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Crochet wrap cardigan

Added Mar 28, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway

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Description

I used to have a wrap cardigan a long time ago, that I totally wore out. It went well with most of my clothes and I absolutely loved it.
End of last year I started getting nostalgic about it and decide to crochet myself one. As an extra challenge to myself, I decided to draft the pattern myself as well.
I measured and drew, made a pattern, bought this beautiful light grey mohair, decided to use single stitch for front and back, and something more interesting for the sleeves and belt. My choice fell on the Triple loop shells (from the book The complete photo guide to crochet by Margaret Hubert) and beginning of January started working on it.
By beginning of February I was done. I connected the pieces together, put it on and…..I hated it!
The sleeves turned out too long, the shoulders too drooped, the wrap fronts too big so they wrap too much covering the whole front…which tells you something about my pattern drafting skills :p), so I threw it into a plastic bag ans moved on to other projects.
Finally a couple of weeks ago, after taking a month and a half pause from it, I took a deep breath and started the rework. Took the sleeves off and shortened them, didn’t undo the shoulders but connected the sleeved at the correct spot, tried on, adjusted a few things here and there on those sleeves, folded in the front edges to where I wanted them to be and sewed them in place, added a little scalloped edge to the hem and finally arrived at something I was happy with.
It’s nice, warm, goes with at least 90% of my wardrobe and actually looks good on me.

Material Notes

70% acrylic, 30% mohair

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Bohemian, Casual
Material
Wool

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    Apr 15, 2016, 05.27 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wraps are my always favourite whatever they made from. I do like your jacket and think your work and result are very nice and your insistence on getting what you want deserves an award!

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      Apr 17, 2016, 08.38 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Oksana. I guess stubbornness helps :D

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    Apr 10, 2016, 02.38 PMby RedBelka

    Nice cardigan! I wish I could crochet ( I can knit though) :)

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      Apr 10, 2016, 07.49 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Olga! Knitting is probably a lot more practical if you’re using it to make clothes items. I was a very beginner at both and decided to expand my crochet skills about a year ago…I’m trying and learning :)

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    Mar 29, 2016, 01.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Åå, den er nydelig! Skulle ønske jeg kunne lage noe så fint…!

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      Mar 29, 2016, 02.40 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :) Du syr jo masse fine ting, og jeg er sikker at du klarer det med hekling å, krever bare bitte litt ekstra tålmodighet ;)

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    Mar 29, 2016, 10.08 AMby kelerabeus

    Wow, kudos to you for drafting your own pattern! I really love the look, and this mohair looks so luxurious. I did lots of crocheting as a teenager, but for some reason now I’m more comfortable with knitting. Although, projects like this one makes me wanna pick up my crochet hook again!

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      Mar 29, 2016, 11.25 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) I guess knitting can be more rewarding when you think clothes…don’t know.
      But crocheting is definitely fun! And if you already know how, maybe learn some Tunisian crochet? it’s really cool :D

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    Mar 29, 2016, 05.06 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous and looks great on you. I’m glad you finished it . Crocheting is a skill I would love to have x

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      Mar 29, 2016, 08.08 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :) I think crochet is easy enough, needs a bit more patience than sewing though ;)

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    Mar 28, 2016, 07.02 PMby chula123

    wow, I envy you. I cannot crochet and this looks great. looks warm comfy and cosy, so good you didn t give up!!

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      Mar 28, 2016, 07.06 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Chula :) I’d highly recommend getting a crochet book with a lot of photos, did the trick for me ;)

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    Mar 28, 2016, 06.40 PMby Beccki

    Wow Maria, you are so multi talented, crochet, sewing, embroidery is there nothing you can’t do!! This wrap looks wonderfully cozy and the sleeves are beautiful, well done on getting it out of the bag and reworking it, fantastic job.

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      Mar 28, 2016, 06.54 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) So nice to hear. I think the multi interest is related to me getting bored the last couple of years so I keep learning new things. Haven’t attempted knitting yet, maybe that comes next :D

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