crochet today dress
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I finally got my hands on a copy of the latest issue of Crochet Today–it’s got some must make patterns like Robyn’s plaid skirt and Doris Chan’s lace capelet. There’s also my mod mini dress you see here. When they comissioned the dress, they said “something along the lines of Austin Powers Mod” and this is what I came up with. It was fun to make, using short rows to get the a-line, and the modular construction makes it stretchy and easy to customize. I think it’s funny that they styled it more à la 1980s than 1960s (cowboy boots and fedora rather than go-go boots!) but it does look nice and fall-ish with the turtleneck. Like all Crochet Today patterns its worked in a Coats and Clark yarn–this one is their Washable Wool, which was pleasant to crochet with and made the dress go quickly.

Monday, school starts (yeah!) and I am turning my studio in to a hermitage so I can concentrate on the bear book fully–I may be posting just as sporadically in September as I did in August–but do expect to see a write-up of the bear photo shoot soon. It was really fun!

Crochet Today Mod Mini Dress

9 thoughts on “Crochet Today Mod Mini Dress

  • August 26, 2007 at 11:55 am

    I saw the pattern and knew it was yours before seeing who wrote it-the modular design gave it away. Congrats and nice job!

    School doesn’t start here til 9/06!

  • August 27, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Super cute, I am going to have to take a look at that mag!

  • August 27, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    LOVE it!

  • December 21, 2007 at 8:00 am

    This is fantastic! I’ve got to go search out the mag. I hope I can find it at this late date!

  • September 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I can not seem to find this pattern anywhere. I have checked libraries in my area and even 2nd hand bookstores. Any idea how I can get a hold of it? It isn’t even on the Crochet Today! Website.

  • September 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Ooops! Maybe I was wrong about that… it came out in August but it’s the Sept/Oct. issue… Have you tried contacting Crochet Today directly?

  • September 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Looked for back issue of Crochet Today 2007 but came up as out of print. Is there any way of purchasing the pattern for your Mod Mini?

  • December 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Bonnie–Unfortunately, I don’t have access to that pattern anymore either! It’s possible you could find an old copy on Ebay! Good luck. -Amy

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