Crochet Pattern: Whirl Mandala Cardigan from Lilla Bjorn’s Crochet World
Links to Pattern: Ravelry, Mijo Crochet Website
Yarn: Ashley’s Crochet “Cone Flower” / Around 250 grams (I used 1 cake, and a bit from another cake)
Hook: 3.5mm Clover
Where do you usually start with a project? With the yarn, the pattern, or just the feels?
Because I honestly do not know why did I make this? I know that I wanted to make a gift for a friend, and the colors of this yarn remind me of her.
But because this took me some time to finish, I questioned myself from time to time, why did I pick this pattern for her?!?
Maybe because I thought it was an easy quick pattern. Indeed, it was easy, but it was NOT quick. I started this some time in the 2nd week of July (hoping to finish it by her birthday), and now it’s the 2nd week of August. It took so long to finish that I honestly don’t know if I still like it or not. But at least, it was only a month overdue. =)
Or maybe I pick this pattern because it uses Scheepjes Whirl? I find that the gauging of Ashley’s Crochet yarns (as well as other local yarn mixes) are not that far from Scheepjes Whirl. For those who got stuck on what pattern to pick best for local (Philippine) yarn mixes, you can check patterns in Ravelry that are made from Scheepjes Whirl.
For this Mandala Cardigan, I think a cotton mix is more ideal, like poly cotton, to give it a stiff to hold the form.
Now for #bloggperpose… This is not mine (unless the friend decided she want another kind of crochet stuff) so I’m trying to hold myself from bloggerposing it.