Are you love crocheting a cardigan with chunky yarn as much as I do?
I can’t tell you enough how much I love working with bulky yarn as they speed up my crochet project.
And they also look cozy and cuddly at the same time when you wear them.
easy chunky crochet cardigan to make for this fall and winter?
This pretty me oversized chunky cardigan FREE pattern is here for you girl to enjoy crocheting for the fall and winter seasons.
You will love how simple and beginner-friendly they are. Basically, you just make one big crochet rectangle and turn them into a cozy cardigan.
I love to wear a good comfy & cozy cardigan around the house on a chilling cold day.
I pick up the beautiful neutral grey color that everyone loved.
Simple & beginner friendly.
This Pretty me oversized chunky cardigan is made up of just one big rectangle.
Then fold each end up to create the armhole and the ribbing collar neck is crocheted onto the cardigan body.
This cardigan is great for beginner crocheters that want to try their hand at making their first garment.
They mostly use basic crochet stitches like single and double crochet.
The yarn weight that I use in this pattern will give you a feel of chunky yarn or thick yarn and they work up quickly.
This free pattern comes with a full step-by-step video tutorial on youtube.
What can I substitute for bulky yarn?
To make this quick chunky cardigan you guys can also use your favorite DK weight (double knit) yarn either wool blend, cotton, or acrylic blend yarn holds double when crocheted to achieve the bulky weight.
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Material for making a chunky crochet cardigan.
- I used worst weight, the yarn weight in the example piece is 4 medium but you can also use 5 bulky yarn or 10 ply that will give a perfect result.
- I am using about 1000-1500 yards altogether. (example size s to m)
- 6 mm crochet hook or J/10 US hook size
- Sewing yarn needle
Skill and abbreviations
(American crochet terms)
- You will need to know how to make
- Sl st (slip stitch)
- sc which mean single crochet
- dc which mean double crochet
- hdc which mean half double crochet
- Camel stitch which mean work Hdc in Third loop only
- Special stitch use called ” criss cross double crochet”
- Chain 2 (counts as double crochet), Turn, *skip the first stitch, double crochet into next, then go back to the stitch that we just skip and make a double crochet into this stitch *, this will be creating the criss-cross*, repeat* this to the end. double crochet into the last stitch.
- ch, Chain
- slip knot
Finished Size Approximately: one size fits all adults from small to medium.
Gauge: 2 criss-cross stitch = 1.5 inch
How to crochet a chunky cardigan video tutorial.
You girl can get a free full step-by-step video tutorial on youtube.
of the example rectangle, 43×29 is for sizes small to medium.
- 43 inches wide
- 29 inches long
Pretty me oversize chunky crochet cardigan instruction.
Start the foundation chain by making a slip knot Then make 112 chains of foundation chain.
(you can adjust the size of the cardigan to be small by decreasing the foundation chain in even numbers.
Or Bigger size by increasing the foundation chain in even numbers. For example (120,130,140…etc)
- S-M chain112
- Large – XL chain 120
- 2XL-3XL chain 140
- 4XL chain 160
Row 1: sc in each chain across, turn
Row2: ch2, then Start to make criss-cross double crochet stitch in each stitch across until the end of the row. ch1 turn
Row3. make 1Sc in each space across until the end of the row.
Repeat row 2 and 3 until your rectangle measures approximately 43 inches wide and 29 inches long then finished off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Lay the piece of rectangle in flatted and fold each corner inward until they meet then use your yarn needle to seam the corner with your preferred method.
( I used whip stitch) and leaving holes in the arm. For the armholes, I leave my one about 5.5 inches or your preferred length.
Repeat for the other side.
For the edging/collar.
For the collar, we will work along the edge of the opening of the cardigan back and forth in rows with Hdc in the third loop only.
Start at the bottom front corner of the cardigan where the first stitch marker is placed, working around the back of the neck to the bottom front corner on the other side where the second stitch marker is placed.
(See photo below.)
Rejoin your yarn at the first stitch marker is place.
Row1. hdc all around the opening of the cardigan starting at where the first stitch marker is placed and finishing at the second stitch marker is placed.
Row2. hdc in third loop only (camel stitch) all around the opening of the cardigan starting at where the first stitch marker is placed and finishing at the second stitch marker is placed.
Row3. Repeat row2 until your collar measure around 6 inches deep. Fasten off and weave in end.
Now enjoy your new chunky cardigan.
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.