Friday, June 19, 2015

Finished Crochet Cardigan: Three Quarter Sleeve Light Worsted Weight

This post is the second devoted to finally finishing my pile of almost done sweaters. This softy was not as quick and easy to complete as the first. I had to add several rows to the bottom and form the button band. I began hemming and hawing over whether I should make it a fly away or button down. Indecision was eating up my motivation. I went with the more time consuming choice and of course, once I committed to a button down sweater then I had to ponder a border stitch for the bottom and the sleeves. I ended up creating an original border after a half an hour of searching for border stitch designs. I needed to quit thinking so much and just get it done. The final results were worth the extra effort. And best of all, it fits beautifully.

Cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves made with Red Heart Ann Geddes
baby yarn in Teddy. I used a G hook. 
I LOVE these buttons from Hobby Lobby. The sweater pattern
 is my original design. I really need to get the pattern down
on paper.