I have been in a crocheting mood lately, but I wanted to make something different than my usual of scarves, hats, ear warmers, cup cozies, and boot cuffs. I love making those things for my customers and think of each person in every stitch of their order (check out my page HERE!), but I wanted to work on something different for a few days between orders.
I took to Pinterest to find a new pattern to try. If you're anything like me, you have something somewhat specific in mind when looking for a crochet pattern because, let's be honest, most wearable crochet items are... scary. I found myself thinking, "Someone actually made that?? For someone to wear??? Whhyyyy????" And it wasn't just once or twice that I thought that. YOU know what I'm talking about.
After not finding anything I liked in Pinterest, I went to all the free crochet sites and came up with the same. Jack squat.
Then I thought about a sweater that I have in my closet. One that I have had since sometime in high school. One that I couldn't even tell you where I got it because it's been that long. One that I still love because it's so perfectly cozy and autumn-y.
This is the one I'm talking about:
I just love this sweater more and more as the years pass. It fit me well back then, and as I've been shrinking my size over the years, it has grown a bit on me, literally, and I have to say that I love it even more now that it's a bit baggy. It's perfect to wear over long sleeves, skinny jeans, and boots.
So I pulled that sweater out of my closet and laid it out so I could see the shape. It's a surprisingly simple shape, and I thought, "Pshhhh... I can totally do that!" So, using nothing but this old sweater to go by, I started working on my new project.
Before we get to the pattern, let me start by reminding you that I made this up as I was going. I tried my best to write everything down clearly as I was going, but sometimes something I wrote may not make sense to you. I sincerely apologize for that. Feel free to tweak the pattern to your liking - if you make any changes to the pattern, please leave a comment with what you did so others can see it too!! I'd also love to see your finished item!!
I do not have any size adjustments to give you with the pattern. I will tell you, though, that it has a great deal of stretch and looks good on a wide range of sizes. I'm 7 months pregnant and it fits over my belly just fine, but I also can't wait to wear it when my pregnancy is over and it's a little more baggy!
Keeping that in mind, here it is! Click on the link below!
Thanks to my sweet husband for taking the pictures of the finished sweater!
He really is the best :)
I couldn't resist getting a few more shots in while we were out and all dressed in photo-worthy clothes!
If you like my pattern, please share it on Pinterest!! And comment or send me pictures of your finished projects - I'd love to see them!!
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Thanks for stopping by and happy crocheting!