What’s better than a comfy blanket cardigan? A VERTICAL row Blanket Cardigan! By popular demand I have created this NEW crochet pattern which works up quickly, is very easy, and requires minimal sewing.
As you may know, my mom comes over for early coffee three days a week. (As in – I’m literally stumbling out of bed as she walks in.) This week she watched the progression of this particular blanket cardigan, which she all but claimed on day one. Bahaha!! Happy early birthday, Mom! ♥
Vertical Blanket Cardigan Crochet Pattern
What I love about this pattern is that there are *actual* shoulders built in. This makes it feel as if it isn’t going to fall off your shoulders at any moment. Here’s Mom, modeling from different angles… Don’t you just LOVE IT!?
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PIN IT FOR LATER HERE.
The original pattern (the horizontal row pattern) of the Blanket Cardigan can be found here.
This pattern is MUCH easier than it looks! I believe that this pattern would be a perfect first apparel item, and uses the Half Double Crochet. You could add fringe to one side, both, or none at all!
For the vertical blanket cardigan pictured here, I used three strands of Red Heart’s NEW It’s a Wrap yarn held together. I did stagger the colors so that they would transition slowly, which necessitated the use of nearly SIX cakes for the size large. If you would like a similar effect at much less cost, you could use three separate strands/colors of size 30 crochet thread to get the same effect.
If you want to use just one strand of yarn, it needs to be the thickness of those three strands I held together in order to match gauge. So, using ONE strand of a lightweight/size 3/DK yarn would be a great substitute. Make sure you check your gauge as specified in the pattern before starting on your cardigan.
-approx. 1600 yards for size SMALL
-approx. 1800 yards for size MEDIUM
-approx. 2000 yards for size LARGE
-approx. 2200 yards for size XL
-approx. 2400 yards for size 2XL
-approx. 2600 yards for size 3XL
Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm
(2) ¾” or 1” Buttons
12 sts and 11 rows = 4” square
I hope you love this new pattern as much as I do! As always, should you have any questions be sure to shoot me an email, message me on the Heart Hook Home Facebook page. When you’re finished I’d love to see a photo of yours. Tag me by using @HeartHookHome on Instagram and Twitter, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.