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Plus Size Crochet

Crochet garment patterns that include larger sizes and are likely to be flattering to larger figures.

Trellis | openwork tee crochet pattern by Marie Wallin, using Rowan Silkystones (silk/linen blend). Sizes from 32 - 50" bustlines.

Adele Cardigan | crochet pattern by Jenny King (link to Ravelry) Lace wrap cardigan in sizes 10 - 18, can be wrapped and tied in different ways (back, side, or front). Note: written in UK crochet terminology.

Peasant Top | crochet pattern by Jill Wright and Marlaina Bird, in sizes Large to 4X.

Alexandrium Cardigan | crochet pattern by Sara Delaney. Bottom up, seamless raglan with vertically worked lace detail. Could be done in a solid color, with just a contrast color border on the front. Sizes up to 52" bust.

Ice Glen Cardigan | crochet cardigan pattern by Sara Delaney, sizes up to 52" bust. A nice layering piece that can be left loose or secured at the waist or under the bust.

Shibaguyz Designz crochet pattern for a hooded tunic top, Shirley, from the pattern booklet Moonstruck (sizes up to 5x)

Ravelry: Craspedia Cropped Cardigan pattern by Linda Permann, sizes up to 2XL

Curvy Crochet class on Craftsy.com with Marly Bird "Learn how to make beautiful crocheted garments that fit right and look great. Plus-sized or petite, you'll learn lots of useful techniques." This is a great class no matter what your size - if you want to learn how to make a crochet garment that really fits YOU, this is good stuff!

Kristin tank pattern by Rohn Strong crocheted in Malarbrigo Arroyo

Lakota Bird crochet cardigan pattern by Marlaina "Marly" Bird | bust size up to 58" with 2" of ease, lace pattern creates vertical lines, buttons in the back can be used to pull in and shape the cardigan.

Hydroponic Tunic crochet pattern by MarlyBird | Lightweight lace layering piece, sizes up to 60" bust. Color choices (lighter panels in the center, darker side/sleeve) help draw the silhouette inward.

Ravelry: Kidner crochet skirt pattern by Angelia Robinson goes up to a 42" waist

Pembroke Jacket crochet pattern in the book History on Two Needles by Annie Modesitt. Pattern goes up to 58" bust measurement and uses dk weight yarn. Beautiful shaping in the waist and hip!

Ravelry: Wrapt cropped wrap lace top crochet pattern by Mary Beth Temple, in her new book Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter. Sized by underbust measurements (44" - 64").

Ravelry: Skirt the Issue pattern by Andee Graves, in Mary Beth Temple's new book Curvy Girl Crochet. Sizes Large - 5X.

Lucine Tunic crochet pattern instructions by Robyn Chachula. Published in Interweave Crochet Spring 2010 and also available as a PDF download via interweavecrochet.... Sizes up to 50" bust. Fastens under the bust and skims over the torso; sleeves are generously sized.

Linked Jacket by Robyn Chachula, from her book Simply Crochet: 22 Stylish Designs for Every Day. Sizes up to 46" bust. Good layering piece that can accentuate an hourglass figure nicely.

Trellis Vest in Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet, by Kristen TenDyke. Sizes up to 60" bust, with positive ease. Nice layering piece with waist-defining shape, great over a tank top or camisole when the weather is just a bit cool.

Motif Bolero crochet pattern instructions by Marlaina Bird and Jill Wright, published in Leisure Arts #5154, Curvy Crochet. Sizes up to 4x.

Jessica Tromp's tutorials for making your own crochet bolero are a good starting point; you will be able to design a bolero made to your measurements. Please note that these are not straightforward "plug-and-play" patterns in the way a lot of North Americans are used to.

  • Claudia <3

    I'm going try again later. All the images are currently down I think she exceeded her web hosts bandwidth because I've been to her site before and it's great. Glad you posted the link because I lost it!

  • M.K. Carroll

    I think the website may have been getting a lot of traffic from Ravelry lately! The layouts for how to assemble motifs are great; I'm hoping to make a bolero for myself someday soon.

Berme cardigan, free crochet pattern instructions from Berroco. Sizes up to 50" bustline.

479 Nakota Cardigan, crochet pattern instructions by Sara Delaney. Available on WEBS as print, PDF, or in a kit. Sizes up to 50" bustline. Would be a great everyday layering piece done in a solid color; stripe colors could be changed to coordinate with your own wardrobe.

Coogee Bay Dress - Interweave Crochet Summer 2012. Crochet pattern instructions by Jenny King. 50" bust circumference - this is a "one size fits most" garment.

Premiere Crochet Jacket by Kristen Tendyke, published in Classic Elite #9080, Summertime Knits. Crochet pattern instructions sizes up to 49" bust.

'Ipanema' crochet cardi pattern, bust sizes up to 56". In Berroco booklet #305, Berroco Origami.