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Topic: where to find a crochet pattern for a drape cardigan  (Read 11163 times)
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« on: December 19, 2009 01:33:04 PM »

Hi everybody

I've been scouring the web and craftster, but haven't found what I have in mind. I really would like to crochet an open draped cardigan that's so popular right now, but i can't seem to find one. does anybody know where i could find a free pattern for it? thanks a bunch!

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010 05:38:13 AM »

i would just make a regular cardigan (one that fits your fancy) and then add a triangle to either side to make it drape.  that's how they do it on the reconstruction forum.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 05:12:58 PM »

it could be done, as described above exactly, however crochet is very stiff and jersey (the material in that picture) is very very light and made with stretch in it to give it a lot of "hang". I am not sure that you would be able to get what you are looking for in crochet. Unless you made a crochet sweater and sewed on rectangles of jersey fabric.  Undecided


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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010 11:26:51 AM »

Crochet doesn't have to be stiff, but it probably won't look like the picture. The March/April (current) issue of Crochet Today magazine actually has a Drapey Vest pattern in it. It's the same style as the cardigan just without the sleeves.


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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012 07:34:47 AM »

I have two suggestions.  First, if you use a very soft baby yarn and a slightly open or lacy stitch, it should drape just fine.  Second, all you have to do to get the drape is to make the front of the cardigan 12' to 18', depending on how drapey you want it, at the front of each side.  Shape the neck and armholes as usual.  The long rectangles will fall in a drape down the front.
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