This is a week when several finishes came together. During the past couple of months I had 3 crochet projects going and they all wrapped up within a week or so of each other. I really liked doing the multiple project approach because it gives my hands and my interest some change. When the blanket got too heavy I could work on the baby blanket or this top. When this top got boring (and it did) I could work on either of the blankets. Now the top is finished!
There were 2 starts to this project as I learned how to use changes in hook size to manage the sizing of the garment.
The pattern is the Perfect T-Shirt by Originally Lovely and it's very well written.
I used Lion Brand Coboo yarn as the pattern called for but any 3 weight would do fine. In fact, my biggest issue with this is that it's heavy! But it does fit. I honestly don't think I will wear it much because it's just too warm for summer but I might be able to get away with wearing it in Maine or in the fall with light sweater or jacket. It's white so I'm doomed to stain it and I expect it will eventually get dyed. Being cotton and rayon it should dye beautifully.
I used a G hook for the body but switched to an F hook at the waist to bring it in a bit and I think that worked really well.
The whole sweater is done in moss stitch and the sleeve, such as it is, is only 6 rows of moss stitch followed by a finishing SC, slip stitch row. I added the first sleeve and felt that it flared too much so I took it out and did it again with the F hook and I like it much better. I also did the neckline with the F hook and added 2 extra rows. I needed to narrow the neck opening so that my bra straps wouldn't show.
All in all I'm very happy that I made the top whether I wear it or not. I learned a lot about how crochet garments are designed and made and I'm no longer afraid to tackle one.
In another post I'll introduce the 3 new projects that I started: another garment, a baby blanket and another brother blanket.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.