As a larger woman I understand the importance of finding larger sizes when working crochet designs. As a designer I also understand how much of a challenge it can be to design larger garments. Inside Plus Size Garments with Style by Melissa Leapman you will find 6 fabulous patterns to make plus size crochet garments that are stylish, flattering and perfect for your next project.
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Inside the Book
Inside this book you will find plus size crochet garments that have hoods, collars, pretty stitch patterns and lace edgings. Don’t let being plus size stop you from making beautiful crochet wardrobe pieces.
If you have ever gotten discouraged with crochet garments this is the book that you have been looking for. When designing plus size garments there is a skill set that you must have. As a larger woman some of my measurements differ from the smaller sizes but not all. Melissa Leapman has nailed it in this book with making designs that are not only flattering for larger sizes but also fit perfectly.
Patterns in this book are sized from large to 4x.
Tips for Making Plus Size Crochet Garments
Before getting started with your first project here are a few tips to help you have success.
- Measure yourself-Have a friend help you, if you are comfortable, to get your exact measurements. Don’t pick a size based on what you typically wear, go by your measurements and what you see in the schematic. It will save you a TON of frustration later.
- Swatch-This will be key to your success. Since plus size garments mean that there is more time required and more yarn you want to make sure that what you selected will work with the pattern. If you aren’t using the exact yarn as in the pattern it is even more important to swatch. Check that the drape is right for your project and how you want it to feel when you are finished.
- Model a sweater you love-Although it is important to measure yourself it is also great to know the measurements of your favorite sweater. What does this tell you? It will help you pick how much ease you like. If you measure a 46″ bust but your favorite sweater is a 50″ bust that means that you prefer 4″ of positive ease. This will help you in picking the size that you want to make. Pick the size that will give you a 50″ finished bust and don’t worry what size it is supposed to fit.