Shadowing a garment with crochet

Using a top that you already own to guide your new project

This week I wanted a smaller project in anticipation for some warmer weather. I love making garments that I know I will get a lot of use out of. I have pieces that I've made before and it's usually the fit that encourages me to wear them more often. I chose a top that I already have to follow and create something simple but that I can add to if I want to make the project more interesting.

I want to add a trim to the bottom of this top, maybe scallops, something to take advantage of crochet itself.

I find sometimes following a pattern can restrict you even when you adjust the pattern to suit your own design, especially when you want to use yarn from your stash that may not adhere to the recommended gauge.

The neck line of this piece will require some trial and error, this I love. It need to concentrate more than usual and use those problem solving skills. Although it reflects a development process, something that I am used to documenting for myself and for others, with trial and error with crochet I don't feel the need to document each 'failure' and as probably silly as it sounds, I am not reminded of the negative, only the positivity of success.

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