duminică, 17 aprilie 2016

How to Crochet Your Own Heirloom Boho Sweater - Free Chart Based Pattern and Instructions





Hello darlings in a beautiful ( windy) sunny spring Sunday … J

 Here comes a new blog post and a very requested pattern but before it …a story.

We came to a decision regarding our free patterns and we hope you guys understand…

Designer inspired patterns will be our first choice.

So since you know we have a thing for boho fashion here is the pattern for a very pinned  and shared spring pullover.  We don’t know who made it, nor we know who is the person wearing itJ. Thanks to the internet for the pictures of the finished item and to livemaster.ru  for the chart.

We saw this type of pullover in all major brands that cater this particular style in crocheted items ( Free People, Mango, Mark Jacobs, Zara and even Asos). The stiches used differ from one brand to the other.


The beauty of this heirloom crochet sweater comes from the large number of style combinations it can be included in. You can wear it with skinny jeans or leggings and a tank top , combine it with a floral maxi or – my personal favorite- wear it on top of your favorite cami dress combined with cowboy boots .

To the versatility of the sweater you can add the figure friendly quality that makes it extremely lovable. Also you can add the fact that it is made using one of the easiest and easy to make crochet stitches.

So here comes the pattern:

1.       Yarn: cotton, medium, mercerized or worsted, or plain, 3 mm hook.

2.       Method:  make 2 rectangles  , large oval scoop neck, straight arm opening ( leave room when joining), sleeves worked in round from the arm opening.

How to fit to your size:
1.       Loose fit: Measure hip circumference , add 2 cm, divide in 2 and you get the width of each rectangle.
2.       Oversized off shoulder fit : Measure hip circumference , add 4 cm, divide in 2 and you get the width of each rectangle.

Front and back: the pattern applies to both pieces


1.       Chain the required length ( multiples of 3 + 1)
2.       Ch 4, sk 3, 2dc ch2 2dc in the same ch( shell),*ch1 sk 5 ,2dc ch2 2dc in the same ch( shell)*…repeat ** until the end of the row sk 3 , 1dc, ch 3 turn
3.       Ch5, 1sc in the first ch space, ch 2, *2dc ch2 2dc ( in the ch space from the shell below), ch2 ,1 sc in the ch space between the shells below , ch2*…repeat **  till the end of the row , ch2 ,1 sc in the ch space between the shells below , ch2, 1 dc.

4.       Repeat  rows 2 and 3 until the desired length.

Shape the neck opening:

Work  5 to 7 shells on each side ( 3 more rows).Close to finish .

Repeat  the all above to get  2 identical pieces.

Slip stich to join the sides  leaving room for the arm opening ( make sure you leave enough room so the finished pullover will “fall” of the shoulders). Join the shoulders ( you have a huge vest J )

Work the same pattern with the arm opening as starting chain to shape the sleeves. My advice is to start from the underarm section ( where the halves are joined).

Work the desired sleeve length.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

The sleeves can be worked separately too. In this case make two rectangles that when folded in half would fit the arm opening. Slip stitch to join the sides and also slip stitch to join to the arm opening.

Finishing bands:

Neck:

Using sc work a row all around the opening.
On the number of stitches you use depends how loose will the pullover be on the shoulders. Make 4 to 5 more rows of sc.

Bottom and sleeves:

Using the base chain as base start( the opposite side):
1.       Ch3, dc, ch 2, sk 2,dc ,ch2,sk2 …until the end of the row.
2.       Work 4 rows of sc.

This is about it.

Considering this is a pullover that so many of you guys would like to make , I can say in confidence that I am happy I can give a hand to help you have your own.

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Xoxo and happy spring darlings.


Eva