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Leudinghause Crochet-Along: Week 2 | KT and the Squid

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Welcome to Week 2 of the Leudinghause Crochet-Along! This week we will actually start our cardigan! 




Hopefully, you were able to meet gauge last week and are ready to get started because this week we will be making the body of our cardigan.

Are you lost? Read THIS POST first! 

I want to remind you the PDF is still available to purchase HERE if you’d like. Keep in mind, all the info you need is located below for FREE but if you’d like something to print the PDF may be something you’ll want to purchase.

Here is a video explaining everything for this week. If you are looking for specific information I have noted at what times I start talking specific things in the post below. At 13:46 I show how to add a new ball of yarn and then I explain why I don’t weave in ends as I go.  A big thanks to Universal Yarns and Furls Crochet for the supplies for this CAL!

Just a reminder our pattern is written for sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Special Stitches

Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc): Ch 2, insert hook into the 2nd ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (this makes the ch), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (completes the sc). (5:05)

Next Fsc: Insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch of the last st and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops. (5:40)

Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert hook into the indicated stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (7:26)

Instructions

Bottom

(1:57) Row 1: Fsc 72 (88, 100, 116, 132, 148, 160).

(3:27) Row 2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as a st from here on), turn, 2 esc in the 1st st, esc in the next 20 (28, 34, 42, 50, 58, 64) sts, (ch 1, skip 1, esc in the next) 15 times, esc in each of the remaining sts, esc one more time in the last esc. 74 (90, 102, 118, 134, 150, 162)

(7:22) Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 esc in the 1st st, esc each st to the 2nd esc before the first ch-1 space, (ch 1, skip the next esc, esc in the next ch-1 space) to the last ch-1 space, esc in each of the remaining esc, esc one more time in the last st. 76 (92, 104, 120, 136, 152, 164)

Repeat row 3 until you have 10 total rows. You will be adding 2 sts each row and end with 90 (106, 118, 134, 150, 166, 178) sts.

End Increasing

(11:23) Row 11: Ch 1, turn, esc in each st to the 2nd esc before the first ch-1 space, (ch 1, skip the next esc, esc in the next ch-1 space) to the last ch-1 space, esc in each of the remaining sts. 90 (106, 118, 134, 150, 166, 178)

Repeat row 11 until you have 48 total rows.

Do not fasten off.

First Front

(15:44) Because the fabric is reversible this can be your left or right front.

(16:19) Row 1: Ch 1, turn, esc in the 1st 13 (17, 20, 24, 28, 32, 35) sts.

(17:02) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, esc in the 1st st, skip 1 st, esc in each remaining st across. 12 (16, 19, 23, 27, 31, 34)

(18:03) Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X and 3X only

(18:14) Row 3: Ch 1, turn, esc in each st until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, esc in the last st. -(15, 18, 22, 26, 30, 33)

(18:53) Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have –(5, 5, 7, 11, 14, 17) total rows. –(13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19)

All Sizes

(20:14) Next Row: Ch 1, turn, esc in each st across. 12 (13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19)

Repeat the Next Row until you have 20 (21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29) total rows. 12 (13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19)

Fasten off.

Back

(21:25) Return to the last row of the bottom, skip 4 sts, join to the next unworked st.

(22:02) Row 1: Ch 1, esc in each st to the 2nd esc before the first ch-1 space, (ch 1, skip the next esc, esc in the next ch-1 space) to the last ch-1 space, esc in the next 13 (17, 20, 24, 28, 32, 35) sts. 56 (64, 70, 78, 86, 94, 100)

(23:39) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, esc in the 1st, skip 1 st, esc each st to the 2nd esc before the first ch-1 space, (ch 1, skip the next esc, esc in the next ch-1 space) to the last ch-1 space, esc in each of the remaining esc until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, esc in each of the remaining sts. 54 (62, 68, 76, 84, 92, 98)

Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X and 3X only

Repeat row 2 until you have –(5, 5, 7, 11, 14, 17) total rows. –(56, 62, 66, 66, 68, 68)

All Sizes

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, esc in each esc to the 2nd esc before the first ch-1 space, (ch 1, skip the next esc, esc in the next ch-1 space) to the last ch-1 space, esc in each of the remaining sts. 54(56, 62, 66, 66, 68, 68)

Repeat the Next Row until you have 20 (21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29) total rows. 54 (56, 62, 66, 66, 68, 68)

Fasten off.

Second Front

Note: I do not show making this is the video as it is just a mirror of the first front. You can see it completed at 25:00.

Return to the last row of the bottom, skip 4 sts, join to the next unworked st.

Row 1: Ch 1, esc in each st across. 13 (17, 20, 24, 28, 32, 35)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, esc in each st until 2 sts remain, skip 1 st, esc in the last st. 12 (16, 19, 23, 27, 31, 34)

Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X and 3X only

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, esc in the 1st st, skip 1 st, esc each remaining st across. -(15, 18, 22, 26, 30, 33)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have –(5, 5, 7, 11, 14, 17) total rows. –(13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19)

All Sizes

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, esc in each st across. 12 (13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19)

Repeat the Next Row until you have 20 (21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29) total rows. 12 (13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19)

Fasten off.

Shoulder Seams

(26:12) With wrong sides facing out (pick any side you’d like), slip stitch the shoulder seams together.


Once you have finished your body put it on! I know you want to! This will give you a pretty good idea how the cardigan will fit. However, keep a few things in mind. 1. You gauge may have changed after washing so likely it will loosen up a bit. 2. you will be adding 6″ of trim to the front, back of the neck and bottom so it will be pretty small. Feel free to take a tape measure to different parts of the cardigan to see how far out that trim will come.

If you need some help please hop into my Facebook group and there are some awesome people in there (including me!) ready to help.

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