Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Section 1
The Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Section 1
That’s right, it’s that time of year for a crochet-along and boy do I have a good one for you. Welcome to Section 1 for the Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Crochet-along.
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Find all the CAL details you need on the announcement page here https://marlybird.com/announcing-2017-crochet-along-marly-bird
RED HEART® Boutique Unforgettable®:, Art. E793, available in 3½ oz (100 g), 270 yd (247 m) balls; 6 (9, 11) balls [sample shown in Regatta 3968]
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G-6]
Susan Bates® split lock stitch markers
Directions are for size S/M; changes for sizes L/XL and 2X/3X are in parentheses.
Cocoon measures 48 (56, 64)” (122 (142, 163) cm) in width including cuffs, and 21½ (25, 28½)” (55 (64, 72) cm) in length not including collar.
Please make a note that the schematic only shows the dimensions of the body of the garment, it does NOT include cuffs or collar!
Need help choosing which size to make? Not a problem, I can help with that. CLICK HERE
1 Motif = 3½ x 3½” (9 x 9 cm) CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Picot – Ch 3, slip st in last dc made
Below you will find the Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan SECTION 1 instructions. You have a choice to follow along with the written pattern or the chart for the crochet motif and the join as you go motifs. Both are provided for you.
Make 66 (91, 120) Motifs, joining them into a rectangle of 6 (7, 8) by 11 (13, 15) as you go, as follows:
Ch 10, and slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 23 dc in ring, join with slip st to 3rd of beginning ch-3 – 24 dc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining slip st and in each of next 2 dc, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next dc, * sc in each of next 5 sc, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next dc; repeat from * twice more, sc in each of last 2 dc, join with slip st in first sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 7, sc) in first sc, * skip 3 sc, (7 dc, picot, 6 dc) in next ch-7 space, skip 3 sc, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next sc; repeat from * twice more, skip 3 sc, (7 dc, picot, 6 dc) in next ch-7 space, skip 3 sc, join with slip st in first sc.
All Remaining Join As You Go Motifs
Ch 10, and slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rounds 1 and 2: Work same as first Motif.
Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 7, sc) in first sc, skip 3 sc, 7 dc in next ch-7 sp, ch 1, slip st in corresponding picot on adjoining Motif, ch 1, slip st in last dc made on current Motif, 6 more dc in same ch-7 space as last 7 dc made, * skip 3 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in corresponding ch-7 space on adjoining motif, ch 3, sc again in same sc as last sc made, skip 3 sc, 7 dc in next ch-7 sp, ch 1, slip st in corresponding picot on adjoining Motif, ch 1, slip st in last dc made on current Motif, 6 more dc in same ch-7 space as last 7 dc made; repeat from * for each edge to be joined, then complete Round 3 same as first Motif.
Designer Tip: WEAVE IN YOUR ENDS AS YOU GO! Do not wait until the very end!
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
Chart for Motif and Join As You Go (JAYGO) as seen in the video
Follow this chart for the Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan just as is written in the pattern. Make 1 full square, then join the remaining squares to the completed square(s) in round 3 as indicated in the chart.
Each round of the motif is a different color on the crochet chart to make it easier to see what stitches are used for each round.
Orange-Rnd 3 (this is also the joining round)
Green Arrow-points to where the joining motif will be joined to the already made motif(s).
Full JAYGO Motif Chart
I am also including a chart below that has the full image of the Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan crochet joining squares because I know some of you like to see full motifs vs the partial bit that is getting joined. Please note, this is the same chart/same process as the chart above.
Charts as referred to in the video
These charts are here to help you decide how many squares you need to make for your cardigan. I explain how to use them in the Video #2 for the CAL (it is below).
You wouldn’t believe how difficult it is to film, read a chart, crochet, and talk at the same time. LOL. Having said that…I had one little flub up on the videos.
Heads up, At 17:22 I meant to say ‘chain 3’ not ‘chain 7’.
I recommend learning this new motif with stash yarn first, then do another motif for your actual cardigan to measure gauge.
Do not forget that it is a MUST that you get the correct gauge on your squares or you will have to make mathematical adjustments to the pattern.
OH, One last thing!
Be sure to use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL when you post about it on social media
so we can find what you are saying 🙂