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« on: September 20, 2011 12:07:49 PM »


I love yellow and when I found some bright yellow crochet cotton I bought two 200 gram balls even though I had no idea what I would use it for. A couple of months ago I saw a nice pattern for a crochet tunic on Ravelry

I liked the stitch - but not the design for the  top of the tunic, so I used a doily pattern from an old Anna Burda as a yoke. 



I first made a chain that would go over my head and joined it into a circle.  Then I did  a row of trebles (UK)  and started the doily pattern at the row which had the same number of stitches - if you see what I mean.  This was made easier by the fact that I was following a chart.  I continued the doily until it was large enough that I could close it under the arms and formed a nice yoke.   It actually ended up almost at my waist.



The next row I did part way round and skipped the bit I wanted to be the armhole and continued on around the back until I came to the next armhole which I skipped again.  I then started the crochet motif for the Ravelry tunic and just carried it on down until I ran out of thread.

I am afraid I didn't think to take any pictures of this process while I was doing it.

I crocheted a chain to be a tie belt and threaded it through around where I want the waist to be. I crocheted circles on the ends to stop them slipping back.

The crochet cotton  is called 3 ply and using a 3.5mm crochet hook the individual motifs for the main body of the dress ended up about 4cm by 4 cm



I see from my pictures that the sleeves/armholes  gape a little  Embarrassed  so I must sew them up a bit. Also I need to make a yellow slip to go underneath.  Otherwise I am really happy with how it turned out.  Being made of crochet it hangs very nicely and is a very flexible garment so I didn't need to have an exact size when I was making it. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011 12:15:59 PM »

thats a crazy amount of work! wow.  Not my style but I can definitely appreciate the work you put into it for sure!@
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011 01:28:20 PM »

That is gorgeous! It's totally flattering too Smiley Beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011 01:44:30 PM »

I REALLY love that!!!  It will look so so good with a yellow slip under it!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011 01:52:24 PM »

Great work, and it looks so good on you. It shows your figure in a very flattering way.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011 02:04:04 PM »

OMG I LOVE this!! It totally rocks! It looks great on you and the stitches are beautiful! I am inspired.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011 02:54:10 PM »

That really is pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011 04:19:58 PM »

Wow! How long did this take you? I would never have the patience for something like this ha.. but the effort you put in was worth it, because it looks great on you!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011 04:55:13 PM »

So much dedication!  And it looks great on you!
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011 05:40:01 PM »

Beautiful!  I love yellow too.
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