Good morning all, it’s Girl Who Cried Wolf here. I know I’ve mentioned many a ‘favorite’ crochet project in the past . . . Forrest’s baby blanket was my favorite, my sidewalk shawl was my favorite, my granny ripple sofa blanket was my favorite, my stripey ami giraffe was my favorite. I cannot be trusted when I call something a favorite—I’ve done it before, I’ll do it again, and no, I will never be able to actually select just one favorite.
But this little bit of crochet cuteness? This might be my new favorite.
As much as I love crochet, I really have a hard time finding clothing patterns that I love. Knitting definitely takes the cake when it comes to clothing (such disloyalty to my craft!). But while I was searching for sweaters I could make for Darcy recently (because she is too small to refuse to wear the things I make her, unlike some other children who will not be named), I fell hard for this one. It’s the Drawstring Halter pattern from Holland Designs, and I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a girly little top to crochet. Really well-written and easy to follow with beautiful results, and there’s an option to add long sleeves for winter wear. (They don’t know me, by the way, and I paid for the pattern—this isn’t sponsored in any way. I really do 100% love the pattern and think it’s fantastic!)
I love everything about the finished top. The gorgeous stitch pattern, the contrasting ribbon woven through the neckline, the scalloped hem. Love love love.
Love. How many times can I use this word in one post?
One more, at least: love.
I used Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn in Gardenia for this top and (you’ll never guess) love it so much, too. It’s dreamily soft and comfortable for the little peanut, has a nice drape, the stitches stand out wonderfully, the color is drool-worthy, and I think the cotton content will keep it cool and breathable through the spring and summer months. It was the perfect yarn for this project.
I cannot get over the beautiful yellow. As much fun as pink and purple are for Darcy, I also love having some items in her closet that aren’t the typical girly colors. (I think my favorite color on her, weirdly enough, is navy blue. She always looks so adorable in it!) I love that this top, with its delicate stitch pattern and scallops and ribbon tie, still looks so feminine and sweet, even in a non-traditional color for a girl like mustard with a brown tie.
New favorite crochet project. At least until my next favorite comes along.