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Delight Cardigan | Free Crochet Pattern

This bulky-weight crochet cardigan features multiple colors and striping techniques, all while utilizing one of my personal favorite stitches. It is so cozy and a delight to create!


  • Approximately 850(1045, 1300, 1550, 1900) yards or 770(950, 1160, 1380, 1660) grams of bulky weight yarn. Sample uses Hobbii Amigo Chunky in the colorways A38, A39, A26

  • 10.00 mm crochet hook

  • Scissors, yarn needle


5 stitches by 4 rows = 2 inches in linen/moss stitch


ch: chain

sc: single crochet

ea: each

sp: space

sk: skip

st(s): stitch(es)

sl st: slip stitch

rem: remaining

FO: finish off

Choosing Your Size

  • This oversized cardigan is written in five sizes, distributed as XS(S, M, L, XL). Each size is designed to fit bust sizes 28-36(36-44, 44-52, 52-60, 60-68) inches, with 6-14 inches of positive ease per size. The finished bust measurements are 42(50, 58, 66, 74) inches. I recommend choosing the size that best suits your negative/positive ease preferences.

Pattern Notes

  • Find the featured yarn here!

  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does counts as a stitch/ch 1 sp, so work into it at the end of each row.

  • When working in the round, the ch1/slst does not count as a stitch.

Back Panel

ch 53(63, 73, 83, 93)

Row 1: sc in the third ch from the hook, *sk 1, ch 1, sc in the next st* across

Row 2: ch 2 and turn. *sk 1, ch 1, sc in the next ch 1 sp* across.

Repeat Row 2 until you have worked 48(52, 56, 60, 64) rows, or until the back panel is your desired length.

Striping: Change colors whenever you like! Sample pictured features 2-row stripes in three different colors. If you’re using three or less colors, I recommend carrying up the yarn along the side of the panel instead of cutting the yarn each time.

Final Row: ch 1 and turn. sc in ea st and ch across. FO

Front Panels

Make Two

ch 25(29, 35, 39, 45)

Row 1: sc in the third ch from the hook, *sk 1, ch 1, sc in the next st* across

Row 2: ch 2 and turn. *sk 1, ch 1, sc in the next ch 1 sp* across.

Repeat Row 2 until you have worked the same number of rows as for the back panel. Change colors in the same manner, or differently! FO


Feel free to substitute your preferred seaming method for this technique.

Lay the pieces flat, with the solid sc rows at the top to form the shoulders.

Using the mattress stitch, seam across the shoulders. Work in each stitch, leaving the few center back sts open for the neck.

Next, seam up one side of the cardigan until 6(7, 8, 9, 10) inches remain. Secure the tail, then repeat these instructions for the opposite side of the cardigan.


The border addition is completely optional, but provides a clean finish.

Join the yarn to any st along the bottom of the back panel.

Round 1: sc evenly around the entire cardigan, working across the hem, and up and round the front panels and neck. Place 3 sc sts in ea corner. FO


Repeat for both sleeves

Join the yarn to any st along either armhole.

Setup Round(RS): ch 1, and sc evenly around the armhole. End with a number divisible by two. slst to the first st.

Round 2(WS): ch 1 and turn. *sc in the next st, ch 1, sk 1* around. slst to the first st.

Round 3: ch 1 and turn. *sc in the ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1* around. slst to the first st.

Repeat Round 3 until the sleeve is your desired length, changing colors however you’d like. Be sure to carry your yarn on the *inside* of the sleeve. Sample pictured changed colors every two rounds. End on a RS round.

Decrease Round(do not turn): ch 1, sc in ea ch 1 sp around, skipping every sc st. slst to the first st.

Final Round(do not turn): ch 1, sc in ea st around. FO


Weave in any ends you may have remaining. If you decide to block your cardigan, I recommend pinning it out on blocking mats gently, spritz with water, and either steam block or let air dry. The sample pictured is not blocked.

Finally, wear and enjoy your beautiful new handmade garment! I would love to see your new creation! Post a picture of your finished cardigan on Instagram, and tag @thegracefultangle. Be sure to use the #thegracefultangle for a chance to be featured!

I hope you enjoyed following this pattern! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to Don't forget to follow along on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook and to stay in the loop!

Until next time,

Amy Kate

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