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