Flowers and Tiles Top

The Flowers and Tiles Top has been added to my wardrobe and I'm very pleased! This crochet pattern is worked in motifs with a ribbed border.

The Flowers and Tiles Top has been added to my wardrobe and I’m very pleased! This crochet pattern is worked in motifs with a ribbed border. The ribbing around the edges took a long time, and almost as much yarn as all of the motifs. The ribbing was designed to be knitted, but I used crochet post stitches to imitate the knit look. If you’re interested in the details on how I worked it out, you can visit my project page on Ravelry for more info. Download the pattern to crochet one too. Pattern: Flowers … read more

Crocheting with Different Dye Lots

Combining yarn dye lots can lead to some unexpected color shifts in your project, but there are a few ways you can work with what you've got.

Combining yarn dye lots can lead to some unexpected color shifts in your project. It’s always best to purchase enough yarn of the same dye lot (found on the yarn’s label) so that you make sure you have plenty of yarn to finish your project. When that’s not an option, there are a few ways you can work with what you’ve got. I got about a third of the way through a recent project before I realized that my two skeins of yarn came from different dye lots. I bought them … read more