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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Functional Elegance Cowl

A free Crochet Pattern


Lace is one of my favorite things to make with crochet. Lace does not keep you warm in the winter and those colder months though. I wanted a pattern that showed of my lace skills but still kept me warm for those transitional months from winter into spring.

This cowl was inspired by the decor using burlap with an overlay of lace. Do you know what I'm talking about? I love all those ball glass jar candles wrapped with burlap and lace. They are so pretty.

I kept the lace simple. It is an 8 stitch repeat, so If you want it longer or shorter you can increase or decrease by 8. Also I started this pattern with foundation stitches instead of chains because there are so many. If you are more comfortable with starting with a chain make sure you start with 203 chs to make your starting dc.

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Designer Julia Schwartz 
Yarn: Woolike yarn by loops and Threads 85% acrylic 15% nylon 2 balls 678 yards colors Chocolate and Tan
or any fingering weight size yarn.
Hook: E/ 4 3.5mm
Notions: Yarn Needle to weave in your ends
Size: 7 inches by 34 inches circumference
Gauge: 20 dc and 13 rows equals 4 inches
Stitches Used: ch, sl st, sc, dc, picot, foundation dc

Special Stitches: 
Picot: ch 4, sl st into last st made
Foundation DC: yo, insert hook into ch of last st, yo pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull though 2 loops) 2 times.

Notes:If you want it longer or shorter you can increase or decrease by 8. Also I started this pattern with foundation stitches instead of chains because there are so many. If you are more comfortable with starting with a chain make sure you start with 203 chs to make your starting dc.

Copyright: Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

Functional Elegance Cowl Pattern: 

Round 1: Ch 4, make a foundation dc in the 1st ch, make 198 more foundation dc for a total of 200 dc, sl t into beginning dc to close up loop.

Round 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around, sl stitch into first dc

Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc ch 1), {sk 1 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1} repeat {to} to the last dc, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4.

Round 5: Sl st into the first ch 1 sp, ch 1, {sc in the ch 1 sp, 3 dc in the next ch 1 sp}, repeat {to}, sl st in the first sc.

Round 6: Ch 5(counts as dc ch 2) , dc in starting st, sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc, { (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next sc, sk 1 dc, sc in the next dc} repeat {to} to the fist dc, sl st in beginning dc.

Round 7: Sl st into the first ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc, ( 4 dc, picot, 3 dc) {sc in the next ch 2 sp, (4 dc, picot, 3 dc) in the next ch 2 sp} repeat {to} to the beginning st, sl st in starting sc.

Round 8: Ch 5, dc in starting st, ch2, sc in picot, ch 2, {(dc, ch 3, dc) in sc, ch 2, sc in picot, ch 2}, repeat {to}, to the beginning dc, sl st into beginning st.

Round 9: Sl st into ch 2 sp, {sc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, picot, ch 1, dc) in sc, ch 1} repeat {to} to the starting st, sl st into starting st.
Finish off

Rotate the cowl around and sl st into starting st. repeat rounds 2- 9. 
Finish off.


Under layer 

Round 1: With lighter color, working with the lace part behind what you are working, sl st into an open dc of row 3, ch 3, dc in the same st, (2 dc in the next open dc) repeat (to) for a total of 200 dc, sl st into the starting dc.

Round 2-6: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around, sl stitch into first dc

Round 7: ch 3, dc in the next 3 dc, {dc into the picot of top of lace and the dc of row 6(this is to secure the lace to the solid underlayer), dc in the next 7 dc} repeat {to} to the last picot, dc in the last picot, dc in each of the last 4 dc, sl st into the first st (200 dc)

Round 8 and 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl stitch into first dc (200 dc)

Round 10: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch across for a total of 200 st. Sl st into first st.
Finish off.
Rotate the cowl and repeat the instructions for the under layer.
Weave in your ends


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Your Slip is Showing Crochet Edging

A Free Crochet Pattern


I've had my eye on shirt extenders for a little while now. I have a long torso so I'm never sure if shirts will fall where they need to. Then I saw a picture of a shirt extender that was a skirt instead of a tank top, and I thought, "Now that is what I need, I can adjust it how I want." Then I was pretty sure I could make one myself instead of purchasing one.

While I was getting all the things together to make my shirt extender, I stared thinking about when I was a little girl and moms and grandmas would talk about how embarrassing it was when someone would point out that their slip was showing. A slip was one of those under garments that should stay hidden and serves the purpose of not letting the silhouette of your legs show through your skirt.

Times have changed a little. Now we want those slips to show a little and we have changed their name to shirt or skirt extenders.

I have come up with a quick crochet edging to show off under your shirt or skirt. I opted to make my own slip to add the edging to, but it would be very easy to add the edging to a long tank top or favorite skirt.

Your Slip is Showing Crochet Edging Pattern 

Difficulty: Intermediate (If you have worked with lace before then it should be easy) 
Yarn: Redheart Luster Sheen solids: 307 yds, 281m acrylic.
Hook: D/3-3.25MM
Notions: Tapestry needle (for weaving in your ends), sewing machine (to sew your edging to your slip)  
Size: width: 3 inches Height: the the width of your thigh measurement plus 4 inches (model is 52 inces)
Gauge: 24 dc = 4 in. 8 dc = 4 in.
Notes: Stitches used: dc, ch, dc3tog, sc, picot

Row 1: Ch 15, dc in the 7th ch from hook, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 3 dc in the next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch, ch 2, dc in the last ch.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 2, dc in the last dc.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, dc in teh next dc, dc3tog with the next 3 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in the next dc, ch 2, dc3tog with the next 3 dc, dc in the last dc.

Row 4: Ch 5, turn, skip the dc3tog, 3 dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the next dc, sk dc3tog, ch 2, dc in dc, ch 2, dc in last dc.

Row 5: Ch 5, turn, {dc in dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1}, repeat once, dc in last dc.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc3tog with the next 3 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch1, dc, ch 1, dc) in the next dc, ch 2, dc3tog in next 3 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 2 dc in last dc.

Row 7: C 5, dc in dc, ch 2, sk dc3tog, 3 dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next dc, sk dc3tog, ch 2, dc in last dc.

Rows 8 etc.: Repeat rows 2-7

When you get to the length you want, sl st short ends together, and Finish off.

Edging around edging: Pick the side that does not have the extra mesh side. {3 sc in the ch 3 sp, Picot, 3 sc in the next ch 3 sp{ repeat till you have gone all the way around the lace edging. Finish off. Weave in your ends.

Tutorial for the Slip

You can find a post on how to make the shirt extender here.

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