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. :)
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