Crochet top with variegated yarn and yarn left overs – PATTERN

The beauty of variegated yarn is best revealed with quite simple crochet or knit stitches. I have knitted a couple of rows with stockinette stitch, but the result was boring : ). Endless rows of single or double crochet stitches would not be a great option either because they are known for their stiffness. My skin is rather sensitive and I cannot wear stiff clothes on my shoulders, that’s why I prefer not using more than 2 repeated rows of them in crochet tops. So, a combination of single crochet, half double crochet stitches and chains was chosen for making this contemporary looking drapey top. Besides I could include my yarn left overs of the same grey hue.

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Detailed crochet pattern is available here:

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

www.etsy.com/listing/casual-crochet-top-pattern

https://conceptcreative.store/tunics-tops-pullovers-tutorials

You will receive:

â–º detailed instructions in ENGLISH for every row; charts are included so that you can adjust this top for bigger sizes by working more motifs;

â–º 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 top pattern is provided for sizes:
S with bust circumference 85-90 cm (33.5-35.5’’);
M with bust circumference 92-97 cm (36-38’’);
L with bust circumference 99-104 cm (39-41’’).
The item is worked top down and you will be able to regulate the length as you go, making a top, tunic or even a dress.

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

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Tunic for yarn leftovers – PATTERN

What is most essential to crochet your wearables neatly?

First of all is the yarn! The thicker is the yarn the faster and thicker will be your clothing garment, the more protruding will be all seams and imperfections, the most likely you will not want to wear it outside the house. Second, whether you crochet loose or tight? I’d be very careful with loose crochet stitches – in some boho garments they look beautiful and in more classical apparel they will imply crocheter’s negligence. Third, is the blocking of your completed garment, because this final step reveals the beauty of all stitches.

crochet sweater PATTERN for sizes XS-4XL

I love summer crochet garments made with fingering yarn weight (4 ply) and when several rows of solid double crochet stitches emphasize the contrasting lacy geometric patterns. Such garments remain lacy enough, not too thick to make you sweaty, and do not take ages to complete.

In this project I have combined 6 different colours – LEFT OVERS remaining after finishing this off shoulder tunic, diagonal jacket, my boho tunic with tassels, this tunic, three 50-gr balls of cotton/rayon (I loved the dark blue colour even if the yarn shop had 3 balls only : )) and light blue yarn that was left after completing a very old project made for my husband’s sister 8-9 years ago. She put on some weight since then and gave her present away :).

Two colours were originally of DK-weight/8ply and I divided yarn in 2 strands to have Fingering weight/4 ply.

As you might have seen, I love this combination of blue and beige colours very much:

PATTERN for creating your own colorful tunic is available here: 

www.etsy.com/listing/523476626/crochet-sweater-pattern

https://conceptcreative.store/tunics-tops-pullovers-tutorials

www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

You will receive:

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

â–º HQ diagrams;

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

This crochet sweater pattern is provided for sizes:

XS/S with bust 80-86 cm (31.5-34’’), upper arm width up to 24.5 cm (9.6‘’);
M with bust 92-98 cm (36-38.5’’), upper arm width up to 29.5 cm (11.6‘’);
L/XL with bust 104-110 cm (41-43.5’’), upper arm width up to 36 cm (14.2‘’);
2XL with bust 116-122 cm (45.5-48’’), upper arm width up to 41cm (16.2‘’);
3XL/4XL with bust 128-134 cm (51-53’’), upper arm width up to 47 cm (18.5‘’).
The length under waist can be adjusted as you go (to crochet a cropped top, a tunic or even a dress).

Suitable yarn: cotton or linen with 40-70 % addition of bamboo, silk, rayon or tencel. Some testers have made it with thin acrylic Loops & Threads Woolike. Fiber used in this tunic: cotton/rayon; linen/rayon, cotton/linen/rayon, linen/rayon/silk. Fingering / 4 ply / 350-400 m in 100 gr / 380-437 yards in 3.5 oz.

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Colourful sweater Ozone

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:

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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 TOP Avantgarde look

My hobby grants me so many different yarns (left from many crochet projects), that I had to combine them together into this artful tank top (all photos are clickable):

It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.  It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.

It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint – you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.

It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.  It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.

  

Not a bad idea for getting rid of small pieces of yarn :).

It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.  It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.   It’s like an abstract painting using a hook and yarn instead of a brush and paint - you work different stitches and techniques together in a way that you think fit and make a wearable crochet item.

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