This project started off all about lightness and drape. There is a myth that crochet garments are always just a bit bulky and I wanted to really bust that nonsense out of the park!!!
I used the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch in my Slow Living Skirt Pattern and fell in love with it. The beautiful tweed effect flowing fabric it creates is timeless and complements different yarns in different ways.Keep Reading
Yes you read that right – I’m giving this crochet sweater pattern away free, it’s all in the page below from women’s sizes XS to 3X.Keep Reading
Inspired by the Adult’s Rainbow Smiles Sweater, Cheeky Rainbows is a child’s version of the top down raglan pullover. With a gentle v-neck and rainbow chevron, this is a close fitting pullover aimed at bringing a splash of colour and a smile to the wearer!Keep Reading
When I started this design, I really wanted to create a textured cosy crochet cardigan pattern that would see me through the Autumn winter and into spring. Not quite a coatigan but I wanted to create that garment that you grab as you walk out the door, or throw on over your pjs on a Sunday morning as you potter around the house.KEep Reading
Slow Living is an elegant modern crochet skirt pattern whose name reflects the making experience. This is a relatively simple pattern which shows off the texture of the beautiful Herringbone stitch. The skirt is worked waist down from the ribbed waist band (where you may learn a new trick or two!) with some simple increases around the hips. The repetitive rounds in the main body of the skirt are perfect for mindful crochet and stitchflixing!Keep Reading
The Summer Solstice top is a lightweight cotton geometric summer top which can be worn two ways – with the long side at the front or back. Use as over a bikini on the beach or pair it with a pair of light trousers, shorts or a summer skirt to enjoy the hazy crazy days of mid-summer!KEep Reading
This design was inspired by my love of geometry and as a tribute to so many of the beautiful crochet works of the 60s and 70s.KEep Reading
Rainbow smiles is a top down raglan sweater with a gentle v-neck. Made with simple stitches, it is close fitting with a chevron burst of rainbow colour.Keep Reading
Perfect for newer crocheters looking to make their first garment, this is the first release in association with the My Crochet Wardrobe Facebook group (open to anyone to join!). This group is aimed at demystifying the crochet garment making process.Keep Reading
Everyone loves an underdog right?
This cardigan uses a simple timeless stitch pattern then throws in some extra personality with it’s bulb sleeves and phone-sized pockets – yes – it has pockets!
This is one of those cardis which, just like the underdog, might be easy to overlook because of its simplicity, but in reality it will adapt go with anything and will quickly become a wardrobe favourite.
This pattern can be dowloaded from Ravelry, Love Crafts Crochet or Etsy
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This cardigan is great for beginners with some experience. It uses a simple stitch pattern with simple decreases.
The body is made in a single piece and the sleeves constructed separately and sewn on.
5mm crochet hook and 1350-1960 aran weight yarn.
For the item pictured, I used Knitcraft Aran Yarn in light blue from hobbycraft (aff)
Any aran yarn which meets the gauge can be used for this cardigan
The pattern is written in 4 sizes S, M, L, 1/2X.
Approximate measurements for each size are listed in the pattern to help you choose which size to make.
The pattern is written using US Crochet terms and is delivered via a PDF Download
The pattern can be purchased in PDF format from Love Crochet, Etsy or Ravelry.
I hope you enjoy the pattern and, as always don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @doraexplored, or use #hookmehappy. I’d love to see and share your efforts!
You may sell what you make from this pattern but the pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared or reproduced without prior written consent. Photos may be shared with credit.
Copyright Dora Does 2018
The crochet pattern for the Cloud Cover Roll-neck sweater is here just as the blue skies turn white and grey. This light fluffy and cosy roll neck sweater is perfect for keeping you snug on such cloudy days. It’s deceptively warm for its light weight and is oversized to make it super comfy and huggable!Keep Reading
The Heart Lines shrug is a practical cocoon cardi which is fun and easy to make using simple stitches and a little colour work (but not so much that the ends will drive you nuts!). You can read all about the design process involved in the Heart Lines Shrug in this blog post, or scroll down for the free patternKeep Reading
This super comfy crochet sweater makes a great versatile addition to your wardrobe. Pair it with a light vest top in the summer or a long sleeved roll neck jersey top on cooler days.
It works up really quickly and would make a great gift!
Skill Level & Special Stitches
This pattern suits a beginner with some experience. It is ideal for beginners or improvers to try their first garment or is a lovely quick project for those with more experience. It’s loose fit is very forgiving!
The pattern does use the foundation double crochet stitch (it also offers a beginner modification if you’re not comfortable with the foundation stitches). You can find a tutorial for the foundation double crochet stitch on my youtube channel along with various other tutorials.
5.5mm / Size I hook
700yds / 300g of Worsted or Aran Weight Yarn
The pattern written for sizes S/M, M/L, 1X/2X and 3X with measurements detailed in the PDF.
I know. It’s a slightly odd named pattern but if you close-up on the pattern, the crochet cables look a little like towers and because of the flow of the stitch they lean a little to the side which is what inspired the name, that and the lovely slouchy fit.
This sweater is super comfy and loose fitting, perfect for those not-quite-summer days where you want to laze around. Equally you can team it with a long sleeved roll neck to add a cosy extra layer once you hit the definitely-not-summer days!
I hope you enjoy this pattern, and as always, don’t forget to tag me in your finished makes! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my designs brought to life by others. I love the colour choices and personal touches you add to the patterns!
On Instagram, you can use the hashtag #HookMeHappy or just tag @doradexplored. You can tweet me your pictures, or add your them to my Facebook page. And if socials aren’t your thing, feel free to email me your efforts. It really does make my day! I’m also a huge fan of Pinterest so if you like my patterns I’d love it if you pin them, or visit my Pinterest page which showcases some wonderful inspirational crochet patterns – the talent out there blows my mind!
Until next time.
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(C) DoraDoes 2018. You may sell what you make from my patterns, but please credit me as the designer. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared. My photos may be shared with credit.