Transport yourself to the island getaway of your dreams when you slip on the Sandbar Cardi.
Warm weather is officially here, and that means it’s time to travel so you can dip your toes in the water. Whether you’re headed to a sandy villa or your own backyard, do it in style while wearing the Sandbar Cardi, a brand new pattern from TL Yarn Crafts in collaboration with Lion Brand.
Get the Sandbar Cardi as an all-in-one kit as part of the Cotton Must Have collection from Lion Brand. Click here!
This post contains affiliate links that support TLYCBlog content. All opinions are my own. Read my full Privacy and Disclosures statement HERE.
PIN IT NOW, READ IT LATER
Find a printer-friendly, PDF version of the Sandbar Cardi in my Ravelry Shop and on TLYarnCrafts.com. PDF version includes full-color, 5-page instructions with a link to a tutorial video for the foundation hdc stitch. Also, get the kit from Lion Brand – includes a printed copy of the pattern and all the yarn you need.
Favorite this pattern and share your projects with me on Ravelry – click here!
I’ve got a confession to make: I’m a crocheter that doesn’t love to make with 100% cotton yarn. It sounds weird, as crochet and cotton basically go hand in hand. But I’ve always been underwhelmed with the cotton selection at my local stores.
But then I got my hands on Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton, a 100% mercerized cotton. Boy oh boy, is this stuff dreamy. Even at a worsted weight, it’s still light and airy when mixed with the mesh stitches of the Sandbar Cardi.
I was so jazzed to work on the Sandbar Cardi in partnership with my friends at Lion Brand Yarns for their Cotton Must-Haves collection. It’s a set of 12 independently designed knit and crochet patterns made from cotton-based yarns. Sounds amazing, right? I had no idea what the other makers were working on until the full collection debuted on the Lion Brand website.
Each design is better than the next and I just can’t believe I was able to be part of it. Here are just a few of my favorites. Click the photo for more details on each knit and crochet kit.
Be sure to visit the Cotton Must-Haves page on Lion Brand’s website to browse the full collection of 12 patterns.
Ready to get started on the Sandbar Cardi? This beginner-friendly crochet cardigan is made from 2 simple panels, a few seams, and some finishing details. You’ll be done in time for your next pool party!
Click here to buy the Sandbar Cardi on Ravelry!
PIN IT NOW, MAKE IT LATER!
I love this pattern so much! 🙂
Hi! I ordered the kit (yay!) and am reading the directions before I start (for a change). Is there a video to show the transition from working on the front body to starting the back sleeve? The whole “opposite end of the yarn ball” step is blowing my mind; then again, I haven’t gotten to that point yet, so, maybe it’s easier than it seems. Thanks!!
Toni L. says
Hi Jackie! Thanks for checking out the pattern. I’m so excited that you’re making it 🙂 I don’t have a video for this exact pattern, but my Summertime Tee is made similarly and should help clarify that step. Here a tutorial video covering the concept: CLICK HERE.
Oh, thank you! The video helps immensely. I wasn’t making the mental leap. What a neat technique! I’ve never made a top, so this is all new. Thank you!
I’m finally finishing up my second front panel and am almost ready to seam together. I’m a newbie with garments so my question is… what is the recommended (or best) way to seam it?
Thank you so much!
Toni L. says
Hi! I seamed my panels together with a whip stitch for this project 🙂
Don’t know why but I am having trouble with the count on the first panel. I am working on a 3x size and the first few rows of the count is either too little or too much and I keep having to pull. I think I am misunderstanding the hdc1. I had no issues with the back panel. By the way, your finished work is absolutely beautiful and I am looking forward to the end product.
Toni L. says
Hi! Please send pattern support questions to [email protected] 🙂