When I first saw Amanda Willams Versatility on Knitty, I knew I just had to make it for my sister as a Christmas present. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTversatility.html
The only problem is that I'm a better and faster crocheter than I am a knitter. I haven't knit anything in quite some time, and I knew my less-than-spectacular knitting skills weren't going to do much for me in terms of getting it done on time for Christmas. So, after looking at the pattern and it's many lovely pictures over and over again, I decided, "Hey! Maybe I can crochet
something that looks similar to this and has the same idea, only a bit different." After that, I started trying to figure out what I was going to do in terms of a pattern. I took a lot of notes on the knitted pattern, bookmarked the pattern, started calculating and bought the yarn I would need to create it. This is what I came up with, and I have to say, I'm quite proud!!
Finally, on to the pictures!!
I couldn't afford the 32 buttons needed that the original version called for, so I used ribbon to lace the front and back. I was a little worried about how it'd look at first, but decided later that it looked more like my sister.
The second in progress shot that I took. Sitting on top of my notes. I think this is about as close I could get to getting a accurate color shot.
Almost finished. Here you can kind of see the cable pattern I used, and the "mesh" surrounding that is just a basic granny square kind of stitch.
Hanging on a door to get better light and show the stitches much better. Woo! For crocheted cables!!
Laced up in the cardigan variation and hanging up.
Sorry if the pictures aren't too great. It's difficult taking pictures of yourself in something like this. I had a lot of fun making this though and I'm so ready to make one for myself! lol
If anyone's interested in a pattern, I kept all my notes so I might be able to come up with a comprehensible pattern.
Anyway, any comments/criticism would be awesome and greatly appreciated!! I'll answer all questions to the best of my ability. Hope I didn't bore you all to death with my ramblings and explanations.