crochet tunic top dress bamboo yarn virkad topp tunika klänning bambugarn bambuMy black tunic in bamboo yarn is finally finished. It has been a lot of work, but the result is a so very soft clothing to wear. It's more or less hopelessly to crochet in black - you have to be placed in direct lamplight. I cuddle up in the sofa to get the most out of our living room lamp. But when finished - black is so smart looking and so wearable. I love black clothes - but I do not want to crochet them

The yarn is Tropical (50% Bamboo, 25% Cotton, 25% Dralon, 140 meter / 50 gram) .It's great to work with and use crochet hook 5 mm.

Bambu yarn is said to have almost the same qualities as cotton, but it's better for environment. Bamboo is naturally anti bacterial, absorbs well and is wonderfully soft against the skin.

I did like this:

  1. The foundation row for the body is a chainless foundation treble crochet (see below).
  2. The body is made by linked treble crochet (see below).
  3. Sew the shoulder seams.
  4. Sew the side seams up to the armholes.
  5. Made the skirt part.
  6. Made the sleeves.

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Chainless Foundation Single Crochet

You can search for the technique at YouTube. The instruction videos often use single crochets as example, but you can use this technique with any sort of crochets (single, double, treble) and even linked crochets.

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Linked double crochet

When you chan your double crochets, you get a more steady result, almost totally covering and hardly any wholes to see through.
Instructions can be found at YouTube.