We’re taking a break from the Crochet Basics series this week as it’s a long weekend in the UK over Easter and I have promised myself a little down time, which will, no doubt, turn into a crafty bonanza!
Instead I want to take a quick moment to introduce you to my latest crochet pattern. The Everyday Hugs Cardigan, which is now available on Ravelry
I love cardigans, shrugs, capes, coatigans… they are so bloody useful!
Ever since I started designing crochet, a cosy practical cardi has been on my hit list and I’m so excited to finally let this one out into the wild!
I wanted to go for something that made you feel at home. That would be a practical, wearable addition to any wardrobe throughout the year.
I wanted this to be your favourite cardi. The one where you get home from work, and put on to feel cosy and, well, like you’re getting a friendly hug.
Because everyone could use an extra hug right?
And the extra bonus about this one – IT’S GOT POCKETS! I am a bit obsessed with things having pockets. They are just so damned helpful!
This pin from Pink Caot Club which I need in my life understands what I’m talking about!
The pattern itself is suitable for advanced beginner / intermediate crocheters. It uses a really easy stitch repeat and the construction is pretty simple.
I am no great sewist so always try to design garments with as few seams as possible. This one just needs some seaming on the shoulder. The rest is all crochet!
The Yarn I’ve used is Hayfield Aran Bonus Tweed which is currently 10% off at Deramores. It’s a beautiful pink with tiny bright rainbow colour flecks all through it. It was one of those yarns I saw and had to have. It comes in a range of other colourways too – I already have my eye on the gorgeous mustard and the marshmallowy light pink!
The cardi stretches out quite a bit because of the weight but the pattern, which comes in S/M, M/L and 1X/2X has guidance on how to adjust the length of the body and sleeves so you can get a good fit for you.
This design was a great learning curve for me (I did have to pull the first version apart and start over!) and I can’t wait to get started on my next one.
But after the Easter break perhaps.
I have chocolate eggs to find!
Happy Hooking Easter!
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