Chilly summer evenings have met their match with this jacket. A nod to the old granny square pieces of the past, the Throwback Thursday Jacket has granny squares that are connected with cream instead of black yarn. This subtle shift makes all the difference!
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Small (Medium, Large), Finish Bust Size 34 (38, 42)”
negative ease recommended.
Shown is size Small.
Gauge: square = 3” / [8.5] cm (size Small on 5.0mm hook); 3.5” / [9.5] cm (size Medium on 6.0mm hook); 4” / [10.5 cm] (size Large on 6.5mm or 7.0mm hook)
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (100% Acrylic; 201 yards [184 meters]/100 grams): 217 Mandarin Orange (A, 3 balls), 250 Bubblegum Pink (B, 3 balls), 02 Champagne white (C, 6 balls)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm), US size J/10 (6.0 mm), US size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) or L/11 (7.0 mm)
Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle
Blo hdc slst (back loop only half double crochet slip stitch): Yo, insert hook in back loop only of the stitch, yo, pull up a loop, pull through 2 stitches on hook.
The different sizes of this cardigan are worked by increasing the hook size to increase the size of each motif.
Width across back: 17″ (S); 19″ (M); 21″ (L)
Length: 29″ (S); 32″ (M); 35.5″ (L)
Armhole: 6.5″ (S); 7.5″ (M); 8.5″ (L)
Sleeve Length: 18″ (S); 19.5″ (M); 22″ (L)
Square (make 112)
With A, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), 3 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) twice, ch 2, 2 dc in ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join B in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: Join C in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice more, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first ch-2 sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch.
With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, single crochet squares together with C as show in assembly diagram.
Foundation Row: Ch 12.
Row 1: Blo hdc slst in 3rd ch from hook and each ch to end of row, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, blo hdc slst in each st across, ch 2, turn. (10 sts)
Measure to fit around bottom of Cardigan without stretching too much. Fasten off. Sew in place.
Attach C and sc around entire body and neck, working 5 rnds in total.
Attach C and work 3 rows, decreasing evenly at Granny Square joining parts.
Work 3 rows even in sc.
Weave in all ends.