Monday, August 25, 2014

Re-styled Cardigan

I thought I'd show you a project I did a while ago.  A friend gave me a beautiful cotton cable jersey that she was no longer wearing.  I wore it as a v-neck pullover for a while, but decided I would rather have a cardigan.

I had some crochet cotton in a similar beige colour.  I bravely cut the jersey down the centre, using the cable pattern to guide me in a straight line.  I turned and pinned the raw edges in by about 1cm, and secured them in place with a blanket stitch.   I then stitched blanket stitch around the neck edge as well as the sleeve and hem edges.
This gave me a basis for the crochet work.
I worked around all the edges in double crochet.  I added a few extra rows up and down the centre section to make up for the turned in raw edges.  I finished these edges these off with a simple picot edging.
I attached a simple crochet covered button on one side with a crocheted a chain stitch loop fastening on the other.
It's been a lovely addition to my wardrobe and a fun artisan project for this enthusiastic novice crocheter:-)  
Here it is seen cheered up with a favourite lime green thrifted scarf of mine. 


Anonymous said...

That is very pretty. Well done, clever you. I wish I could crochet. It is on my to do list.

Denise Kiggan said...

Thanks so much! I am so glad crocheting is on your to-learn list. I can highly recommend it! A very therapeutic pass-time :-)