I recently found a pattern in my Amazing Crochet Lace book to make a dress. It’s called the “Heat Wave Mini-Dress.” (For some reason, the hardcover version of that book on Amazon is OVER $1000.00! O_O!)
It looks cute, but as with my original fear with making a yarn based dressed, it’s not tightly knit. I would most likely have to:
1. wear nude colored underwear or,
2. learn to sew, and sew some fabric underneath or,
3. hope the dress over pants trend returns. (Wait, is it still a thing?)
(But, seriously, if anyone wants this dress, it is a size small, email me or leave a comment below. You’ll have to figure out the above mentioned problem on your own.)
It’s also warm, because I used wool. Hm, I need to think about my fabric choices better in the future.
This is a seamless dress, which means it is all made in one round, and I didn’t have to sew anything together. You start with the halter top, followed by the open crossed mid-section (your belly is showing! Gasp!), and finally, the skirt. The pattern has the skirt to be MUCH shorter, but I’m not that bold.
Overall, I’m satisfied with the end result. Not too bad.
Happy Independence Day for those in America! Until next time, happy crocheting!
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been on a quest for the perfect slouchy hat. Then, recently, my friend requested a hat. This would be the perfect chance to try to make a slouchy hat!
I found a good pattern by Justine Walley, because she has some really good hat patterns. You may notice that I’ve tried one of her hat patterns before.
This hat is her Julia Slouchy Hat pattern. I loved the cable band around the hat! At first, the cable pattern was difficult to understand. There was crossing and skipping, but once I got the hang of it, it wasn’t bad. For once, it hung loose and actually looks like a slouchy hat- it actually slouches!
My friend had requested a “super hipster looking hat.” This fits the criteria, right? 😀
Looks like I’ll be leaving for overseas in about 3 days, so I’m planning on scheduling some posts while I’m away. Magic posting! Or, you know, just technology.
Anyway, let’s move on to this really cool houndstooth pattern I found! This was made for my sister for Christmas, because she likes maroon and wanted an infinity scarf. Incidentally, these are my Alma mater colors!
It was really easy to do. All you need to know is how to single and double crochet. The pattern is found at Elk Studio. I can’t believe it was so simple to do! I love it!
This was the first time I’ve ever done beading/jewelry crochet, and now I don’t even know why I was so scared to do it! It’s actually super easy. I might have to get that book from the library that I’ve seen, but usually pass on because it involves beads. The only tricky part was that the beads need to be threaded on to the yarn/thread beforehand. (The instructions gave no mention of that.)
This was the “fun extra” from my October KnitCrate. It’s really fun, and after threading on the beads, took probably 30 minutes to make.
Here’s a shot of it laid out:
I’ve wanted a slouchy hat for a while. Actually, I really don’t know what they’re called, but I like to call them slouchy hats. Anyway, I found a pattern on Ravelry, and it looked kinda nice. It’s from Berroco, and you can have it here.
The hat was really tight. I had to frog it a few times around the band and adjust the size. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. It just doesn’t look as slouchy. I think I’m going to have to find a new pattern. Maybe I’ll just donate this hat- someone with a smaller head will definitely appreciate it. 🙂
It only took forever! I’m happy and annoyed at the same time. Not really interested in making socks again…. but the terrible thing about socks: they come in twos. Need to make the other one. 😦
This is Veronica Knight, who makes crochet cyclops costumes for fun.
It’s probably the most impressive thing I’ve seen just from crochet! Amazing, right?!
I present the coolest beards ever, from Etsy shop owner, LegendaryCrafts! Legendary indeed!
I’m a fan!
I’ve been seeing a lot of a frilly scraves around (note: peachesyarn and shopdenisedenise), and have been wanting to make one.
Red Heart has a bunch of knitting patterns for their Sashay yarn, but it looks like they have a crochet pattern too: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/frilly-crochet-scarf!