SOUTHERN CROSS Top Crochet pattern – published!

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Back from holiday and with already published crochet pattern! 😊

And it was the best crochet thing for the beach! 👌

Special thanks to my testers @crochet_uk.co.uk, @grootenancyde, @lookingforbestthings

Mel from @crochet_uk.co.uk has even crocheted it with her own handmade gradient yarn!

  • I love creating interesting names for my patterns – it gives a feeling of completion to my work and a great sense of satisfaction. This time I named my pattern Southern Cross TOP (or Crux TOP) – after a constellation centered on 4 bright stars in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way. It is among the most easily distinguished constellations and is present on the flags of Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa. I can’t wait to wear this top while strolling down the streets of Melbourne and Sidney at night and gaze at the stars with my loved one. It will be such a romantic and educational journey!
  • The bright stars in Crux were known to the Ancient Greeks, where Ptolemy regarded them as part of the constellation Centaurus. They were entirely visible as far north as Britain in the 4th millennium BC. However, the precession of the equinoxes gradually lowered the stars below the European horizon, and they were eventually forgotten by the inhabitants of northern latitudes. By 4th century the stars in the constellation we now call Crux never rose above the horizon throughout most of Europe. Dante may have known about the constellation in the 14th century, as he describes it in his Divine Comedy.

DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/Southern-Cross-Top

www.etsy.com/listing/154450237/beach-crochet-top-pattern

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/southern-cross-top

www.lovecrafts.com/Southern-Cross-Top

This crochet pattern includes detailed tutorial in English with charted and written explanations for crocheting every row, as well as photos of the tricky parts (18 pages in total). The pattern is written in American crochet terms.

The width of first 13 rows is considered as gauge and depends on the chosen size.

This crochet pattern is given for bust circumference 83-90 cm (32.5’’-35.5’’). I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you wish to crochet this top for bust circumference 92-99 cm (36’’-38.5’’) and 101-108 cm (39.5’’-42’’). In this case you will need to use slightly thicker yarn and/or bigger hook.

Cotton for size XS-S: thread number 10 / Lace / 3 ply / 560 m in 100 gr / 616 yards in 3.5 oz

Cotton for size M-L: thread number 5 / 3-4 ply / from 440 to 500 meters in 100 grams / from 481 to 547 yards in 3.5 oz)

Cotton for size L-XL: Fingering-weight / 4 ply / from 360 to 430 meters in 100 grams / from 437-481 yards in 3.5 oz)

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Look forward to seeing your beautiful tops!

 

PROPORTION Top

This classic style features beautiful textured look and a belly-covering fringe that sways as you move. Keep the fringing the focus point of your look by styling with monochromatic accessories.

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DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/proportion-top-crochet-pattern

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/proportion-top

www.lovecrafts.com/proportion-top

www.etsy.com/listing/172121589/crochet-top-pattern

 

This crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

XS/S with bust circumference 82-86 cm (32-34’’);
M with bust circumference 90-95 cm (35.5-37.5’’);
L with bust circumference 99-104 cm (39-41’’);
XL with bust circumference 108-112 cm (42.5-44’’);
2XL with bust circumference 116-121 cm (45.5-47.5’’);
3XL with bust circumference 125-130 cm (49-51’’);
4XL with bust circumference 135-140 cm (53-55’’)

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Gauge: 19 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4’’ x 4’’).

Yarn: DK or Worsted weight / 8-10 ply / category by yarnstandards.com is 3-4: Light-Medium. Take yarn that gives the same width of the stitches (gauge).

 

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PROPORTIONS: Dress or Top

Our intrinsic sense of what we consider beautiful often comes from symmetry and proportion. We often notice that some crochet garments make us look great and feel young, while others make our figures heavier. No design or color can make us look perfect if the proportions are wrong.

P.SOne crocheter mentioned that I should wear undergarments – actually I do have it in every photo :).

Design elements:

In this dress I tried to change the perception of my rectangular man-alike figure – combined feminine details like shell motifs that provided softer touch to my broad shoulders with triangles that optically created the proportional hourglass figure. The horizontal lines added more interest to the whole A-line garment, while the fringe-trimmed bottom created a moves-with-you modern silhouette.

This crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

XS with bust circumference 78-84 cm (31-33’’), hips up to 90 cm (35.5’’);
S with bust circumference 85-91 cm (33.5-36’’), hips up to 98 cm (38.5’’);
M with bust circumference 92-98 cm (36.5-38.5’’), hips up to 106 cm (42’’);
L with bust circumference 99-106 cm (39-41.5’’), hips up to 110 cm (43.5’’);
XL with bust circumference 107-114 cm (42-45’’), hips up to 120 cm (47’’);
2XL with bust circumference 115-122 cm (45.5-48’’), hips up to 128 cm (50.5’’).

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The length of the tunic is 60 cm = 23.6’’ for the size XS and 79 cm = 31’’for the size 2XL (the bigger is your size, the more rows are worked before the triangles meet). Dress is crocheted up to the length 96 cm = 38’’ (as the sample shown) or up to desired length.

Gauge: 19 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4’’ x 4’’).

Yarn: 200-250 m in 100 gr / 219-273 yards in 3.5 oz / producers label such a yarn as 8-10 ply (UK, AU), DK or Worsted weight (USA), 3-4, or Light-Medium (by yarnstandards.com), therefore please use yarn that gives the same width of the stitches (gauge)

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/proportions-crochet

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/proportions

www.lovecrafts.com/catalog/product/proportions-crochet

www.etsy.com/listing/211487640/modern-crochet-dress

SUMMER MYSTERY CAL: Design Your Garment

June 1st, 2019, the first day of summer … 

While crocheting this garment I thought, Wait… It’s so boring to crochet alone and write all these dc, sc, ch for the thousand time, so why not to invite other crocheters? 😀 It will be so encouraging to try something new, and we will be more creative together! Besides, nobody will ask you to buy specific yarn – take the cotton or linen from your stash and start crocheting instantly. I’m sure that you will come up with a better garment than the one I have in mind. The masterpiece that you will be really proud of! 😉

Shape

Something summery: seamless and sleeveless, worked from the top down, maybe with fringe continue reading:  https://conceptcreative.club/2019/06/01/summer-mystery-cal-design-your-garment/ 

RHYTHMIC: Crochet Top Pattern

Crochet motifs that I have posted several months ago will give you endless possibilities!

Yeah! 😉

For example, you can crochet such a feminine V-neck top with asymmetric hem and get ready for your next vacation. Layer this ornate piece over swimwear, pair it with shirts or jeans for an effortless bohemian look.

I suggest to crochet it in white or beige cotton or linen because:

  1. Cotton and linen yarns are perfect for hot weather (you won’t feel comfortable in 100 % wool or acrylic tops in summer, though I’ve already seen several wool crop tops made by beginners 😲 😱 😰 )
  2. White and beige make any outfit look crisp, modern and fresh, they look perfect with lots of other colors.
  3. White and beige drapey tops have timeless appeal, they’re a wardrobe essential for any style. They are just stunning if you want to catch attention! 🙂

You can follow the same description for crochet motifs (see my previous posts), or download your copy from Ravelry, Etsy, Lovecrochet or my shop:

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rhythmic-top

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/rhythmic

www.etsy.com/listing/691216330/beach-crochet-top

www.lovecrochet.com/rhythmic-top-crochet-pattern

Sizes:

  • The sample shown fits sizes XS-L with bust 82-104 cm = 32’’-41’’; assembly for a shorter top is included.

Additional sizes included in this crochet top pattern:

  • Kids sizes with chest 44-76 cm = 17.3’’-30’’;
  • XL-2XL with bust 104-122 cm = 41’’-48’’ (you will need to crochet slightly bigger motifs – approx. 1 cm = 0.4’’ bigger than in the sample shown).

Level: intermediate

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Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply / 340-400 m per 100 gr / 372-437 yards per 3.5 oz / category by yarnstandards.com is 1 : Super Fine. Suitable yarn:

Check yarn weight here: www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights

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Hook size: 2 or 2.25 mm (C), or hook to obtain gauge.

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue and library: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rhythmic-top

 

This crochet top pattern includes:

► detailed instructions in English for every row;

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

► assembly schematics, photos of tricky places.

 Happy crocheting!

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GARNET: Dress or Top

Elegance should be enduring, it should transcend fashion and trends and focus on something that is beautifully eternal. This pattern is written to bring out your feminine proportions, even if they are somewhat hidden :). This Garnet Dress or Top will suit girls and women who, like me, have broad shoulders, thin arms, rectangular body type, not well-defined waist, a small tummy (or none at all) and who want to make a wearable crocheted piece. This tutorial offers instructions for making adjustments to your figure (if you are smaller or taller), create an off-shoulder garment, or finish it with more covered neckline. Instructions for crocheting more solid rows at bust level are included.

Design elements:

  • Raglan decreases create an optical illusion of smaller shoulders comparing to classical round yokes that look best on narrow-shouldered women. Broad shoulders and thin arms are covered with small cup sleeves made simultaneously with front and back (without cutting off the yarn for crocheting each sleeve).
  • Raised back neck gives more comfortable fit, while accented waist creates more flattering and feminine silhouette.
  • This project is worked seamlessly in the round, in two directions: from bust towards the neckline, then from bust towards the hem. It allows to choose the best fit for your bust and desired coverage at neckline (while you would need to decide about neckline-coverage right away if you crochet the whole garment from the top down).

DOWNLOAD this dress pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/garnet-crochet-dress

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garnet-dress-or-top

www.etsy.com/listing/638221364/maxi-crochet-dress

The dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes

S with bust circumference 80-86 cm (31.5-34’’);
M with bust circumference 90-96 cm (35.5-38’’);
L/XL with bust circumference 100-106 cm (39.5-42’’);
XL/2XL with bust circumference 110-117 cm (43.5-46’’);
2XL/3XL with bust circumference 120-127 cm (47-50’’).
Hips circumference is calculated as 10-15 cm (4-6’’) larger than bust; width of the dress around waist and hips can be adjusted as you go.

The sample shown is 142 cm (56’’) long, you may omit or add rows to adjust the length.

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Yarn:

this pattern is written for stretchy yarn like silk, rayon, bamboo, soya, or tencel; 4 ply (UK), Fingering-weight, 1 or Superfine (USA), approx. 330-370 m in 100 gr (360-405 yards per 3.5 oz).

For the close-fitting dress you will need from 2400 to 3550 yards, depending on the width and length. For top of the length 50 cm (19.7’’) you will need from 850 to 1270 yards.

Suggested yarns:

 

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

 

AMBIANCE ORIGAMI: Sweater Crochet Pattern – published!

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

  1. White tops are hot weather appropriate, they make any outfit look crisp, modern and fresh.
  2. They are great if you are tired of darker winter garments and want to lighten up.
  3. White tops look perfect with lots of other colors, they are wardrobe essential for any style.

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Available sizes:

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’’).

Level: intermediate

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.

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

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”).

Get this pattern from Etsy:

www.etsy.com/listing/653020346/crochet-sweater-pattern-sizes-xs-3xl

Download it from my website:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/ambiance-origami-sweater-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/

Save this PDF on www.loveknitting.com/ambiance-origami-sweater-crochet-pattern-by-conceptcreativestore

And add to your Ravelry queue and library:

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ambiance-origami-sweater

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)

 

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