Erin's Cardigan Variations is an adaptable pattern that can be made for almost any season, with variations for length and sleeve length. It is named for my daughter, who told me that an Erin sweater would be a cardigan with holes in it. While it bears her name, this is not the holey cardigan she was thinking of. This sweater is crocheted from fingering weight yarn, and can be made for any season depending on the fiber you choose and the options you select. The lacy fabric is just right for layering. It is a perfect style to show off those great buttons in your collection. You'll don't have to be an expert crocheter to get good results with this pattern. There are lots of photos of every step and stitch charts of the harder parts included in the PDF pattern. You'll find yourself making lots of these for your 18-inch friends.
Recommended Fabrics: Sock or fingering yarn, any fiber
Size D (3.25mm) crochet hook, or whatever size gives you the correct gauge
Stitch markers, safety pins, or short pieces of yarn
Two 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch buttons
Large eye needle
Hand sewing needle
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
What You Get: One 21 page crochet pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF crochet pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Crochet!
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This pattern is so cute and has SO many variations, I had trouble trying to decide which one to make! I have made 3 different versions and they are ALL SO CUTE! I made one with regular worsted weight yarn & a smaller hook. It turned out really cute, but slightly too big and too thick & firm. I made another longer version with DK #3 yarn & it turned out really cute and fit better, but still a little thick. The best versions were made with #1 sock yarn. They were softer and fit JUST right. So I would suggest using #1 yarn for the best look and fit. I'm making one or two versions for each Granddaughter for Christmas. They work up really fast and easy. I have 4 colors of sock yarn to use, so I'm going to stay busy for a while! The pattern is really easy to follow and the pictures very helpful. I would purchase this again.
I’ve made two of these sweaters so far. The instructions are easy to follow and the sweaters fit the doll nicely. I made the tunic length and for row 15, I did 6 SC total in the waistband hdc rows to make the buttonhole spacing work for me. 1 skein of Premier Serenity sock weight yarn made a long sleeved tunic length sweater and a matching hat.
Easy to follow, and great variations, love this pattern !
Very nice pattern. Great instructions and illustrations and the fit is perfect.