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Velvet Cardi Crochet Pattern

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Velvet is everywhere you look right now. I’ve seen gorgeous velvet cardigans at Target, TJ Maxx, in the mall… all over the place. If there’s one thing I know, making your own cardigans is way more fulfilling than buying a velvet cardigan off the rack at big box stores – and can be cheaper, too!

Adult velvet cardigan crochet pattern

Velvet Cardi Crochet Pattern

Every time I see Bernat Velvet yarn I think how lovely it would be in cardigan form. This new Velvet Cardi is a dream to wear and fun to crochet, too! I absolutely love how the curved edge in the front adds to the feminine vibe. Trust me, you’ll want to live in this thing.

Right now I am wearing a 12/14 US in most clothes. The green pictured here (Frosted Pine colorway) is the LARGE size and the yellow (Soft Sunshine colorway) is the XL size. Both are super comfy for my size! My testers have noted that all of the other sizes run true as well.

The child sizes of this pattern are free right here on Heart Hook Home! Find the Little Kids patterns (up to 2/3T) HERE and find the Big Kids patterns (4/6 – 10/12) HERE.

Find the adult version of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or in the Heart Hook Home shop

For this pattern you will need surprising little yarn – considering these skeins are ginormous. If you would like to substitute for a more easily washed/cared for yarn, I suggest either Red Heart Hygge (pictured below in Slate Blue) or Bernat Softee Chunky would also work great! You could also use Caron Latte Cakes or Red Heart With Love Chunky (discontinued).

velvet cardi using hygge yarn


Bernat Velvet Yarn (Bulky/315 yards per skein)
-approx. 720 yards for S (three balls)
-approx. 800 yards for M (three balls)
-approx. 900 yards for L (three balls)
-approx. 1050 yards for XL (four balls)
-approx. 1120 yards for 2XL (four balls)
-approx. 1180 yards for 3XL (four balls)
-approx. 1225 yards for 4XL (four balls)
-approx. 1350 yards for 5XL (five balls)

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

Gauge: 11 hdc sts x 9 rows = 4” square

Pattern Sizes – (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Pattern Notes:

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

Fhdc = Foundation Half Double Crochet (tutorial)

The body is worked in vertical rows.

Keep your tension on the tight side, especially on the decreases.

Leave longer yarn tails than normal to fully weave in ends.

Pattern written using US terms.

Of course you can work up the free child size pattern first to get your feet wet, but I would consider this to be a beginner-friendly pattern. Especially when paired with the video tutorialIf you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

velvet cardigan video tutorial

Find a full video tutorial for this pattern here.

Bernat Velvet yarn review

For tips and tricks to working with Bernat Velvet (or any velvet yarn) you’ll want to check out this post.

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  1. Hi! I bought the pattern for adult sizes and while my gauge swatch was the same, the back piece doesn't seem long enough. Are the rows of the back piece supposed to match the "neck to hem" length?
  2. I'd love to try to make this cardi for 2 "tween" girls. I think that the 10/12 would be too small, but do you think that the women's small would be too big? They're about average for their ages in size, maybe a little taller. I don't know.... I can't really get to them to measure. Thank you!!
  3. I'm wondering about making this Cardi in a cotton yarn.......a 3 or 4 weight of cotton......can you advise on how this would work, adjustments that would need to be made??
  4. Hello Ashlea, I purchased the women’s Velvet Cardi pattern today. I love the pattern and have made the children’s size cardi but with spring coming is it possible to also purchase the Women’s Velvet Cardi pattern using worsted weight yarn? I’m not talented enough to do the coversion myself. I’d be happy to pay for the conversion. Yhank you, Sally Bollinger
  5. Hi...simply love this pattern, I have made one and I would like to make one with red heart with love but im not sure what hook to use. I made a gauge swatch and it came out perfectly, but after about 40 rows its at least 3" shy of what it should be.
  6. HI - lovely pattern - have you had any issues with the yarn worming. I bought a load of this yarn and have had problems with it looping out after I've completely the work. Thanks for your advice.
  7. Did u use the 5.5 hook for hygge as well or the recommended (on the label) 6.5 hook for the adult velvet cardigan?
    1. Hi Lanie, Did you finaly use 6,5 hook? If yes, did you keep the same number of stiches and rows?
  8. How many skeins of yarn are needed for the toddler size on the tutorial video? How do I get the other child size patterns?
    1. She just posted the little kid sizes the other day here: https://hearthookhome.com/velvet-cardi-free-crochet-pattern-little-kids/. The yardage is listed as -approx. 260 yards for 12M -approx. 275 yards for 18/24M -approx. 330 yards for 2/3T I think she has not finished the big kid sizes yet, otherwise they'd be posted as well.