The Hygge Cocoon Cardigan is a super simple sweater featuring an easy, over-size fit, and cozy ribbed sleeves. It’s made with Red Heart Hygge yarn, and it’s a free crochet pattern here on Moogly!
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The stitch pattern used in the Hygge Cocoon Cardigan creates fantastic drape in this sweater, and its simplicity is perfect for this highly textured yarn. Red Heart Hygge is so fuzzy, so soft, and so cozy in this pattern!
You can take a closer look at Red Heart Hygge in my latest Yarn Love yarn review. I’m really pleased with it, and already planning new projects! And if you’re reading this in September 2018, be sure to enter the giveaway – enough to make the whole sweater!
Because of the oversize fit of the Hygge Cocoon Cardigan, only 2 sizes are needed to fit most adults: Misses and Plus. And the simple construction makes it perfect for beginner garment crocheters!
Hygge Cocoon Cardigan
US – N, 9.0mm – Furls Crochet Hook
790-1050 yds Red Heart Hygge (70% Acrylic/30% Nylon; 5 – Bulky/UK: 12-14ply; 132yds (121m); 5 oz (141 g))
Colorway shown: Cloud (Misses: 6 balls; Plus: 8 balls)
Gauge (laid flat): 13 sts x 6 rows = 5.5″ in flo dc
Sizes: Misses (Plus)
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Hygge Cocoon Cardigan – Tutorial coming soon!
When instructions differ due to sizes, read the numbers as Misses(Plus).
If preferred, FDC 95(104) for Row 1 (not shown).
If preferred, substitute a CSDC for the ch 3 at the beginning of Rows 2 – 40(44) (shown).
Try on the sleeves after Rnd 2. If a larger or looser sleeve is desired, omit an even number of decreases and work the remainder as written.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 97(106), skip the 3 chs closest to the hook (counts as first dc), dc in each rem ch across; turn. (95(104) dc)
Row 2 – 40(44): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in the flo of each st across until 1 st rem, exdc in last st; turn. (95(104) dc) After last row, break yarn.
Fold the piece made lengthwise, along Row 20(22), or as shown by the dotted line in the Schematic above.
Using the mattress stitch, seam 10″ along each side of the folded rectangle, starting at the corners and working toward the fold. In the Schematic above, the green dots are sewn to the green dots, and the red dots to the red dots. There will be 8.5(10)” left open for armholes/sleeves at the fold.
Body Opening Edging:
Rnd 1: Join to center st of foundation ch, ch 1, hdc in each st around body opening (Rows 1 and 40(44)); join. (190(208) hdc)
Rnd 2 – 4: Ch 1, hdc in third loop of each st around; join.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in third loop of each st around; join and break yarn.
Sleeves: (Repeat for each armhole)
Rnd 1: Join to any st in the arm opening, ch 1, 2 sc in the side of each row around; join. (36(44) sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, dc2tog around; join. (18(22) dc2tog)
Rnd 3 – 14: Ch 1, fpdc around the first st, hdc in the next st, *fpdc around the next st, hdc in the next st; rep from * around; join. (18(22) sts) After last round, break yarn.
The Hygge Cocoon Cardigan pattern was inspired by my friend Katy Temple, who insisted I needed to add a “Millenial Sweater” to my designs. I hope I’ve done her proud – and that you like making and wearing this sweater no matter which generation you’re from!
If this pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
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