Friday, 20 October 2017

LACY CROPPED SWEATER

free crochet cropped sweater pattern,  free crochet ladies sweater pattern

LACY CROPPED SWEATER


I have this lovely variegated yarn, but not sufficient to make a full length sweater – so thought a cropped one would be just right.  Here is what I have created.

Do check my long Pinterest link for all the free patterns I’ve written up over the years right at the bottom of this blog.

And inspired by this photo (designer's photo - not mine), here are my pattern notes as I work on my project.

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 1 skein of our superb Indian Oswal 3-ply variegated yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook

Size : 32” – 34”
Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level. 



Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet ladies cropped sweater pattern

The designer has offered different sizes and a neat diagram that makes it easy to see what we are constructing.

The pattern itself is really simple – all just chains and sc.

I found the ch-sp was too much and made my work far too lacy ; so I reduced it a bit – but it has worked out really well all the same.

I also did not want the ruffles at the end of the sleeve, so ended with two rounds of sc.


I think if we work 2 back patterns, and do not keep the front open, we will get a superb full sleeved crop top, what d'you think? Hmmmm.. idea for another day ;)

The beauty of this pattern is its simplicity and the fact that you can make it any size, using any yarn with a suitable hook!


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Here are some of my older creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too

















































Wednesday, 18 October 2017

DUSKY IN PINK LADIES TOP


free crochet ladies top, free crochet drawstring top,

DUSKY IN PINK LADIES TOP


This is an easy sleeveless top with a plain upper yoke part and a lovely light lacy shelled lower half.  It is a pretty easy pattern repeat and I’d say it can be attempted by almost anyone.. so come along and let’s see how we make this lovely creation.  J

Do check my long Pinterest link for all the free patterns I’ve written up over the years right at the bottom of this blog.

This is not my pattern.  This is the inspiration photo (by designer) that got me started on this lovely creation.



Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 1 skein of our superb Indian Oswal Cashmilon 3-ply variegated yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook

For Indians : Our lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton and White rose knitting cotton yarns are a good substitute.  I’d also suggest Alize cotton yarn – and you can get all of this with a easy mouse click on the top right hand side of this blog (read : Click here to buy yarns Online)

For Non-Indians : This pattern will work with  Milford Satin knitting cotton, DMC Petra knitting cotton & Aunt Lydia Bamboo Viscose 10 knitting cottons as well.  The designer has given her selection too. 

Size : 32” – 34”
Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level. 

Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ .  In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

How to join with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join with whip stich : Check the links below :


Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                  ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                                         sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                                   hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                            yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                                   sc : Single crochet
trc : Treble / Triple crochet

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)
This is not my pattern.   
These are just my brief notes.

This lovely creation can be made in several sizes and I think you can use any yarn with a suitable hook for it too.  The yarn I have used is not one that has been suggested by the designer, and it worked pretty well.  What I did do was work a quick swatch though – and I would suggest that, only so that you can keep tabs of which size you need to follow using your yarn.

The pattern is given for Chest size (S) 36” ; (M) 40” ; (L) 44” ; (XL) 48”
This is a bottom up construction.


free crochet drawstring ladies top

free crochet drawstring ladies top


I used a thinner yarn, so had to do some math of my own – anyway the S-size I am working on is a 34”.

I tried to get the stitch count for the pattern, and for Row 1, started with multiples of 4 + 1 (which worked for me) for the chest size of the person I am making this for.  
May I suggest that you check the round chest and round waist measure and use the larger of the two measures.

As this is a top with a cord that goes across the chest, and then an A-lined finish, I worked with a slightly larger round chest measure.

Do come back right here for more freebie patterns

If you're visiting me here for the first time, and have liked the experience, do add me to your mailing list (for your convenience) , and all my future free patterns will come straight to your mail box.  

I’d appreciate if you could credit my blog (and please link the original pattern link) when you make your own creation.  Thanks.

Check out my awesome pins on Pinterest at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/ 



And please join me on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Nothings-Crochet/248919438644360  for more patterns.

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

Here are some of my older creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too



















































and here are a few vest and bolero patterns – that you can throw on top of any one of these tops (puns intended ;) )