Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern
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Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern

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Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you this crochet easy cocoon cardigan free pattern. I love this project so much! It was such a fun project to make, and so perfect for Autumn/Winter. It is inspired by an older project I crocheted a few years ago, The Red Velvet Cardigan. I loved making The Red Velvet Cardigan a few years ago, and it was really popular at the time. Therefore, I decided now was the time to make a newer, updated version of it.

The video tutorial for this project can be found here:

Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern: The Inspiration

The inspiration for this project came from an older pattern, as mentioned above. The Red Velvet Cardigan is such a wonderful Autumn Winter staple. I really wanted to recreate a newer version of it.

For this new version, I made the pattern inclusive. Indeed, this crochet pattern comes in sizes S to XXXL. Therefore it is very inclusive and everyone can make it. You can find all the different sizes for this project indicated below. I myself crocheted size S, which is the size I made for the video tutorial. However, you can easily follow along my tutorial whilst still making another size. You will just need to follow the written pattern a little more closely.

Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern
This is such an easy project to crochet

I love how beautiful and cozy this crochet cardigan looks. If you are looking for more crochet cardigans, you can check out The Coconut Cream Cardigan. This easy crochet project from last year is super warm and is made with Caron Latte Cakes. I also recommend The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan, as it has been super successful since I released this pattern last year.

If you are looking for more cocoon cardigans, you can check out The Beautiful Rose Shrug. All these patterns are free on my blog, and feature a full length video tutorial too.

Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern: The Yarn

For this project, I used Caron Cake in shade Red Velvet. I also used Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Lipstick. These yarns are so beautiful, and match perfectly. They are both a medium size yarn, meaning they are of a worsted/aran weight. This makes them easy and fast to work with. I love working with this type of yarn as it makes for an elegant yet warm project.

Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern
I love Granny Square Cocoon Cardigans

If you are looking for projects crocheted with Aran weight yarns, you can have a look at The Lavender Hooded Pocket Shawl. This is a great project for beginners, which is also perfect for the chillier months.

You can also have a look at The Kitty Cat Cardigan, which is such a fun crochet project to make. Indeed, this cardigan features a simple V stitch pattern, as well as cute cat pockets. This project is crocheted with Aran weight yarn.

I hope you enjoy this simple and fun tutorial. Let me know in the comments if you make this project.

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Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern
This is such a fun crochet project to make!

Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan: The Pattern

You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store here: Crochet The Red Velvet Cocoon Cardigan PDF Pattern

Level: Easy

Note

I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)

You can find the video tutorial for this project here:

Gauge

4”x4” (10 cm x 10 cm)= 3 rounds of Granny Square.

Gauge is not crucial in this project if measurements of project are respected.

Size of finished granny square before sewing and adding sleeves and border

XS/S: 35,5×35,5” (90×90 cm)

M: 39×39” (99×99 cm)

L: 42×42” (107×107 cm)

XL: 45×45” (114×114 cm)

XXL: 48×48” (122×122 cm)

XXXL: 51×51” (130×130 cm)

For this project, you will need

3 (XS/S/M/L) 4 (XL/XXL/XXXL) skeins of Caron Cake in shade Red Velvet (or any other worsted weight yarn)

1 skein of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Lipstick

6,5 mm crochet hook

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

2 stitch markers

Abbreviations

I will be writing in US terms (British terms in brackets)

ch: chain

sk: skip

St: stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

EOR: End of Round/End of Row

Begin pattern here

Using Caron Cake in shade Red Velvet

Complete rows as follows

1: Ch 3 (=DC throughout), 2 DC inside ring; [ch 2, 3 DC] inside ring 3 more times, ch 2, sl st to beginning ch 3.

2: Ch 3, turn your work, 2 DC into same space, ch 2, 3 DC inside ch sp from previous row (= 3DC, ch 2, 3DC which forms a corner). [Go directly into next sp, 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC] 3 more times. Sl st to first 3 ch to join round.

Rows 1&2
Rounds 1&2

3: Ch 3, turn your work, 2 DC inside space (=3 DC). [Go directly into next sp with 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (=corner); 3 DC into the next space] 3 times. In last space place 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (corner). Sl st to close off round.

Row 3
Round 3

Round 4

4: Ch 3, turn your work, [Go directly into next sp with 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (=corner); 3 DC into next two spaces] 3 times. In last space place 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC (corner). Sl st to close off round.

Row 4
Round 4

5-end: Repeat row 4, always placing 3 DC inside the simple β€œside” spaces, and 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC into each corner (4 per round to form a square).

Carry on making your granny square until you reach the size stated above for the initial square, depending on the size you are making.

Fasten off.

Crochet Cardigan
The completed Granny Square

Once you have finished your granny square, fold in half.

Measure 23 cm/9 inches for sizes S & M/26 cm/10,2 inches for sizes L&XL/30 cm/12” for sizes XXL/XXXL from the center fold (inside of cardigan) to form arm pit and hole, place stitch marker (see photo below).

Measure project
Measure project to create sleeve openings

Attach long piece of yarn to top of project at seam. With tapestry needle, sew seam from stitch marker to end of cardigan, make a double knot, sew in loose ends. Repeat on the other side, attaching a piece of yarn to sew that edge of cardigan. Fasten off and tidy all loose ends.

Border (both arms)

Using Caron Cake in shade Red Velvet

1: Ch. 1, SC into every st. around, sl st to 1st ch 1

Crochet sleeves
Crochet sleeves

2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC of round), DC into every SC from previous row, sl st to first ch 3

Add row 2
Add row 2

3-6: repeat row 2

Fasten off Caron Cake yarn. Attach Stylecraft Special Aran.

7 (chain arch edging): Ch 1 (=SC), place SC into each stitch across until eor. Sl st to first ch 1 to close off round.

8: [Ch 3, sk 1 st, SC into next st] until eor; finish on a SC

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Front opening border (shell stitch edging)

Using Caron Cake in shade Red Velvet

You will be placing this border all across the front opening of the cardigan, working in a round to follow the natural shape of the opening.

Attach yarn to any stitch on the front opening.

Round 1: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into next st until you reach the beginning chain 1, going all the way around the front opening.

Round 2: Ch 3 (=DC), place 4 DC into same first st to form 1st shell stitch. Sk 2 st, SC into next st, [sk 2 st, 5 DC into next stitch, sk 2 st, SC into next st] until 3 st before eor.

Sk 2 st, sl stitch to top of the ch 3 at beginning of round to finish off round.

Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.

Crochet Easy Cocoon Cardigan Free Pattern
This cardigan is very warm and cozy
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