Hello Thursday Readers! It's taken me almost 2 weeks to complete this sweet little red Sacque-but it's done. The full pattern can be found in Coats & Clark's 1975 "Learn How Book No.170-D". As much as I love everything about it; it's most likely I will not be making this one again even if commissioned. Yes, it is that tedious. However, it does turn out beautiful and the pattern is quite easy to follow. You can download the full pattern >>here<< and the crochet knot stitch used >>here<<.
* * * I found a great a tutorial on the stitch, too! It is not mine, but you can view it >>HERE<< * * *
Here are the details you should know before you can begin and what you will need:
I will say the Body part of this pattern kind of had me stumped. There really isn't an explanation on how to keep the back of the sleeves separate from the body yoke, as it seems to be explained as one whole piece or that is how I read it and I could have read it wrong-just know that. However, I did keep them separate-and the only problem that arose was the whip stitching of the back of the yoke to end of the inner sleeves. Again, I'm not 100% that is what the pattern calls for, but it seemed to work for me and you can't even tell from the back of the sweater. Yay! :)
All in all, I think it turned out great and is just so lovely. I am struggling with what type of bottoms might work best on it. If you know me, you know I do not like to put buttons and/or ribbons on sweaters, booties or bonnets. So we'll wait and see what happens when it shows up in my Etsy shop!
I hope everyone is having a great week and hello.. keep croch-yayin', yall!
Lord bless, Rose
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed.
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