Tuesday, 15 March 2016

No Time Crochet Cardigan

After I completed the hanky edging, there was some turquoise wool in my stash that was shouting my name really loudly...

I fancied tackling a crochet garment and I looked around for what I thought would be the right pattern... something a bit lacy but also with a good shape.  I chose this pattern but I only had 9 balls of Red Heart Fina dk in the "Dragonfly" colour way.  Crochet does use up more wool than knitting... and what I thought was the yardage required for the pattern actually turned out to be the weight of the amount of wool required... but by the time I realised my mistake, I was already well advanced in the making of it.  So by all accounts I shouldn't have had nearly enough wool to complete this project but somehow, just somehow, I managed to make it!  I did shorten the length but I like it like that.

The pattern is a free one by Garnstudio
Actually if you're looking for patterns either for crochet or knitting
there is an incredible selection of free patterns offered on this website.

I think once I wash it, the wool will relax and it will lengthen a bit anyway.  I was really having a mad dash with this and filled my evenings with trebles and shells.  It went really quickly.  Just a few days and it was finished.

These are not the right buttons and that's why they're not sewn on but it looked better for the photos.  I need to find smaller ones that will fit between the trebles as there are are no buttonholes as such.

Yes, I enjoyed making this very much.  Happy bunny.  :-)

Best wishes,


  1. This is truly lovely :) Yours look much better than the original one!

  2. Oh how pretty! I love how the collar picks up the bottom pattern. Gorgeous color!

  3. Very pretty! I haven't crocheted a sweater since my granddaughter was a baby, and she'll be 14 this June. Maybe I should try again.

  4. Lovely. Love the pattern and your choice of wool and color.

  5. love this! very pretty and feminine!

  6. Lovely colour and great pattern, just right for summer.

  7. What a beautiful sweater - it I so delicate and it's such a pretty color. It is the perfect thing for spring and summer.

  8. I absolutely love it. Both the pattern and the color are gorgeous.


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