Santa Fe Cardigan

September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
1275 - 3075 yards (1166 - 2812 m)
Small through 5x
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The Sante Fe Cardi makes a great sweater for Autumn and beyond. It features fun color blocking, button closures and a cozy hood. This design is made top down/raglan style with stitched in sleeves, no seaming required. It comes in sizes small through 5x and will make a great addition to any wardrobe.

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- 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins Red Heart Soft- Sample uses Biscuit
675 (725, 800, 900, 1025, 1175, 1375, 1600) yards of worsted weight acrylic yarn
- 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins of Red Heart Hopscotch- Sample uses Kickball
OR 600 (650, 725, 825, 950, 1100, 1275, 1475) yards of worsted weight acrylic yarn

I/5.5mm hook or hook needed to obtain gauge- I used my Blackberry Candy Shop Hook
Removable stitch markers
9 buttons, 1 1/8 to 1 ¼” in diameter (28mm)
Needle to seem


SIZES- follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here
Small through 5x

See schematic for finished measurements - in photos

11 sts and 7 rows = 4” in dc
Start swatch with a fdc


  • The ch 3 at the beg of each row will count as the first dc. This means that the next dc you make should be placed in the 2nd st of the row
  • Ch 3 can be substituted with a CSDS (see OPTIONAL SPECIAL STITCHES)
  • Stripe to your heart’s delight! You can do color changes any way that works best for you- the color changes used in the sample are notated in the pattern.
  • Make color changes anyway you see fit. I prefer to fasten off with one color and to begin with a new color.
  • Sides are labeled as they will be when worn.


Dc2tog - Double Crochet Two Together
Yarn over (YO), insert hook into first st, YO and draw up a loop, (three loops on hook), YO and pull through first two loops (two loops remaining on hook), YO, insert hook in next st, YO and draw up a loop (four loops on hook), YO, pull through first two loops on hook, YO and pull through remaining three loops.

Fdc - Foundation Double Crochet
Chain 4 (counts as the first fdc). Yarn over and insert hook in 4th chain from hook. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop creating a chain st, (this is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over again and pull through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining). Yarn over again and pull through last two loops on hook. This completes the next fdc (remember your ch-4 counted as the first fdc). To stitch the next fdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fdc and repeat from to indicated st count.


CSDC- Chainless Starting Double Crochet
If working in rows, turn work. If working in rounds spin hook completely around, making a twist in the loop. Pull up a loop to the height of a normal dc. YO with the loop so that the hook is behind the loop. Insert the hook into the first st of row. Complete a normal dc (YO and draw through st (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through first two loops on hook. YO and draw through last two loops on hook).

SDC- Standing Double Crochet
Begin with slip knot on hook, YO, insert hook in stitch, and work like a normal dc (YO, draw through first two loops, YO, draw through last two loops).

blo – back loop only, ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side