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Luna Lovegood's Crocheted Cardigan 
18th-Jul-2007 09:43 pm
kiss, ned, chuck, kids

Like many other people on this site, I often find myself watching movies not only for the plot, but for the costumes as well. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix certainly fit this category, as I found myself taking costume notes on any and all pieces I could find in my purse. I found myself most taken with Evanna Lynch’s wardrobe, and wanted nothing more than to dress like Luna Lovegood. My favorite item of hers had to be the crocheted purple sweater purple (which appeared blue on my movie screen).

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So, what’s a girl do when she wants a sweater like the one in the movie? She goes to Wal-Mart at 9:30 at night and buys two skeins of yarn and a crochet hook, then gets to crafting

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So, I made this sweater to fit me, and I’m not really good at figuring out sizes, but I’m pretty sure it will fit most people the way it is— it’s not really a fitted shirt. The hem is meant to fall at your natural waist. This is my first pattern, so bear with me.

If you have any questions, comment or message me and I’ll do my best to answer!

Here are some helpful links:
A Guide to Raglan Sweaters
How to crochet button covers

My measurements for comparison
Bust-41”
Waist- 31”
Hips- 41”
Bicep- 12”

Finished Garment Measurements-
Bust- 42”
Waist- 34”
Shoulder to Hem- 15”
Center back- 13”
Neck- 18”
Neck to Sleeve Hem- 12 ½”
Sleeve width- 19”

Supplies:
2 Skeins of Caron Simply Soft Brites! <100% Acrylic/Worsted Weight/4 Ply/ 315 Yards> In Berry Blue 9606
(You’ll use all of one skein and most of the second)
I/9 /5.50mm Crochet Hook
4 or 5 1 ¼” coverable buttons.

Stitches:

90-Degree Increase:
In the corner, make 2dc-ch1-2dc. Make the next set of increase stitches in the ch1-sp.

Double Crochet:
Yarn over hook, insert hook in the next stitch to be worked, yarn over hook, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over hook, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook,
pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook (one double crochet made)

Picot:
Slip Stitch 1, Ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, slip stitch

Fishnet Mesh:
Ch3, sc in center of ch3 from previous row, ch3, sc in center of ch3 from previous row, etc.

Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
ch-chain

I recommend frequent trying-on as you go, to make sure it fits how you want it to!

Getting Started:

First decide if you are going to have four buttons or five buttons, because that will dictate how you turn the edges of your sweater. Luna’s has five, but I made mine with 4 because I only had access to four coverable buttons, and I have no concept of patience when it comes to finishing a project

Chain 59
Row 1: Dc In 3rd chain from hook. Dc in every chain to end. Ch6 turn
Row 2: Dc in first 7 stitches. In eighth stitch, make a 90-degree increase. Dc in the next 13 stitches. In 14th stitch, make a 90-degree increase. Dc in the next 12 stitches. In 13th stitch make a 90-degree increase. Dc in the next 13 stitches. In 14th make a 90-degree increase. Dc to end. Ch3
Row3: *Dc to the center chain of your first 90-Degree increase. Make 90-increase in center chain, then continue in dc to next 90-degree increase, where you will make another increase . Work in this fashion to end. Chain 3 and turn
Rows 4-12: Repeat row 3
This is what a 90-Degree increase looks like on an FO:
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A NOTE ON BUTTONHOLES: If you chose five buttons, you will chain 6 at the end of your 5th and 11th rows, rather than the standard 3. If you chose 4 buttons, you will chain 6 at the end of your 7th row.
You should now have , when laid out flat, what looks like a large square with a split in one side and a square hole in the center. This is the yoke of your sweater! YAY!

Forming the body:
Row 1: dc to the first 90-degree increase. Going through the chain in the center of the increase, join with the chain in the second 90-degree increase, bypassing the sleeve stitches. Dc across the back and repeat this procedure with the other sleeve. Dc to end. Ch 3 and turn
Row 2: Dc to end, ch3 turn (if adding 4 buttons, ch6 here instead of ch3)
Row 3: Dc 32 times, skip 1, dc to end, ch3, turn
Row 4: Dc 32 times, skip1, dc to end, ch3 turn (if adding 5 buttons, ch6 here instead of ch3)
Row 5. Dc 32 times, skip 1, dc 3 times, skip1, dc 3 times, skip 1, dc to end, ch 3, turn
Row 6- 10: Repeat Row 5 (ch6 at end or row 9 instead of ch3)
Row 11: Dc to end.

Now, without turning, slip stitch along the inside of the sweater, along the buttonhole, from the base to the collar. When you reach the collar sc in every loop across the neck. At the end of the collar, slip stitch down the inside of the sweater. Bind off at bottom edge and weave yarn tail in to the sweater.

YOU’VE FINISHED THE BODY! PARTY!!!


Time for sleeves!(this is where it gets weird. Ask me, seriously, if you have any questions)
This may be a little confusing, because it was confusing for me to make…

You are going to start off with a total of 54 stitches,
Starting at the underarm, join the first and last stitches of the sleeve.
Chain 3 Dc 27 times, chain three, sc back into the 27th stitch, ch3 then continue dc around the sleeve to beginning. Don’t Join. Ch3 and turn.
Row 2: Dc in first stitch. ch3, skip 1, dc to 1 stitch before ch3 in previous row. Skip one, ch3, sc in center chain of ch3. Ch3 more, sc in center chain of next ch3,
Continue in this fashion for the next 10 rows, Every time you approach the fishnet area, stop one stitch short of the previous row, ch3, and start the mesh across. At the end of the mesh, you will chain three extra and skip a dc, then continue in dc across the piece to the next ½ triangle of mesh.

In the end your piece should look like this:

|*---------*---------*|
|**-------**-------**|
|***----*****----***|
|****-********-****|

*stole this from yelley at craftster.org. Thanks, love!*

Every row, your dc area should get smaller, and your mesh area should get bigger.

For your final round, you’ll slip stitch your way across the bottom of the sleeve, making a picot in every loop of the ch3 mesh, rather than in the stitches themselves.

Bind off, then stitch up the back of the sleeve. Weave ends in.

Repeat for other sleeve

*I know this part is more than a little shaky and wonky, but I’m making my self available for all questions you may have—comment me, message me, e-mail me (maggiemae88@gmail.com) and I’ll do my best to answer all of the questions you have to the best of my ability).

Now all you have to do is cover your buttons using the instructions at the link I posted at the beginning, and then sew them on, and you’ll be finished!!!


I’ll be posting pictures of my FO soon, I promise!

 

Comments 
19th-Jul-2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
holy snaps, I haven't heard from you in _ages_. Lovely knitting job! Also, speaking of strangest coincidences, I was just thinking about you the other day (I was rereading Pride and Prejudice, and, naturally, twas to you my thoughts turned). How did your Austen-style dresses go? How are you in general?

Oh! If you want to contact me via MSN anymore, my other computer died and MSN no longer likes to recognize my silversphynx account. As such, I have a new one:

bitter_hawthorn@hotmail.com

Okay. I'll shut up and stop rambling now. xD
16th-Aug-2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
OHMUHGOODNESS!

I thought you got suctioned off the face of the earth!

How are you, dearest? I miss you!

Basically, my Austen-dresses rock, but I didn't end up wearing the one I made to prom because I am a loser and succumbed to peer pressure. And I wanted to look uber hot for a boy... ;)

I added your new MSN to my list.

I'm sorry I disappeared-- I basically work 24-7 and had ALOT of school crud going on.

I might not be online for the next few days-- moving into the dorms-- so I'll look forward to hearing from you!

22nd-Jul-2007 01:12 am (UTC)
I love it!! Thanks for sharing!
16th-Aug-2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
22nd-Jul-2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic! I absolutely loved this sweater when I saw it in the movie, and it looks so cute on you!
16th-Aug-2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It looks much cuter when I wear it with a shirt that is not my TARDIS shirt on backward... If you look closely, you can see the outline in the back shot.
29th-Aug-2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Cool can you give me instructions to make the radish earrings
15th-Aug-2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
OMG THAT IS SO AWESOME! *gets purse and heads to walmart*
16th-Aug-2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks ;)

I love you icon.

And, I hope to see an FO from you... ;)
16th-Aug-2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but sorry whats an FO ...today's my dumb day :P
15th-Aug-2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

*eyes yarn stash and starts hunting her hooks*
16th-Aug-2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
If you make one, I want pictures! I'm trying to put together a page for pictures of FO's by others!
15th-Aug-2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
I've only ever crocheted basic stuff, but I think you have just convinced me to try clothing for the first time...
16th-Aug-2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
It's relatively easy. If you have knowledge of basic skills, I think you can do this, and if you have any quesions, I'm here!
16th-Aug-2007 02:05 am (UTC)
I love it!
16th-Aug-2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
16th-Aug-2007 02:37 am (UTC)
how gorgeous! bravo! i love it.
16th-Aug-2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Love you icon! ;)
16th-Aug-2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Used the pattern and I love it!
16th-Aug-2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! I want to see pictures of your FO!
16th-Aug-2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
I will post pictures of it, soon I hope. But... I will say this when I was making it I used about... a skein more of yarn than you did. But other than that the pattern was easy to follow and it was straightforward (which was very nice!).
19th-Aug-2007 08:16 pm (UTC) - bwaha!
I'm almost done! Yaha!!

I was going to post with a question on a part I was kind of stuck, but right after I posted it, I realized what I missed and why I was confused. I feel silly :P

I've been taking lots and LOTS of pictures of my work as I go along :D! I will be sure to post you pictures as soon as it's all done (Which it should be today!), including the little crochet Radishes I'm making into earrings~!
7th-Nov-2007 01:15 pm (UTC) - WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO
OH MY GOD! that is amazing!

thing is im in AUS< and i dont think we ahve the same wool skeins as u! also, im only a beginnier!


do you have any REALLY simple patterns that i might be ableto use, i dont care what they are for!
12th-Nov-2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
squee! I was just looking for this! I'm so commissioning my boyfriends mom to crochet this for me (I would crochet myself but... well its not pretty).
3rd-Feb-2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this excellent pattern! I posted about it at my blog:

http://jossisahottie.com/kibathediva/?p=38
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21st-Jun-2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
OMG!!!
thank you soooo much
it was the same thing, when i watched harry potter 5 i saw luna's cardigan and i had to have and i basically taught myself how to crochet justto make it but i couldnt figure the patern out, and u basically just completed my search
THANK YOU SOO MUCH!
26th-Jun-2009 10:36 pm (UTC) - Emmmmmaaaaa
Anonymous
how would i alter sizes, i just made probably about four of them trying to alter the sizes
here ar my sizes if anyone can help me!!!
bust-35"
waist-26"
hips-36"
bicep-9"
HELP! please i absolutely LOVE this cardigan and want to make it!
13th-Jul-2009 05:07 pm (UTC) - luna lovegood lover
Anonymous
omg what an awsome sweater i wish i could make 1 that identical to luna's
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