I've decided to start crocheting again after putting my hooks away a few months ago. My thumb and wrist started giving me serious issues but I'm back on board! I literally spent hours on Crochet Pattern Central between yesterday and today looking at women's clothes; namely cardigans. HAH! Can you believe my ambition?! I've only made amigurumis, scarves and pillows. I'm not sure how well I'll do with clothing but I found some really great free patterns*.

I'm going to start out with Lion Brand's Acorn Shrug because it's the easiest of my top picks. Hopefully I can finish it soon enough to throw on for the fall weather that finally arrived today. Maybe even a cardigan by winter too! I also discovered the free patterns available (online) to crocheters are A LOT LESS CUTE than the knitting patterns. Hopefully I'll pick up knitting again; somehow my nonverbal lessons in Germany via a non-English/German-speaking-Russian-Grandma just didn't stick...

*It was a bit difficult to find patterns that included larger measurements but they do exist! Up to a size 52" bust.


  1. ahhhhh! You & your blog are so stinkin' adorable! Thought I'd link it on my blog (not that it gets a monstrous amount of traffic), if you don't mind. :)

    It's too weird that I'm planning on making the exact same shrug next as well! I've never made a sweater before either, but crochet is easy enough, right? Hopefully getting my yarn tomorrow - looking forward to seeing how yours turns out too!

  2. Aw, you're so sweet!! I appreciate the link :)

    It's hilarious that we're making the same shrug! I picked up my yarn in blue heather yesterday but I'm reallyyy indecisive and now I'm using violet instead. I'm excited to get started, I even bought a new bamboo handle J hook lol.

  3. OOO I feel inspired now. I love the red orange one. I agree too, it is SOOO hard to find cute crocheted sweater patterns. Who the F has time (patience) for knitting anyway?

  4. I don't think I'll ever be the knitter I wanna be lol. It's just sooooo time consuming and hard! I could never get past purling ;x That red orange one is so perfect, I'm going to try it next!

  5. okay, the violet is wonderful! it's going to be totally mellow and gorgeous! mine is grey with some red stripes (you can actually see a little in the first photo on my knit dress post). nowhere NEAR finished though... we'll see how that goes :/

  6. I just looked! Those colors are great together :) I haven't gotten too far either but I just realized the 2nd skein is totally a different, more reddish shade and it's thinner yarn!!! How could they be SO inconsistent??! ;(


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