Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lemon Berry Shawl





Hi friends, it's the last cold days almost everywhere, and my mind is full of ideas for spring and summer, but I took an oath with myself to finish some of my WIP projects that have been put aside for many reasons. This is the first, I love the colors and wanted to make a big shawl, you can make it with lighter yarns; cotton or whatever, enjoy and have a nice crocheting day.  

Materials
Yarn: alize sekerim "bebe batik", 100% acrylic, 3.53 oz/ 100 g, 350 yds/ 320 mt, 4006 color - 7 skeins.

Crochet Hook: US : I- 9, 5.5 mm.
Tapestry needle





 Yardage: 2275 yds/ 2080 mt


Level: Intermediate





Crochet Terms

ch: chain
yo: yarn over
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
FPdc: front post double crochet
puff stitch: *Yarn over, insert your hook into the indicated stitch/space, Yarn over again and pull up a long loop*, repeat 4 times (9 loops), yarn over and draw the yarn through all the 9 loops, ch 1.


Instructions:
Note: when working rows 4 and 8, there might be a dc st left before and after ch 2 space, skip it.

Row 1: make a magic ring, ch 3, dc 2, ch 2, dc 3, turn.

Row 2 and 3: (ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in dc to ch 2 space, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 4: (ch 4, dc) in first st, (skip 1 dc, ch 1, dc) repeat to ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 space, (dc, skip 1 dc, ch 1) repeat to last st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 5: (ch 4, dc) in first st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) repeat to ch 2 space, (ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 space, (dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1) repeat to last st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 6: (ch 3, dc) in first st, (dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc) repeat to ch 2 space, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, (dc in dc, dc in ch 1 space) repeat to last st, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 7: repeat row 2.

Row 8: (ch 4, dc) in first st, *skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in dc, repeat from * to ch 2 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 space, skip 1 dc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in dc, skip 2 sts) repeat to last st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 9: ch 4, (puff stitch in ch 1 space, ch 1) repeat to ch 2 space, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in ch 2 space, (ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space) repeat to last st, ch 1, dc in third ch of previous row, turn.
  
Row 10: (ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in ch 1 space, dc in puff stitch, *dc 2 in ch 1 space, dc in  puff stitch, repeat from * to ch 2 space, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, *dc in  puff stitch, dc 2 in ch 1 space, repeat from * to last puff stitch, dc in puff stitch, dc in ch 1 space, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 11: repeat row 2.

Row 12: repeat row 4.

Row 13: repeat row 5.


Row 14: repeat row 6.

Row 15: repeat row 2.

Row 16: (ch 3, dc) in first st, *FPdc in dc, repeat from *to ch 2 space, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, *FPdc in dc, repeat from *to last st, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn





Row 17: repeat row 2.
Row 18: repeat row 16.
Row 19: repeat row 2.
Row 20: repeat row 4.
Row 21: repeat row 5.
Row 22: repeat row 6.
Row 23: repeat row 2.
Row 24: repeat row 8.
Row 25: repeat row 9. 
Row 26: repeat row 10.
Row 27: repeat row 2.
Row 28: repeat row 4.
Row 29: repeat row 5.
Row 30: repeat row 6.
Row 31: repeat row 2.
Row 32: repeat row 16.
Row 33: repeat row 2.
Row 34: repeat row 16.
Row 35: repeat row 2.
Row 36: repeat row 16.
Row 37: repeat row 2.
Row 38: repeat row 4.
Row 39: repeat row 5.
Row 40: repeat row 6.
Row 41: repeat row 2.
Row 42: repeat row 8.

Row 43: repeat row 9.
Row 44: repeat row 10.

Row 45: repeat row 2.
Row 46: repeat row 4.

Row 47: repeat row 5.
Row 48: repeat row 6.

Row 49: repeat row 2.
Row 50: repeat row 16.

Row 51: repeat row 2.
Row 52: repeat row 16.

Row 53: repeat row 2.
Row 54: repeat row 16.
Row 55: repeat row 2.
Row 56: repeat row 16.
Row 57: repeat row 2.
Row 58: repeat row 4.
Row 59: repeat row 5.
Row 60: repeat row 6.
Row 61: repeat row 2.
Row 62: repeat row 8.

Row 63: repeat row 9.
Row 64: repeat row 10.
Row 65: repeat row 2.
Row 66: repeat row 4.
Row 67: repeat row 5.
Row 68: repeat row 6.
Row 69: repeat row 2.
Row 70: repeat row 16.

Row 71: (ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in dc 3 times, *skip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in dc, skip dc, dc in dc 13 times, repeat from * 13 times, skip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in dc, skip dc, dc in dc 7 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in ch 2 space, dc in dc 7 times, *skip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in dc, skip dc, dc in dc 13 times, repeat from * 13 timesskip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in dc, skip dc, dc in dc 3 times, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 72: (ch 3, dc) in first st, (FPdc in dc) repeat 4 times, *skip dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1, dc in dc 13 times, repeat from * 13 times, (skip dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc 8 times, ch 1, skip dc, (puff st, ch 2, puff st) in ch 2 space, , ch 1, skip dc, FPdc in dc 8 times,  *skip dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1,  dc in dc 13 times, repeat from * 13 times, (skip dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip dc, ch 1,  FPdc in dc 4 times, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 73: (ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in dc 3 times, *skip 2 dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space,  skip 2 dc, ch 1, dc 9 times, repeat from * 13 times, skip 2 dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, ch 1, dc in dc 5 times, skip dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, (puff st, ch 1) 3 times in ch 2 space, skip dc, dc in dc 5 times, *skip 2 dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, ch 1, dc in dc 9 times, repeat from * 13 times, skip 2 dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 74: (ch 3, dc) in first st,  (FPdc in dc) twice, *skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1,) twice, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, ch 1, FPdc in dc 5 times, repeat from * 13 times, skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip puff st) twice, skip 2 dc, ch 1, FPdc in dc 3 times, skip ch 1 and puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, (puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 1 space, ch 2, skip puff st, (puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st and ch 1, ch 1, FPdc in dc 3 times*skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip puff st) twice, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, ch 1, FPdc in dc 5 times, repeat from * 13 times, skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, puff st in ch 1, skip 2 dc, ch 1, FPdc in dc twicedc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 75: (ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in dc, *skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) repeat 3 times, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, ch 1, dc in dc, repeat from * 14 times, skip ch 1 and puff st, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, (puff st, ch 1) 3 times in ch 2 space, (skip puff st, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, skip puff st and ch 1 space, dc in dc, *skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) repeat 3 times, puff st in ch 1 space, skip 2 dc, dc in dc, repeat from * 14 times,  dc 2 in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 76: (ch 4, puff st) in first st, skip 2 dc, ch 1, *(puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1,) repeat 4 times, puff st in ch 1 space, skip  dc, ch 1, repeat from * 14 times, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) 3 times, (puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 2, (puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 1 space, (skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space) 3 times, *skip dc, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, (skip puff st, ch 1, puff st) 4 times, repeat from * 14 times, skip 2 dc, ch 1, (puff st, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 77: (ch 4, dc) in first st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st) twice, ch 1, *(puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) 4 times, (dc in puff st, skip ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, repeat from * 14 times, dc in puff st, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, (puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 2 space, (skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space) twice, ch 1, (dc in puff st, skip ch 1 space, ch 1) 4 times, *(puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) 4 times, (dc in puff st, skip ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, repeat from * 14 times, (dc, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 78: (ch 4, dc) in first st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 3 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, *(puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) twice, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, repeat from * 13 times, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 4 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, (puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 2, (puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 1 space, (skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space) twice, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 4 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, *(puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) twice, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, repeat from * 13 times, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 3 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, turn.

Row 79: (ch 4, dc) in first st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 5 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, *puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 4 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, repeat from * 13 times, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 6 times, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st) twice, ch 1, (puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1) twice, (puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st) in ch 2 space, (skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space) twice, ch 1, (dc in puff st, skip ch 1 space, ch 1) twice, (dc in dc, skip ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times, dc in puff st, ch 1, *puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 4 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, ch 1, repeat from * 13 times, puff st in ch 1 space, skip puff st, ch 1, puff st in ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in puff st, (skip ch 1 space, ch 1, dc in dc) 5 times, skip ch 1 space, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in third ch of previous row, cut yarn.





Work one row at the upper edge of shawl: bind on yarn in any side upper corner, ch 1, 2 sc in each row space on to the shawl upper center, cut yarn, repeat in the other corner.





Weave in loose ends, block the shawl if needed, make fringes as shown in photo. 





Sunday, March 4, 2018

Half Diamonds Scarf







Materials:
-Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256 m approx.
lipstick on your collar 84002,  2 balls.

-Size U.S. J.10 (6 mm) crochet hook.

-Tapestry needle

-8 wood beads: their colors matching the Bernat pop or any other colors you intend to use.

-2 ready made tassels: 3.5" / 9 cm. (you can make them from your own yarn.

Note: as a matter of fact, I used one Bernat Pop yarn but added what was left of the Rose Pop Scarf that I've made before.



Yardage:
350-360 yds/ 320-330 m approx.

level: easy

Scarf Measurements:
60" / 150 cm length (without the Tassels and beads).
17" / 43 cm width in the middle.

Crochet Terms
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
2dctog: 2 double crochet together




Note 1: If you have a limited amount of yarn (like I had), mark the middle  point of it, so that you can make a scarf out of your yarn whatever yardage you have.

Note 2: I prefer to make ch 2 at the beginning of each row as the first dc, i see it tighter and make the work look less saggy and without  holes along the scarf edges, so ch 2 or ch 3, it's up to you. In the instructions below, I've used ch 3.

Note 3: the ch 3 at the beginning of each row always counts as one dc.

Instructions:

First Half 

Row 1: leave a 6" yarn when making the knot, ch 4, dc in the fourth ch from hook, turn.

Row 2: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 3: ch 3, dc in dc, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 4: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc twice, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 5: ch 3, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 6: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 7: ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 8: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 9: ch 3, dc in dc twice, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 10: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in each dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 3 times, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 11: ch 3, dc in dc 4 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 12: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in each dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 13: ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 14: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 15: ch 3, dc in dc twice, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 16: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in each dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 3 times, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.





General Increasing Rows

Row 17: ch 3, *dc in dc 4 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, repeat from * twice, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 18: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * twiceskip one st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 19: ch 3, *dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * twice, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 20: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * twiceskip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 21: ch 3, dc in dc twice, *dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * twice, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.


Row 22: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * twiceskip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 3 times, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Repeat these six rows (17-22) 7 times, BUT by increasing the (repeat from *) once each time.


Row 1: ch 3, *dc in dc 4 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, repeat from * 9 times, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 2: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, dc in dc 3 times, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 9 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 3: ch 3, *dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 9 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip one st, ch 1, dc in dc 3 times, 2 dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 4 (middle row): ch 3, dc in each dc 3 times, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 9 timesskip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Second Half 

Row 5ch 3, dc in dc, * skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 9 timesskip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 6: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, *dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 9 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 7ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, * dc in dc 4 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, repeat from * 9 times,  skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 8: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, *dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 9 times, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

General Decreasing Rows

Row 9ch 3, dc in dc 3 times, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 8 times,  skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 10: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, *dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 8 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc  twicedc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 11ch 3, dc in dc, *skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 8 times,  skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 12: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, *dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 8 times, dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 13ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, *dc in dc 4 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space,repeat from * 8 times, dc in dc twice0, 2dctog, turn.

Row 14: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, *dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc 4 times, repeat from * 8 times, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Repeat these six rows (9-14) 8 times, BUT by decreasing the (repeat from *) once each time.

Last Rows:

Row 1: ch 3, dc in dc 3 times, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 2: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in dc twice, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.


Row 3: ch 3, dc in dc, skip one st, ch 1, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 4: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, ch 1, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 5: ch 3, dc in ch 1 space, dc in dc twice, 2dctog, turn.

Row 6: ch 2 and dc together, dc in dc twice, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 7: ch 3, dc in dc, 2dctog, turn.

Row 8: ch 2 and dc together, dc in the third ch 3 of previous row, turn.

Row 9: ch 2 and dc together, cut yarn, leaving 6" long tail.

Insert 4 beads through each tassel's upper double thread, join it with yarn on each end of scarf, weave in yarn ends.







Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rose Pop Scarf




Hi guys, hope you are all doing well. My new project is a very, very simple one, still elegant and lovely colored, due to the three pink shades in it. Have fun knitting it in one day.

Materials:


Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256 m approx.
lipstick on your collar 84002,  2 balls.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle
stitch marker

Yardage:
530-540 yds/ 485-495 m approx.

level: easy


knitting Terms
k = knit
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together.
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loop.



Measurements:
75" (190 cm) tip to tip long x 10" (25 cm) wide, approx.

Gauge:
15 sts x 27 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
in Garter Pattern


Note:
The first color yarn length in the Bernat Pop ball you start with, should be 3/4 of the rest of the colors, to have a square block color at the beginning of the scarf. If you have more, you can cut the yarn. 




Instructions
Cast on 3 sts
Row 1: k.
Row 2: k 1, yo, k 1(mark this center stitch), yo, k1.
Row 3: k.
Row 4: k  to center stitch, yo, k center st, yo, k to end.
Row 5: k.
Repeat the rows 4 and 5 until the number of stitches becomes 53.

Row 1: k 1, k2togtbl , k 23 sts, yo, k 1, yo, k 23 sts, k2tog, k 1.
Row 2: k.
Repeat these 2 rows, til you have 10 color blocks, bind off all stitches, weave in loose yarn ends.





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wedges Round Cape




Hello, hope you all have nice and warm indoor days. I've been living in Amman, Jordan, for more than a decade, and here, there aren't many choices of yarn. So when I found DMC yarn in my neighbourhood's main commercial street, I bought it at once.
I love the violet and light yellow combination, and since I wanted to make a project using a pattern that includes short rows method, here is what I've made, hope you like it. 

Materials


DMC, Knitty Extra Value 10; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 90 yds/ 82 m approx.
100% acrylic.
Violet, 884 (A).
Light Yellow, 993 (B).


Size
Color (A)
Color (B)
Yardage
36-38
3 Skeins
Skein
330-335 yds / 300-305 m approx.
40-42
Skeins
Skein
350-355 yds / 315-320 m approx.
44-46
Skeins
Skeins
370-375 yds / 335-340 m approx.

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle.
18" /46 cm open- ended zipper, T5 6mm, (I bought two zippers plastic moulded, matching the yarns' colors, and used one piece of each).




level: easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over




Notes: 
  • The instructions contain numbers for different sizes; the (40-42) and (44- 46) sizes numbers are written between brackets.
  • You can make a mono color cape, just check the yardage in materials schedule to know the yarn quantity needed.

Measurements:


  • 18" /46 cm height,
  • 22.5" /57 cm (24"/61 cm, 25.5"/65 cm) around the neck.
  • 56.5"/143.5 cm, (60"/150 cm, 63.5"/156.5 cm) bottom circumference.

Gauge:
11 sts x 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Single Rib Pattern.

Instructions:




With (A) yarn, cast on 46 sts (use a cast on method to get stretchy stitches). knit four rows.

Wedges Pattern:

Row 1: k 10, (p 1, k 1) to end.
Row 2: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 17 times, k 1, turn. 
Row 3: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 4: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 12 times, turn.
Row 5: yo, sl the first st knitwise, (p 1, k 1) to last st.
Row 6: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 6 times, k 1, turn.
Row 7: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 8: k 14, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, knit the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10.
Rows 9-11: k all sts.





Repeat the wedges pattern 12 (13, 13) times, then repeat rows (1-8) once, bind on (B) yarn, and complete the pattern as follow:
Row 9: knit all in color (B).
Row 10: knit all in color (A), cut yarn (A).
Row 11: knit all in color (B).

Repeat the wedges pattern 4 (4, 5) times in color (B), knit one more row, bind off all stitches.

Sew zipper pieces on each side, you can use this method by Yarnspirations that I've found so helpful.