Pizzelle Hooded Cardigan

November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in herringbone half double crochet (US), HDC
6.0 mm (J)
5.5 mm (I)
4.5 mm
1665 - 4995 yards (1522 - 4567 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes
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The Pizzelle Hooded Cardigan is fabulous for those rare winter days where the weather is mild but cool and all you need is a stylish hooded sweater that you can easily put on and take off. Made with the beautiful and textured Herringbone HDC stitch, the Pizzelle Hooded Cardigan will work up easily. The cardigan features ribbing designs on the sleeves to create a pouf look or to keep your sleeves in place. With the added hood and braided icord design, you’ll have a stylish looking cardigan for those slightly breezy days.

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS- see schematic in photos
30 (34, 38, 42, 46)(50, 54, 58, 62)”

35.75 (39, 42, 46.5, 50.5)(56, 58, 60.25, 65.5)”

Total Length
26” all sizes

WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Worsted (80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool, 208 yds/100g)
in Navy (Color A): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9) skeins
and Oyster (Color B): 5 (6, 7, 8, 9)(10, 11, 13, 15) skeins

J/6.0mm, I/5.5mm and G+/4.5mm Furls Cookies and Cream Streamline Swirl Hook
(or hooks to obtain gauge)

Tapestry Needle
Zipper (optional)
Lucet Fork (optional)

Fhdc- Foundation Half Double Crochet- tutorial

Chain 2 (does NOT count as first fhdc). Yarn over (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 fromuntil the desired amount of sts are achieved.

H-hdc- Herringbone Half Double Crochet- tutorial
Yarn over (YO), insert hook in st, YO and draw through the st and the first loop on the hook (two loops remain on hook), YO and draw through two remaining loops on hook. Be sure not to pull the first part of the stitch too tightly.

H-hdc2tog- Herringbone Half Double Crochet Two Together- tutorial
Yarn over (YO), insert hook in first st, YO and draw through the st and the first loop on the hook (two loops remain on hook) insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw through the st the first loop on the hook (two loops remain on hook), YO and draw through remaining two loops on hook.


  • 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 H-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. 

You will begin the Pizzelle Cardigan with the bottom ribbing at the full width of the entire body. You will work the body of the sweater along the finished ribbing. After the bottom section of the body is complete you will separate the sleeves by creating a back panel and two front panels, leaving openings for the sleeves. Next you will seam the shoulders and add the sleeves in the round to the sleeve openings. Next you will add the hood and then seam the hood closed. Lastly you will add the final edging. To complete the hood you will make a length of icord for the hood pulls and seam hood edging to create a channel for the icord.

GAUGE - With J/6.0mm hook
15 sts and 11 rows = 4”
In H-hdc, begin with fhdc for continuity 

Ribbing- in sc blo
9 sts and 8 rows = 2”

Skilled Beginner to Intermediate

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