In today’s tutorial, we talked about creating a basic raglan yoke. Keep in mind that this is a super simple pattern that uses no multiples or special stitching. This pattern can be crocheted in ANY size you want, from newborn to adult, all you need are two simple measurements: head circumference and back width, both of which are available below.

Since I posted all of the necessary calculations on the video, I’ll just post the measurements on today’s blog post.

You can purchase the full pattern for this cardigan, below. The pattern includes the measurement charts, photos, notes, and the full written instructions for the yoke and cardigan.

Head Circumference / circunferencia de la cabeza

Baby 0-6 months / bebe de 0 a 6 meses14-16 inches (35-41 cm)
Baby 6-12 months / bebe de 6 a 12 meses16-17 inches (41-43 cm)
Toddlers up to 3 yrs / niño hasta 3 años18-20 inches (43-51 cm)
Kids / niños 19-21 inches (51-53 cm)
Teens – Adults / jovenes a adulto21-23 inches (53-58 cm)

Back Width / medida de la espalda

Baby 0-6 months /bebe de 0 a6 meses9 inches / 23 cm
Baby 6-12 months / bebe de 6 a 12 meses 10 inches / 26 cm
Toddlers up to 3 yrs / niño hasta 3 años 13 inches / 33 cm
Kids (in years) 4/6/8/10/12
niños (en años) 4/6/8/10/12
(inches) 13/14/15/16/16.5
(cm) 34/36/38/40/42
Teens – Adults S(34/36) / M(38/40) / L(42/44)
jovenes a adulto
(inches) 21/23/24
(cm) 54/58/62

You can watch the tutorial for the Raglan yoke here:

Once you have completed the yoke, you will begin to add length to your cardigan. Below, you’ll find some average measurements for various sizes ranging from newborn to adult sizes. Please note that these are average sizes, they are not always “one size fits all”. For a better fit, you can measure one of your best-fitting cardigans and use those measurements.

The tutorial for this cardigan is available on YouTube (the embedded video can be found below the measurement chart).

Age / EdadLength / LargoSleeve / Manga
Baby 0-6 months / bebe de 0 a 6 meses8 in / 21 cm8 in / 21 cm
Baby 6-12 months / bebe de 6 a 12 meses9 in / 23 cm9 in / 23 cm
Baby 18-24 month/ bebe de 18 a 24 meses10 in / 26 cm10 in / 26 cm
Child size 2/4/6/8/10 (inches)
Talla ninos 2/4/6/8/10 (cm)
5/5.5/6/7/8 (inches)
12/14/16/18/20 (cm)
14/15/17/18/19.5 (inches)
35/39/43/46/50 (cm)
Adult sizes 34/36/38/40/42/44/46 (inches)
Adulto tallas 34/36/38/40/42/44/46 (cm)
12 in (for all sizes)
30 cm (para todas las tallas)
21/22.5/23/23/23/23/24 (inches)
57/57/58/58/59/59/60 (cm)

Watch the tutorial for the body and sleeves of the cardigan here:

Written by

Atenas Ruiz-Ramos

Crochet addict, bibliophile, and cooking enthusiast. If I'm not sleeping, I'm probably making something while reading (because why do one thing at a time, when you can do two?)

Drawing, painting, and coloring are some of my favorite things to do, so I own a ridiculous amount of art supplies & coloring books. I also enjoy making soap, and even owned a soap shop in Albuquerque for a few years.

Other than that, I've owned a few businesses and have moved cross-country a few times. I play the flute and piccolo, and love to study languages in my free time. I'm fluent in English, Spanish and French, and I speak a little German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, and Korean. I'm a writer, though you wouldn't know it by the quality of my bio, but I write fiction and fantasy stories. My first novel will be completed soon, and I have a second one in the works.

Someday, I will travel the world with the person I love. We will see and experience all the magic the world has to offer together, and it will be amazing.