I’ve wanted to do an adult crochet project for a while and came across this post a couple of weeks ago
So I’ve used this pattern as a basis for this Cardigan. Basically you make two hexagon granny squares – 6 sides instead of 4 untill you get to the size you require.
I used Rowan Purelife organic cotton in 4 ply – the colour is Rhubarb. It is great to crochet with as it does not split. I used a 4.5mm hook and did 22 rounds to get my size – 44 chest. I did 10 extra rows on each side of the back for the back neck. I finished it off with 2 rows of double crochet and a third with a bead above every cluster. As the cardigan wraps slight at the front I made a rose and have attached it to a pin to secure the front.
I’m pleased with the result it fits well, but I’m going to have to get used to the flared sleeves. I will probably make another one in maybe Aran like the orignal one.
I must also get better at showing and photographing my projects.