10 Tops from Natasha Robarge to Add to Your Queue

Natasha Robarge

I love Natasha Robarge’s intricate and beautiful crochet designs. Her projects are so innovative, I can’t resist the urge to try them out. We even listed her as a top crochet designer to watch in 2018! Let’s take a look at some of my favorite Natasha Robarge crochet designs that have me itching to get my hands on a hook and some yarn!

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1. Time-Honored Sweater, Interweave Crochet Summer 2018

This is one of my favorite projects from the Summer 2018 issue of Interweave Crochet—in fact, I love it so much that I started stitching before the issue went to press. The stitch pattern for this is both intricate and easy to pick up from the stitch chart. I can’t wait to finish this one up and show it off this summer!

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2. Oakley Top, Interweave Crochet Spring 2018

The Oakley Top uses broomstick lace made with a large knitting needle to create its open and airy feel. A lot of you are making it and showing it off on Ravelry; it’s so popular it even has its own crochetalong. Have you joined the Oakley Top CAL yet? It’s not too late to try out this special top!

3. Jade Dress, Interweave Crochet Spring 2018

This simple dress becomes something special with the addition of butterfly sleeves. The top portion is worked seamlessly from the top down, so you can decide if you’d like to crochet just a top or a full dress.

4. Tranquil House Dress, Interweave Crochet Winter 2018

Like the Jade Dress, this dress is also worked seamlessly in the round from the top down and uses raglan shaping. The stitches are basic, but the increasing corners feature a lovely stitch pattern that makes this raglan dress totally unique!

5. Hunstman Sweater, Interweave Crochet Winter 2018

Hello, colorwork! If tapestry crochet intrigues you, you can’t pass up this sweater. The colorwork pattern is absolute perfection, and the luxurious yarn creates a lovely drape. This one is meant to be oversized and easily fits men and women of all sizes.

6. Hondius Way Pullover, Interweave Crochet Fall 2017

This top is part pullover, part poncho, all awesome. One side features an open and draping sleeve and the other features a set-in sleeve for the perfect combination of funky and fitted. The lace pattern throughout gives this piece a sophisticated touch.

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7. Blooming Tee, Interweave Crochet Spring 2017

If you liked playing with tapestry in the Huntsman Sweater and are ready for a new challenge, try an alternative colorwork technique: intarsia! Intarsia is a technique that lets you crochet large blocks of color. Create the stunning poppy in the Blooming Tee with the intarsia technique.

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8. Labyrinth Sweater, Interweave Crochet Winter 2017

Isn’t this sweater impressive? Cable panels twist and intertwine and then expand to twist and intertwine with other cable panels. This is one you’ll have to try!

9. Matsu Tank and Cardi, Interweave Crochet Summer 2016

This adorable matching set features a cropped tank top and a long cardigan, both of which use a lovely open lace stitch. Make one or both of the projects; style them together and be covered in crochet this summer!

10. Free Spirit Tunic, Interweave Crochet Summer 2014

Filet crochet creates an adorable stitch pattern for the body of this tunic. Broomstick lace and an open mesh pattern combine beautifully for the boat neck at the top.

Bonus Project, Paintbrush Skirt, Crochetscene 2014

OK, this isn’t a top, but you will want to add this project to your queue anyway! This adorable skirt pattern builds on vintage lace stitches in a leafy openwork pattern. Combine that with the eye-catching self-striping yarn and you have a showstopper of a project! You’ll love working this one up!

Which project from Natasha Robarge will you start first?

Happy stitching!

Sara Dudek
Editor, Interweave Crochet

Loving the Designs of Natasha Robarge