The Circle Cardie – A Ladies Cardie Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 31 customer ratings
(31 customer reviews)


  • The Ladies Circle Cardie Pattern
  • Ladies cardigan pattern
  • A quick and easy sew with stunning, stylish results
  • The gorgeous waterfall drape down the front makes it perfect for both drapey fabrics and comfy cosy ones.
  • Many options for you to experiment (see full description for details)
  • Suitable for knit fabrics only
  • Serger/overlocker optional but NOT required
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
  • Ladies sizes XXS to 5XL
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This ladies cardie pattern is a quick, easy sew with stunning, stylish results! The gorgeous waterfall drape down the front makes it perfect for both drapey fabrics and comfy cosy ones with a flattering comfortable fit. There is a matching girls version, or a bundle with both ladies and girls. From printing to cutting out to finishing, this cardie is so fast and easy to make, you’ll want one in every color! Wear it sleeveless for the vest look, pick the short plain option for a flattering waterfall cardigan, or go for a long cardie with a ruffle and nip it in at the waist with your fav belt. You really can make and wear this any way you like.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginner

Sizes – Pattern includes Ladies sizes XXS to 5XL. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options –

  • 2 length options (short or long),
  • 3 hem options (plain, band or ruffle)
  • 3 sleeve options (sleeveless, ¾ and full length).

Fabrics – This pattern is suitable for knit fabrics only. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (31)

31 reviews for The Circle Cardie – A Ladies Cardie Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Kennedy

    This pattern is such a cutie! I love how simple it is, and the front draping is just lovely. I look forward to playing with the ruffle on another version down the road, and maybe even adding some cuffs!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Ropp

    This cardigan is so versatile and easy! I love that the body is one piece, and with the three hem options, three sleeve options, and two lengths I can make one for every outfit! I can make one in under an hour. Amazing pattern!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keeley Jones

    Such a quick sew! I love the length options and the ability to make it as a vest as well! Only needing to cut three pieces for the hemmed finish is fantastic, I will make many more!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Genevieve Lynne Grossmann

    I love this pattern. I have worn my cardi two days in a row and love it. I know that these will be in constant rotation for me.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    An Staute

    This is so fun to make, very quick and such a stunning result! I loooove mine!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carrie Wilson

    Super easy, loved the way it lays, gives a compliment to any top. Fun to make.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Dawson

    Great pattern easy for a beginner lots of different options are wonderful!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine Saxe

    Great all year pattern to make.Quick sew!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Helen Turner

    Lovely garment, I’ll definitely make more.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Librojo

    I love the fit and the drape of the front. Its also great that its such an easy sew! The pattern is easy to put together and everything lined up nicely. Instructions were pretty good. It’s a great pattern.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynsey Breivogel

    I really love this cardigan. It is super comfortable. It was a really quick sew. I plan on making many more! I am looking forward to making a few vest versions for when the weather warms up!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katie Ponsford

    Such a great staple cardi with lots of options!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bernice Van Der Meer

    Love it!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debra R

    This is such a quick sew cut out to completed in 2 hours or less. I love the two different lengths and that the sleeves can be sleeveless, 3/4 or long sleeves!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily Schimelfenyg

    A fast, easy sew with a super comfy result!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Hedrick

    Very easy to follow directions. End product is nice. No complaints. I will be making more of these!!!! Love it

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kellie Brown

    What an awesome pattern! Loved it! A quick sew for lovely results, and perfect for all seasons.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Boses

    This is a sweet and quick sew to make a lovely and stylish cardigan. Great layering piece and lots of options!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lim Boon Kuan

    Love this pattern. the fit is great.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Talaski

    Love this pattern! Quick and easy to sew with great instructions. Absolutely love the style and versatility of this cardigan. Looking forward to making more with all the great options available!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cordelia Henderson

    This sweater was so easy and quick to sew! It is lovely!! 🙂

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Shapiro

    The Circle Cardi Pattern is fun and different design on a cardi. Because it is a circle there is no back seam if you cut it on the fold which makes for a clean view on the back. With two lengths and options for bands you’ll get many different versions for any occasion. A nice pattern for the confident beginner or anyone who is looking for a graceful cardigan to use a layering piece.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debra R

    I love this pattern. I love the two different lengths and sleeve lengths. This is a must for every wardrobe. Happy Sewing!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Becky Petty

    I love the circle cardie and see it quickly becoming a staple in my family’s wardrobe. It is such a beautiful and versatile garment! The collar might have been a bit tricky to sew but the instructions really put me at ease and I sailed through it. I wish I hadn’t put it off! I’m off to make another 🙂

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Nicholas

    I LOVE this pattern. I honestly did not need another sweater cardigan heading into warmer weather but the sleeveless option made, paired with a lace mesh, made this the perfect pattern for a bathing suit cover up! From print to completion was less than 2 hours with a Toddler assisting. I love the option of the ruffles.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keeley Jones

    I cannot get over how much I love this pattern! It manages to get easier each time I make it! Perfect layering piece for my closet

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie Biswell

    This top was so easy to make and super comfy. I love it and haven’t taken it off since I put it on when I finished it!!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeannie Fisher

    I absolutely loved this pattern! It was a quick sew and very practical piece! I find it very versatile!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Casey Bray

    Quick and easy make with a pretty satisfying result! Went together with ease and perfect for the upcoming winter, as well as layering through the seasons.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danielle Arthur

    What a simple but effective sew! I made sleeveless and didn’t even hem due to having such beautifully draping fabric that would not fray and sewing it up was done in less than 1/2 an hour. I can’t wait to make a sleeved one when the weather cools down here!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon Tunks

    This was my second ever knit sew and it was super easy to put together! Rebecca’s patterns have such clear and easy to follow instructions that it really made this pattern a quick and easy sew. Loving it matched with these Pippa pants as well!

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