December 31st, 2014

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Co-ord planning for a meet up/event :do you decide in the last minute or planning it for a long time

When you are going to a bigger meet up or any event, how long before do you decide on you co-ord? Do you buy new pieces or just use your existing wardrobe?
// I'm a little bit nervous because I'm going for the La Vie en Rose (in Paris) in the end of February but I still haven't decided what to wear :'D And if I want to plan a whole new outfit I have to start to looking for the pieces, to order them otherwise they don't arrive on time. //
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The one that got away

So no denying 2014 was a great year for lolita.

The prints were plentiful, accessories were abundant and our tea cups floweth over.

But before the year ends lets all take a moment of silence to mourn all the ones that got away.

What did everyone miss out on this year?

Knitting and Crochet Pattern Database

I know there are pages around here with clothing patterns you could use for Lolita fashion, but what about patterns for those handy with a yarn and hook and/or two needles? So I've decided to take the labor of creating a list of knitting and crochet patterns for Lolita clothes and accessories!

Found a pattern online and want to contribute? Is a link no longer working? Did you do one of these patterns and want to share your two cents or finished pictures? Let me know!


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Other sources

http://gosyo.co.jp/english/index.html#top
Japanese patterns translated to English divided up into numerous categories. Even contains a page explaining symbols used in the patterns

Of course you don't have to be bound by the instructions. Get creative with them! Add a different edging, glue pearls on them, experiment!

Created 12/31/14

UPDATES 1/1/15: lolitasaurus helped add the Milena Cardigan, Bonsai Shawl and Liesl Cardigan patterns. Thank you!
1/2/15: n_nova submitted several patterns and two other sources for crochet patterns. Thank you!
1/24/15: I added a few more patterns in the accessories and bags section!
2/22/15: New section added: might turn it into a section for lifestyle Lolita décor... Some patterns are already in this along with a pair of cherry earrings!
2/24/15: added the link for a book of thread crochet bookmark patterns to purchase.
6/11/15: Added the Coconut Cream Crop Top pattern. You can also get it in the summer 2015 issue of Crochet!
6/28/17: Long time no see! Had to delete a couple patterns whose links led to Error 404 pages, but there are some new patterns to compensate!
7/8/17: added some new crochet patterns that can be purchased.
12/8/17: deleted a pattern, edited a price and moved a couple patterns that were in the wrong categories. I've also created this page on my personal tumblr!
3/1/18: Just added a couple more patterns.