Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan
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Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan

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Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan. This easy crochet project is easy and suitable for beginners. It is in fact a twin set I created. I will be linking the matching crop top down below in the next paragraph.

You can find the video tutorial for this project here:

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan: a matching twin set

I released the first part of this crochet twin set a few weeks ago. Indeed, The Sweet Lilac Crop Top can be found on my blog. It is super easy and the perfect matching set for any season. I absolutely adore it. To be honest, I had been wanting to make a twin set for a long time, and I was inspired to do so after seeing Stylecraft’s Special Aran yarn in shade Wisteria. Indeed, this beautiful yarn is soft and the color is just perfect. I absolutely love lilac at the moment, and thought it would be perfect for a matching twin set.

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan
A matching lilac twin set

I love twin sets, especially crochet ones. Truth be told, I had been looking for a crochet twin set for a long time. None really seemed to exist, so I decided to create my own version. Lilac seemed to be the perfect color for such a project, and I do not regret my color choice.

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan: a beginner friendly project

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan
The floral buttons for this project are so pretty

The Sweet Lilac Cardigan is a very beginner friendly project. It does require a bit of experience in crochet, but it can be easily crocheted by a beginner crocheter who has already crocheted a few projects.

Most of this cardigan has been created with repeat rows of Half Double Crochets. The sleeves and bottom border integrate the slightly more complex Front and Back Post Double Crochets. However, these are very easy to crochet, even for complete beginners. The video tutorial for this crochet cardigan is very helpful if you need extra help for these specific stitches. The video can be accessed above.

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan
This is a really easy crochet project

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Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan
This cardigan can be worn in any season

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan: the pattern

You can purchase the large print, ad free, PDF pattern for this project here: Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan PDF Pattern

Level: Easy/beginner

Notes

I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)This cardigan is part of a twin set I created, with a lilac crop top also available as a separate pattern.
Pattern written for size S, M written in ( ), L in [ ], XL in bold, XXL in cursive, XXXL in ().

Gauge

4”x4” (10×10 cm): 11 HDC & 8 rows

Size of finished cardigan (including border)

S: 23” (59 cm) x 20,5” (52 cm)
M: 25,5” (65 cm) x 21,5” (55 cm)
L: 28” (71 cm) x 23” (59 cm)
XL: 30,5” (78 cm) x 24.5” (63 cm)
XXL: 33” (84 cm) x 26” (66 cm)
XXXL: 35.5” (90 cm) x 27.5” (70 cm)

Materials

5/6/7 skeins of Stylecraft Special Aran in shade Wisteria (depending on size)
5 mm crochet hook
Pair of scissors
Tapestry needle
Four 15 or 18 mm buttons
Darning needle and thread

Abbreviations

Ch: Chain
Sl stΒ : slip stitch
SC: Single crochet (SC)
HDC: Half Double crochet (UK Half Treble)
SC: Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
DC: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet (Front Post Treble Crochet)
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet (Back Post Treble Crochet)

Crochet The Sweet Lilac Cardigan
This is a very therapeutic crochet project
Begin pattern here

You will be making the back, the 2 side panels, and 2 identical sleeves before sewing your cardigan together. You will then be adding the sleeve cuffs, the bottom border, before finishing with the front opening edging. After this is completed, you will then sew your 4 buttons onto the cardigan.

Back body

Chain 65 (73) [81] 89, 97, (105)

Complete rows as follows:

1: HDC in 3rd chain from the hook, HDC into each ch until end of row (first ch 2 counts as a HDC throughout)

2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC into 2nd HDC from previous row, HDC into each HDC from previous row

3-51 (54) [57] 60, 63, (66): Repeat row 2

Front panels (make 2)

Ch 33 (37) [41] 45, 48, 53

1: HDC in 3rd chain from the hook, HDC into each ch until end of row (first ch 2 counts as a HDC)

2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC into 2nd HDC from previous row, HDC into each HDC from previous row

3-51 (54) [57] 60, 63, (66): Repeat row 2

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch. 55 (61) [67] 73, 79, (85)

1: HDC in 3rd chain from the hook, HDC into each ch until end of row (first ch 2 counts as a HDC)

2: Ch 2 (=HDC), turn your work, HDC in 2nd HDC from previous row, HDC into each HDC from previous row

3-38Β (39) [40]Β 41, 42, (43): Repeat row 2

To sew your cardigan together

With wrong side facing, place your sleeves flat and fold in half (make sure you fold them so that the rows are vertical, not horizontal).
With tapestry needle and yarn, sew your seam up so as to create your sleeves.
Do not turn inside out yet.

Sleeve
Seam your sleeve together

With wrong side facing, 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.

front
Sew the front panels to the back
Add cuff edging (repeat process on both sleeve cuffs)

Attach yarn to one sleeve end.

Complete rounds as follows:

1: Ch 1 (counts as a SC); SC into next stitch, sk one stitch. [Place a SC into next 2 stitches, sk a stitch] until eor. Sl stitch to first ch 1 to close 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 round.

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 round] 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.

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Example of a Front Post Double Crochet
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Example of a Back Post Double Crochet

5: Repeat round 3.

Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.

Add bottom border

Attach yarn to one of the sides of the cardigan (at the bottom edge).

Repeat rows as follows:

1: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into next stitch 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 eor.

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.

5: Repeat row 3.

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Bottom edging and buttons
Add edging to the front opening of the cardigan

Attach yarn to either bottom edge of the front opening.

Complete rows as follows:

1: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into next stitch until eor (go all the way around the front opening of the cardigan).

2: Ch 1 (=SC), HDC into next stitch, DC into next stitch until last 2 stitches. Place a HDC in the second to last stitch, and a SC into last stitch.

3: Ch 1 (=SC), SC into next stitch until eor.

Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.

Sew your 4 buttons onto the front edging of the cardigan

Sew your 4 buttons onto the front edging of the cardigan, starting with the 1st button at the very bottom of the cardigan. Place and sew your 3 other buttons at an equivalent distance from each other along the edge, making sure to leave plenty of space for the neck opening.

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I love this cardigan so much!
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