crochet hexagon top sweater virkad tröja av sexkanter

I found a such smartly designed children cardigan. I liked the idea using hexagons instead of the usual (granny) squares. Crochet is so creative since you kan start with a small piece of work, and slowly build it up to the size and shape you need. I made a sweater out of this patter, but I could easily have done a (buttoned) cardigan instead. The basic principles are the same.

This is a diagram to visualize the principles:

Green = the hexagon
Blue = added trims to get enough width, length and a neckline.

Sexkanttröja - crochet hexagon top sweater virkad tröja av sexkanter - diagram

I did like this:

  1. Crocheted two hexagons of the same size.
  2. Folded the hexagons into two "L":s
  3. Sew the seam of the sleeve (from neck to wrist).
  4. Sew the front- and back seam (left some extra open for the neck line)
  5. Added a skirt.
  6. Added lenght to the sleeves.

The yarn is Merino Gold Batik in white, pink and blue. I used hook nr 4,5 mm.

20141007_144816There are plento of children's hexagon sweater paterns which you can use as basic isntructions for an adult version.

crochet hexagon top sweater virkad tröja av sexkanter