Willow Cardigan Crochet Pattern

16 June 2021

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Designed for everyday wear, Willow is a classic cardigan made in an iconic Canadian yarn. Throw it on with jeans and rubber boots or wear it over a dress by a summer campfire. Straightforward yet clever construction in double crochet is elevated by a simple chevron filet-crochet pattern down the back. Optional buttons and pockets give it that little something extra, sure to make this your go-to cardigan for all occasions.


Yarn: 100% wool singles, sport weight (CYCA #2); 1835 (1985, 2100, 2275, 2400, 2640, 2800, 3040, 3300) m.

Shown here in Briggs and Little Sport (100% wool; 430 yd/393 m per 4 oz/113g); Sheep’s Grey, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
We thank Briggs and Little for supplying the yarn for this project.

Hook: 4mm (US G-6) or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • 2 removable stitch markers
  • Six 2.5 cm/1-inch buttons (optional)
Image description: Closeup of woman wearing light grey crocheted cardigan, unbuttoned.


18 stitches and 11 rows per 10 cm/4 inches in double crochet.


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Finished chest circumference: 86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157.5, 167.5) cm / 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66) inches.

To fit chest: 78.5-86.5 (89-96.5, 99-106.5, 109-117, 119.5-127, 129.5-137, 139.5-147.5, 150-157.5) cm / 30 (31-34, 35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-50, 51-54, 55-58, 59-62) inches.

Copyright © Stephanie Erin except as indicated.

About Stephanie Erin

Stephanie Erin is an experienced crochet and Tunisian designer. She focuses on modern design elements that make knitters want to pick up a hook. Size inclusivity is not an issue with Stephanie's mathematical magic. She continues to come up with unique designs that are accessible to all levels of experience.

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