When I first started crocheting again, I was quite interested in having a go at making some baby cardi's. So I found a couple of patterns and bought some baby yarn. Unfortunately I was completely rubbish at it, my increasing and decreasing looked like the edges were mouse eaten, and no matter how many times I undone and redid I couldn't make it look any better. So I ended up knitting a few and they were perfect. Although I can knit I much prefer crocheting so I was a little frustrated. I have had no issues in making my blankies and shawls, I am over the moon with the way they have turned out.
So the other day when I found a little cardi pattern in a magazine I thought I would give it another go.
I went out bought two lots of Aran yarn and proceeded to make the cardi.
It was horrible, it looked awful, I didn't like the shape or the yarn. So I undid it all.
Now I'm left with Aran yarn that I didn't know what to do with.
Then I remembered on a blog called Suz Place by a lovely lady called Sue, she had made a bath mat, so I went and had another look and thought it would be a great way to use my unwanted, unliked yarn.
It was great, I used 3 strands of 3 different colour Aran yarn and a 10.00m hook. It was so quick to make and I thought the affect of using the 3 different yarns looked brilliant.
I am thinking that I might make it another row longer, so it's a rectangle not square and maybe make a smaller one for our downstairs loo.
But I am still unable to crochet a reasonable looking baby's cardi.
Then I found a website called Craftsy and on there they have video tutorials and one is a step by step guide, by Linda Permann for making a baby's cardi. So I'm wondering even though you have to pay for the tutorial, will it be worth my money if at the end of it and can make a lovely little jumper or cardigan. She takes you through each step, from how to understand the pattern to putting together at the end.
I also think you keep the tutorial for ever, so you can view it as many times as you wish and you can do the tutorial in your own time
And then maybe i would even be able to progress onto adult garments.
What do you think?
Are there any of you that have made any cardigans or jumpers whether for an adult, child or baby.
Any advice will be good advice ladies.