Easy Crochet Blanket Cardigan

by | Aug 6, 2020 | Cardigans, Clothing, Crochet Patterns, Fall, Summer, Winter | 4 comments

I was wearing my knit blanket cardigan one day when my mom was visiting. She fell in love with it, and asked me to make her a blanket cardigan to add to her wardrobe. It’s no surprise that we both love to be wrapped up in a blanket in all seasons, like mother like daughter. So I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create a crochet blanket pattern to share here on the blog! I had a lot of Knit Picks Swish Worsted yarn, and some others in my stash that I was happy to use up.

I came up with the design on the fly, and it’s definitely become one of my favorite pieces. I need to make myself one now… pics coming soon! The crochet blanket cardigan is crocheted in two panels, then seamed together at the back. It drapes over the shoulder like a flowy ruana, while wrapping you up like a blanket! It is great for summer nights, or fall days over a long sleeve tee for an effortlessly chic look.

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Materials:

Worsted weight yarn, 3 colors (Color A main color: approx. 1500 yards, Color B: approx. 100 yards, color C: approx. 150 yards)

US size 9 (5.5mm) crochet hook 

Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

Ch: chain

Tr: Triple crochet 

Trfl: Triple crochet through front loop only

Trbl: Triple crochet through back loop only

Sc: single crochet

St : stitch

Pattern Notes:

Color changes marked in [ brackets ]

Measurements:

Panels Width: 13.5” (34.3cm) each 

Panels Length: 63” (160cm) each

Begin Pattern:

Panel 1:

[color a] Ch. 201 sts

  1. Tr into 2nd ch from hook, and ea. ch, ch 2, turn
  2. Trbl into 2nd st, and each st across, ch 2, turn
  3. Trfl into 2nd st, and each st across, ch 2, turn

Repeat rows 2&3 1x

  1. [color b] tr into ea st across, ch 2, turn

Repeat row 4, 2x 

Repeat rows [color a] 2 & 3, 4x, repeat row 2 1x Cut yarn and set aside.

Panel 2: 

[color a] Ch. 201 sts

  1. Tr into 2nd ch from hook, and each ch, ch 2, turn
  2. Trbl into 2nd st, and each st across, ch 2, turn
  3. Trfl into 2nd st, and each st across, ch 2, turn

Repeat rows 2&3 1x, ending with a ch 1, turn

  1. [color c] sc into each st across, ch 1, turn
  2. As row 4
  3. [color a] sc into each st across, ch 1, turn
  4. As row 6

Rows 8,9,12,13,16,17,20,21 : As row 4

Rows 10,11,14,15,18,19 As row 6

    22. [color a] tr into each sc across, ch 2, turn

    23. Trfl into each st across, ch 2, turn

    24. Trbl into each st across, ch 2, turn

Repeat rows 23 & 24 4x, repeat row 23 1x.

Finishing:

Lay 2 panels side by side lengthwise. Seam about ⅓ of the way down. Pink area in diagram represents where seaming should occur. Cut yarn, weave in ends.

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4 Comments

  1. Val

    Please advise if this pattern has been updated. The instructions are vague. The two panels are not the same length. I’m confused. I really want to make this, however, before I invest in this amount of yarn, I need some clarification. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

    Reply
    • Margo Harmon

      Hi Val,
      For each panel you chain 201 sts. so they will be the same length. Can you be more specific when you say the instructions are vague? What part are you needing clarification about? Thanks! -Margo

      Reply
  2. Joanne

    Can you make a shorter version?

    Reply
    • Margo Harmon

      Hi! Yes you can, just don’t knit as many rows.

      Reply

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