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Stitch This FREE & Easy Boho Crochet Duster Pattern

Are you a crochet enthusiast on the lookout for new crochet sweater patterns to try? Have you been searching for the perfect statement piece to add to your wardrobe? Look no further, because the Cactus Blossom Cardigan is here to fulfill all your crochet dreams. This free crochet pattern combines chic style with cozy comfort, making it a must-have for any fashion-forward crocheter. With its unique design and easy-to-follow instructions, this free pattern is a perfect project for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. So get ready to fall in love with the Cactus Blossom Cardigan!

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Crochet Duster Pattern

Introducing the Cactus Blossom Cardigan, a captivating knee-length duster crochet pattern that effortlessly embodies the spirit of boho chic. This is a size-inclusive pattern that includes 9 sizes from XS-5XL! This beginner-friendly and free pattern not only serves as a testament to the beauty of handmade creations but also provides a canvas for expressing individual style with ease. The Cactus Blossom Cardigan boasts a harmonious blend of simplicity and intricate details, making it an ideal project for those stepping into the world of crochet or seeking a relaxing yet rewarding crochet project. Whether worn casually over everyday attire or as a statement piece for special occasions, this enchanting free crochet pattern invites you to embrace both the art of crafting and the laid-back elegance of boho fashion.

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Yarn

The yarn I used was WeCrochet Swish DK in the warm, timeless “Allspice” color. This yarn is very affordable, which is obviously ideal for making a knee-length garment like this one that requires you to purchase more skeins than a typical sweater would. It also comes in 40+ colors, so if you like your fall and winter clothes in pink or bright green, you have some options!

Furls Crochet Hooks

My crochet hook of choice was the Furls Streamline Wood in ebony, specifically the 4.5 mm hook. I can’t recommend this crochet hook enough for this garment because it makes easy work of the slip stitches that are usually very tough on the hand. It’s lightweight but has a thick and sturdy handle that makes it extremely ergonomic. If you want some more information on how amazing Furls Crochet hooks are, check out my blog post where I detail 3 different types of Furls hooks!

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Stitch

The stitch I used to create the Cactus Blossom cardigan is called the “etched ridge”. It involves combining the half double crochet stitch and slip stitch. That probably sounds very challenging and impressive, but I assure you, it is super beginner-friendly! However, when people inevitably ask you about this eye-catching and intricate pattern, you don’t need to share how making it was really quite simple. And if you love this stitch, check out the Snow Day Sweater for a cool pullover version of this crochet cardigan!

Stitch Markers

Embarking on a crochet project without stitch markers is like setting sail without a compass – you might get somewhere, but the journey is bound to be a bit chaotic! So I highly recommend you utilize stitch markers for this easy crochet top! Stitch markers will help you keep track of your progress, helping you keep track of crucial points and preventing mistakes. Check out this post on the best stitch markers for your crochet project if you’re curious about why you should use them!

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Free Crochet Pattern

Stitch Abbreviations

  • BL sl st = back loop slip stitch
  • BPdc = back post double crochet
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • FPdc = front post double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • rem = remain(ing)(s)
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s) = round(s)
  • rs = right side
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ws = wrong side

Sizes

XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Bust Approximately 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62) in. (76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm) with edging

Finished Length Approximately 30 (30.5, 31.5, 32, 33.5) (34, 35, 36, 36.5) in. (76 (77.5, 80, 81.5, 85) (86.5, 89, 91.5, 92.5) cm), including lower edging

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow the pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Fit: Close fitting with some positive ease of approximately 0-2 in.

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Yarn

WeCrochet Swish DK (weight 3 DK, 100% Fine Superwash Merino, 123 yds/112 m, 50 g), Allspice 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) (23, 25, 28, 30) balls or 1455 (1660, 1895, 2125, 2430) (2740, 3035, 3370, 3600) yards

Crochet Hook

G+/4.5 mm hook (or crochet hook to obtain gauge swatch)

Notions

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers

Special Stitches

Hdc Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook

hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

sc-blo (single crochet in back loop only) Insert hook in back loop only of indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.

BL sl st (back loop slip stitch) Insert hook in back loop only of indicated st, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.

Notes

  • Cardigan is worked from lower edge upwards
  • Piece is divided at underarms, then front and back panels are worked separately up to shoulders
  • Sleeves are worked in rnds directly into armholes.
  • As you work around the armholes, the back loop you work into for each BL sl st round should be on the outside of the sleeve. If it is on the inside, your sleeve will have the WS facing out.

Gauge Swatch

18sts by 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) square alternating rows of hdc and BL sl st.

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Skill Level

Skilled Beginner – Easy Pattern

Body

Ch 127 (145, 163, 181, 199) (217, 235, 253, 271)

Row 1 (rs): Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 126 (144, 162, 180, 198) (216, 234, 252, 270) sts.

Row 2 (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Row 3 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across

Row 4 (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Rep rows 3 and 4 until the cardigan measures 23 (23, 23.5, 23.5, 24.5) (24.5, 25, 25.5, 25.5) inches [58.5 (58.5, 59.5, 59.5, 62) (62, 63.5, 65, 65) cm] ending on an even (ws) row.

Division for Front and Back

First Front Panel

Row 1 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 32 (36, 41, 45, 50) (54, 59, 63, 68) sts, place marker in next stitch to denote where to start the back panel in next section; leave rem sts unworked.

Row 2 (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Row 3 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until the left front panel after division measures 1 (1.5, 2, 2.5, 3) (3.5, 4, 4.5, 5) inches [2.5 (4, 5, 6.5, 7.5) (9, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm] ending on an even (ws) row.

Next Row (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc across the row – 31 (35, 40, 44, 49) (53, 58, 62, 67) sts.

Next Row (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Rep previous 2 rows 10 more times – 21 (25, 30, 34, 39) (43, 48, 52, 57) sts.

Fasten off.

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Back Panel

Join with sl st to stitch marked with stitch marker in the Left Front section.

Row 1 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 62 (72, 80, 90, 98) (108, 116, 126, 134) sts, place marker in next stitch to denote where to start the second front panel in next section; leave rem sts unworked.

Row 2 (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Row 3 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 4 (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 until the back panel after division measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8) (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10) inches [15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5) (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm] Note – you will complete the same number of rows as you completed for the first front panel section above.

Fasten off.

Second Front Panel

Join with sl st to stitch marked with stitch marker in the Back Panel section.

Row 1 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc across the row – 32 (36, 41, 45, 50) (54, 59, 63, 68) sts.

Row 2 (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Row 3 (rs): Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until the left front panel after division measures 1 (1.5, 2, 2.5, 3) (3.5, 4, 4.5, 5) inches [2.5 (4, 5, 6.5, 7.5) (9, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm]ending on an even (ws) row.

Next Row (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, hdc across the row until 2 sts remain, hdc2tog, – 31 (35, 40, 44, 49) (53, 58, 62, 67) sts.

Next Row (ws): Ch 1, turn, BL sl st in each st across.

Rep previous 2 rows 10 more times – 21 (25, 30, 34, 39) (43, 48, 52, 57) sts. Note – you will complete the same number of rows as you completed for the first front panel section above.

Fasten off.

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Shoulder Seams

Turn cardigan inside out. Join with sl st at outside edge of one of the shoulders, working through both thicknesses, sl st evenly spaced along the edge of each shoulder. Note – If desired, shoulder seams can be sewn together instead of crocheted together.

Turn Body right side out, so that sl st seams are on inside of cardigan.

Sleeves

Join with sl st at underarm of one armhole. As you work around the armholes, the back loop you work into for each BL sl st round should be on the outside of the sleeve. If it is on the inside, your sleeve will have the WS facing out. If you find this is the case, frog your work and begin your hdc row moving in the opposite direction.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 54 (59, 63, 68, 72) (77, 81, 86, 90) hdc evenly spaced all the way around armhole edge; join with sl st in first st. Note – If desired, place a marker in first st of rnd to help keep track of sts. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st – 54 (59, 63, 68, 72) (77, 81, 86, 90) sts.

Sizes XS(S, M, L, XL) (2XL, N/A, N/A, 5XL)

Rnd 3 (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 16 (12, 13, 11, 22) (36, N/A, N/A, 44) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 2 (3, 3, 4, 2) (1, N/A, N/A, 0) more times, work 0 (3, 3, 3, 0) (1, N/A, N/A, 44) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 51 (55, 59, 63, 69) (75, N/A, N/A, 89) sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 5 (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 15 (11, 9, 10, 15) (36, N/A, N/A, 43) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 2 (3, 4, 4, 3) (0,N/A, N/A, 0) more times, work 0 (3, 4, 3, 1) (37, N/A, N/A, 44) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 48 (51, 54, 58, 65) (74, N/A, N/A, 88) sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Proceed to Sleeves – All Sizes

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Sizes (3XL, 4XL)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc around, join with sl st in first st – (81, 86) sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc around, join with sl st in first st – (81, 86) sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Proceed to Sleeves – All Sizes

Sleeves – All Sizes

Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rep Rnds 7 and 8 until sleeve measures approximately 6 (6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5) (7, 7, 7, 7) inches [15 (16.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5) (18, 18, 18, 18) cm] ending on an even row.

Next Rnd (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 10 (8, 11, 12, 14) (16, 14, 26, 20) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 3 (4, 3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 2, 3) more times, work 0 (1, 2, 2, 1) (2, 1, 2, 0) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 44 (46, 50, 54, 61) (70, 76, 83, 84) sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Next Rnd (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 6 (9, 8, 11, 10) (12, 17, 18, 14) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 4 (3, 4, 3, 4) (4, 3, 3, 4) more times, work 4 (2, 0, 2, 1) (0, 0, 3, 4) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 39 (42, 45, 50, 56) (65, 72, 79, 79) sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rep Rnds 7 and 8 until sleeve measures approximately 10 (10, 10, 10.5, 10.5) (11, 11, 11, 11) inches [25.5 (25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5) (28, 28, 28, 28) cm] ending on an even row.

Next Rnd (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 7 (8, 9, 8, 12) (14, 16, 17, 17) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 4, 3) (3, 3, 3, 3) more times, work 3 (2, 1, 0, 0) (1, 0, 3, 3) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 35 (38, 41, 45, 52) (61, 68, 75, 75) sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Next Rnd (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) (10, 11, 13, 13) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) (4, 4, 4, 4) more times, work 0 (3, 1, 0, 2) (1, 3, 0, 0) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 30 (33, 36, 40, 47) (56, 63, 70, 70) sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, BL sl st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rep Rnds 7 and 8 until sleeve measures approximately 15.5 (16, 16, 16.5, 16.5) (17, 17, 17.5, 17.5) inches [39.5 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42) (43, 43, 44.5, 44.5) cm] ending on an even row.

Next Rnd (Decrease): Ch 1, turn, *work 4 (2, 4, 3, 3) (1, 1, 1, 1) hdc, hdc2tog, rep from * 4 (7, 5, 7, 8) (17, 20, 22, 22) more times, work 0 (1, 0, 0, 2) (2, 0, 1, 1) hdc, join with sl st in first st – 25 (25, 30, 32, 38) (38, 42, 47, 47) sts.

Proceed to Cuff.

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Cuff

Rnd 1-5: Ch 1, turn, sc-blo around, join with sl st in first st.

Trim

Lower Edging

From RS, join with sl st in one lower front corner so that you are ready to work along the lower edge of body.

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along lower edge of body to other lower front corner.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc-blo in each st across.

Do not fasten off.

Front Edging

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly spaced up front edge, along back neck, and down next front edge to opposite lower front corner.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc-blo in each st across.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Finishing

Block (the sample was wet blocked).

xo,

Jessica

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