Looking for the perfect, classy, and EASY Blanket Cardigan crochet pattern? Look no more because this is it, my friend!
Blanket Cardigan Crochet Pattern
I’m a sucker for cardigans – but I don’t think that’s much of a secret. Between the Painted Canyon Cardigan, the Cozy Coed Cardigan, and now this Blanket Cardigan we’ve got cardigans for dayyys… I absolutely love the way this new blanket cardigan pattern works up. I love the drape, the feel of the fabric, and especially the fringe.
Originally published in 2018, this Blanket Cardigan has been one of my most popular designs to date. I love it so much, and I’m glad that everyone else does, too!
A couple of years ago I began a weight loss journey. I started walking ~3 miles every morning and watching my calorie intake. Over the next six-month period I lost about 60 pounds. Part of the fun of that weight loss has been making a fresh new version of my favorite patterns. I recently re-made this blanket cardigan in my current size and gave the pattern a much-needed facelift.
For this pattern update I used the new Brava Tweed yarn in the “Heron”, “Goldenrod”, “Stratus”, and “Mink” colorways. This is a size 4, worsted weight yarn (the pattern calls for size 3/DK yarn) but I do find that it is a bit on the thinner side and it works up nicely. I just love those little flecks of color!
The vast majority of this cardigan works up using only the Half Double Crochet stitch. I did also use the Half Double Crochet Spike stitch, and only on the rows where I changed colors. The flecks of color paired with the spike stitches make this one a stunner! There is a full tutorial here on how to make those Half Double Spike Stitches.
What’s different about this blanket cardigan opposed to others? There are actual shoulders built into this design, that’s what! This makes the cardigan more comfortable, will keep it from slipping off your shoulders, and is still easy to make, too!
This pattern is geared toward beginner crocheters and is much easier than it looks. If you’d like to add fringe as I did in the original (shown below) here’s a great way to make fringe fast.
Light weight/DK yarn (Brava Tweed pictured)
-approx (1300, 1600, 1900, 2200, 2500, 2800, 3000, 3200) yards
Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm
(2) ¾” or 1” Buttons – optional
Sizing: (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) = (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60”) bust
If you can do the Half Double Crochet, you can make this blanket cardigan. Everything you need to know is included in the pattern, and as always, should you have any questions be sure to shoot me an email, message me on my Facebook page, or call out for help in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!
Here are some more photos, modeled by my fabulous dress form Catherine (named after Henry VIII’s second beheaded wife, Catherine Howard). I hope you love this blanket cardigan as much as I do!! It’d be super cute with leggings and a belt too. 😉
When you’re finished, I would LOVE to see a photo, so be sure to share and tag @HeartHookHome.