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).

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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?

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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! 🙂

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

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

  19. 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!


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