The bell sleeve edging on the picture shows machine-made lace, with dainty leaves and flowers in different sizes, but the challenge of DIY is just too strong to resist…
If you’re like me and love the idea of creating your own unique wearables, why not give it a try? All it takes is lots of love, a little patience, crochet thread as thin as you can manage to work with and a 1.75 to 2mm size hook.
Another great idea: simple open lace stitch and lace fan trim combination:
In addition to the graphic patterns on the pictures, here’s two similar stitch ideas that I have in mind:
Oficina do Barrado has some excellent picture tutorials to improvise with, see: floral edging 1 & floral edging 2
For floral sleeves on the first picture, I’m thinking of designing my own variation of the lace, and I mean joining the flowers as separate motifs then somehow fitting in those tiny crochet leaves as well…
Promise to post some pictures as soon as I get down to it, WIPs and all. And, hopefully, also of the finished blouses all neat and pretty !
Summer DIY fun has just begun…
An ideal summer project for lace crochet addicts ~ Elegant & Boho ♪ No fancy stitches, just the basics: chains, rings, a few dcs and finally lots of triples with rhythmic increases, with approximate graphic pattern for inspiration. Please enjoy !
Continue reading Chevron Lace Dress ♪
Intermediate to advanced filet-in-the-round pattern Continue reading Boho Round Tunic
DIY-ers say the end of winter is just the right time to plan and start working on new summer projects.
Well, this boho style shirt or tunic with crochet flowers insert (and, of course, fringes) is a really cute piece of crochet wear which I’m sure many of us would love to add to our summer wardrobe (I know I would ) 🙂
As far as I can tell, the tunic looks a combination of filet mesh + textured crochet, appears quite light and airy and doesn’t seem to use much cotton yarn. There’s no pattern, only these few graphic tutorials from the Russian magazine Журнал Мод, which look quite similar and nice to combine and improvise with. Crochet experts, please enjoy ! Continue reading Hippie Summer Tunic
High Fashion Designer Shawl by Vanessa Montoro, Brazil.
Free pattern, in French : ABCfeminin.com
Boho style luxury knitwear, in hand-dyed 100% merino/mohair boucle blend or similar substitute. Written pattern in English, from Vogue 2005.
Continue reading Gypsy Vogue Round Knit Shrug
Alternative winter fashion idea: sleeveless mohair roll neck lace sweater, from a Japanese magazine: Continue reading Bohemian Style Winter Wear
This picture has been circulating on fashion blogs around the globe for a couple of years. You can knit one or crochet one, whichever you like. Anyway, here’s some ideas for the crochet version: Continue reading Street Style Oversized Scarf
Mandarin Chinese is one of the languages I read, write and used to speak actively and quite fluently only a few years back. I don’t use it as often as I did in speech any more, but I find it more than useful on the web. One of the things you can do with passive Chinese if you’re a crafter is read and explore blogs.
Continue reading Boho ❀ Shawl
Two hippie winter season sweater designs with a touch of ethno, from Japanese knitting magazines archives. A combination of jacquard with embroidery by
RichMore (1145 x 1200)
Knitted sweater with crocheted floral inset from
Amu アムウ( 839 x 1200)
Continue reading Hippie Winter Knits: Sweater 🌼 🌸
(884 x 1098)
Interesting and fairly easy Japanese scarf pattern: using 3mm hook, chain 411 for base row, continue by decreasing 2 x 6 stitches in each row, as indicated in the graph, until last 3 stitches are left, bind off. You should have a scarf approx. 152 cm wide, 47 cm long. To finish, add fringes and voila ~ Continue reading Men’s Boho Triangle Scarf