When I started this design, I really wanted to create a textured cosy crochet cardigan pattern that would see me through the Autumn winter and into spring. Not quite a coatigan but I wanted to create that garment that you grab as you walk out the door, or throw on over your pjs on a Sunday morning as you potter around the house.
The name came from my obsession with thrillers and detective based TV shows. Got your six is military terminology for I’ve got you covered (six referring to someone’s 6 o’ clock – i.e. their back). With this cardi, my aim is to have you covered – I got your six!
Below are is all the bits you need to know about the pattern.
It’s available to download from Ravelry, Love Crafts or Etsy
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The pattern is written in sizes XS to 3X and has a cropped and a hip length option.
The approximate finished sizes are given in the pattern with a detailed schematic.
The cardigan is a relaxed fit around the chest but a little more fitted around the shoulders.
The pink version you see me wearing here is a cropped size S. The teal (see below) is the hip length size M – if you want something a little more oversized or like a coatigan then I would recommend moving up a size (though do check your measurements!)
If you like the headband in the picture above, you can learn how to construct one using ANY crochet stitch in my free twisted headband tutorial.
This is a relatively simple garment to make so is suitable for newer crocheters or those wanting to try their first garment. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is assumed
The pattern uses simple stitches and requires working in rows, working multiple stitches into the same stitch, simple increasing and decreasing (skipping stitches), working into row ends and a little bit of sewing to attach the sleeves!
The item you see below is worked using Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran (substitution guidance is given in the pattern)
The cropped version requires 1200 – 1980m of Aran / Worsted weight yarn
The hip length version requires 1400 – 2300m of Aran / Worsted weight yarn
I hope you enjoy this pattern and, as always don’t forget to share using the buttons below or tag me on Instagram @doraexplored, or use #gotyoursixcardigan. I’d love to see and share your efforts!
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You may sell what you make from this pattern but please credit me as the designer doradoes.co.uk. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared or reproduced without prior written consent. Photos may be shared with credit. Copyright Dora Does 2019.