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« on: April 15, 2010 03:03:25 AM »


I bought this jacket a couple years ago, the hood was soooo cute and I loved the cheery colors too. Both my daughters wore it, and the youngest still does. It makes me happy whenever she does. :-)

So when I started thinking about making them a new cardigan, I thought long and hard about how to  make a similar hood. AND to incorporate as well my current favorite crocheted feature, the granny square (& its variations)

After numerous sketches and ripping and recrocheting, here's the result. I'm so happy with it :-D
Only flaw is the hood is actually the right size for my oldest, while the body fits perfectly my youngest.. Ahem. Please pretend you didn't know ;-)


Then I made another one for my older daughter, this time without the hood. What I love is the feminine look of the flare given by the triangle grannies around the hips.

Now I totally need one for myself too. :-D

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 03:22:08 AM »

Those are AMAZING!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 03:44:26 AM »

These are definitely gorgeous. I'm jealous of your daughters - I want a pointed hook jacket. I also really like the granny squares adding the extra bits of interest - makes it seem more elfish to me. The colouring is really sweet as well.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010 04:16:50 AM »

These are adorable (as are your daughters)!  Those granny squares/triangles are a lovely feature.  I would totally wear both those cardigans myself.    Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010 04:18:39 AM »

Those are both beautiful, you did a great job and I agree - those triangles do give it some feminine shaping - I want one for myself too!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010 04:58:23 AM »

I absolutely adore the blue one with the huge hood. Its soo cute. Overly large hoods are very popular right not where I live. Lots of teens/kids wear them. So your daughter is actually in high fashion. ^-~
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010 05:01:33 AM »

Wow these are gorgeous!
Very very pretty, I love the granny squares being included, and the colours are just lovely.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010 05:23:39 AM »

wow, thanks everybody for the great comments.. so glad you like them as much as I do ! :-D
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010 06:13:07 AM »

Those are amazing! I would totally wear one of those myself, too!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010 06:48:49 AM »

I love the blue one!
Way too cute... Great job!
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2010 08:09:22 AM »

Wow, they're lovely.  The blue one is my favorite--the colors are amazing!  Want to adopt me and crochet me a hoodie?  (I'm done with college--I'd be cheap!)
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010 09:09:47 AM »

Very NICE!!! I'd even like to make one for myself.
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010 09:40:16 AM »

Wow, they're lovely.  The blue one is my favorite--the colors are amazing!  Want to adopt me and crochet me a hoodie?  (I'm done with college--I'd be cheap!)

Ha Ha  Grin Wink

And for the others... you've motivated to get started on mine: I'm swatching and swatching :-)
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2010 11:39:54 AM »

Those are wonderful!  Your thumbnail pic caught my eye right away, and I HAD to click to see what it was!
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2010 12:09:59 PM »

those are so cool i love them!!!:)
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2010 12:20:11 PM »

They are both gorgeous!!!  You did an amazing job!  I can't believe you made your own pattern...

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2010 01:49:22 PM »

So cool.  You definitely have to make yourself one!
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2010 01:34:59 AM »

You're amazing! Those are so super cute, and you're dead on; the flare makes it more feminine AND fun! I really hope you make yourself one, and if you post notes on it I'll be one of the first to try my hand as well :3 I've been looking for a cute jacket/cardigan to crochet, and yours is very inspiring!
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2010 07:37:20 AM »

Love it, great job!
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2010 09:34:02 AM »

Very clever on the hood.
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2010 06:57:22 AM »

These are uber-cute, I love 'em! And I, too, would wear one in a heartbeat. Wink
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2010 05:36:26 PM »

These are adorable jackets!

My question is about your backdrop.  Where did you get that fabric?  Can you please share the Designer and Pattern name?  I would love to locate some on the internet.  Thanks you so much! 

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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2010 12:52:42 AM »

These are adorable jackets!

My question is about your backdrop.  Where did you get that fabric?  Can you please share the Designer and Pattern name?  I would love to locate some on the internet.  Thanks you so much! 

Carrie

HI carrie, thanks and about the fabric... Ha, sorry it's absolutely vintage, old curtains from my mom so I wouldn't be able to tell you any details about where/when she bought them... so glad you like it btw, I kind of worried it would look "too" vintage ;-)
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2010 08:24:34 AM »

Oh well.  Thanks anyway.  The fabric is great!  I love it.  
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2010 12:55:47 PM »

So adorable. I wish the weather was cooler here to warrant making one of these for myself and one for each daughter.
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2010 02:26:25 PM »

if you ever come up with an adult pattern i would buy it!!!
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2010 07:46:48 AM »

Thanks..  Grin Grin
I'm about to finally buy yarn for one in my size.. exciting! (had to order a color card first, as no yarn store around carrying Cascade 220 here in France  Tongue  )
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2010 03:40:11 PM »

The blue one is absolutely perfect! I can understand Your obsession with every kind of granny squares...They hide inside endless possibilities of application! @;)
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2010 08:57:02 PM »

ohhhhhh how amazing! I love them both! And your girls are too cute Smiley
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