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fabulous floral designs

Lovely
gift idea

DARLING BUDS
Personalise your plant pots

Quick to
make
UPCYCLE YOUR STOOL
A pretty and practical project

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something
new

Celebration
bunting
Blogger Emma Escott gets
ready for summer parties

ENTERTAIN IN STYLE
With a stunning filet table runner

BEHIND THE
SCENES WITH
DEBBIE BLISS

Sweet &
simple

CUTE CORSAGES
Update your outfit in an evening!

SARAH HATTON FOCUS ON FILET TUNISIAN CUSHION


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and accessories were all over the spring catwalks, so
this season you can maximise your ower inspiration
with clashing jewel tones and large motifs, or tone it
down with delicate owery lace in neutral shades.
The simplest way to make and wear crochet orals is to hook up some quick
motifs and turn them into corsages or other accessories. Not only do we have
an exclusive and very cute corsage pattern from Jan Ollis this month, but
also a new customising feature, which in this issue focuses on the crocheted
ower. Emma Varnam shows us how to make adorable clips, hairbands and
decorative blooms for any project that might need prettifying.
In addition, if you arent particularly greenngered (or even if you are) then
hook some bright projects for your garden, which will bring colour to any
corner that has failed to bloom. Valerie Bracegirdles garland is the perfect
outdoor party bunting, which you can leave out all summer long.
One of my favourite projects this issue has to be the ower pots gift set.
There is a great old musical called Say It With Flowers, the title of which
was subsequently borrowed by a famous ower delivery company to great
effect! Knowing which owers are a friends favourite, taking the time to
choose, buy and send them is always a lovely gesture. Including a pretty,
handmade pot and personalised labels that can be reused will be sure to
make a lasting impression.

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CONTENTS
ISSUE 52

40

14
36
Three ways
with
Floral
Motifs!

NEWS & REVIEWS

FEATURES

06 IN THE LOOP

14 COFFEE & CROCHET

New summer colours, great yarn shops,


fantastic competitions, dates for your diary
and much more. Plus, learn about Nicki
Trenchs fabulous new crochet club

11 BOOKS
Sarah Hattons 10 Simple Crochet Projects is
perfect for crochet beginners, while we also
take a look at a stitch dictionary, beautiful
crocheted blooms and a new how-to guide

12 GETTING HOOKED
This month our beginner crocheter brightens
up her home with Claire Montgomeries
adorable mini bunting design

13 OFF THE HOOK


Were going buttery-crazy with this
selection of elegant botanical products

Time to celebrate, with birthdays


on the way and bunting to hang!

Win!

26 STUDIO STYLE
Meet leading designer Debbie Bliss to chat
about colours, orals and the inspirations
behind her yarns

36 CUSTOMISING CROCHET
Make your motifs go further, with Emma
Varnams easy-to-embellish crocheted owers

84 FABULOUS FILET
Learn to shape your let crochet designs
for a professional nish

98 FINAL THOUGHT
Sarah Hatton talks about the freelance
life and making crochet simple

08

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Make it
Patterns in this issue

40 Summer
Throw

44 Marrakech
Shawl

47 Flower
Corsage

48 Floris, Lillie
& Posy Pots

50 Bottle
Holder

52 Periwinkle
Necklace

54 Marlene
Vest

58 Round Stool
Cover

59 Blooming
Marvellous

60 Garden
Garland

64 Elsie
iPad Cosy

65 Filet Heart
Stole

68 Carolyn
Top

70 Jessica
Sweater

74 Boston
Sun Bag

76 Tunisian
Cushion

78 Christening
Cap

82 Silver Chain
Bracelets

87 Table
Runner

84
Learn to
shape filet
crochet
fabric

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83 NEXT ISSUE
Get on trend with new season looks
and stunning summer crochet, all
in next months issue

89 HOW TO CROCHET
Turn here if youre new to crochet
weve got all the basics plus hints,
tips and inspiration to get you started

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News
etc

IN THE LOOP

SPOT T ED!

BLOGS | BOOKS | REVIEWS | EVENTS | INTERVIEWS

We Love

These cute brooches are made using


100% wool from British sheep in brown
Wensleydale or grey Romney yarn. They were
inspired by the Campaign for Wools Wool
Week, and are the perfect accessory for any
knitting or crocheting yarn enthusiast!
6.50 each from www.maxsworld.co.uk

[ S H O P S W E LOV E ]

The Dropped Stitch


A family-run business, The Dropped
Stitch in Portslade, East Sussex, now
has three generations working in the
shop, as owner Hilary Baths two-year
old grandson loves to help out! The
shop stocks everything from acrylic
to pure wool to suit all budgets and
projects, including brands such as
Wendy, James C Brett, King Cole,
Woolcraft, Adriafil and luxury yarns.
Hilary designs her own patterns
and sells these along with a range of
knit and crochet designs, plus KnitPro
crochet hooks and some of Hilarys
own quirky handmade products. Open
six days a week, Hilary is always happy
to help with pattern problems.
www.thedroppedstitch.co.uk

[ YA R N N E W S ]

Fresh summer colours


Stylecraft has launched the second phase of its spring/summer season
with a delicious array of fresh colours and some gorgeous new patterns.
Crochet is becoming hugely popular and Stylecraft has created a new range
of homeware patterns for its Classique Cotton yarn. The structure and quality
of the yarn combined with the palette make it a perfect partner for crochet
projects. There are four new shades: Heather, Teal, Plum and Wysteria.
The soft yet practical acrylic baby yarn range, Wondersoft, will also have
two contemporary colours added this season. Poppy and Midnight are used
to great effect in a range of baby patterns and create a nautical look.
Summer Breeze is another light yarn in an acrylic and cotton blend, and is
available in four tempting new colours: Teal, Nickel, Midnight and Marmalade.
For more information or stockists, go to www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk

[NEW DESIGN]

Flying carpet
slippers
Looking for something a little different? These princely babouches are made
in extra-fine 4ply lambswool, and the kit comes in two colour combinations,
navy and red or navy and grey. Whatever your choice, with just two balls of
yarn and the stitch chart in your hands, your feet will soon be clad in magical
softness. We thought these slippers would also make a great Fathers Day gift
for 15 June! 17 for yarn and pattern (no hook), www.gomitolis.it
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DIARY

[COMPETITION]

We steel love them


The new Clover Amour steel crochet
hooks both look good and have been
created to provide a relaxing, enjoyable
crochet experience with no strain on your
hands. Designed for ease of use, these new
hooks have three dimensional curves on
the handle to fit your fingertips perfectly.
The straight section of the hook shaft is
slightly longer to ensure consistent loop
size and the hooks are engineered to
prevent the thread from slipping, making
picking up and pulling through stitches
a silky smooth experience.
These hooks are available in sizes;
0.6, 0.75, 0.9, 1, 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75mm
in a variety of colours, and cost
approximately 7.05 from all good
craft, sewing and hobby shops. For local
stockist information, contact Clover at
clover@stockistenquiries.co.uk.

IN THE LOOP

FROM 29 MARCH

GAWTHORPE TEXTILE
COLLECTION

Dont Miss!

Gawthorpe Textile Collection reopens for


the new season with a special exhibition
ofcontemporary knit and crochet.
www.gawthorpetextiles.org.uk

WIN!
Weve got a complete set of the new
Clover Amour steel crochet hooks to give
away to one lucky Inside Crochet reader.
To enter the draw to win the set, simply
answer the following question:
Q. Which metal is used to make the new
Clover Amour crochet hooks?
Send your answers to competitions@
tailormadepublishing.co.uk. Please
include your full name, postal address
and daytime telephone number. The
deadline for entries is 25 April 2014.

2627 APRIL

WONDERWOOL WALES
Dont miss this celebration of wool at the
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.
www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk

310 MAY

BATH IN FASHION
Book now for events in this week-long
celebration of style. This years festival
celebrates the extraordinary creative
energy in the British fashion industry.
www.bathinfashion.co.uk

UNTIL 17 MAY

ARTIST TEXTILES

W E LOV E
This pretty and practical set of three stackable
tins in an exclusive floral print perfect for
storing your crafting bits and bobs.
5 from www.blottshop.com

An exhibition at the Fashion & Textile


Museum in London tracing the history of
20th century art in textiles. Artist Textiles
shows how ordinary people were once
able to engage with modern art in a
personal and intimate way through their
clothing and home furnishings.
www.ftmlondon.org

5 APRIL27 JULY

THE GLAMOUR
OF ITALIAN FASHION

[ I N S P I R AT I O N ]

Nicki Trench launches Crochet Club


Leading crochet designer Nicki Trench
has launched her own Crochet Club
offering new patterns and support to
help you along your crochet journey.
For just 3.50 a month, members will
receive an exclusive pattern each month
designed by Nicki, including step-by-step
instructions and charts, plus deals with
top brand suppliers to offer discounts on
the yarn required for each project.
Members will also benefit from
workshops that will focus on techniques
introduced in the patterns and a 10
discount off the cost of Nickis regular
workshops. Future plans include crochet
surgeries so members can access
individual support for new techniques.
Patterns are sent out on the 15th of
each month sign up now to ensure you
receive designs for May and beyond.
To find out more or sign up go to www.
nickitrench.com/nickis-crochet-club

Explore Italys rich contribution to modern


fashion from the end of the Second World
War to the present. It will examine the
craftsmanship, luxurious materials and
expertise for which Italy has become
renowned across couture, fine tailoring,
innovative ready-to-wear and accessories.
www.vam.ac.uk

WORKSHOPS
VARIOUS DATES

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS


The National Wool Museum of Wales in
Dre-Fach Felindre is holding a series of
workshops perfect for anyone who is new
to crochet or needs a refresher session.
4 per session. Booking essential, contact
Kasturi Tusler on 01239 842018.
www.museumwales.ac.uk/wool

VARIOUS DATES

KNITSHOP WORKSHOPS
Knitshop.co.uk, the South East London
yarn store, has launched a new
programme of workshops. Choose from
themes such as Tunisian crochet, Crochet
a Mandala or Crochet a Lace Shawl.
www.knitshop.co.uk/156-workshops

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[BOOK REVIEW]

[CAREERS]

Cash for creativity

CROCHET
ENTREPRENEURS

If you really get bitten


by the crochet bug and
decide youd like to try
and make an income
from your projects,
Craft, Show & Sell by
Torie Jayne is a handy
guide to help you build
your craft business at
home, online and in the marketplace. Whether
you decide to sell your designs online through
sites such as Etsy or take a stall at a real life
craft fair, this book will help you learn how to
build your brand, find customers and harness
the power of social media. With tips and
advice from other crafters who have turned
their skills into a business opportunity, this is
an inspiring and practical read.
Craft, Show & Tell by Torie Jayne,
Search Press 12.99
www.searchpress.com

[NEW PRODUCT]

Cute crochet purse


The Creative Sanctuary has launched
its first range of exciting kits for crafters
who like to sew, knit or crochet. Each
limited edition kit comes in its own box,
which contains all the materials you
need to complete a gorgeous project
with a full instruction booklet, clearly
showing each stage in easy-to-follow
photographs.
Why not try the Isabel Crochet Purse
by Anna Nikipirowicz? Made with super
soft Debbie Bliss yarns, it includes a
simple four-stage pattern, yarn, 4mm
hook, purse clasp and beads. 24,
www.thecreativesanctuary.co.uk

We Love

After discovering a talent for amigurumi,


Stephanie Lau launched her blog and embarked
on a new creative life

Stephanie Lau has been


crocheting since she was ten years
old, when she started making
sweaters and hats for her teddy
bears. As a child I always loved
crafts, she says. I learned how
to crochet from a book and then
taught myself how to read patterns.
I never would have imagined that
in the future I would be making my
own patterns and sharing my work
with people around the world!
Crochet fell by the wayside for
Stephanie while she studied, and
it wasnt until she had graduated
and started her first job that she
rediscovered her love for the craft,
in particular for the Japanese art
of amigurumi. I was excitedly
crocheting many cute animals and
taking photos along the way, she
says. I thought that people might
like to see the step-by-step making
of projects, and that a blog would
be a great way for me to document
my work, almost like a journal
or portfolio. Once I had enough
experience, I attempted my very
first original design, the Chinese
New Year Doll, and she was very
well-received! The overwhelmingly
encouraging messages,
support and feedback
that I have had from
around the world help
keep me motivated.
When Stephanie
first started her blog

All About Ami three years ago she


was working as a speech-language
pathologist. Shes currently a stayat-home mother to one-year-old
Myla and says shes loving every
minute of it. But she admits her
talent for making amigurumi and
her online popularity she has
12,000 tumblr followers for her
blog, plus approximately 8,000
Facebook followers, 3,000
Instagram followers and 1,000
Twitter followers has opened up
opportunities she never would
have imagined.
In todays consumer society, it
is very special to be able to make
something with your own hands.
Pouring all your time, love and
energy into creating handmade
items makes them incredibly
special as they are so full of life and
character. I love being able to make
crocheted gifts for baby showers
and birthdays, I proudly wear my
own personally designed and
crocheted cowls and love displaying
my crocheted baskets in my home.
The only downside to pursuing a
crafty, creative lifestyle is that there
are always so many projects on my
to-do list and my need
to buy more yarn is
never-ending!
To find out more,
read Stephanies
blog at www.
allaboutami.com

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Sirdar
Soukie DK

W E A SK ED
OU R R E A DER S
Stylecraft
Stars

Rowan Pure Linen

[ YA R N R E V I E W ]

Add to your stash

YARNS
WE LOVE

WORDS CLAIRE MONTGOMERIE

Sirdar Hush
44% acrylic/27% mohair/
22% nylon/7% polyester
25g/187m/205yds
Hush is a gorgeous mohair blend yarn
with a hint of sparkle. The resulting fabric
is soft, light and airy, making it perfect for
lightweight summer shawls or cardigans,
while the high synthetic content means it
does not have the tickle that some people
experience with mohair. This may also be
behind the fact that the yarn is easy to use
with little snagging and is much easier than
most mohairs to rip back without catching.
5.29 from www.deramores.com

Stylecraft Stars
75% acrylic/10% polyester/
10% metallic polyester/5% sequin
50g/150m/164yds
A soft and pretty DK yarn, Stars is perfect
for lightweight summer eveningwear. The
sequins and metallic thread are subtly
glimmering additions to the icy pastel
palette, making it right on trend for fashion
items this season. The metallic thread
makes the yarn slightly splitty, but the
sequins are too small to cause any trouble.
The only difficulty can be trying to ensure
that all the sequins come out on the right
side of the work a harder feat in a dense
crochet stitch than with knitting.
3.75 from www.thehomemakery.co.uk

Louisa Harding toile


70% cotton/24% polyamide/6% polyester
50g/110m/120yds
toile is French for star, but although
Stylecraft Stars uses the same payette
sequins as the toile, that is where the

Yarn Reviews

[QUESTION TIME]

Sirdar Hush

Louisa Harding
toile

IN THE LOOP

similarity ends. The toile is less twinkly, as


it has a cotton fibre base and no metallic
thread, which creates a gorgeous contrast
between the yarn and sequins. This yarn
feels more casual than most glittery
yarns, and so is perhaps more wearable
for daytime. The yarn works up as an aran
weight, though it feels slightly finer, as it can
be a bit tricky to work on a smaller hook.
6.60 from www.laughinghens.com

Rowan Pure Linen


100% linen
50g/130m/142yds
As with most pure linen yarns, this can
be quite tricky to hook, as it is springy
and stiff, with little give. Working slowly,
with lots of patience and many rests for
your hands is advised, but its well worth
the effort as the resulting fabric has a
classic elegance. The colour palette of
sophisticated neutrals is perfect for cool
summer fabrics we can see this working
well in tote bags and chic accessories.
7.20 from www.getknitted.com

Sirdar Soukie DK
40% polyester/33% acrylic/27% cotton
50g/110m/120yds
Soukie is an unusual blend of cotton,
synthetic fibres and sequins, spun in
a candycane effect. This construction
creates an interesting, marl-look fabric,
with a strong contrast between the fluffy
base fibre and shiny, sequin strung floss.
The result is that the sequins get a little lost
in dense crochet stitches, so a lacy stitch
would be recommended, but the yarn
makes for a plump and attractive fabric.
2.95 from www.loveknitting.com

The sun is finally making an


appearance and helping us
all feel more creative. Whats
the first project on your hook
for spring/summer?
Dont forget, we are now offering
a free one-year digital subscription
to Inside Crochet for our favourite
response on Facebook or Twitter,
sosend us your comments!

WINNER! JULIE GLAZE:


Crocheted repairs to the wrens nest
hope they appreciate!
(We love to hear about innovative uses
for crochet enjoy your subscription
Julie! Inside Crochet team)
Sarah Jones: Spring makes me go a
bit flower crazy! Ive been working on
flower decorations in upcycled glass jars
as well as a flower wreath in pastels.
Amy Steinmetz: I was so sick of
winter last month that I started a
floral shawl. With every flower motif
I complete I think of spring.
Charlotte Noon: Ive already finished
my first two spring projects. A pretty
green ripple cushion cover, and a smiley
skull cushion cover in filet crochet.
Sam Takle: Ive got a baby gift on my
hook. Im cutting it close as the baby was
due two days ago, but then I intend to
make something for me. I have my eye on
the Loren Sweater from issue 49 or the
Tunisian Sweater from issue 51. All I need
to do is decide which!
Emma Meades: Granny squares
to make my three nieces blankets for
Christmas! 20 down, only 568 to go!

FOL L OW!

For crochet inspiratio


n, follow the blog
at www.hopefulhoney
.com,
m which is
packed with free projec
ts and other
creative ideas. Writte
n by 18-yearold Olivia, the Hopeful
Honey blog
will appeal to younger
crafters too.
You can also follow on
Facebook at
www.facebook.com/ho
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We Love

Our a

FAVOURITE
BLOGGER

Kara Gunza

www.petalstopicots.com

CROCHET ON
T HE HIGH ST R EET
Keep babys tiny feet cosy in jungle
style with these adorable crocheted
booties from Mud Pie, available in
three cute designs: monkey, zebra
and giraffe. 18 a pair from
www.zigzaghouse.co.uk

Tell us about your life I live in


Northern New Jersey, USA, with my
husband and three children.
Is it an inspiring place to be? Yes, I
would say so, but I am a firm believer in
finding inspiration in the little everyday
things around you. Its more a matter of
perspective than environment.
What inspired you to start Petals to
Picots? I hit publish on my first post in
October 2011 and have been plugging
away ever since. Ive always been a
creative type and have a background
in publishing and communications.
When I decided to stay at home with
my children I felt a bit of a void: I missed
writing, I missed interaction and
coworkers, I missed feeling creative. I
started the blog as an outlet for all those
things, and it has evolved into so much
more than I could have ever imagined.

sit by her while she crocheted and make


little blankets and scarves for my dolls.
How has your blog changed your
life? Crochet has always been one of
the most fulfilling things in my life. It
is nourishing for my soul, especially
when I am anxious or stressed. And the
opportunities it has opened up for me
have been so rewarding. I still take on a
freelance editing project occasionally,
but as Petals to Picots has grown I have
been finding less and less time for that.
Now blogging and pattern designing
are my main career focus.
Have you made new friends through
blogging? Yes! I must say that has
been the best and most unexpected

My grandmother taught me to crochet I would


watch her make the most beautiful things
[ N AT I O N A L C O M P E T I T I O N ]

Prize-winning crochet
Entries are now being accepted for the UK
Hand Knitting Associations Open Category,
so if youve got a special project youd like to
put forward, why not take a photo and have a
go? Now in its second year, this award is aimed
at knitters and crocheters of all levels, with
1,000 worth of prizes to be won. Entries can
be of any knitting or crochet project there
are no strict criteria and at this stage you only
need to submit a photograph of your entry.
The closing date for photo entries is 18 July
2014 and winners will be notified by the end
of July. Finalists will then display their work
at the autumn Knitting and Stitching Shows
(912 October at Alexandra Palace, London,
and 2023 November in Harrogate). For
more information and to download an entry
form go to www.ukhandknitting.com/
KTA_applications.php.

How did you learn to crochet? I have


been crocheting for about 30 years
yikes! I dont feel old enough to have
been doing anything for 30 years! My
grandmother taught me to crochet
when I was about nine years old. I
would sit and watch her make the most
beautiful things and begged her to
show me. After she taught me, I would

gift I have received from blogging. I


have a group of ladies that I have built
friendships with. We interact daily and
support each other not only in blogging
but also our daily lives and challenges.
What are you working on at the
moment? Right now I am working on
a Tunisian shell from the book Crochet
Red. I am also making a round granny
cover for a beat up beanbag chair my
kids like lounging around on. I like to
create things that are fun and functional
and that have a clean look.
What has been your favourite project
and why? My Mobius Infinity Scarf
pattern it has become a real staple in
my wardrobe. I have one version in a
cosy yarn that I throw on as a regular
scarf, but I also made one in a lighter
yarn and wear it to dress up an everyday
outfit. Its just so versatile and cute!

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BOOKS
WE REVIEW NEW AND EXCITING RELEASES

IN THE LOOP

Books

WE ARE
A L SO R E A DI NG...

Flowers to Knit and Crochet


Susie Johns & Jan Ollis
Search Press, 9.99 UK terms
This pretty book pulls
together two bestselling titles by talented
designers Knitted
Flowers and Crocheted
Flowers in one handy
volume, perfect for
anyone who dabbles in both yarn arts.
The new edition also includes eight new
knitted designs and eight new crochet
patterns complete with clear, step-by-step
instructions and gorgeous photography
to inspire you to create your own garden
of flowers with blooms such as daffodils,
anemone, freesias and African violets.

The Big Book of


Crochet Stitches
Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
Martingale Publications, 12.07 US terms

10 Simple
Crochet Projects
Sarah Hatton
Quail Publishing, 7.95
UK terms

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The fourth book in Sarah Hattons popular self-published simple cosy


series focuses on crochet for the first time, bringing together ten easy
crochet projects. As youd expect from a professional designer with years of
experience creating garments and accessories for brands such as Sirdar and
Rowan, the patterns are simple, elegant and beautifully styled.
With an eye on the catwalks and new season fashion trends, Sarah has
created a collection of spring accessories in a delicate palette of blue, grey,
green and earthy pink, with projects including scarves, beanie hats and a
mesh cowl, along with garments such as a lacy shrug, a short-length poncho
and a simple cardigan. As a Rowan designer, its no surprise Sarahs book
features Rowan yarns throughout, with a particular emphasis on the brands
cotton yarns for spring/summer wear.
Sarah also includes an illustrated step-by-step guide to crochet stitches
at the back of the book, but the real point of difference is that she has firmly
aimed the collection at beginners, so whether youre an experienced knitter
keen to pick up crochet skills, or a complete novice in any yarn crafts, youll
find there are no confusing abbreviations and the pattern instructions are
written out in full to make the projects accessible to everyone.
While 10 Simple Crochet Projects may offer a smaller choice of patterns
compared to the multitude of projects offered by some books, this capsule
collection features such stylish, timeless and easy to hook designs that youll
want to make absolutely everything in several colours!

This reference guide by


two leading US crochet
designers and stitch
enthusiasts includes over
350 stitches to incorporate
into your crochet, with
clear pictorial references
that will illuminate simple and complex
stitches that may be referenced in patterns.
Including everything from bobbles to puffs,
picots to popcorns, every stitch is clearly
photographed and includes instructions for
creating your own swatch in your choice
of yarn, so you can have fun experimenting
and even start creating your own designs.

A Little Course in Crochet


DK books, 9.99 UK terms
A clear and concise howto-crochet guide from
the successful series of
A Little Course books
by Dorling Kindersley.
The how-to sections are
detailed, easy to follow and
comprehensive, while the projects are simple
yet desirable. However, the book does reuse
a lot of the content from another lovely DK
book, Crochet Step by Step, so it is not worth
investing in if you already have that one.
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Getting Hooked
This month our beginner crocheter brightens her
home with some adorably tiny bunting.
I love filling our house with handmade
things just little pieces here and there
add such a homely feel. They dont have
to take too long, either, so when I spotted
Claire Montgomeries mini bunting in
issue 51, I knew it would be the perfect
quick way to add a handmade touch to a
room. I decided to stick with the original
Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace yarn, but in
some bolder colours to suit our home.

DAY 1
Wow, what a
tiny hook and
yarn! Ive never
crocheted with
laceweight
before, so it takes a bit of getting used to,
but isnt too difficult. Its an easy pattern
too Im starting with Triangle 1, and its
a simple design of trebles and chains,
around and around. The only thing I find
a little tricky is working into the tops of
stitches that Id slip-stitched along to get
to the chain-space previously. And I need
to keep counting my stitches I realise
at one point that Ive worked two trebles
into one stitch, but its only a few stitches
back so easy to correct.
When Ive finished the basic triangle
I realise its a tiny bit too small well,
better to decide now than when Ive
finished 12 of them! I start again with a
3mm hook and like the look much better.
After working a new Triangle 1, I
crochet another adding the picot edging
this time. I really like this look maybe I
should do them all like this?

DAY 2
Time for Triangle 2 this one has little
puff stitches, very sweet! I find I really
have to concentrate as I work them,
though, as I keep going to finish the
stitch and pull through automatically.
The second time I work an fpuff I get
a bit carried away with myself, thinking I
dont need to check the pattern, I know
what Im doing, its just got 7 loops rather
than 9 Then as I worked, I found myself
muttering to myself that it wasnt at the

right height to start, and how was that


supposed to work? A quick look at the
pattern reminded me that its actually
supposed to start with a 2ch, specifically
to bring it to the right height! Ah well!
I made a mistake on the third round, as
I worked half-trebles into the tops of the
puffs. A quick check of stitch counts and
a close look at the photo helped me see
where Id gone wrong and correct.
Looking at my triangles, I decided
that the edging worked really nicely on
Triangle 1, so Im going to work all those
with the edging and the others without.
I go back to my first triangle and add the
picots more ends to weave in, oh no!

DAY 3
Onto the red
triangles now,
and today
Im trying to
crochet on the
bus! This is actually a really good project
for travelling with, as its so small and
portable. I only make one mistake, when
I start crocheting a third Triangle 1 in the
red Im doing two of each triangle in
each colour. I realise quickly, though, and
thankfully the first round of both triangles
is the same, so its easy to correct.

DAY 4
Onto the blue
triangles, and
I know the
patterns well
now, so theyre
finished quickly. I have a lot of ends
to weave in and have to dig out an
embroidery needle, as my usual darning
needle is too thick for the yarn but
theyre easily finished in front of the TV.

and then I pin them out as evenly as


possible. Im really pleased with how
they look the tiny stitches look so
defined, and the yarn is so soft!

DAY 6
The fine yarn dried really quickly, so
theyre all ready by the morning. I sit
down by them, only meaning to check
and unpin them, but before I know it
Im laying them out in the correct order
and reaching for my brown yarn to work
the cord. Its a simple chain, joined to
each triangle by dc stitches, and works
up very quickly. I redo the attachments
for the first two triangles a few times as
I work out exactly where to start and
end my stitches in the corners of the
triangles, then whizz through the rest.
My original idea with the bunting
was to hang it across the mantlepiece,
but my son saw me working on it and
requested it in his room, and I couldnt
refuse! I hung it up while he was at
school and he was really pleased to find
it when he got home. And its just the
effect I was after another handmade
piece, a decoration made with love from
my own hands, hanging in our home.

DAY 5
Time to block
my triangles!
Being so small
and light, they
dont need long
to soak in water,

To buy back issues


turn to page 57
or download
digital editions at
www.pocketmags.com

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Inspired?

Download this vibrant


crochet butterfly
garland pattern for
2.33 at
www.atergcrochet.
etsy.com

IN THE LOOP

Off the hook

Scatter cushion
14
Butterflies are not just for
bedrooms, bring wings to any
living space with this cushion.
www.next.co.uk

Blooms and butterflies

Screen print scarf

17

Display your cut flowers in this


simple butterfly print bottle.
www.sainsburys.co.uk

This cotton scarf by Disaster


Designs, sold by Lisa Angel,
features a cute crocheted edging.
www.notonthehighstreet.com

BUTTERFLY HUNTERS
Discover elegant entomology with botanical-inspired designs

Tea tray

We Love

28
Serve afternoon tea on this
beautiful birchwood tray,
with geraniums, butterflies
and insects against a greyblue raw linen background.
www.berryred.co.uk

Night lights
6
Enjoy your evening tipple by the
glow of these dainty tealight
holders on your patio table.
www.mandco.com

Pretty jug
14.95
This jug could be used for
everything from serving milk
to displaying wildflowers.
www.dotcomgiftshop.com

Flying to work?
10

Butterfly Trio
28.95, unframed
A trio of butterflies on this gicle print
by Brighton Artists adds an authentic
botanical touch to your living space.
www.notonthehighstreet.com

Take your coffee to go


with this delicately
illustrated Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew Vintage
Bugs design travel mug.
www.creative-tops.com

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COFFEE & CROCHET

Emma Escott

A TIME TO CELEBRATE
Emma is getting ready for birthday parties galore with
cake, crowns and crocheted bunting!

ts getting close to birthday time here. My youngest two are still at


the age where they want parties with all their friends, and as they
are only ten days apart Ive often thrown joint parties. Luckily for
me summer is approaching and it means we get to celebrate in the
garden perfect for excited little ones. Last year we were graced with
fair weather, the children happily played outside and we organised
some games: an egg and spoon race, pin the tail on the donkey and
pass the parcel. I kept the food simple and used my time to bake cakes.
With the stress being taken out of party preparation I am also left
with time to do what I love best decorating! One of my favourite
things to make for parties is bunting. I rediscovered my love of bunting
after I learned to crochet, as small motifs or triangles are so easy to
work a couple at a time even with a houseful of children.

This year I decided to try my hand at


bunting made from different shaped
motifs, putting them together randomly
Traditionally handmade, its no wonder that bunting has such happy
connotations. Im always reluctant to take bunting down and it often
stays up long after the celebrations have passed. Having been a fan of
Emma Lambs pretty garlands for a while, this year I decided to try my
hand at bunting made from different shaped motifs. I like to put them
together randomly (which I found unexpectedly hard at rst) and
theyve given me so much joy already. I cant wait to hang them and see
Lulus face when she wakes up and realises its her birthday shes still
at that age where its a bit of a shock!
The other things I enjoy making for childrens parties are
headdresses or crowns. I came up with my Jubilee Crown pattern when
I was thinking about our party at the time. This years birthday
headdresses, though, have been inspired by the spike stitch. I fell in
love with this stitch after creating a vintage tea cosy pattern as it gives
such a striking pattern and texture. My love for it was further cemented
when I came across an example of this stitch on the utterly gorgeous
Cherry Heart blog. Sandra has a brilliant photo tutorial for a clam
stitch pattern: (www.sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/
clamshell-tutorial.html) which uses a spike stitch to create beautiful
crochet clamshells. So, inspired by spikes and wanting to create some
fun and bright headdresses for little ones Ive come up with this simple
design. If you are new to the stitch this pattern is perfect for practising
after making ten or more of these you will be a pro!
Emma lives in Wiltshire with her husband and three children. She loves good
coffee and a chat, being creative and attempting to live "the good life" with
her family. Read Emma's blog, Lulu Loves, at www.lululoves.co.uk.

SPIKE STITCH
HEADDRESS
These headdresses are made in one flat
piece then joined with elastic. To create an
even spike stitch, gently pull the stitch up
level with the row you are working. If you
pull it too tight your work will pull.
Pattern is worked in multiples of 6 + 2; you
want the headdress to go most of the way
around your childs head (leaving
2.5cm/1in or so for the elastic.).
Its worked with a 4mm hook and leftovers
of DK weight cotton.
Spike Stitch: Work a long dc into the row
stated, so instead of putting the hook into
both loops of stitch to be worked you
would place it in the space immediately
below that stitch, either 1, 2 or 3 rows
below, yoh, pull the stitch gently back up
to the height of your work and complete as
you would for a normal dc.
Sp-1: Spike stitch into 1 row below
Sp-2: Spike stitch into 2nd row down
Sp-3: Spike stitch into 3rd row down
Picot: 3ch, sl st back into the last dc made.
68ch, turn.
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each
ch across, turn 67sts.
Rows 24: 1ch, 1dc in each dc across, turn.
Change colour.
Row 5: (RS) 1ch, 1dc in same st, *sp-1, sp-2,
sp-3, sp-2, sp-1, 1dc; rep from * to end,
fasten off colour.
Row 6: With RS facing attach new colour,
1ch, 1dc in same st, *2dc, (1dc, picot) into
next st, 3dc; rep from * to end, fasten off
and weave in ends.
Join by sewing elastic to both ends.

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HOOK EMMA'S
SIMPLE MONTHLY
PROJECT,
PERFECT FOR
BEGINNERS

BIRTHDAY GARLAND
MATERIALS
Sirdar Cotton DK, 100% cotton,
100g/212m/232yds
Yarn A: Mill White 501 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Light Taupe 504
x 1 ball
Yarn C: Sundance 507
x 1 ball
Yarn D: Darling Bud 509
x 1 ball
3.5 and 4mm hooks
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any DK weight cotton
to achieve a similar effect.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential for
this project.
MEASUREMENTS
Finished bunting measures
approximately 3m/3yds
in length.

CIRCLE MOTIF
Make 5
With 3.5mm hook and
yarn A, make an adjustable loop
(see page 94).
Rnd 1: 3ch (counts as 1tr here and
throughout), 11tr in loop, join with
a sl st to top of 3ch, pull up to
tighten 12tr.
Rnd 2: 3ch, 1tr in same st, 2tr in
each st around, join with a sl st to
top of 3ch 24tr.
Rnd 3: 3ch, 2tr in next st, [1tr, 2tr in
next st] around, join with a sl st to
top of 3ch 36tr. Fasten off.
START

FLORAL MOTIF
Make 9
(3 of each in yarns B, C & D)
With 3.5mm hook, make an
adjustable loop.
Rnd 1: 3ch, 11tr in loop, join with
a sl st to top of 3ch, pull up to
tighten 12tr.

Rnd 2: 3ch, 1tr in same st, 1ch,


[2tr, 1ch] in each st around, join
with a sl st to top of 3ch 24tr.
Rnd 3: Sl st to 1ch-sp, 5ch (counts
as 1dc, 4ch), [1dc in next 1ch-sp,
4ch] around, join with sl st to
bottom of first 5ch 12 4ch-lps.
Rnd 4: Sl st to next 4ch-sp, 1ch, 1dc
in same sp, *4ch, 1dc into next
4ch-sp; rep from * around, ending
with 1dc in first dc 12 4ch-lps.
Rnd 5: Sl st in next 4ch-sp, 3ch, 4tr
in same sp, 1dc in dc, *5tr in next
4ch-sp, 1dc in dc; rep from *
around ending with 1dc in sl st,
join with a sl st to top of 3ch.
Fasten off.
SQUARE MOTIF
Make 6
(2 of each in yarns B, C & D)
With 3.5mm and chosen yarn,
make 5ch and join with sl st to
make a ring.

Rnd 1: 3ch, 3tr in ring, 3ch, [4tr in


ring, 3ch] three times, join with
sl st to top of 3ch, turn 16tr.
Rnd 2: 3ch, 3tr in 3ch-sp, 3ch, 4tr
in same sp, [(4tr, 3ch, 4tr) in next
3ch-sp] three times, join with a sl st
to top of 3ch, turn 32tr.
Rnd 3: 1ch (does not count as st)
1dc in sp between clusters, *2ch,
(4tr, 3ch, 4tr) in next 3ch-sp, 2ch,
** 1dc in sp between clusters; rep
from * around, ending last rep at
** join with a sl st to top of first dc
32tr, 4dc.
With 4mm hook and yarn A held
double, make 30ch.
Sl st into top of first motif, 19ch,
sl st into top of next motif.
Continue along adding a motif
with a sl st every 20th stitch. Once
all motifs are added,
END
make 30ch and fasten
off, weave in ends.
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summer florals

Summer Garden Throw


by Valerie Bracegirdle
Using The Natural Dye
Studio Dazzle HT 4 ply
Pattern page 40

Summer florals
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Welcome in the warmer weather with some country garden crochet


lightweight tops, lacy layers and outdoor accessories
Photographs britt spring and loy olsen Hair and makeup Julia Snowdon
Styling Claire Montgomerie

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summer florals

BELOW:
Flower Corsage by Jan Ollis
Using DMC Petra No. 3
Pattern page 47

above:
Blooming Marvellous by Sarah Coad
Using Rico Design Baby Classic DK
Pattern page 59

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Carolyn Top by
Joanne Scrace
Using Manos
Del Uruguay Silk
Blend Fino
Pattern page 68

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spring style

Filet Heart Stole by


Jackie Carreira
Using Rico Design
Essentials Cotton DK
Pattern page 65

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BELOW:
Water Bottle Holder by Ali Campbell
Using Sirdar Simply Recycled Aran
Pattern page 50

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Periwinkle Necklace
by Claire Montgomerie
Using Wendy
Supreme Luxury
Cotton 4 Ply
Pattern page 52

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Marlene Vest by Vicki Brown


Using Artesano DK Alpaca
Pattern page 54
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spring style

Flower Table Runner by Jackie Carreira


Using Bergre de France Coton Fifty
Pattern page 87
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below:
Stars and Dreams Garden Garland
by Valerie Bracegirdle
Using Nutscene Heritage Twine
and Tiddler Pack
Pattern page 60

above:
Floris, Lillie and Posy Plant Pots
by Lynne Rowe
Using Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK
Pattern page 48

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Inspirations!
Can I say my own?
www.debbieblissonline.com
has been completely redesigned
BOO K Each Peach Pear Plum
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
e.com/blog
BLO G www.purestyleonlin
atch
berb
Cum
by Jane

WEB

MY SPACE
Lindsey Harrad chats to leading designer
Debbie Bliss about the inspiration behind
her hugely successful yarn brand

oday she fronts one of the biggest brands in the


UK hand-knit industry, with a business empire
encompassing yarn, books, pattern design, and even
her own magazine, but Debbie Bliss launched her
career selling simple knitted plants and owers.
While studying fashion and textiles at college she struggled with the
dressmaking side of the course and fell in love with knitting instead.
I found it very difcult to grasp pattern cutting and then discovered
that the knitted fabric was a lot more forgiving and moulded to the
body in a way that I found easier to design with, Debbie explains.
Originally I experimented with knitted structures and then
designed knitted plants and owers which I sold to shops such as
Liberty. With the publicity from this I attracted the attention of
magazines and I began designing fashion knitwear for them.
With a natural talent for creating a distinctive product even at this
early stage in her career, Debbies best-selling books, classic designs
and signature colour palette attracted the attention of Designer
Yarns, a UK distribution company that was interested in working
on a collaboration. Naturally, she jumped at the chance to launch
her own range of yarns 12 years ago, and continues to be personally
involved in every aspect of choosing the bres and colours. It is

important to me to keep the integrity of the brand, so I choose yarns


that I love and that I feel the knitter who likes my style of designing
will appreciate, she says. I love smooth yarns that show off stitch
patterns so my yarns appeal to knitters and crocheters who enjoy
working with the texture created by the craft of knitting or crochet
rather than textured yarns. It may be that my yarns continue to
have an appeal because knitters recognise that my products are not
chosen by committee and that there is a connection between myself
and the customer.
As part of the ongoing development of her range, Debbie keeps
an eye on current trends by following blogs, reading style magazines
and watching the catwalks, but attending trade fairs and meeting
manufacturers is also a key part of helping her stay ahead of the
curve. I go to Pitti Filati, the Italian trade show in Florence twice
a year to look at the yarns manufacturers have been developing
for the following year, she says. I may see yarns there I love, or
discover ones that need further development. I also meet up with
manufacturers at the Handarbeit Fair in Cologne. These trade shows
give me the opportunity to keep in touch with upcoming trends and
colour forecasting.
While we may initially be drawn to Debbies trademark colour
palette in the local craft shop, she says her choice of shades is usually
inspired by the quality and texture of the different bres. I choose
colours depending on my response to the yarn itself, says Debbie.
A silk blend may make me think of the beautiful sari fabrics I see in
the shops in East London where I live, while a soft cotton seems to
invite sorbet shades. When I am adding to existing ranges I will look at
colour trends but also what shades enhance the current palette.
Debbie has published 35 books and 20 pamphlets to date, and shes
something of a Delia Smith of the knitting world her patterns
have a reputation for being reliable and her designs always turn out

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STUDIO STYLE

Debbie examines some


of her many swatches
and yarn samples

beautifully. She attributes her successful formula both to her natural


instinct for good design and an in-depth understanding of the way
different yarns work up and drape. I am interested in fashion and
trends, but I am also interested in designing knits that atter women,
she says. I am privileged to be able to work with my own yarns so I
understand how they behave and so the yarns also inform the designs.
The Debbie Bliss brand is huge in the USA, of course, and she
says that over the years the growth in social media and the online
craft community has closed the gap between UK and US knitters
and crocheters. In the past I would have said there was a difference
between the two markets, but with the inuence of the internet and
sites such as Ravelry I dont think there is much difference in the
tastes and styles of the two countries these days, she says. If pushed
I would say that perhaps knitters in the UK and Europe are more
fashion inuenced whereas in North America knitters tend to be more
craft inuenced and enjoy the challenge of working more intricate
designs. I do listen to what my distributors have to say about what
customers want in their territories and take on board their suggestions
if they t in with the brand, but I have to stay true to my own style or it
will become designing by committee.

In the time shes been working in this industry, Debbie has noticed
a tremendous change in attitude towards yarn crafts, to get to the
point where crocheted or knitted garments or accessories can be
seen as fashionable. They have changed profoundly, she says. For
too long there has been a very patronising attitude to crafts, mostly I
think because historically they were done by women so they were not
taken seriously. Young people particularly have contributed to a very
different perception of crafting and the advent of knitting and crochet
groups, both in the real world and online, has introduced the social
element, while the appearance of more crochet and knitting on the
catwalks has increased the popularity of these crafts generally.
Now in her sixties, Debbie shows no sign of slowing down her pace
or retiring, and has just launched her rst homewares collection,
assisted by her daughter Nell, so how does she manage to juggle so
many career strands? I am grateful for the success I have had but
never take it for granted and as the business grows it becomes more
difcult to keep all the plates spinning, she says. Instinct tells me what
I like but that doesnt necessarily mean that the product or collection
will be successful. I am my own worst critic but now use that to rene
and edit rather than beat myself up!

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BRIGHT AND
BREEZY!
Bring the outside, inside, with vibrant colours and
lighter textures for the home
PHOTOGRAPHS BRITT SPRING HAIR AND MAKEUP JULIA SNOWDON STYLING CLAIRE MONTGOMERIE

Elsie iPad Cosy by Jo Bodley


Using SMC Wash + Filz-it! Fine
Pattern page 64

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Jessica Sweater by Sirdar Design Team


Using Sirdar Americana DK
Pattern page 70
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Marrakech Shawl by Katherine Laight


Using Drops BabyAlpaca Silk
Pattern page 44
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bright and breezy

ABOVE:
Silver Chain Bracelets by Helda Panagary
Using DMC Petra No. 8
Pattern page 82

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Boston Sun Bag


by Schachenmayr Design Team
Using Schachenmayr Boston Sun
Pattern page 74
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LEFT:
Round Stool Cover
by Tracey Todhunter
Using Rowan Pure Wool Aran
Pattern page 58

RIGHT:
Christening Cap
by Tracey Shears
Using DMC Petra No. 3
Pattern page 78

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Tunisian Stripe Cushion


by Tracey Todhunter
Using Bergre de
France Magic+
Pattern page 76

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Customising Crochet

THREE WAYS WITH


FLORAL MOTIFS
Use simple crocheted motifs to embellish clothes
and accessories its easy when you know how!

lowers can make wonderful embellishments for


your crochet, but dont forget that you can easily
customise anything from an old jumper to a hair
accessory to add prettiness and individuality.
Here Emma Varnam demonstrates three of the main ways
to make a simple floral motif go further.

MAKE LOTS OF THEM!


Layer the petals up, cluster the blooms next to each other
to create a brooch, sew a few in a geometric pattern to
brighten up a boring tote bag or cushion cover, or stitch
a selection around a neckline.

TRY A DIFFERENT YARN


Flower motifs are one of those projects where you dont need
to get the tension exactly right, so you are free to change the
yarn with all sorts of exciting results. Experiment with different
textures a shiny flower will look very different to a matt one.
Alternatively, play with the weight of the yarn, double up the
strands or use a bulkier weight yarn to make blousier blooms.

ADD SOME EMBELLISHMENTS

MATERIALS
Sirdar Cotton DK,
100% cotton, 100g/212m/232yds
Yarn A: Black Violet 512
Yarn B: Sundance 507
Yarn C: Vanilla 502
Yarn D: Cottonfield 517
Yarn E: Larkin 506
(small amounts of each shade)
2.5mm hook
Yarn needle
Two snap hairclips
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any DK weight cotton to
achieve a similar effect, while using
different weights will just change the
size of the blooms.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential for
this project.

Sew on some beads or sequins for a little bit of extra sparkle.

NOW TRY OUT SOME OF THE TIPS WITH EMMAS


SIMPLE BUT BEAUTIFUL FLORAL MOTIFS.

MEASUREMENTS
These flowers work up in a range
of sizes.

HELLEBORE

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Leaf
Leaf
Leaf

Simple Flower
SimpleFLOWER
Flower
SIMPLE
Simple Flower

LEAF
Leaf

Small Daisy
Small Daisy
Simple
Flower
SMALL
DAISY
Small Daisy

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Emma has been designing
stylish knitting and crochet
patterns for seven years. On
her award-winning blog at
www.emmavarnam.co.uk she
features many of her free patterns
and discusses the inspiration
behind them. Find her on
Twitter @EmmaVarnamUK.
SIMPLE FLOWER
Rnd 1: With 2.5mm
hook and any shade of
yarn, 5ch, sl st into the first ch to
close rnd.
Rnd 2: 1ch, 9dc into the first
round and sl st into the first ch.
Rnd 3: *5ch, miss 1dc, sl st into
next dc; rep from * until you have
5 petals.
Fasten off yarn and sew in ends.
START

SMALL DAISY
With 2.5mm hook and yarn B,
make an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: 1ch, 7dc into ring, with


yarn C sl st in first ch. Continue
with yarn C.
Rnd 2: *5ch, dc in 2nd ch from
hook, 2htr, sl st in last ch, sl st into
next dc of the centre ring; rep
from * 6 times.
Fasten off yarn and sew in ends.

4dtr, 3tr, 2htr, 1dc.


Fasten off and sew in ends. Slip
the bottom part of the hair clip
between the 3rd and 4th dtr
stitches and snap the clip shut.

LARGE DAISY
With 2.5mm hook and yarn B,
make an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: 1ch, 7dc into ring, with
yarn C sl st in first ch. Continue
with yarn C.
Rnd 2: *7ch, dc in 2nd ch from
hook, 4htr, sl st in last ch, sl st into
next dc of the centre ring; rep
from * 6 times.
Fasten off yarn and sew in ends.

SIDE 2
Row 1: With 2.5mm hook and
yarn D, make 15ch.
Row 2: 1dtr in 5th ch from hook,
4dtr, 3tr, 2htr, 1dc.
Do not fasten off. Place side 2 on
top of the hair clip so that both
sides align, dc both sides together
working into both chain stitches
of row 1 and the tops of each st
on row 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
You can now sew a small flower
onto the leaf for decoration.

LEAF HAIR CLIP


SIDE 1
Row 1: With 2.5mm hook and
yarn D, make 15ch.
Row 2: 1dtr in 5th ch from hook,

HELLEBORE
With 2.5mm hook and yarn E,
make an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: 3ch, 9tr in ring, pull end to
close ring 10tr.

LARGE Daisy
DAISY
Large
Large Daisy
SmallDaisy
Daisy
Large

Rnd 2: 1ch, 1dc in st below, 2dc in


each st around, with yarn C sl st in
1ch 20dc.
Rnd 3: With yarn C, *3ch, 2dtr in
each of next 3dc, 3ch, sl st in next
dc, rep from * 4 times.
Row 4: Sl st to top of 3ch of first
petal, 1ch, 1dc in each of the foll
3dtr, 3ch, 1dc in each of the foll
3dtr, 1dc in next ch, *1dc in
second rnd, 1dc in 3ch of next
petal, 1dc in each of foll 3dtr, 3ch,
1dc in each of the foll 3dtr, 1dc in
next ch; rep from * 3 times, 1dc in
second round, sl st in 1ch.
Summer Flower
Fasten offSummer
and weaveFlower
in all ends.
Large Daisy
You can now sew a small
Summer FlowerEND
flower into the centre
for decoration.

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YOUR PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS START HERE

BEGINNER

Summer
Garden Throw

EASY

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

EXPERT

Valerie Bracegirdle

Marrakech
Shawl

Katherine Laight

Flower
Corsage

Floris, Lillie and


Posy Plant Pots

Water Bottle
Holder
Ali Campbell

Claire Montgomerie

Page 40

Page 44

Page 47

Page 48

Page 50

Page 52

Marlene Vest
Vicki Brown
Page 54

Jan Ollis

Round Stool
Cover

Blooming
Marvellous

Page 58

Page 59

Tracey Todhunter

Jessica
Sweater

Sirdar Design Team


Page 70

Boston
Sun Bag

Schachenmayr
Design Team
Page 74

Sarah Coad

Lynne Rowe

Garland

Valerie
Bracegirdle

Elsie iPad
Cosy

Page 60

Filet Heart
Stole

Periwinkle
Necklace

Carolyn
Top

Jo Bodley

Jackie Carreira

Joanne Scrace

Page 64

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Page 68

Tunisian Stripe
Cushion

Christening
Cap

Silver Chain
Bracelets

Flower Table
Runner

Page 76

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Page 87

Tracey Todhunter

Tracey Shears

Helda Panagary

Jackie Carreira

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Pattern instructions

Summer
Garden Throw
BY VALERIE BRACEGIRDLE

Inspired by garden owers on a summer day,


this throw will give you a year-long display
of pretty owers, inside or outdoors.

MATERIALS
The Natural Dye Studio
Dazzle HT 4 ply, 100% wool,
100g/400m/437yds
Yarn A: Dulverton x 1 skein
Yarn B: Lundy x 1 skein
Yarn C: Parracombe
x 1 skein
Yarn D: Combe Martin
x 1 skein
Yarn E: Lynbridge x 1 skein
Yarn F: Blackmore Gate
x 1 skein
Yarn G: Westerwood
x 4 skeins
3.5mm hook
Yarn needle
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any 4ply weight yarn
to achieve a similar effect.
TENSION
Each motif measures approximately
13cm/5in at its widest point, when
blocked, using a 3.5mm hook or
size required to obtain tension.

MEASUREMENTS
The finished size of the throw is
approximately 150 x 140cm/
60 x 56in when blocked.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Valerie designs knitted and
crocheted accessories, both for
magazines and to buy on Ravelry,
Craftsy and Etsy. Find her at
www.agrarianartisan.com and on
Ravelry as vbracegirdle.
SPECIAL STITCHES
Treble Spike Stitch (trspk): Yoh,
insert hk through fabric in
indicated st from 2 rnds below,
yoh, draw up a loop, loosen loop to
height of top of prev rnd, [yoh, pull
through 2 loops on hk] twice.
PATTERN NOTES
The throw is made of 157
hexagonal motifs in three different
flower styles rose, sunflower and
geranium. Each hexagon has three
colours the first two rounds in

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SUNFLOWER

ROSE
Rose

GERANIUM
Geranium

Sunflower

Geranium

one flower colour, the next two


rounds in another flower colour
and the final two rounds in yarn G,
the background colour.
JOINING
Follow the schematic overleaf as
you work to place the motifs in the
correct order.
XY denotes flower colour, X is
centre 2 rnds, Y is next 2 rnds.
The motifs are joined as you go at
all the 1ch-sps and 5ch-sps on
rnd 6. Join by sl st as follows:
If working a join on the 5ch-sp,
work 2ch, then instead of the 3rd
ch work a sl st in the 5ch-sp of the
hexagon you are joining to, then
work the last 2ch. So instead of 5ch
you have [2ch, sl st in space, 2ch].
If working the join in the 1ch-sp, do
not make the 1ch for the 1ch-sp,
instead work a sl st in the 1ch-sp of
the adjacent hexagon.
Weave in ends as each motif is
finished and joined.
SUNFLOWER
MOTIF
Foundation: Using
colour for centre of flower, 6ch,
join in a ring with sl st.
Rnd 1: 1ch (does not count as st),
12dc in ring, join to first dc with
sl st 12 sts.
Rnd 2: 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch),
miss st at base of ch, [1tr in next
dc, 1ch] 11 times, join to 3rd ch of
beg 4ch with sl st, fasten off
12 1ch-sps.
Rnd 3: With colour for outer
flower, join with sl st in any 1ch-sp
on rnd 2, 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch),
[3tr in next 1ch-sp, 1ch] 11 times,
2tr in first 1ch-sp, join to 3rd ch of
beg 4ch with sl st 12 1ch-sps.
START

Rose

Rnd 4: Sl st in first 1ch-sp, 1ch


(does not count as st), [1dc in
1ch-sp, 4ch] 12 times, join to first dc
with sl st, fasten off 12 4ch-sps.
Rnd 5: With yarn G, sl st to join in
any 4ch-sp, 1ch (does not count
as st), [1dc in 4ch-sp, 2ch, (2tr,
3ch, 2tr, 2ch) in next 4ch-sp] 6
times, join to first dc with sl st
12 2ch-sps and 6 3ch-sps).
Rnd 6: Sl st in first 2ch-sp, 1ch
(does not count as st), [1dc in
2ch-sp, 2ch, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1ch,
1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 2ch) in next 3ch-sp,
Geranium
1dc in next 2ch-sp, 5ch] 6 times,
join to first dc with sl st, fasten
off 6 5ch-sps, 6 1ch-sps and
12 2ch-sps.
ROSE MOTIF
Foundation: Using colour for
centre of flower, 4ch, join in ring
with sl st.
Rnd 1: 5ch (counts as 1htr, 3ch),
[1htr in ring, 3ch] 5 times, join
to 2nd ch of beg 5ch with sl st
6 3ch-sps.
Rnd 2: 3ch (counts as 1dc, 2ch),
[3tr in 3ch-sp, 2ch, 1dc in htr, 2ch]
5 times, 3tr in last 3ch-sp, 2ch,
join to first ch of beg 3ch with
sl st, fasten off 6 3tr groups.
Rnd 3: Using colour for outer
flower, join yarn in centre tr of any
3tr group on rnd 2, 1ch (does not
count as st), 1dc in tr at base of ch,
3ch, 1trspk (see Special Stitches) in
next htr from rnd 1 (working over
the dc from rnd 2), [3ch, 1dc in
centre tr of next 3tr group, 3ch,
1trspk in next htr from rnd 1] 5
times, 1ch, 1htr in first ch of beg 3ch
(counts as last 3ch-sp) 12 3ch-sps.
Rnd 4: 1ch (does not count as st),
1dc in 3ch-sp at base of ch, 4ch,
[1dc in next 3ch-sp, 4ch] 11 times,
join to first dc with sl st, fasten off
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Pattern instructions

ROSE MOTIF
SUNFLOWER
MOTIF
DAHLIA MOTIF

12 4ch-sps.
Rep rnds 5 & 6 from Sunflower
motif.
GERANIUM MOTIF
Foundation: Using colour for
centre of flower, 4ch, join in a ring
with sl st.
Rnd 1: 1ch (does not count as st),
[1dc, 3ch] 6 times in ring, join to
first dc with sl st 6 3ch-sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first 3ch-sp, 3ch
(counts as 1tr), 3tr in 3ch-sp, 2ch,
[4tr in next 3ch-sp, 2ch] 5 times,
join to 3rd ch of beg 3ch with sl st,
fasten off 6 2ch-sps.
Rnd 3: Using colour for outer
flower, join yarn in any 2ch-sp on
rnd 2, 2ch (counts as 1htr), 4htr in
2ch-sp, 1dc in space btwn 2nd and
3rd tr of next grp, [6htr in next
2ch-sp, 1dc in space btwn 2nd and
3rd tr of next grp] 5 times, 1htr in
first 2ch-sp (next to starting 2ch),
join to 2nd ch of beg 2ch with sl st
6 6htr groups.
Rnd 4: 1ch (does not count as st),
1dc in st at base of ch, 4ch,
[miss 2htr, 1dc in next htr, 4ch,
miss (1htr, 1dc, 1htr), 1dc in next
htr, 4ch] 5 times, miss (1htr, 1dc,
1htr), join to first dc with sl st,
fasten off 12 4ch-sps.
END
Rep rnds 5 & 6 of
Sunflower motif.
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Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
Drops BabyAlpaca Silk,
70% alpaca/30% silk,
50g/167m/183yds
Shade: Light Grey 8108
x 5 balls
4mm hook
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any 4ply wool or alpaca yarn
or blend should work well for
this project.
TENSION
Each motif should measure
approximately 11 x 8cm/
4 x 3in after blocking, using
4mm hook or size required to
obtain tension.
MEASUREMENTS
Completed shawl measures
154cm/62in wide by 60cm/
24in deep.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Katherine has been crocheting
for five years and has just started
designing. She is inspired by
pattern in both art and nature.
See more of her work on her
blog at www.winterbluecrochet.
blogspot.co.uk or on Ravelry as
Winterblue.
PATTERN NOTES
Pattern is worked in rows from
the bottom up, starting with the
point of the shawl (first motif) to
the top edge by joining individual
motifs as-you-go.
Each motif is worked in the
round without turning and
joined to neighbouring motifs on
the final round using slip stitches.
Where four motifs come
together, only opposite motifs
are joined for a neater finish.

Marrakech Shawl
BY KATHERINE LAIGHT

This soft and airy shawl was inspired by Moroccan tile patterns.
The diamond-shaped motifs t together to create a long yet
relatively shallow shawl a very versatile shape.

An extra motif is added with


each row. See Schematic for
positioning of each motif.
FIRST ROW
(POINT OF SHAWL)
MOTIF 1
Make an adjustable loop (a double
loop should be used for security as
the yarn is quite slippery).
START

Rnd 1: 2ch, tr2tog, [2ch, tr3tog]


7 times into loop, 1ch, dc in top
of starting 2ch 8 tr clusters,
8 2ch-sps.
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Rnd 2: 1ch, dc around post of


final dc from rnd 1, 7ch, dc in
next 2ch-sp, 3ch, dc in next
2ch-sp, 5ch, dc in next 2ch-sp,
3ch, dc in next 2ch-sp, 7ch, dc
in next 2ch-sp, 3ch, dc in next
2ch-sp, 5ch, dc in next 2ch-sp,
1ch, htr in first dc of rnd 2
2 7ch-sps, 2 5ch-sps, 4 3ch-sps.
Rnd 3: 1ch, dc around post of
htr from end of rnd 2, (7tr, 3ch,
7tr) in first 7ch-sp of rnd 2, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (5tr, 3ch, 5tr) in
next 5ch-sp, dc in next 3ch-sp,
(7tr, 3ch, 7tr) in next 7ch-sp,
dc in next 3ch-sp, (5tr, 3ch, 5tr)
in last 5ch-sp, sl st in first dc
2 14tr-points, 2 10tr-points.
Fasten off.
SECOND ROW
MOTIF 2
Work as for Motif 1 until rnd 3.
Rnd 3: Work as for Motif 1 until
last 5ch-sp, (5tr, 1ch, sl st in
3ch-sp of right-hand 14tr-point
of Motif 1, 1ch, 5tr) in last
5ch-sp, sl st in first dc of rnd 3.
Fasten off.
MOTIF 3
Work as for Motif 1 until rnd 3.
Rnd 3: Work as for Motif 1 until

2nd 7ch-sp, (7tr, 1ch, sl st in


left-hand 14tr-point of Motif 2,
1ch, 7tr) in 2nd 7ch-sp, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (5tr, 1ch, sl st in
left-hand 14tr-point of Motif 1,
1ch, 5tr) in last 5ch-sp, sl st in
first dc of rnd 3.
Fasten off.
THIRD ROW
MOTIF 4
Work as for Motif 2, joining to
right-hand 14tr-point of Motif 2.
MOTIF 5
Work as for Motif 1 until rnd 3.
Rnd 3: Work as for Motif 1 until
2nd 7ch-sp, (7tr, 1ch, sl st in
left-hand 14tr-point of Motif 4,
1ch, 7tr) in 2nd 7ch-sp, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (5tr, 1ch, sl st in
lower 10tr-point of Motif 1,
enclosing the slip stitch between
horizontal motifs of 2nd row,
1ch, 5tr) in last 5ch-sp, sl st in
first dc of rnd 3.
Fasten off.
MOTIF 6
Work as for Motif 3, joining
to left-hand 14tr-point of
Motif 5 and left-hand 14tr-point
of Motif 3.

Top
TOPEdge
EDGE Motif
MOTIF

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Marrakech
Pattern instructions

Shawl schematic for IC53


6

15

78
E14

91

E13

66
90

55
77
E12

45
65
89

Continue joining motifs in this


way in rows from right to left,
working end motifs as for Motifs
2 and 3 and central motifs as
for Motif 5, until 13 rows have
been completed, or until shawl
is the size required.
TOP EDGE
MOTIF E1
Work as for Motif 1 until rnd 2.
Rnd 2: 1ch, dc around post of
final dc from rnd 1, 7ch, dc in
next 2ch-sp, 3ch, dc in next
2ch-sp, 4ch, dc in next 2ch-sp,
3ch, dc in next 2ch-sp, 7ch, dc
in next 2ch-sp, 3ch, dc in next
2ch-sp, 5ch, dc in next 2ch-sp,
1ch, htr in first dc of rnd 2
2 7ch-sps, 1 4ch-sp, 1 5ch-sp,
4 3ch-sps.
Rnd 3: 1ch, dc around post of htr
from end of rnd 2, (7tr, 3ch, 7tr)
in first 7ch-sp of rnd 2, dc in next
3ch-sp, 7tr in next 4ch-sp, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (7tr, 3ch, 7tr) in next
7ch-sp, dc in next 3ch-sp, (5tr,
1ch, sl st in right-hand 14tr-point
of Motif 79 on row above,
1ch, 5tr) in last 5ch-sp, sl st in first
dc of rnd 3 2 14tr-points,
1 7tr-point (for top edge),
1 10tr-point.
Fasten off.

36
54
76
E11

28
44
64
88

21
35
53
75
E10

27
43
63
87

10
20
34
52
74
E9

14
26
42
62
86

3
9
19
33
51
73
E8

Continue to join edge motifs in


this way until Motif E14.
MOTIF E14
Work as for Motif E1 until rnd 3.
Rnd 3: 1ch, dc around post of htr
from end of rnd 2, (7tr, 3ch, 7tr)
in first 7ch-sp of rnd 2, dc in next
3ch-sp, 7tr in next 4ch-sp, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (7tr, 1ch, sl st in
left-hand 14tr-point of Motif E13,
sl st in lower 10tr-point of Motif

1
5
13
25
41
61
85

2
8
18
32
50
72
E7

MAIN MOTIF
Main
motif
EDGE MOTIF
Edge
motif

4
12
24
40
60
84

7
17
31
49
71
E6

11
23
39
59
83

16
30
48
70
E5

22
38
58
82

29
47
69
E4

37
57
81

46
68
E3

56
80

67
E2

79

E1

91, 1ch, 7tr) in 2nd 7ch-sp, dc in


next 3ch-sp, (5tr, 1ch, sl st in
left-hand 14-tr point of Motif 91,
1ch, 5tr) in last 5ch-sp, sl st in
first dc of rnd 3.
Fasten off.

dc, ch-sp and sl st around


perimeter of shawl, placing 3dc
in 3ch-sps at point of shawl and
right corner of top edge.
Join with sl st to first dc and
fasten off.

SHAWL EDGING
With RS facing, rejoin yarn at left
corner 3ch-sp of long top edge.

Weave in all ends securely.

1ch, 3dc in 3ch-sp, 1dc in each tr,

Wet block, gently


shaping as shown
in schematic.

END

MOTIF E2
Work as for Motif E1 until rnd 3.
Rnd 3: 1ch, dc around post of htr
from end of rnd 2, (7tr, 3ch, 7tr)
in first 7ch-sp of rnd 2, dc in next
3ch-sp, 7tr in next 4ch-sp, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (7tr, 1ch, sl st in
left-hand 14tr-point of Motif E1,
sl st in lower 10tr-point of Motif
79, 1ch, 7tr) in 2nd 7ch-sp, dc in
next 3ch-sp, (5tr, 1ch, sl st in
lower 10tr-point of Motif 67,
1ch, 5tr) in last 5ch-sp, sl st in
first dc of rnd 3.
Fasten off.
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MATERIALS
DMC Petra No. 3,
100% cotton,
100g/280m/306yds
Yarn A: Hot Pink 53805
x 1 ball
Yarn B: Tomato Red 5321
x 1 ball
Yarn C: Cream 53901
x 1 ball
3.5mm hook
Yarn needle
Brooch pin
Fabric/ribbon/lace scraps for
backing and decoration
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any 2 ply yarn will give you
a similar sized corsage.
TENSION
Exact tension is not critical for
this project.
MEASUREMENTS
Diameter of flower is 6cm/2in.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Jan is a textile artist and crochet
designer based in Somerset.
Visit her website at
www.chichimoi.co.uk.
FABRIC BACKED
CORSAGE
With yarn A, make an
adjustable ring (see page 94),
work 1ch (counts as 1 dc), 10dc
in ring, with yarn B sl st to 1ch to
join 11 sts.
Rnd 1: 1ch (counts as 1dc), dc
around, with yarn C, sl st to 1ch
to join 12 sts.
Rnd 2: (3ch, miss 1dc, sl st in
next st) 6 times 6 ch-sps.
Rnd 3: (Sl st, 2ch, dtr, 2trtr, dtr,
2ch, sl st) in ea 3ch-sp around,
with yarn A sl st in first sl st
6 petals.
Rnd 4: (Dc in ea of 2ch, dc, 2dc
in ea of next 2 sts, dc, dc in ea of
2ch, sl st between sts at base of
petals from rnd 3) 6 times, cut
yarn and fasten off.
START

Flower Corsage
BY JAN OLLIS

Work up this pretty corsage in an evening.

For the ribbon/lace corsage


repeat the pattern above
starting with yarn C, followed
by yarn B, then yarn A, finishing
with yarn B.
Cut a fabric flower to use as
backing or some lengths
END
of ribbon or lace, attach
a brooch pin and enjoy.
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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions

Floris, Lillie
and Posy
Plant Pots
BY LYNNE ROWE

Fun and decorative accessories bring


your plant pots to life, with a personalised
greeting for an extra special touch.

MATERIALS
Rico Design Essentials Cotton
DK, 100% cotton,
50g/130m/142yds
Yarn A: Melon 070
or Burgundy 000 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Lilac 016
or Aqua 095 x 1 ball
3mm hook
Plant Label Sticks one per
plant pot
Two plant pots, 13cm/5in high
by 14cm/5in diameter
Small buttons three per
plant pot cover
Self-adhesive message tags
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You could also try Patons DK
Cotton for this pattern.
TENSION
Work 22dc and 26 rows to
measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using
3mm hook, or size needed to
obtain tension.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit a flower pot approximately
13cm/5in high by 14cm/5in
diameter at the top, and
9cm/3in diameter at
the bottom.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Lynne Rowe is a freelance knit and
crochet designer, maker, writer
and tutor from Congleton,
Cheshire. To read more about
Lynnes crochet adventures, read
her blog at www.thewoolnest.
blogspot.com.
PATTERN NOTES
The flowerpot covers are worked
in rounds that are joined with a
sl st and turned after each round.
This is the perfect method for
stripes as it gives an almost
invisible join and stripes remain
perfectly level.
When turning work, keep yarn at
back of work, turn work clockwise

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and work the next row back along


the stitches just made.
On every round, always make the
first dc into the sl st made at the
end of the previous round.
FLORIS AND LILLIE
START
(PLANT POT
COVERS)
With yarn A, 43ch, sl st (does not
count as a st) in first ch to form a
ring, taking care not to twist the
chain 42 sts.
Rnd 1: [6dc, 2dc in next ch] 6
times, sl st to join, turn 48 sts.
Rnd 2: 1dc in sl st, 6dc, 2dc in
next st, [7dc, 2dc in next st] 5
times, sl st to join, turn 54 sts.
Rnd 3: 1dc in sl st, 7dc, 2dc into
next st, [8dc, 2dc in next st], 5
times, with yarn B sl st to join,
turn 60 sts.
Rnd 4: 1dcflo in sl st, 1dcflo
around, sl st to join, turn.
Rnd 5: (RS) 1dc in sl st, 1dc
around, with yarn A sl st to join,
turn.
Rnd 6: 1dc in sl st, 1dc around,
sl st to join, turn.

Rnd 7: 1dc in sl st, 1dc around,


with yarn B sl st to join, turn.
Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 9: With yarn B, rep rnd 5.
Rnd 10: With yarn A, rep rnd 6.
Rnd 11: With yarn A, 1dc in sl st,
8dc, 2dc in next st, [9dc, 2dc in
next st] 5 times, with yarn B sl st
to join, turn 66 sts.
Rnds 12 & 13: Continue with
yarn B, rep rnds 8 & 9.
Rnds 14 & 15: With yarn A, rep
rnds 6 & 7.
Rnds 16 & 17: With yarn B, rep
rnds 8 & 9, fasten off yarn B and
continue with yarn A.
Rnd 18: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 19: 1dc in sl st, 9dc, 2dc in
next st, [10dc, 2dc in next st] 5
times, sl st to join, turn 72 sts.
Rnds 2028: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 29: 1dc in sl st, 10dc, 2dc in
next st, [11dc, 2dc in next st] 5
times, with yarn B sl st to join,
fasten off yarn A, turn 78 sts.
Rnds 3035: Rep rnd 6.
Rnd 36: 1dcflo in sl st, 1dcflo
around, sl st to join, turn.
Rnd 37: Rep rnd 6.

Rnd 38: 1dcblo in sl st, 10dcblo,


dc2togblo, [11dcblo, dc2togblo]
5 times, sl st to join 72 sts.
Fasten off yarn.
MAKING UP
Stitch three small buttons to the
front of the cover. Slide the
flowerpot cover onto your pot,
pushing the cover up towards
the top of the pot so that the
final round sits on the rim of the
pot. If needed use double-sided
tape to hold cover in place.
POSY PLANT STICK
With yarn A or yarn B and 3mm
hook, make 2ch, working rnd 1
in the first of the 2ch.
Alternatively make an adjustable
ring and work rnd 1 in the ring.
Rnd 1: 2ch (counts as 1htr),
11htr, sl st to top of 2ch to join
12 sts.
Fasten off yarn.
Rnd 2: Join contrasting yarn
with dc to any htr, 1dc in same
st, 2dc in ea st around, sl st to
join, fasten off yarn 24 sts.

Rep rnds 1 & 2 to make a second


disc. Fasten off yarn and weave
in all ends on WS of work. Hold
the two discs together with WS
together and RS facing out.
Rnd 3: With yarn of your choice
(A or B), working in the adjoining
blo of each of the two discs at
the same time, sl st in any of dc
from prev rnd, [4ch (counts as
1dtr), 1dtr in same st, 3dtr, 4ch,
sl st in same st as last dtr, sl st in
next st] 5 times, rep petal
pattern once more but this time
work only in sts of the front disc
(to create a gap for the plant
stick), ending with sl st in first st,
fasten off.
MAKING UP
If desired, spray flowers with
spray starch to stiffen. Leave to
dry completely. Slide the flowers
onto the rounded end of a plant
stick and using paper or
cardmaking embellishments,
decorate the front
END
of the stick
with greetings.

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
Sirdar Simply Recycled Aran,
51% cotton/49% acrylic,
50g/93m/102yds
Yarn A: Coral 37 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Lime 39 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Turq 38 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Dusk 32 x 1 ball
4mm & 5mm hooks
Stitch markers
Ribbon
Yarn needle
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any aran-weight
cotton yarn for this project.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential for
this pattern.
MEASUREMENTS
Height of main piece:
14cm/5in.
Circumference of main piece:
23cm/9in.
Long Handle: 102cm/40in.
Short Handle: 58cm/23in.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Ali loves teaching crochet and
designing unique crochet patterns.
She the founder of the UKs first
Crochet eLearning course. See
www.gethookedoncrochet.co.uk
or www.macscrochet.blogspot.
com for more.

Water Bottle
Holder
BY ALI CAMPBELL

Its important to keep hydrated while


out and about carry your water bottle
in style with this colourful case.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Beginning Popcorn (beg pop):
3ch, 3tr, remove hook from last
tr made, leaving the loop,
re-insert hook into 3rd ch of 3ch
and the final loop, pull loop
through 3rd ch.
Popcorn (pop): 4tr, remove hook
from last tr made, leaving the
loop, re-insert hook into top of
first tr made and the loop, pull
loop through.
Extended Double Crochet
(edc): Insert hook in st, yoh, pull
through, yoh pull through 1 loop
on hook, yoh, pull through rem
loop on hook.
PATTERN NOTES
The main part of the pattern is
worked in rounds, the handle is
worked in rows.
The yarn listed will be enough to
make two bottle holders. Only
bottle holder one is pictured here.

BOTTLE HOLDER 1
With 4mm hook and
yarn A, make an
adjustable ring
Rnd 1: 2ch, 11htr in ring, join with
sl st in 2nd ch of 2ch 12 sts.
Rnd 2: 2ch, 1htr in same sp, 2htr
in each st around, join with sl st in
2nd ch of 2ch 24 sts.
Rnd 3: 2ch, 1htr in same sp, (htr,
2htr in next st) around ending
with a 1htr, join with a sl st in 2nd
ch of 2ch 36 sts.
Rnds 4 & 5: 3ch (counts as 1htr,
1ch), (miss 1 st, 1htr, 1ch) around,
join with sl st to 2nd ch of
3ch 18 sts.
Fasten off yarn A, sew in ends.
START

Rnd 6: With yarn B, join in any


1ch-sp. Beg pop (see Special
Stitches) in same 1ch-sp, (2ch,
pop (see Special Stitches) in next
1ch-sp) around, join with a sl st to
top of first pop 18 popcorn sts.
Rnd 7: 5ch (counts as 1tr, 2ch),
(tr in top of next pop, 2ch)
around, join with sl st to 3rd of
5ch 18 sts.
Rnd 8: Sl st in 2ch-sp, beg pop
in same sp, (2ch, pop in next
ch-sp) around.
Fasten off yarn B, sew in ends
18 popcorn sts.
Rnd 9: With yarn C, join to top of
any pop. 1ch (does not count as a
st), (dc in 2ch-sp, dc in top of next
pop) around, join with sl st to first
dc 36 sts.
Rnd 10: 2ch (counts as 1tr), tr in
each st around, join with sl st to
2nd ch of 2ch 36 sts.
Rnd 11: 1ch (counts as a st),
dc in each st around, join with
sl st to 1ch.
Fasten off yarn C, sew in ends
36 sts.
Rnd 12: With yarn D, join in any
st. 5ch (counts as 1dtr, 1ch),
(miss 1 st, dtr in next st, 1ch)
around, join with sl st to 4th ch of
5ch 18 sts.
Rnd 13: 3ch (counts as a st), tr in
each st and ch-sp around, join
with sl st to 3rd ch of 3ch 36 sts.
Rnd 14: 1ch (counts as a st), dc in
each st around. Join with sl st to
first ch 36 sts.
Do not fasten off.
HANDLE/STRAP
With 5mm hook work 75 (150)ch
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suit). Taking care not to twist


the ch, miss 13 sts along top of
main piece. Join with a sl st to
14th ch. Sl st in next ch.
Change to 4mm hook.
Row 1: 1edc (see Special
Stitches) in each st to end, join
with sl st to main piece, sl st in
next ch of main piece, turn.
Row 2: 1edc in each st to end,
sl st to main piece, sl st in next
ch of main piece, turn.
Row 3: As row 2, ending with
a sl st in next st to secure.
Fasten off, sew in ends.
FINISHING OFF
Join in yarn B to any st along
top of main piece. 1ch (counts
as a st), dc around main
piece and handle/strap.
Finish off invisibly.
Rep on other side.
SMALL FLOWER
With 4mm hook make an
adjustable ring, leaving a long
yarn end.
Rnd 1: 1ch (does not count as a
st), 10dc in ring. Join with sl st
to first st.
Fasten off, sew in ends.
Rnd 2: Join yarn C to any st,
3ch (counts as a tr), (2dtr in
next st, 3ch, sl st in next st, 3ch)
around.
Fasten off, attach flower.
Thread ribbon through rnds 6
and 12 to complete.
BOTTLE HOLDER 2
Work as for Bottle Holder 1 but
noting the foll changes:
Rnds 13: Use yarn D.
Rnd 4: Join yarn A to any st,
cont as written.
Rnd 6: Sl st into next 1ch-sp and
cont with beg pop as before.
Rnd 7: Use yarn C, join to top
of any pop and cont as before.
Rnd 10: Join yarn B.
Rnd 14: Join yarn A, fasten off
and sew in end.
HANDLE
With 5mm hook, join yarn D to
any st, 75ch and cont.
FINISHING
Using yarn C, follow
instructions for Bottle Holder 1.
SMALL FLOWER
Use yarns B and D.

END

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
Wendy Supreme Luxury
Cotton 4 Ply, 100% cotton,
100g/267m/292yds
Yarn A: Cyclamen 1828
x 1 ball
Yarn B: Avocado 1826
x 1 ball
Yarn C: Jade 1831 x 1 ball
2.5mm hook
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any lace to 4ply weight yarn will
work well here try stash yarn
in different weights for different
sized flowers.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential.
MEASUREMENTS
Necklaces can be made as long
as desired. Samples shown are:
Yarn A: Cyclamen necklace,
50cm/20in drop
Yarn B: Avocado necklace,
40cm/16in drop
Yarn C: Jade necklace,
35cm/14in drop

Periwinkle
Necklace

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Claire Montgomerie is the
editor of Inside Crochet, a
textiles teacher and designer
specialising in knit and crochet.
Find out more at www.
montyknits.blogspot.com.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Puff: (Yrh, insert hook into st, yrh
and pull through a lp, drawing it up
to the height of a htr) 3 times, 7 lps
on hook, yrh and pull through all lps
on hook.
CYCLAMEN
NECKLACE
With 2.5mm hook and
yarn A, make 12ch.
Rnd 1: * 1 puff (see Special Stitches)
in 3rd ch from hk, (2ch, sl st, 2ch,
puff) twice all into same ch-sp as first
puff, 2ch, sl st in same ch-sp, **
12ch; rep from * 18 times (or as many
times as desired) ending last rep at
**, sl st to first ch to join rnd, turn.
Rnd 2: * Sl st along back of ch,
working 1 sl st in ea bump at back of
chain, to next flower, sl st in ch-sp at
centre of flower, (2ch, sl st, 2ch, puff)
twice into same ch-sp, 2ch, sl st in
ch-sp; rep from * around.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
START

Make variations on this necklace by


working more or fewer chains in
between each flower. The Jade
necklace has 6 flowers, evenly
spaced, with 25ch in between. The
Avocado necklace has 7 flowers, at
the bottom of the chain, each
separated by 10ch. The long length
of chain that circles the
END
back of the neck is
without flowers.

BY CLAIRE MONTGOMERIE

A simple, pretty and quick to hook necklace


thats so easy to customise!

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions

Marlene Vest
BY VICKI BROWN

A 1920s inspired vest, using tapestry


crochet colourwork, is perfect worn
over shirts with high-waisted trousers.

MATERIALS
Artesano DK Alpaca, 100%
alpaca, 50g/100m/109yds
Yarn A: Biscuit SFN21 x 6 (7, 8,
9, 10, 11) balls
Yarn B: Uruguay 3138 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Argentina 1291 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Chile 1532 x 1 ball
3.5mm hook
Yarn needle
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any DK weight alpaca
yarn to achieve a similar effect.
TENSION
Work 18dc and 22 rows to
measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using
3.5mm hook, or size required to
obtain tension.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Vicki is a self employed crafter
who has been crocheting for over
10 years. You can read more
about her at www.
vickibrowndesigns.com.
PATTERN NOTES
Tapestry crochet is a technique for
using two or more colours in a

pattern to create a multi-coloured


fabric, much like Fair Isle in
knitting. It is normally used with
double crochet.
When working tapestry crochet
you use two or more colours of
yarn on each row and you will
need to carry the yarn not in
use at any one time. This can be
done by leaving the unused yarn
at the back of the work (wrong
side) or, more neatly, by encasing
the yarn as you work by working
over the unused thread.
A chart is provided to show the
colour of the stitches, with each
square of colour representing a
stitch. As with all crochet
colourwork, you must change to a
new colour on the last step of the
previous stitch.
With this pattern, only two
colours are used in any one row,
and therefore you have to carry
only one yarn at any one time.
You must encase the carried yarn.
The colour not used in that row
can be left at the edge and
twisted with the other two yarns
as you complete the rows.

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UNDERARM AND
NECKLINE SHAPING
LEFT SIDE
Row 1: (RS) Sl st into next 4 (5, 6,
7, 8, 9) sts, 1ch, 1dc in next 34 (37,
40, 45, 48, 51) sts, turn, leaving
rem sts unworked 34 (37, 40,
45, 48, 51) sts.
Size XS only
Row 2: (WS) 1ch, dc2tog, dc in
each st to end, turn 33 sts.
Row 3: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
2 sts from end of row, dc2tog,
turn 32 sts.
Rep last 2 rows once more 30 sts.
Rep row 2 once 29 sts.
Continuing to rep rows 3 and 2,
work colour chart over next 8 rows
being careful to incorporate the
decreases into the pattern 21 sts.
With yarn A, rep rows 3 and 2
19 sts.

30 (30, 30, 30, 30, 31)cm


12 (12, 12, 12, , 12, 12)in

YARN A

YARN C
YARN D

42 (46.5, 51, 57.5, 62, 66.5)cm


16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26)in

Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL only


Row 2: (WS) 1ch, dc2tog, dc in
each st to 2 sts from end of row,
dc2tog, turn - (35, 38, 43, 46,
49) sts.
Rep row 2 a further - (1, 3, 5, 6, 6)
times - (33, 32, 33, 34, 37) sts.
Size S and M only
Row 1: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each st
to end, turn - (32, 31, -, -, -) sts.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in each st to 2 sts
from end, dc2tog, turn - (31, 30,
-, -, -) sts.
Rep row 1 once - (30, 29, -,
-, -) sts.
Continuing to rep last 2 rows
work colour chart over next 8
rows being careful to incorporate

the decreases into the pattern


- (22, 21, -, -, -) sts.
Size S only
With yarn A, rep last 2 rows once
20 sts.
Size L only
Next Row: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in
each st to end, turn 32 sts.
Work Colour Chart over next 8
rows as follows, being careful to
incorporate the decreases into
the pattern:
Row 1: 1ch, dc in each st to 2 sts
from end, dc2tog, turn 31 sts.
Row 2: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to end, turn 30 sts.
Rep rows 1 & 2 once more 28 sts.
Row 5: 1ch, dc in each st to 2 sts
from end, dc2tog, turn 27 sts.
Row 6: 1ch, dc in each st to
end, turn.
Rep rows 5 & 6 once more 26 sts.
XL and XXL only
Work Colour Chart over next
8 rows as follows, being careful
to incorporate the decreases into
the pattern:
Row 1: 1ch, dc2tog, dc in each st
to 2 sts from end of row, dc2tog,
turn - (-, -, -, 32, 35) sts.
Row 2: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to end of row, turn - (-, -, -, 31,
34) sts.
Row 3: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end, turn.
Rep rows 2 & 3 twice more -(-, -,
-, 29, 32) sts
Rep row 2 once more - (-, -, -,
28, 31) sts.

18 (19, 19.5, 21, 22, 23)cm


7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9)in

4 (4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7, 8.5)cm


1 (1, 2, 3, 3)in

42 (45, 47, 47, 47, 47)cm


16 (17, 18, 18, 18, 18)in

FRONT
Row 1: With yarn B,
77 (85, 93, 105, 113,
121)ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook,
1dc in each ch to end of row, turn
76 (84, 92, 104, 112, 120) sts.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end
of row, turn.
Rep row 2 a further 3 times.
With yarn A rep row 2 a further
26 (28, 30, 30, 30, 30) times.
Work Colour Chart over next
8 rows.
With yarn A rep row 2 a further
26 (28, 30, 30, 30, 30) times.
Work Colour Chart over next
8 rows.
With yarn A, rep row 2 a further
20 (22, 22, 22, 22, 22) times.
START

All Sizes
Next Row: (RS) 1ch, 1dc in each
st to end of row, turn.
Next Row: (WS) 1ch, dc2tog, dc
in each st to end, turn 18 (19,
20, 25, 27, 30) sts.
Rep last 2 rows a further 11 (11,
10, 13, 14, 15) times 7 (8, 10, 12,
13, 15) sts.
Sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL only
Next Row: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end of row, turn.
Rep last row a further - (1, 4,
1, 1, 1) times.
Fasten off.
UNDERARM AND
NECKLINE SHAPING
RIGHT SIDE
Row 1: (RS) Join yarn A in the st
directly next to the last st on the
left side neckline, 1ch, 1dc in
next 34 (37, 40, 45, 48, 51) sts,
turn, leaving rem sts unworked
34 (37, 40, 45, 48, 51) sts.
Size XS only
Row 2: (WS) 1ch, 1dc in each st to
2 sts from end, dc2tog turn
33 sts.
Row 3: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to end of row, turn 32 sts.
Rep last 2 rows once more 30 sts.
Rep row 2 once 29 sts.
Continuing to rep rows 3 & 2, work
colour chart over next 8 rows
being careful to incorporate the
decreases into the pattern 21 sts.
With yarn A, rep rows 3 & 2
19 sts.
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Pattern instructions

Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL only


Row 2: (WS) 1ch, dc2tog, dc in
each st to 2 sts from end of row,
dc2tog, turn - (35, 38, 43, 46,
49) sts.
Rep row 2 a further - (1, 3, 5, 6, 6)
times - (33, 32, 33, 34, 37) sts.
Size S and M only
Row 1: 1ch, 1dc in each st to 2 sts
from end, dc2tog, turn - (32, 31,
-, -, -) sts.
Row 2: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in
each st to end, turn - (31, 30, -,
-, -) sts.
Rep row 1 once - (30, 29,
-, -, -) sts.
Continuing to rep last 2 rows
work colour chart over next 8
rows being careful to incorporate
the decreases into the pattern
- (22, 21, -, -, -) sts.
Size S only
With yarn A, rep last 2 rows once
20 sts.
Size L only
Next Row: 1ch, 1dc in each st
to 2 sts from end, dc2tog, turn
32 sts.
Work Colour Chart over next 8
rows as follows being careful to
incorporate the decreases into
the pattern:
Row 1: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each st
to end, turn 31 sts.
Row 2: 1ch, dc in each st to 2 sts
from end, dc2tog, turn 30 sts.
Rep rows 1 & 2 once more 28 sts.
Row 5: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to end, turn 27 sts.
Row 6: 1ch, dc in each st to
end, turn.
Rep rows 5 & 6 once more 26 sts.
Sizes XL and XXL only
Work Colour Chart over next
8 rows as follows being careful

to incorporate the decreases into


the pattern:
Row 1: 1ch, dc2tog, dc in each st
to 2 sts from end of row, dc2tog,
turn - (-, -, -, 32, 35) sts.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in each st to 2 sts
from end of row, dc2tog, turn
- (-, -, -, 31, 34) sts.
Row 3: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end, turn.
Rep rows 2 & 3 twice more - (-, -,
-, 29, 32) sts.
Rep row 2 once more - (-, -, -,
28, 31) sts.
All Sizes
Next Row: (RS) 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc
in each st to end of row, turn.
Next Row: (WS) 1ch, dc in each
st to end, turn 18 (19, 20, 25, 27,
30) sts.
Rep last 2 rows a further 11 (11,
10, 13, 14, 15) times 7 (8, 10, 12,
13, 15) sts.
Sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL only
Next Row: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end of row, turn.
Rep last row a further - (1, 4, 1, 1,
1) times.
Fasten off.
BACK
Work as front to underarms.
UNDERARM SHAPING
Row 1: (RS) Sl st into next 4 (5, 6,
7, 8, 9) sts, 1ch, 1dc in next 68 (74,
80, 90, 96, 102) sts, turn, leaving

rem sts unworked 68 (74, 80,


90, 96, 102) sts.

7 (8, 10, 12, 13, 15) sts.


Fasten off.

Size XS only
Row 2: (WS) 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end, turn.
Rep row 2 a further 4 times.
Continuing to work in rows of
straight dc, work from Colour
Chart for next 8 rows.

LEFT SIDE
Join yarn A, 15 (16, 18, 20, 21,
23) sts from end of left underarm
side, leaving the rem sts between
the 2 neckline sides unworked.
Row 1: (RS) 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end of row, turn 15 (16, 18, 20,
21, 23) sts.
Row 2: (WS) 1ch, 1dc in each st
to 2 sts from end of row, dc2tog,
turn 14 (15, 17, 19, 20, 22) sts.
Row 3: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to end, turn 13 (14, 16, 18,
19, 21) sts.
Rep last 2 rows a further 3 times
7 (8, 10, 12, 13, 15) sts.
Fasten off.

Size S, M, L, XL and XXL only


Row 2: (WS) 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in
each st to 2 sts from end, dc2tog,
turn - (72, 78, 88, 94, 100) sts.
Rep row 2 a further - (1, 3, 5, 6, 6)
times - (70, 72, 78, 82, 88) sts.
Size S, M and L only
Next Row: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end, turn.
Rep last row a further - (2, 2, 0, -,
-) times.
Continuing to work in rows of
straight dc, work from Colour
Chart for next 8 rows.
Size XL and XXL only
Work Colour Chart over next
8 rows as follows being careful
to incorporate the decreases into
the pattern:
Row 1: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to 2 sts from end, dc2tog, turn
- (-, -, -, 80, 86) sts.
Rows 28: 1ch, 1dc in each st to
end, turn.
All Sizes
With yarn A, work a further
17 (19, 18, 21, 23, 25) rows of dc.
NECKLINE SHAPING
RIGHT SIDE
Row 1: (RS) 1ch, 1dc in each of
next 15 (16, 18, 20, 21, 23) sts,
turn, leaving rem sts unworked
15 (16, 18, 20, 21, 23) sts.
Row 2: (WS) 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in
each st to end, turn 14 (15, 17,
19, 20, 22) sts.
Row 3: 1ch, 1dc in each st to 2 sts
from end of row, dc2tog, turn
13 (14, 16, 18, 19, 21) sts.
Rep last 2 rows a further 3 times

FINISHING
Block lightly to shape.
Weave in ends.
With right sides tog join shoulder
seams using yarn A and sl st.
With right sides tog, join side
seams using yarn A and sl st.
NECKLINE
Join yarn B at centre point of
V-neck at front of garment.
Rnd 1: 1ch, evenly work dc sts up
the sides of the rows on the V,
across the back of the neckline and
back down the front of the V, join
to top of first dc with sl st, turn.
Rnd 2: 1ch, dc2tog, 1dc in each
st to end 2 sts from end of rnd,
dc2tog, join to top of first dc
with sl st.
Rep rnd 2 a further 2 times.
Fasten off.
ARMHOLES
Repeat for both sides
Join yarn B at the underarm point.
Rnd 1: 1ch, evenly work dc sts
around the armhole and back
down to the underarm, join to
top of first dc with sl st, turn.
Rep rnd 1 a further
3 times.
END
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

SIZE

XS

XL

XXL

TO FIT BUST

76

86

97

107

117

127

cm

30

34

38

42

46

50

in

84

93

102

115

124

133

cm

33

36

40

45

49

52

in

60

64

66.5

68

69

70

cm

23

25

26

26

27

27

in

FINISHED BUST
LENGTH

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Pattern instructions

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Tracey Todhunter lives in Cheshire,
and you can find more knit and
crochet inspiration on her website
www.bakingandmaking.com.

ch-sp, work as for rnd 3, fasten


off yarn D 12 3tr and 12 ch-sps.
Rnd 5: Join yarn E into any ch-sp,
work as for rnd 2, fasten off yarn
E 12 tr-pairs and 24 ch-sps.
Rnd 6: Join yarn F into any ch-sp,
work as for rnd 3, fasten off
yarn F 24 3tr and 24 ch-sps.
Rnd 7: Join yarn A into any
ch-sp, work as for rnd 3, fasten
off yarn A 24 3tr and 24 ch-sps.
Rnd 8: Join yarn B into any ch-sp,
work as for rnd 3, fasten off
yarn B 24 3tr and 24 ch-sps.
Rnd 9: Join yarn C into any ch-sp,
work as for rnd 3, but work 2ch
between each 3tr, fasten off
yarn C 24 3tr and 24 ch-sps.
Rnd 10: Join yarn D into any
ch-sp, 1ch, * work 1dc into top of
each tr, 1dc in ch-sp; rep from *
to end, join with a sl st into top of
1ch (96dc), do not turn work, do
not fasten off yarn.

STOOL COVER
With yarn A, work
4ch, join with a sl st
to form a ring.
Rnd 1: 3ch, 1tr in ring, [1ch, 2tr
in ring] five times, (6tr-pairs
made), fasten off yarn A.
Rnd 2: Join yarn B into any ch-sp,
3ch, 1tr in same ch-sp, 1ch, 2tr in
same ch-sp, *1ch, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr)
in next ch-sp; rep from * to end,
1ch, join with sl st to top of 3ch
6 tr-pairs and 12 ch-sps.
Fasten off yarn B.
Rnd 3: Join yarn C into any
ch-sp, 3ch, 2tr in same ch-sp,
[1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp] to end,
1ch, join with sl st to top of 3ch,
fasten off yarn C 12 3tr and 12
ch-sps.
Rnd 4: Join yarn D into any

Continue to work in rounds


decreasing as follows:
Rnd 11: 1ch, *1dc in each of next
6dc, dc2tog, repeat from * to
end, join with a sl st in top of 1ch
84 sts.
Rnd 12: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to
end of round, join with a sl st in
top of 3ch.
Rnd 13: As rnd 12.
Rnd 14: 1ch, *1dc in each of
next 5dc, dc2tog, repeat from *
to end, join with a sl st in top of
1ch 72 sts.
Rnd 15: As rnd 12.
Rnd 16: 1ch, *1dc in each of
next 4dc, dc2tog, repeat from *
to end 60 sts.
Rnd 17: As rnd 12.
END
Fasten off yarn,
weave in ends.

MATERIALS
Rowan Pure Wool Aran, 100%
wool, 100g/170m/186yds
Yarn A: Burnt 700 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Vert 686 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Splash 701 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Marine 683 x 1 ball
Yarn E: Burlesque 689 x 1 ball
Yarn F: Ember 679 x 1 ball
4.5mm hook
Yarn needle

Round Stool
Cover
BY TRACEY TODHUNTER

Vibrant colours add interest to a practical


project the double crochet at the end will
hold this snugly to your chosen seat.

This pattern is taken


from Crochet:
The Complete StepBy-Step Guide
(25, DK Books), a
new must-have book
that includes more
than 80 patterns.

TENSION
Rnds 13 measure 10cm/4in
in diameter.
MEASUREMENTS
27cm/10in diameter.

START

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MATERIALS
Rico Design Baby Classic DK,
50% polyamide/50% acrylic,
50g/165m/180yds
Yarn A: Grass green 011 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Fuchsia 012 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Vanilla 003 x 1 ball
3.5mm hook
Ladybird button, 15mm/in
diameter
Yarn needle
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any similar weight
DK yarn for the same effect.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential for
this project.
MEASUREMENTS
Finished cosy is 26cm/10in in
diameter and 18.5cm/7in high.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Sarah Coad is a knitting and
crochet designer who lives in
Warwickshire. You can follow her
journey on her blog at www.
knitsnotperfect.blogspot.co.uk,
her Facebook page or on Twitter
@knitsnotperfect.

Blooming
Marvellous
BY SARAH COAD

Bring your mugs back to life


with this charming cosy.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Raised treble back (rtrb): Yoh,
insert hook around the stitch from
right to left, inserting from the
back of work, around the stitch at
the front, then back through to
the back, yoh, complete tr stitch
as normal.
Raised treble front (rtrf): Yoh,
insert hook around the stitch from
right through to left, inserting
from front to back, around the
stitch at the back, then through to
front again, yoh, complete tr
stitch at normal.

Rows 2 & 3: 3ch, 39tr, turn 40tr.


Row 4: 3ch, 3tr, [1rtrb (see
Special Stitches), 15tr] twice,
1rtrb, 3tr, turn.
Row 5: 3ch, 2tr, [1rtrf (see Special
Stitches), 15tr] twice, 1rtrf, 4tr, turn.
Row 6: 3ch, 3tr, [1rtrb, 7tr] 4
times, 1rtrb, 3tr, turn.
Row 7: 3ch, 2tr, [1rtrf, 7tr] 4
times, 1rtrf, 4tr, turn.
Rows 8 & 9: As rows 6 & 7.
Row 10: As row 6.
Fasten off.
BUTTON TAB
With yarn A, make 14ch
Row 1: 1tr in 4th ch from hook,
10tr, turn 11tr.
Row 2: 3ch, 7tr, 1ch, miss tr,
2tr, turn.
Row 3: 3ch, tr to end.
Fasten off.
FLOWERS
Make 3 in yarn B and 2 in yarn C.
Make an adjustable ring, (see
page 94) 9dc in ring, pull up to
tighten, sl st in first dc to join.
Rnd 1: [2ch, miss 1dc, sl st in next
dc] 4 times, 2ch, miss dc then sl st
in the first dc of rnd 5 ch-sps.
Rnd 2: [1ch, 1sl st, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc,
1sl st] in each of the 5ch-sps, sl st
to join. Fasten off.
MAKING UP
Sew the flowers on the stalks,
putting the purple flowers on to
taller stalks.
Attach the button tab on the right
side of the cosy so that it passes
through the middle of the handle.
Sew the ladybird button onto
the left side in line
END
with the button hole.
Weave in any loose ends.

PATTERN NOTES
The pattern is worked top down.
The first row is a round and all
other rows are worked straight.
In the button tab the missed treble
and chain creates the button hole.
MUG COSY
With yarn A, make
46ch, sl st in first ch to
join into a round.
Rnd 1: 3ch (counts as tr here and
throughout), 45tr, sl st in first ch to
join, turn 46tr.
Now cont working straight.
START

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Pattern instructions

Stars and Dreams


Garden Garland
BY VALERIE BRACEGIRDLE

Inspired by dreamy star spangled summer nights,


this colourful garland is made of garden twine.

MATERIALS
Nutscene Heritage Twine,
100% jute, 110m
Yarn A: Natural x 1 spool
Nutscene Tiddler Pack, 100%
jute, pack of eight 16m spools
Yarn B: Pack colours vary;
colours used: Green, Lime Green,
Terracotta, Red, Blue, Marine,
Pink, Turquoise
5mm hook
Yarn needle
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any 3ply jute garden
twine for this project.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential for this
garland, you just need a firm finish.
MEASUREMENTS
Each star or dreamcatcher is approx
12cm/5in in diameter, and a garland
of 12 motifs is approximately
3m/3yds long.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Valerie describes herself as an
accidental designer because she
didnt set out to become a designer,
it just happened somewhere along
the path of enjoying crochet and

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knitting. Find her on Ravelry as


vbracegirdle and enjoy her blog at
www.agrarianartisan.com.

STAR

DREAM

PATTERN NOTES
Working with garden twine can
be hard on the wrists, so take a
break from crocheting regularly.
Colours in twine are not always
fast, so be careful when hanging
the garland against or above
structures that may stain.
The twine may vary in thickness
and the lengths on the tiddler
spools can vary also. There should
be sufficient twine on each spool
to make a star, and some will have
sufficient for a star and the edging
of a dreamcatcher.
Dreamcatchers are traditional
handmade Native American
artifacts, usually a willow hoop
within which a web is woven, and
decorated with sacred items such
as beads and feathers. There are
many stories and beliefs about
how and why they originated, the
most common being that they
filter out bad dreams. Those in this
design have been left plain but
you may wish to decorate your
dreamcatcher with beads, button,
ribbons or feathers.
STAR
Make 8, one in each
colour of yarn B
Rnd 1: Make an adjustable ring,
START

2ch (counts as 1htr), 9htr in ring,


sl st to top of 2ch 10htr.
Rnd 2: 3ch (counts as 1htr, 1ch),
[1htr, 1ch] in ea st around, sl st to
2nd of 3ch 10 ch-sps.
Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-sp, [2ch
{counts as 1htr}, 1htr] in same
ch-sp, [2ch, 2htr in next ch-sp] 9
times, 1ch, dc in top of 2ch (to
form last 2ch-sp) 10 ch-sps.
Rnd 4: 1ch (counts as 1dc), *[htr,
2tr, 2ch, 2tr, htr] in ch-sp, dc in
next ch-sp; rep from * around,
sl st to 1ch, break twine and
fasten off.
DREAMCATCHER
Make 4
Rnd 1: With yarn A, make an

adjustable ring, 3ch (counts as


1htr, 1ch), [1htr, 1ch] 5 times, sl st
to 2nd of 3ch 6 ch-sps.
Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-sp, 4ch (counts
as 1dc, 3ch), [1dc in next 1ch-sp,
3ch] 4 times, 1dc in last 1ch-sp,
1ch, 1htr in first of 4ch (to form
last 3ch-sp) 6 ch-sps.
Rnd 3: 6ch (counts as 1dc, 5ch),
[1dc in next ch-sp, 5ch] 4 times,
1dc in last ch-sp, 3ch, 1tr in first
of 6ch (to form last 5ch-sp)
6 ch-sps.
Rnd 4: 6ch (counts as 1tr, 3ch),
*[{1tr, 3ch, 1tr, 3ch} in ch-sp] 5
times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 3ch, sl st
to 3rd of 6ch, break twine and
fasten off 12 ch-sps.
Rnd 5: Join yarn B to top of any

tr from rnd 4, 1ch (does not count


as st), [1dc in each tr, 3dc in ch-sp]
around, sl st to first dc, break
twine and fasten off.
FINISHING
Make a chain and add the stars
and dreamcatchers as follows:
With yarn A and 5mm hook,
60ch, 1htr in top of first star or
dreamcatcher, *30ch, 1htr in top
of next star or dreamcatcher; rep
from * until all stars and
dreamcatchers are attached,
60ch, break twine and fasten off.
Sew in all loose ends
with a yarn needle.
END
Decorate your dreamcatchers, if desired.

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
SMC Wash + Filz-it! Fine,
100% wool, 50g/100m/109yds
Yarn A: Mango 104 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Blanket Charcoal 120
x 1 ball
Yarn C: White 102 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Cherry 127 x 2 balls
5mm hook
Lining fabric, four times larger
than iPad (optional)
Padding (optional)
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any DK to aran weight feltable
wool will work well for this design.
TENSION
We recommend that you make
one complete granny square and
test felt it first, in a mesh bag.
Using recommended yarn, granny
square should measure
approximately 13 x 13cm/5 x 5in
before felting. After felting it
should measure approximately
10 x 10cm/4 x 4in.
MEASUREMENTS
After felting, cosy measures
approximately 30 x 20cm/
11 x 7in.

Elsie iPad Cosy


BY JO BODLEY

A great project for crochet beginners


felting can be great fun, but the results
are not always what youd expect!

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Jo is a freelance designer who also
sells products made from recycled
umbrella fabric at Greenwich
Market and online. Her shop is
www.carminabiryani.etsy.com.
PATTERN NOTES
The granny square is a great
confidence builder for anyone new
to crochet. This project takes extra
large grannies and felts them to
make a really chunky protective
layer. Before machine washing, the
cover will look huge, but it will
shrink by 3040% after felting.
This makes an ideal beginner
project, as any mistakes in the
basic granny square disappear in
the felting process!
BASIC GRANNY
SQUARE
Make 12
With yarn A and 5mm hook, make
6ch, join into a ring with a sl st.
Rnd 1: 3ch, 2tr into ring. [3ch, 3tr
in ring] three times, 3ch, join rnd
with sl st to top of first 3ch.
Break off yarn A.
Rnd 2: Join yarn B to any corner
sp, 3ch (2tr, 3ch, 3tr) in same sp,
START

[1ch (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next sp] three


times, 1ch, join with a sl st to top
of first 3ch. Break off yarn B.
Rnd 3: Join yarn C to any corner
sp, 3ch, (2tr, 3ch, 3tr) in same sp.
*1ch, 3tr in 1ch-sp, 1ch. (3tr, 3ch, 3tr)
in 3ch-sp; rep from * three times,
1ch, 3tr in 1ch-sp, 1ch, join with a
sl st to top of 3ch. Break off yarn C.
Rnd 4: Join yarn D to any corner
sp, 3ch, (2tr, 3ch, 3tr) in same sp,
*(1ch, 3tr in 1ch-sp) twice, 1ch, (3tr,
3ch, 3tr) in 3ch-sp; rep from * three
times, (1ch, 3tr in 1ch-sp) twice, 1ch,
join with a sl st to top of first 3ch.
Fasten off yarn.
JOINING THE SQUARES
The squares are joined using
double crochet seams.
Place two squares right sides
together. With yarn D, insert the
hook from front to back through
the first stitches of both pieces, yrh
and pull through, complete 1dc in
the usual way, then insert hook
into the next stitch along, through
both layers, complete next dc.
Continue in this way, joining all the
squares, until you have a fabric
made of 3 x 4 squares joined
together.
Fold in half to make a 2 x 3 granny
square rectangle and join edges,
leaving one short end open. Sew
in all ends securely.
FELTING
Follow instructions on ballband of
SMC Wash + Filz-it! Fine, or test
wash an alternative yarn granny
square in a mesh bag at a regular
40 degree wash. Use detergent and
include a towel or pair of jeans to
help the felting process. Colour
catcher sheets are also a good idea.
Remove the felted piece while still
wet and block, then leave to dry.
If it is a lot bigger than the desired
10cm/4in square, try felting at a
higher temperature.
If it is a lot smaller, try stretching it.
Felt is quite robust, so it can be
manipulated into the desired
shape and pressed with an iron on
a wool setting.
As no two felted pieces are
identical, some cosies may turn out
a perfect snug fit for your iPad,
others less so.
If there is some extra room in your
cosy, but not enough to warrant
re-doing the machine
END
felting, you could make a
padded lining for the cosy.

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SEE OUR
HOW TO GUIDE
ON PAGE 84
FOR HANDY
FILET TIPS

Filet
Heart Stole
BY JACKIE CARREIRA

Working let crochet in DK weight yarn


means that it works up surprisingly
quickly. This rustic heart design will
look as good over a t-shirt and jeans as
it would with a wedding dress!

MATERIALS
Rico Design Essentials Cotton
DK, 100% cotton,
50g/130m/142yds
Shade: Nature, 51 x 4 balls
4mm hook
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any DK yarn can be used, but it
must be 100% cotton to achieve
a similar effect and overall size.
TENSION
Work 8 rows of 8 filet squares
to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in
using 4mm hook or size required
to obtain tension.
MEASUREMENTS
Finished stole measures 156 x
36cm/61 x 14in.

ADD TO THE STASH


Buy this yarn from
www.deramores.com

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Jackie is a writer, musician,
philosopher and part-time crochet

designer. See her other designs at


www.ravelry.com/designers/
jackie-carreira.
SPECIAL STITCH PATTERNS
Open filet block: Consists of 1tr
and 2ch worked to form an eyelet.
The eyelet is closed by the first tr of
the next eyelet, except for the last
block of a row where an additional
tr is worked to close the block.
Solid filet block: Consists of 3tr,
the first worked into a tr from the
prev row, the next 2 worked in
either the ch-sp of an open block
or 2tr of a solid block. The last
block of a row has an additional
tr in the last st.
PATTERN NOTES
Follow odd rows of charts from
right to left, and even rows from
left to right.
Decreasing at the beginning
of a row: (As in row 7 of chart) At
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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions

the beg of a row sl st across


first 4tr, 3ch (to count as first tr
of row) then cont as normal.
Decreasing at the end of a
row: (As in row 6 of chart) Turn
the work leaving last square
(3 sts) of row unworked.
Increasing at the beginning
of a row: (As in row 3 of chart)
Make 5ch, 1tr in 4th ch from
hk, 1tr in next ch, 1tr in last
stitch of prev row (1 solid block
created) then cont as normal.
Increasing at the end of a
row: (As in row 2 of chart)
Work 1dtr at the base of last tr
in row, work 3 further dtr
working each st in the base of
the prev st, turn. (The height of
the dtr allows the work to bend
out and upwards to create a
mock ch. On next row work
into top of dtr of this block as
normal.)

=CLOSED
closed BLOCK
block
=OPEN
openBLOCK
block

Rows 3760: Rep rows 2936.


Rows 6176: Follow chart.
Rows 77108: Rep rows
2936.
Rows 109132: Rep rows
512.
Rows 133137: Follow chart.
FINISHING
Weave in all ends.
Wet block to
open lace.

END

HEART STOLE
Make 70ch.
Row 1: 1tr in 4th
chain from hook, 1tr in each
chain to end.
Rows 212: Follow chart,
taking special note of rows
where increasing and
decreasing is required (see
Pattern Notes).
Rows 1328: Rep rows 512.
Rows 2936: Follow chart.
START

= closed block
= open block

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions

Carolyn Top
BY JOANNE SCRACE

A light and airy summer top that is stylish


to wear but quick and easy to make, this
is wonderful for showing off hand painted
and hand dyed yarns.

MATERIALS
Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend
Fino, 70% wool/30% silk,
50g/225m/246yds
Shade: Abalone 9695 x 3 (4, 4,
5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls
4mm hook
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You may substitute for 4ply yarns.
Bear in mind if substituting for a
bamboo or cotton that it will not
stretch at the hips as much.

PATTERN NOTES
This pattern is designed to be
fitted at the hips and be worn
with a lot of ease at the bust.
Choose a size that fits or is slightly
smaller at the hips.
If you are much bigger at the hips
than the bust then you can stop
the top being too large at the bust
by working four chains instead of
five each time.
WAISTBAND
Row 1: Make 32ch, htr
in 3rd ch from hk and in
each ch across, turn 30 sts.
Row 2: 2ch (does not count as
htr), 30htr in bl only, turn.
Work as for row 2 until you have a
total of 112 (120, 132, 144, 156,
172, 180, 184, 200) rows.
Fold work in half and seam by slipstitching through back loop of
stitch and opposite side of the
foundation chain along the row.
Do not fasten off.
START

TENSION
Work 22htr blo and 13 rows to
measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using
4mm hook, or size required to
obtain tension.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Joanne Scrace (aka Not So Granny)
specialises in seamless knitting and
crochet, often vintage inspired but
always with a fresh modern feel.
She blogs about this and the trials of
mixing kids and crochet hooks at
www.notsogranny.blogspot.com.
Find her on Ravelry at www.ravelry.
com/designers/joanne-scrace.

Note: It is good to try the band


on around your hips to check the
fit at this point.

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FRONT SLEEVE SHAPING


Now working in rows.
Row 1: 6ch, dc in 2nd ch from hk,
5ch, [1dc in next dc, 5ch] 27 (29, 32,
35, 38, 42, 44, 45, 49) times, 1dc
last dc, turn, leaving rem sts
unworked 29 (31, 34, 37, 40, 44,
46, 47, 51)dc.
Row 2: 6ch, dc in 2nd ch from hk,
*5ch, 1dc in next dc; rep from * to
end, turn.
Work row 2 a total of 7 times 36
(38, 41, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 58)dc.
UPPER FRONT
Row 1: 1ch (does not count
as a st), 1dc in dc, *5ch, 1dc in dc;
rep from * to end, turn 36 (38,
41, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 58)dc.

TO FIT BUST (APPROX)


ACTUAL BUST
ACTUAL HIP
LENGTH

FINISHING
JOIN SHOULDERS
With WS facing hold Back and
Front together, 1ch, [working
through both layers, 1dc in next dc
of Front and next dc of Back, 5ch]
8 (9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 16, 18)
times, 1dc through dc of Front and
Back, [5ch, 1dc through dc of Back
only] 17 (17, 18, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19,
19) times (to create neck opening),
5ch, [1dc through dc of Front and
Back, 5ch] 8 (9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16,
16, 18) times, 1dc through dc of
Front and Back. Fasten off.

20cm/8in

BACK SLEEVE
SHAPING
With RS facing, re-attach yarn on
first unworked dc of body, work
as for front.
Do not fasten off.

95 (102, 112, 122, 132, 146, 152, 156, 169)cm


37 (40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 60, 61, 66)in

13cm/5in

Rnd 1: 1ch (counts as 1dc), 5ch,


*1dc in next row end, 5ch, miss
next row end; rep from * around,
sl st to join, turn 56 (60, 66, 72,
78, 86, 90, 92, 100)dc.
Rnd 2: 6ch (counts as 1dc and 5ch),
*1dc in next dc, 5ch; rep from *
around, sl st in first ch to join, turn.
Work as rnd 2 for a total of 32 rows
or until the body section measures
20cm/8in. Do not fasten off.

Repeat row 1 for a total of 26 (28,


30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) rows.
Fasten off.

18 (20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 32, 33)cm


7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13)in

BODY
Turn work so seam is on inside,
rotate work to proceed along ends
of rows of waistband.

88 (94, 103, 113, 122, 135, 141, 144, 156)cm


34 (37, 40, 44, 48, 53, 55, 56, 61)in

JOIN UNDERARMS
Attach yarn to chain in between
Front and Back at the underarm,
1dc, [5ch, 1dc through dc of Front
and Back at the end of the next
row] 4 times, break yarn.
Repeat on other
END
underarm.
Weave in ends.

76

86

97

107

117

127

137

147

157

cm

30

34

38

42

46

50

54

58

62

in

95

102

112

122

132

146

152

156

169

cm

37

40

44

48

52

57

60

61

66

in

88

94

103

113

122

135

141

141

156

cm

34

37

40

44

48

53

55

56

61

in

51

53

55

57

58

61

62

65

66

cm

20

21

21

22

23

24

24

25

26

in

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
Sirdar Americana DK,
60% cotton/40% acrylic,
50g/135m/148yds
Shade: Boulder 209 x 7 (8, 9,
10, 11, 11) balls
4mm hook
YARN ALTERNATIVES
This jumper will work well in a
number of Sirdar yarns: try
Country Style DK, Click DK, Wash
n Wear Double Crepe DK,
Montana DK, Crofter DK, Simply
Recycled DK, Ella DK, Calico DK,
Summer Stripes DK, Soukie DK or
Cotton DK. Remember to always
check yardage and tension.
TENSION
Work 17 sts and 9 rows in treble
mesh pattern to measure 10 x
10cm/4 x 4in with 4mm hook, or
size required to obtain tension.
One repeat of border pattern
(18 sts) measures 11cm/4in wide
and 9cm/3in deep.
SPECIAL STITCHES
Dc2tog: (Insert hook into next st,
yoh and draw through) twice, yoh
and draw through 3 loops.
Dc2tog3: Insert hook into next st,
yoh and draw through, miss next
st, insert hook into next st, yoh
and draw through, yoh and draw
through 3 loops.
Tr2tog: (Yoh, insert hook into next
st, yoh and draw through, yoh and
draw through 2 loops) twice, yoh
and draw through 3 loops.
Dtr puff: Yoh twice, insert hook
into next st, yoh and draw
through, (yoh and draw through 2
loops) twice, * yoh twice, insert
hook into same st, yoh and draw
through, (yoh and draw through 2
loops) twice*; rep from * to *, yoh
and draw through 4 loops.
BACK
With 4mm hook
make 81 (90, 99, 108,
115, 123)ch.
Foundation Row: (RS) 1tr into
4th (6th, 4th, 6th, 4th, 4th)ch
from hook (first 3 (5, 3, 5, 3, 3)ch
count as 1tr (1tr-1ch, 1tr, 1tr-1ch,
1tr, 1tr)), 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1)tr into next
ch, * 1ch, miss next ch, 1tr into
each of next 2ch; rep from * to
last 1 (2, 1, 2, 0, 1)ch, 0 (1, 0, 1, 0,
0)ch, miss 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 0)ch, 1 (1,
1, 1, 0, 1)tr into last ch 79 (87,
97, 105, 113, 121) sts.
START

Jessica Sweater
BY SIRDAR DESIGN TEAM

This classic top with mesh detailing is sure


to become a wardrobe staple.

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Row 1: 3 (4, 3, 4, 3, 3)ch, (counts


as 1tr (1tr-1ch, 1tr, 1tr-1ch, 1tr,
1tr)), miss 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 0)ch-sp, 1tr
into next 2 (2, 2, 2, 1, 2) sts, * 1ch,
miss next ch-sp, 1tr into each of
next 2 sts; rep from * to last 1 (2,
1, 2, 0, 1) sts, 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 0)ch,
miss 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 0)ch-sp, 1 (1, 1,
1, 0, 1)tr into top of 3ch, turn.
This row sets treble mesh patt.
Repeat last row 4 (4, 5, 5, 6,
6) times.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5)ch (counts
as 1dtr (1dtr, 1dtr, 1dtr, 1dtr-1ch,
1dtr-1ch)), miss 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1)tr,
1dtr into next st, (1ch, miss next
st, 1dtr into next st) 1 (3, 1, 3, 0, 2)
times, * (1ch, miss next st, 1dtr
into next st) twice, 3ch, miss next
ch-sp, (1dtr, 3ch, 1dtr) into next
ch-sp, 3ch, miss next ch-sp, miss
next tr, 1dtr into next st, (1ch, miss
next st, 1dtr into next st) twice;
rep from * to last 3 (7, 3, 7, 2, 6)
sts, (1ch, miss next st, 1dtr into
next st) 1 (3, 1, 3, 0, 2) times, 0 (0,
0, 0, 1, 1)ch, miss 0(0, 0, 0, 1, 1)
st, 1dtr into top of 3ch, turn.
Row 2: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5)ch, 1dtr
into next dtr, (1ch, 1dtr into next
dtr) 1(3, 1, 3, 0, 2) times, * 1ch,
1dtr into next dtr, 3ch, miss next 2
ch-sps, (1dtr puff (see Special
Stitches), 3ch, 1dtr puff, 3ch, 1dtr
puff) into next ch-sp, 3ch, miss
next 2 ch-sps, 1dtr into next dtr,
1ch, 1dtr into next dtr; rep from *
to last 3 (7, 3, 7, 2, 6) sts, (1ch, 1dtr
into next dtr) 1 (3, 1, 3, 0, 2) times,
0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1)ch, miss 0 (0, 0, 0, 1,
1) st, 1dtr into top of 4ch, turn.
Row 3: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5)ch, 1dtr
into next dtr, (1ch, 1dtr into next
dtr) 1(3, 1, 3, 0, 2) times, * 3ch,
miss next 2 ch-sps, (1dtr puff, 3ch,
1dtr puff) all into next dtr puff,
3ch, miss next dtr puff, (1dtr puff,
3ch, 1dtr puff) all into next dtr
puff, 3ch, miss next 2 ch-sps, 1dtr
into next dtr; rep from * to last 3
(7, 3, 7, 2, 6) sts, (1ch, 1dtr into
next dtr) 1 (3, 1, 3, 0, 2) times, 0
(0, 0, 0, 1, 1)ch, miss 0 (0, 0, 0, 1,
1) st, 1dtr into top of 4ch, turn.
Row 4: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5)ch, 1 (1, 1,
1, 0, 1)dtr into next dtr, (1ch, 1dtr
into next dtr) 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 1) times,
2ch, * miss next 2 ch-sps, (1dtr
puff, 2ch, 1dtr puff) into next
ch-sp, 2ch, (1dtr puff, 2ch, 1dtr
puff) into next ch-sp, 2ch, (1dtr
puff, 2ch, 1dtr puff) into next

ch-sp, 2ch; rep from * 3 (3, 4, 4, 5,


5) times, miss next 2 ch-sps, 1 (1,
1, 1, 0, 1)dtr into next dtr, (1ch,
1dtr into next dtr) 0(2, 0, 2, 0, 1)
times, 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 1)ch, miss
0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 1) st, 1dtr into top of
4ch, turn.
Row 5: 1ch, 1dc into top of same
dtr, 1dc into each of next 1 (5, 1,
5, 0, 4) sts, * 2dc into next ch-sp,
1dc into next dtr puff; rep from *
to after last dtr puff, 2dc into next
ch-sp, 1dc into each st to last st,
2dc into top of 4ch, turn 79 (87,
97, 105, 113, 121)dc.
Row 6: 3 (4, 3, 4, 3, 3)ch, miss 0
(1, 0, 1, 0, 0)dc, 1tr into each of
next 2(2, 2, 2, 1, 2) sts, * 1ch,
miss next dc, 1tr into each of next
2 sts; rep from * to last 1 (2, 1, 2,
0, 1)dc, 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 0)ch, miss 0
(1, 0, 1, 0, 0)dc, 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 1)tr
into last dc, turn.
Row 6 sets treble mesh patt.
Working treble mesh patt
(throughout) cont until work
measures 65 (67, 71, 74, 76, 78)
cm/25 (26, 28, 29, 30,
30)in. Fasten off.
FRONT
Work as given for Back until work
is 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) rows shorter
than Back.
Shape Neck
Row 1: (RS) Patt 28 (32, 37, 41,
45, 49) sts (ending with 1ch), 1htr
into each of next 2 sts, 1ch, 1dc
into next st, 1dc2tog3 (see
Special Stitches), turn.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 1ch,
1dc into each of next 2htr, 1ch,
1dc into each of next 2tr, 1ch, 1htr
into each of next 2tr, 1ch, patt to
end, turn.
Row 3: Work 19 (23, 28, 32, 36,
40) sts in patt (ending with 1ch),
dc2tog (see Special Stitches),
turn.
Row 4: 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1htr
into next tr, 1ch, patt to end, turn.
Row 5: Work 14 (18, 22, 26, 30,
34) sts in patt, tr2tog (see
Special Stitches) 15 (19, 23, 27,
31, 35) sts.
Sizes XL, 2X and 3X only
Row 6: 3ch, miss tr2tog, 1tr into
each of next 2tr, patt to end
- (-, -, 26, 30, 34) sts.
All sizes
Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to opposite side.


Row 1: (WS) Patt 28 (32, 37, 41,
45, 49) sts (ending with 1ch), 1htr
into each of next 2 sts, 1ch, 1dc
into next st, 1dc2tog3, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc into next dc, 1ch,
1dc into each of next 2htr, 1ch,
1dc into each of next 2tr, 1ch, 1htr
into each of next 2tr, 1ch, patt to
end, turn.
Row 3: Work 19 (23, 28, 32, 36,
40) sts in patt (ending with 1ch),
dc2tog, turn.
Row 4: 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1htr
into next tr, 1ch, patt to end, turn.
Row 5: Work 14 (18, 22, 26, 30,
34) sts in patt, tr2tog 15 (19, 23,
27, 31, 35) sts.
Sizes XL, 2X and 3X only
Row 6: 3ch, miss tr2tog, 1tr into
each of next 2tr, patt to end
- (-, -, -, 30, 34) sts.
All sizes
Fasten off.
SLEEVES
Make 2
With 4mm hook make 42 (43, 43,
45, 48, 48)ch.
Foundation Row: (RS) 1tr into
6th (4th, 4th, 4th, 6th, 6th)ch from
hook (first 5 (3, 3, 3, 5, 5)ch count
as 1tr-1ch (1tr, 1tr, 1tr, 1tr-1ch,
1tr-1ch)), 1 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1)tr into next
ch, * 1ch, miss next ch, 1tr into
each of next 2ch; rep from * to last
2 (0, 0, 1, 2, 2)ch, 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1)ch,
miss next (0, 0, 0, next, next)ch,
1(0, 0, 1, 1, 1)tr into last ch, turn
39 (41, 41, 43, 45, 45) sts.
Row 1: 4 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4)ch, (counts
as 1tr-1ch (1tr, 1tr, 1tr, 1tr-1ch,
1tr-1ch)), miss next (0, 0, 0, next,
next) ch-sp, 1tr into each of next
2(1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts, * 1ch, miss next
ch-sp, 1tr into each of next 2 sts;
rep from * to last 2 (0, 0, 1, 2,
2)sts, 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1)ch, miss next
(0, 0, 0, next, next) ch-sp, 1tr into
top of 3ch, turn.
Row 1 sets treble mesh patt.
Repeat last row three times.
Proceed as follows:
Row 1: 5 (5, 5, 4, 5, 5)ch (counts
as 1dtr-1ch (1dtr-1ch, 1dtr-1ch,
1dtr, 1dtr-1ch, 1dtr-1ch)), miss 0
(1, 1, 0, 1, 1) st, 1dtr into next st,
(1ch, miss next st, 1dtr into next
st) 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) times, * (1ch,
miss next st, 1dtr into next st)

twice, 3ch, miss next ch-sp, (1dtr,


3ch, 1dtr) into next ch-sp, 3ch,
miss next ch-sp, miss next tr, 1dtr
into next st, (1ch, miss next st,
1dtr into next st) twice; rep from *
to last 1 (2, 2, 3, 4, 4) st(s), (1ch,
miss next st, 1dtr into next st) 0 (0,
0, 1, 1, 1) times, 1 (1, 1, 0, 1,
1)ch, miss 0 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1) st, 1dtr
into top of 3ch, turn 45 (45, 45,
47, 49, 49) sts.
Row 2: 5 (5, 5, 4, 5, 5)ch, 1dtr
into next dtr, (1ch, 1dtr into next
dtr) 0(0, 0, 1, 1, 1) times, * 1ch,
1dtr into next dtr, 3ch, miss next 2
ch-sps, (1dtr puff, 3ch, 1dtr puff,
3ch, 1dtr puff) into next ch-sp,
3ch, miss next 2 ch-sps, 1dtr into
next dtr, 1ch, 1dtr into next dtr;
rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 4)
sts, (1ch, 1dtr into next dtr) 0 (0, 0,
1, 1, 1) times, 1 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1)ch,
miss next (next, next, 0, next,
next) st, 1dtr into top of 4ch, turn.
Row 3: 5 (5, 5, 4, 5, 5)ch, 1dtr
into next dtr, (1ch, 1dtr into next
dtr) 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1) times, * 3ch,
miss next 2 ch-sps, (1dtr puff, 3ch,
1dtr puff) into next dtr puff, 3ch,
miss next dtr puff, (1dtr puff, 3ch,
1dtr puff) into next dtr puff, 3ch,
miss next 2ch-sps, 1dtr into next
dtr; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 3, 4,
4) sts, (1ch, 1dtr into next dtr) 0 (0,
0, 1, 1, 1) times, 1 (1, 1, 0, 1, 1)ch,
miss next (next, next, 0, next,
next) st, 1dtr into top of 4ch, turn.
Row 4: 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5)ch, 0 (0, 0,
1, 1, 1)dtr into next dtr, 1 (2, 2, 2,
2, 2)ch, miss next 2 ch-sps, (1dtr
puff, 2ch, 1dtr puff) into next
ch-sp, 2ch, (1dtr puff, 2ch, 1dtr
puff) into next ch-sp, 2ch, (1dtr
puff, 2ch, 1dtr puff) into next
ch-sp, 2ch, miss next 2 ch-sps,
(1dtr puff, 2ch, 1dtr puff) into
next ch-sp, 2ch, (1dtr puff, 2ch,
1dtr puff) into next ch-sp, 2ch,
(1dtr puff, 2ch, 1dtr puff) into
next ch-sp, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2)ch, miss
next 2 ch-sps, 0 (0, 0, 1, 1, 1)dtr
into next dtr, 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1)ch,
miss 0 (0, 0, 0, 1, 1) st, 1dtr into
top of 4ch, turn.
Row 5: 1ch, 1dc into top of dtr on
which ch stands, 1dc into next 0
(0, 0, 1, 2, 2)dc, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2)dc
into next ch-sp, (1dc into next dtr
puff, 2dc into next ch-sp) 11
times, 1dc into next dtr puff, 1 (2,
2, 2, 2, 2)dc into ch-sp, 1dc into
each st to last st, 2dc into top of
4ch, turn 39 (41, 41, 43, 45,
45)dc.
Row 6: 4 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4)ch, miss
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Pattern instructions

next (0, 0 ,0, next, next) dc, 1tr


into next 2 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) sts, * 1ch,
miss next dc, 1tr into each of next
2 sts; rep from * to last 2 (0, 0, 1,
2, 2)dc, 1(0, 0, 0, 1, 1)ch, miss
next (0, 0, 0, next, next)dc, 1tr
into last dc, turn.
Work treble mesh patt row
(throughout), at the same time inc
1st at each end of the specified
rows by working an extra st after
the starting ch and an extra st
before the last st in the row,
taking the inc sts into the treble
mesh patt.
Sizes S and M only
Inc at each end of the next row,
and every foll 3rd row to 55 (57, -,
-, -, -) sts.
Sizes L, XL, 2X and 3X only
Inc at each end of the next row
and every foll alt row to - (-, 65,
67, 71, 75) sts.
All sizes
Work straight in treble mesh patt
until work measures 45 (45, 47,
48, 48, 49)cm/17 (17, 18,
19, 19, 19)in.
Shape Sleeve Top
Sizes S and M only
Row 1: 3ch, tr2tog (over 2tr), 1ch,
patt to last 3 (4) sts, tr2tog (over
2tr), 1tr into last tr, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc into tr2tog, 2ch,
1tr into each of next 2tr, 1ch, patt
to last 2tr group, 1tr into each of
next 2tr, 2ch, 1dc2tog (over tr2tog
and top of ch), turn.
Row 3: 2ch, 1htr into next tr,
1ch,1tr into next tr, 1ch, patt to
last 2tr group, 1tr into next tr,
1ch,1dc2tog (over tr and top of
ch), turn.
Row 4: 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 2ch,
1tr into each of next 2tr, 1ch, patt
to last 2tr group, 1tr into each of
next 2tr, 2ch, 1dc2tog (over tr and
htr), turn.
Row 5: 2ch, 1htr into each of next
2tr, 2ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr,
1ch, patt to last 2tr group, 1htr
into next tr, 1dc2tog (over tr and
top of ch), turn.
Row 6: 1ch, miss dc2tog, 1dc into
next htr, 2ch, 1htr into next tr,
1ch, 1tr into next tr, 1ch, patt to
last 2tr group, 1tr into next tr, 1ch,
1dc2tog (over tr and htr), turn.
Row 7: 1ch, miss dc2tog, 1dc into
next tr, 2ch, 1htr into each of next
2tr, 2ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr,

1ch, patt to last 2tr group, 1ch,


1htr into each of next 2tr, 1ch,
1dc2tog (over tr and htr), turn.
Row 8: 2ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next htr, 1dc into next htr, 1ch,
1dc into each of next 2tr, 1ch,
1htrinto next tr, 1ch, 1tr into
nexttr, (1ch, 1tr into each of next
2 tr) 4 times, 1ch, 1tr into next tr,
1ch, 1htr into next tr, 1ch, 1dc
intoeach of next 2tr, 1dc2tog
(over 2htr).
Fasten off.

patt to last 2tr group, 1ch, 1dc


into next tr, 1dc2tog (over tr and
dc), turn.
Row 8: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next dc, (1dc into next tr) twice,
1ch, (1dc into next tr) twice, 1ch,
(1htr into next tr) twice, 1ch, (1ch,
1tr into each of next 2 tr) 4 times,
2ch, (1htr into next tr) twice, 1ch,
(1dc into next tr) twice, 1ch, (1dc
into next tr) twice, 1dc2tog (over
tr and dc).
Fasten off.

Sizes L and XL only


Row 1: 2ch, miss - (-, 0, 1, -, -) st,
1htr into next tr, 1ch, (1tr into next
tr) twice, 1ch, patt to last - (-, 2,
3, -, -)tr, tr2tog (over 2tr), turn.
Row 2: 2ch, miss tr2tog, 1htr into
next tr, 1ch, 1tr into next tr, 1ch,
(1tr into next tr) twice, 1ch, patt to
last 2tr group, 1tr into next tr, 1ch,
1dc2tog (over tr and htr), turn.
Row 3: 3ch, miss next tr, (1tr into
next tr) twice, 1ch, patt to last 2tr
group, 1tr into next tr, tr2tog (over
2tr), turn.
Row 4: 2ch, miss tr2tog, 1dc into
next tr, 2ch, (1tr into next tr)
twice, 1ch, patt to last 2tr group,
1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1dc2tog
(over tr and top of ch), turn.
Row 5: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
nextdc, 1dc into next tr, 1htr into
next tr, 2ch, (1tr into next tr)
twice, 1ch, patt to last 2tr group,
1ch, 1htr into next tr, 1dc2tog
(over tr and dc), turn.
Row 6: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next htr, (1dc into next tr) twice,
2ch, (1tr into next tr) twice, 1ch,
patt to last 2tr group, 1ch, 1dc
into next tr, 1dc2tog (over tr and
htr), turn.
Row 7: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next dc, (1dc into next tr) twice,
2ch, (1tr into next tr) twice, 1ch,

Sizes 2X and 3X only


Row 1: 3ch, - (-, -, -, 1, 0)htr into
next tr, - (-, -, -, 0, 1)dc2tog (over
2tr), 1ch, (1tr into next tr) twice,
1ch, patt to last - (-, -, -, 2, 4) sts,
tr2tog (over 2tr), turn.
Row 2: 2ch, miss tr2tog, 1htr into
next tr, 1tr into next tr, 1ch, (1tr
into next tr) twice, 1ch, patt to last
2tr group, 1tr into next tr,
(1dc2tog over tr and htr) - (-, -, -,
1, 0) times, (1dc2tog over tr and
dc2tog) - (-, -, -, 0, 1) times, turn.
Row 3: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next tr, (1tr into next tr) twice,
1ch, patt to last 2tr group, 1tr into
next tr, 1tr2tog (over 2tr), turn.
Row 4: 1ch, miss tr2tog, 1dc into
next tr, 2ch, (1tr into next tr)
twice, 1ch, patt to last 2tr group,
1ch, miss next tr, 1dc2tog (over tr
and top of ch), turn.
Row 5: 2ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next tr, 1htr into next tr, 2ch, (1tr
into next tr) twice, 1ch, patt to last
2tr group, 1ch, 1htr into next tr,
1dc2tog (over tr and dc), turn.
Row 6: 2ch, miss dc2tog, 1dc into
next tr, 1htr into next tr, 2ch, (1tr
into next tr) twice, 1ch, patt to last
2tr group, 1ch, 1htr into next tr,
1dc2tog (over tr and htr), turn.
Row 7: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next htr, (1dc into next tr) twice,

1ch, 1htr into next tr, 1tr into next


tr, 1ch, (1tr into next tr) twice,
1ch, patt to second from last 2tr
group, 1tr into next tr, 1htr into
next tr, 1ch, 1dc into next tr,
1dc2tog (over tr and htr), turn.
Row 8: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next dc, 1dc into next htr, 1dc into
next tr, 1ch, (1dc into next tr)
twice, 1ch, 1htr into next tr, 1tr
into next tr, 1ch, (1tr into next tr)
twice, 1ch, patt to second from
last 2tr group, 1tr into next tr, 1htr
into next tr, 1ch, (1dc into next tr)
twice, 1ch, 1dc into next tr,
1dc2tog (over htr and dc).
Row 9: 3ch, miss dc2tog, miss
next dc, (1dc into next dc) twice,
1ch, 1dc into next htr, 1dc into
next tr, 1ch, 1dc into next tr, 1htr
into next tr, 1ch, (1htr into next tr)
twice, 1ch, (1tr into next tr) twice,
1ch, (1tr into next tr) twice, 1ch,
(1htr into next tr) twice, 1ch, 1htr
into next tr, 1dc into next tr, 1ch,
1dc into next tr, 1dc into next htr,
1ch, 1dc into next dc, 1dc2tog
(over 2dc).
Fasten off.
NECK EDGING
Join shoulder seams.
With RS facing, using 4mm hook
work a row of dc evenly all around
the neck edge.
Fasten off.
MAKING UP
Fold sleeves in half lengthways,
then placing folds to shoulder
seams, sew sleeves in position.
Join side and sleeve seams.
Pin out garment to the
measurements given. Cover with
damp cloths and leave until dry.
See ball band for
washing and further
end
care instructions.

SIZE

XL

2X

3X

TO FIT BUST

8186

9197

102107

112117

122127

132137

cm

3234

3638

4042

4446

4850

5254

in

93

102

114

124

1334

143

cm

36

40

45

48

52

56

in

65

67

71

74

76

78

cm

25

26

28

29

30

30

in

45

45

47

48

48

49

cm

17

17

18

19

19

19

in

ACTUAL BUST

Length

SLEEVE LENGTH

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Pattern instructions

MATERIALS
Schachenmayr Boston Sun,
50% cotton/50% acrylic,
100g/100m/109yds
Yarn A: Golf Green 00070
x 3 balls
Yarn B: 00062 x 2 balls
Yarn C: Neon Orange 00025
x 1 ball
Yarn D: Cyclam 00034 x 1 ball
Yarn E: Neon Pink 00036
x 1 ball
Yarn F: Neon Green 00072
x 1 ball
6mm hook
Fabric for lining:
70cm/27in of Spotty fabric
(Rowan Classics by Kaffe Fassett,
GP70 Spots shade Turquoise,
112cm/44in wide)
70cm/27in of Plain fabric (Free
Spirit Solids Essentials shade S60
Red Plum,112cm/44in wide)
Two pieces pliable craft
stiffening, 34 x 34cm/
13 x 13in each, for Panels
One piece pliable craft stiffening,
neonpink, Fb 00072 neongrn.
neonorange, 4. und 5. Rd royal.
12 x 34cm/4 x 13in, for Base
neonpink, FbEdging:
00072 neongrn.
neonorange, 4. und 5.Schematic
Rd royal. for Afghan
Das Restmaterial
reicht auerdem fr die Farbfolge B: Luftmaschenring
und 1..Rd
Edging:
Schematic for Afghan
Sewing thread and needle
Das Restmaterial
reicht
fr 1die
Rnd 1:
withauerdem
natural, work
sc inFarbfolge
each dc, B: Luftmaschenring und 1..Rd
Beanie. Diese wiegt ca. 120130 g.
royal, 2. Rd neongrn,
A B C 3.
F A
DRd Ecyclam,
Rnd
1: with
natural, work
each dc,
Beanie. Diese
wiegt
ca.
120130
g. and1 4scscinroyal,
2. Rd neongrn,
A B C 3. DRd Ecyclam,
F A
1 sc
into
each
ch-2jesp
into
each
Einzelverbrauch
- Beanie:
100 g 4.
und
5. Rd neonorange.
1
sc
into
each
ch-2
sp
and
4
sc
into
each
Einzelverbrauch - Beanie: je 100 g 4. und 5. Rd neonorange.

Boston
Sun Bag

B
B

C
C

TENSION
Work 10 sts and 7 rows in htr
pattern to measure 10 x 10cm/
4 x 4in using 6mm hook, or size
required to obtain tension.
Granny square measures
18 x 18cm/7 x 7in.

ch-5
Create
side of bag by slip
stitching
loop,
then * them
ch 2,tog
ch from
1 into the
sp, inserts for plastic foils
Granny-Square
E Ffor A plastic
B C foils
D E F A
ch-5
Create
side of bag by slip
stitching
from
loop,
then * them
ch ch
2,tog
ch
1 into by
the
sp, inserts
the WS. For bottom,
13hook.
and
E # F1 as
A shown
B C on
D E F A
ch Granny-Square
3. with
Takeroyal,
loop from
Insertworking
hook in seams
by working
seams # 1 as shown on
the WS. For bottom,
with
royal,
ch 13hook.
and
ch
3.
Take
loop
from
Insert
hook
in
5
schematic.
work
= 12center
hdc across
row.
Work
C should
D E be
F slightly
A B C
D E
st of the
next
3 5in
skipped
sts, pull Inserts
MEASUREMENTS
BYhdc
SCHACHENMAYR
DESIGN
schematic.
Inserts
should
be
slightly
work
hdc
= 12center
hdc across
row.
Work
in
C
D
E
F
A
B C D E
st of the
next
3 TEAM
skipped
sts,
pull
largerstthan
loop just taken off hook4through
fromthe actual size of the plastic
Sides
largerstthan
the actual
sizeCof D
the E
plastic
loop
just
taken
off
hook
through
from
A
B
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colored
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cm]
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red
plum
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[112
cm]
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to
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sc
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cm]
of seams.
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to
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sc
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crocheted handles around lining and sew
closed.
SewShort
seams
Bottom,
Sides and Straps:
closed.
SewShort
seams
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Bottom,
Sides
and Straps:
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at
Fold corners at
3ch at beg of round.
right
angles
work
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to form
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rnds
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andfoil
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To stabilize
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Sequence
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between the fabrics.
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between
the fabrics.
previous row, (2ch, 3tr, 4ch, 3tr
approx.
with neoncut
green,
rnd 2

To
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2 strips
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into next ch-sp of previous row)
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with
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4
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5
with
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44 cm] long. royal.
royal.
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44 cm] long. Color
10
cm].
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Rnd 13:
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cm].
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x 13
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royal,
rnd
neon green,
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for 2each
long
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Sew
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4 and
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angles
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Sew
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34 cm]
rectangle for bottom
of bag.
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right angles
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corner
point,
orange.
approx.
34 cm]
rectangle
for
bottom
of
bag.
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3:
Starting in last ch-sp of
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6
of
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of each
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neon
orange
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green,
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85 cm]. Place fabrics
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with wrong sides facing.
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with wrong sides facing.
20 dc groups around and a total of 11 rnds.
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Rnd 12: with neon green, work dc groups
as established, omitting ch 2 between Tip:
5
as established, omitting ch 2 between Tip:
groups.
5
74 Inside Crochet
groups.
Instructions
forBag
Beanie
Rnd
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dc groups
Schematic
for as
Bag
Lining
4
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Beanie
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dc groups
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for as
Bag
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Work rnds
663
according to chart established and work 1 sc,
ch 2 between
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for Beanie
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for Beanie
= 1 slip stitch (sl st)

This colourful bag will bring a touch of


summer to a cold spring day!

into next ch-sp, (5tr, 3ch, 5tr) into


corner 4ch-sp of previous round;
rep from * twice more, 5tr into
next ch-sp, 3ch, sl st into top of 3ch
from beg of row.
Rnd 4: Starting in ch-sp at end of
last round, work 6ch (counts as 1tr,
3ch), *work 1tr into middle tr from
next group of tr from previous
round, (3ch, 1dtr, 3ch) into dc from
previous round, 1tr into middle of
next group of tr, (3ch, 1tr, 3ch, 1tr,
3ch) into next ch-sp at corner; rep
from * twice more, work 1tr into
middle tr from next group of tr from
previous round, (3ch, 1dtr, 3ch) into
dc from previous round, 1tr into
middle of next group of tr, (3ch, 1tr,
3ch) into next ch sp at corner, sl st
into 3rd of 6ch at beg of row.
Rnd 5: Work 2ch (counts as 1dc),
2dc into first ch-sp of previous
round, work 3dc into each ch-sp of
previous round, working (3dc, 2ch,
3dc) into each corner ch-sp, ending
sl st into top of 2ch at beg of row.
Fasten off.
Note: When changing colour,
work the final sl st at the end of
each round with the new colour.
The grey banded areas in the chart
indicate when to change colour
following the Stripe pattern.
COLOUR SEQUENCES
COLOUR PATTERN A
Foundation & Rnd 1: Yarn F.
Rnd 2: Yarn D.
Rnd 3: Yarn C.
Rnds 4 & 5: Yarn B.
COLOUR PATTERN B
Foundation & Rnd 1: Yarn B.
Rnd 2: Yarn F.
Rnd 3: Yarn D.
Rnds 4 & 5: Yarn C.
COLOUR PATTERN C
Foundation & Rnd 1: Yarn A.
Rnd 2: Yarn F.
Rnd 3: Yarn B.
Rnds 4 & 5: Yarn E.
COLOUR PATTERN D
Foundation & Rnd 1: Yarn C.
Rnd 2: Yarn B.
Rnd 3: Yarn E.
Rnds 4 & 5: Yarn A.
The grey bands in the Granny
Square Chart identify where to
change colour, using the above
Colour Patterns.
TOTE BAG
Work eight Granny squares in total,

12/03/2014 19:41

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502,

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with neon
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Create
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x
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by
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as
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cm]
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Lining
Color
Sequence
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royal.

Cut
plastic
foil
into
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13
x
44
cm]
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corners
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schematic.
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largerst
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B
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D into
right
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w
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work
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x
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x

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feste
M
colored fabric
line a1ch,
bottom
and
short
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for
Beanie
foil
for
easy
inserting.
change
to golf back
green,
cont
in
pat
and
inc
to front; rep from * around. larger
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than the Rowan
actual size
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at
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into
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When
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with
royal,
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with
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green,
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into
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34Fcm]
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foil
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3
A
B
C
D
F
A
right
angles
Fold
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at
color
and
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[112
cm]
wide);
pink.
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the old
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foil
is
14

15
[36

40
cm],
then
fasten
off.
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4cm]
and
5following
with
neon
34
for
bottom
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side
of sew
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andwith
into
one
4 x 13
[12
xrectangle
color
sequen
Key
fold lining
in
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and
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2.
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and last
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Color Sequence26
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ring and
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between the fabrics.

With
solid
colored
fabric
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each long
side
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bag.
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rightfacing
angles
approx.
27
[70
cm]
colored
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Hkelzeichen
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the
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D Cut
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34 cm]
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with neoncut
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approx.
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cm]
of
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of with cyclamen,
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2.
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to
fabric,
matching
positi
This
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Squares
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Essentials,
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trim
within

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with
golf
green,
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Color
Sequence
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work
ring
and
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rnd 3each
with neon
4 and 5 with chGauge:
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cm].x Place
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Cut between
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solid colored fabric,
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[8rnds
x foundation
neon
green,
Insert plastic
foil
fabrics
at x 33
green
to
of bottom and work
Doppelstbc
== popcorn
within
[1.5
cm]
ofthis
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1 cut a rectangle
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(Kettm)
From both fabrics,
44 cm] long. royal.
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work
ss
into
st
a
end
of
round
S60
red
plum
(44
[112
cm]
wide);
with
golf
green,
rnd
2
with
neon
green,
pieces
to
granny
squares
with
sc
from
RS.
with
wrong
sides
facing.
85
cm].
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fabrics
on
top
of
each
other
with neon orange and
bottom of bag. Close seams # 3. Trim
10Beanie
cm]. x 33in and place Rnd
Color
Sequence
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work
and rnd
1 85cm/25
Cut plastic
foil
into
13
x 13
ring
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for
13:
With
Insert
plastic
foil
between
fabrics
at 2 sheets
plastic
lining
Break
yarn
B,two
join
in yarn
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65x
Create
inserts
for
plastic foils within
With
wrong
side
facing,
fold
lining
with
wrong
sides
facing.
matching
sewing
offoil.
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green.
20 dc
groups
around
and
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seams
golf
green,
work
2 the
rnds
scthread,
around

[1
cm]
of
seams.
Sew
4
with royal,
with long
neon
green,
rnd
3
[34 x 34 cm] squares,
onernd
for 2each
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rnds
1

6
according
to
chart
=
ss
S8791seams
Atogether,
und
B
sides
Bag
and
Beanie
=inLuftmasche
(Luftm)
work a further
2rows,
rightas
facing
outwards.
Fold corners
at continuing
bottom
of
bag.
Close
seams
#
3.
Trim
stitch
lining
to
top
edg
by
#
1
shown
on
for
handles
half
lengthwise
and
steam
Rnd
12:
with
neon
gree
plastic
foil
(by
Crea-Pop,
item
3901
502,
Instructions
for
Bag
rnds
4 and
with neon
top
edge
of
bag.
Sew
handles
using
side of bag, andwith
into cyclamen,
one 4 x 13
working
[12
x 5following
[12
Handles
[make
2]:
with
royal,
ch
9
and
cm]
wide
bag
corners
as
shown
in
color sequence B, then work groups.
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right anglesschematic. Inserts
in htr.
position
of the
Stiffening
is press.
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6
Sew row.
corner
point,
orange.
approx.
should
be
slightly
[2 cm] crochet
of each raw edge to
34 cm]
rectangle
for bottom of bag.
as allowance
established,and
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Rnd
14: Fold=
ofThe
chart
once
with
royal,
once
with
double
work hdc rnd
= 8 6hdc
across
Work
in pat
schematic.
closed.
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5
trim1 within

[1of
cm]
of seam
Instructions
for
Beanie
Color
C:
work
and
rnd
=then
feste
M strip tog.
Cut both
fabrics
toSequence
25
x 33
[65
x ring
neon
green,
once
with
cyclamen,
once
Next
Row:
(Inc row)
1ch,
2htr
shown
in
grey
on
Lining
Diagram.
larger
than
the
actual
size
the
plastic
wrong
side,
sew
groups.
Bag
Lining
4
crocheted handles aroun
Rowan Classics by Kaffe Fassett, GP70
for
with golf
green,
rnd approx.
2 with neon
green,orange and once with royal =
85 cm]. Place
on from
top
ofprevious
each
other
= treble
neon
Work rnds
1 13:
with
663according
Instructions
for
Beanie
Rnd
cyclamen,tow
intofabrics
next htr
row,with
Omitting
the Base,
work two
BAG
LINING
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foil
for
inserting.
cm]
Insert
plastic
foil between
fabrics
at
Bag
Lining
4
pink.
Spot,
color
turquoise
wide);
closed.
14
easy
15
40
cm],
then
fasten
off.[112
Sew
with wrong sides facing.
Bottom,
20 dc[36
groups
around
and
a total
of 11(44
rnds.
4 sequence
following
color
B, then
Work
rnds
1

6
according
to
chart
established
and
work
1s
=
Stbchen
*1htr into next htr from
prev
row;
parallel
lines
of
stitching
through
3
63

With solid
colored
you,of solid
each long
side
ofColor
bag.treble
Sew handleD:
linings
Sequence
approx.
27
[70 dccm]
colored
=
double
Rnd 12:
with neonfabric
green, facing
work
groups
Fold
4 sequence
for Sewing
Bag Corners
rndwork
6 of chart
once with royal,
onc
following
colorof
B, then
1groups.
rep from * to last htr,
2htr
into last
both
layers
ofincl
fabric,
slightly
more to
3position
fold
lining
in
and
sew
seams
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Trim
fabric,Schematic
matching
crocheted
as half
established,
omitting
ch
22.between
Tip:
fabric,
e.g.
Free
Solids
Essentials,
Chart
key:
Finishing:
join
bottom
short
side
5
righ
2
work
1wor
t-c
to
form
a
ring.
Work
5
rnds
according
to
colored
fabric
will
line
bottom
and
short
neon
green,
once
with
cyclamen
rnd
6
of
chart
once
with
royal,
once
with
Rnd
14:
alternately
1
=
Doppelstbchen
=
popcorn
groups.
htr 14 sts.
than
34cm/13in
apart
to
create
a
within

[1.5
cm]
of
seams.
handles.
Sew
approx.
2

3
mm
above
red with
plum
(44
[112
cm] wide);
Chart key:
pieces toRnd
granny
squares
sc
RS.
Instructions
forBag
Beanie
13:S60
with
cyclamen,
work
dcfrom
groups
Schematic
for as
Bag
2
Lining
4 Work
with
neon
orange
and
once
with
r
chart.
When
changing
color,
always
cut
neon
green,
once
with
cyclamen,
once
into
each
ch-sp
=
50
sc.
sides
of
bag.
Schematic
for
Sewing
Bag
Corners
channel
for
the
stiffening
(marked
to chart
Insert
plastic
foil
at 2 sheets
plastic offoil.
lining into bag. Hand
green.
matching
stiffInsert
= 1 slip Cha
stit
Work rnds 1 26rows.
and between
work
1 sc,
chfabrics
between
golfestablished
green,
work
2 sewing
rnds
sc2thread,
around
63according With
20
dc
groups
around
and
a
total
of
1
with
neon
orange
and
once
with
royal
=
Rnds
15
and
16:
with
cy
Increasin
old
color
and
fasten
off.
4
To
stabilize
the
bag,
plastic
foil
is
inserted
Inc
1htr
as
before
at
each
end
of
as
1
on
Lining
Diagram).
bottom
of
bag.
Close
seams
#
3.
Trim
stitch
lining
to
top
edge
of
bag.
Trim
following
color sequence B, then
3
plasticSew
foil (by
Crea-Pop,
= 1 slip stitch (sl st)
topwork
edgegroups.
of bag.
handles
usingitem 3901 502,
34
x 34 and
Rnd
12:
with
neonrnd
green,
work
dc h
20 the
dc
and
a totalA:
of 11
rnds.
around.
Fasten
off.
rnd 6 of chart
royal,
oncerow
withuntil
Rnd 14: Stitch
alternately
work 2 for
sc then
3 sc
1nextonce
-neaten
6Color
- around
last
Sequence
work
ring
and
andwith
every
follkey:
3rd
the outlines
the outer
seam allowance
andgroups
seam.
Fold
between
fabrics.
= 1 chain
(
Chart
A
B
2
neon
green, once with cyclamen, once into each ch-sp = 50 sc.
34
x
34
as
established,
omitting
ch
2
be
Rnd
12:
with
neon
green,
work
dc
groups
there are 26 sts.
shaped sideChart
edges,
crocheted
liningneon
andcut
sew
for46cm/18in
Beanie wide
approx.
with
green,
rnd
2
handles
To
linearound
the1 handles,
strips
of with cyclamen,
= 12 chain
(ch)
with neon orange and once with royal = Rnds 15 and 16: with cyclamen, work sc
groups. Tip: try your
hatshort
on afte
as established,
omitting ch 2 between
sid
= 1 slip (26
stitch (sl st)
Work
5 more
at baseoff.
angled to 63cm/24in wide
closed.solid colored
462nd
Sew
seams
rnd
3each
with
neon
=Gauge:
1 single c
20 dc groups
around
and arows
total of 11rows
rnds. around. Fasten
Bottom,
Short
Sides
Straps:
fabric,
3 and
x orange,
17
[8rnds
x 4 and 5 with
C
D
rnd
14.
If
necessary,
incre
groups.
(golf
green)
xFasten
34 work
Rnd 12: with
neon34green,
dc groups
worked).
off.
at
top
(see
2
on
Lining
Diagram).
46 = 1 single crochet (sc)
corners at
44 cm] long. Foldroyal.
= 1 chain (ch)
3
as established,
omitting ch1 Side
2 between
Tip: try your
hat
on after
having
worked
2nd
short
sidefabric
bottom
12 x 34= 1 double
This completes
Panel. fabric
With
Patterned
facing
out, according to
right
angles
to
form
a
ring.
Work
5
rnds
work
1
t-ch.
colored
will
line
bottom
and
short
10Beanie
cm].
Color
Sequence
B:
work
ring
and rnd 1 for
3

Cut
plastic
foil
into
two
13
x
13

Instructions
groups.
rnd 14. If necessary,
increase or(royal)
decrease (golf green)
(golf green)
3
12 xseams
34= 1 double crochet (dc)
46 to
= 1beginning
singlesides
crochet
(sc)
Sew
Rejoin yarn
and
work
fold
in
half
with
top
edges
even.
chart.
When
changing
color,
always
cut
ofSchematic
bag.
for Sewing Bag Corners
with royal,
rnd
2each
with
neon
green,
rnd
3
[34
x
34
cm]
squares,
one
for
long
Work
rnds
1

6 ac
3
3other side to match.
With
Spot and
Print fasten
fabric
facing
Fold
corners rnds
at 4 and 5 with neon =Instructi
1 treble (
Increasing
stitch:
old
color
off.B out,
Ainserted
Tocrochet
stabilize
12 x 34= 1 double
(dc) the bag, plastic foil is
side of bag,
andwith
into1cyclamen,
one
4 x 13 [12
x following color
Chartsequenc
for Bean
3 between the fabrics.
pin thenSequence
sew the shaped
= 1 treble (tr)
Color
A: work ring and rnd and last hdc. right angles
34
x
34
Sew corn
approx.
orange.
34 cm]
rectangle
for bottom
of bag.
rnd 6 of chart once
with
Chart
for
Beanie
Handles= 1 treble (tr) To
seams
together.
1
with
neon
green,
rnd
2
with
cyclamen,
approx.
line the handles, cut 2CstripsD of
34 x 34
trim
within

[1
Color
Sequence
C:
work
ring
and
rnd
1
Chart for Beanie

Cut
both
fabrics
to
25
x
33
[65
x
neon
green,
once
with
Make 34
2 x 34
Undo
the
tacking
one side
ofx the 4 and 5 with
Gauge:
rnd
3each
with
neon
solid colored fabric,
3 xatorange,
17
[8rnds
with
golf
green,
rnd
2
with
neon
green,
85
cm].
Place
fabrics
on
top
of
each
other
with
neon
orange
and
o
Foundation Row: Using
6mm
Base and insert the stiffening.
-644- 6cm]
long. royal.
with
wrong
sides
facing.
20
dc
groups
around
and
hook and yarn B, work
9ch.
Fold
the
fabric
down
at
the
corners
1
10Beanie
cm].
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work ring
and rnd 1 for

Cut plastic Color


foil into
two 13 B:
x 13
Instructions
Rnd 13:
Sew
seams
ch,x1htr
so that
the
seam
central.
Stitch green,
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corners
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edge approximately 36 x 40cm/
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and
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top
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14 x 15in (or adjust to suit).
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as established,
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once ch
with
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once into each ch-sp = 50 sc.
edge
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forBag
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for of
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and a total
11 rnds. around. Fasten off.
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663according
to chart
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and press, then
fold in halfestablished and work 1 sc, ch 2 between
34
x
34
4
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12:
with
neon
green,
work
dc
groups
following
color sequence
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thenagain.
work
3
to
Use Diagrams as a guide
lengthways and
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= 1 chain (ch)
as
established,
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on after
side
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once
royal,
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once
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50
sc.
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14.
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necessary,
incre
groups.
(golf
green)
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Pin then stitch the raw edges of
46
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= 1 single crochet (sc)
with
neon
and to
once
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royal =of Rnds 15 and 16: with cyclamen, work sc
with right sides facing
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3 sides
of around
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(on Plain
fabric),
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12 xC
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crochet (dc)
-734green,
x 34with
Rnd
12:Front
with neon
work
dc groups
Front and Back Panels.
With
positions
crochet
handles
3
= 1 chain (ch)
as
established,
omitting
ch
2
between
Tip:
try
your
hat
on
after
having
worked
2nd
short
side
bottom
and Back Panels facing up, join
onbag.
= 1 treble(golf
(tr) green)
rnd 14. If necessary,
increase or(royal)
decrease
(golf green)
seams with 1 row ofgroups.
dc.
Fold 46
the top
overcrochet
1.5cm/in
= 1edge
single
(sc)
-7Chart for Beanie
Work 2 rows of dc all round top
and place inside bag. Hand-sew in
34 x 34
3
7
A
B
12 xall34round
edge of Tote Bag.
place
top edge.
Position(dc)
= 1 double
crochet
Using Diagram as a guide, attach
Handles to top edges of Front and
Back Panels.

3
crochet handles over
lining handles
and (tr)
= 1 treble
Chart
for Beanie
over-sew
together.
34 x 34

1
2

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1 = sew seams for inserts


2 = sew side seams
3 = insert plastic foil and sew bag corners

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
Bergre de France Magic+,
50% wool/50% acrylic
50g/80m/87yds
Yarn A: Estuaire 24885
x 3 balls
Yarn B: Fonte 22035 x 3 balls
5.5mm Tunisian hook
40cm/16in square
cushion pad
30cm/12in zip
Matching sewing thread
Sewing needle
Yarn needle
YARN ALTERNATIVES
You can use any aran weight
yarn to achieve a similar effect.
TENSION
Work 13 sts and 14 rows in
Tunisian knit stitch to measure
10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using
5.5mm hook, or size required
to obtain tension.
Note: Tunisian knit stitch has
very little widthways stretch; it
is therefore important to check
your stitch count is as close to
the stated tension as possible.
MEASUREMENTS
To fit a 40cm/16in square
cushion pad with 2cm/in
negative ease after seams have
been sewn.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Tracey Todhunter is a crochet
and knitting designer
specialising in homewares and
accessories. Her website is
www.bakingandmaking.com.

Tunisian
Stripe Cushion
BY TRACEY TODHUNTER

This simple striped cushion is a great


way to practise your Tunisian skills
and brighten up your dcor.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Tunisian knit stitch (tks):
Insert hook through fabric by
going in loop formed by front
vertical bar and back vertical bar,
yoh, pull up loop.
Tunisian cast off: *Insert hook
from right to left behind vertical
bar, yoh, pull up loop and pull
through loop on hook, rep from
* to last stitch, cut yarn and draw
through last st.
PATTERN NOTES
A row consists of a standard
Tunisian forward row and
return pass.
Standard return pass (RP):
1ch, [yoh, pull through 2 sts]
across till 1 loop remains on hk.
Work standard return pass

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unless otherwise stated.


The first loop on the hook
counts as a stitch.
Colour changes are worked on
the last yoh of a return row;
work return pass to last 2 sts
on hk, yoh in new colour, pull
through last 2 sts. Next
forward pass then begins with
new colour. Yarns are carried
up side of work.
CUSHION COVER
START
Make 2
With 5.5mm Tunisian
hook and yarn A make 52ch.
Foundation row: Working in
back bar of ch sts, pick up loop
in 2nd and each rem ch
52 sts on hook. RP (see
Pattern Notes).
Rows 1 & 2: Tks (see Special

Stitches) across, change to


yarn B at end of row 2.
Rows 3 & 4: Tks across,
change to yarn A at end of
row 4.
Rep these four rows until work
measures approx 40cm/16in,
finishing with yarn A.
Work a Tunisian cast off (see
Special Stitches).

Errata

CORRECTIONS IN BOLD

FINISHING
Press lightly following
instructions on ball band
With RS tog sew long sides and
bottom using backstitch.
Sew 5cm/2in seam at each end
of top opening and stitch zip in
to place using the cast off row
as a guide to
END
placement.
Insert cushion pad.

A WALK IN THE WOODS CARDIGAN


ISSUE 47 page 40
Continue increasing yoke:
Row 1: (RS) 2ch, htr in each stitch increasing 19 (22, 21, 21, 23, 21, 23,
21, 23) sts evenly across row, turn.
Row 2: Work even in htr.
Work these two rows a total of 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) times 132
(144, 163, 171, 191, 208, 218, 239, 249) sts.
Next Row: (RS) 2ch, htr in each stitch increasing 20 (24, 21, 23, 23,
22, 26, 25, 25) sts evenly across row, break yarn A 152 (168, 184,
194, 214, 230, 244, 264, 274) sts.

We have all our patterns checked professionally and try our hardest to ensure all pattern text is
correct at time of going to press. Unfortunately mistakes do occasionally occur and any errata
that we are aware of can be found on our errata pages and Ravelry pages. Please do let us
know if you find any mistakes by emailing claire@tailormadepublishing.co.uk
The result of the finished project will vary depending on the yarn used. We always recommend
swatching before beginning a new crochet project and using the yarn suggested for best
results. However, if you decide to use an alternative, ensure you swatch thoroughly to achieve
the correct tension provided in the pattern.
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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
DMC Petra No. 3, 100% cotton,
100g/280m/306 yards
Shade: B5200 x 1 ball
3mm hook
Sewing needle and thread
Five ribbon roses
Two lengths of ribbon,
approx 60cm/24in
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any fine crochet thread will
substitute here or try a 4ply silk
for a luxury finish.
TENSION
Work 24dc and 28 rows to measure
10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 3mm hook,
or size required to obtain tension.
MEASUREMENTS
To fit 03 months (36 months,
612 months).
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Tracey taught herself to crochet at
the age of nine. She now lives on
the Yorkshire Moors surrounded by
her collection of 4,000 crochet
patterns. Her work can be found at
www.mrscrochetdesigner.com.

Christening Cap
BY TRACEY SHEARS

This cute-as-a-button bonnet is the


perfect nish to any lacy Christening
or naming day outt.

SPECIAL STITCH PATTERNS


Picot edge: [3ch, sl st in 3rd ch
from hook, miss next st, dc in
next st] around.
Rdtrf: Yoh twice, insert hook into
space to right of indicated dc from
front to back, around the back of
the stitch and out to the left of the
dc to the front, yoh and pull
through to the front, complete
dtr as normal.
Rdtrf2tog: Yoh twice, insert hook
around first rdtrf directly below on
row 21 (25, 29), *yarn over hook,
draw loop around st, (yarn over
hook, pull through 2 loops on hook)
twice, yarn over hook, insert hook
around next rdtrf on row 21 (24,
28), yarn over hook, draw loop
around st, yoh, and work off rem
loops on hook in pairs.

Rep last row until there are


11 (13, 15) rows.
Fasten off at end of last row.
CROWN
You will now be working around
the top three sides of the back to
make the crown. Rejoin yarn with a
sl st to bottom right corner of back
piece, you will first be working up
the right side of the back piece,
then along the top, then down the
remaining left side of back.
Row 1: 1ch, work 66 (80, 94)dc
evenly around the 3 sides, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in each st
across, turn.
Rep last row until 20 (24, 28) rows
in total, now work raised
diamonds pattern.
Row 21 (25, 29): 1ch, 10 (17, 24)dc,
rdtrf (see Special Stitch Patterns) in
13th (20th, 27th) dc of 4 rows
below, 6dc, rdtrf in same st on 4
rows below as last rdtrf made, *
4dc, rdtrf in 10th dc along from last
rdtrf, 4 rows below, 6dc, rdtrf in
same st 4 rows below as last rdtrf
made; rep from * 3 more times, dc
to end, turn.
Row 22 (26, 30): 1ch, 1dc in each
dc across (missing rdtrf), turn.
Row 23 (27, 31): 1ch, 1dc in each st
to end, turn.
Rep last row once more.
Row 25 (29, 33): 1ch, 13 (20, 27)
dc, rdtrf2tog (see Special Stitch
Patterns), [9dc, rdtrf2tog] 4 times,
dc to end, turn.
Next Row: 1ch, 1dc in each st
across, turn.
Rep last row until a total of 34 (38,
42) rows have been worked.
Fasten off.
Rejoin yarn to centre back of bonnet
work a round of picots (see Special
Stitch Patterns) around bonnet, join
with a sl st.
Weave in ends. Sew on
END
ribbons. Sew ribbon
roses into diamonds.

PATTERN NOTES
3ch counts as 1tr throughout.
1ch does not count as dc.
BACK
Make 20 (26, 32)ch.
Row 1: 1tr in 4th ch from
hook, 1tr in each ch to end, turn
17 (23, 32)tr.
Row 2: 3ch, 1tr in each st to
end, turn.
START

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MAKE IT

Pattern instructions
MATERIALS
DMC Petra No. 8, 100% cotton,
100g/800m/875yds
Yarn A: Violet Purple 53837
x 1 ball
Yarn B: Lilac 5211 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Grass Green 5700 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Light Green 5907 x 1 ball
Yarn E: Hot Pink 53805 x 1 ball
(only 5g is needed in each colour)
2mm hook
3 jump rings
10mm silver chain (length can be
adjusted to suit)
1 lobster claw
Yarn needle
Glue (optional)
YARN ALTERNATIVES
Any fine crochet cotton or thread
will substitute here scraps of yarn
are perfect as each bracelet uses
such small amounts of yarn.
TENSION
Exact tension is not essential for
this project.

Silver Chain
Bracelets
BY HELDA PANAGARY

The juxtaposition of metal and


cotton is an irresistible contrast
try making necklaces too!

MEASUREMENTS
Each bracelet shown measures
approx 18cm/7in.
DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Helda is a fibre enthusiast and
constantly works to transform it into
contemporary crochet. She can be
found online at www.heldasland.
blogspot.co.uk and www.ravelry.
com/designers/helda-panagary.
PATTERN NOTES
These bracelets look great when
worn piled high. Make them in
this seasons colours for an easy,
inexpensive way to update
your wardrobe.
If you are making a few, buy chain
by the metre as it makes more sense

economically. You can of course


use ready-made bracelets if
you prefer.
BRACELET
With 2mm hook, a
bracelet chain and any
shade, make a slip knot and place
on your hook.
Pass the hook through the first
link in your chain from front to
back and make a dc around the
top of the link. Make a further 4dc
in the same place 5dc in total.
Make 5dc in all links of the chain
in the same way, to the end.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for
weaving in.
Turn bracelet round. With the
same shade or a contrast colour,
join yarn to the bottom of the last
link worked. Repeat for the other
side of bracelet working 5dc
over the bottom of each link.
You can just work along one side of
the bracelet chain if you wish, as
with the pink version shown here.
START

ASSEMBLY
You can now weave in your ends
in one of two ways: simply thread
the long tail onto a yarn needle
and weave into the stitches made
through last chain as per usual.
If you are worried about the end
finding its way out of the chains,
then work as follows:
Cut the yarn so you have a short
tail. At both ends of your chain
youll have a yarn tail. Put a small
blob of superglue on each
knotted end, you will want it to
run a little bit onto the yarn tail
too. Once the glue is set hard, snip
off the yarn tail.
Attach jump rings to both ends
adding the lobster
END
claw on one end.
Fasten and wear.

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Filet terms
Open filet mesh
1tr and 2ch worked to form a space. The space is
closed by the first tr of the next block, except for
on the last block of a row where an additional tr
is worked to close the mesh.
Solid filet block
Consists of 3tr, the first worked into a tr from
the prev row, the next 2 worked in either the
ch-sp of an open mesh or 2tr of a solid block.
The block is closed by the first tr of the next
block. The last block of a row has an additional
tr in the last st.

Shaping
decreasing
There are many different ways of decreasing in
filet crochet, dependent on whether you are at
the beginning, middle or end of a row, and
whether you are working a block or mesh. There
are also variations within these specific kinds,
so choose your favourite unless otherwise
specified in the pattern.

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Flower Table Runner


by Jackie Carreira

This retro-inspired flower power runner is a great way to brighten


up a dining table. Choose a colour that matches your dcor.

Materials
l Bergre de France Coton Fifty,
50% cotton/50% acrylic,
50g/140m/153yds
Shade: Nectarine 24419 x 3 balls
l 2.5mm hook

DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY
Jackie is a writer, musician,
philosopher and part-time
crochet designer a true
renaissance woman!
Visit her website at
www.jackiecarreira.co.uk.

TENSION
Work 13 rows of 9 filet squares
to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using
2.5mm hook, or size required to
obtain tension.

PATTERN NOTES
Follow odd rows of charts
from right to left and even
rows from left to right.

MEASUREMENTS
Table runner measures
68 x 29cm/27 x 11in.

Open filet block: Consists


of 1tr and 2ch worked to
form an eyelet. The eyelet is

closed by the tr of the next eyelet


except for the last block of a row
where an additional tr is worked
to close the block.
Solid filet block: Consists of 3tr,
the first worked into a tr from the
prev row, the next 2tr worked
either in a ch-sp of an open block
or in 2tr of a solid block. The last
block of a row has an additional
tr in the last st.
TABLE RUNNER
Make 79ch.
Row 1: 1tr in 4th chain
from hook, 1tr in each chain to
end 76 sts.
Rows 227: Follow charts.
Rows 2843: Rep rows 2027
of chart, twice.
Rows 4452: Follow chart.
Rows 5368: Rep rows 4552
of chart, twice.
Rows 6981: Rep rows 719 of
chart.
Rows 8287: Follow chart.
start

Finishing
Weave in all ends and
press according to
yarninstructions.

END

= closed
block
=Closed
closed
block
BLOCK
= open
block
=OPEN
open
block
BLOCK

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HOW TO CROCHET

Crochet
Howto

I have always believed


that anyone can learn
to crochet, so long
as you follow one
simple rule: dont try
to run before you can
chain! The chain is
the most simple of
stitches and therefore ideal for practising the
all-important hold, which helps create the
perfect tension for forming all the following
stitches. When my mother taught me to
crochet, she followed her grandmothers lead
and helped me to hook metre upon metre of
chain before I was shown any further stitches.
It was a fantastic foundation for learning the
more difficult techniques. Once your chains
are looking even and feel comfortable to
create, then progressing on to the stitches
becomes much easier.
If at any point you feel as if you have lost
your hold, go back to those comforting
lengths of chain until your confidence
returns. My biggest tip is to remember that
this wonderful craft is well known for being
relaxing and fun, which is why crochet is
completely addictive, so enjoy it!

Liz Mouters
stunning Dahlia
Wrap (issue 42) is
easier than it looks
get hooking
today!

TEACH
YOURSELF
How to hold the work,
chains, double
& treble crochet,
slip stitch

TURN THE PAGE FOR ALL


YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

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GETTING STARTED

THE BASICS
To crochet smoothly and efficiently, you must hold the hook
and yarn in a relaxed, comfortable and consistent fashion. This
will also ensure that your tension is even and accurate. There
are two main ways of holding the hook and two main ways
to tension the yarn. You can choose whichever combination
feels more natural for you, or a variation on these.

SLIPKNOT

CHAIN

A slipknot creates the first


loop on the hook.

Most crochet projects begin


with a length of chain. This is
the perfect stitch to practise
your hold and tension with.

HOLDING THE HOOK

KNIFE GRIP

PENCIL GRIP

Hold the hook in your


dominant hand as you
would a knife.

Hold the hook in your


dominant hand as you
would a pencil.

1 Make a loop in the yarn


around 1020cm/48in from
the end. Insert hook through
loop, catch the back strand
of yarn and pull it through to
the front.

HOLDING THE YARN

FOREFINGER
METHOD

MIDDLE-FINGER
METHOD

Wrap the ball end of the yarn


around the little finger of
your opposite hand, under
the next two fingers and over
the forefinger. Hold the work
steady with your middle
finger and thumb, then
raise your forefinger when
working to create tension.

Wrap the ball end of the


yarn around the little finger
of your opposite hand and
over the other fingers. Hold
the work steady with your
forefinger and thumb, then
raise your middle finger
while you are crocheting to
create tension.

Working
left-handed
To croch e t le ft-h and ed,
simply do the opp osit e to
.
the righ t-h and ed hol ds
Hold a mirror up to any
to
p ic ture in this gu ide

see how to wor k.

TOPTiPabcdgg
It doesnt ma t te r
if your
sti tch es te nd tow
ar ds
be in g sli gh tly tig
ht or
ev en a lit tle loose;
you ar e
ai mi ng for an ev
en te nsion
th roughout to ac
hi ev e a
pr of ession al fin ish
.

1 Holding just the hook with


point up in your dominant
hand, and the yarn in the
other, grip the slipknot
with the yarn holding hand.
Work a yarn round hook
(yrh or yoh) by passing the
hook in front of the yarn,
under and around it.

2 Pull the ends of the yarn to


secure the knot around the
hook, but not too tightly or
it will be hard to pull the first
loop of chain through.

TOPTiPabcdgg
The action of working
stitches causes a
constan t rolling of the
hook in your fingers;
hold the hook pointin g
up when performing
the yrh, then roll it
round towards you
to point down when
pulling through the
loops so that you
dont catch the hook
in the stitches.

2 Roll the hook round in


your fingers towards you
to catch the yarn and pull
through loop on hook.
One chain made.

3 Ensuring the stitches are


even not too loose or tight
repeat to make a length
of chain.

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HOW TO CROCHET

THE MAIN STITCHES


SLIP STITCH
(sl st)
A slip stitch is usually used to
join one stitch to another, or to
join a stitch to another point.
It is generally made by picking
up two strands of a stitch but
when used all over, you usually
only pick up the back loop.

Double crochet
stitches are perfect
for amigurumi such
as this adorable
whale from
issue 43

Double crochet stitches


are perfect for making
amigurumi, while treble
crochets are used to
create the classic granny
square design

DOUBLE CROCHET (dc)


The smallest stitch, creating a dense fabric perfect for amigurumi.
1 Insert hook into st or chain
required. Yarn over hook, as
when you make a chain. Pull
a loop through all stitches/
loops/work on hook to finish
slip stitch.

1 Insert hook into


chain or stitch, front to
back. Yarn over hook
and draw through
stitch to front, leaving
you with two loops
on the hook. Yarn
round hook.
2 Draw through both
loops to finish the
stitch. Double
crochet completed.

COUNTING
A CHAIN
The right side of your chain is
the one that looks like a little
plait of v shapes. Each v is
a stitch and must be counted.
When you are working the
chain, you do not count the
slipknot, but begin to count
your chain when you pull
through the first loop. To count
the chain afterwards you
count the slipknot as the first
stitch, but not the loop on the
hook, or working loop.

HALF TREBLE CROCHET (htr)


Slightly taller than a double crochet stitch, with a softer drape to the resulting fabric.
1 Yarn over hook, insert
hook into st from front
to back and draw loop
through stitch only.
This gives you three
loops on the hook.
Yarn round hook.

2 Draw yarn through


three remaining loops
on the hook together
to complete half treble.

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Top crochet websites

TREBLE CROCHET
(TR)
The tallest of the basic
stitches, great for using within
more complex patterns.

FASTEN OFF
Pull up final loop of last stitch to make it bigger
and cut the yarn, leaving enough of an end to
weave in. Pull end through loop, and pull up
tightly to secure.

We Love

1 Yarn round hook, insert hook


into stitch from front to back
and draw loop through stitch
only. This gives you three loops
on the hook. Yarn round hook.
Kat Goldins beautiful and colourful site
showcases her work as well as the varied
projects she is involved with. The Crochet
Camp tutorials alone are well worth a visit.
www.slugsontherefrigerator.com

Count the post or stem of each stitch from the


side of your work. Each post counts as one stitch.
Double crochet

2 Pull loop through two loops.


Two loops on hook. Yarn
round hook.

This pretty blog is the go-to site for


inspiration and tutorials for many a crafter.
Spend a happy few hours browsing all the
colourful makes and sweet photography.
www.cocorosetextiles.blogspot.co.uk

Treble crochet

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The UK Hand Knitting Association website


is packed with helpful information on shops,
workshops and craft teachers near you.
www.ukhandknitting.com
Purplelinda Crafts crochet-centric store
is a treasure trove of crochet-related
haberdashery, patterns and threads.
www.purplelindacrafts.co.uk

COUNTING STITCHES

3 Pull loop through the


remaining two loops to
complete treble, repeat to
end of row.

Try t o coun t your st it ches a t regu


lar
int erva ls, usua lly a t the end of
ever y,
or ever y othe r, row and esp ecia lly
a f t er an incr ea se or decr ea se row.
It is b est t o try t o ca t ch any mist
ake s
a s q uick ly a s p ossib le, a s this will
mak e them muc h ea sier t o rect i fy!

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HOW TO CROCHET

USING THE STITCHES


WORKING
INTO A CHAIN

WORKING
STRAIGHT

When working into a chain, you need


to miss out the appropriate number
of chain stitches called for with your
particular stitch (see the information
on turning chains, to the right). Now
insert the hook from front to back into
the next chain, under the top loop of
the chain. Yarn over and draw a loop
through to the front of the chain.

When working straight, you need to


turn your work at the end of a row
and then work a turning chain (t-ch)
to the height of your intended stitch
so that you can continue working
along the next row. This chain often
counts as the first stitch of the
row and each type of stitch uses a
different number of chain stitches
for the turning chain.

WORKING INTO
WHICH LOOP?
Crochet stitches are always worked
through both loops of the next stitch
(this looks like a v on top of the stitch),
unless the pattern tells you otherwise.

With htr and taller stitches, you now


miss out the first stitch of the row,
then work into every following stitch.
This is because the turning chain is
tall enough to count as the first stitch
itself, so is counted as the first stitch of
the row. This also means that you must
remember to work the last stitch of a
row into the top of the previous rows
turning chain.

Motifs help break


down a big project
into tiny steps such
as this Supernova
Blanket from
issue 49

Knowing which stitch


to work into when
working straight
can be a problem for
beginners, because
the turning chain has
such a role to play

KEEPING
STRAIGHT EDGES
Sometimes a pattern will ask you to work
only through one loop of the stitch. To
work through the front loop only (flo),
insert your hook under the front loop of
the next stitch, then bring it out at the
centre of the stitch, then complete. To
work through the back loop only (blo),
insert your hook through the centre of
the stitch, then under the back loop to
the back, then complete the stitch.
Sometimes you are even asked to work
in between the stitches. In this case,
ignore the top loops of the stitch and
insert your hook between the posts of
adjoining stitches.

WORKING
INTO A SPACE
Sometimes you are asked to work
into a space or a chain space. To
do this simply insert your hook into
the hole underneath the chain, then
complete your stitch normally.
This is similar to working into a ring,
as shown on page 94.

Knowing which stitch to work into when


working straight can be a problem for
beginners, because the turning chain
has such a role to play. If you dont know
which stitch to work into after making
your turning chain, simply unravel back
to the last stitch from previous row and
insert a thread or stitch marker into that
stitch. Make your desired turning chain
then miss out the stitch with the thread
in (except with dc stitches), as your
turning chain now counts as the first
stitch of the row. Once you have worked
across all stitches in the row, you must
remember to put a stitch into the top of
the previous rows turning chain, as this
also counts as a stitch.
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Beginner
books we
recommend

WORKING IN THE ROUND


When working in the round, instead of working backwards and forwards along the work,
turning at the end of each round, you simply work with the right side facing you at all times
and you do not turn. When working in the round, you generally begin one of three ways:

WORKING
AROUND A RING

WORKING INTO
A SHORT CHAIN

ADJUSTABLE
RING

This method of working in


the round creates a large
hole at the centre of your
work. Its size is dependent
on the length of chain used.

You can create a smaller


hole in the centre of your
work by working into a
chain as short as 2ch long.

This method is also referred


to as the magic loop or ring,
as it creates a round with
no hole at the centre. Here
it is demonstrated with
double crochet.

CROCHET WORKSHOP
Erika Knight
(Quadrille, 16.99)

One of the most stylish


crochet books on the
market, this has easy-tofollow instructions and
modern, desirable patterns
to practise your skills on.

Make a length of chain as


required, then insert your
hook into the first chain stitch
you made. Yarn round hook.

For double crochets, as in this


example, work 2ch. For htr
you would work 3ch and for
trebles, 4ch.
Make a loop in your yarn, at
least 15cm/6in from the tail
end. Insert hook through the
loop from front to back.

Insert hook into the top loop


of the first chain as shown.
Yarn round hook.

CUTE AND EASY


CROCHETED
BABY CLOTHES
Nicki Trench
(Cico Books, 12.99)

Baby patterns are a perfect


place to begin when
making garments. This
pretty book has plenty
of simple projects and
step-by-step diagrams.

Work a slip stitch to join,


creating a ring, and then work
your turning chain dependent
on which stitch you will be
working into the ring. Insert
hook into the centre of the ring
and work the first stitch into
this ring.

Complete the first stitch in the


chain as shown (illustrations
show dc, but can be any stitch).

Work required number of


stitches into the centre of the
ring and join round with a slip
stitch. Do not turn, but continue
the next row around the last.

Now work the required amount


of stitches into the same chain.
The sheer amount of stitches
worked into one place will
cause them to fan out into a
round. Now join this round with
a slip stitch and continue with
the pattern.

Pull yarn though to front of


loop and complete the stitch
around the loop and the tail
end of yarn held double.

CROCHET
(Dorling Kindersley, 12.99)

A clear, comprehensive
guide using UK terms, with
over 80 simple patterns to
try, it contains all you need
to know to become an
accomplished crocheter.

Work all the following stitches


into the ring in the same way,
over the two strands of yarn
in the loop. Once all stitches
have been worked, pull the
loose tail end of the yarn to
close the ring and join the
round with a slip stitch.

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HOW TO CROCHET

SHAPING, COLOURWORK & TENSION


Once youve learned simple shaping stitches, you can create almost any garment and add
in different colours as you go with our simple technique. Make sure to check your tension first
though, or your finished piece could be completely the wrong size!

INCREASING

JOINING IN
A NEW COLOUR

TENSION/GAUGE

To join in a new colour (or a new ball


of the same colour), you can simply
fasten off the old yarn and then attach
the new colour with a slip stitch into the
top of the last stitch made. However,
for a neater join, you can also work the
colour change as follows:
To work an extra stitch, you simply
need to work into the same stitch more
than once. Work one stitch as normal.
Insert hook into same stitch youve just
worked and complete another stitch.
One stitch increased.

DECREASING
To decrease a stitch, you need to work
into two stitches without finishing
them, then work them together.

For a double crochet (above), insert hook


into next st, yarn over hook and draw a
loop through the stitch, but do not finish
the double crochet stitch as usual. Insert
hook into following st, yarn over hook and
draw a loop through the next st, so there
are three loops on the hook in total. Yarn
over hook and draw the loop through
all loops on hook, drawing two stitches
together. One stitch decreased.

For a treble crochet, work a treble into the


next stitch until the last step of the stitch,
two loops on hook. Do the same into the
following stitch, three loops on hook. Draw
through all three loops on hook to draw the
two trebles together. One stitch decreased.

Work the last stitch in the colour you


are using first, up to the final step, so
that the stitch is unfinished. Pull the
new colour through the loops on your
hook, completing the stitch and joining
the new colour at the same time.
Working a new colour over
double crochet

Working a new colour over


treble crochet

Once you have joined in the new yarn,


you can weave in the ends of both
yarns as you go, by holding them on
top of your stitches and working round
them as you work into the following
stitches. Do this for at least 5cm/2in
then cut the remaining ends.

A tension swatch is used to


ensure that you are working
at the tension called for in the
pattern. It is essential to check this,
otherwise your finished garment
is likely to be the wrong size!
Crochet a small square of just over
10 x 10cm/4 x 4in in the main yarn
and stitch used in the pattern, then
count and calculate the average
amount of stitches per cm.
Chain a few more stitches and
work more rows than the tension
in the pattern suggests youll
need for this size. Once you have
completed the swatch, use a
measuring tape or ruler, place
some pins at 0 and 10 and take
some average measurements
count how many stitches and
rows to 10cm at different points
over the swatch.
If you find you have more stitches
per cm than indicated in the
pattern, then your tension is too
tight and you need to work more
loosely. The best way to do this
is to increase the size of hook
youre using by a quarter or half
millimetre until the tension is as
close as you can get it. If there are
fewer stitches than required, then
you are crocheting too loosely,
and you need to decrease the size
of hook used in the same way.

TURN THE PAGE FOR CLUSTER STITCHES, TIPS AND A FULL GLOSSARY
OF CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS, UK VS US TERMS AND HOOK SIZES

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CLUSTERS
Clusters are groups of stitches worked into the same stitch, but rather than an increase,
they still only equate to one stitch overall. Clusters can be confusing to work, so here
are the details of some of the main cluster stitches.

BOBBLE

PUFFS

A bobble is a number of stitches


(generally trebles), half finished and
all worked into the same stitch.
Work each stitch until the last step,
omitting this final step. Once the desired
number of half finished trebles have
been completed, you will have one
more loop on your hook than you have
half finished trebles. Yarn round hook,
then pull through all loops on hook to
complete the bobble.

A puff is a number of elongated half


trebles worked into the same stitch
and then finished together, as follows:

POPCORNS
Popcorns are a number of complete
stitches worked into one stitch.

1 Yarn round hook, insert into next stitch,


pull a loop through the stitch and then
pull it up to the height of all other stitches
in the row.

TIPS ANDTRICKS
abcdgg

Working from
a pattern
Once you have cracked
the code and understand
the stitches abbreviations,
a pattern becomes much
easier to read. Dont read a
pattern fully before starting
it as it may make it seem
more complex, but do
take a brief look through
to check if there any
abbreviations you are
unfamiliar with. Consult
the abbreviations tables
opposite before beginning.
Purchase yarn with the
same dye lot number on
the balls to avoid unwanted
colour changes and choose
light coloured yarn for
your first projects to make
sure that you can see your
stitches easily this helps
prevent mistakes occurring.

1 Once the sts are completed, remove your


hook and insert back into the first stitch
worked, then through the final loop.

2 Yarn round hook, insert into same


stitch, pull a loop through stitch and pull
it up to the height of all other stitches
in the row. Repeat this step the desired
number of times.

If you are attempting a


project with multiple size
options, circle or highlight the
instructions for the size you
are making throughout the
pattern to avoid confusion.
The smallest size is listed first,
then all following ones inside
brackets, increasing in size
and separated by commas.
Where a pattern has an
accompanying chart, use this
for reference, as it shows the
formation of the stitches as
they will be worked and can
help with tricky instructions.

2 Yarn round hook and pull through


everything on the hook. Popcorn complete.

3 Yarn round hook and pull through all


loops on hook. Puff made.

Choose light-coloured yarn for your rst few projects


to make sure that you can see all of your stitches
easily this helps prevent mistakes occurring

Finally, and most


importantly, for projects
that need to have a good fit,
always check your tension by
swatching before you begin.

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HOW TO CROCHET

A note
on... Hook sizes

ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviations note: Inside Crochet uses UK terms throughout
alt alternate
bef before
beg begin(s); beginning
bet between
blo back loop only
ch(s) chain(s)
ch-sp(s) chain space(s)
cl(s) cluster(s)
cm centimetre(s)
cont continue(s);
continuing
dc double crochet
dc2tog work two dc
together
dec(s) decrease(s);
decreasing; decreased
dtr double treble crochet
dtr2tog work two dtr
together
ea each
ech extended chain
edc extended double
crochet

prev previous
rem remain(s); remaining
rep(s) repeat(s)
rev dc reverse double
crochet
rnd(s) round(s)
RS right side
rtrf raised treble front
rtrb raised treble back
sl slip
sl st slip stitch
sp(s) space(es)
st(s) stitch(es)
t-ch(s) turning chain(s)
tog together
tr treble crochet
trtr triple treble
tr2tog work two trebles
together
WS wrong side
yd(s) yard(s)
yoh yarn over hook
yrh yarn round hook

etr extended treble


est established
fdc foundation double
crochet
flo front loop only
foll follows; following
ftr foundation treble
crochet
g gram(s)
gp(s) group(s)
hk hook
htr half treble crochet
htr2tog work two htr
together
inc(s) increase(s);
increasing; increased
in inch(es)
lp(s) loop(s)
m stitch marker
mm millimetre(s)
nc not closed
patt pattern
pm place marker

adjustable ring

BREAKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIERsl st


UK and US terms have differing meanings which can create difficulty for thech
crocheter. Heres a handy reference guide to overcome any misunderstandings.

bl only

UK TERMS
Chain
Miss
Slip stitch
Double crochet
Half treble crochet
Treble crochet
Double treble crochet
Triple treble crochet
Raised treble back/front

US TERMS
Chain
adjustable ring
Skip
Slip stitch
sl st
Single crochet
ch
Half double crochet
Double crochet
bl only
Treble crochet
Double treble crochet
fl only
adjustable ring
Back/front post dc
dc
sl st

14

0.75

12

1
1.25

11adjustable ring
7

1.50

sl st

5ch

1.75
2

14

bl only

2.25

B/1

2.75
sl st

C/2

adjustable ring
2.5
12
adjustable ring
3sl st

10

3.5
bl only

ch
3.25
ch

bl only
3.75
fl
4fl only
only
4.5
dc
5dc
fdc
5.5
fdc
6
htr
htr
6.5
7tr

8tr
9

dtr
dtr
10
11.5

trtr
12

trtr

fl only
dc

D/3
fdc
E/4

htr

F/5
8

G/6

H/8

tr

dtr
I/9

J/10

K-/101/2
trtr

2
0

L/11

00

rtrf
M
/13

000

N/15
O
rtrb
P

15

Q
dc2tog

20

rtrf
rtrf

tr2tog

tr2tog
tr2tog

3-tr cl

dtr

rtrb

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FINAL THOUGHT

Weve reviewed
10 Simple
Crochet Projects
on page 11

A lot of people just like to


crochet in front of
the TV, and simple patterns
are ideal for this

Sarah Hatton

MAKING CROCHET SIMPLE


Leading designer Sarah Hatton has worked for big brands such as
Rowan and Sirdar, and now shes publishing her own collections.

Above: Sarah Hatton


Below: Sarahs Havasupai jumper
design for Rowans Summer
Textures collection.
A cape/poncho from Sarahs new
book, 10 Simple Crochet Projects.
Photograph by India Hobson.

How did you start working in knitwear


design? Ive had quite a boring path into my job
most of the people I work with had a past life in
something completely different like biochemistry,
then had a knitting epiphany and changed their
career completely. But I did a degree in fashion and
went straight to work in the hand knitting industry.
I trained in something I love to do and I still love it,
so really its not boring for me at all!
Why did you go into knit design and not
dressmaking? I knew I wanted to do fashion but
halfway through the course I realised I dont like
sewing, so I found making my nal collections really
stressful because of all the sewing involved. My goto activity for relaxation was always knitting but I
hadnt realised knitting could be cool until I saw a
Rowan magazine and it just clicked in my head that
this could be an option. I cant imagine wanting to
sew again now, knitting just feels lovely and right.
How did you start your career as a designer?
I got sponsored for my nal collection by Sirdar so I
went to work for them after I graduated. I suppose
Im better known for my work for Rowan, but thats
partly because Sirdar never names its designers,
everyone produces anonymously under the brand.
It probably helped me at the start of my career as I
didnt have the pressure of being a designer, it was
just a job. Theres a really big learning curve to go
through when you start in this industry and if Id
gone out there straight away as a named designer I
probably wouldnt have been fully formed enough.
As a commercial designer, where do you get
your inspiration? At Rowan, Marie Wallin, the
head designer, will put together a brief of all the
stories she would like to use in the next magazine,
along with examples of shapes, stitches, and
inspiration everything we need for the ideas to
hang together as a collection. Each designer submits
their ideas and theres a meeting to decide which will
be used. We might have 20 beautiful designs but we
cant have 15 cardigans, so as a designer Ive learned
to produce a range of garments and accessories that
will suit different price points and different people.
Whats your priority as a designer style or
simplicity? If Im sampling and it feels painful and
long-winded to make, then I drop the sample and
pull it out. If Im nding a 10cm swatch horrible to

knit or crochet, why would I ask anyone to do an


entire garment in it? Part of the pleasure of knitting
and crochet is in the making, not just in the nished
product, so you have to think of both these factors in
the design process.
Why did you decide to go freelance? I spent
years making long journeys up to the mills and I felt
I could have a nicer lifestyle, and feel more relaxed
and creative if I didnt have to do that anymore. I
love the variety of my work I design for
magazines, I write patterns for Rowan, I research
locations for photo shoots I dont think I have the
attention span to do just one thing all day. It also
means I can self-publish my own books. I enjoy the
challenge of working to a brief, but its also great to
be able to spot gaps in the market that I can ll with
my own collections. This is what I did with my 10
Simple Cosy books. From my Rowan workshops I
knew there were hundreds of people out there who
dont get knitting or crochet language so these
collections are for people who want to make
something simple not Kaffe Fassett sixty-colour
cardigans, beautiful as they are! A lot of people just
like to knit or crochet in front of the TV and simple
patterns are ideal for this.
When and how did you start to crochet?
I crocheted when I was a teenager I made a granny
square cardigan, what else? but when I came into
the industry, because Im left handed no one wanted
to teach me to crochet! So I had to sit down with a
book and once I realised that my side was the wrong
side everything just dropped into place.
Tell us about your latest crochet collection
10 Simple Crochet Projects is my latest book, and it
always seems appropriate to bring a crochet book
out for spring when there is more crochet on the
catwalks and in the shops. All the patterns are
written out in full with no abbreviations to help
beginners build their condence. Crochet seems to
appeal to younger people too, as theres something
more approachable about having just one hook and
one ball of wool, and crochet is easier to rip back if
you make a mistake. You denitely get more instant
satisfaction from learning to crochet.
Find out more about Sarahs work and books
at www.sarahhatton.com

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