Tuesday, January 14, 2014
HOW TO CROCHET A JACKET WITH WHITE MOTIFS PART 1
This jacket I designed with hexagons and is actually really easy. You can make the hexagon smaller or larger, by adding a row or two or less, or you need to use a smaller hook and yarn. But we all use the same amount of motifs.
Remember to get the best results you need to work with the video and the written pattern
HOW TO CROCHET A JACKET WITH WHITE MOTIFS
Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Sp = space, Tr = treble, St = stitch,
Ch = chain, * * =repeat work in between the stars, Tog = together, yo – yarn over, ss = slip stitch, hdc = half a double crochet
Dc 3 tog = yo, hook into specified st, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops (2 loops left), yo, hook into specified st, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops, yo hook into specified st, pull up a loop, yo and draw hook through 2 loops and through all st
You will need to make 30 whole motifs and 6 half motifs for the jacket.
Simply Soft Caron in white, using a size 5mm hook, you will need about 8 skeins.
1. Start with a slip knot and ch3, 12hdc in the first chain, ss into 1st st
2. ch3 (stands as 1st dc), 2dc tog in the same sp, ch3, *3dc tog in next sc, ch3* rep to end, ending with ch3 and ss into the middle of the 3dc together you had started with (12 clusters)
3. * 4sc in the next ch sp*, rep all the way around, ss into the 1st sc
4. * 12ch, 1dc into the 4th ch from the hook , 1dc into the next 8dc = 9dc, sc into the sc in the middle of the next dc cluster* rep to end (12 petals)
5. ss into the 1st 3stitches of your 1st petal, 1sc into the next 6sc, 5sc into the ch sp at the top of the petal, 6sc down the petal, * 1sc into the 4th sc from the bottom, of the next petal and 1sc into the next 5sc (giving you 6 all together going up your petal)*, to end and ss into 4th stitch from bottom of the first petal you did.
6. ch 12, sc into the middle of the 1st petal, *ch5, treble by wrapping yarn around the hook 5 times( and going through 2 loops at a time) and into the middle of the two petals, ch5 and sc into the top of the next petal* repeat to the end and sc into the 5th ch of the 11 ch.
7. TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT SIZE MOTIFS
8. Ss into the 1st ch space. *ch6, sc into next ch sp* repeat to end, ending with ch6 and sc into the very 1st ch sp you made = 24 ch spaces
9. BORDER (if doing the larger size you might need to do extra dc – watch video at numer 9)
* Ch 3 (stands as 1st dc), 2dc, ch 3, 3dc all in the same space = Corner, 3dc in the next ch sp, 3dc in the next ch sp, 3dc in the next ch sp* repeat from * to * except the very first ch3 must be a dc. End with a ss to beg ch3
MAKING HALF A MOTIF
10. Ch2, 6hdc in the 1st ch, ss into the 1st st
11. Ch3 (stands as 1st dc), 2dc tog in same sp, *ch3, 3dc tog in next space* (6 all tog),
12. Do the 7th, 3dc tog in the last space = 7 clusters,
Turn your work around, ch1 * 4sc into the next ch sp* and into each ch sp = 6 ch spaces
13. Turn your work around, ch12, skip 3 and 1dc into the 4th from the hook, 1dc in the next 8,
*sc above the cluster, ch12, 1dc into 4th from the hook, 1dc in the next 8* go around = 6 petals
14. Turn your work and ss up 3 stitches, *1sc in the next 6 stitches, 5sc in the ch sp at the top of petal and 6sc down, sc into the 4th stitch from the bottom of opposite petal* do this till end of petals and finish.
15. Restart at the top of your petal and ch5, sc in same petal, ch 5, sc on top of same petal, *ch5, treble with 5 times wrapped around hook into stitch at bottom of both petals, ch 5 sc into next petal* do until the last petal and instead of sc into middle of petal sc into the side, ch5 and sc into the same petal (you must have 13 ch spaces)
16. Ch6, turn your work around, sc into the 1st ch sp, *Ch6, sc into next ch sp* to last ch sp (13 ch sp)
17. Ch3, turn work around 3dc in same ch sp, ch3, 3dc in same sp, *3dc in next ch sp, 3dc in next ch sp, 3dc in next ch sp and then a corner*, rep to end and do 3dc and ch 3 and sc into same sp
18. Sc across bottom evenly and finish off.
PUTTING YOUR JACKET TOGETHER
1. Make 1 strip of 6 motifs sewn tog (for the front and back)
2. Make 1 strip of 6 motifs sewn tog (for the front and back)
3. Make 1 strip of 5 with a half a motif on either side(for the front and back)
Make 1 strips of 3 motifs (for the back)
Make 1 strip of 3 motifs (for the sleeve, folded over)
Make 1 strip of 3 motifs (for the sleeve, folded over)
Sew 1 full motif and one half a motif (used for the left front)
Sew 1 full motif and one half a motif (used for the right front)
Sew 1 full motif and one half a motif (used for the bottom of the left sleeve, folded over)
Sew 1 full motif and one half motif (used for the bottom of the right sleeve, folded over)
This will equal 30 full motifs and 6 half motifs
Now sew the 6 and 5(with 2 halves on edges) and 6 together, with the 5 (and 2 halves) in the middle of the 2, 6 motif strips – you have 3 equal rows. (When you fold it over by the 2 end pieces and bring 1.5 motif to the front, it makes a front and a back, and the back will have 3 motifs.
4. Sew the 1 strip of 3(used for the back) in the middle of the strip of 6 so the strip of 6 would have 1 and a half a motif left on either side
5. Sew the 1 full and half a motif onto the one side of the strip of 3 (for the back) and the other 1 full and a half a motif onto the other side but only join them half way (sew the top half) as the 1.5 motif will be flipping up to meet the 3 motif strip for the sleeve.
6. Showing you how to turn the front over
7. Sew the fronts 1 and a half motif onto the front on both sides (the one and a half go on top of half of the back 3 motif strip you sewed on).
8. Sew the other strip of 3 onto the back (start where the front half a motif is and flip the top over to the front) it is used for the back and the front. Do the same for the other side.
9. General overview
10. MAKING THE BORDER
Make sure you are working on the right side of your work
11. Start with a slip knot and start anywhere on your sleeve with ch3, 1dc in almost every stitch, use your initiative, you don’t want your sleeve to be pulled in too much and you don’t want too many stitches so it is too loose. I did 57dc on my sleeve. Keep going around the sleeve till you get to where you started and Ss into 1st ch.
Make sure both sleeves have the same amount of stitches, so count the first one and remember to do the same amount on the other sleeve.
12. Ch3, 1dc in next stitch, *1dc in next st, 1dc in next st, Skip one dc* repeat this to the end, ss into the ch3
13. Ch1, reverse sc around an end off
BORDER AROUND FRONT AND BACK
14. Start at the bottom of the one side and work your way around by ss into a spot, ch3 (for 1st dc)For this round you are going to do 1dc 4 times and then skip one stitch, all the way around. So instead of 1dc in each stitch every 4th one you will skip.
15. Ch3 for 1st dc, *1dc in each dc *all the way around, increasing a few dc in your corners where needed.
16. Same as row 15
17. Do as many rows as you need. Last row you will do reverse sc .