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Summer short sleeved cotton summer cardigan
This is an easy beginner-friendly crochet cardigan. You can customize the length to go along with sizes Sm – 3x .
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When you can’t find it, make it. Isn’t that why we make some of our own crochet garments? Especially if you’re anywhere out of the average build. Petite, tall, plus size-we all have fit challenges at times. Everyone likes pretty things that fit perfectly. Crocheting your own garments can solve some of those issues.
I feel like since I was 12 years old this thought has been in my mind. If you put your mind to it everything can be figured out and that’s exactly what happened when I created this pattern.
I wasn’t finding any cotton cardigans for summer that appealed to me so I worked out an open lacy stitch that I liked and fashioned it into a garment that fit the bill perfectly.
I also wanted something in orange, one of my favorite cheery colors. I am a big fan of paintbox cotton so I ordered up a set of 10 balls in blood orange and got to work figuring it out!
A crochet mesh that works with summer basics
This is a easy and stylish sleeveless crochet cardigan pattern that gives summer vibes, especially in a vibrant color. If you’ve never made a garment before but have experience with crochet this will be a good first wearable for you to make.
If you’re looking for a new fresh addition to your summer handmade wearable wardrobe this pattern will show you how to make it!
It’s a great breezy cool topper for all your warm-weather wear. Nice over tank tops and sundresses. I have even used it for the beach. Cotton crochet is great for the beach not only as a swim cover but for bags and sunhats too. This will be a go-to in your spring & summer wardrobe.
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For winter you may like the ribbed fur trimmed crochet cardigan pattern.
Materials needed to make a crochet mesh cardigan pattern
- 100% cotton aran yarn (Recommended Paintbox cotton aran or lion brand 24/7)
- 5.5 mm crochet hook
- Tape measure (this will help you get a perfect fit for your body)
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle for finishing steps
The crochet pattern is full color and includes several images and video tutorial link so you get a perfect fit both in width and length! Sizes are small (32″) up to 3x (64″) . It’s in my top 3 best selling patterns.
This pattern is written for an experienced beginner level.
You should be very familiar with beginner and intermediate stitches, all of which are shown in the video tutorial.
The sweet citrus cardigan design uses 100% cotton aran for durability, comfort, and washability.
5.5 mm hook is used for this pattern.
How to customize the fit of your crochet cardigan
This crochet lacy pattern is a 4-row repeat that I made a video tutorial to follow until you get your groove and can mindlessly do the rows while you watch Netflix.
While it’s not a new beginner project, it’s also not difficult. You just need to know some beginner to intermediate stitches-all in the video.
The pattern will explain how to customize the width for a fit you’re comfortable with. Also how to make it the length you prefer for the perfect amount of coverage.
This cardigan washes up well, lay flat to dry so it keeps its shape.
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You may like this Nantucket mesh cardigan also suited for summer! You can use one of many summer friendly yarns . I recommend truboo yarn for this crochet mesh pattern. It has great sheen and drape.
Check out my pros and cons review of Truboo yarn.
The open weave of the sweet citrus summer crochet cardigan allows for great movement and drape.
Grab the pattern below:
Link to pattern Buy the mesh cardigan pattern here.