harmony long cardigan

The Harmony crochet long cardigan is a thick, warm, and great layering piece for these chilly or cold days. What I love about this crochet cardigan is that it’s great sweater weather. I think you can wear the Harmony long cardigan with just about everything, especially with jeans, my favorite look for the days spent on my couch crocheting or knitting and drinking coffee.

The Harmony crochet long cardigan is the long and oversized version of the Harmony crochet cardigan. So if you are looking how to crochet a cardigan for plus size this one will work perfectly for you, it has 116 cm/45.6 inches circumference. Also is very easy to adjust the pattern for your size to fit you perfectly. I’m size S, and I love how this oversize crochet cardigan looks on me, I designed it especially like this because I love that big, oversized, and comfy cardigans which are so in trend right now. Plus, I wanted that my first long cardigan crocheted for myself to be special, and honestly because I had a lot of yarn and I wanted to use it all!

The Harmony crochet long cardigan it’s an easy crochet pattern for beginners. If you are looking how to crochet a cardigan for this fall this pattern it’s great. If you’re looking how to crochet this cardigan for beginners, just skip the cables and crochet the cardigan without them, it will still look beautiful. But this Harmony long cardigan is the perfect project to learn how to crochet new stitches.

For this crochet cardigan pattern, you need to know how to crochet the houndstooth stitch, the half double crochet in the back loop stitch, and the double crochet cable. The crochet houndstooth stitch combines crocheting single and double crochet stitches. Each row of alternating single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch is balanced on the following row by working singles into the top of the doubles and doubles into the top of the singles. The half double crochet in back loop stitch it’s the easiest stitch you can use as ribbing and besides being very easy to crochet it looks beautiful and add texture to the overall patterning.

Because I wanted to add something special to my pattern I’ve crocheted the cables and added them on the sides. And I think this made the Harmony long cardigan look very stylish, unique, and elegant even if this simple crochet pattern uses basic stitches.

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For my Harmony long cardigan, I’ve used 950g Dora Dark teal 100%acrylic  and a 4.5 mm crochet hook.

acrylic

This yarn is a really soft yarn with wonderful, airy volume, suitable for crochet and knitting projects. It is produced from 100% acrylic of very high quality and comes in a huge selection of colors. Whether you knit or crochet with this yarn, the stitches will stand out nicely and clearly. If you’re allergic to wool, or if you want to opt-out of animal fibers for other reasons, you can replace it with this great acrylic yarn for a soft and lovely result. The soft yarn is suitable for lots of creative, colorful projects. It definitely does not scratch and is comfortable to work with and wear on the body. Here you can buy this great yarn: http://bit.ly/3pb9iKv

 

 

The Harmony crochet long cardigan has two cables on the sides that are yarn eaters, for both cables I’ve used 100g of yarn.

The final dimensions of the Harmony crochet long cardigan: 58 cm/23 inches width (116 cm/45.6 inches circumference) and 94 cm/37 inches long.
Gauge for the houndstooth stitch:  18 stitches and 16 rows to 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).
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ABBREVIATIONS:   

ch= chain;

st= stitch;

sc= single crochet;

hdc= half double crochet;

dc= double crochet;

fpdc= front post double crochet;

bpdc= back post double crochet.

sl st= slip stitch;

3 sc tog= 2 single crochet together.

The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

 

First, we crochet the double crochet cable. You need to crochet two cables, my cables are 72 cm/ 28.3 inches long and 6 cm/ 2.3 inches wide.

So, when you calculate the dimensions of your cardigan don’t forget about the cables, these add an extra 6 cm/ 2.3 inches each in width.

Please, watch the video tutorial and if it’s the first time when you are crocheting cables you can start crocheting the cables while you are watching the tutorial:

Start with 19 chains.
1. Row 1: make a dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and continue crocheting double crochet in every chain until the end of the row.
2. Row 2: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
3. Row 3: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), skip 4 stitches, and crochet fpdc in every next 4 stitches. Next crochet fpdc in every skipped stitch in the behind of the stitches you’ve just crocheted. Next skip 4 stitches and crochet fpdc in every next 4 stitches and continue to crochet fpdc in every skipped stitch in front of the stitches you just crocheted. Make a double crochet stitch in the last stitch of the row.
4. Row 4: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every next stitch until the end of the row. You need to be careful how you crochet these stitches: crochet the first four bpdc in the last 4 fpdc you’ve crocheted in the previous row; the next 8 bpdc are crocheted in the stitches facing you and the last four bpdc are crocheted in the first fpdc you’ve crocheted in the previous row. Double crochet in the last stitch to finish the row.
5. Row 5: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), fpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
6. Row 6: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
Repeat the pattern from row 3. After you finish the last row you’ll need to crochet a round of single crochet. You can skip this step. But it’s better to do it because the edges of the cables will look better and it will be easier to sew them together with the back and front panels. Please watch the video tutorial and try to crochet the cables while you are watching. In the video tutorial, you’ll see how you need to make the single crochet edge too. If it’s the first time you are making them it might seem difficult. But practicing and being careful where every stitch goes you will see that actually is not that hard to crochet cables.

harmony long cardigan

The back panel of the Harmony crochet long cardigan:

The chart for the Houndstooth stitch:

houndstooth stitch

The video tutorial for the Houndstooth stitch:

The written instruction for the back panel:

Start with  85 chains:
Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook crochet double crochet stitch then make a single crochet stitch in next chain, *double crochet stitch in next chain, single crochet stitch in next chain*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 84 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 1, double crochet stitch in the single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in the double crochet stitch of the previous row, *double crochet stitch in next single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in next double crochet stitch of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row.

Make sure to crochet every single crochet stitch in the double crochet of the previous row and the double crochet stitch in the single crochet of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until you have 104 rows and continue to crochet the neckline and the shoulders.

The neckline and the shoulders:

The written instructions:

105. Row 105: Chain 1, double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row, *double crochet in the next single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in next double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 30 stitches and turn.
106. Row 106: repeat row 105.
107. Row 107: Chain 1, *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row (you should have 26 stitches) turn for the next row.
108. Row 108: repeat row 107;
109. Row 109: Chain 1, *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row. Repeat *-* until you have 24 stitches and turn.
110-114. Row 110-114: Repeat row 109.
Don’t cut the yarn and on the right side of the panel crochet a round of single crochet, slip stitch to close the round. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Crochet the second shoulder exactly like the first one. But starting the first row from the inside of the neckline (see de chart).

Harmony long cardigan- the back panel

The front panel of the Harmony crochet long cardigan:

The written instructions:

You need to crochet two identical panels.

Start with 35 chains:
Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook crochet double crochet stitch then make a single crochet stitch in next chain, *double crochet stitch in next chain, single crochet stitch in next chain*, repeat *-* until the end of the row (you should have 34 stitches);
Row 2: Chain 1, double crochet stitch in the single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in the double crochet stitch of the previous row, *double crochet stitch in next single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in next double crochet stitch of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row.

Make sure to crochet every single crochet stitch in the double crochet of the previous row and the double crochet stitch in the single crochet of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until you have 88 rows.

89. Row 89: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 32 stitches (you won’t crochet the last 2 stitches).
90. Row 90: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row, you should have 32 stitches.
91. Row 91: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 30 stitches (you won’t crochet the last 2 stitches).
92. Row 92: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch),* double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row, you should have 30 stitches.
93. Row 93: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 28 stitches (you won’t crochet the last 2 stitches).
94. Row 94: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*.  Repeat *-* until the end of the row, you should have 28 stitches.
95. Row 95: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 26 stitches (you won’t crochet the last 2 stitches).
96. Row 96: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row, you should have 26 stitches.
97. Row 97: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 24 stitches (you won’t crochet the last 2 stitches).
98. Row 98: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row, you should have 24 stitches.
99-114. Row 99-114: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row, you should have 24 stitches.
Don’t cut the yarn and on the right side of the panel crochet a round of single crochet, slip stitch to close the round. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

harmony long cardigan front panel

This is how the panels look without the single crochet round and with the single crochet round.

the front panel
Now, let’s join together the cardigan:

Sew together the cables on the back panel sides, the cables go underarms. Then sew together the front panels on the other side of the cables. Sew together the shoulders too.

The sleeves:

the sleeve

Make two sleeves repeating the same pattern.

After you’ve sewed together the panels with the double crochet cables you can start to crochet the sleeves directly on the cardigan.

I’ve started to crochet the sleeve from the middle of the cable (in the 8th stitch of the cable). For my sleeve, I have 60 stitches.

1. Round 1: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the next stitch of the previous row, single crochet in the next stitch of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round, turn.
2. Round 2: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *dc in the sc of the previous round, sc in the dc of the previous round*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round, turn.
Repeat round 2 until you have the right length.

After you finish the last row of the houndstooth stitch for the sleeve, cut a long tail of yarn and sew the long edges of the sleeve together. After that, at the end of the sleeve, on the right side crochet one round as follows: 3 sc tog in every next 3 stitches, sl. st to close the round, at the end of the round you should have 20 stitches. This edge should be wide enough to pull your hand through. And start to crochet the sleeve cuff directly on the sleeve.

Crochet 15 chains.

Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, continue to crochet hdc in every next chain until the end of the row. You should have 14 stitches.

Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in the back loop of every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 14 stitches.

 

Repeat row 2 around the sleeve until you get to the first row and sew together the edges.

harmony long cardigan the sleeve

The ribbing for the Harmony crochet cardigan:

The ribbing for the bottom of the Harmony cardigan:

Crochet 21 chains.
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, continue to crochet hdc in every next chain until the end of the row. You should have 20 stitches.
Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in the back loop of every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 20 stitches.
Repeat row 2 around the bottom of the cardigan until you get to the second edge.

The ribbing for the collar:

Start from the bottom of the cardigan and crochet the ribbing directly on the cardigan al around the edge.

Make 11 chains.
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, continue to crochet hdc in every next chain until the end of the row. You should have 10 stitches.
Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in the back loop of every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 10 stitches.
Repeat row 2 until you get to the second edge. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

If you want to crochet this cardigan with buttons, go to the Harmony crochet cardigan to see how to make the buttonholes.

For my cardigan, I’ve crocheted a belt: start with 11 chains and crochet the houndstooth stitch starting in the 2nd chain from the hook and crochet it as long as you need. Mine is 190 cm/35 inches long.

Here are some great projects for you to crochet this fall/winter:

Harmony crochet cardigan;

Cozy Days crochet Vest;

Cozy winter crochet hat;

Cable crochet headband;

Twist Headband.

Trinity Scarf;

Sunny days scarf;

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