(For the details / steps on how this top, Crochet Wavey Long Sleeve Convertible Crop Top, is created, go straight at the bottom of this post.)
I don’t know if I’m crocheting because I love doing it, or it’s just an excuse for me to play modelling / fashion blogger hashtag #fashionblogger. =)
A little background about this crocheted top: I made this crocheted top for the husband’s cousin in SF. We got more or less the same “body type,” extra curvy sexy. =) So I made up the crocheted top design to be friendly to plus sizes female, and with a tinge of playfulness in it (Gasss, sounding like a fashionista there!).
And, in all angles.
But if that’s all too complicated, you can just hang it around in your neck and make it a scarf, just how the recipient did it. =)
Now to the pattern of this crocheted wavey long sleeve crop top. Following are the basic ingredients: (By the way, I’m wondering when can you call that the pattern design is yours?)
1. Design inspirations: My main basis of this top is Crochet Poncho Pattern by Jane Green of Beautiful Crochet Stuff.
For other inspirations, you can check these:
2. Modelling / Blogger posing Inspiration. I was trying to imitate the cut design of this knitted sweater / pullover.
3. Crochet stitch pattern: Just google “crochet waves pattern,” and that’s it. There’s a lot of variation, but I followed the one on Jane Green’s blogsite, Colorful Waves Pattern >>.
4. Materials. For the yarns, gradient yarn from Ashley’s Crochet which I won during their yearend raffle last December. For the hook, I use 4.00MM. You can play around with the yarns, and hook. Though, I think the thicker or the worsted would make the project faster to finish. =)
A bit of how I created the crocheted top:
1. Chain in multiple of 16 (16 stands for the number of stitches it takes to create 1 wave).It was a trial and error, for me, in getting the right number of chains because the length might increase or decrease as you add on rows. I totally forgot how many chains I made.
Anyway, for my design, the number of chains is based on the length from one cuff of my hand to the other. Though, I tend to make the beginning foundationchain shorter because the length tend to increase when I added rows.
2. The original crochet stitches are sc, hdc, dc, trc for the waves. I increased it to up 1 notch so it’s like the sc became hdc, hdc became dc, dc became trc, then trc became double trc or something like that. I increased the length of the wave because the yarn I was using was thinner, and also to make the waves “clearer.”
The SC rows in between the waves were maintained at SC.
3. I created two panels, front and back. Then I worked on the rows “horizontally.” Then I SC the two panels together leaving “holes” for the head and body.
4. Pour some coffee, and enjoy! =)
This was a fun crochet project to make. I like big projects with a lot of changes in crochet stitches. This will be fine for the beginners because getting some stitches wrong would not really matter to the overall project.