I thought I’d show you a project I did a while ago. A friend gave me a beautiful cotton cable jersey that she was no longer wearing. I wore it as a v-neck pullover for a while, but decided I would rather have a cardigan.
I had some crochet cotton in a similar beige colour. I bravely cut the jersey down the centre, using the cable pattern to guide me in a straight line. I turned and pinned the raw edges in by about 1cm, and secured them in place with a blanket stitch. I then stitched blanket stitch around the neck edge as well as the sleeve and hem edges.
This gave me a basis for the crochet work.
I worked around all the edges in double crochet. I added a few extra rows up and down the centre section to make up for the turned in raw edges. I finished these edges these off with a simple picot edging.
I attached a simple crochet covered button on one side with a crocheted a chain stitch loop fastening on the other.
It’s been a lovely addition to my wardrobe and a fun artisan project for this enthusiastic novice crocheter:-)
Here it is seen cheered up with a favourite lime green thrifted scarf of mine.