Holly Long/Short Cardigan Pattern

I love working with cotton yarn.
There something about the texture that makes every piece look and feel different.
Not to mention the price tag is always a lot cheaper than anything else in the yarn aisle!


I wanted to create a piece that was light, easy to make, and will last in to early Fall....plus it can easily be adjusted to your style.
I've made a long version and a short version - you choose what best suits you.

Hope you love The Holly Cardigan as much as I did creating it!

Here we go!


Notes before you begin:
-this pattern is made up of 1 back panel, 2 front panels, and sleeves worked in the round
-the size I've made is a medium, chain more or less to start in order to change the size
-I've used 2 strands throughout of Patons Grace Cotton Yarn (if you are using Bernat Handicrafter, only use one strand for the same pattern below)
-for this size, I used 8-10 skeins of Patons Grace Cotton for the short version and 10-13 skeins of Bernat Handicrafter for the long version
-Row 7 and 17 are bolded because that essentially is where the pattern repeats.  You can keep repeating the pattern as many times as you want! (eg - make the sleeves longer)
-The front panels are the exact same pattern as the back panel, but less chains.



OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: The Holly Cardigan

Materials:
Hook size: 5.00mm/H 
Yarn suggestion: Patons Grace Cotton Yarn (2 strands at once)

Legend:
Ch – Chain
DC - Double crochet
2DC - 2 Double Crochets
CH-SP - Chain Space
SK - Skip
Sl St - Slip Stitch
BACK PANEL:
(2 strands)
CH 62 (this number will vary depending on how wide/narrow you want the cardigan)
Row 1: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 2: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 3: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2 (see pic below)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Row 5: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row (see pic below), repeat from* until end, ch 2

Row 6: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 9 - 10: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 11: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 12: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 13: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 14: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 15: Repeat Row 14
Row 16: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 17:Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 18: Repeat Row 7 - 17
****If you are making the Holly SHORT Cardigan, continue pattern (from Row 29)
****If you are making the Holly LONG Cardigan, REPEAT Row 7 - 17 once more, then continue to Row 29****

Row 29: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 30: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 31 - 34: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
** SL ST twice, fasten off**

FRONT PANEL (MAKE 2):
(2 strands)
CH 32 (again, this number will vary depending on how long you've made your back panel)
Row 1: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 2: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 3: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Row 5: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 6: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 9 - 10: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 11: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 12: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 13: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 14: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 15: Repeat Row 14
Row 16: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 17:Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, end with CH 2
Row 18: Repeat Row 7 - 17
****If you are making the Holly SHORT Cardigan, continue pattern (from Row 29)
****If you are making the Holly LONG Cardigan, REPEAT Row 7 - 17 once more, then continue to Row 29****
Row 29: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, ch 2
Row 30: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
Row 31 - 34: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, ch 2
** SL ST twice, fasten off**

Now attach front panels to back panel.
I left 10 stitches unattached when I slip stitched each front panel to the back panel.  It opens up the front panels around the neck.


Make sure to leave arm holes on each side.
The cardigan should now look like a vest put together.
You will make the sleeves by crocheting in the round on each side.


SLEEVES (1 ON EACH SIDE & CROCHET IN THE ROUND):
DC 40, SL ST to join, CH 2 (this number will vary, depending how wide/narrow you'd like your sleeve to be)
Row 1: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 2: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 3: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join, end with CH 2
Row 4: Repeat Row 3
Row 5: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row (see pic below), repeat from* until end, SL ST to join,  ch 2
Row 6: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join,  end with CH 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, SL ST to join,  ch 2
Row 9 - 10: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 11: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join, end with CH 2
Row 12: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 13: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 14: Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join,  end with CH 2
Row 15: Repeat Row 14
Row 16: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 17:Ch 2 again, SK 2, DC in next, *CH 2, SK 2, DC, repeat from* until end,SL ST to join,  end with CH 2
Row 18: Ch 2, *2DC in CH-SP, 1DC in DC from previous row, repeat from* until end, SL ST to join, ch 2
Row 19: DC in 2nd from hook, DC across until end, SL ST twice, fasten off

Weave in those ends and you're done!
I'd love to see your Holly Cardigan, tag me @OTHCrochetNook 

Happy making!
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13 comments

  1. So cute! I didn't see how many skeins/yards used. Sorry if I missed it, but I want to get enough yarn the first time. Normally I don't love crocheted garments but this is adorable and looks pretty easy too. Thanks for your work on the pattern and for sharing.

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    1. I used 8-10 skeins of Patons Grace Cotton Yarn, 2 strands at once, I made a size medium 😁

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  2. I LOVE this!! Can't wait to make it.

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  3. How do I print a copy of this! I love the pattern. Thank you!!

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  4. It's only available on my blog here 😁

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  5. Thank you so much. Been looking for a cardigan like this! Did you make a YouTube of how to make it?

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  6. I love this! I would like to make a size 3x though. Do you think if I just doubled everything it would work?

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