Hand in My Pocket Cardigan

Starting the year off with a chunky cozy cardigan with....POCKETS!


That word is everything.

This cardigan is just perfect with pockets!

If you've never made a cardigan, this is a great one to start with.

It's beginner friendly with simple stitches and quick seaming.


First let's talk about this gorgeous yarn.

Wool of the Andes is a bulky heavy weight yarn that works up very quickly.  Perfect for sweaters and cardigans, it's rick texture gives it that extra thick and squishy feel to your projects.  It's the perfect yarn for last minute projects too.

Plus, it's budget friendly...at only $6 (US) hank!

With 19 colourways available, it will be hard to choose, they are all so beautiful.

Check out the yarn HERE.


Notes before you begin:

  • This cardigan is made up of the following: back panel, the front panels are worked right on to the back panel, the sleeves are seamed on flat, the sides are seamed leaving pocket holes, and the collar is then added after sleeves and panels are seamed together
  • The pockets are optional, but what would life be like without pockets!?
  • The collar can be as thick as you'd like, I completed 10 rows
  • Chain 2 at the beginning of every row, does NOT count as a stitch
  • This pattern can be adjusted to ANY size.  Adding/Removing rows of your ribbing will widen/shorten the panel width
  • The length can be adjusted by completing more or less rows
  • I've added photos for guidance

Ready?
Let's start!



OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Hand in My Pocket Cardigan

Yarn: Wool of the Andes in Masala (I used 7 hanks/820 yards)

Hook: 8.00mm (M) Furls Ergonomic Wooden Crochet Hook 

Notions: Scissors, Stitch Markers, Measuring Tape

Gauge: 9 sts x 4 rows = 4"


Abbreviations:

Sts: Stitches

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

DC2TOG: Double Crochet Two Together

BLO: Back Loop Only

Ch: Chain

Sl St: Slip Stitch

WS: Wrong Side

RS: Right Side


My Finished Measurements (size small):

Width: 18"

Length: 30"



Back Panel:

Ribbing

Ch 7.

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook. SC in the next 5 sts. Turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch. Turn. (6)

Row 3 - 34: Repeat Row 2 (I completed 34 rows, continue ribbing and hold it up against where it will sit on your body - most likely between your waist or hips - and complete as many rows you need for the back panel)

**Now continue pattern on top of of the ribbing**

Row 1: DC in every stitch on top of the ribbing (this will be equal to how many rows you completed in your ribbing, for example: 34 rows in your ribbing, will be 34 DC across)

Row 2: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until end of the row. Turn.

Row 3 - 30: Repeat Row 2 until you reach desired length

*You can add/remove row to make your cardigan longer/shorter.

*Do NOT fasten off.  We will now work the first front panel directly on to the back panel.


Front Panel #1:

Row 1: Ch 2. DC 12. (increase this # if you want your front panel wider)  Turn

*you can adjust this however you'd like, each panel will have the same amount of DCs, for example: if you complete 12 DC for this first panel, the second panel will also have 12 DCs

Repeat Row 1 the same number of rows to match your back panel.

*since I completed 30 rows for my back panel, my front panels will also be 30 rows in length.

Fasten off.




Front Panel #2:

Attach yarn to other end of panel and start working your 2nd front panel.

Row 1: Ch 2. DC 12. Turn. 

*the # of DCs must be the same as the first panel

Repeat Row 1 the same number of rows to match your back panel.

Fasten off.



Both front panels need ribbing

Ribbing for Front Panel (make 2):

Ch 7.

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook. SC in the next 5 sts. Turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch. Turn. (6)

Repeat Row 2 the same number of rows to match the number of DC's in your front panel

*For example: if your front panel has 12 DCs across every row, your ribbing will be 12 rows long

Now attach ribbing to bottom of front panel with sl st.

See picture below for guidance.



Sleeves (make 2):

Ribbing

Ch 7.

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook. SC in the next 5 sts. Turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch. Turn. (6)

Row 3 - 16: Repeat Row 2 

*work more/less rows to adjust sleeve ribbing (this will be around your wrist)

**Now continue pattern on top of of the ribbing**

Row 1: DC in every stitch on top of the ribbing (this will be equal to how many rows you completed in your ribbing, for example: 16 rows in your ribbing, will be 16 DC across for THIS row)

Row 2: Ch 2. DC2TOG in the first stitch. DC in every stitch, leaving the last one unworked. DC2TOG in the last stitch. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until the end of the row. Turn.


Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7 - 16: Repeat Row 3.

*work more/less rows to adjust sleeve length

Fasten off.


Assembly:

Lay long panel flat WS facing up.

*you'll see where you attached the front panel ribbing to determine the wrong side of the panel

Lay sleeves flat against the panel. 

Whip stitch sleeves to panel.

See picture below for guidance.




Fold in half.

Whip stitch under each sleeve and sides of the body panel, skipping stiches for pockets.

See picture below for guidance.


My pockets have a 6 row opening and sit 4 rows above the ribbing.

See photo below for guidance.


Pockets (make 2):

The pockets are worked in the round.

Working on the WS of the cardigan, attach yarn to pocket hole.



Round 1: Ch 2. DC in every stitch around pocket hole. Sl St to join.

Repeat Round 1 for approx 5" , this will be between 7-8 rows.


Weave yarn through every other DC, and cinch closed (like you would the top of hat), and fasten off.

See photo below for guidance.


Collar:

Attach yarn to bottom of front panel. (doesn't matter which one)

Row 1: Ch 1. SC in every stitch al the way around. (up the first front panel, around the neckline, and down the second front panel). Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch all the way around. Turn.

Row 3 - 10: Repeat Row 2

*work more/less rows to adjust the thickness of the collar

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends and you're done!



Can't wait to see you your Hand in My Pocket Cardigan.

Ask me questions anytime: oth crochet nook [at] gmail [dot] com

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4 comments

  1. It is a shame that there are no measurements for larger sizes

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    1. Let me know how many inches you'd like you're ribbing to be and I can help you complete the correct amount of rows.

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  2. I’m a large size. Guess I’ll have to go without since I’m lousy at maths!

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    1. I can help! Let me know how many inches you'd like you're ribbing to be and I can help you complete the correct amount of rows.

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