SUMMER MYSTERY CAL: Design Your Garment

June 1st, 2019, the first day of summer … 

While crocheting this garment I thought, Wait… It’s so boring to crochet alone and write all these dc, sc, ch for the thousand time, so why not to invite other crocheters? 😀 It will be so encouraging to try something new, and we will be more creative together! Besides, nobody will ask you to buy specific yarn – take the cotton or linen from your stash and start crocheting instantly. I’m sure that you will come up with a better garment than the one I have in mind. The masterpiece that you will be really proud of! 😉

Shape

Something summery: seamless and sleeveless, worked from the top down, maybe with fringe continue reading:  https://conceptcreative.club/2019/06/01/summer-mystery-cal-design-your-garment/ 

RHYTHMIC: Crochet Top Pattern

Crochet motifs that I have posted several months ago will give you endless possibilities!

Yeah! 😉

For example, you can crochet such a feminine V-neck top with asymmetric hem and get ready for your next vacation. Layer this ornate piece over swimwear, pair it with shirts or jeans for an effortless bohemian look.

I suggest to crochet it in white or beige cotton or linen because:

  1. Cotton and linen yarns are perfect for hot weather (you won’t feel comfortable in 100 % wool or acrylic tops in summer, though I’ve already seen several wool crop tops made by beginners 😲 😱 😰 )
  2. White and beige make any outfit look crisp, modern and fresh, they look perfect with lots of other colors.
  3. White and beige drapey tops have timeless appeal, they’re a wardrobe essential for any style. They are just stunning if you want to catch attention! 🙂

You can follow the same description for crochet motifs (see my previous posts), or download your copy from Ravelry, Etsy, Lovecrochet or my shop:

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rhythmic-top

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/rhythmic

www.etsy.com/listing/691216330/beach-crochet-top

www.lovecrochet.com/rhythmic-top-crochet-pattern

Sizes:

  • The sample shown fits sizes XS-L with bust 82-104 cm = 32’’-41’’; assembly for a shorter top is included.

Additional sizes included in this crochet top pattern:

  • Kids sizes with chest 44-76 cm = 17.3’’-30’’;
  • XL-2XL with bust 104-122 cm = 41’’-48’’ (you will need to crochet slightly bigger motifs – approx. 1 cm = 0.4’’ bigger than in the sample shown).

Level: intermediate

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Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply / 340-400 m per 100 gr / 372-437 yards per 3.5 oz / category by yarnstandards.com is 1 : Super Fine. Suitable yarn:

Check yarn weight here: www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

 

Hook size: 2 or 2.25 mm (C), or hook to obtain gauge.

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue and library: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rhythmic-top

 

This crochet top pattern includes:

► detailed instructions in English for every row;

► diagrams (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes);

► assembly schematics, photos of tricky places.

 Happy crocheting!

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GARNET: Dress or Top

Elegance should be enduring, it should transcend fashion and trends and focus on something that is beautifully eternal. This pattern is written to bring out your feminine proportions, even if they are somewhat hidden :). This Garnet Dress or Top will suit girls and women who, like me, have broad shoulders, thin arms, rectangular body type, not well-defined waist, a small tummy (or none at all) and who want to make a wearable crocheted piece. This tutorial offers instructions for making adjustments to your figure (if you are smaller or taller), create an off-shoulder garment, or finish it with more covered neckline. Instructions for crocheting more solid rows at bust level are included.

Design elements:

  • Raglan decreases create an optical illusion of smaller shoulders comparing to classical round yokes that look best on narrow-shouldered women. Broad shoulders and thin arms are covered with small cup sleeves made simultaneously with front and back (without cutting off the yarn for crocheting each sleeve).
  • Raised back neck gives more comfortable fit, while accented waist creates more flattering and feminine silhouette.
  • This project is worked seamlessly in the round, in two directions: from bust towards the neckline, then from bust towards the hem. It allows to choose the best fit for your bust and desired coverage at neckline (while you would need to decide about neckline-coverage right away if you crochet the whole garment from the top down).

DOWNLOAD this dress pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/garnet-crochet-dress

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garnet-dress-or-top

www.etsy.com/listing/638221364/maxi-crochet-dress

The dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes

S with bust circumference 80-86 cm (31.5-34’’);
M with bust circumference 90-96 cm (35.5-38’’);
L/XL with bust circumference 100-106 cm (39.5-42’’);
XL/2XL with bust circumference 110-117 cm (43.5-46’’);
2XL/3XL with bust circumference 120-127 cm (47-50’’).
Hips circumference is calculated as 10-15 cm (4-6’’) larger than bust; width of the dress around waist and hips can be adjusted as you go.

The sample shown is 142 cm (56’’) long, you may omit or add rows to adjust the length.

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Yarn:

this pattern is written for stretchy yarn like silk, rayon, bamboo, soya, or tencel; 4 ply (UK), Fingering-weight, 1 or Superfine (USA), approx. 330-370 m in 100 gr (360-405 yards per 3.5 oz).

For the close-fitting dress you will need from 2400 to 3550 yards, depending on the width and length. For top of the length 50 cm (19.7’’) you will need from 850 to 1270 yards.

Suggested yarns:

 

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

 

AMBIANCE ORIGAMI: Sweater Crochet Pattern – published!

I don’t want to challenge conventions of beauty and create something ill-fitting that swamps the body and uses enormous amount of yarn. So, even if every catwalk seems to show oversize and awkward looking chunky knits I prefer wearing more proportional and comfortable clothes. Especially if they are oversized :).

And I’m very happy that regardless of this trend for strange-looking fashion, my oversize top became popular on http://www.lovecrochet.com  – I see it regularly among their hottest tops. Yea, I finally published several patterns there :).

Or maybe it’s because it’s dressier and sharper than a conventional tee and people love timeless appeal? 🙂

I suggest to crochet it in white because

  1. White tops are hot weather appropriate, they make any outfit look crisp, modern and fresh.
  2. They are great if you are tired of darker winter garments and want to lighten up.
  3. White tops look perfect with lots of other colors, they are wardrobe essential for any style.

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Available sizes:

XS-S with bust 79-84 cm (31-33’’),
S-M with bust 85-91 cm (33.5-36’’),
M-L with bust 94-100 cm (37-39.5’’),
L-XL with bust 104-110cm (41-43.5’’),
XL-2XL with bust 114-121 cm (44.5-47.5’’),
2XL-3XL with bust 122-130 cm (48-51’’).

Level: intermediate

This crochet sweater requires minimum of shaping because front, back and sleeves are worked as the same 4 parts and then sewn together. If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this creative idea.

Yarn: Fingering-weight / 4 ply / 310-370 m in 100 gr / 340-400 yards in 3.5 oz, for example King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4 ply.

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Check yarn weight here: www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights

Hook size: 2.75 mm (C) or hook to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 22 double crochet stitches and 12 rows = 10 cm (4”).

Get this pattern from Etsy:

www.etsy.com/listing/653020346/crochet-sweater-pattern-sizes-xs-3xl

Download it from my website:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/ambiance-origami-sweater-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/

Save this PDF on www.loveknitting.com/ambiance-origami-sweater-crochet-pattern-by-conceptcreativestore

And add to your Ravelry queue and library:

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ambiance-origami-sweater

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English for every row for sizes XS-3XL with written interpretation of rows;

► diagrams  (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes);

► schematic, photos of tricky places and the assembly (folding instructions).

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

 

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

 

UNQUESTIONABLE – Crochet Dress Pattern

This crochet dress pattern is perfect for those who look for something easy, seamless, and something that can be adjusted to your own figure for the best fit. The upper part is my crop top (I named it To Crop or Not To Crop Top – Question?) that I could not stop crocheting until it ended at my ankles :).

The skirt falls from the waist, wrapping around the hips and widening to create a beautiful flow and drape. The neckline is modest, scooped with a feminine crochet design around the edge. One button at the back allows for a secure fit around your shoulders.

Detailed PATTERN in English is available here:

https://conceptcreative.store/unquestionable-crochet-dress

www.etsy.com/listing/562890661/sexy-crochet-dress-pattern

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unquestionable-maxi-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.

The dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes

XS/S with bust circumference 80-87 cm/31.5-34”, hips up to 90 cm/35.5’’,
M/L with bust circumference 90-98 cm/35.5-38.5’’, hips up to 105 cm / 41.5’’,
XL with bust circumference 107-114 cm/42-45”, hips up to 120 cm / 47’’.

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

 

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

 

 

INCANTATION – FREE crochet pattern

Crocheting these beautiful motifs for relaxation will have a truly magical effect on your brain – soothing and almost hypnotic. On one hand, the completed tablecloth will give an atmosphere of calm and serenity to your interior, on the other hand, this will be a heirloom that will be passed down to your children.

Follow my free photo tutorial and charts for making such square motifs, which are joined together as you go:

https://conceptcreative.club/2019/03/15/incantation-free-crochet-pattern/

and add to your Ravelry queue:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/incantation-tablecloth

Happy crocheting! 🙂

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Origami Crochet Sweater Spring – published!

I’m happy to announce that this crochet sweater pattern with unusual construction is published! 😉 If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this idea.

Length of this sweater is 61 cm (24’’), model is 175 cm (5’9’’) tall.

Available sizes XS-3XL:

XS-S with bust 82-87 cm (32.5-34.5’’), hips up to 91 cm (36’’)
M with bust 92-97 cm (36.5-38’’), hips up to 101 cm (40’’)
L with bust 101-106 cm (40-42’’), hips up to 111 cm (43.5’’)
XL-2XL with bust 110-115 cm (43-45’’), hips up to 119 cm (47’’)
2XL-3XL with bust 120-125 cm (47-49’’) hips up to 129 cm (51’’)
If you are between the sizes, for example your bust and hips are 89 cm = 35‘’ choose a closest smaller size.

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Level: intermediate

Yarn: The sample shown was made with Bella by Debbie Bliss.

Substitutes: drapey yarn like cotton/bamboo, cotton/silk, cotton/rayon or linen/bamboo, linen/silk, linen/rayon 8 ply (UK), DK-weight, Light or 3 (USA); 185-230 m in 100 gr (202-250 yards in 3.5 oz).

Suitable brands: Secret-Garden by Scheepjes, Sigma by Lang Yarns, Mulberry-Silk-DK by Expression Fiber Arts etc.

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

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Check yarn weight here: www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights

Hook size: 4.0 mm (G) or hook to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 17 double crochet stitches and 8.5 rows = 10 cm (4”). Please get the gauge to make sure the sweater fits your size!

Crochet 9 rows of 21 dc-sts and measure the width of central 17 dc. 17 dc in 8.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (3.94’’ x 3.94’’). If the width is correct, but the length of rows is smaller use a bigger hook and vice versa.

Get this pattern from Etsy:

www.etsy.com/listing/636010608/crochet-sweater-pattern-for-sizes-xs-3xl

Download it from my website:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/spring-origami-sweater-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/

Add to your Ravelry queue and library:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/origami-sweater-spring

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English for every row for sizes XS-3XL with written interpretation of rows;

► diagrams  (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes);

► schematic, photos of tricky places and the assembly (folding instructions).

 – preview of this crochet pattern

 Happy crocheting!

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