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DUPLICITY // A FREE CARDIGAN CROCHET PATTERN

The Duplicity Cardigan is very beginner friendly, with little to no shaping. The crochet cardigan is easily versatile and can be made with one color or, as I have, made with two of your favorite colors! In addition to being able to switch up the colors, the Duplicity beginner crochet cardigan is intentionally designed with bulky weight yarn, to make a faster make! That way you can spend more time flaunting the drip of your new crochet cardigan than making it!


What’s up with my beautiful stitches?! I was inspired to design this free crochet cardigan pattern because I wanted to finally be free and express my inner voice as a creator and frankly, as the grown ass woman I finally feel that I am. You know what I mean?


Too long I’ve let my and other voices and fear influence me and trap me. So from the emotional seeds of rebellion and wanting to assert my independence… I will be launching a new crochet pattern line! She will be named [drum roll please] Blaq Kieko.


There are several reasons why I have chosen the name Blaq Kieko. The first is the meaning behind the name. Blaq (pronounced black) symbolizes the hard fought pride I earned and now have in not only my uniqueness but of my melanin as well. Kikeo (pronounced Kee-Kee-Oh) is Japanese for “be happy”. This will represent my need and want to be happy and proud of my talents as a designer and to undertaste my happiness of the aforementioned blackness and uniqueness as a human existing in this place.


My second reason for choosing the name Blaq Kieko, would be to represent the melding of the two cultures that inspired this line of free crochet patterns. Those cultures being the vibrant and colorful japanese/anime culture and the sometimes darker and more somber urban and alternative culture.

MATERIEALS NEEDED FOR THE X FREE PATTERN
  • MC: Berroco: Lanas Quick in the Color: 77106 [Tea Rose] (3.5 oz [100g], 109 yds [100 m], 100% Wool), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks bulky weight yarn (CYC #6)

  • CC: Berroco: Lanas Quick in the Color: 77136 [Charcoal] (3.5 oz [100g], 109 yds [100 m], 100% Wool), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks bulky weight yarn (CYC #6)

  • Yardage: 872 (981, 1090, 1199, 1308, 1417, 1526, 1635, 1635) yds [797.4 (897, 998, 1096, 1195, 1296, 1395, 1495, 1495) m]

  • N/P 10.00 mm Crochet Hook

  • Scissors

  • Darning needle

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ABOUT THE PATTERN


SKILL LEVEL:

Beginner


SIZES:

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Shown in size M. Instructions are written for size XS, with other sizes shown in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 33 (37, 40, 43.4, 45.5, 53, 57, 61, 65)” [83.8 (93.98, 102, 110.2, 115.57, 134.62, 144.78, 154.94, 165.1) cm]

Length: 18.50 (19, 19, 19.50, 19.50, 20, 20, 20.50, 20.50)” [47 (48.3, 48.3, 49.5, 49.5, 51, 51, 52, 52) cm]


GAUGE:

With 10.00 mm Hook and Berroco: Lanas Quick Wool, 11sts by 10 rows of modified Grit Stitch. (5″by 5″ square)


STITCH ABBREVIATIONS:
  • ch (chain)

  • sl st (slip stitch)