Friday, November 09, 2007

Throw together sweater

I have to say, I never crocheted or knitted a sweater. I really want to do one though. I have found an easy pattern that I can make for a small child. I hope to give it a try soon. But anyway, I am teaching a friend of mine how to crochet and loom knit. Its a shame my camera was not working at the time. She loomknitted slippers and a bag that was so colorful and pretty. She wanted to crochet her daughter a sweater. But I really am not skilled in this area at all. But I remember that Lion Brand had a free pattern for a baby sweater where you make 3 panels and stitch them together. So I told her to make three panels and we took her daughters measurements. She crocheted the panels and I stitched them together. Then I picked up stitches around the arm hole and crocheted in the round. LOL. I thought I was crazy. I made a rectangle and stitched one side and attached it to the neck and made a drawstring. Then she bought the buttons and I put them on and we created this little sweater. Not bad for something thrown together. I promise I will try to make one with a pattern but this was easy and fun too. Now she started to make one for her nephew in a different color and almost the same style. Lets see how it goes.


My daughter crocheted this cute little giraffe for a gift. She is currently working on a turtle.