Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My first attempt...


...at designing a crocheted cropped topper.

The body is done in a stitch pattern from a Japanese crochet stitch dictionary. Sleeves are diagonal mesh, the front border is a simple shell edging, and the bottom border is a shell edging variation. Yarn is Longmeadow, previously reviewed.

6 comments:

Paula said...

I delurk today to say I really appreciate the information you're presenting on your blog. Working with Lily Chin's strategies for designing with crochet, the japanese stitch books and the yarn reviews have been especially appreciated. Of course, I always love seeing finished projects too. The topper is lovely and it's been very interesting to see it from start to finish.

Karen said...

Thanks for your comments, Paula -- it's been fun learning more about shaping in crochet -- opens up a lot more possibilities. Hope you'll 'de-lurk' again!

Tracey said...

Very cute!!! You done a great job on the top. Love the stitches too.

Brown Berry said...

Linked here from sweaterwizard thread - that cropped top is REALLY well done!

~~*~~ Sweet Pea ~~*~~ said...

WOW This is gorgeous!! You did a great job!! And you are new at designing?????

Erica
Fellow CP member

Karen said...

Thanks everyone -- really appreciate the nice comments!