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The Underdog Cardigan

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Everyone loves an underdog right?

This cardigan uses a simple timeless stitch pattern then throws in some extra personality with it’s bulb sleeves and phone-sized pockets – yes – it has pockets! 

This is one of those cardis which, just like the underdog, might be easy to overlook because of its simplicity, but in reality it will adapt go with anything and will quickly become a wardrobe favourite.

This pattern can be dowloaded from Ravelry, Love Crafts Crochet or Etsy

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Skill Level

This cardigan is great for beginners with some experience. It uses a simple stitch pattern with simple decreases.

The body is made in a single piece and the sleeves constructed separately and sewn on.

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5mm crochet hook and 1350-1960 aran weight yarn.

For the item pictured, I used Knitcraft Aran Yarn in light blue from Hobbycraft, but a similar wool and acrylic blend would work.

Different fibres and yarns will produce a different finished result.

You may find this post useful when choosing yarn.

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The pattern is a relaxed fit and is written in 4 women’s sizes S, M, L, 1/2X.

Approximate measurements for each size are listed in the pattern to help you choose which size to make.

The pattern is written using US Crochet terms and is delivered via a PDF Download

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The pattern can be purchased in PDF format from Love CrochetEtsy or Ravelry.

I hope you enjoy the pattern and, as always don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @doraexplored, or use #hookmehappy. I’d love to see and share your efforts!

Happy Hooking


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