Sylvie Wrap by @esmeandaven: Follow this free pattern to crochet a comfortable belted cardigan for girls

Hello! My name is Brynnan Foster and live in Chicago with my husband and four children. I am the owner of Esme & Aven, an online children’s boutique offering handmade clothing. Esme & Aven began as a way to pursue my passion for crochet and sewing. I am inspired by my children to create modern, beautiful, and comfortable garments. I have completed a small collection and work to add quality pieces to my library of patterns. One of my favorite parts of design is finding the perfect yarn. I love to travel and find new brands to collect as souvenirs. I was introduced to Katia Yarns when I was living in France and fell in love with its wide range of fibers and colors. When I saw this Katia Yoga yarn, I knew it would provide a luxurious drape perfect for a comfortable belted wrap cardigan, like this Sylvie Wrap.

belted wrap cardigan

Belted Wrap Cardigan

Sylvie is a sweet, belted wrap cardigan for children inspired by the luxurious and cozy chainette design of the Katia Yoga yarn. The Sylvie Belted Wrap Cardigan is an ideal light and cushiony layering piece.

The hem, lapel, neckline, and sleeve cuffs are worked perpendicularly to the main body and sleeves, respectively.

The Cardigan has long sleeves that are crocheted directly onto the main body and worked in the round, joining at the end of each round, for a seamless finish.

Two belt loops are crocheted flat in rows, using a single crochet stitch. Once complete, they are sewn to the back of the belted wrap cardigan. The belt is crocheted separately using the Tunisian simple stitch. It is drawn through the belt loops once complete.

belted wrap cardigan

Sylvie Wrap by Brynnan Foster @esmeandaven

Level. Intermediate

Sizes or Measurements

Child: a) 2 -3 years, b) 4 – 6 years, c) 7 – 8 years

  • Garment width: a) 35.5, b) 39, c) 44.5 cm
  • Chest width: a) 28, b) 33, c) 35.5 cm
  • Garment length: a) 46, b) 51, c) 56 cm
  • Sleeve length: a) 37, b) 45.5, c) 48 cm
  • Length from armhole to waist: a) 28.5, b) 29.5, c) 31.5 cm

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Materials

Katia Concept Yoga color 202 (ocher-green): a) 5, b) 7, c) 8 balls

US G6/4-mm and US H8/5-mm crochet hook

Stitch markers

Scissors

Tapestry needle

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Stitches and techniques

hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together

1: yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch (3 loops on hook)

2: insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch (4 loops on hook)

3: yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook

puff – puff stitch

1: yarn over, insert the hook into the next stitch

2: yarn over, pull through stitch, pulling up a long loop (3 loops on hook)

3: yarn over, insert the hook into the same stitch

4: yarn over, pull through stitch, pulling up a long loop (5 loops on hook)

5: repeat steps 3-4 one more time, ending with a total of 7 loops on the hook

6: yarn over, pull through 7 loops on hook

tss – Tunisian simple stitch

Tunisian crochet is worked without turning the work and each row consists of two passes, for the forward pass (fwp), loops are drawn up that remain on the hook.

For the return pass (retp), the loops created during the fwp are worked until only one loop remains on the hook.

R1 (fwp): *insert the hook into the first chain of the starting chain, yarn over and draw up a loop onto the hook* rep from * to * until a loop has been drawn up through each chain of the foundation chain and onto the hook.

R1 (retp): yarn over and pull through first loop on the hook, *yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook*, repeat from * to *.

All retp are worked in the same way.

R2 (fwp): *insert the hook through the next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop onto the hook*, rep from * to *.

R2 (retp): work from right to left. *Insert the hook through the next vertical bar, yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook*, repeat from * to *.

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Gauge

Using the size US G6/4-mm crochet hook in hdc

  • 22 sts / 17 rows = 10x10cm without blocking
  • 21 sts / 16 rows= 10x10cm with blocking

Instructions

The belted wrap cardigan is made up of 4 separate pieces (see picture): the main body (A, A1, & A2), two belt loops (B), and the belt (C). It is worked flat from the topdown.

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Abbreviations

ch – chain

fwp – forward pass

hdc – half double crochet

hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together

hdc tbl– half double crochet through the back loop

hdc tfl– half double crochet through the front loop

pm – place marker

puff – puff stitch

R and r(s) – row(s)

rep – repeat

retp – return pass

rm – remove marker

RS – right side of the work

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

sp(s) – space(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

tss – Tunisian simple stitch

WS – wrong side of the work

Notes

  • The starting chain of each row or round is not included in the stitch count unless noted otherwise.
  • Ch 1 and turn the work at the beginning of each r.
  • Use the US G6/4-mm crochet hook for all steps unless otherwise instructed.
  • The edging is worked with the right side facing.

Body

Ch a) 55, b) 65, c) 75 to begin.

Yoke

R1 pm setup: 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, pm, hdc in same ch, hdc a) 15, b) 17, c) 19, 2hdc in next ch, pm, hdc in same ch, hdc a) 20, b) 26, c) 32, 2hdc in next ch, pm, hdc in same ch, hdc a) 15, b) 17, c) 19, 2hdc in last ch, pm, hdc in same ch. (a) 62, b) 72, c) 82 sts).

R2: 2hdc in first st, (rm, 3hdc, pm in 2nd st) in next st, *hdc to m, (rm, 3hdc, pm in 2nd st) in next st*, rep from * to * twice more, 2hdc in last st. (a) 72, b) 82, c) 92 sts).

R3: *hdc to m, (rm, hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st*, rep from * to * 3 more times, hdc to end of r. (a) 76, b) 86, c) 96 sts; 2 ch-4 sps).

R4: 2hdc in first st, *hdc to ch-2 sp, (puff, ch 1, pm) in next ch-2 sp, rep from * to * 3 more times, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (a) 78, b) 88, c) 98 sts; 4 puff/ch-1 sps).

R5: *hdc to m, (rm, hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next st, sk next st*, rep from * to * 3 more times, hdc to end of r. (a) 86, b) 96, c) 106 sts; 4 ch-2 sps).

Rep R4-R5:

a) 7 times, ending with 156 sts, 4 ch-2 sps.

b) 11 times, ending with 206 sts, 4 ch-2 sps.

c) 12 times, ending with 226 sts, 4 ch-2 sps.

R a) 20, b) 28, c) 30: rep R4.

Do not cut yarn. Continue to create the sleeve separation.

belted wrap cardigan

Separate sleeves

All sizes:

*hdc to m, rm, hdc 2, ch 4, sk sts to 1 st from m, hdc, rm*, rep from * to * once more, hdc to end of r. (a) 94, b) 124, c) 136 sts).

Do not cut yarn. Continue with the body.

Body

R1: 2hdc in first st, hdc a) 20, b) 27, c) 29, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 8, b) 10, c) 10, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 40, b) 52, c) 60, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 8, b) 10, c) 10, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (a) 108, b) 138, c) 150 sts).

R2: hdc to end of r. (a) 108, b) 138, c) 150 sts).

R3: 2hdc in first st, hdc a) 21, b) 28, c) 30, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 8, b) 10, c) 10, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 44, b) 56, c) 64, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 8, b) 10, c) 10, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (a) 114, b) 144, c) 156 sts).

R4: hdc to end of r. (a) 114, b) 144, c) 156 sts).

Place markers setup

R5: 2hdc in first st, hdc a) 23, b) 30, c) 32, *(hdc tfl, pm, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc a) 8, b) 10, c) 10, (hdc tfl, hdc tbl, pm) in next st*, hdc a) 46, b) 58, c) 66, rep from * to * once more, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. a) 120, b) 150, c) 162 sts.

R6: *hdc to m, (rm, hdc, pm) in next st*, rep from * to * 3 more times, hdc to end of r. (a) 120, b) 150, c) 162 sts).

R7: 2hdc in first st, *hdc to m, (rm, hdc tfl, pm, hdc tbl) in next st, hdc to m (rm, hdc tfl, hdc tbl, pm) in next st*, rep from * to * once more, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (a) 126, b) 156, c) 168 sts).

Rep R6-R7: 7 times. Ending with a) 168, b) 198, c) 210 sts.

R22: hdc to end of r. (a) 168, b) 198, c) 210 sts).

R23: 2hdc in first st, hdc to last st, 2hdc in last st. (a) 170, b) 200, c) 212 sts).

R24: hdc to end of r. (a) 170, b) 200, c) 212 sts).

Rep R23-R24:

a) 8 times, ending with 186 sts.

b) 11 times, ending with 222 sts.

c) 15 times, ending with 242 sts.

Note: lengthen or shorten the belted wrap cardigan by adding or removing the desired number of R23-R24 reps; this will affect the amount of yarn required.

Do not cut yarn. Continue creating the hem.

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Hem

Continue directly from the main body with the single loop from the last completed stitch on the hook.

Switch to US H8/5-mm crochet hook.

All sizes: Ch 10.

Switch to US G5/4-mm crochet hook.

R1 RS: tss in the first ch from the hook, tss to end of r, sl st to join to main body. Continue the retp until only one loop remains on the hook. (10 sts).

R2: tss to end of r, sl st to join to main body. Continue the retp until only one loop remains on the hook. (10 sts).

Rep R2 across the entire main body bottom edge for a total of:

a) 186 rs.

b) 222 rs.

c) 242 rs.

Do not cut yarn. Continue to create the lapel.

Lapel

Continue directly from the hem with the single loop from the last completed stitch on the hook.

Switch to US H8/5-mm crochet hook.

With RS facing, for all sizes:

Ch 12.

Switch to US G5/4-mm crochet hook.

R1: tss in the first ch from the hook, tss to end of r; join to the hem through the hem’s vertical bar (which now appears to be horizontal). Continue the retp until only one loop remains on the hook. (12 sts).

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R2: tss to end of r; sl st to join to hem. Continue the retp until only one loop remains on the hook. (12 sts).

Rep R2 across the entire main body front opening (right and left sides, neckline) a total of:

a) 247 rs.

b) 325 rs.

c) 347 rs.

Cut yarn.

Sleeves (x2)

Notes:

  • Chain 2 and turn the work at the beginning of each round.
  • The first stitch of the r is always in the same stitch as the starting chain.
  • Slip stitch into the top of the first stitch to join at the end of each r.

With RS facing, join yarn, sl st into the middle st under the arm, ch 2.

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R1: hdc 3, hdc in next 2 sps, hdc a) 36, b) 46, c) 50, hdc in next 2 sps, hdc in next 2 sts. (a) 45, b) 55, c) 59 sts).

R2: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (a) 43, b) 53, c) 57 sts).

R3: hdc to end of r. (a) 43, b) 53, c) 57 sts).

Rep R3:

a) 13 times, continue with size a).

b) 17 times, continue with size b).

c) 17 times, continue with size c).

Size a)

R17: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (41 sts).

R18: hdc to end of r. (41 sts).

Rep R17-R18: once. (39 sts).

R21: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (37 sts).

R22-R24: hdc to end of r. (37 sts).

R25: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (35 sts).

R26-R29: hdc to end of r. (35 sts).

Note: lengthen or shorten the Cardigan by adding or removing the desired number of R26 reps; this will affect the amount of yarn required.

R30: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (33 sts).

R31-R33: hdc to end of r. (33 sts).

Do not cut yarn. Continue creating the hem.

Size b)

R21: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (51 sts).

R22-R23: hdc to end of r. (51 sts).

R24: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (49 sts).

R25-R26: hdc to end of r. (49 sts).

R27: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (47 sts).

R28-R31: hdc to end of r. (47 sts).

R32: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (45 sts).

R33-R37: hdc to end of r. (45 sts).

Note: lengthen or shorten the Cardigan by adding or removing the desired number of R33 reps; this will affect the amount of yarn required.

R38: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (43 sts).

R39-R41: hdc to end of r. (43 sts).

R42: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (41 sts).

Do not cut yarn. Continue creating the hem.

Size c)

R21: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (55 sts).

R22-R24: hdc to end of r. (55 sts).

R25: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (53 sts).

R26-R28: hdc to end of r. (53 sts).

R29: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (51 sts).

R30-R34: hdc to end of r. (51 sts).

R35: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (49 sts).

R36-R41: hdc to end of r. (49 sts).

R42: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (47 sts).

R43-R45: hdc to end of r. (47 sts).

R46: hdc, hdc2tog, hdc to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (45 sts).

R47: hdc to end of r. (45 sts).

Do not cut yarn. Continue creating the hem.

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Hem

Continue directly from the hem with the single loop from the last completed stitch on the hook.

Switch to US H8/5-mm crochet hook.

With RS facing, for all sizes:

Ch 10.

Switch to US G5/4-mm crochet hook.

R1: tss in the first ch from the hook, tss to end of r; sl st to join to sleeve. Continue the retp until only one loop remains on the hook. (10 sts).

R2: tss to end of r, sl st to join to body. Continue the retp until only one loop remains on the hook. (10 sts).

Rep R2 until you have completed the cuff around the entire bottom edge of the sleeve, for a total of:

a) 33 rs.

b) 41 rs.

c) 45 rs.

Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew the cuff.

Join both sides of the cuff and sew with a tapestry needle.

Rep for second sleeve.

Belt Loops (X2)

Ch 8.

R1: sc in the second ch from the hook, sc to end of r. (7 sts).

R2: ch 1, turn work; sc to end of r. (7 sts).

Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew to the body.

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Attach the belt loops

Lay the cardigan flat, with the right side facing.

On the RS of the work, 4 cm from the armhole, where the increases are (hdc tfl, hdc tbl), attach the belt loops with the tapestry needle.

Rep on the left side.

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Belt

Ch 10.

R1: tss in the first ch from the hook, tss to end of r. (10 sts).

R2: tss to end of r. (10 sts).

Rep R2 until the belt measures 150 cm.

To lengthen or shorten the belt, add or omit R2 reps.

Without cutting the yarn, fold the belt in half widthwise. Match up the edges and sl st around. Whip stitch the sides with a tapestry needle.

Weave in the loose ends and block the belted wrap cardigan.

belted wrap cardigan