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Crochet Cardigan

I recently shared a free crochet cardigan pattern with you guys from Lion Brand Yarns.

Here is my version of this pattern.

crochet cardigan This is the very first piece of real clothing I have made. Meaning there are sleeves. I really love this pattern for a beginner in crochet clothes. I was simple and gives you a good understanding and basic shaping techniques. The bobble, ch,bobble stitch is lovely as well it looks kinda like an upside down shell.

crochet cardiganMy daughter is 4 years old. She wears a size 5-6 because she is so tall. So this size 6-8 is too big for her right now. But she really likes it. She is having a bit of fun being silly in her room.

I still need to add a button or toggle for a closure. I will definitely make another one of these and I will give re-sizing it a try.

What do you think?

 

Cricket

 

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Free Pattern Find: Bebop Cardi

Hello! It’s time for another free pattern find!

I have been searching for some simple, free cardigan patterns. I want to make some size 5-6 and size 2 for my daughter and nieces. I found this really great, free pattern for a simple cardigan but the smallest size is size 6-8. This pattern is by Lion Brand Yarns.Style: "Neutral"It it a great little pattern that is also available on Ravelry if you want to put it on your project queue. I made this cardigan in two days working about 5 hours total. It is very quick and easy. It is a little too big for my daughter so I will be experimenting with the pattern to see if I can make one a size smaller.

Any tips on how to re-size a pattern like this? Or do you guys know something similar available for size 2-6? If you do, Please share!

This is the first piece of clothing I have made. If you are truly new to crocheting wearables/clothes I highly recommend this pattern.

Hope you guys enjoy this free pattern find. I will be sharing my version of this cardigan on my Wednesday update so keep an eye out for that. Have a great week!

Cricket


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Fantasy Friday: Crochet Collar Pattern

This is the most adorable crochet collar I have seen. In the tradition of the Peter Pan collar, this is a free pattern for a collar that can be added a dress or blouse. It really gives the outfit some style.

crochet peter pan collarPhotos and pattern by lululoves.co.ca

It really reminds of something straight out of a fairy tale. I just love it. I am looking forward to trying this pattern for my daughter.

Enjoy the Long Holiday for Memorial Day! Have fun!

Cricket


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My First Crochet Bolero

Good Day!

Welcome to another Wednesday update. I have several projects to share with you guys but I will begin this week with my first crochet Bolero. I do not have a pattern for this bolero. I simply took inspiration from others I have seen in this style.

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Basically you make a dc back then continue with a long chain for the first arm hole, single crochet along the bottom make a second chain for the second armhole then continue around the top in sc. This will create a circle for you to work in rounds.

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You will use shell stitches around beginning with 2 dc ch 2 2 dc and simply increasing after a few rows to 3 dc ch 2 3 dc. And you will continue in this manner until the Bolero is as large as you want it to be.

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I made mine a tad bit too full and it became a little ruffly. I still like the look of it. But if I want it to lay flatter that means that next time I will have to space my shell stitches 1 or more stitches farther apart on my first shell stitch row.

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I used a thin thread for this project. My beautiful hand-spun gradient yarn which I received as a present for Christmas. It called for a 3mm hook. So the stitches are delicate and small. I love how the colors change. It is going to be great for autumn.

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I have not sewn in an attach yet. But I plan on putting a button or toggle to pin it in the center. I used a safety-pin here just so you can see the effect.

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My model was very wiggly. I managed to get a clear shot between the jumping on the bed and giggling.

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I gave her the yarn to hold because I had yet to fasten off. I may as well have given the yarn to a kitten lol it was so balled up. Luckily there was only a little left.

This project truly was fun. I love seeing an idea grow into a real piece of clothing in my hands. I hope this inspires you to make your own Bolero. If so please share your creations with me I would love to see them!

Until next time! Happy Crocheting

 

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Top 5 Crochet Dresses You Can Make For Easter

Hello everyone

This week for free pattern finds I have decided to put together the 5 best little girl dress patterns I have come across that could work as Easter Dresses for your darling girls.

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Elenka by Inna Aleksandrova

This dress is adorable with its ribbon detail and an empire waist. It has been made by many so there are lots of examples on this Ravelry download. The dress featured here was taken by MissusVonkysmeed.

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Angel Wings Pinafore by Maxine Gonser

This little dress is so cute! I think it is my favorite being worn over a cape sleeve under shirt and a tulle skirt. Also a download from Ravelry, this dress photo is by GraceFaithHope. And although the pattern is for 3 month it can be altered to fit an older girl.

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Beehive Baby Sport – I Heart My Dress (crochet) from Patons

This lovely dress is a free download from Patons. You have to sign up but it’s worth it too see the variety of free patterns they offer. There are little heart pockets and a matching beret. If done in more springlike colors this dress could be very cute for Easter.

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Crochet dress for 3 year old girl by crochetideas.us

This is the dress that I am considering making myself. I think it is beautiful and I love the shell pattern. There are some other nice  patterns on this site make sure you have a look around while your there.

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I have already featured this dress once, however I thought it really needed to be in this list. Lovely is only one of the words I could use to describe this dress. It is one of my all time favorites.
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In addition to the dresses listed here you can check out a previous post I made that includes a video tutorial on how to create a dress for a little girl. This video is called How to Crochet a dress an is by Annaphelps33 on youtube.

Hope you all have a great time making these beautiful dresses for your little beauties!

Happy Easter!

Cricket


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Monday Free Pattern Finds!

Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you!

I won’t take too long this morning just sharing the most darling and cutest free patterns I found this week.

This Dress and Bolero in white and blue by Svetlana M. A free download on Ravelry. For all you mommies with little girls this one is to die for!

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And for all of you with a passion for Amigurumi we have another heart stopping pattern from “All about Ami“. It’s the year of the snake! Have a look.

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Hope you guys enjoy these free pattern finds. A big thank you to All About Ami and Svetlana M. for making such wonderful patterns available for us!

Enjoy and until next time happy crocheting

Cricket