Tops, Tees and Shells

I have just been scanning some summer tops … OK I know our English summer is almost over – but it is always summer (or hot) somewhere-WZ is intercontinental,  LOL.

WonkyZebra 720 Batau Neck Shell Crochet Top 2491

WonkyZebra 720 Batau Neck Shell Crochet Top 2491

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These little garments really lend themselves to crochet, their simple unassuming shapes made to fill a basic need; a cool but covered top half!

Or, alternatively a garment that won’t pad out the arms of a fitted suit.

Crochet (and knitted lace) provide an interesting texture so they are a bit more interesting than plain fabric without being too colourful…

WonkyZebra 714 Ladys Crochet shell.

WonkyZebra 714 Ladys Crochet shell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These tops can add a more feminine look to a plain formal business suit,

WonkyZebra 115 Lace Shell Top 1013

WonkyZebra 115 Lace Shell Top 1013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or look fresh and pretty as the top half of a summer outfit.

WonkyZebra 713 Crochet Top 5065

WonkyZebra 713 Crochet Top 5065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can wear them over skirts or trousers,

WonkyZebra 267 2207

WonkyZebra 267 2207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

go lacy, or casual,

WonkyZebra 661 MonTricot Green Crochet Top

WonkyZebra 661 MonTricot Green Crochet Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

make them sleeveless,

WonkyZebra 106 Two Tone Shell 2071

WonkyZebra 106 Two Tone Shell 2071

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or with sleeves if you prefer,

WonkyZebra 722 Pretty Crochet Shell Tops 1083

WonkyZebra 722 Pretty Crochet Shell Tops 1083

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for evening,  with high or lower necklines,

WonkyZebra 044 Crochet Top and Choker 1052

WonkyZebra 044 Crochet Top and Choker 1052

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WonkyZebra 649 Lacy Top 2438

WonkyZebra 649 Lacy Top 2438

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

there is such scope!

Then you can choose between cotton thread,

WonkyZebra 683 Squares Camisole

WonkyZebra 683 Squares Camisole

WonkyZebra 481 Crochet Shell Top 2318

WonkyZebra 481 Crochet Shell Top 2318

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or fine yarn (this beauty even has a knitted lining underneath! If you want it – times have changed).

There are all sorts from intricate lace in rows or motifs to plainer bands of simple stitch patterns.

I even have a very simple, one row, no shaping first project

WonkyZebra 721 Pretty Crochet Shell Tops 1083

WonkyZebra 721 Pretty Crochet Shell Tops 1083

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They cover everything (literally) from demure to sexy in their styling and ease of making.

So hopefully something for everyone..

Everyone who wants to crochet one anyway , haha.

I am saving the knitted ones for another day; do ask if you are looking for one!

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About WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com
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