Hi, Thanks for stopping by. I’m going to tell you the story behind my latest design in Crochet Now magazine – issue 67 – a great beginners Crochet Kids Sweater.
This is the perfect little make for the beginner crocheter if you want to branch out into garments. And I mean this is super simple.
You’ll be working in rows of ?? UK Trebles (??USA Double crochets), turning at the end of each row.
The only other stitches you need to know are the ?? Raised front and back post trebles ( ??or FPDC and BPDC) – which give you the detail on the hem, and the neckline.
The sleeves are shaped nice and simply too – just a 2Trtog, or a 2DCtog here.
(Why does crochet have to be so confusing with 2 different languages……?????)
So here it is………. The Candyfloss Sweater/ Jumper.
A cute little Crochet Candyfloss Jumper/ Sweater – which comes graded to ages 2-8.
This one was made with West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Beep luxury DK
And it was lovely to work with. If you want a step up from a standard DK – this is the yarn for you – and the colour choice was perfect- (although as a word of note – the tension is slight different to a standard DK so sizing will change)
So why this design for a crochet kids sweater?
Well – when you submit an idea to a magazine they usually send out a commission call – asking for ideas.
This was the commission call and mood boards for this design>>>
I’m always fascinated when I see the actual magazine come through – and what other designers have come up with! It’s a joy to see where everyones inspiration comes from.
This little crochet sweater was included in the “Brushstrokes” edition from this mood board.
This was the swatch and the colours I’d submitted for a cute little crochet sweater made pretty easy for beginners – and they chose to commission me to make it.
Blocking the sweater before sending off…… want to learn about crochet blocking>>>>
Apart from seeing all the other designs, I love seeing how the styling of the items changes the way they look – just look at my “boring” blocking photo compared to how the jumper “pops” on the adorable little girl.
So there you have it – a kids sweater, and a little bit more information on the design process. why I came up with the idea in the first place.
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