The City Lights Cardigan is your one stop for cozy, comfortable & chic! Its oversized fit makes it versatile for any occasion. Dress it up with a cute dress or dress it down with some leggings and fuzzy socks. You can’t go wrong with this cute crochet cardigan pattern! Not only is it sure to win you dozens of compliments, but it’s a simple and meditative project. Perfect for any skill level!
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Before we begin, here are some quick links for you:
- If you want the Fall Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine (which obviously includes this cute crochet cardigan pattern!), then you can find it here!
- Shop WeCrochet Alpaca Cloud DK here!
- Shop Furls Streamline Resin Crochet Hooks here!
- If you have any crochet pattern questions, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you want another crochet pattern for beginners? Check out my other crochet patterns here.
Cute Crochet Cardigan Pattern
You know what I love? Fall crochet patterns! Especially when they come in the form of a cute crochet cardigan pattern (hello to one of my faves, the Autumn Sunrise Cardigan)! The City Lights Cardigan was designed with cozy Fall vibes in mind. It’s oversized, cozy, and chic. I picture Fall as the time of year that you throw on a cardigan to wear as you’re running errands and sipping your favorite pumpkin spice latte. And the City Lights Cardigan is the epitome of that!
The theme of this year’s Crochet Foundry Magazine Issue is being super cozy surrounded by your favorite books, so I named this cardigan after the famous “City Lights Bookstore” in San Francisco. Crochet patterns & books? What could be better! The issue has 5 other beautiful crochet patterns too – a hat, pants, a scarf, a tote, and a pillow! So a variety of stunning crochet projects to keep you busy this season!
Cardigan Construction & Fit
This cardigan is oversized with 4-6 inches of positive ease and is constructed from the bottom up. 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). 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.
Alpaca Cloud DK is an absolutely incredible DK weight yarn made of the finest grade of 100% Superfine Alpaca. It’s a nice, classic, and soft DK weight yarn that is so versatile. I think it truly shines when used to make garments because of how soft it is. One of the best parts about using this yarn is the fact it’s not prone to splitting. Every crocheter out there knows how annoying that can be! It comes in over 20 colors, so you can let your imagination run wild for your next project!
Crochet Hook & Stitches
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!
The stitch I used for this cute crochet cardigan is none other than the Crumpled Griddle Stitch. This is when you alternate single crochet and double crochet stitches, similar to the Griddle Stitch in my Ava Cardigan. However, in this case, you always work a single crochet into a single crochet and a double crochet into a double crochet, rather than alternating. This makes the fabric a bit more… well… Crumpled! I really love the plushy fabric this creates and when you pair it with the double crochet trim it just pops!
I hope you loved this cute crochet cardigan pattern! Be sure to stay tuned for lots more of your favorite crochet patterns!
P.S. I absolutely LOVE seeing your makes! If you make any Herr Stitches crochet patterns, then tag me and I’ll share them!