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Suz_Anne
« on: May 04, 2005 04:24:15 PM »

Hi Craftsters,

My mother taught me how to crochet last December and when I discovered craftster I became an addict! I have seen some wonderful stuff here and decided to wait for my first post till I made something a little bit  more original than just something from a pattern (other FOs on my site). So here it is!



I started this as the draped bed jacket from softmemories.com But I altered it a lot:

Originally the whole body was in a lacy pattern but that was a bit too much lace for me so I made the main part in granite stitch (see CrochetMe) and only did the edges in the lace pattern. The pattern calls for a chain 5 pattern along the edges but I used the chain 3

When you follow the pattern you end up with the front and back being the same shape. The idea is to open up the hems and fold the front hem behind your neck. I thought that wasn’t going to work so I added some shaping. I made the back ca. 10 cm less wide. To get the right width for the front and to shape the neckline I increased 2 st/row starting at the top (where the shoulders should be) working from the middle to the outside. Then when I was satisfied about the width I decreased 1 st/row from the middle to each side separate until the front and back were the same length.

My explanation probably isn’t very clear , but if somebody wanted me to I guess I could make a sketch or something.  I think next time I will not use acrylic yarn again, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on one of my first projects. Oh and another thing I’ve learned is not to start a winter thing at the end of winter!
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005 04:35:05 PM »

OH MY GOODNESS... that's exactly what I want to make. Cool Shocked Shocked Cool
soo beautiful...that's so hot.. Cry I wish I was that good.. I'll be posting the vest I made.. I didn't have enough yarn to make sleeves. Embarrassed
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005 04:36:17 PM »

That is amazing. I giveth my props to you, my friend.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005 05:11:02 PM »

that rox my sox! I think I'll try the lacy way (I'm not good at altering patterns) Just one question I don't understand how to do the sleeves. The chain 10in. part.  That part's really confusing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005 05:17:25 PM »

That's beautiful!
I've kept from making sweaters out of crochet because I usually don't like the way the fabric turns out, but that is just GORGEOUS!!!
I'm full of questions:
-what kind of yarn? (pretty color, it looks great even if it's acrylic!)
-size hook?
-how long did it take?
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2005 05:20:43 PM »

That's freaking GORGEOUS! I've been looking for a crochet pattern for something like that...I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2005 07:01:45 PM »

That's really beautiful.  I've always wanted to make one of those!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2005 08:05:12 PM »

I'm just going to add to the "That is Beautiful" team.  WOW!
I love the colour of the yarn, and that button is so lovely!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2005 08:23:16 PM »

honestly that is stunning... I love it.  Would love something like that for myself.  I need to learn to crochet someday.
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candywarhol
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2005 10:53:19 PM »

This is f-ing gorgeous! Seriously. Classy and femme. I love it!

Hi Craftsters,

My mother taught me how to crochet last December and when I discovered craftster I became an addict! I have seen some wonderful stuff here and decided to wait for my first post till I made something a little bit  more original than just something from a pattern (other FOs on my site). So here it is!

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