How to Make this Stunning Fair Isle Crocheted Coat

Hello my maker friend! This blog post shares the free Fair Isle Coat Pattern. The Fair Isle Coat is an oversized raglan cardigan with deep dramatic sleeves and has a midi length. Double crochet stitches are used all throughout for a quick and easy project.

This crocheted coat is the perfect house coat giving warm, cozy, and chic vibes all around. I were mine all the time and it instantly makes me feel so classy with the way it drapes.

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About this crocheted coat

For the past year I have been learning and slowly mastering my understanding of top down crochet. Playing around with silhouettes using this construction technique has been really challenging and fun!

This crocheted coat was a classic tale of a case of yarn telling me what it wanted to be. When I saw Lion Brand Yarn’s new Wool Ease line called Fair Isle, I was so intrigued! I always wanted to try a fair isle design but all that color changes always kept me away.

When the yarn arrived at my home, I immediately had a feeling of what I was going to make with it. I needed to turn it into a coat! Not just any coat, but a long dramatic one.

My inspiration here was oversized streetwear. I played with the raglan silhouette and made deep armholes and made exaggerated sleeve holes to match it. To be honest, I wanted to attempt felting the coat once I was done however that process did not work out for me.

Fair Isle Coat - crocheted coat

Construction of The Fair Isle Coat

The Fair Isle Coat uses a raglan cardigan construction style. The initial measurement is based off of the back neck measurement and adjusted from there.

The cardigan split is designed to line up perfectly straight down the neck to the bottom of the coat. If buttons or a zipper were added, this would close up to a high neck. I contemplated adding a zipper however the row ends on my coat did not match in color creating a rather off look if they were to completely shut. However, I do think if this coat was made in a solid color it would look sooooo good shut closed.

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I want to thank Lion Brand Yarn for supplying me with the yarn to complete this crocheted coat.

The Fair Isle Coat uses Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool Ease Fair Isle in the color Golden/Taupe. This yarn exceeded my expectations in all possible ways!

I do not usually use variegated yarns because I find that when they are worked up there is a distinct pattern of color changes that I do not like. This yarn did not do that! It was completely unpredictable, the lengths between the color changes were random created a beautiful pattern of colorwork throughout the coat.

Fair Isle came in one of the most generous amount of Yardage I have ever worked with having a whooping 348 yards of yarn to work with. My entire coat used only 5 balls!

crocheted coat pattern

Fair Isle Crochet Coat Pattern

First off, this is a free crochet pattern for the Fair Isle Coat. Are you a visual learner? You can find the premium ad-free pattern which includes extra picture tutorials. This pattern is for personal use only. 

Pattern notes:

  1. This pattern is made using US terminology.
  2. Sizes are written as follows XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Where there are plain Xs, this indicates rows that do not include that size.
  3. The picture shows a 5’2 female wearing size M. Modifications done included shortened sleeves by 2 rows and overall length by 8 rows. 
  4. The length of this coat pattern for all sizes is approximately 43” (will be slightly longer when worn and weight of the garment pulls down). 
  5. This coat uses mostly in rows, turn after each row. Work in rounds for the sleeve portion after the yoke is done. 
  6. Overall stitch count does not include the ch 1 in the raglan corners. 
  7. Ch 2 at the beginning of sleeve rounds do not count as a stitch.


  • Wool Ease Fair Isle Golden/Taupe 5 (5, 6, 6, 7)(7, 7, 8, 8) balls
  • 4.0mm crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Gauge – Do not forget to make your gauge!

15 sts x 9 rows of double crochet = 4″

Approximate measurements

Sizes (does not include positive ease, see * below)
Does not account for positive easeXSSMLXL2X3X4X5X
Upper Arm9.7510.25111213.2515.51617.517.5
Back to waist16.51717.2517.517.75181818.518.5

Added on to the size guide is a 4” positive ease around the bust that maintains straight down the coat for an extra oversized design. 

The dramatic sleeves drop 2” above the waist and carry a 12-14” circumference larger than the upper arm circumference


  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
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Ch 70 (75, 78, 81, 84) (89, 90, 95, 98) +2

R1: dc in 4th ch from the hook (counts as first 2 sts), dc in next 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) (11, 11, 12, 12)  sts, dc-ch1-dc, dc into next 13 (14, 15, 15, 16) (17, 17, 18, 19)  sts, dc-ch1-dc, dc into next 20 (21, 22, 23, 24) (25, 26, 27, 28)  sts, dc-ch1-dc, dc in next 13 (14, 15, 15, 16) (17, 17, 18, 19) sts, dc-ch1-dc, dc in next 10 (11, 11, 12, 12) (13, 13, 14, 14) sts, slst. [74 (79, 82, 85, 88) (93, 94, 99, 102) sts]

Before proceeding to the next rows please note the exception rows  in the box.

Note: These rows have different increase patterns. Please note these rows for your size and crochet the corresponding patterns in the raglan corner

Exception rows

SizeDouble increase on shoulder/sleeveDouble increase on body
XLR12 and 24
2XR6, 12, 18, 24, and 30
3XR6, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36
4XR5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35R10, 19 and 28
5XR4, 9, 13, 18, 23, 28, and 33R4, 9, 13, 18, 23, 28, and 33
  • Double increase on shoulder/sleeve: dc in each st, adding a dc-ch1-2dc in the first raglan space, 2dc-ch1-dc in the second ragland space, dc-ch1-2dc in the third raglan space, 2dc-ch1-dc in the last raglan space.
  • Double increase on body: dc in each st, adding a 2dc-ch1-dc in the first raglan space, dc-ch1-2dc in the second ragland space, 2dc-ch1-dc in the third raglan space, dc-ch1-2dc in the last raglan space.

For all other rows you will increase normally.

R2-18 (21, 25, 28, 31) (34, 36, 37, 37): dc in each st, adding a dc-ch1-dc in each raglan space. [210 (239, 274, 305, 336) (377, 398, 427, 446) sts]

R19 (22, 26, 29, 32) (35, X, X, X) – 32 (33, 34, 35, 35) (36, X, X, X): increase only on the shoulder/sleeve parts of the raglan corners. [266 (287, 310, 333, 352)(385, X, X, X) sts]

XS and S Only:

R33 (34): ch 2, dc in each st all around [266, 287 sts]

You are now splitting the yoke and separating the sleeves with chain stitches

R34 (35, 35, 36, 36) (37, 37, 38, 38): ch 2, dc until raglan space, chain 3 (3, 7, 7, 7) (7, 11, 11, 11) and skip the sleeve portion to the next raglan space, dc in each st, chain 3 (3, 7, 7, 7) (7, 11, 11, 11)  and skip the sleeve portion to the next raglan corner, dc in each st. [112 (127, 144, 159, 172)(187, 196, 215, 232) sts plus the corresponding chain sts]


R35 (36, 36, 37, 37) (38, 38, 39, 39): ch 2, dc in each st and ch down the row. [118 (133, 158, 173, 186)(201, 218, 237, 254) sts]

R36 (37, 37, 38, 38) (39, 39, 40, 40) – 89 (or until desired length): ch 2, dc in each st down the row. [118 (133, 158, 173, 186)(201, 218, 237, 254) sts]

Fasten off


Attach yarn to the middle of the underarm chain stitches. You are now going to start working in the round)

R1: ch 2 (starting ch not counted as a st). Dc into same ch to begin the row, dc in each ch and into the vertical bar on R34 (35, 35, 36, 36) (37, 37, 38, 38), dc in each St around the armhole, dc into the vertical bar on the other end of R34 (35, 35, 36, 36) (37, 37, 38, 38). Dc in each ch until the end of the row, slst to end the round. [82 (85, 92, 96, 99)(108, 114, 119, 120) sts]

R2-17 (16, 15, 15, 15)(14, 14, 14, 14) – ch 2, dc in each st around the sleeve, slst to end the round. [82 (85, 92, 96, 99)(108, 114, 119, 120) sts]

You may add more or subtract rounds as necessary for the length of your sleeve. 

Fasten off and repeat on second side.

Crocheted coat Fair Isle Yarn project

You now have a new beautiful crocheted coat! 

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