I go down the Ravelry rabbit hole every once and a while. My favorite feature is seeing what other people’s projects look like. I found Crochet Kitten’s Pussy Cat Sweater during one of these sessions. I originally wanted to make this vintage version. I bought the pattern and asked a knowledgeable friend to share what steel crochet hooks were. Jokes on me because those suckers are the tiniest things ever.

I made the medium size. This came out bigger than I thought probably for a couple of reasons: 1) I do not make gauge swatches (I know I know); and 2) I steam blocked it to make the acrylic softer and then over zealously stretched it to make the little shells come out.

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Next time I will add some length to the front and back. I am really hoping, in the winter, I can wear it with a tucked into a circle skirt and look cute and vintage!

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PATTERN NOTES

This was mainly fine and I am a novice at crochet. While I admit I only count my cast-ons as I am going and do not double check, I ended with with extras at the end both for the front and the back. I incorporated the extra links into the final shells on the first row. I have to make the skirt first though!

WHAT I DID

I used Caron Simply Soft in Light Green. ┬áIt weighs like 5 thousand pounds but when I put it on it is fine. Caron makes a Simply Soft Light that isn’t sold in certain big box stores and is only available on the website. I wanted to use that really bad but I didn’t want to pay shipping.

20150620-4Final Verdict: I would/will totally make this again. I think the blocking made it bigger so lesson learned there. Once you get going this comes together really quickly!

1 COMMENT

  1. It looks adorable! And I’m amazed you do anything with yarn in the summer. I feel like it makes my body temp go up 5 degrees if I touch it between May and August.

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