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Floral Queen Multiway Strappy Top and Capelet Crochet Pattern Launch

Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set on a mannequin worn as a strapless top and flower strewn capelet
Floral Queen as a strapless top and flower strewn capelet
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Get your copy of the Floral Queen Strappy Top and Capelet Crochet Pattern and enjoy a fun to make project that results in a really beautiful outfit to own and wear together or separately. The patterns are available in my online stores via the links below and there's 20% off until the 30th June or 50% with a code in my June Update. If you don't already have this email, you can still sign up for the mailing list here and click through on the June Update button in the confirmation email to get the code.


Set of patterns for capelet and top



Pattern for capelet only



Pattern for top only





Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set on a mannequin worn as a strapless top and ruffled waistcoat
Floral Queen worn as a strapless top and ruffled waistcoat

The set is an eye-catching addition to your summer wardrobe that is so flexible to wear that you’ll feel you have a different outfit each time you wear it! This also enables it to work well with a range of different outfits, e.g. you could wear both with jeans for a fun festival outfit; just the frilled part with a plain dress for an elegant event or use the bright tube top under a dark satin trouser suit for a dramatic evening look.


Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set in-progress with a wooden hook working crocheted lace with a mohair yarn
Floral Queen in progress

The v-stitch is such a fast, relaxing stitch to work you’ll be surprised how soon you’re ready to wear your outfit and the ribbing and flowers are fun to work details that are still easy enough to work on in front of your favorite TV series.


My inspiration for this project comes from summer last year when I had the wonderful experience of designing Twisted Tunisian Top for Crochet Foundry! On Friday 23rd June, I was interviewed live on the Furls YouTube channel about the design for the top. If you couldn't join us, here's a link to the recording. The interviewer shared one of her projects, a sweet bag embellished with a cameo style portrait of a woman wearing her hair styled on top of her head and looking rather regal. When I saw the next call for floral, festival wear designs for Crochet Foundry, I tried to picture what the woman on the bag would wear to a festival with a floral theme and came up with the idea of a strapless top and an elegant cloak/capelet strewn with flowers.



blue crocheted swatch with ribbing at the centre, a flared V-stitch section and a ruffled v-stitch section
The Swatch for Floral Queen

I set to work swatching and sketching and came up with the design and stitch pattern quite quickly.


a stack of brightly coloured yarn with wood and metal tools around
The yarn and tools

Before too long, I had the lovely shades of the Knit Picks Aloft in Cosmopolitan and Knit Picks Palette in Cosmopolitan, Sagebrush, Mai Tai Heather and Fuchsia. I would absolutely recommend using these yarns if you can. They were so lovely to work with and really perfect for this particular project where my main fear was that the ribbing wouldn't be springy enough to hold the top up but the bounciness of the highland wool in the Palette and the lightness of the Aloft worked perfectly. I still added instructions for a risk free solution to prevent slippage that allows you to wear the top without fear of flashing if your yarn isn't as stretchy or if you don't have a bust to help hold it in place.


Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set in-progress with flowers being crocheted with a wooden hook
Floral Queen flowers in progress

I was sent a beautiful Furls Streamline Laurel 3.75 mm (F) hook for the ribbing (ignore the G hook in the photos; I picked up the wrong hook!) and flowers; a Furls Streamline Laurel 5mm (J) hook that I used for the cape; plus a lovely wooden needle case too. I love using that so much and have to say that since then I've always been able to find a needle to weave in my ends (I still don't always get to those as quickly as I should though!) I should also say that the wooden hooks were so smooth that they were ideal for the fluffy yarns. In the past I've switched to metal hooks to get enough slip wool and mohair yarns but here I really didn't feel any need to do that.


Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set. one part is on a mannequin worn as a strappy top
Floral Queen has a straps option as part of its customisation ideas

When the pattern was complete, it was checked by a Technical Editor who ensures that we include all the information you need and checks our maths, spelling, grammar, adherence and probably much, much more that I haven't realised! I always learn something new from the feedback when I have people check the pattern for me. It's a great way for a designer to develop their skills.


Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set on a mannequin worn as a strapless top and capelet with flowers to the rear
Floral Queen worn as a caplet with flowers at the rear of the waist. Perfect for a bridesmaid!

Patterns: Floral Queen Multiway Set


Yarn: Knit Picks Aloft in Cosmopolitan and Knit Picks Palette in Cosmopolitan, Sagebrush, Mai Tai Heather and Fuchsia


Hook: Furls Streamline Laurel 3.75mm (F) and 5mm (H)


Do let me know if you make the Floral Queen 3-way Twin Set (or the bean burgers). I'm always so excited when I see that someone has used one of my patterns! I love to get comments on my blog too, so do let me know your thoughts on the design or ask any questions you have below.


Floral Queen, a bright pink crochet lace twin-set on a mannequin worn as a strapless top and flower strewn sash
Worn as a sash

Get your copy of the Floral Queen Strappy Top and Capelet Crochet Pattern and enjoy a fun to make project that results in a really beautiful outfit to own and wear together or separately. It's available in my Ravelry or Etsy stores, with 20% off until the 30th June or 50% with a code in my June Update. If you don't already have this email, you can still sign up for the mailing list here and click through on the June Update button in the confirmation email to get the code.




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