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Camille Cardi: Free Crochet Pattern

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The Camille Cardi is quite possibly the easiest free crochet pattern available for a cardigan. There are NINE sizes ranging from XS – 5XL, the fit is a bit roomy. The result is a sleek, classic cardi that you can wear virtually anywhere. Make your own using this free crochet pattern!

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Camille Cardi: Free Crochet Pattern

The Camille Cardi is a piggyback off of a different new free crochet pattern here at Heart Hook Home. The Bernadette Boucle cardigan has been one of the most popular new patterns of 2024. That pattern uses the gorgeous Bubbly Boucle yarn that is new from WeCrochet.

Because of the amazing texture of that yarn and the difficulty I faced working it up using traditional crochet, I decided to use Tunisian crochet for that design. What I love about the Bernadette Boucle is how incredibly simple the design is to work up. If you love Tunisian crochet, you’ll love the Bernadette!

boucle yarn crochet cardigan

And if you don’t love Tunisian crochet… that’s okay too! My decision to use Tunisian Crochet in that design meant, of course, that I would have to make a traditional crochet version as well. So here we are with the Camille Cardi, a streamlined, sleek, and incredibly EASY-to-make crochet cardigan. In fact, I’m sure we could call this the “My First Crochet Cardigan” and beginner crocheters everywhere would unite in all the cardigan glory!

camille cardigan

There’s nothing more satisfying than making something for yourself in the color that you chose, in the style that you chose, in the fit that you chose… and then feeling like a million bucks wearing it. Even better is when strangers compliment your style and you get to say “Thanks, I made it!” 😍

For the Camille Cardigan I am using a bit thicker yarn that I used for the Bernadette. The Bernadette uses the Bubbly Boucle yarn which is classified as a size 2/Sport weight yarn. For all the fuzziness of that yarn and the density of the fabric despite its thinner yarn weight size, I decided to use a regular acrylic yarn for this version. Pictured here is Brava Recycle, a 100% recycled acrylic yarn available in a variety of muted colorways. This red pictured here is the “Rorschach” colorway.

The teal version pictured here was made using the Brava Sport yarn in “Tidepool”. Such a gorgeous shade of blue/green! The Brava Sport weight yarn worked up nicely even though it is listed as a sport/size 2 yarn.

Camille Cardi crochet pattern

Other great yarn options include Mellowspun from Mary MaximBernat Softee Baby, Premier Bamboo FairAmigo from HobbiiHappy Place from HobbiiMega Ball from HobbiiLion Brand Feels like Alpaca, or any other size 3/DK weight yarn you like.

For this gorgeous beginner cardigan we are using the Wide Double Crochet Stitch. It is the same exact thing as the regular double crochet except that you will work between the stitches of the previous row instead of into the top of them. I find that it is actually easier to create this stitch because the hole into which you must insert your hook is larger.

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Materials:

Brava Recycle Yarn (size 3/DK weight) – see more yarn suggestions above
-approx. (1500, 1650, 1800, 2000, 2150, 2250, 2500, 2700, 2800) yards

Crochet hook in size H/5mm

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

Gauge: 12 sts x 10 rows in 4” square using Wide Double Crochet

Sizing: (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Finished Bust Measurement: (34.5”, 39”, 43”, 48.5”, 52.5”, 56.5”, 59.5”, 63.5”, 67.5”)

Finished Garment Length: 31” neck to hem for all sizes. To make your cardigan longer or shorter, add or remove rows from the “body” before moving on to the “right”, “center”, and “left” panels. Every ~10 rows added or removed equals roughly 4” in length.

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

Pattern uses the Wide Double Crochet. Simply crochet between the stitches instead of into the top of them.

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Pockets (use as gauge swatch):

Using the larger, 5.5mm hook…

Row 1: Ch-21, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end. (19)

Switch to the smaller, H/5mm hook…

Rows 2 through 12: Ch-2, turn, Wdc between each st across. (19)

Row 13: Ch-1, turn, Hdc in first st, * Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next * Repeat between until 2 stst remain. Bpdc around next, hdc in last st. (19)

Row 14: Ch-1 turn, Hdc in first st, * Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next * Repeat between until 2 stst remain. Fpdc around next, hdc in last st. (19)

Row 15: Ch-1, turn, Hdc in first st, * Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next * Repeat between until 2 stst remain. Bpdc around next, hdc in last st. (19)

*pocket/gauge swatch should measure ~ 6.3” wide x 6” tall

Finishing: Sc evenly around entire pocket, placing 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew pocket to body. Set aside.

Body:

Using the larger, 5.5mm hook…

Row 1: Fdc-(94, 106, 120, 136, 148, 160, 170, 182, 194)
*alternately you could Ch-(96, 108, 122, 138, 150, 162, 172, 185, 196), dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each to end. (94, 106, 120, 136, 148, 160, 170, 182, 194)

Switch to the smaller, H/5mm hook for remainder of pattern…

Rows 2 through (60, 60, 60, 60, 60, 57, 56, 55, 55): Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st across. (94, 106, 120, 136, 148, 160, 170, 182, 194)

Do not fasten off.

Right:

Row (61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 58, 57, 56, 56): Ch-2, turn, Wdc in (20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35) sts only.

Rows (62, 62, 62, 62, 62, 59, 58, 57, 57) through (74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74): repeat row 2 (20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35)

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for sewing shoulders.

Center/Back:

Leaving (3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts open/unworked from where “right” ended… attach in the next open stitch on “body”.

Row (61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 58, 57, 56, 56): Ch-2, Wdc in same as join and next (47, 49, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75, 79) sts only. (48, 50, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80)

Rows (62, 62, 62, 62, 62, 59, 58, 57, 57) through (74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74): repeat row 2 (48, 50, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80)

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for sewing shoulders.

Left:

Leaving (3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts open/unworked from where “center/back” ended… attach in the next open stitch on “body”.

Row (61, 61, 61, 61, 61, 58, 57, 56, 56): Ch-2, Wdc in same and in each to end. (20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35)

Rows (62, 62, 62, 62, 62, 59, 58, 57, 57) through (74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74, 74): repeat row 2 (20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35)

Fasten off.

Construction:

Fold “right” and “left” in and seam shoulders stitch for stitch using the Invisible Shoulder Stitch. You should have (8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 8, 10, 10, 10) sts for the neck opening.

Sleeves:

ALL SIZES:

Round 1: Ch-2, dc (39, 42, 44, 47, 52, 59, 64, 69, 71) times evenly around. Join to top of first st.

Size XS ONLY:

Rounds 2 through 4: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (39)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (38)

Rounds 6 through 8: repeat round 2 (38)

Round 9: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. Join to top of first st. (37)

Rounds 10 – 12: repeat round 2 (37)

Rounds 13 through 44: repeat rounds 5 – 12 (ending with 29 sts)

Round 45: repeat round 2 (29)

Jump to “CUFF” below.

Size S ONLY:

Rounds 2 through 4: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (42)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (41)

Rounds 6 through 8: repeat round 2 (41)

Round 9: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. (40)

Rounds 10 through 12: repeat round 2 (40)

Rounds 13 through 28: repeat rounds 5 – 12 (ending with 36 sts)

Rounds 29 through 32: repeat rounds 5 – 8 (35)

Round 33: repeat round 9 (34)

Round 34: repeat round 2 (34)

Round 35: repeat round 5 (33)

Round 36: repeat round 2 (33)

Rounds 37 – 44: repeat rounds 33 – 36 (ending with 29 sts)

Rounds 45 – 47: repeat round 2 (29)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

Size M ONLY:

Rounds 2 through 4: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (44)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (43)

Rounds 6 through 8: repeat round 2 (43)

Round 9: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. (42)

Rounds 10 through 12: repeat round 2 (42)

Rounds 13 through 20: repeat rounds 5 – 12 (ending with 40 sts)

Rounds 21 through 24: repeat rounds 5 – 8 (39)

Round 25: repeat round 9 (38)

Round 26: repeat round 2 (38)

Round 27: repeat round 5 (37)

Round 28: repeat round 2 (37)

Rounds 29 through 44: repeat rounds 25 – 28 (ending with 29 sts)

Rounds 45 – 47: repeat round 2 (29)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

Size L ONLY:

Rounds 2 through 4: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (47)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (46)

Rounds 6 through 8: repeat round 2 (46)

Round 9: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. (45)

Rounds 10 through 12: repeat round 2 (45)

Round 13: repeat round 5 (44)

Round 14: repeat round 2 (44)

Round 15: repeat round 9 (43)

Round 16: repeat round 2 (43)

Rounds 17 through 44: repeat rounds 13 – 16 (ending with 29sts)

Rounds 45 through 47: repeat round 2 (29)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

Sizes XL ONLY:

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (52)

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (51)

Round 4: repeat round 2 (51)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. Join to top of first st. (50)

Round 6: repeat round 2 (50)

Rounds 7 through 46: repeat rounds 3 – 6 (ending with 30 sts)

Round 47: repeat round 3 (29)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

Size 2XL ONLY:

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (59)

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (58)

Round 4: repeat round 2 (58)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. Join to top of first st. (57)

Round 6: repeat round 2 (57)

Rounds 7 through 34: repeat rounds 3 – 6 (ending with 43 sts)

Round 35: repeat round 3 (42)

Round 36: repeat round 4 (42)

Rounds 37 through 49: repeat round 3 (ending with 29 sts)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

Size 3XL ONLY:

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (64)

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (63)

Round 4: repeat round 2 (63)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last two sts, Wdc2tog. Join to top of first st. (62)

Round 6: repeat round 2 (62)

Rounds 7 through 26: repeat rounds 3 – 6 (ending with 52 sts)

Rounds 27 through 49: repeat round 3 (ending with 29 sts)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

Sizes 4XL & 5XL ONLY:

Round 2: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (69, 71)

Round 3: Ch-2, turn, Wdc2tog, Wdc in each st around. Join to top of first st.. (68, 70)

Round 4: repeat round 2 (68, 70)

Round 5: Ch-2, turn, Wdc in all but last 2 sts, Wdc2tog. Join to top of first st. (67, 69)

Round 6: repeat round 2 (67, 69)

Rounds 7 through (14, 10): repeat rounds 3 – 6 (ending with 63, 67 sts)

Round (15, 11): repeat round 3 (62, 66)

Round (16, 12): repeat round 4 (62, 66)

Rounds (17, 13) through (49, 49): repeat round 3 (ending with 29 sts)

Jump to “CUFFS” below.

CUFFS:

Round (46, 48, 48, 48, 48, 50, 50, 50, 50): Ch-2, turn, * Bpdc around next, Fpdc around next * repeat between * * until one st remains. Bpdc around last, join to top of first st. (29)

Round (47, 49, 49, 49, 49, 51, 51, 51, 51): Ch-2, turn, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * until one st remains. Fpdc around last, join to top of first st. (29)

Round (48, 50, 50, 50, 50, 52, 52, 52, 52): Ch-2, turn, * Bpdc around next, Fpdc around next * repeat between * * until one st remains. Bpdc around last, join to top of first st. (29)

Round (49, 51, 51, 51, 51, 53, 53, 53, 53) through (50, 52, 52, 52, 52, 54, 54, 54, 54): repeat previous two rounds (29)

Round (51, 53, 53, 53, 53, 55, 55, 55, 55): Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. Fasten off using Invisible Join.

Repeat sleeve pattern for the other arm.

Bottom Edging:

Using the larger, 5.5mm hook and looking at RS, attach yarn in bottom left corner (as if you were wearing the cardigan)

Row 1: Ch-1, hdc in first, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * until two sts remain. Fpdc around next, hdc in top of same st. (95, 107, 121, 137, 149, 161, 171, 183, 195)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st, * Bpdc around next, Fpdc around next * repeat between * * until two sts remain. Bpdc around next, hdc in last. (95, 107, 121, 137, 149, 161, 171, 183, 195)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first, * Fpdc around next, Bpdc around next * repeat between * * until two sts remain. Fpdc around next, hdc in last. (95, 107, 121, 137, 149, 161, 171, 183, 195)

Rows 4 & 5: repeat rows 2 & 3. Do not fasten off.

Inner Edging:

Where still attached, rotate to work up inner edging…

Row 1: Ch-1, hdc 6x evenly along bottom edging row ends, hdc in each row end up to neck, across neck and down the opposite side to corner, ending with 5x hdc evenly placed down bottom edging row ends. (167, 167, 169, 169, 169, 167, 169, 169, 169)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st, * Bpdc around next st, Fpdc around next st * repeat between * * around until two stitches remain. Bpdc around second to last st, hdc in last. (167, 167, 169, 169, 169, 167, 169, 169, 169)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st, * Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st * repeat between * * around until two stitches remain. Fpdc around second to last st, hdc in last.(167, 167, 169, 169, 169, 167, 169, 169, 169)

Rows 4 & 5: repeat rows 2 & 3

Rotate to work across bottom edge of cardigan…

Final row: sc in each st across cardigan bottom, 3sc in corner st. Rotate and sc in each st around inside edging, placing 2sc in same as first st. Fasten off using Invisible Join.

Adding Pockets:

Sew pockets to cardigan front, approx. 2“ (5 cm) in from inner edging and just below hip level.

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Camille Cardi free crochet pattern

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  1. Also, I love the look of the Boucle yarn but don’t do Tunisian. Think I can do this pattern in Boucle? Would I have to make any changes?
  2. Is there any ease built into these sizes? Going from xs-34.5 to s-39 is a jump. I am 36 so I assume I should do a small?