Flower cardigan - updated version February 2013

February 25, 2013

Outside the window is still snowing and snowing... some members from our family love to playing with snow..:-)
Our Sunny and winter
Our Sunny and winter
..... and during that snowing I finished updated version of my Flower cardigan pattern :-)

Crochet flower cardigan, free crochet pattern, Vendula Maderska Design. Magic with hook and needles, VendulkaM
Flower cardiagn designed by Vendula Maderska
Oh, girls - I am so happy that you like my Flower cardigan design. Let me tell you some words about history of this pattern. It was one of my very first patterns I wrote. I made first version of this pattern in my native language in June 2010. Wow, the time is running so fast! The pattern was published in creativ magazine Practical women No 11/2010 also.



There are many many many different flower cardigans being made since that time. You could take a quick look here and see some creations. That all is work of the handy-ladies from Czech Republic and neighbours from Slovak Republic also.

In January 2012 I wrote english version of this pattern, but... because I have no practice how to write pattern for cardigan in english before, it is quite different writting and quite difficult for me then as in my native english -  it was wrote by confusing way a little bit. Everyone should have a practice, nobody is perfect! :-) So in July 2012 I wrote second version of the pattern. It was revised by native english speaker Norma (my big thanks Norma:-) ) , but althought I was tried hard and counted every stitch I made - I overlooked one stitch - and made mistake in yoke and .... OMG! I was so unhappy and frustrated about it ...  because of you, because I know, how frustrating could be the counting stitches again and again and unweaving the work again and again.. I am sorry for that.

Well, I wrote third and I really hope, that last version of this pattern :-) I am quite nervous about it.. It is revised, tested several times by me and friend of my Josie. I spent many time working on this pattern and re-counting the stitches - and I hope, that this time, it will be clear and no confusing and frustrating pattern finally. I hope that you will enjoy crocheting of this cardigan. It is described in detail in two sizes - for 3 and 5 years old child.

You could downland the Flower cardigan pattern here on this blog (it is free, in pdf version)

Some of my color variation of Flower cardigan :-)

Flower cardigan size 5 years old child
Flower cardigan size 3 years old child
Flower cardigan size 3 months old child
Flower cardigan size 3 years old child
Flower cardigan size 6 months old child
Flower cardigan size 3 years old child
Flower cardigan size3 and 5 years old child



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  1. This is one of my favourite cardigans. Thank You for all your hard work in writing the pattern for us all to enjoy.

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    1. Thank you very much! I am so happy you like my flower cardigan. I really hope, that now the crocheting will be fun:-) Yours, Vendula

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cardigans. I only wish I could make one. I'll have to look at the pattern to see how hard it looks. Do you think you can make a pattern for an adult version? If it would be easier the bottom doesn't have to be the shell stitch or whatever you would call it, just plain crocheting. Maybe I could handle that, since I am a beginner. I absolutely LOVE everything you create and think you are absolutely amazingly talented. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Dear July,
      thank youuuuuuu:-)) I am so happy you like this cardigan and my work..and I am honoured that my work would is inspirational for you.

      Well, I am not thinking I will make this type of cardigan for adults - but don´t be sad - another one is on my patterns waitting list:-)
      I send you many greetings, Vendy

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  3. Thanks for translating the pattern of the jacket, and of course for free.
    I'm gonna do with Catania cotton, I have enough colors in stock.
    The cardigan for my granddaughter Rosa, its certainly good on those fun colors!
    Thanks again! I admire your creations, they are beautiful!
    Greetings from the Netherlands of Bregit

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    1. Dear Bregit, Catania has wonderful colors! I really like this yarn. I hope, that your little Rosa will like it! Thank you very much for all your kind words, they are warming my heart. Thank you!
      Send you may greetings to Netherland,
      Vendy

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  4. Thank you very much for the pattern. It´s beautiful!!!
    I´ll try to do the cardigan to my daughter.
    Greetings from Costa Rica!!!

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    1. Hi Ana,
      thank you very much for your message. I am very happy you like the pattern and hope, that you little girl will like the cardugan also:-) Oh - from Costa Rica?:-) I send you many greetings, Vendula

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  5. Hello, I wrote you a letter on email some time ago, but you don't answer me, may be thought that it was spam.
    I like your work very much ))) and would like to buy some your things, but I'm from Russia, Moscow.
    What city do you live in? In april I'll be in Praha, may be also live there?

    Sorry, my english is not very vell )))

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    1. Hi :-),
      thank you very much for you message. I am sorry I didn´t answer you. You are right, your message was in spams.. Oh - it is so nice you want to know me :-), but I am living on the opposite site of Czech Republic, so far form Praque.. Don´t appologize for your english, I understand you very well:-)
      I send you many greetings to Moscow,
      Vendula

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  6. Hello Vendulka

    I am trying out your revised pattern for the Danish translation.

    This is size 3 years
    After yoke we have 250 stitches

    Round 1 of shell pattern is:

    3 CH (counts as 1st DC), skip 2 stitches, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC) all in the next
    stitch, skip 2 stitches, *1 DC, skip 2 stitches, (3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC) in next stitch, skip 2
    stitches*; repeat from * to end; turn

    In this way we end up with 2 stiches after the very last shell and the pattern tells us to end up with "skip 2 stitches" ..

    What to do?

    We have 2 stiches left on the row, we have to skip these, but skip to what? do we just leave these 2 stiches and turn?

    I hope you can help :)

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  7. It is lovely and your colour choice is absolutely gorgeous... <3 <3 <3
    I am going to make it for my three n half year old.

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  8. I have a question.. For 5 years old in the Shell pattern in round 5 it says repeat round 4 where we put 2 DC in the 1 DC from previous round. So in round 5 do we put 2 DC in each DC from previous round or 1 DC in each making up the 2 DC this way? Hope my question is understandable :) Your love is beautiful by tye way. Keep it up!!!

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  9. I have a question.. For 5 years old in the Shell pattern in round 5 it says repeat round 4 where we put 2 DC in the 1 DC from previous round. So in round 5 do we put 2 DC in each DC from previous round or 1 DC in each making up the 2 DC this way? Hope my question is understandable :) Your love is beautiful by tye way. Keep it up!!!

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