Sunday, 23 August 2015

Recommendations needed...



...for a crochet garment for myself! 


Recently I've been thinking that I would really love to crochet something to wear. Not a scarf or wrist warmers or anything like that, but a cardigan or top.


The thing is...it has to be a simple pattern with minimal sewing up if possible as I tend to find that my sewing up of an item lets me down. I also have around 300g of the pretty pink 4ply yarn you can see in the photo above so it would be great if I could use this up, but that's not absolutely essential.


Has anyone ever made such a garment?! Does such a pattern exist?! If it is does I would be really grateful if anyone could point me in the right direction.


Thank you!


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18 comments:

  1. Hmmm...I don't have specific patterns in mind but are on Ravelry? You could make a loosely-crocheted tunic to wear over leggings or tights...a long vest....a shrug?

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    1. I do have a Ravelry log in but haven't been on there in more than a year. I will have a look there though, thank you.
      Marianne x

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  2. Did you have a look at the Drops-Design-site? They have plenty of ideas... Happy crocheting,Marjan

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    1. Oh thank you! I didn't think of trying there and they have so many patterns. Thanks again.
      Marianne x

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  3. Alia from the Little Bee is currently crocheting a lovely crochet top in almost the same color! Perhaps that pattern will work for you too?

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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    1. Oh I will have a look. Thank you!
      Marianne x

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  4. No suggestions but just love reading all these recommendations, aren't bloggers just the best! X

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  5. I just finished reading CocoRose and she has made an easy sweater that is lovely! She has used Drops yarn in a lovely shade. In case you don't know the blog, here's the link:cocorosetextiles.blogspot.com
    Happy planning!

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    1. Oh thank you! I've had a look and I adore the sweater cocorose has made, it's beautiful. It may be the one I think...thank you.
      Marianne x

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  6. If I was the right shape for it (must start that diet soon ... :-/ ) I'd do a top down cardigan, there was one by greendragonfly (I think) that I always stumble upon on Pinterest
    Jillxo

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    1. Oh thank you Jill, I will definitely have a look at this.
      Marianne x

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  7. There's a simple crochet top in one of the Mollie Makes issues. It looked and sounded easy as even I thought of giving it a go. I'll have a look round later and will give you more details once I've found it. X

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    1. That sounds really interesting Marion, thank you. I like that you say it looks easy! That's what I'm looking for. Thank you.
      Marianne x

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  8. Hi Marianne, I have just finished the custard shrug (search on ravelry) it is a free pattern based on your measurements not a size guide. Mine has turned out great and used two 100g balls of patons 4 ply cotton. Check it out. Jo x

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    1. Oh thank you Jo. I haven't been on Ravelry for ages so I must go and have a look. Thanks for your recommendation.
      Marianne x

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  9. Did you see the beautiful jumper that Vanessa just posted at Coco Rose Diaries? It is gorgeous and would be a great make! xx

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  10. I did see it Amy and I agree it's so gorgeous! It might be the one I think thank you.
    Marianne x

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