This is the second cardigan I have crocheted in as many months. I wanted to challenge myself to crochet an actual wearable garment. I think I succeeded with this Habitat Cardigan designed by Jess from the Make and Do crew…
The Habitat Cardigan
The pattern is a simple rectangle with sleeves/cuffs and a neckband added. The length can be altered by adding a panel at the back. In the pattern information this is endearingly called a ‘Tush Extension’ loosely translated its a panel that covers your bum!
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Habitat Cardigan The Technical details:
TOP TIP: I have joined the love crafts.com crochet community and it was via this site that I found the pattern and bought the yarn. you will find many inspirational patterns and project ideas on there too.
Free Pattern: By Jess From The Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in colour 208 light Caramel (I used 7 Balls) A 10 pack cost £19.95. Bargain
Hook: 6mm and 6.5mm
Time: a couple of weeks, I did not work on it everyday
Pattern alterations: I added a wider neckband than the pattern stated, making it a larger wrap around, luxurious cardi.
My Verdict on the Habitat Cardigan
An easy crochet project, I think a beginner could happily make this project. There are videos on Jess’ blog if you have any problems.
My Top Tip:
Be sure to keep the ends of the cuffs and neckband straight, by crocheting into the very last stitch everytime you turn.
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