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Pattern Review - Fluffy Crop Top by For the Frills

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another pattern review. I purchased this yarn when it was on clearance at Michael’s. I remembered that For the Frills had a pattern with this yarn and I figured the deal was too good to pass up. I did some digging and the colors I used are no longer sold, but I will mention the names and link Caron’s website. The pattern description says that one ball of yarn makes up to a size large, so I decided to try that out.

I really liked the color pooling for each ball of yarn. I did notice that Strawberry Flambe was greyer than I thought it would be considering how bright Iced Leaves was. I also found the yarn to be a bit staticky. I did like that the yarn was soft and gave the illusion of carrying worsted and mohair held together even though it was one yarn.

Let’s get into it!

Top in XS in Sugar Pearls

The first size I chose to do was an extra small as per usual. This yarn was the darkest of the three I chose being mostly shades of grey. It was weird getting used to at first. It looked like two different yarns being carried together when it was actually just one strand. The pattern was easy to follow and super quick. You start with the yoke, which is worked in rounds, until you reach the length to start the body. It was super easy to work on this top and do something else like listen to an audiobook or podcast. I made this one while listening to Myths and Legends, which is a great podcast you all should definitely check out.

Top in M in Iced Leaves

The next size I made was a medium. I chose Iced Leaves for this one mostly because I wanted to save the pink yarn for my own top. This top was also super-fast to work on. The colors were definitely the brightest out of the three colors. This top was done while I was binging Dawson’s Creek on Netflix. I really appreciate that this pattern is a bit mindless when working in the round; just as long as you make sure you’re counting rows.

Top in L in Strawberry Flambe

The pattern said that one ball of yarn would make up to a size large, so I decided to try that out. I don’t know what happened, but I had to cut the length of the top a couple rows short to make sure I didn’t run out of yarn. I don’t know if my stitches were just too large, or I messed up some other way. I really cut it close with this one. It’s still cute though if a bit wonky.

These tops are super cute and seem to be on trend. With gen z bringing back y2k fashion I wouldn’t be surprised if fuzzy tops are in style again. I definitely was not trendy during the early 2000s so I guess now is my chance.

Until the next post!


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