The Perfect Everyday Fall Crochet Cardigan with Pockets | Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial 📺

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Happy fall you guys! Anybody loving the changing colors of the trees🍂 ? I know I do. Today ill be sharing with you my first Fall collection – the Suzette crochet cardigan, a perfect addition to your everyday ensemble. Did you see the thumbhole sleeves yet?

Here is a little fun fact for you. Did you know a motorcyclist named Chuck Mellon, accidentally stuck his thumb through a hole in his sleeve, then later started a clothing line business promoting sleeves with thumbholes! 👍

That’s why I call it the perfect everyday cardigan because it is long and baggy, it runs down till mid-thigh, it comes with pockets and it has sleeves with a thumbhole! I think the only thing missing is a hoodie! What do you think? Should I have added one? (Update: Hoodie has been added!)

 

The Suzette Crochet Cardigan

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Thumbs up for thumb holes

This pattern tutorial is also available on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in size M/L. However, If you would like a printable ad-free PDF copy of this pattern, it is available for purchase in my shop, or add this to your Ravelry queue

 

DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

It’s fall and we all need an everyday cardigan. A cardigan that checks all the boxes. So I wanted to create that one cardigan that I could wear over and over again. With just one color block, it comes together with a pretty textured Suzette stitch which makes this cardigan suitable for any attire.

It’s long and oversized, with added pockets and a thumbhole to keep our palms warm. Now that checks off the entire wish list 😊.

I’m using a fingering weight yarn from Hobbii which offers a really nice drape, and loose stitches that will not become overly warm. Check out these 100% cotton yarns from Hobbii, they are always having a great deal!

 

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Pattern Update: I decided to add a hoodie. Click for more info

 

CARDIGAN CONSTRUCTION

 

 

Worked in 7 separate pieces, the pockets are worked up first which also works great as a gauge swatch. Then the back panel is constructed followed by the front 2 panels. The sleeves are worked up in the end.

For the overall texture, this cardigan uses Suzette stitches, hence the name Suzette Cardigan. And then some simple double crochet and single crochet stitches are added along the edge.

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Suzette Stitches

This cardigan is made in group sizes of XS-S[M-L/ XL-2XL/ 3XL-4XL] and can easily be adjusted to fit your preferred size when measured and crocheted along the way. And if you choose to measure along, check out how much yarn you actually need with this yarn calculator here.

 

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Tools and Materials:

 

Yarn weight: Super Fine Category 1
Brand: Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/4
Color: Greyish Purple (013)
Hook: 3.5mm & 5.0mm
Gauge: 5.00mm : 17 SZ Sts x 12 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) / 3.5mm used only for seaming pockets
No. yarns (skeins): XS-S[M-L/ XL-2XL/ 3XL-4XL] = 9 [ 11/ 12/ 14]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers
Skill: Easy

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Things to Note:

  • Special stitch – Suzette Stitch (SZ St) :*[(Sc and Dc) in the same St, Sk 1,] (*)
  • Prepare pattern gauge to get the right size.Ref to Part 1.
  • Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise
  • Video tutorial available here

Your body measurement:

  • Group Sizes: XS-S[M-L/ XL-2XL/ 3XL-4XL]
  • Bust: 30 -34 [38 -42/ 46 -50/ 54 -58]” or 76- 86[96.5 -106.5/
    117 -127/ 137 – 147] cm. If you are in between sizes, size up or measure along.
  • These measurements are only estimates and are best to measure your work/body along the way. If you are in between sizes, size
    up or measure along.
  • Abbreviation page available in English US format

 

Suzette Everyday Cardigan with pockets Crochet Free Pattern

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Instructions

 

PART 1: Pockets

 

1.   Foundation: Ch 21 + 1, turn [All Sizes]

2.   Row 1: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn [21 Sts]

3.   Row 2: Hdc, *[(Sc, Dc) in the next St, Sk 1], Rep [*] until the 3rd last St, Sc, Hdc, Ch 1 turn

4.   Row 3 – 20: Rep Row 2 to for 18 more rows, Ch 1 turn

5.   Row 21: Dc each St across, Ch 1 turn

6.   Row 22 – 23: Sc each St across for 2 rows

7.   Bind off and make a second piece. This works great as a swatch sample to ensure your gauge matches ours. (Measured after and before each HDC stitch)

 

PART 2: Back Panel

·      This cardigan has a positive ease of about 6in/ 15cm. Increase or reduce according to your size.

·      Measure around your largest body area ie Chest or Hips. Then add 12in/ 30cm.

·      Divide that number by 2. This should be your back panels width.

·      Now multiply that number with 4. 25 Sts and round it up if needed.

·      If this number is an even number, add 1. Chain this final number.

·      ie: Chest (40) + 12 divide into 2, multiply by 4. 25 = 110.5. Round up to 111. I will work with 111 chains.

1.   Foundation row: Ch 99[ 115/ 133/ 149] + 1.

2.   Row 1: Suzette St – On the first St, *[(Sc, Dc) in the same St, Sk 1], Rep [*] until the second last St, Sc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

3.   Row 2: Rep Row 1 for 108 more rows or until you’ve reached your preferred length minus 4in/ 9cm for the bottom border. For ref I am 5’3” (160cm) and this cardigan reaches my mid thigh.

4.   Edging Row: Dc each St across, Ch 1 turn (ref image 1)

5.   Next Row: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn

6.   Next 2 rows: Work the SZ St across for 2 rows, Ch 1 turn

7.   Next 2 rows: Rep step 4 and 5

8.   Next 6 rows: Rep Steps 4 – 7

9.   Last row: Sc each St across, bind off

 

PART 3: Front Body Panel

1.      Foundation row: Ch 35[ 43/ 53/ 61] + 1. Based on the number of foundation chains made for the back panel, minus that number with 30 Sts, then divide it into 2. Round it up if needed. If this number is an even number, add 1. Chain this final number. ie: Chain 111 – 30, divide into 2 = 40.5 Round up to 41.

2.      Row 1: Suzette St – On the first St, *[(Sc, Dc) in the first St, Sk 1], Rep [*] until the second last St, Sc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

3.      Row 2: Rep Row 1 for about 30 more rows or until you’ve reached 1/3 of your total length.

4.      Next Row: Dc each St across, Ch 1 turn

5.      Next Row: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn

6.      Next 2 rows: Work the SZ St across for 2 rows, Ch 1 turn

7.      Next rows: Rep Step 4 – 6 for another 2 more times.

8.      Next Rows: SZ St across for 70 more rows or the remaining number of rows that you have minus 4”/ 9cm for the border.

9.      Last 13th Row: Dc each St across, Ch 1 turn

10.   Next Row: Sc each St across, Ch 1 turn

11.   Next 2 rows: Work the SZ St across for 2 rows, Ch 1 turn

12.   Next 2 rows: Rep step 9 and 10

13.   Next 6 rows: Rep Steps 9 – 12

14.   Last row: Sc each St across, bind off

15.   Make a second front panel. Rep steps 1 – 14

 

PART 4: Sleeves

 Cuffs:

1.   Foundation row: Ch 31 + 1, turn [All Sizes]

2.   Row 1: Sc each St across

3.   Row 2: Sc BLO across, Sc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

4.   Row 3: Rep Row 2 for 29[ 31/ 33/ 35] more rows or until it fits snug around your hand. It should end with an odd number. Ch 1 turn, to the Row side

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Sleeve

1.   Row 1: Sc each row across. Ch 1 turn

2.   Row 2: (Increase) Sc and Dc in the first 3 Sts, Sk 1, SZ St across until the last 4th St, Sc and Dc in the next 2 Sts, Sc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

3.   Row 3: SZ St for 7[6/ 4/ 3] rows

4.   Next Rows: Rep Rows 2 & 3 for 47[ 44/ 41/ 38] total rows or until you’ve reached your preferred length.

5.   Fold sleeve in half length wise and place SM along the sides on both panels to align and secure.

6.   Place a SM on the 5th and 10th St from the bottom of the cuff for the thumb hole.

7.   Sc each St across from the last SZ row until the first SM. Slst the next 5 Sts on the panel closest to you. Then Sc both panels Sts across.

8.   Bind off and make a second sleeve

9.   Rep all steps in Part 4. Bind off

 

PART 5: Assembling

 

Shoulders

1.       Align the front and back panel together, WS facing out, and Sc each panels St across the top shoulder. Bind off and Rep on the other side.

2.       Turn to the side of the body and place SM along the sides on both panels to align and secure.

3.       Measure 6.3 [7/ 7.2/ 7.9] in / 16 [ 18/ 18/ 20] cm or half the height of your sleeves and place a SM to mark the length on the body panel.

4.       Sc each panels St across from the bottom up until you reach the SM.

 

Sides

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1.   Turn sleeves right side out and place the opening inside between the body panel, and align the sides together.

2.   Place SM to align in the round.

3.   Sc each St in the round. Slst to join.

4.   Bind off and rep steps 1 – 3 on the other side.

5.   Bind off

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1.   Place the pockets on the front panel, and mark where you would like to attach it.

2.   For ref, I have measured the width of the front panel minus the width of the pockets, divide into 2. This is my center. I have also placed my pockets and on top of the first Dc St row.

3.   Place SM all around to hold in place.

4.   Fold the side and Sc both pieces together across on all 3 sides.

5.   Bind off and rep on the other pocket.

6.   Bind off

 

PART 6: Front Panel Border

If you want to add a hood, stop here and proceed to this link:

 

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1.    Row 1: On the front Panel (WS), insert hook through the 1st St and Sc each St across the front panel, back neck line and down towards the other front panel, Ch 1 turn

2.    Row 2: Dc each St across, Ch 1 turn

3.    Row 3 – 4: Sc each St across for 2 rows.

4.    Bind off, and weave in all loose ends.

 

END

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Shaz 🌺

 


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