Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Urban Look - Crochet Dress (Work in Progress)
A dark image on a rainy day here in Brantford, but an image nevertheless of a crochet dress that I've started to make. It is called Urban Look and the pattern is from Patons #862, Grace - Spring Style. I'm using the Patons Grace yarn in a shade of green called Wasabi. This is a fairly lightweight yarn, perfect for spring or summer dresses.
I am an advanced knitter but I rarely crochet - in fact, I'm quite the beginner at crochet. Since this is technically an "intermediate" pattern (says the pattern book), I have had to learn as I crocheted. I almost crocheted the entire main part of the dress, until I held up the hours and hours of work...and noticed that the sides tapered in! This is not supposed to happen - it is supposed to remain the same width the entire way. I ended up ripping out the entire thing and starting again. Ugh. I was watching the Princess Bride while I started to rip out all of those precious stitches and it took me half an hour to rip out the stitches and wrap the yarn into a ball again!
Regardless, I've started again and this time, I'm making sure that I'm watching my progress as I work along without mindlessly crocheting without looking! Hopefully I will be able to post the finished results soon enough! Here is a link to the project on my Ravelry page.