Feather & Scale Halter Top

I could not be more thrilled to be rolling out my newest design today, brought to you in part by the willingness of my lovely friends to dress up in crazy costumes in the middle of the Indiana summer heat for me πŸ˜‰

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May I present, for your edification and delight,the Feather & Scale Halter Top pattern? I dreamed up this design back in January, inspired by scale mail festival and costume clothing pieces, and have been diligently plugging away on the details all summer!

The crochet pattern PDF is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Pattern Store for 5.95 USD (but there’s a big sale still going on right now, so you can get it for cheaper than that if you hurry before August 1st). Read more about this one-of-a-kind pattern below!

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The Feather & Scale Halter Top uses fine variegated cotton blend yarn to create an eye-catching gradient of crocodile stitch scales on the outer top, with a built-in inner cup lining for coverage and support. The cross-back ties keep the weight off of the neck so you can comfortably dance & groove that feathery fringe into motion!

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Size pictured: X-Small in Schachenmayr Tahiti

With the dramatic triangle shaping to accent the body’s curves, this halter is both figure flattering and fun to wear – and the pattern is written for FIVE sizes, X-Small – X-Large (corresponding to AA/A – DD cup sizes ).

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Size Pictured: Medium in Schachenmayr Tahiti

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Size pictured: X-Large in Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow

The pattern is well stocked with all of the details on the techniques needed to create this unique piece, including extensive instructions on creating the crocodile stitch used for the main part of the halter – as well as precise step-by-step written instructions that correspond with nearly 100 tutorial photos! Additionally, I’ve begun to dig into developing some tutorial video skills with this one – be gentle, I’m still very much learning!

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Materials:
3.75 mm hk
Schachenmayr Tahiti, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins – (#1 weight, 1.75 oz / 50 g per 306 yds, 99% cotton / 1% polyester)
OR
Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins – (#1 weight, 5.29 oz /150 g per 623 yds, 55% acrylic 45% cotton)
Scissors
Tapestry needle
6” Length of cardboard, book, or fringe maker

Sizes & Finished Measurements:
X-Small (XS): Underbust length – 15”, Cup height – 6”, Cup Size – AA/A
Small (SM): Underbust length – 17”, Cup height – 7”, Cup Size – A/B
Medium (MD): Underbust length – 19”, Cup height – 8”, Cup Size – C
Large (LG): Underbust length – 21”, Cup height – 9”, Cup Size – D
X-Large (XL): Underbust length – 23”, Cup height – 11”, Cup Size – DD

Extra Credits!: The horns worn by my green dragon top model are from Dark Pony Art, the wire wrap necklace worn by my Rainbow XL top model is from Twisted Forrest JewelryΒ – please check them out and support small business art!

Models: Daisey Denson, Arika Harris, Katy Sanders ❀

You have reached the portion of the pattern post where there’s just a buttload of photos! Enjoy πŸ™‚

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I think this one is my favorite, but it’s actually impossible to choose.

I hope you like this new design! I have done some fantasy-inspired pieces in the past, but I really cranked the staging up to 11 with this one – expect more of that in the future ❀

-MF

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7 thoughts on “Feather & Scale Halter Top

  1. Pingback: Crocodile Stitch Video Demos | Morale Fiber

  2. Once again, I’m blown away by yet another of your gorgeous patterns! I love these colourways so much too. I feel like I’ve lost my crochet mojo recently so maybe this will get me back in the groove.
    My favourite local yarn store has just closed down and now I’m stuck with either spending twice the price on the same quality yarn or getting slightly cheaper but significantly lower quality yarn from the two other local stores. I hate buying yarn online because I like to feel it first but I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet sooner or later…

    Thanks for the inspiration, yet again!

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    • I am so happy that you love it! Sometimes I lose my crochet mojo too… it usually happens when I am putting too much expectation on myself, or have to much I “have to” do. Inspirations comes usually when I am just loafing around with my yarn, doing nothing πŸ™‚ But yeah.. I didn’t like buying yarn online at first either, but it can definitely be way helpful, especially since I’ve started using some yarns that aren’t commercially available anywhere around me (I experienced a Local yarn shop closing recently too 😦 )

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