Saturday, 26 April 2014

Crochet Baby Cardigans

 I recently decided to teach myself a new skill. I've been crocheting for a while now, but really played it safe for the most part by making stacks upon stacks of blankets.

I love making blankets, I really do, but I felt like I needed a change. I scoured the internet and found a few patterns to play with.

These cardigans have now been given to my friend (the same one as the bright circle coloured blanket) and have passed her seal of approval.

The grey cardigan was a dream to make, it is from a vintage pattern and is worked largely in one piece so it's super quick and easy. The pattern is supposedly for a girl, but I think its well suited to being unisex, especially in neutral tones. You can find the pattern here.

The mustard cardigan was not so easy to work with, I struggled with reading the pattern as there were a few mistakes, and found myself frogging and starting again a couple of times. I was happy with the final outcome of the cardigan, I especially like the double breasted look, but I doubt I would make this pattern again.

If you're looking for a crochet related challenge, treat yourself to making the vintage baby cardi above, even if you have no babies to, you could donate it to a good cause. It's been a great learning curve for me.

I've got another, different crocheted vintage cardi waiting in the wings for its new owner. I will share the details as soon as it's been received by its new owner!

2 comments:

  1. These are absolutely adorable! I've just started crocheting and think it may take me a lifetime to get to the point of making a cardigan but who knows maybe one day. ;) x

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  2. That is so cute - I love crocheting baby items, they are always so fun and quick to work up!

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