I am so excited to share with you my new Kallisto Poncho Cardigan! I really loved this pattern.



I love grey and I decided to crochet this cardigan in all shades of sea stones!
Victoria the beautiful future wife to my son is the model in the garden!





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.




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!






PAROS HEADSCARF, SUMMER BANDANA - A Merry Mary Stories original Design


I crocheted this scarf cause I wanted something really soft and loose to wrap around my neck!
A basic winter accessory!




Soft Merinos yarn is the perfect yarn !! And this blue sky color is great!
That why my logo is this cute sheep!








Watch my video on this scarf!
Beginner crochet scarf! Easy mini Bean st!

PDF ON Etsy  here 


CROCHET PATTERN

Materials
2 skeins in total of Merinos yarn
 I used KATIA MERINO ARAN
100gr=155m=169yds



Crochet Hook
8 mm (US L/11)


Finished dimensions
Scarf is 11 inches(28cm)   wide and   41 inches(105 cm)   long

Glossary
US terms
Sts=stitches
Ch=chain
Dc=double crochet 
Rep=repeat
prev=previous
sk=skip

Special st

Mini Bean st= insert your hook in indicated st, YO and, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook),YO, insert hook in same st, YO and pull up a loop(4 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch1, skip 1 st,

This pattern starts with an initial chain which is the width  of  the scarf.

This patterns needs a multiple of 2 +1 ch
Note :ch2 in the beginning of every row

Chain 37

Row 1:  insert your hook in 3rd   ch from hook,YO and pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook). YO, insert hook in same st, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook, ch1,(first bean st made), skip 1 st, *work a bean st in next st, , sk 1 st, ch1* rep from * to * across the row, to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, work a bean st in last st, turn

Row 2 : ch2, sk 1 st,  work a bean st in next st,( it is a small triangular loop that is created by the first part of the bean st of prev row, ch1,
*,sk 1 st,work  bean st in next st,ch1 * rep from * to * to last 2 sts,  work bean st in last st, turn

Rep row 2 to the desired length
Fasten off weave in ends

Some flowers on my veranda that I am proud of!


And some new sts ........






I wish you a very pleasant summer!

















Hi friends!! How are you! Aloha!
Summer is here! Enjoy warm nights watching the sunset with friends on the beach!
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This is my Hawai tank top , . It had to have the name Hawai Top , because it is inspired by Janice a new friend of mine who lives in Hawai and gave the idea to do this!





Cotton yarn is a top choice when you want to create light items like springtime garments, summer shawls and I really love it!

CROCHET PATTERN


Materials
2 skeins of cotton yarn or other fiber you like
100gr =270m=295yds
I used  ALIZE Cotton Baby Soft
50% cotton-50%acrylic
Col  62 ecru


Crochet Hook
L/11 US (8mm


Gauge
14 dc =3,93 inches (10 cm) width
 5 rows of dc= 3,93 inches (10cm) length (in this pattern I measured 3 dc rows, one row of dc, ch1, sk 1 and a dc row, in total 5 rows)

Sizes: Adult One Size , it is loose and it is a small-medium size 

Abbreviations in US terms:
Sts=stitches
Ch=chain
Sl st=slip stitch
Sc=single crochet 
Hdc=half double crochet
Dc=double crochet 
Rep=repeat
Sk=skip
prev=previous
rnd=round


SPECIAL STS
Dc in BLO= double crochet in back loops only
If you turn your work towards you, you can see that in every dc st there are two loops. The closest one to you is the front loop while the other loop is the back loop.
Yarn over and insert your hook into the back loop only of  the dc of prev row.
 Continue making your double crochet as normal. Do the same in the next stitch and in each one across your row.
If you look on the other side of your row, you will see a little ridge to your work.

CROCHET PROJECT

-We crochet 2 panels, one for front and one (exactly the same) for the back
We sew up the side seams, until armhole point for each size.
- We attach yarn in front piece, once to the left side for the left strap and once to the right side for the right strap, to crochet the straps. We crochet the straps to indicated length for every size
- We sew the straps at back piece
Tips for the pattern
-This pattern is a repeat of 4 rows
3 rows of dc and 1 row of dc, ch1.skip 1 st, this row creates holes in the garment.

As we want a pattern loose, comfortable and wide in A shape, we are increasing in 14 rows in sizes Small and Medium and in 15 rows in sizes Large, XLarge, always the same way. That is to make 2dc in one st and in between increases the number of dc increases by one from one increase row to the other , so for example in one row, we crochet 4dc and an increase. In next increase row, we crochet, 5 dc and an increase. To help you understand the pattern, I made a sketch for every size , I drawed clearly all rows, I indicate which are the increase rows and I write down the number of dc worked  in every row and the pattern repetition , for example 4+2 dc,  5+2 dc,  6+2 dc……


CROCHET PATTERN  
PANEL A (make  2)

Note : ch4 at the beginning of rows with holes(ch1, sk1, dc in next) count as one dc and ch1 space

Note : we crochet in BLO at all rows.

Ch 31

Row 1: (increase) dc in 4rth ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 ch, 2dc in next ch, *dc in each of next 4 ch, 2dc in next ch*, rep from * to * 3 times more, (you have 4 sts left) , dc in each of next 4 ch, turn (34 dc)


Row 2: (increase)  ch3, dc in 2nd st, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 5 sts, 2dc in next st*, rep from * to * 3 times more, (you have 4 sts left) , dc in each of next 3 sts,2 dc in last st, turn  (40 dc)

Row 3: (increase) ch3, dc in 2nd st, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 6 sts, 2dc in next st*, rep from * to * 3 times more, (you have 5 sts left) , dc in each of next 4 sts,2 dc in last st, turn(46 dc)

Row 4( holes):ch4, skip next (second) st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st turn

Row 5: (increase)  ch3, dc in 2nd st, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 7 sts, 2dc in next st*, rep from * to * 3 times more, (you have 6 sts left) , dc in each of next  5 sts,2 dc in last st, turn  (52 dc)

Row 6:  ch3, dc in second st, dc in  every st to the end of row,   (52 dc), do no turn, we are going to crochet  a small extra foundation chain to the right and to the left  of this row to create the armhole, ch5, turn

Before starting row 7 , attach a tail of yarn around 11 inches(30 cm)  to the other side of row 6 and ch3 , fasten off. This way we have created an extra small 3 chain foundation chain so when we reach at this side of the row we will crochet 3 dc in this foundation chain.

Row 7: (increase)  dc in 4rth ch from hook, dc in 5th chain( so we have worked 3  new dc counting the turning chain also , dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 9 sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 7 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn (64 dc)

Row 8 (holes):ch4, skip next second st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st turn (64 sts)

Row 9: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 10  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn  (70 dc)

Row 10:ch3, dc in second st, dc in every st to end of row, turn (70 dc)

Row 11: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 11  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 9 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn ( 76 dc)

Row 12 (holes):ch4, skip next second st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st turn (76 sts)

Row 13: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 12  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 10 sts, 2 dc in last st ( 82 dc)

Row 14:ch3, dc in second st, dc in every st to end of row, turn (82 dc)

Row 15: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 13  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 11 sts, 2 dc in last st , turn ( 88 dc)


Row 16 (holes):ch4, skip next second st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st ,turn (88 sts)

Row 17: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 14  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn ( 94 dc)

Row 18:ch3, dc in second st, dc in every st to end of row, turn (94 dc)

Row 19: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 15  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 13 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn ( 100 dc)

Row 20 (holes):ch4, skip next second st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st turn (100 sts)

Row 21: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of next 14 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 16  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 14 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn ( 106 dc)

Row 22:ch3, dc in second st, dc in every st to end of row, turn (106dc)

Row 23: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of  next 15 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 17  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 15 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn ( 112 dc)

Row 24 (holes):ch4, skip next second st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st turn (112 sts)
You may stop here for a shorter top and work row 29 , the edging row, or continue for a longer as on image top.

Row 25: (increase) ch3,  dc in second st,  dc in each of next 16 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of next 18  sts, 2dc in next st* rep from * to * 3 times more, dc in each of next 16 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn ( 118 dc)

Row 26:ch3, dc in second st, dc in every st to end of row, turn (118 dc)

Row 27:ch3, dc in second st, dc in every st to end of row, turn (118 dc)

Row 28 (holes):ch4, skip next second st, dc in next, *ch1, sk 1 st, dc in next st* rep from * to * to end of row, at the end you have 1 st left , dc in this last st turn (118 sts)
Now the last edging row

Row 29:ch3, sk 2 sts, in next st work 3dc, ch3, 3dc, * sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, in next st work 3dc, ch3, 3dc* rep from *to * to end of row, I worked 15 clusters

Fasten off weave in ends.



STRAPS  

Right strap

Attach yarn to the right edge side of front panel to work the right strap.

Row 1:ch3, dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 sts, turn( 6sts)

Row 2:ch3, skip next second st,in next st work dc, ch2, dc, sk next st, dc in last st (6 sts) turn

Row 3:ch3, skip next second st,in next ch2 space work dc, ch2, dc, sk next st, dc in last st (6 sts) turn

Repeat row 3    five  times more



Left strap

Attach yarn to the left  side of front panel, 6 sts before the end to work the left strap.

Work as in right strap
Sew the 2 straps to the back panel




TUTORIAL PHOTOS FOR STRAPS

*attach yarn here for the right strap


*attach yarn her for the left side


 *row 1 worked


*row 2, ch3, sk 1 st, work
dc, ch2, dc in indicated st


*row 2:sk next st, dc in last st



*row3:ch3, dc, ch2, dc in indicated st




*sew the strap to the back panel


2 straps worked


  


SEWING 
Arrange the front panel on to  the back panel, right sides facing you
Then you will get your yarn needle and a long piece of yarn to sew.
You may wish to pin the pieces together so they don’t move around..
You will sew up the side seams, not from the very bottom edge. Leave an opening ( this is optional) of   4,70 inches (12cm) to the bottom and sew until the addition point of row 7 for sizes Small and Medium and until the addition of row 8 for sizes Large , XLarge , this is the armhole bottom point.

Fasten off , weave in ends


I will be very glad to read your opinion  , so feel free to leave your comment!