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Free crochet pattern tutorial for a doily or dishcloth

Jazz age free crochet pattern tutorial

So today, I’m coming out as a lady that crochets lace dishcloths. I was looking for an easy but interesting pattern to improve my crocheting skills, and I’m happy with my choice. Not too complex, but not boring either.

 The free crochet pattern is available for download here, and here is the video tutorial the brand made, which I found really helpful.

I used some Katia dégradé sun yarn and a n°5 hook. This pattern would look lovely on a summer tank top.

I can’t decide wether to use it as a doily or a dishcloth, which reminds me of this epic moment :

Excuse me, that is a doily, not a dishcloth.

Remember you can find me on Ravelry !


Next knitting project : lace Top a bretelle Bergere de France

A few days ago on Ravelry, I stumbled upon this really lovely camisole tank top : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/01—top-a-bretelles-3

debardeur bretelles dentelle
suzma used a nice green to knit hers, and she kindly let me use her picture to illustrate this post. http://www.ravelry.com/people/suzma
Thank you again for your generosity !

This pattern is no longer available on the Bergere de France official website (neither the french nor the international one actually). I think it was originally in the french summer/spring collection number 123.

I absolutely love the lace pattern on the neck, and the very thin straps.

Technically, it is way beyond my capacities, but it cheers me up to knit challenging lace.

I’ve been knitting so much garter stitch baby items that I sometimes forget the fun in knitting. Which is bad. If that ever happens to you, go knit something fun instead.

 And I like have multiple works in progress, so I never get bored and I kinda knit faster.

This pattern is for sizes 1,2 and 3, don’t really know what it means, will have to check with Bergère de France.

The construction seems original : first you knit a thin leaf lace band, then pick up stitches and knit up. And then it gets complicated, haven’t sorted it all out yet.

Now that I’m obsessed with this pattern, I can’t pick up the right color.

The pattern uses Bergère de France’s  coton mercerisé, but I don’t like the colors. I’d like some black, grey, aubergine, dark green or maybe even dark teal. But they only have light summer colors.

The others yarns used by people who knit this pattern seem impossible to find in France.

Any idea ? How do you like this pattern ? Do you have challenging knitting projects in mind right now ?