My autumn begins in a rust colored cardigan

It has been a while since my last post but that does not mean that I have not been busy working on new projects. My calendar has been rather full in the last months and I just couldn’t find the time to sit down and document my recent projects.

Now I want to show you my latest finished project. It ist this crochet cardigan. The pattern I used is from the Make & Do Crew and is called the Day Date Crochet Sweater. Here is a link to the free pattern:

https://makeanddocrew.com/day-date-easy-crochet-sweater-pattern/

Jess from the Make & Do Crew has also made a really clear and straightforward video for her pattern. You can find it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLu66NKsDDE

The structure of the cardigan is based on two hexagons that are folded and connected in a specific way. Unlike in the original pattern I made my sleeves a bit more narrow and I also used a clearly smaller crochet hook (3,5 mm). The yarn I chose is Cotton Merino made by Drops. It consists of 50% merino wool and 50 % cotton. The lovely rust color I used goes by the code 25.

Drops Cotton Merino Uni Colour is a superwash Yarn, 50% wool, 50% cotton

Altogether I used around 600 g of the yarn while following the pattern for the size XS/S.

I was particularly inspired by the structure of this design and I am sure that I am going to use this hexagon-technique again in the future.

In this photo it is easy to see how the shape of the cardigan comes together.

In my opinion the back of the cardigan is also really beautiful with the graphical lines that are created when using this technique.

In this picture you can see the back of the sweater.

In the end I decided not to do the pockets from the original pattern since in my opinion the simple, beautiful structure didn’t need anything else.

I have already some new ideas for projects with a similar structure in mind. I hope I get the chance the carry these plans out as soon as possible.

Enjoy your autumn!