I have seen the photos of similar rompers all winter on Pinterest, but have not been able to locate a pattern, so as I do, I have started my own experiment, that has turned out quite well so far. I hace written up a draft of the pattern, but hva realised that many people would have to modify it so that then can use a different yarn, or to make a romper that would fit a different size.
So I would like to test this pattern as a CAL, where I will guide people in making their own calculations, so that they can create their version. This will require a bit of math – but it’s not too bad, I promise. And I will be there to help out. If the format works out, and everyone walks away in a sexy trendy beach attire, I may offer participation for future applicants on a paid basis.
This is an oversized beach romper. The drape and positive ease should compensate for simplistic shaping of the bottom part. I would love to have people both using the same yarn, or something very close, as well es people using substitutions. The key is that the fabric should be soft and drapery, so I’d suggest using a material that’s not very tightly twisted and not very thick, but I am open to experiments as long as testers assume the responsibility for the fact that the FO might turn out rather differently.
Accordingly, please note that hook sizes indicated in the tools sections, are the ones I used. You may need to use other hook sizes suitable for the yarn of your choice: the larger hook must be in size necessary to create soft, drapery fabric. The smaller hook should be one size smaller.
Approximate Hours to Complete: 15
Deadline: end of May 2019. I would love the participants to start swatching next week, and hope you will be able to finish by the end of May. I will be sharing parts of pattern in separate posts following the speed of the majority of participants.
Tools: hooks sizes 3mm and 2.5 mm (US D and C) – or others as per my text above, tape measure, darning needle, 5 stitch markers
Materials: 2 skeins of Alize bamboo fine – 100% bamboo rayon, 481 yards(440 meters) in 100 grams (3.53 ounces), or any other suitable yarn.
Difficulty: easy. Stitches used (US terminology): double crochet, double crochet together, chain, single crochet together, foundation double crochet (link to a video with explanations provided).
If you would like to apply, please fill out the form below:
Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions.