Crochet cardigan free pattern: Any yarn weight would make this cardigan.

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Crochet Cardigan free pattern that can be made using any weight of yarn. Yes, you read that correctly. I have always wanted to design a pattern that can be made using any weight of yarn.

Any Yarn Would do crochet cocoon cardigan free pattern.

This crochet cardigan can be made using any weight of yarn

How about any yarn would do crochet cocoon cardigan pattern? This easy crochet cardigan was designed and tested in 3 different yarn weights.

Any yarn would do cocoon cardigan free pattern

Double Knit (DK) which is #3 weight of yarn

Any yarn would do cocoon cardigan free pattern
Any Yarn would do crochet cocoon cardigan made in DK – By Karolina.

Worsted weight (#4) weight yarn also known as Aran Weight yarn.

Chunky Yarn (#5)

This easy crochet pattern is one that was aimed at you shopping from your stash. I mean, you can easily shop for either a DK, worsted, or Chunky yarn from your collection.

I feel this easy crochet cardigan-free pattern is the perfect pattern for a beginner. You are simply crocheting a rectangle which is then joined together to become a beautiful crochet cocoon cardigan.

Have you been wondering what pattern is best for a beginner when it comes to crochet cardigan patterns? This easy crochet cardigan is perfect for a beginner crocheter as it requires no shaping, no increases or decreases. You are basically crocheting a square just like you would a blanket.

When made with DK weight yarn, this cardigan can be rocked in warm weather. It is simply an amazing pattern with versatility and functionality.

Tips to help you make your own version of this easy crochet cocoon cardigan pattern

Yarn selection

This easy cocoon crochet cardigan can be made using any weight of yarn. Simply pick up a weight of yarn you are most comfortable with. I have provided detailed information as to how to customize your own cocoon cardigan irrespective of the yarn weight you are using.

Get your yarn ready, this can either be a DK, worsted weight (Aran) or Chunky weight yarn.

Yarn suggestion for the DK- Double Weight (#3) Crochet cocoon cardigan pattern.

Lion brand Coboo – DK, #3 lightweight (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo, 232 yards/212m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Worsted Weight

Lion brand Hue + Me, Chunky (#5), (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 230m per 125g, 125 m/137 yards)

Guage for this crochet cardigan pattern

I have provided 3 different gauges for you to work with. The first is for Double Knit yarn, the second is for Worsted weight (Aran), and the third is for Chunky weight yarn.

Guage for DK = 16 sts over 12 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in hdc, using 5mm crochet hook. 

Guage for Worsted weight = 14 sts over 11 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in hdc, using 6 mm crochet hook

This beautiful version was made by Bettina the maker behind katz.and.crochet using chunky weight yarn

Guage for Chunky/Bulky Yarn weight = 12 sts over 10 rows  = 4” square made in hdc, using 8 mm

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Sizing information for this easy cocoon crochet cardigan pattern

While this crochet cardigan can be made using any weight of yarn. It is also super easy to customize the size of your finished cardigan. This cocoon crochet cardigan can be made into either a fitted or oversized cardigan.

Any yarn would do cocoon cardigan free pattern
Photo credit @Jessiebessj Test 3XL – 5XL in Worsted weight.

Adjusting the fit of your cocoon cardigan

For a fitted crochet cocoon cardigan, you can either reduce or increase the foundation chain or simply go down or up in the sizing provided.

Skill Level
The pattern has been designed with beginner garment-crocheters in mind and includes a host of extra supporting information such as:
Separating each yarn’s weight and color-coding them.
Tips on how to adjust the pattern to have either a fitted or oversized cardigan.
Guidance on making adjustments for a custom fit

Lenght of the cocoon cardigan = To make your customize your own crochet cocoon cardigan, simply increase or reduce the repeats.

Adjustments/fittings

Length: increase or decrease the repeats for part of the Body.

Sleeves:

Too tight? Reduce the length of the part indicated to be joined together.

Too loose: Increase the length of the part indicated to be joined together.

Finished Measurement

Size(s) and color codes – (XS, S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Bust Measurement: 

(XS, S, M) = (38)” 

(L, XL, 2XL) = (44)”

(3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = (50),”

Length of Cardigan

(XS, S, M) = (28)” 

(L, XL, 2XL) = (31)”

(3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = (33)”

Construction Notes

  1. This cardigan is worked flat in rows, with the collar and sleeves made in rounds.

2. Pattern is worked flat, you can customize the size by increasing or reducing your starting chains.

Pattern Notes

1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.

2. Similar weight of yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.

3. Chains at the beginning of the rows/rounds do not count as a stitch.

4. For ease of understanding, when you get the ad-free PDf which included all the sizes, I have made it that the different yarn weights are color-coded. Instructions in black are for all yarn weights 

Difficult – advanced beginner or even a beginner. 

Terms – US Terminology

Instructions for this easy crochet cocoon cardigan free pattern

Find below the written pattern for this easy crochet cocoon cardigan using Worsted/Aran weight yarn. This is also #4 weight yarn.

Make yourself this easy crochet Cocoon Cardigan which can be made with any yarn weight.
The pattern is super easy to customize in both length and width.
This listing is for a PDF crochet pattern, not the finished garment.

The pattern is designed to work with any of 3 yarn weights including double knit, DK (#3), Aran / worsted weight (#4), and chunky/bulky (#5). The pattern for each yarn weight is written out separately so you are essentially getting 3 patterns in one!

How about you get the ad-free PDF version of this easy cocoon crochet cardigan pattern which includes all the different weights of yarn all specified in different colors for ease of understanding.

Crochet pattern on Ravelry
Crochet Pattern on Etsy

The written pattern below uses Worsted (Aran) Weight yarn! Use the buttons above for the PDf version which contains all the other yarn weights and stepwise photos for the tutorials.

With A, chain 133, 153, 177

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. 131, 151, 175 hdc

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 131, 151, 175 hdc

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, rep from * to end, turn. 65, 75, 87 ch sps, 66, 76, 88 dc

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc in ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, rep from * to end, turn. 131, 151, 175 hdc

Rep Rows 2 – 4 until Rectangle measures 28 (29, 30)”

End with Row 2

Edging 

Ch 2, hdc in each st around, aim for 2 hdc at each corner, 1 hdc in each hdc st and 2 hdc in each dc st,  join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off.

Edging 

Ch 2, hdc in each st around, aim for 2 hdc at each corner, 1 hdc in each hdc st and 2 hdc in each dc st,  join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off.

Sleeve Opening

  1. Measure 9 (10, 11)” away from the tip of the fold.
  2. Sew/join the remaining part
  3. Repeat on the other side.

Sleeves 

Join Color B with a sl st to the tip where you started the joining

Round 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Rounds 2 – 6: Ch 2, in 3rd loop, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off.

Repeat on the other side.

Collar

Join Color B with a sl st to any part of the opening

Round 1: Ch 2, Hdc evenly around the perimeter of the collar area, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Rounds 2 – 6: Ch 2, in 3rd Loop, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Fasten off, sew in ends

Block to measurement

I hope you love your cocoon cardigan as much as I am loving mine? whenever you make something from this pattern, kindly tag me.

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