Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit

Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit

by Dora Ohrenstein


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Presenting the only how-to guide to focus specifically on customizing crocheted sweaters, so you can create the perfect fit for every body type. Ranging from simple to more sophisticated, the 10 basic patterns selected by expert Dora Ohrenstein offer different techniques for adjusting and personalizing the design, construction, and shaping. With a wealth of diagrams and charts, along with photos of the sweaters themselves, Custom Crocheted Sweaters is the book that every crocheter has been waiting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600597985
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 588,935
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dora Ohrenstein lives in New York, New York. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Crochet, knit.1, Crochet Today, The New Crochet (Lark, 2005), and Fabulous Crocheted Ponchos (Lark, 2005). She is the author of Creating Crochet Fabric (Lark, 2010 ) and the founder and editor of the webzine Crochet Insider (, which features interviews with industry leaders, textile artists, and designers. She lives and works in Manhattan and, as a classically trained singer, also teaches voice.

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Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
This book offers ten beautiful crocheted sweater patterns that are meant to have a custom fit. What I like most about Custom Crocheted Sweaters is that each sweater pattern is customizable for your own perfect fit. When my children were younger I crocheted sweaters for them, and although cute and warm, they were a bit boxy. For this reason, I've never crocheted myself a sweater. It's nice to find a pattern book that addresses the issue of crocheting sweaters with a custom fit. Dora includes plenty of information for crocheting your perfect sweater. She shares tips on choosing the right yarn, making seams, adding buttons and blocking. She also includes information and diagrams on how to pick the right size and on how to measure you body so that you create the perfect fit for each sweater. She includes tips and tricks on how to adapt the sweater for your size and shape. Dora includes advice on how to tweak and adjust your sweater in order to make it custom fitted just for you. The patterns in this book are written clearly with plenty of colored photos and clear diagrams to guide you. Dora also advises you measure your favorite sweaters, the ones that fit you really well. This will help guide you as to how your crocheted sweaters should look and feel. There are ten chic sweater patterns included in this book. All of them are lovely, but I especially like the 'Shrug Hug'. I want to make this one for myself. Due to time constraints and a TBR mountain that is taking over my house, I haven't been able to crochet a sweater using Dora's pattern, but I hope to someday. I think designer Dora Ohrenstein has done a lovely job with this book, the sweater patterns are beautiful and feminine and the advice she offers is very helpful. I like the idea of crocheting sweaters with a personalized fit.
KayzeKS More than 1 year ago
I originally borrowed this book from the library. It didn't take me long to determine that this was too valuable a resource to read once or to copy a page or two for future reference. I needed the entire book. It is now mine. All mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book on how to customize and make crochet sweaters that fit. Easy to understand with great pattern styles. Not for the beginner though - it's like a master class in crochet.