So many stitches- so little time! That’s been the theme in my life lately. I’ve been doing my freelance web design work now for about 5 months since the start of the pandemic lockdown, and business has been picking up. I crocheted this blanket cardigan back in summer, because I knew that the fall season would be a busy one for me.
I learned the Suzette Stitch and knew I had to make something large-scale from this lovely stitch pattern. Made up of just single and double crochets, the stitch is beautiful and beginner friendly. This cardigan looks like a lovely and complicated piece, but really it’s just a large square that is seamed with arm holes, making it the perfect cardigan pattern for beginners, or anyone who just loves the silhouette and some easy T.V. crocheting.
1200-1500 yards (Lion Brand Pound of Love- Oxford Gray approx 1.1 skein)
Ch : chain
Sc : single crochet
Dc : double crochet
I used just over 1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love. This pattern is one size fits most. For larger or smaller sizes, chain an even number of stitches for suzette st.
1. 1 sc, 1 dc) in the 2nd chain from the hook *skip one stitch (1 sc, 1 dc) in the next stitch* repeat from * to * across to the last 2 stitches, skip one stitch, sc in last st
2. ch 1, turn, (1 sc, 1 dc) all in first sc, skip the next dc, *(1 sc, 1 dc) in next sc, skip next dc* repeat from * to * across, sc in last stitch
Repeat row 2 for pattern
Work in suzette st. until piece measures 38×38” (96cmx96cm)
Fold all 4 corners toward center, seam from center, leaving holes for arms.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, it was very fun to make, and so cozy to wear. I get lots of compliments on the cardigan whenever I wear it out. It’s one of those knits that will never go out of style!