Sunday, January 22, 2017

Easy Crochet Cocoon Cardigan Tutorial

Easy Crochet Cocoon Cardigan Tutorial
By: Annoo Crochet Designs




Tutorial Link: click here

You will need:
8 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease 
3oz/84g/197yds 
in color Blush Heather or any soft worsted weight yarn will work.
Crochet hook 9mm 
Scissors
Tapestry needle 

Measuring tape

Stitches Used:
DC: Double crochet
Corner cluster: 3double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet Cluster: 3 double crochet
FP DC: Front Post Double Crochet
BP DC: Back Post Double Crochet


This easy cardigan is made from a large Granny square, you can make it smaller or larger depending on what size you want to make just measure from the base of your neck to just below your bottom, your granny should be that wide. To determine your sleeve opening fold granny in half and measure from the fold, round off to the highest number and divide that by 3.. So my measurements were 20 1⁄2, rounded to 21 divided by 3, 7 inches for my opening. If the opening is too small or too large just adjust to your taste. Follow the instructions for adding the sleeve border and neckline border.
Gauge: Working granny square for 3 rounds with 9mm hook square should be about 5 inches x 5 inches Remember you want a loose fabric, if you crochet tight just go up a hook size.
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Directions:
With your 9mm hook and yarn make a magic circle
Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), in the magic circle 2dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, sl st in ch3. 4 clusters of 3 dc. Pull the string from the magic circle closed.
Round 2: Ch3, in the ch1 space before the ch3 you just made work 2dc (you will do this for every round), in the next ch1 space work a corner cluster( 3dc, ch1, 3dc), repeat in the next 2 ch1 spaces, in the last ch1 space there will be 3 dc already, you will work 3dc and a ch1, sl st to the top of the ch3.
Round 3: Ch3, in the same space 2dc (first half of the first corner), *3dc in space between 3dc cluster from previous round, in the ch1 space of the corner work a corner cluster (3dc, ch1, 3dc)* Repeat *to* 2 more times, 3dc in space between 3dc cluster from previous round, in the last corner finish the second half of the cluster (3dc, ch1 ), sl st at the top of ch3.
Round 4-33: Repeat round 3, You will be increasing a 3dc clusters in between the corner clusters by 1 for every row. So round 3 has 1 3dc cluster, round 4 will have 2, round 5 will have 3 and so on.
Round 34: (Border round) Ch3, 2dc in same ch1 space from previous round,* dc in each dc across (no more making clusters between corners), work corner cluster in the corner (3dc, ch1, 3dc)* repeat *to* around till you are back at the half of the first corner cluster, 3dc in ch1sp, ch1, sl st in top of ch3. Total of 39dc between corners or 180 total dc for entire round.
Fasten off and leave about 30 inch tail for sewing your cardigan.
My granny when these rows are complete measures 41 inches x 41 inches. I like it to be oversized and sit below my knees.
Fold your cardigan in half right sides together, from the fold edge measure 7 inches and with a scarp length of yarn or safety pin mark the 7 inch mark to leave opened for your arm, the rest you will sew.
Refer to the Video Tutorial at 16:40 minute mark.
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You will now begin sewing the cardigan, with your needle and yarn starting at the ch1 space of the corners picking up the back loops only on both sides, sew up the length to the marker of the arm opening. You will only sew the short sides of your cardigan the long side is to be left open. Repeat for the other arm opening. Turn it right side out.
With the cardigan still folded, grab the middle of the long side and open it.
Refer to the Video Tutorial at the 18:38 minute mark
You will now add a border to your neckline opening.
Neckline Border:
Refer to the Video Tutorial at the 19:39 minute mark for help.
There are 2 corners at the seem, start with the one closest to your left hand, join yarn in the ch1 space,
Round 1: ch3, 2 dc in same space, You will now work a FP DC in each dc around to the next seem, in the ch1 space of the corner you will work 3dc, repeat once more in the opposite side of the seem in the ch1 space of the corner, Proceed to make a FP DC in each dc around to last ch1 sp, work 3dc, sl st in top of ch3.
Rounds 2-5: Ch3, FP DC in each dc from previous round. Fasten off and hide all loose threads.
Sleeve Border
With your 9mm hook and yarn, join yarn to the bottom left side of your arm opening. Refer to the Video Tutorial 23:26 for help.
Round 1-3: Ch3 (counts as BP DC), *FP DC in next dc, BP DC in next dc*, repeat *to* around, ending with a FP DC. If it doesn’t add up add an extra dc, sl st to top of ch3.
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You may like your sleeves to be longer if so just add more rounds until you are happy with the length. Fasten off and repeat the same for the other sleeve. Hide all loose tails and you are all done with your Cocoon Cardigan.

Video Links:
Front Post and Back Post Tutorial: https://youtu.be/lnY_IyWEwf4?t=430 16:40 minute mark: https://youtu.be/HVBHsVMeOCw?t=998
18:38 minute mark: https://youtu.be/HVBHsVMeOCw?t=1118
19:39 minute mark: https://youtu.be/HVBHsVMeOCw?t=1179
23:26 minute mark: https://youtu.be/HVBHsVMeOCw?t=1406 

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 
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