Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Craft Report: Crochet Cropped Cardigan




Hi friends. I'm working on a longer post for next week, so I thought I'd give you a short craft report in the meantime. My sister in law just graduated from Bastyr University as an N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor). I wanted to make her something extra special to celebrate all her years of hard work towards such a huge goal. We are all so proud of her.

I found this wonderful (and free) pattern by Monica Brown. I liked it because it had a vintage look without being fuddy duddy. It worked up quickly in Cascade 220 Wool, and was a great first garment to attempt in crochet. I found a perfect Bakelite button for it as well. My sister in law is much smaller than I am so I was worried how it would fit - as I wasn't able to try it on during the process. But, it looks wonderful on her! I was super happy it turned out so well.


4 comments:

Gwen said...

Very cool pattern, and a beautiful color! I love that it is crochet, I will have to see if my daughter likes it...

SusanJane said...

Oh, sweet. And very nicely done. I could never get anything crocheted to fit-- will have to give it another try. You should make yourself one of these!

Kate England | Marmalade Moon said...

Sooo beautiful, and fantastic photography!

jqline said...

Oh that is such a lovely pattern and that color is gorgeous! Your crocheting is sooo lovely! I don't know how to crochet and i admire the works of others. :) Hope your having a wonderful weekend and love to you!

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