Plus Size Crochet: Fashions That Fit & Flatter
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
At last, a book of crochet patterns devoted entirely to the plus-size woman!
Plus-size gals are a group that seems to be neglected in the plethora of crochet books on the market. The author, Margaret Hubert, has often been approached at trade shows and through her classes by women in this size category, begging her to design patterns that would fit them. A plus-size crocheter cannot simply take a smaller pattern and increase the number of stitches or rows to get a garment that fits and flatters. There are lots of proportion considerations when designing patterns for larger sizes.
Plus Size Crochet has 20 crocheted garments and accessories for plus-size women. The projects are stylish and flattering for various large figure types. There are also hints and tips to help the crocheter accommodate her special needs.
• Only crochet book for plus-size women
• Similar to the books in our popular "Hooked" series: easy to use with lay-flat wire-o binding, stitch detail photos, project specs at a glance
• Includes crochet basics section with step-by-step photos
fasten off. right front Work same as left front, reversing all shaping. sleeves Single crochet border rows are worked only in the metallic yarn. Make 2. Foundation row: With 10/J hook and A, ch 32 (34, 36, 38). Work foundation and first row as for back on 31 (33, 35, 37) sts. Then work rows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 2 of patt. On row 3, inc 1 st each side. Change to 11/L hook and rep last 5 rows (2, 3, 4, 5, 2). On row 3, inc 1 st at each side. Work even until sleeve measures 16" (16½", 17", 17½")
as established on rem 8 (9, 10, 11) V-sts. Work even until piece is same length as back. Fasten off. sleeves Make one in A and one in B. Foundation row: With 6/G hook, ch 60 (63, 66, 69). Work in patt as for back—19 (20, 21, 22) V-sts and 1 hdc each side. Cont patt as for back for 1" (2.5 cm). Change to 8/H hook and work 1" (2.5 cm) more. Inc 1 st at each side, then rep inc every fifth row 11 times more—31 (32, 33, 34) V-sts and 1 hdc each side. Work even until sleeve measures 16" (16½", 17",
Bust size 49" (51", 53", 56") [124.5 (129.5, 134.6, 142.2) cm] bamboo cardigan 87 ሏ notes 1. To work a cross stitch CL, work 1 dc in indicated stitch, then work a dc by yo, insert hook from front to back around the dc just made, pick up long lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] twice. 2. Single Crochet Decreases (sc2tog) To dec, pick up lp in next st, yo, pick up lp in next st, yo and pull through all 3 lps on hook. 3. To dec on CL row, after having dec on prev sc row, on next CL row, eliminate
top of tch. 3. Unless otherwise specified, ch at beg of each row counts as first st, so sk first st. back Foundation row (RS): With 5/F hook, ch 92 (100, 108, 116). Starting in third ch from hook (counts as dc), 1 dc in each ch across, turn—90 (98, 106, 114) dc. Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk first dc, 1 dc in next 88 (96, 104, 112) dc, 1 dc in top of tch, turn—90 (98, 106, 114) dc. Rep row 1 until 12" (12½", 13", 13½") [30.5 (31.8, 33, 34.3) cm], or ½" (1.3 cm) less than desired finished length
double crochet from the previous row, and pick up a loop (shown). Wrap the yarn over the hook and complete the stitch as a double crochet. Left-handed Right-handed back post double crochet Work this stitch like front post double crochet, but work from the back. Insert the hook over the post of the double crochet from the previous row and complete the stitch. shell stitch Make 2 double crochets, chain 1, and then work 2 more double crochets in the same stitch (shown). This is often called a