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Crochet Pattern Round Up: Chunky Cardigans!

It is high time I start bringing back my pattern round ups! If you have been following me or subscribed to my blog for a while you may have checked out some of my past round up posts like Summer Tops & Tees and Simple Summer Projects! These roundups are a TON of fun to put together because I get to go find amazing crochet designers and share their patterns with you! I try to stick with beginner friendly and size inclusive patterns for clothing round ups but I also look for a mix of established and new designers. For my first crochet pattern round up of 2022 I decided to go with the theme of chunky & super chunky cardigans, since it is my FAVORITE yarn to use AND since the weather is going to remain cold enough long enough for you to have time to make a few of these beauties for you or as gifts!

Let’s get this party started!!!

Left to Right: Katy Cardigan by Little Carp Crochet, Alamosa Hooded Cardigan by Mama in A Stitch, Luna Cardigan by Pink Sheep Design
  • Katy Cardigan crochet pattern by Stevie of Little Carp Crochet: This pattern is great for those who love chunky yarn but don’t want a SUPER bulky cardigan. This cardigan uses moss stitch which works up quick without becoming too bulky. The pattern is written in sizes XS-3X and calls for a 10mm hook and chunky/bulky (5) weight yarn!
  • Alamosa Crochet Hooded Cardigan by Mama in a Stitch: This cozy hoodie features an oversized hood and comfy pockets which make it perfect to throw on during cold winter days. Wear it with a cropped t-shirt and high rise jeans, or any of your go-to outfits. This hoodie is sure to take any wardrobe up a notch! It uses beginner friendly stitches. The designer mentions that this is an easy pattern but may not be the best for brand new beginners–you’ll need to have a solid knowledge of the basics! This pattern calls for a super bulky (6) weight yarn and a 11.5mm hook! This pattern is written in sizes S, M, L, XL.
  • The Luna Cardigan by Evelyn of Pink Sheep Design: The Luna Cardigan was my very first long sleeve cardigan pattern and has become a true classic and favorite of mine, especially for beginners! This cardigan is fully size inclusive with instructions for sizes XXS/XS to 4X/5X and calls for super bulky (6) weight yarn and a 16mm hook so it will work up in just a few hours–not kidding!!
Left to Right: Chrislyn Cardigan by Ruby Webbs, Dwell Sweater by Make and Do Crew, Granger Cardigan by Pink Sheep Design
  • The Chrislyn Cardigan by Joni of Ruby Webbs: Made with super bulky, size 6 yarn, this classic cardigan works up quickly and can be made in 4 sizes (Women’s XS/S, M, L, and XL). It is designated as “easy” by the designer and calls for a 9mm hook!
  • The Dwell Sweater by Jess of Make and Do Crew: Creatively constructed from a simple rectangle, this flattering sweater comes together easily with zero shaping, increasing or decreasing. Once you have the basic repeat memorized, you’ll whiz through this pattern and have fun watching your new sweater take form right before your eyes. Skills needed include double crochet and post stitches, although if you haven’t tried post stitches before, this is a “safe” project to give them a go as their use within is quite basic. Jess lists this one as an intermediate skill level and you will need a bulky (5) yarn and a 10mm crochet hook! Written for sizes S/M – 2XL/3XL.
  • The Granger Cardigan by Evelyn of Pink Sheep Design: This is a fun, simple, classic design that is beginner friendly and works up super fast! Written for sizes XS/S-3X/4X and calls for super bulky yarn and a 15.75/16mm crochet hook!
Left to Right: Wick Cardigan by Whistle and Wool, Polly Cardigan by I Love Tinder Box, Dobby Hooded Cardigan by Pink Sheep Design
  • The Wick Cardigan by Angie of Whistle and Wool: This is a thick and cozy sweater with a wonderful repetitive stitch to lull you into a relaxation mode when you’re watching your favorite show or just indulging in your yarn time! It is a comfortable, easy, and quick project written for sizes XS – 4X. You will need super bulky (6) weight yarn and a 15.75/16mm hook!
  • The Polly Cardigan by Courtney of I Love Tinder Box: According to Courtney, this cardigan is everything you ever wanted in a cozy couch cardi! Made with super bulky (6) weight yarn & a 12mm hook, Polly is a quick WIP and has a very unique construction that has less seaming than you might think. This pattern is fully size inclusive with instructions for XS-5XL!
  • The Dobby Cardigan by Evelyn of Pink Sheep Design: Named for Harry Potter’s, Dobby the (free) House Elf, this is a fantastic cardigan pattern for both beginners & experienced crocheters who like projects that work up quickly and easily! The only “sewing” you will do in this pattern is up the sides of the cardigan & to sew up the top of the hood, everything else is done using simple crochet stitches! The pattern is written with sizing for S/M, M/L, L/XL, XL/2X, 2X/3X and has LOTS of photos to guide you! You will need a 10mm hook & EITHER a bulky (5) weight yarn or you can hold two strands of aran (4) weight yarn together to create this cardigan!
Left to Right: Naava Jacket by Capitana Uncino, Rosewood Cardigan by For the Frills, Indian Summer Cardigan by Pink Sheep Design
  • The Naava Jacket by Elina of Capitana Uncino: Although this is called a jacket, I decided to include it because I am actually working through this cardigan right now! Even though it’s listed as an intermediate/advanced design, I have found the instructions to be clear and easy to follow so far! It is written for sizes XS-XXL and calls for a super bulky yarn and a 9mm & 12mm hook! It is my first time using slip stitch as the main stitch for the entire cardigan, so… very cool!
  • The Rosewood Coat by Grace of For the Frills: This design features a loose oversized body, drop shoulder seams and wide roomy sleeves to create a clean straight silhouette. The entire pattern is worked up in two beginner stitches – single and half double crochets, making this a wonderful first sweater project! This pattern is also accompanied by a video tutorial! You will need a bulky (5) weight yarn and a 9mm hook for this pattern and it is written for sizes XS-5XL!
  • The Indian summer Cardigan by Evelyn of Pink Sheep Design: This is a fantastic cardigan pattern for both beginners & experienced crocheters who like projects that work up quickly and easily! The only “sewing” you will do in this pattern is up the sides of the cardigan, everything else is done using simple crochet stitches! The pattern is written with sizing for S/M, M/L & L/XL and has LOTS of photos to guide you! You will need super bulky (6) weight yarn and a 10mm crochet hook for this design!
Left to Right: Chunky Balloon Sleeve Bomber by King and Eye Crochet, Bulky Raglan Cardigan by Ginger Knot Shop, Trelawney Cardigan by Pink Sheep Design
  • The chunky Balloon Sleeve Bomber by Claire of King and Eye Crochet: According to Claire, this pattern may be quick and simple to crochet but it is definitely going to grab attention when your’e out and about. It is cropped, chunky, and cosy and the balloon sleeves will make you feel like you own the room! You will need super bulky (6) weight yarn and a 12mm crochet hook. This design is written for sizes XS-5XL!
  • The Bulky Raglan Cardigan by Courtney of Ginger Knot Shop: This design uses simple stitches and a raglan construction, making it simple and seamless to construct! You will need a bulky (5) weight yarn and an 11.5/12mm hook! Written for sizes XS-3X.
  • The Trelawney Cardigan by Evelyn of Pink Sheep Design: Named for the HP series character, this is a fantastic cardigan pattern for both beginners & experienced crocheters who like projects that work up quickly and easily! The only “sewing” you will do in this pattern is up the sides of the cardigan, everything else is done using simple crochet stitches! The sleeves on this cardigan can be made long and be folded up at the wrist or you can shorten them! The pattern is written with sizing for XS/S, M/L, L/XL, 2X/3X and has LOTS of photos to guide you. You will need super bulky (6) weight yarn and a 15.75mm/16mm hook!
Left to Right: Solveig Cardigan by Lady Jay Crochet, Dotty Cardigan by The Hook Up Crochet Co, Crop or Not Cardi by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs
  • The Solveig Cardigan by Justyna of Lady Jay Crochet: This beautiful cardigan involves NO seaming aside from shoulders – and an exclusive video tutorial is provided to walk you through the shoulder seam. You will need bulky (5) weight yarn and a 10mm & 11.5mm crochet hook. Written for sizes S/M – 2X/3X.
  • The Dotty Cardigan Pattern by Jordan of The Hook Up Crochet Co: I had to include this cardigan because I love how unique it looks! Although this pattern is only available in a single size, it is oversized and according to Jordan, has instructions on how to easily customize the size for your needs! You will need a super bulky (6) yarn and a 16mm hook!
  • The Crop or Not Cardi by Michelle of MJ’s Off The Hook Designs: The Crop or Not Cardi is worked in one piece with herringbone double crochet stitches worked throughout. The cardi is completed by seaming the sleeves and sides then finished with buttonholes and edging. The stitch pattern creates a beautiful stitch pattern. Cardigan may be lengthened with pockets. According to Michelle, this design is an intermediate skill level and is written for sizes XS-5X! You will need bulky (5) weight yarn and a 6.5mm and 9mm hook!

I truly hope you enjoy these round-ups as much as I enjoy putting them together for you all! This was a fun one and I got to feature a few “new to me” designers as well as some regularly featured designers that have a great reputation for well written patterns! I would love to know if you have tried any of these cardigans and if you have any requests for future round ups!

Happy Hooking!!!!!!

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