What is most essential to crochet your wearables neatly?
First of all is the yarn! The thicker is the yarn the faster and thicker will be your clothing garment, the more protruding will be all seams and imperfections, the most likely you will not want to wear it outside the house. Second, whether you crochet loose or tight? I’d be very careful with loose crochet stitches – in some boho garments they look beautiful and in more classical apparel they will imply crocheter’s negligence. Third, is the blocking of your completed garment, because this final step reveals the beauty of all stitches.
I love summer crochet garments made with fingering yarn weight (4 ply) and when several rows of solid double crochet stitches emphasize the contrasting lacy geometric patterns. Such garments remain lacy enough, not too thick to make you sweaty, and do not take ages to complete.
In this project I have combined 6 different colours – LEFT OVERS remaining after finishing this off shoulder tunic, diagonal jacket, my boho tunic with tassels, this tunic, three 50-gr balls of cotton/rayon (I loved the dark blue colour even if the yarn shop had 3 balls only : )) and light blue yarn that was left after completing a very old project made for my husband’s sister 8-9 years ago. She put on some weight since then and gave her present away :).
Two colours were originally of DK-weight/8ply and I divided yarn in 2 strands to have Fingering weight/4 ply.
As you might have seen, I love this combination of blue and beige colours very much:
PATTERN for creating your own colourful tunic is available on Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy and in my shop:
You will receive:
► detailed tutorial in English (for every row);
► HQ diagrams;
► written explanation of all charts (in case you are not used to work with diagrams).
This crochet sweater pattern is provided for sizes:
XS/S with bust 80-86 cm (31.5-34’’), upper arm width up to 24.5 cm (9.6‘’);
M with bust 92-98 cm (36-38.5’’), upper arm width up to 29.5 cm (11.6‘’);
L/XL with bust 104-110 cm (41-43.5’’), upper arm width up to 36 cm (14.2‘’);
2XL with bust 116-122 cm (45.5-48’’), upper arm width up to 41cm (16.2‘’);
3XL/4XL with bust 128-134 cm (51-53’’), upper arm width up to 47 cm (18.5‘’).
The length under waist can be adjusted as you go (to crochet a cropped top, a tunic or even a dress).
Suitable yarn: cotton or linen with 40-70 % addition of bamboo, silk, rayon or tencel. Some testers have made it with thin acrylic Loops & Threads Woolike. Fiber used in this tunic: cotton/rayon; linen/rayon, cotton/linen/rayon, linen/rayon/silk. Fingering / 4 ply / 350-400 m in 100 gr / 380-437 yards in 3.5 oz.