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Monday, 17 September 2018

Aspen Crochet Shrug-Free Pattern






When it gets really hot outside it is really hard to crochet with wool yarns but during July and August I was feeling so productive with all my new yarns around that I kept on crocheting.

This shrug is really a simple project for intermediate crocheters and for adventurous beginners!





You can watch my video tutorial  for Aspen Shrug  here 
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CROCHET PATTERN


Materials needed
-US size N/15 (10.00 mm) crochet hook
-Chunky yarn (color light grey )700 yds

I used:
STYLECRAFT SPECIAL CHUNKY
100% premium acrylic
Shade:1203 Silver
144m=157yds
I also used half of a skein in shade 1063 Graphite for the last row of border , you can use any of your scrap yarns in a dark grey shade and if it is not a chunky yarn then  hold it double to achieve the chunky effect.


Gauge

5 V sts= 6.3 inches (16 cm) width
5 rows of pattern=3.5 inches (9 cm) long


Measurements of finished rectangle
Adult Small:       width  36.2” (92cm) x 32.2” (82cm)   length



Abbreviations in US terms:
YO=yarn over
Sts=stitches
Ch=chain
Sl st=slip stitch   
Dc=double crochet 
Rep=repeat
Sk = skip
Prev =previous
Fpdc=front post double crochet
Bpdc=back post double crochet

Special sts
V stitch=dc, ch1, dc  all in indicated stitch.
Fpdc=To begin the first front post double crochet, yarn over once as for traditional dc. Instead of inserting your hook into the top loops of the stitch to be worked, you will insert your hook from the front of the work (on the right side) to the back (the wrong side) beside the next stitch to be worked and to front again on the other side. Yarn over and draw a loop up from under the post of the stitch that you had on the hook. You will now have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over once more and draw through 2 loops on the hook,yo and draw through remaining 2 loops, completing one front post double crochet.
Bpdc=to work a back post double crochet in next st , yo, insert your hook from the back of the work (the wrong side) to the front of the work (the right side) beside the next stitch to be worked and on the back side again, yarn over and draw up a loop from under the post of the stitch you had on the hook. . You will now have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over once more and draw through  2 loops on the hook,yo and draw through remaining 2 loops, completing one back post double crochet.
Alternate fpdc and bpdc for ribbing pattern

CROCHET PROJECT
*This pattern is one big rectangle worked from bottom up.
* When rectangle is finished, we fold it in half lengthwise.
*We sew the sides, up to a point so we leave an opening to form the armholes.
*Ribbed cuffs around the armholes and ribbed collar are worked directly into the main shrug instead of creating a ribbed piece and sewing it on.

CROCHET PATTERN

The foundation chain for this pattern should be a multiple of 3 plus 1 chains.

With your crochet hook make a slip knot and chain the number of chains needed to obtain the size of shrug you would like to make.

Size:small /medium
 ( in my Etsy PDF you will find sizes from child 6-8 years, to 4XL)

Chain 88

Row 1:dc in 4rth ch from hook,* sk 2 chains, work a V st ( dc, ch1, dc) in next (third chain)*, rep from * to * to last 3 chains, sk 2 chains , 2dc in last chain, 86 dcs,  turn

Row 2:ch3, dc in very first st, * sk 2 sts, work V st in next ch1 space*, rep from * to * to last ch1 sp, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in 3rd ch of initial  ch3, 27  V sts,  turn

Rep row 2 for 38 rows more



Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends.


PATTERN TUTORIAL PHOTOS

                                          

                                           *dc in indicated 4rth ch from hook



                                                   *sk 2 sts, Vst in next indicated st


                                                       *sk 2 sts, work V st in next


                                      *at the end of first row, 3 ch are left,sk 2 sts, 2dc in last ch
                                                           


                                                                    *row 1 worked                                        




                                                     *row 2:ch3, dc in indicated first st


                                                      *work V st in ch1 sp


                                        *end of row 2, after last V st, work 2dc in top of ch 3


                                                                       *row 2 worked


SEWING

Place piece flat.
Fold the corners of the body piece into the center.
Use whip stitches (or preferred sewing method) to join the side edges together.
 Sew up until armhole point so that you leave unsewn an opening 7" (18cm) for armholes.

Tie off and weave in ends.

 SEWING TUTORIAL PHOTOS




                                               *sew up from bottom  till armhole


                                        *Leave this space unsewn for armhole opening



Note:In above photos, I have already worked the ribbing, I just show you the space between arrows that you will leave unsewn. You will first sew up the sides and then you are going to work the ribbing border.



Now we are going to add a ribbing border to the opening of the shrug and to both armholes openings.

COLLAR RIBBING
Join yarn (same yarn as in body) with a sl st at the seam point of an armhole, right side facing you.
We work the collar ribbing joining every round with a sl st. We do not turn, just continue crocheting in the round.
 We are going to work first a regular dc round all along the perimeter of the opening of the shrug.

Round 1(main color):ch3, dc in next st, dc in each st  to the end of the round,join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3,do not turn   

Note: work the same number of sts as in Vsts row. To do this, I worked 2 dc for the edge 2 dc of prev row and then in main pattern:I worked 1 dc in ch1 space of V sts and 2 dcs in spaces between V sts. This way I kept same number of sts as in body of shrug. See row 4 in my diagram at page 8
Round 2(main color):ch3,* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st * rep from * to * to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3, do not turn

Note: to achieve ribbing pattern in every new round simply fpdc into each fpdc (the stitches that are sticking out) and bpdc into each bpdc(the receding sts)

Round 3(main color):ch3,* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st * rep from * to * to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3

Fasten off weave in ends.

Change color to work round 4, join the dark grey for the last ribbing round
Round 4( dark grey):ch3,* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st * rep from * to * to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3, turn

Fasten off weave in ends.


  
SLEEVES RIBBING

 Attach yarn with a slip stitch in the seaming place of one armhole, right side facing you (repeat the same for the second armhole)
We work the sleeves joining every round with a sl st. We do not turn, just continue crocheting in the round.
We are going to work first a regular dc round all along the perimeter of the armhole.
We are going to work down the side of our work so work dcs in each side edge space.
Work approximately  28 dc  in total all around the armhole perimeter.



Round 1(main color):ch3, dc in next st, dc in each st  to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3,do not turn  
Round 2(main color): ch3,* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st * rep from * to * to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3, do not turn
Note: again , as in collar , simply fpdc into each fpdc (the stitches that are sticking out) and bpdc into each bpdc(the receding sts)
Round 3(main color): ch3,* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st * rep from * to * to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3
Round 4( dark grey): ch3,* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st * rep from * to * to the end of the round, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch3, turn

Fasten off weave in ends.

End of tutorial.



I really hope you will enjoy crocheting this shug !!



BE HAPPY!!






Thursday, 23 August 2018

Amanda Crochet Shawl Pattern!





Hi friends lovers of crochet!  This is my super easy granny shawl!
Amanda is a latin female name meaning .....deserving to be loved, worthy of love .
Christina my daughter who wears the shawl is Amanda for me!




You can watch my video tutorial  foe Amanda Shawl here
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Materials
5 skeins of STYLE CRAFT SPECIAL CHUNKY
100%Acrylic    100g     144m (157yds) or any chunky yarn

You may also use a worsted weight yarn and work as many rows as you want until you reach the desired width and length.

Crochet Hook
L/11 US (8mm)

Gauge
5 clusters ( 3 dc , ch2- sp) and 8 rows= 9 inches (23cm)

Sizes: Adult one size


Measurements: 37 inches (94cm) X 73 inches (186cm)


Abbreviations in US terms:
YO=yarn over
Sts=stitches
Ch=chain
Sl st=slip stitch
Dc=double crochet 
Rep=repeat
Sk = skip
Prev =previous

Special sts
Cluster:3dc in same space



CROCHET PROJECT

-This pattern starts with a small circle that we create chaining 9 chains and joining as usual with a sl st.

-In first row we work one corner, this is the tip of the triangle (no side clusters in this row, just ch5 at the beginning and ch2, dc in last st at the end).

-We work in rows and we turn our work after each row.

-In every row we always work a corner at the corner, I mean we work a corner in the ch2 space of the corner of previous row.

-We always start a new row with a ch 5 and we always end up working ch2 and a dc (which is equal to the ch5 of the beginning).

-In  every row we create  in total 2 clusters more than in previous row( one cluster at each side), this way the shawl is getting bigger and bigger .

 For example in
 row1: we have no side clusters,
 in row 2: we have 1 cluster at each side,
 in row 3 :we have 2 clusters at each side,
 in row 4 :we have 3 clusters at each side
 in row 5 :we have  4 clusters at each side…


CROCHET PATTERN

Note: ch5 at the beginning of every row count as dc and ch2 space

Chain 9, join with a sl st in first chain to form a ring.

Row 1:ch5, work a corner (3dc, ch2, 3dc) all in the ring, ch2, dc in the ring, turn (Note:turn the small triangle so that the tip of the triangle is up and the working yarn is to the right of your work)

Row 2:ch5, work cluster( 3dc) in very first ch2 sp, ch2, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2 , into  the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc,(you have  1 cluster at each side) turn

Row 3: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,  into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  2 clusters at each side)  turn

Row 4: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 2 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 2 times more,into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  3 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 5: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 3 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 3 times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  4 clusters at each side) turn



Row 6: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 4 times more,work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 4 times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  5 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 7: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 5 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row (so you made a corner), ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 5 times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster, ch2, dc, (you have  6 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 8: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 6 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 6 times more,into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  7 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 9: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 7 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 7 times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  8 clusters at each side)     turn



Row 10: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 8 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row (so you made a corner ), ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 8 times more,  into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  9 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 11: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 9 times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row (so you made a corner), ch2, *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 9 times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster, ch2, dc, (you have  10 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 12: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 10  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x10 times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  11 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 13: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 11  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 11  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  12 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 14: ch5, work cluste in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 12  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 12  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  13 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 15: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 13  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 13  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  14 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 16: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 14  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 14  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  15 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 17: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 15  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 15  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  16 clusters at each side)     turn


Row 18: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 16  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 16  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  17 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 19: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 17  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 17  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  18 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 20: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 18  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 18  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  19 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 21: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 19  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 19  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  20 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 22: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 20  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 20  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  21 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 23: ch5, work cluster in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 21  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 21  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  22 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 24: ch5, work cluster  in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 22  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 22  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  23 clusters at each side)     turn

Row 25: ch5, work cluster  in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 23  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 23  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  24 clusters at each side)     turn



Row 26: ch5, work cluster  in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 24  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 24  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  25 clusters at each side)     turn



Row 27: ch5, work cluster  in very first ch2 sp, ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 25  times more, work 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in ch2 sp of the corner of prev row( so you made a corner ), ch2, , *work cluster in next ch2 sp, ch2,* x 25  times more, into the last ch5 sp work: cluster , ch2, dc, (you have  26 clusters at each side)     turn

Fasten off, weave in ends.


FRINGE

For the fringe you will be cutting pieces that are 8,66 inches(22cm) in length.
Take a book or a cardboard which is half  this length long.
When adding the fringe I added them along the two sides of the shawl towards the tip.

Starting with your yarn at the top, begin winding the yarn around the bookwrap, wind it several  times,  but not so many times that you won't be able to cut through all of it with a pair of scissors. End with the yarn at the top of the book.



Remove the yarn from the cardboard and cut the yarn.












Now you have several pieces of yarn, all the same length.





Decide how many pieces of yarn you want to use together, you may use 2-3 for a chunky yarn and 4-5 for a worsted weight yarn.

Fold your pieces evenly.





Take the two pieces of yarn folded in half, hook them with your fingers and pull them through the loop.













Take the ends of the two pieces of yarn and push them through the loop made by folding the two pieces in half. 







Pull on the free ends to draw them down snugly, but not too tightly. Pull on both ends evenly.















Continue in this way until you've added as much fringe to your project as you like. Trim the ends to even them up, if you want to
.







Tadaaaa....... End of tutorial!

I hope you crochet this shawl and leave me a comment to tell me alla about it!

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