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 had 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! ;)

Happy Crocheting!

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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.

2 Comments

  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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