Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I finally finished this cardigan! I’ve been done but recording the video, editing, testing, etc. took awhile.
I wanted this pattern to be adjustable for any size. Gauge varies so differently between each maker and I know early on I struggled with gauge. The thing I love about Crochet is (for me anyway) the chain stitches are pretty spot on the same length that my work will be. If there are any differences, it's usually minimal
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This pattern can be crocheted with short or long sleeves and you can adjusted the size of your openwork stitches. You can even go sleeveless for a vest.
I used Lion Brand's Mandala because I am still sttempting to destash (but it keeps growing!). I didn't have a pattern in mind and when I realized I used the wrong fiber, it was too late. No turning back!
So, I recommend using cotton or cotton blend like Lion Brand's 24/7, Comfy Cotton Blend, Cotton Jeans, Coboo, Truboo, or the Cotton Bamboo. They also have other great selections of cotton fiber, especially if you plan to use this as a swim cover. I'm not brave enough for that! I love Hobby Lobby's I Love this Cotton too.
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Watch the video on YouTube: Crochet Laci Cardi
Watch the LEFT Hand tutorial: Crochet Laci Left-Handed Tutorial
In the video, I am only providing instructions for the size I made. It is a medium with about 6" of ease. So keep in mind when you look at the chart, there's no ease included.
I'm including a chart of standard sizes for children and women so that you can follow the pattern and adjust to make the size that you want.
I am trying reeeeally hard to de-stash so when I found my Mandala Cakes, I wanted to make something. Now I wish I would have used cotton fiber and made the lace less "lacy". It would be a better choice of yarn for the summer.
Here's the chart to help you with your project.
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If you don't know the basics, you can definitely check out my YouTube Channel for beginner's How to Crochet Video Tutorials. Don't see what you need? Let me know and I'll add it to my list! There's so many videos out there, I know you will find the one that's right for you!
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