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Festival Coat Cardigan – Free Crochet Pattern

The Festival Coat Cardigan is a gorgeous, oversized sweater crocheted in joined motifs. The top layer is crocheted in a main colour with lovely lacy stitches, while the contrasting colours below peek through. This coatigan features fitted cuffs, and generous pockets!

Festival Coat Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Hobbii Yarn

The Yarn

To create the Festival Coat Cardigan, I had the pleasure of using Hobbii Yarn for the first time! Hobbii invited me to join their fun Design Along Challenge where readers would be able to choose what I make. We decided on a cardigan created with this beautiful Zafira Yarn, which is light as a cloud!

I think that this yarn really helps make the Festival Coat Cardigan simply for that reason! The yarn is honestly so light-weight, it helped because the cardigan is made with layered squares. This could have gotten quite heavy in another yarn! If you are thinking of making the Festival Cardigan, I highly highly highly recommend ordering Zarfira from Hobbii for it, or else looking for something that is comparable in weight and texture so that your cardigan doesn’t droop or stretch to much from the weight.

You can find Hobbii here in skeins for $5.99 >> https://hobbii.com/zafira

The Hobbii Website describes Zafira :

Hobbii Zafira is a wonderful quality, with cotton creating the basis for a soft mix. The colored wool and acrylic fibers are blown into a fine mesh tube made from pure cotton. The fibres lie like a soft glow inside the tube, and the light cotton net gives the yarn lots of personality with a super-pretty, mottled look. 

Zafira is a comfortably warm yarn, and the high amounts of cotton ensures that it doesn’t get too warm. It gives you the coveted, chunky feel with lots of texture and volume. The airy structure keeps the yarn light and it holds its volume nicely without getting heavy, even when you knit/crochet double-stranded. May we also recommend adding a second strand like our Kid Silk or Diablo? Wow, it can create such a beautiful play of colors!

Zafira is easy to work evenly – and at around 5-6 mm (0.2”) results are fast. Use it for all kinds of creative projects, from a fantastic vest / slipover, cute sweater styles, and hats – to pillows and blankets; all with a unique look and some very special, vivid colors.

Festival Coat Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Hobbii Yarn

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Festival Coat Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Hobbii Yarn

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Here’s the pattern for the Festival Coat Cardigan! Enjoy!

Festival Coat Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Hobbii Yarn
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Yarn

Hobbii Zafira Yarn (4 weight) (164yds/ 50g):  

Main Colour:  Cream 1544 (1544, 1544, 1544, 1544, 1544, 1892, 1892, 1892) yds.

Contrasting Colours:  Champagne, Powder, Lavender, Magenta, Light Steel, Vintage Denim, Buttermilk, Curry.

I used 8 CC colours. To find how much yarn you need for your CCs, take the total amount of squares needed for your size and divide it by how many colours you are using. Times that number by the CC yds for total yardage for each colour. 

Ex: Size small, 30 squares / 8 colours = 4 squares of 7 colours (28 squares) + 2 more squares = 30 squares. 

4 squares x 53 yards = 212 yds each of the 7 colours.

2 squares x 53 yards = 106 yards of final colour.

YardageCC yds per squareSquares neededTotal CC yardage
xs53301590
sm53301590
med53301590
lg66301980
1x66301980
2x66301980
3x66342244
4x66342244
5x66342244

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Materials

US Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Size/ Measurements

Size 1 (xs-med), Size 2 (lg-2x), Size 3 (3x-5x)
Bust = 48 (60, 72)” meant for a loose/roomy fit.

Gauge

3 Rounds of Back Panel = 4”

Square measures 8” x 8”

Abbreviations

Bphdc = back post half double crochet

Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Fphdc = front post half double crochet

Hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together
RS = Right side of fabric.

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

Tr = treble crochet 

WS = Wrong side.

Special Stitches

Fptr5tog (front post treble crochet five together) = *yo twice, insert hook around next st from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice; repeat from * across next 4 sts, yo and draw through remaining loops on hook. 

Popcorn = 5 dc in indicated st, drop working loop from hook, insert hook into 1st dc, pick up dropped loop and draw through 1st dc. 

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses.

Instructions:

Front Panel (Overlay):

With MC. 

Round 1:  Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, (tr, ch 1, tr, dc, ch 3, sl st) in same space, [ (ch 3, dc, tr, ch 1, tr, dc, ch 3, sl st) ] 3 times in same space–4 petals. 

Round 2:  Ch 8 (counts as tr, ch 4), [sc in ch-1 space at top of next petal, ch 4, tr around next sl st between petals, ch 4] 3 times, sc in next ch-1 space at top of next petal, ch 4, join to 4th ch of ch-8–4 sc, 4 tr, 8 ch-4 spaces. 

Round 3:  Sl st to next ch-4 space, ch 2 (not a st), *(Popcorn, 3 dc ((mark center dc with a st marker)), Popcorn, ch 1) in ch-4 space, (popcorn, 3 dc ((mark center dc with a st marker)), popcorn, ch 2) in next ch-4 space; repeat from * around, join–16 popcorn, 4 ch-2 spaces, 24 dc. 

Round 4:  Sl st to next ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc 4, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, (corner made), ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * 3 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in last ch-2 space, ch 1, join–44dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 5:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st fpdc), fpdc 4, *ch 6, (3 dc ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 space, ch 6, skip next 3 corner dcs, fpdc around next 5 dc; repeat from * 3 times, ch 6, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 space, ch 6, join–24 dc, 20 fpdc, 8 ch-6 spaces. 

Round 6:  Ch 3 (not a st), *fptr5tog over next 5 fpdc, ch 4, working over ch-spaces tr in marked st below, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 4, working over ch-spaces tr in next marked st below, ch 4; repeat from * around, join–8 tr, 4 fptr5tog, 24 dc. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Back Panel (granny square):

Using CC. 

Round 1:  Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc in same st, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2) in same space; repeat from * 3 times, join–12 dc, 4 ch-2 spaces. 

Round 2:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ch-1 join–24 dc. 

Round 3:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 space, ch 1, join–36 dc. 

Round 4:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 2 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, [ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 space] 2 times, ch 1, join–48 dc.

Round 5:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, [ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 space] 3 times, ch 1, join–60 dc.

Round 6:  Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, [ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 space] 4 times, ch 1, join–72 dc.

Do not fasten off, continue to Joining Round. 

Joining Round:

Sl st to next ch-2 space, place Overlay on top matching the ch-2 corners of both panels, sl st both layers together and work all sts around both thicknesses.

Round 7:  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space of back/ch-4 space of front] 2 times, ch 1, (working in next ch-1 space of back/same ch-4 space of front) dc, fpdc around fptr5tog, (working in same ch-1 space of back/next ch-4 space of front) dc, ch 1, (working in next ch-1 space of back/same ch-4 space of front) 3 dc, ch 1, (working in next ch-1 space of back/next ch-4 space of front) 3 dc, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around, [ch 1, 3 dc in (next ch-1 space of back/next ch-4 space of front)] 2 times, ch 1, (working in next ch-1 space of back/same ch-4 space of front) dc, fpdc around fptr5tog, (working in same ch-1 space of back/next ch-4 space of front) dc, ch 1, (working in next ch-1 space of back/next ch-4 space of front) 3 dc, ch 1, (working in next ch-1 space of back/next ch-4 space of front) 3 dc, ch 1, join. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Sizes Lg-5x Extra Round

Round 8:  Sl st to next ch-2 corner space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, *[ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 6 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * 2 more times, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space] 6 times, ch 1, join–96 dc. 

Joining Squares

Following the chart above for your size, join your squares in using your favourite joining method using MC. 

For my squares I joined by lining up the ch-1 spaces of two squares and doing 3sc in the ch-1 spaces of both squares held together, chaining one, and continuing on that way across. At the corners, I did (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) if I was turning a corner, but if not then just 3sc and then fasten off. I crocheted with the Right Side facing, so all of my stitches left a ridge around the edges of my joined squares. It would look like this:

Round 1:  Join with MC in the ch-2 corner of 2 squares held together, working around both thicknesses held together and RS facing, 3 sc in same space, [ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-1 space] 6 (7) times, 3 sc in last ch-2 space. 

How to add the Pockets

Add the pocket as shown in the diagram using your favourite joining method. 

I joined mine using the same stitch pattern listed above, but this time I worked through all 3 thicknesses when joining (the pocket, the back of the pocket, and the next square we’re joining on to). Keep an eye on what side you are working on and remember to leave the top edge of the pocket free from joining. 

Collar

Join to bottom corner of cardigan using MC. 

For the first round of the collar, I did a round of hdc to create the base of the ribbing. 

I did 3 hdc, [ch 1, 3 hdc in each ch-1 space] until I reached a spot where 2 squares meet. At this space, I did a hdc in the 1st square, hdc2tog over the 1st square and the 2nd, and then a hdc in the 2nd, so (hdc, hdc2tog, hdc) over the two squares at a joining. It looks like this:

Round 1:  Ch 1, 3 hdc in same space, *[ch 1, 3 hdc in next ch-1 space] 7 (8) times, working over the next 2 squares (hdc in 1st, hdc2tog in both, hdc in 2nd square); repeat around placing (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in bottom corners, join.

Round 2:  Ch 1, *fphdc 2, bphdc 2; repeat from * around placing (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in bottom corners. 

Rounds 3-4:  Repeat Round 2. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Sleeve Cuffs

Round 1:  With MC, join in any ch-1 space around, ch 1, 3 hdc in same space, 3 hdc in each ch-1 space around, join. 

Round 2:  Ch 1, [hdc, hdc2tog] around, join. *Note, you will want this round to equal a multiple of 4, so if you need to add or take away do so at the end of Round 2. 

Round 3:  Ch 1, *fphdc 2, bphdc 2; repeat from * around, join. 

Rounds 4-11:  Repeat Round 3. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Festival Coat Cardigan - Free Crochet Pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Hobbii Yarn

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3 thoughts on “Festival Coat Cardigan – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. Something I’m kind of confused about with your instructions is the example image. The charts say size large is 30 squares, but the image for constructing the cardigan says 34 squares. Should one follow what the chart says or what the images indicate?

    1. Sorry about that! It’s the chart with the yardage you need to follow, I need to update my graphic that is incorrect. I’ll do that now! Thanks for catching this error!

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