The Painted Canyon Cardigan has been my most popular design to date, and it is easy to see why! With simple stitches, a gorgeous, over-sized hood, and sizes ranging from 6 months to adult 5XL, what’s not to love? This pattern is remarkably easy to crochet – beginner friendly even – which is why I’ve decided we should all make one together in a NEW Crochet Along!
Painted Canyon Cardigan Crochet Along
A Crochet Along is a pattern that is crocheted in parts as a group. We will work this pattern in FOUR parts, with a complete video for each section. Crochet Alongs are fun because we can share our progress with each other as we go in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.
In this Crochet Along you will learn:
The basic construction of a cardigan.
How to sew crochet using the Mattress Stitch.
Exactly where to place your hook so your stitches are more consistent. (specifically across row ends)
How to crochet a hood.
Adding Front Post/Back Post ribbing/edging.
How to sew pockets onto a cardigan.
How to make Half Double Crochet Spike Stitches.
And we will walk through making the sleeves together in a way that will leave you feeling confident making sleeves forever!
In order to participate, all you have to have is your materials, the pattern for the size(s) you intend to crochet, and the desire to make a cardigan.
The child sizes of the Painted Canyon Cardigan are all free right here on Heart Hook Home. (Although if you like, you can purchase all of the child sizes in one printable file here). If making one of the adult sizes, you will need the pattern which you can find either on Ravelry or Etsy. Your job before Part One is released is to gather your materials. Read on, friend!
Crochet Along Materials:
For the Painted Canyon Cardigan, you will need worsted weight yarn in the amounts listed below for the size you’ll be making. I am making the size 2/3T in videos (the adult sizes are just too large to fit in my camera’s frame) so I’ll need about 600 yards of yarn. I will be using Brava Worsted for mine, in the “Dove Heather” and “Avocado” colorways.
-approx. 350 yards for 6 month
-approx. 425 yards for 12 month
-approx. 600 yards for size 2/3T
-approx. 800 yards for size 4/5T
-approx. 900 yards for 6/8
-approx. 1100 yards for 10/12
-approx. 1200 yards for 0/2
-approx. 1450 yards for 2/4
-approx. 1700 yards for 6/8
-approx. 2000 yards for 10/12
-approx. 2275 yards for 14/16
-approx. 2550 yards for 16/18
-approx. 2850 yards for 18/20
-approx. 3100 yards for 22/24
-approx. 3400 yards for 26/28
You will also need a crochet hook in size J/6mm, or the hook size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 11 hdc sts x 10 rows = 4” square
While I will go over gauge in the first video (aka Part One), you would be a step ahead by making sure that your gauge is good – and the hook size does not need to be adjusted – before we start. If you need help adjusting yours, head on over to this article on gauge that will get you all straightened out and ready to hit the road running!
Dates for this Crochet Along:
Part One – 8/15/2020 can be found HERE.
Part Two – 8/22/2020 can be found HERE.
Part Three – 8/29/2020 can be found HERE.
Part Four – 9/5/2020 can be found HERE.
If you would like to make yours into a unicorn, head over to find the unicorn horn and ears patterns here.
Sizes of the Painted Canyon Cardigan:
I’ll see you soon for part one! The crochet along will remain up and available for life. ♥