April CAL with Cre8tion Crochet
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For April we will be making the Swinging from the Trapeze Crochet Cardigan. This cardigan was inspired by the Trapeze coats made popular in the 1950s. These coats were also called ‘Swing’ coats, hence this cardigan’s fun name. It is constructed in a top-down raglan style and utilizes short rows in the front to create exaggerated shaping. The pattern includes charts and videos.
Knit Picks The Mighty Stitch– Worsted Weight, 80% Acrylic and 20% Superwash Wool, 208 yards/100grams per skein
6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14) skeins or 1,240 (1450, 1450, 1660, 1870, 2080, 2400, 2900) yards comparable worsted weight yarn.
Sample shown in Oyster
N/9.0mm hook- I use the Plum Candy Shop from Furls Crochet
K/6.5mm hook- I use the Mango Candy Shop from Furls Crochet
Stitch Markers (4)
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Small through 5x
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)” bust with 2-4” of positive ease (depending on size)
See schematic below for all dimensions
GAUGE- all done with N/9.0mm hook
In pattern- 4 clusters and 8 rows = 4”
Because this particular stitch pattern is difficult to measure, I have included a gauge in simple stitches. I’d recommend making the following gauge swatch and then checking your gauge (above) in pattern throughout the creating.
Hdc – 8sts and 8 rows = 4”
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side, MS – marked st, WS – wrong side,
FHDC- Foundation Half Double Crochet
Chain 3 (counts as first fhdc). Yarn over and insert hook in 3rd chain from hook. *Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over again and pull through all three loops on hook. This completes the second fhdc (remember your first ch3 counted as the first fhdc). To stitch the next fhdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fhdc and repeat from *
[hdc, ch 2, hdc] in same st
[sc and dc] in same st
[sc, dc, ch 1, sc, dc] in same st
SC2Tog- Single Crochet Two Together
insert hook into first st, yarn over and pull through st (two loops on hook), insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull through st (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook
DC2Tog- Double Crochet Two Together
yarn over (YO), insert hook into first st, YO and draw up a loop, (three loops on hook), YO and pull through first two loops (two loops remaining on hook), YO, insert hook in next st, YO and draw up a loop (four loops on hook), YO, pull through first two loops on hook, YO and pull through remaining three loops.
*Yarn over, twist hook 360 degrees (completely around), creating a twist in the yarn, insert hook into st, yarn over and pull through, three loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all three loops, repeat from *
- Pattern is written in size small, with changes for medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x in parenthesis
- Ch-1 is not considered a st
- You will only be working in sc sts and corner sts (V-sts and V-clusters), all dc sts will not be worked into, until you proceed to edging
- Sides are labeled as they will be when worn
You can find tutorials for this pattern HERE
Part One will be released on Monday, April 6th. You can ask questions and share your gauge swatch in the Cre8tion Crochet Monthly CAL group on FB.
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See some of the designs we’ve done below