Ready for a challenge? Crochet a summer cardigan designed by @wolgelukjes with Katia Ultrasoft

My name is Linda Dass and I love to make beautiful things with my hands. I like crochet, knitting and being creative behind the sewing machine. I prefer to design clothes, scarves and home accessories. On Instagram you can find me under the name @wolgelukjes and my patterns can be found on my blog Trendy met wol (trendy with wool). Today I share how to crochet a summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft. Ready for a challenge? This crochet pattern can be found below on the blog. Enjoy crocheting your summer cardigan with Katia Ultrasoft!

Crochet a summer cardigan

About the crochet Summer Cardigan  

For this crochet cardigan I’ve used Concept by Katia Ultrasoft. This yarn is made of 100% organic cotton, but it looks like wool: it has a lot of volume, feels light and is very soft. Perfect for a summer cardigan! I’ve used color 55: I think the light salmon orange color is perfect for summer. The cardigan is worked top-down. By crocheting stitches in the back loop, a beautiful texture is created. I’ve used the net stitch at the bottom of the cardigan and sleeves which adds a beautiful detail. The cheerful flowers add a finishing touch to the cardigan.

Crochet a summer cardigan

Crochet Pattern by @wolgelukjes

Materials 

Level: Intermediate 

Gauge: 18 stitches x 11 rows = 10 x 10cm 

Measurements: Size M 

  • Width at the back of the neck: 20cm 
  • Length: 62cm 
  • Total width (front + back): 95cm 

Stitches 

  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half double crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Blo: back loop only 
  • Crab stitch / reverse single crochet 

Crochet for Beginners VIDEOS

Notes

  • This cardigan is worked top-down 
  • Turn your work at the end of each row. This will not be mentioned throughout the pattern. 
  • Prefer a smaller or larger size? Crochet less or more rows after row 32. Always end with an even row number before starting with the arm holes. 
  • Prefer longer or shorter sleeves? Work more or less rows but always end with an uneven row number before starting with the border. 

Top

Ch 71 

R1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (70 hdc) 

Add a stitch marker in the 12th, 24th, 47th, 59th hdc. We are going to increase in those stitches. 

R2: ch 2, 1 dc blo in each hdc, except the stitches with a stitch marker where we will work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) blo in the same stitch (74 dc) 
R3: ch 1, 1 hdc in each dc and (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in each ch-sp across (82 hdc) 
R4: ch 2, 1 dc blo in each hdc and (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in each ch-sp (90 dc) 

R5 – 32: repeat row 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, etc. (314 dc) 

Do not fasten off, we will continue with row 33.  

 
Arm holes

Watch the diagram below. Fold point A to point B. Skip 73 dc in row 33. Add a stitch marker in the chains to mark the end of the arm hole. Check if the arm holes have the desired width. If not, work less or more rows. Make sure to end with an even row number. We will now continue with row 33. 

crochet jacket graph

R33: ch 1, 1 hdc in each dc across. When you reach the stitch marker, work a hdc in the chain space and insert your hook through both loops to work side A and B together (total 170 hdc)  

Bottom

R34: ch 2, 1 dc blo in each hdc across (170 dc) 

R35: ch 1, 1 hdc in each dc across (170 hdc) 
R36 – 47: repeat row 34, 35, 34, 35, etc. 
R48: ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 st, *ch 2, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st* repeat across. Work all stitches blo (170) 

R49: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across (170 hdc) 
R 50-67: repeat row 48, 49, 48, 49, etc. 

Sleeves

Join yarn in an arm hole. We will now work in the round. Turn your work at the end of each round.  
 
R1: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st in 2nd ch (74 hdc) 

R2: ch 3 (=1 dc), 1 dc blo in each st around, sl st in 3rd ch (74 dc) 

R3-27: repeat row 1, 2, 1, 2, etc. 
R28: ch 3, 1 dc, *ch 2, skip 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st* repeat around. Work all stitches blo. Sl st in 3rd ch (74 st) 
R29: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st in 2nd ch (74 hdc) 

R30-47: repeat round 28, 29, 28, 29, etc. 

Crochet jacket pattern

Border sleeve

Work a border with the crab stitch aka reverse single crochet 

Repeat sleeve on the other side 
 
Border cardigan: work a border with the crab stitch aka reverse single crochet around the cardigan. 

Crochet flowers

Use color 50 and 54 a few flowers. I’ve made 14 flowers total.  

Start with a magic ring and work the following: [ch 2, 3 dc, 2 ch, 1 sl st] 4 times into the ring. End with a sl st into 1st ch.  

Attach the flowers to the cardigan and your Ultrasoft Cardigan is ready to be worn! 

Crochet flower