I currently have 2 works in progress – one crocheting project and one knitting project. I started my knitting project first – I wanted to try different colors for the heel and toe for my next pair of socks and so I learned how to change yarn by watching YouTube videos.
I’m not as happy with how this sock came out compared to my last pair, but the neon heel and toe are fun! I did a ribbed cuff, and a stockinette the heel. It’s been a week since I finished this sock… And I kind of don’t want to start the second sock. Ughh do not want. (is this Second Sock Syndrome??)
My second project is the Movie Night Cacoon Cardi.
So far I’ve used up 3 skeins of Bernat sport yarn (pattern calls for 6), and I need to crochet about 10 more inches on each side before I get to the next step. It’s basically a giant granny square shrug. It’s pretty satisfying with how quickly it’s crocheting up. Also, I’ve had this navy blue sport yarn for a really long time and I’m glad to find a good use for it.
I wish it was fall! Then I can wear all my wooly creations.
Ravelry is an awesome resource for crocheters and knitters, especially when it comes to free patterns. I recently made a dress following this pattern, and while it is really pretty, I am not particularly fond of the silhouette for my girls. So I took only the skirt part of the pattern, and crocheted a bunch of lace skirts! I think the skirt definitely needs a slip or petticoat under it (because of all those holes), but I really like the effect! I think the skirt came out very feminine and delicate looking.
This is Marina’s Valentine’s Day themed outfit! She is wearing Stella Savannah’s stock blouse, a white slip skirt underneath the red crocheted skirt I made, white socks, and Les Jeunette stock high heel booties. I think the skirt goes really well with her red lips, and I think Marina might be too cool for pink.
I didn’t modify the pattern for the skirt at all, and I barely did anything special for the waist band part ^^. Essentially this is what I did:
- Follow the pattern for the skirt as directed.
- Follow these instructions for the pattern of the bodice:
- Cast on as directed, making 25 single crochets (I work in US terms), which is the start of the waistband part.
- Follow Row 5 – 7 to complete the waistband.
- When I completed the last row of the waistband, instead of casting off, I turned my work and extended the waist band part length-wise to make room for a snap. (See “Back Button Flap” part of the pattern).
- Finish the skirt as directed.
The skirt works up pretty easy and quickly! Also, don’t forget that the pattern is in UK terms!!
Disclaimer – The original pattern is not mine. It is called “Blythe Crochet Dress Pattern” by Sarah Youde. I simply altered it slightly to meet my needs.