To briefly explain Impromptu Crochet, I start with a single motif for a tunic or hem border for a cardigan. For a cardigan, I then begin to crochet bands of different stitches. I have 3 or 4 on my etsy site, LoyesThread.etsy.com. More complex and time consuming are the tunics. I begin pinning pieces to my dressmakers form. Yesterday I made the chest motif and a couple of small pieces. Today I made more pieces and began to shape them
The back is always different than the front because I like it that way but you could make them similar. I have made a dozen tunics this year and I use Aunt Lydia's size 3 cotton crochet thread because it is lovely to work with and has a great drape in a finished garment. Also I purchase a lot of thread when I can find it on sale and/or get free shipping to keep the costs down. Usually a sleeveless tunic requires 6 or 7 balls of threat at 150 yards each. This color is warm blue and is a client fav. I have made a couple with 1/2 sleeves as custom orders but personally I like the sleeveless.
Okay, time for a glass of iced tea and back to work. Please feel free to contact me through my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/loyesthread if you have comments or questions. Check back for tomorrow's update and more pictures. I will post every day until I post the finished tunic in my etsy shop.