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 crochet pattern is available here:

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

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials/

You will receive:

â–ş detailed tutorial in English for every row;

â–ş HQ diagrams;

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 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)

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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.

Beach open back dress – PATTERN

The idea of this open back dress came when I had been fiddling with the crochet triangle that was actually intended for another garment, but simply would not have the proper shape. I was almost near to put it away and then placed over my bust. Hm… Not bad… It covered my bra completely and had the necessary straight shape to underline my waist. It would not be fair to undo the stitches as I’ve spent so much time with this triangle. In a couple of days the open back dress was finished:

creaconcepts

It fits snugly around waist, widens towards the bottom and is quite stretchy.  Thin elastic band is inserted along the top of the dress to keep the proper shape and cover the bust. The dress features the diagonal pattern in the top and fits bra cup sizes A/B with bust circumference 88-95 cm (34.5-37.5’’). In the photos – bra cup B with bust all around 92 cm (36’’).

I’ve worn the dress with a silicon bra that made a nice C cup with bust all around 95 cm (37.5”). It was still ok but I’m not sure how cup C would look with other bust circumference.

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This crochet dress pattern is available here:

www.etsy.com/open-back-crochet-dress-pattern

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/dresses-tutorials

You will receive:

â–ş detailed instructions in ENGLISH for every row;

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.

Instructions are provided for sizes S/M with hips circumference 89-96 cm (35-38’’), waist 65-72 cm (25.5-28.5’’), fits bra cup sizes A, B and C, bust circumference 88-95 cm (34.5-37.5’’).

creaconcepts5publ – all charts were blurred in this preview

Pattern for the SKIRT with the same crochet stitches for sizes S-XXL is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/154194702/

 

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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

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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:

â–ş detailed instructions in English for every row with photos of the process;

â–ş HQ diagrams;

â–ş 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’’).

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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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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:

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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 advanced 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.

If 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!

The pattern is available here:

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

https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/198629462/crochet-jacket

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/jacket-with-triangle-and-diagonal

You will receive:

â–ş instructions in English for the indicated measurements;

â–ş 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;

â–ş 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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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.