Showing posts from August, 2016

Boho Crop Top

It's official! I'm addicted to making cute little crop tops. This weekend my entire time was taken up with designing and making these bad boys. Nobody in the house dared to speak to me, let alone look at me. I was in my own little world, and on a roll. I remember when I first started off crocheting and endlessly searching the Internet for some sort of pattern explaining how on earth a crop top was made. But honestly there were very few of them and the ones that were out there were not my cup of tea. So, eventually my crocheting skills got better and I was ready to design something. So here you are my Internet family, the pattern to one of the crop tops I just designed this weekend.

I used worsted weight yarn and a 5mm crochet hook.
The body of the top:
Make a chain long enough to go from one side of your rib cage to the other. For me it was 64 chains. This sizing will fit a small/medium. If you want it bigger just add more chains but make sure its in multiples of 8.
So for exam…

Triangle Bikini Top

Who ever said the granny stitch was solely for blankets and throws?! I absolutely love the granny stitch but wanted to incorporate it into something a bit more modern other than a blanket or throw. I had came across a few granny triangle recently but most people seemed to only make banners or triangle scarves with them. Me being me had to be different of course! After about an hour of wrapping yarn around my hook I finally created this retro granny stitch bikini top. It is very easy to make and rather quick to whip up.

For this bikini I used a dk/8 ply yarn but a worsted weight yarn can also be used. I used a 4mm crochet hook.
Chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain you made to create a loop.
Chain 6 and 3 dc into the ring.
Chain 3 and make another 3 dc into the ring.
Chain 3 and make 2 dc into the ring. Slip stitch into the third chain on your chain 6 that you began with. Fasten off and connect contrasting yarn to any chain 3 space.
Chain 6 and 3 dc into your chain 3 space. Cha…

Third Eye Kitty Beanie

Here in Ireland summer has well and truly ended, not that it really began in the first place!! A week of sunshine is what we expect every year with temperatures reaching on average 22 degrees Celsius. It is now nearing the end of August and with that comes dull, foggy mornings with a slight chill in the air. So out came my yarn and hook and with those I created this third eye kitty beanie. I've definitely noticed these third eyes are becoming very fashionable recently but I've only ever seen them incorporated into summer fashion pieces. So, my dear friends here is the pattern for my third eye kitty beanie.

You will need: worsted weight yarn 5mm crochet hook
For the beanie:
Make a chain long enough to go around your head. Slip stitch to the first chain to create a loop.

Chain 2, then make a half double crochet into the next stitch.

Continue in half double crochet until the end. DO NOT SLIP STITCH AT END. ROWS ARE CONTINUOUS. Place marker.

Keep going in continuous rounds and in ha…