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cataplum
« on: October 27, 2007 02:16:56 AM »

Hi! Fisrt of all, Im sorry if this question has been posted before, but I dont really have time to look through al the questions! I wanted to ask why I dont see many patterns for pullovers or sweaters for crochet. Is it more rigid in crochet? I find it a lot easier to crochet rather than to knit, and Id love to crochet a pullover, but, since there arent many patterns, Im scared theres something wrong with it!!

Thanks!

P.S. forgive my english, Im from Greece! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007 09:03:40 PM »

Some of my family's oldest friends are from Greece! What a coincidence. Too bad I don't speak Greek, though. You're english is great.

To answer your question, there's nothing wrong with making a crocheted pullover or sweater. It's just that knitting has long been the accepted norm for making clothing. Also, crocheted fabric does tends to be thicker and sturdier than knitting, and doesn't usually have the nice drape that knitted fabric does. However, there are plenty of up-and-coming crochet clothing designers out there. And there are some really nice clothing patterns in magazines like Crochet Today and Crochet!. There are also several books.

Both of the magazines I mentioned do international orders. Here are their main pages:
http://www.crochettoday.com/
http://crochetmagazine.com/

Here are a few books that I've looked through in bookstores and the first two I own:
FAbulous and Flirty Crochet
The Happy Hooker
Cool Crochet

So, trust me, there are crocheted pullover and sweater patterns out there, just not many. There are also some online. Lionbrand.com has a lot of free crochet patterns and subscription is free. Crochetpatterncentral.com also has a lot of good links.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 04:52:28 AM »

There are a couple patterns over at www.bernat.com not sure but I think you have to join to get to the patterns look under teen and child not sure what size you are looking for.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 07:49:58 AM »

I really like the patterns at lionbrand.com. You do have to register to get at them, but they have some great patterns.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007 09:17:50 PM »

The CrochetMe book has some great pullovers, as well as cardigans and everything else you could possibly want!!  Here's a link to a slideshow of patterns:

http://www.slide.com/r/ueTYqxIl6z9bN19osTSd8xSF8zAGvQar?view=large
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007 01:33:51 AM »

Thanks for your answers, someone is sabotaging me and I didnt have internet conection until now. Your answers really helped me, but I decided to go back to my needles, so now Im finishing my cardigan! Ill post it in a few days, check it out and tell me what you think!
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