Lately, I’ve been trying to find that extra special winter sweater that’s warm and doesn’t itch. I’ve been able to find some great sweaters at reasonable prices at the local flea market or in a few second hand shops, but these spots rarely have anything for kids. For my children, I tend to shop at Cyrillus for wool sweaters and also Monoprix for their reasonably priced cashmere sweaters. At the moment, I am yearning for something more original. Therefore, I decided to work on customizing my very own sweater. With a crochet hook and a ball of yarn I have revamped this H&M ivory colored sweater. In just a few minutes and without too much time on my hands, I made this special sweater that my daughter just loves. This DIY project is easy enough to do with your kids. The possibilities are endless for customizing the sweater and I’m very happy with the results!
You will need:
- a sweater (second hand or from the flea market if possible!)
- a pair of scissors
- a ball of yarn
- a crochet hook
Decide how you would like to customize your sweater. Be creative and have fun! There are no rules. You can also include pompoms.
Wrap the yarn around your fingers to cut out equal size fringe. I cut strings that measure approximately 20 cm for the front and 5 cm for the shoulders.
Push your crochet hook through a stitch in your sweater. Slip a piece of cut string folded in half around your hook. Pull this string through the stitch in your sweater. Once pulled partially through, a loop is formed. Pull the two other ends of the string through this loop with your fingers or your crochet hook. Repeat with all other strings.
After a few minutes, a very beautiful sweater is ready to be worn and no one will ever have the same one! 😉
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