Crochet Pattern: Japanese Fan Top
I wanted to create an increasing shape growing into a fan, like the branches of a tree rise from its trunk. I built a smooth transition of the lines into a bee cells looking structure to obtain it.
The top is crocheted with DMC Woolly yarns of 5 different colors using only chains and slip stitches. Increases are created thanks to lozenge cells formed with holes. The number of lozenges increases then decreases from row to row to form this fan effect. The top is crocheted from the center to the right, then to the left seamlessly, what permits us to create a symmetry and a V collar on the front and back. Then the sides are joined together (by crocheting or sewing) to form triangular openwork inserts with lozenge cells on both sides. A couple of rounds are added on the armholes for finishing. Fringes are created while crocheting the main piece.
Wool leftovers are used to felt a flower that embellishes the top but it is optional (instructions included).
I designed this top for myself and it can easily suit for sizes S to L. Instructions are given to adapt it to ypour size. You can extend the top’s width by 4 cm approximatively for every next size adding one extra stripe on each side. As 1 stripe measures 1 cm, we’ll obtain +1 cm on front right, front left, back right and back left (4x1=4 cm). If you want a smaller size, you can remove stripes.
Different yarns and threads can be used.
- Written Instructions
- Felting Tutorial
Materials you need at home:
- DMC Wooly yarn (5 balls)
- 3,5 mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle (optional)
The idea of « Nature aux fils » came from a distant childhood memory of a 3D flower knitted, I think, on a skirt's strap by my talented grandma for me. Inspired by nature, I want my crochet flowers and other creations as realistic as possible but I don't want to copy nature and reproduce the whole flowers because I know that I'll never do better, so I introduce them into my pieces of jewellery.
The patterns that I publish here are unique and were designed by me with great care and passion. Today I want to share my secrets with you. My technique is simple but new and original, it permits you to obtain a needed shape rather easily. I also use some unusual materials that everyone can have at home but doesn't think to use.
Welcome to my universe!