I decided to re-fresh a cute crochet project! This Crochet Granny Jacket was a pattern I designed for Yarnspirations.com using a variegated yarn called Caron Jumbo Ombre. But after looking at the pattern again, I decided this project could really shine if we switched up the colors and used traditional color changes in the rounds. With a new color palette of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, I brought this Granny Jacket back to life!! It’s bright and colorful and makes me so happy! Let me walk you through all the details below.
First you will want to print out this FREE Crochet Granny Jacket pattern from Yarnspirations.com. This is the entire granny jacket pattern (you will just be using new colors) and the notes on how to stitch it all together!
Below is a picture of the original jacket. The new jacket is the same exact pattern! I am just using different colors and add a bit of length to the arms and body because my daughter Zoe is bigger now 🙂 This is child size.
Get the yarn: I chose 5 coordinating colors, one for each row and then I used Turqua (the darker turquoise) to add the length and width to the jacket. Unfortunately the green color (Bernat Super Value in Soft Fern) has been discontinued. I am so bummed! But feel free to replace this color with another shade of green (Red Heart Super Saver in Frosty Green or Bernat Super Value in Mint would work). Shop these colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com
I am using less than one skein of each color for this jacket + a size H Crochet Hook:
Red Heart Super Saver in
Choose which ever green color you’d like since the one in the tutorial is discontinued (so sorry about that!)
You will want to lay out your squares like in the picture below and then stitch together according to the directions in the Granny Jacket Patterns from Yarnspirations.com.
How can I make this pattern in adult size?
Good question! I haven’t personally made a larger size (yet), but it will be fairly easy! You will need to start with bigger squares. The middle back square (and hood squares) should be twice the size (20 rounds) and then you will want your 4 smaller squares to be bigger as well (10 rounds each). Stitch together the same way and add more length to the arms and width to the inside of the jacket!
In this bright granny square version, I made 25 rounds on the arms and 10 rows to add length to the bottom. Another 2 rows on the inside edge of the jacket.
I love that there is still a bit of room to grow into this! Zoe is 8 years old.
What do you think of this re-fresh? What color combinations would you use?!
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