My Granite crochet knit jumper!

When I decided to offer you crochet knitwear in our fabric collection, I thought it was important to be able to offer this material in several patterns. After showing you the pattern for the Malibu polo shirt and the Songe shorts, I’ve chosen a pattern that isn’t new but one that I haven’t shown you for a long, long time: the Granite sweatshirt pattern.

Sewing my crochet jumper

The inspiration

Sewing my nautical jumper

The idea of revisiting our sweatshirt pattern to transform it into a little jumper was very appealing: our striped knit gives it a nautical jumper look that I love. And above all, this fabric showcases the remarkable feature of Granite: its beautiful long balloon sleeve with pleats, its low shoulder and its wide, short cut.

Granite jumper sewing pattern

Knit crochet fabric

How do I sew Granite in crochet?

The Granite sweatshirt is a pattern designed to be sewn in sweatshirt knit and with ribbing at the neckline and collar, in other words fabrics with elasticity. As our crochet fabric doesn’t have the elasticity of this type of fabric, I made 2 VERY easy modifications to the pattern:

  • I increased the length of the cuff piece by 3 cm, so that the hand wouldnt be restricted when passing through.

  • Although the width of the crochet fabric is not cut in the direction of the width but at 90° to obtain the horizontal stripes, the consumption of fabric will not change from that recommended on your pattern. I've attached the corrected cutting plan:

  •  ⁠I chose not to attach the neckline band. I was worried that it would pull or bulge, and above all I wanted to emphasize the jumper look rather than the sweatshirt look, and I love the beautiful scoop neckline this creates. To achieve this, I placed a bias-cut strip in our black cotton voile. To work out the length of the bias, I measured the circumference of the neckline of the sewn jumper and then used that measurement. The result is very clean, doesn’t pull, isn’t distorted... My little jumper is exactly as I dreamt it would be!

  • ⁠For the bottom hem I simply overcast the bottom of the jumper and made a simple hem.

To find out all about our crochet knit, you can visit the Tissuthèque by Maison Fauve, where a complete article is devoted to this fabricThis fabric is much easier to sew than it looks, so don’t be afraid to give it a go!

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