Crochet Apocalypse

 I thought after finishing the Red,  Teal  and once I completed the variegated project I would put in some sewing time, but nope.  I put the variegated project on hold and while on vacation.... yes, I took my hooking to Vegas... I was able to complete a sweater for my great-niece.

I followed Gail Tanquary's Striped Crochet Cardigan & Hat pattern, which is a top down crochet cardigan.  I've never done a top down sweater and thought doing a child pattern would be a good idea.  Of course, I detoured from the pattern a little by playing with the solid pink.  The project took 4 days and was a joy to work up, but need to fix the right bottom sleeve, I have some weird stitching going on. 

While relaxing over the weekend and regrouping from an awesome vacation, I started another one using the same pattern but used solid purple & variegated purple yarns and did a smaller size.  What remains are the sleeves, buttons & hat. 

I don't know about others, but when it comes to sleeves... my crochet energy starts sliding, so what is a girl to do.... start another project.  I spent the better part of Sunday evening modifying the child version of the striped crochet cardigan for me and after several attempts, think I finally got it right.  I opted out of the stripes and instead worked rows of half-double crochet and crossed dc stitches.  For a closer neckline, I joined with a slip stitch to the first stitch and did sc for several rounds til desired neckline.   I need to do a few more rows along the front opening and then begin the sleeves.... drats those sleeves again.... to check out some blogs


Sheila said…
Some how all of my comments were deleted in my post, but wanted to Thank you all for the beautiful compliments.