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Crochet Tutorial: The G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan

Designer, Rosetta Getty, created The Granny Square Mixed Media Cardigan. Fashion model, Gigi Hadid, was photographed by paparazzi wearing that sweater, and it exploded all over the Internet. Being the fashion maven that I am, I had to have it! So, I designed my very own! My G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan was an intense work of creative fashion art. I designed it based off the photo. Here I am modeling my version next to the photo of Gigi Hadid wearing hers.

G.G. Cardigan
G.G. Cardigan
G.G. Cardigan


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Here is a full length of the cardigan, you can really see the side slits as I walk:

G.G. Cardigan
Here is a back view of the photo:

G.G. Cardigan

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this cardigan:

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

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2 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Black (744 yards each skein)
1 Skein of Red Heart Super Saver in:
Medium Thyme
Aran
Buff
Warm Brown
1 Skein of Red Heart With Love in Berry Red
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook. (for larger sizes, I recommend an I-5.50mm Crochet Hook)
-Buttons. (You can get the same buttons as me by clicking here)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-This pattern is in American crochet terms.
-The cardigan that I made measures: Shoulders: 16 inches, Arm Length: 25 inches, Length of sweater: 37 inches
Recommendation: I would use softer yarn for this project (Caron Simply Soft or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice). The yarn I used was quite stiff and bulky.

For Larger Sizing:
My recommendations for larger sizes would be to use a larger crochet hook as well as making more rounds on your granny squares. Working a repeat of round 6 once or twice should make your squares larger. You may also make this longer by adding more squares to the length of your cardigan. Another suggestion would be to add additional rounds around each panel when you single crochet around each piece to give it a larger size/width to accommodate your size. To determine the fit of the upper arm: You will have to take your upper arm measurement and make sure your squares are made accordingly. ALL SQUARES HAVE TO BE THE SAME SIZE IN THIS ENTIRE PROJECT.

Gauge:
1 square is 6 inches x 6 inches

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Beginning Cluster (Beg. Cluster): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO insert hook back into the stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, (You should have 3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all loops.
Cluster Stitch (Cluster):  YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops (you should have 4 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Cardigan

Color Combinations:
Square 1: Berry Red, Warm Brown, Aran, Buff, Warm Brown, Black
(Make 6)
Number 1
Square 2: Warm Brown, Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Medium Thyme, Black
(Make 6)
Number 2
Square 3: Buff, Black, Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black
(Make 6)
Number 3
Square 4: Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 4
Square 5: Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 5
Square 6: Buff, Berry Red, Warm Brown, Berry Red, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 6
Square 7: Black, Berry Red, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 7
Square 8: Medium Thyme, Black, Buff, Aran, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 8
Square 9: Medium Thyme, Black, Aran, Buff, Berry Red, Black
(Make 7)
Number 9

Granny Square:
Make 60 for the Cardigan and 12 for the scarf.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to beginning ch. (12) Fasten off.

Rnd 2: In any DC around, attach new color & Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in first st, ch 1, *Cluster in next st, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st to Beg. Cluster. (12 clusters made, 12 ch 1 sps made) Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Attach new color in any ch 1 sp of round 2. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, ch 2, *Cluster in next ch 1 sp, CH 2, Repeat from * around. (12 clusters & 12 Ch 2 sps) Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach new color in any ch 2 sp of round 3. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, *Ch 3, Cluster in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, repeat from * 2 more times, ending with ch 3, cluster, ch 2 cluster, ch 2, sl st to Beg. Cluster. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Attach new color to any ch 3 corner sp. Ch 4 (counts as first TR), [2TR, ch 2, 3 TR] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [3TR, CH2, 3TR] in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * 2 times, ending with Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch4. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Attach new color to any ch 2 corner sp. CH 2 (counts as first HDC), [2HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, [3HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in corner. Repeat from * 2 more times, ending with, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning HDC.

If you need to make this bigger, just repeat round 6 once or twice by putting 3 HDC in each of the ch 1 sps, and [3HDC, ch 2, 3 HDC] in the corners.

When you have all 60 squares finished, Sew them together using the video tutorial and photo diagram as a visual instruction.

Here is the front view diagram that I drew up. The numbers in each square indicate the square number.

Front View
Here is the Back View of the Cardigan diagram that I drew up.

Back View

Once your 2 front panels and your back panel are all sewn together, single crochet around all 3 pieces and then sew the 3 pieces together, following along with the video tutorial. Once all your pieces are attached, follow along to make the cuffs and the collar.

Cuffs:
Round 1: Start at Seam SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 2:  SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: *SC2TOG, SC in next, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Repeat for other sleeve

Collar: (I suggest watching the video tutorial for this part)
Row 1-3: Starting at one end, HDC across, putting a HDC2TOG in the corners, ch 1, turn.
Row 4-12: HDC across. No decreases in this row
You may make more rows if you want a wider/taller collar.
Fold it over and sew it down in the corners.

Buttons holes:
Starting on the right side bottom. SC up first square side until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, *sc along the side of the next square until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, repeat from * up to the top (6 button holes made). Fasten off.
(If this part gets confusing, refer to the video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

If you want to make the scarf, here is the sequence in squares to make your own:

Number 2
Number 3
Number 1
Number 9
Number 5
Number 8
Number 7
Number 6
Number 4
Number 1
Number 3
Number 2

Sew them together and add fringe on each side.
Weave in all your ends.


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Enjoy!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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57 responses

  1. This is zo beautiful , Tomorrow I gonna buy the yarn and I try to make this beautiful cardigan. Greets from Belgium Katherina 😊

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  3. HI Nadia, THANKS A LOT for sharing this beautiful cardigan. I have just started and I am using 4,25 hook just because of my tension, I have been wondering that if in round 2 instead of 1 chain perhaps 2 chain would be better as I see there’s a kind of bump whereas with 2 chain it looks flatter, anyway yoyo have been very helpful and generous sharing your skills with us.By the way, I am from Chippewa falls, Wi.

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  5. Beautiful design. I love the video. You have such clear description. I will need to challenge myself to actually produce this. Thanks ever so much for sharing your talent.

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  6. I have a question. Your cardigan is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to try it for myself, but for your front panels, you have them set up exactly the same. I just wonder if it was supposed to be a mirror image of each other, where your two outside strips and your two inside strips of the front were supposed to match, as opposed to the way you have them, where your squares are set up exactly alike. Probably just my OCD poking it’s head out where it doesn’t belong, but I just thought I’d mention it. ❤

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  7. Hi Nadia. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern and clear instructions. I have a couple of vintage granny square jacket patterns that I’ve been mulling over, but your design (and your fabulous modeling) gave me the inspiration to make your version. I’m using a lot of my stash and small leftovers so the colourway is different, but I love the way it’s coming together so far. Thanks again for giving me the shove I needed! Loving your Instagram posts, too! Christine, from Merri Creek Craft (in Australia).

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  8. I was completely awed by the pic of the model wearing the Crocheted Coat. Then I saw the $price$, my next reaction was Thank Goodness i can Crochet, cause I really want that Coat. Thank you so much for creating and sharing this gorgeous Crocheted Jacket. Bless your heart!
    Sister From the South,
    LindY G

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  9. Dear Nadia,
    I want to let you know that your story inspires me. I started crochet as a therapy too. I am a “retired” nurse. I started my own business making crocheted items. My blog is here on WordPress too. I am not a designer, yet!! I just started crochet 1 1/2 years ago. Amigurumi dolls seem to be my specialty. I LOVE this sweater and I will be making it! I always credit the designers either by linking on my blog and/or on the tag of the item at a craft fair. Thank you for your wonderful patterns. Blessings to you!
    Tanya@cabincrochetcreations

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  10. I’m truly in fashion awe!!! I make plans to crochet a lot of things. Some happen, some don’t but THIS jacket. Smhmh! I’m speechless!!! I’m doing my best to finish it by Sunday night cause on Monday I’m stopping traffic all through NYC, lol. I have a serious purple obsession so I changed the colors but ohhhhhh, I’m sooo tagging you on Facebook. #shesacreativecrochetfashionista
    And yes, I totally agree with the lady who asked “Are you even human?” Are you? Cause you’re patterns are muse-worthy. Oh and I loooooove your inspirational stories. For all that you have gone through in life… you are an amazing young lady. There aren’t words to describe how much my heart goes out to you. Blessings, my love, blessings!

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  11. Hi, just finished a version of your Cardi..your video was perfect so thankyou.
    My squares, the sewing up and cuffs etc are different but generally it’s very similar.
    I thoroughly enjoyed making it and it was quicker to make than I imagined.
    Thankyou
    Pictures of mine to follow..

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    • It’s a size medium. The cardigan that I made measures: Shoulders: 16 inches, Arm Length: 25 inches, Length of sweater: 37 inches. In the Notes section I share how to make this bigger if need be. 🙂

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  15. NADIA, you are such an AMAZING PERSON. You are a WONDERFUL teacher, as I have learned so MUCH from watching your videos. You make crocheting a joy for me. By going on your blog, I’ve learned so much more about you. Just looking at you and listening to you I would never know why you crochet, or the fact that you are ill. GOD BLESS YOU MS NADIA. I will continue to follow you and pray for you.

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    • I am having this same problem. When I lay out and pull on the squares, it goes flatter. I crochet loosely by nature also. I am hoping when I assemble it, the weight will help.

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  16. Im sorry if this is a dumb question but after step number 6 in parenthesis in the next following paragraph you have 3 half double crochet chain 2 and 3 half double crochet in the corner can you kind of break that down on what you mean by that because I’m trying to make it for a larger size thank you so much for everything looking forward to hearing back from you

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    • No question is dumb–Here is how Round 7 would be:

      Round 7: Attach new color to any ch 2 corner sp. CH 2 (counts as first HDC), [2HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, [3HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in corner. Repeat from * 2 more times, ending with, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning HDC.

      I hope that makes sense. It’s the traditional granny stitch but using Half Double Crochets instead of Double Crochets. Good luck! Let me know if you have more questions, I can try to help the best I can! ~Nadia

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  17. This is gorgeous. Just found it. I notice you said you made it with Rec Heart Super Saver yarn but thought it too heavy (darn — I have so much of it would like to use it up). You recommended a softer yarn. What do you recommend? Red Heart With Love? Red Heart Soft?

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  18. Woops. I see you recommended Caron (horrible yarn) or Vanna White. If using Vanna, how many skiens of each of your recommended colors? Thanks

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    • Sorry I’m seeing your comment just now, I was on vacation and out of town. I appreciate your comment and I’m so glad you stopped by my blog!! I used nearly 2,800 yards of yarn for this whole project so which ever yarn you choose, you will need quite a bit of it. I wish you the best of luck in your next project!! Enjoy!! ~Nadia

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  19. Thank you for the inspiration. It’s a lovely coat, and I need a new winter coat. So, if I start now, maybe by next winter I’ll have one. Ha, ha!

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  20. Dear NAdia, thank you very much for this wonderful pattern!!! All colours are beautiful but there is one, the “Buff” – this is unknown for me. Should you write me what kind of colour is that, please?

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  21. Dear Nadia, I am having trouble around 4 my crochet is not laying flat. Am I doing something wrong? I am an experienced crocheter, I read the directions thoroughly. Thank you for your response!

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  22. Hello Nadia i love love love this pattern. I was wondering how would you make a hood for it though. Cant wait to start mine thank you for sharing with us…

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