thank you very much your beautiful cardigans’s patterns! Like very much all them and will try crochet them!
    I hope you are well.
    Best regards
    Marianne

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