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Hayloft Cardigan – Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to introduce the Hayloft Cardigan to you! The Hayloft Cardigan is the perfect light-weight wearable for the spring to summer transition. Made with gorgeous Capretta Yarn from WeCrochet, this sweater is comfortable on top of being a beautiful layering piece!”

Hayloft Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

The Yarn

Capretta Yarn from WeCrochet is SO SOFT. It’s also light as air, making it a dream to crochet with! As I was working up my Hayloft Cardigan, I found myself stopping to feel the fabric that I was working up, it was so beautiful! I will definitely be working with Capretta again in the near future, it’s become one of my favourite yarns to date!

You can find Capretta here in balls for $8.99 >> WeCrochet Capretta Yarn.

The WeCrochet Website describes Capretta:

“With bold sprays of striking color, soft pastel sprinkles, and foggy neutrals, Comfy Color Mist brings new life to soft and breathable Pima Cotton, adding a soft and subtle texture to even the simplest of stitches. Made with the popular Comfy Worsted base, acrylic mTake fine-gauge crochet to a new level of luxury with Capretta Superwash! This cushiony soft fingering weight yarn is sure to be love at first stitch; blending Merino and cashmere together with a touch of nylon for strength. Now with the convenience of being machine-washable, Capretta is perfect for special socks, luxurious mitts, soft scarves, and lightweight cardigans that you will want to wear all year long. For an instant touch of elegance, wrap yourself up in a simple shawl or stole to enjoy the lush warmth of Capretta gives elasticity to this lightweight, long wearing, machine washable yarn. Good for warm weather projects of all kinds, you’ll find it especially great for children’s clothing and baby blankets that need an extra misting of color.

Hayloft Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

There are a few other ways to get the Hayloft Cardigan Crochet Pattern:

  • Get the Ad-Free PDF on Ravelry Here >> RAVELRY
  • Get the Ad-Free PDF on Etsy Here>> ETSY
  • Get the Ad-Free PDF on LoveCrafts Here >> LOVECRAFTS

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Here’s the pattern for the Hayloft Cardigan! Enjoy!

Hayloft Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern by CoCo Crochet Lee

Yarn

WeCrochet Capretta (230 yds/50g):  10 (12, 12, 15, 15) balls Tansey Heather.

Materials

US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers.

Finished Measurements

Xs/Sm, (Med/Lg, 1x/2x, 3x, 4x 5x)Bust:  28–34 (36–42, 44–50, 52–54,56–58, 60–62)”
*size small shown

Gauge

10 clusters and 13 pattern rows = 4”

Special Stitches

Fdc (foundationless double crochet) = ch 3, yo, insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw up a loop, ch 1, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, *yo, insert hook into ch-1, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice; repeat from * for indicated number of sts. 

Cluster (extended single crochet cluster) = insert hook into indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook), *insert hook into same st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop; repeat from * once (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through remaining 4 loops.  

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as pattern progresses. 

Instructions:

Back Panel

Fdc 90 (96, 100, 110, 116).

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip 1, cluster, ch 1; repeat across to last, dc in last, turn–44 (47, 49, 54, 57) clusters, 2 dc.

Row 2:  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn–90 (96, 100, 110, 116) dc.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until Panel measures 16” ending on a WS row. Fasten off. 

Shape Armholes

Skip 1st 6 (6, 6, 9, 12) sts and join with a sl st.

Row 1:  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 space, leaving last 6 (6, 9, 9, 12) sts unworked, turn–78 (84, 88, 92, 92) dc. 

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip 1, cluster, ch 1; repeat across to last, dc in turning ch, turn–38 (41, 43, 45, 45) clusters, 2 dc.  

Row 3:  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn–79 (85, 89, 93, 93) dc.

Row 4:  Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip 1, cluster, ch 1; repeat across to last, dc in last, turn–38 (41, 43, 45, 45) clusters, 2 dc. 

Repeat Rows 3-4 until Armhole measures 6” (6, 7, 7, 8)” ending on a RS row. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  

Right Side Front Panel

Repeat instructions for Back Panel until piece measures 16”, fasten off.

Shape Armholes

Skip 1st 6 (6, 6, 9, 12) sts and join with a sl st.

Row 1:  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 space across to last 4 sts, dc2tog twice, turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip 1, cluster, ch 1; repeat across to last, dc in turning ch, turn.

Repeat Rows 4-5 until Armhole measures 6” (6, 7, 7, 8)” ending on a RS row. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Left Side Front Panel

Repeat instructions for Back Panel until piece measures 16”, do not fasten off.

Shape Armholes

Row 1:  Ch 2, dc in next (counts as 1st dc2tog), dc2tog, dc across leaving last 6 (6, 6, 9, 12) sts unworked, turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip 1, cluster, ch 1; repeat across to last, dc in turning ch, turn.

Repeat Rows 4-5 until Armhole measures 6” (6, 7, 7, 8)” ending on a RS row. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Sleeves (make 2)

Fdc 61, (61, 71, 71, 81).

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *skip 1, cluster, ch 1; repeat from * across to last, dc in last, turn–29 (29, 34, 34, 39) clusters, 2 dc. 

Row 2:  Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn–61 (61, 71, 71, 81) dc. 

Repeat Rows 1-2 until Sleeve measures 18” (18, 20, 20, 20)”.

Cuff

Row 1:  Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st in next 2 sts of Sleeve, turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, skip next 2 sl sts, sc in BLO of next 10 sc, turn. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts of Sleeve, turn. 

Repeat Rows 2-3 across entire sleeve. Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Assembly

Sew shoulder seams of Back Panel and Front Panel. Lay Pieces out open, with RSs facing. Match Sleeves to Armholes on either side. Sew Armhole seams. With WSs facing, sew from Sleeve Cuff to armpit, and down sides of Sweater. Back Panel will be longer than Front Panel. 

Collar

Row 1:  Starting in bottom corner of Front Panel, sc evenly up sides of panel, across neckline, and down opposite Front Panel, turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sl st in next 2 sts of Collar, turn. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, skip next 2 sl sts, sc in BLO of next 10 sc, turn. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts of Collar, turn. 

Repeat Rows 3-4 across entire Collar. Fasten off, weave in ends. 

I hope you enjoy making the Hayloft Cardigan, thanks for stopping by, and happy Crocheting!

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