Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Crochet Tops

I don’t have any finished projects to share right now (although I’m working on several Valentine’s Day ones), so I went through my old photos to see what kind of crochet bits and pieces I can show today.

Since I haven’t posted about crochet clothes yet, I thought a little parade of crochet tops could be inspiring.

I start with this little pink tank-top. My mom crocheted it for me several years ago. She used some leftover pink thread in two slightly different shades. She was clever to alternate the two shades in stripes, creating an interesting effect. The pattern itself is extremely simple - just rows after rows of double crochets.

This white top was also made by my mom. It’s lacy and romantic. Just the way I like it! She used a pattern from some Russian crochet magazine.

Yet another top crocheted by mom. Again, the pattern was from a Russian crochet magazine. For the previous two tops, she used thread, but for this one she used yarn. The top is a bit too warm for summer, but I like wearing it in winter on top of a black turtleneck.

Finally, a top that I made myself! The upper part of the top is knitted, but the bottom part is crocheted. I intended to make it longer, but I ran out of yarn and couldn’t buy the same brand anywhere. So it is the way it is.

Do you crochet clothes? Do you own any handmade crochet pieces? Crochet hats and scarves are always popular, but what about tops, sweaters, skirts, and other garments?

I'm linking to Fibers on Friday @ Visions of Sugar Plums.


  1. Very Beautiful work !! Your mom did really wonderful top . I love her work. I also see your knitted-crochet work is really so sweet. I like to mix between knit, and crochet , crochet, and sewing. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Dearest Olga,

    WOW, what a beautiful tops, the bottom one especially is like a 'Couture' piece off the runway. You look like a model yourself! Be proud of your ability to create such fine pieces.
    Love to you,


  3. Such beautiful tops and the sweet girl wearing them! You look lovely in each photo :)

  4. I have made a lot of tops for my daughter. She loves them, and I love making them. I've even designed a couple just for her. Your tops are lovely.

  5. I now can see where you get your talent from. All the pieces you have shown are just beautiful.

  6. can your mom adopt me?
    jd in st louis

  7. Hi Olga,
    All the tops are so lovely, I love yours the best, it's a beautiful color, and the split bottom is such a pretty detail! and you make a beautiful model too:-)
    In my 20's I crocheted a sweater for a gift and a few baby clothes for friends, but haven't done anything for along time.

  8. Hi Olga, Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad I found yours. You do beautiful crochet!!Very inspiring!!

  9. Dear Olga,
    You are stunning and your style of clothing is so pretty. Beautiful pictures. It's a blessing to have such talent and a great mom. I can't wait to see your Valentine creations! Happy New year!

  10. Just beautiful...those crocheted tops are amazing with all that fine needle work. Yor Mom and you are very talented. :-)))

  11. I adore them! your mother is a pro!
    Congratulations! :P
    I love your head picture as well, the colours and the crochet work.
    Regards from The UK.