Asymmetric skirt – PATTERN

Define your figure in a way that is certain to get you noticed with this asymmetric crochet skirt. Simple stitches beautifully intermix for striking pattern play but not at the expense of wear ability. Minimalist style and at the same time perfect for the office or evenings out alike.

Asymmetric Skirt Serpentine for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL Asymmetric Skirt Serpentine for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Pattern for this crochet skirt is available on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy and in my own shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154194948/asymmetric-hem-crochet-skirt-pattern

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

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/asymmetric-skirt-serpentine

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/skirt-serpentine/489792

You will receive:

► detailed instructions 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 skirt crochet pattern is provided for sizes:
S with hips 90-94 cm (35.5-37’’);
M with hips 98-102 cm (38.5-40’’);
L with hips 106-110 cm (41.5-43.5’’);
XL with hips 114-118 cm (45-46.5’’);
2XL with hips 122-126 cm (48-50’’).

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Crochet skirt Mini, Midi or Maxi – PATTERN

The figure-elongating silhouette makes this crochet skirt a versatile styling option, while the maxi hemline keeps it sophisticated. You can crochet mini, midi or maxi skirts so that they serve you well between seasons as well as through the warmer months. As long as your gauge fits it can be worked with many fibers. Photos show skirts with T-shirts, but they look great with neutral-hued sweaters as well.

Easy crochet skirt PATTERN for sizes S-4XL, detailed TUTORIAL for every row + charts Easy crochet skirt PATTERN for sizes S-4XL, detailed TUTORIAL for every row + charts

This skirt crochet tutorial is available in my shop, on Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry:

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/trilogy-crochet-skirt-pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

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

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/skirt-trilogy

You will receive:

► detailed 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 crochet skirt pattern is provided for sizes:

S with hips measured 88-92 cm (34.5-36.5’’);
M with hips 98-102 cm (38.5-40’’);
L with hips 106-110 cm (41.5-43.5’’);
XL with hips 115-119 cm (45-47’’);
2XL with hips 124-128 cm (48.5-50.5’’);
3XL with hips 133-137 cm (52.5-54’’);
4XL with hips 142-146 cm (56-57.5’’).

The skirt has no side seams and is worked in rounds. You can stop crocheting as soon as you reach the desired length.

Easy crochet skirt PATTERN for sizes S-4XL conceptcreative-store-skirt-trilogy-pattern2a

Crochet skirt Mini, Midi or Maxi - PATTERN– crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Black skirt/top Obsidian – PATTERN

One of my close friends has been expecting a baby and when she asked for a nice summer crochet top I gave her my top/skirt with the central blue panel as a present.

I liked it, so I decided to repeat the same pattern in one colour – black.

conceptcreative-store - crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments. This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.  This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

As you know this garment is easily convertible into a lovely summer top :

 crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

Pattern is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/248851335/

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

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

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/skirt-obsidian/487965 

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written interpretation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams).

Instructions are available for sizes:

S with bust circumference 81-85 cm (32-33.5’’), hips 84-89 cm (33-35’’);

M with bust circumference 89-93 cm (35-36.5’’), hips 92-96 cm (36-38’’);

L with bust circumference 96-100 cm (38-39.5’’), hips 99-104 cm (39-41’’);

XL with bust circumference 104-108 cm (41-42.5’’), hips 106-112 cm (42-44’’);

XXL with bust circumference 112-116 cm (44-45.5’’), hips 114-119 cm (45-47’’).

Top can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly.

conceptcreative-store_-_skirt-top_obsidianb– all charts were blurred in this preview

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Defining LEVELS if you are about to crochet garments

I’m sometimes asked about skill levels in crocheting. Let me explain my thoughts about it (please scroll this page down).

Defining LEVELS if you are about to crochet garments (by conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com)

Defining levels is a very subjective thing. You might have come across such tables of crochet levels that divide all crocheters into just four categories without considering their background.

If you are new to crocheting but you had sewing lessons in school curriculum then you certainly know the basics of how garments are constructed. You understand where you need some positive ease, when to start decreasing or increasing. Even better if you have already knitted several garments, so you know what should be adjusted while making your own crochet garments – for example, where to start decreasing for waist (especially if the girl model is much taller than you are), how to make the shoulders wider or narrower depending on your own figure etc.  And most important that you have patience in creating your own clothes regardless of the handwork (knitted or crocheted ones).

For example, before starting crocheting I have knitted many cable pullovers without following patterns (only having charts for the cable pattern, no description on where to increase/decrease and how many stitches to start with). The only crochet stitch I knew was single crochet (here and throughout I mention American crochet terms) that I used for sewing seams. Several years ago my neighbor has visited me while I was feeling not well (I suffer from grass pollen allergy especially during summer drought). She asked whether I could crochet and brought me a hook, a book with photos of several crochet stitches and their chart symbols. Crocheting in bed was quite comfortable (knitting requires more space : )). After completing several rows of double crochet and treble crochet stitches I ordered some cotton thread, found charts for a beautiful lace crochet tunic and started working on it.

Here I need to clarify that I’m used to knit with charts, so recognizing crochet stitches in crochet charts was not difficult – the charted double crochet stitches resemble the real ones. If you are new to crocheting I would strongly recommend to learn with charts as soon as possible (even better right from the beginning). I have not seen any youtube videos for beginners in English that think charts are necessary and show how each stitch looks like in chart. So, if you follow such youtube videos try to search for crochet symbols for  each stitch you have learned. Charts offer better visualization of what you are working on. Especially if your project has many separate motifs and you need to see how they are connected into a garment. If you have learned crocheting following the written instructions you might not be able to recognize possible mistakes. Besides reading through endless written instructions might be tiresome – what “chart-crocheters” can do in 10 minutes (and correct possible mistakes) would take you hours : ).

So, back to my first crochet project : ). My thread was thinner than recommended and I had to adjust the amount of motifs. But since I have knitted without instructions I could easily add the necessary amount of motifs. Then I have changed the original crochet pattern used in shoulders and in the top of the sleeves, so all decreases in the armholes I had to invent. I had to undo the stitches several times till I was satisfied with the result.

All my knitting experience in crocheting garments is NOT considered in any of skill-levels-tables. For them I was a mere newbie who had to concentrate on scarfs without even attempting to make any tight fit garment as first project : ). Or even adjusting it to my figure or gauge :)). Well, I have never crocheted scarfs or doilies for tables. Not yet : ).

I have a German customer who completed this maxi skirt only after she made ONE doily – she had no crochet experience before. I also had another customer from USA who has finished a crochet mandala vest but was afraid of even starting the same skirt – she though that it would take her ages to complete. I do not have any news from US-customer since then and do not know whether she did at least one square motif.

Defining and categorizing things also hangs from the person. For example, there was an experiment on how older, middle-aged and younger people estimate time. Middle-aged journalist asked them how long would it take to walk from one place to another. Older and more relaxed people have overestimated time and younger agile respondents underestimated it. Same is with crocheting – people who are accustomed to  learn fast will regard many patterns as very easy and people who learn slowly or regard crocheting as an effortless hobby might even give up on a project that requires more of their attention and patience.

Once I’ve read in an English crochet book (that contained written instructions only) that pineapple patterns are not easy and crocheters should pay close attention to written instructions (and do not watch TV simultaneously : )). I regard pineapple patterns very logical – charts help to see this logic straight away.

So it is really up to person’s patience and any experience in making own garments (in my case – knitting experience counted). The most used stitches in crochet are the same for beginners, intermediate and advanced users: chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet. Most pineapple patterns use chains and single crochet stitches only.

To summarize all these you will be able to work on even higher level than indicated for crochet patterns if:

  • you have basic knowledge of how garments are constructed; know “problematic places” in your own figure that need to be disguised; understand that any of your tight-fit projects should be adjusted (decreased or increased in some places) and it might be not the part of the original pattern (because girl model is much taller than you are or has broader shoulders);
  • you are accustomed to knit/crochet/sew items alone and do not tend to search for teachers every time but rather solve any problems alone using your own common sense and logic;
  • you have knowledge of geometry (symmetry, centre, spacial thinking etc), especially if you are going to connect many separately worked motifs into one piece as you go;
  • you are able to recognize crochet stitches in charts – any beginner that read charts will have a considerable advantage over any intermediate crocheter who is used to work with texts (because you will see straight away what stitches are to be repeated and where you could have made a mistake);
  • you have patience in achieving your goals even if somewhat more efforts are needed than you thought in the beginning;
  • you had high notes in school (well, intelligence, good memory, persistence and patience matter everywhere, even in crocheting).

You are more than welcome to write YOUR thoughts about levels – it can be that my marketing analysis about patterns and customers is somewhat not that simple : ).

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Crochet Boho Skirt – PATTERN

I was inspired by this Miss June boho skirt:

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.  Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

The original skirt has 4 seams (in the centre of front/back and along the sides), big round motifs were just cut along all seams. Most probably they just took an old table cloth, cut out four pieces and sewed them together without thinking that whole motifs in the centres would look more beautiful than cut like this.

My first thought was to create a layout that would allow me to place whole motifs only. I’ve experimented with different motifs and hat to omit small motifs worked in the original skirt (you see them between rows of big motifs). Small motifs are beautiful, but frankly speaking every small motif should be worked separately and I already had enough thread ends to hide, so I left them out of this crochet project.

So, here is my version of this skirt:

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.  Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

The skirt looks nice with slip and without, you can wear it with tops, jackets or tunics:

Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool. Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.  Crochet skirt pattern. Boho style is very trendy – you can count on this beautiful skirt with asymmetric hem to keep your look cool.

Detailed PATTERN in English with HQ diagrams is available on Etsy, Ravelry and in my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157492273/crochet-skirt-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/crochet-skirt-pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog 

Skirt in the photos was made for size M with hips circumference 94-100 cm (37-39.5’’). I have included suggestions on how big should be round motifs for sizes
S with hips circumference 84-90 cm (33-35.5’’) and
L with hips circumference 104-110 cm (41-43.5’’).
Yarn usage is stated for size M.

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English for every row;

► HQ diagrams in PDF-format, LAYOUT of motifs should be downloaded even if you do not read charts;

► 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.

Conceptcreative4– fragment of the tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Crochet knee length skirt – PATTERN

The beach dress with open back looks rather good on slim women, therefore I have not written the stitches for many sizes. However, the same pattern can be used in a skirt – browse photos on Etsy how it might look like:

creaconcepts  creaconcepts8c

I have calculated the stitches of the bottom part of the original dress so it might be worked as a knee length SKIRT. Pattern is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/154194702/

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

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

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/seamless-skirt-sequence/498218 

You will receive:

► detailed instructions 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.

The skirt has no side seams. Instructions are given for the following sizes:

S/M with waist circumference 65-72 cm (25.5-28.5’’), hips 89-94 cm (35-37’’);
M/L with waist 73-80 cm (29-31.5’’), hips 97-102 cm (38-40’’);
L/XL with waist 80-87 cm (31.5-34’’), hips 105-110 cm (41-43’’);
XL/XXL – with waist 87-94 cm (34-37’’), hips 113-118 cm (44.5-46.5’’)

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com

Black top/skirt with the central blue panel – PATTERN

Once again I was crocheting with black yarn and wanted to make black motifs in this top somewhat more visible. Why not to emphasize the central panel of 4 round motifs with another colour?

crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL crochet pattern for sizes S-2XL

The openwork pattern reminds me of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric ornaments in the Eastern architecture. For example these elaborate designs are from Marrakech:

Museum Dar Si Said    Marrakech

The panel with the “crochet carving” : )  is in front of the top, back is made in the triangle shape – it widens towards the bottom and slightly drapes around hips:

This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.  This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

The garment is convertible – you can wear it with a black bra so it becomes lovely summer top. Or choose any matching top/sweater to wear with your knee length skirt:

This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments. This beautiful crochet top is a practical choice for days when you want to be both chic and comfortable. It can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly. The design allows to convert it into a knee length skirt. Back is made in one piece so that this garment widens towards the bottom. The central panel in front reminds of the fine craftsmanship – beautifully carved intricate geometric architectural ornaments.

Pattern is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/154450237/

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativeblog

https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/top-obsidian/487967 

http://conceptcreative.store/product-category/tunics-tops-pullovers-tutorials/

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written explanation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams).

Instructions are given for the following sizes:

S with bust circumference 81-85 cm (32-33.5’’), hips 84-89 cm (33-35’’);

M with bust circumference 89-93 cm (35-36.5’’), hips 92-96 cm (36-38’’);

L with bust circumference 96-100 cm (38-39.5’’), hips 99-104 cm (39-41’’);

XL with bust circumference 104-108 cm (41-42.5’’), hips 106-112 cm (42-44’’);

XXL with bust circumference 112-116 cm (44-45.5’’), hips 114-119 cm (45-47’’).

Top can be worn during pregnancy – it’s fitted at bust level with positive ease over your belly.

Ravelry5a– all charts were blurred in this preview

CONCEPTcreativeSTORE.Etsy.com