Linen and Lace Tunic

A few years ago, at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival Day 1, I picked up a pattern for a tunic, Linen and Lace by Crochet Mon Cherie.  I had purchased the pattern and the thread, Linas Linen in Grey,  (I can’t find any current resources for Linas Linen, so I don’t think it’s available anymore).  Two years ago, I picked up the pattern with the intention of creating the tunic, well, I got stuck on the pattern.  I had a difficult time with the motif and I couldn’t quite figure out what I was supposed to do on Round 5.  So I put it down.

Tunic 2

Last year I picked it up again and after zooming on on pictures I was able to figure out what needed to be done (this is why I like charts or close up pictures with my patterns).  But the tunic still took me close to a year to make.  The motifs frustrated me.  The linen hurt my fingers, the hook hurt my hand (B size).  It was really the first time I ever crocheted something so fine and it took forever!  Plus I just kept putting it down.

Tunic Back 2

Finally, with “lock down” I decided to commit to completing it, so I set myself to finish.  And I did finish a few weeks ago, but it was a little snug on my his.  So I frogged it back and did some increases so it would fit my hips.  I really should have frogged it all the way back to the decreases after the bust.  I never did like the way that bunched up on mine.  Then it would have been just a straight tunic instead of hourglass shaped, but I really didn’t want to redo that much.

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Blocking motifs

Overall, I’d say this pattern was an intermediate level.  I wish mine turned out as cute as the ones in the pictures, but hopefully with a little wear and washing it will relax a little.

I’ve already picked up a new faster project, so I hope to be able to post more often.

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Pumkin

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Cuddle break

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I love my puddin’, Nathan

 

 

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