Little Girl’s Lacy Crochet Cardigan

Way back in March last year,  I shared a round up of kid’s cardigan crochet patterns at And Sew We Craft. I was determined to crochet a cardigan for my daughter for winter. In September, I showed where I was with the cardigan for WIP Wednesday, still needing trim and blocking (and winter long gone…). Now we’ve got to February, almost a year later, and I’m finally sharing the finished product!

Little Girl Lacy Crochet Cardigan (9)

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The pattern I chose was the Lacy Sweater from the book Top-sy Turvy (I purchased the eBook from Leisure Arts. It’s available in paperback at the same link, or at Amazon).

This is a fun crochet ebook with 5 patterns for tops for girls. They all look cute, but I decided to try the lacy cardigan. The patterns are described as intermediate level, and I think that’s pretty accurate.

Little Girl Lacy Crochet Cardigan (7)

I’m not experienced at crochet (but am willing to dive in and give things a go!), and it took me a couple of attempts to work out the lace pattern. I couldn’t me head around where each stitch was supposed to go. After having a close up look at the finished pictures in the book, I finally worked it out. From there, it was easy enough to make.

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The yarn was Moda Vera Chantilly, leftover from my Pearl’s Cardigan, and the button was a random one from my stash. I have no idea where it came from – maybe a bag of mixed buttons from Spotlight?

Little Girl Lacy Crochet Cardigan (6)

It took me a while to make this one, which is no fault of the pattern. I’m just slow at crochet, and it’s still not quite natural, so I struggle to crochet while watching TV.

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The pattern has a half sleeve (although they look 3/4 sleeve on my daughter!), and the length is a little cropped. It looks more like a bolero on my daughter, but that’s still a cute style and will get a bit of wear as a layering item in autumn and spring.

Little Girl Lacy Crochet Cardigan (1)

Now, will I try some of the other styles in the book? Better start now, the patterns only go up to size 10 (and my daughter’s 4).

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Comments

  1. And it was certainly worth the wait! It’s gorgeous and it looks like the model is happy with it too 🙂

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