Ever since I created the pattern for my Cozy Cocoon Cardigan, I have been even more intrigued with similar cardigan patterns and their construction. Like I have mentioned before, I don’t like difficult patterns! Crocheting is something I do to escape stress in my life! If I am crocheting a pattern and it is frustrating me, then I’m not having fun! Crocheting should be fun, right?
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I want to share with you and easy and fun cardigan pattern that I found on Craftsy. If you have never heard of Craftsy, it is a website that has numerous resources for crochet including free and paid patterns, yarn, hooks, kits, and classes. I came across a pattern kit called the Carleton Cocoon Sweater. I really love this cardigan! It is a lacy cardigan that features a batwing sleeve with ribbed cuffs and a lacy collar. The construction of the cardigan is similar to my Cozy Cocoon Cardigan but there are definitely elements that make it different and unique!
With the kit you receive 6 balls of yarn in the color of your choice along with a pdf file that you download for the pattern. One of the reasons I chose this pattern is because of the yarn that comes with the kit. The yarn is called Sprightly. I have used this yarn before in my Primrose Beanie. It is undoubtedly some of the softest acrylic yarn I have ever worked with! Another thing that surprises me about the yarn is how inexpensive it is for the quality. The yarn comes in 24 shades, so you are bound to find a color you love! The color I chose for my cardigan is Misty Blue. I have also bought the yarn in the colors Teal, Misty Purple and Sky Blue. They are all beautiful colors!
Some notes about the Carleton Cocoon Sweater pattern:
~ I found the gauge to be a little off. The pattern does provide a gauge swatch that you can crochet first. I really liked this because it gave me an idea as to how big the stitches would be. Depending on how loose or tight you crochet your stitches, your gauge could be different. Really no biggie!
~ The designer does mention how you can adjust the pattern if you would like to change the size. I really like when designers do this. It takes the guess work out of the pattern, and the frustration haha! After crocheting the pattern in the dimensions indicated, I would say that the sizing fit is a Large. Again, you can adjust the pattern to your sizing.
~ The pattern does provide a diagram with the dimensions of how wide and long your work should be. Again, I found this very helpful since my gauge was way off.
~ The designer indicates that the pattern is an “easy” level pattern. I agree with this as long as you know how to do some simple sewing. What I did find nice about the pattern is that it provides two methods for crocheting the cuffs. There is an “easy” method and an “advanced” method. I found this very helpful. If you are wondering, I chose the “easy” method.
All in all, I really love the look of the Carleton Cocoon Cardigan. It is a fun and easy pattern for beginner and experienced crocheters. There is just something about the feeling you get wearing a garment you made yourself!
Right now on Craftsy, you can purchase the Carleton Cocoon Sweater kit for only $17.36. That is for 6 balls of yarn and a pattern download! Honestly, I feel this is a steal! You have the pattern forever and can use it as many times as you want! Not to mention the yarn is amazing!
What is even better is that the Sprightly yarn itself sells for $2.37! This is awesome because maybe you want to make a cardigan not only for yourself, but for a gift as well. It is also great if you need to buy some extra yarn for a different size. Actually, it’s great if you just wanna buy some extra yarn, like me haha!!
NOTE – I did find a mistake in the pattern. I notified the designer and she got back to me right away with the corrections. She mentioned that because the pattern is sold in a kit, Craftsy puts the kit together and they must not of updated the pattern. If you choose to buy the kit, you can contact me or the designer and double check on the pattern first to see if Craftsy made the corrections.
If you have any additional questions about the kit or pattern, just leave them in the comments section and I will answer them!