Tulip Square Cardi

This Tulip Square Cardi is made out of squares and triangles slip stitched together. Sleeves are worked separately and sewn onto cardigan. Lastly hemline and neckline ribbing are added for a finishing touch. This granny square cardigan is available in size XS up to 5XL including step by step video tutorial.

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Granny Square Cardigan - free crochet pattern in size XS - 5XL including diy video tutorial

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About this pattern

After the success of my β€˜Tulips from Hollandβ€˜ square, I decided to turn this popular stitch pattern into a triangle shawlcrop topshrug, poncho, sweater, bag, bag with handles, and now a cardigan!

This granny square cardigan pattern is made out 10 squares/19 triangles for size XS, S, M, L and XL and 41 squares/29 triangles for size 2X, 3X, 4X and 5X. The square features chains, double crochet and puff stitches.

This pattern is available in size XS-5XL and a video tutorial can be found below.

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Tulip Square Cardi
free crochet pattern

Materials

– Lion Brand Heartland (weight 4/medium, 142g/5oz, 230m/251yd)
5 (5, 6, 6, 6) (8, 9, 10, 10) skeins in color #122
or 550 (575, 770, 790, 805) (1105, 1125, 1340, 1355) grams of similar yarn

Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size

– Crochet hook 6 mm (US J/10)

– Measuring tape

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Sizes & Measurements

Graphs / measurements overview Tulip Square Cardi
INCHES XSSMLXL2XL3XL4XL5XL
To fit bust28-3032-3436-3840-4244-4648-5053-5456-5860-62
Actual measurement at bust343442424254546666
Length222227272725253030
Armhole6.577.588.599.51010.5
Sleeve length1717.517.5181818.518.518.518.5
 CMXSSMLXL2XL3XL4XL5XL
Actual measurement at bust8686107107107137137168168
Length565669696964647676
Armhole171819202223242527
Sleeve length434444464647474747

Gauge

Squares & sleeves: 12 dc x 6 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm

Ribbing: 14 blo sc x 12 rows = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

– r: row or round

– st: stitch

– ch: chain

– ch-sp: chain space

– sl st: slip stitch

– sc: single crochet

– sc blo: single crochet back loop only

– dc: double crochet

– v-st: v-stitch: (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one st

– puff: puff stitch (yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st] 2 times (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure the stitch)

* repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed

< > amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Puff stitches are made by pulling up loops 3 times

– If you’re in between sizes, size up

– Pattern contains instructions for size XS with size (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Video tutorial

Below you can find a video tutorial of this cardigan.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Written pattern

** An ad-free PDF version is available on Etsy and Ravelry.
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Squares

Square notes:
– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you
– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within same corner
– Sl st does not count as a stitch
– Video tutorial of this square can be found here 

With hook size 6mm, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Round 1:
ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout pattern),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 1
Round 2:
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 2

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 3

Round 4:
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner, skip next 2 st,
*[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)

Size 2X/3X: Fasten off, weave all ends. Square should measure 5 x 5” / 12.5 x 12.5 cm.

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 4

Round 5:
Repeat R2 <4 sets of 7 puff>

Size XS/S/4X/5X: Fasten off, weave all ends. Square should measure 6 x 6” / 15 x 15 cm.

Round 6:
Repeat R3 <4 sets of 23 dc>

Size M/L/XL: Fasten off, weave all ends. Square should measure 7.5 x 7.5” / 19 x 19 cm.

Size XS/S/M/L/XL: make 10 squares.
Size 2X/3X/4X/5X: make 41 squares.

Triangles

Triangle notes:
– Turn your work at the end of each row
– Turning chains do not count as a stitch
– You do not need turning chains for the first puff stitch in row 2, just pull up an extra long loop
– Video tutorial of this triangle can be found here 

With hook size 6mm, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Row 1:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ring, turn <4 dc / 2 v-st>

Row 2:
1 puff in 1st st, 
*ch 1, 1 puff in next ch-1 sp* repeat to center ch-2 sp, ch 1, 
(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) in center ch-2 sp,
ch 1, *1 puff in next ch-1 sp, ch 1* repeat to end,
1 puff in last st, turn <6 puff>

Row 3:
Ch 3, 3 dc in 1st puff,
*2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff* repeat to center ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*1 dc in next puff, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat to end,
3 dc in last puff st, turn <22 dc>

Row 4:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in 1st st, skip next st,
*(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip 2 st* repeat to center ch-2 sp, 
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*skip 2 st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat to end, 
skip next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last st, turn <20 dc / 10 v-st> 

Size 2X/3X: Fasten off, weave ends.

Row 5:
Repeat row 2 <14 puff>

Size XS/S/4X/5X: Fasten off, weave ends.

Row 6:
Repeat row 3 <46 dc>

Size M/L/XL: Fasten off, weave ends.

Size XS/S/M/L/XL: make 19 triangles.
Size 2X/3X/4X/5X: make 29 triangles.

Assembly

Lay all squares and triangles with the good sides facing upwards.

Slip stitch everything together following the direction as indicated by diagram below.

Sleeves – make 2 

With hook size 6mm, chain 8

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <7 sc>

7 sc should measure 2” / 5 cm

Row 2: ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn <7 sc>

Repeat row 2 until row 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) (40, 44, 47, 50) or until ribbing measures 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 15, 16)” / 20 (23, 25, 28, 30) (33, 36, 38, 41) cm.

Continue to work sideways.

Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc in each row across, turn <25 (28, 31, 34, 37) (40, 44, 47, 50) sc>

Row 2 – 4: ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, turn <25 (28, 31, 34, 37) (40, 44, 47, 50) dc>

Row 5: ch 3, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in each st across, 2 dc in last st, turn <27 (30, 33, 36, 39) (42, 46, 49, 52) dc>

Repeat row 2 – 5 four more times <35 (38, 41, 44, 47) (50, 54, 57, 60) dc>

Sleeve width should now measure 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) (18, 19, 20, 21)” / 33 (36, 38, 41, 43) (46, 48, 51, 53) cm.

Row 22: ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, turn <35 (38, 41, 44, 47) (50, 54, 57, 60) dc>

Repeat row 22 until row 25 (26, 26, 27, 27) (28, 28, 28, 28).

Sleeve length should now measure 17 (17.5, 17.5, 18, 18) (18.5, 18.5, 18.5, 18.5)” / 43 (44, 44, 46, 46) (47, 47, 47, 47) cm including the cuff. 

Fasten off, weave ends.

Assembly

With the right side facing up, sew sleeves to body.

Fold cardigan in half and sew bottom-up along the sides, continuing underneath the sleeves.

Hemline ribbing

With hook size 6 mm, ch 8

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <7 sc>

7 sc should measure 2” / 5 cm

Row 2: ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn <7 sc>

Repeat row 2 until row 88 (88, 109, 109, 109) (140, 140, 171, 171) or until ribbing measures 34 (34, 42, 42, 42) (54, 54, 66, 66)” / 86 (86, 107, 107, 107) (137, 137, 168, 168) cm after stretching gently.

Assembly

Sew hemline ribbing to body.

Tip: start sewing ribbing at the side that has a beginning tail. This way you can easily add or remove rows if needed. Weave in all ends.

Neckline ribbing

With hook size 6 mm, ch 7

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <6 sc>

6 sc should measure 1.75” / 4.5 cm

Row 2: ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn <6 sc>

Repeat row 2 until row 154 (154, 185, 185, 185) (173, 173, 204, 204) or until ribbing measures 49 (49, 59, 59, 59) (55, 55, 65, 65)” / 124 (124, 150, 150, 150) (140, 140, 165, 165) cm after stretching gently.

Assembly

Sew neckline ribbing to body.

Tip: again, start sewing at the side that has a beginning tail. Weave in all ends.

End of pattern.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Carol Heanes
    18 April 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern, I adore it! So very kind of you to make it available at no cost, many thanks.
    Carol, Australia.

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    Beth
    4 April 2022 at 2:59 pm

    This is gorgeous! Can I have your permission to pin it on my Pinterest board? I didn’t see any links, so I just wanted to check and make sure you are ok with it before I do.

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    Melissa
    4 April 2022 at 5:28 am

    This is beautiful! Thank you for generously sharing your art.

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