This pattern for this little color block crochet pullover is one that was published in the online crochet magazine Entwine. You can purchase the back issue of that magazine there if you prefer–you’ll get a whole magazine full of patterns in addition to this one. It’s actually a better deal than you can get here
Although it may seem like the theme of the week is grey color blocking, this was actually unintentional. I knew when I designed Rainy Day that it was going to look similar to Charlie, here, but I had crocheted and written the pattern for Charlie months ago so in my mind they were very far separated from each other. Of course I didn’t take into account the fact that I was publishing Rainy Day riiight before the new month, which is when the January issue of Entwine would (obviously) be coming out.
I’m not too sad about it, though, because grey on grey is a totally great combo, and even though the two sweaters have that in common that is pretty well where the similarities end. I mean one is a knit sweater dress with short set in sleeves and the other is a crocheted pullover with raglan decreases and buttons. The greys are even inverted. Totally different. Totally.
Charlie is a perfect little gender neutral sweater that could be made for any baby, though I definitely had little boys in mind when I designed it (if you couldn’t tell by the name.) It’s just the right balance of perfectly plain with a little bit of visual interest to make it fun to work on. The raglan sleeves give it a very classic fit, and the buttons are just cute as can be (not to mention make it easy to get it over little baby’s big head, amiright?)
This sweater is crocheted flat and seamed together. The recommended yarn, Simplicity by Hikoo, is just magnificently soft and easy-care. It’s a double knit weight and it works up very quickly, so this sweater is very easy to complete in a weekend.
Happy New Years everyone! I wish you a healthy and bountiful 2014.