Cozy Cardigan Pattern

Wrapped Up in a Crocheted Cozy Cardigan
Anna Johanson
  • 01 of 06

    Crochet a Cocoon Cardigan

    Cozy Crochet Cardigan Pattern
    Anna Johanson

    Cozy up in a comfy cardigan you can crochet yourself! The soft yarn and draped design feel like being wrapped in a blanket, making it perfect for cold winter days. 

    Even if you've never made a crocheted garment before, you can make this one. The design starts as a large rectangle, then with a few folds and slip stitches, it turns into a cocoon-style cardigan.

    The texture of alpine stitch, worked on a large crochet hook, has a unique look while staying soft and draping over your shoulders. This stitch pattern uses single and double crochet, with some stitched worked on the "post" of previous stitches.

    Project Level

    Easy

    Sizing

    Approximately 35in x 50in (89cm x 127cm) when flat.

    This one-size cocoon cardigan fits a women's size medium and is intended to be oversized like wrapping yourself in a blanket. You can easily adjust the size by starting with more or fewer stitches and working more or fewer rows.

    Materials

    Yarn: Approx. 1,075 yards of 5-bulky in dark gray. 

    We used 7 skeins of Patons Alpaca Blend in Slate (60% Acrylic, 22% Wool, 10% Nylon, 8% Alpaca; 155 yards / 100 g). 

    Hook: US size M/N / 10mm crochet hook.

    Other notions: Stitch markers, measuring tape and tapestry needle.

    Gauge

    8 stitches and 7 rows to four-inches in alpine stitch.

    Note

    Turning chains count as a stitch, so you should skip working into the first stitch of each row.

    Add the Cozy Alpine Cardigan to your Ravelry Queue.

    Continue to 2 of 6 below.
  • 02 of 06

    Crochet the Cardigan Rectangle Base

    Crochet swatch of Alpine Stitch
    Mollie Johanson

    Starting row: foundation single crochet 94 stitches. 

    Row 2: chain 2, double crochet in every stitch, turn.

    Row 3: chain 1, single crochet in every stitch, turn.

    Row 4: chain 2, *front post double crochet, double crochet, repeat from * to the last two stitches, double crochet 2, turn.

    Tip: When you work the regular double crochets, check to be sure you've skipped the loops from the previous stitch where the front post double crochet is.

    Row 5: chain 1, single crochet in every stitch, turn.

    Row 6: chain 2, *double crochet, front post double crochet, repeat from * to the last stitch, double crochet, turn.

    Row 7: chain 1, single crochet in every stitch, turn.

    Repeat rows 4–7 until the piece measures 32 inches, ending on a single crochet row.

     

    Continue to 3 of 6 below.
  • 03 of 06

    Fold and Join the Sleeves

    One crochet sweater sleeve
    Mollie Johanson

    With the last stitch still active, lay the rectangle flat with the wrong side up. On the end with the active stitch, fold the two corners in so they form a point. 

    Use slip stitch to join the edges together where they meet. Join 10 inches of the seam, leaving the end with the point open.

    Turn the sleeve to the right side.

    Continue to 4 of 6 below.
  • 04 of 06

    Make the Cuffs

    Crochet sweater cuff
    Mollie Johanson

    Crochet the cuff.

    Row 1: chain 1, single crochet 21 around the opening, slip stitch to join.

    Row 2: chain 3, double crochet in every stitch, slip stitch to join.

    Row 3: chain 1, single crochet in every stitch, slip stitch to join.

    Secure the last stitch.

    Repeat the sleeve and cuff process for the second side. For this side, you will need to join yarn on as you start the seam and slip stitch toward the folded point.

    Continue to 5 of 6 below.
  • 05 of 06

    Add the Border

    Crochet border of sweater
    Mollie Johanson

    Join the yarn to the center bottom of the cardigan. Crochet the trim.

    Row 1: chain 1, single crochet in every stitch around the center opening, slip stitch to join.

    Row 2: chain 3, double crochet in every stitch, slip stitch to join.

    Row 3: chain 1, single crochet in every stitch, slip stitch to join.

    Secure the last stitch. Weave in all the yarn ends.

    Continue to 6 of 6 below.
  • 06 of 06

    Ideas for Your Cozy Alpine Cardigan

    Cozy Alpine Cocoon Cardigan Crochet Pattern
    Anna Johanson

    Because of the simple shape of this cardigan, you can adapt it to suit your needs. For example, you can work more rows on the cuffs to extend the sleeves. You can also use a contrasting color for the cuffs and border. 

    Want to hold your sweater together and give it a more traditional look? Add a button or two to one side of the border. The double crochet stitches will work as buttonholes.

    All you need now is a warm fire to sit near as you cozy up and crochet your next project in your new cardigan!