Looking for TESTERS: crochet sweater

Many crocheters asked about creating a crochet version of my Origami knit sweater. So, after several trials and errors I can tell you – it’s almost ready! 😀 I’m still thinking of how to decorate the edges, but the body of this sweater is finished.

If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this idea.

Requirements for this test:

https://conceptcreative.club/2018/11/15/origami-crochet-sweater-test-starts-now/

HOW to Add Your Project to RAVELRY: http://conceptcreative.store/how-to-add-a-project-to-ravelry/

 

Advertisements

Futuristic: Crochet dress PATTERN

We spent last weekend in southern Italy – needed a relaxing getaway after rather stressful October. Surely, knitting and crocheting are great and peaceful hobbies, but sometimes it’s better to explore nice places to refresh one’s mind from the usual daily routine. Those sitting the whole day at the office need crocheting in the evening 😊 active movements for maintaining muscle health and fresh air for their immune system. That’s why walking or riding a bicycle are my preferable activities.

It was raining on Sunday, and rather dark and gloomy for good photos, but our trip was still charming and atmospheric. Besides, we know that there is more oxygen in the air when it rains 😊.

We took several pics in Alberobello – a small town in Puglia region (also called the “heel of the Italian boot”).

Walking in my Futuristic Dress:

Enjoying our dinner there:

The Alberobello houses (called Trulli) are built without using mortar or cement, so that they could be easily demolished (has anybody ever tried? :))

The vast majority of these houses  have one room under each conical roof, with additional living spaces in arched alcoves. A multi-room trollo house has many cones, each representing a separate room. The thick stone walls and dome of the trullo that cool pleasantly during the summer, are very unpleasant during the colder winter months, condensing the moisture given off by cooking and breathing, making it difficult to feel warm even in front of the fire. The trulli have an open fireplace and a stone-built chimney stack (rising high above the roof). Because of their design, trulli are difficult to heat: the walls are very thick and warm air will rise up the interior cone. The inhabitants simply leave the doors open during the day to keep the interior dry, and live more outdoors than in.

Yes, I wore my #futuristicdress there 😊 It was finished and published on Ravelry in January and I still love and wear it. How often have you worn your Crochet dress? 😉

FACEBOOK

DOWNLOAD this pattern

from conceptcreative.store

Futuristic crochet dress pattern

This pattern is provided for sizes

M with bust circumference 93-97 cm (36.6-38.5’’); hips up to 104 cm (41’’);

L with bust circumference 100-105 cm (39.5-41.5’’); hips up to 114 cm (45’’);

XL-2XL with bust circumference 110-116 cm (43.5-45.5’’), hips up to 124 cm (48.5’’).

 INSTAGRAM

Yarn:

Fingering / 4 ply / 300 m in 100 gr / 330 yards in 3.5 oz

Producers label such a yarn as 4 or 5 ply (UK, AU), Sport or Fingering (USA) therefore please check the length in each ball.

Total yarn usage is 2100 – 2400 yards (1920 – 2200 m) depending on your size.

 

And if you have an office job like me – it’s time to move a bit. I know, Churchill said “Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down” but seriously – sitting continuously is bad for people. I follow these tips to decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes etc:

  • Take stairs instead of elevator whenever possible.
  • Try to keep a good posture while working at my desk (most difficult 😊).
  • My desk is far from the door, so I have to walk farther.
  • I stand whenever I can (rather than sit), and when I have to wait for something or someone I try to walk rather than stand or sit.

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

 

Origami knit sweater

Paper folding technique where several sheets are arranged into interesting shapes is a very entertaining game for people of all ages. But do you know that with similar technique, you can create a sweater or even a sweater dress that requires minimum of shaping and uses creative and practical heuristic approach to knit a garment?

The construction of this sweater is very simple: front, back and sleeves are worked back and forth in long straight 4 panels till you get accustomed to constantly repeated rows – browse photos to see how front, back and sleeves are arranged around neckline. Then the decrease is made at one side of each panel (in most rows you will decrease 1 stitch only). Finally everything is folded (as in origami) and sewn together. And best of all – all 4 panels are worked the same way! Thus, every new panel will be knitted faster because you already have relevant past experience.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/650066041/origami-knit-sweater-pattern-sizes-s-3xlhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/650066041/origami-knit-sweater-pattern-sizes-s-3xl

If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this idea.

DOWNLOAD this pattern:

HEURISTIC: Sweater Knit Pattern – Knit Tutorial in English 

The sample shown was made with 6 thin wool strands held together. You may take merino wool 2 ply (UK), Cobweb, 0, or Lace (USA) and knit in several strands as described.
Or use 5 ply (UK), Sport, 2 or Fine (USA) 100 % wool yarn with the length close to 233 m (254 yards) in 100 gr and work with one strand. Suitable yarns:

 

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Please get the gauge to make sure the sweater fits your size! This sweater was precisely calculated for 25 stitches x 32 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4’’).

https://www.etsy.com/listing/650066041/origami-knit-sweater-pattern-sizes-s-3xl

This knit sweater is provided for sizes:

S (fits 86-91 cm = 34-36’’ bust, hips circumference);
M (fits 97-102 cm = 38-40’’ bust, hips circumference);
L-XL (fits 109-114 cm = 43-45’’ bust, hips circumference);
2XL (fits 119-124 cm = 47-49’ ’bust, hips circumference);
3XL (fits 130-135 cm = 51-53’’ bust, hips circumference).

If you are between the sizes, for example your bust and hips are 94 cm = 37‘’ choose a closest smaller size.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/650066041/origami-knit-sweater-pattern-sizes-s-3xlhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/650066041/origami-knit-sweater-pattern-sizes-s-3xl

Stitches used:

knit; purl; yarn over; knit 2 stitches together; purl 2 stitches together (photos of these basic stitches are not included)

slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in the back, knit 3rd stitch, yarn over, knit 2 stitches from the cable needle (photos included)

You will receive 15 pages:

► tutorial in ENGLISH with written interpretation of rows;

► diagrams (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes at once);

► schematic with measurements;

► photos of the assembly (folding instructions).

DOWNLOAD this pattern: 
HEURISTIC: Sweater Knit Pattern – Knit Tutorial in English

 

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

How to achieve the gauge specified in the pattern

I get frustrated seeing that many crocheters could not choose suitable yarn – even if I state the yarn weight in American and British systems, state the amount of meters and yards per unit. This info is often disregarded .

So, last week I wrote this article on my blog and posted photos of two crochet jackets having the same stitches in front but made with different yarn to illustrate why choosing the right yarn is very important:

If this article helps somebody, I’d be very happy knowing that my efforts do not go in vain:)

Continue to ARTICLE

 

Happy crocheting/knitting!

Inca-bracelet – FREE crochet pattern

The mask in the center of this bracelet reminds me of the ancient Incan sun god Inti, considered all-powerful, but capable of great generosity. Inti gave source of warmth and light and was protecting the Inca. Hope this little mascot will bring all the best to Your life as well!

Crochet pattern for this unusual bracelet

(first page of this pattern):

This pattern is FREE for our customers.

Please send me the number of your transaction to receive the whole pattern in PDF format: contact.

Or download pages 1,2,3,4 for a small fee:

Inca-crochet-bracelet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-English

 

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Mohair crochet sweater – PATTERN

It’s a bit difficult to think of a nice sweater if you love minimalism, crochet, but hate sweaters made entirely in double crochet stitches. Yep, minimalism forever, but not as boring 😊. Also out of questions are things crocheted with one stitch-pattern, then with second, third. It should be something nice, wearable and catching.

This sweater was made with stashed mohair: 2 skeins remaining from this project  and 3 skeins of white mohair, all bought 7-8 years ago.  My mohair/nylon had 600 m per 100 gr-weight.

The sporty chic sweater crochet pattern is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/618966110/warm-crochet-sweater-pattern

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/sweater-crochet-pattern

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written explanation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams). Keep the original margins of the file.

This crochet tutorial is provided for sizes:

XS-S with bust measured 82-86 cm (32-34’’);
S-M with bust measured 90-95 cm (35.5-37.5’’);
M-L with bust measured 98-104 cm (38.5-41’’);
L-XL with bust measured 106-112 cm (41.5-44’’).

The garment is seamless and is worked in the round.

– all charts were blurred in this preview

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Easy crochet COWL Unisex – FREE crochet pattern

Made from wool, this cold-season cowl is sublime in its irreducible simplicity. Shown here in blue-brown color palette, the piece will be a perfect partner to monochromatic sweaters and jackets and create a fashionable and contemporary urban look. You will like to improvise and create a new design everyday by turning the reverse side out and showing a bit of texture and stripes for a dose of effortless cold weather chic.

Nice and easy project for lovers of minimalism in crocheting! 👌

Materials:

Yarn: the sample shown was made with 100 % wool approx. 465 m in 100 gr (508 yards in 3.5 oz); yarn weight: 4 ply (UK, AU), Fingering (USA), 1 or Superfine (standard yarn weight system).

Take 33 grams / 1.2 oz/ 166 yards of yarn A (brown in the sample shown);

and 22 grams / 0.8 oz/ 110 yards of yarn B (dark blue).

Hook: 2 mm or other to obtain gauge; additional hook 2.5 mm for foundation chain.

Continue reading crochet pattern:

https://conceptcreative.club/2018/09/04/easy-crochet-cowl-unisex-free-crochet-pattern/

Feel free to share photos of your completed project here http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com