Cable Stitch Crochet Cardigan Pattern

This crochet cardigan pattern with inset sleeves is written in both UK crochet terms and US crochet terms to create a well fitting, cozy cardigan. It makes a perfect crochet project for adventurous beginners and made in 5 pieces that are joined together to complete this stylish crochet cardigan that is suitable for all seasons.

Crochet Cardigan Pattern UK

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Cable & Crossed Crochet Cardigan | Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern was re-released as a crochet along during March 2024 – click here to see the event post and links for each pattern section.

This crochet cardigan pattern uses 2 of my favourite stitches – the crossed double  crochet and the cable stitch, to create a lightweight but warm crochet cardigan that is perfect to layer over your outfits.

It features a flattering square neckline that will work well with whichever style neckline the top underneath has. From V-neck through to a boat neck, this cardigan’s neckline will sit well with it! 

The pattern also features inset sleeves which reduce the bulk under the arms which makes it super comfy to wear. If you’ve never made an inset sleeve, this is a great project to make them with as there is a detailed, step by step photo tutorial to ensure you are confident in joining the sleeves to the other panels.

This cardigan will be perfect for the cooler days of autumn along with seeing you through the whole of winter! That’s the thing I love most about cardigans, you can add a layer without overheating. But, if things do warm up, cardigans are much easier to remove than a sweater!

Crochet cardigan with inset sleeves

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Cable Stitch Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate


  • Aran weight yarn – see Size chart for estimated yarn amounts
  • I used Sirdar Jewelspun Aran (200g /500m, 100% acrylic) in shade Setting Sun
  • 5.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch Markers x 6


  • Hook & eye closing


I’m a huge fan of the yarn used for this design. Sirdar Jewelspun has featured in so many of my designs including the Mobius Magic Cowl and Headband patterns.

The colourway’s are simply perfection for me! There are 10 different shades to choose from including Setting Sun which I made my cardigan with. I’m also a fan of the Glacier which features lots of pink shades and the Midnight Fjords which has purples and blue tones.

Cable & Crossed Crochet Cardigan Size Chart

Crochet cardigan size chart

Inspirational Images

As always, this pattern would not be complete without the help of my fabulous pattern testers. They have helped me ensure that the pattern is correctly sized for all along with ensuring that the pattern can be easily followed regardless of your crochet skill level.

Below, you will find the photos of some of the finished projects from my beautiful testers who have kindly shared pictures of their finished projects to inspire us with their colours choices they made.




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