Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crochet Cardigan "Rose Garden".

Finally I am done with this one. As with any project I did and redid, ripped it off many times, crocheted again.






I bought #5 cotton thread  in few colors in the middle of summer and was so excited to combine them in one garment, but found out it's very hard. I just never did it and it's so much harder than to work with just one.
I was afraid to end up with a flower bed, which happens often in Irish Crochet.
Having an idea to stick to simplicity, and still to use a few colors, I tried to find a balance and actually like the result.
Every mistake is so costly in crochet or knitting (it takes a long time to redo things).

On top of making sometimes really stupid mistakes I don't like the result quite often and rather redo than not enjoy the garment later. No matter how many times you count stitches it doesn't always fit perfectly on the first try. The sleeves are suppose to be 3/4, but turned out full length. And... yes, right, you start from the bottom, so to make them shorter, I would need to rip off half of a sleeve. I just left them that way.



I made a regular net cardigan, some Irish flowers and leaves, stitched them together and stitched the whole thing on top of the cardigan. This technique made the edge heavy for better fitting.





Happy Crocheting!


28 comments:

  1. oooh I love this!! Did you use a pattern for the net cardigan part? I'm in the midst of making a capelet completely of different rose patterns, but I'd love to have a simple cardigan like that.

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  2. Thank you! I didn't use any patterns, just my own measurements.

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  3. Прекрасная работа, отличное сочетание цветов!

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  4. That is absolutely gorgeous! Great job! You did wonderfully putting the colors together!
    Love it !,,

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  5. wow! I like the black, it draws more attention to the flowers!

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  6. Gostei da combinação! O preto realmente realçou o verde e o vermelho das rosas. Para mim não houve erros! Você precisa ver os meus trabalhos... (risos) E...realmente errar no crochê é muito caro porque perdemos muito tempo para refazê-lo...e se você tiver alguma dica para me dar, estou aberta a sugestões. Nós brasileiros somos muitos receptivos com o estrangeiro.

    Abraço.

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  7. Me ha gustado mucho. Es muy estilosa

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  8. Underbar kofta,väll utvalda färger ,enkelt och väldigt elegant samtidigt!

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  9. Thanks, everybody! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Wow... this is beautiful....BEAUTIFUL WORK!

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  11. Wow, amazing!!! Love the colors!!!!

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  12. Lindissimo trabalho.
    Parabéns pelo bom gosto.
    Beijos

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  13. Наталья, очень красивая вещь! нравится!!
    приятно познакомиться, привет из России!
    Маша

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    1. Привет, Маша! Спасибо на добром слове!

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Would you happen to have the pattern?

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    1. Thank you! I can make it, but I don't have a ready one right now. I hope soon.

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  15. Very nice. Great idea! The color combination is spectacular! thanks to share.

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