Rosebud Cardigan by Janine Myska

Rosebud Cardigan

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We will be starting a Rosebud Cardigan CAL on March 1, and you’re invited! Join the Facebook group here, and follow along on Instagram (@knitsnknotswpg) so I can share your work on both platforms!

The Rosebud Cardigan is from my book Modern Crochet Sweaters: 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear. This book includes 20 #SizeInclusive sweater patterns using a variety of techniques and construction methods to ensure there is something of value for every skill level. Each pattern is written for sizes XS to 5XL and each size has been thoroughly tested! We had over 500+ crochet pattern testers for this book to make sure that each size fits its intended wearer in a way that makes them feel beautiful. You can buy this book with confidence, knowing that each pattern was written for you and your unique body measurements.


The Rosebud Cardigan is a timeless layering piece that will never go out of fashion and is sure to complement any outfit. Designed for everyday wear, this cardigan features matching front pockets, an optional waist tie and short rows along the collar. For a breezy, casual look, wear it open and show off your outfit underneath. Fasten the waist tie for a cozy, fitted cardigan that will remain secure and hug your body, keeping you warm. The contrasting stitch pattern in the top few rows of the pockets provides a dynamic mix of textures without being distracting, unified by the monochromatic nature of this sweater. Pair with jeans and your favorite boots for a laid-back look.

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Note: This cardigan is a variation on one of my all-time best-selling patterns, the Rosebud Raglan—a simple raglan pullover that matches this cardigan. The original Rosebud Raglan crochet pattern can be found on most pattern-selling platforms. For more information about this raglan pullover, visit

Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Jeans in Top Stitch

  • 100% acrylic
  • 246 yds (225 m) per 3.5-oz (100-g) skein
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Substitute Lion Brand Jeans with any worsted weight, category #4 yarn that matches gauge. Any fiber should work out fine. Jeans is one of my favorite budget-friendly yarns because it has a softness that can be hard to find in acrylics within this price range.

Sizing: This sweater is written in nine sizes as follows: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only.

Yardage: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 9, 9) skeins of Jeans, or

  • 1350 (1425, 1550, 1675, 1800) (1850, 1975, 2050, 2150) yds
  • 1235 (1304, 1418, 1532, 1646) (1692, 1806, 1875, 1966) m

Hook: Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, several locking stitch markers, buttons (optional)

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