The Blood Moon Cardigan
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I have been going at crochet, amigurumi specifically, and I finally have the backbone to try my hand at designing clothing! I started with a pretty funky sweater at the beginning of 2018, but it didn’t fit and was more of a novelty item than anything. But now it’s time to get serious, and I wouldn’t want to use any other yarn besides Lion Brand Yarn!
To start off this interest of garment making, I decided to go with something simple, and I think this will allow anyone to make! Also with summer right around the corner, I wanted to come up with something lightweight- So here is the Blood Moon Cardigan! The name comes from the color scheme of course, but it works up to be a baggy, lightweight cardigan that can really add to any outfit. And it’s easy to take on and off!
Winter isn’t the only time to wear your crochet pieces! This Blood Moon Cardigan will fit perfectly into anyone’s wardrobe, airy, and super lightweight! I’ve always thought cardigans or any type of garment would be intimidating, but this is a very beginner friendly piece. It is made by creating a giant rectangle and then just seaming up some corners!
Materials to create your stunning piece:
4 skeins in Jeans Yarn (Stovepipe) (984 yards)
2 skeins in Vanna’s Choice (Brick) (220 yards)
A 6 mm hook
Gauge: 11 sts x 8 rows = 4”x4” square in Dc
Sc – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
Sk – skip
Rep – Repeat
Sl st – Slip Stitch
This pattern will be beginning with Color A (in this case, it is red) and Color B (which is the black. This pattern is worked as a rectangle and is sewn together at the end!
The turning chain does not count as a dc.
This pattern is worked in worsted weight yarn, so any will do! This sample piece you see in the pictures are made from Lion Brand Yarn’s Jean’s Yarn. It doesn’t have too much of that acrylic feeling!
Ch 134 (Until 42″ across, you can adjust this if you know how wide you want it!)***
In second chain from hook, dc across in BLO
Row 2-5: Ch 2, turn. Dc across in BLO (132)
Switch to color b:
Row 6-61: Dc across
Switch back to color A:
Row 62-66: Ch 2, turn. dc across in BLO
Now you will be left with a giant square!
From here, you will fold all the corners inward to the center of the square like so:
Time to seam it together! With color A, seam the border together, seen below:
Once you have those sewn as cleanly as possible, grab a tail or color B to seam the cardigan together; this will also be creating the arm holes:
Seam 17 rows into you work, and then fasten off!
However, you can keep working inward to give your cardigan a smaller arm hole if you so desire!
And there you have it, your Blood Moon Cardigan! I hope you love wearing it and enjoyed making it!
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