Have you ever tried to make a sweater, but had trouble sewing it together after all of the pieces where completed? This adorable Cutie Bug Cardi sweater, pattern found here, is crocheted in one piece starting from the neckline. This type of garment construction is called top-down with raglan sleeves. A raglan sleeve is simply a sleeve that continues in one piece from the neck of the garment down to the end of the sleeve and does not have a shoulder seam. And because the body of the sweater is worked all at once, you don’t have a side seam either! Top-down raglan construction is one of the easiest ways to crochet or knit a sweater. If you’ve never tried it, here’s your chance.
This is a larger project than those we normally feature, but I’m sure you will agree that the results are worth the effort. This children’s sweater is adorable, isn’t it? For this project we’ve chosen Primo® yarn from Premier.
Primo is an easy care, anti-pilling acrylic yarn that is perfect for new moms and lasting heirloom projects. It’s springy twist offers great stitch definition and amazing softness. Primo comes in a collection of 13 spring and pastel colors for beautiful baby and kids knits. This project has directions for sizes 6 months through 6 years.
You will need a size H crochet hook, yarn needle and 3 buttons. Ready to get started?
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Ever Soft is another soft acrylic yarn that is great for baby and kids projects like the Ever Soft Baby Squares Blanket. Click here to read more about it.
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