Simple Crochet Cardigan Pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter

Are you looking for the simple crochet cardigan pattern? Then you’ll love this guest post by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’! The Summer Isle Cardigan is a beginner-friendly sleeveless crochet cardigan pattern in five sizes. It also includes a video tutorial to guide you through seaming the pieces together.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © RaeLynn Endicott/Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

About Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | RaeLynn Endicott from Itchin' for Some Stitchin'

RaeLynn Endicott is the crochet designer and blogger behind Itchin for some Stitchin’, where she provides beginner-focused crochet, sewing, and knitting patterns, tutorials, tips, and general know-how.

She is a self-taught stitcher who learned how to crochet and knit as part of her church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry eight years ago.  Around the same time, her husband bought RaeLynn her first sewing machine and her love of sewing was born!

RaeLynn not only has a passion for these wonderful hobbies, but she also has a love of teaching others how to do them, which is why she started her blog three years ago — to provide others with the resources she struggled to find while learning to crochet, knit, and sew.

RaeLynn has only recently discovered a new love – crochet pattern design.  And because she is dedicated to beginners, all her patterns are as beginner-friendly as possible.

As a mother to four step-daughters and one rambunctious toddler, finding the time to design and blog can be challenging, but RaeLynn is up to the task!  

Show your support by following RaeLynn on Website | Etsy | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube

Summer Isle Cardigan

Crochet Pattern by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Breeze into summer with this lightweight Summer Isle cardigan. Designed with trendy open shoulders and a super easy granny stitch variation that’s great for beginners, this stylish cardigan is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Difficulty Level

  • Level 1-2 – Advanced Beginner

Finished Sizes

  • XS, S, M, L, XL.

Finished Dimensions

  • XS: 24” (61 cm) length x 22” (56 cm) width.
  • S: 25” (63.5 cm) length x 22.5” (57 cm) – 23” (58.5 cm) width.
  • M: 26” (66 cm) – 26.5” (67.5 cm) length x 23.5” (59.5 cm) – 24” (61 cm) width.
  • L: 27” (68.5 cm) – 27.5” (70 cm) length x 24.5” (62 cm) – 25” (63.5 cm) width.
  • XL: 27” (68.5 cm) – 27.5” (70 cm) length x 25.5” (65 cm) width.
  • **All dimensions are approximate.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - woman wearing striped, sleeveless crochet cardigan, standing against greenery

Gauge

  • 8 rows  and 13 stitches = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet
  • 5 (2dc clusters) and 4 (ch2-sp) X 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern

Materials

  • Medium worsted #4 weight 100% acrylic yarn
    • Total yardage: 1,000 yd (914.5 m) – 1,500 yd (1,371.5 m)
  • Crochet Hook size G-4.25mm or whatever hook is needed to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Additional Notes

  • A video tutorial for seaming the Summer Isle Cardigan is available at the end of the written pattern.
  • An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available to buy on Etsy or Ravelry.
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites.
  • 2 dc stitches = 1 dc cluster
  • Blocking the finished product is recommended, but not necessary.  Use your method of choice.
  • This is a very forgiving pattern and therefore, all dimensions are APPROXIMATE.
  • Instructions for each size are provided as follows: (XS), (S), (M), (L), (XL)
  • Your cluster count will be based on the number of chains in your foundation chain.  If you chained more or less than the number of  chains instructed in the pattern you will need to keep track of your cluster count.
  • If for some reason you cannot obtain the recommended stitch count or you choose to use a different yarn weight and /or hook size, you will need to adjust the number of chains in your foundation chain (both the Back panel and Front panels) so that the width of your project meets the width indicated in the chart under Finished Dimensions (see above).  However, be aware that this pattern expands as you crochet so the length of your foundation chain is not  equal to your finished width.  Thus, it may take a bit of trial and error before you find the correct number of chains to meet the required width.
  • As an alternative to chaining, you can use the foundation single crochet stitch (fsc) in this pattern.

Instructions

Back

  • Ch (75), (79), (83), (87), (89)
  • Row 1: Turn work,  sc in 2nd ch from hook in the bpo and in each ch across. (74), (78), (82), (86), (88) sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,*ch 2, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. (25), (26), (27), (28), (29) clusters.
  • Row 3:  Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, 2 dc in the 1st ch2-space, skip the 1st dc cluster, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next dc cluster*.  Repeat from * to * across.   (25), (26), (27), (28), (29) clusters.
  • Continue to repeat row 3 until you reach the indicated length for your chosen pattern size (see Finished Dimensions). 
  • NOTE: If you have met the recommended gauge, this should be approximately row 45 (XS), 47 (S), 49 (M), 51 (L), and 51 (XL). If you stitch more tightly you will need to stitch more rows.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - back piece

Front (Make 2)

  • Ch (39),  (41), (44, (45), (45).
  • Row 1: Turn work, sc in 2nd ch from hook in the bpo and in each ch across. (38), (40), (43), (44), (44) sts.
  • Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st,*ch 2, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * across. (13), (13), (14), (15), (16) clusters.
  • Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as a ch 3 turning chain & a ch 2 that will become a ch2-space), turn work, 2 dc in the 1st ch2-space, skip the 1st dc cluster, *ch 2, 2 dc in the next ch-2 space, skip the next dc cluster*. Repeat from * to * across.   (13), (13), (14), (15), (16) clusters.
  • Continue to repeat row 3 until you reach the indicated length for your chosen pattern size (See Finished Dimensions). 
  • NOTES
    • If you have met the recommended gauge, this should be approximately row 45 (XS), 47 (S), 49 (M), 51 (L), and 51 (XL). If you stitch looser than recommended gauge you will need to work less rows.  If you stitch more tightly you will need to stitch more rows.
    • The two front side panels should each be approximately half the width of the back panel, but should be the same length.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - front pieces for assembly

Finishing

  •  Place BACK panel on a hard surface (EX. table or floor) with the RIGHT side facing UP.
  • Place each FRONT panel on top of the back panel with RIGHT sides facing DOWN.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - pieces for finishing
  • *One front panel placed on the left.
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing diagram
  • *Both  front panels placed.
  • Seam the panels together per the section chart below.
  • NOTE:   I used the whip stitch (see below for video tutorial) to seam this pattern. 
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing chart in inches
Free crochet pattern: Summer Isle Cardigan by Itchin' for Some Stitchin' in Red Heart Bunches of Hugs yarn for Underground Crafter - finishing chart in cm
  • **All dimensions are approximate.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.
© 2019 by RaeLynn Endicott (Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate RaeLynn’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/08/05/simple-crochet-pattern-summer-isle-cardigan-by-itchin-for-some-stitchin/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Triangular Shawl: It’s a Colorful Summer Shawl by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing rainbow shawl outside against greenery

Are you looking for the perfect crochet triangular shawl for the summer? Then you’ll love this guest post by RaeLynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’! This beautifully textured, lightweight shawl pattern includes video tutorials to guide you through each part of the pattern. A color-changing yarn does all the colorwork for you!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © RaeLynn Endicott/Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’ and are used with permission.

About Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | RaeLynn Endicott from Itchin' for Some Stitchin'

RaeLynn Endicott is the crochet designer and blogger behind Itchin for some Stitchin’, where she provides beginner-focused crochet, sewing, and knitting patterns, tutorials, tips, and general know-how.

She is a self-taught stitcher who learned how to crochet and knit as part of her church’s Prayer Shawl Ministry eight years ago.  Around the same time, her husband bought RaeLynn her first sewing machine and her love of sewing was born!

RaeLynn not only has a passion for these wonderful hobbies, but she also has a love of teaching others how to do them, which is why she started her blog three years ago — to provide others with the resources she struggled to find while learning to crochet, knit, and sew.

RaeLynn has only recently discovered a new love – crochet pattern design.  And because she is dedicated to beginners, all her patterns are as beginner-friendly as possible.

As a mother to four step-daughters and one rambunctious toddler, finding the time to design and blog can be challenging, but RaeLynn is up to the task!  

Show your support by following RaeLynn on Website | Etsy | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube

Crochet Pattern by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’

It’s a Colorful Summer Shawl

Free crochet triangular shawl pattern: It's a Colorful Summer Shawl in Lion Brand Mandala for Itchin' for Some Stitchin' for Underground Crafter | Woman wearing rainbow shawl outside against greenery

This colorful summer triangle shawl is eye-catching! It features the beautifully textured bead stitch combined with basic stitches to create a gorgeous lightweight shawl you’ll absolutely love to show off. The perfect summer shawl!

Difficulty level

  • Level 2 – Intermediate
  • Pattern is written in US terms

Finished Dimensions

  • 28.5” (72.5 cm) from point to top and 46” (117 cm) from side point to side point.

Gauge

  • 13 stitches and 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in double crochet
  • Should have 16 sc and 8 bst sts and 12 total rows (includes sc rows & bst stitch rows) = 4” (10 cm) x 4” (10 cm)

Materials

  • Lightweight #3 weight yarn
    • In this pattern I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Mandala, colorway Thunderbird, 590 yd/540m per skein.
    • Total yardage: 885 to 1180
  • Crochet Hook size G-4.25mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Chain stitch (ch/chs)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Slip-stitch (slp-st)
  • Stitch/es (st/sts)
  • *__* – Repeat indicated instructions

Special Stitch

  • Bead stitch (bst) – *yarn over, insert the hook behind the double crochet from front to back, yarn over and pull up a loop* Repeat from * to * 2 more times (3 times total = 7 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops on the hook. NOTE for Beginners: The bead stitch is worked AROUND a double crochet (dc). So, you always start out by working a dc and then start the instructions from * to *. Video and photo tutorials for the bead stitch are available here.

Additional Notes

  • A video tutorial for It’s a Colorful Summer Triangle Shawl is available at the end of the written pattern.
  • An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available to buy on Etsy here.
  • This pattern is worked from the point toward the neckline.
  • Stitch count is very important in this pattern. I advise that you count every stitch, every row, every time.
  • If the bead stitches are not large enough for your taste, you can add one more repeat from * to * for a total of 4 times total = 9 loops on the hook. This will make the stitch slightly larger than a typical bead stitch and this is how I made my bead stitches for this pattern.

Instructions

  • Ch 6, slp st into the first ch to form a ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as one dc), work 3 dc into the ring, ch 2, work 4 dc into the ring. (8 dc sts)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each of the next 4 sts, work 4 sc into the ch-2 space, make one sc in each of the next 3 dc sts, work one sc into the top of the ch 3 from the previous round. (12 sc sts)
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn work, work 2 sc into the 1st sc, sc in each of the next 10 sc sts, work 2 sc into the last sc. (14 sc sts)
  • Row 4: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st across. (14 sc sts)
  • Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch), turn work, work a bst st into the first sc (the one attached to the ch 3), * skip a stitch, work a bst st into the next sc st,* Repeat from * to * 1 more time, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 sc, ch 2, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 sc sts, work a bst st into the next st, *skip the next sc st, work a bst st into the next sc st* Repeat from * to * one more time (bst st should be worked in the last sc), work 1 dc into the last sc (next to the 3rd bst st). (6 bst sts – each with 2 sts, 6 dc sts, 2 ch sts = 20 total stitches)
  • Row 6: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st until you get to the dc st right before the ch-2 space (should have 2 sc per each bst and 1 sc in the first dc before the ch-2 space), skip the next dc (the one right before the ch-2 space), work 4 sc into the ch-2 space, skip the next dc (the one right after the ch-2 space), sc in the next dc and in each of the remaining sts (2 sc per each bst st) and into the top of the ch 3 from the previous round.
  • Row 6 Notes: This is the first of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of sc on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same. FOR EXAMPLE: If you have worked 22 sc before the ch-2, you then work the 4 sc into the ch-2 space, you should then work 22 sc after the 4 sc you worked into the ch-2 space.
    • Every time you work this row, your stitch count before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should increase by 4. FOR EXAMPLE: If the last time you worked row 6 you had 22 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space then the next time you work this row you should have 26 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space.
    • Make sure that you sc into the top chain of the ch 3 . Do NOT skip this, otherwise your stitch count will be off.
  • Row 7: Ch 1, turn work, work 2 sc in the 1st sc st, work 1 sc in each sc st to the end, work 2 sc in the ch 1 from the previous row.
  • Row 7 Notes: This is the second of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of sc on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same and should increase by 1 from the previous row. FOR EXAMPLE: If you had 22 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space in the previous row, you should now have 23 sc before and after the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space in the previous row. This makes your total stitch count for this row increase by 2.
    • There should always remain 4 sc within the ch-2 space area.
  • Row 8: Ch 1, turn work, sc in each st to the end.
  • Row 8 Notes: This is the third of four rows you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • Your stitch count should be exactly the same as the previous row.
  • Row 9: Ch 3, work 1 bst st into the first st (the one the ch 3 is connected to), *skip a st, work 1 bst st into the next st* Repeat from * to * until you get to the 4 sc that you worked within the ch-2 space three rounds back, work 1 dc in the next two sc (2 within the ch-2 space area), ch 2, work 1 dc in the next 2 sc (last 2 within the ch-2 space area), work 1 bst into the next st, *skip a st, work 1 bst st into the next st* Repeat from * to * to end (should end with a bst in the final sc), work one dc into the final sc (next to the last bst st).
  • Row 9 Notes: This is the fourth and final row you will continue to repeat throughout the pattern.
    • The number of bst sts on each side of the ch-2 space should be EXACTLY the same. FOR EXAMPLE: If you have worked 43 bst sts before the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space, you then worked 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, then you should work 43 bst sts again.
    • Every time you repeat this row, the number of bead stitches should increase by two. FOR EXAMPLE: If the last time you worked this row you had 43 bst stitches on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space, the next time you work this row you should have 45 bst stitches on each side of the 4 sc worked into the ch-2 space.
  • Repeat Rounds 6-9 until the shawl reaches your desired length, ending on a repeat of row 6.
  • NOTE: The shawl in the photos is size small to medium and is a total of 92 rows.
  • Bind off & weave in ends.

Embellishment (Optional)

  • Large tassels – Click HERE for a video link on how to make large tassels.
© 2019 by RaeLynn Endicott (Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’) and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate RaeLynn’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/06/10/crochet-triangular-shawl-pattern:-its-colorful-summer-by-itchin-for-some-stitchin/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!