sâmbătă, 11 octombrie 2014

Crochet Stunning Winter Tunic Dress – Chart Explained

Are you a yarn hoarder?

I guess you are. Have you ever thought what will you do with all the skeins lying around in your closet or drawers? Have you noticed that time passes and seasons come and go but the yarn amount keeps on growing in spite of your better judgment and lack of time to work it?

If all the above apply …you are like me. :)

So for all the crochet fans out there , aware of the fact that the winter is coming and a haute look is mandatory even during a cold season, here comes a pattern I am extremely fond of.
If you ask why the rant from the beginning of this blog post , here comes the explanation.

1. Most crochet fans have a certain amount of thick yarn that would be ideal for a pullover. However, unless you work outside, most office buildings and homes have central heating and wearing a thick pullover while inside will be a punishment.

2. The Fall – Winter 2014-2015 fashion trends brought back the oversized knits. Basically anything knitted or crocheted following the loose fit principle is a huge go.

3. Pairing loose fitted knits with tight fitted bottoms or bell bottom pants is the next big thing you can choose fashion wise.

So here goes a functional, sexy but also extremely trendy pattern you can work in the shape of a tunic dress, an oversized sweater or a longer dress to wear with a slip dress and a belt.

Bodice: make 2
           Chain the required length

Main section:
R1: Ch4, 1tr in each chain
R2: Ch6, 4tr tog,ch4,4trtog,ch4….(to the end of the row) close with ch2and 1tr
R3:Ch4, 1tr in the first ch,ch3, 1tr in the second ch, sk 2ch,repeat….close with 1tr
R4: Ch4, work 1 tr in every ch space from the row below
Repeat R2 and R3

Lace section:
R1: ch5, 1sc in the 2nd chain ( from the chain space below), repeat until the end
R2:Repeat r1 but every 3 chain spaces work 7 dc inside the chain space (skip and link to the required chain space)
R3: repeat r1 but in the 7dc work 1dc ch1 in every dc below (skip and link to the required chain space)
R4: repeat r1 but in the “fan” space work 1dc in each space (makes 14) (skip and link to the required chain space)
R5: repeat R1

Alternate Main section and Lace section until required length.

Same goes for the sleeves.

Bottom, cowl neck and cuffs:
When worked from bottom up chain the required length.
When worked post upper section work upside down starting from the first row.

R1: 1dc in every spoke (Chain)
R2: Ch 3, 4dc, 1 Fpdc skipping 1 spoke,1dc in the same spoke, 1Fpdc in the skipped spoke, 5dc ( repeat till the end of the row).
The pattern is pretty much the same. In order to get the diamond shape follow the chart and increase respectively decrease the number or dc in between the Fpdc.

This is pretty much it. It may sound a bit of a handful but you can be sure the pattern is far easier than it looks. Considering the stunning finish and the wow effect such a tunic dress will have when the oversized knits trend is considered,I hope you will take the challenge and make one for yourself or your daughter.

For the yarn hoarders (like me) it is a good idea to make a sweater with this pattern using yarns of different colors. You can also consider multiple texture in case you choose to go for a more hobo inspired look and offbeat finish.

 I really hope you like this post .

Please share it on Facebook and Google+ and also pin the pattern so as many crochet fans as possible could benefit from these instructions.


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