vineri, 22 mai 2015

Crochet Boho Chic Summer Top – Free Pattern Based on Picture




Hi darlings and welcome to a personal challenge of mine: creating a pattern from scratch based on a picture ( or several) of a designer crocheted item.
Many of our Facebook fans repeatedly ask for written English patterns. Since we are ready to accommodate their desires this post is the first pattern by Crochet patterns to Try Brand written from scratch without any aiding chart.

So without any other introduction here goes:
Yarn recommendation: Cotton, worsted or mercerized, yarn size : 3 ( medium) , crochet hook: 3 mm.
This combination of yarn and hook will result in a loose structure , boho chic looking finish , very practical flow of the final product.
How to start:
  1. Measure the bottom. Imagine how long will you want the top to be. Measure the body circumference around that line. Divide the measurement in 2. On each side of the resulted halves add 1 inch.



Pattern
1.      Chain accordingly to the measurement, multiple of 9
2.     Ch4, 1tr in the next ch and in each chain until the end of the row, ch 1 turn.
3.     *Sk 3, 7 tr in the next ch ( fan stitch), sk 3, 1sc in the next ch* repeat** till the end of the row, ch4 , turn
4.     *Ch 3 (more),1sc in the 4th tr from the “fan stitch” below, ch3 , 1tr on top of the 1sc below* repeat** till the end of the row, ch4 , turn
5.     Work 3 tr in each 3ch space and 1tr on top of each sc , ch1 , turn.

Repeat 3, 4 and 5 until the underarm section.

Measure how long you will want the sleeve to be and make sure you increase on both sides with multiples of 9 by chaining additionally to the last “4” ( row sequence) so you will be able to work the first row increase working the tr row.( 5)

Our recommendation is to increase only 1 multiple of 9 to each side.

Continue working up.

Shape the neck opening:

In the last tr crochet row (5) work the row as described but for the center of the half make the scoop by working dc instead of tr on top of 4 or 5 “fans” .
Continue by working only on the sides decreasing 1 stitch ( work the last 2tr tog)on the neck opening side for the next 2 rows. Normally you need 4 or 5 rows of tr on each side.

You are done with the front.

Repeat for the back making sure you work the same number of stitches.

Join the sides leaving room for the arm opening .

Work a dc border around the scoop neck( 1dc in each ch).
                        
             And you are done. :)
             Have fun making this because we surely had.

It results in a boho chic top you can wear with pants , maxi skirt, maxi dress,  shorts or cropped distressed jeans for a gipsy inspired look.

I hope you like this post . And…as usually I ask you to share it far and wide so as many crochet fans as possible will benefit from this info.

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Xoxo
and have a fun weekend


Eva

vineri, 15 mai 2015

Free Crochet Pattern for Infamous Asos Tunic



Asos designs are among of the most popular crocheted design for casual wear. They have a certain something you cannot define, a loose and comfortable structure and also that certain sex appeal only open work crocheted items have.

This being said, I chose to write a free crochet pattern blog exactly on this topic. This particular Asos tunic is one of the most viral crocheted items one finds when looking for crochet summer tunic.



I saw it in a multitude of colors , looser, tighter, fitted , longer or shorter, worn with bathing suits, jeans, mini skirt and even made into a beach cover-up in a less elaborate form.
So with no further addition here goes:

Tips:
Recommended yarn: cotton, medium, 3 mm hook.
The tunic is worked in round from top down.
The base chain is worked as long as you need to meet the requirements. For an off shoulder look make it longer.



Pattern:


1. Chain the initial chain – multiples of 4 +1
2. Ch3, sk2, *1dc,sk 2* …repeat ** till the end of the row sl st ( 2 or 3 rows)
3. Sl st in the first ch2 space, ch3 ch2 21dc ch4, (in the next ch space) 1dc ch2 1dc ch4… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
4. Repeat 3 twice.
5. ch3 ch2 1dc ch5, (in the next ch space) *1dc ch2 1dc ch5*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
6. ch3 ch2 1dc ch3 1sc (in the 5 ch space below) ch3, *1dc ch2 1dc ch3 1sc (in the 5 ch space below) ch3*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
7. Repeat 5 and 6
8. ch3 ch2 1dc ch6, (in the next ch space) *1dc ch2 1dc ch6*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
9. ch3 ch2 1dc ch3 1sc (in the 6 ch space below) ch3, *1dc ch2 1dc ch3 1sc (in the 6 ch space below) ch3*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
10. ch3 1dc ch2 2dc ch6, (in the next ch space) *2dc ch2 2dc ch6*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
11. ch3 1dc ch2 2dc ch3 1sc (in the 6 ch space below) ch3, *2dc ch2 2dc ch3 1sc (in the 6 ch space below) ch3*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
*12. ch3 1dc ch2 2dc ch7, (in the next ch space) *2dc ch2 2dc ch7*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
*13. ch3 1dc ch2 2dc ch3 1sc (in the 7 ch space below) ch3, *2dc ch2 2dc ch3 1sc (in the 7 ch space below) ch3*… repeat ** till the end of the row sl st
And this concludes the round increase.
Work as many repetitions of 12 and 13 as necessary to get the required length. Recommended length is to 2 inches above the elbow.


Shape the body and armholes.

So far you have a cape. In order to continue down you must measure the circumference of your chest or how loose you want the finished item to be.

Divide this measurement in 4 quarter ( ex: 44 cm /4= 11cm)  . Place the crocheted “cape” on a flat surface. On one side find the middle group of stitches. Measure from the middle one quarter(ex: 11cm) to each side. Use stitch markers.

Work *12 in round linking from one side to the other where the stitch markers are leaving the arm opening. Work down *13 and continue alternating *12 and *13 until the hip line.

For the hip line work row 2 for 8 times.

Hip border:
  1. In the last grid row starting from a ch2 space , c7 skipping 2 chain spaces and sc in the next. Repeat till the end of the row.
  2. In each 7ch space work 4dc ch1 4dc and 2dctog on top of the sc in the previous row
  3. Ch8 1sc ( in the 1ch space below)…repeat
  4. Ch4, 1dc ch2 1dc  (in the 1sc below), ch4 1sc ( in the middle of the next 3ch space)…repeat
  5.  Ch2, 2dc ch2 2dc  (in the 1sc below), ch2 1sc ( in the middle of the next 3ch space)…repeat
  6. Ch2, 3dc ch2 3dc  (in the 1sc below), ch2 1sc ( in the middle of the next 3ch space)…repeat
  7. Ch3, 3dc ch2 3dc  (in the 1sc below), ch3 1sc ( in the middle of the next 3ch space)…repeat


Here is one with the same principle but a lot simpler as beach coverrup.



….and you’re done.

This is it. You made yourself one stylish and functional tunic. This style of crocheted tunic is surprisingly functional and also surprisingly fun to make.

The loose structure doesn't need excessive counting care and you can be sure you can make one in less than a week.

I hope this post is to your liking and I really hope I will see some examples of this pattern soon.

God bless you, darlings and remember to join us on Facebook, Google + and Pinterest for interesting updates and useful tips for crocheted items.

Xoxo and a weekend after your own heart
Eva