Hello again! I’m so excited to share this beautiful crocheted sweater that I made last winter. It might just be the perfect sweater to transition seasons in (although I have another amazing sweater to share on another day that I could say the same about!).
This is the Homebody Sweater and the name fits it perfectly. It’s that type of perfectly cozy, slouchy, curl-up-on-the-couch kind of sweater that you will want to wear over and over again and never take off….even when you know curling up on the couch won’t happen until the end of the day when the kids are finally in bed.
I found this pattern on Megmade With Love (here). The pattern was easy to follow and a great beginner pattern if you’ve never made any wearable garments before. I had a little bit of trouble with the ribbing at the bottom and frogged it so many times but don’t let that scare you away! With the larger hook size and sport weight yarn the ribbing was looking a little loose. My best advice for that is to just try to crochet tighter on that part or even go down a hook size. I ended up sticking to the hook that the pattern called for and am very happy with how it turned out. Next time I might go down a hook size though. If you go down a hook size just make sure you do extra rows if needed to get the right overall width that you need for the sweater to fit you.
I recently purchased garment tags to add to my handmade items and just love how professional it makes everything look. I’m feeling very official now! The tags can be found from Brick Bubble (here) out of Canada. I ordered the Cinnamon color in the 1″x 2.125″ size with holes. The orientation is called “Fold Over Up Right” which means if it were on the brim of a hat and flipped up, it would still be facing the right way.
One last final thing to note about it… as you can see I decided to sew the shoulder seams up more than pattern calls for. This is an easy adjustment to make so it fits you how you feel most comfortable. I like dressing pretty modestly and although I think the off-the-should-look with a Half Tee (here) under it would look cute, I decided I’d get the most use out of it like this!
I have several other things lined up to share in the coming weeks as well as the cutest baby cardigan that is my very own design!