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Muna Cardi, a cropped Tunisian crochet cardigan pattern

Add the perfect piece to your capsule wardrobe when you crochet the Muna Cardi, a Tunisian crochet cardigan pattern from TL Yarn Crafts x WeCrochet.

We all have those days when our casual outfit just needs a little something. The Muna Cardi adds a touch of sophistication without making you look overdressed. This simple, beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet sweater is a breeze to crochet and features subtle accents to keep things fun.

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Muna Cardi | Cropped Tunisian crochet cardigan beginner friendly crochet sweater pattern with wool and alpca DK weight yarn. |

Find a printer-friendly, PDF version of the Muna Cardi in my Ravelry Shop and on The PDF version includes a full-color, 6-page pattern with row-by-row instructions to make the Muna Cadi in sizes Small – 3XL.

This pattern was designed in collaboration with WeCrochet, the sister site to Knit Picks. Explore other TLYC x WeCrochet projects here and browse the full selection of yarn, tools, and gifts from WeCrochet.

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A Tunisian Crochet Cardigan for Beginners

When I first started getting into crochet, wearables like sweaters and cardigans really intimidated me. It’s not until I made my first sweater pattern that I realized how fun it could be to crochet your own clothes!

The Muna Cardi was intentionally designed with beginners in mind. It uses a lightweight yarn that’s not too thin, it works up quickly, and the stitches and construction are really straightforward.

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My favorite features of the Muna Cardi are the accent stitching on the cuffs and the barely-there pockets. Small details like these turn a simple sweater into something really special.

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I Feel The Need for Tweed

There’s just something about tweed in yarn that makes it instantly more sophisticated to me. Mix that tweed with Merino wool and alpaca and you’ve got bona fide luxury. City Tweed DK yarn from WeCrochet is a glorious blend of these fibers, making the Muna Cardi a pleasure to crochet with as well as wear.

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With such a classic cardigan, you can’t go wrong when choosing colors. The full palette of City Tweed DK has a smoky, rich tone to it while still feeling very neutral. I chose the color Plum Wine for Muna Cardi sample and I’m so happy that I did. The red and violet tones give warmth to the skin, which is always welcome in the dead of winter.

Looking to score some City Tweed DK yarn for your Muna Cardi? Here’s how much yarn you need for each size:

  • Small – 9 balls
  • Medium – 10 balls
  • Large – 11 balls
  • XL – 12 balls
  • 2XL – 14 balls
  • 3XL – 15 balls

Pick up the Muna Cardi pattern HERE for more details on bust and length measurements for each size.


Muna Cardi | Cropped Tunisian crochet cardigan beginner friendly crochet sweater pattern with wool and alpca DK weight yarn. |

Are you ready to start crocheting the Muna Cardi? This beginner-level Tunisian crochet cardigan is made using a DK weight wool/alpaca blend. The body of the open-front cardigan is made in one piece. The sleeves are added and a collar of Honeycomb stitches adds visual interest while also solving any curling issues. Get the Muna Cardi pattern now!

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  • Reply Deanne Thomas

    Toni! The muna cardigan is amazing! Thank you for your beautiful work.
    I have a request. Could you show us how to correct a mistake several rows past? Or, if I frog the work back a few rows…how do I get the stitches back so I can work on them?
    I hope this make sense.
    Anyway thank you for all you do.

    December 3, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! With Tunisian crochet, you’ll need to frog back to where you made the mistake. You can pull back to the first stitch on that row and insert your hook to do the row over again. Hope that helps 🙂

      December 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Natalie Fritsche

    Hi Toni, I’d like to make the Muna as a longer cardi. Will it be pretty easy for me to add length to it? Thanks — NF

    February 11, 2021 at 3:44 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! Absolutely, yes. Adding length to the Muna Cardi is easy. After you make the Honeycomb rows for the back, make the Tss section as long as you want it to be, then mimic the same for the front. You’re welcome to email [email protected] if you have questions 🙂

      February 12, 2021 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Hi Toni! I have about 1300 yeards of fingering tweed I’d like to use – is it possible to adjust this to fingering? Love the pattern!

    March 19, 2021 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply Toni L.

      Hi! You certainly could. Just use the measurements instead of stitch and row counts, and you should be able to adjust this pattern pretty easily.

      March 22, 2021 at 11:14 am

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