Brighten the winter gloom with a stylish cardi hooked up in cool pastel shades, the cover star of the latest issue of Simply Crochet. Throw it over a thin jumper or tee and step out into the winter sunshine (we live in hope!)


Designed by Fran Morgan, the soft and super-smart jacket works well whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, at the office or the pub. To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

Rowan Cotton Cashmere yarn (85% cotton, 15% cashmere, 50g/125m) in colours:

Vintage Claret (217)
Pearly Pink (216)
Coral Spice (214)
Golden Dunes (213)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

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You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this gorgeous cardi, including four size options, in issue 79. Alternatively you can download the pattern from Ravelry here!


Simply Crochet issue 79 is available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Fran Morgan
Fran MorganKnitting & Crochet Designer

Fran Morgan is an independent Knitwear and Crochet Designer, with over 55 years of knitting and crocheting experience. Her patterns have been published in Simply Crochet, Simply Knitting, Let's Knit magazines and many more.

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