- US terms and measurements
- Pattern provided includes sizes and directions for Cactus Sweater in 6, 12, 18, and 24 month.
- Skill level Adventurous Beginner with experience in the round and desire to try intarsia
- Simple stitches include ch, hdc, sc, sc2tog
- Gauge 10 hdc over 8 rows = 4x4 inch square swatch
Materials you need at home:
- US M/9.00mm crochet hook
- Medium weight yarn Vanna's Choice in Linen, Olive, and Charcoal Grey
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Who doesn’t need a cactus sweater?! This sweater is worked in the round, minimizing the amount of sewing long sections of the garment. The yoke is used to join the sleeves and body together, then decreases to create the collar. The cactus design is worked into the body (intarsia) using two strands of yarn. I love making these sweaters for a quick baby shower gift (around 4-6 hours of work), and to use up my spare bundles of yarn.
The pattern includes written instructions, cactus charts, walk-through pictures, and pictures of the garment. Medium weight yarn is used for the sweater, creating a light-weight but warm gesture of love.
Hello! CocoaBe started with a dream of mine three years ago. I love crochet and the creative outlet it gives me. My mom taught it to me when I was seven years old. I found a blanket in her pattern book and wanted to try it so badly! It had two rows and at the time that seemed so daunting and the process so time-consuming. But she helped me get started and showed me the basics. She completed one row, then I raced to finish the next row. Back and forth we went until we had a beautiful afghan for my bedroom. I still have it! :) And the pattern! I hope my patterns will inspire you for years to come and be cherished with your family as well.
My design aesthetic is to create modern and simple designs with cozy-textured feels. It is truly my goal to create patterns that inspire love, joy, and cozy-feels (not frustration and despair!) <3 Happy Crochet!
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