Crochet Away

In my first blog post back (FALL-ing Back (I’m Back!)), I’m pretty sure I mentioned how I’ve gotten back on my crochet bs. I’ve been crocheting away/to my heart’s content! I think what sparked it was mostly the fact that it’s starting to get cooler outside. Fall/winter is like, peak crochet season. I’ve got sweaters, scarves, balaclavas, and blankets on the agenda this year – I’m pumped!

The first piece I made after a crochet break/hiatus, is this black top with floral cut-outs. I don’t even know if I’m describing it correctly but I found this video on YouTube, and loved how it looked on the creator so I decided I’d make one too. Here’s the video if you’d like to try it yourself: https://youtu.be/wHF2vtsh3bE

I’ll be honest and tell you that some of the verbiage in this video made it hard to follow at first. But by replaying the video a couple of times and pausing to count her stitches and such, it became pretty easy. I started with one side of the top and noticed it seemed to fan out (I was definitely a little rusty). It was because I kept adding stitches, so don’t make the same mistake if you try this yourself! I also just realized that a crop top with cut-outs probably isn’t the smartest piece to make if I’m supposedly “preparing for cooler weather” lol, but c’est la vie.

Overall, I think this top was pretty easy to make. It required a front and back panel, tiny sleeves, and that was it! I’m really happy with how it turned out but if I were to do it again, I think I’d make it a little bigger. I had pictured it hanging off the body a bit more, and not as fitted as mine turned out. I still love it so maybe I’ll make another one in the future? In a different colour, for sure (I’m thinking light blue)!

Okay, on with the pics. Introducing: My-First-Crochet-Piece-In-A-Really-Long-Time/Black Floral Cut-Out Top!

A little backstory to these photos is that they were taken Thanksgiving weekend, I think. Or maybe the weekend before to celebrate my littlest sister’s 15th birthday. I had just finished crocheting the top the day before the event (hadn’t even sewn in my ends lol) and just had to wear it to this occasion (I don’t really know why). Then I made the birthday girl take pics of me. I mean, I took pics of her first, of course! She’s like a little me and planned these cute little birthday shots that I just have to insert here (she said I really made her vision come to life, nbd).

Everyone probably says this, but seeing my littlest sister turn 15 years-old really made me feel old-old. I love being her big sister in the city though. I’m going to try my best to have her come up more often. She’s getting to that age where she loves shopping, and who better to take her shopping than me?

Alright, I think that’s all I have to share today! Let me know if I should continue to share my crochet projects. I also liked throwing in some personal stuff. Which reminds me, and if anyone is wondering, I’m just about to finish my first week at Ref and it’s been so lovely and refreshing! Everyone I’ve encountered seems very genuine and sweet. Reformation really seems to value their people and invest a lot in them. The store manager has been training me directly and I admire that so much. I also want to purchase absolutely everything, but I’m going to be smart and maybe wait until after Christmas – we’ll see ha-ha! Overall, I’ve had a great start and I’m really looking forward to learning more and growing with this brand.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!!!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

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