Lakota Crochet Cardigan

Lakota Crochet Cardigan-Crochet pattern by Marly BirdThe Lakota Cardigan has a unique construction coupled with exquisite yarn make this piece a perfect addition to any wardrobe. With so many techniques used any crocheter will find this piece exciting. The design makes it easy to adjust measurements as you go just by adding or eliminating stitch repeats.

It is made in two pieces then seamed together using an invisible join making it fun and easy. The collar and scallop edging add that little pop of color that is coordinated with the decorative button band at the back.

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Lakota Crochet Cardigan Materials:

  • Buffalo Gold Premium Fiber, 50g/183m/200yd, 90% buffalo down 10% nylon, MC: natural brown, 6 (6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10), CC: burgundy, 1
  • US G (4mm) or size to obtain correct gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 2 matching buttons 1 1⁄4” (32mm)
  • 3 sets of hook and eye closures
  • 1/2” grosgrain ribbon
  • matching sewing thread
  • sewing needle

Lakota Crochet Cardigan designed by Marly Bird


As in all of the other garments that I make, I highly suggest making a hanging gauge swatch before you get started. This is important to see how gravity will alter the size of your cardigan after wearing it. Starting with a swatch will also save you the headache of making the wrong size before you even start. To make a hanging gauge swatch I start by making a swatch of the stitch pattern that is at least 6 inches square. Then I hang the swatch to a hanger or cloths line and add additional cloths pins to the bottom to simulate gravity. Take a before and after measurement of your swatch to see what happens to it.

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Candy Apple Crochet Cardigan by Marly BirdBe sure to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites and show me your version of the Lakota Crochet Cardigan as you finish.

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