Crochet Top Down Sweater
Happy Thursday All!!.. Hoping Everyone had an Awesome New Year and looking forward to more fun in 2017.
I haven't sewn many garments in the last month or sew, however, I have been crocheting of late. With winter upon us... I thought now is a great time to get a
hooking ... crocheting.
I used my Ooowee Sweater pattern that I created back in 2011... Thanks to my dear friend Andrea of Knit-Knac who encouraged me to takes notes, work up the pattern several times and go forth. Since then, I've made a dozen or so sweater variations of this pattern. (The pattern can also be found on the right side bar at the bottom).
I decided to shorten it for a pullover sweater with a ribbed band. Using the steeking method, I reinforced where I wanted to cut, by double machine stitching around the circumference of the sweater 11" down from front neckline. Thereafter, checked to make sure all the crochet loops were secured in the machine stitch.
Crocheted a 3" ribbed band for the bottom, whip stitched the ribbed band together, pinned to raw edge of sweater and whip stitched to the bottom of the sweater.
Totally happy now and the sweater works well with my flipper skirt...
as well as my jeans while out and about with my daughter
... love it with my inverted pleated skirt that I wore for a hot minute to meet up with a friend.
Loved the sweater & skirt ensemble so much... decided to wear it to work.... yeah I played the heck out of this sweater...lol
Have a Great Week !