Many crocheters asked about creating a crochet version of my Origami knit sweater. So, after several trials and errors I can tell you – it’s almost ready! ? If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this idea.
Requirements for this test are simple:
- You have finished my previous tests on time OR crocheted a few of my garments and published them on Ravelry. Please do not apply if you participated in any previous conceptcreative.store-test projects and have not received the PDF with the final pattern version (proving that you have finished the previous test)
- You love crocheting garments and often wear oversize clothes (this sweater is not tight-fit!)
- You can crochet 4 hours a day during the next 2 weeks (for size XS-S) or 4 weeks (for plus sizes)
- You have suitable yarn and obtained gauge (please check the details below)
- You are going to post your completed project on Ravelry and state used yarn and hook (please link your project to the published pattern within 1 week after receiving respective note from me)
- You agree not to retype, transmit, reproduce, publish or otherwise use for commercial purposes parts of my instructions.
Remaining sizes available to test:
this test is finished and already published
Yarn: DK-weight cotton-rayon, cotton-bamboo or cotton-silk (this sweater should drape!).
I’ve used Bella yarn from Debbie Bliss – very soft yarn because 10% silk and 5% cashmere were mixed with 85% cotton, quite drapey because 12 thin threads were not twisted tightly. The yarn is already discontinued ?
Check yarn weight here: www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights
Total weight of sweater: 650 – 950 grams (23 – 33.5 oz) depending on the size. Please make sure you have enough yarn before agreeing to test (without waiting weeks for yarn delivery). ?
Please get the gauge to make sure the sweater fits your size!
Crochet 9 rows of 21 dc-sts and measure the width of central 17 dc. 17 dc in 8.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (3.94’’ x 3.94’’). The length of completed 9 rows is 10.5 cm (4.13’’). I’ve used 4 mm hook, but your tension can be different. If the width is correct, but the length of rows is smaller use a bigger hook and vice versa. This piece should be washed or blocked before taking measurements!
Please include one photo of your completed and blocked swatch taken along with the measuring tape/or lineal/or gauge testing tool. You can send me 2 photos with the measuring tape – one that shows the amount of stitches in rows and another – the length of rows. Photos of yarn can be uploaded to Ravelry or Conceptcreative TESTING group.
Pattern for testers:
My usual way of describing crochet stitches: at first I state how many stitches, and then I write what kind of stitches to work, for example: 2 ch, 1 sc in 1 dc. Some designers describe the same stitches the other way round (ch2, sc1 in dc) and I kindly ask you not to change my way :).
All testers will receive written instructions in American crochet terms for their bust measurements and without charts. Instructions will be sent in several parts. First part of this pattern will be sent to you upon receiving information about gauge, yarn you are going to use and your bust circumference. When one part is completed please send me photo (s) showing your current result so I can send you next part and be sure that you are on track. No further parts of this pattern will be sent to testers who are behind schedule without writing excusable delay.
Completing, washing, taking photos of your sweater is considered as the end of this test!
The final pattern will be sent to all testers who have completed their projects within the stated time and uploaded their photo (s) to Ravelry. It will include written instructions for your size and charts that I’ll draw after this test has been completed. This will be a paid pattern (priced around $8-9), approx. 12-13 pages with charts, photos and written instructions.
HOW to Add Your Project to Ravelry (if you forgot ?)
Please send me a direct message with all required info if you are interested to participate.
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Thank you and happy crocheting!