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Kendraleem

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Hi there,

I've been crocheting and knitting for about 15 years. I'd say I can handle Intermediate patterns/designs but with the eagerness to always learn something new. I come to this community to hopefully find some guidance in finding a crochet pattern that is somewhat similar to the picture I've attached. I seem to have a habit of not being able to conceptualize designs that if are shown to me I would get right away. Hopefully, someone can show me the light towards what I'm visualizing or at least tell me if a pattern like this is even possible.

Also, this project is for a friend looking to find an alternative to crazy expensive retail prices and also to support handmade goods.

 

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Welcome to the 'ville.  I dont have experience with garments and dont pay much attention to garment patterns. I am sure you could design something similiar but imagine it will take a lot of trial and error.

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Hi and welcome to the 'ville!  :hi 

Actually I think something very similar to your pattern should be...I won't say easy, but not too difficult.  Like Bgs said, undoubtedly some trial and error.  I looked, found some 'starting point' patterns but none that were really close to yours. (see below)

From scratch, I'd find a tank top (or better, tank dress, similarly shaped beach coverup) pattern and a stitch dictionary, measure myself or the intended wearer in every direction--

east/west: bust, waist, hip

north/south: shoulder to armpit, armpit to waist, waist to hip.  

If you found a tank top pattern, most of that would be figured out for you already and all you'd need would be measurements that would take you to the hip and beyond.  Don't forget to give yourself some ease, you'd probably want to add 3-4 inches to the final measurement, it can be pulled over the head.  

As far as stitch patterns, the 'hard part' would be finding ones with stitch multiples that match or at least come close.  

New stitch a day - link to main page, go to the stitchionary to find all sorts of stitches

A tip - you'd want to do shaping on the 'side seams', even when there is no real seam just increases/decreases, because that is where people expect to see pattern interruptions for shaping.

Here are a couple of patterns  for tank tops that caught my eye; I didn't see any with multiple (solid-ish) stitch patterns like yours, but here are some that could be launching points:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/x-stitch-garden-tank-top-15-195  already has a couple of stitch patterns to start you off

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-breeze-top is empire waist not 'tank' shaped but you'd just need to work with the stitch repeat math not shaping.

Dress / tunic as a launching point for fit if not stitch pattern, perhaps

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/6958-dress-and-hat

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pop-over-crochet-dress

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-holiday-dress-to-crochet  V neck and probably UK terms (Australian pattern)

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marana-jumper--headband

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/46-10-summer-eve

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/168-26-peaceful-mind another empire waist

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/162-6-lacey-days  has sleeves, but maybe you could borrow stitch patterns, 

 

 

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Thank you all so much for welcoming me and all of the wonderful suggestions! There are plenty of great jumping off points that are getting my inspirational neurons firing! 

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