Have you ever tried those incredibly thick 4 ply tissues infused with aloe vera and eucalyptus? Sicne you’ve already crocheted your cardigan you can extend the front panels by crocheting thicker ribbing. That would make it so perfect! Also, possibly a tip for anyone…… when I get to the last ‘inner’ stitch, I chain 2 straight away. So, you might be thinking, a bulky weight cardigan for summer? I am looking forward to your upgrade to mosaic! *The 7mm hook is used for the Single Crochet Column Stitch. This means you only have to seam to tops of the shoulders together and then the sleeves to the body. So thank you SO MUCH for doing your test-runs. You need to keep them free so that stitches can be overlaid over stitches and worked/dropped into the FLs to form the Mosaic Crochet patterns. I’ve been thinking about the structure of this particular cardi, and how it might suit my half-formed idea of asking a designer to change the numbers so that the fronts would actually MEET on my extra-large bod. ROW 1: HDC into 2nd ch from hook, HDC in each st until end, turn.<5>, ROW 2: Ch 1, BLO HDC 4, HDC in last st, turn.<5>, Repeat ROW 2 until ribbing measures the length of the hemline. I changed the text but didn’t look at the photos. ROW 38(42, 42).<43(47, 47)>(photo 8), Fold sleeve in half length ways and whip stitch up the side of the sleeve. Sorry the photo was a bit confusing. *If you have a gap underneath the armhole, whip stitch the gap together. Delightful patterns and creatively individual – well done you, Grace. Make sure that the pocket is facing right side up, and the shawl is facing wrong side up! Yes, easier. Thanks again. Sewing on Your Pockets To sew on the pockets, we will be using the whip stitch – here is a tutorial on whip stitching if you are unfamiliar with this technique! Please can you give some suggestions to make the front two pieces wider, now that my cardigan is complete. You never work sc into FLs. In this graph example, it is 2 stitches per side.) I have re-read the other mosaic blog posts where you explained the charting, but I’m still stuck and confused. When I did Helena’s other mosaic & overlay tutorials, things became more clear when crocheting along. However this below will illustrate the basics. The body (which consists of 2 front pieces and a back piece) is crocheted lengthways so the entire body is crocheted in one piece with gaps for the sleeves. You could probably also get away with a very thick aran/worsted weight yarn that’s suitable for a 6.5mm (K) crochet hook. Thank you to WeCrochet for sponsoring this free crochet cardigan pattern! It’s a 100% pima cotton and a bulky (5) weight yarn. Dec, 2020 – Chinese Box Top pattern is now available. It’s the ultimate throw on and go sweater – perfect for windy summer nights or beach days, it would just be the cosiest thing to cuddle up in by a beach bonfire! This is where I get crafty and share my craftiness. 547yds #6 Super Bulky Yarn (1 Skein of Lion Brand Cover Story in Emery) 10 mm hook. I provide quite a lot of free crochet patterns, both written and video tutorials.This takes quite a lot of time and effort and while it is a totally enjoyable endeavor, this crochet business, Crazy Cool Crochet, is my only source of income. *The body panel is worked in rows lengthways (the foundation chain runs the length of the panel not the width). Well done. R0/col A (RS): 14sc (If you are using my fav cast on: MM Cast On, then that counts as R0.) Inner & Outer Yarn: in CMC, one of these two colours is also assigned as an outer yarn and the other as inner yarn. On the accompanying photo it says 1 chain. For our work, this will not change. Thus my cardigan too small. Starting from the farthest corners on each side (to create the shoulder seams), seam in using a mattress stitch. GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 12 stitches wide x 12.5 rows tall in single crochet column stitch. Would it be eight as a reference to your blog saying 770g, if I’m reading correctly? as this cardigan stitch has a waffle-like stitch texture! ROW 1: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, SC; rep from * until you have 24(26, 26, 30, 30, 32, 32) sts left in the row, ch 25(27, 27, 31, 31, 33, 33), turn.<78(80, 80, 82, 82, 84, 84)>*The opening created by the chains = armhole gap to sew 1st sleeve onto the body. Then sew them on! Grace, Just wondering if its possible to crochet a separate hood for this cardigan and if you might have a pattern. I will really appreciate some advice. < is when you are facing the RS and reading graph from right to left. When stitch my sleeves, one side is being increased but the other side isn’t. The In The Clouds Cardigan uses WeCrochet’s Billow Yarn in the colour white. Sorry I have to show you using another piece of work. Proceed directly to ‘BACK PANEL’ instructions. Thank You. When you stitch the pocket to the apron, stitch along the bottom layer of the sides. Sometimes, I work 2 dc over 5 rows (rather than a treble). Proceed directly to ‘SECOND FRONT PANEL’ instructions. ROW 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 st, SC; rep from * until end, turn.<13(13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15)>, ROW 2: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, SC; rep from * until end, turn.<13(13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15)>. Position pockets onto shawl – I placed mine 3.5″/9 cm from the bottom and 3.5″/9 cm away from the side with the collar edging. *Sample is a size small shown on a 5’3” model with a 32” bust. The single crochet column stitch is really so simple (it only uses single crochets and chains) but has such amazing texture too it. Now let’s jump into our CMC tutorial so I can show you how you can just achieve the benefits of CMC. “Ch 71(79, 87, 95, 103, 111, 119) means Ch 71 for XS, Ch 79 for Small, Ch 87 for Medium, Ch 95 for Large, Ch 103 for XL, Ch 111 for 2XL and Ch 119 for 3XL.” If there is only one number, it applies to all sizes. Before you moan and groan and turn away from a deceptively complex illustration, just spare a moment to think about me and what I had to do to put this together for you!!! In that case, you might not see a black box in my patterns.). If I could use one word to describe, Billow it would be LUSH. Make sleeves approx. (This just holds them together evenly……if you don’t need the pin, skip it.) Hi everyone, here’s part 2 of the Stonewash Pocket Coatigan pattern! FOUNDATION CHAIN: With the 7mm hook, ch 14(14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 16). Sign up for the weekly newsletter and never miss a pattern! I seriously cannot wait to crochet more projects with this yarn! (photo 6). (photo 4), FINAL BACK PANEL ROW: Repeat BACK PANEL ROW 1Total Body Panel Rows: <77(81, 91, 99, 109, 117, 125)>. It’s incredibly light so you get amazing yardage per 100g and it has a downy, almost lofty halo like texture to it. Note that for longer diagonal lines, you might want to use longer stitches (e.g. With RS facing you:crochet one row of Col A from RE to left. lol Work all SC (single crochet) in BLO, unless otherwise staated. This free crochet cardigan pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial. This post may contain affiliate links, view our disclosure policy for details.. To recap: The Stonewash Coatigan is a modern crochet cardigan featuring tapered sleeves and seamless pockets for a coat-like look (hence the name Coat-igan ). Repeat POCKET instructions for 2nd pocket. That was a photo of the WS and that is why it looks like a sc from the back. Thank you Anna! Whip stitch sleeves to the armhole opening on the body panel. To make this West Coast Pocket Shawl pattern you use double crochet and herringbone half double crochet stitches as well as front post and back post double crochet stitches. Not quite finished yet at the moment …. Airy, light and ultra-soft, this long cardigan is the perfect layering piece in any season! Use the back of your crochet hook to push stuffing right down into each of the legs. Do not fasten off! This is how we avoid having to carry up the inactive yarn colour along the edges. ROW 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 st, SC; rep from * until end, turn.<77(79, 79, 81, 81, 83, 83)>, ROW 2: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, SC; rep from * until end, turn.<77(79, 79, 81, 81, 83, 83)>, Repeat ROW 2 until ROW 20(20, 24, 26, 30, 32, 34). I used 2 chains and that seemed fine. (photo 16). 2ch up: for every row that starts with an “inner” yarn, remember to make 2ch to bring it up to level with previous row, Black Box: the repeating mosaic pattern is encapsulated within the black box. Crochet Face Mask With Filter Insert In Child & Adult Sizes Super quick and easy pattern for a crochet face mask with filter insert you can make in under an hour. Thanks! Rhonda, that’s a great idea! After you’ve pressed the sides and hemmed the top, fold a small pleat in each side edge of the pocket. Hi Sabrina, If you followed gauge then your cardigan should match the finished measurements. Then you just skip one stitch from previous row, before working the next stitch (otherwise you will be increasing the number of stitches per row, and that is not what you want! no pesky cut yarns at the end of every row, every row counts in forming the mosaic pattern, and no untidy inactive yarn that has to be caught and carried up along one of the edges, slanted lines are created by dropping dc stitches (or tr, double treble, triple treble, etc. Here I worked only a 1-stitch seam/border on both sides. Rotate your work 45 degrees and we will now crochet along the long edge of the band. I loved this pattern and video, was so easy for me to follow. Do I need to use a different size hook or do you think I would be okay with what is listed here for the pattern as written. Place the pocket … haha). Before crocheting a project I recommend crocheting a swatch to make sure you meet the gauge of the pattern so it fits correctly! What I love the most about this crochet pocket scarf is, of course, the pockets. Start on RE, 2 stitches in. I even used the gauge listed above and mine was around that. ROW 1: HDC into 2nd ch from hook, HDC in each ch until end, turn.<6>, ROW 2: Ch 1, BLO HDC 5, HDC in last st, turn.<6>. BTW .. Do you have my email from my replies? Required fields are marked *. And the bonus of course is, this tip is good for getting a smoother, firmer WS for those MC designs that have extended sections of solid background. For your eagle eyes, for your determination, for your feedback, for your success! I saw the one ladies comment on her cardigan not being as long as yours. Updated: 21 Sept, 2020. See more ideas about knitting, knitting tutorial, knitting techniques. This will be fixed – FL is the front loop of stitches wrt to RS of work facing up. Yes for 770g I’d get 8 skeins of Billow Yarn If you’re using a different yarn I’d recommend getting a bit extra just to be safe! Do not fasten off! Thanks for letting me know what’s going on – yes! That cardigan is way longer. Cuddly Cardigan / 2. You would make a great pattern tester!!! (Note that sometimes I might not have repeating patterns. R4/A (RS): carry on following the chart, paying mind to direction of work; when to ddc; how to apply the “ddc into the RS from the Wrong Side” trick. The back fits but the front is far to small. But once you get it, it will be easy peasy! Hi Helena here. Credit: I found a royalty-free “alphabet cat” image on Pinterest that I modified quite extensively to create a MC graph. Actually in the near future, I will be adding a new upgrade to this tutorial as I have discovered another way of doing the CMC – maybe an even better way. I wanted to show that that same mosaic pattern can as easily, if not more so, be worked using this new CMC method. However, Billow is unlike any other cotton I’ve ever crocheted with! Even if I do not do that, you will want to be able to use and work with mosaic crochet/knitting charts without those “v”s being filled in and/or the squares being counted for you. I hope this helps, Filed Under: Cardigans, Crochet Patterns, Easy Crochet Patterns, Fall, Free Crochet Patterns, Garments, Modern Crochet Patterns, Spring, Summer, Sweaters, Video Tutorials, Winter, Womens Crochet Patterns. Do you do other types of crochet or are you only interested in Mosaic Crochet? Row 2: 3 dc in 1 st st. *Ch 1, Skip 1, dc in next, ch 1, skip 1, dc in next, ch 1, skip 1, dc in each of next 7. front & back loops). Tho it is not true (as I explained in Overview of Mosaic Crochet), many people think that with this MC method, while they can work each charted sq-row with just one pass of each colour, they have to cut the yarn at the end of the row – leaving them with a lot of cut ends to be dealt with at the end of the work. Yes, it does get better and quicker, pretty quickly. Hi again Ari, thank you for pointing out the missing “v”s. How do I make it increase on both side of the sleeve? Trim around pockets: With Light Gray: Row 1: Attach yarn in any st. Ch 1, sc evenly around pocket opening, sl st in first sc of row. You can choose to orient the pocket so that they have vertical lines as well.] To bring this up to same level, always start B with 2 chains.). Hi Emily, I’m sorry your cardigan didn’t work out on the first try. Could you have a think about designing for all we ladies with big bums, please, Grace ?? POCKETS. FOUNDATION CHAIN: With the 6mm (US J) hook, ch 7. Whip stitch along the top of the shoulder seams. So, it’s great practice if you’re just learning how to seam crochet pieces together . Copyright © 2021 for the frills on the Brunch Pro Theme. I love your practice swatch. They had a soft, pillowy feel and that’s what this pima cotton yarn reminds me of hahaha. But if you are a bit pedantic like I am, then this here is a tip to how to catch some of the long length of untouched back loops so that the WS is less “floppy”. But! ♡. Hi Lucy, sure I think Lion Brand Landscapes would work well with this pattern. So let’s get to the tutorial immediately … or rather after I set out some clarifying notes so we are all on the same page. The astute amongst you will already have noted that I have 2 directional arrows per edge. The RS corresponds to what you see on the chart; the WS normally looks like stripes of alternating colour. R3/B (WS): (Note: we are still working in the same direction as the previous row: LE to RE. Tip 1: For a Neater Back (WS) But only in the beginning. We will now crochet along the long edge of the band. I cannot take credit for it. You can also add pockets to your cardigan or leave it plain for breezy, effortless drape. Does this mean that an extra foundation st is needed as it becomes the turning chain. 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