The second project is a garment from Afya Ibomu's other book, "Get Your Crochet On! Fly Tops & Funky Flavas". This one is called Dashiki. This book features many different tops and accessories to choose from. I was thinking of making another version of this, with tighter stitches so it is not so mesh-like. I used Caron's Simply soft yarn. I love the contrasting colors. There is some purple in there, but it's a little hard to see in between the black and pink.
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