Quinn Crochet Cardigan

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Crochet Cardigan Sweater

The Quinn Crochet Cardigan is the perfect addition to any young lady’s closet! Designed by special request by one of my twin daughters, I wanted to make something that is easy to wear throughout the year.

In Georgia, our weather tends to be mild, except for summer, #HotLanta, so this crochet cardigan is perfect for layering. Specifically, the Quinn Cardigan was designed to compliment the Chanel Dress. She chose her initial outfit to be all purple, her favorite color, with a short sleeve top, leggings and multicolor jelly sandals. As a cropped crochet sweater, the Quinn Cardigan is the perfect length and fit to easily pack in a backpack for the little ones that may get cold at school. And with slightly flared, half sleeves, it’s stylish and functional.

The crochet cardigan pattern includes instructions for sizes 2 through 16. It features the treble cross stitch to create faux cables that add to the drape of the fabric. As an open front sweater, little fingers have no buttons to fiddle with. Rather than continuing the faux cable on the entire sleeve, it is featured down the center, which prevents little fingers from getting caught when putting on the cardigan.

For a pop of color, the cardigan is outlined in a contrasting color. For the Quinn Cardigan, I chose a lovely teal shade to tie it in with the same color as the Chanel Dress. When the cardigan and dress are paired together, your little one, tween, or teen, has a complete outfit! You can then add their favorite earrings, headbands or scrunchie. My little princess put this outfit together herself… 😻 I think the unicorn headband was the perfect addition. What do you think?

Yarn

For the Quinn Cardigan, King Cole Vogue DK in Petrol and Elderberry were provided to me as one of the North American Brand Ambassdors for 2021-2022. I’m always a fan of a good cotton yarn, and this is a yarn to be a fan of!

As a DK weight yarn, it was easy to work with, minimal to no splitting while crocheting, and didn’t shed. Some cotton yarns can shed when loosely plied, but you won’t have to worry about that happening with this cotton yarn.

Vogue DK has a lovely color that is somewhat like a denim with white throughout, but works up with an interesting shading that creates a subtle striping effect. This 100% cotton yarn comes in 11 colors: Petrol, Melba, Elderberry, Wisteria, Cardinal, Pale Denim, Egg Blue, Rich Lilac, Cotton Candy, Cool Grey, and Carnation. Each skein offers 113 yards / 103 meters per 1.75 ounces / 50 grams at a reasonable price of $2.76 at Wool Warehouse. If you would like to get some Vogue DK for your stash, find your local stockist!

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MATERIALS

YARN

King Cole Vogue DK (100% cotton, 113 yds/ 103 m, 1.75 oz/ 50 g): 

Color A: Petrol x 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Color B: Elderberry x 1 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4)TOTAL: 484 (598, 741, 863, 978, 1152, 1287, 1381)

  • US 7 (4.50 mm) hook or hook to meet gauge 
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Measuring Tape

GAUGE

Approx. 18.5 sts in pattern x 8 rows = 4” x 4” [10 cm x 10 cm]

Picture and Video tutorial: Treble Cross Stitch

FINISHED SIZE(S)

SizeChest CircumferenceFinal Length without edging
223”10” [19.1 cm]
425”11” [21.6 cm]
627”12” [26.7 cm]
828.5”14” [31.8 cm]
1030”15” [38.1 cm]
1232”15” [38.1 cm]
1433.5”17” [39.4 cm]
1634.5”18” [40.6 cm]

PATTERN KEY

2/2 tr-LC: left leaning 2 over 2 treble cross

2/2 tr-RC: right leaning 2 over 2 treble cross

Ch: chain

Cnr: corner

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

Dc: double crochet

Fsc: foundation single crochet

FO: fasten off

Hdc: half double crochet

M: stitch marker(s)

Prev: previous

Rem: remain(s) 

Rep: repeat

RS: right side

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Sk: skip

St(s): stitch(es)

Tr: treble crochet

WS: wrong side

YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

2/2 tr-LC: over the next 4 stitches, skip next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, tr in each of skipped sts.

2/2 tr-RC: over the next 4 stitches, skip next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working behind sts just made, tr in each of the skipped sts. 
CSDC: pull up a loop that is row height, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms. 
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning. 
  • Each size is color-coded to ease of reading.
  • The Quinn Crochet Cardigan is made in 6 parts: Back, Right Front, Left Front, Seaming, Sleeves, and Edging. 
  • The Quinn Crochet Cardigan is made in one piece starting at the Back and then creating the Fronts. Refer to Schematic for how the fabric will look before seaming.
  • Sizing includes 2.5-4” of positive ease.
  • Choose the size closest to the wearer’s chest circumference.
  • CSDC can be replaced with ch 3.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a st.
  • Changes in size are listed in parentheses in the following format Size 2 (Size 4, Size 6, Size 8, Size 10, Size 12, Size 14, Size 16).
  • If one number is listed, it applies to all sizes.
  • Any adjustments to the Back length needs to be made to the Right and Left Fronts. Yarn amounts do not include any adjustments.

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