This week I started a new crochet project, Baby Cardigan, by Linda Permann. I'm taking Linda's class: Crochet: Beyond Rectangles on Craftsy. Since I'm a self taught crocheter, I thought taking some kind of crochet class may help me tremendously. And in Linda's class, we are crocheting a baby cardi to learn simple garment construction. So pictured here I have the back piece completed and 1 sleeve (unseamed). I'm crocheting this sweater in Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo in Cherry Blossom Colorway. I love working with this yarn! It's very smooth and has a subtle sheen that makes the cardi look very cute! I have some green yarn in my stash somewhere that will end up being the contrasting color on this cardi. Of course, I don't have any newborns in my life, but I have a garment stand that I plan on putting this cardigan on in my craft space. The garment stand is just the right size for doll or newborn clothes and a great way to show off my first crocheted cardigan!
If you want to learn how to crochet, you can take Vickie Howell's Crochet Lab: Basic Techniques & Patterns class to learn the basics or Linda Permann's Crochet: Beyond Rectangles class to learn how to take your work beyond dishcloths and scarves, both available on Craftsy!