Marly Bird Granny Square Motif Cardigan Choose a Size for you to make! It is easy…let me show you how!
Once the CAL is complete the full pattern will be available at RedHeart.com
Selecting Your Size:
When you are making a garment the first thing that you need to do is decide on what size you will be making. Garment patterns typically state the bust size that matches to each size. In this pattern we have three sizes to choose from. When selecting your size remember that this is an oversized sweater.
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Week 1 will talk to you about selecting the size that you want for your cardigan. I also talk about the changes that you can make to the cardigan and what you should be thinking about as you pick your size. Be sure to watch the whole video at least once before picking your size. Join us over in the Facebook community if you have more questions about picking the best size for you.
In order to have all of the information you will need to pick your size you will need to measure your bust and you will need to make a gauge swatch of the yarn that you will be using. The gauge will tell you if you are close to what the pattern calls for. Even just being off a quarter of an inch will make a HUGE difference when you have worked this over the 11 (for the smallest size) rows.
Week 1 Video-Selecting Your Size:
Schematic as seen in the video
Pattern Page for Video 1 and 2
Typically, each week Marly releases a portion of the pattern for you to work on. Well, because you are working on the motifs for weeks 1 and 2, there is only the one section of the pattern to release so far. That is the section with the instructions for the motif and the join as you go motifs.
Before we get started on the CAL please head over to Facebook and join our group. In this group you will be joined by the many other people that will be participating in the CAL. In this group we share progress photos, talk about tips and tricks, and help each other through the tricky parts of the pattern. I will be there in the group answering your questions along with my team of admins and other crochet lovers.
The Facebook group is also where you can enter to win prizes, but more about that later.
Use the hashtag #MarlyBirdCAL to share your projects! The hashtag will make it easier for us to find the projects.
CROCHET ALONG SCHEDULE:
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.
Introduction Wednesday, August 30
Learn about the CAL and get your materials ready to get started
Week 2 Wednesday, September 13
Join as you go motifs
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
CROCHET ALONG GIVEAWAYS:
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