Shawl Collar Sleeveless Crochet Jumper
You might remember, waaayyy back in October, I was working on a little granny square jumper for Matthew. Well by the end of October I was close to finishing but ran out of cream yarn….. so I put it in a project bag waiting to order the yarn I needed…. and promptly forgot all about it.
Last week I pulled it out and realised I still haven’t got any cream but if he doesn’t wear it now he will out grow it!
So I had a quick look, decided I could forgo the addition of sleeves and skipping the last two rows I’d intended for the bottom edge wouldn’t be the end of the world. I sewed in the ends and popped it onto my little man and I am pretty pleased with it! Yay – wearable baby boy crochet!
This whole project was really a vehicle for me to try out my shawl collar idea and I am so pleased with how that turned out. I just wish I had taken notes when I worked it out!
It was really intended for the autumn but winter/spring will be fine! I love the warm cosy colours and it still seems a bit 70s to me which I actually like.
A few technical notes for those who like to know!
It is all Stylecraft Special DK – soft, economical and hard wearing/washing! I have used shades Cream, Claret, Copper, Lime, Petrol & Gold.
The body is made of little 2 round granny squares with a third round of dc in each stitch, all joined by double crochet. The bottom edge is alternate fptr/bptr ribbing. The collar is my own design…. that I didn’t note down…. sigh. I do remember roughly and will reverse engineer the pattern at some point.
Hmmm, it might need a little cream edging around the arm holes though. What do you think?