Crochet Cake Envy Cardi by Donna Bondy

Crochet Cake Envy Cardi by Donna Bondy

Donna Bondy

Donna Bondy

I love to crochet and have been crocheting 30+ years. I am also a designer and the majority of my designs are clothing to fit larger sizes. You can find me on Ravelry under the name of Crochet Ninja. I hope you enjoy my designs and if you have any helpful suggestions, just leave them in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Crochet Cake Envy Cardi by Donna Bondy

  • January 10, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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    This is my first time making a sweater but I am wondering if there is an error in the pattern at Front Left.. # 12 it reads Ch 3, [3 dc in next ch 3 sp] 5 times, 3 dc in last ch 3 sp , turn… Should there not be a chain 1 after each of the sets of 3 dc, seeing that in the next row it calls for doing a sc in the ch1 space.

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    • Donna Bondy
      January 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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      Yes, you are correct. The pattern for Front Left #12 should read: Ch 3, [3dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1] 5 times, 3 dc in last ch 3 sp, turn. My apologies for any inconvenience or confusion. I have updated the pattern so it is correct.

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  • December 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm
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    This is the first time I have used one of your patterns but I see you use turning chains a lot and while I have been crocheting for a long time and have used many patterns I don’t remember seeing this before. So for example on this pattern for the end of the second row you say to sc in the top of the turning chain, then you have sc in the 5th ch of the turning chain now I will probably feel silly when you answer but I am totally confused

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    • Donna Bondy
      December 21, 2017 at 12:35 am
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      Hi Lesley, I do use my turning chains a lot, and my reason is simply for looks. I find crocheting on top of a turning chain leaves a bit of a gap, where if you crochet in one of the chains of the turning chain, there isn’t as much of a gap. I find it looks better and is more consistent with how the start of the row looks. With the start and end of the row looking symmetrical, you can’t tell the start of the rows with the end of the rows in your finished product. To me this looks more “finished”.

      Now, for your specific question around row 2. I have you placing a sc on top of the turning chain, and in the 5th ch of the turning chain. This keeps the sides straight and the stitches consistent with the start of the row. The sc on top of the turning chain at the end of row 2 is the same as your first sc in the chain 1 space at the beginning of row 2. The sc in the 5th ch of the turning chain at the end of row 2 is the same as your first sc in the first dc at the beginning of row 2.

      Sc on top of turning chain (end) = sc in ch 1 sp (beginning)
      Sc in specific stitch of turning chain (end) = sc in first dc (beginning)

      This way each side of the row is a mirror image of the other side and, in my opinion, looks more polished and finished. I hope I have cleared up the confusion 🙂

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