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 you might like if you 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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Capricious Cardigan - short sleeve crochet shirt - Marly Bird

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 outfits. 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 crochet cardigan is the 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. However, a classic cardigan can be one of the best options. Throw it 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 has no built-in closure, so you can showcase your favorite crochet shawl pin. If you don’t have one, getting one is worth it. It adds to your style and helps you keep warm when 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 a 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, a soft cotton with a terrific drape. And it’s 40% Modal natural beech wood fiber which is also soft, a bit like bamboo.
  • Galileo. This is a wool-bamboo blend that’s 50% of each. It offers the perfect stretch and lightness for a good drape on your cardigan.
  • Heatherly Sport. This is a mostly acrylic yarn with a little wool in the mix.

Get The Short Sleeved Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Short sleeved cardigan crochet pattern - Marly Bird

Get the short-sleeved cardigan crochet pattern over on Ravelry.

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