Thursday, June 16, 2011
my creative space
Would someone like it as a present?
Looking forward to making more flowers with more petals. Do you know of any good links?
More creative spaces here
I had a pretty busy day at work.
Baby now in bed.
Here I will try and give the pattern from the spotlight book: The Big Book of Dishcolths, by Leisure Arts. It is in US code. Sorry for those who use UK one. This is for the cowl/neck warmer.
I need to add that I used a size 4 crotchet needle and yarn was merino/cotton blend. I used almost 2 x 50gm balls.
Row 1 (Right side) 2 dc in 5th chain from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in next chain, * skip next 3 chains, 2dc in next ch, ch 1, 2dc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 2 chs, skip next ch, dc in last ch. Hence 34 sts and 8 ch-1 spaces.
loop a short piece of yarn or marker to mark row 1 as right side.
Row 2 Ch 3, turn; 2dc, ch1 and 2 dc in each ch1 space across to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc in next chain.
Row 3 Ch 3, turn; 2 dc ch1 and 2 dc in next ch1 space,* ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc tightly around space of last 2 rows, ch 2. (This will be the manoeuvre that makes the little diamond holes in the pattern). Then 2 dc , ch1, 2dc in next ch 1 space. Repeat from * across to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc in next chain.
Row 4 Ch 3 and turn. 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 1 space, * skip next 2 ch - 2 sps, 2 dc, ch1 2 dc in next ch 1 space. Rpt from * across to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc in next ch.
Row 5 Ch 3, turn. 2dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch 1 space across to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc. dc in next ch.
Then simply repeat Rows 3-5 until desired length of neck cowl/warmer. I ended in with a Row 3 to give the scalloped edge.
Clear as mud?
It took me a little bit of befuddling in my head, but once on a swing it works up quite quickly.
I hope this helps. Let me know if there is a problem.
Drinking a nice glass of chilean wine from happy patient. Bliss.