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Leudinghause Crochet-Along: Design Reveal and Supply List | KT and the Squid

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Welcome to the Leudinghause Crochet-Along! 

I’m unbelievably excited to show you this design! Once again I have tried to design a cardigan with my fans in mind. I tried to keep the design simple but also wanted it to be something that was practical and over all, wearable.

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First, I want to remind you the PDF is still available to purchase HERE if you’d like. Keep in mind, all the info you need is located below for FREE but if you’d like something to print the PDF may be something you’ll want to purchase.

Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Here is a video explaining everything for this week. If you are looking for specific information I have noted at what times I start talking specific things in the post below.

Here’s the game plan

I will add all links to this post as we go. You may find it helpful to bookmark this page to come back to if you can’t find a specific post. If you watch the video above I explain this schedule in more detail at 6:55.

Week 0 (8/24): Design reveal, supplies list and giveaway (this post)

Week 1 (8/31): Gauge

Week 2 (9/7): Body

Week 3 (9/14): Trim

Week 4 (9/21): Sleeves

Week 5 (9/28): Blocking and Seaming

Leudinghause Crochet-Along: Design Reveal, Supply List and Giveaway | KT and the Squid


This week you will have 1 week to get ready. This means you will first need to choose a size so you can get the appropriate amount of yarn. If you need more help choosing a size please watch the video at the top of this post. I start talking about sizes at 10:18.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Bust: 28” (32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”)

Finished bust width: 34” (38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”)

The cardigan pictured in Donahue (grey) is shown in size S on a 34″ bust. The cardigan pictured in the Beet (red) is shown in Size M also on a 34″ bust. Ideally the cardigan should fit snug with about a 3″ overlap in the front. 

Here is the schematic as well (click on it to make it larger).

Leudinghause Crochet-Along: Design Reveal, Supply List and Giveaway | KT and the Squid

Supply List


This pattern calls for Universal Yarns Uptown DK (100% acrylic; 273 yd/250 m/ 3.5oz/100g; light/DK/3 weight). You will need 6(6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) balls. The grey cardigan is made in Donahue and the red sweater is made in beet.

You can purchase this yarn in a few different places. You can go right to Universal Yarns website, Amazon, or Annies. If you are in the US, Canada or Mexico you should be able to find it but outside of North America you will have to make a substitute. When choosing another yarn look for something similar to Uptown (you can read my review HERE). Wool Warehouse and Deramores are also good sites to checkout.


I’m using a G/4mm Furls Odyssey hook. You will need whatever hook gives you the right gauge (I’ll go over that next week).

Blocking Supplies

Washer and dryer (it’s going to be EASY!).

Iron and surface to iron on: This is optional if you’d like to steam block. Both of my samples were NOT steam blocked but if you are on the fence you can try it on your gauge swatch. I’ll explain how to do this and why I chose not to next week.

Other Supplies

Yarn needle: I like to use a sharp (metal) needle for weaving in ends and a plastic yarn needle for seaming.

Ruler: I use a rigid ruler for measuring gauge and a measuring tape for other measurements (measuring the sweater or myself).

6 Stitch Markers: I find scrap yarn works best.

Knit Klips: I use these when seaming in the sleeves. I only used one at a time. You can also use a safety pin or a regular straight pin.


Leudinghause CAL giveaway

This giveaway is so awesome! One luck winner will win the enough yarn from Universal Yarns to make their sweater as well as a Furls Odyssey Hook from Furls Crochet. The winner will choose the color yarn they’s like! All I need from you is an email in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to all US residents, must be 18 or older, void where prohibited. The giveaway ends on August 26th at 12am (pst) so get your entries in quick!

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Leudinghause Crochet-Along: Design Reveal, Supply List and Giveaway | KT and the Squid

132 thoughts on “Leudinghause Crochet-Along: Design Reveal and Supply List | KT and the Squid

  1. Great simple design! I think I’ll make mine in green. Can’t wait 🙂

    1. I would make mine gray or brown. There are lots of beautiful colors of yarn on the universal yarn site

  2. Hmm excited! Thinking gray or dark green

  3. So excited to try my first garment after years of crocheting!

  4. As always beautiful pattern 😍Thank you so much for the awesome giveaways and one of a kind patterns.

  5. I’m so excited and can’t wait to begin! I love the beet color but I think I may use the Cascade Pima Blue I didn’t use for last year’s CAL!

  6. I’m thinking a dark teal color…

  7. I love the beet!

  8. I think I want to do Lapis!

  9. I think I’m going with dark grey but I may change my mind once I get in the store and see all the pretty colors 🙂

  10. Your video was very helpful! I am so excited for this CAL!!

  11. I would love to make this in grey

  12. I’m so excited!! I love it! I’m trying to decide between Cedar and Bachelor…maybe I’ll just have to do both:)

  13. I want to make my cardigan in navy!

  14. Love the beet color

  15. Thank you for hosting this CAL!! Debating between hunter green or grey.

  16. I love the design, I’m planning on making mine in white or maybe peach. I still have a little time to make up my mind. I’m excited about this.

  17. Brilliant as always x

  18. Love this I can’t wait to make me one😊

  19. So excited!! Can’t wait!!

  20. If I win that raffle I think my I want beet! I love thst rich red color!

    1. And if I don’t win I’ll be getting beet anyway! Ah I can’t wait!

  21. I can’t wait to make this in black!

  22. Looking forward to this CAL! I’d make mine in the beet color.

  23. I like the Donahue but can’t find it. Going to keep looking.

  24. I’m thinking of a gray color so it would be able to match any color I have on at the time. Can’t wait to get started. So excited

  25. This cardi is beautiful. I made the kram in navy and think I’m going to do the same for this although the grey is tempting.

  26. My first color choice was BEET but LoveKnitting didn’t have it so Majestic was my 2nd choice.

  27. Can’t wait! Not sure of the color yet but I would like a slate blue type of color!

  28. Gorgeous sweater! I think I’ll use either root or lapis.

  29. I love both colors you have made your samples in. Choosing colors is my least favorite part of a project–I want to make them all! Maybe a Navy blue?

  30. I’m so excited! I loved making my cardigan last year and can’t wait to make another one!

  31. I can’t wait to make this cardigan in a heather color! Off to look at yarn!

  32. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!!! Oh so hard to choose . . . So many lovely colors!! I think I’ll have to go with lolite!

  33. Donahue is a pretty color

  34. Lovely! I’m trying to decide between a neutral gray or blush colored!

  35. I’m so excited and it’s beautiful

  36. I’d love to make it in that gray Donahue color. So pretty!

  37. I have always wanted to try a sweater and I love the look of this! Not sure what color yet, maybe an aqua or teal.

  38. I love your patterns. I can’t wait for this crochet along. I need a sweater I can wear to work

  39. I can’t wait to try this pattern!!
    I’m torn between using Lily or Silver!!

  40. Love the design! Can’t wait to try it out!!
    I’m torn between using Lily or Silver..

  41. I love the pattern already and like the one in beet red the best, 🙂

  42. I love the colors pictured! I would make one in gray, maybe a dark blue.

  43. I would love to do a few of them but Latte and Lapis were my favorites!

  44. This looks like a wonderful pattern. I think I want to do mine in Cedar.

  45. Lovely design, i will make it in a dark violet

  46. I work for a company where everyone (president to janitor) has to wear a navy blue smock. I would love to make this in a bright color, I like the Bashful color.

  47. I plan to make it in black so that it will match a lot. This is such a pretty sweater! I’ve never made a sweater before so this is exciting 🙂

  48. I want to try and make mine in a Navy Blue! I did the last CAL and it was so much fun and everyone was such a huge help!

  49. So excited to make this in the beet color!

  50. Ah! So many beautiful color choices! But I’m leaning toward using a lavender 🙂

  51. I’m not sure on which color yet but I like the beet color so far

  52. I can’t wait. I thinking i am going to use a bold color instead of a safe color. love bashful

  53. Love trying new to me clothing patterns

  54. I am so excited to start this pattern! Now I just have to get the yarn!

  55. I plan on making this in a vintage pink colour. I can’t wait it looks gorgeous!

  56. I’m torn between using navy blue or the dazzling blue. Love the way this looks!!

  57. I’m thinking maybe teal, or a dark red. I’m even considering doing shades of blue and grey.

  58. Pink or lilac.

  59. I can’t wait! I am thinking of doing a dark green!

  60. I’m so excited, this will be the first time making an item of clothing as well as the first time ever making something that I’m going to keep for myself. I would love to make the cardigan for myself in Shale. I will also will be making one for my mom who is ill and I know she would love one in the Beet color. Thank you for such a beautiful pattern! 🙂

  61. Beets! Love this deep reddish color!

  62. Awesome!! I would like to make mine in dark yellow 💛

  63. I really love the Lapis yarn from Universal Yarn

  64. I would make mine heather gray!

  65. This looks great. I want one in a gray like the one shown.

  66. If I win…lol I hope to get the Beet. If not, 🙁 , I’ll be using the yarn I bought for the last Cal, but didn’t get to make it.

  67. Most likely a tan or silver. lovely sweater, thanks

  68. I love the beet color. But making it in a nice black may be a good plan too.

  69. I would choose the color “latte”. 🙂

  70. Looking forward to starting this! I’m leaning towards a dark red color.

  71. I can’t decide between Night, Shale, and Bachelor Blue!

  72. Another cute pattern! I made the Kram Cardi last year during the CAL. If I make this one, it’s have to be green or dark grey.

  73. I don’t know what color I plan to do yet. I might do grey or just do a dark green.

  74. Beautiful! I’m loving the gray!

  75. I love the shape of this year’s CAL! In going to make mine either in grey or a berry color.

  76. Lovely. I will most likely go with gray.

  77. I am going to use a color called Parchment/a dk weight Stylecraft Special

  78. I’m so excited to begin!

  79. My preference for color would be either silver or lapis. Thanks for the opportunity to join your giveaway and CAL.

  80. I am so excited and cant wait to give this a try!

  81. I’m thinking of using purple or grey!

  82. I am thinking gray! <3

  83. I would like to make it in either Donahue or Root.

  84. Ooh, love that gray.

  85. If I were to win I think I would make my cardi in “blush”.


  87. I love this and cant wait to make it! I think I will do mine in dazzling blue!

  88. I think I need a red sweater!

  89. Still deciding. Depending upon what I can find either cream or grey.

  90. Ok am looking forward to making another cardigan. This time I’ll make it in grey.

  91. Can’t wait to get started! I have some turquoise and mint I got on vacay!

  92. Thanks for the chance to win. I really love the blush color! I do like the color that you used for yours too, is that beet?

  93. So many beautiful colors! I’m thinking Sea for the first one. I know my daughter will want one too. I just love the style! Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. I hope to find a nice soft medium pink yarn for mine. 🙂

  95. I would definitely do it either in grey or black. Then I could wear it with EVERYTHING. I love it!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win, and for the beautiful pattern.

  96. Wow another fabulous creation from KT. Now, how which yarn to choose, so many choices! So many colours!

  97. I’m trying to decide how a 100% wool yarn that I already have in stash would work.

  98. Such a Beautiful sweater!! I love the “Sea” color…Would be perfect!!

  99. Looking forward to this CAL! I plan on using a beautiful dark olive yarn.

  100. Green is my color…

  101. I am making mine in latte!

  102. I like the lapis color and would use that

  103. I would love it in Cranberry!

  104. Love this design! I hope to make it in amethyst!

  105. I am thinking an off white or grey.

  106. I know it sounds boring, but I think white. I have been wearing a white sweater coverup a lot lately.

  107. looking forward to trying this in green

  108. What a beautiful design and CAL. Looks fantastic.

  109. I want mine in browns. Looks like fun!

  110. I have never made a garment before so this would be a first for me. I would probably make it in gray or blue

  111. Wow can’t wait to start on this.

  112. I’d love to make mine in Root #113.

  113. I just found out about this CAL today. So glad I did; I made your Kram Cardigan earlier this year in slate/denim blue. I’m leaning towards doing this one in Sea.

  114. I think I will choose either bittersweet or limestone.

  115. I love the beet color! So rich and eye catching! Love the simple design that can be dressed up or down. Can’t wait to start!

  116. In a some shade of blue, I believe. I’m not 100% sure yet 🙂

  117. I plan on making mine in a dark heathered brown I think. Something neutral that I can wear anytime I want 🙂

  118. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and your beautiful cardigan design! Lots of great choices, but I love the Iolite -118 colorway of Uptown.

  119. I would love to make the Donahue, but the Granite is also gorgeous!

  120. I really like the beet color. t is what caught my eye and made me want to make this!

  121. I plan on makes my mind blue or grey. Looking forward to this cal.

  122. Would like to make this in a shade of purple. Purple, purple everywhere!

  123. Going with a blue.

  124. I love the color in their add looks avocado green, I cant match with swatches to get a name. I also like the sea, its a pretty blue.

    I am so excited I have never made anything that needs to fit, aphgans, scarves, etc.. It will also be for me! What a new concept! lol.

    Possibiltity to win it!


  125. It may be boring, but mine will be charcoal grey.

  126. Donahue!

  127. This is my first CAL. Hope I’m not in over my head. I like the lapis and lolite colors.

  128. I’m in desperate need of a black cardigan for my fall capsule wardrobe, so I’ll be making it in black!

  129. I would like to make mine in a neutral, or grey.

  130. What a beautiful pattern! I need to go look at the available yarn colors. Both the gray and beet are great colors!

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