Tutorial coming: Sat, May 27th

Let’s crochet a raglan…cardigan….sweater thing!

Now, you may be wondering why the sleeves look so short (or maybe you’re not, but I’ll tell you anyway), I live in FL and it’s hot here maybe 50 weeks out of the year; long sleeves plus heat and humidity are the worst. Plus, I always roll up my sleeves on the rare occasion I do wear a long-sleeved shirt, so may as well save on yarn and crochet half sleeves for my sweaters. You can, however, make the sleeve as long or short as you want. 🙂

If you’re an intermediate crocheter with experience in Tunisian Crochet, then this one will be easy. I highly recommend using stitch markers for this pattern, as there are loads of increases you’ll need to keep track of and they will make your life so much easier.

A note on this pattern: no, you don’t need to crochet it with stripes, but I let my kid choose the yarn and she wanted stripes…so stripes it was! Know that the more stripes you add, the more ends you will need to weave in BUT your cardigan will look so much cooler! But, that’s just my opinion.

If you’re making this as a gift and just need a sizing chart (and not the whole pattern) you can purchase one below. The Sizing chart includes US sizing ranging from Newborn to Adult. The full PDF pattern for this sweater includes a copy of the sizing chart.

A quick note on yardage, because I get this question often in my patterns, I do not note yardage in written patterns. The reason being, that my patterns are measurement based so you can use whatever yarn weight and hook combination you have available. This will affect the yardage required to complete the pattern. As we are not all one-size-fits-all, and you’ll be using your personal measurements for this garment, there is simply no way for me to calculate yardage for various yarn weight and measurement combinations SO created a tutorial to teach you how to calculate yardage for any project. You can find it on the Mode Bespoke channel on YouTube, or just look below:

What you’ll need:

Yarn: #3 / DK / Lightweight yarn
Hooks: 5 mm Tunisian, 3.5 mm regular

Additional items: Measuring tape, yarn needle scissors, stitch markers/safety pins.

I used a cotton yarn for this project, but note that cotton has limited elasticity, so you’ll need to be very precise with your measurements. To create a stretchier fabric, you can use a wool blend, or a cotton or bamboo cotton and a synthetic fiber blend.

The PDF pattern in available below:

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Atenas Ruiz-Ramos

Hi there!

I’m Atenas, the designer and content creator for Mode Bespoke.

When I’m not designing patterns or creating tutorials for YouTube, I spend my time making things, reading, writing, or learning something new.

I’m a linguist, musician, martial artist, seamstress, fantasy & sci-fi novelist, bibliophile, artist, cooking enthusiast, soap maker, budding mechanic, gardener, and a mom.