Monday, July 19, 2010

Airy Crocheted Sweater - Done

This weekend I finished up my airy crocheted sweater. It was supposed to be a shrug, but turned out a lot bigger, so I'm just calling it a sweater now, LOL. I used a different yarn than the pattern called for, so I think that had something to do with it. If I ever make this one again, I will need to use smaller hooks or different yarn. I did a gauge swatch at the beginning and it seemed like the sizing was right on, so I'm not sure what went wrong. At least I can still wear it. It makes for a nice cover-up over a summer dress or a tank top.

Here it is.


Here is more detail on the ruffles in the front.


And here's the close-up on the end of the sleeve.


Overall this airy sweater took me about 9 days working on it on two weekends and an hour or two a night? It didn't take me long at all to crochet the main parts actually. It was the sewing it together with yarn, crocheting the front ruffles and bottom, and weaving in the yarn ends that took so long.

My next project will be a skirt. Or maybe a felted bag. Not sure which yet. :)

5 comments:

  1. This is lovely! Now I'm craving me a crochet project...

    I'm thinking about this for my girls at Christmas...

    http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80995AD.html?noImages=&utm_source=20100716_July16&utm_medium=Emails&utm_campaign=Weeklynewsletter&utm_content=P-BlossomScarf

    What do you think? Lame??? Maybe I just want to make the flowers...

    Can't wait to see you model your handmade super cool sweater!

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  2. Tracey - I saw that flower scarf in the Lion Brand newsletter and I thought I might make it too! It's so pretty!

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  3. It's so pretty and it looks so soft. I love it.

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  4. That's beautiful! It looks so bright and fun for summer!

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  5. Christine,
    You are so talented. It is always so cool to see the creative things that you do.

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