Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
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Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern

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Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to show you how to crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan (free pattern). This crochet pattern is perfect for beginners, and looks beautiful in all seasons. This crochet hexagon cardigan is very feminine and has a classic line to it. It features slim tapered sleeve cuffs and a delicate bottom edging.

The video tutorial for this project can be found here:

Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern: The Inspiration

I absolutely love crocheted cardigans, and I love hexagon cardigans so much! Indeed, hexagon cardigans are so beautiful and delicate, and have a distinct Boho vibe. The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan is a design I made two years ago, and it has been very popular ever since. This feminine and oversized design is perfect for every occasion. I also crocheted this Lavender Cardigan last year, which is again a different version of a hexagon cardigan.

Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
I love hexagon cardigans

The same can be said for this design that I have called The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan. This new hexagon cardigan is very easy to crochet, and comes in sizes S to XXXL. This crochet cardigan features lovely tapered sleeves and a delicate bottom border. It’s a simple cardigan design that can be crocheted in many different colors. If you are looking for a similar design, please do have a look at The Periwinkle Cardigan I crocheted last year.

If you are new to the hexagon cardigan trend, let me explain what this design is. A hexagon cardigan is the term generically used to designated a cardigan which has been made using two hexagons. Indeed, you will begin this project by making two identical hexagons, which you will later stitch together before adding your bottom and front borders, and sleeve cuffs.

This type of cardigan offers a lot of various possibilities as to the design, and can come in various designs. Today I wanted to create a version of a hexagon cardigan that has a sleek and delicate look to it. It still has it’s slight Boho vibe, but this is definitely elevated with the color of the project, as well as the tapered sleeves and discreet edgings.

Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
This cardigan is really feminine and elegant

Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern: The Yarn

For this project, I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. As you may know, this yarn is one of my favorites. The Perfectly Pretty Pocket Shawl is made with this yarn and is to this day one of my favorite projects that I have made. It’s also been a very popular too.

Caron Simply Soft yarn is so soft and the shades are so pretty! The Sweet Sixteen Crochet Bag is crocheted with this yarn also. This crochet bag is perfect and can compliment this new hexagon cardigan project. This easy French beret is also made with this lovely yarn, and can also go perfectly with this cardigan.

Let me know if you love this yarn as much as me! I know I really enjoy crocheting with this yarn and am looking forward to making more projects with this yarn.

Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan Free Pattern
This cardigan is perfect for beginners

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Crochet The Lucienne Hexagon Cardigan: The Pattern

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Level: Easy +

Notes

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

Materials

4 skeins (sizes XS/S/M), 5 skeins (sizes L/XL), 6 skeins (sizes XXL/XXXL) of Caron Simply Soft yarn in shade Orchid

A 5 and 4,5 mm crochet hook

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

Gauge

4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm) = 5 rounds of hexagon

Sizes of finished cardigan

These are the sizes measured once cardigan has been assembled, including 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 hexagons to form cardigan. Therefore, they automatically are bigger if you crochet a bigger size (ie add more rounds to each hexagon).

Size XS/S:

Body of cardigan: 27” (69,5 cm) in length x 21” (54 cm) in width

Size M/L:

Body of cardigan: 31” (80 cm) in length x 25” (64,5 cm) in width

Size XL/XXL:

Body of cardigan: 35” (90 cm) in length x 29” (74,5 cm) in width

Size XXXL:

Body of cardigan: 39” (100 cm) in length x 33” (84 cm) in width

Abbreviations

ch: chain

sk: skip

SP: space

St: stitches

SC: Single Crochet (= UK Double Crochet)

DC: Double Crochet (=UK Treble Crochet)

HDC: Half Double Crochet (=UK Half Treble Crochet)

Sl st: Slip stitch

EOR: End of round

General notes concerning this pattern and crochet hexagons

Hexagons do not lie flat whilst you crochet them, they are instead wavy. Please note this is completely normal and once have finished each hexagon (we will be crocheting 2), we will be placing them flat and folded in such a way that they will lie flat and create the shape of the cardigan.

The fact that each hexagon does not lie flat as you crochet it is not a mistake.

Corner spaces will always feature 3 chains, and the side spaces always feature 1 chain.

The chain 3 at the beginning of each round counts as a HDC throughout.

There will always be 6 corners per row for each hexagon. Each corner will be comprised of 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC.

Begin pattern here

Use 5 mm crochet hook for this part.

Create your hexagon (you will be making 2 identical hexagons) 

Ch 5, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

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

Round 1
Round 1

Round 2: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, work 2 DC in ch 3 sp from previous row (=3 DC total), ch 3, 3 DC into same sp; [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 2
Round 2

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], until eor. Ch 1, sl st to first ch 3 to close round.

Round 3
Round 3

Round 4: Ch 3 (=DC), turn your work, 2 DC into ch sp from previous row (=3 DC total); *ch 1, 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC into next ch sp (=corner); [ch 1, 3 DC into next ch sp 2 times] ** Repeat from * to ** 5 times; ch 1, 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC into next ch space; ch 1, 3 DC into next ch space, ch 1, sl st to ch 3 from beginning of row to close of round.

Next rows
Next rows

We are now starting to see this pattern being worked up more clearly. As the hexagon will grow, we will have more “side” 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 5-21 (XS/S), 22 (M/L), 23 (XL/XXL), 24 (XXXL): repeat row 4, always adding 1 cluster of 3 DC per side per round as you increase your rounds. Of course, there will always be only 6 corners per round as you go along, where you will be placing 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC.

Hexagon
Completed hexagons

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.

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

Create shape
Create shape

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

Sew the back seam of the cardigan
Sew the back seam of the cardigan

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

Fasten off, tidy up loose end.

Bottom edging

Use 4,5 mm crochet hook.

Attach yarn to the bottom edging of the cardigan (attach to any stitch at the bottom of the cardigan).

Row 1: Ch 1 (=SC), SC in next st; *sk 1 st, place a SC into next 2 stitches*; repeat from * until eor.

Row 2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, place a HDC into next st until eor.

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Bottom border
Bottom border

Sleeve cuffs:

Use 4,5 mm crochet hook.

Attach yarn to cuff (attach yarn to any stitch across the cuff).

Round 1: Ch 1 (=SC), *sk 2 st, SC into next st*; repeat from * until eor.

Round 2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, place a HDC into next st until eor.

Rows 3-13: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off yarn, tidy up all loose ends.

Repeat process on both sleeves.

Sleeves
Sleeve cuffs

Front and neck edging:

Use 5 mm crochet hook.

Attach yarn at the corner front opening of the cardigan (on the last stitch at the bottom of the front opening of cardigan. The side you attach yarn to is not important).

Row 1: Ch 1, place a SC into each stitch across until you reach the other side of the cardigan opening.

Row 2: Ch 2 (=HDC), place a HDC into the next stitch until eor.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Crochet cardigan
Crochet this lovely cardigan!

 

 

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