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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
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
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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

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.

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.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***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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