My latest beginner friendly creation is the enchanting Madilyn Crochet Cardigan pattern. This delightful creation weaves simplicity and elegance together. Crafted with care and designed to appeal to women of all ages, this crochet cardigan is more than just an article of clothing – it’s a work of art. The featured Suzette Stitch blends single and double crochets, adding beauty and durability to the fabric, ensuring your creation withstands the test of time.


The Madilyn Crochet Cardigan is a great project for beginners or seasoned crocheters alike and is easily customizable. This pattern is written for a size large, but I have included instructions to adjust the size. The Suzette Stitch is reversible – meaning both sides will look exactly the same! I used pink for this tutorial, but feel free to try any colorway you want. I have also included a video tutorial to help you through the pattern.

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Don’t wait! Discover the beauty of the Suzette Stitch and the joy of crafting your own Madilyn Crochet Cardigan – an embodiment of comfort, artistry, and endless creative possibilities!

Video Tutorial

The Madilyn Crochet Cardigan – Video Tutorial

The Madilyn Crochet Cardigan: Pattern Info

Level: Easy +


  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Written pattern is size large
  • Sizes of finished Cardigan: 19.5inW x 22in L
  • Front Panels with ribbing: 11.5in W
  • To adjust size, be sure to keep chain in multiples of 2



  • * *: Repeat instructions within asterisks defined amount of times
  • ( ): Stitches in parentheses go in same stitch
  • BLO: Back Loop Only
  • Ch: chain
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • Eor: End of row
  • Rep: Repeat
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • St: Stitch
  • Sk: Skip
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The Madilyn Crochet Cardigan: Pattern

Size adjustments

The base chain is multiple of 2:

  • Small: Ch 50
  • Medium: Ch 52
  • Large: Ch 54 [written pattern]
  • XL: Ch 56
  • XXL: Ch 58

Back Panel

Ch 54

Row 1: (1sc, 1dc) in the 2nd ch from hook, sk 1, *(1sc, 1dc), sk 1*, rep until end eor, 1sc in last st.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (1sc, 1dc), sk 1, *(1sc, 1dc), sk 1*, rep until eor, 1sc in last st.

Row 3 to Row 47: Rep Row 2

The Madilyn Crochet Cardigan: Front Panels

Make 2

Start chain

  • Small: Ch 18
  • Medium: Ch 20
  • Large: Ch 22 [written pattern]
  • XL: Ch 24
  • XXL: Ch 26

Ch 22

Repeat the same pattern as back panel.

Add more rows to the back and front panels until you have reached your desired length.

The Madilyn Crochet Cardigan: Sleeves & Ribbing

Make 2

Sleeve Ribbing

Ch 10

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd st, 1sc in next 8 st. 

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in BLO to eor

Row 3 to Row 27: Rep Row 2.

Make as many rows you need for your wrist measurements. It has to be an odd number. 

Size Adjustments:

  • Small: 27 rows
  • Medium/Large: 29 rows
  • XL: 29 rows
  • XXL: 31 rows
  • XXXL: 31 rows


To start the sleeves you will sc around the edge of the ribbing.

Number of stitches for each size:

  • Small: 27
  • Medium: 29
  • Large: 29
  • XL: 31
  • XXL: 31
  • XXXL: 31

Row 1: Ch 1, 1sc in each st around edge of ribbing. (29)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (1sc, 1dc), sk 1, *(1sc, 1dc), sk 1*, rep until eor, 1sc in last st.

Row 3 to Row 7: Rep Row 2

Now we begin to increase

Row 8: (2sc, 1dc), sk 1, *(1sc, 1dc), sk 1*, rep until eor, 2sc in last st.

Row 9 and 10: Rep Row 2

Row 11: Rep Row 8

Row 12: Rep Row 2

Row 13: Rep Row 8

Row 14 to Row 20: Rep Row 2

Row 21: Rep Row 8

Row 22 to Row 26: Rep Row 2

Row 27: Rep Row 8

Row 28: Rep Row 2

Row 29: Rep Row 8

Row 30 to Row 38: Rep Row 2

Row 39: Rep Row 8

Row 40, 41: Rep Row 2.

If you want the sleeves to be shorter, make less rows.


Thank you for choosing the Madilyn Crochet Cardigan! This cozy crochet cardi will pair with almost everything in your wardrobe. Wear it with jeans, a skirt or your favorite dress. Make it in a variety of colorways and share with me on Facebook and Instagram! If you enjoyed this pattern, check out my Blue Celeste Cardigan!

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