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)

 

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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)

 

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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.

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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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Happy Holidays!

When everybody is busy with holiday preparations I would like to share this super quick project just finished by Monika!

It took her about one WEEK and a HALF with constant interruptions by her teething little man (hope he’ll feel better soon).

I wish you all such a great determination while achieving all your greatest goals and dreams!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

See you next year!

 

Detailed dress PATTERN in English for this crochet dress is available on Etsy and my new store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154214557/crochet-dress-pattern-designer-wedding

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/ailanthus-dress-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/

Projects by other crocheters:

Made by Coleen: http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/completed-dress/

Made by Karen: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXwPJ7eF79V/

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Looking for TESTERS: crochet sweater

Many crocheters asked about creating a crochet version of my Origami knit sweater. So, after several trials and errors I can tell you – it’s almost ready! 😀

If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this idea.

Requirements for this test:

https://conceptcreative.club/2018/11/15/origami-crochet-sweater-test-starts-now/

HOW to Add Your Project to RAVELRY: http://conceptcreative.store/how-to-add-a-project-to-ravelry/

 

 

Futuristic: Crochet dress PATTERN

We spent last weekend in southern Italy – needed a relaxing getaway after rather stressful October. Surely, knitting and crocheting are great and peaceful hobbies, but sometimes it’s better to explore nice places to refresh one’s mind from the usual daily routine. Those sitting the whole day at the office need crocheting in the evening 😊 active movements for maintaining muscle health and fresh air for their immune system. That’s why walking or riding a bicycle are my preferable activities.

It was raining on Sunday, and rather dark and gloomy for good photos, but our trip was still charming and atmospheric. Besides, we know that there is more oxygen in the air when it rains 😊.

We took several pics in Alberobello – a small town in Puglia region (also called the “heel of the Italian boot”).

Walking in my Futuristic Dress:

Enjoying our dinner there:

The Alberobello houses (called Trulli) are built without using mortar or cement, so that they could be easily demolished (has anybody ever tried? :))

The vast majority of these houses  have one room under each conical roof, with additional living spaces in arched alcoves. A multi-room trollo house has many cones, each representing a separate room. The thick stone walls and dome of the trullo that cool pleasantly during the summer, are very unpleasant during the colder winter months, condensing the moisture given off by cooking and breathing, making it difficult to feel warm even in front of the fire. The trulli have an open fireplace and a stone-built chimney stack (rising high above the roof). Because of their design, trulli are difficult to heat: the walls are very thick and warm air will rise up the interior cone. The inhabitants simply leave the doors open during the day to keep the interior dry, and live more outdoors than in.

Yes, I wore my #futuristicdress there 😊 It was finished and published on Ravelry in January and I still love and wear it. How often have you worn your Crochet dress? 😉

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Futuristic crochet dress pattern

This pattern is provided for sizes

M with bust circumference 93-97 cm (36.6-38.5’’); hips up to 104 cm (41’’);

L with bust circumference 100-105 cm (39.5-41.5’’); hips up to 114 cm (45’’);

XL-2XL with bust circumference 110-116 cm (43.5-45.5’’), hips up to 124 cm (48.5’’).

The top-down construction makes it possible to try it on as you go and finish at the desired length. Crochet leaf yoke looks pretty in a crop top, a waist-length top and a tunic as well.

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Yarn:

Fingering / 4 ply / 300 m in 100 gr / 330 yards in 3.5 oz

Producers label such a yarn as 4 or 5 ply (UK, AU), Sport or Fingering (USA) therefore please check the length in each ball.

Total yarn usage is 2100 – 2400 yards (1920 – 2200 m) depending on your size.

 

And if you have an office job like me – it’s time to move a bit. I know, Churchill said “Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down” but seriously – sitting continuously is bad for people. I follow these tips to decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes etc:

  • Take stairs instead of elevator whenever possible.
  • Try to keep a good posture while working at my desk (most difficult 😊).
  • My desk is far from the door, so I have to walk farther.
  • I stand whenever I can (rather than sit), and when I have to wait for something or someone I try to walk rather than stand or sit.

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