Have you ever noticed that there are not too many patterns to crochet for men? I had found a few sweaters, hats and scarves galore but not quite what I was looking for. One year I had gotten it into my head to make my boys sweaters for Christmas gifts. Okay, they are actually men now but they will always be my boys! 🙂 They liked hoodies and I was in search of a pattern like the image of one that I had in my mind. There was not a pattern to be found that looked like a hoodie at that point and time. I then came up with the idea to make up one of my own. How hard could it be right!! I have been crocheting since I was 11 yrs old so I figured I would be able to tackle such a job. Well, let me tell you that there was a lot of trial and error in the making of those sweaters. Blood sweat and tears as they say. 🙂 I was able to come up with 3 different patterns and in different sizes. Here is what I had come up with.
After I had finished the sweaters and gave them to the boys I started to think what about selling the sweaters and have them be custom orders. I had already done some research by trying to find patterns and had come up empty on that front. It had also crossed my mind to write out a pattern for a sweater. I then thought I am going to have to write this out so people could understand it and not just in my chicken scratch! (which is my version of crochet shorthand) I would also have to figure out several different sizes. It has taken me a few years to accomplish this feat but one is now available to purchase in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dunmirecrochetcorner
I am now in the process of writing out more patterns that will hopefully be available soon!
As always thank you for stopping by to have a look!
I have often wondered how many Men do Crochet! I do know that I had a houseful of boys that grew into Men and not one of them Crochet now! When they were young and when I was crocheting they wanted to learn how. I then taught them how to crochet and they actually made friendship bracelets but that was as far as they took the crocheting. Now they say hey Mom I like this could you make it for me!! 🙂
I have done some research on Men Crocheting and it seems that there a few of them that enjoy this craft. The Crochet Dude is known in crochet circles and here is another guy that blogs from my home state WI about crocheting among other things Real Men Crochet and other things.
When searching for patterns for Men I find mainly hats, afghans, scarves, some sweaters and vests. I have 3 boys and was looking for some sweater patterns to make for gifts. In my research I was just not coming across anything that I knew they would wear. This is why I decided to start designing items for Men. I have always loved to make things for my family and give them as gifts but there is only so many hats and afghans that they can use!
I love to use Pinterest for inspiration on Men’s Fashion. There are so many ideas that you can use for inspiration and for patterns. I was trying to see how many different things that I could find for Men that have been Crocheted.
I know you will recognize these Men that are wearing crochet vests. These were some of the pictures that I ran across while researching for Crochet for Men. Both Vests are made from Granny Squares.
This Vest I thought was unique and it is made by combining crocheting and material. Check out my Crochet for Men and Boys on Pinterest to see more! Crochet for Men & Boys on Pinterest
These are a few of the items I have created for my boys and grandson. My middle son is pictured wearing the hooded sweater and has helped me quite a bit with items to create. He will see something and he will say “Mom” could you by chance be able to make this? This is where the idea came from for the Fedora style hat and the Tie.