Yesteryear Yoke

My Yesteryear yoke is now operational! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy that I chose this pattern to replace the destroyed lace in my top, because it complements the top so perfectly. (The pattern is Yesteryear Top by Mimi Alelis.)

Yesteryear Yoke | Crochet | Anita

I crocheted the yoke just as described in the pattern. Well, almost. I did make a few mistakes, and I decided to just leave them be. I miss fixing knitting mistakes – unraveling an entire crochet round just to add a missed stitch seems like too much work, doesn’t it?

Once done with the yoke, I made a couple of body rows at the front and the back, and finished them with the edging described in the pattern. It was a few days before I picked up the project again, but when I did, I quickly blocked it and hand-stitched the front and back onto the respective edges of my top.

Yesteryear Yoke | Crochet | Anita

If there was anything I could change in this project, it’d be to shape the front and back a bit, so they’re less curved and don’t fold over the rest of the fabric as much as they do now. But that’s nitpicking, really – and I don’t know where the shaping could happen or how much it’d help, since there are only 2-3 body rows.

Overall, the project was enjoyable and the result is definitely more than satisfactory. I would absolutely love to crochet the entire top some time. (I’ll probably add a picot edging to the sleeves. Looks like I’m discovering crochet stitches now, hehe!)

What’s next?

I have yarn that I don’t have projects for. I’ve been thinking of frogging a few older projects that I don’t wear much, and there’s the Bamboo eyelet cardigan WIP that I’d frogged and I love the yarn and I really want to make something with it, and some yarn that my sister bought a while ago and wants a shawl from, so let’s see what works out. Maybe some of your projects will provide the required inspiration…

19 thoughts on “Yesteryear Yoke

  1. Looks great and works with the top perfectly!
    If I have a crochet mistake (missed stitch) that I really have to fix, I just take a needle and fabricate the faux stitch. It’s my own method, meaning I haven’t heard of it anywhere, and I’ve been so creative only because of how lazy I am – it’s much easier and faster than undoing a few rows ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Kat! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your crochet experience has definitely taught you a few tricks! Do you mean you just poke at the stitch gap to make it look like a stitch? (I just convinced myself that the stitch is actually there, lol…)

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      1. Yes, something like that. I’m not sure how to describe it, it’s just a little like in embroidery, I try to recreate the stitch-looking thing with a needle. So poking at it is probably a good description ๐Ÿ˜‰
        I like the idea of using Jedi mind trick on yourself to believe that the stitch is there!

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    1. Thanks, sis! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pattern totally saved the top, didn’t it? This is one that I wouldn’t mind making more than once – one for you and one for me. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. The pattern looks beautiful, and I love this gentle cream color!
    The cute picot stitch at the edge of the sleeves would look wonderful.
    I look forward to see the finish ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ’ซ

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