Besides designing amigurumi, I love to try out other designers’ patterns when I can. I have a bit of a backlog of fun patterns I have tried, from wearables to bags to decor, so over the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting a few more of my “On my Hook” posts to showcase some of the great patterns out there that I have tried.
I would love to see your versions of these patterns if you’ve tried them too! Feel free to share your makes on the Spin a Yarn Crochet Facebook page or tag me on IG (@spinayarncrochet) so I can see your gorgeous makes and we can admire these patterns together.
A couple of months back, I tried my hand at my very first wearable! (I’ll admit I did start a sweater once a few years ago but never finished it.) You may have followed along with my progress via my IG/Fb stories while I was making it.
This vest is the Indie Boho Vest by Meghann at Twisted Arrow Designs (check her out in IG @twistedarrowdesigns). It’s a gorgeous vest that can be dressed up or down. I knew as soon as I saw that dusty pink version on the Revelry page that I was going to be ALL OVER THAT. I went out and picked up several skeins of Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine and got to it right away (btw, the yardage was super accurate for this pattern!) I had so much fun making this vest and photographing it.
The sizing was spot on and the vest itself is made using mostly treble crochet stitches so it works up fairly quickly.
I did have some trouble with the fringe (trouble entirely of my own making; not at all due to the pattern). I opted to add fringe to each stitch along the bottom edge and realized afterwards that it was just too much fringe. Firstly, it was way too heavy and was causing the vest to stretch at the shoulders and, secondly, the fringe was too thick, giving it a 1920s flapper-esque look. So I went back and removed the fringe from every other stitch and the final look was much better. #fringewoes
Now to spam you with pics! First, feel free to pin this puppy to come back and try later.
Here are some progress pics:
Have you tried this pattern? How about a different vest pattern? What did you love/hate about it? Share in the comments!
Photography credit to Melanie Courage.
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