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.
Here are a couple of links for patterns to crochet for Men and Boys! Rugged Vest Crochet Pattern | Red Heart, Simple Sweater for Him AllFreeCrochet.com, DROPS Men’s and Child Vest in Silke-Tweed ~ DROPS Design
If you know of any guys that crochet I would love to hear about them. As always thank you for stopping by and taking a look!
I do believe I left off where I was working on the sleeves of this sweater. After I finished the sleeves I then proceeded to work on the hood! It had taken me longer to finish all the pieces than I wanted it to. Sometimes I just wish there were more time in a day! 🙂
Here is the hood to the sweater after I had it sewn together. After I had the hood finished I started sewing the body of the sweater together. Once the sides on the body were sewn together I then started to sew on the sleeves.
Here I have one sleeve sewn into the sweater. The sweater is sewn together with the same yarn that it is made from and a yarn needle.
This picture shows the other sleeve being sewn into the body of the sweater.
The sweater is all finished! My husband is the reluctant model who did not want to have his face in the photo so he came up with the idea of putting the paper in front of his face inside the hood! lol I can honestly say that I was laughing the whole time I was taking the pictures!
I have to say at least in this picture he did not have to worry about being seen! I was happy with the way the sweater all came together and with the way it looks! If you have any questions or just want to tell me what you think of the sweater please feel free to contact me 🙂
This sweater is also listed in my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/Dunmirecrochetcorner Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!!
As this Friday draws to a close and evening approaches I thought I would bring you along with me on what happens when I make a Sweater!
Here are my tools of the trade. Well some of them anyway. My tablet is full of patterns that I have written down in a language that only I can understand! 🙂 I have come up with my own form of shorthand. Anyone else would look at it and wonder how on earth you were suppose to follow any of this! lol
This is part of the pattern process that I use. This is where I figure out what I want for a stitch and what size the sweater is going to be. You can see it does remind you of a sewing pattern.
Here I have the Front of the Sweater finished. It does take me a while to finish each piece for this sweater. The making of this Sweater from start to finish takes me approx 25 hrs for a size Med. It does depend on the size of the Sweater as to how long it takes me to finish it. I love being able to try out different colors and stitches to see what I like or I think someone else might like. It is amazing and fun when you start to play around with colors and you find out what ones blend well together. You sure can come up with some crazy combinations!
At the moment I am in the process of making the sleeves so you will have to stay tuned to find out what they are going to look like and what happens next! Thanks for taking a look and hope you tune in for the next part! 🙂