Do you like Crocheting Garments? Then you should read this tip!
Today’s Tip is brought to you by Kim @ CrochetKim
If you are considering crochet yourself or someone else a crochet garment, there are several things you should consider before you begin. You should know how to get a good fit by correctly measuring who the garment is for. The weight of the yarn can make a difference in the way a garment will fit and hang on a person. My friend and fellow designer Kim Guzman at CrochetKim.com last year on her Facebook page every Tuesday for several weeks shared some tips on Crochet Garment Design and this year (April 26, 2016, she has combined them in one convenient place on her website. Ten Tips for Crochet Garment Design by Kim Guzman.
These tips are good for designers to consider when designing garment patterns as well as the crocheters who are stitching up the garment. As it gives an inside to how it was designed to fit and be worn. The yarn that is used, the fit and drape of sweaters and tops are some things that you should consider before stitching them up. I stitched up Kim’s Pineapple Lace Top Clarice (multi sizes) that she did as a crochet along (CAL). She has a diagram to help with understanding the design of the top. It is a great summer top that she made in extra small, using 5/2 Mercerized Perle Cotton and a G hook. I made the med size, using Cascade Ultra Pema 100% Ultra fine cotton.
Here are some other designs of Crochet Kim’s that you might be interested in:
Sonrisa Empire Waist Top
Elisa Sleeveless Top
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