Wednesday, November 30, 2005

BOWS AND ARROWS STOLE

Bows and Arrows front Bows and Arrows Stole back
Copyright © 07/14/05 Dot Matthews

SKILL: Easy
Measurements: 72" by 19"
Size: Adult, one size fits most
Gauge: measured from widest part of shell across to the final dc in the bow st = 4"; 7 rows of shells = 5"

Hook size: K

Yarn: Bernat Baby Coordinates, sports weight; color Iced Mint, 2 6oz skeins, pattern used 785 yards. Yarn content is 75.2% acrylic, 22.2% acetate, 2.6% nylon

Supplies used: scissors, blunt needle, tape measure

Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch; shell;

SHELL= (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same stitch or space

Abbreviations: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; tog = together; ea = each; st(s) = stitch(es); sk = skip; sp = space

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
At end of each row, turn without making any chains. Now, instead of the traditional ch 3 for the first stitch, do a single crochet in first stitch, ch 1. The single crochet and ch 1 count as the first stitch of the round. This makes a very neat straight edge without the gaps that you normally see in a dc project.

INSTRUCTIONS

ROW 1: ch 202, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea remaining st across. Turn

ROW 2: sc in first st, ch 1, dc in next sc, *sk next 2 scs, shell in next sc, sk next 2 scs, dc in next sc, ch 5, sk next 5 scs, dc in next st. Repeat from * across. End with sk next 2 scs, shell in next sc, sk next 2 scs, dc in last 2 scs. Turn (17 shells and 16 ch-5 sps)

TIP: Shell = (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same st.

ROW 3: sc in first dc, ch 1, *dc in next dc, shell in next shell, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, Repeat from * across, end with dc in next dc, shell in next shell, sk next 3 dc, dc in last dc, dc in ch1. Turn (17 shells and 16 ch-5 sps)

TIP: Shell in next shell = place stitches in the ch-2 space of the shell

ROW 4: sc in first dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, *shell in next shell, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc around ch-5's of last 2 rows, ch 2, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. End with shell in next shell, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, dc in ch 1. Turn (17 shells and 16 bows)

TIP: I call the stitches made by sc around the chains of the previous 2 rows a bow

ROW 5: repeat row 3

ROW 6: repeat row 3

ROW 7: repeat row 4

ROWS 8 thru 25: repeat rows 5, 6, and 7

TIP: To make a wider stole, continue repeats of row 5, 6, and 7 until stole is as wide as you want.

EDGING

Work in ends of rows and around the posts of the stitches

ROW 1:
first short edge: ch 1, 2 sc in ea st across to next corner.

first long edge: 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in ea st across to next corner, 3 sc in last st.

second short edge: 2 sc in ea st across to next corner. ch 1

POINTED EDGE: *sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp of shell, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * across long edge, 2 sc in last st.

ROW 2:
short edge: 1 sc in ea sc across, 3 sc in corner st.

long edge: 1 sc in ea st across, 3 sc in corner st

short edge: 1 sc in ea st across

Pointed edge: 1 sc in ea st and ea ch-2 sp across.

Fasten off, weave in ends