For the past 2 days, I’ve been looking at various Russian websites. Why, I hear you ask? Because the Russians are the premier (see what I did there) crocheters in the world!
They don’t use worded patterns, they use charts.
They are amazing at their craft!
So, back to why I’m on their websites. I’ve always wanted to design and create a maxi skirt. Not the heavy maxi dress I made a year or so ago but a soft, free spirited version. Earthy, Bohemian, Hippie. You know the look. I was going to take various designs and put them together for a melting pot type of skirt but I needed to know an increasing measurement. I figured I would find a similar skirt, look at the pattern and see if those numbers would fit my pattern. Math is always absolute so I should be able to extrapolate numbers to what I needed to find. Easy, right? Not if every pattern you find does NOT have numbers attached! Look at that diagram above, do you see numbers, measurements? No, because these Russian biatches are friggin’ geniuses at their craft! On one site, a commenter asked for the “pattern” even though the diagram was listed. Do you know what this particular Russian Crochet Queen of the World said? “Get off your ass and figure it out!” At that point, I stopped trying to get my numbers precise and I’m working on this darn skirt one stitch at a time. 2 days of squinting my eyes, having 63 tabs open (literally) and learning Russian through Google translate was all for naught. Those girls are looking down, laughing, knowing no one, especially an American, can beat them.
I do plan on making this ethereal skirt available to the public within a month or so. I have some events coming up, orders are continuously coming in but now that I’m running BPC full time, I should be able to get production streamlined. Trust me, this skirt so be worth the wait.
With that being said, I have seen very few American crocheters who can pass the smell treat with the Russians. You’re reading the blog of the first one who will.