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Womans Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Create a cozy cardigan using this womans crochet cardigan pattern that features inset sleeves for a comfy fit, the choice of 2 neck line options, and 3 lengths to choose from too.

This cardigan pattern is a great project for those adventurous beginners, made in 5 pieces that are joined together to complete this stylish crochet cardigan.

Womans Crochet Cardigan Pattern

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Cable & Crossed Crochet Cardigan | Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern originally released back in 2021 as premium crochet pattern that uses 2 stitches that create lightweight texture that creates a lightweight but warm crochet cardigan that is perfect to layer over your outfits in those in-between, changeable seasons.

The pattern features the choice of 2 different necklines, so you can choose the one that’s your style, and co-ordinates with your wardrobe:

  1. Flattering square neckline that works well whatever style neckline the top underneath has
  2. Classic V neck, for those casual days that you just want an extra layer on.

The pattern is designed with inset sleeves to reduce the bulk that many easy to make cardigans feature. Not only does the inset sleeves make it more comfortable to wear, but it creates a better fit too.

If you’ve never made an inset sleeve, this is a great project to make them with, as you’ll find a detailed, step by step photo tutorial and a video tutorial to help you complete your cardigan.

This pattern was released as a crochet along that began on 29th March 2024 and each section of the pattern and video tutorials are free to view right here on the website or you can opt to purchase the printable pattern or treat yourself to crochet pattern kit that contains all the yarn you need to complete your project along with a printed version of the pattern

Crochet cardigan with inset sleeves

Purchase the Kit

This pattern is available to purchase in beautiful yarn selected to make the samples and test the pattern.

Included in the kit is all the yarn you need to make your chosen size, plus a printed copy of the pattern which is shipped to your door.

With 6 different colour options to choose from, the challenge will be which colourway to choose!

Below are 4 of the different colourways available, from left to right:

  • Evening Aquamarine
  • Setting Sun
  • Citrine Sunset
  • Nordic Noir

All About the Yarn

The yarn that is recommended for this crochet cardigan is Sirdar Jewelspun Aran. This Aran weight yarn is a combination of self-striping and variegated yarns, that gently pools the featured colours to create a finished project as individual you are. 

It has the look of wool but is actually 100% acrylic fibre, that is easy care – perfect for a project that will be your first choice to wear. 

The yarn comes in large 200g balls, that have 500 metres of yarn on them to reduce the number of ends to weave in your project.

This is not the 1st time I’ve selected this yarn for a design as the multiple colour choices make it a go-to yarn staple for an interesting look.


Last years cardigan crochet along brought us the Rose Cardigan, a simple cardigan that had lots of options to create it your own way.

The Cable & Crossed Crochet along will work in the same way, with a different section of the pattern releasing each week.

There is never any pressure to keep up with the releasing – but it can be fun to try! Below you will find a list of when the pattern elements will release.

Cable & Crossed CAL Schedule

Each pattern section will have it’s own video tutorial to help you complete your cardigan with absolute confidence.

Crochet Cardigan Pattern in progress

Size Chart | Woman’s Crochet Cardigan

This cardigan has a positive ease of just 2 inches which creates a close, but comfy fit. You can select to create a more oversized fit by opting to make the cardigan 1 size bigger to create a positive ease of 6″.

The pattern is written for sizes XS through to 5XL, and has been tested for all sizes and lengths.

Click here for more information about how to measure your body accurately.

Crochet cardigan size chart

Schematic – Pattern Details

The schematic below shows the 5 different parts of the pattern you will need to stitch before joining together to finish your cardigan.

There are lots of different measurements, that show the finished sizes for the cardigan. This information can be helpful if you would like to check the finished fit compared to a favourite cardigan who’s fit you want to replicate.

Pattern Details | Woman’s 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

Abbreviations – US TERMS

st(s) – stitches

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

fsc – foundation single crochet

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

cable – cable stitch

dec cable – decrease cable stitch

cdc – crossed double crochet

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

YO – yarn over

Pattern Notes

  • Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern – [email protected]
  • This pattern is worked 5 parts, from bottom up, sewn together using mattress stitch worked in to the back loop only
  • Back panel
  • Front panels x 2
  • Sleeves x 2
  • ch 1 at the beginning of the rows DO NOT count as a stitch.
  • ch 3 at the beginning of the rows DOES count as a stitch.
  • Take a moment to go through the pattern and highlight the stitch counts for your size which will be written in size order. e.g XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Where – is used, this means no stitches are worked for this size

Special Stitches

fsc -foundation single crochet

Click here for a video explaining how to crochet a foundation single crochet

cable – cable stitch

  • Skip the next stitch
  • dc into next 3 stitches
  • YO, insert hook into skipped stitch
  • Pull up loop to height of dc
  • (YO, pull through two loops), 2 times to complete stitch

dec cable – decrease cable stitch

  • Skip the next st
  • dc into next
  • dc2tog (YO, insert hook into next, YO, bring up loop, YO pull through first 2 loops) 2 times, YO, pull through remaining 3 loops
  • YO, insert hook into skipped stitch
  • Pull up loop to height of dc
  • (YO, pull through two loops), 2 times to complete stitch

cdc – crossed double crochet

  • Skip the next stitch
  • dc into next
  • dc into skipped stitch working in front of previous dc


16 sts and 10 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in pattern using a 5.5mm hook. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct tension.

See below for pattern for gauge.

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 the some of my amazing pattern testers for the square neck version, who have kindly shared pictures of their finished projects to inspire us with their colours choices they made.

Get the Printable Pattern

If you prefer to print your crochet patterns, you can purchase from any of my pattern shops for an instant download to print and save this pattern.

Pattern for Swatch | Cable & Crossed Cardigan

Row 1: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 26 sc

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as dc), cable across row to last, dc in last, turn – 2 dc, 6 cables

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc into each across, turn – 26 sc

Row 4: Ch 3, cdc across row to last, dc in last, turn – 2 dc, 12 cdc

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Repeat Rows 2-5, 3 times and measure gauge within swatch.

Didn’t achieve gauge or looking to substitute the yarn weight?

If you didn’t quite meet gauge or you would like to substitute the recommended yarn for a different yarn weight, click here to find out how to make adjust the pattern the easy way.

What’s Next?

The 1st part of the pattern to release will be the back panel of the Cable & Crossed Cardigan pattern

Click here to stitch up your Back Panel

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