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I'm looking for plus-sized sweaters on the internet. I've found two books in stores and will probably buy them, but I'm hoping for some other patterns to help.

 

I've discovered, to my dismay, that the Lion Brand site putting "+ size" on most of their patterns means multiple sizes available, not 'plus size'. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/boxing_2.gif" /> I'm thinking of whapping the person who put that up there with a double-ended crochet hook 50 times, but other than that they are great patterns that maybe I can figure out how to adapt in the future.

 

Any help would be appreciated! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/veryhappy.gif" />

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I know you were excited to see a reply....but sadly it's not to answer your question...it's to say I WANT TO KNOW THE SAME THING!!!!! :irked I saw the book your talking about...

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I cant think of any that I may have seen :( But that's just wrong to put a + after a pattern and not have it mean plus size! You should write up some of your own patterns :wink

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I would love to design my own, but first I have to try to make a sweater. And I'm bad, or maybe not, but I'd like the one I try to make to be one I could wear. Then if I want to adapt a pattern I find that is regular sized, I can at least figure out how much bigger the pieces need to be. I hope.

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How plus size do you need? I have a couple of patterns, in various books and magazines, that may work for you. Some are men's patterns, but they would be great for weekend wear. Also, the "late night sweater" (or as someone else put it, SSS) would be easy to adapt to a larger size (I think, lol). If you're interested in what I have, you can email me at r0glesby@yahoo.com (that's a zero after the r). HTH

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Rebecca, I have a sewing machine that I have never touched. My mother has sewn all of my life, and instilled me with a healthy respect and fear of the machine. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/sweat.gif" /> Someday I will try, but until then, no, I don't sew. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/ohdear.gif" />

 

I'm definitely planning on trying the Late Night sweater, it's part of the reason I'm thinking about this now. The one Teri made looks so good! I found <a href="http://www.leisurecrafts.com/catalog/crochet/asn/asn1345.htm" target="_new">this</a> pattern book on eBay today and bought it (I love BuyItNow!), and with the <a href="http://www.maggiescrochet.com/LeafletPages/Leisure_Arts/LA_3530_plus_sweaters_main.htm" target="_new">other</a> book, whenever I get that, I hope to figure this out. That being said, I'll drop you an email this evening, 2junebugs4me. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/thumbsup.gif" />

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<img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/crying.gif" /> I got all excited about it, Renee, then tried to find it on Amazon. I found <a href="http://secure.elann.com/ProductDisp.asp?Name=Family+Circle+Easy+Plus-Size+Knits&ProductType=1" target="_new">this</a> first which made me sad. And I like the Family Circle books, but I don't know how to knit! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/crying.gif" />

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Ooops, sorry about that. I didn't read closely enough. :oops:oops I thought there'd be more crochet patterns in it.

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I thought so too! And don't worry, even the official FC website doesn't say only 1 crochet pattern. I don't mind some knit, but that is too much. lol Maybe elann.com has it wrong, but I'll wait until I can actually see the book before I decide to buy it. Sometimes the Joanns etc. I go to has FC books. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/veryhappy.gif" />

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only 1 crochet! i'm sorry, but that blows! we need to figure this out and write our own book! maybe that's our 'million':wink

i have an idea about how to design patterns, i just need to talk to someone about it who already knows how.... who should i pester????

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Julie - I've been looking for 'plus-size' patterns for sweaters all month. I'm trying to make a sweater for my mother's 60th birthday at the end of September and finally chose the 'zig-zag' sweater on the LB site. (which is just a ripple stitch) I also bought a pattern from here and it just arrived today. I bought the 'winter shell'. I love all the trendy 'knit' patterns in books at B&N at the mall - but i'm having the hardest time to find crochet patterns that are more updated. I can't knit and probably won't be learning anytime soon - since I love crocheting so much! I'll post a pic of the sweater once I finish. Right now i'm about 1/4 done on the back portion. Good Luck in your search - if I come across anymore i'll let you know.

 

Carmen

 

lilhatshack stuff

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Carmen, great, thank you so much! These are really nice sweaters. And I like the Winter Shell too, that is a good one. I wonder why I didn't find the site in Google, though I have been there before, looking at the afghans. <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/rowofhearts.gif" />

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If you are interested in designing plus size sweaters, there is a demo version of a program called knitware. It's primarily for knitting but will wirk for crochet as well I read. I'm still trying to figure that out, However it contains a chart of the different measurements you need to make a sweater and it goes up to a womans 56 inch chest measurement, as well as measureements and sizing for infants children and men, it's well worth a look You can read more about it here:www.knitware.ca

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Thanks Sonny! I forgot all about that! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/oops.gif" /> I'll check it out in the morning for sure. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/veryhappy.gif" />

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:bounce Real quick! Sorry if I duplicate any replies, but I was thinking of this question when I found a cool website....the page I copied has two plus size things....

 

http://www.karpstyles.com/catalog.html?page=2&category=Clothing%20Hats%20Bags[/link]

 

among a lot others that I like! Cool website overall..lots of inspiration.:))

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Yeah, I found that one, I think, on my first search. They've got a couple of good looking books there. <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/toothygrin.gif" />

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Hey Jules...

 

I just bought the September issue of Crochet! magazine. In the Annie's Attic ad section in the back, they have advertisements for two plus size pattern books.

 

Unfortunately, I could only find this one on their website: :ohdear

Plus Size Sweaters

 

The other one is Leisure Arts... and says it's for sizes 1x-3x.

 

I hope this helps. (you probably saw these already anyway.) :D!

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Julie, the patterns at Lion Brand are plus size. They only go up to 1X. But, what you do if you need it larger is increase your total amount of stitches by the difference between each size.

 

For instance, one sweater I checked started with chain 40 for size small. 44 sts. for medium, 48 for large, 52 for extra large/1X.

 

The difference between each size is 4 more stitches. So if you wanted a 2X, you would add 4 to the 52. Your starting chain would then be 56. For 3X you would have a chain of 60.

 

Are you following me? That's really all that it takes to enlarge the directions. After that, you just follow the directions normally, always remembering that you have added 4 or 8 stitches more than their largest size.

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Deb and Teri, I love you! <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/rowofhearts.gif" /> <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/rowofhearts.gif" /> for each of you! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/veryhappy.gif" />

 

I got <a href="http://www.leisurecrafts.com/catalog/crochet/asn/asn1345.htm" target="_new">this</a> book in the mail today from the eBay auction. How's that for fast shipping! It's got great patterns in it, and with all the hints and tips you all have given me, now the only thing I think I am lacking is the time to give it a try. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/oops.gif" /> I'm sure I'll find a way.

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Yay! That looks like a good pattern book. You'll have to let me know how it works out. And then maybe I'll give it a try.

 

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Hello, I have made up a Wrapped Cardigan pattern for the sizes 1x-5x. It is posted at the following web sight under Lynda's Wrapped Cardigan. There also are a couple of other patterns there for us who are BBW.

 

ample-crocheters.org/?node=Free+Patterns

 

Terri from NY knows my patterns she has done a hat pattern that I worked up. I made the Cardigan for my self and had many complements on it. I have also set this pattern out to over 100 ladies so far. So hope you like it.

Lynda:wink :hug

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