Hello darlings .
Are you thinking about fall? I kind of am :(
Summer is almost over and to my…unpleasant …surprise the cold and rainy days are closer.
However around here this fall announces to be a bit warmer than expected. So... here is a blog post about a very popular , and pinned design for a lacy finished fall-spring pullover.
The funny thing is that the trendy tunic with dropped sides crocheted with this particular stitch ( slight variation) was one of the first crochet designs I was obsessed about when crocheting a baby beanie was all I knew.
Long time since then but still this stitch pattern is one of the most versatile I’ve seen since I started researching the crochet craft.
The blouse design belongs to a Russian lady whose name I don’t know ( sadly) . She used a variation of the original stitch increasing the number of chains in between the double crochet groups – ch 3 instead of ch 2.
To clear the matter why I like this design so much:
- It’s simple, versatile and figure permissive.
- You can play with the yarn. Mercerized cotton offers a more summery feel and finish while acrylic cotton mix makes the garment more fitted for colder weather.
- Both the tunic and the pullover can be matched to your figure since the stitch is very permissive measurements wise.
Yarn and hook:
- Summery structure : cotton mercerized- 2mm hook, cotton worsted medium -3mm hook
- Fall feel : cotton acrylic mix – 3,5-4 mm hook.
- Winter ( yeah... you can make it for winter too) : merino fine – 3,5 mm hook, cotton merino mix – 4 mm hook.
Here comes the pattern:
I decided to write the sequence for the pullover more detailed since the Asian magazine chart for the tunic is very self-explanatory.
Work 2 rectangles for front and back. Straight arm opening.
Measure this way:
Add 2 cm on each side to the hip measurement – this will create the oversized look.
1. Chain the required length
2. Ch3 link 1dc ( counts for 2dc tog), *ch3 sk3, 3 dc in the same loop , ch 3 sk3, 3dc tog*, repeat ** till the end of the row ( close with 2dc tog), turn
3. Ch 8, 3dc ( on top of the 3dctog below), *Ch 7, 3dc ( on top of the 3dctog below)*, repeat ** till the end of the row ( close with ch3 and 1 treble crochet)
Repeat 2 and 3 maintaining the sequence : Always the 3dctog will be worked on top of the 3dc and viceversa. The result is the lacy wavy structure.
The sleeves are worked as two rectangles and joined to the straight arm opening.
The neck opening, the hemline and the sleeve cuffs are closed with 3 rows of sc and a base shell stitch ( 3dc in the same stitch, sk 2 , 1sc in the next stitch)
The little tunic:
As for any Asian design the chart for this model is extremely detailed and easy to follow. The pattern is exactly the same as the one above with this single exception:
Instead of ch 3 in between the dc groups, you chain 2.
Front and back chart
Back neck opening
Front neck opening
6 years old size and adult size
As you will notice in the chart the decrease in linear as the work goes upwards.
Also you have a very detailed chart for back and front neck opening.
Considering I made this tunic for a 2 years old, a 4 years old and a size 38 adult , I can say in confidence that it is a fun model you would wanna make over and over again.
Dare and give it a try, the pattern is extremely easy and you can play with it using any yarn you want according to what season you want to wear it in.
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