Tag: ladies top

The Jorja Sweater – Easy Free Crochet Pattern

The Jorja Sweater – Easy Free Crochet Pattern

Th Jorja Sweater is an easy sweater pattern that is perfect for the colder weather! It is a gorgeously warm and simple design that beginners to crocheting garments can make. Even with a basic understanding of how to read crochet patterns you should be able 

This Summer’s Must Make …. The Sarah Bolero

This Summer’s Must Make …. The Sarah Bolero

I am so excited to introduce you all to the Sarah Bolero! **This post does contain affiliate links. If you choose to use them I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you which I then put back into my business to 

The Misty Days Sweater

The Misty Days Sweater

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The Misty Days Sweater is the second item in the Misty Days Collection to be released!

You may remember that last summer I released the Misty Days Poncho. You guys loved it! It is a gorgeous design full of subtle texture. The Wonderfluff yarn from We Crochet worked perfectly for it!

 

The Misty Days Sweater was a must

I knew that I needed to create a Misty Days Sweater while I was designing the poncho …. and there will also be a cardigan coming soon amongst other patterns!

What do you think of it?

That little bit of detail around the bottom of the sweater and the neckline just sets this one off for me.

As this one is an everyday top I also changed up the stitch for the main section of the body. I wanted something that was a little flatter and would not catch on everything and potentially pull the yarn.

 

Sizing:

Like all of my garment patterns, this one is written in 9 different sizes – from adult XS to 5X so will fit up to a 62″ bust.

The Yarn

I genuinely love the Wonderfluff Ombre yarn from WeCrochet. It is listed as a bulky weight but honestly I don’t think it is. When you project is finished ….. Oh My!! It is so fabulously soft and so light to wear!! You can see the beautiful drape it has/

With 70% baby alpaca and 7% merino wool combined with a little bit of nylon I am not so sure why I was surprised. Yet I continue to be so every time I make a project with this yarn. The long gradual colour changes make it super easy to continue the gradual flow of colour change in your work too – I just start with the outside of one skein and the centre of the next. You wouldn’t even know that there were several skeins used.

There are some stunning colours in this range too. I used Hare Heather colour way for both of these projects.

2 skeins of Wonderfluff yarn

Of course, there are a couple of points to note with the Wonderfluff yarn :

-Make sure you know exactly what you are going to make and are confident in your crocheting abilities. This yarn does not frog very far or very easily at all. Your swatch is your friend here!

– Due to the nature of the fibres, this one isn’t cheap at £14.81 per skein (about $18.99) but once you have worked with it and created your first project I am sure you will think it was worth it!

If you would like to use an alternative yarn I would suggest you use yarnsub.com to find something similar.

 

Skill level:

The Misty Days Sweater pattern is a good one for a confident beginner. You add the sleeves after you have made the body and crochet them onto the sweater directly. There is no shaping in the neckline so you don’t need to worry about that either. The boatneck is so forgiving to both the crocheter and the wearer.

PDF pattern links

This pattern is available in all of my stores. The three most popular are:

Do you want to see a couple of my fabulous tester’s pics?

 

Where you can find me

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Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Trinity Sweater – the Perfect Transitional Piece!

Today I am introducing you to the Trinity Sweater. To be honest I wasn’t sure whether to call it a sweater or a tee …. it’s somewhere in-between! Those shorter sleeves make the trinity sweater the perfect transitional piece and is a must for any 

The Perfect Selfish Project – Robin’s Poncho

The Perfect Selfish Project – Robin’s Poncho

With the mania, stress and exhaustion of preparing for Christmas out of the way, we have the perfect selfish project – Robin’s Poncho – for you. You have worked so hard buying and making gifts for EVERYONE else, so now it’s time to make something