Grand Tour Cycling is Not Here........

Updated: Jan 24, 2021


I am a huge fan of cycling and in particular the the three grand tours: Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta Espana. It is winter here in New Zealand and watching the grand tours gives the entertainment of the cycling, beautiful pictures of Europe, and warm glow of the sun on the other side of the world.  Unless an amazing storm sweeps through the race, or a pandemic virus is visiting the world.

To celebrate, what would be, the first day of the first grand tour (Giro d'Italia) of the season, here is a pattern to make some winners jerseys. The fans of cycling will know that the jerseys shown are those of the Tour de France. The pattern will give details of all the jerseys for those of you who are not familiar with them. The jersey is about 7cm tall, about 10cm wide at the arms, and about 2cm wide when stood up.


What You Will Need:

4mm hook

8ply or double knit wool in yellow, or another colour as listed below

Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)





The Jersey:



Chain 12, join with slst to make a ring;



Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slst in first sc; (12)



Round 2: this round is worked in the back loop only. ch1, sc in next 3 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc, 3sc in next sc, join with slst in first sc; (21)




Round 3: ch1, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 3sc in next 3 sc, 3sc in next sc, joint with slst in first sc; (27)


Round 4: ch1, sc in first 6 sc, skip 5 sc, sc in next 9sc, skip 5 sc sc in next 3 sc, join with slst in first sc; (18)



Round 5 - 12: ch1, sc in each sc around, join with slst in first sc; (18)


Sleeves:

For each sleeve join under each arm, for three rounds sc in each st around.


Fasten off and weave in ends





To make jerseys for all the grand tours use the table below:


If you would like a PDF copy of this pattern click here.


I hope you enjoy this pattern and if you make them I would love to see your pictures. You can email me or post them on instagram @ribhuslughdiscovercrochet


Copyright:

© 2020 - RibhusLugh Discover Crochet - Charlie van de Graaf

If you make this item and sell it, please link to my website (ribhuslugh.com) and credit me (Charlie van de Graaf) as the designer. If you wish to post this pattern, please link back to the website.








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