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 ♪
Two lovely patterns circulating on crochet blogs from East (Russia) to West (America Latina). Chevron lace & dainty lace versions, for Tami @ Tanglewood Knots , with graphs and instructions Continue reading Lace Parasols
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.
Cotton or viscose geometric lace sweater, suitable to wear all year round from spring to autumn. Equally great for mild Mediterranean winters 🌦☔️ and warmer climates🌞.Knitting instructions in brief: with 5mm needles cast on 83 sts (size S/38) or 88 sts (size M/40) for back and front set up rows, 49 sts for the sleeves. Work according to charts below (click to enlarge in a separate window).
Note: Back is worked identically except for rows 115 – 117 which should be knit all the way through the remaining 43/41 sts, i.e. without eliminating the central stitches for the neck shaping.
Continue reading Texture & Lace Sweater
Alternative winter fashion idea: sleeveless mohair roll neck lace sweater, from a Japanese magazine: Continue reading Bohemian Style Winter Wear
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
Feliz Início da Primavera 🍸 to all friends who are looking forward to the coming of spring in September, two similar models and one big fun challenge for filet crochet expert(a)s. Have fun !
Continue reading Filet Lace Summer Sweater
Crochet insert swimsuit and knitted lace vest in the same colour – sunshine yellow!
I’m a knitter who learned to crochet only a couple of years ago. I love the way crochet complements knitting, so I often combine the two crafts in my creations.
Continue reading Lace Shrug & Salsa Malanzana
A mix of crochet lace motifs becomes the new Boho Chic