Hello everyone… long time no blog… been a busy WonkyZebra.
Well – here are my thoughts for you now; on a summer theme (we have to try, despite out lovely weather!) so including some pretty dresses and festival creations. Crochet works so well for these… and the last wave of “let’s-crochet- it -ness” was right in the middle of the summer of love itself… late sixties dude… so lots of my collection is apparently newly minted despite being 40plus years old!
Here are some crochet lovelies; sweet and simple, sexy (but never slutty!) and quite quick to whip up…
WonkyZebra 378 Fringed Crochet Vest
[Proving the comment about “right up to date/back in fashion”…]
Here are some more festival friendly garments like these hippy chic items…
…cute fringed tops.
gorgeous hoodies, one very girly…
…and one beach casual…
WonkyZebra 478 Hooded Tunic 2208
and how about this crazy floral creation ?
( more waistcoat/vest things here; )
By the way-I love the cute tie belt on WZ676; if you add one to a long T-shirt dress, it is a VERY quick way to update it! The “polo mint ends” remind me of all those belts made from rings.. oh hang on … there’s a pat(ern) for that… ( sorry –the “app” advert has stuck!)
I have another pattern with this technique used for necklaces… I have seen lots made like this on Etsy, in all sorts of variations. Here is my oldest one ; wonderful font on the title.
Some rather more fanciful adornments from my vintage French Mon Tricot magazines which are fun and wouldn’t look out of place at a festival (But a bit OTT anywhere else).
Some more fresh but sexy little mini dresses.
And tunic dresses for a looser fit-but still effortlessly stylish in a feminine but casual way
Or –still casual… how about this if it gets chilly?
This looks like a fabulously useful retro thing to have… both of these come in one PDF. The fringed one is a tad more retro, but the stripy one wold be fab on a beach in chalky or pastel cotton.
Here’s a newish addition for a very quick project that looks stunning. Here it is made in “granny chic” clash- with- everything stripes-but equally cute in subtler colours to coordinate with your wardrobe-or just as a plain colour top!
WonkyZebra 689 Granny Halter
I am winding up with a couple of pretty long dresses-which are everywhere this season-gorgeous for summer party evenings or hot summer days…
A mon tricot dress -again! I jazzed up the image with some colour to show how it could look. Guess which one WonkyZebra likes best ? (Black and White is always in style!)
If you are a fan of ripple or zigzag crochet… and don’t really need another blanket… then how about one of these colourful dresses? This one is another Mon Tricot design. I always reformatte them as the writing style is awkward and the font usually teeny weeny; but there is no denying they are great looking designs. you have to be careful with colour choices with this one though-or your waistline ends up looking just like a set of owl’s eyes!
Maybe this one for a more classical zigzag version; plus the bodice is a solid stitch , which is useful! Oh and there is a little crochet sunhat as a bonus.
………If it gets really hot-check out my bikini blog… for some quick solutions to the “what to crochet quickly so I can wear it, keep cool and look fab?” question. LOL
Or try some shorts… here is one very cute set that should cover anyone out for a day at a festval, or beach..(anyone young/with a cracking little figure that is… most of us would maybe give it a miss past 21, sigh! )
Enjoy some sun if you can… WonkyZebra