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Crochet Harry Style’s Watermelon Sugar Cardigan

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Crochet Harry Style’s Watermelon Sugar Cardigan

Hello my lovelies! This week I am bringing to you a really exciting new project to crochet. Indeed, I have recreated my own version of Harry Style’s Watermelon Sugar Cardigan, inspired by JW Anderson’s design.

I am so happy to finally reveal my crochet version, as it was a true labour of love. The final result is however really worth all the efforts I invested into this recreation.

My version is a crochet version of course. You can find the video tutorial on Youtube here: Crochet Watermelon Sugar Cardigan Video Tutorial

A viral crochet and knit project

As some of you probably know, this cardigan has gone viral on Tik Tok. I have to say I do understand why! It’s so unique and gorgeous.

JW Anderson’s unique design style and boho vibes can definitely be spotted in this garment. I love how well Harry Styles wears it too! He makes crochet and knit look even more cool!

The original knit pattern by JW Anderson for this cardigan can be downloaded if you follow this link: JW Anderson Patchwork Cardigan Knit Pattern

Crochet Harry Style’s Watermelon Sugar Cardigan

Harry's cardi
This step by step tutorial is very easy to follow

This was a really fun project to crochet. The original version of this patchwork cardigan by JW Anderson is beautiful piece of art.

To begin with, I had a good look at the photographs of the original garment. You can find my board on Pinterest if you like: Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar Patchwork Cardigan Pinterest Board

I then downloaded the original pattern from JW Anderson’s website. Later, I read the pattern and looked at all the knit techniques used for the project. I wanted to really have a close resemblance to the original pattern whilst still using my own crochet ideas. Hopefully this makes sense!

Crochet Harry Style’s Watermelon Sugar Patchwork Cardigan Design

Harry's cardi
I’m not surprised this cardigan has gone viral

This crochet design is made out of squares that are later stitched together. I decided to make two different squares patterns. I then used the different colours to give the cardigan dimension.

After that, I made up the red collar and sewed it onto the project. Then I crocheted the ribbed bottom edge. After that, I created the cuff edgings too. I finished off by crocheting the front blue edging on the front of the cardigan, and sewed on eight buttons.

Every step of this cardigan is explained in my pattern down below, and my video tutorial on Youtube.

Crochet Harry Style’s Watermelon Sugar Cardigan: Create your own custom sized cardigan

You can create your very own custom sized cardigan with this pattern. Indeed, I am going to give you some pointers on how to crochet this cardigan to your size.

The cardigan I made is a universal size large I would say (=size M in USA for men). I hope this is helpful.

For information, I am a very petite person. I wear a UK size 8/S, which is a US 4. I am 5 foot 2, which is quite short. You can therefore see on the pictures that my own cardigan is quite large.

To make your cardigan smaller, you can either use one of the following methods.

  1. You can use the same hook and yarn size, but make each square smaller. Your cardigan will therefore be smaller as a result.
  2. You can follow the exact pattern, but switch your yarn to Aran weight, and your hook to a 5 mm.

Please if you are doing this, make a swatch and measure this just to be on the safe side. I have written down all the measurements for the squares, as well as the cardigan as a whole for reference (see pattern below for all the information). I think these two methods are great to make a made to measure cardigan!

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Xoxo Selina.

Patchwork cardigan
My crochet recreation of the Watermelon Sugar cardigan

The Watermelon Sugar Pattern Starts Here

You can download the Ad free PDF file for this pattern from Etsy here: Crochet Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar PDF pattern

This really helps support me and my small business, and I really appreciate your support.

Level: Easy/beginner

Gauge (= size of a square): 6,3”x6,3” (16×16 cm)

Size of finished cardigan:

Body of cardigan: 27”x26” (69 x 66 cm)

Sleeves: 9,5”x21,5” (24x 55 cm)

Notes:

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

Pattern written in one size

Materials:

2 skeins each of Cygnet Chunky in shades Orange, Black, Citrus, Emerald

3 skeins of Cygnet Chunky in shade Red

1 skein of Cygnet Chunky in shade Saxe

1 skein of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Lipstick

A 6 mm and 4,5 mm crochet hooks

Pair of scissors

Tapestry needle

Darning needle and black thread

8 black buttons (15/18 mm)

Abbreviations:

ChΒ : chain

Sl stΒ : slip stitch

St: Stitch

SC: Single crochet (SC)

HDC: Half Double crochet (UK Half Treble)

DC: Double Crochet

Begin pattern here:

You will be making the back, the 2 front panels, and 2 identical sleeves before sewing your cardigan together. Then add the collar, bottom and sleeve ribbing, as well as the front blue edging with buttons at the opening of cardigan.

You will be making two different square patterns as follows:

Square nΒ°1 for 12 yellow, 6 orange and 6 black squares

Square nΒ°2 for 8 green, 12 red and 6 black/red squares

See photographs for details

Square nΒ°1:
Crochet Harry Style's Watermelon Sugar Cardigan
Square number 1

Using chunky yarns and 6 mm crochet hook

Ch 19

Complete rows as follows:

1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook, and HDC into next ch, and all chains across

2: ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC in 2nd ch and all HDC from previous row until eor.

3-13: Repeat row 2

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing squares together later

Patchwork cardigan
An orange square (pattern 1)
Square nΒ°2:
Crochet Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar Cardigan
Square number 2

Using chunky yarns and 6 mm crochet hook

Ch 19

Complete rows as follows:

1: DC in 2nd ch from hook, [SC in next ch, DC in next ch] until eor (1st ch counts as a SC)

2: Ch 3 (=DC), [SC into next st, DC into next st] until eor, placing last DC into ch 1 from previous row.

3: Ch1 (=SC), [DC in next st, SC into next st] until eor, finishing on a SC

4-15: Alternate rows 2 and 3

Patchwork cardigan
The green square using pattern number 2

For the black and red version, start chaining and row 1 with black yarn, and row 2 with red. Alternate both colours until end of square, finishing on black.

Crochet Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar Cardigan 4
The black and white square

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing squares together.

Collar:

Using 6 mm crochet hook and red chunky yarn

Ch 54

Complete rows as follows:

1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, place a DC into the next ch, and into each chain across

2: Ch 3 (=DC), place a DC into 2nd st, and into each st across until eor

3-9: Repeat row 2

Ribbed edging (bottom edge):

With Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Lipstick and 4,5 mm hook

Ch 14

Complete rows as follows:

1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, and SC into each chain across

2: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into 2nd st and each st across

3-end (until piece measures 126 cm/49,5”): Repeat row 2

Ribbed edging (make 2 for each sleeve):

With Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Lipstick and 4,5 mm hook

Ch 14

1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, and SC into each chain across

2: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into 2nd st and each st across

3-60: Repeat row 2

To sew your cardigan togetherΒ :

Back panel:

Place squares for back panel consulting the photograph

JW Anderson Crochet cardigan
Place your squares as follows

Once squares are places, start sewing them together using a mattress stitch. The look we are going for is slightly β€œuntidy”. Use any colour yarn you prefer to sew in your squares.

JW Anderson Crochet cardigan
Sew your squares together

For the black squares, you can add a stitch just underneath it on square placed under it to create the full effect (consult photographs to see effect).

Patchwork cardigan
Place a visible stitch underneath each black square
Front panels:

Place squares for both front panels consulting my photograph:

Patchwork cardigan
Place squares onto front panels as shown

Once squares are places, start sewing them together using a mattress stitch. The look we are going for is slightly β€œuntidy”. Use any colour yarn you prefer to sew in your squares.

For the black squares, you can add a stitch just underneath it on square placed under it to create the full effect (consult photographs to see effect).

Sleeves (make two identical):
Crochet Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar Cardigan
Sleeves: Place these squares as follows

Place squares for both front panels consulting my photograph.

Once squares are places, start sewing them together using a mattress stitch. The look we are going for is slightly β€œuntidy”. Use any colour yarn you prefer to sew in your squares.

For the black squares, you can add a stitch just underneath it on square placed under it to create the full effect (consult photographs to see effect).

Start sewing your cardigan together:

Start by sewing seams of sleeves.

Place your back panel onto a flat surface. Place your 2 front panels symmetrically, start sewing the shoulder seams. Once this is done, sew your sleeves onto each side of the cardigan. Make sure the seam of each sleeve is facing down.

Carry on sewing your cardigan down the two sides.

Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.

Sew on your red collar:

Sew on your red collar by placing it symmetrically on the top of your front panel. You can help yourself by placing a safety pin in the centre to secure the collar.

Crochet Harry Style's Watermelon Sugar Cardigan
Sew on your red collar symmetrically

Add bottom ribbed edging and sleeves cuffs:

Crochet Harry Style's Watermelon Sugar Cardigan
Place bottom edging as shown here

Place your ribbed bottom edging underneath the bottom edge of your cardigan. Sew this in, using a visible seam on the top of edge (see photographs for detail)

Place your sleeve cuffs underneath the bottom of the sleeves. Sew these in using a visible seam on the top of edge (see photographs for detail)

Crochet the front button edge onto cardigan:

With 6 mm crochet hook and Cygnet chunky yarn in shade Saxe, attach your yarn just underneath the collar of cardigan on each side.

Row 1: Ch 1, and proceed on placing SC equally all along the front edging, including the bottom ribbed edging.

Once you reach the bottom, ch 3 (=DC), turn your work.

Row 2: Place a DC into 2nd SC from previous row, and into each SC across until eor.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Do the same on other side of the front of the cardigan.

Sew on your buttons:

Sew on 8 buttons to the blue opening of cardigan, on the left side. With darning needle and black thread:

Place 1st button on the top, and then place each of the remaining buttons at a 3” distance from each approximately.

Harry's cardi
The back of the cardigan
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