Well to be technically correct, it's not my first attempt to crochet a cardigan.
Oh no, no, no.
It's actually the fifth, but the other four never made it to the sleeves they went so horribly wrong!!! I even tried knitting a cardigan, but I suck at knitting, so my knitting project was axed quite quickly - simple as that.
Finally, I found this pattern on ravelry (don't you just L♥VE that site???), used completed the wrong yarn (but I do love this yarn), but on attempt number 2, I realized it would only work with some minor 'make it up as you go along' bits. It was super duper easy to modify as you go. That's what I like about crochet as opposed to knitting. You can always rip back a few rows without too much major fuss.
As you can see, I decided to only do the pattern around the yoke of the cardigan. I thought it might get a little 'busy' if I did the entire thing.
Oh and at this point have decided against sleeves. Not because I don't think they'll be super easy, but just because I can't be arsed :-) But that might change and I still have three balls of wool left - it took about 5 balls total.
Now, if you contemplating a crocheting a little bit of woolly goodness to wear, I highly recommend this pattern. It's mega easy. In fact, I feel fairly confident it could be modified to to be just a plain cardigan if you wanted something simple as it's worked from the top down. I simply kept trying it on as I went along and followed the easy peasy instructions for making the armholes once I was comfortable that it was fitting across my shoulders nicely.
Please let me know what you honestly think. The boys agree that it looks very nice on, but Big J thinks the buttons are a bit much. I might have to agree with him.
Now all I need is some cool weather so I can wear it and if I don't fall out of love with in the meantime, then I will definitely make another.
Must be off!
Toodles L x ♥