Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Creative Space - Crochet Skirt

It's my first week up and running with Kirsty's meme My Creative Space. Visit Kootoyoo to join in or see other spaces :)




Just before xmas, I saw this crochet skirt in one of Jo Sharp's pattern books and decided to have a go myself. At that time I was still totally intimidated by the crochet pattern symbols and thought I'd just 'wing it', so....




I crocheted a pile of navy hexagons in Jo Sharp's Desert Garden Aran Cotton (Nightsky) and joined them together to form a round tube. I have yet to crochet the waistband - I thought I'd do a few lines of double stitch and have a drawstring going through it. Also, I want to line the skirt in a navy stretch cotton I think... I'm not really into the breeze-through look! ;)


Happy new start to Creative Spaces :)

27 comments:

izabelaitsme said...

It is beautiful! and such a brave crochet project a skirt :) - looking forward for photos of a finished skirt :)

x

Posie Patchwork said...

Fantastic work, it's just fabulous. Love Posie

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Kylie, it's absolutely stunning!!! Really love it. You are just amazing! xo

handmadehappiness said...

what fab colour choice, you you for such a ace project!

LeelaBijou said...

Really beautiful!!

Bianca said...

insane! in a really really awesome way! magnifique!

xB

....is that music coming from your blog or am I mad?

Bianca said...

aaah!! it totally is! awesome.

xB

Kate said...

Love it! It is really gorgeous Kylie.
I think you should make a few linings for whatever the mood you are in. A navy one, a red and white spotti one, a lacy one...

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

love how you wing things with such brilliance! it's going to look so great when it's finished. the aran cotton is beautiful, though did u find it split while you were working?
xx

Edera Jewelry said...

Really pretty!

Cindy said...

Very creative Kylie! A photo of you wearing it next...

The Clip Cafe said...

Umm that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! You are so clever!!

74 Lime Lane said...

that's gorgeous Kylie! so jealous of all you who can make things to w-e-a-r

june at noon said...

So cool, Kylie. I've always shied away from crocheted clothing, but this one I love!

Blueberry Park said...

ha ha ha...the breeze thru look? I like it! This is stunning, Kylie, such a beautiful colour too, altho I'm not sure how something that soft would look on my lumpy hips ;-)

mizu designs said...

I love Jo Sharp books. Total craft 'porn'. Your skirt looks fab.

Emjie said...

Wow-wee! That looks like a job and a half. Well done for making a go at it.
I know what you mean about having it lined. I freak out when I realise the dress I am wearing down the street is light enough to show the colour and general outline of my undies.

Kim said...

thank you for you blog again and than Godde you have wonderful gifts.

la casita said...

Oh I really like this Kylie, I might have it a go for springtime! and yours is impeccable!
About the symbols, I'm actually more intimidated by the written words, I rather read the symbols than get an headache following instructions (I'm a bit thick though! ; ))
And thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging words at mine!
alexxx

Nauli said...

This is a really beautiful skirt! Hope, you used light yarn. I made a Granny Square jacket around 15years ago. The problem is the cotton yarn - it's so heavy! I've worn it maybe 10 times since then...

CrochetBlogger said...

Really pretty! Glad you showed the closeup of the pattern.

Francesca said...

crocheting still seems like such an amazing skill to me, i can't imagine being able to crochet like that. maybe when my 2 fellas are both at school...

Playtime is in the shop by the way, in case you are still interested. It's an edition of 5 so there is no rush! x

http://mrseliotbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-in-playtime.html

michelle said...

fabulous, i love it. i'm with kate, i think different coloured linings would be ace

Ingrid Mida said...

I just love how you are not afraid to try anything! Bravo!

Taylor Made said...

That is so clever....it will look stunning when you have finished off. Thanks for sharing

ArtMind said...

Your crocheting is so consistent and pretty! Love the skirt. Perhaps you can add a crochet collar too? :)

Carmel's Closet said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love crochet garments and you have made this simply stunning. Just and idea but sew up some simple slips for underneath in various colours to swap around. Pink under yours would be delicious.
Carmel