Tuesday, May 17

Lovely Greens

I've been meaning to use up the yarn in my basket for quite some time and really wanted to make something I'd never tried before which meant no mittens, scarves, or winter hats. Here's what happened:

Supplies? Various shades/textures of green yarn, a size 5.00MM crochet hook, and my latest library find (The Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden). This particular shirt is made using what Betty calls the "wavy checkers" stitch with the exception of the collar trim where I used a slightly modified version of "lace clusters."

The design is something that's been floating around in my head for awhile as I tried to wrap my mind around the details of making it work. The decision of when to change yarn was conveniently made for me. Every color change you see means I ran out of that particular yarn and had no choice but to switch to something else. What do you think? Would you wear it?