Open Mesh Crochet Top – a free crochet pattern

 

Do you remember this top? I made it ages and ages ago and promised a pattern. Well, it’s taken a while but I’ve made another and have finally found the time to sit down and write it up and make a little chart. You can download the free pattern for the Open Mesh Crochet Top at the bottom of this post. I hope you like it!

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Corner to Corner Crochet Top

So, like I said previously, I’m becoming a little addicted to making Crochet tops. Particularly, super easy, quick to make ones.

I don’t claim to be any sort of designer, but I really appreciate a pattern that allows me to make something simple, quickly (I get disheartened if it takes too long) and enables me to say “thanks, I made it myself” if complimented on it.

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Crochet Mesh Top

I’m really getting into making crochet tops at the moment. I’ll soon have one for each day of the week and will be well on my way to being able to take part in Make It May fully next year.

To top it all off, and this is actually quite a big deal, The Mr has even commented that “they actually look alright!” Previously, the thought of me making and wearing crochet clothes would have caused a screwed up, disapproving look to appear on his face.

Here’s the start of one of the tops I made last week (yes, I made more than one!)

PatternPiper Crochet Mesh
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Crochet Clothing

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.

PatternPiper Crochet Granny Square Top
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Crochet clothing – dress refashion

We were supposed to be moving house round about now but that didn’t happen and we’re not sad about it – our buyer changing her mind actually turned out to be the right thing for us and packing our entire house over the Christmas period, because we both had 2 weeks off, proved to be a good decluttering exercise too.

I got rid of a huge stash of clothes – many that I hadn’t worn for a very, very long time. One thing that nearly ended up in the charity shop bag was this dress. A £5 bargain that I picked up in the supermarket a good few months back. I’ve worn it a couple of times, but it’s not really a good fit – probably because I eat too much chocolate, drink too much wine and don’t go running as often as I should!
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