Welcome to my crochet gallery for the years 2017 to 2019. I usually create annual planning for what type of crochet skills that I want to accomplish. Since 2016, I decided to learn how to crochet wearables. But I never had the chance to actually sit down until 2017. It was quite an adventure because I didn’t know where to begin. I managed to find a Spanish language channel on YouTube that helped me create my first piece of wearable.
Rosa Isela is her name, and she did several series of excellent tutorials on how to make fabulous blouses and tunics. In the following months after I first watched her video, I always run back to her channel for new skills to learn. You can check out Rosa Isela’s channel here. But yes, a little Spanish vocabulary can help to go through the video or you can use the auto-translate option on YouTube features.
Rosa’s channel opened a whole new segment of Spanish language crochet tutorials for me. Another one of my favourites is MilArt Marroquin. She’s also unique, though I still prefer Rosa because of her slow and steady approach. Pineapple Drops in Gold was one of Rosa’s patterns, and Amaranthine was my rendition of a doily pattern that I remodelled as a tunic. Apparently, crocheting wearables is simple as long as you know the composition of the clothing. My favourite technique is the top-down method, starting from the collar brim towards the armholes, the bust, and then the torso part. Hence, most of my projects start with the top-down method.
Apparently, crocheting wearables is simple as long as you know the composition of the clothing. My favourite technique is the top-down method, starting from the collar brim towards the armholes, the bust, and then the torso part. Hence, most of my projects start with the top-down method. But unfortunately, I did not have enough time to work on new projects in 2017-2018 because I had several fieldwork engagements that I had to fulfil. Which is why I turned to my next favourite type of project: doilies. Doilies are quick, easy, and travel-friendly projects. I also have a lot of pattern references saved in my crochet folder, which I can simply pick and choose. I mostly got the patterns by browsing the library of Pinterest and go from there. The decision to be creative with the design is up to me and to my mood at the time.
Pineapple Drops in Gold
Amaranthine Crochet Blouse
Creating this crochet gallery in 2020, I realised that now I have the time to do crochet more when the deadline on my day job is not very demanding. It’s a perfect timing to reminisce and list the projects I made in 2017-2019. But to be honest, I haven’t found a time since the beginning of 2020 because we were hit with flash flood in January 1st and then the pandemic happened. I should have more time now that it’s pandemic and we are demanded to stay at home. But of course, the day job is in the way. No, I’m kidding—I am forever grateful to manage and hold my day job during this pandemic because many people couldn’t do the same due to the circumstances.
I have a plan for 2021 to start small projects, perhaps some shawls, scarves, and doilies. Though maybe it will take a lot more dedicated time slot to do a wearable project. I will definitely update more on this website if I have new projects, and I will try to be mindful of not sharing copyrighted patterns. Wherever you are, dear readers, please stay healthy, stay safe, and wear your goddamn mask.