Abalone Shell

Feb 4, 2011
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I went bonkers over this crocheted tank top when I seen it. When I stopped by the yarn store again, I bought all the yarn and made it.


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mandyangela wrote
on Feb 6, 2011 1:51 PM

This is a lovely pattern, isn't it!  And thank you for sharing!

I'm going to do this as a transitional garment for autumn.  I'll be using wool, and adding slightly belled sleeves using htr (US hdc) stitch.  It's also easily adaptable to toddler sizes  - I'm using an easily washable cotton/acrylic yarn in a lovely pink-peach shade to make a sundress for a neighbour's 2-yr old daughter.

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Feb 7, 2011 11:50 AM

This turned out great. I love the way the lacey bottom really grabs attention. And the white was a really nice choice.

Sue@276 wrote
on Feb 10, 2011 9:45 AM

Where do I find that pattern for this? It even resembles those sand dollars. Love it. It really is a lovely top.

on Feb 10, 2011 5:38 PM

I used the pattern from the spring edition of Interweave Crochet Magazine. I liked the purple in the photo of it in the magazine, but for me I thought white would be good, also. I love this pattern too. And it was easy for me to make. At least for me.

on Mar 26, 2011 4:56 PM

WOW. *impressed* Is it your own pattern, or did you buy it? Either way, it looks fabulous!

on Mar 26, 2011 4:57 PM

*edit: I just read your comment--you bought the pattern. lol.  Still lovely. You've got mad skillz. :-P

Krystyna M wrote
on May 30, 2011 8:53 PM

the bottom portion is very interesting pattern... very nice job