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The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique - using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

The Pillowcase Skirt!

The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique - using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique – using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

Here is the skirt I finished over a month ago! The fabric of this skirt was cut from a pillowcase. The other half of the fabric I used to make a purse.

The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique - using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique – using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

I made the Irish Crochet motifs separately and arranged them on the skirt. After I am happy with the arrangement, I pinned the motif to the fabric then sewed them in place.

 

My pillowcase skirt! :D

My pillowcase skirt! :D

Afterwards, I used small sharp scissors to cut sections in the fabric to open the holes in the Irish Crochet motifs.

The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique - using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

The motifs along the hem are made in the Irish crochet technique – using symbol charts from the Russian magazine, Zhurnal MOD!

Here (below) are snapshots of the Russian magazine where the motifs are presented in symbol form. :) These are snapshots from the pages of Zhurnal MOD 533. The motifs are made from combinations of various motifs selected from these pages. Choose the ones you like and make your own arrangement! f you want to learn to read the crochet symbols in the Russian/Ukrainian magazines, see The Duplet Way!

Finished! Silk Rose Bolero. :)

Finished – Silk Rose Bolero

Here is the finished Silk Rose Bolero. I used Maharaja lace yarn from Silk Indian and a 2mm crochet hook. This bolero uses some 150 grams of yarn.

Finished! Silk Rose Bolero. :)

Finished! Silk Rose Bolero. :)

On the inside of the collar, I decided to sew on a small red satin ribbon, a bit like a label. I did this so it is easier for the wearer to see where the top side of the bolero is. Although the bolero can be worn in both directions, there is one side (top) which has a longer part of the collar.

Red ribbon sewn on the back collar of the bolero.

Red ribbon sewn on the back collar of the bolero.

Finished! Silk Rose Bolero. :)

Finished! Silk Rose Bolero. :)

If you would like to try and make a bolero like this, you can refer to The May Issue of the Crochetology Newsletter.

The back section of the shrug.

Irish Rose Shrug

Irish Rose Shrug

This finished shrug. I think it is best to wear this over a plain colour dress but this dress is all I have at the moment … :)

Here is the finished shrug. It is made up of motifs employing the Irish rose in Irish crochet.

The back section of the shrug.

The back section of the shrug.

I made this using a 1.3mm crochet hook and mercerised cotton thread size 10. I bought the thread from Bheng.

Thread and hook.

Thread and hook.

The motifs are joined together at the last round. Then the large gaps between the motifs are filled in with smaller motifs of circles with 6-chain loops.

Closer look at the motifs...

Closer look at the motifs…

This pattern for skirt can be used to make a bolero too.

This pattern for skirt can be used to make a bolero too.

The lace edging around the armholes and neckline are crocheted last. I made the neck edging wider.