Grey grey grey…

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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…

    Nice piece of work said:
    August 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    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!!!

    Jessica said:
    August 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    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 :-)

    Barbina said:
    August 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    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!

    Alessandra said:
    August 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Magnolias…..their perfume……aaaah!!!!!
    The cardi is so gorgeous : yes, Maya needs one, too!!! ;oD
    XXXX alessandra

    carine said:
    August 21, 2012 at 1:46 am
    kawaiiblythe said:
    August 21, 2012 at 2:05 am

    WOW! You have done a beautiful job of it! Thank you for sharing the finished picture x

    cdnknittinkitten said:
    August 21, 2012 at 2:15 am

    The sweater is beautiful. Any chance of getting the pattern?

      Janette responded:
      August 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      There’s a link at the top of the post :)

    Pat said:
    August 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Check out Lion Brand on line. Free patterns. I have made the BeBop Cardigan for my 5yr granddaughter.

    silverblackbird said:
    August 29, 2012 at 4:55 am

    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

    niasunset said:
    August 30, 2012 at 4:17 am

    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

    Janet said:
    October 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    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

      Janette responded:
      October 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

      Hi Janet, I’m sorry, I don’t have the band left. It was almost a full ball, but I’m not sure of the length. Sorry, not much help.

        Janet said:
        October 27, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        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 :-)

    gentlestitches said:
    October 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I think it is delightful. I enjoyed looking at it.

    sara said:
    December 22, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Please explain how to do this bobble stitch…I cant understand it from the pattern…it will be a big help

    Cynthia Jones said:
    January 29, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    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?

      Janette responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      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!!!

        CJ said:
        February 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

        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.

        Janette responded:
        February 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        Phew, so glad it worked out!

    charlotte kemp said:
    March 15, 2013 at 3:10 am

    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?

      Janette responded:
      March 15, 2013 at 11:28 am

      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

    Tasha Parker said:
    April 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    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!

    My lulu Couture said:
    June 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    That cardigan is absolutely beautiful! Good job ~ I may try that one myself!

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