Jewelry & Fashion | 31 December 2015Customize Your Crochet: Hourglass Body Shape Share article facebook twitter google pinterest It’s hard to customize most crochet patterns to fit multiple body types, but people come in all different shapes and sizes! Customize Your Crochet, shows you how to create clothing that works for each body shape, like this sweater that is designed specifically to flatter an hourglass figure. Hourglass Body Shape The chest and hips are well balanced and the waist is very defined. The shoulders align with the hips and the upper body is proportionate in length. TIP: If you are an Hourglass figure, you might want to embrace your curves, and shape the waistline by increasing and decreasing. If your body type is Hourglass, begin your garment following a size that fits your hip measurement, then gradually decrease to your waist measurement; work about 2 inches (5 centimeters) even, then gradually increase to your chest measurement. Once you have reached your chest measurement, finish the garment following the size that fits your chest measurement. Customize It: To customize the style of this sweater, a V-shape neckline was worked, and the Contessa Ruffle was added to the bottom and sleeve edges. Buy from an Online Retailer US: Take charge of the fit and details of your crocheted garments, with guidance from needle art designer Margaret Hubert!Designers have to create crochet patterns in standard sizes, but very few people’s bodies actually match up to those “average” measurements. Customize Your Crochet teaches crocheters how to adjust standard size patterns to fit their unique measurements.The techniques and processes taught in this book are the same ones that designer Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting. With this book, individual crocheters can learn to adjust patterns to fit themselves and the others for whom they crochet.But Customize Your Crochet goes beyond a basic, good fit to help the crocheter create a truly custom garment. Maybe you’d like that neckline a little higher, or you’d like a little flare to the sleeves. With this book, you can add individual details and give your crocheted creations personal style. Diagrams and illustrations are used throughout to explain body shapes and make comparing measurements simple. Step-by-step photography shows the details for garment construction, specific increases, decreases and other shaping methods, as well as finishing techniques and embellishments. Jump in and be confident that your next project will match your shape and style to perfection! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.