The Best Button-up crochet cable sweater | Free pattern & Video

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Button-up crochet cable sweaters are a classic design that is perfect for any season. Not only are these sweaters stylish, but my son over here also thinks that they are also incredibly comfortable and warm.

Whether you are looking for something to wear to work, school, or just around the house, this button-up crochet cable sweater is a great choice.

button up cable sweater

This free crochet pattern and video tutorial are available for all sizes, ranging from 2T to adult 5XL. It is a fun textured cable stitch that looks great and is easy to learn.

You can find the full Video tutorial on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in size 4T.

If you would like a printable PDF copy of this pattern with no distracting ads, and loads of guided images, it is available for purchase on my pattern store here. Or just add this to your Ravelry queue for later.

DESIGN INSPIRATION

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My design inspiration for a classic crochet cardigan comes from the desire to create something comfortable, versatile, and timeless. Additionally, I wanted to create the best button-up cardigan sweater for men and boys overall.

This cardigan sweater is both functional and fashionable, making it perfect for any occasion. It is also cozy enough to lounge around with, making it a great choice for chillier days.

This pattern is size inclusive from children aged 2 years old all the way up to adults 5XL.

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CONSTRUCTION

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I am using Coboo yarn by Lion brand in the color Denim. These yarns are so soft and drapey and made from a blend of cotton and bamboo, but still great for keeping you nice and warm.

I really do enjoy working with this yarn, and I’ve used it quite a bit. Here are some other projects I’ve made using this amazing yarn.

button up cable sweater

The Half Double Crochet Stitch is used to create the base of this pattern overall, and the front panel is accented with a straightforward crisscross cable stitch pattern.

This Crochet Sweater also comes Ad Free with a full step-by-step picture-guided PDF file and video tutorial to guide you throughout the entire process. 

And if you like this style, then you might also like to check out these other free Crochet Fall/ Winter patterns here:

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Tools And Materials:

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Yarn Weight: Category 3
Brand: Coboo
Color: Denim
Hook: 4.0 mm
Gauge: 11 Rows x 17 Hdc = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm
No. Skeins for Child Size: [2/ 4/ 6/ 8] [10/ 12/ 14/ 16] = [2.5/ 3.0/ 3.5/ 4.0] [4.5/ 5.0/ 5.5/ 6.0]
Yards (approx.): [547/ 658/ 779/ 884] [1023/ 1113/ 1206/ 1302]
No. Skeins for Adult Size: [S/ M/ L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL/ 4XL/ 5XL] = [7.0/ 8.0/ 8.5/ 9.5] [10.5/ 11.5/ 12.5/ 13.0]
Yards (approx.): [1598/ 1794/ 1957/ 2205] [2421/ 2594/ 2819/ 2996]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers, wooden buttons
Skill: Easy

  

Things to Note:

  • Prepare a pattern gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or change the hook size to achieve the same gauge.
  • Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise
  • If you are in between sizes, ref to the measurement chart for the best fit or work the median of 2 sizes.
  • Pattern will be worked from the bottom up.
  • Child size is marked in Blue & Adults size is marked in Green
  • A step-by-step Video Tutorial is available here
  • Valentine is wearing size 4T standing at 42in/ 107cm for reference.
  • The abbreviation is available in English US format here.

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Button Up Crochet Cable Sweater - Free pattern in All Sizes

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* If you are in between sizes, ref to the measurement chart for the best fit or work the median of 2 sizes.


Instructions

PART 1: Front Panel

Left Panel

  1. Foundation Row: Ch [20/ 22/ 24/ 25] [27/ 29/ 30/ 32] / [32/ 35/ 38 /42] [45/ 48/ 51/ 55] , Ch 1 to start the next row
  2. Row 1: From the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Hdc St and across, Ch1 turn
  3. Row 2: Hdc each St across
  4. Row 3 (Cable St): Hdc, work a FpDc through the 2nd St on the 1st Row, FpTc through the 5th St on the 1st Row, Ch 1, FpTc back through the 3rd St on the 1st Row, FpDc through the 6th St on the 1st Row, Hdc in the 7th St on the 3rd Row and across, Ch 1 turn
  5. Row 4: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
  6. Row 5: Hdc, work a FpDc through the FpDc post on the prev row, FpTc through the left FpTc post on the prev row, Ch 1, FpTc through the right FpTc post on the prev row, FpDc through the last FpDc post on the prev row, Hdc in the next St on the current row and across, Ch 1 turn
  7. Next Rows: Rep Rows 4 & 5 for a total of [21/ 24/ 27/ 28] [31/ 31/ 31/ 31] / [43/ 43/ 43/ 45] [45/ 45/ 45/ 45] rows

Depending on which side your last Row was, you will either work on Step 8 or jump to Step 9

8. Next Row (Dec): Hdc across until the 3rd last St, Hdc2tog, Ch 1 turn
9. Next Row (Dec): Hdc2tog, FpTc through the left FpTc post on the prev row, Ch 1, FpTc through the right FpTc post on the prev row, FpDc through the last FpDc post on the prev row, Hdc in the next St on the current row and across, Ch 1 turn
10. Next Row: Rep Step 8
11. Next Row: Hdc2tog, FpTc through the right FpTc post on the prev row, FpDc through the last FpDc post on the prev row, Hdc in the next St on the current row and across, Ch 1 turn
12. Next Rows: Rep Step 8 for [5/ 7/ 7/ 7] [7/ 8/ 8/ 9] /[9/ 10/ 10/ 11] [11/ 11/ 11/ 12] total dec rows.
13. Next Row: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
14. Next Rows: Rep Step 12 for [9/ 9/ 9/ 11] [12/ 13/ 14/ 14] / [14/ 15/ 15/ 16] [17/ 16/ 18/ 17] total even rows. Bind off

Right Panel

  1. Foundation Row: Ch [20/ 22/ 24/ 25] [27/ 29/ 30/ 32] / [32/ 35/ 38 /42] [45/ 48/ 51/ 55], Ch 1 to start the next Row
  2. Row 1: From the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Hdc St and across, Ch1 turn
  3. Row 2: Hdc each St across
  4. Row 3 (Cable St): Hdc across until the 7th last St, work a FpDc through the 6th  last St on the 1st Row, FpTc in the 3rd last St through the 1st Row, Ch 1, FpTc back through the 5th last St on the 1st Row, FpDc through the 2nd last St on the 1st Row, Hdc in the last St on the 3rd Row, Ch 1 turn
  5. Row 4: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
  6. Row 5: Hdc across until the 7th last St, work a FpDc through the FpDc post on the prev row, FpTc through the left FpTc post on the prev row, Ch 1, FpTc through the right FpTc post on the prev row, FpDc through the last FpDc post on the prev row, Hdc in the last St on the current row, Ch 1 turn
  7. Next Rows: Rep Rows 4 & 5 for a total of [21/ 24/ 27/ 28] [31/ 31/ 31/ 31] / [43/ 43/ 43/ 45] [45/ 45/ 45/ 45]  rows
  8. Next Row (Dec): Hdc2tog, Hdc across, Ch 1 turn
  9. Next Row (Dec): Hdc across until the 7thlast St, work a FpDc through the FpDc on the prev row, FpTc through the left FpTc St on the prev row, Ch 1, FpTc back through the right FpTc on the prev row, Hdc2tog, Ch 1 turn
  10. Next Row: Hdc2tog, Hdc across, Ch 1 turn
  11. Next Row: Hdc across until the 5thlast St, work a FpDc through the FpDc on the prev row, FpTc through the right FpTc St on the prev row, Hdc2tog, Ch 1 turn
  12. Next Rows (Dec): Rep Step 10 for [5/ 7/ 7/ 7] [7/ 8/ 8/ 9] / [9/ 10/ 10/ 11] [11/ 11/ 11/ 12] total dec rows.
  13. Next Row: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn
  14. Next Rows: Rep Step 13 for [9/ 9/ 9/ 11] [12/ 13/ 14/ 14] / [14/ 15/ 15/ 16] [17/ 16/ 18/ 17] total even Bind off

PART 2: Back Panel

  1. Foundation Row: Ch [42/ 46/ 49/ 52] [55/ 59/ 62/ 65] / [65/ 72/ 78 /85] [91/ 98/ 104/ 111] , Ch 1 to start the next Row
  2. Row 1: From the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Hdc St in each St across, Ch1 turn
  3. Next Rows: Rep Row 1 for a total of [35/ 39/ 43/ 46] [50/ 52/ 53/ 54] / [67/ 68/ 68/ 71] [72/ 72/ 74/ 74] rows.
  4. Bind off

PART 3: Sleeves

  1. Foundation Row: Ch [34/ 37/ 39/ 42] [47/ 52/ 53/ 55] / 66 for all size , Ch 1 to start the next Row
  2. Row 1: From the 2nd Ch from hook, work a Hdc St in each St across, Ch1 turn
  3. Next Rows: Rep Row 1 for a total of [28/ 30/ 33/ 36] [39/ 41/ 44/ 47] / [47/ 50/ 50/ 52] [55/ 55/ 58/ 58] rows.
  4. Next Row: Ch 1, turn your work to the post side and insert your hook into the 1st post/ row, Sc each post/ row loosely across, Ch 1 turn
  5. Next Row: In the 1st St, Ch 10 + 1 turn
  6. Next Row: Sc in the 2nd Ch from hook, Sc 9 across, Slst 2 on the row side, turn
  7. Next Row: Sk prev 2 Slsts, Sc BLO each St (10) across, Ch 1 turn
  8. Next Row: Sc BLO (10) each St across, Slst 2 on the row side, turn
  9. Next Row: Rep Steps 7 & 8 until the last St, Bind off
  10. Fold sleeve in half and Sc both sides together to join.
  11. Rep Part 3 to make a second piece.

PART 4: Joining Pieces

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  1. Place the front panel on top of the back panel WS facing out.
  2. Sc the shoulders together on both sides.
  3. Turn to the side and place a SM on the [14/ 15/ 17/ 18] [19/ 21/ 22/ 23] / [23/ 25/ 25/ 26] [28/ 28/ 29/ 29] row from the top. Sc both pcs together from the bottom until the SM, do not bind off
  4. Turn sleeves RS out and slip the sleeve through the armhole (see image above) and place SM evenly around to hold them in place.
  5. Pick up loop, and cont to Sc the sleeves in the round.
  6. Slst into the 1st St to close the round
  7. Bind off.
  8. Rep Steps 3 – 7 on the other side.

PART 5: Bottom Edging

  1. Foundation Row: Insert your hook at the bottom front panel, Ch 5 + 1, turn to start the next Row
  2. Row 1: From the 2nd Ch from your hook, work a Hdc St and across (5) , Slst 3 on row side, turn
  3. Row 2: Sk prev 3 Slsts, Hdc BLO across (5), Ch 1 turn
  4. Row 3: Hdc BLO across, Slst 3 on row side, turn
  5. Next Rows: Rep Rows 2 & 3 across until the end of the other front panel.
  6. Bind off

PART 6: Collar/ Buttons

Place a SM on the Row where the decrease starts

  1. Foundation Row: Insert your hook at the bottom front panel, Ch 1 to secure. Sc each row evenly across the front panel, back neckline and down towards the other side. Ch 1, turn.  *Tip: Make sure the stitches are not too far apart.
  2. Row 1: Sc each St all the way across, Ch 1 turn (bring both SM’s up)
  3. Row 2: Sc each St across until before SM, Hdc on SM and across until 2nd SM, Sc across till the end, Ch 1 turn
  4. Row 3: Rep Row 2 for 6 total rows.

Place buttons on the front panel and distribute them evenly, then place SMs on the opposite side

5. Next Row: *[Sc each St until 2 or 3 Sts bfor the SM. (You will have to determine how many Sts to skip based on the size of your button) and Ch 2 or 3, Sk 2 or 3, Sc across until before the next SM]. Rep [*] until the last button SM. Rep Row 2 for the remaining Sts.
6. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 for another 4 more rows. Bind off
7. Return the buttons to the front panel and with a tapestry needle, sew them on.
8. Bind off and weave in all loose ends.

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If you are looking for the entire tools used to make this Crochet Cable Cardigan Sweater pattern, I’ve listed them all right here:

♥  4.0 mm Clover Crochet Hook
♥  Coboo Yarns
♥  Button Up Crochet Cable Sweater (Ad Free & Picture guided!)
♥  Wooden Buttons

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Shaz 🌸

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