‘Cold Snap and Winter is Coming’ Crocheted Cardigan Pattern by Joanne Scrace

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 The Cold Snap Cardigan can be crocheted up in no time  holding the DK strands
double. Winter is Coming has all the same elements and fit as the Cold Snap Cardigan but is a little bit lighter, using
just one strand of DK weight yarn. Because of this it will take a little longer to work up, but it’s still a pretty quick make.
There are also more size options in between the sizes as the smaller stitches made it

The two patterns are combined into one glorious double pattern so you get both yarn weight options for the price of one!


S(M, L, XL)
To fit chest up to: 85(105, 125, 150)cm/34(42, 50, 60)in
Finished Chest: 105(121, 136, 161)cm/41.5(47.5, 53.5, 63.5)in
Finished length: 74(76, 79, 85)cm/29(30, 31, 33.5)in
Finished cross back measurement: 48(58, 69, 84)cm/19(23, 27, 33)in
Finished circumference at upper arm: 36(41, 46, 56)cm/14(16, 18, 22)in

The cold snap cardigan has a relaxed fit. Choose a size with at least 10cm/4inlarger than your chest measurement to go over lighter tops or with a minimum 15cm/6in larger than your chest measurement to wear as a coat alternative over jumpers. The cardigan has no fastening and can be worn open, so you may find it better to choose based on cross back measurement (from armpit to armpit and on the upper arm measurement – remembering to add ease into these for a comfortable fit over clothing.

1,875m (2,250m, 2,625m, 3,250m) DK yarn (held double)
9mm (US M/N) hook
6mm (US J) hook
11 removable stitch markers

Possible alternative yarn weights are a chunky yarn (not doubled), a worsted/aran and a 4ply/fingering held together, or four strands of 4ply/fingering weight held together. Always test fabric (washed) to match tension and to check the fabric is pleasing.

Rib tension
12 sts and 8 rows in htr in BLO with yarn held double to 10 cm/4 in using 6mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Row tension is more important than stitch tension for rib.
Pattern tension
8 sts and 7 rows in paired htr with yarn held double to 10 cm/4 in using 9mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

 Always check tension after washing and drying the swatch. We suggest starting the sleeve as a good way of swatching.


XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest up to: 75(85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 150)cm/30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54,
58, 60)in
Finished chest (a): 86(97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157, 163)cm/34(38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58,
62, 64)in
Finished cross back measurement (b): 39(44, 52, 57, 65, 70, 77, 83, 85)cm/15.5(17.5,
20.5, 22.5, 25.5, 27.5, 30.5, 32.5, 33.5)in
Finished upper arm circumference (c): 29(34, 37, 41, 43, 47, 50, 53, 56)cm/11.5(13.5,
14.5, 16, 17, 18.5, 19.5, 21, 22)in
Finished length (top of collar to bottom of hem) (d):71(75, 77, 79, 81, 84, 85, 88, 89)
cm/28(29.5, 30.5, 31, 32, 33, 33.5, 34.5, 35)in
Joanne is 160cm/5ft3 tall, 100cm/40in bust and wears size M.

6(7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) 100g balls West Yorkshire Spinners Colour Lab DK (DK weight, 100% British Wool, 225m/245yds/100g) in Phantom Black (099)
5.5mm hook (US I)
4mm hook (US G)
11 removable stitch markers

Rib tension
20 sts and 16 rows in htr in BLO to 10cm/4in using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Row tension is more important than stitch tension for rib.
Pattern tension
16 sts and 10 rows in paired htr to 10cm/4in using 5.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
We suggest starting the sleeve as a good way of swatching.


Difficulty Rating

Skills Needed
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into row ends, missing stitches, raised (post) stitches

From the bottom up. Body stitches are picked up from hem which has been folded to create pockets. Sleeves are worked flat from ribbed cuff. Sleeves are seamed and yoke is worked in one piece with raglan shaping. Wide ribbed collar is worked and slip stitched to body and neckline as you go to finish.

This pattern is written and charted using standard UK crochet terminology (with US conversions given in the abbreviations)