All Hallows Granny Square Crochet Cardigan Tutorial

Updated: Mar 10

Beginner inspired crochet cardigan pattern.

Bring on the spooky spring time with Furls BRAND NEW colors just added to the Wander Acrylic Yarn collection!

Serving up deconstructed pumpkin, but make it cozy!


*Yarn for this killer cardigan was provided by Furls. This post contains affiliate links that help me bring you more content and at no expense to you ghoul.*


Ok, who loves yarn that's easy to work with AND easy to care for? Well I'm a big fan for sure. Especially when it comes to my cardigans I wear on the daily. I'm constantly going to my yarn coffin that holds my acrylic yarn stash and pulling out my favorites.


At the top of that very long list is Wander Acrylic Yarn from Furls! So when they sent me a box full of their new colors they've added to the collection, I may have ripped apart the box in pure excitement to see 😂


There were 7 new colors chillin in the box and I was insanely excited to see a bright, pumpkin orange color among them!


I had to create a cardigan from it. That was literally my first thoughts. This yarn has incredible drape, so perfect for wearables and is the kind of soft that's perfect for a cozy scary movie night filled with caffeine and snacks.




This pattern consists of many granny squares all seamed together using the mattress stitch. It's great for beginners and also perfect for a project to take on the go.





All Hallows Granny Square Crochet Cardigan


I also have a step by step video tutorial you can crochet along to. Check it out!




Materials

Yarn:

  • Furls Wander Acrylic (120yds/100g)

  • Main Color: Obsidian

  • Contrasting Colors: Campfire, Moonbeam

  • Ribbing Color: Patina

Color Assignment:

  • Color A: Obsidian

  • Color B: Campfire

  • Color C: Moonbeam

  • Color D: Patina

Sizing:

  • Sizes Xs-Sm, Med-Lg, 1x-2x, 3x-5x

  • Measurements = 42, 42, 47, 61” Bust. *With a loose fit. It's always best to double check your own measurements to make sure the cardigan will fit exactly how YOU want it to.

Gauge:

  • Each square is 5" by 5"

  • Keep in mind, since there is so much space between each cluster, there is a ton of stretch to the squares

Notes:

  • US terminology is used

Crochet Stitch Abbreviation:

  • CH: Chain

  • SL ST: Slip Stitch

  • DC: Double Crochet

  • SC FP: Single Crochet Front Post

  • SC BP: Single Crochet Back Post

  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

  • BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet


Pattern


WHOLE SQUARES


*Half of the total amount of squares will be work with 1 color, color A (Obsidian). The other half will be divided between color A with B and color A with C.


(Working with 2 colors)

ROUND 1 (Color A)

  1. Ch 4, sl st into the 1st ch to create a circle

  2. Ch 3, dc 2 inside the center ring, ch 3, *dc 3, ch 3* repeat from * to * 2 times. Join with sl st to the top of the 1st ch3

ROUND 2 (Color B or Color C)

  1. Ch 4 (this will count as the 1st dc and ch 1 space)

  2. In the next ch 3 space, dc 3, ch 3, dc 3, ch 1

  3. Repeat row #2 twice more for a total of 3 clusters

  4. In the last ch 3 space, dc 3, ch 3, dc 2. Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning

ROUND 3 (Color A)

  1. Ch 3, (this will count as dc 1 and ch 1 space)

  2. dc 2 in ch 1 space below, ch 1

  3. In the next ch 3 corner space, dc 3, ch 3, dc 3, ch 1

  4. Into the next ch 1 space, dc 3, ch 1

  5. Repeat rows 3 and 4 around the square until you reach the beginning ch. Join with a sl st to the top of the starting ch 3

ROUND 4 (Color B or Color C)

  1. Ch 4, (this counts as dc 1 and ch 1 space)

  2. Into the next ch 1 space, dc3, ch1

  3. In the ch 3 corner space, dc3, ch 3, dc 3, ch 1

  4. In the next 2 ch 1 spaces, dc 3, ch 1

  5. In the ch 3 corner space, dc 3, ch 3, dc 3, ch 1

  6. Repeat row 4 and 5 around the square until you reach the last ch 1 space

  7. In final ch 1 space, dc 2 and join with a sl st to the top of the starting ch 3.


For the plain squares with no color change, follow directions above as stated but DO NOT change colors A and B.


*To help keep order with all the squares, I love using post its to break up each section of the cardigan.*



MAKING THE 1/2 SQUARE (For every size, make 2)


*All sizes: Make 1 square in color A and 1 square with colors A and B.*


(Working with 2 colors)

ROW 1 (Color A)

  1. Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch

  2. Ch 4, inside the circle created, dc 3, ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, dc 1. Switch to color B.

ROW 2 (Color B or Color C)

  1. Ch 4 and turn your project, working in the 1st Ch 1 space, dc 3, ch 1

  2. In the next ch 2 space, dc 3, ch 2, dc 3

  3. *Ch 1, dc 3, ch 1, dc 1* in the last ch-1 space. Switch to color A.

ROW 3 (Color A)

  1. Ch 4, and turn your project, *dc 3, ch 1* in each ch-1 space on the 1st side

  2. In the ch-2 space at the tip of the triangle, *dc 3, ch 2, dc 3*

  3. *Ch 1, dc 3* in each ch-1 space on the other side of the triangle

  4. *Ch 1, dc 3, ch 1, dc * in the last ch-1 space. Switch to color B.

ROW 4 (Color B or Color C)

  1. Repeat row 3. Cut working yarn and weave in ends.


Repeat rows 1-4 to create 1 more 1/2 square. This time, use only color B with no color changes.


For the plain half squares with no color change, follow directions above as stated but DO NOT change between colors A and B.


ASSEMBLING


Use these graphs as guides for piecing together the sleeves, front panels and back panel.










SEAMING

  1. Using the graph above, lay out the squares for the part of the cardigan being worked on. Grab a yarn needle, color A, and seam together using the mattress stitch.

  2. Once assembled, lay the front panels on the back panel, starting at the top corner attach the front to the back completing the body of the cardigan.

  3. Lay the sleeves on either side of the cardigan body, attach with safety pins to keep in place, then again using the mattress stitch and starting at the top of the cardigan, attach the sleeves to the body.

  4. Seam up the sides.

For a close up/refresher of the mattress stitch, check out this tutorial here!




RIBBING


Bottom of Cardigan

  1. Using color D, attach to the bottom corner of the cardigan, dc in each st across

Cut working yarn and weave in ends.


Front Inside of Cardigan

  1. Using color D, attach to the inside bottom corner of the cardigan, sc in each st across

  2. Ch 1 and turn, *fpdc, bpdc* repeat from * to * across

Rows 3-4. Repeat row #2


Cut working yarn and weave in ends.


Sleeves

  1. Using color D, attach to the sleeve, sc in each st around

Cut working yarn and weave in ends.





I hope you totally loved this snuggly cardigan to bring on the spooky spring season! If you decide to create one of your own, don't forget to tag me on the socials so we can freak out about how KILLER it is together. Use #altknots for Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook.


If you want to be involved in the Yarn Dungeon even more, consider joining the Ghoul Squad facebook group. Post your creations and chit chat with other Alt crochets!

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