So ever since I saw this coat, I have wanted it
And for whatever reason, I want a crochet version. (So obviously it won’t be an exact replica of her coat but that’s not REALLY the point of this design)
I made up this swatch
it’s made with Caron one pound because it’s what I had in my stash.
Ambitious? Yes. Impossible? I don’t think so. Though weaving in the ends is going to Be a nightmare.
Looking forward to watching this develop
Thanks! I’m debating on trying it with chenille yarn.
I bet that would be lovely (and slightly more “authentic”)
I thought about trying it in faux fur yarn, but I don’t think my eyes could handle it. Imagine all those dropped stitches.
Yes! Chenille yarn that has cool silvery undertones!!
Maybe you could crochet over the ends to avoid having to weave in so much later?
Usually I’d first make a knot to make sure it’s secure and then move the tails to the back to crochet over
Just a suggestion though, lots of good luck
Found some inexpensive silver and gray yarn.
I know i don’t crochet much, but I do make a heck of a lot of coats and cardigans… my suggestions for a better copy cat
Chenille yarn would be excellent, the chunkier, the better, for the white, then a thinner one…even in a different texture for the black. That would cut down on how many rows you have to do.
For the flare, I would suggest short row wedges (ill add a photo in a moment when I get back to my phone) I have two sweaters that are not very pretty that I played with stash yarn and short rows to make wedges, you could easily replicate the effect.
as far as weaving in ends… there was a thread not too long ago about that in which we discussed that if you lay the end across your work and just crochet over it you dont have to weave at all.
Thank you so much!!! This was extremely helpful.
Oh WOW! i hadn’t thought about short rows. I think that’s genius.
This was extremely helpful and gives me a lot to think about.
I’ve never made a jacket out of yarn before, but I have sewn one! (And then shouted “never again” as I finished the last seam.)
I have crochet and knit cardigans before, though. So I think if I added length I could in theory get a coat/jacket?
I would try velvet yarn as it is fuzzier than chenille but not as difficult to work with as faux fur would be! I also think that from the photos the darker stripe is more dark purple/burgundy than black (I don’t know what your plan is for the color) so I would think that these two would work great! Keep us updated if you want to!! I would love to see where this goes!!
I didn’t watch the show, so I only have the pictures you posted… But I noticed a lot of elements that should easily be able to convert.
The undersides of the sleeves are smooth, the back is made from two overlapping panels (long tulip) the chevrons and epaulets on the upper sleeves. It’s a fairly standard construction for a dress coat though.
After lots of drawing and a little math… You should have something spectacular
If you want to be as close to the photo you could sew the faux fur yarn on to the finished jacket (like crochet a base jacket than add the fur on after) that way you wouldn’t have to worry about dropping stitches!
There are three versions of the coat it seems. The first is white/grey (I believe)
The white/red pictured on the horse
And a I think? Leather or something of the sort with some red faux fur poking out the seams.
But I’m hoping to do something similar to the picture I posted! My eyes can’t do dark colors very well, so I think the white against red will look great! Bernat yarn is great! I just have to break out the calculator and see which velvet yarn gives me the most bang for my buck
^^^ Live footage of my wallet LOL after my brain decided to take on this project.
I saw an Insta post where she knit with two strands not held together but one in-front of the other and it gave a similar effect if you want to knit it! I’ll try to find the video again
It looks like the coat has a base with the fur rows added.
I’ve got some yarn bee in my closet by the color name counting clouds that looks like it would match well color-wise. It would work well if you wanted to make the rows and counter with something not fluffy. But going by the pictures you have, I’ve not seen the show, it looks like the best way to mimic that would be to make an all brownish-grey base coat then use a faux fur yarn to slip stitch the rows through the stitches.
Like this - sorry it’s yellow on yellow here
I wouldn’t suggest trying to make the coat directly with a faux fur yarn. I once made a koala with yarn bee wolf fur yarn and it’s a nightmarish, can’t see at all missed stitches galore. Which in the end you can’t see them you can only feel them. But slip stitching the fur on instead would be way easier and give you a bigger ‘puff’.
I tried working with lionbrand “fun fur” years ago. Needless to say, the name was a lie and I was delighted to see it discontinued