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/ 

HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN

Initially I wanted to crochet another dress, but it would require more time: HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN 

My husband noticed:

H: I bet you will not finish it this year! And even if you do, you won’t be able to take good photos in late autumn.

Me: Really? The forecast is good this weekend …

H: Yea, but this thing hardly covers your bust! (indeed! :)) It’s a lot of work!

Me: What would you say if I finish it as a mini dress by Sunday? 🙂

H: Lol, but not just covering your butt a bit!!! 🙂 Not any cheap hooker look, you shall look decent in your age so we could go to a restaurant together! Ok, I’m pretty sure you won’t finish it, so I can promise you that cone of yarn (pointing out at one of my cones and laughing).

Me: You must be kidding 🙂 Ok, deal! And you will help me with photos, right? 🙂

I had a long way to go till I finish the flared skirt and just 3 evenings till the weekend. Since he’s mentioned the length, but not the width of the skirt I decided to crochet it straight, making only two increases for hips. Luckily the silk yarn stretched a bit and the length was almost perfect! Well, I had no time to dry this silk dress properly after washing. So, I put my moist project on a radiator for drying, hope it won’t damage the fiber. Here is the result and I’m expecting a new cone :). Great incentive! 🙂

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After a couple of days I’ve published this detailed crochet PATTERN:

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

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

You will receive:

► detailed crochet tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► diagrams in PDF-format;

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

This dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes

S/M with bust 87-93 cm (34.5-37’’); hips up to 100 cm (39.5’’);

L with bust 100-106 cm (39.5-42’’); hips up to 115 cm (45’’);

XL/2XL with bust 113-119 cm (45-47’’); hips up to 130 cm (51’’).

HOW to CROCHET dress in a few days – PATTERN – fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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Crochet dress with oval motifs – PATTERN

In this crochet mini dress both oval motifs in front and back accentuate the waist line. Even with not well defined waist my figure looks more feminine and closer to the hourglass body shape (my difference between hips and waist is just 20 cm/7.9”). The mini dress looks great at cocktail parties, shopping tours, beach strolls – wear it anywhere:

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Detailed crochet dress PATTERN is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/157865920/crochet-dress-pattern-detailed-tutorial

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

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

You will receive:

► detailed crochet tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► HQ diagrams in PDF-format;

► 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/M with bust 86-92 cm (34 – 35.5’’), hips up to 102 cm (40’’) and
M/L with bust 94-98 cm (37 – 38.5’’), hips up to 110 cm (43.5’’)
The length of the dress measured flat is 100 cm (39.4’’).

fragment of the crochet tutorial (sizes S-L)  – fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

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TIMELESS: Crochet Dress Pattern sizes S-L

Designer crochet dress – PATTERN

Inspired by my favorite Lisa Maree I’ve changed her beach tunic the way I like better. The original oval motif placed over belly had a slight inkling of pregnancy (especially on non-model figures). Moving ovals lower could have not desirable effect on the back where ovals would be placed over buttocks with cleavage right between oval motifs. Still, the whole idea was worth pondering over. After a while I reworked the beach dress into such a version (all photos are clickable):

Crochet dress pattern. Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances. Crochet dress pattern. Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances. Crochet dress pattern. Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances. Crochet dress pattern. Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.

Detailed PATTERN in English with HQ diagrams is available here:

www.etsy.com/listing/163592840/crochet-dress-pattern

https://conceptcreative.store/dresses-tutorials

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/party-dress-with-oval-motifs

You will receive:

► detailed crochet tutorial in ENGLISH for every row;

► HQ diagrams in PDF-format;

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

This dress crochet pattern is provided for sizes US (4-6-8-10), UK (8-10-12-14), Europe (36-38-40-42).

Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.  Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.  Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.

Wore this dress on a beach – men said it was very sexy, though I prefer more elegant version above (with dress slip) :).

Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.  Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.  Sculptural, fashionable and very irresistible crochet dress! Just the right flattering silhouette to show off your perfect shape. Softly follows your curves and shows off your waistline – wear it to get lots of admiring glances.

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

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Crochet filet PATTERNS (scroll down the page) – Crochet trends

I adore this pattern with roses – it’s gorgeous, quite elegant and suits almost everybody:

ESUN-WD32_V5  ESUN-WD33_V4Tunic-big  Tunic_PM

I have made a top tank from the rest of cotton yarn (here is the green original filet top by Eternal Sunshine Creations):

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And my own creations (well, the yarn has ended :))

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My friend received such a blue tunic with long sleeves for her birthday (I crocheted a present for her) – it is one of her favorite now :)). Plus I made a skirt with the same filet roses (with a thicker yarn) for her teenage daughter:

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So, now I have drawn this filet PATTERN with roses with the diagram of the beautiful edging. The complete description is offered in my ETSY shop:

PATTERN for the DRESS with ROSES is available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/157342834

It includes 3 filet diagrams for crocheting this dress (for front, back and sleeves) and one diagram for the beautiful edge pattern

PATTERN for the TUNIC and TOP TANK with ROSES is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157491899/   

It includes 3 filet diagrams for crocheting this tunic (for front, back and sleeves) or making a sleeveless top; plus one diagram for the beautiful edge pattern

(I have prepared 2 items because the patterns in the tunic/top and the dress vary slightly)

Both crochet tutorials include detailed tutorial in English of how to work filet patterns, make necessary decreases and increases in the filet technique, calculate the amount of chains for the first row if your gauge is different etc – it is rather a beginner’s guide. Row-by-row instructions for the edge pattern with photos of the process are included.

Screen shot of PDF – screen shots of the filet dress tutorial

Although there is a slight mistake in the original pink tunic by Eternal Sunshine Creations (left and right sides in front are a bit different :)), the drawn pattern has no such mistakes  :).

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P.S.  This skirt/top tank was created with different roses, but I keep the same idea with pattern divided in the centre:

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Designer dress with Bullion Crochet Stitch

Inspired by my favorite Odd Molly I’ve changed their dress https://conceptcreativeblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/53659-s-395.jpg the way I like better (since I’ve already used the frontal pineapple-pattern in my another project https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/odd-molly-1/

In this version of mine I took the frontal motif from the Odd Molly top:  https://conceptcreativeblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/799fd-s-394.jpg

Here how it looks like (all photos are clickable) :

Designer dress with Bullion Crochet Stitch (pattern)

Detailed PATTERN in English with HQ diagrams

is available on Etsy  https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/164493553/ or in my shop http://conceptcreative.store/shop/azure-dress-crochet-pattern

All pieces in this dress are connected as you go; you will learn how to recognize all charted stitches by following written instructions for each module-part and comparing how described stitches look like in diagrams (module-parts in this dress are round and square motifs used in the bottom of the dress, round motif in the centre of the front, main pattern, bottom edge).                                                                          

               – preview.

Indeed –  the idea was to make a unique dress that looks great on any figure :). This dress is my favorite for now!

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