Monday, June 23, 2014

Mentha Cardigan !

Explore three different textures and stitches with this short-sleeve cardigan, worked top down in one piece. Gradually add stitches to the front of the garment to shape the deep neckline. Slim buttonbands are worked at the upper bodice to allow for closure.
Getting Started


FINISHED SIZE

32 1/4 (34 1/2, 36 1/2, 40 1/4, 44)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 32 1/4" with 1 1/4" ease, buttoned.

YARN Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [133 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]; #103 plume, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) balls.
HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS St markers (m); safety pin as stitch holder; four 3/4" shanked buttons; yarn needle.
GAUGE 8 sts and 18 rows = 4" in V-st patt; 4.25 Mini Ripples and 9.5 rows = 4"; 4 CRdtr and 2 rows = 3 1/2" wide and 1 1/4 tall.
Notes
Cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece with raglan shaping. Yoke begins with shoulders and back only and then the fronts are added by increasing at the front edges. Move markers up every row.
Stitch Guide
V-Stitch (V-st): (Sc, ch 2, sc) in indicated st or sp.
Double crochet V-Stitch (dcV-st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.
Treble crochet V-Stitch (trV-st): (Tr, ch 1, tr) in indicated st or sp.
Mini Ripple: Worked over 4 sts; dc3tog over next (dc, dc3tog, dc), 3 dc in next dc.
Crossed double treble crochet (CRdtr): Worked over 4 sts; sk next 2 sts, dtr in next 2 sts, working in front of last 2 dtr, work dtr in first skipped st, then work dtr in next skipped st.
Three-stitch CRdtr (3-st CRdtr): Worked over 3 sts; sk next st, dtr in next 2 sts, working in front of last 2 dtr, dtr in skipped st.
Pattern
YOKE
Ch 85 (85, 85, 103, 103).
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch, *sk next ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch; rep from * across, turn—28 (28, 28, 34, 34) ch-2 sps. Place marker (pm) in 8 (8, 8, 10, 10)th ch-2 sp and 21st (21st 21st, 25th, 25th) ch-2 sp for back shoulder raglans.
Row 2: Ch 1, V-st in first sc, *V-st in each ch-2 sp to m, V-st in sc before marked ch-2 sp, V-st in next ch-2 (mark this V-st), V-st in sc after marked ch-2 sp; rep from *, V-st in each ch-2 sp to end, V-st in last sc, turn—34 (34, 34, 40, 40) V-sts.
Place 2 additional m in 2nd and 2nd to last V-st of row for front raglans.
Row 3 (front inc): Ch 1, V-st in first sc, V-st in each V-st across, V-st in last sc, turn—36 (36, 36, 42, 42) V-sts: 1 V-st inc'd for each front.
Row 4 (raglan inc): Ch 1, *V-st in each V-st to m, V-st in first sc of marked V-st, V-st in next ch-2 sp, V-st in 2nd sc of marked V-st; rep from * 3 times, V-st in each V-st to end, turn—44 (44, 44, 50, 50) V-sts: 1 V-st inc'd for each front, 2 V-sts inc'd for each shoulder, 2 V-sts inc'd for back.
Rows 5-9: Rep Rows 3-4 two times, then work Row 3—66 (66, 66, 72, 72) V-sts: 8 V-sts each front, 13 (13,13,15,15) V-sts each shoulder, 20 (20, 20, 22, 22) V-sts for back, 4 marked raglan V-sts.
Sizes 32 1/4 (34 1/2, 36 1/2)" only:
Shape front neckline:
Row 10: (WS) Ch 1, V-st in each V-st across, ch 10 for front neckline, turn. Place working lp on safety pin. Join separate strand with si st in first sc at beg of Row 10, ch 9 for opposite front neckline. Fasten off separate strand.
Row 11: Cont with working lp, V-st in 2nd ch from hook, [sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch] 2 times, sk 2 ch, V-st in each V-st across, [sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch] 3 times, turn—72 V-sts: 11 V-sts each front, 13 V-sts each shoulder, 20 V-sts for back, 4 marked raglan V-sts.
Row 12 (raglan inc): Rep Row 4—80 V-sts: 12 V-sts each front, 15 V-sts each shoulder, 22 V-sts for back, 4 marked raglan V-sts.
Sizes 40 1/4 (44)" only:
Row 10 (front and back inc): (WS) Ch 1, *V-st in each V-st to next m, V-st in first sc of marked V-st, V-st in marked ch-2 sp, V-st in each V-st to next m, V-st in marked ch-2 sp, V-st in 2nd sc of marked V-st; rep from *, V-st in each V-st to end, turn—76 V-sts: 9 V-sts each front, 15 V-sts each shoulder, 24 V-sts for back, 4 marked raglan V-sts.
Row 11 (front inc): Rep Row 3—1 V-st inc’d for each front.
Row 12 (back inc): Ch 1, V-st in each V-st to 2nd m, V-st in marked ch-2 sp, V-st in 2nd sc of marked V-st, V-st in each V-st to next m, V-st in first sc of marked V-st, V-st in marked ch-2 sp, V-st in each V-st to end, turn—80 V-sts: 10 V-sts each front, 15 V-sts each shoulder, 26 V-sts for back, 4 marked raglan V-sts.
Shape front neckline:
Row 13: (RS) Ch 1, V-st in each V-st across, ch 13 for front neckline, turn. Place working lp on safety pin. Join separate strand with si st in first sc at beg of Row 13, ch 12 for opposite front neckline. Fasten off separate strand.
Row 14: Cont with working lp, V-st in 2nd ch from hook, [sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch] 3 times, sk 2 ch, V-st in each V-st across, [sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch] 4 times, turn—88 V-sts: 14 V-sts each front, 15 V-sts each shoulder, 26 V-sts for back, 4 marked raglan V-sts.
All sizes:
Rows 13-15 (13-15, 13-15, 15-17, 15-17): Ch 1, V-st in each V-st across, turn.
Mini Ripple band:
Move m to each dcV-st as you come to them.
Set-up row: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc in first ch-2 sp, [dc3tog (see Glossary) over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), dc in next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next sc] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, *dc3tog over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), 2 dc in first sc of marked V-st, dcV-st (see Stitch Guide) in marked ch-2 sp, 2 dc in 2nd sc of last marked V-st, [dc3tog over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), dc in next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next sc] 7 times, dc3tog over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), 2 dc in first sc of marked V-st, dcV-st in marked ch-2 sp**, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, [dc3tog over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), dc in next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next sc] 10 (10, 10,12,12) times, rep from * to **, 2 dc in 2nd sc of last marked V-st, [dc3tog over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), dc in next sc, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next sc] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, dc3tog over next (sc, ch-2 sp, sc), dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn—6 (6, 6, 7, 7) dc3tog each front, 8 dc3tog each shoulder, 11 (11, 11, 13, 13) dc3tog for back, 4 marked raglan dcV-sts.
Row 1: (RS) Ch 3, dc in first dc, work 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) Mini Ripples (see Stitch Guide), *2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, 3 dc in next dc, work 8 Mini Ripples, 2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, 3 dc in next dc**, work 11 (11, 11, 13, 13) Mini Ripples; rep from * to **, work 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) Mini Ripples, dc3tog over next (dc, dc3tog, dc), 2 dc in top of tch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, work 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) Mini Ripples, *dc3tog over next 3 dc, 2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, work 8 Mini Ripples, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, work 11 (11, 11, 13, 13) Mini Ripples; rep from * to **, work 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) Mini Ripples, dc3tog over next 3 sts, 2 dc in top of tch, turn—7 (7, 7, 8, 8) dc3tog each front, 10 dc3tog each shoulder, 13 (13,13,15, 15) dc3tog for back, 4 marked dcV-sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc, work 7 (7, 7, 8, 8) Mini Ripples, *2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, 3 dc in next dc, work 10 Mini Ripples, 2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, 3 dc in next dc**, work 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) Mini Ripples; rep from * to **, work 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) Mini Ripples, dc3tog over next (dc, dc3tog, dc), 2 dc in top of tch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first dc, work 7 (7, 7, 8, 8) Mini Ripples, *dc3tog over next 3 dc, 2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, work 10 Mini Ripples, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 2 dc in first dc of dcV-st, dcV-st in dcV-st, 2 dc in 2nd dc of dcV-st, dc3tog over next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc**, work 13 (13, 13, 15, 15) Mini Ripples; rep from * to **, work 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) Mini Ripples, dc3tog over next (dc, dc3tog, dc), 2 dc in top of tch, turn—8 (8, 8, 9, 9) dc3tog or 33 (33, 33, 37, 37) sts each front, 12 dc3tog or 49 sts each shoulder, 15 (15, 15, 17, 17) dc3tog or 61 (61, 61, 69, 69) sts for back, 4 marked dcV-sts.
Crossed dtr band:
Row 1: (RS) Ch 4, sk first dc, work 8 (8, 8, 9, 9) CRdtr (see Stitch Guide), *2 (4, 4, 4, 4) tr in first dc of dcV-st, trV-st (see Stitch Guide) in dcV-st, 2 tr in 2nd dc of dcV-st, sk next dc, work 12 CRdtr, 2 tr in first dc of dcV-st, trV-st in dcV-st, 2 (4, 4, 4, 4) tr in 2nd dc of dcV-st**, sk next dc, work 15 (15, 15, 17, 17) CRdtr; rep from * to **, work 8 (8, 8, 9, 9) CRdtr, tr in top of tch, turn—8 (8, 8, 9, 9) CRdtr each front, 12 CRdtr each shoulder, 15 (15, 15, 17, 17) CRdtr for back, 4 trV sts.
Size 32 1/4 only:
Row 2: Ch 4, sk first tr, work 8 CRdtr, *3-st CRdtr (see Stitch Guide), trV-st in trV-st, 3-st CRdtr, work 12 CRdtr, 3-st CRdtr, trV-st in trV-st, 3-st CRdtr**, work 15 CRdtr; rep from * to **, work 8 CRdtr, tr in tch, turn—8 CRdtr and one 3-st CRdtr each front, 12 CRdtr and two 3-st CRdtr each shoulder, 15 CRdtr and two 3-st CRdtr for back.
Sizes 34 1/2 (36 1/2, 40 1/4, 44)" only:
Row 2: Ch 4, sk first tr, work 9 (9, 10, 10) CRdtr, *trV-st in trV-st, 3-st CRdtr (see Stitch Guide), work 12 CRdtr, 3-st CRdtr, trV-st in trV-st**, work 17 (17, 19, 19) CRdtr; rep from * to **, work 9 (9,10,10) CRdtr, tr in tch, turn—9 (9, 10, 10) CRdtr each front, 12 CRdtr and two 3-st CRdtr each shoulder, 17 (17, 19, 19) CRdtr for back.
All sizes:
Divide for body and sleeves:
Note: For size 32 1/4", cont in 2nd tr of trV-st after skipping shoulder sts. With RS facing, ch 3, dc in first tr, [dc3tog over next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 9 (9, 9, 10, 10) times, ch 0 (4, 8, 8, 16) for underarm, sk shoulder sts and next trV-st, [dc3tog over next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] 17 (17, 17, 19, 19) times, ch 0 (4, 8, 8, 16) for underarm, sk shoulder sts and next trV-st, [dc3tog over next 3 st, 3 dc in next st] 8 (8, 8, 9, 9) times, dc3tog over next 3 sts, sk last st, 2 dc in top of tch—34 1/2 (34 1/2, 34 1/2, 38 1/2, 38 1/2) Mini Ripples and 2 ch-0 (4, 8, 8, 16).
Sizes 34 1/2 (36 1/2, 40 1/4, 44)" only:
Set-up row: (WS) Ch 3, dc in first dc, work 8 (8, 9, 9) Mini Ripples to last 2 dc before underarm ch, *dc3tog over next (2 dc and ch), 3 dc in next ch, [dc3tog over next 3 ch, 3 dc in next ch] 0 (1, 1, 3) times, dc3tog over next (2 ch and dc), 3 dc in next dc**, work 16, (16, 18, 18) Mini Ripples to last 2 dc before underarm ch; rep from * to **, work 9 (9,10,10) Mini Ripples to end—37 (39, 43, 47) Mini Ripples.
All sizes:
Next row: Ch 3, dc in first dc, *dc3tog over next 3 sts**, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in top of tch, turn. Rep last row 17 (16, 16, 16, 16) times—19 rows Mini Ripples.
Next row: Ch 4, beg in first st, work CRdtr across, tr in top of tch, turn—35 (37, 39, 43, 47) CRdtr.
Next row: Ch 4, work CRdtr across, tr in top of tch, turn.
Next row: Ch 3, dc in next tr, *dc3tog over next 3 sts**, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in top of tch, turn.
Next row: Ch 3, dc in first st, *dc3tog over next 3 sts**, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in top of tch, turn. Rep last row 2 times-4 rows Mini Ripples. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Button bands:
Measure 6" down from front center top comer for button band and pm on both sides.
RIGHT BUTTON BAND:
With RS facing, join yarn at m on right front.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 25 sc evenly spaced up along front edge to neckline top corner, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 2, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * 2 times, ch 2, sk next 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn—4 ch-2 buttonholes.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * 2 times, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in last sc. Fasten off.
LEFT BUTTON BAND:
With RS facing, join yarn to neckline top corner on left front.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 25 sc evenly spaced down to m, turn.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Sew 4 buttons evenly spaced on left button band opposite button holes, placing shank into 2nd row of sc.
Neckline edging:
Before adding edging to neckline, try on sweater. If neckline is a little large, work the edging with a smaller hook to tighten it up. With RS facing, join yarn at right top corner of button band. Ch 1, work 1 rnd of sc evenly around neckline, ending at opposite corner on left button band. Fasten off. Weave in ends.



Convertible Carryall !


This versatile carryall can be used as a purse or a backpack. The straps are detachable so the bag can function as needed. The diagonal stripes on the front add visual interest.



FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

10 inches wide x 10 1/2 inches tall x 4 inches deep

MATERIALS

* Caron Simply Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (6 oz/315 yds/170g per skein):

2 skeins #9759 ocean

1 skein each and #9717 orchid

* Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle

* Sewing needle

* 1-inch button

* Sewing thread

* Key ring hooks: 2

*Pink lanyard hooks: 4

GAUGE

13 sts = 4 inches; 14 rows = 3 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCH

Long sc (lsc): Working over ch-1 sp below, sc in sc on rnd directly below.

CARRYALL

FRONT POCKET

Row 1: Starting at corner and working diagonally with soft pink, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in back lp (see Stitch Guide) 3 sc in next sc. Fasten off soft pink, turn. (3 sc)

Row 3: Join (see Pattern Notes) orchid in back lp of first sc, ch 1, working in back lp only, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (5 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, working in back lp only, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc. Fasten off orchid, turn. (7 sc)

Note: Work Front Pocket maintaining the following color sequence: [2 rows soft pink, 2 rows orchid, 2 rows ocean, 2 rows soft pink, 2 rows orchid] rep color sequence.

Rows 5-13: Ch 1, working in back lp only, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (25 sc)

Row 14: Ch 1, working in back lps only, sk first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Row 15: Ch 1, working in back lps only, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 16-33: Continuing in established color pattern, [rep rows 14 and 15 alternately] 9 times.

Rows 34-43: Ch 1, working in back lps only, sk first sc, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (5 sc)

Row 44: Ch 1, working in back lps only, sk first sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (3 sc)

Row 45: Ch 1, working in back Ips only, sk first sc, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sc. (1 sc)

Rnd 46: Now working in rnds, working around outer edge of Pocket with soft pink, ch 1, work 15 sc across first short side, ch 2 (for corner), work 34 sc across first long side, ch 2 (for corner), work 15 sc across 2nd short side, ch 2 (for corner), work 34 sc across last side, ch 2 (for corner), join in first sc. Fasten off

Rnd 47: Join ocean in any sc, working around Front Pocket, ch 1, sc in each sc and (sc, ch 2, sc) in each corner ch-2 sp, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

CARRYALL BOTTOM

Row 1: With ocean, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (9 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (11 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn. (13 sc)

Rows 5-36: Rep row 3.

Row 37: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (11 sc)

Row 38: Rep row 3.

Row 39: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (9 sc)

Row 40: Rep row 3.

Rnd 41: Now working in rnds, ch 1, work 40 sc across first long side in ends of rows, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 9 chs, sc in end of each of next 40 rows, sc in each of next 9 sc across row 40, join in beg sc. (98 sc)

Rnd 42: Holding Front Pocket with long side in front of first long side of rnd 41, insert hook in first ch-2 sp and front lp (see Stitch Guide) of next st on rnd 41 and sl st, working through sts on bottom of Front Pocket and front lp of rnd 41, sl st in each st across to ch-2 sp of Front Pocket, sl st in next ch-2 sp and front lp of next st on rnd 41, sl st in front lp of each rem sc around, join in beg sl st, do not fasten off.

CARRYALL BODY

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in rem back lps of md 41, sc in each st around, join in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 3: Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk next sc, [sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc] around, join in beg sc, turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [lsc (see Special Stitch) on rnd below, sc in next sc] around, join in beg sc, turn.

Rnds 6-41: [Rep rnds 2-5 consecutively] 9 times.

Rnds 42-44: Rep rnds 2-4.

Rnd 45: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, [sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, sk next sc, rep from * 10 times, sc in next ch-1 sp, [sc in next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] 4 times, sk next sc, join in first sc, turn

Rnds 46 & 47: Rep rnd 2.

FIRST HANDLE TAB

Row 1: Now working in rows, ch 1, sc in each of next 8 sc, turn leaving rem sts unworked. (8 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (6 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn. (4 sc)

Rows 5-9: Rep row 3.

Row 10: Ch 1, holding ring of key ring hook behind previous row and working through sts and ring at the same time, sc in each of next 4 sc, do not turn.

Rnd 11: Now working in rnds, sl st in end of each row down Tab, surface sl st across base of row 1 of Tab, sl st in end of each row up other side to row 10. Fasten off.

FLAP

Row 1: With inside of Carryall facing, join ocean with sc in inside front lp of next unworked sc of rnd 47 of Carryall Body, sc in next 34 sts, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, sk next sc, [sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc] across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, [lsc into sc on row below ch-1 sp, sc in next sc] across, turn.

Row 5: Rep row 2.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, sc in each sc across until 2 sc rem, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 7 & 8: Rep rows 3 and 4.

Rows 9 & 10: Rep row 6.

Rows 11-30: [Rep rows 7-10 consecutively] 5 times.

Rows 31 & 32: Rep rows 7 and 8.

Row 33: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [sk next sc, sc in next sc] across, turn.

Row 34: Rep row 2.(5 sc)

Rnd 35: Now working in rnds, ch 5, sl st in last sc, sl st in ends of rows back up to Carryall Body, sl st in first unused lps of next st on rnd 47 of Carryall, ch 2, sk next st, sl st in each unused lp on rnd 47 until 2 sts rem behind Flap, ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st, sl st in each st down other side of Flap, sl st in each ch, sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.

2ND HANDLE TAB

Row 1: Join ocean with sc in next unworked st on rnd 47 of Carryall, ch 1, sc in each of next 8 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (8 sc)

Rows 2-10: Rep rows 2-10 of First Handle Tab.

Rnd 11: Rep rnd 11 of First Handle Tab.

PURSE STRAP

Row 1: With ocean, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (3 sc)

Rows 2-75: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 76: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, sc in last sc.

Rnd 77: Now working in rnds, sl st in end of each row up first long side of Purse Strap, working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first st, ch 2, sc in last st, sl st in end of each row along 2nd long side of strap, sl st in first sc on row 75, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st in last sc, join in first sl st. Fasten off.

BACKPACK STRAP

Make 2.

Row 1: With ocean, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (3 sc)

Rows 2-111: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 112: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, sc in last sc.

Row 113: Now working in rnds, sl st in end of each row up first long side of Backpack Strap, working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first st, ch 1, sc in last st, sl st in end of each row along 2nd long side of Backpack Strap, sl st in first sc on row 112, sl st in next 2 chs, sl st in last sc, join in first sl st, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

Sew sides of Front Pocket to Carryall. For purse, attach Purse Strap by inserting key ring hooks into ch-2 sp at each end of Purse Strap. Sew button to front of Carryall so placement corresponds with ch-sp on Flap when Carryall is closed. For backpack, attach lanyard hooks in each ch-1 sp at ends of Backpack Straps. Hook 1 end of each strap to ch-sp at back of Flap. Hook other end of each Strap in st at bottom of Carryall, adjusting placement as desired.



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Delicate Summer Blouse .



Summer crochet blouse decorated with delicate Edge, and such delicate fringe gives it a romance.
Closes with one button.

materials:

     260g 100% cotton, medium thickness
     Hook - 3.0 mm
     Button 1 - 2 cm

measurements:

     chest circumference: 95 cm
     back width at the shoulders - 36 cm
     length on the back - 51.5 cm
     sleeve length - 36 cm

back
Dial string of 131 n main pattern and knit upwards as the scheme or 32 rows 26.5 cm Focusing on the scheme, armholes for the sleeves. Next, from the beginning of armhole bind 20 rows to the neck, leave unworked 55 loops and tie shoulder 2 row first right, then left, then bind to a new thread.

Shelves

Dial a chain of 66 n and basic knit pattern upwards to armholes. Armholes, guided by the scheme. Further work from the beginning to knit the neck, just 44 rows.

Sleeves

Dial a chain of 81 n and basic knit pattern upwards considering bevels sleeves. See the diagram.

Sew along the bottom of the details and dial 127 on the back loops, and on the shelves for 63 loops and knit pattern for border Diagram
A.
Sew sleeves and sewn into the armholes and
Diagram B.

Tie neck edges of shelves and 3 rows of openwork pattern according to the scheme.

In the top spot on the edge of the front notch to sew a button.









Wednesday, June 11, 2014

charming Irish lace dress !


Tape lace crochet is one of the most popular, interesting and unusual topics in crocheting.
Crochet tape lace projects look very elegant and interesting . In this technique you can create any piece of clothes or home decoration.

the reciprocal repetition of the flower which consistes of four petals helped to create a beautifully shaped flat crochet tape  to make this feminine dress
and here my modest attempts to find and provide diagrams for this dress for who wants to do it .. Happy crocheting







Sunday, June 1, 2014

baby Girl dress ♥

Just finished handmade Crochet baby dress sized 12-18 months.  the idea came out of the blue ,
It is made of a wonderful soft and a little puffy one of yarn (Himalaya), tried to combine the most delicate colors & it became like this .. adore the Pharaonic style yoke (As Cleopatra's dress), it makes the dress amazing yet simple to be in line with the little angel wearing it,loved the flowers' technique it's seem bit tricky but Once you start work, it really flows nicely!
These adorable little baby Girl dress have been crocheted with love to a dear friend's of mine daughter،,loved to share it with you
I will be very happy when you leave a comment that includes your opinion :)







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Friday, May 9, 2014

beautiful crochet raffia bag !

Crochet raffia bags are the latest fashion trend seasons. Designers offer a very interesting solution , which appear as a result of a truly beautiful crocheted bags. Very unpretentious model , which is not even worth paint scheme - so everything is clear and easy to read in the photo. Easy to repeat , which is very pleasing
   Extremely interesting design method to create a form bags. As you can see on the pictures , the bag is connected simple rectangular shape , the bulk of the circle fit and stylish trapezoid shaped bag can be given on request by using buttons that are sewn on the sides. Raffia looks very stylish and unusual even in simple knitting pattern . Repeating pattern of columns not only simplifies the model , but , on the contrary , makes it emphatically stylish . As you can see from the pictures , Prada offered a fairly wide range of color and texture interpretations , offering really interesting ideas for knitted bags.










 It's just me trying to find some diagrams which help us to make it,
this is all i have ,, so i hope you get Benefit :)


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Chic !

original dress from 100% cotton , sleeveless design is a combination of two simple patterns. In the middle of the forehand and the back and is a mesh pattern in the form of a hook shells on the sides - a denser pattern . Simple silhouette  at the waist dress caught in the ribbon color yarn . The shorter length from shoulder to hem in the original is 33 inches or about 84 cm,download the diagrams and more discussion click from Here


 
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