Crocheted Clothing

Crocheted Clothing

I'm crocheting a sweater for my 5 year old. It's going to have a dinosaur applique on the front. It's my first time making something like this. I've already had to rip out all my stitches because I messed up the stitch count and I had too many. I've crocheted lots of other things like stuffed

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    I'm crocheting a sweater for my 5 year old. It's going to have a dinosaur applique on the front. It's my first time making something like this. I've already had to rip out all my stitches because I messed up the stitch count and I had too many.

    I've crocheted lots of other things like stuffed animals, blankets, hats and socks. Is there anybody else out there that crochets clothing?

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    Not me but I wish I could. I have tried starting a blanket, but I think I use too much tension, so I gave up.
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    I crochet tight too. I really have to pay attention to what I'm doing so I don't pull through so tight.

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    Hi Lala!

    I haven't crocheted any clothing yet, just started to crochet, but, have knitted clothing and doing a swatch to determine your gauge is time well spent! Your pattern should tell you how to do your swatch and just the doing of the crochet will help you to start to relax your tension. I was very tight with my knitting at first too and just doing more knitting helped me to relax and get looser with my thread. I did a lot of dishcloths to practice and being able to get something done in a short time increased my confidence and helped me to see how to do different stitches and patterns too! Keep on working on your project and try to relax. Even just doing a square of single crochet, or half-double, or double for an exercise while watching TV each day will help you get a 'feel' for holding tension on the thread and will increase your ability to do it better! Hope this helps! I'm doing hotpads and dishcloths for Christmas presents right now and practicing my crochet since I 'm just learning how to do it!

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    Thank you HotPad Mama. I finished the back of the sweater and I started to front a few days ago. I have to work on it after my boys are in for the night because I have to keep track of the stitches. Thank you for the tips. My other favorite things to crochet are giant granny square blankets.

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    I love to crochet, I normaly make blankets, but maybe i should try clothes

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    I've crocheted a few children's tops and sweaters. I don't have the patience anymore for anything that takes longer than that!

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    Hello! I taught myself to crochet by watching YouTube videos--Crochet Geek (who has a channel) has some great tutorials...I haven't progressed yet to the more challenging items like clothes. I admire you!

 

 
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