Easy Crochet Sweater Pattern PDF (Blue Ripples Cardigan)

I love this cardigan and it's slouchy, over-sized look. It can serve as a sweater or a jacket, and has a lovely drape in the back. It is very easy to make and has only two short seams.

This cardigan is basically ONE-SIZE-FITS-MOST, but I do provide a gauge and some simple guidelines for adjusting the size. Guidelines do not include altering stitch counts.

The cardigan’s body is worked as one continuous piece, and then the sleeves are crocheted onto it. The main stitches used are chain and double crochet.


  • Detailed written instructions - standard US English , crochet terminology
  • Numerous how-to photos
  • Suitable for confident BEGINNER crocheter
  • Measures Width back panel 35.5”; front panels , 17” each; sleeves 14” around at armhole, 9“ around , at wrists / Length back panel 33”; front panels 33” , each; sleeves 11”, , The model wearing this cardigan is 5’8” tall.

Materials you need at home:

  • This cardigan was made using LION BRAND YARNS Heartland 100% acrylic yarn, weightMedium 4 (5 oz / 142 g / 251 yd / 230 m).
  • LION BRAND YARNS Heartland, , color LAKE CLARK x 7
  • Size N/10 mm crochet hook , (for base chain)
  • Size M/13/9.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
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Sonja Hood (KnotYourselfOut)

I absolutely love to crochet! My mother taught me how when I was five years old, and it occupied a lot of my childhood.

It was during my time living in Bulgaria, as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, that I first began to dream about writing and publishing my own crochet patterns.

As the years passed, work became my main focus, but I continued to dream about becoming a crochet designer and I collected inspiration from the many different places I was working in and traveling to: Bulgaria, Boston, Germany, Canada, Ireland (to name a few).

It was the birth of my son, ultimately, that finally gave me the opportunity to realize my dream. When my son was a baby, I wrote and published two crochet books (Painted Jute Rugs, Annie’s Attic, 2010 & Elegant Beaded Bags, Leisure Arts, 2013).

When my son began school my focus shifted to selling patterns online. I have been having the absolute time of my life -- crocheting, imagining crochet, writing about crochet, and engaging with many amazing crochet-lovers in online communities!

Home is now Toronto in Canada.

Thanks for reading my profile. I hope you will find a design in my shop that inspires you (the way it did me) to stitch up something beautiful.

Sonja Hood (Crochet Designer & Author)

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