Saturday, January 10, 2015

building blocks free crochet pattern

The sweater I have been working for the last few weeks is now a free pattern available on Ravelry. I called it building blocks.

Publishing a pattern always gives me great satisfaction. I adore the creative part of designing. Testing is my chance to fine tune, and I love to take my time. Then there is picture time. We took pictures this morning, and my little Leo was in a wiggly mood which made my life a little hard in particular with the low light. I was determined though, because I knew the light would play beautifully with the natural colors.

Then came the pattern transcribing into a word processor, the proof reading and the formatting. I just finished uploading to Ravelry, and I feel happy. I have already started sketching the next project...
This little sweater is a classic with an updated fit. I really like playing on this classic / modern feeling. I picked neutral colors to create subtle textures in the stitches. The sweater is crocheted using a worsted yarn. It is so quick and simple to make that I think you could have a newborn size one ready even if the baby was due tomorrow!

The sleeves are drop sleeves for an easy fit. There is a back neck buttoned opening to allow for easy putting on and taking off. Sizes range from newborn to 3 years. I recommend you use the chest measurements to select the size.

I am offering this pattern as a free Ravelry download. I hope you will give it a try. Happy crocheting!

6 comments:

sophiedesrosiers said...

Hi there!

Absolutely love this pattern and am attempting to make it for my toddler. Thank you so much for sharing!

I do, however, have a question. I'm a beginner, and though I understand the stitches and have done color changes before, I'm wondering what to do with color A while I'm working with color B. The instructions don't mention to break off. Is it implied that I should be breaking off color A then starting it again two rows above, or is there another way to do the color change?

Thanks!

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

Hi Sophie,

I am so glad you like the sweater. To change color, do not break the yarn for the A color. Just let it hang on the side of your work, work with the B color, then let the new color hang, and work with A again.
Let me know if you are having any additional problems.

Caroline

SDER said...

Thanks so much! That's what I had done at first, but since I'd never done it, I didn't trust myself and undid my two rows. It's working up very nicely now.

By the way, I love how the bottom of the piece looks with working with the back bumps of the chain. My first rows usually look a mess, but not this time!

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

Thank you SDER for your comments. I am so glad you were able to get a superb first row!Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.

Malaika said...

Hi, I absolutely love this sweater! What a great design! I tried to look it up on ravelry, but it says it is no longer available. Is there another place I can get it? Thanks.

Unknown said...

I don't see the pattern how must a go about to find it?