A semi-fitted, drop shoulder cardigan, Strata is perfect with jeans over a strappy top, or as an extra layer when you are snuggling in the house. It has deliberately long sleeves so you can double over the cuff if you need to and keep the chill out.

Strata cardigan is crocheted sideways in rows to create panels and sleeves, which are then joined together before a trim is added for extra length and warmth. Using a simple two-row repeat of Herringbone half trebles and double slip stitches, you will make this aran/worsted weight cardigan in no time at all.

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Images courtesy of Inside Crochet, from Issue 154.
Modelled cropped Strata Cardigan in oatmeal yarn and a ribbed fabric.
Images courtesy of Inside Crochet, from Issue 154.

Buy Strata Cardigan

Strata Cardigan can be purchased on Etsy, Provenance Craft Co (where I have pay what you can and hardcopy options) and Ravelry. It was originally published in Issue 154 of Inside Crochet. Click on your preferred icon for more pattern details, or to purchase:

Finished Measurements

Full bust circumference: 82cm/ 32.25″ (92cm/36.25″, 102cm/40.25″, 117cm/46″) {127cm/50″, 137cm/54″, 147cm/58″} [162cm/63.75″, 172cm/67.75″]

Nape of neck to hem: 44.5cm/ 17.5″ (44.5cm/ 17.5″, 46.5cm/ 18.25″, 47cm/18.5″) {48cm/19″, 48cm/19″, 48.5cm/19″} [48.5cm/19″, 49cm/19.25″]

Strata Cardigan is designed to be worn with 7-14cm/ 2.75-5.5” of positive ease around the full bust.

Materials Required

Yarn: Yarnadelic Worsted by John Arbon Textiles; 100g/ 216m/ 236yds; 100% Corriedale. Sample photographed is a size 2 in shade ‘The Beautiful Ones’.

Size 1 – 565g/ 1220m/ 1335yds Size 2 – 630g/ 1360m/ 1490yds Size 3 – 700g/ 1510m/ 1655yds

Size 4 – 790g/ 1705m/ 1865yds Size 5 – 870g/ 1880m/ 2055yds Size 6 – 940g/ 2030m/ 2220yds

Size 7 – 1020g/ 2205m/ 2410yds Size 8 – 1120g/ 2420m/ 2645yds Size 9 – 1185g/ 2560m/ 2800yds

  • 5mm hook (US H/8)
  • 4 place markers
  • blocking equipment
  • tapestry needle

Stitches & Techniques (UK terminology)

  • double crochet, starting double crochet, double slip stitch, herringbone half treble, starting herringbone half treble, herringbone decrease
  • crocheted in panels, joined with slip stitches, border added after joining

Helpful tutorials for Strata Cardigan

If you are new to some of the crochet stitches used in the Strata Cardigan, here are some tutorials to help you make this beautiful, stylish cardigan:

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