Floralie cardigan crochet pattern now in PLUS SIZE: size XL to 3XL

Filed under: chezPlum Patterns,Crochet — June 12, 2015 @ 10:30 am

I’ve had requests for larger sizes for my patterns ever since I published Loup. Seemed like a good idea… except I didn’t know where to start, having heard many times you can’t just keep on increasing the sizing exponentially. Plus sizes are specific, and while my designing method is usually to create the garment directly on myself so it fits perfectly… I didn’t have anybody on hand to do that for larger sizes.

Then when a lovely lady kept insisting, I asked her if she’d be ready to take the risk of testing a larger size AND help me refine the sizing. Merci Fierdre !!! My sizing survey also helped me have a better grasp of actual measurements of larger bodies.

Thanks to her and other amazing crocheters who volunteered to help with the test, here’s my very first crochet pattern available in PLUS SIZES, including XL, 2XL, 3XL.

Chata

The Floralie cardigan can be made with long sleeves and wool blends for the winter, or short sleeves and cotton blend yarn for the warmer months. A wide neckline and no waist shaping means clean and simple lines, making it a classic sweater you’ll love wearing every day.

HappyP

Made with bulky yarn, the delicate floral motif around the yoke keeps it light and stylish. I love the idea of those stripes too !!

Trish1

I can’t resist sharing the super kind words of Trish who made the above cardigan: “I am so glad that you care to accentuate a woman’s figure regardless of size in your designs. More fabric doesn’t make a woman look more attractive – accentuating the pluses of our figures does. Thank you for caring about those of us who aren’t thin. I was thin once and dressing the thin body is easier than trying to look or feel attractive when you have curves. Thank you for understanding and not just adding more fabric to mask our bodies in your designs!”

You’ll find this pattern on Ravelry and Etsy in 2 separate files, one including sizes XS to Xl, the other one including sizes XL to 3XL.
bulky2 BoutonsJaunes4

Are you interested in more Plus Size crochet patterns ? Which pattern would you want me to upsize in priority ?

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