Combining crochet patterns with fabric – two inspiring projects

1. Crochet edging onto old fabric shirt:

Recently I’ve noticed that collar and cuffs in my MEXX shirt lost their original black colour and became somewhat grayish. Front, back and sleeves were made of another fabric (machine knitted) and remained black. So, I’ve decided to replace collar, plackets and cuffs with crocheted ones.

First of all, carefully cut them off:

cut off

Then I’ve cut a V-neck because it would be simpler to crochet a border all around. I’m not that good in sewing,  therefore asked a professional tailor to finish all raw edges with a thread serger.

Now choose a nice edge pattern. These shells from an old crochet magazine should look lovely in my shirt:

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I had one ball of thin black rayon left from another project. Rayon is good for decorations because it is colourfast.

As far as I know rayon is no longer made in the USA – in 2004, the last of the U.S. rayon production facilities were closed due to EPA regulations.  Current rayon producing countries include China, India, and some European countries. You can use polyester which is also colourfast.  

Then I have worked chains until their length has reached the length of my plackets and bottom (all around), worked one row of single crochet stitches and sewed this foundation row to my shirt. For plackets I crocheted 4 rows of this chart over the row of single crochet (additional stitches should be added at the corners so that they remain flat). After finishing I’ve sewn on 4 buttons and made buttonholes on the opposite side.

For cuffs I had to improvise a little so my cuffs become 12 cm/4.7” long. I’ve made the same foundation row, worked 4 rows of the chart and then repeated 3rd and 4th rows in the checkerboard order until the desired length.

This is my new jacket (clickable photos):

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It’s is a simple but gorgeous project for using up some yarn leftovers and brighten up your wardrobe. You don’t have to be a fashion designer to combine the two crafts but surely you will create a unique OOAK clothing in a snap.

2. Crochet top with fabric skirt:

I have seen many different projects lately for combining crochet and fabric. Since I had a few balls of pistachio colour that would not be enough for some serious project (I do not crochet scarfs, hats or doilies – I get bored with easy projects), I’ve decided to make top like in the famous crochet Victoria’s Secret dress and ask a professional tailor to sew the bottom.

This famous crochet dress by Victoria’s Secret is already sold out, but if you like to crochet, it’s not a problem to make your OWN creation! : ). A form fitting bodice teamed with a plunging V-neck make this irresistibly feminine silhouette. His head will spin as you walk by!  Here is the result (clickable photos):

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Your comments are welcome!

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Crochet boho tunic PATTERN – crochet trends

My sister asked to crochet this boho tunic and why not to create a detailed step-by-step pattern?

Crochet PDF tutorial. You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic!

Similar lace tunics were available in many fashion shops (like Free People, Forever, Topshop etc):

Free People LE SALTY LABEL Forever

Fabric lace tunics look exquisite, but we want to crochet one, right? : ) Here is my version:

You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic! Wear it with skirts or trousers (as shown in the photos), flats or boots, depending on how you want to combine your outfit. The garment also looks great over a bikini. Crochet PDF tutorial. You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic!

You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic! Wear it with skirts or trousers (as shown in the photos), flats or boots, depending on how you want to combine your outfit. The garment also looks great over a bikini. You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic! Wear it with skirts or trousers (as shown in the photos), flats or boots, depending on how you want to combine your outfit. The garment also looks great over a bikini.

This project is not for crocheters who look for something quick and easy – the pattern is made for those experienced crocheters who love to create rare masterpieces. The tunic consists of many parts joined together and therefore requires some patience in completing all steps of the tutorial.

Crochet PDF tutorial. You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic!  You are sure to be the envy of everyone as you breeze through your day in this stunning crochet tunic! Wear it with skirts or trousers (as shown in the photos), flats or boots, depending on how you want to combine your outfit. The garment also looks great over a bikini.

This tunic crochet pattern is provided for sizes S-M-L with bust circumference 89-100 cm (35-39.5’’). I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you like to crochet this garment for sizes XL-2XL (in this case you will need to use slightly thicker yarn and/or a bigger hook). Optionally you can decorate your tunic as shown in the photos:

This tunic crochet pattern is provided for sizes S-M-L with bust circumference 89-100 cm (35-39.5’’). I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you like to crochet this garment for sizes XL-2XL.

PATTERN for this crochet top is available here: 

www.etsy.com/listing/473926099/crochet-tunic-pattern-for-sizes-s-l 

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/regatta-crochet-tutorial

You will receive: 

â–ş detailed tutorial in English (for every row);

â–ş HQ diagrams;

â–ş written explanation of all charts (in case you are not used to work with diagrams).

Crochet boho tunic - fragment of PDF– photos and charts were blurred in this preview.

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Crochet boho tunic PATTERN – crochet trends

Crochet open back tunic – PATTERN

This open back crochet tunic will be a great evening hit. You can style this garment with straight-cut trousers for a contemporary look or with a short slip dress to show off your beautiful legs. The original crochet tunic by Free People it’s already sold out, but you can make your OWN creation! : )

This will be a comfortable open back tunic to wear – your shoulders will not be displaced and fall off as you might have experienced in other open back garments created without any safe-strings in the back.

Free People open back - crochet tunic pattern Free People open back - crochet tunic pattern Free People open back - crochet tunic pattern Crochet tunic pattern - This open back garment will be a great evening hit. You can style it with straight-cut trousers for a contemporary look or with a short slip dress to show off your beautiful legs.

PATTERN for this tunic can be downloaded from my shop and from ETSY:

www.etsy.com/listing/157353233/trendy-crochet-top-pattern-crochet

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/tunic-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial

This pattern includes

â–ş detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

â–ş HQ diagrams in PDF-format;

â–ş 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.

This tunic crochet pattern is provided for size S/M with width along the hem 104 cm = 41’’; positive ease of 10 cm = 4’’; length of the tunic 71 cm = 28’’. For larger sizes use thicker yarn or bigger hook.

Free People open back4 – crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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open back tunic tutorial

Crochet dress PATTERN – boho style

Here is another great pattern: country boho style crochet dress. Crafted from thick cotton, this dress hugs the body from top to bottom to centre all the attention on you. Looks very nice over a slip dress with Grecian sandals.

Crochet dress pattern for sizes S-2XL. The perfect crochet cover-up to wear on resorts. Crafted from thick cotton, this dress hugs the body from top to bottom to centre all the attention on you. Crochet dress pattern for sizes S-2XL. The perfect crochet cover-up to wear on resorts. Crafted from thick cotton, this dress hugs the body from top to bottom to centre all the attention on you.

The original dress was offered in internet shops and sold a while ago. But if you like to crochet, it’s not a problem to make your own creation! : )

It took a while, creating this pattern for many sizes – based on the available photos shown above. This picture looks like a similar dress, however by careful analyzing you will find that motifs at hips and bust levels are different – they have four corners. While the beautiful boho dress in both prairies photos (shown above) has six corners in the motifs!

I fell in love with the prairies photos and created crochet dress pattern with hexagon motifs (seen at hips and bust levels in both photos). The dress can be made longer – I can imagine a gorgeous maxi boho dress with another panel of hexagon motifs (at knees for example). Or make a nice crochet tunic – omit several rows in the bottom.

PATTERN for crocheting your own dress can be downloaded from here: 

www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/260363318/crochet-dress-pattern-for-sizes-s-xxl 

https://conceptcreative.store/product-category/dresses-tutorials

You will receive:

â–ş detailed tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

â–ş 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.

This dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

S with bust-hips measured 86-90 cm (34-35.5’’) – shown in photos;

M/L with bust-hips measured 95-100 cm (37.5-39’’);

L/XL with bust-hips measured 105-110 cm (41.5-43’’);

XL/XXL with bust-hips measured 115-120 cm (45.5-47’’).

crochet dress pattern - fragment of the PDF – fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview)

 

Like these beautiful projects completed by other crocheters:

Made by Nicky http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/boho-dress-3/

Made by Wendy http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/boho-dress-2/

Made by Abigail https://www.instagram.com/p/BaCrSuFHuzd/

Made by Petra www.instagram.com/p/BqzXbEoh9qv/

 

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Maxi skirt in pale aubergine colour – PATTERN

One of the latest maxi skirts was made with 100 % rayon thread. My local yarn shop has received it from producer by mistake and it was the only shade available. I’m not sure whether the colour settings of your screen show it correctly, but I loved this pale aubergine rayon thread from the first sight.

Skirt features several sheer panels, so my slip in burgundy colour was a great match.

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Winter photo-shooting took not a long time, the snow was already melting because of mild temperature in this time of the year. Sure enough I was glad to wear pullover afterwards : )).

I’m going to make a couple of photos in summer, so far I have tried it as a strapless dress at home to see how it would look. Not bad at all, I think, but straps would give an accomplished look. As a maxi skirt it does looks better and I have several suitable top tanks and jacket to wear with.

Crochet maxi skirt PATTERN for sizes xs-XL, detailed TUTORIAL for every row with charts and photos  – here I have wrapped myself into a pink piece of material instead of slip.

Detailed crochet PATTERN is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/154202849/crochet-maxi-skirt-pattern

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/skirts-tutorials

You will receive:

► written instructions in English;

â–ş HQ diagrams;

â–ş written explanation of all rows is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts).

This crochet skirt pattern is provided for sizes:

XS with hips 82-88 cm (32.5-35’’);
S with hips 90-95 cm (35.5-37.5’’);
M with hips 98-102 cm (38-40.5’’);
L with hips 104-109 cm (41-43’’);
XL with hips 110-115 cm (43.5-45.5’’).

Crochet maxi skirt PATTERN for sizes xs-XL, detailed TUTORIAL for every row with charts and photos – fragment of the PDF file with blurred charts (for preview)

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Crochet tunic PATTERN – crochet trends

Recently one of my clients asked to create detailed step-by-step pattern for this tunic:

Tunic Crochet Pattern - Brighten up your wardrobe with this fun eye-catching crochet tunic. The oversize fit at the hips is the perfect style for a layered look, a comfortable fit, which makes this garment perfect for any occasion. Wear it over a simple top with jeans or put it over a bikini and you are ready for a day at the beach.   Tunic Crochet Pattern - Brighten up your wardrobe with this fun eye-catching crochet tunic. The oversize fit at the hips is the perfect style for a layered look, a comfortable fit, which makes this garment perfect for any occasion. Wear it over a simple top with jeans or put it over a bikini and you are ready for a day at the beach.   Tunic Crochet Pattern - Brighten up your wardrobe with this fun eye-catching crochet tunic. The oversize fit at the hips is the perfect style for a layered look, a comfortable fit, which makes this garment perfect for any occasion. Wear it over a simple top with jeans or put it over a bikini and you are ready for a day at the beach. Tunic Crochet Pattern - Brighten up your wardrobe with this fun eye-catching crochet tunic. The oversize fit at the hips is the perfect style for a layered look, a comfortable fit, which makes this garment perfect for any occasion. Wear it over a simple top with jeans or put it over a bikini and you are ready for a day at the beach.

Beautiful creation and I’m sure you’ve seen several pages with free charts related to it. Well, you can ask, why bother if they are everywhere? : ). Let’s have a look.

First of all, when you try to follow available charts you’ll see that you need to chain 2 in the final row between petals. Chaining 3 as in those charts will make your motif rather curvy. Indeed original HQ photos show 2 chains between petals. Secondly, in charts for decreasing stitches in lace panels (you’ll see such panels at waist level between level of motifs) you can see that the angle of decrease is different than in the original. HQ photos of the original tunic show fewer rows in the panels than in free charts.

Sure an experienced crocheter would complete the tunic with available photos (and even without charts : )). What if you wish to crochet it with clear instructions for every row, reach diagrams and have complete layout of motifs in front of you?

Since I was thinking of a present for my friend this was a nice opportunity to make my permanent customer and my friend happy : ). I still have to crochet second sleeve, hide all ends in the tunic before I make photos and publish them on Ravelry. But the pattern is completed!

This tunic crochet pattern is provided for sizes US (4-8), UK (8-12), Europe (36-40) with bust 84-92 cm (33-36’’) and US (10-12), UK (14-16), Europe (42-44) with bust 94-100 cm (37-39.5’’).

PATTERN for the Eternal Sunshine Creations tunic is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/165867724/trendy-crochet-top-pattern-crochet

https://conceptcreative.store/tunic-crochet-pattern

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

The description includes:

â–ş detailed tutorial in English (for every row);

â–ş HQ diagrams, including layout of motifs (in PDF-format);

► written explanation of all charts is included (in case you are not used to work with diagrams).

Screen shot of PDF – crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

Projects by other crocheters:

Made by Anna: http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/eternal-sunshine-tunic/

Made by Angela: http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/eternal-sunshine-colourful-tunic/

Made by Kathleen: http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/saras-tunic/

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Geometry in crochet – triangle and diagonal skirt – PATTERN

One of the latest maxi skirts was made with mixed bamboo/rayon/linen yarn. It was quite interesting to crochet because skirt was worked in one piece and two colours were combined in a composition of stripes and triangles.

All photos are clickable!

 

Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with. Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with.

I have tried it as a strapless dress and it looked stunning too. The skirt is quite stretchable and fits hips 94-102 cm (37-40”). It drapes well,  but sometimes little ruffles are needed to avoid excessive draping. Here is variant with four little ruffles:

Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with. Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with.

Detailed PATTERN can be downloaded from here:

www.etsy.com/crochet-maxi-skirt-pattern

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/skirts-tutorials

You will receive:

â–ş written tutorial in English;

â–ş HQ diagrams;

â–ş written explanation of all rows is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts).

This skirt crochet pattern is provided for sizes:

US (6-10), UK (10-14), Europe (38-42) with hips measured 94-102 cm (37-40”) – in photos

and US (12-16), UK (16-20), Europe (44-48) with hips 106-114 cm (42-45’’).

Use thinner yarn/smaller hook for smaller size.

Skirt is made without seems. Increasing the size is possible by adding more motifs of light brown colour at the sides – follow the instructions for bigger size.

The length of the skirt measured in front/back is 102 cm (40’’), measured along the sides – 90 cm (35.5’’). For a shorter skirt crochet fewer rows of light brown colour.

Shorter variants of the same skirt:

Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with. Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with. Crochet skirt pattern. Geometric patterns make crochet garments visually effective – you can count on this skirt with asymmetric hem to bring more dynamic to your look. Combining two colours is a great way to grab a lot of attention, but balance one bright colour with a softer one, see what beautiful variations you can come up with.

conceptcreative-store-skirt – crochet tutorial (blurred for preview).

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