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

 

 

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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!

Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XLCrochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL Crochet poncho PATTERN for sizes S-2XL

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).

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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 (convo me for sending this pattern to you).

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.

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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.

Beach wedding crochet dress – PATTERN

Initially I wanted to lengthen the skirt in this dress and wear as a wedding gown for my 2nd marriage. Alas, already the weight of that knee length dress was 700 gr /24.6 oz, so wearing even heavier maxi dress in summer will be a terrible ordeal : ). I imagine American actors from Hitchcock movies wearing dark suits, vests and hats … in Morocco (The Man Who Knew Too Much). Really painful to watch them : ). Unless they have shot the movie in a studio : ).

So I’ve decided to crochet something with thinner cotton and finished such a beach wedding dress:

Beach wedding crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL for every row in English, PDF instant download, crochet beach wedding dress tutorial Beach wedding crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL for every row in English, PDF instant download, crochet beach wedding dress tutorial

The length of the dress is 152 cm (60’’), it weights 590 gr/20.8 oz for size S/M. Calculated weight for size M/L is 650 gr/22.9 oz. The skirt length can be adjusted as you go, the skirt pattern is quite easy to remember.

I changed turquoise and white underdresses since they were easy to style for both a day and evening look and my arms were covered with a subtle veil. Quite feminine … if a bride is over 40 and still in a good shape :).

Detailed PATTERN in English is available on Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy and my new store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/527384292/beach-wedding-crochet-dress

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

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

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/beach-wedding-dress

This pattern includes:

► detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► HQ diagrams;

► 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 dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes S/M and M/L.

Beach wedding crochet dress PATTERN, crochet TUTORIAL for every row in English, PDF instant download, crochet beach wedding dress tutorial – preview.

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Crochet crop top PATTERN – by Free People

What’s more perfect for summer crochet outfit than a sexy crop top, allowing your skin to breathe? This irresistible design with vintage-inspired flared sleeves is a crochet dream come true. Style yours with high-waisted trousers to temper the shorter silhouette or with a maxi skirt for a glamorous, head-turning bohemian look.

No YARN Breaking! Trendy crochet cropped top PATTERN, detailed TUTORIAL in English for every row, Angel sleeves designer crochet top pattern.No YARN Breaking! Trendy crochet cropped top PATTERN, detailed TUTORIAL in English for every row, Angel sleeves designer crochet top pattern

I started making this pattern when it appeared on Free People website. However, I think it is better to publish it for those who missed purchasing it and would like to crochet the one of their own.

Love the look of this top but hate breaking the yarn after completing each motif? Me too! For this top additional photo-tutorial is included explaining how to crochet such round motifs without cutting off the yarn and how you can finish the loop of square motifs in each sleeve without hiding lots of ends. After grasping this NO-YARN-BREAKING concept you will be able to crochet all motif-garments without doing any harm to yarn skeins (and saving your time : ))

PATTERN for the crop crochet top is available on Etsy and in my shop: 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/540177859/trendy-crochet-crop-top-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/tunics-tops-pullovers-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;

►  photo-tutorial for working such round motifs without cutting off the yarn and making the loop of square motifs in each sleeve without hiding lots of ends.

This crochet top pattern is provided for original size S (shown in photos) with bust circumference 91 cm = 36’’. I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you like to crochet this top for sizes

XS with bust circumference 86 cm = 34’’;

M with bust circumference 96 cm = 38’’;

L with bust circumference 101 cm = 40’’.

For crocheting this top for sizes M and L you will need to use suggested thicker yarn and a bigger hook. In size L the width of each round motif will be just 1 cm (0.4”) larger than in the original top of size S.

For making this top for size XS you will need to use suggested thinner yarn and a smaller hook.

Trendy crochet cropped top PATTERN, detailed TUTORIAL in English for every row, designer crochet top PDF, angel sleeves crochet top pattern

  • Not shown in this preview are 3 additional files revealing all connections between motifs in sleeves, front and back – these are separate scaleable layouts for magnifying all stitches in your computer or tablet and allowing to crochet beautiful top shown in the cover photos.
  • Not shown in this preview is 5th PDF – additional written and charted tutorial with 64 photos illustrating my NO-YARN-BREAKING concept for all round and square motifs in this garment.

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P.S. Recently I came upon this chart for SIMILAR looking vintage motifs:  Recently I came upon this chart for SIMILAR looking vintage motifs, though none of these rows corresponds with rows in top shown in the cover photos. , though NONE of these rows corresponds with rows in top shown in the cover photos. I’ve also noticed that some not reliable pattern-shops recopied instructions for doilies published in vintage crochet magazines to promise you the same crochet top. Come along after you have received complete refund from them because such patterns show how to make similar looking doilies but offer vague and not tested connections between motifs in sleeves so that you will need to find your own way of arranging everything into the ORIGINAL crochet top shown in the cover photos.