Agnes Crochet Cardigan Tutorial How to Separate Top Down Yoke to fronts back & sleeves

Agnes Crochet Cardigan Tutorial How to Separate Top Down Yoke to fronts back & sleeves


hi I’m Kristin Omdahl and welcome back
to my studio in this video I’m going to show you how to make the beautiful
Agnes corset tied cardigan it is a top down construction with a round yoke I’m
going to show you how to do the increases for the yoke and then the
really interesting part that I think you’re going to enjoy a lot is I’m going
to show you how to separate the yoke into front back and sleeves so that we
can turn this two-dimensional piece into a 3-dimensional sweater if you’ve never
made a sweater before I think this visual is really going to help you take
your skills to the next level let’s get started the Agnes corset tied
cardigan is shown in Be So Fine BLING Yarn which is my 90 percent bamboo 10
percent silver yarn that is #1 fingering weight the pattern is
available in four sizes from 36 inches to 49 inches bust measurement so there’s
lots of sizes to choose from this pattern is available as a single
download as well as part of my brand new book “Layers Crochet” you can find links
to the Be So Fine BLING Yarn and the book and the pattern in the video description
a short sleeve cardigan with a corset tie closure is the chameleon of layering
accessories short sleeves can add modest coverage to a sleeveless under layer the
corset eyes can be positioned to create an empire or natural waist and be
cinched as loosely or snugly as you desire the side vents add extra hip ease
and visual interest Agnes is constructed as a single piece with minimal finishing
in this video I’m going to show you how to do the different sizes of cluster
stitches we have a three double crochet cluster a three treble crochet cluster
and a three double treble crochet cluster and they are all used as part of
the round yoke increasing for the yoke after that I will show you how to
separate the front back and sleeves to turn this yoke into a 3-dimensional
cardigan so we’ll use this chart to begin I’m going to do a smaller version
of this just to show you how to do the shaping you’ll want to follow the
pattern for whatever size cardigan you are
making and it’s a multiple of chain for to cast on so I’m going to do a repeat
of three so I will chain twelve but make sure you cast on or make sure you chain
however many you need for the size you’re making okay and so for the first
row here we’re going to double crochet into the fourth chain from our hook
double crochet is yarn over insert your hook yarn over pull up a loop yarn over
pull through two yarn over pull through two, chain 3, skip three chains and
double crochet in the next chain and you want to repeat that across the row and work two double crochets in the last
chain okay row two begins with a chain one turn
your work and single crochet into that first stitch chain three and we’re going
to do a three double crochet cluster yarn over your hook insert your hook in
the same stitch yarn over pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over and
sort your hook in the same stitch yarn over pull up a loop yarn over pull
through two yarn over insert your hook in the same stitch yarn over pull up a
loop yarn over pull through two we now have four loops on our hook yarn over
pull through all four loops on our hook and now we’re going to come over here
and single crochet into the next double crochet and by working a single crochet
after that cluster it turns that cluster on its side
isn’t that beautiful so I’ll show you that one more time we’re going to chain
three and in that same stitch we just worked and we’re going to do a three
double crochet cluster so yarn over insert your hook yarn over pull up a
loop yarn over pull through two and do that two more times in the same stitch we have four loops on our hook yarn over
and pull through all four single crochet in the next double crochet and you want
to repeat that all the way across row three begins with a chain three which
counts as a double crochet turn our work and double crochet in the same stitch
chain 4 skip the next cluster and in the next single crochet work a double
crochet chain four skip the next cluster double crochet in
the next single crochet and repeat this all the way across it work two double
crochets in the last single crochet ok the next row begins with a chain one
this is row four turn your work and single crochet in the next stitch and
chain four and now we’re going to do a three treble crochet cluster in the same
stitch we just worked in so it’s yarn over twice insert your hook in the space
yarn over pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn over pull through two
we now have two loops on our hook we’re going to do that two more times
yarn over twice insert you’re going over pull up a loop yarn over pull through
two you don’t over pull through two we now have four loops on our hook yarn
over pull through all four loops on our hook and we’ll come over to the next
double crochet and work a single crochet and by working a single crochet after
that cluster it turns it on its side again it makes a really pretty scallop
so notice that these are just a little bit bigger than the ones on the previous
cluster row and that’s what’s giving us the beginning of our increases in
shaping to the yolk so we’re going to repeat this all the way across the row
I’ll show you one more cluster yarn over twice pull up a loop yarn over pull
through two yarn over pull through two do that two more times yarn over pull through all four loops on
your hook and single crochet in the next double crochet we want to repeat that
all the way across row five begins with a chain three turn your work double
crochet in that same stitch chain five skip the next cluster and double crochet
in the next single crochet chain five skip the next cluster and double crochet
in the next single crochet and repeat this all the way across working two
double crochets into the last stitch row six begins with a chain one turn
your work and single crochet in the next stitch chain 5 and now we’re going to do
a three double treble cluster and that’s a yarn over three times insert your hook
in the same stitch yarn over pull up a loop yarn over pull through two yarn
over pull through two yarn over pull through two you now have two loops on
your hook yarn over twice that yarn over three times insert your hook yarn over
pull up a loop yarn over pull through two through two and through two yarn
over three times insert your hook in the same stitch yarn over pull up a loop
yarn over pull through two through two and through two should now have four
loops on our hook yarn over pull through all four loops on our hook and single
crochet in the next double crochet and again we’ve turned that cluster on its
side to give that beautiful scalloped look isn’t that beautiful and notice how
we’re starting to grow and these are significantly larger than these and
that’s part of the increase for the yoke I’ll do that one more time chain 5 3
double treble cluster in the same stitch yarn over 3 times insert your hook yarn
over pull up a loop yarn over pull through two through two and through two
and do that two more times in the same stitch and single crochet in the next double
crochet and you’ll want to repeat that all the way across your row I’ve
completed a smaller version of our yoke here and so you can see those first
three sections of the cluster stitches and how they got bigger this one was a
double crochet cluster a treble crochet cluster in a double treble cluster then
we did another section of increases in here and you’ll see that in your pattern
as well as in your chart so in this little demonstration I want to show you
how we’re going to work in pattern across this row and separate out to
create the Front’s what we’re going to be doing is working in the front
skipping sleeve stitches working the back skipping sleeve stitches and
working the front again so we’re going to turn this two-dimensional flat piece
into a 3-dimensional sweater so we’ll start this row and don’t pay attention
so much – how many repeats I’m doing through here you’re going to want to do
however many repeats are listed for the pattern that you’re making but you’ll
get the general idea anyway so it’s two double crochets in the first stitch and
five double crochets in each chain five space across but for the front I’m going
to use do this in the first for chain five spaces okay so now we’re going to
do some chains you’ll have to see what’s how many chains you need for whatever
size you’re making and this is the underarm stitches so now we’re going to
skip however many chain five spaces the pattern tells you to skip for your
sleeve and so there you’ve got your little chain you’re going to skip this
section and then you’re going to go right into the very next chain five
space to start working across your back stitches don’t pay attention to my
numbers pay attention to the concept the cuz depending on what size you’re making
the number of repeats are going to change and keep in mind I’m doing a much
smaller version of the sweater just so that it can show up on camera better oK
we’ve worked across our back stitches so now we’ll do our underarm chain stitches
skip the sections for the sleeve and then work our other side of the front when I finish this row and set the work
down I think it’s really going to help you visualize what we’ve done here in
this row okay we finished our row and now you can see that once we fold it so
that we have a front we have both sides of the front we have little sleeves can
you see that we’ve got our underarm stitches and we now have a sleeve and
then we have our back so we’ve turned this two-dimensional flat almost look
like a shawl in a way and by doing this one row of skipping some stitches and
adding some chains for underarm we have turned this in eight three-dimensional
piece and the beginning of a top down sweater hope this visual helps you so
that if you’ve never made a sweater before you’ll have the confidence now to
give this one a try if you have any questions about this tutorial please
leave them for me in the comments I’ve listed links in the video description
for the yarn the pattern the book and everything else you’ll need to make this
project let us make time to create share and inspire today and every day I’ll see
you in the next video

11 Replies to “Agnes Crochet Cardigan Tutorial How to Separate Top Down Yoke to fronts back & sleeves”

  1. I love the new design of your web format. I think that's what its called! Sorry I'm not a tech person. But I do love what you do and all your podcasts.

  2. Congrats on your two new, self-published books, Kristin! Good job! Amazing accomplishment!

  3. hola.por favor seria posible tutorial en Español.mil gracias. sus trabajos son preciosos.saludos desde España

  4. Do you have a sleeve tutorial like this sleeve is but add it to a cap sleeved dress? I need a sleeve to the elbow to cover upper arm scars

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