Sugar and Spice Cardigan

Many months ago someone posted a picture of the Sugar and Spice Cardigan.

I waited patiently until Simply Crochet Issue 32 hit the newsstand at my local book store.

I LOVE this cardigan.

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I also realized that I LOVE all designs by Simone Francis (designer of my Cowl Neck Poncho)

I decided to use some stash yarn and try this pattern.

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Lovely pattern and I learned a few things.

~ I need to work on my standing double crochet stitch.  I didn’t use it here and I think if I did, I would have a neater edge. (Great video tutorial by Moogly found here)

~ I decided to use single crochet for the last few rounds (where the color change is).  I should have changed to a larger hook size to make it “looser”.

~ I need to remember to convert to US terminology.  I can’t tell you how many times I was halfway through a row and remembered that UK DC is US SC.

~ I need to do chest measurements on my daughter.  She is 21 months and I made the 3-4 yr version…she may be able to wear this through the fall.  Not a very large cardigan (but oh so cute!).

This will be a pattern I keep and continue to make for Miss ME as she grows.  Now that I know what I would do differently, I will invest in some more luxurious yarn for her next one!

This pattern is easy enough for a beginner crocheter.

Happy Crocheting!

Yarn: Isaac Mizrahi Cotton (Very soft and easy to work with. Found on clearance at Michaels after this post at All About Ami)

Hook: 6mm

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