Monday, December 8, 2008

Creeping Rose Vine Cardigan

Here is my first attempt at a cardigan. I initially was going to make it very long with two pockets on either side of the opening and half-sleeves. I used this free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn as the foundation. It was a very easy-to-follow pattern, using mostly 2 dc in one ch to make a "V-stitch." After I made the sweater to the lengths I wanted, I decided it needed more flair than just pockets. I found a leaf pattern in the book Crocheting School: A Complete Course, using that for the right side (with the big rose).

I modified the pattern for the left side (with the two little roses). The leafs were made by chaining and using slst, sc, hdc, dc, tch, dc, hdc, sc, slst in a row, varying the number of each in the sequence, to make the arch. I used a rosette pattern also from Lion Brand Yarn's site. I stitched the roses and vines to the sweater using a needle--nothing fancy. I may add buttons, but for now, I like the sweater open. It's called the Creeping Rose Vine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I love this cardi. I was just wondering how much yarn you used to make your version. Hope you can help. Cara