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Free Crochet Pattern: Granny Square Coat

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Pattern #: L32245
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Varies

S-L (1-2X)
Finished Bust About 39 (52) in. (99 (132) cm), closed
Finished Length About 30 (31 1/2) in. (76 (80) cm), including edging



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Crochet this cozy oversized cardigan out of granny squares for a stylish, one-of-a-kind item.

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One button, 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) diameter
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Granny Square Coat

Lion Brand« Unique

GAUGE:

1 Granny Square = about 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (16.5 x 16.5 cm) with larger hook.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

beg-Cl (beginning cluster) Ch 3 (counts as dc), yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops rem on hook) yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
Cl (3 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), (yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times (4 loops rem on hook) yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:

1. Coat is made from 32 (48) Granny Squares and 4 Armhole Granny Squares joined tog as shown in Assembly Diagram. The Body is made with 24 (36) Squares and the sleeves are made with 4 (6) Squares each.
2. Granny Squares are joined to neighboring Squares as Rnd 4 is worked.
3. The width of the Fronts allow Coat to fit a range of sizes.
4. Color is changed every row/rnd.
5. To change color when working rnds, fasten off the old color and join the new color as instructed.
6. To change to color when working in rows, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Drop but do not cut old color. Once both colors have been used (2 rows worked), if the next color needed is not at the end of the row just completed, fasten off (by passing entire ball of yarn through last loop and pulling to tighten) and drop, but do not cut the old color. Return to the other end of the row and draw loop of next color up through first st to beg working next row. Changing color in this manner will reduce the number of tails to weave in later.
7. To reduce the number of tails to weave in when making Granny Squares, work over the tails in the next rnd following a color change.


BODY
First Granny Square

With larger hook and A, ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), 19 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 20 dc. Fasten off A.
Rnd 2: From RS, draw up a loop of B in same st as joining, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 20 dc and 20 ch-1 sps. Fasten off B.
Rnd 3: From RS, join A with sl st in first ch-1 sp, beg-Cl in same ch-1 sp, *ch 2, Cl in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ch 2; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 20 clusters and 20 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A.
Rnd 4: From RS, join B with sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same ch-2 sp (first corner made), 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, *(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 72 sts (18 sts across each of 4 sides) and 4 corner ch-2 sps. Fasten off B.

Next Granny Square
Make same as First Granny Square through Rnd 3 – 20 clusters and 20 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A.
Notes
1. This Granny Square is joined to neighboring Granny Squares as Rnd 4 is worked.
2. Refer to Assembly Diagram before beg Rnd 4. Note the edges of the current Granny Square that need to be joined to neighboring Granny Squares. If the current Square needs to be joined to only one neighboring Square, follow the instructions in "Rnd 4 (one neighbor)". If the current Square needs to be joined to two neighboring Granny Squares, follow the instructions in "Rnd 4 (two neighbors)".
3. When joining the corner of the current Granny Square to a corner where 2 Granny Squares already meet, work the joining sl st under at least one loop of each of the already joined Granny Squares.

 

 

 

Rnd 4 (one neighbor): From RS, join B with sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same ch-2 sp (first corner made), 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp.
     Join next side to neighboring Granny Square: 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (corner made), sk next 3 tr of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 sc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts) twice, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp of current Square, ch 1, sl st in next corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (corner made).
     Work rem two sides: 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp (corner made), 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

Rnd 4 (two neighbors): From RS, join B with sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), (2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same ch-2 sp (first corner made), 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp.
     Join next two sides to neighboring Granny Squares: 3 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (corner made), *sk next 3 tr of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 sc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts) twice, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp of current Square, ch 1, sl st in next corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (corner made); rep from * once more.
     Work rem side: 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

Continue to make and join Granny Squares following Assembly Diagram until you have 3 rows of 7 (10) Squares each.

Armhole Granny Squares (make and join 4)
Notes

1. Refer to Assembly Diagram for placement of each Armhole Granny Square.
2. To shape armhole, the last 2 rows are worked over only part of the sts in the previous row/rnd.
3. The first (lower) edge of each Armhole Granny Square is joined to one (top) edge of one Square in the previous row as Row 4 is worked.
Make same as First Granny Square through Rnd 2 - 20 dc and 20 ch-1 sps. Fasten off B.
Row 3: From RS, join A with sl st in first ch-1 sp, beg-Cl in same ch-1 sp, *ch 2, Cl in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 13 more times; leave rem sts unworked – 15 clusters and 14 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A.
Row 4: From RS, draw up a loop of B in first ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), sl st in sp between sts before first 3-dc group of first un-joined edge of first square of Body (neighboring Square), 2 dc in same ch-2 sp of current square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 sc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts) twice, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp of current Square, ch 1, sl st in next corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (corner made), 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; leave rem sts unworked. Fasten off B.
Work 3 more Armhole Granny Squares following Assembly Diagram to complete armhole edges of back and fronts.

Next Granny Squares (make and join 3 (6))
To complete the last row of Granny Squares, work and join 3 (6) more Granny Squares as shown on Assembly Diagram. For the Granny Square in this row that needs to be joined to three neighboring Squares, follow the instructions in "Rnd 4 (three neighbors)".

Rnd 4 (three neighbors): From RS, join B with sl st in first ch-2 sp.
Join first three sides to neighboring Granny Squares: ch 4 (counts as tr), 2 tr in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (first corner made), *sk next 3 tr of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 sc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts) twice, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp of current Square, sk next 3 dc of neighboring Square and sl st in next sp between sts, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp of current Square, ch 1, sl st in next corner ch-2 sp of neighboring Square, ch 1, 3 tr in same ch-2 sp of current Square (corner made); rep from * two more times.
     Work rem side: 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.

Top of Back
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join A with sl st in first corner of back, ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), work 12 more dc evenly space across top of first Armhole Granny Square, 15 dc across the top of each of the next 1 (2) Squares, and 13 dc across the top of the last Armhole Granny Square and change to B in last st – 41 (56) dc. Drop but do not cut A.
Row 2 (WS): With B, ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
If making size S-L, fasten off and cut B. If making size 1-1X, fasten off, but do not cut, B.

Size 1-2X ONLY
Row 3 (WS):
Return to beg of Row 2 and pick up A, ch 3, dc in each st across; change to B in last st.
Row 4 (RS): With B, ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, tr in each st across. Fasten off B.

Both Sizes
Shape First Shoulder:
Return to beg of Row 2 (4) and pick up A, turn, sl st in first 3 (4) sts, sc in next 2 (3) sts, hdc in next 2 (3) sts, dc in next 3 (4) sts, tr in next 3 (4) sts; leave rem sts unworked for back neck and second shoulder. Fasten off.

Shape Second Shoulder: Turn piece and join A with sl st in first st at opposite corner of back from first shoulder, sl st in next 3 (4) sts, sc in next 2 (3) sts, hdc in next 2 (3) sts, dc in next 3 (4) sts, tr in next 3 (4) sts; leave rem sts unworked for back neck. Fasten off.

Top of Left Front
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join A with sl st in top corner of left front (at armhole edge) to work across top edge, ch 3 (counts as first dc), working 15 dc evenly spaced across edge of each full Granny Square and 13 dc evenly spaced across edge of Armhole Granny Square. Change to B in last st – 28 (43) sts.
If you are making size S-L, cut A.
If you are making size 1-2X, drop but do not cut A.
Row 2: With B, ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. If making size S-L, fasten off and cut A and B. If making size 1-2X, fasten off, but do not cut, B.

Size S-L ONLY
Shape Shoulder:
Rejoin A with sl st in top corner of left front (at armhole edge) to work across top edge, sl st in first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts; leave rem sts unworked for front neck. Fasten off.

Size 1-2X ONLY
Row 3:
Return to beg of Row 2 and pick up A, ch 3, dc in each st across; change to B in last st.
Drop but do not cut A.
Row 4: With B, ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, tr in each st across. Fasten off B.
Shape Shoulder: Return to beg of Row 4 and pick up A, turn, sl st in first 4 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts; leave rem sts unworked for front neck. Fasten off.

Top of Right Front
Row 1 (RS):
From RS, join A with sl st in top corner of right front (at front edge) to work across top edge, ch 3 (counts as first dc), working 15 dc evenly spaced across edge of each full Granny Square and 13 dc evenly spaced across edge of Armhole Granny Square. Change to B in last st – 28 (43) sts. Drop but do not cut A.
Row 2: With B, ch 3, turn, dc in each st across. If making size S-L, fasten off and cut B. If making size 1-2X, fasten off, but do not cut B.

Size S-L ONLY
Shape Shoulder:
Return to beg of Row 2 and pick up A, turn, sl st in first 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts; leave rem sts unworked for front neck. Fasten off.

Size 1-2X ONLY
Row 3 (WS):
Return to beg of Row 2 and pick up A, ch 3, dc in each st across; change to B in last st. Cut A.
Row 4: With B, ch 4 (counts as first tr), turn, tr in each st across. Fasten off B.
Shape Shoulder: Rejoin A with sl st in top corner of right front (armhole edge), sl st in first 4 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts; leave rem sts unworked for front neck. Fasten off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
Make and join 4 (6) Granny Squares, as in Body, arranging Squares following Assembly Diagram.

 

 

 

SLEEVE CAP (make 2)
Note:
Sleeve Cap is worked as a separate piece and sewn to top of Sleeve.
Rnds 1 and 2: Work same as Rnds 1 and 2 of First Granny Square – 20 dc and 20 ch-1 sps. Fasten off, but do not cut, B.
Work now proceeds in rows across only a portion of the sts in the previous rnd.
Row 3 (RS): From RS, join A with sl st in first ch-1 sp, beg-Cl in same ch-1 sp, *ch 2, Cl in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 12 more times – 14 Cl and 13 ch-2 sps. Fasten off, but do not cut, A.
Row 4 (RS): Return to beg of Row 3 and pick up B, sl st in first ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), 2 tr in same ch-2 sp, 3 dc in each of next 5 ch-2 sp, 3 tr in next ch-2 sp (center ch-2 sp), 3 dc in each of next 5 ch-2 sps, 3 tr in last ch-2 sp and change to A in last st – 39 sts.
Fasten off, but do not cut, B.
Row 5 (WS): With A, ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in each st across – 39 dc.
If making size S-L, fasten off and cut A. If making size 1-2X, fasten off, but do not cut, A.
Row 6 (WS): Return to beg of Row 5 and pick up B, ch 3, dc in first st (increase made), dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) twice, dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in last st – 44 dc. If making size S-L, fasten off and cut B. If making size 1-2X change to A in last st.
Size 1-2X ONLY
Row 7 (RS):
With A, ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st (increase made), dc in next 17 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) twice, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st – 49 dc. Fasten off, but do not cut, A.
Row 8 (RS): Return to beg of Row 7 and pick up B, ch 3, dc in each st across and change to A in last st.
Row 9 (WS): With A, ch 3, turn, dc in first st (increase made), dc in next 20 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) twice, 2 dc in next st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st – 54 dc. Fasten off A.
Row 10 (WS): Return to beg of Row 9 and pick up B, ch 3, dc in each st across. Fasten off B.

Both Sizes
From RS, center straight edge of Sleeve Cap on top edge of Sleeve. Sew Sleeve Cap to top edge of Sleeve. Note: The Sleeve Cap should be narrower than top of Sleeve, there should be equal lengths of top edge of Sleeve left unsewn on either side of Sleeve Cap. These portions of the top edge of Sleeve are sewn to the underarm edge when Sleeve is sewn to Body.


POCKETS (make 2)
Make one Granny Square for each Pocket.
Top Edging
Row 1 (RS):
From RS with smaller hook, join A with sc in any corner ch-2 sp, work 15 sc evenly spaced across one edge; leave rem edges unworked. Fasten off.

FINISHING
From WS, sew shoulder seams. From RS, sew in Sleeves.
Sew Sleeve seams.
Sleeve Edging
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS with smaller hook, join A with sl st at beg of a Square at sleeve edge, ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 14 more dc evenly spaced across edge of same Square, work 15 dc evenly spaced across each rem 1 (2) Squares; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 30 (45) dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Edging
Rnd 1 (RS):
From RS with smaller hook, join A with sl st in ch-2 sp at top left corner to work down front edge, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc evenly spaced down left front to bottom corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in lower corner ch-2 sp, dc evenly spaced across lower edge of Coat to next corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc evenly spaced across right front edge to corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, dc evenly spaced across neck edge to left front corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first dc. Change to B.
Rnd 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc), do not turn, *dc in each dc around left front, bottom and right front edges, working (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch-2 sp, to top right corner.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around entire Coat edge, working 3 sc in each corner ch-2 sp; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Sew Pockets to Fronts, sewing each Pocket directly over one of the Granny Squares of the front.
With sewing needle and thread, sew button to left front, following Assembly Diagram for placement. Use sps between sts on right front for buttonhole.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side  


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