A crochet cardigan finish
This little project sat dormant for a while but I want to start a new cardigan and needed to get this wrapped up. I left off with the hen hedge and sleeve edges left to do.
The hem finish I used is not the one from the pattern. I like the pattern hem a lot but it used a puff stitch and that proved to be really frustrating with a splitty yarn. The pattern hem was also too long and I needed to come up with something shorter. I settled on 3 rows of SC, 1 row of DC mesh, 1 r0w of alternating DC mesh and DC3 together, 1 row of DC mesh and 3 rows of SC.
Next I moved on to the sleeves and did one with a modified version of the pattern. I then tried it on and Chris and I both agreed that it looked better without the extra sleeve. My shoulders are narrow and the cardigan as designed is plenty wide for me.
I have to say that this is a well written pattern and what I loved most about it is that there's no seaming. It starts at the shoulders and works down. Once the back is done you attach the yarn back at the shoulder to work one side of the front and then do the same for the other side. So you seam as you crochet. I liked that a lot.
The pattern is Mimosa Spring Cardigan by Sharon Murphy
Lion Brand Coboo yarn (worked great!)
Hook size G (4mm)
I made this to be a summer cardigan to wear over tank tops and I have some summer shorts that this will match perfectly.
Now I'm going to start a hexagon cardigan sweater with Lion Brand Jeans yarn. It will be my third start with that yarn. Hopefully third time really will be the charm.
10/6/2022 02:30:38 pm
10/6/2022 03:54:41 pm
Beautiful cardigan and great color!
10/7/2022 07:20:47 am
Great job. I love how you did the hem.
10/7/2022 09:22:00 am
So cute! Your crochet skills are great! I can only crochet a little bit and it is only to put an edge on a baby blanket that I knit. I just never got the urge to do more than that.
10/12/2022 06:29:06 pm
Puff stitches? Get thee behind me and don't show your ugly little heads ever again. They are a complete PIA to make!! I don't blame you for changing the pattern up to something better. Great finish!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.