I started this over Christmas. This was my second crochet project at the time, so I was very hesitant, as the fail probability was obviously very high. But I fell in love with Doris Chan‘s designs, and felt I just had to at least give it a try. And I managed! Doris Chan’s patterns are very exhaustively explained, so even though you are making something rather structured, she really guides you through it.
The yarn is called Multico, and is made by a French brand, Plassard. The colours immediately reminded me of P’tite Mignonne’s fur.
If you want to read the journal of this dress’s making, check out this page in my ravelry profile.
This may further explain to you my current obsession with crochet. Now I have gained enough confidence, the possibilities are endless. My friend Molly was spot on in her comment the other day: what is fantastic with knitting/crochet, is that you are actually creating your own fabric, with the structure of your choice, and in the shape of your choice.
Of course, it also means that if you make a project a size too large or too small, you can’t let seams out/take seams in as with sewing. I just finished a bolero jacket in the yarn I showed you last time, but it’s turned out too large for what I had in mind, so I’m going to frog it all and restart.That’s not the end of the world. I enjoy the sheer act of crocheting, so it’ll get done when it’ll get done. Crochet has greatly contributed to my relearning how to keep stress at bay and put things in perspective.
I am also currently working on a top for Spring – another Doris Chan design, the Belle Sleeve Pullover, which is available as a free download.
I also just finally put the finishing touch to the teal capelet – I was waiting for inspiration to strike regarding the closure, and it finally did, so I’ll have to model it soon. 🙂