How has your day been? Mine has been warm and cosy all wrapped up in my new favourite cardigan!
I couldn’t make this confetti cardigan, and not tell you all about it, for me it’s not just about the garment it’s the designer too, Ashleigh from Sewrella.
Ashleigh has played a very big part in my crochet blog story so far. It was after reading Sewrella’s blog, & seeing her create amazing crochet patterns that made me want to do something with my skill, I wanted to start designing, sell my patterns, and more importantly share them for free on a blog. If I’m totally honest, I have never purchased a paid pattern!!! Which is why offering all of my patterns for free on my blog was an important factor for me!
Now here I am today, designing my own patterns and publishing them for free, right here on my very own blog! Of course you can always purchase an ‘ad free’ version of all of my patterns HERE if you’d like to!
Sorry I got a bit waylaid there, back to the review!
The Confetti Cardigan
The cardigan is made back first, from bum up to neck. Down one side for the front, leave a few stitches, re attach yarn at the neck and come down the other side. For the final stages, make the sleeves, seam up the sides then finally crochet the ribbed edge.
The pattern offers multiple sizing, ranging from XS – XXXL.
I measured up as a size medium, but figured I would quite like the cardigan to cover me up a little bit more, so I made a large.
I also made it much longer in length to cover my bum!
Arms….I made looong arms! My favourite jumpers all have really long sleeves!
What I used:
5 x 100g balls of stylecraft special DK peony
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My favourite bits:
The way the front and back are worked in one piece, I love that there aren’t any shoulder seams.
The ribbing around the edge, I love working front & back post double crochets, the two stitches together create a great effect and look perfect as they sweep around the corners!
The ribbed stripe effect adds amazing texture! It’s a little airy (which I love) yet so snug and warm, & I get compliments every time I wear it!
This colour! It’s a little out of my comfort zone, I wear a lot of navy blue, although I always seem to be drawn to this burgundy shade – Peony, so I knew straight away that this two-tone yarn from Stylecraft would be perfect!
So now that I have finished telling how much I adore this pattern, why dont you make your own? you can find the pattern HERE!