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

Black skirt/top Obsidian – PATTERN

One of my close friends has been expecting a baby and when she asked for a nice summer crochet top I gave her my top/skirt with the central blue panel as a present.

I liked it, so I decided to repeat the same pattern in one colour – black.

conceptcreative-store - crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments. This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.  This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

As you know this garment is easily convertible into a lovely summer top :

crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

This crochet pattern is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/248851335/modern-crochet-skirt-pattern

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/skirts-tutorials

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written interpretation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams).

Instructions are available for sizes:

S with bust circumference 81-85 cm (32-33.5’’), hips 84-89 cm (33-35’’);

M with bust circumference 89-93 cm (35-36.5’’), hips 92-96 cm (36-38’’);

L with bust circumference 96-100 cm (38-39.5’’), hips 99-104 cm (39-41’’);

XL with bust circumference 104-108 cm (41-42.5’’), hips 106-112 cm (42-44’’);

XXL with bust circumference 112-116 cm (44-45.5’’), hips 114-119 cm (45-47’’).

Top can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly.

conceptcreative-store_-_skirt-top_obsidianb– all charts were blurred in this preview

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Halter neck tunic with scalloped edge – PATTERN

This tunic features beautiful central detail with scalloped edge. Front and back are symmetrical. The tunic looks nice with a figure hugging skirt, shorts or jeans. This garment can be worn during pregnancy – it is fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly and slightly widens towards the bottom.

TUNIC with central panel and scalloped edge1c

Pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry:

www.etsy.com/listing/159069757/crochet-halter-neck

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written explanation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams).

Instructions are given for the following sizes:

US (0-2), UK (4-6), Europe (32-34) with bust/hips 82-84 cm (32-33’’);
US (4-6), UK (8-10), Europe (36-38) with bust/hips 88-92 cm (34.5-36.5’’);
US (8-10), UK (12-14), Europe (40-42) with bust/hips 96-100 cm (38-39.5’’).
US (12-14), UK (16-18), Europe (44-46) with bust/hips 104-108 cm (41-42.5’’);
US (16-18), UK (20-22), Europe (48-50) with bust/hips 110-115 cm (43.5-45.5’’);
US (20-22), UK (24-26), Europe (52-54) with bust/hips 116-122 cm (46-48’’);
US (24-26), UK (28-30), Europe (56-60) with bust/hips 124-130 cm (49-51’’).

 

TUNIC with central panel and scalloped edge1– all charts were blurred in this preview

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90x90

Black top/skirt with the central blue panel – PATTERN

Once again I was crocheting with black yarn and wanted to make black motifs in this top somewhat more visible. Why not to emphasize the central panel of 4 round motifs with another colour?

crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL

The openwork pattern reminds me of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric ornaments in the Eastern architecture. For example these elaborate designs are from Marrakech:

Museum Dar Si Said    Marrakech

The panel with the “crochet carving” : )  is in front of the top, back is made in the triangle shape – it widens towards the bottom and slightly drapes around hips:

This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.  This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

The garment is convertible – you can wear it with a black bra so it becomes lovely summer top. Or choose any matching top/sweater to wear with your knee length skirt:

This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments. This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

Pattern is available here:

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

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

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

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written explanation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams).

Instructions are given for the following sizes:

S with bust circumference 81-85 cm (32-33.5’’), hips 84-89 cm (33-35’’);

M with bust circumference 89-93 cm (35-36.5’’), hips 92-96 cm (36-38’’);

L with bust circumference 96-100 cm (38-39.5’’), hips 99-104 cm (39-41’’);

XL with bust circumference 104-108 cm (41-42.5’’), hips 106-112 cm (42-44’’);

XXL with bust circumference 112-116 cm (44-45.5’’), hips 114-119 cm (45-47’’).

Top can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly.

Ravelry5a– all charts were blurred in this preview

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Geometry in crochet – Top with triangle and diagonals – PATTERN

This top was made with a simple combination of geometric figures: triangle and diagonals and combined two colours: earthy brown color and turquoise sky colour:

Triangle top detailed PATTERNr

crochet top creaconcepts2  crochet top creaconcepts3

Triangle pattern creates an optical illusion that the top is fitting tightly around the waist (the top is loose fitting). The garment widens towards the bottom and slightly drapes around hips.

Pattern is available on Etsy and Ravelry: https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/154197061/

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-halterneck-top

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English for every row with photos of the process;

► HQ diagrams;

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

Instructions are given for the following sizes:
US (2-6), UK (6-10), Europe (34-38) with bust 80-86 cm (31.5-34’’);
US (6-10), UK (10-14), Europe (38-42) with bust 88-94 cm (34.5-37’’);
US (10-14), UK (14-18), Europe (42-46) with bust 96-103 cm (38-40.5’’).

              Anleitung in Deutsch ist auf Anfrage erhältlich (schreiben Sie mir bitte).

This PDF-tutorial explains how to crochet the lovely beach top. Triangle pattern creates an optical illusion that the top is fitting tightly around the waist (the top is loose fitting). The garment widens towards the bottom and slightly drapes around hips.  – all charts were blurred in this preview

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