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Neon For Rainy Days

Casual Outfit & CrochetCrochet Necklace | Esprit Casual Outfit

June in Berlin has been rainy lately to say the least. Oftentimes, it’s not even very cold but a constant drizzle keeps recurring over the day. I have recently rediscovered neon – a relic of my 80s childhood, I suppose – so I decided to brighten up the day with a neon yellow crochet necklace.

Today’s outfit is one of my workday staples. The basic combo consists of shirt, skinny trousers and cotton long cardigan. This motif is quite versatile as it can be varied with different types of cardigans and shirt patterns. I like how the grey and black stripes of the Esprit shirt set off the neon yellow of the necklace. The cardie is one of my favourites that I turn to whenever I realize that I have once again dressed too light for the weather. I will gladly wrap myself up in it at work most days and through all seasons.

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Construction of Necklace

The necklace was crocheted from neon coloured acrylic using a fabulous free pattern! It was designed by ChabeGS Crochet Patterns/ Patrones de ganchillo and can be found at the designer’s website as Statement Necklace #2 or on Ravelry here. It is basically composed of half double and double crochet stitches with a few triple crochets to shape the edges. Very ingenious and easy to follow! The designer’s website is also well worth checking out as there are many more scrumptious accessory and jewelry patterns to be discovered. When I first stumbled upon the site I had a hard time deciding which one to make first. I also love this one and am still trying to find the time to finish it. The fancy idea of crocheted beads in this pattern also appeals to me…


Outfit Details:

T-Shirt, Cardigan and Skinny Leggins – ESPRIT

Ballerina Flats – BLOCH

Necklace – crocheted from Schachenmayr original Bravo, colourcode: 8232 // Pattern Statement Necklace #2 by ChabeGS Crochet Patterns/ Patrones de ganchillo




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  1. Isabel

    Christina, congratulations on your blog!! I love that you include your hand knitted and crochet projects in your outfits, you make them look so fashionable. Love your photos as well, and your dog :) Best wishes!!

    • caliope

      Thank you very much, Isabel!! Best wishes :)

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