You know the lace crochet top I’ve been working on, yeah, you know the one. I got past 20 rows before I finally accepted something was off. Somewhere along the way I must have interpreted the crochet chart differently and certain stitches did not happen or they went where they shouldn’t have. I thought, “If I just keep on going it’s bound to sort itself out.” The next thing I knew I was unraveling the fabric and when I had the thread neatly wound I panicked and had an “Oh god what have I done?!” moment. Seriously, what would I do now? Restart using the same diagram? The same one that obviously did not make sense to me? But that could just be how I drew it…
I like the design and I do love a challenge, but I’m not sure I’m ready for that skill level yet. Let’s not forget how long it took me to finish the crochet lace mandala, and that was following a pattern in a magazine. The crochet lace top will need to be a little more beginner if I want to wear it before the year is over. The weather is already heatwave-like (seems this year Spring took a break) and it would be so nice to have a light and airy crochet top!
So this time I’ll be going with an easier pattern, less detailed, easy to see if I’ve missed a space or made chains instead of double crochets. Lace crochet, so pretty, so frustrating. I’m also not going to design this pattern, maybe just make a tweak or two. Thanks to Ravelry and Pinterest I found a few free designs I liked. Now I just need to choose one. What do you think?
Beach top (in Dutch) – Veritas
Granny square top – Maria Valles Handmade
Shelled top – Sweet Nothings