Hope you had a lovely Christmas break! I really enjoyed the last couple of days with no alarm clock telling me to get up in the morning and just have some relaxing time around my loved ones :) Obviously, I put some crochet under my Christmas tree and now after it’s been gifted I’m allowed to finally show it off.

As soon as I had the last edition of the Inside Crochet pattern compilation in my hands I knew that I needed to make this ultra-cute paper doll cardigan. To be honest it actually caught my eye the first time I saw it in Inside Crochet, then ended up on my VERY long (most likely too long) list of projects I want to do and when I saw it again I was reminded that it would make a perfect Christmas present.

Paper Dolls Cardigan

I changed the yarn, which involved a bit of a pattern adjustment. This was primarily due to the fact that the new owner’s mum prefers easy to care for items and also I didn’t have any 4ply yarn in my stash.

Paper Dolls Cardigan

I ended up using Stylecraft Special DK in grape and duck egg for the cardigan and a 4 mm hook. Besides playing a bit with the sizing I also adjusted the overall length of the cardigan to make it more of a universal item to be worn also over some jeans.

Paper Dolls Cardigan

I even managed to find my button box in one of our moving boxes :) So wooden star buttons it was.

Paper Dolls Cardigan
Paper Dolls Cardigan

The cardigan was well received by its new owner. I’m actually pretty jealous that I’m not a 2 year old anymore who can get away with wearing paper doll cardigans! ;)

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I’m San and I’m the voice behind Loopsan. I’m a scientist by day (oh-no nerd alarm ;-)) but at night I turn into a crafter with heart. I love to crochet, bake, travel, keep memories in photographs and love everything DIY.


  1. That’s beautiful. How easy was it to adjust the size? I’d love to make it and have loads of that yarn and the patten. So many things I want to make in that special issue!

    • San Reply

      Thanks Anna :)it was actually quiet straight forward. I made a swatch and looked how much bigger it was than the gauge stated in the pattern and went down to the size I needed :) to make it longer just add more rows before you start the arm bit :) hope that helps :)

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