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!
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.
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).
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)
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 tutorial! If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.
Find a full video tutorial for this pattern here.