Grey grey grey…

Quite by chance I came across this pattern for a crochet baby cardigan and I couldn’t resist… It’s simple and gorgeous.

Crochet baby cardigan free patternIt will be perfect for my newest niece Freya, who is celebrating her two week birthday today… I hope she likes it! I’m debating making a bigger one for Maia, what do you think?

Crochet baby cardigan free pattern 2I love grey cardigans, but grey weather, not so much… winter seems to be dragging on as it is still very wet and grey here.

I’m in need of a bit of cheering (or maybe a tropical holiday?) but I have to say these magnificent magnolias, which are blooming on our street, bring hope to my heart… spring can’t be far away!

Jxx

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24 thoughts on “Grey grey grey…

  1. Gorgeous cardi, maybe Maia would like a multi-coloured one?
    Still wet here, too, but there is a bit of blue sky today. And since it’s the Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival this weekend, I guess we have to say it really IS spring!!!

  2. Very cute – thanks for sharing! I may well have to add this to my Ravelry queue as I always need new crochet ideas for new babies :-)

  3. Your cardigan is super cute, I think it would be perfect for Maia in a bigger size.
    Those magnolias are so beautiful, we have little tree here too in our neighbourhood.
    It is still very hot at my place, I´m really looking forward to autumn now.
    Have a wonderful week Janette!

  4. This is such a sweet cardi – I’m sad that the only baby about to arrive among my family / friends is a boy! I love your blog, you seem to use similar colours and styles to those I like to use, and I love seeing the photos of where you live – NZ looks so beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog too xx

  5. I loved them all, in these days I try to knit/crochet for a baby! Will be a gift. This is so nice idea, I will try to make it. Flowers and colours fascinated me. Thank you, have a nice and creative day, love, nia

  6. This is a stunning cardi – I like so many of your projects and will need to work my way threw them. I would love to make one for a friend who is due over christmas – I wondered if you could tell me roughtly how much yarn you used as I want to order some hand dyed merino and don’t want to run out as it would be hard to colour match :-) Thank you

      • no problem – luck for me the lady who did the original pattern got back to me with the info – very helpful – 4ply will make it more delicate and only one ball she thought with enough left over for booties :-) She said it takes her 3ish hours to make. Incase anyone else was intrested :-)

  7. I’m having trouble with the instructions on this pattern. I’ve found that the English tr is an American dc, but I cannot figure out the “bobble”. It looks more like a shell pattern. Is that correct?

    • It is a bobble, I think, you just keeping pulling up your yarn until you have 7 stitches on the hook…. then pull through all – it gives it that textured look. Hope that helps!!!

      • It was the bobble and the “translation” from UK English to American English terms. Who knew? I thought the terms were the same… and from France (like “crochet”). I ripped it out, tried again a few times and finally got it. The cardigan turned out great and I even made a matching hat. Whew! Thanks.

  8. I love this cardigan and I have just completed a similar cardigan for my daughter as a first project. I am not sure what you mean when you mention the ribon fastening. it possible to explain to a newbie please?

    • Hi Charlotte, I think I just sewed a short length of ribbon on each side (on the outside) to tie together. I’ll check next time I’m visiting Freya. J

  9. SUCH a beautiful little cardigan! I’ve been googling crochet patterns to make for my first little one due in September this year and will be giving this one a try tonight.. thankyou so much for sharing!

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