Blank Canvas Cardi by Anna Erlandsson
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Blank Canvas Cardi

Crochet
April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in Double Crochet
4.5 mm
262 - 525 yards (240 - 480 m)
3M, 6M, 12M, 18M - customisable to make larger sizes as well
US
This pattern is available for free.

This pattern, or recipe more like, is for a basic baby/toddler sized crochet cardi in dc’s. It’s kind of like a blank canvas for you to ‘paint’ and customise with your own choice of colours, textures, embellishments, edgings, ribbing, buttons, zipper or whatever takes your fancy!

For my prototype pictured here, I used a cotton/linen mix DK weight yarn and added ruffles, crab stitch and some surface slip stitching for a girly, summery look. But if you swap ruffles for ribbing and surface crochet for stripes, you will get a more boyish cardigan. The idea is you pick the details yourself, to make it truly your own creation - or just leave as is for a versatile gender neutral look.

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