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Crochet One Piece Cardigan Pattern, Grace Cardigan

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One piece crochet cardigan pattern- no seaming!

 

Finished Crochet One Piece Cardigan Pattern in mustard color

 

This crochet one piece cardigan pattern is a very feminine design that has a simple construction. The body is a plain rectangle with slits for armholes.

 

Finished One piece crochet cardigan pattern in gray color

 

Front view of crochet one piece cardigan

 

The pattern comes with belle sleeves but you can make it a full sleeve cardigan by just extending the sleeve. 

 

Side view of finished one piece cardigan crochet pattern

 

The pattern comes in 4 sizes, Small to XL, and works up really quick for a cardigan. I am sure you will enjoy adding this graceful cardigan to your wardrobe. 

 

Back view of one piece cardigan crochet pattern with uneven hem

 

Crochet One Piece Cardigan Pattern

 

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

1. Light worsted weight (size 4) yarn. The sample cardigan was made using Lion Brand Heartland in color Mount Rainer.

2. Hook K (6.5 mm)

Use any size hook to attain gauge.

3. Yarn needle to weave in the tails.

 

 

Finished Sizes for Crochet One Piece Cardigan

S: Length is 24 inches from shoulder to hem. Shoulder is 14 inches wide.

M: Length is 24 inches from shoulder to hem. Shoulder is 15 inches wide.

L: Length is 25 inches from shoulder to hem. Shoulder is 16.5 inches wide.

XL: Length is 25 inches from shoulder to hem. Shoulder is 17 inches wide.

 

 

Pattern for Gauge

Chain 30+4 and follow rows 1- 5 of the pattern. Then measure for gauge.

 

The length of the foundation chain will determine the height of your cardigan.

 

 

Gauge

Using a 6.5mm Hook,

3 Shell repeats = 5 inches.

 

 

Yardage for Crochet One Piece Cardigan Pattern

Lion Brand Heartland (251 yards per skein)

S: 6 Skeins

M: 7 skeins

L: 8 skeins

XL: 8 skeins

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in Standard American terms.

ch: chain

tr: triple crochet

rsc: reverse single crochet

sl st: slip st

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

sk: skip

RS: right side of your work

WS: wrong side of your work

 

 

Stitch Explanations

1. Shell: 5 dc worked into the same ch-2 space.

 

2. Dc2tog: Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.  YO hook, pull through 2 loops.  YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook.  YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook.  YO pull through last 3 loops.  One dc2tog made.

 

 

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One Piece Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Notes

1. The main body of the cardigan is worked sideways leaving slits for the armholes (see pic 1 with measurements below). The sleeves are then worked directly onto the cardigan.

2. Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in brackets in the order S(M, L, XL).

 

 

Cardigan Measurements

1. Cardigan with slit for armholes

 

 

Ch 94(94, 99, 99).

Row 1(RS): Work all the sts of this row into the back bumps of your foundation chain. 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, *(ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 dc in next 3 chs), repeat from * until 4 chs are left, ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 dc in last 2 chs, turn.——- 55 (55, 58, 58)dc

 

 

Row 2(WS): Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(skip next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * and after a shell in the last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch3, turn.—— 18(18, 19, 19) shells

 

 

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), sk next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on top of last shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in last sc, turn.—–56(56, 59, 59) sts

 

 

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * and after sc on top of last dc group, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn. —–17(17, 18, 18) shells with 2 half shells on either end

 

 

Row 5: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in next st, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on lasts shell, ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next, 1 dc on top of beginning ch 3, turn.——55 (55, 58, 58)dc

 

The length of your strip will be 30(30, 31.5, 31.5) inches.

 

 

Size Small

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have a total of 25 rows. You will prepare the next row for the armhole by leveling it in the armhole area.

 

Row 26: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, skip next dc, *(shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc, sk next dc), repeat from * until you have completed 10 shells and 8 ch-2 spaces are left, *(shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, sk next dc), repeat from * 3 more times, *(shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc, sk next dc), repeat from * until you work a shell in the last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch3, turn. ——-18 shells

 

 

Note: You will make a long chain and skip stitches to make a slit for your armhole in the next row.

 

Row 27: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), sk next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 1 more time, ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 20, skip 24 sts, 1 dc in next ( the 4th dc of a shell), *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on top of last shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in last sc, turn.—–44 sts

 

 

Row 28: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you end with a shell in the ch-2 space right before the long chain, sk next dc, 1 sc in the very first ch of the long loop, *(sk 1 ch, 2 dc in next, 3 dc in next, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next), repeat from * 2 more times, sk next ch,2 dc in next, 3 dc in next, skip the last ch, 1 sc in next dc, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * and after sc on top of last dc group, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn.——17 shells with 2 half shells on either end.

 

The armhole would be around 6 ¾ inches and the collar part following it will be 6 inches.

 

Now repeat rows 5, 2, 3 and 4 until you have worked 22 rows from the armhole or 49 rows from the beginning.

 

 

Second Armhole-Size Small

Repeat rows 26, 27, and 28 to make the second armhole.

 

Then repeat rows 5, 2, 3, and 4 until you have 26 rows from the second armhole. Your last row will be a repeat of Row 5. Do not fasten off.

 

Jump to Edging for all sizes below. 

 

 

Size Medium

Repeat rows 2-5 in until you have a total of 27 rows. Note: You will make a long chain and skip stitches to make a slit for your armhole in the next row.

 

Row 28: Ch 3(counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you have completed one ½ shell+9 full shells or 8 ch-2 spaces are left, 4 dc in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in next st (the first of 3 dc sts), ch 23, sk total 21 (sts+chs), 1 dc in next ( last of 3 dc), shell in the adjacent ch-2 space, sk next st, 1 sc in next, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * one more time and after sc on top of last dc group, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn. ———13 shells with ½ shells on either end. One of the shells will only have 4 dc sts.

 

 

Row 29: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in next st, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sk next 2 dc and 1 ch, 1 dc in next 3 chs, *(ch 2, sk 3 chs, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sk last ch and next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on lasts shell, ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next, 1 dc on top of beginning ch 3, turn.——55 dc

 

 

Now repeat rows 2, 3, 4 and 5 until you have worked 25 rows from the armhole or total 53 rows from the beginning.

 

The armhole will be around 6 3/4 inches and the collar part following it will be 6 inches.

 

 

 

Second Armhole- Size Medium

Row 54: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(skip next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * until you have completed 10 shells or 8 ch-2 spaces are left, sk next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains ( not working into the ch-2 space this time), ch 24, sk total 20 (sts+chs), 1 dc in next dc (the first of the 3 dc sts), 1 dc in next, *(shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * and after a shell in the last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch3, turn. ———–13 full shells

 

 

Row 55: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), sk next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 1 more time, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next dc and first 2 chs, *(ch 2, sk 3, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in each of the last 2 chs and next dc, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on top of last shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in last sc, turn.—–56 sts

 

The armhole will be round 6 ¾ inches and the collar part following it will be around 6 inches.

 

Repeat rows 4, 5, 2, 3 until you have 27 rows after armhole. Your last row will be a repeat of Row 5. Do not fasten off.

 

Jump to Edging for all sizes below.

 

 

Size Large

Repeat rows 2-5 in until you have a total of 27 rows. You will now prepare the next row for the armhole by leveling it in the armhole area.

 

 

Row 28: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you have completed one ½ shell+9 full shells or you have 9 ch-2 spaces left, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 dc in next), repeat from * 5 more times, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * and after sc on top of last dc group, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn.——18 shells with 2 half shells on either end

 

 

Note: You will make a long chain and skip stitches to make a slit for your armhole in the next row.

 

 

Row 29: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in next st, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in next dc ( first dc of the shell), ch 23, sk 28 sts, 1 dc in next ( this will be a dc between 2 shells), ch 1, sk 1, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on lasts shell, ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next, 1 dc on top of beginning ch 3, turn.——45 dc

 

 

Row 30: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(skip next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * until you have completed 10 shells, 4 dc in the next ch-1 space, 1 dc in next dc right before the long ch-loop, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, *( sk 1, 2 dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 1, 1 sc in next ch), repeat from * 3 more times, sk last ch and next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next, *( sk next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * and after a shell in the last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch3, turn.———19 shells

 

 

The armhole will be around 8 inches and the collar part following it will be 6 1/4-61/2 inches.

 

 

Repeat rows 3, 4, 5 and 2 until you have 26 rows from the armhole or total 55 rows from the beginning.

 

 

Second Armhole- Size Large

Repeat rows 28, 29 and 30 for the second armhole.

 

Repeat rows 3, 4, 5 and 2 until you have 28 rows from the second armhole. Your last row will be a repeat of Row 5. Do not fasten off.

 

Jump to Edging for all sizes below.

 

 

Size Extra Large

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have a total of 29 rows. You will make a long chain and skip stitches to make a slit for your armhole in the next row.

 

 

Row 30: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(skip next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * until you have completed 10 shells or 9 ch-2 spaces are left, sk next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains ( not working into the ch-2 space this time), ch 27, sk 23 sts, 1 dc in next 2 chs, sk next dc, 1 sc in next, *(shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * and after a shell in the last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch3, turn. ———–13 full shells

 

 

Row 31: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), sk next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 1 more time, ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in next 2 dc and first ch, *(ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 3, 1 dc in next 3 sts ), repeat from * 1 more time until 4 chs left, ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in each of the last 2 chs and next dc, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on top of last shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in last sc, turn.—–59 sts

 

 

The armhole would be around 8 inches and the collar part following it will be 6–6 1/4 inches.

 

 

Now repeat rows 4, 5, 2, and 3 until you have worked 27 rows from the armhole or 57 rows from the beginning.

 

 

Second Armhole-Size XL

Note: In the next row, you will level the shells in preparation for the armhole.

 

 

Row 58: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch 1, *(skip next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * until you have completed 10 shells, *(skip next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc), repeat from * 4 more times, *(shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc, sk next dc), repeat from * and after a shell in the last ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc on top of beginning ch3, turn. —–19 shells

 

 

Note: You will make a long chain and skip stitches to make a slit for your armhole in the next row.

 

 

Row 59: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), sk next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * 2 more times, ch 23, sk 27, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *(ch 2, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on top of last shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 tr in last sc, turn.—-47 sts

 

 

Row 60: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * until you have completed one half shell+10 full shells, sk next dc, 2 dc in first ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk next ch, 1 sc in next, *(sk next ch, 2 dc in next, 3 dc in next, sk next ch, sc in next), repeat from * 2 more times, sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 3 dc in next, sk last ch and next dc, 1 sc in next dc, *(sk next st, shell in next ch-2 space, skip next st, 1 sc in next), repeat from * and after sc on top of last dc group, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, turn.—–18 shells with 2 half shells on either end

 

 

Now repeat rows 5, 2, 3 and 4 until you have worked 29 rows from the second armhole.

 

The last row will be a repeat of Row 4, a shell row. So a leveling row will be worked to make the edge straight like the foundation row side.

 

Note: Keep the chains loose in the leveling row, you can switch to the next size hook if needed.

 

Leveling Row: Ch 2, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 hdc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 hdc on the last shell, ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 hdc in next, 1 hdc on top of beginning ch 3. Do not fasten off.——58 hdc

 

Continue with the Edging and Sleeves pattern below.

 

 

Edging- All Sizes

Note: The right side of your work is the side you work your dc rows, rows 3 and 5. The wrong side is the side you work your shell rows on.

 

 

Ch 1 and work a round of sc all around the rectangle on the right side of your work, working 2 sc sts into each corner to help you turn. Sl st to the first st and fasten off.

 

 

Join yarn on the wrong side of your work and work a reverse single crochet border only in the collar area as shown in pic 2 below. This border does not extend beyond the collar or it would affect the drape of the hem This will be visible once the collar is folded over.

 

 

2. Shows where to work the reverse single crochet edging for the collar

 

 

Sleeves- All Sizes

Sleeve measurements shown

3. Sleeve measurements

 

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4. Work sleeve around the slit as shown.

 

The sleeves are worked on the right side of your work. You will work into the skipped stitches on one side of the armhole and into the free loops of the chain on the other side and also into the legs/posts of the dc sts on the top and bottom of the slit. While working into the chain side, don’t just stick your hook into the free loops but insert a little below the edge to add strength to your fabric.

 

 

Round 1: Sl st to the base of the slit left for an armhole, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout) and work 48(48, 55, 55)dc evenly distributed around the slit, sl st to beginning ch 3. Turn.——49(49, 56, 56) dc

 

 

Round 2: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across until 4 sts are left, dc2tog, dc2tog, sl st to beginning ch 3, turn.——-45 (45, 52, 52) dc

 

 

Rounds 3 & 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across to end, sl st to beginning ch 3.—–45 (45, 52, 52) dc

 

 

Round 5: Ch 3, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts are left, dc2tog, sl st to beginning ch 3, turn.——-43 (43, 50, 50) dc

 

 

Repeat Round 3-5 three more times until you end in 37(37, 44, 44) sts.

 

Round 15: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across to end, sl st to beginning ch 3, turn.—– 37(37, 44, 44) sts

 

 

Round 16: Ch 3, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across until 2 sts are left, dc2tog, sl st to beginning ch 3, turn.——-35 (35, 42, 42) dc

 

 

Repeat Rounds 15 & 16 one more time to end in 33 sts for sizes Small and Medium and two more times to end in 38 sts for sizes Large and Extra Large.

 

 

Next Round: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st across to end, sl st to beginning ch 3, turn.—–33(33, 38, 38) sts

 

 

Repeat the above round 4 (5, 5, 5) times until your sleeve measures (14, 14 ½, 14 1/2, 14 ½) inches from the very first dc round.

 

 

Bells

Note: All the rounds of the bell are worked on the right side of your sleeve and you do not turn at the end of the rounds.

 

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as beginning ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, sl st to first sc.——33(33, 38, 38) sts

 

Round 2 (Only for size Small and Medium): Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as ch 1, *( 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next), repeat from * to end, sl st to first sc, do not turn.———50 (50)sts

 

 

Round 2 (Only for sizes Large and Extra Large): Ch 1, 1sc in same st as ch 1, 1 sc in next, *( 2sc in next, 1sc in next), repeat from *until 2 sts are left, 1 sc in last 2 sts, sl st to first sc, do not turn. ——55 sts

 

 

Round 3 (All sizes): Ch 3(counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 2 sts, *( ch 2, sk 2, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and when only 2 sts are left, ch 2, sl st to the top of beginning ch-3, do not turn.——-30( 30, 33, 33)dc sts

 

 

Round 4: 1 sc in next dc(the middle dc of 3 dc sts), *(sk next dc, shell in next ch-2 space, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc), repeat from * and after shell in last ch-2 space, sl st to the first sc, do not turn.—-10(10, 11, 11) shells

 

 

Round 5: Sl st loosely into the next 2 dc sts of the shell, ch 3 ( counts as first dc), 1 dc in next 2 sts, *(ch 2, sk 3 sts, 1 dc in next 3 sts), repeat from * and after 3 dc on lasts shell,ch 2, sl st to top of beginning ch-3, do not turn.

 

For sizes, Small/Medium, repeat Rounds 4, 5, 4, and then fasten off.

 

For sizes Large/Extra Large, repeat Rounds 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, and then fasten off.

 

 

Finishing One Piece Crochet Cardigan 

Now all you have to do to finish your free one piece crochet cardigan pattern is weave in all the tails left.

 

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Crochet One Piece Cardigan Pattern, Grace Cardigan

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Erika Grover

Monday 4th of April 2022

I really love this pattern.❤(grace cardigan) I have learned to crochet through YouTube tutorials and cannot seem to follow a written pattern. Would you consider doing a tutorial for this? I have made about 20 of the a symmetrical shawl of yours. People love it because it's so beautiful. I have also made the shawl with 3 options and it came out beautifully 😍 Thank you I'm your biggest fan lol😊

Erika Grover

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

@Shehnaaz,

I will try and attempt it bc I love it so much. I'm a little scared 😱 Thanks for the reply 👍

Shehnaaz

Tuesday 5th of April 2022

Hi Erika, how I wish I had the time to shoot more videos. As of now my blog takes up most of my time. I would suggest you try the written pattern. I write with beginners in mind.