Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweater/Coat Made Without a Pattern!

I crocheted myself a present! I don't often make things for myself, but it gets cold at work sometimes. I thought it would be nice to have a something handy. I started one day to crochet a rectangular wrap using Red Heart Buff Fleck yarn, but then wondered if I could make a sweater instead. So I crocheted until I had a back piece, measuring it on myself as I went. Then made two front pieces, again measuring as I went along. Once I thought it would work, I sewed (crocheted) all the pieces together. Next, starting from the armhole, I crocheted the sleeves from top to bottom. The border is gray and brown, to accent the flecks in the yarn. I am debating making pockets for it. I tried it on and I like it! It's a keeper!

Maybe someday soon I can sit down and write the pattern. It was all made in half-double crochet and single crochet. I think that I should be able to determine the number of stitches and write down the directions, just in case I want to make another one.


  1. Oh, I LOVE it!! Beautiful work, and yes, I would definitely write that pattern down! I think that homemade sweaters are not only pretty, but they are the most warmest, comfiest sweaters of all too, aren't they?! They're the BEST!!.. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ((hugs)) ~tina

  2. Great project! Love your choice of colors -- looks like it's going to be so comfy when that A/C is cranking too high!