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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Creative Space

Is it really My Creative Space time again already? Only another 1000+ posts in my blog reader this week. Blogtoberfest is making my head spin! Another day at playgroup and another mouthful of sand. Another crocheted something for Maya. (And here)
Another squared vest.
I love this simple but gorgeous pattern. I worked out how I stuffed up the sleeves last time. This time I “stuffed it up” deliberately so could do the gathered sleeves again. This is how I did it:
1. Follow Amanda’s squared vest pattern.
2. When Amanda says “Remember ch2 counts as dc” (Note I’m using US terminology here), ignore that and add an extra dc to the start and end of every round.
3. Stitch up the seams as per Amanda’s pattern.
4. Cut 2 pieces of hat elastic to fit comfortable around your arm.
5. Thread the elastic around the sleeve edge and tie in place.
6. Then do two rows of double crochet (Australian) around the edge to cover the hat elastic and voila!

14 comments:

melissa said...

Gorgeous cardi Renee, love the colours!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Hahaha, love the mouthful of sand, it must take great because mine have done that too.

Chantal said...

Such a sweet cardi vest. She looks gorgeous.

Tracey said...

oh doesn't she looks smart! Now I am back on the hook, I am going to have whip up something Spring-y for the little miss!

The Clip Cafe said...

So cute! I love the colours.

Jodie said...

So cute! I love it!

teddybearswednesday said...

Just such a sweet little cardi! xo

Amanda said...

I miss playgroup days, now it is full on sports day and trapsing round in the heat after kids that don't want to be there. Lovely cardi

Kylie said...

I love it well done:)

Vic said...

That vest is gorgeous, I love the colours!

Heidi said...

She is as adorable as her liitle sweater!

Maria said...

Found your blog via "My Creative Space" and I love what I have seen at a quick glance.
Very spunkee outfits for little ones, just what I need as a guide for grand-neices - thank you

Teek said...

fabulous! love it

Amanda said...

I totally love this, freakin adorable. I will have to try the flubbed sleave thing out :)

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