Crochet FOs


Happy Sunday All and how was everyone's weekend?

My weekend was very productive, I managed to finish the sleeves on my great niece's cardigan and my cardigan as well.  I tell ya crocheting sleeves can put a damper on a project for

My g-niece is a ball of energy and I couldn't get a straight-on pic for anything, despite giving her a measuring tape to play with...haha

Even a Micky D toy didn't help.... oh well, the important thing was that she loves her sweater set which was clear when it was time to try on the second one she threw a spit fire tantrum.... she refused to take off the sweater and

Here is my adult version of my g-niece's sweater which I crocheted in Red Heart cornmeal yellow...

I plan to wear the cardigan with charcoal grey slacks or a skirt and grey shell. I made a soft yellow cowl neck shell for it, but realized there was too much yellow going on.  The cowl neck shell is from Butterick 4132 which is a loose fitting pull-over top with sleeve variations.  This was a quick and easy project since I only used 2 of the 4 pattern pieces, the front and back are cut flat on the bias and since I used a knit I opted out of the back & front facings and just serged edges.  The instruction calls for side slits, but opted out of that too, as for sizing I cut a 16 only to have to remove 1/2" from each side seam because I forgot about going down a size when using a pattern that calls for woven for a knit garment.  Since the shell didn't pair well with the cardigan I will wear it with a suit.

Pardon the markings - prewashing stage

Buttons for the cardigan was a challenge because every button I selected from my stash seemed to clash with the open stitch work along the front panels & the color and in the end settled on clear buttons.  The bodice part of the sweater was done using half-double crochet stitches and crossed double crochet stitches and the remainder in half-single crochet, with cross hdc stitches along the front panels.   When I find some free time I need to sit down and transfer my notes into a pattern format since my sister and niece wants a cardigan, crossing fingers and toes because I am horrible at writing a pattern.

 2010 marks another year for cardigans and I am enjoing them immensely, as always they offer a mix to my office wear. 

My weekend also included baby that is.  I am attending a baby shower tomorrow and personally-made a gift for my co-worker... a diaper cake... (contemplating whether I should unwrap it and rearrange it... my g-niece was all over it,  several times I found her poking and squeezing, this was a great project to make and already planning on how to make a housewarming cake....haha !!

The weekend is winding down and have to put away my crafty toys to do some housework ;]

Have a Great Week Everyone !


Sheila said…
Some how all of my comments were deleted in my post, but wanted to Thank you all for the lovely compliments.
Anonymous said…
Well, I'm just getting to this one. Love the yellow cardigan. It would look great also with ribbon laced through the openings. You could coordinate the color of the ribbon with whatever you are wearing.