Crochet long tunic/ dress in bamboo yarn

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My new Summer dress is ready (it's really a long top or tunic). It will be nice to wear over a long sleeved dressed or with a sleeveless top under.

20150110_110215I have used different diagrams found on the internet and remodeled them and kept on building as I went. I have frogged quite a lot, since my vision doesn't always come out right.

The yarn used is a #2 yarn/thread Bamboo Natural Light Turquoise (100% bamboo, 125m/50gram) and the crochet hook is 3,5 mm. I really, really love this yarn. It soft, shiny, feels like silk and the dress drapes beuatifully. The yarn is rather compact though and a little bit soo slinky sometimes. It's not as easy to crochet with as a normal mercerrized cotton thread, but the result is more elegant because of shine and softness. Bamboo is said to be environmental friendly as well.

I did like this:

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The pinealpple pattern is from this cardigan/bolero.

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This is how my design sketches look like! Drawn on our daily morning paper.

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1. Ananasmotivet = The pineapple pattern
2. Kant för att få rätt bredd på överdelen = Section to get the correct width
3. Oket = the shoulder part.4. Kjolen = The skirt.

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The back piece.

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The skirt is made with help from this diagram (finns på sidan) but I adjusted it to fit with the body parts.

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