Let’s make this super cute and easy crochet ruffle cropped cardigan with free pattern and full step by step video tutorial.
This simple ruffle cardigan is light weight made with DK weight yarn or 3 light and you could use any kind of yarn that have a DK weight will do just fine with the little ruffle detail on the edge of the collar and the sleeve will make they are even more cuter.
Easy and beginner friendly.
You will be surprise how easy this cute ruffle crop cardigan are they are all made just from simple half double crochet stitch and the ruffle edge is made from double crochet stitch that you love how they look when you wore them.
Great for mixed and match with any jean or skirt or just a layering on your bra top.
Easy to adjust in any size for this ruffle cropped cardigan.
Have you even make a cropped cardigan? The best part of this cropped cardigan is that you can make them in any size they are made to measure and the cute ruffle collar add to the edging and the itty bitty sexy v neck line will give them more feminine look to the cardigan.
This ruffle crop cardigan is made into 3 part. Start by make your back panel first from measure your bust and then make front panel 2 identical piece then add sleeves.
And the ruffle edging is add on the collar and the edge of the sleeves.
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Let get into the pattern and tutorial shall we?
– I used DK weight yarn 1000-1500 yard for size small to medium from bust size 32-34 inch.
– 4.0 mm crochet hook
– Sewing yarn needle
Gauge: 4 hdc = 1 inch
Skill and abbreviations
you will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
-sc which mean single crochet
-dc which mean double crochet
-hdc which mean half double crochet
-blo which mean crochet in back loop only
-1dec which mean crochet decrease = crochet 2 stitch together to become 1 stitch
-sk mean skip stitch
Finished Size Approximately:
This example crochet ruffle cropped cardigan is made to fit size small to medium 32-34 inch bust size
For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall, bust 32 inch.
Easy crochet ruffle crop cardigan pattern.
The foundation chain is the length of the cardigan.
First let’s measure your bust size then divide by 2 then add 1 more inch for the loose fitting or 2 inch. See video tutorial for how to make them into your size.
Then start making foundation chain.
We will start with 50 chain I get about 14-15 inch long.
The foundation chain is can make in any number depend on how long you want you cardigan to be.
Row1. Make hdc in each chain across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn.
Row2. in back loop only Make hdc in each stitch across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn.
Row3. repeat row2 until we get 17 inch wide for size s-m bust 32-34 inch. then finished off leave long tail for sewing.
Now we will start to make a front panel with the first half then will make the second half later.
First bring your back panel and fold them in half then put your stitch marker to mark the centre of your back panel then measure the gap between the marker 2 inch, this will be the gap the opening of your cardigan.
Then start the foundation chain of 30 or more chain for deep v or short v of your cardigan in this example piece is 30 chain.
In the example piece start with chain 30.
For all size make the same for the open v line of the cardigan.
Row1. Make hdc in each chain across until the end of the row in the last chain make 2hdc. chain 1 and turn.
Row2. In back loop only then make 2hdc in first st and 1hdc in each stitch across until the end of the row then chain 1 and turn.
Row3. In back loop only make 1hdc in each st across to continue to make v line for cardigan then in the last st make 2hdc then. Chain 1 and turn.
Repeat row2-3 to until you have the length that match the length of the back panel then chain 1 and turn.
After we got the length of your first half of your front panel that match the length of you back panel then we will finished with the v line by stop crochet increase and we will start to create the shoulder for front panel by even it out just hdc in each st across until you match the wide of your back panel.
After we finished with the first half of the front panel then we will repeat the same for the second half of the front panel.
Assembly the cardigan.
Lay the back and the front panel in flatted then use yarn needle for sewing to the shoulder and sewing on the side to create the armhole is 6 inch long.
to create the sleeves the length of the foundation chain is about 40-60 chain depend on how long you want your sleeve to be.
row1. make hdc in each chain across until the end of the row, chain 1 and turn.
row2. make hdc in back loop only in each stitch across untill the end of the row. chain 1 and turn.
row3 and more repeat row3 until you get about12 inch or more that can fit around your armhole. Finished off and leave long tail for sewing.
after we finished 2 pieces of rectangle we will join each rectangle to create the circle after this we will attach the sleeve to the cardigan by sewing.
Add ruffle to the cardigan this will be the collar.
To add ruffle to the collar of the cardigan by simple make sc around the collar just for 1 round then chain2 and make the in * first st make 2dc and in the next st make 3 dc * and repeat this * to * around the collar and fasten off.
Then make the tie to secure the shoulder by make the chain in any number that can wrap around your shoulder and put them in the the collar.
Add the ruffle to the edge of the both sleeves.
To add ruffle to the sleeves of the cardigan by simple make sc around the edge of each sleeves just for 1 round then chain2 and make the in * first st make 2dc and in the next st make 3 dc * and repeat this * to * around the edge of sleeve and fasten off.
Then make the tie to secure the wrist by make the chain in any number that can wrap around your wrist and put them in the the collar.