New Lion Brand Patterns: Plus Size Crochet & Knit Patterns

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If you have curves and hips like I do, you know the frustration of trying to find a free plus size knitting pattern that will fit and flatter your body.  To help with this, Lion Brand patterns have released two new free plus size crochet patterns and two free plus size knitting patterns written specifically with the curvy girl in the mind.  These patterns are trendy and stylish, and offer a fit that will flatter your curves.  By switching up the color choices, you can make a more playful crochet cardigan, or a more sophisticated knit tunic.  Once you find the perfect plus size pattern for you, make one in your favorite color and another in a wardrobe staple neutral, and you’ll have easy choices to grab that will make  you look fabulous wherever you go.


Plus Size Crochet Patterns

l50106aCurvy Girl Crochet Ruffled Collar Cardigan

Finding a plus size crochet pattern that fits and has an extra bit of something special is definitely hard, but this free crochet cardigan pattern is beyond perfect.  Perfect for layering over a pretty dress for a date night or even wearing in the office to keep the chill off. The fun ruffle added that special touch that makes this crochet cardigan pattern stand out from the rest.



l50107aCurvy Girl Crochet Tunic

For me, the perfect plus size sweater is tunic length so that I can wear it with a cute skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans.  This crochet tunic pattern is flattering, right down the more open stitch pattern.  The flirty cowl neck makes an ordinary crochet tunic something special.  I can see myself making this pattern in multiple colors for wearing in the office.




Plus Size Knitting Patterns

l50109aCurvy Girl Knit Cabled Cardigan

There is something so satisfying about leggings and a tank top worn with a comfy duster length cardigan – it’s my favorite outfit!  However,  when you are a curvy girl, finding one that will flatter the figure is difficult.  This plus size cardigan offers the perfect touch of everything we need.  Shaping while being comfy.  If you’d prefer a shorter knit cardigan, you can adjust that easily with this pattern.



l50108aCurvy Girl Knit Tunic

If you’ve got a little sass in you, this plus size knitting pattern is perfect for you.  The subtle stripes of the variegated yarn give the illusion of shaping and the sassy open shoulders add the perfect amount of flair.  Throw this over a cute pair of leggings and a pair of ballet flats and you are set for a day of fun.  Just try not to sass too many people!




Does the model look familiar to you?  This is Shira of Lion Brand Yarn.  She recently visited us here in the studio and we had a lot of fun interviewing her.  She does a lot of the videos on the Lion Brand Youtube Channel; yarn informational videos, talking about crafting and her new web series “Tea With Shira.” She also goes out and speaks to different knitting and crochet guilds, high schools and colleges across the United States and informs them about Lion Brand Yarn.



What do you look for in a curvy girl pattern?


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  1. K.K. Tetterton says

    I need knit & crochet patterns for larger women; “triangular shawls” and “work-in-one-piece” Raglan sleeve sweaters…& with pockets would be wonderful. Thanks for you help.

  2. Carol Anderson says

    There is a book that is called “Plus Size Crochet” by Margaret Hubert. There are several projects that you’ll use over and over to make different sweaters, jackets and a shawl pattern.

  3. Char55 says

    If it’s supposed to be a “curvy girl” pattern, how about something to show off those curves instead of something that looks like a tent or a potato sack.

  4. sheryl says

    I would love to see something modern with light yarns. Not horse blankets. I’m a big woman, not a Clydesdale. Please incorporate some crochet patterns that don’t drag on the ground. Large sizes doesn’t mean we are all 6 ft tall.

  5. Yvette says

    Just what every larger woman needs stripes going around her body and heavyweight sweaters cause sure I want to look larger than i already am!! LB needs to hire some designers that know their job!

  6. says

    I would love to see some patterns that not only flatter larger women but also that are in one color that doesn’t have a neckline in a sweater or shirt for example that goes down to Timbuktu. Some dresses would be nice to see like that also.

  7. Kim says

    What about those of us who love funky coloured knitted leggings that are all the rage this year. You can find the patterns for smaller gals but nothing for anyone larger than a 36 inch hip? I would also love to see some semi-fitted sweaters that allow us to use yarns with elastane or lycra in them for some stretch and added comfort and show a bit of curve without riding up. I like to look fashionable not just covered up with a horse blanket and a hood all the time.

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