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)

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

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).

 

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

 

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

Breezy-Light: Crochet Skirt / Top PATTERN

Charming crochet skirt with its asymmetric hemline is a contemporary approach to a classic design. Perfect for warmer days on the beach, versatile and lightweight piece that can be worn as a poncho or a strapless top. Beautiful see-through crochet motifs in a cool blue hue emphasize the breezy impression. Sample shown weights just 170 gr/6 oz.

Beach crochet top/skirt PATTERN for sizes S-2XLBeach crochet top/skirt PATTERN for sizes S-2XLBeach crochet top/skirt PATTERN for sizes S-2XL
Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL
Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL

The diameter of one round motif is 11 cm/4.3’’. Assembly diagrams and yarn usage are included for sizes M, L, XL and 2XL. For size S follow the assembly diagram drawn for size M, but crochet smaller round motifs (recommended diameter 10 cm/4’’). Instructions for increasing the length by 11 cm/4.3’’ are included.

PATTERN for this crochet top-skirt is available here: 

www.etsy.com/listing/587361305/beach-crochet-skirt

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/breezy-light-top-skirt

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/breezy-light-skirt-or-top

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► HQ diagrams;

► written explanation of all rows is included as well (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts).

Beach crochet skirt PATTERN for sizes S-2XL  – fragment of the crochet tutorial

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Looking for TESTERS: oversized crochet top with shell motifs

 

A friend of mine wanted to have a poncho-top for her birthday.
This work is still in progress (need to make second sleeve and fringe in front), but you can already see how it looks like.

Would you love to crochet this poncho-top?

All details are on my website: Oversized crochet top with shell motifs – test of pattern

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

Crochet poncho PATTERN

This little poncho was inspired by Free People crochet top. I had slightly more than 3 balls of nice blue yarn but my calculations showed that 170 grams/6 oz just would not be enough. So, I replaced two rounds in the original Free People crochet motifs to keep their beauty but made motifs lighter and less yarn consuming. : ) Et voilà. Asymmetric poncho is finished and my yarn left overs used completely for this quick crochet project!

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Recommended diameter of one round motif 11 cm/4.3’’. Assembly charts are included for each size.

PATTERN for this crochet poncho is available here: 

www.etsy.com/listing/507711827/crochet-poncho-pattern-for-sizes-s-2xl

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/nebula-ring-poncho-crochet-pattern

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poncho-nebula-ring

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► HQ diagrams;

► written explanation of all rows is included as well (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts).

This poncho crochet pattern is provided for sizes S-M, M-L, L-XL, XL-2XL with circumference around torso and both arms at bust level up to 147 cm (57.5’’). Instructions for increasing the length by 11 cm/4.3’’ are included.

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

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