A Crocheted Cardigan


I had a surprisingly difficult time finding notions for this sweater so it sat around for awhile. In California I could just run out to the local craft store that’s five minutes from my parents’ house and find everything I needed in one spot. I didn’t live in a big city, but it was easy to buy notions. I expected it would be even easier in Seattle. Oh, how I was wrong about that!


Luckily some of the ladies in my knitting group Purlygirls helped me out, and I managed to get buttons and a zipper. I sat down this weekend and sewed on my zipper. That wasn’t too difficult, but it was kind of tedious. I don’t think I’ll be designing another cardigan with a zip any time soon.


So there you have it! My first crocheted sweater design. In case you were wondering, I did write up a pattern for this, but it probably won’t be out for a long time. My computer with the programs I use to put together patterns is off being repaired because it keeps dying. Hopefully it will be back and working soon because I’m starting to develop a pile of patterns that need charts and to be laid out in a PDF!






11 responses to “A Crocheted Cardigan”

  1. I love it. What a fantastic cardigan/jacket. It really suits you. I know the zipper was tedious but I love what smooth lines they give along the front. I don’t like it when buttons gape, which they always seem to do with me unless I use a billion buttons. In the end zippers are the best option for me as it takes less time to sew it in than the sew on a billion buttons!

  2. I loved this cardigan in its first form but it is better than now, I love it very very much, its color is already beautiful.
    I think I can’t sew the zipper.

  3. It turned out so well! It’s pretty badass – it almost has a motorcycle jacket feel? Like a pink, retro, motorcycle jacket.

  4. Misiula

    I love it! Now I need to work on my crochet! I want to make this and will be waiting for the pattern.

  5. Amanda

    I really like it. It’s so cute.

  6. What a great sweater! I haven’t done the zipper in a sweater thing yet – because I’m afraid I’ll make a mess of it! It does give it a smooth look though! I really like the button accents – they give it character!

  7. Absolutely stunning. It has worked out really well and the zipper makes it look so cute 🙂

  8. That’s really cute! I wasn’t expecting a zipper but it looks really nice!

  9. The sweater is AMAZING! That zipper is perfect! Maybe by the time you release the pattern, I’ll feel more comfortable trying something like this 🙂

  10. That looks awesome!

  11. It is seriously stunning, Andi! It’s so modern and I just love the look of a zipper in a knitted/crocheted garment.

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