Who doesn’t love a striped crochet cardigan pattern?! The Stripe Into Spring Cardigan is simple & stylish, with a slightly oversized fit. This pattern is beginner-friendly and size-inclusive too! So read along for more information on the design, materials, construction, & yarn!
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Striped Crochet Cardigan Pattern
The Stripe Into Spring Cardigan is the ultimate breezy, fun, & cute cardigan to take you through the upcoming warmer months. The striping on the cardigan lets you really make this cardigan your own and experiment with different colors (how cool would a Stripe Into Spring Cardigan be with a different color for each stripe?!). So let your creativity run wild with this beginner project. This slouchy, simple, & stylish cardigan will have everyone you know asking for one!
Cardigan Construction & Fit
The Stripe Into Spring Cardigan is slightly oversized with 2-4 inches of positive ease. It’s meant to be a light & breezy cardigan that you can wear in the Spring/Summer months. The construction is my personal favorite, bottom-up! 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 easy crochet cardigan for beginners! There is minimal seaming and very basic stitches, so it’s a win-win.
This striped crochet cardigan pattern is made with Lion Brand Truboo. It’s a SUPER silky 100% bamboo DK yarn. It feels so smooth as you’re crocheting with it and the product at the end has amazing drape. And although I absolutely LOVE the silkiness, all the colors it comes in, and the drape, I do have one major issue with it. SHEDDING. I’ve made 2 designs with it so far, this crochet cardigan and a knit pullover (The Sea Isle Sweater), and it doesn’t shed at all when you are working with it. But when you actually wear it for an extended period of time, you become covered in little pieces of yarn fuzz. I wore it to an Elton John concert (so fun!) and felt so cute, but was super disappointed by how much yarn fuzz I was covered in after just a short amount of time. So Truboo yarn is great, but if the shedding will really bother you (like it did me!), then use Yarn Sub to find a fabulous substitute that won’t leave you covered in fuzz.
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 fabulous striped 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 and the Cactus Blossom Cardigan too!
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