Crochet Bralette/Summer Top

I stayed up all night again hooking since my two spirited boys and work keep me very busy during the day.

Here’s the updated and finished product. You can see the beginning process here.

I changed my mind on the bottom part and decided on a fan shell stitch instead of the square motifs. Here are the pictures.

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I made the center part higher so it can give the top a more feminine look, at least I think it does. I noticed it on a bathing suit top I had. I worked dc and tr on the center stitches.

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18680117481_a8d41901cd_oAnd here’s what it looks like once it’s on.

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Crocheting… it’s bringing sexy back!

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WIP: Crochet Bralette/Summer Top

Summer makes me think of sun, beach, tanning, relaxing, and… crocheting! Okay, anytime of the year makes me think of crocheting.

I’m also not in the mood to crochet blankets, scarves or beanies, but there are many things I can crochet during the summer. Take this project, for example, it’s a crocheter’s must. I’ve been meaning to finally graduate to crocheting clothes.

I like to believe I can crochet anything so I’m putting it to the ultimate test. I’m making a crochet top, one of those bralettes we see at music festivals. It’s very bohemian, very popular and in fashion right now. In fact, I’m seeing crochet tops, shawls, vests, borders, and shorts all over. I find myself staring every time someone has on anything crochet… I know, I’m a total perv. What can I say, yarn is my weakness.

Enough chatter, here’s my WIP

18646829312_1f5e99b7c9_o (1)To make the cups, I made a chain from the bottom of the breast to where the nipple would be, this one is about 20ch. I hdc across and instead of turning, I added 3hdc to the beginning ch. and worked hdc in each stitch until I got to the end. I turned and went back, hdc until the end again, making sure I increased at the top. This makes the “cup.” I made two “triangles.”

I connected the bottom and added a border. I got the pattern (#22) from this book:

18651530475_3e08f100b3_oI’m trying to use patterns from my crochet book collection. I love to wing it and make up my own patterns, but sometimes I don’t have the time.

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Here’s the end result: Looks so pretty already. I could leave it like that and make a bikini top, but I want to add more.18028840794_1e7d488378_o

For the bottom, I’m going to connect square motifs (#61 Isabella Square ) from this book:

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This is the square, I love the lacy doily look.

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And that’s it so far. I’ll post more as I go.

CAL- Mystery Afghan Challenge Week 2

I was a little hesitant, to be honest, when I saw that week 1 was a simple granny square. The advantage of starting late is that I was able to see the next clue, and we do some funky stuff to the granny square no longer making it appear blah.

Week 2 clue pattern can be found here.

CAL Week 2 Granny Square

and here are all 20 of them 🙂

CAL Week 2 Squares

CAL Week 2 Cross in 20 Squares

and wait until you see week #3!

CAL- Mystery Afghan Challenge Week 1

The reason why I went back to Facebook, was because I missed all of the challenges and projects shared on the Crochet Crowd page.

The moment they announced they’d be having a Crochet-Along Mystery Afghan Challenge, I knew I’d be doing it. The only problem was that life got in the way. One thing led to another and the challenge started and I stayed behind, BUT here I am, only 2 weeks behind…better late than never…

Here are my color choices:

CAL Color Choices copy

Clue pattern for Week 1 can be found here.

I used the blue as my main color and clue #1 led me to this… a granny square…

CAL Week 1 Granny Square

 

… 20 of them!

CAL Week 1 Granny Squares

 

Now on to clue #2…

Crochet Slouch Beanie

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I just wanted to show off today’s head accessory 🙂

Sorry there’s no pattern. I was testing out a chunky yarn and I just went with it. I get so many compliments on this hat, I plan on making more to put on my future Etsy page… I know, I’ve been saying that forever. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.

All Mine Crochet Slouch Pattern by Moogly

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Today I had to run out and do some early morning errands and I wanted to stay warm. Ever since I lost all that weight, I tend to get cold a lot. So I go into my bin of beanies… I seriously have so many beanies… most of them are baby ones my boys either grew out of, or don’t want to wear… sigh … and I come across this one I made a year ago, I think.

I wish I would have pulled it out earlier, like two days earlier, but here it is, and just to add on to the hipster look, I wore my Converse. The glasses, well that’s just because I’m blind and I don’t want to get contacts.

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But you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to make this beautiful crochet hat. You can find the pattern here.

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I swear, every day I fall more in love with crochet. The things I can make with just yarn and a hook are unbelievable. I’m not only a hooker, I’m a magician too 😉

Love, laugh, live, crochet.

Crochet Bookmark

Lo nuevo de mis tejidos…

I haven’t had time to crochet. Being a busy mom, working and on top of that our recent move. Time is what I wish I had.

 

Last night I was contemplating on whether I should read or crochet. So what do I do? I crocheted a bookmark! What a great project to describe both of my biggest passions.

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I was inspired by a pin on Pinterest. Yay! One completed pin, a million to go!

Here’s the pattern.

I used Lion Brand’s Bonbon Yarn, Green and Dusty Rose from the Nature package. It took me less than an hour to complete and I was able to get my crochet fix 😉