Lacy cardigans are just the thing for a waning summer and early fall.
Why is crochet lace such a beautiful and versatile technique? In fact, it’s because it’s the one crocheting application in which the voids are at least as important as the stitched portions. In reality, the crocheted sections are merely an outline to the voids. Interestingly, while the intricacy of the patten determines the difficulty of a particular piece, overall lace work is actually fairly easy. It’s great for quickly working up a garment that says YOU. Moreover, you could use ombre yarns to great effect, but the nice thing is you don’t have to. The variegated texture made using this technique works equally well, or perhaps even better in monochrome.
Blossoming Beauty Cardigan Free Crochet Pattern
The Blossoming Beauty is a classic lacy cardigan with different patterning of voids on the sleeves and the body of the sweater. It’s a fun project that will create a garment suitable for all occasions, and a fabulous present for someone special as well.
Lacy Top Cardigan
The Lacy Top cardigan is a beautiful, casual example of this form of crocheting. Even though it is patterned, the intricate arrangement of voids gives it an almost random appearance that seems to move and shimmer. The neckline tie-off is just the cherry on top of a wonderful project.
Designer: Doris Chan