I made this dress in Sydney while I was waiting for my partner to recover from an operation. It is quite a winter dress so not a great deal of opportunity for wearing it in Far North Queensland...maybe a bush doof at Kuranda or mid winter on the Tablelands.
The design is by Amy O'Neill Houck who can be found on Facebook here.
I found it wandering the web published in a book by Kim Werker called Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution.
You can have a look inside it at this link below:
This is a beautiful book and there are a heap of designs I still want to make when I have time...
This lovely waistcoat I made for me to wear at my brother's wedding where I was fortunate enough to be a bridesmaid (never been one before!). It is a pale pink made of a bamboo cotton blend. It was a pattern from Garnstudio which has hundreds of gorgeous free crochet patterns.
Here is the link for the free pattern at Garnstudio:
Of course there are lots of variations on the net...
So this is another ongoing project of mine :)
I am using a gorgeous cotton called Lily Sugar & Cream which I have only been able to get for a reasonable price and full range from Yarnspirations in the USA! My first order was not enough to finish the project so I am waiting on my next order which is taking ages. It is hard to find pretty cotton yarn colours in Australia. If you check out the Yarnspirations link above you find about a cazillion free crochet patterns too.
Just look at some of the beautiful colours you can get Lily Sugar &Cream in!
This is my Maggie Owl cushion which I made from a pattern from Jo's Crocheteria which can be purchased here. I actually made most of it up from looking at pictures but in the end I couldn't work out how to join it so I bought the pattern. It sits on my front porch to welcome guests :)
I have a particular fetish for owls so they will feature in this blog.
Have you seen any designs by Candi Jensen? She has some gorgeous books Candy Tots and Candy Crochet which I borrowed from the library but I would like to buy at some stage (I have an ever expanding library of crochet books...)
Here is the Amazon link for both books:
Candy Tots is the book that has the poncho pattern.
Again there is not a lot of call for ponchos in the far north of Queensland! But my daughter did get a bit of use on our trip to New Zealand the year before last.
Found this lovely pattern on +Etsy and made this one. It looks complicated but it is not too hard if you know bobble stitch and you can make it up quickly too. The pattern is by +Shana Galbraith and can be purchased here.
I made this bag with acrylic 8 ply yarn from my favorite shop Spotlight.
The above link gives you a bit of the detail for the yoke and the skirt pattern is below
And here is how it turned out (the client selected the colours yellow and brown for a retro 60's feel (only later did a cousin point out that they are AFL Hawthorne colours :)
I made a little matching headband with flower for her too :) I had to muck around with the yoke as there were no real pattern directions about how many stitches - I pulled it about 4 times! If I did it again I would make more stitches around the yoke so it had a fuller skirt.