My new crochet cardigan is finished…
This cardigan is based on this free pattern. I say based because although I really liked the overall look and style, it became apparent very quickly that I wouldn’t need to make the number of increases indicated even though I chose the smallest size. Although the yarn I purchased was 8ply, I think its more like a worsted weight so that probably contributed to it growing so quickly making the high number of increases and rows for the yoke unnecessary.
So I just increased as I felt it needed (trying on every few rows) to ensure the perfect fit and stopping once I thought it was long enough before beginning the clusters for the bottom section.
The pattern for the arms should have had a 25 stitch panel through the inside which I didn’t bother with, instead choosing to have the clusters all the way around the arm.Because of the weight of the yarn it grew really quickly, taking less than a week to finish (also a good measure of a great project in my book), so no time to get bored and quick gratification!I love crochet cardigans that are worked in one piece, like this one… and the others I have made for myself… You can see them here, here and here.
Would I make it again? Yes, I think so. I think it would be really nice in cotton with cap sleeves for summer – without any clusters.
What do you think? Have you made a crochet cardigan you love? Do you have any crochet garments?