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Adding Ribbed a Cuff | Rose Cardigan CAL

Adding ribbing to your crochet project adds a professional finish to your crochet garments and can bring in a oversized sleeve or neckline in an easy way. Read on and find out how simple it is to add ribbing to you crochet projects.

Easy Crochet Cardigan Pattern ribbed cuff

Rose Crochet Cardigan CAL

This free cardigan pattern is being released as a Free Crochet Along (CAL) and below you will find the written pattern and video tutorial to make the back panel of this pattern. 

How does this crochet along work?

Each the section of the pattern will be forever-free to view on this website, as will the video tutorials be available to view on my YouTube Channel.

Each section will be released over the course of a few weeks – depending on which length option you choose to make, it will be possible to complete your cardigan during the event.

You can find all the links to the other section of the Rose Cardigan CAL by clicking here.

Finished making your sleeves?

Once you have worked both your sleeves on to your cardigan, the final part of the pattern is to add ribbing to the bottom of the sleeves. 

Whichever sleeve option you have made, the ribbing can add a finishing touch to those sleeves.

Below you will find the written instructions on how to add the ribbing onto your sleeve ends, which work for any of the sleeve options.

You can create a length of ribbing as big or as small as you’d like. There are recommendations as to the length of ribbing to be added:

  • Short sleeves look great with just 1″ of ribbing
  • Both long sleeve options are complimented with 2-3″ of ribbing.

When is the next section released?

This is the final part of the Rose Cardigan CAL. 

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Purchase the Printable PDF Pattern

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How to create your ribbing

Pattern Notes

  • Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern – [email protected]
  • The ribbing is worked in turned rows which is joined with a sl st to the sleeve
  • Beginning ch-1 does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Please read through entire pattern before beginning; if preferred, highlight appropriate stitch counts for your size which will be written in size order. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)


12 sts and 8 rows in ehdc = 4”/10 cm with 5mm hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

How to add ribbing to a crochet project

How to add the Cuff

Round 1: With RS facing, ch 1, sc in same, sc in next 3 , *sc2tog, sc in next 4; repeat from * across, sc in remaining sts, to end, do not turn.

For Long Sleeves Only: Ch 1, sc in same, sc in next 2, *sc2tog, sc in next 3; repeat from * across, sc in remaining sts, to end.

All Sleeve lengths continue to Row 2.

Ribbing is worked in rows around the last round of the Sleeve, then joined by sewing 1st and last row.

Row 2: Ch 5 (9, 9), rotate to work down ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, sl st to next st in Sleeve, sc in next, turn. (8 sc)

Row 3: Skip 2 sl st, working in BLO, sc in each across, turn. 4 (8, 8) sc

Row 4: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in each across, sl st to next st in sleeve, turn. 4 (8, 8) sc

Rows 5 onwards: Repeat Rows 3-4 around Sleeve edge to complete ribbing.

Short Sleeve Cardigan

Joining Ribbing: Ch 1, turn ribbing WS facing, working through first st of row and beginning ch, sl st in each across to end.

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Repeat for other Sleeve.

Made it?

Come and share a photo of your finished cardigan in the community group so we can all celebrate your success!

A HUGE thank you for joining in and taking part in the Rose Cardigan CAL

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