TRANSFORMATION of patterns: Dress, Top or Skirt?

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You definitely played this game where you change or add 1 letter in a word to make a new word.

Like dog-log-bog-big-sig-sign-sigh-sight-light-might-right-bright and so on.

What about the world of crochet patterns? How a few stitches gave birth to a whole collection of 10 crochet patterns 😊. Let’s talk about TRANSFORMATION!

 

1. The first project was this top with oval motif that I’ve made by looking at photos of one ready-made-garment. I liked the oval motif very much, but my completed top looked a bit childish – little wing sleeves, a loop with motifs along the bottom – those are all elements from garments that I could wear as a child (cute, but now I prefer to be taken seriously :)), so the transformation began…

Crochet pattern for this top is available here:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/immaculate-top-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial/

2. I removed the sleeves and the loop of round motifs and introduced a skirt with the same stitch pattern as in my top. The new dress looked more serious, more wearable, but the low waist, the straight skirt and all the proportions reminded me of 20-ies style…

Crochet pattern for this dress is available here:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/timeless-crochet-dress-pattern-crochet-tutorial-english/

3. Let’s turn it into a stunning maxi dress with another matching stitch pattern! But what else will be matching here? I shall somehow multiply this single row of shells. I couldn’t find any existing shell-stitch pattern, so I’ve improvised :). Not bad, right? The only issue is adjusting the placement of the oval for women with a smaller torso because the oval can’t be placed lower than it’s on me (I’m 175 cm = 5’75”). No way of describing such an adjustment in a few words and draw charts for each height :)). So, this dress pattern is recommended for tall women.

Crochet pattern for this dress is available here:

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

4. These shells are pretty, right? And actually they can make a perfect summer skirt? Sure! And the knee-length skirt is ready! What about maxi skirt? Yep! It’s one of my most popular skirts by the way :)).

Crochet pattern for this skirt is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154198260/easy-crochet-skirt-pattern

4. These shells are pretty, right? And actually they can make a perfect summer skirt? Sure! And the knee-length skirt is ready! What about maxi skirt? Yep! It’s one of my most popular skirts by the way :)).

5. Off-the-shoulder fashion was in time. Can we just add the off-the-shoulder part to my skirt? Easy-peasy. It’s also one of the simplest patterns, beginner friendly.

And it’s offered in my ETSY shop with a 30% discount till the end of July 2020 with the code CREATIVE

www.etsy.com/listing/500470899/off-shoulder-crochet-dress-pattern

6. Those spaces between shells look a bit empty… Let’s fill them in with picots and make something new. A crop top QUESTION and a longer top are ready!

Crochet pattern for this top is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/601748040/casual-crochet-top-pattern

7. My bestseller dress (and the dress with the most completed projects) has derived from the previous top. That’s why it was named unQUESTIONable. The length is fully adjustable, the waist can be started earlier, the pattern-repeat is easy and quite intuitive and the join of rows is invisible (that’s probably what experienced crocheters pay attention for – join of rows and seams should be really impeccable in any handmade item so it looks as a professionally-made garment).

Crochet pattern for this dress is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/838639869/top-down-crochet-dress-pattern

A few recently completed projects with it are on Instagram:

www.instagram.com/p/B_WXCAlhm9T/ 

www.instagram.com/p/B8qC-2PhzdZ/

www.instagram.com/p/B9gE1VgB0am/

www.instagram.com/p/CCXFNpGgeDh/

All that was left from project 1 to its long  way to project 9 are just 3 rows around the oval motif :).

Oh, just to remind you about the code for the Off the shoulder dress – press on this link www.etsy.com/shop/CONCEPTcreativeSTORE?coupon=CREATIVE to use the 30% discount for  www.etsy.com/listing/500470899/off-shoulder-crochet-dress 

Happy crocheting!

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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/