Hello, friends! I hope everyone is off to a wonderful week so far! Today let’s discuss crochet pattern sizing and the lack of it.
When I first started creating made-to-order bikinis, every order was always different aka special. Each customer had their own unique style, and I was happy to custom-make each and every piece to their request.
It is important for me to have size-inclusive patterns in my crochet designs to support inclusivity and diversity.
Historically, fashion has often been exclusive, catering only to a narrow range of body types and sizes. This has led to many people feeling excluded from the fashion industry and unable to find clothing that fits their bodies.
This not only promotes inclusivity but also allows people to express themselves through their clothing, regardless of their body shape or size.
When people can find crochet patterns that fit well and flatters their body, it can help them feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
I’d have customers asking to make larger cups and larger bottoms with more coverage or less cut etc.. and it was extremely fulfilling to be able to customize specifically to fit each individual’s shape and size.
Fast forward to a year of writing crochet patterns, I made the decision to pick up all my existing patterns and make them all in NINE sizes from Xtra Small to 5Xtra Large.
Today, I am pleased to say “most” of my older patterns are now up to date with all sizes and ALL of my current patterns come size-inclusive.
I am also working to include patterns that can be easily adjustable by Measuring Along.
What is Measuring Along if you’re wondering? It is basically written patterns that include calculations for you to be able to completely adjust the garment to suit your body size best. Check out my free Swatch Gauge Calculator.
Most if not all of my patterns will now be free and available for you to use. I have already posted many free patterns on the blog. And I am continuously adding more free crochet patterns for curvier women with the updated all-inclusive sizes in the months ahead.
Check out some of my free all-size-inclusive patterns here:
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I hope this post was helpful to you and I hope I did not offend anyone by doing so. 😘
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