Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Pattern
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Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern

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Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you the crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan free pattern. This is a great project to relax with, and is very easy to crochet. Crocheted with a beautiful chunky lavender colored yarn, this cardigan is perfect for beginners. It features delicately tapered sleeves and a chain arch edging at the front.

The video tutorial for this project can be found here:

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern: the inspiration

This cardigan is stunning. It is created with two hexagons which are later sewed together to form the basic shape of the garment. After that, the sleeve cuffs are added. These are tapered to add dimension to the cardigan. A lovely and feminine chain arch edging is then added to the front and bottom of the cardigan.

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
The sleeves and front chain arch edging are super feminine

This was a true labor of love. Indeed, I had wanted to make a lilac hexagon for a long time. I had imagined how perfect it would be for Spring and Summer. It is so pretty and feminine! It also comes in different sizes, from size S to XXXL. Also, it can be worn with most outfits, and has a clear Boho vibe to it. You could definitely wear this cardigan at Coachella!

Hexagon cardigans are so much fun to crochet. I used the hexagon granny stitch for this project. To be honest, I do love the granny stitch so much, as it is both traditional and modern. This cardigan is slightly oversized, but remains very feminine because of the color, tapered sleeves, and chain arch edging. The chain arch edging is one of my favorite edgings because it really elevates a crochet project while being very easy to add on.

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
This is a beautiful cardigan

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern: a Boho look

I do love the Boho look this cardigan has. I have already crocheted hexagon cardigans before, and you can find The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan here. Indeed, I crocheted this cardigan last year, and it looks beautiful in every season. It is also very feminine, and I made mine in two contrasting colors, which looks fantastic.

As I said previously, this cardigan has a distinct Boho look to it. I used Paintbox Simply Chunky yarn to crochet this cardigan, along with a 5 and 6.5 mm crochet hook. The best news is you can use your preferred chunky yarn for this project, along with your favorite color too. So this a very versatile crochet project for you to make!

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
I love this lilac shade

This crochet cardigan is also perfect for beginners. The 2 hexagons build up fast and easily using the granny stitch, and once this is done, assembling the cardigan is super fast too. The sleeves, which are made using Front and Back Post Double Crochets, may require a bit more attention, but again, this is a pattern repeat which is easy to get a hang off. Finishing off this cardigan with a chain arch edging is very easy too.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as me. It is perfect for beginners and expert crocheters alike.

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
This hexagon cardigan is so perfect

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Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan Pattern
This is a great project for every season

Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan: the pattern

You can purchase my ad free, large print, PDF pattern here: Crochet Lavender Hexagon Cardigan PDF Pattern

Level: Easy +

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

Materials

7 (S/M), 9 (L/XL), 10 (XXL/XXXL) of Paintbox Simply Chunky in shade 345 Pale Lilac

A 5 and a 6,5 mm crochet hook

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

Gauge

4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm) = 4 hexagon rounds

Size of each hexagon before sewing

S/M: 36”x36” (93 x 93 cm)

L/XL: 39”x39” (100 x 100 cm)

XXL/XXXL: 42”x42” (107 x 107 cm)

Sizes of finished cardigan

These are the sizes measured once cardigan has been assembled, without the edgings and borders. Because this is a hexagon cardigan, the sleeves are wide for each size, and they are just worked up automatically while we crochet both our hexagon squares to form cardigan. Therefore, they automatically are bigger if you crochet a bigger size (ie add more rounds to each square).

Size S/M:

26” (67 cm) in length x 24” (61 cm) in width

Size L/XL:

29” (74 cm) in length x 27” (69 cm) in width

Size XXL/XXXL:

32” (81 cm) in length x 30” (77 cm) in width

Abbreviations

ch: chain

sk: skip

SP: space

SC: Single Crochet (= UK Double Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (=UK Treble Crochet)

FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet (UK Front Post Treble Crochet)

BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet (UK Back Post Treble Crochet)

Sl st: Slip stitch

EOR: End of round

Pattern begins here

Use 6,5 mm crochet hook for this part.

Make 2 hexagon cardigans:

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (=DC), 2 DC within the ring (=3 DC); [ch 3, 3 DC] 5 times, ch 3, sl st to first ch 3 to close round.

Round 2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, work 2 DC in ch 3 sp from previous row (=3 DC); [ch 1, place 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC into next ch 3 from previous row] until eor. Ch 1, sl st to 1st ch 3 to close round.

Round 3: Ch 3, turn your work, work 2 DC into ch sp from previous row. Ch 1, [3 DC, ch 3, 3DC] into next ch sp (which is also the corner); [Ch 1, 3 DC into next ch sp, ch 1, 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC into next ch sp (which is also the corner), until eor. Ch 1, sl st to first ch 3 to close round.

We are now starting to see this pattern being worked up more clearly. As the hexagon will grow, we will have more β€œcenter” clusters of 3 DC, and have 6 clusters of 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC which are the corners (we will always have the same number of corners which is 6 throughout).

Round 4: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, 2 DC into ch sp from previous row (=3 DC), ch 1. Now, always place a cluster of 3 DC in β€œcenter” spaces and ch 1 between each cluster. These center clusters will be more and more frequent as the project grows. When you reach a corner, place 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC. As previously stated, you will always have 6 corners per round.

Always separate each cluster with a ch 1 (except the ch 3 within the corner cluster). However, you should always separate these corner clusters with a ch 1 too.

Round 5-17 (S/M), 21 (L/XL), 25 (XXL/XXXL): repeat row 4.

Assembling your cardigan together

Once you have completed your 2 hexagons, fasten off, tidy up all loose ends. Sew in the center (where we began) of each hexagon to prevent unraveling.

hexagon
Place your 2 hexagons like so

Now place both hexagons side by side, folding them so as to form the shape of a cardigan.

With piece of yarn and tapestry needle, start seaming the top part of the cardigan together as seen in photo. Sew the seam in straight across, using the mattress stitch.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose end.

Now sew in the back seam of your cardigan, using mattress stitch.

sew in
Sew in the back panels together

Fasten off, tidy up loose end.

Sleeve cuffs

Using 5 mm crochet hook, start making your sleeve cuffs.

Note:

Front Post Double Crochet: Wrap yarn around your hook, insert hook around the DC from previous row going from right to left in the front of stitch; pull up a loop, go through 2 loops, pull up a loop, go through 2 loops.

Back Post Double Crochet: Wrap yarn around your hook, insert hook around the DC from previous row going from right to left from the back of the stitch; pull up a loop, go through 2 loops, pull up a loop, go through 2 loops.

Attach yarn to cuff:

Round 1: Ch 1, SC into next stitch, [sk 1 stitch, 1 SC] until eor. Sl st to first ch 1 to close off round.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a DC), place a DC into next stitch until eor. Sl st to 1st ch 3 at beginning of row.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as a BPDC), [Front Post Double Crochet into next DC from previous row, Back Post Double Crochet into next stitch] until you reach the first ch 3, sl st to 1st ch 3 to close off round.

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as FPDC), [Back Post Double Crochet into the Front Post Double Crochet from previous row, Front Post Double Crochet into the Back Post Double Crochet from previous row] until eor. Therefore you will be alternating FPDC and BPDC from row to row, creating a ribbed effect.

Sl st to 1st ch 3 to close off round.

Round 5-8: repeat rows 3 and 4

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Front and bottom edging (chain arch edging)

With 6,5 mm crochet hook.

Attach yarn to either bottom corner of the front opening of the cardigan.

Round 1: Ch 1, SC into next stitch until eor, going all the way up the front opening of the cardigan, and then going all the way around the bottom of the cardigan. Once you reach the first ch 1, sl stitch to close off round.

Back
Crochet a SC all around the front and bottom opening

Round 2: [Ch 3, skip next stitch, SC into next stitch] until eor. Once you reach the first ch 3, sl stitch to close off round.

chain arch edging
Create a chain arch edging

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

 

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  • Glee

    So lost on this, If I do the squares as many rounds as stated. The back is fine but the front , well there is no front it doesn’t even cover a boob ??? If I keep going to cover front the sleeves will be so big , it just won’t look good ? It looks like a good concept, but not doable.

    • Selina Veronique

      Hi, thank you for stopping by. I am very confused as to where you are struggling with this pattern, as this is a very oversized project so even if you make the smallest size it should definitely cover your front. Have you made 2 panels? Let me know how I can help you, maybe you can join my private Facebook group Selina Veronique’s Crochet Corner so that I can give you advice directly.

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