Hi guys! This time I’m making a lovely soft teddy coat. The coat is so soft, it feels great! The pattern is in US terms and the coat is easy to adjust to any size. It is a bit of an advanced pattern because of the yarn, it has so much fluff that it is difficult to see where to put your hook.

Materials

  • 14 skeins of Ice Yarns Panda in the color café latte
  • 7 mm crochet hook
  • Stitchmarker
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Terms used/abbreviations

Ch                  chain
Sc                   single crochet
Sc2tog           single crochet 2 together

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terms.

Pattern

We start this pattern with a number of measurements.

For the back panel, measure around the widest part of your upper body. The tape measure should not be pulled tight around your body. Divide this number by 2. Write this number down at 1. This is the width of your back panel. Now measure from the neck to where you want your coat to fall. Write this number at 2. This is the height of your coat.
For the side panels measure from the armpit to where you want your coat to fall, write this number at 3. Divide the width of the back panel by 6. Write this number at 4.
For the front panels divide the width of the back by 3 and add the width of the side panel. Write this number at 5. Subtract 10 cm. or 4” from the height of the back panel and write that number down at 6. The front panels have the same height as the back.

You are now ready to start.

Back panel

Make a chain for the width of the back panel (the number you wrote down at number 1) and add 3 chains extra.

Row 1: make a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every chain across.

Row 2: ch 1, turn your work. Work a sc in every stitch across.

Repeat row 2 until you have the length you wrote down at number 2. Bind off and weave in your end.

Side panels

Make a chain for the width you wrote down at number 4 and add 1 extra.

Row 1: make a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every chain across.

Row 2: ch 1, turn your work. Work a sc in every stitch across.

Repeat row 2 until you have the length you wrote down at number 3. Bind off and leave a tail to sew to the back panel.

Make 2.

Front panels

Make a chain for the width you wrote down at number 5 and add 1 extra. Start with a tail of about 24″ or 60 cm, you can use this to sew the piece to the side panel.

Row 1: make a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every chain across.

Row 2: ch 1, turn your work. Work a sc in every stitch across.

Repeat row 2 until you have the length you wrote down at number 6.

Divide the amount of stitches in the row (for me 27 stitches) by 3 (for me that is 9 stitches) and take that number times 2 (for me 18 stitches). If you can’t exactly divide your stitches by 3 then pick the number that is the closest. For example you have 31 stitches in the front panel, you can’t divide this by 3, but calculate with 30 stitches instead. And make 20 stitches for the upper half. If you have 35 stitches then make 24 stitches for the upper part.

Repeat row 2 but then stop when you have the amount of stitches you calculated (2/3 of the total stitches in the row). Don’t finish the row but ch 1 and turn your work and work your way back with sc. Repeat this until your work is the same height as the back panel.

Make 2.

We now assemble the body. Lay your work as the left side in the picture.

Then attach the side panels to the back panel with whip stitches or the mattress stitch. Between the side panels and the front panels, in the seam, there will be a pocket hole. See the picture on the left. Close the seam but leave the pocket hole open.

Now it is time to try your coat on for the first time. See if you like the fit. If your measurements where correct then you should have a nice fit. If your work is too tight, then you can troubleshoot by taking out the seams and make a row of sc on each side of the back panel. Because the yarn is so fluffy you can’t see this adjustment. If your work is too big then you can take it in a bit at the seams.

Sleeves

For the sleeves you attach your yarn in the corner under the arm.
Ch 1, sc around the arm opening. You make a sc in every row and in every stitch under the arm. Write down the amount of stitches so you can make the same amount on the other side.

Make rounds of sc without closing the rounds, just one stitch in every stitch.

Make 2 decreases in every 8th round. You decrease by making 2 sc2tog every time in a different place. Write down in which round you make your decreases and how many rounds in total, so you can repeat the same process for the other sleeve.

Repeat the same steps for the other sleeve.  

Pockets

Attach your yarn in the bottom corner of the pocket and ch1, sc in every row around the pocket hole (I made 34 sc around the pocket). You can choose to make the pockets in a different (color matching) yarn to make the coat a bit lighter, but thtat is totally up to you.
Don’t close your round, but keep working in the round. Make sc in every stitch until your pocket is about 10 cm. or 4”. Then bind off and leave a tail of 20 cm. or 8” for closing the pocket.
Close the bottom of the pocket with whip stitches, bind off and weave in the end.

Repeat on the other pocket.

Collar

Attach your yarn 3 stitches from the corner of the neckline, see picture. Place a stitch marker on the same place on the other side (3 stitches from the other corner). Make sc in every stitch and in every row around the neckline. Ch 1, turn your work and work sc back. Work rows of sc until the collar is 5 cm. or 2”.

Bind off and weave in your ends and your coat is ready to wear.

My coat is open at the front but you can choose to attach buttons. If you do that then first try if they fit through the sc openings.