Wednesday, November 30, 2005

ELEGANT LACE STOLE

copyright © 11/28/05 Dot Matthews

Elegant Lace Stole Elegant Lace Stole

Elegant Lace Stole Elegant Lace Stole

SIZE: One size fits most SKILL: Easy

MEASUREMENTS: 15 to16 1/2 " x 60"

STITCHES: single crochet (sc); chain (ch); double crochet (dc)

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS: skip (sk); space (sp); stitch (st)

YOU WILL NEED: J/10-6.00mm hook; K/10 ½-6.50 hook (optional for foundation chain)approximately 15oz /720yds medium weight yarn. Scissors, blunt needle and stitch markers

This project was made using Bernat Satin. A good substitute would be Caron Simply Soft.


Pattern is a multiple of 8 + 2


With K hook, chain 194. Switch to J hook

ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (193 sc) turn

ROW 2: ch 1, sc in next 3 sc,

*ch 5, sk next 3 sc,

sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * across. End with ch 5, sk next 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc. (24 ch-5 sps, 21 scs) turn

ROW 3: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, sk next sc,

*ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp,

ch 3, sk 1 sc,

sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc. Repeat from * across. End with ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc. (48 ch-3 sps, 97 scs) turn

ROW 4: ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc,

*ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next sc, sk next sc. Repeat from * across. End with ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last sc. (48 ch-3 sps, 97 scs) turn

ROW 5: ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 2chs) sc in ch-3 sp,

sc in next 3 scs,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

*ch 5, sk next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next 3 scs,

sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * across. End with ch 2, dc in last sc. (23 ch-5 sps; 120 scs) turn.

ROW 6: ch 1, sc in first dc,

ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next 3 scs, sk next sc,

*ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc. Repeat from * across. End with ch 3, sc in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 5 of the previoius row. (48 ch-3 sps, 97 scs) turn.

ROW 7: ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next ch-3 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc,

ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

ch 3, sk next sc,

sc in next sc, sk next sc. Repeat from * across. End with ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in last sc. (48 ch-3 sps, 97 scs) turn.

ROW 8: ch 1, sc in next 2 sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

*ch 5, sk next sc,

sc in next ch-3 sp,

sc in next 3 scs,

sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * across. End with ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last 2 sc. (24 ch-5 sps, 121 scs) turn.

ROW 9 THRU 50: repeat rows 3 thru 8

NOTE: I stopped at row 50 but you can make your stole as wide as you want stopping sooner or continuing for more rows. Just make sure to end with a row 8.

ROW 51: ch 1, sc in next 3 sc,

*5 sc over next ch-5 sp,

sc in next 5 scs. Repeat from * across. End with sc over next ch-5 sp, sc in last 3 sc. DO NOT TURN.


EDGING


sc evenly around all 4 sides, placing stitches in end of rows, and having 3 sc in ea corner.

GRACIE'S HOODED SCARF

copyright © 11/17/05 Dot Matthews
Gracie's Scarf Gracie's Scarf
Gracies Scarf
SIZE: will fit most adults
Child size instructions are listed at end of pattern
SKILL: intermediate
YOU WILL NEED: Hook size: K/10 1/2–6.50MM
Approx. 10oz/556yds Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (worsted/medium/4)
this project made with Red Heart Super Saver Multicolor in 0317 Reef Stripe

STITCH LIST:
single crochet (sc); double crochet (dc); chain (ch); foundation single crochet (foundation sc); loop stitch. Instructions for doing the foundation sc and the loop stitch are at the end of the pattern.

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS: each (ea); skip (sk); yarn over (yo); stitch (st)
GAUGE: 3 patterns (sc, dc, sk 1) = 2", 5 rows = 2"

INSTRUCTIONS

185 foundation sc, ch 1, turn.

Note: you can substitute ch 186, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn, for the foundations sc's.

ROW 1: (sc, dc) in first st,
*sk next st,
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * to last 2 sts,
sk next st, sc in last st. ch 1, turn. (185 sts)

ROW 2 thru 17: Repeat row 1 – you will be skipping the dc's and placing stitches in the sc's.

At end of row 17, count 74 stitches from one end of scarf, place a marker in the 74th stitch. Do the same on the other end. The marked stitches and the stitches in between is where the looped stitches will go.

ROW 18: Repeat row 1 to the first marker.
insert hook in next st (with the marker),
with index finger of hand holding yarn, pull up a long loop about 1".


Keep your finger in the loop and place the hook behind the yarn and grab both strands of loop and pull thru st (you will have 3 loops on hook and your finger stuck in the loop), now slip your finger out of the loop and hold it (the loop, not your finger) down out of your way, yo pull yarn thru the 3 loops on hook. (loop st made) – move marker up to the loop st. Make a loop stitch in each stitch from marker to marker. move marker up to the last loop st made.

*sk next dc, (sc dc) in next st. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st.

ROW 19: Repeat row 2 to first marker
sc in st with marker – move marker up, sc in ea st to next marker, sc in st with marker – move marker up,
*sk next dc, (sc dc) in next st. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, sc in last st.

ROW 20: Repeat row 18 (loop st row)

ROW 21: Repeat row 19

ROW 22: Repeat row 18

ROW 23: Repeat row 19

ROW 24: Repeat row 18

ROW 25: Repeat row 19

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Fold scarf in half with narrow ends together and right sides facing (loops are the right side of scarf). Starting at the fold, whip stitch a seam on the back of the scarf (side opposite of loops) about 10" or whatever is comfortable for you.


GRACIE'S SCARF - CHILD VERSION:
Gracie's Scarf
With J Hook, make 121 foundation sc.

or ch 122, sc in 2nd st from hook and in ea st across to end. (121 sts)

Follow pattern for adult scarf for 18 rows.

Fasten off

Place markers in the 40th st from ea end of scarf and make loop stitches in the spaces between the markers moving markers up as you go.

Follow pattern for adult scarf until you have 25 rows or scarf is as wide as you want.

fasten off and weave in ends.

FOUNDATION SC = ch 2, insert hook in first ch made, yo and pull yarn thru stitch (2 loops on hook)
yo and pull yarn thru ONE loop on hook (you just made a chain and there are still 2 loops left on hook, place a marker in that chain you just made so you will be able to see where to make the next foundation sc)
yo and pull yarn thru both remaining loops on hook (you just made a sc and have now completed your first foundation sc)
to make the next (and subsequent) foundation sc
insert hook in chain (stitch you placed the marker)
yo, pull yarn thru stitch, (2 loops on hook)
yo and pull yarn thru ONE loop on hook (chain made – place marker in chain)
yo, pull yarn thru 2 remaining loops on hook (sc made)

LOOP STITCH = insert hook in next stitch. With index finger of hand holding yarn, pull up a long loop (about 1"), keep your finger in the loop, put hook behind the loop and grab both strands of loop with hook and pull thru stitch (3 loops on hook) slip finger out of loop and hold the loop down against the scarf, yo and pull yarn thru the 3 loops on hook. (loop stitch made)

Links that might be helpful:

FOUNDATION SC

LOOP STITCH

I used the 2nd version of the loop stitch for this project.

MY CARDIGAN

copyright © Dot Matthews 10/27/05
My Cardigan
SIZE: Large to 2X SKILL: intermediate
YOU WILL NEED:
HOOKS: J/10-6.00mm; I/9-5.50mm; H/8-5.00mm
YARN: 4 8oz skeins Red Heart Super Saver – 4 ply worsted weight yarn; color
0380 Windsor Blue; 100% acrylic – project used approx 1469yds (3 1/2 skeins);
Blunt yarn needle, scissors and stitch markers
GAUGE: with J hook, 5 hdc and 4 rows = 2"
STITCHES USED: chain (ch); single crochet (sc); half double crochet (hdc);
double crochet (dc)


shell = (sc, ch3, 4 dc) all in the same stitch


double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) = (yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo and pull thru 2 loops) twice, yo and pull thru 3 loops

half double crochet 2 together (hdc2tog) = *yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a
loop, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 4 loops


foundation single crochet (see pictures at end of pattern) = ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook; yo and pull yarn thru stitch (2 loops on hook); yo and pull yarn thru 1 loop on hook – chain made – (2 loops on hook); yo and pull thru remaining 2 loops on hook – sc completed; Second and subsequent foundation single crochets - insert hook in chain; yo and pull thru chain (2 loops on hook); yo and pull thru 1 loop on hook -- chain made – (2 loops on hook); yo and pull thru 2 loops on hook – single crochet made.

Other abbreviations: ea = each; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

YOKE
With J hook, 48 foundation sc. ch 1, turn


ROW 1: sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made, place marker in center st)
sc in next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn (56 sc)

ROW 2: sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 18, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts. ch 2, turn (64 sc)


ROW 3: hdc in next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 10 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 10 sts, ch 2 turn. (72 hdc)


ROW 4: hdc in next 11 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 12 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 12 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 11 sts, ch 2 turn. (80 hdc)

ROW 5: hdc in next 12 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 14, sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24, sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 14, sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 12, sts, ch 2 turn. (88 hdc)


ROW 6: hdc in next 13 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 26 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 13 sts, ch 2 turn. (96 hdc)

ROW 7: hdc in next 14 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 14 sts, ch 2 turn. (104 hdc)


ROW 8: hdc in next 15 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 30 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 15 sts, ch 2 turn. (112 hdc)


ROW 9: hdc in next 16 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 32 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 16 sts, ch 2 turn. (120 hdc)

ROW 10: hdc in next 17 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 17 sts, ch 2 turn. (128 hdcs)


ROW 11: hdc in next 18 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 26 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 36 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 26 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 18 sts, ch 2 turn. (136 hdc)

ROW 12: hdc in next 19 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 38 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 28 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 19 sts, ch 2 turn. (144 hdc)


ROW 13: hdc in next 20 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 30 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 40 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 30 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 20 sts, ch 2 turn. (152 hdc)

ROW 14: hdc in next 21 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 32 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 42 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 32 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 21 sts, ch 2 turn. (160 hdc)


ROW 15: hdc in next 22 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 44 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 34 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 22 sts, ch 2 turn. (168 hdc)

ROW 16: hdc in next 23 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 36 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 46 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 36 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 23 sts, ch 2 turn. (176 hdc)


ROW 17: hdc in next 24 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 38 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 48 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 38 sts, 3 hdc in next st,
hdc in next 24 sts, ch 2 turn. (184 hdcs) Remove markers

SLEEVE SHAPING

ROW 18: hdc in next 26 sts,
ch 9, sk next 40 sts, hdc in next 52 sts,
ch 9, sk next 40 sts,
hdc in next 26 sts, ch 2, turn. (104 hdc)


ROW 19: hdc in ea hdc and ea ch around. ch 2, turn. (122 hdc)

BODY

ROW 20: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * across. ch 1, turn. (162 hdc)

shell = (sc, ch 3, 4 dc) in same st

ROW 21: shell in next st, *sk 3 sts, shell in next st. Repeat from * across, ending
with sc in last st. ch 2, turn. (40 shells)

ROW 22: dc in next sc,
*sk next dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc
sk next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * across. ch 1, turn (40 ch-3
sps)


ROW 23: shell in first st,
*sk ch-3 and 1 st, shell in next sc. Repeat from * across, end with sk ch-3 and
next st, sc in last st. ch 2, turn. (40 shells)

ROW 24 thru 42: Repeat rows 22 and 23

EDGING

ROW 43: Repeat row 23, ending with 2 shells in last sc. turn work so you can continue up the side edge.
shell evenly up side,
shell evenly around neck,
shell evenly down the other side, end with shell in last st. Join in first sc.


Fasten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVES

Attach yarn in center chain at under arm.

ROUND 1: ch 2, hdc in same st where yarn was attached,
hdc in next 4 chs,
hdc in next 2 sps (they're not really stitches)
hdc in next 40 hdc,
hdc in next 2 sps
hdc in next 4 chs. join in first hdc. (53 hdc)


ROUND 2: ch 1, hdc in next st. (do not hdc in same st as join)
hdc in ea st around, end with hdc in joining st of previous round. Join in first hdc. (53 hdc) Doing the round this way will eliminate that awful seam that usually winds it's way up your garment.

ROUND 3 thru 5: repeat round 2

ROUND 6: ch 1 hdc in next 5 sts,
hdc2tog over next 2 sts
*hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. End with hdc in last 3 sts, hdc in joining of previous round. Join in first hdc. (46 hdc)

ROUND 7 thru 15: Repeat round 2 (46 hdc)

SWITCH TO I hook

ROUND 16 thru 20: Repeat round 2 using I hook

SWITCH TO H hook

ROUND 21 thru 31: Repeat round 2 using H hook

ROUND 32: ch 1, *shell in next st, sk next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in
first sc.

FASTEN OFF – WEAVE IN ENDS.

Make 2nd sleeve same as first.




FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET
This is how I did this stitch. It is not copyrighted to me. I do not own it. I just used it and made pictures of it as I went, to help clarify how it's done. Click the picture to be taken to a larger view.

First foundation single crochet stitch
picture 1 Ch 2 {picture 1}
picture 2 insert hook in 2nd ch from hook {picture 2}
picture 3 yo and pull yarn thru stitch (2 loops on hook) {picture 3}
picture 4 yo and pull yarn thru 1 loop on hook – chain made – (2 loops on hook) {picture 4}

picture 5 yo and pull thru remaining 2 loops on hook – sc completed – {picture 5}

Second and subsequent foundation single crochets

picture 6 insert hook in chain {picture 6}
picture 7 yo and pull thru chain (2 loops on hook) {picture 7}
picture 7 yo and pull thru 1 loop on hook -- chain made – (2 loops on hook) {picture 8}

picture 9 yo and pull thru 2 loops on hook – single crochet made {picture 9}

ON SAFARI HAT

copyright © Dot matthews 10/21/05
On Safari Camo On Safari

J/10-6.00mm
SIZE: 21" - 23"
GAUGE: 3 rows, 6 sts = 2"
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Camo, 100% acrylic, 2.5oz/142yds
blunt needle

Stitches Used
chain (ch); double crochet (dc); crossed bar stitch (cbs); cluster; reverse half
double crochet (reverse hdc);

CROSSED BAR STITCH (cbs): yo, pull up a loop in designated stitch
sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in the stitch after the skipped stitch,
yo, draw thru all 5 loops on hook, *ch 1, yo, pull up a loop in st where previous
cbs ended, sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in the stitch after the skipped stitch, yo,
draw thru all 5 loops on hook*


Work the second and subsequent rounds in the spaces made by the ch-1 of the
previous round.

CLUSTER: (yo, insert hook in same ch-1 sp, yo, pull up a loop) 2 times,
yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook.



REVERSE HDC (worked from left to right): yo, insert hook in st to the right, yo,
pull up a loop, yo, pull thru all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes: beginning chain counts as a stitch, but do not join in it.


ROUND 1: ch 3, 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc. Place a marker where round is
joined. (11 dc, 1 ch-2)

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. 1
dc in joining st of round 1. Remove marker. Join in first dc. (23 dc, 1 ch-2)


ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in
next st. Repeat from * around. End with 2 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (35 dc, 1 ch-2)



ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc
in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. End with 1 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (47 dc, 1 ch-2)

ROUND 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc
in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. End with 1 dc in next 2 sts. Join in first dc.
(59 dc, 1 ch-2)


ROUND 6: ch 2, yo, pull up a loop in same st as join, sk next st, yo, pull up a loop
in next st, yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook.
*ch 1, yo, pull up a loop in same st as last st, sk next st, yo, pull up a loop in next
st, yo, pull thru all 5 loops (cbs made). Repeat from * around. End last cbs in
same sp as first st of round, ch 1. Join in top of first cbs. (30 cbs)



ROUND 7: sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
*cbs in same ch-1 sp and next ch-1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. End last cbs
in same sp as first cbs started. (30 cbs)

Tip: when you get to the space with
the beginning ch of the previous round, insert hook between ch and cbs, then
complete the stitch. That will pull the ch-2 up and hide it.

ROUND 8: repeat round 7


ROUND 9: repeat round 7

ROUND 10: repeat round 7


ROUND 11: sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
*(cbs in same ch-1 sp and next ch-1 sp) 2 times,
(yo, insert hook in same ch-1 sp, yo, pull up a loop) 2 times,
yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook – cluster made.
ch 1, Repeat from * around. Join in first cbs. (30 cbs and 15 clusters)

ROUND 12: sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 2,
*(cbs in same ch-1 sp and next ch-1 sp) 3 times,
cluster in same ch-1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join in first cbs. (45 cbs and 15 clusters)



ROUND 13: Repeat round 7. (60 cbs)

ROUND 14: ch 2, reverse hdc in ea ch-1 sp around. Join in first st.

Reverse hdc = yo, insert hook in st to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo,
pull thru all 3 loops on hook.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

BABY KNEE HIGH BOOTIES

Copyright © Dot Matthews 09/30/05
Baby Knee High Booties Baby Knee High Booties
Baby Knee High Booties

SIZE: 3 to 6 months
SKILL: easy
HOOK: J
YARN: Caron Simply Soft, Coconut 9601, 2 oz/110 yds
SUPPLIES: scissors, blunt yarn needle, tape measure,
MEASUREMENTS: 7 1/2" toe to cuff; 3 1/2" across (layed flat)
GAUGE: 12 sts = 2"; 5 rows = 2"
STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st = stitch; sk = skip; ea = each
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: (sc, dc) = make 1 single crochet and 1 double crochet both in the stitch indicated.

INSTRUCTIONS (make 2)

ROUND 1: ch 3, 18 dc in first ch. Join in first dc. (18 dc)

ROUND 2: ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join.
*sk next st,
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 sts)

ROUND 3: ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join,
*sk next dc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (18 sts)

ROUND 4 thru round 20: Repeat round 3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

CUDDLE ME HOODED BABY SWEATER

copyright © 09/28/05 Dot Matthews
Cuddle Me Hooded Baby Sweater Cuddle Me Hooded Baby Sweater
Cuddle Me stitch closeup

SIZE: 12 months
SKILL: intermediate
HOOK: J (K optional for foundation chain)
YARN: Caron Simply Soft, Coconut 9601, 9 oz/251 g/500 yds,
SUPPLIES: scissors, blunt yarn needle, tape measure, stitch markers
MEASUREMENTS: Chest=20"; Shoulder to hem = 11 1/2"; Sleeves length underarm to cuff = 7 1/2"; Hood from neck to top = 8"
GAUGE: 7 sc = 2"; 7 rows = 2"
STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st = stitch; sk = skip; ea = each

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: (sc, dc) = make 1 single crochet and 1 double crochet both in the stitch indicated.

INSTRUCTIONS

With J hook , ch 35

TIP: Place marker in center st of ea corner (3 sc in one stitch makes a corner). Always sc to the marker, then do 3 scs in the stitch with the marker. Move marker up ea row.

ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook,
sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st (corner made)
sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made)
sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made)
sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, (corner made)
sc in next 5 sts. Ch 1, turn (42 scs)

ROW 2: sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 12, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 6 sts. ch 1, turn (50 scs)

ROW 3: sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 7 sts, ch 1 turn. (58 scs)

ROW 4: sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 8 sts, ch 1 turn. (66 scs)

ROW 5: sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 13, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 18, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 13, sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 9, sts, ch 1 turn. (74 scs)

ROW 6: sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 20 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 15 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 10 sts, ch 1 turn. (82 scs)

ROW 7: sc in next 11 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 17 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 22 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 17 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 11 sts, ch 1 turn. (90 scs)

ROW 8: sc in next 12 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 24 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 12 sts, ch 1 turn. (98 scs)

ROW 9: sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 26 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 21 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 13 sts, ch 1 turn. (106 scs)

ROW 10: sc in next 14 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 28 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st,
sc in next 14 sts, ch 1 turn. Remove markers. (114 scs)

ROW 11: sc in next 16 sts,
ch 5, sk next 25 sts, sc in next 32 sts,
ch 5, sk next 25 sts,
sc in next 16 sts, ch 1, turn. (64 sc)

ROW 12: sc in ea sc and ea ch around. ch 1, turn. (74 sc)

ROW 13: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * across to last 4 sc, sc in last 4 sc. ch 1, turn. (97 sc)

ROW 14: (sc, dc) in first sc,
*sk next sc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across, end with sk next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn. (97 sts)

ROW 15: (sc, dc) in first sc,
*sk next dc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across, end with sk next dc, sc in last sc. (97 sts)

TIP: For longer sweater, repeat row 15 until sweater is as long as you want, for shorter sweater, do fewer repeats.

ROW 16 thru 30: Repeat row 15.

TIES AND EDGING

TIP: sc around the posts of the stitches when working in the ends of rows.

RIGHT FRONT:
2 sc in same st as last sc, work sc's evenly spaced up side to yoke. sc in first row of yoke,
ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in ea ch back down to yoke.
sc in end of rows to 2nd row from end
ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in ea ch back down to yoke.
3 sc in last row of yoke. (place marker in center st of 3 sc)

NECK EDGE:

1 sc in ea ch across neck edge to last ch,
3 sc in last ch (place marker in center st of 3 sc). Turn work so you can sc across the left front side

LEFT FRONT:
ch 30 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in ea ch back down to yoke,
work sc's evenly spaced down left side, make 2nd tie to correspond with the right side.
sc evenly spaced down to last st. Turn work so you can sc across bottom edge.

BOTTOM EDGE:
3 sc in next sc,
sc in ea st across. Join in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

SLEEVES (make 2)
sleeves are worked in rounds

First Sleeve
attach yarn in center ch at under arm.

ROUND 1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 chs, sc in next 25 sc, sc in last 2 chs. Join in first sc. (30 sc) DO NOT TURN AT END OF ROUNDS

ROUND 2: ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join,
* sk next sc,
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (30 sts)

ROUND 3: ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as join,
*sk next dc,
(sc, dc) in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (30 sts)

ROUND 4 thru 15: Repeat round 3.

ROUND 16: ch 1, sc in same st as join,
*sk next dc, sc in next s, Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (15 sc)

ROUND 17: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (15 sc)

ROUND 18 thru 20: repeat round 17

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make 2nd sleeve same as first.

HOOD

Attach yarn in corner st of right front neck edge.

ROW 1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ea st across. ch 1, turn. (36 sc)

ROW 2: (sc, dc) in first st,
*sk next st
(sc, dc) in next st. Repeat from * across to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. ch 1, turn. (35 sts)

ROW 3 thru 22: repeat row 2.

Fasten off at end of row 22, leaving a very long tail for sewing seam of hood.

Fold hood with right sides together, whip stitch seam across top. Weave in all ends.

BABY BOWS AND ARROWS

copyright © 9/16/05 Dot Matthews
Baby Bows and Arrows
This pattern is untested

Skill: Intermediate

Size: 3 to 6 months.
(For larger sizes repeat rounds 7, 8, and 9)

Hook size: F/5-3.75mm Boye
Yarn: 236 yds Bernat Baby Coordinates - white (poncho pictured took about 1/2 of a 6 oz skein) - 75.2% acrylic; 22.2% acetate; 2.6% nylon

Supplies used: scissors, blunt needle, tape measure, stitch marker, 1 to 2 yds ribbon
Gauge: 9 sc = 2"
Measurements: wrist to wrist = app 19"; neck to hem measurement = 7" at point,
Stitches used: chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch;
Abbreviations: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sl st = slip stitch; tog = together; ea = each; st(s) = stitch(es); sk = skip; beg = beginning; sp = space

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

FOUNDATION: ch 80, join with sl st to first sc, be careful not to twist ch.

ROUND 1: ch 4, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (40 dc, 40 ch-1 sps)

ROUND 2: sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 6 (counts as first dc and chain 3), dc in same st, ch 3,
sk next sp,
*(dc, ch 3, dc) in next sp,
ch 3, sk next sp. Repeat from * around. Join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (40 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 3: sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp,
* (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp,
3 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg ch.
(20 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 4: sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-3 sp.
*sk next dc,
dc in next dc,
ch 5, sk next 3 dc,
dc in next dc,
sk next dc,
(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp.
Repeat from * around, ending with sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 3 dc, dc in next dc, sk next dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (20 ch-3 sps, 20 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 5: sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp,
sk next 2 dc,
dc in next dc,
ch 5, dc in next dc,
sk next 2 dc,
*(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp,
sk next 2 dc,
dc in next dc,
ch 5, dc in next dc,
sk next 2 dc, Repeat from * around, Join in top of beg ch. (20 ch-3 sps, 20 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 6: sl st in next st, sl st in next sp, ch 3,
(dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp,
* sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc,
ch 3, sc around chs of last 2 rounds
ch 3, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc
(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp.
Repeat from * around.
End with ch 3, sc around chs of last 2 rounds, ch 3, dc in next dc. Join in top of beg ch. (60 ch-3 sps and 20 scs)

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ch 3



ROUND 7: sl st in next st, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-3 sp.
*sk next 2 dc,
dc in next dc,
ch 5, dc in next dc,
sk next 2 dc,
(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around, ending with sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch. (20 ch-3 sps, 20 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 8: Repeat round 7.

ROUND 9: Repeat round 6 (3 to 6 months size, stop here, skip to finishing round)

Piece measures 6" from neck to point on hem at end of round 9

TIP: for larger sizes, repeat round 7, 8, and 9 until poncho is as long as you want. End with round 9, then do finishing round and neck edge.

FINISHING ROUND: ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st,
(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch-3 sp,
hdc in next 3 sts,
3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp,
*hdc in next 3 sts
(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch-3 sp
hdc in next 3 sts
3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp.
Repeat from * around. end with 1 hdc in last st, Join in first hdc (ignore the beg
ch 2)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

NECK EDGE

ROUND 1: with right side of poncho facing you, join yarn in any ch-1 sp on neck edge.
ch 1, 2 sc in same place as join,
*2 sc in next,
Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (80 sc)

ROUND 2: ch 1, sc in same st as join,
*ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * around, end with ch 3, sk next 2 sts, join in first sc.

ROUND 3: sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, *3 sc in next sp. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Weave ribbon through round 1 of poncho. Tie in a bow.

LIL' DARLIN' BABY HAT with ear flaps

copyright © Dot Matthews 09/06/05
Lil' Darlin' Hat

11/26/05 I'd like to thank Lonna for testing this pattern for me. She said "I just finished the Lil' Darlin Baby Hat with earflaps and the pattern seems fine to me."

SIZE: 17" circumference, use J/10 6mm hook (pictured)
14" circumference, use G/6 4mm hook
16" circumference, use H/8 5mm hook

YARN: Bernat Softee Baby, 100% "Gentle Soft" Acrylic; 1/2 oz, 50 yds
HOOK: J for 17" (pictured)
for smaller hat use G for 14"; H for 16" or
GAUGE: 7 dc = 2" with J hook;
4 rows with J hook = 5 1/2";with G hook = 4 1/2"; with H hook = 5";
SKILL: easy
SUPPLIES: blunt needle, scissors, stitch markers (optional), tape measure

STITCHES: chain, single crochet, slip stitch; double crochet; half double crochet; shell

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; hdc = half double crochet; sc2tog = single crochet 2 together; st = stitch; sts = stitches; ea = each; sk = skip;


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
SHELL
= 5 double crochets all in the same stitch or space

sc2tog = insert hook in next st, pull yarn thru, insert hook in next st, pull yarn thru, yo pull yarn thru all 3 loops.


INSTRUCTIONS

ROUND 1: ch 3, 11 dc in first ch. Join in first dc, place a marker in the join for this round only. (12 dc)

TIP: Count your stitches before you join the round. Count beginning chain as a dc, but do not join rounds in the beginning chain. Joining in the first real dc instead of the starting chain gives a seamless appearance to the hat.

ROUND 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. End with 1 dc in the join of the previous round (remove marker). Join in the first dc. (24 dc)

ROUND 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. *repeat from * around. (36 dc)

ROUND 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around, end with 1 dc in last st. Join in first dc. (48 dc)

TIP: with G hook piece should measure 4 1/2"; with H hook piece should measure 5"; with J hook, piece should measure 5 1/2".

ROUND 5: ch 2, 4 dc in same st as join,
*sk next 2 sts,
sc in next st,
sk next 2 sts,
5 dc in next st. Repeat from * around.
End with sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, sk next 2 sts. Join in first dc. (8 shells)

ROUND 6: sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st,
*sk 2 dc,
5 dc in next sc,
sk 2 dc,
sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (8 shells)

ROUND 7: Repeat round 5

ROUND 8: Repeat round 6

ROUND 9: Repeat round 5

ROUND 10: Repeat round 6

ROUND 11: Repeat round 5.

FIRST EAR FLAP

ROW 1: sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st,
sc in next st,
hdc in next 3 sts,
sc in next 2 sts. ch 1, turn (7 scs)

ROW 2: sc in next 7 sts. ch 1, turn (7 sc)

ROW 3: Repeat row 2. ch 1, turn (7 sc)

ROW 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog. ch 1, turn (5 sc)

TIP: sc2tog = insert hook in next st, pull yarn thru, insert hook in next st, pull yarn thru, yo pull yarn thru all 3 loops. Sc2tog is a decrease.

ROW 5: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog. ch 1, turn (3 sc)

ROW 6: sc2tog, sc in next st. ch 1, turn (2 sc)

ROW 7: sc2tog. (1 sc)

FIRST TIE

ch 25 (for tie) sl st in 2nd ch from hook,
sl st in next 23 chs, turn, sl st in sc.

fasten off and weave in ends.

2nd EAR FLAP

ROW 1: sk next 17 sts on hat, attach yarn in next st,
ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st,
hdc in next 3 sts,
sc in next 2 sts, ch 1 turn.

ROWS 2 thru 7: same as first ear flap

2nd tie, same as first tie.

SCRAP HAPPY SCARF

copyright © 08/19/05 Dot Matthews
Scrap Happy Scarf russian join method Scrap Happy Scarf magic ball method

SKILL: EASY
STITCHES USED: single crochet, chain,
ABBREVIATIONS: sc - single crochet; ch - chain; ea - each;
HOOK(S): P hook for scarf; (Q optional for beginning chain)
GAUGE: not important to project
YARN: scraps + About 3 ozs (170 yds) of a solid color


SIZE: 1 size fits most adults. Scarf measures about 60" long and about 4 1/2" wide. For longer or shorter scarf, adjust beginning chain. For wider scarf, do more rows.


PATTERN NOTES: Entire scarf worked holding 2 strands together, and worked in back loops only of stitches. I used a solid color as 1 strand and then I prepare a ball of scraps using either the Magic Ball method or the Russian Join Method.

MAGIC BALL - tie various lengths of yarn together, leaving a tail of about 1 inch. Roll the yarn into a ball. Center pull skein is not recommended for the magic ball. The tails will add interest to your finished project, unless you're like me, then it will add annoyance to your finished project, but either way, there is no need to weave in ends. Here's a link to the Magic Ball Method

RUSSIAN JOIN - weave one end of the yarn back into itself, leaving a loop on the end, thread the next piece of yarn through the loop and weave that end back through itself. Pull the ends to tighten the loops and trim off excess. Confused yet? Here's a couple of links with pictures to help you see what I'm talking about. Russian Join and Russian Join. This is by far my favorite way to join yarns.

INSTRUCTIONS

Using Q hook, ch 121. Switch to P hook

ROW 1: sc in top loop of 2nd ch from hook, sc in top loop of ea ch across. ch 1, turn.

ROW 2: sc in back loop of ea st across. Ch 1, turn.

ROW 3 THRU 12: Repeat row 2. (repeat row 2 until desired width)

Fasten off and trim or weave in ends. Add fringe if desired. If trimming, be sure to leave at least 1" ends and tie your knots securely.

DIAMOND TRELLIS PONCHO

copyright © 08/13/05 Dot Matthews
Diamond Trellis Poncho Diamond Trellis Poncho
Diamond Trellis Poncho Diamond Trellis Poncho

SKILL: INTERMEDIATE

SIZE:
One size fits most up thru 2X

HOOK: J, (K optional for beginning chain)

YARN: Bernat Baby Coordinates, Sport Weight, 3 ply, 75.2% acrylic, 22.2% acetate, 2.6% nylon. 16 oz, 1256 yards. Color - Soft Mauve

SUPPLIES: Blunt needle, scissors, stitch markers, tape measures

MEASUREMENTS: Length from neck to hem - 25". Finished neck folded flat and measured across - 13".

GAUGE: 5 clusters = 4"; 5 rows (3 cluster rows and 2 sc rows) = 3"

STITCH LIST: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, beginning cluster, cluster.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch - chain; sl st - slip stitch; sc - single crochet; dc - double crochet; beg cluster - beginning cluster; ea - each

SPECIAL STITCH INSTRUCTIONS:

BEGINNING CLUSTER - beg cluster:
chain 3, (yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru 2 loops), 2 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook

CLUSTER: (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over pull yarn thru 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES:

1. Numbers in ( ) at end of rounds tells the number of stitches for that round.

2. (**) - end the last repeat for the round at the (**) mark, then do the instructions following to end the round.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Trellis pattern is worked in multiples of 16

ROUND 1: ch 80, join to form a circle. Be careful not to twist the chain. Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (80 sc)

ROUND 2: (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st as join, *sk 3 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (40 clusters and 20 ch-3 sps)

TIP: BEGINNING CLUSTER - beg cluster: chain 3, (yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru 2 loops), 2 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook

CLUSTER: (yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull yarn thru stitch, yarn over pull yarn thru 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over and pull yarn thru all 4 loops on hook.

ROUND 3: sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in first sc. (100 sc)

ROUND 4: (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st as join,

*sk 3 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (50 clusters and 25 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 5: sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in first sc. (125 scs)

ROUND 6: (Beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st as join,
*sk 2 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (84 clusters and 42 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 7: sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in first sc. (210 scs)

ROUND 8: (beg cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same st as join,
*sk 3 sts, (cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first cluster. (106 clusters and 53 ch-3 sps)

ROUND 9: sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in ea ch-3 sp around. Join in first sc. (265 scs)

ROUND 10: ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, *sc in next 37 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. End with sc in next 35 sts. Join in first sc. (272 scs)

ROUND 11: ch 1, sc in same st as join, (ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st) twice
*sk next st,
5 dc in next st,
sk next st,
sc in next st.
(ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next st) 3 times. Repeat from * around. End with ch 5, sk 3 sts, join in first sc. (51 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 12: sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp,
*5 dc in next sc,
sk 2 dc
sc in next dc,
sk 2 dc,
5 dc in next sc
sc in next ch-5 sp (**)
(ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) twice. Repeat from * around, end last repeat at (**). Ch 5, join in first sc. (34 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 13: sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1, sc in ch-5 sp,
*5 dc in next sc,
sk 2 dc,
sc in next dc,
ch 5,
sk 2 dc, sc, and 2 dc,
sc in next dc
sk 2 dc,
5 dc in next sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp
ch 5, (**)
sc in next ch-5 sp. Repeat from * around, end last repeat at (**). join in first sc. (34 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 14: sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1
*sc in next dc
ch 5,
sk 2 dc and sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp
ch 5, sk sc and 2 dc,
sc in next dc,
sk 2 dc
5 dc in next sc
sc in next ch-5 sp,
5 dc in next sc,
sk 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (34 ch-5 sps)

ROUND 15: sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1
*sc in ch-5 sp,
ch 5,
sc in next ch-5 sp,
ch 5, sk sc and 2 dc,
sc in next dc,
sk 2 dc,
5 dc in next sc,
sk 2 dc,
sc in next dc,
ch 5,
sk 2 dc and 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (51 ch-5 sps)

ROUNDS 16 thru 35: (Repeat rounds 12 through 15) 5 times, or to desired length.

ROUND 36: sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1, sc in ch-5 sp, 5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp,
*5 dc in next sc,
sk 2 dc,
sc in next dc, (**)
sk 2 sc,
(5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp) 3 times. Repeat from * around, End last repeat at (**), then
sk 2 dc,
5 dc in next sc,
sc in next ch-5 sp,
5 dc in next sc. Join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

NECK EDGING
Attach yarn in any stitch at back of neck edge.

ROUND 1: ch 1, sc in ea st around. Join in first sc. (80 sc)

ROUND 2: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 sts.
*sc 2 tog, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (64 scs)

TIP: SC 2 TOG - insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru st, insert hook in next st, yo, pull yarn thru st, yo and pull thru all 3 loops on hook.

ROUND 3: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sk 1 sc,
*5 dc in next st, sk 1 sc, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

DOT'S DOOHICKEY

copyright © 08/05/05 Dot Matthews

Dot's Doohickey
Dot's Doohickey
Dot's Doohickey Dot's Doohickey
Dot's Doohickey
Materials:
2 oz, 113 yards, Worsted Weight Yarn (scraps are good)

K hook, or any size you like

Empty Pill Bottle, or Paper Clip dispenser, or any small bottle

GAUGE:
not important for this project

STITCHES and ABBREVIATIONS USED:
sc - single crochet
ch - chain,
sl - slip stitch
ea - each

Skill - intermediate - just because it might be a bit awkward doing the potholder stitch.
This pattern is done using Helena's Potholder Stitch, which is simply a single crochet worked in different loops than normal. Instead of inserting your hook thru the top 2 loops of the single crochet, you insert your hook thru the back loop of stitch, and the unworked loop of the stitch in the row below. Then yarn over and pull yarn thru and complete the single crochet as usual. This will create a very thick, spongy fabric.
INSTRUCTIONS:

Make a chain as long as your bottle is tall. In this pattern here's how I did mine.
ROW 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea st to end. ch 1, turn (8 sc)
ROW 2: working in back loops only, and bottom loops of chain on previous row, sc in ea st across. ch 1, turn (8 sc)
TIP: Your fabric will seem all bunched
up and not feel right. Keep going! Give it a chance!

ROW 3: working in back loops only, and unworked loops of previous row, sc in ea st across. ch 1, turn (8 sc)

Repeat row 3 until strip measures 26"

Fasten off, leaving a very long tail for sewing.
ASSEMBLY

Fold one end up so the bottle will fit snuggly inside, whip stitch across end to secure.

Roll strip up, like a jelly roll, and whip stitch other end to secure.

Following the spiral of the rolled up strip, whip stitch around the bottom.

Fasten off and weave in ends.