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The French Press Cardi, an oversized cropped fall cardigan

Flex your crochet skills and try some new techniques when you make the French Press Cardi.

It’s finally cooling off here in the midwest and it’s got me ready to pull all of my hoodies and cardigans out of storage. But I can’t be too eager, because I never know when the temperature is going to spike again. The weather is so temperamental here. That’s why I designed the French Press Cardi, the perfect sweater to help you transition from summer to fall.

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French Press Cardi | Try new skills as you make the crochet French Press Cardi, a casual open-front sweater pattern with small mesh and ample ribbing. A perfect choice for your first crochet sweater project. | TLYCBlog.com

Find a printer-friendly, PDF version of the French Press Cardi in my Ravelry Shop and on TLYarnCrafts.com. The PDF version includes full-color, 5-page instructions with a link to a helpful video supplement.

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French Press Cardi | Try new skills as you make the crochet French Press Cardi, a casual open-front sweater pattern with small mesh and ample ribbing. A perfect choice for your first crochet sweater project. | TLYCBlog.com

There’s nothing like a fresh skein of yarn to get your creative juices flowing. When Ashley of Montana Crochet and I decided to collaborate on a design and she sent me this gorgeous Aran weight tweed in her Mocha colorway, I about died. It’s just so perfectly brown and gorgeous, and the tonal nature of the yarn makes it to pleasing to look at.

I knew I’d use this yarn for my Fall crochet-along project and decided on a cropped cardigan. But that really leaves the door wide open as to specifics. I got to play around a lot with construction, using different stitches, and crocheting in all different directions. The result of that play is the French Press Cardi, a comfy and casual oversized fall cardigan.

French Press Cardi | Try new skills as you make the crochet French Press Cardi, a casual open-front sweater pattern with small mesh and ample ribbing. A perfect choice for your first crochet sweater project. | TLYCBlog.com

The French Press Crochet Along just wrapped up earlier this month. I spent an amazing 6 weeks crocheting with over 400 makers around the world. The finished French Press Cardi projects are stellar. Lots of crocheters used the kits offered by Montana Crochet, and others stepped outside the box to try other dyers and colors.

French Press Cardi | Try new skills as you make the crochet French Press Cardi, a casual open-front sweater pattern with small mesh and ample ribbing. A perfect choice for your first crochet sweater project. | TLYCBlog.com

Find even more pictures from the French Press Crochet Along under the CAL hashtag on Instagram – #FrenchPressCAL

French Press Cardi | Try new skills as you make the crochet French Press Cardi, a casual open-front sweater pattern with small mesh and ample ribbing. A perfect choice for your first crochet sweater project. | TLYCBlog.com

Ready to start your French Press Cardi? This beginner-to-intermediate level crochet cardigan is made from two panels joined seamlessly with ribbing added. A supplemental tutorial video is included, and help is only an email away. Click here to get the French Press Cardi pattern.

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French Press Cardi | Try new skills as you make the crochet French Press Cardi, a casual open-front sweater pattern with small mesh and ample ribbing. A perfect choice for your first crochet sweater project. | TLYCBlog.com
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