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SUPER CUTE

Cover-ups

SUMMERY

styles

love
is in the air!

MASTER THE

love knot

with 8 projects
Whered you get that?

FUN
CROCHET
JEWELRY

Great Grannies
Totally Tunisian
Our LA adventure
from the publishers of
Summer 2013
Interweave Knits

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MODERN STYLE
for a Well-Loved, Traditional
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Explore the NEW Tunisian Crochet
with this collection of 30 Tunisian stitch
patterns and 11 crochet projects.

The N
New T
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i i C
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Contemporary
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Designs for Time-Honored Traditions
Dora Ohrenstein
ISBN: 978-1-59668-553-6
160 Pages, $24.95

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contents

Interweave Crochet Summer 2013


volume VII number 2

63

Features
10

Yarn Spotlight: Silk Is the Star

47

20
20

16

Fast & Fabulous: Ponytail Posies


Brenda K. B. Anderson

Yarnover Truck: Yarn to Go

40

Beyond the Basics: Crochet Amore


Vashti Braha

58

Parenthook: All the Pretty Dresses


Vickie Howell

72

Everyday Crochet: Single Crochet


Kathryn Vercillo

Projects
Griffith Park
18

Honeycomb Shawl
Kathy Merrick Instructions page 26

19

Mehndi Necklace
Lori M. Carlson Instructions page 28

20

Ennis Shawl
Vashti Braha Instructions page 22

LA Times
74

Ventura Vest
Robyn Chachula Instructions page 81

75

Arroyo Seco Top


Theresa Schabes Instructions page 79

California Dreamin
Topanga Tunic
Dora Ohrenstein Instructions page 48

Marcy Smith

32

Solar Wrap
Daniela Nii Instructions page 23

Marcy Smith

14

Soleil Lariat
Daniela Nii Instructions page 24

76

41

Zuma Skirt
Doris Chan Instructions page 49

44

76

Meander Backpack
Lisa Soutendijk Instructions page 88

76

Pop-Hop Sleeves
Natasha Robarge Instructions page 84

78

Muse Tunic
Hannah Cuviello Instructions page 85

Sister Act Shawl and Shrug


Vashti Braha Instructions page 51

46

Love Is a Rose Shawl


Kathryn White Instructions page 53

47

Electra Wrap

Departments
2

Strands

CrochetMe.com

Malibu Garden

In the Loop

60

Hibiscus Tunic

Books

Mimi Alelis Instructions page 66

New & Notable

12

Back to Basics

92

Glossary

94

Project Designers

95

Sources for Supplies

96

Back Page

Vashti Braha Instructions page 53

62

Dahlia Shrug
Jenny King Instructions page 68

63

Palm Tunic
Cristina Mershon Instructions page 64

On the cover:

Love Is a Rose Shawl, page 46.


Photo by Matt Schodorf Photography

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strands

Often in the Summer issue, I tell you a


tale of woe about trying to shoot photos in subfreezing temperatures while tromping through a
foot of snow (uphill both ways and so forth). Not
this year! This year, we took ourselves to Los
Angeles and Malibu for our photo shoot. California
was a tad cool in Januarybut there was no snow!
We learned some things on this shoot. Here they
are, in no particular order:
When figuring the time it takes to get from Point
A to Point B anywhere in LA, map the route and
double the estimate. Then youll be only ten minutes late.
At the end of the day, take a break for yoga. (Thanks, Namaste
Highland Park! www.namastehighlandpark.com)
The Hollywood sign is farther away than you think. And if its foggy,
it wont show up on film (but we really were within eyesight of it).
Watch out for rattlesnakes (the sign right there at Griffith Park says so).
The agave latte at Caf de Leche (www.cafedeleche.net/CDL/main
.html) is divine.
Eight police cars all in a row, lights flashing, have the right-of-way. Always.
Its colder at the beach than you might think. Take along a wrap. (Or
two! See pages 46 and 47 for Kathryn Whites Love Is a Rose Shawl
and Vashti Brahas Electra Wrap.)
When its time to pick up lunch, send two people: one to carry the
sack of fish tacos and the other to take a picture of Martin Sheen
carrying out his sack of fish tacos.
See for yourself the difference a climate makes! Youll find fascinating
doodle crochet garments in Griffith Park (page 18), Bohemian designs in
LA Times (page 74), lovely lacy layers in Malibu Garden (page 60), and an
abundance of garments incorporating love knots in California Dreamin
(page 40). Vashti Braha makes this ethereal stitch real for you in Beyond
the Basics (page 32).

Summer 2013
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Karin Strom
EDITOR Marcy Smith
MANAGING EDITOR Allison Mackin
ASSISTANT EDITOR Sharon Zientara
PROJECT EDITOR Sarah Read
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Kathy Mallo
TECHNICAL EDITORS Joan Beebe, Lindsay Glenn,

Julie Armstrong Holetz, Marty Miller, Daniela Nii,


Elizabeth Sullivan, Carolyn VanOstran,
Charles Voth, Lorna Wilkey
COPY EDITOR Laurel Robinson
CROCHET ME EDITOR Toni Rexroat
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DESIGNER Kit Kinseth


PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lee Ann Short
PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS Matt Schodorf
DEPARTMENTS Sharon Zientara
PHOTOSTYLING Amy Pigliacampo
HAIR & MAKEUP Amanda Lyn Jones
TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION Joan Beebe,

Julie Armstrong Holetz, Karen Manthey, Daniela Nii,


Annette Petavy, Elizabeth Sullivan, Charles Voth
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Send us photos of your
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TRULY HOOKED
SOCK IT TO EM

I have experienced many a night feeling neglected as I watched my


wife, Shelly, read your magazine, then apply her newfound knowledge to some crochet project. She always sensed when I was approaching my limit, and responded with gifts of scarfs or caps, which
I wear with prideand use to keep me warm through our chilly New
Hampshire winters.
aBut recently I got to see just how talented she was when she took
on a really challenging task for a crocheter: making socks.
Focused on making the best gift ever for her good friend and
former college roommate, Jill, my wife went into her library and found
the Winter 2011 edition of Interweave Crochet and took the advice
shared in a feature article (Cuff-Down Sock Recipe by Karen RattoWhooley) about how to make socks. And just see what she made!
Great job, wife, and happy birthday, Jill (now the owner of a world-famous pair of socks).
Marty, husband of Shelly D.
Peterborough, New Hampshire

Well, Marty, thats about the sweetest thing ever! As a result of your steadfast patience and
admiration, we will be sending Shelly a years worth of Interweave Crochet. To avoid feeling neglected again, maybe you should learn to crochet, too!

LOVIN THIS SCARF!

I made the Elvis 1973


Scarf by Karen RattoWhooley (Interweave
Crochet Accessories,
2012) because Im
interested in all things
Scandinavian (I was
happy to see it in crochet!). Ive always loved
the look of tapestry crochet, but never
really felt comfortable with it.
I found it helpful to drop one color
forward and the other color backward when
changing colors; it keeps the two yarns from
getting all twisted. If you keep it consistent,
you can actually set up a rhythm by the second or third time through each pattern row,
letting you relax for the other repeats.
Its nice and warm, since the carried
strands make a slightly thicker fabric. I might
make it again.... I really like how it came out.
And I just want to say you have absolutely
the best, most consistent mag out there! I
rarely find errors in your patterns.
Sheila M.
Westminster, Colorado
Sheila wrote to alert us to an error in the
starting chain of the Elvis 1973 Scarf and
then graciously shared a few words about
how she made it. We get as irritated by
errors as you do, so we try to avoid them.
When we do have a correction, youll find
it at www.crochetme.com/content/
corrections.aspx.
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HAPPY GIRL!

Here are some pictures


of my Early Girl Dress by
Lisa Naskrent from the
Summer 2011 issue. As
a knitter, Im a big fan
of the freedom crochet
gives you, but also
completely intimidated
by having to find every
stitch on the previous row as you go!
I started this project for my three-yearold daughter when we were on vacation in
Florida last spring, and I must have taken
the top front panel out six times. (In retrospect, I blame lazy gauge swatching, getting used to crochet again, the challenges
of working with bamboo, and pregnancy
brain.) I finally figured it out, and the dress
was done about a month later, just in time
for a wedding we were supposed to go to.
It was a fun project to make, with plenty
of stitch variation. I used bamboo, which
gives the dress a nice drape and softness,
perfect for flirty summer days! My daughter
outgrew it quickly, but I look forward to her
little sister wearing it in a couple of years.
Genevieve F.
Copenhagen, Denmark
We admire your fortitude, Genevieve!
Your daughter is just lovely and looks so
pleased to be wearing this dress. Ill bet
her sister will be pleased as well! Its so
wonderful to crochet garments that can
be enjoyed through the years.

CHAIN REACTION

I found out
about the
Chain Reaction
Afghan Project
from my sister
who posted it
on Pinterest.
She does not
crochet and
commented that she loved this afghan and
wished someone would make it for her. I got
the eBook and started making the blocks.
What I enjoyed most was the variety
of the blocks, I couldnt wait to finish one
and begin a new one. I swapped three of
the squares with ones from 200 Crochet
Blocks by Jan Eaton (Interweave, 2004).
For the border, I used #142 from Around
the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman
(Storey Publishing, 2010). I used Lion Brand
Vannas Choice Solids & Twists.
I gave it to my sister for her birthday and
it now resides on her living room sofa.
Debbie C.
Charleston, Illinois
Debbie, your afghanwell, your sisters
afghan, actuallylooks fabulous! The
pattern for the Chain Reaction Afghan is
available for free at www.crochetme
.com/media/p/122447.aspx. You can find
us on Pinterest at CrochetMe.

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books
Lacework for Adventurous
Crocheters

Tunisian Crochet Encore


Sheryl Thies, Martingale

In this book, Sheryl Thies builds


upon her introduction to Tunisian
stitches, Get Hooked on Tunisian
Crochet! Explore beaded Tunisian
stitches, short-rows, doubleended Tunisian, and much more.
Luscious yarn choices highlight
the beauty of the sixteen projects,
from cowls and scarves to vests
and sweaters.
Paperback, 80 pages, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-60468-22-50.

Margaret Hubert, Creative Publishing


International

This exhaustive guide to all manner of


lace crochet techniques includes
traditional crochet lace stitch patterns
and edgings incorporated into full-size
projects, followed by fresh takes on
Bruges lace, Irish crochet, and freeform
techniques. Dont worry if youve never
ventured into these techniques; Margaret provides a clear
swatch exercise in each section to get you started.
Spiral-bound, 144 pages, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-58923-73-46.

100 Lace Flowers to Crochet

Convertible Crochet

Caitlin Sainio, St. Martins Griffin

Doris Chan, Potter Craft


Check that amazing skirtor is it a top?
Its both! Doris Chan takes convertibility
to the next level in her new book,
Convertible Crochet. From a single
amazing doily, Doris spins off twentyfour motifs that become the basis for a
range of projects, from flat shawls to
dimensional dresses. This is an excellent book for crocheters who want to expand their skills.
Paperback, 144 pages, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-30796-57-07.

The author of 100 Snowflakes to


Crochet turns to projects perfect for
the warmer months. The first section
is a flower gallery organized by
color, with patterns organized by
difficulty level. All the projects are
worked in thread, but try an
exploded sunflower or daffodil in a worsted-weight yarn for a
big floral impact. The last section offers ideas for where to
plant your crocheted flower gardens.
Paperback, 144 pages, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-25001-90-35.

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new & notable

Cruise the streets in style this summer with


Crochet Girl Car Vinyls. You can be a
Crochet Girl or a Crochet Geek (or
both!). Each design is available in twentythree glossy and matte shades to adorn all
of your crochet-friendly vehicles.
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Want to show some ink without making a lifetime commitment? Declare your love for crochet this summer with Stick & Soak Temporary
Tattoos, from the makers of Soak Wash. Each
kit includes twelve unique tattoo designs, so
you can share with your crochet peeps.
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Baah Yarn, handpainted in La Jolla, California,

are available in thirty-four dazzling solid and


variegated shades and three weights: fingering (La Jolla), DK (Sonoma), and the newest
addition, worsted. Available at yarn shops
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page 16).
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Measure your work with crochet-covered Lantern Moon Tape


Measures. The whole collection includes nineteen crochet-

covered choices, from a peace sign to a flower to a sock


monkey. Each tape measure is five feet long and has both
metric and English measurements.
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The colorful, stand-alone Caddy Bag from Californiabased Atenti is perfect for toting around small- to
medium-sized crochet projects. The bag is fully lined,
features an ultrasuede handle, and is available in twentyeight different fabric designs. The eight interior and
exterior pockets can easily hold a handful of crochet
hooks and notions, a bottle of sunscreen, and a pair of
flip-flops for stitching poolside.
See www.atentiwholesale.com for retailers.

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yarn spotlight

Silk Is the Star


Marcy Smith

Silk, a delicious, crochet-friendly fiber,


is well suited for year-round wear, absorbing moisture in warm weather and
keeping warm air close in cold weather.
Scrumptious against the skin, it is
smooth and soft without being slippery.
All-silk fibers require a bit of care. The
fiber is inelastic, so when its stretched,
its stretched forever. This makes all-silk
fibers terrific for shawls, which are
lovelier still with the lace opened up. For
other garments, look for yarns that
combine silk with other, more elastic
fibers. In these blended yarns, silks
characteristics play out in increased
drape, as well as in a delicate sheen
that amplifies the beauty of the other
fibers. In hand-dyes, the silk takes the
dye differently, adding a subtle depth of
color that further enhances the fiber.
Here is a gathering of various blends of
silk to fold into your own wardrobe. For
fun, weve paired each fiber with a
Hollywood star who best exemplifies the
yarns characteristics.

PERFECT
for
shawls

Zitron Traum Seide


distributed by Skacel

CONTENT: 100% mulberry silk PUT-UP: 874 yd, 800 m/3.5 oz, 100 g
CONSTRUCTION: singles CARE: handwash cool, dry flat COLOR: 017,
andalusite HOOK: G/6 (4 mm)

Ava Gardner: Pull out that fancy shawl pattern youve stashed in your
queue and work it up in this 100% mulberry silk. Its featherweight
makes it a bit tricky to handle because you cant really feel the yarn in
your hand, but the singles construction makes it easy to work with.
The resulting fabric is light but warm, with a delightful shimmer
perfect in candlelight. Note: Yarn is doubled in the swatch.

The swatches are worked in the Starfish motif (page 90) from
150 Knit & Crochet Motifs by Heather Lodinsky (Interweave, 2011).

Cascade Pima Silk

CONTENT: 85% pima cotton, 15% silk PUT-UP: 109 yd, 100 m/1.76 oz, 50 g
CONSTRUCTION: 4-ply CARE: handwash cool, dry flat COLOR: 0317,
heathered pansy HOOK: H/8 (5 mm)

Meryl Streep: Silk gives this yarn sleek elegance, and the cotton keeps it
utterly dependable. Together, they create a lovely fabric, with both stitch
definition and drape. Its a pleasure to work with, with just a whisper of
strandiness (after all, even Meryl Streep had that turn in Mama Mia).

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PERFECT
for any
garment

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Wisdom Yarns Saki Silk


distributed by Universal Yarn

CONTENT: 55% fine merino superwash, 25% nylon, 20% silk


PUT-UP: 440 yd, 400 m/3.5 oz, 100 g CONSTRUCTION: 4-ply
CARE: machine wash cool, dry flat COLOR: 305, spring
blossoms HOOK: G/6 (4 mm)

Online at

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Visit CrochetMe.com for reviews


of more yarns.

Judy Garland: Youll be over the rainbow with this


delightfully colorful yarn, which is sturdy enough
for a long journey. Back at home, it washes up
in the machine, ready for another adventure.
It crochets easily into a fabric with terrific
stitch definition and easy drape.

PERFECT
for socks, shawls,
summer
cardigans

Classic Elite Yarns Classic Silk


CONTENT: 50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon
PUT-UP: 135 yd, 123 m/1.76 oz, 50 g
CONSTRUCTION: 3-ply CARE: handwash cold, dry
flat COLOR: 6915, fern HOOK: H/8 (5 mm)

PERFECT
for any
solid or lace
garment

Debbie Reynolds: This crochets just like the


cotton you love, but cottons tendency toward
stiffness is mellowed by the silk and nylon. The
resulting fabric is soft, pliable, and light as air.

Handmaiden Flaxen

CONTENT: 65% silk, 35% linen PUT-UP: 273 yd, 250 m/3.5 oz,
100 g CONSTRUCTION: 2-ply CARE: handwash cool, dry flat
COLOR: lily pond HOOK: F/5 (3.75 mm)

Katharine Hepburn: Light, luminous, and a bit earthy


this silk-linen blend exudes crisp chic. This yarn has enough
heft (or is that cleft, like Cary Grants chin?) to hold firm
and show lively in the stitchwork, but the fabric produced
is light and airy. After a few rounds with this, you too will
exclaim, My, she is yar!

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CONTENT: 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk PUT-UP: 275 yd, 251 m/3.5 oz,
100 g CONSTRUCTION: 4-ply CARE: handwash cold, dry flat COLOR: 38,
mixed berries HOOK: G/6 (4 mm)

Dame Julie Andrews: This super-soft yarn with a shimmer of silk is


a dream to crochet. The four plies hang together without any
strandy fussiness. The short color changes play out delightfully on
taller stitches, producing a classic fabric with a sense of humor.
Youll be singing its praises to the hills and beyond.

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Style Is a Cinch!
Sharon Zientara

This issue features several tops and wraps that can be transformed
with a bit of belted magic. And what better way to cinch a fabulous
crocheted project than with a fabulous crocheted belt? Here are options,
both wide and skinny, to get you started.
FAUX-OVERLAPPING MINI-WHEEL MOTIFS
from The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl (Interweave, 2012)

The interlocking look of this belt is reminiscent of chain links. Make it long enough to have ends dangling around your waist,
or add a big buckle and wear it slung around your hips. Size it up to a great chunky accessory by using a bulky yarn or two strands held double.

CLUSTER CHAIN
from Promise Necklace by Kathryn White, Interweave Crochet, Spring 2013

This twisted chain, made up of two strands in contrasting colors, is borrowed from a delicate thread necklace. In this worsted-weight yarn
it makes a great waist-cincher for a wrap or stole worn as a vest. Or work it in two bold contrasting colors, and then string it through the
belt loops of your favorite pair of jeans.

ZUMA BELT
from Zuma Skirt by Doris Chan, page 41

The slinky belt woven in and out of Doris Chans Zuma Skirt is a clever variation on foundation single crochet. This versatile style could be
woven through all kinds of lacy crocheted fabric. Add a bit of bling by working sparkly beads in the chain spaces between each single crochet.

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fast & fabulous

Ponytail
Posies
Brenda K. B. Anderson

Gather your tresses with


a tiny posy! A small crocheted motif decorates
a button covered in a
contrasting fabric. Use the
type of buttons that have
small hooks on the backside; they do not require
any tools to fasten.

NOTIONS 1" half ball cover buttons


(must be the kind that requires no tools
and has hooks in the back to catch
fabric); small piece of thin fabric to cover
button; yarn needle; one hair elastic in
coordinating color.
GAUGE Motif should measure about 2"
diameter.

Getting Started

Pattern

FINISHED SIZE About 1" diameter.


YARN Nazli Gelin Garden 10 thread

(100% Egyptian giza mercerized cotton;


):
308 yd [282 m]/1 oz [50 g];
#700-43 robin egg or #701-35 lime multi;
one ball makes many. Thread distributed
by Universal Yarn.
HOOK Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook. Adjust
hook size if necessary to obtain correct
gauge.
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Notes
Motif is crocheted, then fastened to cover
button while snapping back of button in
place. Back will secure fabric covering and
motif. Use a very thin fabric to cover button
so that hooks can also attach to motif.

MOTIF
Ch 7, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 16 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to
join16 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as hdc and ch 3), [sk
next st, hdc in next st, ch 3] 7 times, sl st in
2nd ch of beg ch-5 to join8 lps.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 6, sl st in
6th ch from hook, tr, dc, hdc, sc] in each lp
around, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Using the pattern on the back of cover
button package, cut a circle of fabric to
specified size. Stretch it tightly over top of
button (as directed) and press into hooks
on back of button. Place motif on top of
button and hook each one of the ch lps
over a hook on back of the button. There
should be 4 hooks bet each of the 8 lps.
You may find it helpful to use your crochet
hook to stretch the lps over the hooks.
When you are satisfied with the placement
of the lps, snap the back of the button in
place, securing the fabric and motif to the
button at the same time. Weave in ends.
Thread a waste piece of thread through
the center of the hair elastic. Thread
both ends of crochet thread through the
shank on the back of the button and pull
until hair elastic is centered through the
button shank, forming a lp on both sides
of button shank. Remove thread from hair
elastic. Thread one lp end of hair elastic on
one side of button shank through other lp
end of hair elastic on other side of button
shank, and pull through to attach hair
elastic to button shank. 

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in Garden 3

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feature

Photos courtesy of Yarnover Truck

Yarn to Go
Marcy Smith

We are now at Ocean and Wilshire


in Santa Monica!! Its a beautiful day,
come hang out!

Looks like a Tweet from a buddyand it is. But its a


business memo as well.
The Yarnover Truck, brainchild of Maridee Nelson and
Barbra Pushies, is something like a food truck on the streets
of Southern California, but instead of selling tacos, the truck
sells yarn. Brilliant, yes?
It started with a former Little Debbie snack truck the
women located on Craigslist. After having a mechanic check
it out, the women sent it off to the Modesto home of
Barbras brother Peyton, who set about the makeover.
Peyton took about three months, working outside his
construction job hours, to convert the truck from something
designed to haul tasty snacks to something designed to sell
tasty yarn. In between, the women focused on an ambitious
$10,000 crowd-source campaign on Indiegogo and a whole
lot of meeting and greeting.
Even if the truck wasnt filled with yarn, you might be
tempted to just move in. From the wood floors to the skylight
framed with crown molding, Debbie, as the women call her,
is one classy gal. Compared with brick-and-mortar stores,
though, she is somewhat dainty, with room for just five
customers at a time. The women dedicate most of the space to
the yarn itself, stored in cubicles that are covered up and
secured for travel. The fairly extensive yarn selection includes
two colorways exclusive to the Yarnover Truck, produced by
Baah Yarn and Anzula, both based in California.
Our focus for purchasing the yarn was to try to carry
things that other stores arent carrying, Maridee said.
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The women also wanted to provide pattern support while


keeping paper to a minimum. Their solution is to provide a
single copy of each available pattern, some by Californiabased designers. They sell download codes for the patterns
that customers can access on their home computers.
Debbie hit the road on March 23 in Burbank. About 100
people joined in for the launch, Maridee said.
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, said Maridee.
Everyone sat and talked and knitted and crocheted. It was a
lovely afternoon. And, she added, Sales were lovely.
Because their shop is literally a moving target, the women
rely on social media to keep their customers in touch with
their next stop. They deliver an e-newsletter to subscribers
to let folks know where theyll be that week, and they post
live updates through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On
April 9, they wrote the following on Facebook:
Make sure you come check out all our exclusive merchandise this weekend during the Yarn Crawl! Including this
lovely shawl designed by Fickle Knitter Design in our
exclusive colorway from Baah Yarns! The shawl is called
Little Debbie, and the colorway is Keep on Truckin.
Of course, as sales soar, their yarn stock dwindles, and
theres no back room for overstock. But they have that
covered: only one person can be in the truck when its
traveling, so the other person drives a car. With the car, they
have a portable storage unit, which they stock from a larger
storage unit before hitting the road. If their supply dwindles,
they restock from the cars stash.
The car comes in handy, too, for scouting locations beforehand. Every city that we sell in has different parking rules, said
Maridee.We have to get a business license for every different
city, and most have different rules for where we can park.

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Barbra and Maridee look to events where people are


already gathered, such as farmers markets, crafts fairs, and
festivals. In addition, the women host their own events and
make the truck available for private parties. They were active
in the L.A. Yarn Crawl, April 1114. Each day, they partnered with a different yarn shop: Unwind in Burbank,
Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, Douglas Park in Santa Monica,
and Colors in Claremont. Because their yarn doesnt
compete with that of the other retailers, the alliance helped
bring traffic to both businesses. Lines were out the door all
four days, Maridee said.
One of the nice things about brick-and-mortar stores is
that they can have trunk shows, which are a great way to
show customers how a pattern works up. Think you cant do
that on a truck? Yes, you can! For the Yarn Crawl, crochet
designer Linda Permann sent a bucketload of garments,
along with download codes for the patterns.
The best feedback we had during the Yarn Crawl is that
they were so happy there was so much crochet in the truck,
said Maridee.
Linda was thrilled to be a part of the action, even from a
distance. I absolutely love Maridees commitment to having
crochet in the truck, she said. They sold out of several of
the initial patterns that they ordered in the first day of the
yarn crawlwho says crochet doesnt sell?

The Yarnover Truck is part of a growing retail groupthe


American Mobile Retail Association, started by the owners
of Le Fashion Truck, L.A.s first mobile retail boutique.
Debbies first three weeks were a blur of moving and
press coverage: Maridee and Barbra appeared on the
morning show on KTLA and were featured in the Los Angeles
Times, and Maridee is confident enough to exclaim, The
truck is a wild success!
The two women havent given up their day jobs yet
Maridee works in marketing at Warner Brothers Pictures,
and Barbra works in production at Disney Toons Studioso
the truck rolls in the evenings and on weekends.
I hope I get to visit the Yarnover Truck one day, Linda
said. I think its a great idea. It might not seem like it, but
there are plenty of people who dont have access to a local
yarn shop, or cant make the hours of their shop if they
work during the day. So the idea of a yarn shop that comes
to you is pretty darn cool. 

Website (sign up for e-newsletter): www.yarnovertruck.com


Facebook: www.facebook.com/yarnovertruck
Twitter: www.twitter.com/yarnovertruck
Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/people/yarnovertruck
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/yarnovertruck

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Crocheted lines define


these garments, creating a
seemingly impossible fabric
defined as much by the open
space as by the fine lines.
HONEYCOMB SHAWL BY KATHY MERRICK. The hexagonal motifs of this
colorful and light summer shawl share
characteristics with mirrors used in
astronomical telescopes. Yarn: Blue Sky
Alpacas Alpaca Silk. Page 26

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MEHNDI NECKLACE BY
LORI M. CARLSON. Mehndi, or
henna tattoo art, inspired this
delicate motif. The mesh choker
is joined with a crochet button.
Yarn: Lizbeth Size 20 thread
(Handy Hands). Page 28

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ENNIS SHAWL BY VASHTI BRAHA.


This Tunisian crochet shawl is
worked corner to corner, with Tunisian filet crochet defining the row
edges. The staggered open squares
along the edge are reminiscent of
Frank Lloyd Wrights Mayan-inspired
Ennis House in Los Feliz, south of
Griffith Park. Use just one skein for a
quick neck scarf version of the twoskein shawl shown here. Yarn: South
West Trading Co. Bamboo. Page 22

SOLEIL LARIAT BY DANIELA NII.


This lariat is worked in one continuous piece in a variation of the sun
motif in the Solar Wrap. Yarn: Austermann Algarve (Skacel). Page 24
SOLAR WRAP BY DANIELA NII.
Worked continuously in five strips,
this shawl comes together in the
final round of the short strips so you
can wrap yourself in sunshine even
on cloudy days. Yarn: Austermann
Algarve (Skacel). Page 23

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Griffith Park

FwP. Avoid crocheting these new foundation


chs tightly. Crochet into the back bump of the
ch, not its top lps.
Starting with Row 11, placing a marker (m)
is suggested in patt to mark where the open
windows become solid walls in the foll row.
Move m up as needed.

Stitch Guide

Ennis Shawl
Vashti Braha

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE Triangular shawl (pictured):
About 62" wide from point to point and
25" long at deepest point of triangle. If
one skein is used instead of two, the
finished triangular neck wrap is about 50"
wide from point to point and 20" long at
deepest point of triangle.
YARN Southwest Trading Co. Bamboo
(100% bamboo; 250 yd [229 m]/3 oz
): #128 ocean life, 2 skeins.
[100 g];
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm) Tunisian crochet
hook, at least 13" long. Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS St marker (m); yarn needle.
GAUGE 16 tss sts and 6 rows in patt = 4"
before blocking. The bamboo yarn
relaxes dramatically with simple damp
blocking, allowing final size of shawl to inc
a bit in width. To measure gauge, work
first 8 rows of patt.

Notes
Pattern alternates one row of Tunisian
simple st (tss) with one row of tall sts (tdtr)
and large eyelets (tyo). The eyelets create
the open windows of filet lace. The tall sts
create the solid areas that frame the open
windows. Incs and decs are added only at the
beg of tss rows.
Shawl is worked from corner to corner.
Yarn over lps may seem looser than other
Tunisian sts. Firm up the yo lps as you add
them during the FwP by sliding them close
tog and tighten them just enough that they
will still slide along the hook during RetP.
Tyo counts as one st.
Avoid Loop Confusion: The open and
closed filet windows are created by combining multiple yarn overs and tall sts in the
same row. For example, three tyo and then
a tdtr means that you will yo six times, and
work off only three of them for the tdtr, leaving the other three yo on your hook.
Ch are used for the incs along the beg of the
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Return Pass (RetP): Ch 1 loosely, *yo and


pull through 2 lps on hook; rep from * until
one lp rem on hook.
Tunisian Twisted Double Treble (twdtr):
Yo 3 times, insert hook from left to right in
vertical bar of designated st, yo and pull up lp,
[yo and pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times:
one lp of st rem on hook
Tunisian Yarn Over (tyo): Yo hook and
leave on hook; sk next st of row (each tyo
counts as st).
Ending Tdtr (end tdtr): Yo 3 times, insert
hook in 2 vertical end lps of last st of row, yo
and pull up lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps on
hook] 3 times: one lp of st rem on hook.
Ending Tunisian Simple Stitch (end tss):
Insert hook in two vertical end lps of last st of
row, yo and pull up lp, leave lp on hook: FwP
completed.
Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss):
Tss forward pass (FwP): *Insert hook from
right to left behind front vertical bar, yarn
over and pull up loop, leave loop on hook;
repeat from * to last vertical bar at edge, pick
up front and back loops of last bar to create
firm edge; return pass.

Pattern
SHAWL

3 sts, *twdtr in next 2 sts, 3 tyo over next 3


sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, twdtr in next st,
end tdtr; RetP.
Rows 710: Rep Rows 56 two times27
sts.
Row 11 (inc): Ch 5 loosely, sl st in ch nearest
hook, pull up lp in next 4 ch, *tss in next 2
tdtr, tss in next 3 tyo; rep from * to last 2 sts
of row, tss in next tdtr, end tss, pm in 25th lp
from beg edge (see Notes)inc of 5 sts; RetP.
Row 12: Ch 6, twdtr in next st, 3 tyo over
next 3 sts, *twdtr in next 2 sts, 3 tyo over next
3 sts; rep from * to m, twdtr in marked st and
each rem st to last st, end tdtr in last st; RetP.
Rep Rows 1112 until last rep of row 12 has
102 sts. Note: If adapting patt for a different
size, work until you've used up half of your
yarn on an even row or last rep of row 12 is
the length desired for the center point of your
shawl/scarf.

Beg 2nd half of shawl:

Row 1 (dec row): Ch 1, sl st in first vertical


bar, sl st in next vertical bar, sl st in 3 tyo
vertical bars, sl st in vertical bar of next twdtr,
tss in next twdtr, tss in each st to last st, end
tss, pm in 25th lp from beg edgedec of 5 sts;
RetP.
Row 2: Ch 6, twdtr in next st, 3 tyo over next
3 sts, *twdtr in next 2 sts, 3 tyo over next 3
sts; rep from * to m, twdtr in marked st and
each rem st to last st, end tdtr in last st; RetP.
Rep Rows 12 until 27 sts rem.
Row 3: Ch 6, twdtr in next st, 3 tyo over next
3 sts, *twdtr in next 2 sts, 3 tyo over next 3
sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, twdtr in next st,
end tdtr; RetP.
Row 4: Rep Row 1, omitting m.

Foundation Row: Ch 1, sl st in bottom


ridge lp of ch, ch 6 loosely (see Notes), sl st in
bottom ridge lp of ch nearest hook2 picots
and 5 ch.
Row 1: Pull up lp in bottom ridge lp of 5 ch
across, pull up lp in 1 bottom strand of last
picot7 lps on hook; RetP (see Stitch Guide).
Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as first tdtr in this row
and all even-numbered rows), twdtr (see Stitch
Guide) in next st, 3 tyo (see Stitch Guide)
over next 3 sts, twdtr in next st, end tdtr (see
Stitch Guide)7 lps on hook; RetP.
Row 3 (inc): Ch 5 loosely, sl st in bottom
ridge lp of ch nearest hook, pull up lp in next
4 ch, tss (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 tdtr,
tss in next 3 tyo (their vertical bars look like
diagonal wrapping strands), tss in next tdtr,
end tss (see Stitch Guide) an inc of 5 sts, 12
lps on hook; RetP.
Row 4: Ch 6, twdtr in next st, 3 tyo over next
3 sts, twdtr in next 2 sts, 3 tyo over next 3 sts,
twdtr in next st, end tdtr12 lps on hook;
RetP.
Row 5 (inc): Ch 5 loosely, sl st in ch nearest
hook, pull up lp in next 4 ch, *tss in next 2
tdtr, tss in next 3 tyo; rep from * to last 2 sts
of row, tss in next tdtr, end tssan inc of 5
sts; RetP.
Row 6: Ch 6, twdtr in next st, 3 tyo over next

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Reduced Sample
Long Motif Strip Edging

Key
= chain (ch)

FINISHING

5
4

= slip st (sl st)

Weave in ends. Block. 

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Rep Rows 34 until 7 sts rem.


Last row: Ch 1, sl st in first vertical bar, sl st
in next vertical bar, sl st in 3 tyo vertical bars,
sl st in vertical bar of next twdtr, (sl st, ch 1, sl
st) in end tdtr. Fasten off.

= crossover slip st
(see Stitch Guide)
= single crochet (sc)
= picot

Partial Motif 1

Solar Wrap
Daniela Nii

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE About 14" wide and 65"
long.

YARN Austermann Algarve (100% Mako

Partial Motif 2

cotton mercerized and gassed; 155 yd


): #0036, 6 skeins.
[142 m]/1 oz [50 g];
Yarn distributed by Skacel.
HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 1 motif = 2" square worked
through Rnd 5 of long strip; blocked.
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Notes
Wrap is created by first working 3 long
strips and then 2 shorter strips which join
the pieces tog.
Each strip is worked as one long continuous
piece of partial motifs, then opposite side
worked to complete each motif.

Stitch Guide
Crossover Slip Stitch (Crossover sl st):
Insert hook in next ch, pass yarn ball under
work, so the working yarn is now on left side
of ch, yo and complete sl st. The sl st now
crosses over the foundation ch and work continues on the left side of the foundation ch.
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook.
Invisible or tapestry join: Complete last
st but do not join to first st. Instead, cut yarn
and pull up until tail comes through st. Use
yarn needle and thread yarn tail under both
lps of top of first st of rnd, then insert needle
from top back down into top of last st of rnd.

Joining of Short Motif Strip


5
4

First partial motif:

Ch 9 (2 ch for foundation ch, 7 ch for motif);


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crossover sl st (see Stitch Guide) in 7th ch


from hook to form ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, ch 3, 6 sc in ring, sl st in
first sc to join12 sc and 1 ch-3 sp.
Rnd 2: Crossover sl st in next foundation ch
(1 ch rem), ch 9, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 9, sl st blo
in last sc of previous rnd2 ch-9 sps.
Rnd 3: Crossover sl st in last foundation ch,
(3 sc, [picot (see Stitch Guide), 3 sc] 4 times)
in first ch-9 spfirst partially complete motif.
Do not fasten off.

Subsequent partial motifs:

Ch 16 (9 ch for foundation ch, 7 ch for motif);


Crossover sl st in 7th ch from hook to form
ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, ch 3, 6 sc in ring, sl st in
first sc to join12 sc and 1 ch-3 sp.
Rnd 2: Crossover sl st in next foundation ch
(8 ch rem), ch 9, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 9, sl st blo
in last sc of previous rnd2 ch-9 sps.
Rnd 3: Crossover sl st in next foundation ch
(7 ch rem), (3 sc, [picot, 3 sc] 4 times) in first
ch-9 sppartially complete motif. Do not
fasten off.

Pattern
WRAP

Note: Make 3 long strips, then two short


strips, joining to adjacent long strips on final
rnd.
Long strip (short strip): Make a strip of
26 (24) partially complete motifs (see Stitch
Guide).
Cont Rnd 3 to complete opposite side of
motifs as foll: Picot, (3 sc, [picot, 3 sc] 4
times) in ch-9 sp, sl st in first sc to join (motif
complete), *sl st in next 7 foundation ch to
next motif, (3 sc, [picot, 3 sc] 4 times) in ch-9
sp, sl st in first sc to join (motif complete);
rep from * 23 (21) more times, sl st in next 7
foundation ch to last motif, (3 sc, [picot, 3 sc]
4 times) in ch-9 sp, picot, sl st in first sc to join
(last motif complete), 2 sl st in just-worked
picot to reach top of picot.
Rnd 4: Ch 8 (counts as ch 3 and ch-5 sp), *tr
in first picot, [ch 5, dc in next picot] 2 times,
ch 5, tr in last picot, dtr (see Glossary) in 4th
sl st of center foundation ch bet motifs; rep
from * 24 (22) more times, tr in first picot of
last motif, [ch 5, dc in next picot] 2 times**,
[ch 5, tr in next picot] 2 times, then work 2nd
half of rnd to complete motifs as foll: Ch 5; rep

from * to **, ch 5, tr in next picot, dtr (counts


as ch-5 sp) in top of beg ch-3 to join.

Long strip only:

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 6 sc in first 2 ch-5 sps, 3 sc in


tr for corner, *[6 sc in next ch-5 sp] 3 times;
rep from * 25 (23) more times, 3 sc in tr for
corner**, [6 sc in ch-5 sp] 2 times, 3 sc in tr
for corner; rep from * to **, invisible join (see
Stitch Guide). Fasten off.

Short strip only:

Motif trio is worked as three joined partial


motifs that are completed as part of final rnd
of 3rd motif.

Stitch Guide
Crossover Slip Stitch (Crossover sl st):
Insert hook in next ch, pass yarn ball under
work, so the work yarn is now on left side of
Key
= chain (ch)

Note: Before working final rnd of shorter strip,


match up motifs so that one motif of the longer
strip extends beyond the shorter strip at each
end, taking care that RS of strips are facing.
Work all sl st joins by inserting hook from the
top down in adjacent motif and drawing yarn
over up through fabric and lp on hook.
Rnd 5 (joining): Ch 1, 6 sc in first 2 ch-5 sps,
3 sc in tr for corner, *6 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch
3, sl st join (see Notes) in first dc of adjacent
motif (AM) of longer strip, ch 3, 6 sc in next
ch-5 sp, ch 3, sl st join in next dc of AM, ch 3,
6 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 23 more times,
3 sc in tr for corner**, [6 sc in ch-5 sp] 2 times,
3 sc in tr for corner, rep from * to **, invisible
join. Fasten off.

= slip st (sl st)


= crossover slip st
(see Stitch Guide)
= single crochet (sc)
= picot

Motif Trio

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block wrap to measurements


by blocking each motif to 2" square. 

Motif 2

Soleil Lariat
Daniela Nii

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE About 40" long, including
motif spray.
YARN Austermann Algarve (100% Mako
cotton mercerized and gassed; 155 yd
): #0036, 1 ball.
[142 m]/1 oz [50 g];
Yarn distributed by Skacel.
HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size
if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 1 motif = 1" wide and 1" long.

Motif 3

Notes
Lariat is worked as one continuous piece
with RS always facing.
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Chain:

Griffith Park

Insert hook in anchor ch, esc (see Glossary),


work fsc (see Glossary) until piece measures
about 39".

End ring:

Sc in ch edge of last st, ch 10, pass ch-10


underneath fsc strand and pass yarn and hook
over so ch runs through ring, sl st in sc edge to
form ring.
Rnd 1: 3 sc, [picot, 3 sc] 5 times, then work an
invisible join (see Stitch Guide).

FINISHING

Crossover Slip stitch

Weave in ends. Spray block motifs if desired. 

ch, yo and complete sl st. The sl st now crosses


over the foundation chain and work continues
on the left side of the foundation ch.
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook.
Invisible or tapestry join: Complete last
st but do not join to first st. Instead, cut yarn
and pull up until tail comes through st. Use
yarn needle and thread yarn tail under both
lps of top of first st of rnd, then insert needle
from top back down into top of last st of rnd.

Pattern
LARIAT

Motif Spray:
Ch 1 (anchor ch), [make motif trio (see Stitch
Guide), ch 1] 3 timesmotif spray complete.
Do not fasten off.

With MC, work Rnds 12 of first motif.


Rnd 3 (join): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [5
sc in ch-8 sp, sl st in corresponding sc of first
motif] 2 times, 5 sc in same ch-8 sp, [sc in
next dc, 15 sc in next ch-8 sp] 5 times, sl st in
first sc to join. Fasten off.

Subsequent motifs:

Work Rnds 12 of first motif.


Rnd 3 (join): Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *[5 sc
in ch-8 sp, sl st in corresponding sc of adjacent
motif (AM)] 2 times, 5 sc in same ch-8 sp*; rep
from * to *, [sc in next dc, 15 sc in next ch-8
sp] 4 times, sl st in first sc to join.

MC
MC

MC

MC

A
MC

MC
D

Honeycomb Shawl

MC

MC

MC

FINISHED SIZE 60" long, 14" wide.


YARN Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50%

alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [133 m]/1 oz [50 g];


): #133 blush (MC), 3 skeins; #129
amethyst (A), #136 sapphire (B), #128 plum
(C), #148 peridot (D); 1 skein each.
HOOK Size F/5 (3.75mm). Adjust hook size
if necessary to obtain gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE Each motif = 4" after blocking.

Notes
Motifs are made separately and joined to
scarf on last rnd.
Foll chart for color placement.
Work over beg tails of each motif and work
in end tails as you go.
Each contrast color motif is surrounded by
6 main color motifs.

SCARF

First motif:
With MC, ch 10, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 24 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to
join24 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 11 (counts as dc and ch 8), sk next 3
sc; [dc in next sc, ch 8, sk next 3 sc] five times, sl
st in 3rd ch of beg ch-11 to join6 ch-8 lps.

B
MC

Getting Started

MC
MC

MC

Kathy Merrick

MC

MC
B

Pattern

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Second motif:

Assembly

Motif-Trio:
Partial motifs:

*Ch 14 (7 ch for foundation ch, 7 ch for motif),


crossover sl st (see Stitch Guide) in 7th ch
from hook to form ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, ch 3, 6 sc in ring, sl st in
first sc to join12 sc and 1 ch-3 sp. Crossover
sl st in next foundation ch6 foundation ch
rem.
Rnd 2: Ch 9, sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 9, sl st blo in
last sc of previous rnd2 ch-9 sps. Crossover
sl st in next foundation ch5 foundation ch
rem.
Rnd 3: (3 sc, [picot (see Stitch Guide), 3 sc] 4
times) in first ch-9 sppartial motif; rep from
* 2 more times for 2nd and 3rd partial motifs.
Do not fasten off.
Cont Rnd 3 to finish motifs as foll: Picot, *(3
sc, [picot, 3 sc] 4 times) in 2nd ch-9 sp, sl st in
first sc to join (motif complete), sl st in next 5
foundation ch to next motif; rep from * 2 more
times3 complete motifs.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 15 sc in


next ch-8 sp, [sc in next dc, 15 sc in next ch-8
sp] 5 times, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

MC
D

MC
MC

MC
MC

B
MC

MC

A
MC

MC
D

MC

MC
C

MC
MC

MC
MC

A
MC

MC

D
MC

MC
C

MC

MC
B

MC
MC

MC
MC

D
MC

MC

C
MC

MC
B

MC

MC
A

MC
MC

MC
MC

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Griffith Park

Cont, foll placement and color chart until


there are 72 motifs arranged in 15 horizontal
rows.

FINISHING

Wet block scarf to finished measurements,


pinning twice into each lp to maintain curved
lps. 

Mehndi Necklace
Lori M. Carlson

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE Medallion: 4" diameter

Honeycomb Motifs

Stitch Key

FIRST MOTIF

= chain (ch)
= slip st (sl st)
3

= single crochet (sc)

2
= double crochet (dc)

3
2
1

from point to point, blocked; neckband:


13" long, blocked.
YARN Lizbeth Size 20 thread (100% Egyptian
):
cotton; 210 yd [191 m]/ oz [25 g];
#682 country grape dk (MC), #636 country
grape lt (CC); one ball each. Thread
distributed by Handy Hands.
HOOK Size 12 (1.25 mm). Adjust hook size
if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; st markers (m).
GAUGE Rnds 15 = 1".

Notes
Motif is worked in 9 rnds, then medallion is
attached while working beg ch of neckband.
The neckband is fastened with a crochet
button and is adjustable by creating a series
of treble crochet button holes at the end of
band. Band can be lengthened or shortened
for custom fit by adding to or reducing
number of patt reps (mult of 6 sts) worked
(see diagram).
When instructed to work in top of sc or st,
insert hook from top through front and left
vertical lps.

Stitch Guide
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in top of sc or st indicated.
Picot cluster: (Ch 3, dc, picot, dc, ch 3, sl st)
in sc indicated.

3
2

Pattern
MEDALLION

1
JOINING ON
TWO PETALS

JOINING ON
ONE PETAL

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With CC, make an adjustable ring (see


Glossary).
Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; sl st in first sc
to join8 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), 2 hdc in
each st around, sl st in first hdc to join16
hdc. Place marker (pm) in first hdc.
Rnd 3: Sl st flo in each hdc around; sl st in
marked hdc to join16 sl sts. Do not remove
m. Fasten off.

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Griffith Park

Rnd 4: With RS facing, join MC in blo of


marked hdc on Rnd 2, ch 1, 2 sc blo in same st,
sc blo in next st, [2 sc blo in next st, sc blo in
next st] around; sl st in first sc to join24 sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sk next st, [sc
in next st, ch 3, sk next st] around; sl st in first
sc to join12 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 6: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 9 (counts as
first tr and ch 5), [tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 5]
around; sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-9 to join12
tr, 12 ch-5 sps.
Rnd 7: Sl st in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same
sp, [ch 1, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp] around, ch 1, sl
st in first sc to join60 sc, 12 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 4 sts,
FPdc (see Glossary) around next tr on Rnd 6,
*sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next 5 sc, FPdc around
next tr on Rnd 6; rep from * around; sl st in
first sc to join60 sc, 12 FPdc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, *[ch 4, sk next 2
sts, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 5, sl st in 4th ch
from hook and in next ch, sl st in top of sc
at base of ch-5, ch 4, sk next 2 sts, sc in next
st, ch 12, drop lp from hook, insert hook in
2nd sc from last sc made and draw dropped
lp through st, sl st in ch-12 sp, ch 1, in ch-12
sp work [sc, ch 6, (dc, picot, dc, ch 3, sl st) in
4th ch from hook, ch 2] 5 times, sc in ch-12
sp, sl st in top of next sc; rep from * 4 times,
*[ch 4, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] 3 times, ch
4, sl st in first sc to join5 groups of 5-points
each. Fasten off. Place m in last sc made for
placement of neckband.

sts, pm in last tr made for button placement,


tr in next 3 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, [tr in next
st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts] across to last 7 sts, tr in
last 7 sts; turn59 tr, 46 ch-2 sps.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2
sp, [ch 1, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp] across to last 7
sts, sc in last 7 sts; turn106 sc, 45 ch-1 sps.
Row 4: Sc in first 3 sts, FPdc around 4th tr
on Row 2, sk next st on Row 4, sc in next 2
sts, sk next 2 tr on Row 2, FPdc around next
tr on Row 2, sk next st on Row 4, [sc in next
2 sts, FPdc around next tr on Row 2, sk ch-1
sp on Row 4] 45 times, sc in next 2 sts, FPdc
around next tr on Row 2, sk next st on Row 4,
sc in next 2 sts, sk next 2 tr on Row 2, FPdc
around next tr, sk next st on Row 4, sc in last
3 sts; turn.
Row 5: Sl st in first 2 sts, (sl st, ch 1, sc, picot
cl [see Stitch Guide]) in next st, sc in next st,
*sl st in next 4 sts, (sl st, ch 1, sc, picot cl) in
next st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 3
sts, sl st in last 3 sts. Fasten off.

Button:

Hold neckband vertically so that the marked tr


is horizontal. With MC, pull up lp around post
of marked tr, ch 1, sc around same post.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 15 dc in 4th ch from hook; sl st
in top of beg ch-4 to join16 dc.
Rnd 2: Sl st in each st around; sl st in first st
to join. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block. 

Neckband:

Ch 74. With RS of motif facing, 3 dc in


marked sc on Rnd 9, ch 75 (see Notes).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each
ch and dc across; turn151 sc.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr in next 3

3
2

Stitch Key

= adjustable ring
= chain (ch)
= slip stitch (sl st)
= slip stitch front
loop only (sl st flo)
= single crochet (sc)

8
7
6

3
2
1

5
4

= half double
crochet (hdc)

= double crochet
(dc)

= treble crochet (tr)

= Front Post
double crochet
(FPdc)

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beyond the basics

CROCHET
Love Knot, Solomons knotwhatever you call it,
youll be smitten with this sublime stitch
Vashti Braha

For years, I thought I knew love knots.


Crocheted in one certain way, they make
a lacy mesh. But Ive discovered that
much more lies below the surface of this
sweet Victorian crochet stitch.
Like love itself, even its name is a bit fickle. In my nineteenth-century English-language sources, it was primarily
called knot stitch and occasionally hailstone stitch. By the
mid-twentieth century, Solomons knot and lovers knot
had taken the place of the earlier names in print.
Love knot is my favorite name because its directly
associated with a specific crochet stitch without also
referring to macram, embroidery, religion, or... risqu
sculpture. As you read this article, substitute your favorite
name, and keep the alternative names in mind when you
search for more information.

The Essence of a Love Knot


It is often thought that love knots require intermediatelevel skill. But after teaching classes in making love knots, I
think of the stitch itself as easy level, and the iconic loveknot mesh lace as intermediate. The love knot (or LK) simply
combines two easy-level stitchesthe chain (ch) and the
single crochet (sc)into a unique stitch with exciting
possibilities. Lets begin with one of its most valuable
features: the love knot is also a foundation stitch.

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The LK as a foundation stitch


As you read through these sections, try the swatches.
Choose a yarn and hook size suitable for exploring stitches
comfortably. Try an H/8 (5 mm) hook and smooth, lightcolored, medium-weight cotton, wool, or acrylic yarn. Pull
yarn from the outside of the skein so that its not crinkled. Make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Chain five.

back
ridge
loop

back
loop
(blo)

front loop
(f lo)
Each chain stitch has three loops: the two top loops and
the third bottom loop, which is often called the bump of
the ch or bottom ridge loop. Turn over your five chains; if
you can distinguish the bump loops from the flatter top
loops of each chain, youre ready to crochet a love knot.
Pull up the loop on your hook to about double its
lengthas if you could fit two of your crochet hooks into

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TOPANGA TUNIC Page 40.


ZUMA SKIRT Page 41.

the loop instead of one. Now slide the fingers holding the
stitches youve made up to pinch the long loop at its base to
keep it the length you choose. Yarn over and pull yarn
through that loop to complete an elongated chain stitch. (All
you did was make a loose chain on purpose, right?) Now
insert your hook under the bump loop of the elongated ch.
If youre crocheting right-handed, it should be the leftmost
loop of the three. Yarn over and pull up a loop, then yarn
over and pull through both loops on the hook; you have just
made a single crochet.

You can make loose chains of any length to create a


range of lacy looks. Like blowing up a balloon, you can add
any amount of air (loop length) for the size balloon (LK)
you wish. The sc behaves like the knot in the balloon, to
hold in the air.
You can even choose the shape of the balloon. For a
round LK, pull up a loop " to " long. With most yarns,
this creates an LK that stays the most inflated. Looser than
three-fourths inch elongates the LK into an oblong balloon.
Go really loose and it collapses to give a languid, tropical air
to LK lace.

Find the Sweet Spot


LKs do not require perfection. In fact, slightly irregular LKs
are often preferable because they improve the loft of nearby
ones. The quiltlike quality of the Electra Wrap (page 47) is a
good example of this.
That said, aim for consistent LK lengths and notice what
works for you. When crocheting, we use a blend of visual or
tactile measuring shortcuts without thinking about it.
Some crocheters feel the yarn for a sense of how tightly or
loosely to crochet, instead of using the hook size. Some use
a visual cue to remember which direction to yarn over. We
vary in how much we pull up loops while making tall
stitches such as double crochets.
Give yourself time to discover your unique LK visual or
tactile sweet spot. Try this visual cue: Mark a target length
on your hook, or finger, or paper pattern. Periodically
compare the long loop on your hook against it by pulling
the loop taut on your hook to see its full length, and then
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complete the LK. Or try this tactile cue: Measure the width
of your thumb or other finger and use it as your target size;
check the size of your LK by pinching it open.
For me, the most dependable cue for LKs of one inch is
tactile: my ring finger measures exactly an inch from its tip
to the first joint wrinkle. My visual cue for LKs less than one
inch is to gauge whether I could fit a second crochet hook in
the loosened loop.
Most LK patterns specify an LK size in segments of an
inch. Practice making a series of LKs using this pattern
language: *Ch 5, **pull up loop on hook to ", yo and pull
through to complete ch, sc in bump of ch, rep from *. When
youre comfortable making the stitch, omit the ch 5 and rep
from ** as desired. Try different LK sizes and see which
visual or tactile cues you prefer. Take some time to feel the
love.

The Knotty Part of LK


I think of the knot as the hug that holds all the love,
so the snugger the sc, the better. Sometimes, the knot
loosens because of slippery yarn or the weight of beads and
stitches. We can vary the amount of love; why not also vary
the knots? Depending on the project, a different stitch can
be better than a single crochet for locking in the love.
I once used metallic embroidery floss with beads for an
LK necklace. Because of the slipperiness of the floss and the
weight of the beads, the sc knots loosened and looked
messy. I needed a better knot for the LK. So, after completing each LK knot with the sc, I chained one tightly and then
worked a slip stitch in the sc. This did the trick. Doris Chans
Zuma Skirt (page 41) uses a similar technique: she uses a
lock-down chain before and after the LK to anchor the
knots so that they hold up to wear.
You could also alter the knot for decorative emphasis.
Victorian crochet designers did this with LK mesh in
thread. In the Sambuca Cord (page 37), puff stitches
replace the sc knots. In the Electra Wrap (page 47) and
Sister Act Shawl and Shrug (page 44), some of the LKs are
knotted with picots.
The jewelry on pages 36 and 37 demonstrates a few ways
to enhance LKs with beads and changes to the knots. The
thread used for these cords is a cordonnet type, with
heirloom-quality fibers and plying; it supports the weight of
beads and resists fraying and dulling. This thread has the
most twist, plies, and body (resilience) of all types of
cotton crochet thread, so it may be surprising to crochet at
first. It does keep LK fresh and plump.

The iconic LK diamond mesh is reversible, translucent, and


strong, yet seemingly weightless. It crochets quickly into fabric
and makes most yarns look special. In addition, its stretchy.
Three designs in this issue make use of it: Dora Ohrensteins
Topanga Tunic (page 40, swatch above), Doris Chans Zuma
Skirt (page 41), and the Sister Act Shawl and Shrug (page 44).
One reason for the subtle mesh variations is that LKs can take
the place of foundation chains, turning chains to begin tall
rows, and tall stitches to end rows. In some patterns, LKs of
different lengths are mixed together. Doubled-up LKs may be
used for tall stitches. I try to avoid mixing LK lengths in
designs, but I do enjoy doubled-up LKs along the sides of rows,
so I offer this method for shaping, below.

Favorite LK Mesh Version


My basic all-purpose LK diamond mesh pattern is
worked in rows of LKs that are the same length. Only one
row is repeated, so its easy to memorize. It uses sc for LKs
and single joins (see Joining Method 1, below). All four
sides have equal stretch and drape, so its well suited to
shawls, scarves, and other clothing. For a garment requiring
seaming, alternate Rows 2 and 3 of Sister Act (page 51)
instead, because its mesh includes easy-to-seam tall stitches
and chains along the row edges.

Pouring On the Love


Each LK in a stitch patternadds an air bubble and a hinge
for drape. Once we turn LKs into a lace fabric, the stitch gets
more interesting. Upon close inspection of a centurys worth
of LK mesh, I found a dozen different kinds. Most look
identical, but drape differently when worn. However, twenty
or so logical and meaningful variations are not in the books
at all.
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Foundation Row 1: With slip knot on hook, ch 1, sc in


bump of ch, [2 LKs, ch 1] 5 times, 2 LKs: 12 LKs of reasonably equal size.
Row 2: Skip the 4 LKs nearest to your hook, sc in the 5th
sc from your hook, *2 LKs, skip next sc, sc in next sc, repeat

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Shaping the Mesh: The Classic Love Triangle


Here is a simple way to steadily decrease at both edges.
Decrease Row 1: Sc in the center sc of the first mesh
space, *2 LKs, sc in sc of next mesh space, repeat from *
across. One LK, turn.
Repeat Decrease Row 1 until row has only one mesh space.
There are two different ways to join LKs to other LKs. The
methods vary subtly from each other.
Joining Method 1: After completing an LK, sc into the
sc knot of the designated LK in the pattern. This method is
used for most designs in this issue (with minor variations).
To reinforce the knot, sc into any three loops of the sc knot
instead of two (see Electra or Sister Act), or use Doris Chans
strategy described above.
Double Join Method 2: After completing an LK, sc
into the two top long lps just before the sc knot of the designated LK, and sc again in the two top long lps just after the
same sc knot. This method is well suited to crocheting LKs
with super-extra-fine thread (size 80 and finer). Its easier to

crochet into the long loops than into the sc, and the joining
stitches hold them open for more drama on such a tiny
stage. The lace may be stronger, too, because the stress at
the joins is distributed over more strands.
Shown below are both joining methods side by side in
size 10 thread. I chose a 1913 variation of Method 2 (swatch
on the right) to show the greatest contrast between the two
types. It uses hdc for the LK knots and dc for the double
joins. These exaggerated double joins look flowery and
delicate in the original size 80 thread.

Love Your Stash


If a gossamer laceweight mohair yarn catches your eye
like it did mine, note that LK lace is the perfect low-risk way
to experience it. Mohair yarn worked in LKs is easier to rip
out, when necessary, than fabric worked in most other
crochet stitches.
Even if you dont have mohair yarns in your stash, you
likely have a few other yummy yarns that have been waiting
for the right inspiration. Perhaps luxury sock yarns with
short or sudden color changes? Or an artsy handspun yarn?
Try swatching up some LKs... and sprinkle in some beads. 
VASHTI BRAHA is a half-Irish girl who grew up in Wisconsin spinning her own yarn and dyeing it with marigolds. Visit www
.designingvashti.com to learn about her popular crochet newsletter,
classes, and Florida-inspired designs.
RESOURCES

from * across, 1 LK, ch 1, 2 LKs, turn: 5 diamond mesh spaces.


Row 3: Sc in center sc of the first mesh space, *2 LKs, sc in
center sc of next LK space, repeat from * to last 4 LKs, skip
last sc join, sc in next sc of 4-LK mesh space, 1 LK, ch 1, 2
LKs, turn: 5 diamond mesh spaces.
Row 4: Sc in center sc of the first mesh space, *2 LKs, sc
in center sc of next mesh space, repeat from * to last 3-LK
mesh space, skip last sc join, sc in next sc knot of space. One
LK, ch 1, 2 LKs, turn.
Repeat Row 4 for pattern. Do not fasten off; you can use
this swatch for Shaping the Mesh below. Omit last [ch 1, 2
LKs] of last Row 4 repeat.

www.designingvashti.com/blog/love-knot-crochet-class-resources
Vashtis Crochet Inspirations Newsletter, Issue 39, Love Knot
Research at www.eepurl.com/kwhyr

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beyond the basics

CROCHET
Dragonfly, Seagrape, & Sambuca
three different looks, one technique

DRAGONFLY CORD Page 38.

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beyond the basics


Notes
The Dragonfly Cord is an example of using
pre-strung beads to emphasize the sc knot
portion of the Love Knot (LK). Use standard
jewelry fasteners in place of the eyeglass
grips to make a necklace or bracelet instead.

Stitch Guide

Dragonfly Cord
Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 22" long.
YARN Lizbeth Size 10 thread (100%

Egyptian cotton; 122 yd [112 m]/ oz


): #664 ocean teal med, 1 ball.
[25 g];
Thread distributed by Handy Hands.
HOOK Size 4 (1.75 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 42 glass beads size
6o; one pair of eyeglass grips (optional).
GAUGE 3 reps = 3". Gauge is not critical
for this project.

Beaded chain (bch): Push bead up to hook,


yo and draw through lp. Bead is on the back
ridge of ch.
Beaded single crochet (bsc): Insert hook
in indicated st, yo and pull up lp, push bead
up to st, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook
(bead secured).
Love Knot (LK): Pull up lp on hook to -",
yo and draw through lp to form loose ch, sc in
back ridge of ch.

Pattern
String 42 beads onto thread.
Leaving a 6" end, ch 1, sc in back ridge lp
of ch, LK (see Stitch Guide), *ch 1, bch (see
Stitch Guide), bsc flo in sc of LK just made
(see Stitch Guide), 2 LK; rep from * until cord
is desired length when slightly stretched,
ending last rep with 1 LK. Fasten off leaving a
6" end. Photographed cord has 21 reps.

FINISHING

To make eyeglass cord, using ends, sew


eyeglass grips or other fastener to each end.
Weave in ends.
Cord is designed to lie flat naturally with
beads level on each side of knot. If uneven,
spritz with water (do not drench), adjust sts
and beads, and lay flat to dry.

Seagrape Cord Anklet


Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 7" long excluding clasp.
YARN Lizbeth Size 10 thread (100%

Egyptian cotton; 122 yd [112 m]/ oz


): #680 spring green, 1 ball
[25 g];
re-wound into two smaller balls. Thread
distributed by Handy Hands.
HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook
size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; twenty 8 mm
round resin beads; 40 glass beads size
6o; metal bracelet clasp.
GAUGE 8 reps = 3". Gauge is not critical
for this design.

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with pre-strung beads. Puff Sts give the LK


a fancier knot and help the 3 beaded strands
to lie flat. It is best to crochet cord tightly.

Stitch Guide
Puff st: [yo, pull up lp in designated st] 2
times, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook.
Beaded Long Loop Knot (BLLK): Pull
up lp on hook to measure 1", push 10 beads
close to st, yo and draw thread and all beads
through lp, drop thread from hook and pull
working thread to tighten ch. With working
thread behind 10-bead lp, push 3 beads up to
st, insert hook through lp, yo and pull up lp
bet the center beads of 10-bead lp, yo, insert
hook around 3-bead strand and pull up lp, yo,
insert hook in 5-bead strand to left of 3-bead
strand and pull up lp, yo and draw through all
5 lps on hook.

Sambuca Cord Necklace

Pattern

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 19" excluding clasp.
YARN Lizbeth Size 10 thread (100%

Notes
Bracelet is worked holding 2 strands of
thread tog throughout. The back ridge of
the loose ch of the Love Knot (LK) is beaded.
Turning after each LK staggers the beads and
gives a vine-like look. It is best to crochet
cord tightly.

Stitch Guide
Beaded Love Knot (BLK): Pull up lp on
hook to ", push 3 beads (small, large, small)
up to st, yo and draw thread through lp (loose
ch made), working above beads, sc in back
ridge of ch.

Egyptian cotton; 122 yd [112 m]/ oz [25


): #622 pink med. Thread distribg];
uted by Handy Hands.
HOOK Size 4 (1.75 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 234 glass beads
size 6/0; necklace clasp.
GAUGE 3 reps = 3". Gauge is not critical
for this design.

Notes
The Sambuca Cord is an example of filling
up all three strands of the Love Knot (LK)

Ch 2, *puff st (see Stitch Guide) in back ridge


lp of 2nd ch from hook, BLLK (see Stitch
Guide), *ch 4, puff st in back ridge lp of 2nd
ch from hook, BLLK; rep from * to desired
length, ch 1. Fasten off leaving a 6" end.

FINISHING

Using ends, sew necklace clasp or other


fastener to each end. Weave in ends.
Cord is designed to lie flat naturally. If it
twists, spritz with water (do not drench),
spread out the beaded strands, and lay flat
and untwisted to dry. 

FOR MORE PROJECTS USING THE LOVE KNOT


check out pages 4047 and see why this
awesome stitch will be one of your favorites.

Pattern
String beads in the foll sequence onto 2
strands of thread held tog: (1 small, 1 large, 1
small) 20 times.
Leaving a 6" end, ch 1, sc in back ridge lp
of ch, *BLK (see Stitch Guide), turn so that
thread is behind hook, [sl st, hdc] in sc of LK
just made; rep from * until desired length
when slightly stretched. Fasten off leaving a
6" end.

FINISHING

Using ends, sew bracelet clasp or other


fastener to each end. Weave in ends.
Cord is designed to lie flat naturally, with
beads falling to alternate sides. To eliminate
twisting, spritz with water (do not drench)
and lay flat to dry.

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An array of garments incorporating the lovers knot shows this


ethereal stitchs dynamic range.
Malibu is the perfect backdrop
for this flirty stitch.
TOPANGA TUNIC BY DORA
OHRENSTEIN. Fine-weight linen is
crocheted into a lovely flowing fabric
with Solomons knots. The knots are
also worked into the motifs at the
border and minisleeves. Made in two
pieces with raglan shaping, the tunic is
seamed at the sides with single crochet
added for structure. Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport Weight. Page 48

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ZUMA SKIRT BY DORIS CHAN. This


seamless skirt begins with a waistband
foundation worked sideways, in one step
creating a pretty finished edge, holes for
threading a drawstring, and a starting
round for the solid crochet fabric. Vertical lines of Solomons Knots act as gores,
making a gentle curve at the hip and
eventually kicking out the flared hem.
Yarn: Tahki Yarns Tahki Cotton Classic
Lite (Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.). Page 49

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SISTER ACT SHAWL AND SHRUG BY


VASHTI BRAHA. Two small seams convert a shawl into a shrugthe swath
is made of a vintage love knot pattern
consisting of petite love knots set off
with rows of double crochet. The alpacawool-Tencel blend yarn gives love knots
a charming sheen and drape. Yarn: The
Alpaca Yarn Company Astral. Page 51

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LOVE IS A ROSE SHAWL BY


Dahlia Shrug
Jenny King.
KATHRYN WHITE.
A row by
of roses
Richly
petaled
fl
oral
motifs
defines a swath of lovers knots in
this
are
joined
to
create
a
garment
airy shawl. The shamrock dangles
gives
anybreeze.
outfit aThis
pop
beg to frolicthat
in an
ocean
of
color
and
elegance.
Yarn:
design was awarded first place for
Omega
TKTK.
Page
XX
accessories in the 2012 Crochet Guild
of America design contest. Yarn:
Lornas Laces Helens Lace. Page 53

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ELECTRA WRAP BY VASHTI BRAHA.


Two ethereal yarns are combined
in a starry love knot mesh, resulting in a heavenly cloud. The lacy
mohair love knots create quiltlike air
bubbles, making this wrap warmer
than it looks. The reversible wrap,
which incorporates strategies that
are handy to know when crocheting
love knots, is edged as you crochet it
in one continuous piece.
Yarn: S. Charles Collezione Luna,
S. Charles Collezione Crystal (TahkiStacy Charles Inc.). Page 53

Palm Tunic by Cristina Mershon. This airy


motif tunic dresses up or down with ease.
Made in a cotton-bamboo blend that has
both lightness and drape, it slides easily
over a bathing suit during the day and over
capris or a summer skirt in the evening.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Southwick. Page XX.

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PLUS SIZE

BACK AND FRONT

16 (19, 22, 26, 29)"


41.5 (49.5, 58, 66, 74.5) cm

MOTIF STRIP

4 (5, 7, 8, 9)"
11 (14, 18, 21, 23.5) cm

7 (8, 8, 9, 10)"
19 (22, 22, 25, 27.5) cm

13"
33 cm

Dora Ohrenstein

Note: When making SK, draw up lp to ".


Ch 9, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), *3 dc in

3"
9 cm

Topanga Tunic

First motif:

Stitch Key
= chain (ch)

FINISHED SIZE 32 (39, 42, 52, 58)"

17 (21, 24, 28, 31)"


44.5 (53.5, 62, 71, 80) cm

= slip st (sl st)

bust circumference; 35 (42, 49, 56, 63)"


hip circumference. Garment shown
measures 39", modeled with 5" ease.
Garment is meant to be worn with 46"
ease.
YARN Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (100%
):
linen; 270 yd [247 m]/3 oz [100 g];
rose, 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins.
HOOK Sizes C/2 (2.75 mm), D/3 (3.25 mm).
Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain
correct gauge.
NOTIONS Blocking pins; yarn needle.
GAUGE Motif = 3" square with smaller

= single crochet (sc)


JOINING
JOINING SLEEVE
SLEEVEMOTIFS
MOTIFS

= double crochet (dc)

join

corners

= treble crochet (tr)

join to body

Getting Started

join to body

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Notes
Motifs will not look flat until blocked.
Solomon's Knot (SK) sts in motifs are
slightly smaller than those in body. For body,
all SK sts should be same size, including
those at side edges.
Space below the top motifs on sleeve forms
a peek-a-boo hole over the upper arm.
If neckline is too wide, work a row of sc in
SK on last row of Body. Use smaller hook,
and experiment with number of sc (3 or 4)
worked around each SK to tighten neckline
sufficiently.
Motif bands are worked first. Front and
back are worked up from bands separately.
Sleeves are worked from motif edge up to
shoulder and are set into armhole shaping.
Side seams are sewn.

Stitch Guide
Solomon's Knot (SK): Draw up lp to
specified height, ch 1, insert hook under back
strand of long lp, work sc to lock knot closed.

20 (22, 23, 24, 25)"


52.5 (56, 59.5, 63, 65.5) cm

hook before blocking and 3" square


after blocking; 3 Solomon's Knot diamonds = 3" with smaller hook.

= Solomons Knot (SK)

REDUCED SAMPLE OF SOLOMONS KNOT PATTERN

REPEAT
3

2
1
3

3
2
1

JOINING OF
SECOND AND
SUCCESSIVE
MOTIFS

REDUCED SAMPLE OF MOTIF STRIP

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Second motif:

Rnds 12: Rep Rnds 12 of first motif.


Rnd 3: *SK, sk 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next
ch-1 sp, SK, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, 2 SK, sc in
next dc; rep from * once, SK, 3 dc in ch-1 sp,
ch 1, sl st in any corner ch-3 sp of first motif, 3
dc in same ch-1 sp of 2nd motif, SK, sk 2 dc, sc
in next dc, SK, sc in sc bet 2 SK at side of first
motif, SK, sc in next dc of 2nd motif, SK, 3 dc
in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sl st in next corner ch-3
sp of first motif, 3 dc in same ch-1 sp of 2nd
motif, SK, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, 2 SK, sl st in
top of first sc to join. Fasten off.

(36, 42, 48, 54) SK.


Row 2: 2 SK, sk 1 SK, sc in next sc, 2 SK, sk 2
SK, sc in next sc; rep from * to last SK, SK, tr
in last sc, turn.
Row 3: *2 SK, sk 2 SK, sc in next sc; rep from
* across, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 to last st, tr in tr of Row
2, turn.
Rows 524: Rep Rows 34.

Armhole shaping:

Row 25: *2 SK, sk 2 SK, sc in next sc; rep


from * to last 2 SK, SK, tr in top of side SK,
turn29 (35, 41, 47, 53) SK, 1 tr.
Row 26: *2 SK, sk 2 SK, sc in next sc; rep
from * to last 3 SK (of prev row), SK, sk 2 SK,
tr in next sc, turn2 SK dec.
Rows 2732 (34, 37, 39, 41): Rep Row
2615 (17, 17, 19, 21) SK, 1 tr.
Note: The next row creates a flat edge across
the top.
Last row: *SK, sk 2 SK, sc in next sc; rep from
* across7 (8, 8, 9, 10) SK. Fasten off.

SLEEVES

With smaller hook, make and join 5 motifs,


foll diagram for placement.

next dc, SK, sk 2 (3) sc on back, sc in next sc,


SK, sc in join bet next 2 SK on motif, SK, sk 3
(3) sc on body, sc in next sc, SK, sc in next dc
on motif; rep from * across motif 2 of sleeve,
SK, sc in last sc on body, SK, sc in ch-3 corner
of motif 2. Fasten off.

Sizes 42 (52, 58)" only:

With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn


with sl st in first sc at top left corner of back.
Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same sc, [2 SK, sk 3
sc, sc in next sc] 7 times, turn leaving rem sts
unworked14 SK.
Row 2: SK, sc in corner of motif 1 of sleeve,
SK, sk 1 SK on body, sc in next sc, *SK, sk 2 dc
on motif, sc in next dc, SK, sk 2 SK on body,
sc in next sc, SK, sc in join bet next 2 SK on
motif, SK, sk 2 SK on body, sc in next sc, SK,
sc in next dc on motif, SK, sk 2 SK on body, sc
in next sc; rep from * across motif 2 of sleeve,
SK, sc in ch-3 corner of motif 2. Fasten off.

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ring, ch 1**, 3 dc in ring, ch 3; rep from * 3


times ending last rep at **, 2 dc in ring, sl st in
3rd ch of beg ch-6 to join24 dc, 4 ch-1 sps,
4 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as
dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, *SK (see
above), sk 3 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, SK**, sk 3
dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from
* 3 times ending last rep at **, sc in top of beg
ch-3 to join8 SK, 24 dc, 4 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 3: *SK, sk 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next
ch-1 sp, SK, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, 2 SK**, sc in
next dc; rep from * 3 times, ending last rep at
**, sl st in top of first sc to join16 SK, 24 dc,
4 ch-3 sps. Fasten off.

All sizes:

With WS facing, join yarn at top corner of


front and join opposite side of sleeve as for
first side. Rep for 2nd sleeve.
Sew side seams. Weave in ends. 

FINISHING

Wet block sleeves to flatten motifs.

Subsequent motifs:

Work same as 2nd motif, joining in last rnd to


prev motif.

Pattern
MOTIF STRIPS (MAKE 2)
With smaller hook, make and join 5 (6, 7, 8,
9) motifs (see Stitch Guide). Wet block strips,
pinning each motif at ch-3 corners to measure
3" square.

FRONT/BACK (MAKE 2)

Note: When making SK sts, draw up lp to ". 6


SK are worked along each motif. On WS rows,
the first SK in the row forms the side edge.
With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn
with sl st in top right corner of motif strip.
Row 1: (RS) Work sc in same ch-3 corner, *2
SK (see Stitch Guide), sk 3 dc and SK, sc in
next sc, 2 SK, sk 2 SK, sc in next sc, 2 SK, sc in
join bet 2 motifs; rep from * across all motifs,
placing last sc in last ch-3 corner, turn30

Zuma Skirt
Doris Chan

Edging:
With RS facing and larger hook, join yarn
with sl st at top left corner of back, ch 1,
working along armhole edge, work 3 sc around
each row edge (whether an SK or a tr) along
armhole, cont down side of back to motif
strip, working 3 sc around each SK and 1 sc at
join bet 2 SK. Do not work any sc along motifs.
Fasten off.
Rejoin yarn at bottom right side of back in
first row of SK, work 3 sc around each tr, and 1
sc at join bet 2 SK, cont to armhole, work 3 sc
in each row edge to top of armhole. Fasten off.
Rep edging on front.

Join sleeves:

Sizes 32 (39)" only:


With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn
with sl st in first sc at top left corner of back.
Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same sc, SK, sc in
corner of motif 1 of sleeve, *SK, sk 2 (3) sc on
back, sc in next sc, SK, sk 2 dc on motif, sc in

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 27 (31, 36, 40)" waist

circumference; 33 (37, 42, 46)" hip


circumference; 22 (22, 23, 23)"
long, including waistband. Garment
shown measures 31".
YARN Tahki Yarns Tahki Cotton Classic Lite
(100% mercerized cotton; 146 yd [135
): #4461 light plum 5
m]/1 oz [50 g];
(6, 7, 8) hanks. Yarn distributed by
Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.
HOOK Sizes 7 (4.5 mm); G/6 (4 mm). Adjust
hook size if necessary to obtain correct
gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 9 rows = 4" in base
patt with larger hook; 1 love knot column
= 1" wide.

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Notes
Skirt is worked in joined, turned rnds from
waist to hem. A sideways-worked waistband
provides foundation lps. Fabric is stretchy,
allowing for some waist and hip ease for each
size. After a slim hip, six gores worked in a
love knot design are added for a gentle flare.
Each inc rnd adds a love knot column to each
gore. It takes 1 sc (bottom love knot) and 1
tr (top love knot) patt rnd to complete 1 love
knot rnd.
To lengthen or shorten skirt, you may add
or omit rnds at the hip fit points. You cannot
omit rnds at end of skirt but you can add
rnds before edging is worked.

Stitch Guide
Base patt:
Ch any number of sts.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, tr across, turn.
Rep Rows 12 for patt.
3 double crochet cluster (3-dc cl): [Yo,
insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up lp,
yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times, yo and
draw through all 4 lps on hook.
Bottom double love knot (bottom
dbl-lk): Always worked in sc rnd. Ch 1 tightly
to secure, draw up lp to " length, yo, keeping
single strand same length as long lp, draw
through long lp, insert hook bet long lp and
single strand, yo and draw through single
strand, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook

(knot secured with sc), ch 1 tightly to secure,


draw up lp to " length, yo, keeping single
strand same length as long lp, draw through
long lp, insert hook bet long lp and single
strand, yo and draw through single strand and
lp on hook as if to sl st (knot secured with sl
st), tighten sl st.
Top double love knot (top dbl-lk): Always worked in tr rnd. *Ch 1 tightly to secure,
draw up lp to " length, yo, keeping single
strand same length as long lp, draw through
long lp, insert hook bet long lp and single
strand, yo and draw through single strand and
lp on hook as if to sl st (knot secured with sl
st), tighten sl st*, sc in indicated st or sp, rep
from * to *.
Bottom 1 rnd: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first tr,
[*bottom dbl-lk, sk top dbl-lk of last rnd, sc in
next 3 tr; rep from * for each top dbl-lk of last
rnd, ch 3, sc to next top dbl-lk] 6 times, sl st
in first sc to join, turn6 gores, each with an
additional love knot column setup.
Bottom 2 rnd: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first tr,
[*bottom dbl-lk, sk top dbl-lk of last rnd, sc
in next 3 tr; rep from * for each top dbl-lk of
last rnd, ch 3, sk next tr, sc to next top dbl-lk]
6 times, sl st in first sc to join, turn6 gores,
each with an additional love knot column
setup.
Top rnd: (RS) Ch 4, sk first sc, [tr to next
ch-3 sp, top dbl-lk in ch-3 sp, *tr in next 3 sc,
top dbl-lk in center sc of last bottom dbl-lk;
rep from * for each bottom dbl-lk of last rnd] 6

times, sl st in top of beg ch-4, turn6 gores,


each with completed love knot columns.

Pattern
SKIRT

Waistband:
With smaller hook, working firmly, beg as foll:
Row 1: (WS) Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook,
turn.
Row 2: (RS) Ch 5, 3-dc cl (see Stitch Guide) in
first sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1 and tighten, sc in top of 3-dc cl,
turn.
Rows 472 (84, 96, 108): Rep Rows 23 34
(40, 46, 52) times, then rep Row 236 (42,
48, 54) ch-5 sps. Waistband measures about
27 (31, 36, 40)". Join ends with sl st in
bottom of beg sc to form a ring, being careful
not to twist.

Waist:

Rnd 1: (RS) With larger hook and RS of


waistband facing with ch-5 sps at top, sl st in
first ch-5 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-5 sp, 3 sc
in each ch-5 sp around, sl st in first sc to join,
turn108 (126, 144, 162) sc.
Rnd 2: (WS) Ch 1, sk first sc, sc around, sc in
last sc, sl st in first sc to join, turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr in first sc throughout), tr in each sc around, sl st in top of beg
ch-4, turn108 (126, 144, 162) tr.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first tr, sc in each tr
around, sl st in first sc to join, turn.

27 (31, 36, 40)"


68.5 (80, 91.5, 103) cm

Stitch Key

= single crochet (sc)

= treble crochet (tr)

= top dbl-lk

= bottom dbl-lk

13 (13, 14, 14)"


34.5 (34.5, 37, 37) cm

= slip st (sl st)

9"
23 cm

= chain (ch)

33 (37, 42, 46)"


84 (95, 106.5, 118) cm

63 (67, 78, 82)"


160 (171.5, 198, 209.5) cm

Bottom 1
Love Knot Column

Bottom 1

Bottom 2

9
8

repeat

9
8

Top
Bottom 1

50

repeat

Top
Bottom 2

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Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3.

Shape hip:

Size 27" only:

Rnds 2829: Work Bottom 1 rnd (see Stitch


Guide), then Top rnd (see Stitch Guide)3
love knot columns each gore, 12 sts rem bet
gores.
Rnds 3031: Rep Rnds 89.
Rnds 3243: Rep last 4 rnds 3 times6 love
knot columns each gore, 3 sts rem bet gores.

Size 31" only:

Rnds 2829: Work Bottom 1 rnd, then Top


rnd3 love knot columns each gore, 15 sts
rem bet gores.
Rnds 3031: Rep Rnds 89.
Rnds 3233: Work Bottom 2 rnd, then Top
rnd4 love knot columns each gore, 11 sts
rem bet gores.
Rnds 3435: Rep Rnds 89.
Rnds 3643: Rep last 4 rnds 2 times6 love
knot columns each gore, 3 sts rem bet gores.

Size 36" only:

Rnds 2627: Work Bottom 1 rnd, then Top


rnd3 love knot columns each gore, 18 sts
rem bet gores.
Rnds 2829: Rep Rnds 89.
Rnds 3033: Rep last 4 rnds once4 love
knot columns each gore, 15 sts rem bet gores.
Rnds 3435: Work Bottom 2 rnd, then Top
rnd5 love knot columns each gore, 11 sts
rem bet gores.
Rnds 3637: Rep Rnds 89.
Rnds 3845: Rep last 4 rnds 2 times7 love
knot columns each gore, 3 sts rem bet gores.

Size 40" only:

Rnds 2627: Work Bottom 2 rnd, then Top


rnd3 love knot columns each gore, 19 sts
rem bet gores.
Rnds 2829: Rep Rnds 89.
Rnds 3045: Rep last 4 rnds 4 times7 love
knot columns each gore, 3 sts rem bet gores.

All sizes:

After last rnd, do not turn.


Next rnd (edge): (RS) Ch 2, sk first tr,
dc2tog (see Glossary) in next 2 tr, [ch 5, 3-dc
cl in center sc of next top dbl-lk, ch 5, dc3tog
(see Glossary) in next 3 tr] around, omitting
last dc3tog, sl st in top of beg dc2tog. Fasten
off.

FINISHING

Drawstring: With smaller hook, working


firmly, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sc flo
in last sc; rep from * until string measures about
40 (45, 50, 55)". Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Block. Weave drawstring through ch-5 sps of
waistband. 

Sister Act Shawl and Shrug


Vashti Braha

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE Scarf (unseamed): About 8

(8, 10)" wide and 69 (72, 78)" long. Vest,


blocked and hung (as worn): 12 (13, 15)"
center back width and 18 (18, 20)" long
from back neck to hem with collar
unfolded. Sample shown in smallest size.
YARN The Alpaca Yarn Company Astral
(50% tencel, 30% alpaca, 20% merino;
): #8532
197 yd [180 m]/3 oz [100 g];
Aires or #8100 white, 2 (3, 4) skeins.
HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; five st markers (m)
for vest option.
GAUGE 10 dc = 3" and 8 rows = 3" in
lace patt.

Notes
Make all LK " long. Keep a small gauge or
ruler nearby while crocheting to check the
size of your LK.
Shrug beg as a rectangular scarf worked
lengthwise.
Long sides are edged with a combination of
love knots and picots. The first edge row is
worked into one side of foundation row, then
patt for the rest of wrap is worked into other
side of foundation row.
Sc into 3 strands of the sc of a LK, instead of
the usual 2, to prevent LK from loosening in
a slippery yarn (see article on page 40).
Shrug is stretchy and worn open in front. It
is designed to look closer-fitting across back
while having extra wearing ease at neck for
a draping collar, and at the shoulders and
armholes for a comfortable fit.

Stitch Guide
Love Knot (LK): *Pull up lp on hook to ", yo
and pull through lp to complete a long ch, sc in
the bottom ridge lp of ch to "knot" it. For a LK
pair, rep from * once.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in side of sc of LK just made.

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Rnd 6: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first tr, [ch 3, sc in


next 18 (21, 24, 27) tr] 6 times, omitting last
sc, sl st in first sc to join, turn6 ch-3 sps, 18
(21, 24, 27) sc bet.
Rnd 7: (RS) Ch 4, sk first sc, tr in next 17 (20,
23, 26) sc to next ch-3 sp, [top dbl-lk in ch-3
sp (see Stitch Guide), tr in next 18 (21, 24, 27)
sc to next ch-3 sp] 5 times to last ch-3 sp, top
dbl-lk in last ch-3 sp, sl st in top of beg ch-4,
turn6 gores, each with 1 top dbl-lk column,
18 (21, 24, 27) tr bet gores.
Rnd 8 (bottom): Ch 1, sc in first tr, [bottom
dbl-lk (see Stitch Guide), sk next top dbl-lk,
sc to next top dbl-lk] around, omitting last sc,
sl st in first sc to join, turna bottom dbl-lk
over each last top dbl-lk.
Rnd 9 (top): Ch 4, sk first sc, [tr to next
bottom dbl-lk, top dbl-lk in center sc of last
bottom dbl-lk] around, sl st in top of beg ch-4,
turneach love knot complete.
Rnds 1017: Rep Rnds 89 four times.
Rnd 18 (inc): (WS) Ch 1, sc in first tr, [bottom dbl-lk, sk top dbl-lk of last rnd, sc in next
3 tr, ch 3, sk 0 (0, 0, 1) tr, sc to next top dbl-lk]
6 times, sl st in first sc to join, turn6 gores,

each with 2nd love knot column setup, 15 (18,


21, 23) sc rem bet gores.
Rnd 19: (RS) Ch 4, sk first sc, [tr to next
ch-3 sp, top dbl-lk in ch-3 sp, tr in next 3 sc,
top dbl-lk in center sc of last bottom dbl-lk] 6
times, sl st in top of beg ch-4, turn6 gores,
each with 2 completed love knot columns.
Rnds 2027 (2027, 2025, 2025): Rep
Rnds 89 four (four, three, three) times.
Fit Point: Lengthen or shorten here before
next inc by adding or omitting rep of Rnds 89
for length desired (see Notes).

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Main body st patt (multiple of 5


sts + 3):

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in tr, *ch 4, sc in center sc of


next LK pair; rep from * across, end with ch 4,
sc in top of ch-4, turn5 ch-4 sps.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in first
ch-4 sp, *dc in next sc, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp; rep
from * across, end with dc in last sc, turn26 dc.
Rep Rows 25 for patt.

Ch 28, turn.
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch

Pattern
SHAWL AND SHRUG

CA Dreamin

If you will not be seaming scarf into a vest, foll


patt for smallest size.
Ch 227 (257, 287).
Set-up row: Note: forms part of edging
later. (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *2 LK (see
Stitch Guide), sk 4 ch, sc in next ch; rep from
* across, ch 1, sl st in same ch as last sc, rotate
(instead of turning) to crochet along other
edge of foundation ch45 (51, 57) LK pairs.
Row 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in
first ch-4 sp (around 4 skipped ch), *dc in free
lp of next ch that has sc in it, 4 dc in next ch-4
sp; rep from * across, end with dc in free lp of
last ch, turn226 (256, 286) dc.
Rows 214 (14, 18): Work Rows 25 of main
body st patt (see Stitch Guide) 3 (3, 4) times,
then rep Row 2.
Row 15 (15, 19): Ch 7, sl st in 3rd ch from
hook for picot, LK, sc in center sc of first LK

count as dc), dc in each ch across, turn26 dc.


Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *2 LK (see Stitch
Guide), sk 4 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across,
turn5 LK pairs.
Row 3: Ch 4, LK, sc in center sc of first LK
pair, *2 LK, sc in center sc of next LK pair; rep
from * to last sc of row, LK, tr in last sc, turn.

pair, *LK, picot (see Stitch Guide), LK, sc in


center sc of next LK pair; rep from * to last sc,
LK, tr in last sc, ch 3, sl st in tr.

FINISHING

To finish as a shawl:
Fasten off. Join yarn with sl st to first sc of
set-up row with RS of scarf facing, and rep
Row 15.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block gently
to preserve the loft of the LK while evenly
spacing the dc sts.

To finish as a Shrug:

Before seaming, foll blocking instructions


above for scarf.
Seam collar at back neck: Fasten off with a
30" tail and seam 2 short edges of scarf tog as
invisibly as possible so that the back of collar
may be worn turned down or up when desired.
Place five m along set-up row edge: In 5th
(6th, 7th) LK pair on each side of seam to
mark seam across back; in 23rd (26th, 29th)
LK pair to mark center back, and in 4th (5th,
6th) LK pair on each side of center back for
seaming. The 13 (14, 15) unmarked LK pairs
form the armholes and will not be seamed.
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in center sc
of marked 5th (6th, 7th) LK pair from seam.
Work all seaming sl sts into center sc of each
LK pair bet and including marked sts: LK, sl st
in marked LK pair that is 4th (5th, 6th) from
center back, *LK, sl st in next LK pair near

BOLERO SCHEMATIC

18 (18, 20)"
10 (10, 11)"
45.75 (45.75, 50.75) cm 25.5 (27.25, 29.25) cm

12 (13, 15)"
30.5 (34.25, 38) cm

BEFORE SEAMING

join
leave open for armhole

leave open for armhole


C

join to
opposite end

join to
opposite end

join

semaed

AFTER SEAMING
(back view)

C
armhole

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seamed

B
A
seamed

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seam, LK, sl st in next LK pair near center


back; rep from * to seam rem LK pairs to next
armhole. Do not fasten off.

Armhole edge:

With attached yarn at seam, *LK, picot, LK,


sc in center sc of next LK pair; rep from *
around armhole to seam, LK, picot, LK, sc in
sc of nearest seamed sc. Fasten off. Join yarn
to other end of seam and rep armhole edging.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block seams and
edgings. 

to back bet the back lp of the ch and the front


2 lps, yo and draw through lp, yo and draw
through 2 lps on hook.
Double Love Knot (DLK): *Draw up lp on
hook to 1", yo and draw through lp, insert
hook from front to back bet the back lp of the
ch and the front 2 lps, yo and draw through lp,
yo and draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from
* once.
Picot Love Knot Pair (PLK): 1 LK (see
above), ch 3, sl st in sc of LK just worked, 1 LK.

WRAP

Electra Wrap
Vashti Braha

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 18" wide and 61" long.
YARN S. Charles Collezione Crystal (85%

polyester, 15% cotton; 144 yd [131 m]/ oz


): #11 (light blue with light blue
[25 g];
sequins), 3 skeins.
S. Charles Collezione Luna (71% super kid
mohair, 20% silk, 9% lurex; 232 yd [212
): #25 blue moon, 2
m]/ oz [25 g];
skeins. Yarns distributed by Tahki-Stacy
Charles Inc.
HOOK Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 4 sts = 5" and 8 rows = 4" in
patt.

Notes
Wrap is worked with one strand of each
yarn held tog throughout.
Long sides of wrap are edged with a
combination of LK and picots. One edging
row is worked along one side of foundation
row, then wrap patt is worked on other side
of foundation row.
LK are worked into 3 lps of a sc (top 2
lps and 1 vertical bar) to reinforce st. (See
LK article on page 40 for more about this
technique.)

Stitch Guide
Love Knot (LK): Draw up lp on hook to 1", yo
and draw through lp, insert hook from front

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block lightly. 

Foundation row: Ch 1, [LK (see Stitch


Guide), ch 1] 47 times47 LK.
Edging row: Working across bottom of
foundation row, with bottom of foundation
row facing up, sk first ch and sc, [PLK (see
Stitch Guide), sc in next sc] across to last LK,
PLK, insert hook from front to back bet the
back lp of the ch and the front 2 lps of last ch,
yo and draw through lp, yo and draw through
2 lps on hook, rotate to work in other side of
foundation row47 PLK.
Row 1: DLK (see Stitch Guide), sk long
lps of first foundation LK, sc in sc of same
foundation LK, [DLK, sc in unused lps of next
foundation LK] across, turn47 DLK.
Row 2: LK, sk first sc on first DLK, sc in both
top lps plus vertical bar (see Notes) of next sc
of same DLK, *1 LK, sk first sc on next DLK,
sc in 3 lps of next sc of same DLK; rep from *
across, turn47 LK.
Row 3: DLK, sc in same st, [DLK, sc in same
lps as next sc] across, turn.
Row 4: DLK, sk first sc on first DLK, sc in
next sc of same DLK, [LK, sk next sc in next
DLK, sc in next sc of same DLK] across, turn.

Love Is a Rose Shawl


Kathryn White

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 62" wide, 30" deep.
YARN Lornas Laces Helens Lace [50% silk

50% wool hand dyed; 1,250 yd [1,138 m]/4


): #412 Campbell, 1 skein.
oz [114 g];
HOOK Size E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size
if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; st markers (m).
GAUGE 9 Love Knots = 5" and 8 rows = 4".

Notes
Back neck triangle of LK is worked from
point to back neck, then row-ends of triangle
are picked up, inc at center point, and shawl
is worked down to point, inc at center and
edges.

Stitch Guide
Love Knot (LK): Pull up lp on hook to ", yo
and draw yarn through lp (loose ch made), sc
in back ridge lp of ch.
LKsc: When instructed to work in LKsc, work
in sc at top of LK.
Extended treble crochet (etr): Yo 2 times,
insert hook in st indicated and pull up lp, yo
and draw through 1 lp, [yo and draw through 2
lps on hook] 3 times.
Shamrock: Ch 5, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook
to form ring, ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc) 3
times in ring, sc in same ring, sl st in rem 2 ch.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in top of st just made.
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Pattern

Row 5: DLK, sk long lps of first LK, sc in


same lps as first sc of LK, [DLK, sc in same lps
as next sc] across, turn.
Row 6: LK, sk first sc on first DLK, sc in next
sc of same DLK, [LK, sk next sc in next DLK,
sc in next sc of same DLK] across, turn.
Rows 728: Rep Rows 36 five times, then
rep Rows 34.
Row 29 (Edge): Sk long lps of first foundation LK, [PLK, sc in same lps as next sc]
across: 47 picots. Fasten off.

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= half double
crochet (hdc)

= double crochet (dc)

CA Dreamin

Love knot swatch:

Stitch Key

Row 1: Ch 54, LK (see above), sk first 7 ch, sc


in next ch, [2 LK, sk next 5 ch, sc in next ch] 7
times, LK, sk next 3 ch, tr in last ch, turn.
Row 2: [2 LK, sk next LKsc, sc in next LKsc] 7
times, 2 LK, sk next LKsc, sc in next ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, LK, sc in next LKsc, [2 LK, sk
next LKsc, sc in next LKsc] 7 times, LK, dtr
(see Glossary) in tr on Row 1, turn.
Row 4: [2 LK, sk next LKsc, sc in next LKsc] 7
times, 2 LK, sk next LKsc, sc in tch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4, LK, sc in next LKsc, [2 LK, sk
next LKsc, sc in next LKsc] 7 times, LK, dtr in
dtr, turn.
Rows 69: Rep Rows 45 two times.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 5, sk next LKsc,

= treble crochet (tr)


= chain (ch)

= slip stitch (sl st)


= extended
treble crochet (etr)

= single crochet (sc)

= half double
crochet (hdc)
= Love Knot (LK)
= double crochet (dc)

= treble crochet (tr)

= extended
treble crochet (etr)

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= Love Knot (LK)

42

40

31

17

30

16

37

15

3
2
2

Reduced
sample shawl
patt
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ba
ck

ne

Shamrock

4
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39

41
43

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sc in next LKsc] 7 times, ch 5, sc in tch, turn.


Edging: Ch 1, sc in same st, 5 sc in next 8
ch-5 sps, sc in next dtr, working in row-ends: 5
sc around post of next 4 dtr, 5 sc around post
of next tr, working in beg ch: sc in first ch, 3
sc in next ch-3 sp, 5 sc in next 7 ch-5 sps, 3
sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in corner ch; working in
row-ends, 5 sc in next 5 ch-4 sps, sl st in first
sc of edging. Fasten off. Block.

CA Dreamin

Pattern
Row 1: Ch 4, (tr, ch 5, 2 tr) in 4th ch from
hook; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as etr throughout), etr
(see Stitch Guide) in sp before next tr, LK (see
Stitch Guide), sc in ch-5 sp, LK, 2 etr in sp bet
last 2 tr, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, etr in sp before next etr, LK, sc
in next LKsc (see Stitch Guide), 2 LK, sk next
sc, sc in next LKsc, LK, 2 etr in sp bet last 2
etr, turn.
Rows 435: Ch 3, etr in sp before next etr,
LK, sc in next LKsc, [2 LK, sk next LKsc, sc in
next LKsc] to last 2 sts, LK, 2 etr bet last 2 etr,
turn.
Row 36: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next etr,
ch 5, *sk next LKsc, sc in next LKsc, ch 5; rep
from * to last 2 etr, sc in last 2 etr.
Row 37: Ch 3, rotate work, working in rowends, sk first row, 4 tr in end of next 35 rows,
5 tr in base of Row 1, place marker (pm) in
center tr of 5-tr group, 4 tr in end of next 35
rows, tr in next sc, turn.
Row 38: Ch 4, sk next tr, tr in next tr, [ch 1,
sk next tr, tr in next tr] to marked tr, (ch 1, tr)
4 times in next tr, ch 1, [tr in next tr, ch 1, sk
next tr] to last tr, tr in last tr. Fasten off.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to


join12 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, *sk next sc, sc
in next sc, ch 2; rep from * around; sl st in first
sc to join6 ch-sps, 6 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in next 4 ch-2 sps,
(sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, with RS facing, sl st
in first ch-1 sp on side of shawl, (2 dc, sc) in
same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk
next ch-1 sp on shawl, sl st in next ch-1 sp, (2
dc, sc) in same sp on rose; sl st in first sc to
join6 petals. Fasten off.

Roses 215:

Rnds 12: Work same as first rose.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in next 3 ch-2 sps,
(sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, with RS facing, sl st
in 3rd dc of petal of previous rose, (2 dc, sc) in
same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk
next 2 ch-1 sps on shawl, sl st in next ch-1 sp,
(2 dc, sc) in same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next
ch-2 sp, sk next ch-1 sp on shawl, sl st in next
ch-1 sp, (2 dc, sc) in same sp on rose, sl st in
first sc to join6 petals. Fasten off.

First rose:

Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rose 16:

Rnds 12: Work same as first rose.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in next 4 ch-2 sps,
(sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, with RS facing, sl st
in 3rd dc on petal of previous rose, (2 dc, sc)
in same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp,
sk next ch-1 sp on shawl, sl st in next ch-1 sp,
(2 dc, sc) in same sp on rose; sl st in first sc to
join6 petals. Fasten off.

Rose 17:

Rnds 12: Work same as first rose.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in next 3 ch-2 sps,
(sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, with RS facing, sl st
in 3rd dc on petal of previous rose, (2 dc, sc) in
same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sl st
in next ch-1 sp on shawl, (2 dc, sc) in same sp
on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-1
sp on shawl, sl st in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, sc)
in same sp on rose; sl st in first sc to join6
petals. Fasten off.

Roses 1831:

Rnds 12: Work same as first rose.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in next 3 ch-2 sps,
(sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, with RS facing, sl st
in the 3rd dc on petal of previous rose, (2 dc,
sc) in same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2
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sp, sl st in next ch-1 sp on shawl, (2 dc, sc)


in same sp on rose, (sc, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp,
on rose #31, pm in last dc made, sk next ch-1
sp on shawl, sl st in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, sc)
in same sp on rose; sl st in first sc to join6
petals. Fasten off.

Cont shawl:

Row 39: With RS facing, join yarn in marked


dc, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, sc in 3rd dc of next
petal, ch 8, sc in 3rd dc on next petal, [ch 4,
sc in 3rd dc of next petal, ch 5, sc in 3rd dc of
next petal on next rose] 15 times, ch 4, 3 sc in
3rd dc of next petal, [ch 4, sc in 3rd dc of next
petal, ch 5, sc in 3rd dc of next petal on next
rose] 15 times, ch 4, sc in 3rd dc of next petal,
ch 8, sc in 3rd dc of next petal, ch 4, sc in 3rd
dc of next petal. Fasten off.
Row 40: With WS facing, join yarn with sl st
in 3rd ch of first ch-8 on Row 39; ch 4, tr in
same st, (ch 1, tr) 2 times in ch-5 sp, *(ch 1,
tr) 2 times in next ch-4 sp, (ch 1, tr) 3 times in
next ch-5 sp**; rep from * 14 times, (ch 1, tr)
2 times in next ch-4 sp, sk next sc, (ch 1, tr)
4 times in next sc, pm in center ch-1 sp; rep
from * to ** 15 times, (ch 1, tr) 2 times in next
ch-4 sp, (ch 1, tr) 2 times in next ch-8 sp, (ch
1, tr) 2 times in 5th ch of ch-8, turn.
Row 41: Ch 3, tr in same st, [tr in next ch-1
sp, tr in next tr] to marked ch-1 sp, 5 tr in next
ch-1 sp, move m to center tr of 5-tr group, [tr
in next tr, tr in next ch-1 sp] to last tr, 2 tr in
last tr, turn337 tr.
Row 42: Ch 3, etr in same st, LK, sk next 2 tr,
sc in next tr, [2 LK, sk next 4 tr, sc in next tr]
to center tr, 2 LK, move m to center LKsc of 2
LK just made, sc in same tr, [2 LK, sk next 4 tr,
sc in next tr] to last 3 tr, LK, sk next 2 tr, 2 etr
in next tr, turn.
Rows 4352: Ch 3, etr in sp before next
st, LK, sc in next LKsc, [2 LK, sk next LKsc,
sc in next LKsc] to marked st, 2 LK, move m
to center LKsc of 2 LK just made, sc in same
LKsc, [2 LK, sk next LKsc, sc in next LKsc] to
last 2 etr, LK, 2 etr in sp bet last 2 etr, turn.
Row 53: Ch 3, etr in sp before next etr,
shamrock (see Stitch Guide), sl st in last etr
made, LK, sc in next LKsc, *LK, shamrock, sl st
in last LKsc made, LK, sk next LKsc, sc in next
LKsc**; rep from * 43 times, LK, shamrock, sl
st in last LKsc made, LK, sc in same LKsc; rep
from * to ** 44 times, LK, shamrock, sl st in
last LKsc made, 2 etr bet last 2 etr. Fasten off.

Top edge:

Row 1: With WS facing, join yarn with sl st


in first LKsc at top corner: ch 2, dc in same st,
5 dc around each of next 12 etr, 5 dc around
each of next 2 tr, 5 dc in next 2 ch-4 sps, 5 dc
around each of next 2 tr, 5 dc in each ch-5 sp
to next tr, 5 dc around each of next 2 tr, 5 dc
in next 2 ch-4 sps, 5 dc around each of next 2
tr, 5 dc around each of next 12 etr, 2 dc in next
LKsc, turn359 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st, *sc in next
dc, (sc, picot) in next dc; rep from * across.
Fasten off.

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Vickie shares her favorite vintage inspirations on Pinterest


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Im writing this during a time


that, for me, encapsulates the
Busy Moms theme of this
column. Im juggling an unrealistic schedule with taking
care of a child with health
issues, making sure my other
children dont feel neglected,
running my business on the
go, and checking in with my
spouse about his day. All the
while, Im dreaming of quiet
time with yarn and hook.
Crochet, take me away!

P.S. Share your finished Babylace in the


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days, those weeks, those monthsright?
Well, my crocheters-in-arms, thats why
this column is here. To give you the nod of
appreciation you deserve and a project
thats small enough to be stress-free but
lovely enough to bring you a bit of joy: the
Babylace Sundress.
Inspired by the vintage pillowcase
dresses that grace Pinterest, I wanted to
create a simple piece that transforms a
bit of a frocks edging into an entire
garment. The result is a lacy and timeless
piece that can be worn over a onesie or
on its own with bloomers or leggings. Its
easy-breezy and pretty. It gets a modern
edge from its color, Seersucker, in the
brand-new yarn Bernat Cotton-ish by
Vickie Howell.
I think I can hear your hook already,
gliding, gliding along on your new
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Babylace Sundress
Vickie Howell

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 18 (21, 24)" circumference to fit 36 mos (12 mos, 18
mos2T).
YARN Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie
Howell (55% cotton, 45% acrylic; 282 yd
): #85132
[258 m]/2 oz [70 g];
seersucker, 2 (2, 3) balls.
HOOK Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; safety pin; 2 yd
vintage ribbon.
GAUGE 16 sts and 8 rows = 4 in patt st.

Notes
Front and back are worked from top edge
down, then seamed tog at sides, leaving
room for armholes. Ribbon is threaded
through channel at top and tied over
shoulders.

Stitch Guide
Shell (sh): [(Dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in sp
indicated.

Front post single-crochet (FPsc): Insert


hook from front to back to front around
post of indicated st, yo and pull up lp, yo
and draw through both lps on hook.

Pattern
FRONT AND BACK (MAKE 2)
Tie channel:

Ch 37 (43, 49).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each
ch across, turn36 (42, 48 sts).
Rows 26: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 7 (turning ridge): Ch 1, FPsc (see
Stitch Guide) to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Rows 812: Rep Rows 26.

Body:

Row 1: Ch 1, *ch 3, sk 5 sc, sh (see Stitch


Guide) in next sc, sk 5 sc, sc in next sc; rep
from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 2
dc in same sc, *ch 1 [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3]
2 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk 1 ch-1 sp,
[2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next sc; rep from * to last
sc, 3 dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same dc, *ch 2, [sc in
next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, sc in next ch-3
sp, ch 2, sk 1 ch-1 sp, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in
next ch-1 sp; rep from * to tch, 3 dc in top of
tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same dc, *ch 3, [sc in


next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc]
in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to tch, 3 dc in top
of tch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sk next
ch-3 sp, sh in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, [2 dc, ch 1,
2 dc] in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to tch, sc in
top of tch, turn.
Rep Rows 25 until piece measures 15 (17,
19)".

Edging:

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in every ch, dc and sc


across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sk
1 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

Fold over top of front at turning ridge and


sew down, leaving ends open, forming a
tube. Rep for Back.
With WS facing, seam front and back pieces
tog, leaving about 6" open for arms.
Weave in ends. Block.

Straps:

Cut ribbon into 2 pieces. Using a safety pin


as a guide, feed ribbon piece through channels on front and back pieces. Gather fabric
and tie ribbons into bows. 

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Malibu
Garden
These lacy layers loved to frolic in
Malibu Garden and will be pretty
happy in your garden as well.

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HIBISCUS TUNIC BY MIMI ALELIS.


This classic mesh layer, punctuated with slimming lines of floral
motifs, is just right over a skirt,
pants, or bathing suit. Yarn: Aunt
Lydias Classic Crochet Thread
size 10 (Coats & Clark). Page 66

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DAHLIA SHRUG BY JENNY KING.


Richly petaled floral motifs are
joined to create a garment that
gives any outfit a pop of color
and elegance. Yarn: Omega
Dalia (Creative Yarn Source).
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PALM TUNIC BY CRISTINA MERSHON.


This airy motif tunic dresses up or down
with ease. Made in a cotton-bamboo blend
that has both lightness and drape, it slides
easily over a bathing suit during the day
and over capris or a summer skirt in the
evening. Yarn: Valley Yarns Southwick
(WEBS). Page 64

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Stitch Guide

Triangular motif:

Popcorn (pop): 5 dc in indicated st, remove


hook, insert hook from front to back under
top 2 lps of first dc, place free lp on hook and
pull through first dc.
Picot: Ch 3, insert hook behind front lp and
front vertical strand of prev st, yo and draw
through all 3 lps.
Ch-2 join: Ch 1, sl st in corresponding ch-2 sp
of adjoining motif, ch 1.
Picot join: Ch 2, sl st in corresponding ch-3
sp of adjoining picot, ch 1, insert hook behind
front lp and front vertical strand of prev st on
current motif, yo and draw through all 3 lps.

Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in ring, [ch 3, 3 sc in ring]
2 times, ch 3, sc in ring, sl st in first sc to
join3 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, [ch 5, sk
1 sc, pop (see above) in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk
1 sc, sc in next sc] 2 times, ch 5, sk 1 sc, pop
in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in first sc to join6
ch-5 sps.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc around post of dc, ch 5, [sc in
next ch-5 sp, ch 5] 5 times, sl st in first sc to
join6 ch-5 sps.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, *(3 sc, ch
9, 3 sc) in next ch-5 sp, sc in next sc, (3 sc, ch
5, 3 sc) in next ch-5 sp, sc in next sc; rep from

Palm Tunic
Malibu Garden

Cristina Mershon

Stitch Key
= chain (ch)

PLUS SIZE

= slip st (sl st)


= single
crochet (sc)

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 33 (44, 55)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 33",
modeled with 1" ease.
YARN Valley Yarns Southwick (52% pima
cotton, 48% bamboo viscose; 105 yd [96
): #13 iguana, 12 (13,
m]/1 oz [50 g];
19) balls. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size
if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE Triangular motif = 5" wide and
5" tall.

3
2
1

= double
crochet (dc)

= popcorn (pop)

= picot
FIRST
TRIANGULAR
MOTIF

= ch-2 join

Notes

= picot join

JOINING OF
TRIANGULAR
MOTIFS

12"
32 cm

Tunic is constructed from triangular motifs


that are joined as you go for a seamless look.
Waistband is worked last.
Front View

Back View

BACK VIEW

15"
38 cm

27"
70 cm

Leave open for armhole

12 (10, 15)"
32 (25.5, 38) cm

FRONT VIEW

= Triangular
motif

5"
12.5 cm

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= Motif folded
in half

33 (44, 55)"
84 (112, 139.5)cm

15"
38 cm

NOTE: Motif placement


for size 33" only, see
page 65.

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Pattern

* around omitting sc at end of last rep, sl st in


first sc to join3 ch-9 sps, 3 ch-5 sps.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, *(7 dc, picot
[see above], 7 dc) in next ch-9 sp, sk 3 sc, sc
in next sc, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-5 sp,
ch 3, sk 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around,
omitting sc at end of last rep, sl st in first sc to
join. Fasten off.

BODY
Make and join 63 (68, 108) triangular motifs
(see Stitch Guide), foll assembly diagram for
placement.

Waistband:

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in ch-3 sp of


picot at bottom edge of tunic.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp as join, *sc in next 7
Work 1 full motif through Rnd 5. For
dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next 7 dc,
subsequent motifs, work through Rnd 4. On
[sc in ch-3 sp of next picot] 2 times; rep from *
Rnd 5, join to side of another motif using ch-2
around, omitting last 2 sc, sl st in first sc to join.
join in ch-2 sp, picot join in ch-3 sp of picot
Rotate piece 90 degrees to work waistband
(see above).
side to
side.
SIZE
XL-XXL
Ch 31.

Joining motifs:

Size 55"

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ARM OPENING
ARM OPENING

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TUNIC FRONT
Tunic Front
TUNIC
FRONT
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ARM
ARM
OPENING
OPENING

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ARM
OPENING
ARM
OPENING

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TUNIC BACK
Tunic Back
TUNIC
BACK
ARMARM
OPENING
OPENING

OPENING
ARMARM
OPENING

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ARM OPENING

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ARM
OPENING
ARM
OPENING

ARM OPENING
ARM OPENING

ARM OPENING

ARM OPENING

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Malibu Garden

TUNIC FRONT
TUNIC FRONT

ARM
ARM
OPENING
OPENING

Size 44"
SIZE MEDIUM-LARGE

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if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle.
GAUGE 30 sts and 14 rows = 4" in main st
patt.

Notes
Construction starts at the front hem,
worked continuously to back hem, separated
at the neck opening.
Ch 3 at beg of each row counts as dc.

Malibu Garden

Stitch Guide

Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in


each ch across, sl st in next 2 sts along bottom
edge of tunic, turn.
Row 2: Sc blo across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo across, sl st in next 2 sts
along edge of tunic, turn.
Row 4: Sc blo across, turn.
Rep Rows 34 around entire bottom edge of
tunic. Sl st first and last row of waistband tog
to join. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block to measurements. 

Hibiscus Tunic
Mimi Alelis

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 38 (43, 47)" bust circumfer-

ence. Garment is designed to be worn


with 2 to 4" positive ease. Garment
shown measures 38", modeled with 1"
ease. Finished length: 28 (28, 30)".
YARN Aunt Lydias Classic Crochet Thread
size 10 (100% Mercerized cotton; 350 yd
): #424 light peach,
[320 m]/3 oz [85 g];
4 (5, 6) balls. Thread distributed by Coats
& Clark.
HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size

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Two double crochet cluster (2-dc cl):


[Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull up
lp, yo, draw through 2 lps] 2 times, yo, draw
through all 3 lps on hook.
Three double crochet cluster (3-dc cl):
[Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull up
lp, yo, draw through 2 lps] 3 times, yo, draw
through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern
SKIRT

Bottom mesh band:


Ch 148 (164, 180).
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook and each
ch across, turn145 (161, 177) dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in
next dc] across, turn36 (40, 44) ch-5 sps.
Row 3: Ch 7, sc in first ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in
next ch-5 sp] across, ch 3, tr in last sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 5, sc in next
ch-5 sp] across ending with sc on top of beg
ch-4, turn.

Gauge Swatch:

Ch 36.
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook and each
ch across, turn33 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next dc, (ch
4, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc) 2 times, ch 2, sk next
dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc] 4
times, ch 2, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sc in last
dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-2
sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 5, sc
in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc
in ch-4 sp, [ch 3, 2-dc cl (see above) in 3rd ch
from hook] 2 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc
in next sc, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, 2-dc cl in 3rd
ch from hook, sc bet next 2-dc cl, ch 3, 2-dc cl
in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3,
sc in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4
times, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next
ch-3 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch
5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4,
3-dc cl (see above) in next sc, ch 4, dc in next
dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next
ch-4 sp, [ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook] 2
times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch
3, sc in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp]
4 times, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next
ch-3 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch
5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4,
2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook, sc bet next 2 dc-cl,
ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in
next dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 4, 3-dc cl in
next sc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next
ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 3,
dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in ch-3
sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 5, sc
in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in
ch-4 sp, [ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook] 2
times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc
in last dc, turn.
Rows 1014: Rep Rows 48.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.


Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 4, sc in next
ch-5 sp] across ending with sc in top of beg
ch-4, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-4 sp, 4 dc in each
ch-4 sp to last ch-4 sp, 3 dc in last ch-4 sp, dc
in last sc, turn144 (160, 176) dc.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next dc, [ch
4, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc] 2 times, ch 2, sk next
dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc] 4
(5, 6) times, ch 2, sk next dc; rep from * once,
sc in next dc**; rep from * to **, sc in last st,
turn8 ch-2 sps, 12 ch-4 sps, 16 (20, 24) ch-5
sps.

Front:

Row 9: Ch 3, * dc in next sc, [ch 2, sc in next


ch-4 sp, (ch 3, 2-dc cl [see Stitch Guide] in 3rd
ch from hook) 2 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch
2, dc in next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-2 sp, (ch 5, sc in
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times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc,


ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4
(5, 6) times, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in
next dc]; rep bet [ ] once, ch 2, sc in next ch-4
sp, [ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook] 2 times,
sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from
*, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, [ch 4, 2-dc cl in
3rd ch from hook, sc bet 2 cl, ch 3, 2-dc cl in
3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc
in next ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4 (5,
6) times, ch 3, dc in next dc]; rep bet [ ] once,
ch 4, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook, sc bet 2 cl, ch
3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next
dc; rep from *, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 17: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, [ch 4, 3-dc cl
in next sc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next
ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4 (5, 6)
times, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in next
dc]; rep bet [ ] once, ch 4, 3-dc cl in next sc, ch
4, dc in next dc; rep from *, dc in last dc, turn.
Rows 1853: Rep Rows 1217 six (six,
seven) times.
Rows 5456 (6062): Rep Rows 1214.

Waistband:

Row 1: Ch 3, *[dc in next dc, 4 dc in ch-4 sp,


dc in next cl, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next
dc, dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, (3 dc in ch-5 sp,
dc in next sc) 4 (5, 6) times, dc in ch-3 sp] 2
times, dc in next dc, 4 dc in ch-4 sp, dc in next
cl, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next dc**, dc in sp
before next dc; rep from * to **, dc in last dc,
turn145 (161,177) dc.
Rows 27: Rep Rows 27 of bottom mesh
band

Bodice:

Rows 17: Rep Rows 814 of skirt.


At end of Row 7, place marker (pm) in sp bet 2
middle dc of row, turn.

Shape neck opening:


Right side:

Left side:

Row 8: (WS) With sl st, join thread in dc after


right section, ch 3, dc in same dc, cont in main
st patt.
Rows 958: Work main st patt until 17 more
flower rows are made, turn.
Note: left section will be joined to right
section in the foll row.
Row 59: Work in patt to last 2 dc, dc2tog (see
Glossary) over last 2 dc, dc2tog over first 2
dc of right section, cont in patt to end of row,
turn.
Rows 6067: Work main patt st until 3 (3, 5)
flowers are made, turn.

Waist mesh band:

Rows 17: Rep Rows 17 of front waist mesh


band.

Back:

Work Rows 856 (62) of skirt.

Bottom mesh band:

Row 8: Work in main st patt up to last dc


before m, end with 2 dc in dc before m, turn.
Rows 958: Cont in main st patt until 17

Rows 15: Rep Rows 15 of waist mesh band.


Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 3, sc in next
ch-5 sp] across, end with sc in top of beg ch-4,
turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in each ch and each sc across.
Fasten off.

FINISHING

REDUCED SAMPLE OF PATTERN

Count 6 flowers up from bottom mesh bands


and pm on right and left sides of both front
and back. *With RS tog, working through

11

Stitch Key

more flower rows are made. Fasten off at end


of Row 58.

Malibu Garden

ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in next sc]; rep bet [ ] once,


ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, (ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch
from hook) 2 times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc
in next sc; rep from *, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, * dc in next dc, [ch 4, 2-dc cl in
3rd ch from hook, sc bet 2 cl, ch 3, 2-dc cl in
3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc
in next ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4 (5,
6) times, ch 3, dc in next dc]; rep bet [ ] once,
ch 4, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook, sc bet 2 cl, ch
3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next
dc; rep from *, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, * dc in next dc, [ch 4, 3-dc cl
(see Stitch Guide) in next sc, ch 4, dc in next
dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc in next
ch-5 sp) 4 (5, 6) times, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp,
ch 3, dc in next dc]; rep bet [ ] once, ch 4, 3-dc
cl in next sc, ch 4, dc in next dc; rep from *, dc
in last dc, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, [ch 2, sc in next
ch-4 sp, (ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook) 2
times, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc,
ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5
sp) 4 (5, 6) times, ch 3, dc in next dc]; rep bet
[ ] once, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 3, 2-dc cl
in 3rd ch from hook] 2 times, sc in next ch-4
sp, ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from *, dc in last dc,
turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, [ch 4, 2-dc cl in
3rd ch from hook, sc bet 2 cl, ch 3, 2-dc cl in
3rd ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc
in next ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4 (5,
6) times, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in
next dc]; rep bet [ ] once, ch 4, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch
from hook, sc bet 2 cl, ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch
from hook, ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from *, dc
in last dc, turn.
Row 14: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, [ch 4, 3-dc cl
in next sc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next
ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 4 (5, 6)
times, ch 3, dc in next dc]; rep bet [ ] once, ch
4, 3-dc cl in next sc, ch 4, dc in next dc; rep
from *, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 15: Ch 3, *dc in next dc, [ch 2, sc in next
ch-4 sp, (ch 3, 2-dc cl in 3rd ch from hook) 2

10

= chain (ch)

9 (10, 11)"
24 (27, 30) cm

= 2 double crochet
cluster (2-dc cl)

= 3 double crochet
cluster (3-dc cl)

BACK
&
FRONT

3
1

9"
23 cm

= double
crochet (dc)

7"
18 cm

7"
18 cm

= single
crochet (sc)

REPEAT

28 (28, 30)"
71 (71, 76) cm

38 (43, 47)"
97 (109, 119) cm

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Dahlia Shrug
Jenny King

Motif 1:

Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), [dc, ch
2] 9 times in ring, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join10 dc and 10 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 3 dc in next ch-2
sp, [dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 9 times,
sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join40 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 2-tr cl (see above)
in first st, ch 3, sk next dc, [3-tr cl (see above)
in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc] 19 times, sl st in
first 2-tr cl to join20 3-tr cl and 20 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 4: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same
ch-3 sp, [ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp] 19 times, ch
2, dc in first sc20 ch-5 sps.
Rnd 5: [Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 19 times, ch
2, dc in dc of last rnd to join.
Rnd 6: Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, ccl (see
above) in next ch-5 sp, *[ch 5, sc in next ch-5
sp] 4 times, ch 5, ccl in next ch-5 sp; rep from *
2 times, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 2 times, ch 2,
dc in dc of last rnd to join4 ccl and 19 ch-5
sps. Fasten off.

Set-up Row: With RS facing, join yarn with


sc in ch-1 sp of ccl of first front motif, [ch 5,
sc in next ch-5 sp] 5 times, ch 5, sc in ch-1 sp
of ccl, *ch 5, sc in ch-1 sp of ccl of next motif,
[ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 5 times, ch 5, sc in
ch-1 sp of ccl; rep from * 3 times, turn34
ch-5 sps.

Motif 2:

Mesh patt (multiple of 6 sts + 1):

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in first sc, sc


in next ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep
from * to end, 3 dc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in center dc, *ch 5, sc in next

Subsequent motifs:

Work and join as for motif 2. To join a 2nd


edge, work joining edge from one corner
cluster to next corner cluster as for first joined
edge.

10

Pattern
BOLERO
9 (10, 10, 11, 12)"
24 (26, 27.5, 29, 30.5) cm

Back:

Make 4 motifs and join them in a square,


joining 2nd ccl of 3rd and 4th motif to ch-1 sp
of ccl of 2nd motif.

Left shoulder and front:

Make a strip of 3 motifs and join to left back


motif.

Right shoulder and front:

Make a strip of 3 motifs and join to right back


motif.

Left side:

2"
6.5 cm

SHRUG
Motif assembly (see diagram):

motif strip

Stitch Guide
2 treble crochet cluster (2-tr cl): [Yo 2
times, insert hook in next st or sp, yo and pull
up lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook)
2 times] 2 times in same st or sp, yo, draw
through rem 3 lps on hook.
3 treble crochet cluster (3-tr cl): [Yo 2
times, insert hook in next st or sp, yo and pull
up lp, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook)
2 times] 3 times in same st or sp, yo, draw
through rem 4 lps on hook.
Corner cluster (ccl): (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in
indicated sp.
Mesh edging: *Ch 5, sk next mesh row-end
(dc row-end), sc in next row-end (sc row-end);
rep from * for patt.
Motif edging: Ch 5, sc in ch-1 sp of ccl, [ch
5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 5 times, ch 5, sc in ch-1
sp of ccl.

Motif Assembly

motif strip

bust circumference. Garment shown


measures 38", modeled with 4" ease.
YARN Omega Dalia (100% cotton; 404 yd
): #586 jade, 2
[370 m]/3 oz [100 g];
(2, 3, 3, 4) balls. Yarn distributed by
Creative Yarn Source.
HOOK D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS St marker (m); yarn needle.
GAUGE 1 motif = 5" square; 33 sts and 13
rows = 4" in mesh patt.

Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.


Rnds 15: Work as for motif 1.
Rnd 6 (join one side to first motif): Holding motifs with WS tog, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp
of current motif, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-5
sp of current motif (first half of ccl complete),
sc in corresponding ch-1 sp of ccl from first
motif, (ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-5 sp of current
motif (second half of ccl complete), ch 5, sc in
next ch-5 sp of current motif, [ch 2, sc in next
ch-5 sp of first motif, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp
of current motif] 3 times, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 1) in
next ch-5 sp of current motif (first half of ccl
complete), sc in corresponding ch-1 sp of ccl
from first motif, (ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-5 sp
of current motif (2nd half of ccl complete), ch
5, sc in next ch-5 sp of current motif, cont to
work Rnd 6 as for first motif.

7"
19.5 cm

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 38 (41, 43, 46, 48)"

68

ch-5 sp; rep from * to end, sc in center dc,


turn.
Rep Rows 12 for patt.

4"
12 cm

Malibu Garden

both layers, join with sl st at top of dc row of


waist mesh band, [sc through both layers, ch
2] around posts of dc at end of each row along
sides to m. Fasten off. Rep from * for other
side.
Weave in ends. Block. 

19 (20, 21, 23, 24)"


49 (52, 55, 58.5, 61.5) cm

Beg mesh patt as foll:

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Malibu Garden

Rows 23: Work Rows 12 of mesh patt (see


Stitch Guide).
Rep Rows 23 six (seven, eight, nine, ten)
times. Fasten off.

motif edging along each bottom edge of 2 back


motifs, work mesh edging to right side seam,
ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp before side seam, ch 5, sl st
in first sc to join.
Rnd 1: Sl st in first ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as
dc), 2 dc in same ch-5 sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next
ch-5 sp, ch 1; rep from * around, working (ch
1, ccl, ch 1) in corner ch-5 sp, sl st in top of beg
ch-3 to join.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch
1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next
ch-1 sp; rep from * around, working (sc, ch 3,
sc) in ch-1 sp of ccl for corner, end with ch 3, sl
st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same
ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *
around, working (sc, ch 3, sc) in corner ch-3
sp, omitting ch 3 over center back sc, end with

ch 3, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.


Weave in ends. Block to measurements. 

Motif 1
6

Right side:

Begin mesh patt as foll:


Set-up Row: With RS facing, join yarn with
sc in ch-1 sp of ccl of first back motif, work as
for left side.

FINISHING

Side seams: Fold garment in half with RS


tog, seam first 7 ch-5, beg from bottom edge,
as foll: with WS facing, join yarn with sc over
first two ch-5 (one ch-5 from each side) at
right edge, *ch 5, sc over next ch-5 of both
pieces; rep from * 5 times20 ch-5 sps rem.
Fasten off.

Armhole edging:

Rnd 1: (RS) Join yarn with dc in ch-5 sp after


underarm seam, 2 dc in same ch-5 sp, ch 1,
*3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1; rep from * around
armhole edge, sl st in first dc to join.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch
1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next
ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 3, sk last 3 dc, sl
st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Bolero Stitch Key

3
= chain (ch)

= single crochet (sc)

= double crochet (dc)

= treble crochet (tr)

= 2 treble crochet
cluster (2-tr cl)

= 3 treble crochet
cluster (3-tr cl)

Joining of Motifs

= corner cluster (ccl)

MOTIF 1

JOINING OF
MOTIF 2

5
6

70

= slip st (sl st)

Edging:

Turn piece so RS is facing to work along motif


edges and in row-ends of mesh.
Set-up Rnd: (RS) Join yarn with sc in ch-5 sp
after right side seam, work mesh edging (see
Stitch Guide) along bottom mesh edge to right
front motif; at motif, sk last mesh row-end
(dc row-end), work motif edging (see Stitch
Guide) along bottom edge of motif, (ch 5, sc)
in same ch-1 sp of ccl for corner, work motif
edging up along each of 3 right front motifs
to center back, ch 5, sc in joining-sc of motifs
and mark this center back sc, work motif
edging down along each of 3 left front motifs,
(ch 5, sc) in same ch-1 sp of ccl for corner,
work motif edging along bottom edge of left
front motif, work mesh edging along bottom
mesh edge to left side seam, ch 5, sk last mesh
row-end (dc row-end), sc in ch-5 sp before left
side seam, ch 5, sc in ch-5 sp after side seam,
cont mesh edging to first back motif; at motif,
sk last mesh row-end (dc row-end), work

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Single Crochet
Kathryn Vercillo

Photos by Emily Depole

Emily Depole lives in an idyllic setting in the California desert, where


she crochets to make a small income and honor the grandmother
who taught her the craft.
Crocheting with Grandma
Ems Italian grandmother, who did needlework for a
living, taught Em how to crochet. Some of Ems fondest
memories are of watching her grandmothers lightning-fast
fingers crocheting with a hook handmade by her grandfather. Ems grandmother lived until the age of 102, and Em
misses her deeply. Em says that crochet is the one activity
that brings back the warm, homey feeling she got when she
was with her grandmother. The primary reason she crochets,
she says, is to find that peaceful place where my mind runs
free and all of the stresses of the world are left behind.

watch their favorite TV shows, such as Mystery Theater and


Antiques Roadshow.

Evolving Skills
One of the best things about crochet is that you can keep
learning new things about the craft over time and perhaps
find a niche that combines skills. Ems experience epitomizes
that. She started out crocheting a variety of blankets,
scarves, and sweaters for herself and loved ones. Then she
became involved with thread crochet and was a doily fanatic
for quite some time. After that she explored Irish crochet.
Eventually, she began doing what she specializes in now:
crocheted jewelry with an Irish crochet twist. She loves
learning new techniques and then modifying them to create
her own signature pieces. These days most of the pieces she
makes are designs for her Etsy store, Nothingbutstring.

Health Benefits

Daily Crochet
Today Em lives with her boyfriend in a three-bedroom
house in Yucca Valley, in the high desert of Southern
California. The town of Yucca Valley is about 500 people
strong, and the house sits in the middle of a small valley
surrounded by the Sawtooth Mountains and flat-topped
bluffs. Its a quiet and peaceful place. Em crochets daily and
says that she always has multiple projects going, because
variety is the key. You can find Em during the day sitting
near the wood-burning stove at the front window, crocheting as she listens to the radio. At night, she crochets while
sitting on the sofa with her boyfriend and their dog as they
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Emily went through an extended period of unemployment


that led her into a deep depression caused in part by low
self-esteem. Crochet helped alleviate the depression by
rebuilding her self-esteem and giving her something productive to do. She started her Etsy store and found that being able
to earn a bit of income during the economic recession was
very empowering. She shares her story in my book Crochet
Saved My Life, which is about the health benefits of crafting.
Em does several other crafts, including knitting and loom
beading. But she especially loves crochet because it is so
calming. The repetition and counting of stitches is a very
meditative stress reliever, she says.
To enrich her love of crochet, she has recently been
exploring patterns for Bruges lace, which she has always
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KATHRYN VERCILLO is the author of Crochet Saved My Life


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Crocheters learn from other crocheters. Here are Ems


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Self-care is important in crochet. Stop every twenty
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Learn to read charts, and dont depend on the written word. A whole new world will open up, and patterns and ideas from all over the world will become
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Practiceany kind of practicemakes perfect.
Dont give up just because something didnt come
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TIMES

LOOKING GOOD & HANGING OUT


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Grannies take a supporting role as pockets on this
long, textured open vest. Add this bit of color to
any outfitit would be great with shorts and a tee!
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Cleo. Page 81

ARROYO SECO TOP BY THERESA SCHABES.


Nothing frees your inner Bohemian like granny
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slims the figure, and a slimming solid-color open
grid is shaped to the waist. Yarn: Classic Elite
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TIMES
MEANDER BACKPACK BY LISA
SOUTENDIJK. Well, sure you
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meander, design mimics tapestry
crochet with its strategically placed
post stitches. Yarn: Brown Sheep
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NATASHA ROBARGE. This project for adventurous crocheters
transforms a simple tee into a
unique piece of art using a freeform approach. Yarn: Cascade
Yarns Ultra Pima Fine. Page 84

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TIMES

MUSE TUNIC BY HANNAH CUVIELLO.


Wear the lace on this fitted tunic up
on your shoulders while youre focusing on writing your poetry, and then
drop it down for daydreaming. Yarn:
Knit Picks Galileo (Crafts Americana).
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dc, ch 1) in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc, ch 3) in next


ch-2 sp] 3 times, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join,
turn48 dc, 4 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 4: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2
dc) in same 3-ch sp, [ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th
dc of next dc group, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch
3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3,
sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3, dc
in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of
next dc group, ch 3, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join20 ch-3 sps, 20 dc, 8 sc. Fasten off.

st in top of beg ch-3 to join20 ch-3 sps, 20


dc, 8 sc. Fasten off.

Next motif (2 side join):

Work as first motif through Rnd 3.


Rnd 4: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2
dc) in same ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc
of next dc group, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch
3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 1, sl st) in corner ch-3 sp of adjacent
motif (AM), ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 3,
insert hook from front to back in next sc on
AM and sp bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group
on working motif (WM), sc to join**, ch 3, yo,
insert hook from front to back in next dc on
AM and next ch-3 sp on WM, complete dc to
join; rep from * to **, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl st) in
corner ch-3 sp of AM, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3
sp***; rep from * to ***, ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th
dc of next dc group, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch

Next motif (one side join):

Arroyo Seco Top


Theresa Schabes

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 29 (31, 34, 36, 39,

= chain (ch)
= slip st (sl st)
= single crochet (sc)

= half double
crochet (hdc)

= double crochet (dc)

Motif and Joins, and Side Pattern (Row 1)


1
4

Notes
Side pieces are grids of alternating 2 dc and ch
2. Waist shaping is created by substituting hdc
and sc for dc on alternate rows. If you wish to
eliminate the waist shaping, just work all dc.
When picking up sts along edge of a multicolored motif, work in blo of st.
Weave in ends as you finish each motif.
Front and back motif panels are worked and
joined. Sides are worked sideways from edges
of motif panels.

Stitch Key

LA Times

43)" bust circumference. Garment


shown measures 29" modeled with 5"
ease.
YARN Classic Elite Yarns Firefly (75%
viscose, 25% linen; 155 yd [142 m]/1 oz
): #7719 (MC), 5 (5, 6, 8, 9 10)
[50 g];
balls; #7757, #7781, #7795, 1 ball each.
HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm) or D/3 (3.25 mm)
or E/4 (3.5 mm) Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 4 st markers (m).
GAUGE Motif = 318" square with C/2 (2.75
mm) hook, 3" with D/3 (3.25 mm) hook
and 3" with E/4 (3.5 mm) hook.

Work as first motif through Rnd 3.


Rnd 4: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2
dc) in same 3-ch sp, ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc
of next dc group, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch
3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3,
(2 dc, ch 1, sl st in corner ch-3 sp of adjacent
motif (AM), ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp), *ch 3,
insert hook from front to back in next sc on
AM and the sp bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc
group on working motif (WM), sc to join**, ch
3, yo, insert hook from front to back in next
dc on AM and next ch-3 sp on WM, complete
dc to join; rep from * to **, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, sl
st) in corner ch-3 sp of AM, ch 1, 2 dc in same
ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc
group, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc bet 3rd
and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 2
dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc
of next dc group, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3,
sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3, sl

3
2

JOINING
OF SECOND
AND SUCCESSIVE
MOTIFS

Stitch Guide
First motif:
Note: If making a multi-colored motif, change
colors on last st of each rnd and fasten off
previous color. Weave in ends as you work.
With MC, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 6 (counts as a dc and ch 3), [dc, ch
3] 7 times in ring, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 to
join, turn8 dc, 8 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc
throughout), 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, [4 dc,
ch 2 in next ch-3 sp] 7 times, sl st in top of beg
ch-3 to join, turn32 dc, 8 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-2 sp (ch 3, 5 dc, ch 1) in
same ch-2 sp, (6 dc, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp; [(6

Side Pattern

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D, E, E, E) hook, foll layout, joining as you go.


Outer motifs are solid color; center motifs are
multi-colored. Select colors for multi-colored
motifs randomly or based on chart above,
while not repeating the same color in the same
row in adjacent blocks.

Sides:
Right side:

Rnd 1: (RS) Join MC with sl st in any join bet


motifs, ch 1, *sc in join, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc

6 (6, 7)"
16 (16.5, 19) cm

9 (11)"
25 (28.5) cm

12 (13, 15)"
32 (33, 38) cm

16 (18)"
41.5 (47.5) cm

7"
19 cm

fold line

3"
9.5 cm
18"
47.5 cm

18"
47.5 cm

7"
19 cm

3"
9.5 cm

22"
57 cm

BACK

8.5 (9.5) cm

join to front with


19
(22)"
side
piece

49.5 (57) cm

22"
57 cm

SIZE 43"

16.5 (19) cm
FRONT

6 (7)"
16.5 (19) cm

3 (3)"
8.5 (9.5) cm

FRONT

16 (18)"
41.5 (47.5) cm

fold line

Size 43"

leave open for


3armhole
(3)"

19 (22)"
49.5 (57) cm

6 (7)"
16.5 (19) cm

BACK

leave open for


armhole

6 (6, 7)"
16 (16.5, 19) cm

join to front with


side piece

join to front with side piece

13 (15)"
33 (38) cm

SIZES 34
(39)"

join to back with


side piece

18 (19, 22)"
47.5 (49.5, 57) cm

FRONT

15 (16, 18)"
40 (41.5, 47.5) cm

6 (6, 7)"
16 (16.5, 19) cm

318 (3, 3)"


8 (8.5, 9.5) cm

BACK

join to front with


side piece
leave open for
armhole
join to back with
side piece

80

fold line

18 (19, 22)"
47.5 (49.5, 57) cm

Make 50 (50, 55, 50, 55, 61) motifs using C (D,


SIZES 29 (31, 36)"

Neck edging:

join to back with


side piece 6 (7)"

Back and front:

FINISHING

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2 throughout), [2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 10 times, [2 hdc in


ch-2 sp, ch 2] 2 times, [2 sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2]
2 times, [2 hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 2 times, [2 dc
in next ch-2 sp, ch 2] 6 times, dc in top of tch,
turn36 dc, 8 hdc, 4 sc, 23 ch-2 sps.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first ch-2 sp, [ch 2, 2 dc in
next ch-2 sp] across, dc in top of tch, turn47
dc, 23 ch-2 sps.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in first ch-2 sp [ch 2, 2 dc in
next ch-2 sp] across, turn48 dc, 23 ch-2 sps.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.

leave open for armhole

Pattern

Row 1: (RS) Join MC with sl st in lower edge


of left front, ch 1, sc in same st, *2 sc in next
ch-3 sp, sc bet next 2 dc, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp]
4 times, sc bet next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc
in next join*; rep from * to * 4 times to marked
st, turn90 sc (18 sc per motif).
Rows 28: Rep as for right front.
Join front to back as for right side.

Shape waist (see Notes):

join to back with side piece

LA Times

1. MC, CC1, CC2, CC3


2. CC1, CC2, CC3, MC
3. CC2, CC3, MC, CC1
4. CC3, MC, CC1, CC2
5. CC2, MC, CC3, CC1
6. CC3, CC1, MC, CC2
7. MC, CC2, CC1, CC3
8. CC1, CC3, CC2, MC
9. CC3, CC2, MC, CC1
10. CC3, MC CC1, CC2
Or colors of choice.

With RS tog, match front to back at side seams


using marked motif and bottom edge of garment as a guide. Work 90 sc evenly along side
seam, working 2 sc in ch-2 sps and 1 sc bet dc.
Fasten off.

Left side:

Place markers (pm) at join of 2nd and 3rd


motifs from top of shoulder on front and back
on all 4 sides.
Row 1: (RS) Join MC with sl st in marked st
for right front, ch 1, *sc in join, 2 sc in next
ch-3 sp, sc bet next 2 dc, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp]
four times, sc bet next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3
sp*; rep from * to * four times, turn90 sc (18
sc per motif).
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), dc
in next st, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts; rep
from * across, turn48 dc, 23 ch-2 sps.

Motif multi-color combinations:

Join front to back:

16 (18)"
41.5 (47.5) cm

3, sc bet 3rd and 4th dc of next dc group, ch 3,


sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join20 ch-3 sps, 20
dc, 8 sc. Fasten off.

11"
28.5 cm
18"
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bet next 2 dc, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, sc


bet next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp*; rep from * to
* around180 (180, 198, 180, 198, 216) sts.
Fasten off.
Rnd 2: (RS) Beg in either corner of back, join
yarn in 2nd sc from corner of previous side,
*ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * to next
corner, work corner by ch 1, sk 2 sts, sl st in
next sc, turn and work sl st in top of ch 1, sl st
in dc, turn**; rep from * to ** for rem 3 sides,
ending last side with sl st in first dc to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch-1 sp around,
omitting corner sts, sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, rev sc (see Glossary) in each sc
around, skipping 1 st in each corner, sl st in
first rev sc to join. Fasten off.

Ventura Vest
Robyn Chachula

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 34 (37, 40, 43, 46,

Rnd 1: (RS) Join MC with sl st in any join bet


motifs, ch 1, *sc in join, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp,
sc bet next 2 dc, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times,
sc bet next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp*; rep from
* to * for each motif around, working 2 or 3 sc
in row-ends of side pieces, sl st in first sc to
join92 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), *sk 1 sc,
dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * ending with a sl
st into 3rd ch of beg ch-4 to join.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 3 of neck edging.
Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 4 of neck edging.

Hem edging:

Rnd 1: (RS) Join MC with sl st in any join bet


motifs, ch 1, *sc in join, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp,
sc bet next 2 dc, [3 sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times,
sc bet next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp*; rep from
* to * for each motif around, working 2 or 3 sc
in row-ends of side pieces, sl st in first sc to
join186 (186, 204, 186, 204, 222) sts.
Rnds 24: Rep Rnds 24 of armhole edging.
Weave in loose ends. Wet block to
measurements.

Twisted cord:

Cut one 126" strand of each CC. Make a twisted


cord as foll: Tie strands loosely at 1 end. Loop
tied end over a peg to hold in place. Twist
strands firmly, remove from peg. Allow cord to
twist back on itself. Smooth twist and trim end.
Beg at center front, weave through dc on Rnd 2
of neck edging and tie into a bow. 

Notes
Lace upper body is worked in three panels and
joined at shoulders. Garment is then turned
and lower body is worked down to hem.

Stitch Guide
Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert
hook in next st, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw
through 1 lp on hook, yo and draw through 2
lps on hook.
Extra Extended Single Crochet (eesc):
Insert hook in next st, yo and pull up lp, [yo
and draw through 1 lp on hook] 2 times, yo
and draw through 2 lps on hook.
2 Double Crochet Cluster (2dc-cl): [Yo,
insert hook in specified st, yo and pull up lp,
yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times in same st,
yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.
3 Double Crochet Cluster (3dc-cl): [Yo,
insert hook in specified st, yo and pull up lp,
yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times in same st,
yo and draw through 4 lps on hook.

Lace patt (multiple of 3 ch + 1):


Note: Lace patt will naturally bias; patt is

Texture patt (multiple of 6 sts + 5):


With larger hook, ch 24 for gauge swatch.
Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each
ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc flo across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as esc throughout), esc
(see above) in next sc, *eesc (see above) in free
lp of st 1 row below next st, esc in next 5 sc;
rep from * to last 3 sc, eesc in free lp of sc 1
row below next st, esc in last 2 sc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 2, esc in next 4 sc, *eesc in free lp
of sc 1 row below next st, esc in next 5 sc; rep
from * across, turn.
Rep Rows 25 for patt.

Pattern
LACE UPPER BODY

Back panel:

With smaller hook and A, ch 79 (79, 85, 85,


91, 91).
Row 1: (RS) Work Row 1 of lace patt (see
Stitch Guide)26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30) cl.
Row 2: Ch 8, hdc2tog (see Glossary) over 3rd
and 4th ch from hook, *ch 4, 2dc-cl (see Stitch
Guide) in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of
next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st; rep from *
across, ch 2, dtr in first sl st from Row 1, turn.

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Armhole edging:

49)" bust circumference. Garment


shown measures 34", modeled with "
ease. Garment is meant to be worn with
2" of ease.
YARN Plymouth Yarn Cleo (100% mercerized pima cotton; 125 yd [114 m]/1 oz
): #0133 peony (A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3,
[50 g];
3) hanks; #0136 pink (B), 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10)
hanks.
HOOK Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and H/8 (5 mm).
Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain
correct gauge.
NOTIONS St markers (m); blocking pins and
spray bottle; yarn needle.
GAUGE 8 dc-cl = 4" and 8 rows = 4" in
lace patt with smaller hook; 16 sts and 16
rows = 4" in rib patt with larger hook.

reversible and does not have a true RS.


With smaller hook, ch 31 for gauge swatch.
Row 1: (RS) Sl st in first ch from hook, *ch 3,
2dc-cl (see above) in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, sk 5 ch on foundation ch, sl st
in next ch; rep from * across, turn10 2dc-cl
in 5 pairs.
Row 2: Ch 8, hdc2tog (see Glossary) over 3rd
and 4th ch from hook, *ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch
from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair**, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st; rep from * across, ending last
rep at **, ch 2, dtr (see Glossary) in first sl st
from Row 1, turn.
Row 3: Ch 7, *2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl
st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st,
ch 4; rep from * across, omitting ch 4 at end of
last rep, tr in 7th ch of tch at side of hdc2tog
from Row 2, turn10 2dc-cl in 4 pairs with
one at each end.
Row 4: Ch 6, 3dc-cl (see above) in tr, *ch 4,
2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook**, sl st in center
of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st; rep from *
across, ending last rep at **, sl st in 3rd ch of
tch, turn5 pairs of cl.
Row 5: Ch 9, hdc2tog over 4th and 5th ch
from hook, *sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st**, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from
hook; rep from * across, ending last rep at **,
ch 2, dc in 4th ch of tch, turn.
Row 6: Ch 7, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st
in ch-2 sp, *ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st**, ch 4, 2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl
pair; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, tr
in 7th ch of tch, turn.
Row 7: Sl st in tr, *ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4,
2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of
next cl pair; rep from * across, ending with sl
st in 4th ch of tch, turn.
Rep Rows 27 for patt.

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Row 3: Ch 7, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl


st in ch-2 sp, *ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl
pair; rep from * across, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, tr
in 7th ch of tch, turn28 (28, 30, 30, 32, 32)
cl.
Row 4: Ch 6, 3dc-cl (see Stitch Guide) in
tr, *ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st in
center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st; rep
from * across, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook,
sl st in 3rd ch of tch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 8, hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch
from hook, *ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook,
sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl
st; rep from * across, ch 2, dc in 4th ch of tch,
turn.
Rows 610 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14): Rep Rows
35, ending with Row 4 (4, 3, 3, 5, 5)32 (32,
36, 36, 38, 38) cl.

Shape right shoulder:


Sizes 34 (37)" only:

Row 11: (RS) Ch 8, hdc2tog over 3rd and


4th ch from hook, [ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch
from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3,
2dc-cl in sl st] 5 times, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch
from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, turn
leaving rem sts unworked11 cl.

in 5th ch of tch, turn3 cl.


Row 18: Ch 8, sc in center of next cl pair, ch
5, sl st in ch-2 sp. Fasten off.

st on Row 11 of right shoulder, [ch 5, sl st in


center of next cl pair] 5 times, ch 6, 3dc-cl in
sl st, [ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st
in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st] 5
times, ch 2, dc in 4th ch of tch, turn11 cl.
Row 12: Sk dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, sl st in cl, ch 5,
sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, [sl st in center of next cl pair,
ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from
hook] 3 times, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
2, dc in 4th ch of tch, turn7 cl.

Sizes 40 (43)" only:

Shape left shoulder:


Sizes 34 (37)" only:

Row 11: (RS) Join yarn with sl st in last sl

Row 13: (RS) Join yarn with sl st in last sl


st on Row 13 of right shoulder, [ch 5, sl st in
center of next cl pair] 6 times, *ch 3, 2dc-cl in
sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st in
center of next cl pair; rep from * across placing
last sl st in 4th ch of tch, turn12 cl.
Row 14: Ch 6, sl st in center of next cl pair,
ch 5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, 2dc-cl

Back Panel
7
6

LA Times

Sizes 40 (43)" only:

Row 13: (RS) Ch 6, 3dc-cl in tr, [ch 4, 2dc-cl


in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl
pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st] 5 times, ch 4, 2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl
pair, turn leaving rem sts unworked12 cl.

5
4

Sizes 34 (37, 40, 43)" only:

Row 12 (12, 14, 14): Ch 9, hdc2tog over 4th


and 5th ch from hook, [sl st in center of next
cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook] 3 times, sl st in center of next
cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 2, sc in center of
next cl pair, ch 5, sl st in center of next cl pair,
turn7 cl. Fasten off.
Row 13 (13, 15, 15): Rejoin yarn with sl st in
first cl, ch 5, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 5,
sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st, tr in 7th ch of tch, turn2 cl.
Row 14 (14, 16, 16): Ch 1, sc in tr, ch 5, sl st
in ch-2 sp. Fasten off.

2
1
Back Shaping

34" Sample Front Top Lace

Sizes 46 (49)" only:

Row 15: (RS) Ch 7, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from


hook, sl st in ch-2 sp, [ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch
4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of
next cl pair] 6 times, ch 2, dtr (see Glossary) in
next sl st, turn leaving rem sts unworked13
cl.
Row 16: Ch 8, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook,
[sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl
st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook] 3 times,
sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl
st, ch 2, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st
in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st in 4th ch of
tch, turn8 cl. Fasten off.
Row 17: Rejoin yarn with sl st in first cl, ch 5,
sc in center of next cl pair, ch 5, hdc in center
of next cl pair, ch 6, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from
hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl
in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl st
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in 4th ch from hook, *sl st in center of next cl


pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch
from hook; rep from * across, sl st in center of
next cl pair, ch 2, dtr in next sl st, turn7 cl.

Sizes 34 (37, 40, 43)" only:

Row 13 (13, 15, 15): Ch 7, 2dc-cl in 4th ch


from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3,
2dc-cl in sl st, ch 2, sc in center of next cl pair,
ch 5, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st in
last cl, turn2 cl. Fasten off.
Row 14 (14, 16, 16): Rejoin yarn with sl st in
first cl, ch 5, sc in 4th ch of tch. Fasten off.

Sizes 46 (49)" only:

Row 15: (RS) Join yarn with sl st in middle


of dtr post at end of Row 15 of right shoulder,
ch 2, [sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 5] 5
times, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 2, dc in

next sl st, ch 4, hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch


from hook, *sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st**, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from
hook; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, tr
in 7th ch of tch, turn13 cl.
Row 16: Ch 5, sl st in center of next cl pair,
ch 5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, 2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, [sl st in center of next
cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook] 3 times, sl st in center of next
cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, tr in 3rd ch of tch,
turn8 cl.
Row 17: Ch 6, 3dc-cl in tr, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 2, hdc in center of next cl
pair, ch 5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st
in ch-2 sp, turn3 cl. Fasten off.

Motif

Stitch Key
= ch

= sl st

= sc

= hdc

4
= dc

3
2

= tr

= 2hdc-cl
= 2dc-cl
= 3dc-cl

FRONT PANELS (MAKE 2)

Sizes 34 (37, 46, 49)" only:


With smaller hook and A, ch 42 (42, 48, 48).
Row 1: 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sk 7 ch, sl
st in next ch, *ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, sk 5 ch on foundation ch,
sl st in next ch; rep from * across, turn11
(11, 13, 13) cl.
Row 2: Ch 8, hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch
from hook, *ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook,
sl st in center of next cl pair **, ch 3, 2dc-cl in
sl st; rep from * across, ending last rep at **,
turn.
Row 3: Ch 8, hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch
from hook, *sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st**, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from
hook; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, tr
in 7th ch of tch, turn.
Row 4: Ch 6, 3dc-cl in tr, *ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st; rep from * across, tr in 7th ch
of tch, turn.
Row 5: Ch 6, 3dc-cl in tr, *ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st; rep from * across, ch 2, dc in
4th ch of tch, turn.
Row 6: Ch 6, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, sl
st in ch-2 sp, *ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4, 2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl
pair; rep from * across, ch 2, dc in 4th ch of
tch, turn.
Row 7: Ch 6, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook, *sl
st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st,
ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook; rep from *
across, sl st in 4th ch of tch, turn.
Rows 811: Rep Rows 25.

LA Times

= dtr

Row 18: Rejoin yarn with sl st in first cl, ch 5,


sc in center of next cl pair, ch 2, sc in 4th ch of
tch. Fasten off.

Sizes 46 (49)" only:

Rows 1213: Rep Rows 67.


Rows 1415: Rep Rows 23.

Shape shoulder:

15"
38.5 cm

LOWER BODY

34 (37, 40, 43, 46, 49)"


87 (94.5, 102, 110, 117.5, 125) cm

7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9)"
18 (18, 20.5, 20.5, 23.5, 23.5) cm

LACE
UPPER
BODY

5 (5, 6, 6, 8, 8)"
14.5 (14.5, 17, 17, 20.5, 20.5) cm

2"
5 cm

1"
3 cm

7 (7, 8, 8, 10, 10)"


19.5 (19.5, 22, 22, 25.5, 25.5) cm

Sizes 34 (37)" only:

6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 7)"
15 (15, 18, 18, 18, 18) cm

16"
42 cm

24 (24, 25, 25, 26, 26)"


61.5 (61.5, 64, 64, 67.5, 67.5) cm

5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 6)"
14 (14, 15, 15, 17, 17) cm

Row 12: Sk dc, sl st in ch-2 sp, sl st in cl, ch


5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, *2dc-cl in
4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair
**, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4; rep from * across,
ending last rep at **, ch 2, dc in 4th ch of tch,
turn7 cl.
Row 13: Ch 7, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook,
sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl
st, ch 2, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st
in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st in last cl,
turn2 cl. Fasten off.
Row 14: Rejoin yarn with sl st in first cl, ch 5,
sc in 4th ch of tch. Fasten off.

Sizes 46 (49)" only:

Row 16: Ch 5, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch


5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, *2dc-cl in
4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair,
ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4; rep from * across,
omitting ch 4 at end of last rep, tr in 3rd ch of
tch, turn8 cl.
Row 17: Ch 6, 3dc-cl in tr, ch 4, 2dc-cl in 4th
ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl pair, ch
3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 2, hdc in center of next cl
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pair, ch 5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st


in ch-2 sp, turn3 cl. Fasten off.
Row 18: Rejoin yarn with sl st in first cl, ch 5,
sc in center of next cl pair, ch 2, sc in 4th ch of
tch. Fasten off.

Sizes 40 (43)" only:

With smaller hook and A, ch 37.


Row 1: Work Row 1 of lace patt12 cl.
Rows 213: Work even in lace patt.

Shape shoulder:

Row 14: Ch 6, sl st in center of next cl pair,


ch 5, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 6, *2dc-cl
in 4th ch from hook, sl st in center of next cl
pair **, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl st, ch 4; rep from *
across, ending last rep at **, ch 2, dtr in last sl
st, turn7 cl.
Row 15: Ch 7, 2dc-cl in 4th ch from hook,
sl st in center of next cl pair, ch 3, 2dc-cl in sl
st, ch 2, sc in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st
in center of next cl pair, ch 5, sl st in last cl,
turn2 cl. Fasten off.
Row 16: Rejoin yarn with sl st in first cl, ch 5,
sc in 4th ch of tch. Fasten off.

All sizes:

Pin panels to schematic size. Spray with water


and allow to dry. Whipstitch (see Glossary)
shoulder seams of back and front panels tog.

LA Times

Lower body:
Right front panel:

With RS facing and larger hook, join B to bottom edge of left front lace panel with sl st.
Row 1: (RS) Work 28 (28, 32, 32, 34, 34) sc
evenly along bottom edge, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc flo across, turn.

Shape neck and armhole:

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as esc throughout), esc


(see Stitch Guide) in first sc, esc in next 1 (1,
4, 4, 2, 2) sc, *eesc (see Stitch Guide) in free lp
of sc 1 row below next st, esc in next 5 sc; rep
from * to last 2 (2, 3, 3, 1, 1) sc, [eesc in free lp
of sc 1 row below] 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 0) time, esc in
next 0 (0, 1, 1, 0, 0) sc, 2 (2, 1, 1, 2, 2) esc in
last sc, turn30 (30, 33, 33, 36, 36) sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc flo in each st across to last st,
2 sc in last st, turn31 (31, 34, 34, 37, 37) sc.
Row 5: Ch 2, esc in first sc, esc in next 0 (0,
3, 3, 1, 1) sc, eesc in free lp of sc 1 row below
next st, *esc in next 5 sc, eesc in free lp of sc 1
row below next st; rep from * to last 5 (5, 5, 5,
4, 4) sc, esc to last st, 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) esc in last
st32 (32, 35, 35, 39, 39) sts. Set aside; do
not fasten off.

Back panel:

With RS facing and larger hook, join a new ball


of B to bottom edge of back lace panel with
sl st.
Row 1: (RS) Work 59 (59, 65, 65, 73, 73) sc
evenly along bottom edge, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc flo across, turn.

Shape armholes:

Row 3: Ch 2, esc in first sc, esc in next 4 (4,


1, 1, 5, 5) sc, *eesc in free lp of sc 1 row below,
esc in next 5 sc; rep from * to last 6 (6, 3, 3, 7,
7) sc, eesc in free lp of sc 1 row below, esc to
last sc, 2 esc in last sc, turn61 (61, 67, 67,
75, 75) sts.

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Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first esc, sc flo to last st,


2 sc in last st, turn63 (63, 69, 69, 77, 77) sc.
Row 5: Ch 2, esc in first sc, esc in next 3 (3,
0, 0, 4, 4) sc, *eesc in free lp of sc 1 row below
next st, esc in next 5 sc; rep from * to last 5 (5,
2, 2, 6, 6) sc, eesc in free lp of sc 1 row below
next st, esc to last sc, 2 esc in last sc, ch 4 (10,
10, 16, 14, 20), sl st in first st of Row 5 of
right front panel65 (65, 71, 71, 79, 79) sts.
Fasten off.

rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join8


ch-6 sps.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in each
ch-6 sp around, sl st in first sc to join8
petals. Fasten off.

Left front panel:

With RS facing and larger hook, join B to bottom edge of right front lace panel with sl st.
Row 1: (RS) Work 28 (28, 32, 32, 34, 34) sc
evenly along bottom edge, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc flo across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, 1 (1, 0, 0, 1, 1) esc in first sc, esc
in next 0 (0, 1, 1, 5, 5) sc, *eesc in free lp of sc
1 row below next st, esc in next 5 sc; rep from
* to last 3 (3, 6, 6, 4, 4) sts, eesc in free lp of
sc 1 row below, esc to last st, 2 esc in last sc,
turn30 (30, 33, 33, 36, 36) sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc flo to last st, sc
in last st, turn31 (31, 34, 34, 37, 37) sc.
Row 5: Ch 2, 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1) esc in first sc, esc
in next 4 (4, 4, 4, 3, 3) sc, *eesc in free lp of sc
1 row below, esc in next 5 sc; rep from * to last
2 (2, 5, 5, 3, 3) sts, eesc in free lp of sc 1 row
below, esc to last st, 2 esc in last sc, ch 4 (10,
10, 16, 14, 20), sl st in first st of Row 5 of back
panel32 (32, 35, 35, 39, 39) sts. Fasten off.

Join panels:

Return to working with yarn attached to right


front panel.
Row 6: (WS) Ch 1, sc flo in each st and ch
across, turn137 (149, 161, 173, 185, 197)
sc.
Rows 79: Work Rows 35 of texture patt
(see Stitch Guide).
Rows 1066: Work even in texture patt.
Edging rnd: (RS) Ch 1, sc in each sc to
corner, 3 sc in corner, rotate work 90 degrees,
sc evenly up edge of lower body, change to A
at upper body, sc evenly up to back neck, sc
across back neck and down left front, change
to B at lower body, sc evenly down to corner, 2
sc in corner, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join yarn with sl st bet first 2 dc on


next petal, sc in same sp, *ch 5, sc bet 4th and
5th dc on same petal, ch 5, sc bet 1st and 2nd
dc on next petal; rep from * around to last
petal, ch 5, sc bet 4th and 5th dc on last petal,
ch 2, dc in first sc to join16 ch-sps.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc around post of dc, *ch 5, sc in
next ch-5 sp, ch 2, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc), in next
ch-5 sp, ch 2,sc in next ch-5 sp**, ch 5, sc in
next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, ending last
rep at **, ch 2, dc in first sc to join20 ch-sps.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc around post of dc, *ch 5, sc in
next ch-5 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next
4 dc, 5 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in
ch-2 sp, ch 2**, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from *
around, ending at last rep at **, sl st in first sc
to join68 dc. Fasten off.
Using photo as a guide, sew pockets to vest. 

FINISHING

With larger hook and B, work crochet ch st


(see Glossary) across Row 1 of lower right
front panel. Rep for lower back and lower left
front panels.
Work 1 rnd of sc around each armhole, changing color to match each section.

MOTIF POCKETS (MAKE 2)

With smaller hook and A, ch 5, sl st in first ch


to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc to
join8 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 4) in each sc around, sl st
in first sc to join8 ch-4 sps.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each
ch-4 sp around, sl st in first sc to join8
petals.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc bet first and last sc on prev
rnd, ch 6, *sc bet next 2 sc on prev rnd, ch 6;

Pop-Hop Sleeves
Natasha Robarge

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE Custom fitted. Sleeve

shown measures 11" wide and 5" tall.


YARN Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine

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(100% pima cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1 oz


): #3753 white peach (MC),
[50 g];
#3734 teal (CC), 1 skein each.
HOOK Size 1 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS T-shirt; scrap felt; scissors; yarn
needle; sewing needle and thread; fabric
pencil; pins.
GAUGE is not critical for this project.

Notes

Stitch Guide
EDGING
With MC, ch 2. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.
Row 1: Ch 2, sk next sc, 3 sc in next sc, turn.
Rep Row 1 until piece measures desired
length. Fasten off.

SINGLE LEAF (MAKE 2)

With CC, ch 12, sl st in first ch to form ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, ch 2, 10 sc in ring,
sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off, leaving a 50"
tail.

DOUBLE LEAF (MAKE 2)

With CC, ch 12, sl st in first ch to form ring.


Rnd 1: 10 sc in ring, ch 2, 10 sc in ring, ch 12,
sl st in first ch to form next ring, 10 sc in ring,
ch 2, 10 sc in ring, 2 sc in first ring, sl st in
first sc. Fasten off, leaving a 50" tail.

TRIPLE LEAF (MAKE 2)

With CC, ch 12, sl st in first ch to form ring.


Rnd 1: 10 sc in ring, ch 2, 10 sc in ring, [ch 12,
sl st in first ch to form next ring, 10 sc in ring,
ch 2, 10 sc in ring] 2 times, sl st in first ring to
join. Fasten off, leaving a 50" tail.

Crochet net:

Insert hook from front to back under one sc lp


on edge of leaf closest to yarn end, yo, make
several ch and join with sc to next element.
Insert hook as for sc from front to back on RS
of edge and from back to front on opposite
side. Cont to work ch bet elements, joining
with sc to 12 strands on edges.

ing an additional 2".


Work edging to same length as sleeve cuff,
allowing an additional 2".
Work flowers and leaves.
With RS facing, arrange and pin elements to
RS of felt. Be sure to place elements in the
visible portion of the sleeve, allowing at least
" for crochet netting.
Pin edging to felt along armhole and sleeve
cuff, being careful not to stretch edging while
pinning. Beg pinning flush with beg of edging
strip. Leave extra length at fasten-off end of
edging strip on other side. Leave sleeve side
seams open.
Arrange elements with WS facing and pin to
felt.
With sewing needle and thread baste edging
and elements to backing fabric to secure firmly
in place.
Crochet elements tog and work crochet net in
gaps.
Using a wet pressing cloth, iron sleeves.
Remove basting thread and separate sleeves
from felt.
Whipstitch (see Glossary) side seam of sleeves,
raveling any extra length of edging.
Pin sleeves to armholes, placing sleeve edge
above armhole edge aligning side seams and
centerline.
With sewing needle and matching thread,
sew on sleeve using backstitch (see Glossary)
through center holes of edging. Block as
desired. 

Pattern

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Review location of yarn ends and decide


where you will create CC color patches. If
needed, route yarn ends under sc using yarn
needle to required location.
Make sure the ch of net are not too long or
too short, do not pucker the fabric and do not
slack. Gaps should be consistent in size.
Use taller sts for working in circular or
triangular openings, e.g. ch 3 to center of
opening, make a cluster of several dc or tr to
connect several points to center, ch to next
element.
If you run out of yarn or come to a dead
end, fasten off and secure ends using
sewing needle or yarn needle by routing for
12"under sts.
Cut sleeves off a store-bought tee and trace
on a piece of felt. Baste crocheted elements
(flowers and leaves) to the traced sleeve and
connect with crochet net. Block sleeves,
remove from backing and sew to tee.

Rnd 2: 9 sc around tail (first petal made),


turn.
Rnd 3: *Ch 10, sk 1 sc on Rnd 1, sl st in next
sc, turn, 9 sc in ch-10 sp, turn; rep from *
around, ch 5, sl st in first petal, turn.
Rnd 4: Work 8 sc in each petal around. Fasten
off leaving a 50" tail.
Make an additional 2 flowers working only the
first 5 petals of Rnd 3 or 6 vertical rows of sc.

Use scissors to cut out sleeves of tee along


seam, being sure not to damage seam. Use a
pin to mark right sleeve.
With WS facing, trace sleeves on felt. Use
pins to mark right sleeve along outline and
centerlines.
Work edging to same length as armhole, allowStitch Key
= chain (ch)
= slip st (sl st)
= single
crochet (sc)

Flower
3

Muse Tunic

Hannah Cuviello

PLUS SIZE

2
1

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 31 (35, 39, 43, 47,

FLOWER (MAKE 2)
Leaving a 6" tail, ch 12, sl st in first ch to form
ring.
Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, 24 sc in ring working over
tail; sl st in first sc to join.

51)" bust circumference. Garment


shown measures 35", modeled with 1"
ease. Garment is meant to be quite fitted,
with 13" of negative ease.
YARN Knit Picks Galileo (50% merino, 50%
viscose from bamboo; 131 yd [120 m]/1
): #26104 gem, 11 (13, 15, 16,
oz [50 g];
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18, 20) skeins for full tunic, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3)


skeins for lace overlay only. Note: Add an
extra skein if you are including optional
short row bust shaping (see Notes). Yarn
distributed by Crafts Americana.
HOOK Sizes D/3 (3.25 mm), E/4 (3.5 mm),
G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary
to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS St markers (m); 2 yd ribbon for
straps (38 " wide); yarn needle; 1 set bra
strap adjusters (loop and slide); pins;
sewing needle and thread.
GAUGE 25 sts and 28 rows = 4" in sc with
medium hook; 2 reps and 8 rows = 3" in
ch-lace patt with largest hook.

Notes

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Lace overlay is not attached at underarms,


which gives you the option of wearing it with
your arms inside or outside of the lace. Lace
overlay can also be made separately and sewn
to a tank top or summer dress.
Work all decs 1 st in from edge of row.
Short Row Charts are located on
CrochetMe.com. For each step of instructions, find the cell on the chart pertaining to
your bust size and cup size.
Body is worked in one piece and is sewn
along center back. Overlay is worked separately and is joined to body with sc seam.

Stitch Guide
Triple Loop (TL): (Sc, [ch 7, sc] 3 times) all
in same st.

Chain Lace Pattern (ch-lace patt;


multiple of 10 sts + 1):
With largest hook, ch 37 for gauge swatch.
Row 1: (RS) TL (see above) in 12th ch from
hook, *ch 4, sk 4 ch, dc in next ch**, ch 4, sk 4
ch, TL in next ch; rep from * across, ending last
rep at **, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 1, sc in first
ch-7 lp of next TL, [ch 3, sc in next ch-7 lp of
same TL] 2 times, ch 1, sc in next dc; rep from
* across, placing last sc in ch-11 lp at beg of
Row 1, turn.
Row 3: Ch 8, (sc, ch 7, sc) in first sc, *ch 4, sk
next sc, dc in next sc, ch 4, sk next sc**, TL in
next sc; rep from * across, ending last rep at **,
(sc, ch 7, sc, ch 3, tr) in last sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first tr, ch 3, sc in next ch-7
lp, *ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in first ch-7 lp
of next TL**, [ch 3, sc in next ch-7 lp of same
TL] 2 times; rep from * across, ending last rep
at **, ch 3, sc in ch-8 lp, turn.
Row 5: Ch 7, sk first 2 sc, *TL in next sc, ch 4,
sk next sc, dc in next sc**, ch 4, sk next sc; rep
from * across, ending last rep at **, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sc in first
ch-7 lp of next TL, [ch 3, sc in next ch-7 lp of
same TL] 2 times, ch 1, sc in next dc; rep from
* across, placing last sc in ch-7 lp from beg of
Row 5, turn.
Rep Rows 36 for patt.

Increasing in Chain Lace Pattern


(inc-lace patt):

Row 1: (RS) Ch 8, (sc, ch 7, sc, ch 3, tr) in 8th


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ch from hook, turn1 TL.


Row 2: Ch 3, sc in tr, ch 3, sc in next ch-7 lp,
ch 3, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next lp, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, TL in ch-1 sp, ch 4, sk next sc,
dc in next sc, ch 4, sk next sc, (sc, [ch 7, sc] 2
times, ch 3, tr) in last ch-3 sp, turn2 TL.
Row 4: Ch 3, sc in tr, [ch 3, sc in next ch-7 lp]
2 times, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, [sc in next
ch-7 lp, ch 3] 2 times, (sc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-7
lp, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, TL in ch-1 sp, ch 4, sk next sc, dc
in next sc, *ch 4, sk next sc, TL in next sc, ch 4,
sk next sc, dc in next sc; rep from * across, end
with ch 4, (sc, [ch 7, sc] 2 times, ch 3, tr) in last
ch-3 sp, turn3 TL.
Row 6: Ch 3, sc in tr, *[ch 3, sc in next ch-7
lp] 2 times, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in next
ch-7 lp; rep from * across, end with ch 3, sc in
next ch-7 lp, ch 3**, (sc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-7
lp, turn.
Rep Rows 56 for patt.

3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn.


Rep Dec row 11 times160 (183, 204, 227,
250, 269) sts
At this point, should you wish to add short
row bust shaping, see short row shaping
charts.
Rep Dec row every RS row 3 times, ending
with a WS row154 (177, 198, 221, 244, 263)
sts; piece measures 19 (19, 19, 19, 18,
18)" from beg.

Pattern
BODY
With medium hook, ch 203 (228, 253, 278,
303, 328).
Change to smallest hook.
Set-up row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in
each ch across, turn202 (227, 252, 277, 302,
327) sc.
Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Work even in sc for 1". Change to medium
hook and work even in sc until piece measures
4" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape waist:

Place 4 m for waist darts as foll: In 34th (39th,


43rd, 47th, 51st, 55th) st, 76th (86th, 95th,
104th, 114th, 123rd) st, 126th (141st, 157th,
173rd, 188th, 204th) st, and 168th (188th,
209th, 230th, 251st, 272nd) st.
Dec row: (RS) Ch 1, *sc to m, sc in marked st,
sc2tog (see Glossary) over next 2 sts, sc to 2
sts before next m, sc2tog, sc in marked st; rep
from * once, sc to end, turn4 sts dec.
Cont in sc and rep Dec row every 4th row 8
times, then every RS row 3 times154 (179,
204, 229, 254, 279) sts.
Work even in sc until piece measures 11"
from beg, ending with WS row.
Inc row: (RS) Ch 1, *sc to m, sc in marked st,
2 sc in next st, sc to 1 st before next m, 2 sc in
next st, sc in marked st; rep from * once, sc to
end, turn4 sts inc.
Rep Inc row every 4 (4, 2, 2, 2, 2) rows 9 (9, 1,
2, 3, 3) times, then every 0 (0, 4, 4, 4, 4) rows
0 (0, 8, 7, 6, 6) times. Work 1 WS row.
Next row: (RS) Ch 1, sc to 1 st before 2nd
m, 2 sc in next st, sc in marked st, sc to 3rd
m, sc in marked st, 2 sc in next st, sc to end,
turn196 (221, 246, 271, 296, 321) sts.
Work 1 WS row. Piece measures 17 (17, 16,
16, 16, 16)" from beg.

Shape back:

Next row: (RS) Sl st in first 6 (7, 9, 10, 11,


14) sts, sc to last 6 (7, 9, 10, 11, 14) sts, turn
leaving rem sts unworked.
Dec row: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc to last

Left back strap:

Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first 14 (14, 15, 16,


17, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, turn leaving
rem sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc to end,
turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last
st, turn.
Rows 411 (11, 12, 13, 14, 14): Rep Rows
236 sts rem.
Work 5 (5, 4, 3, 2, 2) rows even. Fasten off.

Right back strap:

With RS facing, re-join yarn with sl st 17 (17,


18, 19, 20, 20) sts from end.
Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same st as join,
sc2tog, sc to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last
st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc to end,
turn.
Rows 411 (11, 12, 13, 14, 14): Rep Rows
236 sts rem.
Work 5 (5, 4, 3, 2, 2) rows even. Fasten off.

Shape front:

120 (143, 162, 183, 204, 223) sts rem bet back
straps. With RS facing, beg at inner base of
left back strap, sk 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts
and re-join yarn in next st.
Next row: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same st as join,
sc2tog, sc in next 82 (101, 116, 133, 150, 165)
sts, sc2tog, sc in next st, turn.
Dec row: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc to last
3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn.
Rep Dec row every row 9 (9, 13, 13, 17, 17)
times more, then every RS row 2 times, ending
with a WS row62 (81, 88, 105, 114, 129)
sts rem.

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Left front strap:

Next row: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc


in next 14 (22, 24, 31, 34, 40) sts, sc2tog, sc

in next st, turn leaving rem sts unworked18


(26, 28, 35, 38, 44) sts.
Cont to dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row

3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4)"
8.5 (8.5, 9.5, 9.5, 11, 11) cm

5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7)"
14 (14, 16.5, 16.5, 19.5, 19.5) cm

2"
5.5 cm

1"
2.5 cm

9 (9, 8, 8, 8, 8)"
23 (23, 22, 21.5, 21, 21) cm

25 (25, 26, 25, 26, 26)"


63.5 (63.5, 66, 65, 66.5, 66.5) cm

8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10)"


20.5 (20.5, 23.5, 23.5, 26, 26) cm

2"
5.5 cm

5 (7, 8, 9, 10, 12)"


12.5 (19, 20.5, 24, 26, 32.5) cm
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1)"
2.5 (2.5, 2.5, 4, 4, 4) cm

8 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14) times and at the same


time dec 1 st at neck edge every 5 (2, 2, 1, 2, 1)
rows 3 (9, 5, 1, 14, 12) times, then every 6 (3,
3, 2, 0, 2) rows 1 (1, 5, 12, 0, 8) times6 (6, 6,
10, 10, 10) sts rem. Fasten off.

17 (17, 16, 16, 16, 16)"


43 (43, 42.5, 41.5, 40.5, 40.5) cm

31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51)"


79.5 (89.5, 99.5, 110, 120, 130) cm

24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44)"


63 (73, 83, 93.5, 103.5, 113.5) cm
10"
26.5 cm

BODY

Right front strap:

Note: Optional short row shaping is not shown on schematic.


Short row shaping will add 1" for a C cup, 1" for a D cup, 2" for
an E cup, 2" for an F cup and 3" for a G cup.

11 (12, 13, 13, 13, 15)"


29 (31, 33, 35, 35, 39.5) cm

8 (9, 9, 9, 11, 11)"


21 (25, 25, 25, 29, 29) cm

With RS facing, sk 22 (25, 28, 31, 34, 37) sts


from base of left front strap and rejoin yarn in
next st with sl st.
Next row: (RS) Ch 1, sc in same st as join,
sc2tog, sc in next 14 (22, 24, 31, 34, 40) sts,
sc2tog, sc in last st, turn18 (26, 28, 35, 38,
44) sts.
Complete as for left front strap.

5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8)"
12.5 (14.5, 16.5, 18.5, 18.5, 21) cm

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32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"


82 (92, 102, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5) cm

8, 52)"
5, 132.5) cm

Short Row Bust Shaping (optional):


See CrochetMe.com for shaping charts.

LACE OVERLAY

Use largest hook throughout.


3"
9.5 cm

LACE OVERLAY

Right front strap:

Work Rows 15 of inc-lace patt (see Stitch


Guide). Fasten off and set aside.

Left front strap:

Work Rows 16 of inc-lace patt, ending at **,


sc in last ch-7 lp, ch 21 (21, 21, 31, 31, 31),
work Row 6 of inc-lace patt across right front
strap, omitting initial ch 3, turn.

34 (40, 44, 48, 52, 55)"


87 (103.5, 112, 124, 132, 140.5) cm

Stitch Key

Muse Tunic Diagram

Shape front:

= chain (ch)
= single
crochet (sc)

= double
crochet (dc)

= treble
crochet (tr)

5
REPEAT
3

= triple
loop (TL)

2
1
REDUCED SAMPLE OF PATTERN

Note: On next row, work across ch as for Row


1 of chlace patt (see Stitch Guide), beg with
TL in first ch.
Work Rows 56 of inc-lace patt 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5)
times, then rep Row 5 once more11 (13, 14,
15, 16, 17) TL. Fasten off.

Right back strap:

Row 1: (RS) Ch 8, (sc, ch 7, sc, ch 3, tr) in 8th


ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first tr, ch 1, sc in next ch-7
lp, ch 3, sc in next ch-7 lp, turn.
Row 3: Ch 7 (count as dc and ch 4), sk next
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sc, (sc, [ch 7, sc] 2 times, ch 3, tr) in last sc,


turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, sc in tr, [ch 3, sc in next ch-7
lp] 2 times, ch 1, sc in ch-7 lp at beg of Row 3,
turn.
Row 5: Ch 8, (sc, ch 7, sc) in first sc, ch 4,
sk next sc, dc in next sc, ch 4, (sc, [ch 7, sc] 2
times, ch 3, tr) in last ch-3 sp, turn. Fasten off
and set aside.

Left back strap:

Row 1: (RS) Ch 8, (sc, ch 7, sc, ch 3, tr) in 8th


ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first tr, ch 3, sc in next ch-7
lp, ch 1, sc in next ch-7 lp, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, TL in first sc, ch 4, sk next sc, dc
in last sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 1, [sc in next ch-7 lp,
ch 3] 2 times, (sc, ch 1, dc) in last ch-7 lp, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, TL in ch-1 sp, ch 4, sk next sc,
dc in next sc, ch 4, (sc, ch 7, sc, ch 3, tr) in last
sc, turn.

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Join back straps to front:

Joining row: (WS) Work Row 4 of ch-lace


patt across left back strap, ch 1 (1, 11, 11, 21,
21), sc in first tr of front, cont in patt across
front, ch 1 (1, 11, 11, 21, 21), sc in first tr of
right back strap, cont in patt to end of row,
turn.
Work Row 5 of ch-lace patt, working across ch
at underarms as for Row 1 of chlace patt, beg
with TL in first ch14 (16, 18, 19, 21, 22) TL.
Work Row 6 of inc-lace patt.

1" below top of armhole edge of left front, beg


working through both layers to top of strap, ch
41, turn and sl st back down ch to top of strap,
sc across top of strap, ch 41, sl st back down ch
to left neck edge, sc across neck and up right
neck edge, ch 41, sl st back down ch and sc
across top of right front strap, ch 41, sl st back
down ch and sc 1" down armhole edge of strap,
work as before through lace only to 1" below
top of right back strap, sc through both layers
around top of right back strap and down back
shaping to center back. Fasten off.
Sew back seam.

Attach straps as foll:

Thread ends of chains through bra loop and


sew ends to themselves. Starting at base of
armhole shaping, sew ribbon to WS along
inner edge of back strap; do same for back
shaping edge. Thread ribbon ends through
figure 8 piece of bra adjustor, through bra loop
and back around center bar of fig 8, then sew
ends of ribbon to self. For a guide, look at the
straps of one of your bras. 

Lace short row shaping


(optional):
See CrochetMe.com.

Bodice:

Rep Rows 56 of inc-lace patt 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3)


times, then rep Row 5 once more17 (19, 21,
22, 24, 26) TL. Fasten off.

Shape back:

With WS facing, ch 11 (21, 21, 31, 31, 31),


work Row 6 of inc-lace patt across bodice,
omitting initial ch 3 and ending with sc in last
ch-7 lp, ch 19 (29, 29, 39, 39, 39), turn.
Next row: (RS) (Sc, ch 7, sc) in 9th ch from
hook, work Row 1 of ch-lace patt from * across
ch, work in patt across bodice, work Row 1 of
ch-lace patt across ch, ending with TL in last
ch, turn21 (25, 27, 30, 32, 34) TL.
Work even in ch-lace patt for 7 rows or until
bodice is desired length, ending with a WS
row.
Last row: (RS) Ch 1, work sc in each sc and
ch-1 sp and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten
off.

FINISHING

Block both pieces.

Attach overlay to body as foll:


Place overlay on top of body and pin in place.
With RS facing, beg at center back, working
through both layers and working 1 sc in every
st and row of body, sc across back, up left
back shaping, around top of left back strap,
and down 1" along armhole side of left back
strap, working through lace layer only, work
5 sc in each ch-4 sp, 1 sc at base of each TL to
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Meander Backpack
Lisa Soutendijk

Getting Started
FINISHED SIZE 16 (18)" high, 25 (28)"

circumference.
YARN Brown Sheep Company Cotton
Fleece (80% cotton, 20% wool; 215 yd
): #375 rue (MC),
[197 m]/3 oz [100 g];
2 (3) skeins; #240 pink-a-boo (A) and #745
wild iris (B), 1 skein each.
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if
necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 6 st markers (m); 4"
length of cardboard for tassels; 12" x 44"
piece of fabric for optional lining.
GAUGE First 7 rnds = 4", 18 sts and 14
rows = 4" in patt. Each Greek key block =
3" square.

Notes
Backpack is worked in joined rnds. Bottom
and body are worked in joined rnds with RS
facing, Greek key patt is worked in joined,

turned rnds.
Beg ch-3 counts as a dc throughout.
Beg ch-2 does not count as a st.
For Greek key design, always skip sc behind
FPdc. All even numbered rnds are WS rnds.
When changing colors, work st until last 2 lps
are on hook, pull new color through to finish
st. Carry color not in use on WS of work.

Stitch Guide
Increase (inc): Work (sc, dc) or (dc, sc) in
each of next 2 sts.

Pattern
BACKPACK
Bottom:

With MC make adjustable ring (see Glossary).


Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as hdc
throughout), 8 hdc in ring, sl st in first hdc to
join, do not turn (see Notes)8 hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in each st around, sl st in
first sc to join8 sc, 8 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, sc in next st, [(dc, sc) in next 2
sts, dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, (dc,
sc) in next 2 sts, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join24 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next
st, dc in next st) 2 times] 4 times, sl st in first
sc to join32 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 2
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 3 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next
2 sts, sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join40 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in next st, dc in next st, [(sc,
dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc in next st)
4 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts, [sc in
next st, dc in next st] 3 times, sl st in first sc to
join48 sts.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 4
times [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc in
next st) 5 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2 sts,
sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join56
sts.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 2
times [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 6 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2
sts, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 4 times, sl st in
first sc to join64 sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 6
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 7 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next
2 sts, sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join72 sts.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 8 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2
sts [sc in next st, dc in next st] 5 times, sl st in
first sc80 sts.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 8
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 9 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next
2 sts, sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join88 sts.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 5
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 10 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2

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www.ayarnlessraveled.com
Everything you need for your knit/crochet
projects beautiful yarns, patterns, needles, notions, and support to make your
project a success. Classes of all levels!
730 Camino Ramon, Suite 186
(925) 263-2661

Uncommon ThreadsLos Altos

www.uncommonthreadsyarn.com
Beautiful yarns from around the world.
293 State St.

(650) 941-1815

Yarn Therapy, Inc.Tallahassee

1760 Thomasville Rd.

8118 W. 3rd St.

(323) 655-6487

Zoe Zeynep Knit StudioLos Angeles

www.zoezeynep.com
Unique yarns & vibrant colors in a fabulous
West Hollywood Location! Classes, custom knitwear and outstanding customer
service.
7201 Melrose Ave.

(323) 936-7690

Once AroundMill Valley

www.oncearound.com
The felting, stamping, embroidery, fabric-painting, wreath-making, embossing,
scrapbooking, decoupage, candle-crafting,
bookbinding, glitter, sewing, knitting and,
more . . . ARTS and CRAFTS STORE.
352 Miller Ave.

415) 389-1667

COLORADO

Table Rock Llamas Fiber Arts Studio


Inc.Colorado Springs

www.tablerockllamas.com
Knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, felting, and dyeing.
6520 Shoup Rd.

(866) 495-7747

Wild YarnsDenver

wildyarns.com
Knit & Crochet Supplies & Classes. Featuring yarns from Colorado and the West.
(303) 433-3762

CONNECTICUT

Woolworks Ltd.Putnam

www.woolworksltd.com
A world of fiber at your fingertips.
154 Main St.

(860) 963-1228

FLORIDA
www.agoodyarnsarasota.com
Theres something for everyone at A Good
Yarn, Sarasotas ultimate creative spot for
all things yarn!
7418 S. Tamiami Trl.

We carry over 60 lines of lovely yarns as well


as books, needles, lessons, workshops, fellowship, and great fun.
128 S. Main St.

The Fiber StudioHenniker

www.AlpacaDirect.com
Huge selection of luxury yarn, roving, and
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1016 W. Hayden Ave.

(208) 209-7079
(888) 306-0111

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The new nook for creative knitting, crocheting, and canvas work. No matter what your
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(603) 428-7830

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A beautiful shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff and a wide spectrum of
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106 Main St.

(603) 444-5915

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Lion Brand Yarn OutletCarlstadt

www.woolwarpandwheel.com
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INDIANA

Knitting Off BroadwayFort Wayne

www.knittingoffbroadway.com
Located in a restored 1890s building, this
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1309 Broadway

161 Foster Hill Rd.

(708) 948-7943

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5605 Mill St.

www.fiberstudio.com
Natural-fiber yarns for knitting and weaving, needles, books, looms, and spinning
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Yarn GardenLittleton

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(662) 746-7555

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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(260) 422-YARN

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www.woolbearers.com
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(609) 914-0003

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(505) 717-1535

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(850) 577-0555

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www.knitculture.com
Wide selection of unique and hand-dyed
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www.yarntherapyinc.com
Yarn Therapy offers the latest in beautiful,
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Wide selection of Lion Brand yarns, free
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OREGON

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sts, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 5 times, sl st in


first sc to join96 sts.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 10
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 11 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next
2 sts, sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join104 sts.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 5
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 12 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2
sts, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 7 times, sl st in
first sc to join112 sts.

Large bag only:

Rnd 15: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 12


times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 13 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next
2 sts, sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to
join120 sts.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 6
times, [(sc, dc) in next 2 sts, (sc in next st, dc
in next st) 14 times] 3 times, (sc, dc) in next 2
sts, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 8 times, sl st in
first sc to join128 sts.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, [*(FPdc in next


st on Rnd 10) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts, (FPdc
in next st on Rnd 10) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts,
(FPdc in next st on Rnd 10) 2 times,* sc in
next 6 sts.] 6 (8) times; rep from * to *, sl st in
first sc, turn.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in first 8 sts [*(FPdc in next st
on Rnd 12) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts, (FPdc in
next st on Rnd 12) 2 times,* sc in next 10 sts)]
6 (8) times; rep from * to *, sc in last 2 sts, sl st
in first sc, turn.
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 8. Fasten off B.
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, [(FPdc in next
st on Rnd 14) 2 times, sc in next 14 sts] 6 (8)
times, (FPdc in next st on Rnd 14) 2 times, sc
in rem 4 sts, sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc around, change to MC, sl st
in first sc. Fasten off A.

LA Times

With MC and RS of backpack facing, and opening of bag facing up, join with sc around post
of marked dc, on Rnd 15 of bottom.
Row 1: [Sc around post of next st] 5 times,
turn6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3
times, turn.
Rows 365: Rep Row 2 until strap measures
about 2425" slightly stretched, ending with a
RS row. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Left strap:

With MC and RS of backpack facing and opening of bag facing up, join with sc around post
of 2nd marked dc on Rnd 15.
Work as for right strap.
Rnd 1: Pick up ch-1 from Rnd 7 of top. Sc
in same st, dc in next sc, sc in next dc. Align
left strap with next 6 sts on last rnd (insert
hook through st on strap first) [*(dc through
both thicknesses of next sc, sc through both
thicknesses of next dc] 3 times*, [dc in next sc,
sc in next dc] 47 (55) times; with right strap,
rep from * to *, dc in next sc, sc in next dc, dc
in last sc, sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 55
(63) times, sc in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch-3
to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [rev sc (see Glossary) in next sc,
ch 1, sk next dc] 55 (63) times, sl st in first
rev sc, inserting hook from WS pulling yarn to
WS. Fasten off.

Rnd 15 (17): Ch 3, sc in next dc, dc in next sc,


place marker (pm) for strap, [sc in next st, dc
in next st] 44 (52) times, pm, [sc in next st, dc
in next st] 10 (18) times, sc in last st, sl st in
top of beg ch-3 to join112 (128) sts.
Rnd 16 (18): Ch 1, sc in next st, [dc in next st,
sc in next st] 55 (71) times, dc in last st, sl st
in first sc to join112 (128) sts.
Rnd 17 (19): Rep Rnd 15 (17) changing to A
in last st. Fasten off MC.

Greek key design:

90

Straps:
Right strap:

Join strap, cont top:

All sizes:

Rnd 1: (RS) With A, ch 1, sc around, sl st in


first sc, turn (see Notes)112 (128) sc.
Rnd 2: (WS) Ch 1, sc around, change to B (see
Notes), do not fasten off A, sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 3: With B, ch 1, sc around, sl st in first
sc, turn.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc around, change to A, sl st in
first sc, turn.
Rnd 5: With A, ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, [FPdc
(see Glossary) around post of sc on Rnd 2] 2
times, [sc in next 14 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts] 6
(8) times, sc in last 8 sts, sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc and FPdc around,
change to B in last st, sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 7: With B, ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, [*(FPdc
around post of sc on Rnd 4) 2 times, sc in next
2 sts, (FPdc in next st on Rnd 4) 2 times,* sc
in next 10 sts] 6 (8) times; rep from * to*, sc in
last 6 sts, sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc around, change to A, sl st in
first sc, turn.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, [*(FPdc in next
st on Rnd 6) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts, (FPdc
in next st on Rnd 6) 2 times, sc in next 2 sts,
(FPdc in next st on Rnd 6) 2 times,* sc in next
6 sts] 6 (8) times; rep from * to *, sc in last 4
sts, sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, [(FPdc in next st on Rnd 8) 2
times, sc in next 2 sts] 28 (32) times, sl st in
first FPdc, turn.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 8.

sc in next st] 2 times, dc in next st, pm, sc in


next st, dc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in top
of beg ch-3, ch 1. Do not fasten off. Pm in live
lp to hold st, remove hook.

Body:

Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, [sc in next st, dc in next st]


56 (64) times, sl st in first sc to join, do not
turn (see Notes)112 (128) sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 55
(63) times, sc in last st, sl st in top of beg ch-3
to join.
Rnds 319 (27): Rep Rnds 12, or to desired
length, ending with a Rnd 1.

Top:

Rnd 1 (eyelet rnd): Ch 4, (counts as first


dc and ch-1 sp), [sk next dc, (dc, ch 1) in next
st] 55 (63) times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 4 to
join, do not turn (see Notes).
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, [dc in ch-1 sp, sc in
next dc] 55 (63) times, dc in last ch-1 sp, sl st
in first sc to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 55
(63) times, sc in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch-3
to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, [dc in next sc, sc
in next dc] 55 (63) times, dc in last st, sl st in
first sc to join.
Rnds 56: Rep Rnds 34.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, sc in next st, dc in next st, sc in
next st, pm for strap, [dc in next st, sc in next
st] 2 times, dc, pm, [sc in next st, dc in next st]
47 (55) times, sc in next st, pm, [dc in next st,

Drawstring (make 2):

With 2 strands of MC held tog, ch 115 (132)


leaving 8" tail on each end.
Fold backpack in half with straps centered,
weave in one drawstring starting at left side,
then weave other drawstring starting at right
side. You should have 56 (64) sts on each
side of ends of drawstring. Tie ends of each
drawstring tog 2 times, for extra durability. Do
not cut ends.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Tassels:

With MC, wrap yarn around a 4" piece of cardboard 50 times, cut at one edge. Wrap lengths
over ends of drawstring knotted tog. With a
10" piece of yarn, tie knots very tightly around
tassel top on both sides to form head of tassel.
Snip all ends of tassel to desired length.

Optional lining:

With a 12" 44" piece of fabric, cut 9"(10")


diameter circle, cut 10" x 26" (12" x 29")
rectangle. With " seam allowance and RS facing, sew short ends of rectangle tog. Sew circle
to one end of tube, fold seam " down on
other end, sew in place. Place inside backpack,
hand sew to backpack 2 rows below drawstring
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6401 Penn Ave.

1365 S. 1100 E.

www.naturalstitches.com
Best selection of natural fibers in Pittsburgh. Knowledgeable staff. Open 7 days.
Evenings, too!
(412) 441-4410

TENNESSEE

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www.smokymountainspinnery.com
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Antiques and gifts, too.
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(865) 436-9080

TEXAS

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www.yarntopia.net
Yarntopia carries a multitude of specialty
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(281) 392-2386

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(801) 487-5648 (KNIT)

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www.paradisefibers.net
Terrific selection of wool yarn, knitting needles, wheels, and looms. Order online or
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225 W. Indiana Ave.

(888) 320-7746

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glossary
Abbreviations
beg
bet
blo
CC
ch
cm
cont
dc
dtr
dec(s)(d)
est
fdc
flo
foll
fsc
g
hdc
inc(s)(d)
k
lp(s)
MC
m
mm
patt(s)
pm
p
rem
rep
rev sc
rnd(s)
RS
sc
sk
sl
sl st
sp(s)
st(s)
tch
tog
tr
WS
yd
yo
*
()
[]

begin(s); beginning
between
back loop only
contrasting color
chain
centimeter(s)
continue(s); continuing
double crochet
double treble crochet
decrease(s); decreasing; decreased
established
foundation double crochet
front loop only
follows; following
foundation single crochet
gram(s)
half double crochet
increase(s); increasing; increased
knit
loop(s)
main color
marker
millimeter(s)
pattern(s)
place marker
purl
remain(s); remaining
repeat; repeating
reverse single crochet
round(s)
right side
single crochet
skip
slip
slip(ped) stitch
space(es)
stitch(es)
turning chain
together
treble crochet
wrong side
yard
yarn over hook
repeat starting point
alternate measurements and/or instructions
work bracketed instructions a specified
number of times

Concentration Ratings:

Standard Yarn Weight System


Yarn: Fingering, 10-count
crochet thread
Gauge*: 3340 sts
Hook (metric): 1.52.25 mm
Hook (U.S.): 000 to 1

Yarn: Worsted, Afghan, Aran


Gauge: 1114 sts
Hook (metric): 5.56.5 mm
Hook (U.S.): I-9 to K-1012

Yarn: Sock, Fingering, Baby


Gauge*: 2132 sts
Hook (metric): 2.253.5 mm
Hook (U.S.): B-1 to E-4

Yarn: Chunky, Craft, Rug


Gauge: 811 sts
Hook (metric): 6.59 mm
Hook (U.S.): K-1012 to M-13

Yarn: Sport, Baby


Gauge: 1620 sts
Hook (metric): 3.54.5 mm
Hook (U.S.): E-4 to G-7

Yarn: Bulky, Roving


Gauge: 59 sts
Hook (metric): 9 mm and
larger
Hook (U.S.): M-13 and larger

Yarn: DK, Light Worsted


Gauge: 1217 sts
Hook (metric): 3.54.5 mm
Hook (U.S.): G-7 to I-9

Crochet Gauge

To check gauge, chain 30 to 40 stitches using recommended hook size. Work


in pattern stitch until piece measures at least 4" (10 cm) from foundation
chain. Lay swatch on flat surface. Place a ruler over swatch and count
number of stitches across and number of rows down (including fractions
of stitches and rows) in 4" (10 cm). Repeat two or three times on different
areas of swatch to confirm measurements. If you have more stitches and
rows than called for in instructions, use a larger hook; if you have fewer,
use a smaller hook. Repeat until gauge is correct.

The Craft Yarn Council of America has set up

guidelines to bring uniformity to yarn labels and published patterns.


Yarn Weight: The yarn weight symbols that appear in sources for supplies
are based on the system outlined above. We have consulted the yarn label, the
manufacturers website, and other resources, to classify these
yarns as accurately as possible. We continue to offer photos of
each yarn to help you visualize the yarns used.
*Guidelines only: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or
hook sizes for specific yarn categories.

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LITTLE CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.


Straightforward stitching means your
hands can work on autopilot.
SOME CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.
Easily memorized stitch patterns and minimal
shaping might require some focus and counting.

PLUS SIZE

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FAIR AMOUNT OF FOCUS REQUIRED.


Involved stitch patterns, shaping, or assembly
require fairly constant concentration.
EXTREME FOCUS REQUIRED.
Unusual techniques or complex stitch
patterns and shaping require constant focus.

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glossary

Learn to Crochet
DOUBLE CROCHET (DC)

CHAIN (CH)

*Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on
hook; Figure 1), yarn over and draw through 2loops (Figure 2), yarn
over and draw through remaining 2 loops (Figure 3); repeat from *.

Make a slipknot on hook, *yarn over and draw


through loop of slipknot; repeat from * drawing
yarn through last loop formed.

SLIP STITCH (SL ST)

Figure 1

*Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and draw


loop through stitch and loop on hook;
repeat from *.

Figure 2

Figure 3

TREBLE CROCHET (TR)

SINGLE CROCHET (SC)

*Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (Figure 1), yarn over
and draw through both loops on hook (Figure 2); repeat from *.

*Yarn over 2 times, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop
(4 loops on hook; Figure 1), yarn over and draw through 2 loops
(Figure 2), yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw
through remaining 2 loops (Figure 3); repeat from *.

Figure 3
Figure 1
Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 2

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC)

*Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop
(3 loops on hook), yarn over (Figure 1) and draw through all loops
on hook (Figure 2); repeat from *.

Figure 1

Figure 2

ADJUSTABLE RING

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC)

CROCHETED CHAIN STITCH

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET TWO TOGETHER (HDC2TOG)

DOUBLE CROCHET TWO TOGETHER (DC2TOG)

REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (REV SC)

Place slipknot on hook, leaving a 4" tail. Wrap tail around fingers to
form ring. Work stitches of first round into ring. At end of first round,
pull tail to tighten ring.
Holding yarn under background, insert hook through center of background, pull up loop, *insert hook into background a short distance
away, pull 2nd loop up through the first loop on hook; repeat from *.
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn
over and draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all
loops on hook1 stitch decreased.

DOUBLE CROCHET THREE TOGETHER (DC3TOG)

Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch
to be worked, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over and draw through
2 loops on hook] 2 times.
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop] two
times (five loops on hook). Yarn over and draw yarn through all loops
on hook. Completed hdc2togone stitch decreased.
Working from left to right, insert crochet hook in an edge stitch and pull
up loop, yarn over and draw this loop through the first one to join, *insert
hook in next stitch to right (Figure1), pull up a loop, yarn over (Figure 2),
and draw through both loops on hook (Figure 3); repeat from *.

[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn
over, draw through two loops] three times (four loops on hook), yarn
over, draw through all loops on hooktwo stitches decreased.

DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET (DTR)

Yarn over three times and insert the hook in the sixth chain from the
hook. Draw a loop through the chainfive loops on hook. Yarn over
and draw through two loops at a time four times, completing the double
treble crochet. After completing the first row, chain five and turn to
begin next row. This chain-five will always count as the first double treble crochet of the row you are working on. With yarn over three times,
skip the first stitch and insert the hook in the next stitch. Complete the
stitch following Step 2 of first row. Continue until the row is complete.

EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET (ESC)

Insert hook in next stitch or chain, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
on hook), yarn over and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), yarn over
and pull through 2 loops1 esc completed.

FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC)

Start with a slipknot, chain 2. Insert hook in second chain from hook,
pull up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 1 loop (the chain). Yarn over,
draw through 2 loops (the single crochet). One sc with its own ch st (shaded) at the bottom. *Insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch st (shaded)
of the last st and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn
over and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * for length of foundation.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

SINGLE CROCHET TWO TOGETHER (SC2TOG)

Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
on hook, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop
(3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook
1 stitch decreased.

WHIPSTITCH SEAMS

Place pieces with right sides together. Hold


pieces with the 2 edges facing you.
Step 1: Secure seaming yarn on wrong side
of one piece. Pass needle through pieces from
back to front at start of seam. This creates a
small stitch to begin seam.
Step 2: A little farther left, pass needle through
pieces, again from back to front, wrapping seam edge.
Repeat Step 2 to complete seam. Secure end of seaming yarn.

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project designers
MIMI ALELIS, a dedicated crocheter and blogger, designs and creates wearable fashion
with cotton thread. Follow her crochet adventures at www.mycrochetstuff.blogspot.com.
BRENDA K. B. ANDERSON makes mascots during
the day. She cooks, crochets, and belly dances
at night. She lives in a little house in Saint
Paul, Minnesota, with her awesome husband
and their hairy baby, Mr. Kittypants.
VASHTI BRAHA is a half-Irish girl who grew up in
Wisconsin spinning her own yarn and dyeing it
with marigolds. Visit www.designingvashti
.com to learn about her popular crochet
newsletter, classes, and
Florida-inspired designs.
LORI M. CARLSON lives in North Carolina
with her husband and is a dedicated feline
maintenance worker to six cats. When she is
not crocheting, she is on a perpetual quest to
find and eat the perfect cheeseburger. Follow
her at www.shronedesigns.blogspot.com.
ROBYN CHACHULA gives tips on fixing even the
worst accidents without ever ripping out a
stitch, in her latest book, Blueprint Crochet
Sweaters (Interweave, 2013). She designs and
writes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also
the author of Blueprint Crochet, Baby Blueprint
Crochet, Simply Crochet, and Unexpected Afghans
(all by Interweave).
DORIS CHAN enjoys developing designs that
require the least amount of finishing. Her
latest book is Convertible Crochet:
Customizable Designs for Stylish Garments
(Potter Craft, 2013). Visit her blog at
www.dorischancrochet.com, and find her line of
indie patterns at www.designingvashti.com.
HANNAH CUVIELLO lives in Spokane, Washington, where she manages her online yarn store,
www.abundant-yarn.com. She spends the rest
of her time knitting and crocheting, teaching
fiber arts, and singing.
JENNY KING loves to wear her crochet out in
public. She has been designing and wearing
crochet nonstop ever since she turned her
first granny blanket into a poncho at the age
of ten. See her more recent designs at
www.jennykingdesigns.com.
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KATHY MERRICK knits, crochets, and designs


from her living room in the northwest corner
of the City of Brotherly Love. She is a frequent
contributor to Interweave Crochet, which
makes her very happy.
CRISTINA MERSHON, a graphic designer and
mother of four, works in an advertising agency
during the day and crochets at night. A native
of Spain, she loves to create traditional
pieces with modern twists.
DANIELA NII seeks new challenges with every
project and uses a diverse range of techniques
and media to produce designs that highlight
simplicity and elegance. The founder of
www.localfibers.com, she blogs at
www.nikkisstudio.blogspot.com.
DORA OHRENSTEIN, crochet designer, author,
and teacher, has written several books,
including her most recent, The New Tunisian
Crochet (Interweave, 2013). Find crochet
research and interviews on her website,
www.crochetinsider.com.
NATASHA ROBARGE lives in Texas and loves
working with cotton and creating warmweather garments. View her projects at
www.aperfectloop.com.
THERESA SCHABES has been designing and
publishing knitwear for seven years, but this is
her first published crochet design. She loves
discovering techniques that are better
on one hooklike motifs!
LISA SOUTENDIJK has been designing since the
age of eight, when her 1970s Barbie dolls
needed a wardrobe. After serving in the
United States Army, she married and had four
children. She lives in Fishers, Indiana, where
she teaches and sells her crocheted items
at a local gallery. Follow her work at
www.icrochetthereforeiam.com.
KATHRYN WHITE has a passion for thread and
lace crochet. Her goal is to design fine crochet
pieces that have a place in todays world.
Designing for me is a dance between my
soul and my hook, she writes. See more of her
work at www.crochetnbeads.com.

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sources for supplies


In the United States

The Alpaca Yarn Co., www.thealpacayarnco.com.


Blue Sky Alpacas, www.blueskyalpacas.com.
Brown Sheep Company, www.brownsheep.com.
Cascade Yarns, www.cascadeyarns.com.
Classic Elite Yarns, www.classiceliteyarns.com.
Coats & Clark/Aunt Lydias, www.coatsandclark.com.
Crafts Americana/KnitPicks, www.knitpicks.com.
Creative Yarn Source/Omega, www.creativeyarnsource.com.
Handy Hands/Lizbeth, www.hhtatting.com.
Lornas Laces, www.lornaslaces.net.

Plymouth Yarn, www.plymouthyarn.com.


Skacel/Austermann, www.skacelknitting.com.
South West Trading Co., www.soysilk.com.
Spinrite/Bernat, www.spinriteyarns.com.
Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc./S. Charles Collezione/Tahki Yarns,
www.tahkistacycharles.com.
Universal Yarn /Nazli Gelin, www.universalyarn.com.
WEBS/Valley Yarns, www.yarn.com.

International Yarn Sources

Louet North America, www.louet.com.

Lornas Laces Helens Lace; 2-ply;


The Alpaca Yarn Company Astral; singles;

(pages 46, 53)

(pages 44, 51)

Aunt Lydias Classic Crochet Thread size 10 (Coats & Clark);


3-ply;
(pages 60, 66)

Louet Euroflax Sport Weight; 4-ply;

Austermann Algarve (Skacel); four 2-ply strands;


(pages 21, 23, 24)

Nazli Gelin Garden 10 thread (Universal Yarn); 3-ply;

Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell; 4-ply;

(pages 58, 59)

(pages 18, 26)

Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk; 3-ply ;

Brown Sheep Company Cotton Fleece; three 6-ply strands ;


(pages 76, 89)

Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine; 4-ply;

Classic Elite Yarns Firefly; 4-ply;

(pages 76, 84)

(pages 75, 79)

Knit Picks Galileo (Crafts Americana); 2-ply;

(pages 40, 48)

Omega Dalia (Creative Yarn Source); 4-ply;

Plymouth Yarn Cleo; three 2-ply strands ;

(page 14)

(pages 62, 68)

(pages 74, 81)

S. Charles Collezione Luna (Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.); singles


; (pages 47, 53)
w/metallic wrap;

S. Charles Collezione Crystal (Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.); 5-ply;


(pages 47, 53)

South West Trading Co. Bamboo; ribbon;

(pages 20, 22)

(pages 78, 85)


Tahki Yarns Tahki Cotton Classic Lite (Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.);
(pages 41, 49)
five 2-ply strands;

Lizbeth Size 10 thread (Handy Hands); 3-ply;


(pages 36, 37, 38, 39)
Lizbeth Size 20 thread (Handy Hands); 3-ply;

(pages 19, 28)

Valley Yarns Southwick (WEBS); thirteen 2-ply strands;


(pages 63, 64)

*Yarns shown at actual size.

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