Learn to crochet this quick and easy crochet cardigan made from just two identical panels. The Ethniu Cardigan is the perfect cardigan to throw over your shoulders during those cool summer evenings.
This free written pattern is also accompanied with a step-by-step video tutorial. Please scroll down to view it.
When designing the Ethniu Cardigan I wanted something that required very little seaming. I think one of the most dreading parts about crocheting any type of garment is the endless stitching and weaving. So with my pen and paper I came up with this little beauty using just two identical panels that requires just a little seaming at the back to join both panels. Pretty smart I think!
I used Drops Safran for this cardigan and I must say I love this yarn. It has wonderful drape and it’s lightweight feel makes it perfect for summer. Although it’s a sport weight yarn, I paired it with a bigger hook for a quicker finish and a more airy feel.
The pattern uses simple and basic stitches throughout. I love that the entire pattern is a two row repeat and you know how I love mindless project in front of the tv!
So how is the cardigan constructed you may ask? Well, firstly we begin at the bottom of the sleeve and work a few rows of that until we get to our sleeve length. Then we will make a number of chains at each end of the sleeve, one length of chain being the back, and the other length of chain being the front panel. We will crochet in pattern for a certain number of rows until we fasten off. We will then go ahead and make another piece the same way. Once both pieces are crocheted, we will line the pieces side by side and seam a few stitches to form the back panel while the other half is left open creating two front panels.
Yarn – Drops Safran – sport weight – 160 m per 50 g skein
Approximately 7(7, 8) balls
Hook – U.S H/8 (5 mm)
Notions – Tapestry needle, locking stitch markers
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tch = turning chain
rep = repeat
GAUGE: 14 dc x 11 rows
SIZING & Measurements
Finished bust: 48(56, 64)”
Length: 28(29, 30)”
Sleeve circumference: 15(16, 17)”
CROCHET ETHNIU CARDIGAN PATTERN
BEGIN AT SLEEVE:
Ch 55(59, 63)
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn [53(57, 61)] dc
Row 2: ch 1, (sc, dc) in first dc, *skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next dc, rep from * across, sc in tch, turn
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: ch 1, (sc, dc) in first dc, *skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next dc, rep from * across, sc in tch, turn.
Rep Rows 3-4 until end of row 40 (for all sizes). DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Continuing on from where you are now:
BACK & FRONT PANELS
Ch 72. Fasten off. Attach yarn to the other side and ch 72. Fasten off. TURN YOUR WORK
Attach yarn to first ch.
Row 1: ch 3 , dc in every st across, turn. [197( 201, 205)] dc.
Row 2: ch 1, (sc, dc) in first dc, *skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next dc, rep from * across, sc in tch, turn.
Row 3: ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Rep rows 2-3 until the end of row 33(39, 43). Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Lay your two identical panels on a flat surface, side by side, making sure the longest edge of each piece are touching each other. Take your long tail and a tapestry needle and seam to the halfway point [98(100, 102)]sts.
Next fold your cardigan over and seam along the under edge of sleeves and down along the sides.
Is it USA or UK terms please? Xx
Coucou Carrie !
Tout d’abord, je suis allée une fois en Irlande et ce pays m’a fascinée au point que j’aurais aimé y vivre, un jour peut-être…..
Ensuite, j’aime tout ce que tu créés et suis entrain de réaliser ce joli gilet,
Bravo et Merci à toi ^^
I would like to know the measurements (length) of the sleeves from the beginning to just before you added the 72 chains on either side. I have rather long arms and want to how long the sleeves were in your video before you added the front/back panel.
can i buy pdf for this pattern
I did this exact pattern and yarn and mine is WAYYYY too big like huge I spent ALOT of time on it and have no idea how it’s so big? Pls help.
Kivia, perhaps you should try using a smaller hook, did you use lightweight yarn?
Sport weight yarn is suggested and it’s almost like baby yarn. I hope this helps.
I remember crocheting a sweater years ago that also was HUGE at the finish. Now I pay close attention to the gage, usually printed at beginning of pattern). Change your hook or yarn, if needed. I also watch and measure as I’m crocheting. Good luck!!! 👍
What helps me is is measuring the Length and Width of my favorite comfy Sweater or Jacket and my own Body measurements (Arm-length, Shoulder to Shoulder, Armpit to Hip length, Waist etc. And finding a good medium. Then making a template with my measurements in the shape of my sweater/ jacket. Also very important a Sample Gauge /Swatch as my Guide. If you draw Your true measurements on a piece of wrapping paper,you’ll always have a perfect template for future projects.
Paulette D Bacco
What size do you normally wear and what size did you crochet?
Hi Carrie, I have made this cardigan in bordeaux, It is wonderful! Thank you very much for your tutorial, It Is simple and your explanation Is complete and easy to make, using video or only the blog. I love your creations, I’ve Just made another One of your pullover and It was alike simple to create. Thank you very much!
Celeste from Florence
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Merci Carrie , j’adore ce cardigan très bien expliqué je suis entrain de le faire pour moi qui suis débutante c’est facile à réaliser .encore merci de nous partager vos réalisations.