This sweater is insanely soft and comfortable, and in these pastel colors, it can double as a sleep cardigan! When I bought this yarn, I had planned to use it for some type of sleepwear, but I loved it so much, I didn’t want to limit it to that! So the Sugarplum Cozy Cardigan was born. And boy, is it cozy!!👏🏼👏🏼
It works up very quickly, and the Hygge yarn from Red Heart was really easy to work with. The shaping is done easily by switching from a larger hook to a smaller one partway through, and the sleeves are crocheted right onto the body of the sweater – no need to make extra panels to sew on. 😉 The little tie at the front is optional. I just made a chain about 26” long, slipped it through the holes, and tied it into a bow – easy, peasy!
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Skill Level: Easy
Red Heart Hygge Yarn in Powder – 5 skeins
Red Heart Hygge Yarn in Pearl – 1 skein
Hook size K/10.5 – 6.5mm for main body of wrap
Hook size L/11 – 8.00 mm for foundation row (optional)
With L hook – 8 stitches and 6 rows = 4”
With K hook – 10 stitches and 7 rows = 4”
Back length – 30”
Back width at bottom – 24”, back width at top – 19”
Front panels – 12” wide at bottom, 9 1/2” wide at top
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Ss – slip stitch
St, sts – stitch, stitches
Sk – skip
1. Beginning chains do not count as stitches. Always make your first stitch in the very first stitch in the row.
2. The shaping is done using two different sized hooks. You start at the bottom with the larger L size hook, and then on row 11, you will switch to the smaller K size hook. This gives the sweater a little flare at the bottom.
3. The sleeves are made by attaching the yarn to the body of the sweater and crocheting evenly around. It is VERY IMPORTANT to count and be sure that you have the same number of stitches at the start of each sleeve. Otherwise, your sleeves will not be the same size.
Front Panel – Make 2
With Powder and using the L hook, loosely ch 26.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. 25 sts.
Rows 2 – 10: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first st and in each st across. 25 sts.
Rows 11 – 26: Switch to K hook. Turn, ch 2, hdc in first st and in each st across. 25 sts.
Row 27: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, *hdc in next st, ch 1, sk next st*, repeat from * to * across row. Hdc in last st.
Row 28: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first st and in each st across. Work in the stitches, not in the spaces.
Row 29: Repeat pattern from Row 27
Row 30: Repeat pattern from Row 28
Row 31: Repeat pattern from Row 27
Row 32: Repeat pattern from Row 28
Rows 33 – 47: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first st and in each st across. Tie off and weave in ends.
With Powder and using the L hook, loosely ch 48.
Rows 1 – 47: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. 47 sts.
*Note that one side of each front panel has two stitches at the end of the rows with the openwork stitches. Be sure to put matching edges together in the front. The sleeves are attached after sewing the panels together.
1. Lay your back panel out flat, and lay your two front panels on top with the right sides together*
2. Sew up the side seams leaving about 6 inches for the side slits and 9 inches for the armholes. You will be sewing approximately a 14 – 15 inch seam.
3. Sew across the shoulder seams from the outside in approximately 6 inches. Stop about 4 inches short of the center so that the neckline will fall open.
4. Crochet the sleeves onto the body.
Sleeves – Repeat for each side
*Note – Your first row is crocheted only in the rows on the body of the sweater. Pay close attention and be sure you’re only working in the rows – not each stitch. If you crochet in each stitch, your sleeves with bell out. Remember to count your stitches. You need to have the same number of stitches on each side so your sleeves will match. After the first row, you are working in the round – similar to a hat.
With the sweater inside out, attach the Powder color yarn at the side seam.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each ROW around. (I had 32 sts, but it depends on where your side seams stop.) Slip stitch to join.
Row 2: Turn, ch 2, hdc in 1st stitch and in each st around, ss to join.
Rows 3 – 18: With Pearl color, turn, ch 2, hdc in 1st stitch and in each st around, ss to join.
Rows 19 – 20: With Powder, turn, ch 2, hdc in 1st stitch and in each st around, ss to join. Tie off and weave in ends.
Tie – optional
With Powder, make a chain about 26” long. Tie off and weave in the ends. Loop it through the open stitches at the front and tie in a bow.