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 Sweater + Cowl: Crochet Patterns

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For a limited time only! This cowl is offered as your FREE Crochet Pattern with the purchase of my latest crochet sweater pattern (sample shown).

Where: at  CONCEPTcreativestore.ETSY.com
When:  from 10th till 17th of November

Buy one, get two modern patterns.

Happy crocheting! 😉

The cowl pattern is written for 4 versions: child, teen, woman, man. Each version has different length and width.

Design elements of the sweater:

This project will be worked in the round without seams. The raised back and bust darts create a better fit, while the stretchy fabric will feel like a second skin. This sweater is designed without a humpback that is so common in circular yoke sweaters.

Link on Ravelry:  www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/detour-sweater

Available sweater sizes:

XS-S with bust circumference 80-85 cm = 31.5-33.5’’;
M with bust circumference 90-95 cm = 35.5-37.5’’;
L with bust circumference 100-106 cm = 39.5-41.7’’;
XL-2XL with bust circumference 111-117 cm = 43.7-46’’.

our INSTAGRAM

Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply / 350 m in 100 gr / 383 yards in 3.5 oz / category by yarnstandards.com is 1 : Super Fine

www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/yarna-juli
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/lana-gatto-free-3500
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/sandnes-garn-tynn-merinoull
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/shepherd-baby-wool-merino-4-ply
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/5th-avenue-superwash-merino-wool
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/the-wool-company-utiku-baby-yarn-4-ply

Hook size: 3.5 mm (E) or hook to obtain gauge.

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Gauge: 17 dc by 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4’’); you might achieve this gauge either with Sport-weight or Finger-weight 100 % merino.

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

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

 

Detour Sweater: Crochet Pattern

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You gave birth to a baby and you want her to be in best hands before she starts her independent life…

And that is how I feel about my new crochet sweater pattern – I would like to give “an early bird price” (44 % off the price) to active crocheters who cherish my patterns, love them, start crocheting them right away and don’t let them lay months and years in their online library (or forget them on an older computer). I want to see this baby grow, and that’s my way of showing love to these crocheters.

People buy hundreds of patterns because they look lovely, and they don’t finish them because they see other lovely patterns :)). Some crocheters like to support designers this way, but I don’t live from selling patterns. The early bird price minus all Paypal and Etsy fees does not cover one cup of cappuccino in my local café (and probably in yours too :)), so prices for crochet patterns are really peanuts. I really enjoy seeing your completed projects, that is why I offer motivating CAL processes.

The best way of supporting pattern designers is crocheting their patterns and not buying them in tonnes :).

That is also the reason of why I don’t give discounts on multiple patterns – I want to save your money and not lengthen your never-ending queue of patterns :).

I offer two price options:

$4.75 – early bird price for those who start crocheting right away and share photos of their WIP (price for CAL in September-October 2019)

$8.50 – normal price for those who collect crochet patterns in their library and never share their WIP photos (price from October 2019)

Prices are subject to VAT in some countries.

Design elements:

This project will be worked in the round without seams. The raised back and bust darts create a better fit, while the stretchy fabric will feel like a second skin. This sweater is designed without a humpback that is so common in circular yoke sweaters.

Link on Ravelry:  www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/detour-sweater

Available sizes:

XS-S with bust circumference 80-85 cm = 31.5-33.5’’;
M with bust circumference 90-95 cm = 35.5-37.5’’;
L with bust circumference 100-106 cm = 39.5-41.7’’;
XL-2XL with bust circumference 111-117 cm = 43.7-46’’.

Larger sizes can be calculated upon request in October 2019.

 

Levelintermediate (project using a variety of techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing)

our INSTAGRAM

Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply / 350 m in 100 gr / 383 yards in 3.5 oz / category by yarnstandards.com is 1 : Super Fine

www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/yarna-juli
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/lana-gatto-free-3500
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/sandnes-garn-tynn-merinoull
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/shepherd-baby-wool-merino-4-ply
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/5th-avenue-superwash-merino-wool
www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/the-wool-company-utiku-baby-yarn-4-ply

 

Hook size: 3.5 mm (E) or hook to obtain gauge.

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Gauge: 17 dc by 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4’’); you might achieve this gauge either with Sport-weight or Finger-weight 100 % merino.

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

 

The whole CAL process is divided into FOUR parts and scheduled for September-October 2019.

PART 1: rows from neckline to shoulders (5-15 hours, depending on your speed and size). This part is offered as instant download from my Etsy shop till October 1st.

YOU WILL RECEIVE the Part 1 with written interpretation of all rows, schematic with measurements, diagram, and photos of the tricky places; see screen shots of 7 pages that belong to Part 1:

Other parts will be sent to your email upon completion of previous parts:

PART 2: rows from shoulders to bust (10-30 hours, depending on your speed and size). This part will be sent to you till October, 10th.

PART 3: rows from bust to bottom of the body (15-40 hours, depending on your speed, size and desired length). This part will be sent to you till October, 20th.

PART 4: sleeves (15-40 hours, depending on your speed, size and desired length). This part will be sent to you till October, 30th.

 

The completed sweater pattern with all FOUR parts will be offered on Ravelry for the price of $8.50 starting from October, 2nd, 2019.

No further parts will be sent to you if you have not posted photo(s) of your completed part(s) on Ravelry with the link to this pattern or on Instagram with the hashtag #detoursweater. You may post either on Raverly, or Instagram, or both. All participants, who have finished their projects during this Crochet Along will receive this pattern as one printable PDF. All participants, who have NOT finished their projects during this Crochet ALong will not receive any further parts – the only possibility to finish your sweater anytime will be purchasing the whole version for $8.50.

 Happy crocheting!

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

 

SOUTHERN CROSS Top Crochet pattern – published!

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Back from holiday and with already published crochet pattern! 😊

And it was the best crochet thing for the beach! 👌

Special thanks to my testers @crochet_uk.co.uk, @grootenancyde, @lookingforbestthings

Mel from @crochet_uk.co.uk has even crocheted it with her own handmade gradient yarn!

  • I love creating interesting names for my patterns – it gives a feeling of completion to my work and a great sense of satisfaction. This time I named my pattern Southern Cross TOP (or Crux TOP) – after a constellation centered on 4 bright stars in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way. It is among the most easily distinguished constellations and is present on the flags of Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa. I can’t wait to wear this top while strolling down the streets of Melbourne and Sidney at night and gaze at the stars with my loved one. It will be such a romantic and educational journey!
  • The bright stars in Crux were known to the Ancient Greeks, where Ptolemy regarded them as part of the constellation Centaurus. They were entirely visible as far north as Britain in the 4th millennium BC. However, the precession of the equinoxes gradually lowered the stars below the European horizon, and they were eventually forgotten by the inhabitants of northern latitudes. By 4th century the stars in the constellation we now call Crux never rose above the horizon throughout most of Europe. Dante may have known about the constellation in the 14th century, as he describes it in his Divine Comedy.

DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/Southern-Cross-Top

www.etsy.com/listing/154450237/beach-crochet-top-pattern

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/southern-cross-top

www.lovecrafts.com/Southern-Cross-Top

This crochet pattern includes detailed tutorial in English with charted and written explanations for crocheting every row, as well as photos of the tricky parts (18 pages in total). The pattern is written in American crochet terms.

The width of first 13 rows is considered as gauge and depends on the chosen size.

This crochet pattern is given for bust circumference 83-90 cm (32.5’’-35.5’’). I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you wish to crochet this top for bust circumference 92-99 cm (36’’-38.5’’) and 101-108 cm (39.5’’-42’’). In this case you will need to use slightly thicker yarn and/or bigger hook.

Cotton for size XS-S: thread number 10 / Lace / 3 ply / 560 m in 100 gr / 616 yards in 3.5 oz

Cotton for size M-L: thread number 5 / 3-4 ply / from 440 to 500 meters in 100 grams / from 481 to 547 yards in 3.5 oz)

Cotton for size L-XL: Fingering-weight / 4 ply / from 360 to 430 meters in 100 grams / from 437-481 yards in 3.5 oz)

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Look forward to seeing your beautiful tops!

 

PROPORTION Top

This classic style features beautiful textured look and a belly-covering fringe that sways as you move. Keep the fringing the focus point of your look by styling with monochromatic accessories.

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DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/proportion-top-crochet-pattern

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

www.lovecrafts.com/proportion-top

www.etsy.com/listing/172121589/crochet-top-pattern

 

This crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

XS/S with bust circumference 82-86 cm (32-34’’);
M with bust circumference 90-95 cm (35.5-37.5’’);
L with bust circumference 99-104 cm (39-41’’);
XL with bust circumference 108-112 cm (42.5-44’’);
2XL with bust circumference 116-121 cm (45.5-47.5’’);
3XL with bust circumference 125-130 cm (49-51’’);
4XL with bust circumference 135-140 cm (53-55’’)

our INSTAGRAM

Gauge: 19 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4’’ x 4’’).

Yarn: DK or Worsted weight / 8-10 ply / category by yarnstandards.com is 3-4: Light-Medium. Take yarn that gives the same width of the stitches (gauge).

 

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

 

PROPORTIONS: Dress or Top

Our intrinsic sense of what we consider beautiful often comes from symmetry and proportion. We often notice that some crochet garments make us look great and feel young, while others make our figures heavier. No design or color can make us look perfect if the proportions are wrong.

P.SOne crocheter mentioned that I should wear undergarments – actually I do have it in every photo :).

Design elements:

In this dress I tried to change the perception of my rectangular man-alike figure – combined feminine details like shell motifs that provided softer touch to my broad shoulders with triangles that optically created the proportional hourglass figure. The horizontal lines added more interest to the whole A-line garment, while the fringe-trimmed bottom created a moves-with-you modern silhouette.

This crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

XS with bust circumference 78-84 cm (31-33’’), hips up to 90 cm (35.5’’);
S with bust circumference 85-91 cm (33.5-36’’), hips up to 98 cm (38.5’’);
M with bust circumference 92-98 cm (36.5-38.5’’), hips up to 106 cm (42’’);
L with bust circumference 99-106 cm (39-41.5’’), hips up to 110 cm (43.5’’);
XL with bust circumference 107-114 cm (42-45’’), hips up to 120 cm (47’’);
2XL with bust circumference 115-122 cm (45.5-48’’), hips up to 128 cm (50.5’’).

our INSTAGRAM

The length of the tunic is 60 cm = 23.6’’ for the size XS and 79 cm = 31’’for the size 2XL (the bigger is your size, the more rows are worked before the triangles meet). Dress is crocheted up to the length 96 cm = 38’’ (as the sample shown) or up to desired length.

Gauge: 19 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4’’ x 4’’).

Yarn: 200-250 m in 100 gr / 219-273 yards in 3.5 oz / producers label such a yarn as 8-10 ply (UK, AU), DK or Worsted weight (USA), 3-4, or Light-Medium (by yarnstandards.com), therefore please use yarn that gives the same width of the stitches (gauge)

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/proportions-crochet

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/proportions

www.lovecrafts.com/catalog/product/proportions-crochet

www.etsy.com/listing/211487640/modern-crochet-dress

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/