FLEXIBILITY: Backpack or Notebook Cover Pattern

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For this project I’ve used POLYESTER yarn because:

1. It’s strong and light-weight – my crochet backpack of the size 44 cm x 39 cm = 17.3’’ x 15.4’’ weights 300 grams = 10.6 oz only.

2. Polyester is highly resistant to ultraviolet, water, which makes it ideal for long-term active use in bags. Polyester fibers can withstand 12 months exposure to sunlight and still retain over 67% of their strength.

3. It’s the best wash-and-wear fiber, it has impressive stain-resistance, it’s quick drying and wrinkle resistant!

4. It remains one of the most inexpensive textile products in the world – these 300 grams of polyester cost me $4.70 = € 4.30 without shipping.

5. It’s highly resilient and resistant to stretching and shrinkage – it keeps shape of this bag well. By the way, when polyester is blended with wool, acetate, or rayon, the durability of the blended fabric improves. When blended with cotton, polyester improves the shrinkage, durability, and wrinkling profile of cotton. Essentially, anything made from cotton can also be made with polyester.

What are negative sides of Polyester?

1. It’s very important to wash it in lukewarm water otherwise it the stitches will be deformed.

2. Polyester garments are not very comfortable for summer as you will sweat a lot in them.

3. Polyester is the 2nd offender in terms of microfiber pollution after the acrylic. Unlike biodegradable fibers like wool, cotton, or silk, however, polyester does not naturally degrade in the environment. It is knot known how long polyester will remain in the ecosystem before it degrades.

 

So, it’s up to you what to make this beauty with. 🙂

I suggest to use any DK-weight = 3 = Light (USA) = 8 ply (UK) yarn.

Get this pattern today from Ravelry or Etsy with a 20% discount. No code needed: 

www.etsy.com/listing/795784054/modern-crochet

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flexibility-backpack-or-notebook-cover

Discount is valid till Monday, 18th.

 Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue: 

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flexibility-backpack-or-notebook-cover

The PDF includes:

► Photo tutorial of all stitches (approx. 95 photos);
► Written instructions of every row;
► Charts (diagrams).

The size in photos: 44 cm x 39 cm = 17.3’’ x 15.4’’; this design is fully adjustable to the desired size.
Yardage in sample 685 – 690 yards (626 – 631 m).

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 Happy crocheting!

ITERATION: Crochet Skirt Pattern

This beautiful style will seamlessly slot into any wardrobe. One pattern allows you to make a skirt of your liking – mini skirt for wearing at the beach or elegant maxi skirt that it’s equally suited to events as it is to everyday wear.

Thank you to these talented crocheters who have helped to test this pattern!

🙏🙏🙏

DOWNLOAD this pattern

from conceptcreative.store

This skirt crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

XS with hips circumference 80-86 cm = 31.5-34’’;
S with hips circumference 87-93 cm = 34.5-36.5’’;
S/M with hips circumference 94-100 cm = 37-39.5’’;
M/L with hips circumference 101-108 cm = 40-42.5’’;
L/XL with hips circumference 109-115 cm = 43-45.3’’;
XL/2XL with hips circumference 116-122 cm = 45.7-48’’;
2XL/3XL with hips circumference 123-130 cm = 48.5-51.2’’.

Length can be regulated as you go.

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Yarn:

Fingering-weight / 4 ply / 330-400 m in 100 gr / 360-437 yards in 3.5 oz / category by yarnstandards.com is 1 : Superfine. For example:

King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4ply
Bendigo Woollen Mills Bamboo Fingering
Scheepjes Whirl
YarnArt Flowers

Total yarn usage: 570 – 3100 yards (521 – 2835 m).

 

Download this pattern from ETSY:  www.etsy.com/listing/800159903/crochet-skirt-pattern-iteration

Add to your Ravelry queue: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skirt-iteration

Save from Lovecrafts: https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/skirt-iteration-crochet-pattern-by-conceptcreativestore

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FREELANCER free CAL: from March till May 2020

So many of you have asked when will be our next CAL on Ravelry that I’ve decided to organize it with one of my EASIest crochet patterns!

We take my FREELANCER TOP!🥇

What’s so cool about this crochet pattern?

Not a yarn eater (the sample shown needs just one cake of very affordable acrylic/cotton)

– You can wear it on every occasion, in any SEASON, in any AGE and you will always look great in it 👌

– It’s a perfect TV-project!

Available sizes (you will have access to your size):

S-M to fit bust and hips from 90 to 102 cm (35-40’’);
L-XL-2XL to fit bust and hips from 108 to 122 cm (42-48’’);
2XL-3XL-4XL to fit bust and hips from 126 to 140 cm (49-55’’);
4XL-5XL to fit bust and hips from 144 to 160 cm (56-63’’).

Width of top is given for unstretched condition; during wearing it becomes 10-20 cm (4-8’’) wider and has 5-15 cm (2-6’’) positive ease around your hips. It is oversize 😉! Subtract the circumference of your hips from the stated width of the top to calculate the desired ease. For less ease consider choosing smaller size (or thinner yarn); for more ease choose bigger size (or use thicker yarn).

Please create a Ravelry-project with this pattern and write your size there – I’ll see it and send link to your Part 1 during first weeks of March.

Duration of CAL and your project: 

We will crochet this top from March, 1st till May 1st 2020. The whole process can take 25-80 hours – it will depend on your size, length, experience, crochet speed, chosen yarn and hook. And your positive mood 😉.

Read more on yarn, hook, gauge and this free CAL: https://conceptcreative.club/2020/02/28/freelancer-free-cal-from-march-till-may-2020/

DIAGONAL BLOSSOMS: Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern

It’s cold February again, so time to take photos of all your completed garments created by Conceptcreative.store , post your photos on Ravelry and https://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/

and receive another FREE PATTERN

(conditions apply!)

This pillow cover will lend a sophisticated air of modern crochet home design and compliment any home style decor. It’s cozy and versatile and the best thing is that you will always have an original gift for all your loved ones: both men or women. 🎁

My pillow covers were made in fail-safe neutral tones that are suitable to any minimalist design style (I have already given away a few of such pillows :)). These subdued hues don’t overwhelm any given space and never fail to make an interior feel more homey.
You can crochet this project in solid energetic hues for even more visual appeal! Just go for a hue that speaks to you and it will most likely look great.

More details about this cover pattern:

►  It is customizable to any square or rectangle size (you will crochet foundation row until its length equals to the measured side of your pillow; then you will crochet in the round, always in the same direction).

► The beautiful diagonals are created by double crochet stitches, post stitches and puff stitches. PHOTO TUTORIAL of these stitches, WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS for every row in English and high quality crochet CHARTS are included (see screen shots).

►  You will not need to crochet gauge – just take soft yarn like 100 % merino wool, linen/rayon, linen/bamboo, linen/polyester or cotton/acrylic in one solid color and start crocheting with hook that is slightly smaller than recommended by the producer of your yarn. The samples shown were made with 8 and 10 ply (UK) = DK and Worsted-weight, 3 and 4, Light and Medium (USA) and hook 3.25 mm (hook D in USA).

Continue to pattern: Diagonal blossoms crochet pillow cover pattern

New Year’s necklace – FREE crochet pattern

It’s the most magical time of the year and I wish you a fantastic holiday season full of beautiful creations and joyful moments! And here is my little present for you – New Year’s necklace! Grab some thin yarn and treat yourself and your friends with this amazing little present.

This time I followed the same crochet photo-tutorial for the green necklace and created a new crochet necklace with 6 pearls. I’m sure there are lots of other ways to decorate this delicate necklace and hope to see your new creations soon!

Start crocheting now:   https://conceptcreative.club/2019/12/21/new-years-necklace-free-crochet-pattern/

 

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Indie design Gift a long

Thank you very much for participating in Ravelry Indie-design-Gift-a-Long!

I was curious about my most purchased patterns during this event. No wonder that sweaters were in the overwhelming majority with over 67 % of all purchases (winter has come ❄️❄️❄️). Then you wanted to make one of my favorite skirts – Skirt Integrity   – I’m really glad it caught your attention!

The stats look like this (in per cents):

Colorful sweater Ozone, crochet 18.6 %
Origami sweater Heuristic, knit 18.6 %
Ambiance Origami sweater, crochet  14.0 %
Detour sweater, crochet 11.6 %
Skirt integrity, crochet 9.3 %
To Crop or not to Crop top crochet 4.7 %
Origami sweater Spring, crochet 4.7 %
Garnet dress, crochet 4.7 %
Detour cowl, crochet 2.3 %
Freelancer top, crochet 2.3 %
Rhythmic top, crochet 2.3 %
Unquestionable maxi dress, crochet 2.3 %
Scarf Heuristic, knit 2.3 %
Off shoulder dress or tunic, crochet 2.3 %

You may like to press on each pattern to find more details about sizes and yarn recommendations.

Though the 25% discount campaign has just ended you can still participate in Ravelry games till the end of this year. Please find more details here: www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long

Was my participation worth it? I can not say yet because sales don’t interest me – I look forward to seeing your beautiful sweaters, skirts, tops, and dresses created from my patterns.🤗🤗🤗

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

DETOUR COWL: Crochet Pattern

Grey or Turquoise? I actually love both, but had to give one as a present :). Maybe I’ll make another wider cowl to turn it around my neck twice.

Gre= British English

Gray = American English

Now I have published this cowl pattern on Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/detour-cowl You can download it with a 10% discount till the end of this week (please use coupon code conceptcreative at the check out).

3 more neck accessories are offered with a 10% discount till the end of this week
(please scroll down to see them).

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The Detour cowl pattern includes the following sizes (each version has different length and width):

Child: width 50 cm = 19.7’’ around neck, length of cowl 14 cm = 5.5’’.
Teen: width 53 cm = 20.8’’ around neck, length of cowl 23 cm = 9’’.
Woman: width 65 cm = 25.5’’ around neck, length of cowl 30.5 cm = 12’’
Man: width 56 cm = 22’’ around neck, length of cowl 19 cm = 7.5’’.

Although the yarn usage is given for Fingering-weight / 4 ply / 350 m in 100 gr / 383 yards in 3.5 oz / you will be able to adjust the width of this cowl to any yarn.

The PDF includes written instructions for every row along with charts and 65 photos helping to expand your crochet skills:

Thank you, @hobbylobbycrocheter for testing the child version – it’s stunning!

www.instagram.com/p/B4zfRahBHH3/

Thank you, andrewfburton for asking me to create the pattern for you – you were right that the cowl would look stunning on men!

This cowl pattern can be downloaded from Etsy and from my store as well:

www.etsy.com/shop/CONCEPTcreativeSTORE

https://conceptcreative.store/product-category/whats-more/

Happy crocheting! 😉

I’m also offering a 10% discount on other 3 cowls/scarfs on Ravelry till the end of this week. Please use coupon code conceptcreative and add them to your Ravelry database:

Cowl Icebergs – crochet


Scarf Heuristic – knit


Shoulder wrap Fuji- crochet

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