I'd found a pattern for a men's V-necked varsity cardigan in the October edition of 'Crochet Today' magazine, I thought it was a perfect starting point. I find it quite difficult to find good men's clothing crochet patterns, so I used the pattern as a guide to getting the sizing right and then free-styled the rest to make it look how I wanted. I extended the sides of the main body panel so it would fasten up at the side so I could do the double breasted button thing, and I ignored the pattern and made up my own straight neckline and collar. I was kind of amazed it worked as I did minimal planning and was making a lot of it up as I went along.
So that's my crochet winter outfit, all in all, made over a period of about a month. Now if only I could crochet a working umbrella!!