Thursday, 22 August 2019

Water Clover Crochet Top

 My Pom pom Water Clover top is finally finished just in time for a little bank holiday sunshine. I was seriously in danger of finishing this top in time for Winter but I fought hard not to be distracted with other yarny projects to stay on task.



This pattern is from my first foray into the sophisticated world of making things from Pom Pom magazine. The pattern was a challenge but with a bit of help from Ravelry I found a chart posted from another maker which helped enormously. 


There are a few things you should know about this top. 

1. It is crocheted in the round from the bottom up so it has smooth, seamless sides plus you can get the perfect length. 


2. The pattern for the top shaping eluded me and I made it up from the armholes to the top writing down what I did so I could complete the other shoulder. 


3. You need a nude coloured bra to wear it.


4. You HAVE to block it - no choices. This is it before blocking...


And this is the open texture after blocking.

 

5. I used Rowan glace cotton (6 balls) which makes a fine substitute for the required yarn. It was in a sale so the top cost me £15 including postage.


6. It is a firm fabric made on a 1.5mm hook which is hard on your hands. This is why it has taken me so long because I could only do it in short sessions.

7. It works well as a modern twinset worn with a cardigan. 



8. The pattern is called Water Clover and is in Number 28 Botanical issue of Pom Pom. There are some lovely versions on Ravelry.

Thanks for checking in. I know it is hard to keep blogging going over the summer when it is better to be outside but I always love sharing my makes, engaging with your blogs and reading your comments. 

Thanks for dropping in. Jo xxxxx

11 comments:

  1. A 1.5 mm hook??? I didn't know such tiny things existed! What a labour of love, it must have absolutely taken ages. I like this top very much, it is a bit risqué but not too much. Fun in other words. The colour suits you very well. I hope you had a lovely holiday? xx

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  2. OH wow! That looks so gorgeous. Sounds like it was a real labour of love! Looks fab on you.

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  3. The colour goes very nicely with the pattern - very fresh looking. I think it would work with a camisole underneath as well.

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    1. I wasn't brave enough to wear it to work. I think a little camisole shopping might be in order! Jo xxx

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  4. It really is lovely! I think I’d have to wear a coloured camisole ..... just to show there was something underneath!
    Thanks for showing how you made it. The colour suits you so well, and especially with that cardi!
    Barbara x

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    1. Hi Jo,
      Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I hope you do make a Take Away bag, I found it very quick to make, and the dyeing was such fun!
      Barbara x

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  5. You made me ashamed again. It is so much work done during so little time! I feel so lazy in comparison with you. Hana

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  6. It looks lovely, I bet you could whip up a camisole from your stash in no time. x

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  7. I have this on my wish list to make but the very thing you said, that it is made in the round scares me to death. I am not a great row joiner so I really like to make two separate pieces of a sweater and sew them together, it works so much better for me. But yours is beautiful, the color and pattern is just perfect for you and I know you will love wearing it.

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    1. Because of the open texture of the pattern you can't see the row change at all - I did wonder about that myself. You can also make it in a looser weave with more drape. Jo xxx

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  8. As Christina said; a labour of love. It's beautiful! I'm still making basic granny blocks with DK and a 4mm hook. It'll be a long while before I get onto anything more complicated. Best, Jane :)

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