Hi, all! I’m popping into your feeds today with an “On My Hook” post to show you a sweater that I am suuuper excited about! I mentioned in my last OMH post that I had been working on a couple of items over the holidays that I wanted to share with you; this is one of them!
But first, some backstory. Over the course of 2019, I have been trying to expand my crochet skills and have slowly been getting more comfortable with making garments. I started with the Indie Boho Vest, then I worked up the Etna Tee by Nomad Stitches, and finally the Slouchy Stripe Cardigan by Sewrella (the last two of which I haven’t blogged about yet because time really got away from me. Pics of the last two below.)
Now I have added one more garment to my collection: the Rosebud Raglan!
I had been eyeing this beautiful pattern for months (and had the yarn in my stash, teasing me!) before I finally had the chance to do some me-crocheting and devote myself to just this project over Christmas.
The Rosebud Raglan is a top-down raglan sweater, which is the first raglan pull-over style sweater I’ve tried (The striped cardigan is also raglan style but since it is open in the front, it is worked a bit differently). The Rosebud Raglan uses the seed stitch (also known as the griddle stitch or lemon peel stitch), which alternates single crochets and double crochets to create a textured fabric. So simple! It amazes me that such a simple stitch pattern can create such a beautifully textured and interesting fabric.
I used Lion Brand Heartland in Badlands for this sweater (still swooning over this colour-way, tbh). I made sure to gauge swatch before beginning (always check your gauge!) and was pleased that this yarn and the hook size called for in the pattern matched the gauge perfectly!
The sizing was spot on and I followed the pattern almost exactly *except* I decided to add two rows to the bottom of the sweater to make it a smidge longer.
The pattern was a dream to work up; very easy to follow. Janine’s patterns are so skillfully made, since she has each pattern professionally graded, tech edited and tested.
I think the Rosebud Raglan is probably my most wearable garment to date! I’m very excited to keep expanding my crochet skills through garment making. I just need to decide which pattern to try next! Feel free to leave recommendations in the comments; I’d love to hear what garments and patterns you’ve tried, since I’m just starting out on my own garment journey.
Photo time! But first, Pin this baby for later.
Here are some progress photos:
And here she is all finished!
Have you made any garments? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments!
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9 thoughts on “Rosebud Raglan by Knits ‘n Knots”
This looks wonderful! I’ve never tried a sweater before, however you make it seem so doable! And the way you presented your project, well it just makes me want to attempt one for myself. Thank you!
love all your garment makes pictured…..I’ve made a few, most of the patterns I’ve used are from Ashlea at HeartHookHome.com
, she is also on facebook ….. go check out her amazing patterns, easy and adorable, I think you’ll want to try one or ALL of them – hahaha
Thanks for the recommendation, Darla!
Which size did you make?
I made the XL.
What I REALLY like about this post is your photos-along-the-way: they are immensely helpful ! 🙂
But I also REALLY like your initial words about the excitement of making garments – something I’ve decided I simply have to do or die trying.
(Mind you, I might kark from old age in the process ..)
A very nice and practical post. Jillian ! – and you are a very pretty young lady. Heavens ! – now I know I’m ancient: it’s only genuine oldies who say things like that. Sighh ..
Haha, thanks so much, Margaret-Rose! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this journey as much as I am!
Hi Jillian! Wow, It’s stunning and looks amazing on you! I love the colour! Thanks for making it look so achievable! I too bought this pattern some months ago but have not had the courage to start it…thanks for inspiring me!
How long long did it take you to complete?
Thank you so much, Ellie! It took me about a week to complete it; I just couldn’t put it down once I had started! It seems daunting at first but once you get started it’s really straight forward! 🙂