luni, 24 iunie 2013
marți, 18 iunie 2013
My BFF Cora is getting married on July 20 and I am the made of honor :)
Apart from the huge honor and a bunch of stuff I have the pleasure of helping her with I also have the opportunity to enjoy helping with her and her bridesmaids attire.
Cora is the type of bride I love, offbeat , cool, into flower power trends ...kind of like me :) So looking for a kind of bridal shrug that would easily fit an empire dress I found a pattern extremely easy to make both for her in white and for us bridesmaids and made of honor in lilac purple.
The pattern is fairly easy to pull off because you can increase the number of motifs depending on the size of the person wearing it.
The bride in question is size 38( European) and I am size 40 ( also European). So far I am half through to her ( darn camera broke last week :( so no pictures until I fix it). And the pattern fits size 38 perfectly.
I am using Coats yarn, mercerized cotton and a 2 mm hook.
CREDITS for the pattern GO to : Easy Crochet blog
xoxo and please share if you like it.
joi, 13 iunie 2013
Just because it's summer and because I have a thing for crocheting swimsuits here is a pattern for those sharing my obsession. I can't offer credits because I found it on several sites nobody claiming ownership of it. So I will simply say thanks a million to those posting such wonderful things.
Bra pattern and 2 types of bikini
How to measure
Back and front
Another detail idea.
I recommend cotton 3ply yarn for this purpose. Also make sure you measure the bikini to a real one you already own so you won't have to make my mistake and keep undoing several times before getting it right.
luni, 3 iunie 2013
Still since I found this tutorial on liveinternet.ru I cannot stop thinking about it.
I have a thing for tunics and dresses as crochet art goes and I am especially fond of patterns I can easily follow visually and adapt to my figure which is not exactly thin :)
However as you will see below, the pattern is easy to handle by increasing with the help of a supplementary number of double crochet stitches.
Make sure you measure yourself before you start.
The yoke and how to start the increase
the tear shape yoke - 7 rows completed
How to conect frot to back
Front - close up look
Back closeup look
Yoke chart manually written ( sorry for the picture quality)
Chart detail - Increasing the number of stitches fron waist down
Another version of increase in case you want to make it into a dress
How to count depending on your size