The Augustus

Happy end-of-August! What better way to celebrate this month than with a re-release of the crochet pattern named after the man that the month was named after. WHOO. What a brain twister. Did you know that August was named after Augustus and July after Julius Ceasar? When the calendar was first created, July only had 30 days (following the pattern of 31, 30, 31, 30... days of the month). Well, the dude's ego was so big that he decided to take a day from February and add it onto his month : July. That's why July and February break the pattern and July and August both have 31 days.


The Augustus was inspired by Ancient Rome. I designed it back in 2018 when our business slogan was “crocheting history”. This pattern received so much love at its release in 2019, so I decided to give it the makeover it deserved. This improved pattern has extended sizes, clearer instructions, and digital stitch charts to reference (PDF Version only).


You can purchase the AD-FREE PRINTABLE PDF in our online store, or on Ravelry.


This sleeveless coat is made by crocheting and seaming three rectangles. After the panels have been seamed, a contrasting color bottom is added.


Gauge: 11 dc x 6 rows = 4”


This pattern comes in the following four sizes: XS-M (L-XL, 2x-4x, 5x-6x) / ~ 50” (60”, 70”, 80”) chest circumference. The coat is intended to have 14”-22” of positive ease.

In addition, this pattern has two length options: ~35” or ~43” from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the coat. The free blog version only has instructions for the shorter length option.


Required Materials

· US Size I/9 crochet hook

· Color A: 2-7 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Off-White

· Color B: 1-3 skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red

· 12 – 30 DMC in Autumn Gold Medium for the fringe.

· Scissors and darning needle

· Yarn estimates are generous, so keep your receipt.

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Abbreviations & Stitch Glossary (US Terms)

Ch: chain

St(s): stitch(es)

Dc: double crochet

Sc: single crochet


Panel Pattern

Specific instructions for each size are further down.


Note: Instructions in [] and () will be repeated. For a visual chart representation, you can purchase the ad-free, PDF version of the pattern in our shop or you can purchase it on Ravelry.


Using Color A, Ch 90

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each st across (87 sts).

Row 2: Turn, ch3, [(ch1, sk1, dc1) x2, ch1, sk1, dc3, (ch1, sk1, dc1) x2] 7 times, ch1, sk1, dc in last st.

Row 3: Turn, ch3, dc, [(dc3, ch1, sk1) x2, dc4] 7 (9) times, dc in last st.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Turn, ch3, ch1, sk1, [dc3, ch1, sk1, dc7, ch1, sk1] 7 times, dc in last st.

Row 6: Turn, ch3, [(ch1, sk1, dc1) x4, ch1, sk1, dc3] 7 times, ch1, sk1, dc in last st.

Row 7: Turn, ch3, dc across



Row 8 (Short Version): Turn, ch3, dc1, [ch3, sk3, dc in next 2 st] to end

Row 9-10: Repeat row 8

Row 11: Repeat row 7



For Sizes XS - M

Back Panel:

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 three more times.

Repeat Rows 2 – 7.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Side Panels (Make 2):

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 one more time.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.


For Sizes L - XL

Back Panel:

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 four more times.

Repeat Rows 2 – 7.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Side Panels (Make 2):

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 one more time.

Repeat Rows 2 – 7.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.


For Sizes 2X – 4X:

Back Panel:

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 five more times.

Repeat Rows 2 – 7.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Side Panels (Make 2):

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 two more times.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.


For Sizes 5X – 6X:

Back Panel:

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 six more times.

Repeat Rows 2 – 7.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.

Side Panels (Make 2):

Work Rows 1 – 11.

Repeat Rows 2 – 11 two more times.

Repeat Rows 2 - 7.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming.


Connecting Panels



1- Place side panels on either side of the top of the back panel

2- Sew tops of front panels to the top of back panel. There should be a space between the panels.

3- Starting from 11 inches from the top (or until wide enough for our arms), sew side panels to back panel using mattress stitch. This will form armholes.


Bottom (All Sizes)

Turn your seamed coat right side out.

Row 1: With Color B, pick up and dc evenly across the bottom of your coat. Make sure that the total number of dc is equal to a number that is divisible by 12 after you have subtracted 3 (e.g. 147 – 3 = 144 which is divisible by 12, so it would work).

Row 2: Turn, ch3, [(ch1, dc1) x2, ch1, dc3, (ch1, dc1) x2] 7 times, ch1, dc in last st.

Row 3: Turn, ch3, dc, [(dc3, ch1) x2, dc4] 7 (9) times, dc in last st.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Turn, ch3, ch1, [dc3, ch1, dc7, ch1] 7 times, dc in last st.

Row 6: Turn, ch3, [(ch1, dc1) x4, ch1, dc3] 7 times, ch1, dc in last st.

Row 7: Turn, ch3, dc across.

Row 8: Turn, ch1, sc across.

Fasten off.


Finishing

1- Sc evenly around armholes with Color A

2- Sc along the neckline in Colors A and B respectively

3- Weave in ends

4- For the fringe:

a. Cut 6” strands of gold

b. Put about 10 strands together for fringe bundles

c. Do fringe in every third or so sc along the bottom


Charts

For a visual chart representation and instructions for the longer version, you can purchase the ad-free, PDF version of the pattern in our shop or you can purchase it on Ravelry.




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