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).

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:

â–ş 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);

â–ş 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.

One-skein DIAGONAL SEASHELLS (pattern)

While searching through my stash I came across a nice turquoise 100 % wool yarn without a label. I forgot where it came from – maybe I took last skein from a local shop many years ago or someone else gave it to me because they do not want it anymore. I love this colour because it gives a nice bluish shade to my grey eyes.

Several years ago I’ve utilized lots of wool skeins and several old pullovers in this big carpet:

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It has about 70 different colours, but my turquoise wool has a pretty intensive colour and it can not be paired with anything. Some day it had to be used before moths realized it was waiting for them : ). So, to prevent it I’ve made this Crochet wrap Diagonal Seashells – another project that helps to finish one yarn-skein:

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Detailed PATTERN for this crochet wrap can be downloaded from here: One-skein DIAGONAL SEASHELLS wrap

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Knit summer TOP with free chart – scroll down the page

Recently I received an unexpected present – one skein of 100 % silk yarn. It had 420 yards (384 meters) per 120 grams. It was quite expensive and the yellow hue was very rare to find in other yarn shops. Either I had to combine my silk with another fiber and colour (burgundy looked very nice with it and my favorite bronze yarn was a nice supplement to it) or use it for a small project. For crocheting even such a small top I would need at least 520 meters of 4 ply yarn (130 gram totally). So I decided to knit a small top. I could wear it either over my burgundy dress or with lilac jeans.

Here are some photos of my completed project (all clickable):

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► I would like to pay your attention that all charts and patterns published in my blog are not to be resold or published elsewhere!  You can give the following link to the pattern: 

https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/knit-summer-top-with-free-chart/

Knit yellow top

Recommended yarn: silk/rayon/bamboo/soya/tencell

Yarn weight: sport / 5 ply / 320 m in 100 gr / 350 yards in 3.5 oz

Total yarn usage for size medium: 420 yards (384 meters)

Needle size: 3 mm

Abbreviations:

Skirt chart abbrev.

All other stitches (empty squares) you work in garter stitch. This way you will have reversible, ridged fabric.

At first knit edge pattern that will be placed over your waist. For any size cast on 13 with a piece of scrap yarn, then attach main yarn and follow this chart starting from row 1.

Gauge: the width of 13 stitches = 5 cm/2”.

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Knit in both wrong and right sides and make y.o. in rows 1-16 and in row 18 (in row 17 knit every stitch). Repeat rows 1-18 until the length of the panel reaches your bust circumference without any ease. Though this panel will be placed at your waist level you need to be able to pull it over your bust.

For size medium I have worked 10 motifs of the edge panel, but you might need to repeat more motifs depending on your gauge.

Then sew first row with last one to make a loop: place both ends of the panel flat, with sewing needle and main yarn join every stitch made in 1st row with respective stitch in last row, make sure all stitches are connected and then remove scrap yarn.

Work over one side of this loop – place 18 knit stitches  over each edge pattern (2 stitches in every row). In my size I had 180 stitches over 10 motifs. Knit upwards in rounds following the below chart. Start from 1st row, increase 2 y.o. in each motif in 1st and 2nd so that you have 24 stitches in 3rd row in each motif. Then work straight in rounds.

Knit summer TOP with free chart

For downloading this chart in high quality in PDF format click on this link: Yellow lace top

Since edge pattern was worked back and forth with knit stitches only you can choose two ways of working main pattern:

  1. Either work knit stitches only, but after completing one row on the right side turn to knit in the opposite direction on the wrong side (fix first and last stitches to prevent a hole).
  2. Work right side only (in rounds or spirals) but after completing row with knit stitches work next row with purl stitches. I used the 2nd variant.

Eight rows prior to the final row in this chart skip for the armholes – place your work on a surface, mark the sides. In my size I have skipped one “solid” section of 9 knit sts. Then work front and back separately, decreasing 5 stitches in each row.

After completing last row of this chart work row of single crochet stitches along the armholes, slip stitches in front and back to prevent stretching of your top. Make straps – in my top I have chained for the necessary length and worked single crochet stitch into each chain. And then my yarn ended : )). But you might have more yarn and create wider straps.

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Knit shoulder warmer in Shetland lace technique – PATTERN

Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn? Very small pieces of matching colours can be used for creating one-of-a-kind garments like this top: https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/avantgarde/

A great way to get rid of one 50 gram-ball (1.75 oz-ball) of thin wool or wool/acrylic yarn is knitting something in Shetland lace technique:

Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn? A great way to get rid of one 50 gram-ball (1.75 oz-ball) of thin wool or wool/acrylic yarn is knitting something in Shetland lace technique.

Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn?

Wear this infinity scarf as a Shoulder warmer or a Shrug during chilly summer evenings or as Neck warmer in winter – all ways look interesting. It doesn’t weigh much, so you can always put in a bag just in case you feel cold in the evening.

Yarn usage is quite economical which will be important when using some expensive fibres. This garment weighs 45 gram (1.6 oz) only and fits sizes S/M.  For bigger sizes you will  need 10-20 gram more – knit it till the garment fits your shoulders and does not slip down.  I’d recommend using wool or wool/acrylic as silk or rayon will tend to get down and not stay over the shoulders.

FREE PATTERN can be downloaded from here: Infinity-Knit-Wrap-Tutorial

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Knit summer DRESS with free chart

This dress is one of my longest projects – I’ve started it somewhere in September 2013 because I wanted to make a knit dress with geometric lace pattern.

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All photos are clickable:

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Well, somehow the process was moving not very fast. Maybe because of winter, maybe because I lost interest.

I knit this dress in rounds. The part that is now between bust and waist (approx. 27 rows) was completed in 3-4 month : )). Too slow… In the meantime I crocheted lots of different garments and actually was thinking to undo all 27 rows.

My friend said – oh, it was so beautiful, leave it, maybe someday you’ll return to this knit project. After some thinking I took another chart, started knitting upwards over completed part (now it is part over bust). Since I had more yarn that the lace dress was consuming I’ve changed the original chart, added more solid-looking rows and started knitting downwards under cast chains (now it’s skirt). Great thing that I used scrap yarn for casting!

I decided to knit dress downwards until my yarn ends : )) – I had 1600 meters (1750 yards) of mixed yarn of bamboo/rayon/linen and did not want to have any left overs. Not because I didn’t love the yarn – it was fine, soft, with nice shine. I just think that the best project is the one I can use the amount of yarn I have for it : )). Without purchasing more or having lots of leftovers.

Finally I have finished knitting in January 2015! : )) Maybe it’s kind of projects “for keeping it in wardrobe far away from my eyes” because the only place I could wear it is beach resort in the evening. Or perhaps during some beach wedding : ))). It weights 350 gr (12.3 oz) so it takes almost no place in a holiday luggage (I would not be weighed down by huge bags :));

The dark slip dresses are not meant for this dress – I wore them just to show the knit pattern.

Below is the diagram I drew for the skirt (it’s clickable):

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HQ chart in PDF format can be sent to your email upon request – this chart in JPG format is a low-resolution version so I still have some upload space remaining in my blog. I kindly ask you not to copy this diagram into your blog or sell it – just give the following link for the diagram  https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/knit-summer-dress-with-free-chart/

As for the rest of the charts – I made so many remarks  in them that they look rather terrible : )). Top is just more “lighter version” of the skirt pattern.

Abbreviations:

Skirt chart abbrev.

All other stitches (squares) you work in garter stitch. This way you will have reversible, ridged fabric.

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Crochet necklaces

Recently I’ve made several crochet necklaces as presents. Some of them were made of 100 % crochet thread, but most were completed of 100 % microfiber thread like this http://www.yarn-paradise.com/tulip   Microfiber is a shining thread and its colour won’t fade with the time as can happen with 100 % cotton thread. But you will need some patience with it because microfiber is quite slippery and all ends should be fastened properly before cutting off.

All necklaces were rather improvisations, I’ve completed them without making notes and photos of the process, therefore the below instructions can be used as basic guidance for your ideas. Why not to improvise a bit? 🙂

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This is my favourite necklace because of its laconic style so it can be worn with many dresses. No fastener was needed, just some 100 % microfiber thread and 3 beads. I forgot the name of the black semi-precious stones the beads were made of, so next time I meet a geologist, I’ll certainly ask him :)).

Pass through all beads you are going to use in the necklace (take a needle or just insert microfiber thread through all beads). Then using small hook (1.5 mm) make foundation chain of the length of 50 cm (19.7’’). All other rows will be crocheted with smaller hook 1-1.2 mm.

In the next row work 1 sc into each sts up to the centre of the foundation chain, then work 10 sc over next 10 chains and place the first bead. The foundation chain will be at the bottom of the necklace (that is why the length of the necklace is wider than the width of my neck). Chain 3 over this first bead, join the last chain with the foundation chain and continue working sc stitches to the end of the foundation chain.

Turn, work sc stitches backwards over the other side of the foundation chain up to 3 ch made over the first bead. Here turn again, chain 14, join the last chain with the tenth stitch counting from the bead to form the first empty triangle. Turn, work 5 sc over the first 5 ch, turn, work 5 sc backwards, join the last sts with the foundation chain, turn, work 5 sc backwards, again turn and work 5 sc towards the foundation ch, join the last sts with it. These 4 vertical rows of 5 sc are in the centre of the photo. Then chain 3, place second bead (next to 4 vertical rows in the photo) and chain 7, join last chain with the foundation row and continue working sc stitches in the same direction over foundation row. At the end chain 7 and place the third bead that will be used as a fastener. Join last chain with the necklace.

Turn, work sc stitches backwards over all recently made chains up to 3 chains made over the first bead (you will need to chain 3 over the second bead). Work 10 sc counting from the first bead, turn, chain 12, join with sc sts over the first triangle (you made another triangle), work 1 sc backwards towards the bead-fastener at the end of the row. On the way after the second bead chain 15 to make the last empty loop, turn and work sc sts back and forth over 15 ch only. Afterwards crochet to the end of the row towards bead-fastener. There turn and crochet backwards – this time all way to another end of the necklace. Make a loop that will be used as a buttonhole – work chains and in the next row – sc stitches over chains.

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Second grey necklace was made with basalt beads. Basalt forms when lava reaches the Earth’s surface at a volcano or mid ocean ridge, they are a great texture for natural designs. Metaphysics think that basalt assists with emotional tranquillity, stability and patience, offers a sense of peace, helps to allow creativity to flow through the user. I have no particular belief about stones but I agree that one can make creative things with them :).

Here again you pass through all beads you are going to use in the necklace. The length of the foundation chain should be of the width of your neck plus some ease. Usually I use bigger hook for the foundation chain and 1-1.2 mm hook for other rows. Every triangle is made by chaining and then working sc stitches over chains. The basalt beads are bigger, therefore I chained 4 under each. The grey necklace is also suitable for many simple garments.

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For this black necklace you will need a round wire necklace with fastener. Using 100 % crochet thread work sc stitches to cover wire necklace completely. Then work crab sts – reversed sc sts from left to right. In the photo you see scalloped edge under the first “wire” level. Set this part apart and prepare 3 crochet rings. For the first ring chain 15, place 25 sc into the ring and finish. For each of two other rings chain 20, place 30 sc into the ring. Now take the first “wire” level, crochet ribbons and simultaneously attach crochet rings between crochet ribbons. Each ribbon is a new foundation chain with sc stitches over it. Make sure the whole construction lays freely in front and is not stiff.

Other necklaces: grey was made with hematite and green was crocheted with some interesting beads but I again forgot their name :). Green microfiber has an interesting ability to change its colour depending on the light.

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Knit cable pullover with skull pattern / free diagram

Since cable pullovers with a skull pattern became very popular lately, my son asked me to knit something cool for him :).  Though he never wanted me to create pullovers before (he prefers wearing T-shirts even in winter), now I think he loves the look. And not to forget those 20 girls on Facebook who immediately liked his new avatar :).

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More photos (all are clickable):

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For size XXL (the young man is almost 2 m = 6.5” tall) I’ve used 730 gr (25.8 oz) of 100 % wool. Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply / 178 m in 100 gr / 195 yards in 3.5 oz

www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights

I noted the differences I’ve made in my pullover (comparing to the original by Alexander McQueen) and left some comments about yarn and knitting process in this Ravelry topic: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/patterns/3047097/1-25#19

Detailed DIAGRAM (for the skull in front) that I have used is below. Click on the file to download it in better resolution.

I’ve knitted the pullover bottom up but with this chart it’s easy to see how to work it top down.

I kindly ask you not to copy this diagram into your blog or sell it – just give the following link for the diagram: https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/knit-cable-pullover-with-skull-pattern-free-diagram/

Thank you for understanding!

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Knitting symbols used (clickable):

Knitting symbols for the diagram

The pattern on both sides from the skull is the same as in his eyes (right side facing: 1 knit, 1 purl; wrong side facing: purl only). Let’s call it “pattern in the eyes”.

For the mentioned size I started FRONT with 14 purl sts, 1 knit between the patterns, 10 sts “cable chains” (1 purl, 8 knit, 1 purl), 1 knit between the patterns, 13 sts of “pattern in the eyes”, then worked skull as shown in the chart and finished the row symmetrically.

1st row in the BACK: 14 purl sts, 1 knit between the patterns, 10 sts “cable chains” (1 purl, 8 knit, 1 purl), 1 knit between the patterns, 12 sts of “pattern in the eyes”, 1 knit between the patterns, then cable pattern in the centre of the back (4 purl, 4 knit, 6 purl, 4 knit, 6 purl, 4 knit, 6 purl, 4 knit, 4 purl = 42 sts totally); finish the row symmetrically.

Note that later in all rows on the right side ”1 knit between the patterns” will be slipped without knitting it. Purl it on the wrong side.

“Pattern in the eyes” is worked on the right side as charted; purl all stitches of the pattern on the wrong side.

I’ve not charted the centre of the back and “cable chains” because these patterns seam to be easy – in the main picture you’ll see in what direction you need to cross knit sts.

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