This crochet coatigan pattern is made by different crochet granny squares. It’s a beginner project since only many granny squares are joined together in order to form a coat-length cardigan. You can use colour, this one was made by six shades of a neutral brown.

1. Coatigan is made from 62 Granny Squares joined together following assembly diagram.

2. Coatigan is worked the same for all 3 sizes, using the smallest hook for size Small/Medium, the middle sized hook for size Large/X-Large, and the largest hook for size 2X-Large/3X-Large.

3. Each Granny Square is worked in joined rounds with right side always facing. The yarn color is changed every round (except the last round) by fastening off the old color and joining the new color.

4. Front bands, collar, and sleeve cuffs are worked directly on to the assembled coat.

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook, K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge: One Granny Square measures about 6 x 6″ [15 x 15 cm] using smallest hook for size Small/Medium; about 6½ x 6½” [16.5 x 16.5 cm] using middle-sized hook for size Large/X-Large; about 7 x 7″ [18 x 18 cm] using largest hook for size 2X-Large/3XLarge

Finished Size: Finished Bust: 48 (52, 56)” [122 (132, 142) cm]; Finished Length: 36 (39, 42)” [91.5 (99, 106.5) cm]

Materials List

By: Heather Lodinsky for redheart.com

Special Stitches

hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Pattern

  1. GRANNY SQUARE I (make 10)

    With A, ch 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—12 dc. Fasten off.
    Round 2: With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in any space between sts, ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 dc in next space between sts; repeat from * around, ch 1; join wth slip st in top of beginning ch-3—24 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.
    Round 3: With right side facing, draw up a loop of F in any ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—36 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.
    Round 4: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in any ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—36 dc and 12 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
    Round 5: With right side facing, draw up a loop of B in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-2 space, *ch 1, (2 dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space (corner made), [ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-2 space] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, (2 dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—4 corners with two 4-dc groups along each of 4 sides between corners. Fasten off.
    Round 6: With right side facing, join A with slip st in any corner ch-2 space, *[skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times; join with slip st in first sc—72 sc (15 sc along each of 4 sides between 3-sc corners).
    Do not fasten off.
    Round 7: Continuing with A, ch 1, *sc in each st to next 3-sc corner, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * 3 more times; join with slip st in first sc—84 sc.
    Fasten off.

  2. GRANNY SQUARE II (make 10)
    Make same as Granny Square I using B for Round 1, F for Round 2, A for Round 3, E for Round 4, C for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

  3. GRANNY SQUARE III (make 10)
    Make same as Granny Square I using C for Round 1, D for Round 2, E for Round 3, F for Round 4, B for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

  4. GRANNY SQUARE IV (make 10)
    Make same as Granny Square I using D for Round 1, A for Round 2, B for Round 3, C for Round 4, F for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

  5. GRANNY SQUARE V (make 10)
    Make same as Granny Square I using E for Round 1, B for Round 2, F for Round 3, A for Round 4, D for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

  6. GRANNY SQUARE VI (make 12)
    Make same as Granny Square I using F for Round 1, C for Round 2, B for Round 3, D for Round 4, E for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

Finishing

Arrange the Granny Squares as shown in assembly diagram. With A, sew the squares together. Take care when sewing the underarm/gusset squares in place. One square is placed under each arm and 2 edges of the underarm/ gusset square are sewn to edges of 2 squares in the sleeve and the other 2 edges of the underarm/gusset square are sewn to edges of 2 squares in the body of the coat. When sewing sides of coatigan, leave the last 2 side squares at the lower edge of the front and back unsewn for side slits.

  1. Button Band
    Row 1 (right side):
     With right side facing, join A with sc at beginning of left front edge, work sc evenly along the left front edge.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Repeat Row 2 until button band measures about 1½” [4 cm]. Fasten off

  2. Buttonhole Band
    Row 1 (right side)
    : With right side facing, join A with sc at beginning of right front edge, sc in each st to near top corner of first of upper four Granny Squares, [ch 3, sk next 3 sc (for buttonhole), sc in each st to near top corner of next Granny Square] 3 times, ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in each st to end of right front edge.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch across.
    Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Repeat Row 3 until buttonhole band measures about 1½” [4 cm]. Fasten off.

  3. Collar
    Row 1 (right side)
    : With right side facing, join A with sc at beginning of neck edge, work 79 more sc evenly spaced along neck edge—80 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across—79 hdc. Repeat Row 2 until collar measures about 6″ [15 cm]. Fasten off.

  4. Sleeve Cuffs
    Round 1 (right side):
     With right side facing and beginning under the arm, join A with sc in sleeve edge, work 39 more sc evenly spaced around edge; join with slip st in first sc—40 sc.
    Round 2 (wrong side): Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), turn, hdc in next sc, hdc2tog, *hdc in next 2 sc, hdc2tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2—30 hdc.
    Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2. Repeat Round 3 until cuff measures about 5″ [12.5 cm]. Fasten off. Repeat around other sleeve edge. Fold cuffs up.

  5. Lower Edging
    With right side facing, join A with sc in lower front corner, sc evenly spaced along entire lower edge (including side slits), working 2 sc in each lower corner of side slits. Fasten off.
    Sew buttons to button band, opposite buttonholes.
    Weave in ends.

  6. Assembly Diagram

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