I don’t want to challenge conventions of beauty and create something ill-fitting that swamps the body and uses enormous amount of yarn. So, even if every catwalk seems to show oversize and awkward looking chunky knits I prefer wearing more proportional and comfortable clothes. Especially if they are oversized :).
And I’m very happy that regardless of this trend for strange-looking fashion, my oversize top became popular on http://www.lovecrochet.com – I see it regularly among their hottest tops. Yea, I finally published several patterns there :).
Or maybe it’s because it’s dressier and sharper than a conventional tee and people love timeless appeal? 🙂
I suggest to crochet it in white because
- White tops are hot weather appropriate, they make any outfit look crisp, modern and fresh.
- They are great if you are tired of darker winter garments and want to lighten up.
- White tops look perfect with lots of other colors, they are wardrobe essential for any style.
XS-S with bust 79-84 cm (31-33’’),
S-M with bust 85-91 cm (33.5-36’’),
M-L with bust 94-100 cm (37-39.5’’),
L-XL with bust 104-110cm (41-43.5’’),
XL-2XL with bust 114-121 cm (44.5-47.5’’),
2XL-3XL with bust 122-130 cm (48-51’’).
This crochet sweater requires minimum of shaping because front, back and sleeves are worked as the same 4 parts and then sewn together. If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this creative idea.
Yarn: Fingering-weight / 4 ply / 310-370 m in 100 gr / 340-400 yards in 3.5 oz, for example King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4 ply.
Check yarn weight here: www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights
Hook size: 2.75 mm (C) or hook to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 22 double crochet stitches and 12 rows = 10 cm (4”).
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You will receive:
► detailed instructions in English for every row for sizes XS-3XL with written interpretation of rows;
► diagrams (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes);
► schematic, photos of tricky places and the assembly (folding instructions).
– fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview)