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.
Once the CAL is complete the full pattern will be available at RedHeart.com
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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.
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.
You need to get started on the body of your cardigan. Begin to make the motifs and join them together as you go. Week 1 and week 2 are virtually the same because there are so many motifs that have to be made. I suggest dividing the number of motifs you have to do by the number of days you have to do them and make a point of doing that may per day. Makes it a little easier to swallow 😉
Because I know you are going to ask…if you start on Sept. 6th, you have 21 days to get all the squares of the cardigan complete. Ready, Set, GO!
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 Sept. 6, 2017 – Sept 12, 2017 @ 11:59pm MDT. Goodluck!
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
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 🙂