Mont Blanc Jacket: a new furry adventure



Although I design clothing from time to time, I (almost) do not follow fashion trends. Usually, I am doing what I like myself, and hope other people will like my creations, too. But probably no one will argue that some designs, shapes, textures and even colors are timeless and look modern regardless of what is trending right now. And fur is one of them.


When I was a teenager, I made a cardigan for myself. It was knitted with a V-neck and them I added a fur collar and cuffs with loopy crochet stitches. It was a very loved piece of clothing. And when Scheepjes Furry Tales yarn was first introduced, I immediately thought of that cardigan. And got an idea to recreate it again, this time in crochet. Because Furry Tales is a fur yarn, there was no need to crochet loops. So, here it is! My Mont Blanc Jacket! 

The pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with a 25% off through Monday, September 13th, 2021. You do no need to apply any codes, as the price you see has been discounted already. 

Fur is quite a thick yarn and to accommodate its gauge I decided to go for Scheepjes Stone Washed XL for the body (Aran weight). 

Cinderella shade (Furry Tales) perfectly matches with Smokey Quartz color of Stone Washed XL. Both yarns have a wide range of colors, and you can only think of how many combinations it is possible to create. With either close match, or big contrast. 

You can find both yarns in local Scheepjes shops, or via online retailers: Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL, Europe), Taemombo* (US and Canada), Yarn Addicted (US only).

Mont Blanc Jacket is designed to fit with 4 – 8in (10-20 cm) of positive ease at the bust and 2 ¼ - 3in (6 – 8 cm) of positive ease at the upper arm. The jacket is worked seamlessly from top down. First the yoke with raglan increases is worked in rows to separation for body and sleeves with shaping V-neck at the same time. The lower body is worked in rows to bottom. Sleeves are worked top down and furry cuffs are added at the bottom. The length of the body and sleeves is easily adjustable.  

There are two details I love about this jacket. First is a cute pleat at the back. I was dying to try it in crochet for ages, and finally Mont Blanc Jacket seemed like a perfect piece to incorporate it. 

The pleat is worked at the back in a very simple way at the same time as the rest of the yoke. And when the yoke is finished, the pleat is sewn in place by hand. This detail is optional, and you can complete your jacket without it.

And another detail is invisible pockets! You can hardly see them on the front, as there are no seams. The pockets have a lining which is attached to the lower body as you go. Again, you can omit the pockets if you do not like them.

The pattern for Mont Blanc Jacket contains helpful video tutorials which will guide you through every step, beginning with foundation cord and finishing with the collar. Please, note that there are no progress pictures in the pattern. 

By the way, in case you hesitate about crocheting with fur yarn, I have come up with a super simple method which makes crochet with fur easy and fast. You will not have to try and see (or feel) the stitches, as you will work into large enough chain-spaces. Crochet with fur has never been so relaxing and satisfying! 

The Mont Blanc Jacket comes in 9 (!) sizes to fit the bust 32-48in. Finished bust circumference (when bands are closed): 89.5 (93.5: 99.5: 104.5: 111) (114.5: 122: 133.5: 141) cm / 35¼ (36¾: 39¼: 41¼: 43½) (45¼: 48: 52½: 55½) in. 

Have a look at the fantastic pieces completed by our testers’ team: Taylor O'Shea, Jenna Bowers, Sarah Fabbri, Macarena Marskell, Esther Schippers, Laura Jackson and Lisa Marlow.


The pattern for Mont Blanc Jacket is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with a 25% off through Monday, September 13th, 2021. Enjoy! :)

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  1. 💗 the pleat in the back…..great job.

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  2. Hi Tatsiana,I would like to know if the sleeve is crocheted in its total length and then the fur is crocheted onto it as a cuff. Or if the sleeve is just crocheted up to where the cuff begins and at that point the yarn is changed to fur. I appreciate your reply. Thank you.

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    1. Hello, you can find exact instructions in the pattern. But yes, the sleeves are worked up to the cuffs, and then the crochet cuffs are added.

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