It’s time to pop the champagne because a brand-new beginner crochet cardigan has arrived! The Party Cardi is a fabulous, oversized cardigan that’s just the showstopper piece you need in your closet (especially if you use a bright fun color!).
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Beginner Crochet Cardigan
I’ll say it… I LOVE the Party Cardi! It’s an amazing blend of cozy & cute, this simple crochet cardigan can easily be taken from casual days at home to nights on the town. It was one of my favorite projects to work on because it was an amazing “watch TV while you crochet” kind of project. Let’s be real, those are the best kind!
The majority of the cardigan uses a variation of the half double crochet stitch. The basic idea is you alternate rows of half double crochet with row of half double crochet in the third loop. This creates a really cool, breezy fabric that has subtle horizontal lines across the cardigan. Very cute!
Construction & Fit
This cardigan is oversized with 1-3 inches of positive ease and is constructed from the bottom up aka my favorite design construction for sweaters! This type of construction is ideal if you’re looking for an easy crochet project with minimal seaming (because who the heck wants lots of seaming? LOL). Bottom-up crochet is great because I find it to be a great way to dive into crocheting cardigans or sweaters if you’ve never made one before! That’s why this is a great beginner crochet cardigan! Finally, the sleeves are worked in rounds directly into the armholes. I love this method of crochet sweater design because it allows you to try on the sweater as you go so you get the perfect sleeve length.
The yarn for this cardigan is WeCrochet’s Wonderfluff, and to say I’m OBSESSED is an understatement. This is officially my new favorite yarn. It’s a bulky yarn that’s a blend of Baby Alpaca, Merino Wool, & Nylon. It’s seriously one of the softest yarns I’ve ever touched and I don’t say that lightly (LOL).
Baby Alpaca has always been my favorite fiber, and this yarn truly allows the soft, pliable nature of that fiber shine. I think the best part about it, apart from the feel of it, is that it’s a bulky yarn that doesn’t FEEL bulky. It’s so light, so you get the best of both worlds: a crochet project that works up quickly but doesn’t feel heavy. Sometimes I find other bulky yarns on the market to feel too heavy when in cardigan/sweater form, leading to a garment not being super comfortable. However, Wonderfluff truly amazes, and I cannot recommend it enough. If you’re looking for other crochet projects that use Wonderfluff, be sure to check out the Toasted Marshmallow Cardigan too!
Stitches & Crochet Hook
The stitch I used for this fabulous beginner crochet cardigan pattern is none other than the half double crochet stitch! I absolutely love the fabric the half double crochet creates because it’s always super drapey (like a double crochet) but not quite as loose (like a single crochet). So it has all the best qualities of the basic stitches rolled into one. If you like this stitch, check out the Snow Day Pullover & Honey Bee Cardigan too!
It will probably shock no one when I say that what crochet hook I used for this project – a Furls Streamline Resin! These hooks are my absolute favorite and I use them for every single crochet project. I have a set I received about a year ago (Shout out to my parents for the amazing birthday gift!) and honestly there has been no looking back. These hooks are stunning and crocheting with them is a breeze because of the thick handles. Check out the post I did comparing different Furls crochet hooks here for more information!
I hope you loved this cute beginner crochet cardigan pattern! Be sure to stay tuned for lots more of your favorite crochet patterns!
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