I’ve been experimenting with designing and making crochet garments recently – and I’ve been getting a real buzz from it. I’m not saying that they’re perfect or elaborate patterns but you’ve got to start somewhere and they’ve actually been turning out ok.
I completely agree with Kat Goldin’s post here – There’s definitely a growing trend in crochet clothing. Last year, The Mr and the kids bought me a lovely crochet top from a high street retailer for Mother’s Day and that particular retailer had a huge range of crochet garments, which were all lovely but came with a hefty price tag and you know, I could definitely make them myself.
I think a big contributor to the growing trend of crochet clothing is Social Media and the willingness of bloggers and designers, such as Kat and Joanne, to share their tips, advice and know how on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and on their blogs. I wouldn’t have had the guts to crochet – and actually wear – a made by me garment without the encouragement and support of my Social Media friends and crochet idols!
So, I thought I’d give designing and making a jumper a go. Now, I’m an impatient crocheter. I like things to be made quickly. That’s why I have so many unfinished projects. I get bored. I can’t be doing with colour changes on every round (unless I know it’s a small project) and I soon lose interest if anything looks like it’ll take more than a few evenings to make.
This jumper was super easy to knock up. I’ve made it 3 times now and the pattern seems to work so I’m going to draw up a chart and share it on the blog as part of my Me Made May 2015 Pledge.
You can read more about the Me Made May 2015 Challenge here at So Zo What Do You Know? where Zoe is encouraging people that make their own garments to wear and love them.
Here’s my pledge…
I, Sam of http://patternpiper.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear each of my 3 me made garments each week for the duration of May 2015 and to make more me made items so that I can participate more fully next year.
So, what do you think? Are you joining in on the crochet clothing trend? And what about Me Made May – anyone else in?
This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies. Visit http://www.deramores.com for more details.