Learn to crochet the Calypso Calypso Cardigan, a light and airy cardigan perfect for the hot summer months ahead. Simple and basic crochet stitches combined with a two panel construction make this a quick and easy design.
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The Calypso Cardigan is the ultimate summer cardigan with a relaxed fit and loose sleeves, perfect for throwing over a lovely summer dress, tee and shorts or even as a cover up on the beach.
Designed entirely using a combination of just half double crochets and treble crochets giving the crochet cardigan a slight lace look and even has similarities to the popular mesh trend that’s literally everywhere this season. The Calypso Cardigan is the definition of summer vibes!
The Calypso Cardigan is constructed by crocheting two simple and identical panels that are worked lengthwise. Think of each panel as a very long rectangle with a sleeve! Once each panel is made we will then seam some stitches together to create the back panel, followed by some seaming up along the under edge of each sleeve and down along the sides of the crochet cardigan.
If you want to customize the length of the cardigan you will simply do less or more chains for shorter or longer cardigan but make sure you chain an odd number. The initial foundation chain you make is double the length that you need. This forms both the back panel and front panel at the same time.
Yarn – Drops Muskat – weight 3/Dk/8 ply – 100% mercerized cotton – 100m/109yds/50g per ball.
Approximately 16(17, 18) balls.
4.5mm crochet hook
SIZING & MEASUREMENTS
This crochet cardigan fits S/M(L/XL, 2XL/3XL)
I wanted the Calypso Cardigan to have an oversized fit but if you prefer your cardigan to be more fitted simply do less rows for each panel.
Finished bust: 48(56, 64)”
Length: 27(28, 30)”
Sleeve circumference: 15(16, 17)”
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
tc = treble crochet
cdtc = crossed treble crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
rem = remain(ing)
beg = beginning
tch = turning chain
GAUGE: 14 sts x 8 rows = 4″
SPECIAL STITCH: Crossed Treble Crochet (CDTC): skip next st, tc in next stitch, tc in the skipped st (working behind the tc just created)
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CROCHET CALYPSO CARDIGAN PATTERN
Ch 197(205, 209) loosely.
Row 1: hdc into the 2nd ch from the hook and into each ch across, turn. [196(204, 208) sts]
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as the first tc here and throughout), CDTC across the row, placing a tc into the last st, turn.
Row 3: ch 1 (not counted as a stitch), hdc into each st across, placing your last hdc on top of the ch 4 at the end of the row, turn.
Rep rows 2-3 until the end of row 25(29, 33).
Fasten off. Turn your work.
Counting from where you fasten off, attach yarn to the 74th(76th, 76th) st.
Row 1: ch 4, CDTC across next 48(52, 56) sts, tc in next st, turn. [50(54, 58) sts]
Row 2: ch 1, hdc into each st across placing the last hdc on top of the ch 4 tch, turn.
Rep rows 1-2 until the end of row 24(26, 28). Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Now go ahead and repeat this entire process for an identical second panel.
Lay both panels side by side like illustrated in the above diagram. Make sure the wrong side is facing upwards. Using a yarn needle seam 98(102, 104) sts from the bottom up leaving the remaining stitches of each panel unworked.
Next fold the cardigan in half and seam along the under edge of the sleeves and down along the sides. Weave in all ends. Turn your cardigan the right side out.
You are now finished your Calypso Crochet Cardigan!