Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Crochet Top Update

I am loving the Ventura Swing Tank Top pattern. At first I was comprehending the pattern wrong and it was turning out really, really bad. I looked at the picture more carefully and re-read the pattern. I realized when she was saying to do something twice she meant the whole sentence not just the last stitch. Luckily I was only 3 rows in and was able to fix my mistakes.

As usual when I first decided on this pattern I ordered the amount of yarn it called for. I realized once I began I wanted the top slightly longer and required probably 2 more skeins of yarn. Of course when I went back to the Craftsy website to order more, the colorway I had chosen was sold out and it was a clearance item. So I had to search for the Cascade Sateen yarn and guess what, Cascade has discontinued it. Lucky Me!! I found another colorway that I thought would match the denim blue nicely and ordered 2 skeins of it. It is a silver colorway and I think it will work up nicely. Well be who I am, I decided I wanted to do the straps and neckline differently. I'm not one to wear such thin straps so I began perusing Ravelry to find a top with a good neckline that I thought would compliment the body of this tank top. That also meant I needed more yarn. So back to searching for this yarn. I found what I hope to be the denim color and ordered 2 more skeins. It has not yet arrived so I don't know if it is. I figured worst case is it will be a shade lighter or darker and it will work up fine.

The new neckline I decided to go with is a pattern by Lion Brand called Sabrina Tunic. The pattern is free and I like the capped sleeves. Since I decided on this change up after I had about 16 rows completed I will have to do the neckline separately and then combine the two.

I think the striping will help combine the two separate patterns together smoothly. I just hope I can do the connection properly.

Until next time, be creative!!



  1. That is such a pretty pattern. I understand what you mean about wanting to add sleeves. I think you plans will turn out just fine. How creative and brave of you. :) Good luck with it.
    xx Beca