Crochet Lace Bell Sleeves

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.

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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:

0233f2a6952a8d52212b22f2cdcb3ee4.jpgOficina 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 ofΒ  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…







Hippie Summer Tunic

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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 ) πŸ™‚

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 Π–ΡƒΡ€Π½Π°Π» Мод, which look quite similar and nice to combine andΒ  improvise with. Crochet experts, please enjoy ! Continue reading Hippie Summer Tunic