September 17, 2014

A Crochet Sweater

I made a sweater or shrug or cardigan whatever you want to call it,  I made something for me to wear that was not a hat or scarf and I am absolutely in love with it! This post is more like a What's on the hook, What's off the hook and pattern review all wrapped up into one.

This project has been on my never ending things to crochet list for over a year! Why it has taken me so long to actually complete it I am not for sure but now that I have I believe I have crochet sweater fever every time I get on the world wide web... I see another pattern for a beautiful sweater. Anyway back to this one, it is a free pattern from LionBrand that you can find HERE. However my inspiration to actually make and finish my sweater is because of All About Ami's tutorial found HERE.

I decided to use the yarn recommend in the original pattern which is LionBrand Homespun. I was thinking I wanted to use a cream off white color but when I saw this beautiful purple mixture I knew immediately it was the color for my sweater.

I purchased three skeins and used 2 1/2 skeins to complete my sweater. I did a starting chain of 85 for my sweater using a 10mm hook. The construction of the sweater is very simple you are just doing single crochet in the back loop only, which can also make this a project that you push to the side. I crocheted a total of 58 rows, I decided not to the collar instead just added a row of hdc all the way around with 6.5mm hook.

All I can say is keep the end result in mind and it will keep you going. I am in love with my sweater and actually looking forward to making another one. the great thing with this project is that the results will be different depending on the yarn and hook size that you use. I think my next one will either be in Bernat Chucky or the new Lion Brand Woolspun.

The front is nice as well, I crocheted 56 rows total.

I will probably be wearing this the entire Fall Season.

Moogly HOHD

1 comment:

  1. That looks wonderful and the colour really suits you