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One of the great things about the granny square cocoon cardigan is that it can be made in just three simple steps by anyone who has mastered basic crochet skills: chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet.
Another great thing about this pattern is that it’s so forgiving that gauge doesn’t matter. To get the correct size, all you need to do is make your granny square at least half as tall as the intended wearer of the cardigan, plus an extra inch or two. That’s step one.
Step two is to fold the granny square in half and stitch up the side seams, leaving openings for armholes. Step three is to add a border of six rows of single crochet around the armholes and the front opening. That’s all there is to it!
The sample cardigan shown here, intended to be worn by someone who is 5’4″ (64″) or shorter, is based on a 33″ granny square made from 4 skeins of Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn, which works particularly well for this pattern. (It comes in numerous colors; I used the color “Redwood.”) To make a cardigan for someone taller than 5’4″ using this yarn, I recommend getting 5 skeins.
Here is a two-minute video showing the pattern basics:
You are free to gift, donate or sell for profit any items you make from this pattern. I ask only that if you sell items made from any of my patterns, as a courtesy you reference spoonsandhooks.com as the pattern’s source.
See also my variation on this pattern, the self-striping granny square cocoon cardigan.
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