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ansley
« on: August 06, 2010 12:47:50 PM »

Most of the patterns my DD likes don't go up to the size I need for her.  She is stocky built like her dad but she is still a little girl.  Is there an easier way to up the size other than trial and error?

I had thought about using basic adult patterns in bright colors and maybe adding some crochet bugs or flowers or something.

TIA
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kiewiet
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010 03:00:20 AM »

I feel for you - my DD was very tall for her age so finding suitable clothes was always a problem.

I used trial and error and much measuring but this site has some basic instructions for different sizes of garments and once you have read through and studied it a bit it explains a lot about how to up or downsize in various directions. The patterns are basic and very versatile and are made according to measurements
http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/crochetclothingfreepatternswomentopscardigansweaterchildrenbaby.htm

I made a couple of baby items using her patterns and then used what I learnt to make bigger kids clothes.Sometimes using adult patterns worked but only if they went down to the right sizes and then sometimes they still didn't fit properly (adult shapes are a bit different to kids)
Good luck!
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