Odyssey Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Introducting the Odyssey Cardigan…..because life has become an odyssey of sorts.

Exactly 3 months ago my husband started chemotherapy (you can read some of the back story here). I bought some yarn and decided I would work on a new design while he had his treatamens. Knowing they would be long days, I wanted to have something more intricate to keep me busy. It took me 12 weeks to complete. Ironically I ended up finishing the cardigan on the same day as his last treatment.

The Odyssey Cardigan crochet pattern by Kristine Mullen / Ambassador Crochet


The Odyssey cardigan pattern is good for advanced beginners who would like to try an easier garment. Because there is minimal shaping it is great for trying something a bit more advanced without anything that will be too confusing.

It’s the perfect cardigan for the cold spring days or cool summer nights. Layer it with a tank and you can wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or skirt.  


Finished Sizes: XS, Small, Med, Large, XL

Yarn: #2 fine/sport weight – Sample used: Premier Yarns Cotton Fair in Succulent

Hook: Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Change hook size to get correct gauge if needed.

Notions: Yarn Needle

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

The pattern has a 2 row repeat. You will need to be familiar with chains, sc, and a variation of the cluster stitch (written directions included). This pattern is on the easier side for a garment with minimal shaping, but it will also be helpful to have some knowledge of armholes, etc (but not necessary).

Odyssey Cardi

I was so excited when I finished this and am extremely happy with the end result! 

My goal is to write every pattern so that even a beginner is comfortable tackling a project. Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised by the instructions.

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2 thoughts on “Odyssey Cardigan Crochet Pattern”

  • Hope hubby is now resting after a grueling treatment, and will soon be feeling better. I definitely want to have a go at the cardi it’s beautiful and would do spring, summer (cooler days) and early autumn that’s coves 3 seasons so got to be a bargain. Going to have to make in bright, neutrals and pastels for the mood too

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