I’m so excited to be hosting my first crochet-a-long (CAL). We’ll be crocheting the Sun-Kissed Cardigan by Sentry Box Designs. Make sure to join our Facebook group to be part of the action! All videos will be posted to our YouTube channel. Subscribe and tap the bell so you’ll be notified when a new video is posted.
The Sun-Kissed Cardigan CAL will officially start on April 16th, 2020. This should give you enough time to order yarn or find a suitable substitution.
How it will work
The Cal will be broken down into 7 steps and crocheted over the course of 2 weeks. We’ll meet up to talk about the design in my Facebook Group. Feel free to ask questions and post pictures in the group.
This is a paid pattern crochet along. Get the pattern HERE Each step includes a video tutorial that will be posted on YouTube.
- Gauge swatch (stitch pattern) Posted before April 11th – LIVE
- Back panel – April 16th – LIVE
- Back panel sleeves – April 18th – LIVE
- Front panel (Left/Right) – April 20th – LIVE
- Front panel sleeves – April 23rd – LIVE
- Blocking – April 28th – LIVE
- Seaming and Edging April – 30th – LIVE
About the Sun-kissed Cardigan
The Sun-Kissed Cardigan is worked in 3 pieces from the bottom up. The back and back half of the sleeves are worked in one piece. Left/Right Front panels are worked with the front half of the sleeve.
Crocheting the sleeves with back/front allows the beautiful shell pattern to be worked seamlessly. The front panels are seamed to back across the shoulder and top of sleeves. The sides and sleeves are then seamed.
The cardigan is loose fitting and long sitting just above the knee on 5’5″ model. The length can easily be modified if desired.
Our Sun-Kissed Cardigan is designed in Cotlin from WeCrochet. It’s a beautiful and lightweight Tanguis cotton and summer linen blend perfect for summer garments. It’s durable, wearable, and is very soft yarn. The crocheted fabric will get softer with every wash. A beautiful range of colours is available HERE for purchase.
Alternatives from WeCrochet
There is a significant jump in size measurements due to the pattern repeat. For this reason I have the sizes grouped into a range. Pick the size you would like based on positive ease preference.
Size Chart: XS (S-L, 1X-3X, 4X-5X)
How to choose a size. Take chest measurements to determine size range. Check the finished bust measurement. Determine the difference.
Example; 42″ Bust in S-L size allows for 6″ of ease. If more ease is desired go up a size. Model 37″ bust with 11″ positive ease.
inches: 28-30 (32-42, 44-54, 56-62)
inches: 37 (48, 59, 70)
Knit Picks/WeCrochet Cotlin DK Weight– 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen (123 yds/50g) Shown in Cerise
Yarn may be purchased HERE
Balls: 7 (10, 12, 13)
Yards: 790 (1132, 1360, 1575)
If looking for a substitution I recommend using this formula. Yards/Grams. This is the most accurate way to find a similar weight yarn. You may use a different blend but I suggest a cotton blend.
Cotlin DK weight – 123yards/50grams = 2.46
The goal is to find a yarn that divides out as close to 2.46 as possible. If the number is larger the yarn is thinner. If the number is smaller the yarn is thicker.
Example of Substitutes
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK – 137yards/51grams = 2.68 (thinner)
Sugar Bush Yarns Cabot DK – 291yards/100g = 2.91 (thinner) purchase HERE
Lion Brand Coboo DK – 232yards/100g = 2.32 (thicker)
Crochet Hook Requirements:
US G/6 (4mm)
US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
In my first video, we will be doing a gauge swatch. You may need to adjust your hook size to meet the pattern gauge. This is an important step to ensure an accurate fit.
With 4.5mm hook, 1 pattern rep = 2.75″; 6 rows in pattern = 3.25″
Swatch – Ch 22 and follow stitch pattern Rows 1-7, Blocked Dimensions 5.75w x 3.5h”
Watch our Into Video and make the swatch now
You might also love our Lacy Days Coverup. Find the Free pattern HERE
Happy Hooking MJ
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