January 29, 2015

Crochet Inspiration on the Runway, Spring 2015

Crochet has made a dramatic resurgence on the runway during the past few years, and it is going to continue to linger around this spring!

The year begins with bold colors, geometric shapes, granny squares, dresses, skirts, floral accents, shells, accessories, extreme detail, including crochet embellishments.


Emilio Pucci (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes crochet motifs, color work, crocheting with thread, geometric and hyperbolic shapes, mixed with a bohemian air.






Barbara Tfank (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes dramatic shapes and to create an awe inspiring crochet crop top, along with crochet embellished dress sleeves.

The designer includes using crochet mesh gloves as an outfit accessory, but also includes crocheting with fabric into a full dress.





Delpozo (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes popcorn stitch crochet while incorporating a detailed floral design into fashions reminiscent of Irish Crochet.




Miu Miu (Resort, 2015)

The designer includes various colored granny squares to create a 1970's style vest to accent the outfits.






Tess Giberson (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes lace and floral geometric motifs in creating works of summery dresses, outfits, and tops.






Proenza Schouler (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes the shell stitch in dark colors to almost all of their designs,







Ostwald Helgason (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes floral crochet motifs as embellishments to their works of art.





Sibling (Spring 2015, Ready to Wear)

The designer includes crochet dresses, skirts, and frills in a BIG way.  By using geometric shapes with vibrant color, it draws attention to elegant and airy skirts and dress, but also notice the great detail in a crochet ruffle.








Tess Giberson (Resort, 2015)

Again, this designer includes crochet in their Resort Collection.  Floral motif work in neutral white emit a nice fresh air of relaxation.




Reference/Photos C/O; Style.com

January 28, 2015

Heart & Sole Slippers -free crochet pattern-


Get your heart on with these adorable crocheted heart slippers.  These look cozy and fun!  By using post crochet stitches, a heart graph, along with written instructions, you can whip up your own in time for Valentine's Day!

Designed By:  My Hobby is Crochet Blog

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials:
  • 2 skeins of DK / 8 ply yarn in red (color A) and small amount of white (color B).
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook 
  • tapestry needle to sew in the ends
  • scissors.
Size:  Adult Women

January 27, 2015

X Stitch Fingerless Gloves -free crochet pattern-

XST Modeled Green Gloves logo

By simply adding a small embellishment to an accessory, it gives it a great polished and finished look!  The designer has done a great job in showing this.  This is also a great time to learn the X stitch! 

Designed By: Maria/Pattern Paradise

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:  

  • Worsted Weight Yarn, 160 yards
  • Crochet Hook Size 5.0mm (H)
  • Buckles, buttons (optional)



January 26, 2015

Valentines Kitty Hat -free crochet pattern-


Make this adorable kitty hat for you favorite little Valentine's!  This pattern includes steps for the hat and all of it's parts, ears, nose, heart eye, and ears.

Designed By:  Knot Your Nana's Crochet

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
Sizes:  Child, Toddler


January 24, 2015

Brompton Abbey Cowl -free crochet pattern-


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I love this cowl!  The lacey (ish) square in the center is all it needs to give the look of vintage elegance!  You will need to sign in to get this free pattern, but that is also free to do.

Designed By:  Lion Brand

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  
  • 136-398 Heartland Yarn: Acadia Tweed balls
  • Crochet Hook - Size I-9 
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)  
  • One large snap fastener
  • Needle and sewing thread






This pattern is also featured in a Craftsy Class!

January 23, 2015

Valentine Heart Granny Square -free crochet pattern-



These Valentine Heart Squares are a great sidekick to any project!  You can connect them to your existing granny squares to make several projects, including afghans, pillows, home decor, clothing, hats, accessories, scarves, or use them singularly as coasters, appliques, and many more projects!

Designed By:  Anoo's Crochert World

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:


January 22, 2015

Easy Peace-y Peace Sign Square -free crochet pattern-

These peace sign motifs can be made with any type of yarn- using any crochet hook to match.  They have been designed so that you can interchange, mix and match, and attach to the granny square motif!  

Two sizes are available for the peace sign square, which gives you more freedom in creating an array of designs.



Materials:  Any yarn and hook to match.  For this pattern, the following was used:
·         Small amounts of Worsted Size 4 medium yarn, Red Heart Super Saver in White and Black.
·         Size 5.00mm (H) crochet hook.

Size:  Small Motif= 4 inch square, Large Motif= 5 inch square

Abbreviations Used:  Rnd=Round, St(s)=Stitch(es), Ch=Chain, Sc=Single Crochet, Sl St=Slip Stitch, Hdc= Half Double Crochet, Dc= Double Crochet, Tr= Treble/Triple Crochet, */**=Repeat from *to**


SMALL PEACE SIGN MOTIF

With Main Color; ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. 



Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in ch5 loop, ch1; *2dc in ch5 loop, ch1** 7 times; sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 2dc-ch1 made) 



Rnd 2:  Sl st in next dc.  Attach Accent Color, drop Main Color; sc in ch1 space; ch1, sc in next 2 sts, work a long dc (between 2dc clusters) that extends down into the center ch5 loop; skip over ch1 space, *sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch1 space** twice; *sc in next 2 sts, long dc (between 2dc clusters) extending into the center ch5 loop, skip over ch1 space** 3 times; sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch1 space; sc in next 2 sts, sl st in the 1st sc to join. 



Rnd 3: Attach Main Color, drop Accent Color; ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2), *(2dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, ch2** 3 times; (2dc in next st, dc in next st) twice, 2dc in next st, sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch5 to join.  (Nine dc down each side, 2ch in each corner)  



You may stop and fasten off here, or…

Give the motif a granny square edge by:

Using any color; - sl st in 1st ch2 sp, ch5 (counts as 1dc and ch2); *3dc in same ch2 sp, (skip over next 3dc, 3dc in space between next 2dc) twice, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2** 3 times; 3dc in same ch2 sp, (skip next 3dc, 3dc in space between next 2dc) twice, 2dc in beginning ch2 sp, sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch5 to join. (Twelve dc down each side, 2ch in each corner) 



*Note: You may continue on as many rounds of granny stitch as you like by repeating this sequence.  You will be increasing 3dc (or one 3dc shell) on each side of the square for every round added, ch2 in each corner.




LARGE PEACE SIGN MOTIF

With Main Color; ch5, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. 



Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as 1dc), dc in ch5 loop, ch1; *2dc in ch5 loop, ch1** 7 times; sl st in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 2dc-ch1 made) 



Rnd 2:  Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch1 space; ch3 (counts as 1dc), 4dc in same ch1 space; *skip over next 2dc, 5dc in next ch1 space** 7 times, sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (8 groups of 5dc made) 



Rnd 3:  Attach Accent Color, drop Main Color; ch1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in next 4 dc, work a long dc (between 5dc clusters and over 2dc of rnd 1) that extends down into the center ch5 loop, *sc in next 5dc, ch1** twice;  *sc in next 5dc, work a long dc that extends down into the center ch5 loop**  3 times; *sc in next 5dc, ch1** twice, sl st in the 1st ch to join. (48 sts around motif) 



Rnd 4: Drop Accent Color, Attach Main Color; ch4 (counts as 1tr), tr in next sc, dc in next 2 sc, hdc in next 4 sc, dc in next 2 sc, tr in next 2 sts, ch2; *tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, ch2** 3 times; sl st in 4th ch of the beginning ch4 to join.  (12 sts down each side, 2ch in each corner)  



You may stop and fasten off here, or…

Give the motif a granny square edge by:

Using any color; -ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc in last ch2 space of rnd 4; (skip over next 3 sts, 3dc in space between next 2sts) 3 times, skip over next 3 sts, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2; *3dc in same ch2 space, (skip over next 3sts, 3dc in space between next 2 sts) 3 times, skip over next 3 sts, 3dc in next ch2 space, ch2** 3 times; sl st in 3rd ch of the beginning ch3 to join. (15dc down each side, 2ch in each corner) 



*Note: You may continue on as many rounds of granny stitch as you like by repeating this sequence.  You will be increasing 3dc (or one 3dc shell) on each side of the square for every round added, ch2 in each corner.



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