Walking through shopping centers can be so inspiring for us who know how to crochet. It is really hard to let myself spend money on pricey machine crocheted items when I know I can make it myself.
That being said, I have spent the last year searching for the perfect pattern to open my crochet world to adult clothing. When I spotted >>THIS<< free crochet pattern by EmmHouse I knew it was “The One”!
I was so thrilled to see how easily the shirt is made. It reminds me of making two big doilies and adding straps, then piecing it together. Very simple, and even the crochet beginner could figure it out with determination.
I did have to make adjustments on the shoulder parts so my numbers added up. You do not have to trust mine, but if you find your numbers don’t add up you are more than welcome to come back to my notes when you reach that point.
-note- The round parts of the pattern worked up perfectly and needed no changes at all.
-note- I used a 3.25 hook for starting CH circle and a 4 mm hook for rest.
-note- I used Cascade DK Cherub that is always on sale at Craftsy! CLICK HERE to use my affiliate link!
-note- When you reach the crochet sleeves, I did not CH 5 after or before the shells on shoulder pieces…. besides on row 24. On row 26, CH 5 after shell. but not before the finishing shell. Follow rows 28- 30 exactly as directed. On second sleeve, on row 26 you will CH five before finishing shell but not after starting shell.
This was the perfect top! After posting a photo, I had people lining up begging for me to accept crochet orders!
I wanted to round up all the items I have made to stuff. I didn’t realize until now, but I missed one! The Baby Bunny deserves a shout out too! The rest are listed below. Working from left to right from the photo above.
Awesome Crochet Find
Curtain Hugging Bear
And I don’t want to forget the amazing cat I made! Although I didn’t write a pattern, I did link all the patterns that I used to put it together.
Let’s take a moment to sit back, take a deep breath…. and smile. The right to LOVE is sweeping across the states! Let’s keep sharing the love! The more we love, the less room there is for hate. <3 <3
Here are 19 rainbow tutorials. Most of these tutorials are crochet, but some are cooking and some are crafty. Share the love!
Hood For Tots – Design by Stitch11
Simply Pampered DIY Crisco Candle Recipe and Basket Crochet Pattern – Design by The Hooked Haberdasher
Sweetheart Love Flower – Design by Stitch11
Simply Pampered Lacy Round Washcloth and Bath Salts – Design by The Hooked Haberdasher
Rainbow Jello – Design by Stitch11
Flower Child Bag – Design by Trifles N Treasures
Lalaloopsy Doll – Design by Stitch11
Rainbow Daze Washcloth – Design by Simply Collectible Crochet
Boutique Bow – Design by Stitch11
Good Hat – Design by Moogly
Kaleido Dreams Square – Design by Stitch11
Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket – Design by Moogly
Curly Q Hat – Design by Stitch11
Eloise Sweater – Design by Moogly
Baby Robot – Design by Stitch11
Rainbow Fan – Tutorial by DIY Home Tips and Tricks
6-12 Month Leg Warmers – Design by Stitch11
Rainbow Wings – Tutorial by Katie Kupcake
Ninja Mask – Design by Stitch11
This bracelet is designed for a 6 inch wrist. I made mine 6.5-7 inches around for comfort. This bracelet is designed so you can easily make them smaller or larger. You may not need to adjust the pattern though.. this bracelet fit’s my small wrist, my husbands huge wrist, and my 4 year olds ankle.
2 colors of hemp cord. 10 yrds each.
4.25 MM crochet Hook
CH – Chain
SC- Single Crochet
Step 1: CH 5. Slip stitch into first CH.
Step 2: CH 1. 3 SC into loop you just made. Do not join.
Step 3: CH 1. SC into each of the 3 SC.
Repeat step 3 to desired length. I repeated step 3 twenty six times.
Step 4: CH 10. Finish off.
Step 5: CH 9. Slip stitch into the starting SC of your last step 3 repeat. Slip stitch up the side of the bracelet… through the center of each SC. Slip stitch into each CH (of the loop you made from step 1). Slip stitch back up the other side of the bracelet. Finish off when you reach the last repeat row of step 3.
Weave in your ends and finish off.
You use the CH ends to tie through the loop end. Making this bracelet custom fit to many wrists.