The Breeze crochet cardigan is quick, cosy and versatile. Don't miss out on the pattern launch!
Introducing Breeze, the v stitch crochet cardigan that is available from sizes 32" to 56" . Work up this cardigan using a combination of double crochet (UK treble), v stitch and chains! You will also get the opportunity to practice slip stitch join.
The story behind the name
The Breeze cardigan earns its name for two reasons: the air between the v stitches creates subtle openwork allowing your skin to breathe, while the process of v stitch ensures easy crochet.
How is it made?
The special stitch in this pattern is the v stitch. Thanks to the v stitch, you can spend more time crocheting with air and less time working into the chain!
To make a v stitch is simple- just make a double crochet (UK treble), chain 1 and make another double crochet into the same chain. It creates a V shape and once you've made your first row, you're just working into the chain space of every following row.
What sizes are available?
This cardigan is available in seven sizes and offers a generous, oversized fit. It is therefore perfect for lazy weekends or keeping the chill off on a spring afternoon. The cardigan is worn with a couple of inches positive ease, so if you are a size 30", make the size 30" and it will fit like a 32". We do want it to fit over our clothes after all, and the V stitch just wouldn't look as good if it was stretched. The cardigan is adjustable to suit your particular preferences e.g tall or petite sizing with some guidance under the measurement chart. As the waist panels can be widened or narrowed if need be, this really can be tailored to fit your individual body!
How do I make this cardigan?
The cardigan is constructed in 3 separate flat pieces (back, front left, front right) with some armhole shaping and neck shaping at the front. The clever side waist panel is then created using double crochet. The back piece is then seamed with the front pieces, seamed at the shoulder and the sleeves are worked in the round. The edging and cuffs are created using double crochet.
More about the yarn
I used Cygnet boho spirit yarn for this cardigan which is 100% premium acrylic, sleek and soft with a subtle sheen. The self striping quality of the yarn means you can have all of the colours without weaving in any ends! You can read more about the yarn here and see the newest shades. I used the shade Sapphire, but you can make it in any colour you like.
Where can I buy the Breeze crochet cardigan pattern?
This pattern will be available on the following sites:
I am hoping to release it by the 25th June 2022. If you are an email subscriber, you will be the first to know! Subscribers also receive an exclusive pattern launch discount.