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Easy crochet cardigan for beginners – Pink Wine Cardigan

Are you ready for a funky, yet easy crochet cardigan pattern for beginners?! Then look no further! The Pink Wine Cardigan is the perfect pattern for you!

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About this easy crochet cardigan for beginners

Can somebody please explain to me when wine and crafting became the perfect pairing? It seems that in the last few years, the whole planet realized that sipping wine and working on creative projects is a sublime combination. Those paint-and-sip places all popped up overnight and now crafting and wine are linked inextricably. Someday, you’ll be at a fine restaurant or a vineyard and when they bring the wine list, the recommended pairings will be things like “painting a birdhouse” and “leatherworking.”

The Pink Wine Cardigan celebrates those beloved nights of crocheting with a cold glass of rosé. Even though the cardigan appears to have an intricate design, it’s actually an easy crochet cardigan pattern for beginners! For this piece, I made use of “negative space” to create intricate designs on the body and sleeves. Therefore, by adding simple chain spaces, I was able to create gaps in the stitches that come together to form “V” patterns on the front and back.  

Easy crochet cardigan for beginners


To make this funky and unique cardigan, you must look no further than your local craft store, as it is made from the ubiquitous Caron Simply Soft Yarn. This readily available and budget-friendly worsted weight yarn is super soft and comfortable. Even better, it is machine washable.

Easy crochet cardigan for beginners

Beautiful Hook & Easy Stitches

The Pink Wine Cardigan is mostly constructed with double crochet stitches, one of the simplest stitches, with back loop single crochet for the tightly woven edging.  I used a Furls Streamline hook in the beautiful Café colorway (what about a wine-themed color palate for hooks?) for this project. It has a very sturdy grip that makes it easy on the hands and perfect for working with lighter yarn.

crochet cardigan

With its unique chain space designs, The Pink Wine cardigan is funky enough to make a statement but refined enough to be dressed up as well. This slightly cropped cardigan pairs nicely with high-waisted jeans and a glass of your favorite wine.



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Easy crochet cardigan for beginners

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