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Easy Crochet Hexagon Cardigan – Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

Easy crochet hexagon pattern with pockets is lightweight and perfect for springtime. Made with Lion Brand Vanna's Style (a DK weight, category 3 yarn).

You won’t believe how easy it is to make a lightweight, bishop-sleeved sweater in this step-by-step crochet cardigan video tutorial. Get the free Day Date Cardigan written pattern here. Or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.

Blonde woman wearing a bishop sleeved crochet cardigan that is made from two hexagons.
This free crochet cardigan video tutorial is part of a collaboration with my friends at Lion Brand Yarn. This post contains affiliate links.

There’s something so magical about using your own two hands to make a thing that is both beautiful and useful. The Day Date easy crochet cardigan is definitely both! The novel hexagon construction combined with soft, flowing drape make this lightweight sweater feel like something you bought at a boutique–only better.

Of all the crochet sweaters I’ve made in the last year (a few of which are pictured below), I truly think the Day Date Cardigan might be one that’ll get worn the very most. I hope you feel the same way at the end of crocheting it!

Free crochet sweater patterns featuring LIon Brand Yarn. Many of these patterns include video tutorials and are appropriate for beginners!

1. Habitat Cardigan / 2. Dwell Sweater / 3. Staycation Cardigan / 4. Campfire Cardigan

Which Yarn To Use

The yarn used in this cardi pattern has since been discontinued unfortunately. Substituting Lion Brand Jeans or Hand Dyed Heaven would be a great fit. If neither of these substitutes are available near you, I highly recommend checking out for other suggestions for yarns that will suite this pattern well. (Make sure to crochet a gauge swatch before you begin and adjust your hook size if necessary.)

Free crochet hexagon sweater pattern and video tutorial featuring Lion Brand Vanna's Style yarn in "tomato."

What This Crochet Cardigan Video Tutorial Covers

The construction of this hexagon cardigan really is simple, which means that there’s virtually no shaping or counting. I really wanted this sweater pattern to be approachable for beginners though, so this step-by-step video tutorial covers a lot.

I basically walk you through the pattern from the very beginning of crocheting your hexagons to the end where you’re proudly seaming on your pockets. This is seriously one FUN pattern to watch come together.

How to crochet a hexagon cardigan out of simple shapes. Free pattern and video tutorial featuring Lion Brand Vanna's Style in "Tomato."
Step by step tutorial about how to crochet a hexagon cardigan sweater. Free pattern!

Because this video tutorial is thorough, this pattern is appropriate for a confident beginner who is ready to move from flat pieces like scarves to three dimensional awesomeness. Don’t worry though, you’ll be amazed at how the hexagons really do most of the work in creating the shape of this on-trend sweater. The skills you’ll need are double crochet, single crochet and working in the round.

Where to Find the Free Written Pattern

As you crochet along with the video tutorial, you’ll need the Day Date Cardigan written pattern to reference too. You can find the free pattern on the blog here. And if you’re a visual learner, it’ll be really helpful to also have access to the stitch chart that’s contained in the ad-free PDF.

Not only is the PDF formatted for easy printing, it includes the bonus stitch chart and schematic for extra ease in understanding the pattern. You can grab the pattern PDF on here and on Etsy here.

How to crochet a hexagon sweater - stitch chart and free pattern

Day Date Crochet Cardigan – Video Tutorial

Pin this video tutorial for later here.

Add this pattern and tutorial to your Ravelry queue or favorites here.

Links referenced in the video:
• Get the free Day Date Crochet Cardigan pattern: Part 1 here, Part 2 here.

• Grab the pattern PDF on here and on Etsy here.

Need help? Wanna show off your stitches? Join the Make & Do Crochet Crew Facebook group here!

And if you’re an Instagram enthusiast like me, I’d love for you to share your project with #makeanddocrew and tag me (@makeanddocrew) so we can all see what you’ve made!

Easy crochet hexagon pattern with pockets is lightweight and perfect for springtime. Made with Lion Brand Vanna's Style (a DK weight, category 3 yarn).

More Crochet Patterns With Video Tutorials

Now that you’ve finished your crochet hexagon cardigan, you’re ready to try these free crochet pattern with video tutorials. You might also like the women’s Campfire Cardigan and the kids’ XO Cardigan (sizes newborn-14), both of which are made from hexagons too.

Free crochet patterns featuring Lion Brand Yarn. This crochet sweater, scarf and boot patterns all include video tutorials.

1. The Alchemy Cardigan – a free four part crochet along pattern and video tutorial series

2. The Revival Scarf – free crochet bean stitch triangle scarf with video tutorial

3. The Dwell Sweater – easy crochet sweater video tutorial and free pattern

4. Cabin Boots – free pattern and video tutorial that uses flip flops for soles


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  • Kayhryn
    May 5, 2018 at 5:50 am

    How do I view the video.? I bought the pattern and use the links and I just keep going in circles with no sign of the video?

    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 5, 2018 at 10:16 am


      The video is above this comment area, right below the pink title that says “video tutorial”. Happy crocheting!!


  • Linda
    May 14, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I have not crocheted in a while, but ran across your tutorial. So thrilled. I am now on the second sweater in just a week. This is a great easy pattern to start with. I look forward to more ideas and the newsletter.

    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Wow! That’s amazing progress! Thanks so much for letting me know. I love hearing stories like yours!

      Happy crocheting. 🙂



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