It seems like just the other day that it still felt like autumn here in Washington. But pretty much as soon as I finished PNW Autumn, it started to feel much more like we were going into winter. The holidays are upon us, the air is getting frosty, and it’s time to start thinking about cute holiday baby sweaters. Thus: Snowflake, a crocheted baby cardigan with pretty snowflake motifs appliqued on the yoke.
When I started this sweater, I intended to do a repeating snowflake pattern with tapestry crochet. I kept being displeased with my snowflake swatches, though, and decided that making snowflake motifs would end up being a lot prettier and easier to deal with to boot. This sweater embodies what I really love about crochet: There are certain things that work really well in knitting, like colorwork. With crochet, it’s all about the beautiful motifs you can make. The base sweater here is just a basic cardigan (once again) made with crochet this time. I love how it came out, with the ribbing and everything. If you’re more of a knitter, you could easily knit the base sweater using a pattern like Flower Embroidery Cardgan, or if you prefer a v-neck Stylish Stripes, and just crochet the motifs. If crochet is your thing, but snowflakes not so much, this still makes a fantastic simple cardigan.
I’d still like to mess around with tapestry crochet in another pattern, but one with bolder motifs. The delicate nature of something like snoflakes just required a different approach.
Are you looking forward to the holidays? I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving, because it is so family oriented. My extended family gets together as a matter of course, so it’s not like we need that holiday to see each other, but it is still a nice feeling when everyone is together celebrating. I also look forward to listening to Christmas music this year. I’m not always super into it, but for some reason I’m feeling the itch for it this year. Maybe it’s the baby sweaters I have planned, they’re getting me in the mood
Have a happy weekend. There isn’t going to be a pattern published on Tuesday this week, as I have a bigger surprise in store so it’s going to take a few extra days.