This is the pdf pattern for a miniature version of my bestselling Roselette pattern. (pattern available in ENGLISH or FRENCH, Please contact me if you'd like the french version)
I first developed this design for a beginner's workshop "my first crocheted garment", here in France. The tiny dimensions of this project allowed students to focus on the technique and stitches used, without spending too much time on each step so that the workshop wouldn't last a full day !
You need to know the basics stitches (chain, single crochet and double crochet), as they are not explained in my tutorial. Eveything else you will need is detailed with pictures and instructions.
This design is based on my Roselette top pattern: you will be using exactly the same stitches and method construction. It is therefore an excellent way to get started and gain enough confidence to continue afterwards with the same sweater only with more stitches and rows in girls ("Roselette") or lady's version ("Violaine").
Obviously, gauge is not crucial for this project. If you'd like to fit a Barbie doll though, I recommend using sports weight yarn and 5 mm (H) hook, working at an approx gauge of 18/20 sts per 10 cm / 4 in.
I am using the US crochet terminology in this tutorial.
Because this workshop is written for beginner crocheters, I have tried to use as little abbreviations as possible and explain in full details. More experienced crocheters will find a more compact set of instructions at the very end, with usual abbreviations.
This version was made especially for beginner crocheters who would need to build up confidence before tackling larger projects : all the stitches and techniques described step by step here are the same as those used for my Roselette and Violaine tops : once you can make this miniature version, you can make the baby/kid/lady's versions too !!
One of the ladies who came to my workshop only knew the most basics stitches when she came, and she couldn't even do a proper double crochet.. but she managed to do her mini-sweater ok, and one WEEK later she sent me a picture of her baby-sized Roselette !!!!!
Permission to sell your finished items. :-)
Gauge is not crucial for this project.
OR approx 20 sts / 10 cm (4 in) for Barbie sized sweater.
Bonjour! I'm Sylvie Damey, french designer living in the french Alps. I learned to knit as a child. In 2004, the birth of my first daughter was the occasion for me to start publishing my own designs, learn to crochet, spin yarn...and even sew again. And, that's how ChezPlum started. My patterns have also been published in Knitty.com and the book "1000 hats" by Annie Modesitt.