Can you believe it? I know, right? I’m as shocked as you!
I’ve wanted to make this little cutie for a while but, I lacked the confidence. The thought of making a ‘sweater’ and being able to wear it once it was made, seemed a little unrealistic to me. I can wing a scarf or blanket.. but a sweater? Well, let’s just say I had my doubts.
It’s the “Cupcake” sweater found in Debbie Stoller’s The Happy Hooker.. and, beleive it or not, I followed the pattern and didn’t have much trouble reading it either. I had to stop and think a time or two.. even did a search for help once.. but in the end it turned out!
Now, let me say that this is a terrific book for beginners.. so easy and fun! And the patterns are fresh..not your granny’s crochet.
So, if you’re thinking, “I have that book”.. or “I’m gonna go buy that book”.. you might like to know they’ve made a few minor corrections and clarifications to some of the patterns. Finding this link to the revisions sure saved me some headache.
Now that I have my confidence built up a bit, I think I’ll splurge on some higher quality yarn and attempt another one. There are some amazing patterns over at Raverly.