Remember the crocheted granny hexigon baby sweater that I introduced last summer in beautiful cotton colors? Well here is that same baby sweater done in chunky yarn, for a winter weight garment that can be worn as a coat in the early Spring. I can't say enough times how amazing this pattern is, especially for those (like me) who either don't like the idea of crocheting sleeves separately, or for those who are newbies to crochet but are ready to tackle a simple garment. Oh, and I almost forgot, this is also great for those of us who love to crochet but really don't have the time to invest in a project that requires a huge time commitment. As far as sweaters go, this is quick—take my word for it, this is the fourth one I've made. I'd never make more than one of something that I couldn't whip up!
You can find the basic pattern for this sweater here. Follow the pattern to create the basic body shape, and then if you like what I've done, follow my instructions for the trim. Which I'll be posting here shortly. (Sorry, gotta go make a huge batch of challah rolls for a sheva brachas (festive meal after the wedding, done for seven days) that we're making in the neighborhood for a new bride and groom.)
Oops almost forgot, you can crochet a winter weight version in either chunky weight yarn, or if you like the look of this sweater, do what I did and crochet with two strands of sport weight yarn. I combined light blue and the darker blue that you can see in the hat. I love this technique — how about combining orange and magenta? Beige and white? Pink and creme?
And the hat? I'll post the pattern for that separately, so stay tuned. And as always, if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them if I can! Just leave me a comment or contact me by email.