I simply love details that are easily doable. That is just what this cross-over detail from the Venus Racerback Tank crochet design is all about. This design (and many like it) are featured in the new book Runway Crochet: High-style Patterns from Top Designers' Hook to Yours! It's made by simply eight lengths of single crochets in chains woven and tacked in place. I bet this would be a great way to alter a base garment and change it up just on the top.
More about the new CPi crochet book:
Explore 22 exquisite, runway-inspired projects—including skirts, dresses, jackets, tops, handbags, and neckwear—with Runway Crochet! These beautiful pieces are designed by Margaret Hubert and six other prominent crochet designers including Doris Chan, Ellen Gormley, Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby, Shelby Allaho, Sharon Valencia, and Tatyana Mirer. Project instructions include a full range of sizes, and the instructional text and stitch diagrams are accompanied by stunning fashion photography.
Margaret Hubert, 2012 inductee into the Crochet Guild of America's prestigious Hall of Fame, is the author of CPi's Hooked series, Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet – Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, and Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters. She lives in Pawling, NY. Visit her online at http://www.margarethubertoriginals.com.