Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Section 5 Collar

The Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Section 5 Collar

It is time to work on Section 5, the collar, of the Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Crochet-along. Keep working on your sweater and join us in this section when you are ready.

Once the CAL is complete the full pattern will be available at RedHeart.com

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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


Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan MATERIALS:

  • 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
  • Bent Tip Tapestry needle

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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); 20 sts= 4” in ribbing pattern CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Picot – Ch 3, slip st in last dc made

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Below you will find the Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Section 5 Collar instructions.

The gauge for the ribbing portion is 20 sts = 4″ [20 cm]. This is important to know incase you choose to adjust the width of the ribbing on either the cuffs or the collar.

Ribbed Collar

Mark center 28 (35, 42)” (71 (89, 107) cm) on one long edge of Body. This section will remain unworked.

With WS of body facing.  

Ch 51, and work ribbing same as Cuffs, working from one marker towards the Cuff seam, across other long edge, towards other Cuff seam, and to second marker.

Fasten off.

Weave in all loose ends.

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ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Alteration Options:

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Last week I explained how to think about the project before the collar was added. As you thought about your own project you may decide to make a larger or smaller collar. By adjusting the length of the collar you will alter how far the cardigan closes in the front. If you choose to make a smaller collar chain a smaller amount; if you want a larger more dramatic collar, chain a larger amount. I’m not going to lie, I like a LARGE collar and would probably do more on mine 😉


This is a cocoon cardigan and is meant to be oversized. Take a look at the photos that I have here. Although this is NOT the same cardigan it is the same construction. You can see how the collar sits in the front and make a big difference in the fit.
Please note that I added a note to last weeks post about making adjustments: If you are finding that your body is not a large as you want it to me after the first cuff is complete, you still have time to add more motifs and make adjustments. Simply undo the edging on the opposite side of the cardigan, add your motifs, reapply the edging and move forward. Yes, you would have to do that BEFORE doing the collar. 
Here are the links from last week of other cardigans that have this same construction so you can see some of the ways this cardigan will look. I can’t wait to see your finished cardigans.
Other Cocoon Cardigans:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-cocoon-cardigan —this is a solid version of the one I tried on in the first video. This is what I based the cardigan you are making off of.

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Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Section 5 Collar:


During the next week be sure to finish up your collar and show us your progress. Next week we will finish the cardigan and talk about using this pattern as a blueprint for other designs.

Once you finish your section be sure to post pictures to the facebook group as there will be a prize given away from RedHeart.com to one lucky person (who is randomly chosen) that has finished his or her homework during the week of October 4, 2017 and October 10, 2017 @ 11:59pm MDT. Good luck!

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Each week on Wednesday during the CAL you will be able to get the new section of the pattern here on my blog. At the end of the CAL you will be able to get the full pattern in PDF form for FREE on the Red Heart website. Even after the CAL the information will be available for FREE on my blog.

Along with the new written pattern each week there will be a video released to help explain the new section. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be sure you are notified as soon as the video goes live.

Red Heart Deal of the Week

Introduction Wednesday, August 30
Learn about the CAL and get your materials ready to get started

Week 1 Wednesday, September 6
Selecting the your size, and motif construction (Right Handed) & (Left Handed)

Week 2 Wednesday, September 13
Join as you go motifs

Week 3 Wednesday, September 20
Edging (Right Handed) & (Left Handed)

Week 4 Wednesday, September 27
Cuffs and seaming

Week 5 Wednesday, October 4

Week 6 Wednesday, October 11
Finishing, styling, altering, and how to use this as blueprint

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We can’t finish this post without talking about the giveaways that are available throughout the CAL. I bet you are glad that you made it this far in the post to hear about this!!!

Each week Red Heart will be offering a $25 prize package to one lucky person who posts a photo of their progress in the Facebook group.

Only photos posted in the Facebook group will be counted as an entry for the giveaway.

After the final video is released you will have one week to finish and post your final project photo to be entered to win a $50 prize package from Red Heart! Best of all there will be 3 winners selected from the finished projects.

To enter: Post your picture of your in-progress sweater in the Facebook group before Tuesday at 11:59pm Mountain Time (my time zone) to be entered. Winners will be announced on Wednesdays.

Week 1: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, September 12; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, September 14

Week 2: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, September 19; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, September 20

Week 3: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, September 26; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, September 27

Week 4: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, October 3; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, October 4

Week 5: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, October 10; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Wednesday, October 11

Week 6: Post your completed sweater picture by Tuesday, October 17; 3 winners of $50 prize packs announced Wednesday, October 18

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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 🙂

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  1. Kd Williams says:

    Where can I find this one:
    Week 6 Wednesday, October 11 – Finishing, styling, altering, and how to use this as blueprint.
    I have not located it. Thank you!

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