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You can see this cardigan was made for our Halloween costumes for 2018, but you can use this cardigan any time of year!!
You can see my past years costumes here:
Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this project:
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Materials you will need:
–Red Heart Yarns Soft in the color Grape (1500 Yards of yarn needed)
–Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color Medium Purple
–Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
–Steampunk Buttons Clocks
–Steampunk Buttons Hearts
-The cardigan I made measures Medium/Large. Front Panels Length: 25 inches long, Length of back piece: 33 inches long, Waist around: 46 inches around, Sleeve Length: 23 inches long, Upper Sleeve Width: 20 inches around, Sleeve Width Lower Part: 18 inches around, Middle of sleeve width 10 inches around, Collar height: 2 inches
-Use a smaller crochet hook to make this smaller, and use a larger crochet hook to make these bigger
-This Cardigan is worked from the bottom up, first the backside, then the 2 front panels, then the sleeves, then the collar and last the embellishments are added.
-The chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into it.
Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Sl st: slip stitch
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Pointed Backside Tails–MAKE 2
Row 1: 3 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 3: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in each st until 1 st is left, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 6: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Rows 7-33: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 ending with a repeat of Row 5 (36 sts)
(Continue these 2 rows until the piece is half of your back measurement, my back is 20 inches across, so ending on Row 33 for me was 10 inches across) Once you have your piece as wide as you need it go onto the next row instructions.
Rows 34-49: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (36 sts)
For first piece, Fasten off, for second piece, DO NOT fasten off, go onto the next row and attach the two pieces to continue up the back.
Row 50: On the piece that you did not fasten off, SC in each st across, continue to SC in each st on the first piece you fastened off, ch 1, turn. (72 sts)
Rows 51-93: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Make this as long as you need it to get up to your armpit. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 94: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.
Rows 95-99: Repeat Row 94. (I had 60 sts at the end of this section)
Rows 100-130: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn
After Row 130, continue to SC around the entire piece to clean up the edges.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Front Panels: MAKE 2
Row 1: FDC 40 or Chain 42 and DC in 4th Ch and across (or have any even number on your first row), Turn. (40 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 3-22: Repeat Row 2
(you can continue to make this longer if you want, just to your armpit section–see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 23: Ch 2, DC2TOG, *Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, turn.
Row 24: Ch 2, DC3TOG, *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, DC3TOG, turn.
Rows 25-28: Repeat Row 24 until there are 22 sts across
Row 29: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * across until 1 st remains, DC in last st, turn.
Rows 30-42: Repeat Row 29
After Row 42, continue to SC around entire piece.
Sew Front panels to back panel. The video tutorial is very helpful for this part.
Once your front panels are attached to your back panel, continue to make the sleeves.
Attach yarn to armpit of the arm hole
Round 1: Ch 2, DC 72 sts or any even number around the arm hole, sl st to first st, turn.
Round 2: Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other one unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until halfway around the armhole (top of shoulder), Sk 2 sts, DC in next, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other one unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until the end of the round, sl st to beginning DC, turn.
Round 3: Ch 2, Sk 3 sts, DC in next DC in ONE of the sk’d sts, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until halfway around the armhole (top of shoulder), Sk 3 sts, DC in next, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other ones unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until the end of the round, sl st to beginning DC, turn.
Rounds 4-12: Repeat Round 3
Rounds 13-21: Ch 2, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, turn.
If you do not want belled out sleeves, continue this concept until your sleeve is as long as you want it, otherwise, continue onto the instructions for the next round to make your sleeves wider.
Round 22: Ch 2, Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, *DC in next st, DC in previous stitch, repeat from * around, sl st to first DC, turn. (there will be 2 DC in each st using the criss-cross stitch method. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rounds 23-35: Ch 2, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Do the same thing for the second sleeve.
Attach yarn at top of collar area
Row 1: Ch 1, SC across collar, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing
-Fold Collar down, Sew it in half to the neck. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
-SC with your accent color around entire cardigan from one side of the collar, down the front, around the back, and then back up to the other side of the collar. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
-Sew on all your embellishments. See photos for guide
Fasten off, weave in all ends. 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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