You know that game where someone says a word and you say the first thing that comes to mind and that cycle just kind of continues? I feel like that is how I name my designs haha. It is no secret that a lot of my designs have some kind of Disney related influence and this one is no exception. While all of my designs so far have been inspired by different Disney characters, I attempted to have this design be inspired by a Disney Landmark rather than a person. I have always felt this desire to translate landscapes and environments into a piece of clothing, which has proven to be a very challenging concept to explain and execute, but I figured what better place to start than a place that is very significant to my life, Disneyland.
There are times when I see a stitch and know immediately that I have to incorporate it into a project, this happened to me recently with the waffle stitch. Considering it is a pretty bold stitch I knew that I wanted to use it as an accent and what better way to use it than to create pockets, hence The Waffle Cardigan was born! I humored myself and decided to make the cardigan in a waffle-ish color as well.
I would say that this is probably an intermediate project because not only are you working with panels, the main body panel is quite large, so having a developed tension consistency is a big help in creating that section. However, the great thing about crochet is that a lot of complicated looking stitches are actually much easier than they seem once you know the basics. Therefore I will never discourage a beginner from tackling an intermediate project if they really want to go for it! I am also always here for advice or guidance should you need it! Let’s get started shall we?