Saturday, June 20, 2015

Finished Crochet Cardigan: Pumpkin Worsted Weight

This is the fifth sweater in my pile of unfinished projects. This cardigan is a spin-off of Lorene Eppolite's Mystique Tunic pattern. As I have said before, this is a great free pattern. When I tried on what I had already finished, I discovered that the sleeves and overall length were too long. I frogged four rows on each sleeve then five rows off the length. I re-worked the button band and added a modified crab stitch to the front loops of the button band and neck. I also added cuffs to the sleeves using three rounds of front post half-double crochet stitches. I added a wooden button at the top to complete my pumpkin fly-away cardigan. I love the end result. The armholes are a bit deep but it isn't terribly noticeable. This will be a fun sweater to wear in the fall.

Worked with Red Heart Super Saver in pumpkin with I hook.

I love the wooden button. Just right. The fabric in the
background will be used to make a blouse--hopefully.