Friday, May 23, 2014
Abbreviations – yo = yarn over, sk = skip, lps = loops, * * repeat between the asterix
Treble = wrap yarn around hook 2 times, go into stitch and bring up a loop, go through 2 loops, go through 2 loops, go through 2 loops
TKS =Tunisian Knit Stitch = sk 1st vertical bar, insert hook from front to back, between front and back vertical bars of same stitch, yo, pull lp through, hold all lps on hook.
Tunisian Treble Stitch (TTRS) = yo twice, insert hook as for TKS or as indicated, yo, pull lp through, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice.
Tunisian Double Stitch (TDS) = yo, insert hook as for TKS or as indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.
I am using a size 6mm/J afghan hook.
I am using Artiste Crochet Cotton and it is a Number 8
REMEMBER – the numbers on the video correspond to the numbers on the written pattern
My wrap measures 62inch long and 12 inches wide. If you want a bigger shrug you will need to add more stitches on and then you will need to make yours longer as well. If you add about an inch to the width then add about 4 inches to your length.
1. You need to have stitches in a multitude of 15 plus 3stitches, a minimum of 33 chs)
I used 90 plus 3 stitches so I chained 93 stitches
2. Holding all lps on hook, yo twice, insert hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, yo, pull lp through (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice,
*Skip the next 4ch on the hook, (yo, insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 5 times, sk next 4 chs,
**yo twice, insert hook in next ch, yo, pull loop through, (yo,pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, rep from ** once, rep from * across.
2a. taking the stitches off the hook – Ch1, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice
*(ch1, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, rep * across to last 7 lps on hook, (ch 1, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice
3. Ch2 , sk 1st vertical bar, TTRS in next vertical bar.
*5 TDS in 3rd st of next 5-TDS group. TTRS in each of the next 2 TRRS, rep from * across
3a. taking stitches off the hook – Ch1, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, *(ch1, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (4 times), (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, rep from * across to last 7 lps on hook, (ch1, yo pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice.
REPEAT ROW 3 and 3a for pattern
4. showing you the stitch again
5. You can do as many rows as you like in different colors. I made mine in uneven rows. My black row was either 1 or 2 row and my pink and blue ranged from 8 – 14 rows each. So make yours the way you want to and keep going up straight until yours measures about 62 inches long.
Showing stitch and changing colors PART 2
6. length about 60 – 62 inches
7. BORDER AROUND
8. Once you are finished with the length you don’t end your work but your next row will start the border all the way around. So you will
Ch3, 1 Treble in the next stitch, *1dc in each of the next 5 stitches, 1 treble into the next stitch, 1 treble into the next stitch,* repeat between the stars to the end of this row (finishing with your 2 trebles)
9. Going down the first side,
Ch2, 2 dc in the 1st space, now you want to do double crochet all the way down the side, I have no set amount, just make sure that they are making your work lie flat and not pulling or scrunching your work with too many of them – watch video .
10. Showing a bit of a pattern with the double crochets
11. Across the other bottom, Ch 2, 1dc in each of the “treble stitches”, and 1tr in each of the next 5 stitches (we are doing the opposite to the other side across)
12. Coming up the 2nd side, same as number 9
13. Showing you how to assemble your wrap
14. Starting our Border
Make a slip knot and slip stitch into the v on both sides, Ch3 and 1dc into each of the next spaces, all the way around
15. Ss into the 3rd chain, 1dc into each space all the way around, ss into the 3rd ch
16. Ch6, sc into the 3rd ch (making a picot), *1dc in your next sp with ch3 and sc into the 3rd ch (picot) in the same stitch* repeat all the way around
Saturday, May 10, 2014
GRANNY SQUARE JACKET
Caron Simply Soft Yarn
dc = double crochet * * rep what is in between the stars
sc = single crochet st = stitch
ss = slip stitch sp = space
ch = chain cnr = corner
Remember that the numbers on the video correspond to the numbers on the written pattern.
Below is the Pattern for the square.
FLOWER GRANNY SQUARE
Caron Simply Soft
Size about 5 inches
Chain = ch, Stitch = st, Double Crochet = dc, Single Crochet = sc, Chain Space = ch sp, Space = sp, Slip Stitch = st, Treble = tr,
4Tr cluster = Yarn over twice, hook into stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, do this for 4 trebles and at end yarn over and draw through all the loops (5) on hook
1. Ch 7, ss in first ch to form a ring
2. 2ch, 11sc in ring (=12sc), ss into 2nd ch from beg 2 ch
3. Ch5, dc in next st, *Ch3, dc in next st* repeat in between stars till 12dc, ss into 3rd ch, ss into space
4. Ch 4, 3 treble clusters in same sp (do cluster this beg one the ch 4 stands as the first tr and you have 4 loops on hook), ch 5
4 tr cluster in same sp, ch 5 all around till 12 clusters, ss in top of cluster
5. Change color and ss into space, 6sc in each space
6. 3ch, 2dc, 3ch, 3dc all in same space (Corner made), *skip next st, 1dc in next, skip next, 1dc in next, till you have made 8dc, make a corner in next stitch (3dc 3ch, 3dc)* , repeat stars till 4 corners made and 8 dc take you to the end.( You have 3 spaces where you made the 6sc(row 5) where you are making the 8dc over these 3 and then you make your corner)
(In other words You are making a cnr above the first petal, then you make 8dc over 2 more petals and above the 4th petal you make another cnr, then you make another 8 dc over the next 2 petals and above the 7th petal you make another cnr, make another 8dc over another 2 petals and above the 10th petal you make another corner and then make another 8dc till you get to the beginning cnr and you ss to the beg ch3)
MAKING THE JACKET
1. Depending on what size jacket you make and how many rows of squares you make will depend on how many squares you will need. For the jacket that I made I used 110 squares.
The small is using 2 for the left front, 2 for the right front and 4 for the back, so that is a strip of 8 motifs and you can make it however long you want your jacket (I went up 6 strips)
The medium (the one shown on the video) uses 2.5 for the front left, and 2.5 for the front right and the back used 4 plus the 2 halves left from the 2 front motifs. So that makes a strip of 10 motifs and I made 6 strips of 10 for my length.
The large is using 3 for the left front and 3 for the right front and 6 for the back so that is a strip of 12 and also going up 6 or longer
You can measure your square and multiply it by however many you make in a strip so if it is a 5 inch square and you are making the smaller jacket you would say 8 squares multiplie by 5 inches and that would give you 40 inches around your body. Measure over your hips and see how it will fit, remember you want it bigger as you don't want it to fit tight like a skirt, you will want some space for it to flow
Make sure your sleeve border has the same amount of stitches as each other and do the same thing as you do for the centre front.
2. Placing your sleeves
3. Medium sleeve - showing you how to sew the triangle part on
4. Other 2 sizes triangle
5. Neck Border - start with the right side of your work facing you and ch 3, 1dc in each stitch so that your work lies flat. At the first join - you sc 3 together, 1dc in each of the next stitches, next join, you sc 2 together, 1dc in each of the next stitches, and do the same thing going back down the neck, go all the way around your jacket with dc
6. 2nd round, 1 dc in each and where you decreased you decrease again, both times only 2sc together, go all the way around jacket again
7. Sewing part of the neck
8. Do as many rows all the way around your jacket of dc, as you want, and very last row = Ch3, *3dc in next st, ss, in the next 3 stitches* repeat this all the way around, except do 4dc instead of ch3 and 3dc