Throwback Thursday Jacket

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)

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: 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

Special Stitches

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.

Pattern Notes

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)

Pattern

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.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Assembly

Updated 1/5/2021

With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, single crochet squares together with C as show in assembly diagram. Per the diagram, the numbers indicate how many squares need to be sewn together for each panel. For example the back panel consists of 5 squares (per 8 rows =40 squares in total), the front panel of 2 squares per each side (per 8 rows =16 squares for each side) and the sleeves consist of 4 squares (per 5 rows=20 squares in total). =112 squares in total for the whole cardigan.

Back Panel

Once all the squares are done, you will start the assembly process from the back panel.
If you refer to the diagram, you will notice the back panel has 5 squares that need to be sewn horizontally which form the upper back.
You will be sewing 40 squares in total for the back.

With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, single crochet squares together with C (or your preferred method). Back panel is made of 40 squares. Weave all ends.

Front Panels

For the front you will be sewing 32 squares in total, 2 squares on the left and 2 squares on the right side (16 squares on each side).

With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, single crochet squares together with C (or your preferred method). Front panel is made of 32 squares. Weave all ends.

Bottom Ribbing

Ribbing is worked separately and then sewn to the bottom of the cardigan.

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.

Front Opening Ribbing

Attach C and sc around entire body and neck, working 5 rnds in total.

Fasten off.

Sleeves Ribbing

Attach C and work 3 rows, decreasing evenly at Granny Square joining parts.
Work 3 rows even in sc.
Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Sleeves

Attach C and work 3 rows, decreasing evenly at Granny Square joining parts.

With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, single crochet squares together with C (or your preferred method). Each sleeve is made of 20 squares.
Once crocheted or sewn together fold sleeve in half so as to form a tube, and sew to 2 front squares and to 2 back squares so as to align for shoulders. Repeat for next sleeve. Weave all ends.

We will now join the front and back panel and sleeves  of our cardigan together with Color C.

Lay your sleeve panel out flat with RS facing up.
Lay your back panel out flat with the RS facing up.
Lay your front panel out flat on top of your back panel with the RS facing down.
You should now have RS facing together. With right sides held together and working through outer loops only, single crochet squares together with C (or your preferred method)

Work 3 rows even in sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

 

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