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My First Raglan Crochet Cardigan, the Wonderland Cardigan

by | All Designs, Crochet, Free Patterns, Garments, Winter

This basic cardigan is made with a fast moving half double crochet stitch and CYC level 5 chunky yarn, which means you can finish this garment fast enough to not lose interest in it! How’s that for motivation? You’ll love watching your first raglan crochet cardigan come to life in just a few short days!

this cardigan is easy to wear and goes with anything

Ever since I made my first garment, I’ve kept my eye on this whole raglan fiasco. RAGLAN. The entire concept seemed so foreign to me. How does one make a sweater that isn’t a rectangle? It was all just a big black box, like this big mystery that I didn’t know how to crack. Last year, I designed and knit my first raglan pullover using an amazing tutorial from The Fringe Association. To be honest, I didn’t fully understand why I did the math I did; I just followed the instructions. But like a lightbulb on a dimmer, I’ve grown enough this past year to turn that half-baked understanding into my first raglan crochet cardigan.

Chunky, warm and cozy Wonderland Cardigan

Inspiration

The push behind making this garment was the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I was meeting some yarn friends and they were all going to wear handmade knits. I should have thought to wear my Quartz Pullover, but no, the crazy person in me decided to make something new to wear in 2 weeks time. In my mind, I want to make what I want to wear. And in this case, I wanted something basic, easy and quick to make, and goes with everything. I wanted something I could just throw on over my pjs, but could also work when I’d actually have to go out and socialize with real people.

I modeled this cardigan after one of my mom’s vintage mohair cardigans. The end result is really nothing like the inspiration, except that it’s a cardigan and it’s somewhat short, and not even really that. But having the inspiration there kept me going in the right direction. Even if I was a few feet off the track, at least I was following a path.

front of wonderland cardigan

Raglan Construction

The Wonderland Cardigan hits just below the waist, and is comfortably loose in the body while not getting overly bulky. It is worked in rows from the top down, with 4 raglan seams spaced at the front and back of each arm. Once you’ve worked down to the underarm, you’ll split the body from the sleeves by making chain stitches for the underarm, skipping the sleeve stitches, and then joining back to the body. Work half double crochet stitches to the next sleeve, make chain stitches for the other underarm, skip the sleeve stitches, then join to the body and finish the row. Work the remainder of the body in half double crochet stitches, and the bottom cuff edging in rows of slip stitches for a clean, sleek look.

shoulders use simple raglan shaping

Once the body is complete, go back to the sleeve, join yarn at the center of the underarm and work rows around the sleeve opening. To maintain the same stitch look as the body, you’ll work the sleeve in rows without joining. When the sleeve is complete down to the cuff edging, you can seam all the way up from the wrist to the underarm.

At the end, work the same slip stitch rows around the entire collar to finish it off.

clean lines with slightly textured borders on the cardigan

Remember to check your gauge or try it on as you go!

Purchase Options

The free pattern below gives all the written instructions to make the Wonderland Cardigan in sizes XS to 2XL. I use a chart format to help break down each section of the cardigan – front, back, sleeve, and raglan sleeves – and each section is separate by a | (pipe). These instructions are much easier to read in a table format though, which you can get when you upgrade to the downloadable PDF. The written pattern for each size is formatted in tables for clarity and includes a drawn schematic for finished dimensions. This printable PDF is available at my pattern shops through the links below. You can also purchase the entire Wonderland Cardigan kit, including yarn and a printed pattern, from Lion Brand Yarn.

Purchase the printable PDF on Etsy

Add the Wonderland Cardigan to your Ravelry queue

Get the Wonderland Cardigan Crochet Kit from Lion Brand Yarn

Wonderland Cardigan: a beginner raglan crochet cardigan

Supplies

Abbreviations

  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • sl st  – slip stitch
  • sk – skip
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • inc – increase – work 2 hdc in same st
  • fsc – foundation single crochet

Pattern Notes

  • Beginner
  • 10 sts and 7.5 rows per 4 inches of half double crochet.
  • Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Shown in Medium size
  • 24.25 (24.75, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 27) inches
  • 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches
  • Model bust is 34”. Positive Ease = 8 inches
  • Cardigan is worked in rows from the neck down.
  • Sleeves are also worked in rows, and then seamed.
  • Sleeve cuffs and bottom border are created by working slip stitch rows onto the sleeve/body.
  • Collar edging is created by working slip stitches evenly around the entire neckline.
  • All sts in chart below are hdc unless otherwise noted.
  • Ch 2 at the start of every row. Turn at the end. Unless otherwise noted.

 

Wonderland Cardigan Pattern Instructions

Row 1: Foundation single crochet 26 (26, 26, 28, 28, 28). This is 1 Front st + 5 Sleeve sts + 14 (14, 14, 16, 16, 16) Back sts + 5 Sleeve sts + 1 Front st.

Row 2: Inc over Front st, ch 1 (Raglan), Inc over Sleeve st, 3 hdc, Inc over Sleeve st, ch 1 (Raglan), Inc over Back st, 12 (12, 12, 14, 14, 14) hdc, Inc over Back st, ch 1 (Raglan), Inc over Sleeve st, 3 hdc, Inc over Sleeve st, ch 1 (Raglan), Inc over Front st. This is 8 sts + 4 chs inc’d, 2 sts each Front, 7 sts each Sleeve, 16 (16, 16, 18, 18, 18) Back sts, 4 ch-1 Raglan sps.

Row 3: 2 Hdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in Raglan sp, 7 hdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in Raglan sp, 16 (16, 16, 18, 18, 18) hdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in Raglan sp, 7 hdc, [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in Raglan sp, 2 hdc. This is 8 sts inc’d, 3 sts each Front, 9 sts each Sleeve, 18 (18, 18, 20, 20, 20) Back sts, 4 ch-1 Raglan sps.

Rows 4-16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21): Continue to follow the written instructions for your size, listed below.

Row 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 22): 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) hdc, skip ch 1 sp, inc, 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33) hdc, inc, skip ch 1 sp, 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) hdc, skip ch 1 sp, inc, 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33) hdc, inc, skip ch 1 sp, 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) hdc — 126 (138, 150, 162, 174, 186) hdc.

SEPARATE BODY AND SLEEVES

Row 1: 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) hdc for front, ch 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10), skip 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37) sleeve sts, 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) hdc for back, ch 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10), skip 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37) sleeve sts, 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) hdc for back — 72 (80, 88, 96, 104, 112) hdc remain for body.

Row 2: Hdc in each st and ch across, turn — 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132) hdc.

Rows 3-25: Hdc in each hdc across, turn.

Row 26: Ch 1, sl st in each hdc across, turn.

Row 27-29: Ch 1, sl st into back loop of sl sts, turn.

Row 30: Ch 1, sl st into back loop of sl sts.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVES

Row 1: Beginning at center of underarm ch from body, work 1 hdc in each ch and st across, turn — 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) hdc.

Row 2-4: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each hdc across. Turn. 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47) hdc

Dec row: Ch 2. Work 1 hdc, 1 dec, hdc in each st to last 3, 1 dec, 1 hdc. Turn — 2 hdc dec’d, 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45) hdc remain.

Repeat Dec row every 5 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3) rows, 4 (1, 3, 1, 6, 4) more time(s), then repeat Dec row every 0 (4, 3, 3, 2, 2) rows, 0 (4, 3, 6, 2, 5) times — 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) hdc remain. Work even until 32 Sleeve rows have been worked and/or piece measures approximately 16” from separation.

CUFF EDGING

Row 1: Ch 1. Work sl st across. Turn. 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) sts

Row 2: Ch 1. Work sl st into back loop of sl st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1. Work sl st into back loop of sl st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Seam up the sleeve using a vertical mattress stitch.

Repeat on other side.

COLLAR EDGING

Row 1: Start with a standing sl st on right front (as worn) bottom corner with right side facing. Work sl st evenly across right side, around the back of next and down the left side. Turn.

Row 2: Work sl st into back loop of each sl st across, turn.

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Wonderland Cardigan Size Charts

SIZE EXTRA SMALL

Row 1: Fsc 26

Row 2: Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 12 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc

Row 3: 2 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 16 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 2 hdc

Row 4: Inc, 1 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 9 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 16 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 9 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 1 hdc, Inc

Row 5: 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 9 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 9 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc

Row 6: Inc, 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc, Inc

Row 7: 8 hdc | Ch 1 | 13 hdc | Ch 1 | 24 hdc | Ch 1 | 13 hdc | Ch 1 | 8 hdc

Row 8: Inc, 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc, Inc

Row 9: 10 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 26 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc1 | 0 hdc

Row 10: Inc, 10 hdc | Ch 1 | 17 hdc | Ch 1 | 28 hdc | Ch 1 | 17 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 10 hdc

Row 11: 12 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 28 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 12 hdc

Row 12: Inc, 12 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 30 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 12 hdc, Inc

Row 13: 15 hdc | Ch 1 | 21 hdc | Ch 1 | 32 hdc | Ch 1 | 21 hdc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc

Row 14: Inc, 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 32 hdcvhdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc, Inc

Row 15: 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 34 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc

Row 16: 18 hdc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc | Ch 1 | 36 hdc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc | Ch 1 | 18 hdc

Row 17: 18 hdc | skip | Inc, 23, Inc | skip | 36 hdc | skip | Inc, 23, Inc | skip | 18 hdc

 

SIZE SMALL

Row 1: FSC 26

Row 2: Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 12 hdc, inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc

Row 3: 2 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 16 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 2 hdc

Row 4: Inc, 1 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 9 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 16 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 9 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 1 hdc, Inc

Row 5: 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 9 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 9 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc

Row 6: Inc, 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc, Inc

Row 7: 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 13 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 22 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 13 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc

Row 8: Inc, 8 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 26 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 8 hdc, Inc

Row 9: 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 28 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc

Row 10: Inc, 11 hdc | Ch 1 | 17 hdc | Ch 1 | 30 hdc | Ch 1 | 17 hdc | Ch 1 | 11 hdc, Inc

Row 11: 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 30 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc

Row 12: Inc, 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 32 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc, Inc

Row 13: 16 hdc | Ch 1 | 21 hdc | Ch 1 | 34 hdc | Ch 1 | 21 hdc | Ch 1 | 16 hdc

Row 14: Inc, 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 34 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc, Inc

Row 15: 18 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 36 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 18 hdc

Row 16: 19 hdc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc | Ch 1 | 38 hdc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc

Row 17: 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 38 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc

Row 18: 20 hdc | skip | Inc, 25 hdc, Inc | skip | 40 hdc | skip | Inc, 25 hdc, Inc | skip | 20 hdc

 

SIZE MEDIUM

Row 1: Fsc 26

Row 2: Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 12 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc

Row 3: 2 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 16 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 2 hdc

Row 4: Inc, 1 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 9 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 16 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 9 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 1 hdc, Inc

Row 5: 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 9 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 9 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc

Row 6: Inc, 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc, Inc

Row 7: 8 hdc | Ch 1 | 13 hdc | Ch 1 | 24 hdc | Ch 1 | 13 hdc | Ch 1 | 8 hdc

Row 8: Inc, 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc, Inc

Row 9: 10 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 26 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 10 hdc

Row 10: Inc, 9 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 17 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 26 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 17 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 9 hdc, Inc

Row 11: 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 30 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc

Row 12: Inc, 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 32 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc, Inc

Row 13: 16 hdc | Ch 1 | 21 hdc | Ch 1 | 34 hdc | Ch 1 | 21 hdc | Ch 1 | 16 hdc

Row 14: Inc, 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 34 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc, Inc

Row 15: 18 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 36 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 18 hdc

Row 16: 18 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 36 hdc, inc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 18 hdc

Row 17: 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 40 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 20 hdc

Row 18: 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 42 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc

Row 19: 22 hdc | skip | Inc, 27 hdc, Inc | skip | 44 hdc | skip | Inc, 27 hdc, Inc | skip | 22 hdc

 

SIZE LARGE

Row 1: Fsc 28

Row 2: Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 14 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc

Row 3: 2 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 18 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 2 hdc

Row 4: Inc, 1 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 18 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 1 hdc, Inc

Row 5: 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc

Row 6: Inc, 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc, Inc

Row 7: 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 24 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc

Row 8: Inc, 8 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 28 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 8 hdc, Inc

Row 9: 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 30 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc

Row 10: Inc, 10 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 30 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 10 hdc, Inc

Row 11: 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 34 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc

Row 12: Inc, 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 36 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc, Inc

Row 13: 16 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 23 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 36 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 23 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 16 hdc

Row 14: Inc, 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 40 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc, Inc

Row 15: 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 42 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 20 hdc

Row 16: Inc, 20 hdc | Ch 1 | 27 hdc | Ch 1 | 44 hdc | Ch 1 | 27 hdc | Ch 1 | 20 hdc, Inc

Row 17: 22 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 44 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hdc

Row 18: 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 29 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 46 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 29 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc

Row 19: 24 hdcvCh 1 | 31 hdc | Ch 1 | 48 hdc | Ch 1 | 31 hdc | Ch 1 | 24 hdc

Row 20: 24 hdc | skip | Inc, 29 hdc, Inc | skip | 48 hdc | skip | Inc, 29 hdc, Inc | skip | 24 hdc

 

SIZE EXTRA LARGE

Row 1: Fsc 28

Row 2: Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 14 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc

Row 3: 2 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 18 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 2 hdc

Row 4: Inc, 1 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 18 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 1 hdc, Inc

Row 5: 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc

Row 6: Inc, 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc1 | 3 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc, Inc

Row 7: 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 24 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc

Row 8: Inc, 8 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 28 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 8 hdc, Inc

Row 9: 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 30 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc

Row 10: Inc, 10 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 30 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 10 hdc, Inc

Row 11: 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 34 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc

Row 12: Inc, 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 36 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc, Inc

Row 13: 16 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 23 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 36 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 23 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 16 hdc

Row 14: Inc, 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 40 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc, Inc

Row 15: 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 42 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 20 hdc

Row 16: Inc, 19 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 27 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 42 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 27 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 19 hdc, Inc

Row 17: 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 46 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc

Row 18: 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 29 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 48 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 29 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc

Row 19: 25 hdc | Ch 1 | 31 hdc | Ch 1 | 50 hdc | Ch 1 | 31 hdc | Ch 1 | 25 hdc

Row 20: 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 31 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 50 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 31 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc

Row 21: 26 hdc | skip | Inc, 31 hdc, Inc | skip | 52 hdc | skip | Inc, 31 hdc, Inc | skip | 26 hdc

 

SIZE 2XL

Row 1: Fsc 28

Row 2: Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 14 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 3 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc

Row 3: 2 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 18 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 7 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 2 hdc

Row 4: Inc, 1 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 18 hdc, inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | Inc, 1 hdc, Inc

Row 5: 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 22 hd | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc

Row 6: Inc, 5 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 13 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 5 hdc, Inc

Row 7: 7 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 24 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 15 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 7 hdc

Row 8: Inc, 8 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc2 | 8 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 15 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 8 hdc, Inc

Row 9: 11 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 30 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 11 hdc

Row 10: Inc, 10 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 30 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 19 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 10 hdc, Inc

Row 11: 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 34 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 19 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc

Row 12: Inc, 14 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 36 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 21 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 14 hdc, Inc

Row 13: 16 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 23 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 36 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 23 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 16 hdc

Row 14: Inc, 17 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 40 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 17 hdc, Inc

Row 15: 20 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 42 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 25 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 0 hdc

Row 16: Inc, 19 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 27 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 42 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 27 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 19 hdc, Inc

Row 17: 23 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 46 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hd | c27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 23 hdc

Row 18: 24 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 29 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 48 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 29 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 24 hdc

Row 19: 24 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 31 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 48 hdc, Inc | Ch 1 | 31 hdc | Ch 1 | Inc, 24 hdc

Row 20: 26 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 31 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 52 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 31 hd | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 26 hdc

Row 21: 27 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 33 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 54 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 33 hdc | hdc, ch 1, hdc | 27 hdc

Row 22: 28 hdc | skip | Inc, 33 hdc, Inc | skip | 56 hdc | skip | Inc, 33 hdc, Inc | skip | 28 hdc

 

This pattern might look complicated, but once you’ve worked a few rows, you’ll see how intuitive it is. Pair that with the chunky yarn, and you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful handmade garment! I hope you feel inspired to make this and wear it proudly, whether it’s over pajamas or to the office!

the Wonderland Cardigan is warm, comfortable and easy to throw on with any outfit

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14 Comments

  1. Sue Bullock McKenzie

    You are so generous with your talent! Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy Happy 2019!

    Reply
  2. Lalka Crochetka

    it looks lovely! thank you for sharing the pattern – I put in on my ‘to do list’ for next year 🙂

    Reply
  3. Carol

    Thank you for all the patterns throughout the year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Reply
  4. Edith Bell

    Thanks for this cardigan pattern, I have just finished 3 throws for gifts, and was wondering what to make next.
    This is perfect, and all for ME, just “LIL OLE ME”
    Have a Happy Holiday Season, however you celebrate, enjoy and all the best wishes for 2019.
    Edith in AUST

    Reply
  5. Jen

    This looks like a great project! Thank you for creating and sharing it!
    One question: what does “Inc” mean?

    Reply
    • Max's Mama

      Inc means increase. Since I don’t see any particular numbers, I’m assuming it means increase 1 stitch each time you see that (To increase you would make 2 stitches rather than the normal 1 in that particular stitch) Sometimes you will see it written such as — make 2 hdcs in next stitch–that is an increase. I hope I made sense.

      Reply
      • Jen

        Yes, that does make sense! Thank you for helping me with this!
        Jen

  6. Rosemary

    I cannot find in the instructions how much yarn is needed to make the cardigan. I plan to make the XL or XXL. Does anyone know how many skeins or yarn it will take?

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Oops, I added that in just now. Thanks!

      Reply
  7. Dell

    I would love to make this in the XS size, but the charts seem to start with size S. is there an XS chart?

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      I just added it. Thanks for letting me know!

      Reply
      • Dell

        Can’t wait to get started! Thanks!

  8. Sunny

    Hi! Thank you for posting the pattern.
    May I please ask a favor of you?
    I have been working on the cardigan and now I am stuck in the sleeve. I am making a small size one and I have more than 35 sts for the sleeve…. Don’t know why.. The second problem I am facing is the dec row.
    Would you please explain to me how to do the sleeve again?
    “Repeat Dec row every 5 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3) rows, 4 (1, 3, 1, 6, 4) more time(s), then repeat Dec row every 0 (4, 3, 3, 2, 2) rows, 0 (4, 3, 6, 2, 5) times — 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27) hdc remain. Work even until 32 Sleeve rows have been worked and/or piece measures approximately 16” from separation.”
    I do not have proper numbers of sts left and l am lost with the instruction.
    Thank you!

    Reply
  9. Margaret-Rose Stringer

    Well, Chi Wei, you clever young woman – you are now ensconced in my ancient brain as my very favourite designer. I can’t think of a single one of your patterns that’s caused my lip to curl or my brow to furl. [grin]
    What I appreciate most is that all your apparel designs are practical as well as attractive; and that’s no mean feat !
    I can only say GOODONYERMATE ! as I thank you – oh, except that I should very much like to know if your recent turning to super bulky yarn has a story behind it …?

    Reply

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