Archive for March, 2008

Overtop in Broomstick Lace

March 28, 2008

Ribbon Bow, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Yarn: DMC Senso Metallics black
Needle: 19 knitting
Hook: 3.50mm crochet
Motif: Broomstick Lace
Pattern: own


Shirt: La Mia Boutique
Fabric: lightweight cotton

Pants: La Mia Boutique
Fabric: Stretch Corduroy

I’m thinking of learning Adobe Illustrator and try to create my own line of patterns for knitting and/or crochet. I need to try experimenting with drawing quality schema’s to represent the patterns as sometimes they are easier to follow then the written descriptions. I’ve searched online forever and ever to find a cool modern software especially for this but all pattern oriented softs out there seem so out of fashion and poorly made. I guess Illustrator would be a more flexible tool, only I have to start watching all those Youtube tutorials first 🙂

This was a very quick crochet indeed, one could finish it in a day or a weekend.
I really enjoyed crocheting this, especially because of the speed, you get to see the airy fabric forming in no time.

While making this everyone laughed at my huge orange knitting needle and asked what is the purpose of such a lacy transparent item.

My aim was to create a sexier version of a vest, something that suggests a corset style, with a baby doll bottom, close fitted waist. A narrow ribbon passes through a row of double crochet stitches, under the bust to emphasize the empire waist.

The shirt and pants I sewed a long long time ago from La Mia Boutique magazine and I plan on reusing those patterns someday.

Broomstick Lace Crochet

March 19, 2008

My samples of the Broomstick Lace Crochet.

Yarn: DMC Senso Metallics)
Crochet Hook: 3.25mm
Knitting Needles: 19 and 10

Broomstick Lace Crochet

Yarn: Elann Pegasus Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)
Crochet Hook: 3.25mm
Knitting Needles: 19 and 10
Broomstick Lace Crochet

This really is a quick crochet with pretty results. I’ll probably start another one of those over-the-top crochet tops 🙂

Beautiful Broomstick Lace!

March 17, 2008

If you don’t have an email with this subject “New Pattern: Hourglass Jacket = Beautiful Broomstick Lace” in the inbox already, you might want to check out the Stitch Diva Studios‘ website and have a look at their VIDEO tutorial:

They offer this lovely jacket pattern to apply you new learned skill.

Be creative “Samantha”! you can even use your broomstick to design your own fabrics!

I can’t wait to find the perfect yarn for this and start crocheting!

On my wish list: