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Part 2: Patchwork Party Cardi – LITE

This week we move onto crocheting our sweater fronts and joining them to the already completed back! Find part 1 of the free pattern and tutorial below or purchase the complete, printable PDF here.

Woman in grassy field wearing black pants, an ombre crochet cardigan with pockets and a tan hat.
This oversized patchwork sweater crochet pattern is part of a collaboration with Lion Brand Yarns. This post contains affiliate links.

If you’re completely new to the Patchwork Party Cardi pattern set, you can find the main page with all the resources and links for both the ORIGINAL and LITE sweaters here.

Table of Contents:
What to expect in Part 2
How do I print the pattern?
Video Tutorial – Part 2
Free Pattern – Part 2

Part 2 of the pattern is very similar to Part 1, which means you’ve already learned all the skills you need!

Keep reading for a few details on what to expect in Part 2 of the crochet along or jump down to this week’s free pattern and video tutorial.

Four pictures of blonde woman in grassy field wearing black pants, a silver and blue ombré crochet cardigan with pockets and wooden buttons and a brown hat.

The ORIGINAL Version of This Pattern

As a reminder, we’ve got a sister pattern to go alongside the LITE Patchwork Party Cardi. The ORIGINAL pattern uses many of the same skills as this pattern, but with more of a traditional patchwork look. Click the photo below to get the free pattern or pin the pattern for later here.

Patchwork Party Cardi ORIGINAL

What To Expect in Part 2

Last week we nailed down our gauge and strategically used Lion Brand Scarfie yarn to crochet and join both sides of the cardigan back. This week, we’ll be using the same stitches and skills to create nearly identical pieces for our cardigan fronts.

At the end of this week, you’ll have all main body pieces joined and be able to try on your little ombre vest! (Hurrah!)

Lion Brand Scarfie yarn, crochet hooks, wooden buttons and the bottom of a crochet cardigan made with the Lion Brand Scarfie yarn.

Get an All-In-One Crochet Kit

If you’re new to the crochet along and haven’t gotten your yarn yet, the all-in-one crochet kit is a perfect way to make your Patchwork Party Cardi. This all-in-one bundle from Lion Brand includes the Scarfie and Wool-Ease you’ll need, plus a free printable PDF of the complete pattern (delivered digitally).

Deliver it! Click to purchase the all-in-one crochet kit

And if you’re loving your Patchwork Party Cardi LITE so far and think you might like to make the ORIGINAL too, you can grab the kit here.

Want to Print the Pattern or Work At Your Own Pace?

As a reminder, you have the option to purchase the ad-free PDF of the complete pattern on Etsy here or LoveCrafts here. Not only does it include parts 1-4 of the pattern in one place, it’s formatted for easy printing and includes all the photo tutorials (with no ads!)

Print it! Purchase the ad-free PDF

Patchwork Party Cardi Video Tutorial Part 2

The ORIGINAL version of the Patchwork Party Cardi includes a very detailed video tutorial with each pattern stage. I focused on creating video support for the ORIGINAL pattern because most of the concepts translate to the LITE version as well. If you’re a visual learner or want to see the extended half double crochet stitches in action, you can watch the ORIGINAL video tutorial here.

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Patchwork Party Cardi LITE

Free Crochet Pattern – Part 2

Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF on Etsy here and on LoveCrafts here.

Save this pattern to your Ravelry here.

Pin this pattern for later here.

Explanation:
Introducing a simpler version of the original Patchwork Party Cardi! This pattern uses the same concepts as the original with fewer total crocheted strips, which means less seaming for you. You’ll lean heavily on the ombre self-striping yarn to create a subtle, painterly patchwork effect. Adjust the length, combine a few colors, add buttons–this is a straightforward pattern you can put your mark on using beginner garment-making skills.

Supplies:
Order an all-in-one kit from Lion Brand here.
 • Lion Brand Scarfie (Weight: 5/bulky – 312 yds, 5.3 oz) – 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) total skeins [(approx. 602 (753, 903, 1068, 1212) g)]
Cream/Silver [826-216]

For Ribbing:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (Weight: 4/medium – 197 yds, 3 oz) – 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Fisherman [620-099]

Additional Materials:
• Tapestry needle
Size L (8.00 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain main body gauge
Size J (6.00 mm) crochet hook for ribbing
• Stitch markers or safety pins
• Needle felting tool (optional, but very helpful to avoid weaving in ends)
• (4-5) 1” buttons (optional)

Measurements:

SizeFits Actual BustSweater Lengthof Skeins of
Scarfie for
Main Body*
of Skeins of
Wool-Ease for
Ribbing
XS28-30″28.5″52
S/M34-38″31″62
L/1X42-46″32″72
2/3X50-54″34.5″83
4/5X58-62″36″93

Sample pictured is a L/1X on a model with a 38” bust. (Intentionally sized up for a looser fit.)

Gauge:
12 ehdc x 6.5 rows = 4”

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
scblo – single crochet through the back loop only
sk – skip
slst – slip stitch
slstblo – slip stitch through the back loop only
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
yo – yarn over
tch – turning chain
ehdc – extended half double crochet: yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through one loop on hook, yo, draw through all three loops on hook
ehdc2tog – extended half double crochet two together: yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through one loop on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through one loop on hook, yo, draw through all five loops on hook

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Permissions + Copyright:
Please do not publish or share this pattern as your own. You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back this post. Do NOT use my photos as your own sales photos.

Tips for Planning Patchwork Look:
• Reference Part 1 of the free pattern for tips on planning your ombre patchwork effect as you crochet.

How to Minimize Ends to Weave In:
• Reference Part 1 of the video tutorial or free pattern for a recap on how to avoid weaving in ends.

Overall Pattern Notes:
• Pattern is written for smallest size, with stitch counts for larger sizes following in parentheses: XS (S/M, L/1X, 2/3X, 4/5X). It can be helpful to highlight all numbers related to your size before beginning. When only one number is given, it pertains to all sizes.

• Ch 3 counts as 1 ehdc throughout.

SWEATER FRONTS

Notes:
• When crocheting each piece, keep in mind tips from the “Planning Patchwork” notes above.

• If length was adjusted in Back pieces, work the same number of rows for each Front section before indenting for armholes.

RIGHT FRONT:

With larger hook:

*Foundation Row: Ch 28 (32, 38, 42, 46).

Row 1 (RS): Ehdc in fourth ch from hook, ehdc each ch to end; turn. (26 (30, 36, 40,
44) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, ehdc in each st to end; turn. (26 (30, 36, 40, 44) sts)

Rep Row 2 32 (34, 34, 36, 36) more times to create a total of 34 (36, 36, 38, 38) rows.** Keep yarn attached.

Indenting for Right Armhole:

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, ehdc in next 17 (19, 25, 27, 30) sts; turn. (18 (20, 26, 28, 31) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, ehdc in each st to end; turn. (18 (20, 26, 28, 31) sts)

Rep Row 2 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) more times to create a total of 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) rows in the armhole indent section. Fasten off leaving a 40” tail.

LEFT FRONT:

Rep from * to ** of Right Front. Then, fasten off.

Indenting for Left Armhole:

With RS facing, attach main color yarn in 9th (11th, 11th, 13th, 14th) st from RIGHT edge. (Left handed: With RS facing, attach main color yarn in 9th (11th, 11th, 13th, 14th) st from LEFT edge.)

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, ehdc in next st to the left (left-handed: right) of st yarn attached in, ehdc in each st to end; turn. (18 (20, 26, 28, 31) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, ehdc in each st to end; turn. (18 (20, 26, 28, 31) sts)

Rep Row 2 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) more times to create a total of 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) rows in the armhole indent section. Fasten off leaving a 40” tail.

Joining Fronts to Backs:

With all wrong sides facing up, lay both fronts out on either side of joined back pieces. Pin fronts to backs with stitch markers, taking care to line up each row of ehdc.

Use a tapestry needle and leftover yarn tails where possible and work from underarm to foundation row at bottom. Use a running stitch to join pieces together. (See photo at end of pattern.) At bottom of pieces, weave in end and fasten off.

Joining Shoulders:

With WS of sweater facing out, fold Fronts to overlap Back strips. (Sweater should be folded at both underarm side seams.) Use a tapestry needle and leftover yarn tails where possible to work a running stitch under “V” at top of all stitches. Take care to line up Front/Back stitches with each other, seaming one for one.

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Ready for Part 3 of the Free Pattern?

Next week, we’ll crochet and join the sleeves of our patchwork cardigans. I think you’ll love seeing your sweater come together for real!

Go to Part 3.

Remember if you’d like to have the complete pattern in one easily printable place, you can purchase the printable PDF and have full access to the full pattern. Get the ad-free, printable PDF on Etsy here and on LoveCrafts here.

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