Amaretti Boyfriend Cardigan

March 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 10.5 rows = 4 inches
in Worked in hdc- begin with fhdc for continuity
6.0 mm (J)
5.5 mm (I)
1040 - 2300 yards (951 - 2103 m)
XS (S, M, L,XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $6.99 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Grab your Easy Sunday Boyfriend Sweater for those slightly cool days where just needing a sweater for the day is perfect. You’ll love the length of this sweater that falls right at your hips for a trendy look. The unique shell stitch combination used adds a lovely texture and design to the top that’s eye-catching. With this easy working sweater, you’ll have a cute Sunday Boyfriend Sweater in no time.

XS (S, M, L, 1x)(2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

See schematic in photos

30 (34, 38, 42, 46)(50, 54, 58, 62)”

35.25 (38.5, 41.75, 48, 51.25)(54.5, 57.75, 61, 64)”

Underarm Depth
6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5)(9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)”

Upper Arm
9.75 (10.25, 11, 12, 13.5)(15.5, 17, 18.5, 19)”

Sleeve Length
16.5 (17, 17, 17.5, 17.5)(18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)”

Total Length
22” all sizes

WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Worsted (80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool, 208 yds/100 g) in Navy (Color A): 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(8, 9, 10, 11) skeins

J/6.0mm and I/5.5mm Furls Cookies and Cream Streamline Swirl Hook (or hooks to obtain gauge)

Tapestry Needle
Removable Stitch Markers (4)

Fhdc- Foundation Half Double Crochet- tutorial

Chain 2 (does NOT count as first fhdc). YO and insert hook in 2nd chain from hook. YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through one loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget), YO again and pull through all three loops on hook. This completes the first fhdc. To stitch the next fhdc, YO and insert the hook into the chain made in the previous fhdc and repeat from until the desired amount of sts are achieved.

Beg Cl -Beginning and End Cl- Ending Cluster
2 hdc in the same st.

Cl- Cluster
sc, ch 2, 2 hdc in the same st/sp.

Dec Cl- Decrease Cluster
sc, ch 2 in the marked ch-2 sp, in the same marked ch-2, YO, insert your hook into the space, YO and pull through sp (3 loops on hook), insert your hook into the next ch-2 sp, YO and pull through sp (4 loops on hook), YO and pull hook through all 4 loops on hook, complete st by placing an additional hdc in the same sp (one dec cl made).

Inc Cl A- Increase Cluster Part A
hdc, ch 2, hdc, ch 2, hdc in the same sp.

Inc Cl B- Increase Cluster Part B
sc, ch 2, hdc in the same sp.


  • Pattern is written starting in size Extra Small with the additional sizes shown in parenthesis- XS (S, M, L, 1x)(2x, 3x, 4x, 5x). If only one number is shown it pertains to all sizes.
  • Ch 2 (and ch 1) are not considered the first stitch, the first hdc (or sc) will be placed in the same st as the ch 2 (or ch 1).
  • Stitch counts take place at the end of each row where a change takes place. Stitch counts for this design are listed in clusters. Each cluster consists of sc, ch 2, 2 hdc in the same st. Beginning and ending clusters consist of 2 hdc in the same st. The st count will not differentiate between types of clusters.
  • Each cluster will be worked in the ch-2 space of the cluster in the previous row.
  • Increases are worked over two rows. The increase is not changed in the stitch count until after both increase pattern rows are worked.
  • The sides/panels will be marked as they will be when worn. This will be the opposite if you are left handed.
  • The body and sleeves of the Amaretti Cardigan uses a J/6.0mm hook. Final edging uses a I/5.5mm hook.

The Amaretti Cardigan is constructed in 3 panels; 2 front panels and a back panel, all worked hem to shoulder, which are then seamed at the shoulders. The sleeves are worked cuff to shoulder and then seamed on to the sides of the cardigan. The sleeves and side panels are then seamed. Final edging is added to the seamed garment.

Because this stitch pattern can be difficult to measure I have created a simple ‘practice gauge’ swatch for you to work prior to starting the garment. I have also listed the gauge ‘in pattern’ so you can check your progress as you go.

Practice Gauge- using J/6.0mm
13 sts and 10.5 rows = 4”
Worked in hdc- begin with fhdc for continuity

In Pattern (body)
5 clusters and 9 rows = 4”


You may also like the Pizzelle Hooded Cardigan
Get both patterns in the Winter issue of Crochet Foundry
use promo code cc20 to get 20% off