Introducing Meredith (crochet pattern)

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Eagle eyed readers will recognise this as an adult version of the “Granny Square Toddler Tunic” I posted for sale last month. At the time, I wrote that I had made adult versions of this in the past and decided it was only fair to show you just how feminine and flattering the granny square can be.

In my youth there was a fashion for sewing huge granny squares together to make slash neck tops and t shirts, the results were often baggy, shapeless and very revealing.  Meredith solves this problem with a little neck and arm hole shaping and the “cross you heart” effect of the diagonal lines of the granny square gives the illusion of waist shaping. A hem edging in double crochet with a shell trim adds weight, which “pulls” the granny square. This extra length also helps to make it a more flattering shape for most figures.

For this version I have used a beautiful yarn. Willow Tweed, from the Louisa Harding range is a blend of Alpaca, Silk and Merino. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve used this yarn for garments and accessories. It hand washes beautifully, becoming softer and silkier each time. You’ll need about 500m of double knitting yarn to make a version to fit a size 10 / 12 (you want a cm or two of negative ease).  I used a 3.5mm hook, anything bigger and your trebles will have a tendency to pull out of shape and look untidy. A useful tip, if you’re ever working with granny squares, a smaller hook  can go a long way to giving your motifs a professional finish.

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  1. meredith is lovely, makes me want to have a go at one myself! (Sadly, list of things to make is SOOOOOOOOOO long…..)

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  2. Beautiful Tracey – can just picture you in it! All those extra elements that make the garment work well too…fab design work!
    Ali x

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  3. It looks cute! :D

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