The Webwork Cardigan - Free Crochet Sweater Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Summer Cardigan - Megmade with Love

***For the PDF version of this pattern, click HERE. Great for easy printing! Scroll down into the post for the free version***

Alright… I know I always say the designs I just release are my new favorite, but I’m being really REALLY serious this time (as opposed to just really serious). I’m happy to share with you The Webwork Cardigan, an open-front top that’s airy and comfy. And perhaps the best part? The fun diamond-weblike stitch pattern… It’s such a great warm weather garment I think you’ll DEF need in your closet.

Free Crochet Sweater Pattern - Megmade with Love

This cardigan is available in three different sizes: S/M, L/XL and PLUS. The fitting is incredibly forgiving and meant to be oversized.

Free Crochet Pattern - Megmade with Love
Megmade with Love

While the stitch pattern may look a little intimidating, I found once I worked the row sequence a couple of times I didn’t even need to think much about it at all. It’s very easy to get the hang of it in my opinion. That said, though, I’d probably rate this pattern at an intermediate/advanced skill level. I did provide a stitch chart for visual assistance that I think will help greatly!

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The sweater height and sleeve length are customizable, which is cool if you’d like it to be shorter/longer depending on your height. I also thought this piece even looked great without the sleeves!

Free Crochet Pattern - Webwork Summer Cardigan - Megmade with Love

Hope you love The Webwork Cardigan as much as I do. It’s such a unique piece for warmer weather and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to throw it on over everything!

***For the PDF version of this pattern, click HERE. Great for easy printing! Scroll down for the free version***

What you’ll need:

-Fingering weight (category 1 superfine) yarn (see Notes for yardage), I used Loops & Threads Woolike in color Charcoal (linked here)
-3.5 mm E hook
-yarn needle
-sewing pins, optional

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, dc=double crochet, sk=skip, 3dcg=three double crochet group (three double crochets worked in designated stitch/space), 2dcg=two double crochet group (two double crochets worked in designated stitch/space), sc=single crochet, tch=turn chain, sp=space

Gauge:

24 dc and 14 rows = 4” square

Notes:

SMALL/MEDIUM
42” bust, 24” long
1550 yards of fingering weight yarn

LARGE/XLARGE
48” bust, 25” long
1825 yards of fingering weight yarn

PLUS
54” bust, 26” long
2100 yards of fingering weight yarn

-the tch at the beginning of each row count as a dc, if it’s paired with another dc it will be counted as a 2dcg

-cardigan is worked up in 3 panels (two front panels, and a back), plus two sleeves

-you can add or subtract rows on each of the panels if you’d like to customize the length of the sweater. Same goes for the sleeves. If you add rows to the panels, this will throw off the row count for sewing up the sides to create the sleeve hole. You’ll need to add/subtract the amount of rows you worked to the row number specified for your size.

-the design is very forgiving in terms of sizing, it’s pretty oversized— not fitted. It has an open front, and 3/4 length sleeves

-pattern is INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

-below is a stitch chart I drew up to give you a visual of the pattern you’re doing— it’s really easy to get the hang of once you get into it. The chart below is condensed, showing less stitches than the actual sweater panels, it is just an example to help you visualize. Refer to the written pattern for how many chains will be worked for each panel and size.

Crochet Stitch Chart - Megmade with Love

Pattern:

Back Panel:

——--SMALL/MEDIUM———

ch 136

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 36 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 30 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 22 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 16 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 8 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 49 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 16 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 22 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 30 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 36 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-84) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off

——--LARGE/XLARGE———

ch 154

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 6 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 5 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 42 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, dc into top tch (total: 36 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp in between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 5 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 14 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 49 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 35 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 84 ch, 21 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, dc into top tch (total: 36 3dcg, 2 dc, 84 ch, 7 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 42 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 91 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-88) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off

——--PLUS———

ch 172

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 46 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 117 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 38 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 9 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 108 ch, 27 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 20 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 45 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 7 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 10 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 108 ch, 63 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 20 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 45 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 28 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 108 ch, 27 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 38 3dcg, 2 dc, 108 ch, 9 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 5 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 46 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 117 ch)

Rows 10-89) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 90-92) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off


Front Panels (make two)

——--SMALL/MEDIUM———

ch 64

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 14 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 10 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 8 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last groups (total: 4 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 21 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 8 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 10 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 14 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-84) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off

——--LARGE/XLARGE———

ch 73

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 5 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 19 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 17 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 11 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 1 more time, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last groups (total: 7 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 21 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 11 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 15 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 36 ch, 9 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 17 3dcg, 2 dc, 36 ch, 3 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 1 more time, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 19 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 39 ch)

Rows 10-81) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 82-88) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off

——--PLUS———

ch 82

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 5 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 28 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Rows 10-89) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 90-92) repeat rows 2-4 consecutively

-finish off


Sleeves (make two)

——--SMALL/MEDIUM———

ch 82

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 5 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 28 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 10 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 13 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 18 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 21 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Rows 10-25) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 26-32) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off


——-LARGE/XLARGE——-

ch 91

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 5 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 24 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 6 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 13 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 2 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 8 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 28 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 13 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 20 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 48 ch, 12 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 21 3dcg, 2 dc, 48 ch, 4 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 2 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 5 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 24 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 52 ch)

Rows 10-25) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 26-32) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off


——--PLUS———

ch 100

Row 1) dc in 4th ch from hook, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 3 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch, [ (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 4 times, ch 13, sk 5 ch, 3dcg in next ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (sk 2 ch, 3dcg in next ch) 2 times, sk 2 ch, work 2dcg in last ch (total: 26 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 65 ch)

Row 2) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 4 times, ch 6, sk 6 ch, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 5 sc)

Row 3) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before next group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 60 ch, 15 sc)

Row 4) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [ (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next three sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 12 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 25 sc)

Row 5) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6, [3dcg in sp in between next two groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch, sc in next five sc, sc in next ch, ch 6] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 6 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 60 ch, 35 sc)

Row 6) ch 3, turn, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next five sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, dc into top tch (total: 12 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 25 sc)

Row 7) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 3dcg in ch after next groups, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 16 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 60 ch, 15 sc)

Row 8) ch 3, turn, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 5 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch [ (3dcg in next ch, 3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 6, sk 6 ch & 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sk 1 sc & 5 ch] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, dc into top tch (total: 22 3dcg, 2 dc, 60 ch, 5 sc)

Row 9) ch 3, turn, dc in sp before first group, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 ch, [3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 3 times, 3dcg in ch after next group, ch 13, sk 6 ch & 1 sc & 5 sc] repeat [ ] 3 more times, 3dcg in next ch, (3dcg in sp between next two groups) 2 times, 2dcg in sp after last group (total: 26 3dcg, 2 2dcg, 65 ch)

Rows 10-25) repeat rows 2-9 consecutively

Rows 26-32) repeat rows 2-8 consecutively

-finish off

Assembly:

Once all pieces are complete you’re ready to assemble the sweater. First grab your back panel and two front panels.

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You will lay your front panels on top of the back panel like shown in the photo above. Line the front panels along the outside edges of the back panel. You can pin them together to keep the panels from shifting around.

*****For size LARGE/XLARGE : make sure the sides that have more 3dcg groups match up on the outsides

To sew the front panels to the back panel you will sew along the very edges using a whip stitch (make sure to not sew too tightly!). Sew along each side starting at the bottom and work up to designated row for each size:

for size SMALL/MEDIUM: sew up through row 61
for size LARGE/XLARGE: sew up through row 58
for size PLUS: sew up through row 55

After the sides are sewn, you will sew along the top edges of the panels using the same technique. Start on the outside and sew inward, and stop when you reach the other side of the front panel. Sew along the top of each front panel, connecting them to the back panel. There will be two arm holes on the top sides where you didn’t sew.

Once you’re finished sewing, this side of the sweater is now considered the “wrong side”

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Next you’ll grab one of your sleeves. Fold it over, two sides together. You can pin it together to keep from shifting while sewing.

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Then you will sew using the same technique from the body, along the very edges of the open side (shown in photo above). Once sewn, the side facing out is now the wrong side of the sleeve.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

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Next you will sew your sleeve onto your body piece. With the body piece wrong side out still, and the sleeve turned right side out, slip your sleeve into the armhole of the body piece like shown in the photo above.

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You will line up the bottom side of the sleeve (row 1) with the armhole of the body piece and you will also match up the seam of the sleeve to where the armpit of the body piece is. You can pin the two together to keep from shifting while sewing. Then, holding the body piece and sleeve like in the photo above, you will work a whip stitch along the very edges just like the rest of the garment (again, keep tension loose!). Sew all the way around the sleeve + body piece.

Repeat instructions for the other sleeve.

Weave in all ends. You could even add some fringe or tassels to the edges if you’d like!

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And with that, The Webwork Cardigan is complete. This garment is a special one, and I hope it makes it’s way into your closet. :) If you make one yourself, do please share with me over on Instagram!

Happy hookin’!
Meg

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Free Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern for the Perfect Spring Sweater - Comfy Cardigan

***To purchase the PDF version of this pattern you can find it in my shop by clicking here. Great for easy printing!***

With Spring amongst us officially, I am so jazzed to bring this new simple, Spring-y cardigan to the blog. It's lightweight and airy-- perfect for those chilly Spring mornings.. 

Free Crochet Pattern for the Perfect Spring Sweater - Comfy Cardigan

The sweater offers a laid-back, oversized feel to it that I love. It looks great dressed down or even thrown on over a dress with a belt too! It's made up of a super simple half double crochet mesh (I wrote a tutorial on how to execute this stitch here), and with zero increases or decreases- it truly is a piece of cake to make. 

Free Crochet Pattern for the Perfect Spring Sweater - Comfy Cardigan

The yarn I used for it was Knit Picks Brava Sport yarn in the color "Seraphim" (see it here) and I'm in l o v e with the color of this yarn-- precisely what I wanted. Another big reason I chose to use it was because I can machine wash and dry it, holla!!! This yarn is a category "2" weight yarn, but truly felt very similar to many "3" weight yarns I've used... I wrote more on this and substituting for this sweater in the notes below.

Free Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Oversized Cardigan

Since this design is so simple, it's crazy easy to customize to your specific body type. And it's available in sizes XS-3X! You're gonna love this sweater, I promise :)

What you'll need:

-Sport weight yarn (category “2”, I used Knit Picks Brava Sport yarn in color “Seraphim”, see notes for yardage and more information on substituting for this yarn)
-8 mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
-Yarn needle
-Safety or sewing pins

Gauge:

two ways to assess gauge:
- 12 hdc by 9 rows equals a four inch square
- worked up as pattern calls: 16 sts of (hdc, sk st, ch 1) -- so 8 hdc, 8 ch’s by 10 rows equals a four inch square

Abbreviations:

ch(’s)=chain(s), st(s)=stitch(es), hdc=half double crochet, sk=skip

Notes:

Measurements & yarn yardage for the sweater sizes (approximately):
XS: Bust: 34 inches, Length: 24 inches (Approx 1,000 yards)
S: Bust: 36 inches, Length: 24 inches (Approx 1,050 yards)
M: Bust: 38 inches, Length: 25 inches (Approx 1,100 yards)
L: Bust: 40 inches, Length: 25 inches (Approx 1,150 yards)
XL: Bust: 42 inches, Length: 26 inches (Approx 1,200 yards)
2XL: Bust: 46 inches, Length: 26 inches (Approx 1,250 yards)
3XL: Bust: 50 inches, Length: 26 inches (Approx 1,300 yards)

-pattern is formatted for sizing as follows: xs (s, m, l, xl, 2x, 3x)

**regarding the yarn weight: in my opinion the yarn I used felt exactly like the “category 3 light” yarns I’ve used before so I feel you could use a “3” yarn for this sweater, I just highly suggest checking the gauge and adjusting the hook as necessary.

-For a photo tutorial on how to do the stitch performed in this sweater click here.

-this cardigan is VERY simple, with zero increases or decreases. Very much a beginner-friendly sweater.

-yes, the 8 mm hook is larger than suggested for this weight of yarn. The reason for the larger hook is to make a loose and drape-y material. Although, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you check your gauge and adjust the hook accordingly for an accurately-sized sweater.

-when working the hdc’s of each row, you are working into the next stitch, not the ch 1 space from the previous row

-the cardigan is designed to be open, meaning it isn’t meant to be closed around the tummy, and just lays freely at the sides. It’s also designed to be a roomy and relaxed fit.

-I designed the sleeves of this sweater to be a bit longer, which is just a preference of mine. And I wanted to have some to fold over. To shorten them up a bit, you can work less rows on the sleeves.

-I used a whip stitch to sew the pieces together- making sure not to sew too tight!

-the length of the cardigan is very easy to customize, just add or take away rows to your preference

Pattern:

Front Panels (make 2):
Row 1) ch 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48), hdc in fourth ch from hook (those first three ch’s you skipped will count as a hdc + “ch 1”), [ch 1, sk st, hdc in the next st] repeat [ ] across to end of row (total sts-- xs:16 hdc & 15 ch’s, s: 17 hdc & 16 ch’s, m: 18 hdc & 17 ch’s, l: 19 hdc & 18 ch’s, xl: 20 hdc & 19 ch’s, 2x: 22 hdc & 21 ch’s, 3x: 24 hdc & 23 ch’s)

Row 2) ch 3 (counts as hdc + ch 1), turn,  sk first st, hdc in next st (work into the stitch, not the “ch 1” space-- same goes for all hdc’s of this sweater), [ch 1, sk st, hdc in next st] repeat [ ] across (total sts-- xs:16 hdc & 15 ch’s, s: 17 hdc & 16 ch’s, m: 18 hdc & 17 ch’s, l: 19 hdc & 18 ch’s, xl: 20 hdc & 19 ch’s, 2x: 22 hdc & 21 ch’s, 3x: 24 hdc & 23 ch’s)

For sizes xs & s: Rows 3-62 - repeat row 2
For sizes m & l: Rows 3-64 - repeat row 2
For sizes xl, 2x & 3x: Rows 3-66 - repeat row 2

Finish off

Back Panel:
Row 1) ch 72 (76, 80, 84, 88, 96, 104), hdc in fourth ch from hook (those first three ch’s you skipped will count as a hdc + “ch 1”), [ch 1, sk st, hdc in the next st] repeat [ ] across to end of row (total sts-- xs:36 hdc & 35 ch’s, s: 38 hdc & 37 ch’s, m: 40 hdc & 39 ch’s, l: 42 hdc & 41 ch’s, xl: 44 hdc & 43 ch’s, 2x: 48 hdc & 47 ch’s, 3x: 52 hdc & 51 ch’s)

Row 2) ch 3 (counts as hdc + ch 1), turn,  sk first st, hdc in next st, [ch 1, sk st, hdc in next st] repeat [ ] across (total sts-- xs: 36 hdc & 35 ch’s, s: 38 hdc & 37 ch’s, m: 40 hdc & 39 ch’s, l: 42 hdc & 41 ch’s, xl: 44 hdc & 43 ch’s, 2x: 48 hdc & 47 ch’s, 3x: 52 hdc & 51 ch’s)

For sizes xs & s: Rows 3-62 - repeat row 2
For sizes m & l: Rows 3-64 - repeat row 2
For sizes xl, 2x & 3x: Rows 3-66 - repeat row 2

Finish off

Sleeves (make 2):
Row 1) ch 52 (56, 60, 64, 64, 72, 72), hdc in fourth ch from hook (those first three ch’s you skipped will count as a hdc + “ch 1”), [ch 1, sk st, hdc in the next st] repeat [ ] across to end of row  (total sts-- xs: 26 hdc & 25 ch’s, s: 28 hdc & 27 ch’s, m: 30 hdc & 29 ch’s, l: 32 hdc & 31 ch’s, xl: 32 hdc & 31ch’s, 2x: 36 hdc & 35 ch’s, 3x: 36 hdc & 35 ch’s)

Row 2) ch 3 (counts as hdc + ch 1), turn,  sk first st, hdc in next st, [ch 1, sk st, hdc in next st] repeat [ ] across (total sts-- xs: 26 hdc & 25 ch’s, s: 28 hdc & 27 ch’s, m: 30 hdc & 29 ch’s, l: 32 hdc & 31 ch’s, xl: 32 hdc & 31ch’s, 2x: 36 hdc & 35 ch’s, 3x: 36 hdc & 35 ch’s)

For all sizes: Rows 3-52 - repeat row 2

Finish off, leaving an extra long tail to sew the seam of the sleeve

Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

To begin assembling the sweater, gather all the panel pieces-- there will be one back panel and two front panels. Then you will arrange the front panels on top of the back panel as shown in the photo above. You will line up the front panels to the very edges of the back panel. It does not matter which side is facing which at this point because they’re all the same.

Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

Then you will get your yarn needle and long piece of yarn to sew. Start with the tops of the sweater (you may wish to pin the pieces together so they don’t move around). Using a loose whip stitch over the very edges, sew the tops to connect both the back and front panels. Since each front panel should be lined up on the sides of the back panel, you will begin sewing on the outside, and sew until you reach the other side (middle) of the top of the front panel. Do this on both sides.

Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

After the tops are sewn, you will start on the side seams. You will begin sewing at the bottom of the sweater using the same technique as the tops. For the sides you will want to make EXTRA sure to align the rows of the front and back panels as you go so you will have an accurate amount of rows remaining in the sleeves...

***Instructions for how far to sew up on the side seams for each size (very important!)
xs= up to row 46 (leaving about 6.5 inches for the sleeve on each side)  
s= up to row 45(leaving about 7 inches for the sleeve on each side)  
m=up to row 44 (leaving about 7.5 inches for the sleeve on each side)
l & xl=up to row 43 (leaving about 8 inches for the sleeve on each side)  
2x & 3x = up to row 41 (leaving about 9 inches for the sleeve on each side)

Free Crochet Pattern for the Perfect Spring Sweater

With the body all sewn up, you’re ready to move onto the sleeves. Take your sleeve piece and fold it over matching up the longest sides as shown in the photo above. You can pin along the edge to keep it from shifting around as you sew.

Free Crochet Pattern for the Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

Then you will grab your yarn needle and piece of yarn (or long tail of yarn) and sew along the very edge using a loose whip stitch just like on the body pieces. Sew all the way across, connecting those two long edges to create the sleeve. Do this for both of your sleeves.

** I chose to fold up the sleeves a couple inches on the ends and sew them in a few spots to make the fold stay

Free Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

Once both sleeves are sewn you are ready to connect them to the body. Keeping your body piece WRONG side out and turning your sleeve RIGHT side out, you will insert the sleeve into the armhole of your sweater like shown in the photo above. It doesn’t matter which end you put at top or bottom, both are the same. You will align the seam of the sleeve to the seam of the side of the body (the armpit). You may wish to pin those together to stabilize. 

Free Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

Then you will sew along the very edges of both the sleeve and the body armhole opening with needle and piece of yarn all the way around to connect the sweater. Be sure to sew loosely. Repeat this for both sleeves. After both sleeves are connected, weave in all ends and your Spring sweater is complete!!

Free Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Megmade with Love

Hopefully you love this awesome cardigan as much as I do... It truly lives up to it's name, if you ask me. ;)

If you end up making one of these bad boys, go tag me over on Insta so I can admire it!

Happy making!
Meg

Free Crochet Pattern for The Perfect Spring Sweater - Oversized Cardigan Megmade with Love