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