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Cozy Classroom Size 8/10 Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern

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Ready for yet another size of the Cozy Classroom Cardigan crochet pattern series?! Of course we are!!! This is the 8/10 cardigan size. Perfect for wearing to the library, during after school extracurricular activities, or just around the house on a chilly day like today.

Free cardigan crochet pattern for boys, size 8 10

The Cozy Classroom Cardigan is available in a variety of sizes:

Get the 3 – 6 month size here.
Get the 12 month size here.
Get the 2/3T size here.
Get the 4/5T size here.
Get the 6/8 youth size here.
Get the 8/10 youth size here.
Get the 10/12 youth size here.
Get the 14/16 youth size here.

See a bunch of photos and grab the ADULT size here.

Cozy Coed Cardigan

Measurements for 8/10 Cardigan:

Armhole to armhole (across back) = 12.5″
Neck to hem = 20″
Upper arm = 13″ circumference
Cuff = 9″ circumference
Sleeve length = 16.5″
Body circumference = 28″

Cozy Classroom Cardigan size 8 10

Materials:

Worsted weight (size 4/Aran) yarn (such as this)
-approx. 750 yards total for 8/10 cardigan
Crochet hook in size J/6mm
Elbow patches (optional – but darn cute!)

Gauge: 11 hdc and 10 rows in 4” square

Special stitches used: 

Fhdc – Foundation Half Double Crochet
Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet
Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Cozy Classroom 8/10 Cardigan

Row 1: Fhdc-58 (or Ch-59, hdc in 2nd ch from hk and each to end) (58)

Row 2: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (58)

Rows 3 – 32: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (58)

Row 33: Ch-1, hdc in 39 sts, ch-20. (59)

Row 34: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. (58)

Rows 35 – 47: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (58)

Fasten off.

Armholes for infant cardigan

Other side (with top of cardigan to your right as pictured)

Fasten on with a long tail for sewing later.

Row 1: Ch-19, hdc in 20th st and in each st to end. (58)

Rows 2 – 15: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (58)

Fold front sides in and sew shoulders together using the mattress stitch.

Edging/collar:

Attach yarn at bottom right as pictured. 

Row 1: Ch-1, hdc in 50 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next, 2hdc in next, hdc in next (shoulder seam st) hdc2tog in same and next st (the shoulder seam sts), hdc in same. 12 hdc across neck, hdc in next (shoulder seam st), hdc2tog in same and next st (the shoulder seam sts), hdc in same. 2hdc in next, hdc in next, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, hdc in 50 sts. Ch-1, turn. (140)

First row of the cozy classroom cardigan size 8 10

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 46 sts, * 2hdc in next, hdc in 2 sts * repeat between * * 3 times. 2hdc in next, hdc in 22 sts, * 2hdc in next, hdc in 2 sts * repeat between * * 3 times. 2hdc in next, hdc in 46 sts. (150)

Second row of the cozy classroom cardigan size 8 10

Row 3: Hdc in first, * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 15 times (33 sts so far), * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 41 times. * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 15 times , hdc in last. Ch-1, turn. (150)

Rows 4: Hdc in first, * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 14 times (31 sts so far), * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 43 times. * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 14 times , hdc in last. Ch-1, turn. (150)

Rows 5: Hdc in first, * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 13 times (29 sts so far), * fpdc around next st, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 45 times. * fphdc around next st, bphdc around next * repeat between * * 13 times , hdc in last. Ch-1, turn. (150)

Finished collar on the Cozy Classroom Cardigan series by heart hook home

Sleeves:

Attach yarn at bottom of armhole with sl st.

Row 1: Ch-1, Hdc in each st around. (38)

Do not join, work in spiral instead using stitch markers to note first st of each round.

Rows 2 – 3: Hdc in each st around (38)

Row 4: Hdc in each st around, hdc2tog in last 2 sts (37)

Row 5: Hdc in each st around (37)

Rows 6 & 7: repeat rows 4 & 5 (36)

Rows 8 – 17: Hdc in each around (36)

Row 18: Hdc in each st around, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. (35)

Row 19: hdc in each st around (35)

Repeat rows 18 & 19 five times (ending with 30 sts)

Rows 30 – 35: Hdc in each st around (30)

Rows 36 – 38: * fphdc in first, bphdc in next * repeat between * * around. Slip st to top of next st. Invisible join and weave in ends.

Bottom (optional, not as pictured):

Sc in each row end around bottom of cardigan. Fasten off and weave in all ends. And now your 8/10 cardigan is almost complete! Add the elbow patches if desired, 3/4″ buttons, or a zipper. Done!

I want to see your finished projects!! Share photos of your Cozy Classroom 8/10 Cardigan with me by tagging @HeartHookHome on Instagram and Twitter, and by sharing in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community group on Facebook!

Classroom 8/10 cardigan size

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24 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I made one for 2 of my grandsons and now I have additionally made 2 for the granddaughters. All different sizes! Very easy to follow.
  2. Hi, thanks for this lovely pattern. Busy with my first attempt and everyone is loving it! I have a question tho. Not sure if I’ve missed it, but I don’t see any instructions for buttonholes? Thanks
    1. I used 3/4" buttons and they just slip right between the edging stitches...no buttonholes required
  3. thank you so much for sharing this amazing pattern. I’m doing the 8/10. I’m using a size 4 hook and I’m still measuring across back at 15.5 instead of 12.5.
  4. New to crochet Need more information on where to start row1: ch 19,HD in the 20th & in each st to the end (58) I like it is for the shoulders
    1. Hi! You will be creating the other armhole to mirror the other side...there is a picture directly above those instructions that shows how that row should go. Hope this helps!
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  7. I believe that the row 2 on the edging is incorrect. You said to hdc in the next 46, etc with a final stitch count of 150. Does it actually need to be hdc in next 50? The math adds up if so. Thanks!
    1. Hi Brianna! I rechecked and it is 50. On the repeat between * * 3 times, you are actually doing 4 sets each time...you do it once, then repeat 3 more times. Hope this helps!
  8. I'm so sorry for asking and I guess I'm missing it as I'm following this on my phone. How many stitches across to create shoulders? Thank you
    1. Ok, I seen someone else asked this same on a different size so now my question is, with the number of rows made for front and back, they come out pretty even. So for me, no 5 rows gap as in your pictures. HELP!
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    1. There is an ad-free pdf version on Ravelry =) You can find it here:https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-classroom-cardigan
  10. Ashley Thank you ever so much for the beautiful patterns you share. They are beautiful and you are so very talented. We that have found your site are blessed to have someone that caring and talented to share with us. Thank you. God bless.
  11. Hi Ashlea Thank you for the wonderful set of patterns? Could you please give me an idea of how long it took you to complete the 8/10 size? I understand its also a factor of how fast one crochets, but on average just to give me a guage please.