Hooded crochet cardigan – PATTERN

This hooded crochet cardigan is a spring essential that you can make now and love forever. The easy pattern gives endless pairing possibilities, never leaving you to compromise style for comfort.

This hooded crochet cardigan is a spring essential that you can make now and love forever. The easy pattern gives endless pairing possibilities, never leaving you to compromise style for comfort. This crochet tutorial is available for sizes: S, M/L, L, XL, 2XL This hooded crochet cardigan is a spring essential that you can make now and love forever. The easy pattern gives endless pairing possibilities, never leaving you to compromise style for comfort. This crochet tutorial is available for sizes: S, M/L, L, XL, 2XL

Suitable yarn for this project: Super Bulky / 12 ply / 60 m in 100 gr / 65 yards in 3.5 oz.

This crochet pattern is available on Etsy and my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/487488196/crochet-coat-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English for every row with all necessary diagrams;

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

This crochet tutorial is available for sizes:

S with hips measured 88-92 cm (34.5-36.5’’);

M/L with hips measured 102-106 cm (40-41.5’’);

L with hips measured 106-110 cm (41.5-43.5’’);

XL with hips measured 116-120 cm (45-47’’);

2XL with hips measured 122-126 cm (48-49.5’’).

This crochet tutorial is available for sizes: S, M/L, L, XL, 2XL  – fragment of the crochet pattern with blurred charts (for preview).

Enjoy!

 

 

Diagonal jacket with triangle pattern in the back

The idea of crocheting the diagonals in the back of this jacket has been tumbling around in my head for a while. I’ve been playing with different angles to have no side seams but the back just wasn’t coming out right when being crocheted on the bias. The waist had to be shaped to fit properly otherwise I will look like a kartoffelsack (sack of potatoes : )). There are some patterns with hanging back, but such a stuff can be bought at any cheap shop and worn at home (why bother to spend time crocheting it or use expensive yarn?). I surely prefer to wear more elegant crochet jackets outside : ).

Recently I saw this dress with triangle patterns by Diane von Furstenberg with shaped waist but was kind of disappointed because the centre in the back looked not very neat – some parts looked as though they were sewn together:

Triangle in the back

This is what I made and then undone everything : )

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Based on that trial version I’ve made a cardigan with diagonal front (crocheted on the bias) and straight back (worked back and forth):

Crochet jacket pattern for sizes S-2XL Crochet jacket pattern for sizes S-2XL

Pattern with  diagonal front parts is available on Etsy, Ravelry and published in my shop:

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/245645184/crochet-cardigan-pattern-detailed 

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

 

Enjoy!

 

Vest and jacket – PATTERN

A friend of mine has been learning crocheting and asked whether I would show her nice and easy crochet pattern. One of the most used pattern in modern and vintage clothes was used between two rows of square motifs in the popular beige crochet skirt and chosen as main pattern in these crochet tops and dresses:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157925634/crochet-maxi-skirt-pattern farm ecote https://www.etsy.com/listing/211487640/open-back-crochet-tunic-pattern

Simply endless possibilities for your creativity! Recently I made a versatile pattern using these popular stitches. With the same crochet tutorial you can make:

① Long sleeveless vest with asymmetrical high-low hem for sizes XS-4XL (looks amazing with a pair of jeans and booties)

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② Long jacket with bell sleeves and asymmetrical high-low hem for sizes XS-XL (front is low and back is high)

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③ Long jacket with bell sleeves and straight hem for sizes XS-XL (match it with dresses and jeans)

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④ Jacket with three quarter sleeves for sizes XS-XL (for wearing over your dresses of trousers)

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⑤ Short sleeveless vest for sizes XS-4XL (literally matches most everything)

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Scalloped hem, accentuated waist and a front lace-up tie closure add a unique spin to your crochet beach look. The garment in photos was made for size M, but it fits size S if you make the front closure tighter and L if you prefer more relaxed fit (make the front closure wider).

High-low asymmetrical variant looks fine with jeans. For wearing it with skirts straight bottom will be preferable.

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Suitable thread for this project:  Lace / 3 ply / 500 m in 100 gr / 550 yards in 3.5 oz.

I have divided instructions in one sleeveless Vest-version and Cardigan version with sleeves.

Sleeveless short and long crochet Vest for sizes XS-4XL is available on Etsy, Craftsy and my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/165445179/crochet-vest-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/ 

https://www.craftsy.com/profile/conceptcreative

Short and long crochet Cardigan with three quarter sleeves or bell sleeves for sizes XS-XL is available on Ravelry and my shop:

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog 

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English for every row with all necessary diagrams;

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

conceptcreative-store-renaissance– fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

Enjoy!

conceptcreative.store multi-functional cardigan-vest

 

Diagonal jacket – PATTERN

This pattern is a summer version of my warm jacket – I have crocheted it with thicker stretchable linen/rayon yarn. Back and sleeves were worked with a bit different combination of repeated rows but front parts are the same:

Crochet jacket pattern for sizes S-2XL Crochet jacket pattern for sizes S-2XL

Suitable yarn for this project: DK / 8 ply / 145 m in 50 gr / 159 yards in 1.75 oz linen/rayon or cotton/rayon; cotton/bamboo; linen/bamboo; cotton/silk; linen/silk.

The pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/245645184/crochet-cardigan-pattern-detailed 

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English for every row;

► HQ diagrams;

► 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 jacket pattern is provided for sizes:

S with bust circumference 81-85 cm (32-33.5’’), hips 84-89 cm (33-35’’);
M/L with bust 93-98 cm (36.5-38.5’’), hips 94-101 cm (37-40’’);
XL/XXL with bust 112-117 cm (44-46’’), hips 115-120 cm (45-47.5’’).

If you are between the sizes, for example your hips are 107 cm (42’’) take thinner yarn and follow instructions for the bigger size or use thicker yarn and crochet stitches for the smaller size.

Crochet jacket pattern for sizes S-2XL  – fragment of the tutorial (blurred for preview)

Enjoy!

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.

One button diagonal jacket – PATTERN

Here is my new wool jacket with diagonal crochet patterns in front, three quarter sleeves and button at neckline:

Crochet pattern for sizes XS-XL. Features diagonal patterns in front, three quarter sleeves and button at neckline.   Crochet pattern for sizes XS-XL. Features diagonal patterns in front, three quarter sleeves and button at neckline.

Crochet pattern for sizes XS-XL. Features diagonal patterns in front, three quarter sleeves and button at neckline.  Crochet pattern for sizes XS-XL. Features diagonal patterns in front, three quarter sleeves and button at neckline.  Crochet pattern for sizes XS-XL. Features diagonal patterns in front, three quarter sleeves and button at neckline.

Suitable yarn for this project: 100 % wool yarn approx. 310 m in 100 gr (340 yards in 3.5 oz). It equals to 5 ply (UK, AU, NZ), Sport (US), 2 or Fine (standard yarn weight system).

This pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry and in my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/264110025/casual-crochet-one-button-jacket

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English for every row;

► HQ diagrams;

► 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 pattern is provided for sizes:

XS/S with bust circumference 73-80 cm (28.5-31.5’’);
S/M with bust circumference 86-93 cm (33.5-36.5’’);
L/XL with bust circumference 99-107 cm (38.5-42’’).

If you are between the sizes, for example your bust is 96 cm (38’’) take thinner yarn and follow instructions for the bigger size or use thicker yarn and crochet stitches for the smaller size.

Grey_wool_cardigan_screens_medium  – fragment of the tutorial (blurred for preview)

Enjoy!

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.

Geometry in crochet – Jacket with triangle – PATTERN

This elegant jacket was made with a simple combination of geometric figures: triangle and diagonals.

I was asked to make detailed instructions for it after it was published in Ravelry:

Triangle jacket

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After I have drawn all diagrams and started designing stitches for bigger sizes I saw several problems:

1. Original jacket was made for a rather tall woman with small bust (90 cm = 35.5”) and hips (90 cm = 35.5”). Even though the jacket is stretchy and still fits a woman with up to 100 cm (39.5”) larger bust, the whole look and the proportions on another woman are different.

2. Small bust, narrow hips – that’s why you see this jacket straight and elegant. The same garment worn by a woman 165 cm (5’5”) tall with bust 100 cm (39.5”) and considerably larger hips was not as appealing. The jacket on such a figure was tight fit, crochet rib at the bottom was laying not freely over her waist – it ended under waist. When the rib was put over her waist there was a hump like we see in pullovers. Thus, the jacket should be ending way up to her waist.

3. The shoulder slope in such a diagonal pattern is very important – jacket worn on straight and rather broad shoulders looks beautiful. Of course original shoulder will not fit petite woman with narrow sloping shoulders. Even if her bust is small, the jacket must be altered to fit well.

Shoulders

Wikipedia states that the height of 40% American women is 160 cm (5’3”) or shorter and roughly 25% are 155 cm (5’1”) or shorter. Of course all of them have different sizes and shoulder types which I can’t cover in my instructions for this jacket : )).

After thinking that I can’t possibly satisfy all small and tall, with full and small bust, broad/narrow/sloping shouldered figures there was only one way – making instructions for my own item and advise crocheters to adjust this pattern for their unique figures.

It is quite plain for any advance crocheters that every item should be adapted for a particular figure and correct gauge should be obtained before embarking on a project. However many beginners think that if they see a pattern created for their size, they can just follow instructions without altering them for their individual figures. Alas! It can be done for a simple crochet top or a skirt (though the length of the garment should be adjusted too) but it will not work for a such an elaborate model like this triangle jacket.

I have included tutorial of how to prepare a paper sewing pattern for the back. Or you can use any other instructions for making paper sewing patterns. Another possibility is attaching your work to any sewn jacket that fits you.

When you follow PDF-instructions and your gauge was correct, back will have the following measurements:

Paper sewing pattern - triange jacket

Since the jacket is made without foundation row – it is started just with one chain in the centre of the back, you can follow the diagram until you reach the neckline. I have described 16 rows of the main pattern in words in case you have difficulties in understanding crochet diagrams. I hope after you have learned all these rows, you should be able to “read” decreases for the original jacket shown in the diagrams. And you can adapt them to your unique figure. You may regard  original diagrams of front, back and sleeves as examples for decreases or increases because you should regularly attach front and back to your personal paper sewing pattern. It might be that decreases are different – therefore this jacket is better to be worked by ADVANCED crocheter!

This pattern is available here: https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/198629462/crochet-jacket

You will receive:

► instructions in English for the indicated measurements;

► HQ diagrams in PDF format as well as photos of tricky stitches;

► written explanation of main pattern (in case you are not used to work with crochet charts) – straight rows and initial 18 rows of triangle, then all decreases and increases are indicated in diagrams;

► instructions for creating paper sewing pattern – in such an elaborate item you should be able to adapt the diagonal pattern to your unique figure (petite or tall, with small or fuller bust, broad/narrow/sloping shoulders etc).

It will be a great garment when it fits!

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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.

Crochet JACKET with short sleeves

One of my latest crocheted jackets (all photos are clickable):

I took it for the photo-session in Paris:

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And to Germany:

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Originally the idea was with longer sleeves and another patterns, but this way is more practical for the cold summer. At least for me – the bones in my skinny back are very often cold and I need to cover my back even by the “room temperature” :(.

Put it on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CONCEPTcreative