Granny Square Cardi

Updated: Jun 15

The colour alone makes this pattern pop. It looks complicated, but you are only making one giant granny square sewn up to make this beautiful cardigan. Adding the boarder to the front and arms turns a regular granny square into a comfy and cozy cardi. The Yogi and Fashionista in me both LOVE this cardi, enjoy!


This is made with soft and lofty, this yak yarn is a fun new fiber for your yarn stash.Yaks thrive in the high-altitude, frigid hills of the mountains in Tibet and Nepal, making this wool warmer than traditional sheep wool. Use with larger needles and hooks to whip up your next project in no time! 



Pattern Notes:

This pattern is written as one size fits all, however, it can be adjusted +/-. It can easily be enlarged by adding more rounds or made smaller by working less rounds (maybe for a little kiddo?). Pin up the size as you go to see what the best size is for you.

Measurements:

40in by 40in

Materials:

· 5 skeins of Darn Good Yarn - Yak Wool in Mulberry

· Size I/5.5mm crochet hook

· Tapestry needle

Gauge:

12-17 crochet sts per inch 

Abbreviations:

Ch - chain Dc - double crochet Rep - repeat Sc - single crochet Sl st - slip stitch Sp - space St(s) - stitch(es) Chain - chain Dc - double crochet Rep - repeat Sc - single crochet Sl st - slip stitch Sp - space St(s) - stitch(es)

Pattern:

Begin with a magic ring. Round 1: Working into the center ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2, rep from * twice more for a total of four 3-dc clusters and four ch-2 sp, sl st to top of ch 3 Round 2: Ch 3, 2dc into st at base of 3 ch, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * twice more, sl st to top of ch 3

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc into st at base of ch 3, ch 1 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into ch-2 sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * around to beginning corner, 3 dc, ch1 , sl st to top of ch 3 Round 4: Ch 3, 2dc into st at base of ch 3, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1) into each of next ch-1 sp,* repeat to corner, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner, ch 1, rep from * around to beginning corner, 3 dc, ch 1 , sl st to top of ch 3, Rep round 4 until each side of the granny square measures 40”/1.02m. Do not break yarn.

Assembly:

Fold the granny square in half with right sides facing each other. With a length of yarn and your tapestry needle, seam 7” inches inward on both sides. See picture below for reference.

Work front border: with right side facing, starting at the bottom center, pick up and dc in every stitch up and along the side, across the top and through to the other side. Join with a ss to first DC.

Ch3, dc in every stitch around, join with a ss to first dc. Repeat one more time.

Repeat this method with each of the arm holes, leaving a 3 dc deep border on each side.

Bind off and weave in ends. Press on low to flatten work

Enjoy!


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