When I saw this idea, I just had to share. Matilda uses a sewing machine to finish off the cut edge to create the cardigan, but I’d use a pretty scrap of yarn to crochet over that raw edge – just to make it crochet! Changing the buttons could really add a lot of pizazz too!
If you don’t already own a cardigan you want to cut up, go to the thrift store (or your friend’s closet – with her permission) to get one in a color you love. Then get out your scissors and make yourself a cowl. Truly crochet for the lazy person! Get yourself here for the tutorial. I can imagine making one in Christmas colors for that time of the year, on in glitzy yarn for a special evening out, and even ones made from kids’ cardigans in team colors. It just doesn’t get any easier than this!
By jd wolfe