The Harbour Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Simple lightweight cardigan, super cute to pair with a crop top and shorts. Perfect for the spring and summer months.

This crochet cardigan was made using Lion Brand Truboo in the colour slate.

Material

  • Lion Brand Truboo (or similar lvl 3 yarn)
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • measuring tape

Gauge

15 sts x 13 row = 4”x4”

Yardage

Small ~1062 yrds

Medium ~1146 yrds

Large: ~1266 yrds

XL: ~1420 yrds

2X: ~1639 yrds

3X: ~1770 yrds

4X: ~ 2046 yrds

5X: ~2178 yrds

Abbreviations

hdc- half double crochet

sc- single crochet

ch-chain

sts/st: Stitches

yrds: yards

Notes:

  • This pattern is written so it is oversized with about 6″ positive ease
  • Pattern is written for Sizes (small, medium, large, XL)(2X,3X,4X,5X). The stitch counts are included at the end of the rows the sequence (s,m,l,xL)(2X,3X,4X,5X)
  • If you would like the cardigan to fit more loosely, go up one size 
  • If you would like cardigan to be longer, crochet a few more rows, until your desired length
Size SmallMediumLargeXL2X3X4X5X
Bust40″44″48″52″56″60″64″68″
Actual
Bust
32-34″36-38″40-42″44-46″48-50″52-54″56-58″60-62″
Length21.5″21.5″23″23″25.75″25.75″29″29″
Arm Hole8.5″9″9.25″9.5″10″10.25″10.75″11.25″

Pattern

Back Panel

Using a 5mm hook chain (76,84,92,100)(102,114,122,130)

Row 1: hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, hdc in each chain across, turn (75,83,91,99)(101,113,121,129)

Row 2-5: ch 2, hdc across, turn (75,83,91,99)(101,113,121,129)

Row 6: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (75,83,91,99)(101,113,121,129)

Row 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space, turn (75,83,91,99)(101,113,121,129)

Row 8-11: ch 2, hdc across, turn (75,83,91,99)(101,113,121,129)

Row 12: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (75,83,91,99)(101,113,121,129)

SMALL AND MEDIUM 

Row 13-66: Repeat rows 7-12 (9 times)

Row 67-71: Repeat rows 7-11 

Fasten off and weave in ends

LARGE AND XL 

Row 13-72: Repeat rows 7-12 (10 times)

Rows 73-75): Repeat rows 7-9

Fasten off and weave in ends

2X and 3X 

Rows 13- 78: Repeat rows 7-12 (13 times)

Rows 79-83: repeat rows 7-11 

Fasten off and weave in ends

4X and 5X

Rows 13-90: Repeat rows 7-12 (15 times)

Rows 91-95: repeat rows 7-11

Fasten off and weave in ends

Front panels (make 2)

Using a 5mm hook chain ( 34,36,40,44)(48,52,54,60)

Row 1: hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook, hdc in each chain across, turn (33,35,39,43)(47,51,53,59)

Row 2-5: ch 2, hdc across, turn (33,35,39,43)(47,51,53,59)

Row 6: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (33,35,39,43)(47,51,53,59)

Row 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space, turn (33,35,39,43)(47,51,53,59)

Row 8-11: ch 2, hdc across, turn (33,35,39,43)(47,51,53,59)

Row 12: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (33,35,39,43)(47,51,53,59)

SMALL AND MEDIUM 

Row 13-66: Repeat rows 7-12 (9 times)

Row 67-71: Repeat rows 7-11 

Fasten off and weave in ends

LARGE AND XL 

Row 13-72: Repeat rows 7-12 (10 times)

Rows 73-75): Repeat rows 7-9

Fasten off and weave in ends

2X and 3X 

Rows 13- 78: Repeat rows 7-12 (13 times)

Rows 79-83: repeat rows 7-11 

Fasten off and weave in ends

4X and 5X

Rows 13-90: Repeat rows 7-12 (15 times)

Rows 91-95: repeat rows 7-11

Fasten off and weave in ends

Sleeves (make 2)

SMALL

Using a 5mm hook chain 38

Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc across, turn (37)

Row 2-5: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (37)

Row 6: Ch 3, skip 1st stitch, hdc in the next stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (37)

Row 7: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 3hdc in 1st chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across until last chain space, 3 hdc in last chain space (39)

Row 8-12: Repeat rows 2-6 (39)

Row 13: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across (39)

Row 14: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2hdc in last stitch (41)

Row 15-17: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (41)

Row 18: Repeat row 6 (41)

Row 19: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across (41)

Row 20: Ch 2, hdc across (41)

Row 21: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2hdc in last stitch (43)

Row 22-23: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (43)

Row 24: Repeat Row 6 (43)

Row 25: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (43)

Row 26-27: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (43)

Row 28: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2hdc in last stitch (45)

Row 29: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (45)

Row 30: Repeat row 6 (45)

Row 31: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (45)

Row 32-34: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (45)

Row 35: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2hdc in last stitch (47)

Row 36: Repeat row 6 (47)

Row 37: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across, turn (47)

Row 38-41: ch 2, hdc across, turn (47)

Row 42: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (49)

Row 43: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across, turn (49)

Row 44-47: Repeat rows 38-41 (49)

Row 48: Repeat row 6 (49)

Row 49: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 3hdc in 1st chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across until last chain space, 3 hdc in last chain space (51)

Row 50-53: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (51)

Row 54: Repeat row 6 (51)

Row 55: ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across, turn (51)

Row 56: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2hdc in last stitch (53)

Row 57-59: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (53)

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

MEDIUM

Ch 40

Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc across, turn (39)

Row 2-5: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (39)

Row 6: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (41)

Row 7: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across, turn (41)

Row 8-11: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (41)

Row 12: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (43)

Row 13-17: Repeat rows 7-11 (43)

Row 18: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (45)

Row 19-23: Repeat rows 7-11 (45)

Row 24: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (47)

Row 25-29: Repeat rows 7-11 (47)

Row 30: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (49)

Row 31-35 Repeat rows 7-11 (49)

Row 36: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (51)

Row 37-41: Repeat rows 7-11 (51)

Row 42: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (53)

Row 43-47: Repeat rows 7-11 (53)

Row 48: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (55)

Row 49-53: Repeat rows 7-11 (55)

Row 54: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, Ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (57)

Row 55-59: Repeat rows 7-11 (57)

Fasten off and weave in ends

LARGE

Ch 42

Row 1: hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc across, turn (41)

Row 2-4: ch 2, hdc across, turn (41)

Row 5: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (43)

Row 6: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (43)

Row 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across, turn (43)

Row 8-9: ch 2, hdc across, turn (43)

Row 10: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (45)

Row 11: ch 2, hdc across, turn (45)

Row 12: repeat row 6 (45)

Row 13: Repeat row 7 (45)

Row 14: ch 2, hdc across, turn (45)

Row 15: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (47)

Row 16-17: ch 2, hdc across, turn (47)

Row 18: repeat row 6 (47)

Row 19: Repeat row 7 (47)

Row 20: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (49)

Row 21-23: ch 2, hdc across, turn (49)

Row 24: Repeat row 6 (49)

Row 25: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 3 hdc in first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across until 1 chain space remains, 3 hdc in last ch space, turn (51)

Row 26-29: Ch 2, hdc across (51)

Row 30: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (53)

Row 31: Repeat row 7 (53)

Row 32-34: ch 2, hdc across, turn (53)

Row 35: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (55)

Row 36: Repeat row 6 (55)

Row 37: Repeat row 7 (55)

Row 38-39: ch 2, hdc across, turn (55)

Row 40: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (57)

Row 41: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (57)

Row 42: Repeat row 6 (57)

Row 43: Repeat row 7 (57)

Row 44: ch 2, hdc across, turn (57)

Row 45: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (59)

Row 46-47: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (59)

Row 48: repeat row 6 (59)

Row 49: Repeat row 7 (59)

Row 50: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc across until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (61)

Row 51-53: ch 2, hdc across, turn (61)

Row 54: Repeat row 6 (61)

Row 55: INCREASE ROW: Ch 2, 3 hdc in first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across until 1 chain space remains, 3 hdc in last ch space, turn (63)

Row 56-59: ch 2, hdc across, turn  (63)

Fasten off and weave in ends

XL

Ch 44

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, turn (43)

Row 2-3: ch 2, hdc across, turn (43)

Row 4: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (45)

Row 5: ch 2, hdc across, turn (45)

Row 6: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn (45)

Row 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in each chain space across, turn (45)

Row 8:  INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (47)

Row 9-11: ch 2, hdc across, turn (47)

Row 12: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (49)

Row 13: repeat  row 7 (49)

Row 14-15: ch 2, hdc across, turn (49)

Row 16: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (51)

Row 17: ch 2, hdc across, turn (51)

Row 18: repeat row 6 (51)

Row 19: Repeat row 7 (51)

Row 20: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (53)

Row 21-23: ch 2, hdc across, turn (53)

Row 24: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (55)

Row 25: repeat row 7 (55)

Row 26-27: ch 2, hdc across, turn (55)

Row 28: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (57)

Row 29: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (57)

Row 30: Repeat row 6 (57)

Row 31: repeat row 7 (57)

Row 32: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (59)

Row 33-35: ch 2, hdc across, turn (59)

Row 36: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (61)

Row 37: repeat row 7 (61)

Row 38-39: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (61)

Row 40: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (63)

Row 41: ch 2, hdc across, turn (63)

Row 42: repeat row 6 (63)

Row 43: repeat row 7 (63)

Row 44: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (65)

Row 45-47: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (65)

Row 48: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (67)

Row 49: repeat row 7 (67)

Row 50-51: ch 2, hdc across, turn (67)

Row 52:  INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first st, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (69)

Row 53: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (69)

Row 54: repeat row 6 (69)

Row 55: repeat row 7 (69)

Row 56-59: ch 2, hdc across, turn (69)

Fasten off and weave in ends

2X,3X, 4X, 5X

Ch (46,48,50,50)

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, turn (45,47,49,49)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn (45,47,49,49)

Row 3: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (47,49,51,51)

Row 4-5: Repeat row 2 (47,49,51,51)

Row 6: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (49,51,53,53)

Row 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in each ch space across, turn (49,51,53,53)

Row 8: Repeat row 2 (49,51,53,53)

Row 9: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (51,53,55,55)

Row 10-11: repeat row 2 (51,53,55,55)

Row 12: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (53,55,57,57)

Row 13: repeat row 7 (53,55,57,57)

Row 14: repeat row 2 (53,55,57,57)

Row 15: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (55,57,59,59)

Row 17: repeat row 2 (55,57,59,59)

Row 18: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (57,59,61,61)

Row 19: Repeat row 7 (57,59,61,61)

Row 20: Repeat row 2 (57,59,61,61)

Row 21: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (59,61,63,63)

Row 22-23: repeat row 2 (59,61,63,63)

Row 24: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (61,63,65,65)

Row 25: Repeat row 7 (61,63,65,65

Row 26: Repeat row 2 (61,63,65,65

Row 27: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (63,65,67,67)

Row 28-29: repeat row 2 (63,65,67,67)

Row 30: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (65,67,69,69)

Row 31: Repeat row 7 (65,67,69,69)

Row 32: Repeat row 2 (65,67,69,69)

Row 33: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (67,69,71,71)

Row 34-35: repeat row 2 (67,69,71,71)

Row 36: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (69,71,73,73)

Row 37: Repeat row 7 (69,71,73,73)

Row 38: Repeat row 2 (69,71,73,73)

Row 39: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (71,73,75,75)

Row 40-41: repeat row 2 (71,73,75,75)

Row 42: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (73,75,77,77)

Row 43: Repeat row 7 (73,75,77,77)

Row 44: Repeat row 2 (73,75,77,77)

Row 45: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (75,77,79,79)

Row 46-47: repeat row 2 (75,77,79,79)

Row 48: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (77,79,81,81)

Row 49: Repeat row 7 (77,79,81,81)

Row 50: Repeat row 2 (77,79,81,81)

Row 51: INCREASE ROW: ch 2, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc across until 1 stitch remains, 2 hdc in last stitch (79,81,83,83)

Row 52-53: repeat row 2 (79,81,83,83)

Row 54: INCREASE ROW: Ch 3, hdc in first stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (81,83,85,85)

Row 55: repeat row 7 (81,83,85,85)

Row 56-59: repeat row 2 (81,83,85,85)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

Putting together the Cardigan 

Whip stitch front panels and back panels together at the shoulders. 

Whip stitch side seams. Make sure to leave an arm hole (reference chart to find your arm hole size)

Pick up stitches evenly along the length of the front panel starting at the bottom inside edge of the front panel, around the neck line and down the other side panel. To start make a slip knot and insert your hook in the first stitch, yarn over and pull through the loop. Continue on making a single crochet evenly around the edge of the cardigan. Once you reach the end turn and chain 1, sc around. Fasten off and weave in the ends. 

Sewing the sleeves. 

Fold each sleeve in half lengthwise and whip stitch the seam closed. 

Whip stitch the sleeve to the cardigan. Make sure to line up the sleeve seam with the seam on the body of the cardigan.

This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Katelyn

    Do you have a format that can be printed out, I like to mark up my patterns so I don’t lose my place.

    1. northernmoose

      Hello,
      I currently do not have it written up in PDF format. I can try and get one made up this weekend to send to you.

  2. Eu

    Hi! I am trying out this pattern but I am having trouble with counting the stitches in Row 6, I followed the instructions but the last stitch is left empty. Is the last hdc supposed to be in the second last stitch? I also can’t count the total stitches of 75 in that row (I counted 73 only).

    1. northernmoose

      Can you email me through the contact form and I can better assist you?

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