How To Crochet The Wendy Cardigan With Open Front

Crochet The Wendy Cardigan

The Wendy Cardigan crochet pattern encapsulates the essence of classic elegance and modern simplicity, making it an exemplary piece for any crochet enthusiast’s collection. Its delicate texture and versatile design promise a chic addition to any wardrobe, embodying both comfort and style. The easier instructions ensure an enjoyable crocheting experience, leading to a garment that exudes sophistication and craftsmanship. This pattern not only offers an opportunity to create something beautiful but also serves as a showoff for your mastery of crocheting skills.

The Wendy Cardigan

The Wendy Cardigan


  • Fine (2) Weight Yarn, Lion Brand Oh Baby Organic Cotton in Ecru, 7(7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) Skeins or 1090(1160, 1230, 1310, 1390, 1450, 1540, 1600, 1650) Yards
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Stitch Markers (2)


  • 17 Sts by 10 rows in pattern repeat = 4X4ā€


  • XS(S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Stitches and Abbreviations (US Terms):

  • Ch: Chain
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Sk: Skip
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • RS: Right Side
  • SM: Stitch Marker
  • Sp: Space


Back Panel

  1. Start: Ch 70(76, 84, 94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 136) and turn.
  2. Row 1 (RS): 2 Dc in the 4th Ch from the hook, Sk 1, 2 Dc in next repeat from * to * across until 2 Chs remain, Sk 1, 1 Dc in final Ch, turn.
  3. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 Dc here and throughout), *2 Dc in the center Sp of the next ā€œVā€ *, Repeat from * to * across row until 2 Sts remain, Sk next St, 1 Dc in the final St (the top of the turning Ch), turn.
  4. Rows 3-70(70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 80, 82): Repeat Row 2.
  5. Finish: Tie off.

Front Panel (Right)

  1. Start: Ch 36(40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 70) and turn.
  2. Row 1 (RS): 1 Dc in the 4th Ch from the hook, 1 Dc in the same Ch, Sk 1, 2 Dc in next repeat from * to * across until 2 Chs remain, Sk 1, 1 Dc in final Ch, turn.
  3. Repeat the pattern as outlined in the Back Panel through Row 49/50, adjusting for decreases for neckline shaping, then repeat Row 2 for rows 61-70, ending with the same number of stitches as back panel.
  4. Finish: Tie off, leaving a tail to sew.

Front Panel (Left)

  • Repeat the steps as for the Front Panel (Right), mirroring the technique for symmetry.

Join Panels

  • Block panels to size, place front panels on the back panel with right sides facing and sew them together. Sew sides from the armhole down, leaving an opening for arms and, optionally, a slit at the bottom.


  1. Join yarn and start with a foundation of Sc around the armhole, then Sc in each Sc around for a total of 3 rounds.

Trim & Tie

  1. Join yarn at the bottom inner corner and Sc up the side, then make a chain for the tie, and Sc back down, repeating for the other side.

Note: Always adjust the length of your cardigan and sleeves by adding or subtracting rows matching adjustments on both the front panels and the back panels to maintain symmetry.

The pattern emphasizes working DC stitches into the space rather than into the stitches themselves for a unique texture. Always consider blocking your pieces before final assembly for a professional finish.

This pattern described is designed to be beginner-friendly while offering a stylish and customizable crochet cardigan perfect for warmer weather.


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