The winning pattern is the Cardigan with a Twist!
For the cardigan, the pattern materials are; 6-10 skeins of Bernat Saluki and a J hook. Bernat Saluki is a discontinued 3-ply acrylic yarn that’s about 150 yds per skein. I’m going to use the size 10 version of this pattern so I’ll need 1050 yards. I’m going to use the Bamboo Pop I got at an estate sale that’s a DK weight. I have 4 skeins at 292 yards per skein. One thing I've already noticed about the pattern is that the sizes are not supplemented by measurements so a 1980s size 10 might be different from a 2019 size 10.
Even though the hippo lost, Bree from Bree’s Crochet Boutique has offered to make it. She's made tons of amigurumi so it will be fun to see how this turns out for her. You can see her work here.
This month is the one year anniversary of this blog! To celebrate, I’m going to give away some of the projects that I made over the last year. Here’s a roundup of the patterns I made and the years we spent some time in.
April 2018 – We went back to 1979 and I made a popcorn purse and added a lining in Star Wars fabric. It won an award at the county fair and I ended up selling it.
May 2018 – Off to 1982 where I made a capelet in Lion Brand Jeans yarn. This sits at my desk to keep me warm in the winter.
June 2018 – Just one year back to 1981 to a very odd little bear was the pattern that month. He went charity so a kid could love him.
July 2018 – We went all the way back to 1966. This time I made a Barbecue Mitt that turned into a creature. I gave this one away in a contest.
August 2018 - What would 1978 be without a scared squirrel? Hopefully a kid will love this. It also went to charity.
September 2018 - This time it's 1985 and some super cute leg warmers that went to charity.
October 2018 – 1963 was one Holly Glass Muff without the Holly. I have this around a jelly jar and it holds tools.
November 2018 – 1978 was a semi-traditional scarf with granny squares on the ends. It sold at the annual November sale.
These last four are the ones I still have and will be giving away:
December 2018 – 1980 – The angel
January 2019 – 1981 – A place mat made of motifs
February 2019 -1965 – The pillbox hat
March 2019 – 1955 - The baby’s visor hat
We’ll give away the angel first. To enter you just need to comment on my blog, Instagram or Facebook post this week and I'll draw a name on Saturday, April 6th. You get one entry for each location so up to three entries per item. Good luck!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.