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Hexagon Crochet Cardigan Sweater – Free Pattern

Crochet hexagon cardigan pattern made with Lion Brand Vel-Lux velour yarn. Free pattern + tutorial.

This incredibly comfortable crochet cardigan sweater is simpler than it looks. Made from two basic hexagons, you’ll love watching your new favorite cardigan take shape! Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here.

This velour crochet cardigan sweater pattern is the comfiest thing you'll ever make! Free pattern + tutorial featuring Lion Brand Yarn.
This free crochet cardigan sweater pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.

Want a crochet cardigan sweater looks on-trend, stylish and (dare I say it?) store bought–but feels like a luxury hotel bathrobe? A project you can try on as you go? Stitch charts to help you along the way? Well, you’re going to LOVE the Brunch Cardigan then, my friends!

Keep reading for all the details and to watch a video overview or scroll down for the complete free pattern.

This velour crochet cardigan sweater pattern is the comfiest thing you'll ever make! Free pattern + tutorial featuring Lion Brand Yarn.

The Birth of the Brunch Cardigan

I started designing this crochet cardigan sweater way back in February before our little babe was even born. As a soon-to-be 42 week pregnant mom, I wanted something soft and effortless in my hands while I wondered why my baby was still, still, still on the inside.

Then, with so much joy and serenity, he was coaxed out into the world and we started to get to know and love him. I carried along with the Brunch Cardigan when I had a spare minute (which wasn’t often!), but because I was usually buried under a baby while crocheting, I rarely stood up and properly measured it.

This resulted in way more frogging than was necessary, but I’ll always look at this sweater and think of the sweet swirl that was those newborn days.

This velour crochet cardigan sweater pattern is made from two basic hexagons! Free pattern + tutorial with plus sizes.

Not My First Crochet Hexagon Sweater Rodeo

If you poke around the free pattern archives a bit, you’ll see that I’ve got a thing for making crochet cardigans out of hexagons. It’s just such a magical, effortless way of creating sleeves and a body that it still tickles my geometry bone every time I see a sweater come together.

If you’re new to the whole hexagon crochet cardigan game, let me explain: You’ll work in the round to make two hexagons. Then you’ll extend a couple of the sides of each hexagon to make it the perfect size to fit over your bust, shoulders and arms.

How to crochet a hexagon cardigan sweater - free pattern and tutorial in women's sizes.

Next, you’ll fold the hexagons into “L” shapes, seam two sides and add some additional length to the bottom of the sweater. All while feeling like a legit crochet magician!

Tutorial describing how to make a crochet hexagon sweater including how to seam the hexagons together.

If you like the sound of crochet cardigan sweaters made from hexagons, you’ll love these free patterns too.

A grid of three free crochet sweaters made from hexagons including two sweater patterns for women and pattern for kids.
1. Day Date Cardigan (with video tutorial) // 2. XO Cardigan // 3. Campfire Cardigan

Extra Help For Visual Learners

Crochet is funny because sometimes a really basic sequence can look like a bunch of gobbly-goop when written in crochet pattern language. If you learn better visually, I highly recommend grabbing the PDF version of this pattern because it includes a super clear stitch chart that will help you understand the written pattern even more easily.

Plus, the ad-free PDF is formatted for printing, so you can crochet on the go (or on your couch!) without looking at your phone or computer every three seconds.

women's crochet hexagon cardigan sweater pattern stitch chart

A Yarn You’ll Want to Live In

Ok, if I’m being honest, I’ve never been much of a velour person. Even in the 90’s when everyone was wearing crushed velvet homecoming dresses and track suits, I felt like it just had a weird texture I couldn’t jump on board with.

Consider me the captain of the velour train now! Ha. What changed my mind? Making this crochet cardigan sweater out of Lion Brand Vel-Lux yarn! This sweater is by far the most comfortable thing I’ve ever made. In fact, I’m wearing it as I type this! YOU ARE GOING TO WANT THIS ONE IN YOUR CLOSET. I promise you.

Free crochet cardigan pattern using Lion Brand Vel-Lux velour yarn in the color "dusty pink."

Vel-Lux yarn is technically a category 4 yarn, but it’s on the chunkier side, so it works up pretty quickly. There are some really beautiful greys in this line of yarn that make me want to start another Brunch Cardigan ASAP!

UPDATE: Lion Brand created a kit from this pattern that includes all the yarn you’ll need to make your Brunch Cardigan, plus a printed copy of the pattern. You can grab your kit here!

Watch a Video Preview of the Brunch Cardigan

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million, right? I wanted you to be able to see just how beautifully drapey and soft this hexagon cardigan is, so I put together a little video. I hope it inspires you to give this pattern a try!

This velour crochet cardigan sweater pattern is the comfiest thing you'll ever make! Free pattern + tutorial featuring Lion Brand Yarn.

The Brunch Cardigan
Free Crochet Cardigan Sweater Pattern

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF with stitch chart here on LoveCrafts.com or here on Etsy.

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Explanation:
This silky soft sweater is so much simpler than it looks. Made from two basic hexagons, you’ll love watching your cardigan take shape before your very eyes! And because of how it’s constructed, you can try it on and adjust as you crochet, making this the perfect pattern for garment-making newbies. 

Supplies:
Purchase a kit with all the yarn you’ll need, plus a printed copy of the pattern here.
Lion Brand Vel-Luxe (Weight: 4/medium – 246 yds, 5.3 oz)
Dusty Pink (#536-140) – 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) skeins [(approx. 620 (710, 900, 1000, 1110) g)]
• Tapestry needle
Size L (8.0 mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers or safety pins
(Optional) Stitch chart in printable PDF

Sizes:

SizeFits BustLength 
S/M……………..28-34”…………..27”
M/L…………….34-40”…………..29”
L/1X……………40-46”…………..31”
1X/2X………….46-52”…………..33”
2X/3X………….52-58”…………..37”

Fit is intended to be oversized. For a tighter fit, size down. Sample pictured is a M/L on a 5’9” model with a 41” bust.

Gauge:
12 dc x 6.5 rows = 4”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
bpdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
ch-1 sp – space created by 1 chain
ch-2 sp – space created by 2 chains
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet two together (decrease)
dec – decrease
fpdc – front post double crochet 
inc – increase
PM – place marker
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
tch – turning chain
WS – wrong side

Overall Pattern + Sizing Notes:
• Pattern is written in smallest size with larger sizes following in parenthesis. 

• Sweater is constructed by creating two hexagons, folding them and then seaming them together at the back and top of arms. Each hexagon begins the same, but then undergoes some adjustments to make two hexagons that mirror each other. 

• In order to make the sleeve side of the hexagon (Side 1) more fitted than the other sides, a dc2tog decrease is worked on the dc rounds after Round 3. 

• Ch 3 at the beginning of a row/round always counts as a dc.

• Ch 4 at the beginning of a row/round always counts as a dc and a ch-1sp.

MAIN HEXAGONS

Notes:
• If extra visual help is desired, see stitch chart on p. 12 of printable PDF for visual instruction.

• Because of the dc2tog decrease on rounds 4, 6, 8, 10, etc, Side 1 will always have fewer total stitches/spaces than the other sides. This is intentional. 

Make 2.

Foundation: Ch 4, sl st to first ch to join.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. (3 dc per side)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc to corner ch-1 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-1 sp] 5 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last corner ch-1 sp, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. (7 dc per side)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc to corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp] 5 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last corner ch-2 sp, dc in each remaining dc, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. (11 dc per side)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp] 5 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last corner ch-2 sp, dc in each remaining dc, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. (14 dc for Side 1, 15 dc for all other sides)

Rounds 5-7 (7, 9, 9, 11): Rep Round 4. [23 (23, 29, 29, 35) dc for Side 1; 27 (27, 35, 35, 43) dc for all other sides]

Round 8 (8, 10, 10, 12): Ch 4, sk dc2tog, dc in next dc, [*ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to corner, [(ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in corner sp, dc in first dc of next side] 6 times, **dc in next dc of Side 1, ch 1, sk 1 dc; rep from ** to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. [13 (13, 16, 16, 19) ch-1 sps for Side 1; 15 (15, 19, 19, 23) ch-1 sps for all other sides]

Round 9 (9, 11, 11, 13): Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from * to corner, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in corner sp, dc in first dc of next side; rep from * 5 times, **ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from ** to beginning of round, ch 1, sl st to 3rd dc from beginning of round to join. [15 (15, 18, 18, 21) ch-1 sps for Side 1; 17 (17, 21, 21, 25) ch-1 sps for all other sides]

Round 10 (10, 12, 12, 14): Rep Round 9. [17 (17, 20, 20, 23) ch-1 sps for Side 1; 19 (19, 23, 23, 27) ch-1 sps for all other sides]

Size 2X/3X Only:
Round 15: Rep Round 9 once more. (25 ch-1 sps for Side 1; 29 ch-1 sps for all other sides)

All Sizes:
Round 11 (11, 13, 13, 16): Ch 3, dc2tog over first ch-1sp and next dc, dc in each dc and ch-1sp to corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-2 sp] 5 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last corner ch-2 sp, dc in each remaining dc, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. [38 (38, 44, 44, 54) dc for Side 1; 43 (43, 51, 51, 63) dc for all other sides]

Last 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) Rounds: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to corner ch-2 sp, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to next corner ch-2 sp] 5 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last corner ch-2 sp, dc in each remaining dc, sl st to 3rd ch from beginning of round to join. 

At completion of Round 15 (16, 18, 19, 22), there should be: 50 (53, 59, 62, 72) dc for Side 1; 59 (63, 71, 75, 87) dc for all other sides.

Fasten off. Move on to Hexagon Extensions section.

HEXAGON EXTENSIONS

Notes:
• Extra length is added to certain hexagon sides to extend the back, bottom and sleeves of the sweater. Right and left sides are worked differently, so please follow separate instructions for both. 

• Pattern refers to different sides of the hexagon by number, which is illustrated in the chart below. Think of these side numbers as fixed to the orientation of looking at the right side of the hexagon.

For example, Side 3 is always Side 3, whether you flip the hexagon over or not. Side 3 does not become Side 5, just because the hexagon is flipped to the wrong side. If you’re feeling confused, lay hexagon out with RS facing and safety pin a paper “name tag” to each side so that you can easily identify them when you turn your hexagon over to the WS to begin with attaching yarn. 

• Each extension is worked back and forth in rows.

• When working Row 1, check to make sure ch-1 sps line up with ch-1 spaces from last ch-1 sp row of hexagon. 

Learn how to crochet a cardigan sweater from two hexagons in this tutorial from Make & Do Crew.
Click here to see a larger version of this chart.

BACK and BOTTOM EXTENSIONS

Right Half of Sweater:

Notes: 
• Back extension is worked along Side 3. Bottom extension is worked along Side 4. See chart above for more details.

With WS facing, attach yarn in corner ch-2 sp at beginning of Side 4. (Lefties: With WS facing, attach yarn in ch-2 corner sp at beginning of Side 3.)

Important: Begin Row 1 with WS facing. 

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, [dc in first dc of side, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to next corner ch-2 sp**, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in corner ch-2 sp] twice ending at **, ch 1, dc in next corner ch-2 sp; turn. [31 (33, 37, 39, 45) ch-1 sps per side] 

Row 2 (RS): Ch 4, dc in first dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc**; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in corner ch-2 sp, dc in first dc of next side; rep from * to ** to tch, ch-1, dc in 3rd ch of tch; turn. [33 (35, 39, 41, 47) ch-1 sps per side]

Fasten off for size S/M only.

Sizes M/L, L/1X, 1X/2X, 2X/3X Only
Row 3 (WS): Rep Row 2. [- (37, 41, 43, 49) ch-1 sps per side]

Fasten off sizes M/L, L/1X only.

Sizes 1X/2X, 2X/3X Only
Row 4 (RS): Rep Row 2. [- (-, -, -, 45, 51) ch-1 sps per side]

Fasten off.

Left Half of Sweater:

Notes: 
• Back extension is worked along Side 5. Bottom extension is worked along Side 4. See chart above for more details.

With WS facing, attach yarn in corner ch-2 sp at beginning of Side 5. (Lefties: With WS facing, attach yarn in corner ch-2 sp at beginning of Side 4.)

Important: Begin Row 1 with WS facing. 

Rows 1-2 (3, 3, 4, 4): Rep all rows of Right Half of Sweater.

SLEEVE EXTENSIONS

Notes: 
• Sleeve extensions are identical on both hexagons and are worked along Side 1. 

• As with main hexagon, a dc2tog dec will eliminate one st from each dc row. The dc2tog is worked just as it was previously. 

• Cuff will add approximately 2” to the sleeve.

With WS facing, attach yarn in corner ch-2 sp at beginning of Side 1. (Lefties: Also attach yarn in ch-2 corner sp at beginning of Side 1, which will be opposite of where Righties attach.) See chart above for more details on where to attach yarn.

Place marker in top of dc2tog stitch from previous round. The exact placement of the dc2tog dec is not critical, but it’s helpful to move this marker to the new dc as each row is worked to keep the dec in about the same spot.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, dc in second (first, first, second, second) dc of side, *ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * to corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc in corner ch-2 sp; turn. [26 (28, 31, 32, 37)] ch-1 sps]

Rows 2-3: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from * to tch, ch-1, dc in 3rd ch of tch; turn. [26 (28, 31, 32, 37)] ch-1 sps]

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first ch-1 sp, dc in each dc and ch-1sp to marker, dc2tog over marked st and next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, dc in each ch-1sp and dc to tch, dc in 4th and 3rd ch of tch; turn. [52 (56, 62, 64, 74) dc]

Rows 5-8 (8, 8, 8, 6): Rep Row 4. 

At completion of Last Row, there should be 48 (52, 58, 60, 72) dc.

JOINING PIECES

• See photo below for visual explanation of seaming technique.

How to seam crochet cardigan

To pin each hexagon’s sleeve: 
With RS facing out, bring both corners of side 1 together to form the wrist. Pin sides 2 and 6 together to form sleeve. Take care to keep stitches lined up. You may find it easiest to visually align the ch-1 sp “windows” on either side of the seam. Hexagons should now look like two mirrored “L” shapes. See photo within blog post above.

To pin back seam: 
With RS facing out, line up both “L” shapes and pin so that once again, stitches are aligned.  

Seaming:
Using a tapestry needle and single strand of MC yarn, begin seaming at the bottom of the back seam and work toward the neck using a zig zag seam or preferred seaming technique. Fasten off and weave in ends. (See photo above.)

Next, seam each sleeve, beginning at the wrist and working toward the neck. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Wrist Cuff:
Turn cardigan so RS is facing out. Join yarn in ch-3 from beginning of last sleeve row, which is now located at the sleeve seam. Do not work a dc into this ch-3 st, instead, begin Round 1 in the next dc.

Round 1 (RS): Ch 2, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), dc2tog around sleeve, sl st to dc2tog from beginning of round to join; do not turn. [24 (26, 29, 30, 35) dc]

Round 2 (RS): Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in next 9 (10, 12, 12, 15) dc, dc2tog, dc in next 10 (11, 11, 13, 14) dc, dc2tog (dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog, dc3tog), sl st to beginning ch-3 to join; do not turn. [22 (24, 26, 28, 32) dc]

Rounds 3-4: Ch 3, sk first dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc; rep from * until 1 dc remains, fpdc around last dc, sl st to beginning ch-3 to join. [22 (24, 26, 28, 32) dc]

Fasten off.

EXTRA BOTTOM EXTENSION

Notes: 
• Final extension is worked in rows along bottom of cardigan only. To make cardigan longer, work additional repeats of Row 5.

• When working Row 1, back seam counts as 1 dc. 

Sizes M/L, L/XL:
With WS of sweater facing, attach yarn in farthest-right dc at cardigan bottom. (Lefties: Attach yarn in farthest-left dc at cardigan bottom.)

Sizes S/M, 1X/2X, 2X/3X:
With WS of sweater facing, attach yarn in farthest-right tch at cardigan bottom. (Lefties: Attach yarn in farthest-left tch at cardigan bottom.)

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from * to end of side; turn.

Rows 2-3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4 (RS): Ch 3, dc in first ch-1 sp, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp to tch, dc in 4th and 3rd ch of tch; turn.

Rows 5-6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in each dc to end of row; turn. 

For a longer cardigan, repeat Row 5 until desired length is reached.

Rows 7-8: Ch 3, sk first dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc; rep from * until tch remains, dc in tch sp; turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, sk first dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc; rep from * until tch remains, dc in tch sp; do not turn, do not fasten off.  Move on to Collar.

COLLAR

• With yarn still attached and RS of sweater facing, collar is worked along front edge, neck and down the second front edge. 

• In Row 1, getting stitches in exactly the right place matters less than ensuring the row lays smoothly (no waves, no puckers).

• In Row 2, the repeat can end with either a fpdc or a bpdc. It will depend on how many sts were made in Row 1.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in same sp, dc evenly around front edge, neck and down second front edge by placing stitches at the approximate frequency listed below; turn. 
2 dc in each row end
2 dc in each corner sp
1 dc in each dc

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, *fpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc; rep from * to last dc, dc in last dc; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, sk first dc, fpdc around each front post and bpdc around each back post to tch, dc in tch; turn.

Fasten off. Weave in remaining ends. 

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52 Comments

  • Cobalt Crochet Tutorials
    July 26, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Wonderful job, Jess!! Thank you!!

    Reply
  • Denise Briese
    July 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Dear god Woman you are amazing! I just adore your work! Keepem coming!

    Reply
  • Allison
    July 31, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Amazingly beautiful cardigan! I am so excited to have such a lush sweater to be working on. The yarn feels like heaven in my hands! I do have one question. In Round 2 of the hexagons, you say to work into ch-2 spaces, but in Round 1, the chains were only one stitch long. Am I misunderstanding?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 3, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Ooops! Nope, that’s a mistake. Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll change it now. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kim Mcloughlin
    August 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Hi,

    I was just wondering where the tutorial for this cardigan is please.
    I couldnt find it.
    I saw the short video for the finished product but not the step to step video.

    Thankyou for your help

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 3, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Hey Kim,

      I’m sorry I don’t have a step-by-step video at this time, just the video preview. I have the Day Date Cardigan tutorial, which is quite similar in concept in case you want to check that out.

      Happy crocheting!
      Jess

      Reply
  • Susan
    August 4, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Hi Jess!
    Wow! You’ve created another Awesome cardigan! I’m excited to give it a try. Just about to purchase the ad free pattern. I LoveYour Hexagon creations, geometry is a favorite of mine too, :-)!
    I do have a question, have you machine washed and machine dried the Veluxe yarn?
    Always Grateful for Your Crochet Inspiration!
    Thank So Much!

    Reply
    • Susan
      August 21, 2019 at 11:48 am

      Hi Again!
      I have a follow up to my question about about washing and drying Veluxe yarn.
      I ended up purchasing a ball. Crocheted a 16” X 16” swatch. Stuck it into the washer with a few other garments. Washed on delicate cycle and dried it on ultra low heat with Bounce dryer sheets. My swatch came out beautiful and remained a 16”x16” after laundering. I’m thrilled! My kitty has a little pallet with the swatch now. Ha! Ha!
      Just thought I’d follow up in case anyone else was interested. :-)!

      Reply
    • Kendra
      August 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Jess!

      I’m addicted to making your cardigan patterns, so I’m always excited when you release a new one. 😍

      One question:, for the extensions, in row 2 it says I should have 35 squares per side (size m/l) and I just can’t figure out how that’s to happen. Am I missing something or is this a typo?

      Thanks!!

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        September 17, 2019 at 10:12 am

        Hey Kendra, the first dc of that row is worked into the actual first dc of (instead of skipping a dc like you usually would.) I’m going to clarify that in the pattern because I see how it could be confusing how it’s written.

        Jess

        Reply
  • Theresa
    August 4, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Truly amazing concept —and so beautiful too. Your patterns don’t look as good on me as they do on you (I am much older, shorter, and a bit stooped shoulder) but they still look great and I love them. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

    Reply
  • Georgina
    August 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I’m in live with the look of cardigan! However, I’m not sure I want to use the vel-luxe yarn. Worried about how it’ll hold up in the wash. Do you think I could get away with using a bulky weight, like hygge?

    Reply
  • Carol Sellick
    August 4, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Jess I really like your patterns. They’re great for a beginner.
    I really like the brunch cardigan but the velour yarn would be too heavy for summer and fall. Can you suggest a lighter weight yarn? Thanks.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Hey Carol,

      I’d try out a few category 4 or 5 yarns with gauge swatches and see how the gauge compares. I do find this sweater surprisingly comfortable to wear on summer evenings though, for what it’s worth. Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Isishaj
    August 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I love this! Im still having a hard time following the pattern. Round 2, but I think it looks good. But round 3 does not work yet. I will looking into the video tutorial for the beginner crotchet cardigan, I do hope you can get a tutorial for this one as well. <3

    Reply
  • Sue
    August 6, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Loving this pattern so far. I am just finishing my first hexagon and working on the right side first addition and was wondering if the chain 1 space count was correct on row 2 and three, or if that count actually included the corner space. No matter what I try those rows only increase each by 1. Thanks so much

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 25, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      I think the confusion might be coming from the fact that you don’t skip the first dc in those rows, so you’re technically adding another ch-1 sp at the beginning and end of each row. Does that make sense?

      I’ve changed the wording in the pattern to help clarify. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Lorraine Willis
    August 7, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Beautiful! I cannot wear such a bulky large sweater. However I would like to make this one by reducing the size. If I pick a bust size one or two sizes smaller than my measurements would this work? Not sure how to make it a slimmer size? Help!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Yes! I think that’s a great plan. Then you can always add more length to the sleeves or bottom if you’d like.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Rachel
    August 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Beautiful cardigan!! I’m so excited to start! It will be my first project now that I’ve recovered from wrist surgery! I don’t have LB Vel-Luxe in my local stores and won’t order online with LB (long story) but yarn sub recommends Bernat Baby Velvet. Do you think this will drape the same?

    Reply
  • Debbie
    August 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    In row 2 of the hexagon extension I am only getting 40 ch 1 sp for 1x. Does the corner count as a ch 1 space?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 25, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      I think the confusion might be coming from the fact that you don’t skip the first dc in those rows, so you’re technically adding another ch-1 sp at the beginning and end of each row. Does that make sense?

      I’ve changed the wording in the pattern to help clarify. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Joanna
    August 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I would love to make this but I can’t figure out the larger size in parentheses. Could you explain how to follow them?

    Reply
  • Nicol Kirk
    August 15, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Hi Jess. I’m making your Brunch Crochet Cardigan and I was wondering if I could use LB Feels Like Butta and still get the same drape?

    Reply
  • Patty Rae
    August 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I’m not understanding what the bold numbers in parentheses mean in rounds 5-7, 8, etc. sorry to sound so stupid. I must’ve missed the explanation.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 25, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Those are the numbers related to the larger sizes. So the first number is always related to the smallest size and the subsequent numbers are related to each larger size after that.

      S/M (M/L, L/1X…)

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

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  • KellyWI
    August 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Been trying to crochet a baby blanket in Bernat Baby Velvet and having a horrendous issue with the yarn looping. Will this yarn and pattern have the same issue? I have both yarns but after wasting too much yarn (destroyed) due to frogging and the looping issue, I was wondering how this sweater is after hand washing? LionBrand Vel-Luxe instructs to hand wash and dry flat. I will definitely be making this beautiful cardigan pattern this winter. Looking forward to your response when you have the time and thank you for all your wonderful patterns (in the process of finishing the cardigan crocheted with LB’s Comfy Cotton Blend – my first attempt at making a cardigan).

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  • Sandi Peterson
    August 28, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    This is such a beautiful design! I have the pieces made and ready to seam, and I have a quick question, do the sleeve seams get sewn all the way to the center back or do you leave a neck opening?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:14 am

      There is a neck opening, because you’ve added more spacing between the back area. (You do seam the entire length of the edge though, so none is flapping down in the front.) Feels hard to explain. Do the photos above make any better sense than I’m making, lol?

      Jess

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  • Denise
    August 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Mine won’t lay flat the first few rows… using same yarn / hook. Normal and keep going or?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Yes! THat’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. That will make it form an “L” shape for the sleeve and body. 🙂

      Jess

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  • Becky
    August 30, 2019 at 11:40 am

    I’ve been trying all the links to purchase this pattern and so far none of them are working. I’ve got all the supplies to start making, but I always find it easier to work from paper than to keep having to look at my phone. Love all your patterns and I’m sure I will love this one too!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Thank you! I love hearing that.

      I’m so sorry about the pattern PDF. Tech issue on the site I sell the patterns on. Should be corrected now. 🙂

      Jess

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  • L`
    August 30, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I’m getting an account suspension error message when I try to click the link to buy the pattern…

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Ugh. I’m so sorry about that. Tech issue on the site I sell the patterns on. Should be corrected now. 🙂

      Jess

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  • Rin
    September 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    How did you get the Vel-Luxe yarn to work? This yarn is already a nightmare to work with for me, and all I’ve done thus far is try to wind it into a ball. I’m barely halfway through my first skein and have had 4 really poorly done tie-offs that immediately broke as I wound, and the flocking or whatever has just flaked off the thread once it’s cut or breaks.

    Did you encounter this at all, and if so, do you have any solutions? I’m really hoping this is just a crappy skein and that my others won’t be like this, but I’m not holding my breath.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 17, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Oh no! That does sound like an abnormally bad skein. I know you can contact Lion Brand’s customer service and let them know.

      I did find it took a little getting used to to crochet with, but my skeins definitely didn’t have those issues. I hope the other skeins are working better!

      Jess

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  • Sandra
    September 7, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Hi, just a query I am up to round 12, maybe I am misunderstanding the pattern. 12 is the round i am at which is a repeated of row 9, looking at the finished cardi by my reasoning I should be doing the dc all along and not making more spaces,as comparing mine to the picture after the 3rounds of spaces there’s seems to be about 6rounds of solids before more spaces. Hope this makes sense to you. Love the pattern and the other designs you have and always pleased to buy patterns as it is your intellectual property. Thanks Sandra

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  • Dani
    September 10, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Stupid question but is it possible to use 2 colors? I’m trying to use up my Vel-luc stash and only have 4 of each color.

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    • Jess
      September 10, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Sure! You could just switch colors wherever you want to in the pattern to combine them.

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      • Dani
        September 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm

        Thank you!!

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  • Kate
    September 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Wow! I just finished this in the eggplant shade as a gift and I am going to have to make myself one ASAP. What a fantastic pattern! It was so easy to follow (once I figured out how the hexagon grows), and I was absolutely amazed once I started seaming the pieces together. Thank you so much for all the hard work that went into making this available for us. I’m even more impressed that you did it while so very pregnant. I, too, was still pregnant at 42 weeks, and I wish I had done something productive… I put all my energy into moping about it instead. Hah!

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  • Ray
    September 17, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I love this pattern!! Buuuut I forgot to gauge the first time around so I ended up with a giant snuggie like monstrosity… Had to go down two hook sizes but this go around is looking so much better. Anywho. Don’t be like me. Remember to gague your projects 😂😂😂.

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  • Lois Chase
    September 18, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I purchased the Brunch Cardigan got to row 5 and have a problem.
    To my way of thinking one repeats round 4, over while increasing the number of dc, but when I count on the guide, it is entirely different. Could I please get an explanation of rows 5 – 7.. I wonder where my thinking has gone wrong.
    I am making M/L size..
    Thanking you in advance.
    Lois

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  • Anna
    September 19, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Ok I am trying so hard to figure out the back and bottom extensions…I must admit I’m not the most proficient pattern reader, I do much better with the charts, which is why I purchased the pattern! But on the back and north extension without the chart I’m a bit confused, when you say fixed sides, does this mean no matter if the WS OR RS is facing up side 3 is the same location? I’m also struggling not having the chart to know am I continuously working from side 4 to side 3?

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 25, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Okay, I think I understand your question. When you’re assigning numbers to each side, it should be with the RS facing up. So then once you flip it over to attach your yarn for the beginning of the extension, the side #s don’t actually change. (It can even be helpful to pin a label to each side so that you don’t get disoriented when you’re flipping it around.)

      So possibly, it might have been worked on the wrong side for the first hexagon, but luckily I think you might have the right location for the second hexagon? If that’s the case, you can just save that one and then make a second hexagon following the directions for the first (right) side.

      Does all that make sense? 🙂

      Jess

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  • Megan
    February 22, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    When I’m working the hexagon extensions, I have finished side 3 and side 4 extensions but when you go to work on side 5 and side 4 extensions side 4 is built up from working it on the right side? How do I continue the left side of side 5 to side 4 if side 4 is to high? I hope that makes sense.

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