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Sunday, 21 May 2017

KATIA AUTUMN IRREGULAR SCARF

free crochet irregular scarf pattern

free crochet irregular scarf pattern


KATIA AUTUMN IRREGULAR SCARF

If you have been following my blogs, you’ll know that recently I’ve been gifted with a lot of yarn.  My first lot of yarn was in the wonderful Katia Jaipur Mercerised cotton yarn and a second lot is from Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK yarns.

I am sure you enjoyed my first creation with this lovely Katia yarn at https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2017/04/katia-crop-top.html
Of course, as always, at the end of this blog are lots of links for my earlier projects. 

I was keen on making this an irregular scarf, after the huge success of my irregular Spring scarf with the similar yarn.  I was unable to find a suitable pattern that would offset both the colors as well as the light feel of this yarn, and chanced on this You Tube tutorial for a knitted scarf.  I have tried to adapt the idea here using crochet.
Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover this new pattern together. J

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 100 gms of the lovely Katia Jaipur Mercerised cotton yarn with a 2 mm crochet hook
For Indians : The Katia Jaipur cotton yarn is a little like our Indian Red Rose knitting cotton in thickness.

Katia Jaipur Mercerised cotton available online right here.  Click the convenient link on the top right hand side of this blog.

Skill level : Intermediate to Advanced

Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                               sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                         hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                 yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                       sc : Single crochet


Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet irregular scarf pattern

free crochet irregular scarf pattern

free crochet irregular scarf pattern


For this awesome pattern, as I mentioned before, I was inspired by a free knitting tutorial I found on You tube.  This is not in English, by the way, but for those who need a visual, the language does not matter, I guess. Anyway, here’s the link for the knitted version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhEaSvVMpdo&feature=share

As I am using a pretty thin yarn, I am going to work in hdc.  If you are working with a thicker yarn and larger hook, you could work this same pattern using sc.

Start : with 6 fsc. Turn.

Row 1 : hdc in the 1st fsc and in each fsc till end. Turn. (6 sts)

Row 2 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st 4 hdc ; 2 hdc each in the last 2 sc.
Turn. (8 sts)

Row 3 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn. (8 sts)

Row 4 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st 6 hdc ; 2 hdc each in the last 2 sc.
Turn. (10 sts)

Row 5 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn. (10 sts)
                                       
Row 6 : (Hole row) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) 2 times ; [ch 1, sk next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc] ; 2 hdc in the last hdc. Turn. (8 hdc ; 4 ch-1 sps)

Row 7 : hdc in the 1st 4 hdc ; (hdc in the next ch-1 sp ; hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) till end. Turn. (12 sts)
                                       
Row 8 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st 10 hdc ; 2 hdc each in the last 2 sc.
Turn. (14 sts)

Row 9 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn. (14 sts)
                                       
Row 10 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st 12 hdc ; 2 hdc each in the last 2 sc.
Turn. (16 sts)

Row 11 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn. (16 sts)

Row 12 : (Hole row) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) 5 times ; [ch 1, sk next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc] ; 2 hdc in the last hdc. Turn. (11 hdc ; 7 ch-1 sps)

Row 13 : hdc in the 1st 4 hdc ; (hdc in the next ch-1 sp ; hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) till end. Turn. (18 sts)

Row 14 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st 16 hdc ; 2 hdc each in the last 2 hdc.
Turn. (20 sts)

Row 15 : (Shaping row) : sl-st in the 1st 6 hdc ; hdc in the next hdc and each hdc till the last 3 hdc ;  2 hdc each in the next hdc, hdc in the last hdc. Turn.

Row 16 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn.

Row 17 : (Hole row) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) till the last 2 hdc ; [ch 1, sk next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc] ; 2 hdc in the last hdc. Turn.

Row 18 : hdc in the 1st 4 hdc ; (hdc in the next ch-1 sp ; hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) till end. Turn.

Note : Check the small difference in our increase rows from here on.  We will be increasing in the 3rd last and 2nd last hdc, and working the last hdc plain (without increase).  This is to get a neat edge.

Row 19 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till the last 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next 2 hdc ; hdc in the last hdc. Turn.

Row 20 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn.

Row 21 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till the last 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next 2 hdc ; hdc in the last hdc. Turn.

Row 22 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn.

Row 23 : (Hole row) : hdc in the 1st hdc ; (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in the next hdc) ; rep (to) till the last 3 hdc ; [ch 1, sk next hdc, 2 hdc in the next hdc] ; 2 hdc in the last hdc. Turn

Row 24 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn.

Row 25 : (Increase row) : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till the last 3 hdc ; 2 hdc in the next 2 hdc ; hdc in the last hdc. Turn.  

Row 26 : hdc in the 1st hdc and in each hdc till end. Turn.

Put your work down and admire the beauty that you are creating.  We have successfully completed one repeat. So as you can see, it’s two rows of holes, followed by one spiky decrease that will work all the way up the scarf.

free crochet irregular scarf pattern

free crochet irregular scarf pattern


Rep Rows 15 – 26 for the length you want for your scarf.

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Friday, 19 May 2017

BEAUTIFUL SHELLED BABY BLANKET

free crochet baby blanket pattern
BEAUTIFUL SHELLED BABY BLANKET

This project was shared by a friend recently, and of course, I knew this was on my “to-do” list.. just didn’t know I’d get to make it so soon J
“The stork” is visiting a family member is what I hear.. and yet again Providence strikes .. guess who is going to be filled with love wrapped in a blanket ;)

Materials used : Today I’ve used one skein (in yellow) and half a skein (in peach) of the lovely Bernat Baby Softee and a little Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply acrylic with a 3.5 mm crochet hook

For Indians : In case you want Bernat Baby Softee, check the link at the right hand side of this blog for online purchase.  Browse through that link and the one directly under it for all your yarn requirements

Skill level : Intermediate.  

Stitches used :

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.


Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                 sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                     ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                          sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook                                                           yo : Yarn Over 
st(s) : Stitch(es)     
                   

For this lovely project, I’ve used the inspiration from this free pattern for a shawl at http://stitcheryprojects.com/2012/09/08/no-beginning-chain-lacy-shell-afghan/

This is the photograph that got me crackin on this project.. doesn't it look beautifully Victorian and vintage ?? :)

I actually just finished a similar shelled pattern – for a top though, but what got me started on this pattern was the exciting “no beginning chain” start – something new that I learned today and I totally love this start.  It not only gives a neat ch-sp but also saves one the bother of a chain or a foundation single crochet start… and as I am working with really slender soft baby yarn, I think this is just the best start! Something wonderful and new learned today! 

and here are some more of my project photos to spur you on..

free crochet baby blanket pattern

free crochet baby blanket pattern



Border Ideas :

free crochet baby blanket pattern

Remember if you are adding the small border, then that will add to the final dimensions as well.

The designer has used the same pattern for the border, by the way - so as I am using a slightly different one, here are my notes.

To start, I worked a round of ch-4 sps all around.  So as we finish on the pattern, here's what I did.

Start with a sc in the corner, ch 4, sc in the same corner ; 
*(ch 4, sk next dc and sc in the next ch-sp) ; rep (to) till the next corner ; ch 4, sc in the same corner * ;  rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

For the border, I worked a shell which is 6 dc.  Just for a good finish, I added a ch-3 picot which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk).  So the shell stitch then is (3 dc + picot + 3 dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Right then.. our shelled border then is worked every alternate ch-4 sp all around.
So in the first corner sp, start with the Shell stitch, *sc in the next ch-4 sp ; Shell stitch in the next ch-4 sp* , and rep *to* all around ; join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Block as per yarn instructions.

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