Earl Grey Cardigan Crochet Pattern

The Earl Grey Cardgian pattern is worked as a beginner garment design, so even if you’ve never made a cardi you’ll be able to give this a try. By heavily blocking the sweater it opens up the stitches and gives it a gorgeous spring feel.

The Earl Grey Cardi was designed as part of the Ice Cream Social Collection.

Ice cream social = a gathering of people with the main focus being ice cream and socializing. And after 2020 I am so ready for some ice cream with friends. So, I had the idea to create a collection of patterns all named after ice cream flavors.

If you’d like to see all the patterns from the Ice Cream Social Collection you can find them at the bottom of this post.


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Finished Sizes – Bust Circumference:

  • XS – 32”
  • Small – 36”
  • Medium – 40”
  • Large – 44”
  • XL – 48”

Yarn:  #4 worsted weight – 625 (750, 850, 1000, 1250)
Sample used: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Dove Heather

Crochet Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) & J/10 (6 mm)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Gauge: 3 (sc, ch-3) repeats x 9 rows = 3.5 inches, blocked.

Difficulty: Beginner: Uses easy stitches with no shaping.


ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over

For a full list of abbreviations, please see my List of Abbreviations.


  • Sweater is worked from bottom up.  
  • Aggressive blocking is required for your finished cardi to be the correct size (size will change significantly). The stitches will open up significantly with aggressive blocking.

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The Ice Cream Social Collection includes:

Neapolitan Baby Blanket
Salted Caramel Mug Rug
Espresso Chip Coffee Cozy
Mango Water Bottle Cozy
Rocky Road Throw

If you’d like info on the entire collection it will be available HERE after the last pattern for the collection is released on 3/17/21.

Happy Crocheting!

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