children's clothing · crochet

silky plum cardi

A couple of weeks ago I put up my hand to test-crochet a cardigan for a fellow Raveller.


This was a terrific crochet pattern. There’s enough variation in the lace repeat to keep it interesting, yet it’s not complicated or difficult either as there is minimal shaping. A very enjoyable crochet!


I crocheted the 6-8 size, and as Clare is a petite 9 year old it fits her fine. The yarn is Bendigo Woollen Mills Silk Supreme in Silky Plum, and this took one and a quarter of the big Bendi balls.


This took ten days of social crochet time. Quite quick, I thought! I made two linked buttons as a closure, so Clare can place them wherever she likes along the front.


My Ravelry project page is here and the pattern (Child’s Lacy Sweater) is now available for sale on Ravelry here.



8 thoughts on “silky plum cardi

  1. I’m always in awe of your crotchet projects. They’re all so sweet and delightful and exactly what I’d like to wear. I’ve been meaning to learn to crotchet for years – I really should make a start.

  2. Your daughter is just such a cutie, especially with those braids! And, did you notice she poses just like you-hand low on the hip? That fact makes these photos even cuter! Love the sweater too.

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