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V-Stitch Crochet Cardigan – Free Pattern by Brindle Babe Designs

This casual V-stitch crochet cardigan comes together effortlessly with minimal counting and seaming. Follow this free pattern and tutorial with plus sizes.

This casual V-stitch crochet cardigan comes together effortlessly with minimal counting and seaming. Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Designed by Brindle Babe for Make and Do Crew: This casual V-stitch crochet cardigan comes together effortlessly with minimal counting and seaming. Made with Lion Brand Jeans yarn, this sweater is lightweight and wearable through all four seasons. Follow this free pattern and tutorial with plus sizes. #makeanddocrew #freecrochetpattern #crochetcardiganpattern
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for supplying the yarn for this v-stitch crochet cardigan pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share their free patterns with you, right here on Make & Do Crew.

Today Ashlie from Brindle Babe Designs is here with her free v-stitch crochet cardigan pattern! You can see lots of of Ashlie’s crochet patterns in her Etsy shop, Brindle Babe Designs. And be sure to check her out on social media too: FacebookInstagram and Pinterest. Ashlie, take it away!

Woman standing in front of a white wall. She has light brown hair and is wearing tortoise shell galsses, a light brown wide-brimmed hat, a red shirt and a lightweight crochet cardigan. She is looking at the camera and smiling while touching her hat.

Why I Love This Cardigan

The Jasmine Cardigan is a great for dressing up, dressing down, or hanging out at home. It can dress up as a going out outfit or just be thrown on and worn around the house for the cozy warm factor.

I wanted to design a “Jean” like jacket but dressed up with some more feminine features like the chevron detail on the sleeves. The V stitch pairs with this LB Collection Cotton Jeans yarn so well giving it so much texture and depth.

The construction of the cardigan is very simple with the body of the cardigan worked in one piece making for minimal seaming. Each sleeve is then worked separately and attached to the body.

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Yarn With Great Stitch Definition

I used LB Collection Cotton Jeans. I love the stitch definition this yarn gives. The speckled bits of white really make the yarn pop in garments. Also, how could you not love this indigo color! (Pictured on the left below.)

Also, it is cotton which makes it great for not only Fall and Winter but spring as well. I feel like this yarn was made for the V stitch it showcases the texture of the stitch so well.

A Beginner-Friendly Sweater

Most of this pattern utilizes the same stitch throughout making it an easy mindless project that you work up while binge watching your favorite Netflix show.

This is a beginner plus level pattern. You’ll get to practice decreasing. And don’t be intimidated by the chevron stitch! It’s a very simple stitch that only consists of double crochets and chaining.

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Check out the video tutorial to see the detailed construction of the body and sleeves. You will quickly see for yourself how simple the construction really is!

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Jasmine V-Stitch Crochet Cardigan
Free Pattern

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Explanation: Simple one piece cardigan with very minimal seaming. The dropped sleeve design and long sleeve make this a go to cardigan for Fall and Winter. The sleeves are finished with and beautiful chevron edging to add a little extra flair.

Skills required include double crochet, half double crochet, and half double crochet decrease.

Supplies:
Lion Brand Jeans (Weight: 4/medium – 246 Yds, 3.5 oz)
Classic Indigo (#505-110) – 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls
U.S G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
U.S H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
• Scissors
Stitch markers

Sizes/Measurements:
Measurements in inches:
XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Chest 38” 42” 46” 50” 54” 58” 62”
Length 23” 24” 26” 28” 29” 30” 31”
Armhole Depth 7” 8” 8” 9” 9” 10” 10”
Sleeve Length 16.5” 17” 17” 17.5” 17.5” 18” 18”

Gauge:
• 4” X 4” In V Stitch
6 stitches X 9 Rows
(Each V stich counts as 1 stitch. Swatch below contains 10 stitches across.)

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
Ch- Chain
St- Stitch
Sp- Space
Dc- Double Crochet
Hdc- Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog- Half Double Crochet 2 together

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Overall Pattern Notes:
• This cardigan is designed to be oversized with a dropped sleeve.

• The body is worked first, then split into 3 panels the back, and 2 front panels at the base of the armholes.

• Once you have split each panel each section is then worked separately.

• The sleeves are first worked flat then seamed at the base.

• The 2 front panels are then seamed at the top joining to the back panel.

• Each V stitch (2dc in the same sp) counts as 1 stitch.

• Chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

BODY

Ch 120(132, 144, 156, 168, 180, 192)

Step 1: 2dc into the 3rd ch from hook, *skip one ch, 2dc in next ch, rep from* to last 2 ch, skip one ch, dc in last ch, turn. V st count
58(64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94)

2: ch 2, *2dc into the center of each 2dc from previous row, rep from* to end of row, dc in ch-2 sp, turn

3: Repeat step 2 for 36(37, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47) rows

Separate body to form front panels.

FRONT PANELS

Step 1: ch 2, work 2dc into the center of each 2dc across, repeat for 14(16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts, dc into space between last V st and next V st, turn

2: ch 2, 2dc into the center of each 2dc from previous row, dc in ch-2 space, turn.

3: Repeat step 2 for 16(18, 18, 20, 20, 23, 23) rows, leave about a 12 in tail, Cut yarn

Attach yarn to opposite side and repeat steps 1-3.

BACK PANEL

Attach yarn to the same space as the last dc from row 1 side panel. (See photo for placement).

Step 1: ch 2, 2dc in the center of each 2dc, repeat for 28(32, 34, 38, 40, 44, 46) sts, dc into space between last V and dc from row 1 of side the side panel, turn.

2: ch 2, *2dc into the center of each 2dc from previous row, dc in ch-2 sp, turn.

3: Repeat step 2 for 16(18, 18, 20, 20, 23, 23) rows.

SLEEVES (make 2)

Ch 46(52, 52, 58, 58, 64, 64, 68)

Row 1: 2dc into the 3rd ch from hook, *skip one ch, 2dc in next ch, rep from* to last 2 ch, skip one ch, dc in last ch, turn. You should have 21( 24, 24, 27, 27, 30, 30) V sts.

2: ch 2, 2dc into the center of each 2dc from previous row, dc in ch-2 sp, turn

Size XS:

Row 3-8: Repeat step 2

Row 9: (decrease row): ch 2, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 V sts, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, dc in ch-2 sp, turn

Row 10: ch 2, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row (as pictured), 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 dcs, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row, dc in ch-s sp.

11-20: Repeat row 2

21-22: Repeat Row 9-10

23-31: Repeat row 2

You should end with 17 V sts [34]

Change to 4.00mm hook

32: ch 1, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc to last 2 sts, 2hdc, 2hdc in ch2 sp, [38]

33: ch1, 2hdc, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc, 2hdc in ch 1 sp, turn [40]

Size S-M:

Row 3-10: Repeat step 2

Row 11: (decrease row) ch 2, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 V sts, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, dc in ch-2 sp, turn

Row 12: ch 2, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row (as pictured), 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 dcs, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row, dc in ch-2 sp.

13-20: Repeat row 2

21-22: Repeat row 11-12

23-29: Repeat row 2

30-31: Repeat Row 11-12

32: Repeat row 2

You should end with 18 V sts [36]

Change to 4.00mm hook

33: ch 1, 2hdc, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc, 2hdc in ch2 sp, [38]

34: ch1, 2hdc, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc, 2hdc in ch 1 sp, turn [40]

Size L-XL:

Row 3-11: Repeat step 2

Row 12: (decrease row) ch 2, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 V sts, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, dc in ch-2 sp, turn

Row 13: ch 2, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row (as pictured), 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 dcs, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row, dc in ch-s sp.

14-20: Repeat row 2

21-22: Repeat Row 12-13

23-33: Repeat row 2

You should end with 23 V sts [46]

Change to 4.00mm hook

34: ch 1, 2hdc,, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc, 2hdc in ch2 sp, [48]

35: ch1, 2hdc, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc, 2hdc in ch 1 sp, turn [50]

Size 2X-3X:

Row 3-12: Repeat step 2

Row 13: (decrease row) ch 2, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 V sts, 1 dc into the center of the next 2 V sts, dc in ch-2 sp, turn.

Row 14: ch 2, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row (as pictured), 2dc in the center each 2dc from previous row, until the last 2 dcs, 2 dc in between 1 dcs from previous row, dc in ch-s sp.

15-28: Repeat row 2

29-30: Repeat Row 13-14

29-35: Repeat row 2

You should end with 26 V sts [52]

Change to 4.00mm hook

36: ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc to last 2 sts, hdc, hdc2tog, [50]

37: ch1, hdc each st across, turn [50]

SLEEVE EDGE

Sizes XS-3X:

Step 1: ch 2, 2dc in same st, 1 dc over next 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 4 sts, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 4 sts, repeat to last 6 ch, sk 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc into turning ch, turn.

2: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc into first st, 1dc over next 3 sts, *sk 2 sts, 1dc into each of the next 3sts, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] into ch 2 sp, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; rep from* to last 6 sts, sk 2 sts, 1 dc into each of th3e next 3 sts, 2dc in ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 4 sts, repeat to last 6 ch, sk 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc into top of turning ch.

Repeat step 2 for 2 more rows.

SEAMING

Shoulders

Lay your work flat, turn both front panels inward so they align with the back panel, starting at the outside edge place stitch markers to line up sts on the front and back panels. Seam the 2 pieces together using ladder stitch or preferred seaming method.

Sleeves

Lay your sleeves flat, fold in half, starting from the wrist seam the edges together.

Continue working wrong side out. Align base of sleeve seam with the base of the arm hole opening, seam sleeve to armhole.

Thank you so much for following along! I would love to see your finished pieces! Please tag me if you share photos on Instagram @BrindleBabeDesigns or use #jasminecardigan

Thanks again to Ashlie from Brindle Babe Designs for sharing this free v-stitch crochet cardigan pattern! Be sure to check out Ashlie’s Etsy shop for lots more modern crochet patterns!

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