Crochet top with variegated yarn and yarn left overs – PATTERN

The beauty of variegated yarn is best revealed with quite simple crochet or knit stitches. I have knitted a couple of rows with stockinette stitch, but the result was boring : ). Endless rows of single or double crochet stitches would not be a great option either because they are known for their stiffness. My skin is rather sensitive and I cannot wear stiff clothes on my shoulders, that’s why I prefer not using more than 2 repeated rows of them in crochet tops. So, a combination of single crochet, half double crochet stitches and chains was chosen for making this contemporary looking drapey top. Besides I could include my yarn left overs of the same grey hue.

Asymmetric top pattern with variegated yarn Asymmetric top pattern with variegated yarnAsymmetric top pattern with variegated yarn Asymmetric top pattern with variegated yarn

Pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy and my store:

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/variegated-top

https://www.etsy.com/listing/casual-crochet-top-pattern-sizes-s-l

https://conceptcreative.store/product-category/tunics-tops-pullovers-tutorials

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in ENGLISH for every row; charts are included so that you can adjust this top for bigger sizes by working more motifs;

► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

This crochet top pattern is provided for sizes:
S with bust circumference 85-90 cm (33.5-35.5’’);
M with bust circumference 92-97 cm (36-38’’);
L with bust circumference 99-104 cm (39-41’’).
The item is worked top down and you will be able to regulate the length as you go, making a top, tunic or even a dress.

– fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN

Initially I wanted to crochet another dress, but it would require more time:

HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN

My husband noticed:

H: I bet you will not finish it this year! And even if you do, you won’t be able to take good photos in late autumn.

Me: Really? The forecast is good this weekend …

H: Yea, but this thing hardly covers your bust! (indeed! :)) It’s a lot of work!

Me: What would you say if I finish it as a mini dress by Sunday? 🙂

H: Lol, but not just covering your butt a bit!!! 🙂 Not any cheap hooker look, you shall look decent in your age so we could go to a restaurant together! Ok, I’m pretty sure you won’t finish it, so I can promise you that cone of yarn (pointing out at one of my cones and laughing).

Me: You must be kidding 🙂 Ok, deal! And you will help me with photos, right? 🙂

I had a long way to go till I finish the flared skirt and just 3 evenings till the weekend. Since he’s mentioned the length, but not the width of the skirt I decided to crochet it straight, making only two increases for hips. Luckily the silk yarn stretched a bit and the length was almost perfect! Well, I had no time to dry this silk dress properly after washing. So, I put my moist project on a radiator for drying, hope it won’t damage the fiber. Here is the result and I’m expecting a new cone :). Great incentive! 🙂

HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days - PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days - PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days - PATTERN

After a couple of days I’ve published this detailed PATTERN in English with diagrams:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CONCEPTcreativeSTORE

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/dresses-tutorials

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/new-year-s-dress

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

You will receive:

► detailed crochet tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► diagrams in PDF-format;

► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts).

This dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes

S/M with bust 87-93 cm (34.5-37’’); hips up to 100 cm (39.5’’);

L with bust 100-106 cm (39.5-42’’); hips up to 115 cm (45’’);

XL/2XL with bust 113-119 cm (45-47’’); hips up to 130 cm (51’’).

HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN – fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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Crochet maxi dress – PATTERN

My own figure is far away from ideal hourglass woman’s shape – wide waist (the difference between hips and waist is less than 20 cm/7.8”), small bust, thin arms, broad shoulders, small hips with protruding bones at low waist and all these assets would look even more pathetic if I’d wear a wrong tight fit crochet dress :). Therefore I’ve modeled this dress in a way that girls with my type of figure can look gorgeous.

Maxi crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row

I have removed leaves at the sides present in this dress to define my waist even more. The curved lines are especially flattering and make the silhouette breathtaking: it highlights the best features of woman’s figure – underlines bust, optically defines waist and widens towards the bottom with proper increases for hips. You can model your own dress as the top-down construction makes it possible to try it on as you go for the perfect fit. The skirt length can be adjusted easily.

Maxi crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row Maxi crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row Maxi crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row

Detailed PATTERN in English for this crochet dress is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/562890661/maxi-crochet-dress-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/dresses-tutorials/

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/maxi-dress-impulsion

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/mini-or-maxi-dress-impulsion

This pattern includes:

► detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► diagrams;

► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

This dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes: XS-S-M.

Maxi crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row – fragment of the crochet tutorial (for preview)

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What suits women with the rectangle body shape: 

Read more about how to dress your RECTANGLE body shape

 

 

Crochet shrug – PATTERN

Lacy, light and easy to wear cover-up. Its beautiful geometric levels remind me of the Japanese Himeji castle, frequently known as Shirasagi-jō “White Heron Castle” because of its resemblance to a white-feathered bird taking flight. This relaxed fit garment with the subtle fringe detailing at the bottom will instantly elevate your casual outfit. Pair it with an open-back dress for special occasions.

Crochet shrug PATTERN for sizes M-5XL, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row Crochet shrug PATTERN for sizes M-5XL, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row Crochet shrug PATTERN for sizes M-5XL, crochet TUTORIAL in English for every row

This pattern is available on Etsy, Craftsy, Ravelry and my shop:

http://conceptcreative.store/jackets-vests-cardigans-tutorials

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/cardigan-white

https://www.etsy.com/crochet-pattern-for-sizes-M-5XL

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English for every row with all necessary diagrams;

► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); please keep the original margins of the file.

Crochet shrug PATTERN for sizes M-5XL– fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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Crochet inspiration – antique lace

Crochet was originally practiced by the Scottish peasants who used a small hooked needle called a shepherd’s hook. This art came to England, France, USA and finally spreaded across the world.

Thin fabric lace was very expensive then and crocheters could compete with their cheaper work. The small hook and thin thread were their instruments to produce such a delicate dainty lace that we still admire as work of art. Schools teaching this techniques were started in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The learning process has changed over time – our ancestors started with elaborate doilies and intricate combination of the stitches. Their dresses looked sophisticated and elegant because nobody would use thick yarn for crocheting. Now internet advises to begin with thick yarn, big hook and simple double crochet stitches to produce first crochet garments. As though our contemporary newbies lack patience in achieving serious goals and should aim for quantity of coarse projects : )).

Today I want to share some photos of antique fabric lace (from the 18th century) that my my friend took in Rundale Palace Museum (Rundales Pils). All photos are clickable.

I wish you lots of inspiration!

Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum)

Above: Lace collar. Italy, Venice, approx. 1600

Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum)

Below: Lace collar. Italy, Venice, approx. end of the 17th century

Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum)

Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum) Antique fabric lace (Rundale Palace Museum)

 

Crochet poncho PATTERN

This little poncho was inspired by Free People crochet top. I had slightly more than 3 balls of nice blue yarn but my calculations showed that 170 grams/6 oz just would not be enough. So, I replaced two rounds in the original Free People crochet motifs to keep their beauty but made motifs lighter and less yarn consuming. : ) Et voilà. Asymmetric poncho is finished and my yarn left overs used completely for this quick crochet project!

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Recommended diameter of one round motif 11 cm/4.3’’. Assembly diagrams are included for each size.

PATTERN for this crochet poncho is available here: 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507711827/crochet-poncho-pattern-for-sizes-s-2xl

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/nebula-ring-poncho-crochet-pattern

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/poncho-nebula-ring

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poncho-nebula-ring

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► HQ diagrams;

► written explanation of all rows is included as well (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts).

This poncho crochet pattern is provided for sizes S-M, M-L, L-XL, XL-2XL with circumference around torso and both arms at bust level up to 147 cm (57.5’’). Instructions for increasing the length by 11 cm/4.3’’ are included.

  – fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

 

FREE crochet pattern for FREE PEOPLE boho dress

Ensure you have a head-turning look for the beach with this stunning crochet dress. The silhouette is breezy and comfortable, this style features exaggerated, flared sleeves for a fluttery, feminine style that will make this a favourite cover up all season long. Wear yours with leather sandals and round sunglasses for a bohemian look.

This going to be your FREE crochet pattern if you have purchased this top before and uploaded photos of your completed project on mycrochet.conceptcreative.store or Ravelry (convo me for sending this pattern to you, stating the details of your transaction).

FREE crochet pattern for FREE PEOPLE boho dressFREE crochet pattern for FREE PEOPLE boho dress

PATTERN for this boho crochet dress is available on Etsy and in my shop: 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/545576411/boho-crochet-dress-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/dresses-tutorials/

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in ENGLISH with charted and written explanations for crocheting every row (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts);

► colourful diagrams supporting this pattern.

These instructions are given for size S shown in photos. I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you wish to crochet this garment for sizes XS, M and L. In this case you will need to use another yarn and/or hook.

This going to be your FREE crochet pattern if you have already purchased top https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/  –  not shown in this preview are 2 additional files revealing all connections between motifs – these are separate scaleable layouts for magnifying all stitches in your computer or tablet and allowing to crochet beautiful garment shown in the cover photos.

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

P.S. Recently I came upon this chart for SIMILAR looking vintage motifs:  Recently I came upon this chart for SIMILAR looking vintage motifs. NONE of these rows corresponds with rows in garment shown in the cover photos. Still, why not to crochet a couple of doilies and compare them with ORIGINAL motifs in this dress? Surely you do not need to buy these charts from vintage crochet magazines in some shops : ).  NONE of these rows corresponds with rows in garment shown in the cover photos. Still, why not to crochet a couple of doilies and compare them with ORIGINAL motifs in this dress? Surely you do not need to buy these charts from vintage crochet magazines in some Etsy shops : ).

 

Why this detailed crochet tutorial is not shared in blog as other FREE patterns?

There are many Etsy shops who search for free patterns on the internet and then resell them as their own. Probably every second crochet pattern offered on Etsy was taken from a magazine (vintage or new one) or from free blogs with charts. Some people create/repost more or less similar charts to attract more visitors to their blogs and all those free charts/free patterns appear one day on Etsy. I can name many of such Etsy shops and provide links to the original free patterns :).

I do not wish to support these shops – drawing HQ charts for this dress took a while as well as describing all stitches. Yes, it is FREE addition to all those crocheters who already purchased pattern for crop top with the same round and square motifs.