Hello Everyone and Happy 2018! I hope you are all having a good start to the new year…
I’m really pleased to be able to reveal my new design which is also my first garment design – the ‘Open Waters Tank Top’…
I bought some yarn a year ago when we were celebrating Christmas in The Netherlands which I wrote a blog post about (a coastal christmas holiday) and took this photo of the yarn…
I had 5 balls of the ‘Claire Nr 2’ which is on the left and I’ve been meaning to use it ever since. It’s a chunky yarn in 50% cotton, 50% acrylic. A couple of months ago the idea to make a simple cropped tank top based on Filet crochet with an open ‘bars and lacets’ design popped into my head and away I went! I’m super pleased with the end result and I actually really like wearing it! 🙂 🙂
I wrote the pattern up but then realised that the Claire ‘Nr 2’ yarn is not easily available in the UK. I searched high and low online and found a couple of suppliers but stock was limited and the blue colour was no longer available. I didn’t want to write a pattern based on a yarn that is no longer available so I searched for alternatives.
I tried both Paintbox Yarns ‘Simply Chunky’ and Stylecraft ‘Special Chunky’ (both 100% acrylic) and the top has worked out well using both of these yarns.
Here my daughter and I are wearing them together. I’m on the left wearing the top crocheted using Stylecraft ‘Special Chunky’ and my daughter is on the right wearing the top in Paintbox Yarns ‘Simply Chunky’.
I have designed the top in three sizes and the pattern also comes with the full pattern in International Symbols.
Do let me know what you think… 🙂
And Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂 🙂