My Inspirations

Connecting Cropped Sweater – Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to announce that my pattern “Connecting Cropped Sweater” is finally live! This pattern means so much for me, because originally I made the sweater as a stash busting project. Not only using yarn left overs of different colours but also of different weight and fabric. It has been a complete chaos and I did not even think it was possible to write it down as a finished pattern for others to follow. But here I am, a year later releasing the pattern!

I have chosen my birthday to publish the pattern because I feel so connected to this design: for me it symbolizes human kindness (so many nice supporting people have motivated and encouraged me to publish this design, without their feedback I would not be able to go that far) and being respectful to out planet (using random leftovers and not going to a yarn store while making a sweater is a very cool thing and unfortunately it happens rare over here).

Another thing which is really special about this pattern – it is left-handed crocheters inclusive! I tried my best to include references to special stitch tutorials as well as a couple of tips for left-handed makers. I hope it is helpful and everybody is going to feel included.

So here are some key infos about the pattern, that you might want to know:

  • you are going to need 9 mm crochet hook for the sweater body and 6 mm crochet hook for ribbing
  • the pattern is made to measure
  • level is intermediate because you will have to work with yarn of different weights (most likely)
  • you will need 150 g – 650 g of yarn leftovers (estimated for sizes XS – 3 XL). Please note, that this number depends very strongly on fabric so your yardage might differ significantly from these numbers.

I have tried my best to make it easy for you to access the pattern. This site is free of advertisement and I am sharing with you a FREE PDF!!! As I drink a loooot of coffee while working on my tutorials, please consider buying me a cup if you like my pattern:

Check out photos of my testers: @knottyninjacrafts, @arkifede_handmade, @malilin_hobby, @crochetlea66, @amberoodle and @nixie_pixie_handmade!

More info about them and their beautiful versions is in my next post! You can also find some inspiration in Instagram using #connectingcroppedsweater or #secretcrochetbox

So if you are ready, click here to download the pattern:

My Inspirations

Tester Call “Dreamer Crochet Top”

Hey there!

I am looking for testers for my pattern “Dreamer Crochet Top”. The pattern is really simple and beginner-friendly – only basic crochet stitches are used!

Materials: I used sport-weight yarn (cotton/nylon) and a 6.5 mm crochet hook.

Timeline: application deadline is on Friday, July 30th 2021. I will choose the testers over the weekend and contact them on Monday, August 2nd. After that testers will have 8 weeks (for sizes XS-L) and 9 weeks (for sizes XL-2XL) to complete the pattern/provide feedback/send photos.

Sizes: Pattern is written for sizes XS-2XL. If your size is outside of this range, please apply anyway and I will work on additional sizes with your help 🙂

Thanks so much for reading! If you want to apply for testing, fill out the tester form.

If you have any further questions, contact me here or via instagram.

Your Ana

My Inspirations

Mosaic Crochet: My First Steps

One of my crochet new year resolutions is to learn mosaic crochet. I thought it will be complicated and hard with all the colours and yarn ends. So I was pushing forward my first attempt of mosaic crochet for months until I have told myself: I have to try it in 2021!

And directly in January I could test a beautiful mosaic crochet sock pattern by @yarnandfabric. So I am making my first crochet sock ever and I am learning mosaic crochet. Two “firsts ever” in one pattern! So far I love it and the mosaic part is really easy to follow and now I am so motivated to add a mosaic crochet element to all my creations.

What about you? Have you tried mosaic crochet? What is your favouring crochet technique?