Short Sleeved Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Have you ever seen my Capricious Cardigan crochet pattern? If not, I’d love for you to take a look. It’s one of those oldies-but-goodies that you might like if you get a chance to see it. It’s a short sleeved cardigan crochet pattern, making it the perfect extra layer for summer. It works as a beach cover-up but it can also be worn over a cocktail dress.

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Summer Is For Short Sleeves

Oftentimes, we talk about putting on a cardigan in the summer for when the temperatures drop and that chill creeps into the air. Usually, we’re thinking about adding sleeves to our outfit. However, sometimes long sleeves are a bit too much. You want the warmth of an extra layer but you don’t want to be too warm. So, think short sleeves! This short sleeved cardigan crochet cardigan is that perfect second layer on summer nights.

A Cardigan That Doubles as a Beach Cover Up

We recently rounded up some great crochet beach cover ups. There are so many different styles, including some that work almost like dresses on their own. However, a classic cardigan can be one of the best options. Throw it on over your swimsuit to warm up after you get out of the water. Pull on jeans and you’ve got a whole casual outfit ready to go. This short sleeved cardigan crochet pattern is very versatile and would definitely serve as a good beach cover up.

Use a Shawl Pin to Close This Cardigan

You can wear this crochet cardigan with the front open. The drape will look nice. However, I designed it to have a cross-over front, with an overlap. It doesn’t have a built-in closure, so you get the opportunity to showcase your favorite crochet shawl pin. If you don’t have one, it’s worth it to get one. It adds to your style and helps you keep warm when you’re wearing a shawl or open-front cardigan like this one.

Choosing The Best Yarn

I designed this cardigan to use Mirasol Nuna yarn. It’s a terrific luxury yarn made of 40% merino wool, 40% silk, and 20% rayon from bamboo. It’s soft and has wonderful drape. But here are some other sport weight yarns that would also work for this pattern.

  • Shine Sport. This is a terrific cotton blend yarn. It’s 60% Pima cotton, which is a soft cotton with terrific drape. And it’s 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber which is soft as well, a bit like bamboo.
  • Galileo. This is a wool-bamboo blend that’s 50% of each. It offers the perfect stretch and lightness for good drape on your cardigan.
  • Heatherly Sport. This is a mostly acrylic yarn with a little bit of wool in the mix.

Get The Crochet Pattern

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Get the short sleeved cardigan crochet pattern over on Ravelry.

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Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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