Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan
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Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan

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Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan. This is a super easy and beautiful project. I love how perfect it will be for the coming Spring! This crochet cardigan is simple to make, using two hexagons as a base. My step by step tutorial is very beginner friendly too.

You can find my Youtube video tutorial for this project here:

Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan: the inspiration

Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan
This cardigan is perfect for Spring

The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan is easy to crochet. Using Aran weight yarn, it also works up very quickly. I had wanted to create a hexagon cardigan for a long time now, and was waiting for the perfect yarn to do so. One day I ordered some skeins of Vanna’s Choice yarn in shade pink, and I knew it would be perfect for this cardigan. This yarn is beautiful, and the pale pink shade is very feminine.

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This cardigan is very feminine

This cardigan definitely had a Boho vibe to it. The granny square look it has is so perfect, and the fact it it so oversized it amazing!

Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan: inclusive sizes

You can make this cardigan in any size that you wish. I have created a free written pattern for sizes S to 5XL, however, you can make it any size you want. If you want to make a child version, it is very easy. You simply need to crochet less rounds than stated, and measure up your hexagon as you go along to one of your child’s garment. You will then be able to make this for a child very easily.

Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan
This cardigan is created with 2 simple hexagons

So this is a perfect project if you were looking to make matching garments for you and your child. This crochet project can be made to measure, and this is what makes it so special!

I had already used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn once before, for this beautiful baby blanket. I used a blue shade, and called this pattern An Angel’s Love Baby Blanket.

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Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan
This crochet project is perfect for beginners

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Crochet The Sweet Dreams Hexagon Cardigan: the pattern

You can purchase the large print, ad free, PDF pattern from my Etsy store: Crochet Hexagon PDF large Print Pattern

Level: Easy +

Notes: I will be writing in US terms

Easy cardigan project
This is a great addition to any wardrobe
Materials:

7 (S), 8 (M, L), 9 (XL), 10 (XXL, XXXL), 11 (XXXXL), 12 (XXXXXL) skeins of Vanna’s Choice in shade Pink

2 skeins of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Cream (or any other Aran/Medium 4 yarn of your preference).

A 5 and 6 mm crochet hook

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

Gauge

4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm) = 5 rounds

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

Body of cardigan: 26” (66 cm) in length x 23” (59,5 cm) in width

Size M

Body of cardigan: 27” (69,5 cm) in length x 25” (64,5 cm) in width

Size L

Body of cardigan: 28” (71 cm) in length x 27” (69 cm) in width

Size XL

Body of cardigan: 29” (74 cm) in length x 29” (74 cm) in width

Size XXL

Body of cardigan: 30” (76 cm) in length x 31” (79 cm) in width

Size XXXL

Body of cardigan: 31”(79 cm) in length x 33” (84 cm) in width

Size XXXXL

Body of cardigan: 32” (82 cm) in length x 35” (89 cm) in width

Size XXXXXL

Body of cardigan: 33” (84 cm) in length x 37” (94 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

BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Sl st: Slip stitch

EOR: End of round

Pattern begins here

Use 6 mm crochet hook for this part, and Vanna’s Choice yarn.

Make 2 hexagon cardigans:

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

Complete rounds as follows:

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.

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.

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).

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.

5-18 (S), 19 (M), 20 (L), 21 (XL), 22 (XXL), 23 (XXXL), 24 (XXXXL), 25 (XXXXXL): repeat row 4.

Assembling your cardigan together
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Place your 2 hexagons like so

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.

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.

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Sew the top of the cardigan straight across

Fasten off, tidy up all loose end.

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

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Sew the back of the cardigan

Fasten off, tidy up loose end.

Front and neck edging

Attach yarn onto any side on the bottom edge of the front opening of the cardigan. Use 6 mm crochet hook and Vanna’s Choice yarn.

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

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

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Place a row of SC all along the opening
Sleeve cuffs

Using 5 mm crochet hook and Stylecraft Special Aran yarn in shade Cream.

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. Complete rows as follows.

1: Ch 1 (=SC), [sk 1 stitch, 1 SC] until eor. Sl st to first ch 1 to close off round

Cuff sleeve
Crochet a row of SC on the cuff following pattern

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.

3: Ch 3 (counts as a BPDC), [Front Post Double Crochet into the 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.

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.

5-6: repeat rows 2 and 3

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Bottom edging

With 6 mm crochet hook and Stylecraft Special Aran.

Attach yarn to the bottom edging of the cardigan.

Complete rows as follows:

1: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into next stitch and each stitch across until eor

2: Ch 3 (counts as a DC), place a DC into next stitch until eor.

3: Ch 3 (counts as a BPDC), [Front Post Double Crochet into the next DC from previous row, Back Post Double Crochet into next stitch] until you reach the first ch 3.

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.

You will be alternating FPDC and BPDC from row to row, creating a ribbed effect.

5-7: repeat rows 2 and 3.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Lots of love,

Selina.

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The back of the cardigan

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