Eeek! I am so excited to be teaming up with a wonderful group of designers from Collective Crochet together to bring you a new crochet-a-long each month! Anastasia of Journey Chanel Designs will be hosting our first CAL with the OVERSIZE BIMINI CARDI. The free pattern will be released on her blog over the next few weeks. You can also purchase the convenient PDF pattern download of the complete pattern in the Journey Chanel Designs Etsy or Ravelry shops.
I had so much fun making the Bimini Cardi and it is a beautiful addition to my wardrobe! It has been just perfect to snuggle up with like a big wearable blanket or as a statement piece to pair with jeans without sacrificing comfort.
I used 6 balls of Bernat Little Tots in colourway All Blue to make the shorter version of the pattern. My gauge was a little off with a 6mm hook, but the drape was perfect so I opted to stick with it. My measurements before sewing were 28” x 46”. The oversize style makes the gauge and sizing very forgiving, it is the perfect project for beginners looking to expand their skill or make your first garment.
If you are familiar with Anastasia’s designs you know she has a way of making complicated looking textures and detail so very simple in concept. I was amazed at how easy it was to do the bow detail on the back of the cardigan and the collar portion. Based on first impressions, I was expecting it to be a lot more complicated.
To follow along and share your photos of the Oversize Bimini Cardi CAL head over to the Collective Crochet Together Facebook group. Look out every Monday starting Aug 19th for the new part of free pattern! Be sure to follow me on facebook and Instagram for my comments on each part of the CAL. I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful Cardi’s!