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Top-Down: One-Piece Crocheted Garments

A course by Estefa González
Crochet Designer and Teacher. Andorra la Vieja, Andorra.
On Domestika since 09/10/2016
, Crochet Designer and Teacher

Learn how to design and crochet your own seamless designs

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 Top-Down: One-Piece Crocheted Garments

Learn how to design and crochet your own seamless designs

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (83)
  • 3369 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (2h 29m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Simple patterns, seamless garments, and endless possibilities are three key characteristics of creating crocheted garments using the top-down method. This is the preferred method of Estefa González, designer and founder of Santa Pazienzia, a brand and community of crochet lovers spread out across more than 50 countries.

In this course, learn how to design and crochet a top-down garment from scratch. Throughout the units, discover how to take accurate measurements, adapt your designs to any material, and apply different finishes to garments. Using a base pattern, you can achieve truly unique results that are full of character and personality.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Knit your top-down jacket
  • U4
    U4. Customize your top-down garments
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start things off by getting to know Estefa, how she got started in the world of crochet, and how she turned her hobby into her profession. Learn a bit about her influences and her sources of inspiration for starting a new project. Then, get a quick overview of the content that is covered in this course.

First, learn about what a top-down design is, including its parts, its structure, and the different materials and tools needed. Then, drawing a simple sketch, Estefa teaches you how to take measurements and gives you her formula for determining the number of stitches you need to make to get started.

Once you have your measurements and the stitches, it’s time to start crocheting. Start with the yoke before continuing with the sleeves. Continue by creating the length of the garment and finish by choosing the type of sleeves you want.

By using a pattern as the starting point, you can then go on to giving a personal touch to each garment. Estefa shows you how to apply five different types of finishes. Wrap things up by exploring and getting some tips on how to create other types of garments using the top-down technique.

What is this course's project?

Create a one-piece crocheted jacket using the top-down technique. Seamless and personalized to your needs, garments made with this technique can be adapted to women, men, and children alike.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to get started in the world of crochet and learn to design their own clothes. This course is also for those who know the technique but would like to go deeper and discover how to create garments without a written pattern.

It is also an ideal course for anyone looking to create or sell handmade garments.

What you need

To take this course, no previous crochet or pattern making experience is needed. It is useful to have crocheted using a chain stitch and double crochet stitch, although it is explained in the course.

As for materials, you should prepare crochet needles between 5 and 7 mm and 5mm thick thread of any kind (800g is enough for a basic garment up to the size XL). You will also need 4 markers, a tape measure, a notebook, and a pencil.


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Estefa González

A course by Estefa González

Crochet Designer and Teacher

Estefa González learned to crochet on her own, teaching herself through online videos beginning in 2014. Since then, she’s created her own brand, Santa Pazienzia, which is dedicated to teaching people how to crochet. On the site, she publishes patterns, courses, writes a blog, and has an online store full of products for knitters and crocheters.

What began as a hobby naturally evolved into a company dedicated to crochet, boasting students in more than 50 countries. She has published 9 books, 4 online courses, and more than a hundred patterns, in addition to having collaborated with brands like Katia, Casasol, and We are knitters. She has also participated in two books published by The Sewing Box, appeared in top industry magazines, and has given workshops locally and internationally.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • Anatomy of a top-down jacket
    • The materials
    • Crochet
    • Take actions
    • Calculate the number of points for each part of the garment
  • U3

    Knit your top-down jacket

    • Yoke start 1
    • Beginning of yoke 2
    • Sleeve separation
    • The length of the jacket
    • Sleeves 1
    • Sleeves 2
  • U4

    Customize your top-down garments

    • Customize your garment 1
    • Customize your garment 2
    • Other garments and variations with this technique
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Top-Down: One-Piece Crocheted Garments

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 Top-Down: One-Piece Crocheted Garments . A Craft course by Estefa González Best Seller

Top-Down: One-Piece Crocheted Garments

A course by Estefa González
Crochet Designer and Teacher. Andorra la Vieja, Andorra.
On Domestika since 09/10/2016
  • 100% Positive reviews (83)
  • 3369 students