Oversized Poncho-Top :)

I usually do not wear boxy or oversized garments – they don’t look flattering on my broad and straight shoulders and rectangular body type, so just a few of things like wrong length or excessive width hanging under my armholes turn me into a perfect square :). I like crochet sweaters nicely fitted through the shoulders (to slide easily under a jacket) and not too snug or stiff on the body. So I usually shape waist or accent bust and add set-in-sleeves in most of my crochet items (though adjusting sleeves to many sizes is the hardest part, that is why patterns for boxy voluminous garments are less expensive and easier to make).

This project was made for my friend and the top fits her height and width well (sorry, I don’t ask my friends to model my presents if I intend to offer them as patterns : )) – friendship should remain friendship and not a modeling business : ).

I think the scalloped edge made  this voluminous poncho-top more dynamic and proportional, so probably it can flatter other types of body. Fringe optically increased the length, the drapey yarn prevented it from looking like I was absolutely swimming in it :).

PATTERN can be downloaded here:

 www.etsy.com/listing/614214797/crochet-poncho-pattern-one-size-fits-all

https://conceptcreative.store/product-category/whats-more

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poncho-top-momentum

The description includes:

â–ş detailed tutorial in English for every row;

â–ş HQ diagrams;

â–ş written explanation of all charts (in case you are not used to work with diagrams).

– screen shots of the crochet tutorial.

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Crochet top with variegated yarn and yarn left overs – PATTERN

The beauty of variegated yarn is best revealed with quite simple crochet or knit stitches. I have knitted a couple of rows with stockinette stitch, but the result was boring : ). Endless rows of single or double crochet stitches would not be a great option either because they are known for their stiffness. My skin is rather sensitive and I cannot wear stiff clothes on my shoulders, that’s why I prefer not using more than 2 repeated rows of them in crochet tops. So, a combination of single crochet, half double crochet stitches and chains was chosen for making this contemporary looking drapey top. Besides I could include my yarn left overs of the same grey hue.

Asymmetric top pattern with variegated yarn Asymmetric top pattern with variegated yarn Asymmetric top pattern with variegated yarn

Detailed crochet pattern is available here:

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

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

https://conceptcreative.store/tunics-tops-pullovers-tutorials

You will receive:

â–ş detailed instructions in ENGLISH for every row; charts are included so that you can adjust this top for bigger sizes by working more motifs;

â–ş written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

This crochet top pattern is provided for sizes:
S with bust circumference 85-90 cm (33.5-35.5’’);
M with bust circumference 92-97 cm (36-38’’);
L with bust circumference 99-104 cm (39-41’’).
The item is worked top down and you will be able to regulate the length as you go, making a top, tunic or even a dress.

– fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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Crochet Boho Skirt – PATTERN

I was inspired by this Miss June boho skirt:

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.  Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

The original skirt has 4 seams (in the centre of front/back and along the sides), big round motifs were just cut along all seams. Most probably they just took an old table cloth, cut out four pieces and sewed them together without thinking that whole motifs in the centres would look more beautiful than cut like this.

My first thought was to create a layout that would allow me to place whole motifs only. I’ve experimented with different motifs and hat to omit small motifs worked in the original skirt (you see them between rows of big motifs). Small motifs are beautiful, but frankly speaking every small motif should be worked separately and I already had enough thread ends to hide, so I left them out of this crochet project.

So, here is my version of this skirt:

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.  Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

The skirt looks nice with slip and without, you can wear it with tops, jackets or tunics:

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool. Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.  Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

Detailed PATTERN in English with HQ diagrams is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/157492273/crochet-skirt-pattern

https://conceptcreative.store/snowwhite-crochet-skirt-pattern

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

Skirt in the photos was made for size M with hips circumference 94-100 cm (37-39.5’’). I have included suggestions on how big should be round motifs for sizes
S with hips circumference 84-90 cm (33-35.5’’) and
L with hips circumference 104-110 cm (41-43.5’’).
Yarn usage is stated for size M.

You will receive:

â–ş detailed tutorial in English for every row;

â–ş HQ diagrams in PDF-format, LAYOUT of motifs should be downloaded even if you do not read charts;

â–ş written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

Conceptcreative4– fragment of the tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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Geometry in crochet – pullover with asymmetric scalloped edge – PATTERN

Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL

I’ve been thinking of crocheting a black warm pullover for a long time. But either there was a lack of ideas of I was busy with other projects, so the pullover had to be postponed. Then at night before one of my short trips I just could not get asleep – I had 700 gram (approx. 24.5 oz) of black wool/acrylic yarn and I badly wanted to start crocheting pullover : ))). By that time my previous handmade partly knitted/partly crocheted black pullover got shrunk (maybe I’ll use it in a felting project later).

So, first of all I was thinking of a shape of the pullover – it has to be something unconventional, probably asymmetric. By morning the shape was chosen – you can see it in these photos.

Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL

Now another good question – I have a great asymmetric shape, but what patterns will fill it in? : ) I was searching for different crochet patterns in my laptop until I came across this little piece (from a vintage crochet magazine).

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Luckily an artist friend who was looking at my struggles could give me some advice about at what angle is better to place different crochet parts of the pullover so they create an accomplished look. Then it was the usual work in Photoshop – placing the existing vintage diagram under different angles to fill in the shape of the drawn pullover. Crocheting was even more exciting – experimenting with angles, working several rows and then unraveling them because the stitches weren’t as diagonal as I wanted them. It took almost a month of getting the pullover right.

Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL

And final part was creating detailed pattern for every row for sizes M-L-XL. In an asymmetric garment with diagonal crochet patterns you can’t just add several stitches and rows as in skirts (now I regard patterns for maxi skirts as a child’s play :)). All decreases were different, top of the sleeve for size XL had to be completely reworked and it took quite a while. Actually drawing complete charts of elaborate patterns helps a lot and I wonder how people can create intricate crochet patterns if they can’t read charts. It must take ages for them!

This crochet sweater pattern is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/154200044/crochet-sweater-pattern

https://conceptcreative.store/warmness-sweater-crochet-pattern

You will receive:

â–ş detailed instructions in English for every row for sizes
M with bust measured 88-94 cm (34.5-37’’),
L with bust measured 98-104 cm (38.5-41’’),
XL with bust measured 108-114 cm (42.5-45’’).
links for downloading all diagrams for sizes L and XL are given in the tutorial.

â–ş diagrams in PDF format for front, back and sleeves as well as over 50 photos of the process (browse screen shots of several pages of the tutorial in Etsy; all charts are blurred).

â–ş written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

This one costs more than my usual patterns because of time I invested into creating the detailed tutorial and because I can’t offer it cheaper seeing that simple crochet things for beginners are sold everywhere in Etsy and Ravelry for 5-7 usd.

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âž˝ Yarn Saver Tip: Before you decide to crochet any sweater made with thick yarn – please pay attention to sleeves and seams in photos. Whether the wearer hides all excessive width under her arms or garments have not flattering bumps at armholes? Many free crochet sweaters made with thick yarn, double crochet stitches (without chains in between) have T-shapes, because such sleeves do not require any shaping. T-shaped lacy kimonos made with thin thread do look fine because any excessive width drapes beautifully along the sides. All excessive thick double crochet stitches not only consume more yarn, but will be gathered under your arms (especially if you intend to wear sweaters under winter coats) because people are not built in T-shapes.