Crochet tunic in grey wool/acrylic yarn
I had some grey bulky yarn in my stash and since I just hade been knitting myself a sweater, I wanted to do something different. I crocheted a long tunic instead. I love these long warm sweaters, almost like winter dresses. I'm so frozen and these sweaters are so warm and cozy.
Pattern is my own design I started with eight large granny sqaures. I added a wedge in front and a wedge in back, as you do in medieval style clothes. Last, I made a body and added sleeves.
The long sweater drapes beautifully, because of the added wedges. I'm so pleased with the result.
I don't know why crocheting is so fascinating: I prefer crochet over knitting. Maybe because it's easier to create my own patterns and it's easier to expand the work, whatever way you want to go. Crochet with a bulky yarn is also really fast.
I used this simple diagram as a vision while working.
Same hook and pattern - different yarn
This is the same pattern, the same size of hook 3,5 mm, but different yarns. To the left is a 100% bamboo yarn (125 m/50g) and to the right is a mixed yarn in cotton/acrylic (130 m/50g). Quite a difference although the specs looks almost the same, when it comes to meters/gram.
I often say that the thinner the thread, the more beautiful crochet. Even though thinner yarn is more time consuming.
I gave up the work with both these two rounds since I didn't like the outcome of either of them.