I am NOT a winter person. BUT! I am a crafty wool person and the cold weather does inspire the hook and needles to come out and get hooking and click clacking.
Here is a free pattern from lionbrand called "Flutter Baby Top"(You will need to make register with them to access their free patterns but it's worth it. There are heaps!)This jacket/cardi all made in one piece. Nifty huh?
The pattern is for sizes 3 months up to 4 years: made with Babysoft 5 ply and a 3.25 mm (or US F-5) (see picture from the pattern below)
TO MAKE IT BIGGER: I used 8 ply and a a size 5 mm hook or (US H-8) to make it for my daughter who is 6 years old. I added some rows to the length which I found was easy thanks to the diagram. It worked a treat!
(and its also fits me as a little 3/4 sleeve bolero.)
What woolies are you making for winter? Or are you in the Northern Hemisphere and crocheting cotton?
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