Introducing my Festive Crochet Friends! A village of 5 simple characterful crochet Christmas decorations to bring some simple joy to your home this holiday season.Keep Reading
The Chakra Shawl was designed to keep me warm at the end of my yoga class through the transition from active movement to rest (savaasana). It is A simple elegant triangle shawl designed to reflect the chakra system with colour coded tapestry and surface crochet elements.Keep Reading
I have already released my 2019 Christmas hat pattern, which is the Christmas Tree Hat, but I had this idea the other day after seeing an illustration by the talented Jo Clark Design of a cat wearing a Brussel Sprout as a hat and… well I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I dropped all the stuff I was meant to be doing and made one.Keep Reading
Recently I was gifted some vintage crochet threads by someone who had inherited them from their late great aunt’s haberdashery. I don’t normally work with crochet thread as the tiny hooks are a little too much of a challenge for my clumsy hands!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
I’ve been seeing lots of really cute pixie / bonnet style hats popping up on kids all over social and actual real life of late… it got me wondering why kids get all the fun stuff…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
In need of some Elf help this Christmas?
Last year as part of my Free Festive Friday series, I released the Elf-help crochet hat pattern. Fresh for this festive season, I have updated the original aran weight pattern and written a second version using chunky yarn, in sizes for the whole family!Keep Reading
Forget the Christmas jumper, it’s all about the Crochet Christmas Hat! And who can resist this cute Christmas Pudding Beanie, complete with holly sprig and berries? With 8 sizes from newborn to adult available, you can make one for all the family! (I want to see those family pictures please!)
To share the festive love, I am offering the Toddler size pattern Free below!Keep Reading
I loved making the Studio scoodie and have a bit of a thing for it’s texture. I felt like I wasn’t finished with that stitch pattern so I decided to add some colour work (I’m a sucker for a stripy scarf) and create a whole range!
Also in the range is the Studio Bun Hat Free Pattern or the downloadable set of 3 beanie patterns for the price of 1.
But today I bring you the studio stripe scarf!Keep Reading
This post shows you how to crochet a holly sprig with berries to add to your festive crochet makes.
This is a really quick decorative project. These cute sprigs can be made into festive pins for used to embellish items such as hats, scarves or even as table decorations.Keep 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.