Going on from my Crochet Clothing post it seems I’ve accidently joined in with another crochet trend in making this jumper for my sister’s birthday – Crochet Ombré.
She’s a big fan of the colour yellow. She quite likes the muted tones but she REALLY likes the bright, bold, hit you in the face kinda yellows! I swear my nephew should be wearing sunglasses every time he goes into his bedroom!
After she expressed a liking to my green jumper it seemed logical to make a yellow one for her for her birthday. I couldn’t bring myself to make the whole jumper in the brightest yellow that I knew she’d love though. I started out with that intention but I’m a bit more colour resevered and some kind of psychological barrier prevented me from doing it.
So, I went for an Ombré approach instead – and this gave me the perfect excuse to set up a new pinterest board!
I made this jumper using the same pattern as my green jumper but as I’m still experimenting with the pattern I made it longer, with a bigger hook and a looser tension. There’s that impatient crocheter coming out again!
The finished result came out lovely and snuggly – perfect for chilling out in leggings and big fluffy socks.
And, I think the ombré pattern works really well. I used a bright yellow, a more muted tone and then a cream. I’m really pleased with the finished result and this won’t be the last ombré item I make – I like this trend! It might help me to make bolder colour choices.
Keep an eye out for the jumper pattern – it’s coming soon!
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