Orange Sweater

Orange crocheted sweater with white, black, and red buttons.
The first article of clothing I’ve crocheted! It’s sassy.

I finally finished the sweater I’ve been working on for my daughter. It’s a cardigan from the book Little Crochet. The pattern calls for switching yarn to make stripes and adding a pocket, but I opted for a simpler look. My goals were simple: to have it fit my daughter and be done before it was too warm to wear. I succeeded!

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The yarn did that all on its own!

A dishcloth is a relatively easy project to crochet. The problem is that “easy” can quickly turn to “boring.” Making little squares of fabric isn’t that exciting. I generally like to make washcloths when I’m trying to learn a new stitch or technique.

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