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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scitten Crochet Pattern

“Scitten” Designed by Linda Graimm

QUICK, EASY AND USE-ABLE!!

Size: The “scitten” (Scarf/mitten) shown fits an average woman’s reach. For a teen, you could use a smaller hook. For a man, you could chain 10 and work with 140 sts. For a toddler, work on 110 sts. The scarf is 4” wide and the length is 34”.

NOTE: Directions for toddler’s Scitten are in parentheses.
♥Thanks Pat Engle for testing this pattern for me!
Abbreviations Used:
ch Chain ea = Each FO = Fasten off
Hdc = Half-double crochet hk = Hook Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single crochet sk = skip sts = Stitch(es)

Gauge: not important, this is a fairly relaxed and easy pattern and is very flexible.

Materials: Worsted Wt yarn—2 colors, I used 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Delft Blue and a small amount of variegated wool; Crochet Hook Size “K”


NOTES:
1. All hdc’s are worked in the back loop only!
2. Turn work each row.
3. Hdc dec: YO, pull up a loop in this st, pull up a loop in next st, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Scarf part:
Using MC throughout. Ch 130 (110). Starting in 3rd chain from hk, hdc in ea ch across. (128/108 sts)

Row 2: (Turn work each row) ch 2. Hdc in first 4 sts. Ch 12 for hand opening, sk 10 sts, hdc in ea st until you have 14 sts left, chain 12, sk 10 sts, hdc in last 4 sts. (128/108 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in ea st and ch across. (130/110 sts)

Row 4-8: Ch 2, hdc in ea st across. (130/110 sts)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in ea st across, dec’ing 2 sts evenly over slit that you made in row 2. (128/108 sts)

Row 10: Ch 2, work even. (128/109 sts) FO.

Next Step: With CC, sc around edge of hand opening; FO and weave in ends.

Mitten part: (Make 2) With MC, ch 24 (20).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and across. (22/18 hdc).
Row 2: (turn every row) Ch 2, hdc in ea st across. (22/18 sts)
Row 3-11: Ch 2, rep row 2. (22/18 sts) FO.

FINISHING: Bring Mitten Part up behind one end of scarf and hand opening.

Using CC, and holding both thicknesses together, sc around entire scarf, sc’ing mitten parts so that they line up behind scarf and over hand openings(put 3 sc in ea corner) (you will be making a “pocket” for the hand to fit into the slit and rest inside.

FO. Weave in ends.

==Using a strand of MC, with running st or back st, sew remaining opening closed.
If you have a problem, please email me at emmalemmon47@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My own Pattern for KNIT Neckscarf

THICK AND QUICK NECKSCARF
This scarf is warm and oh, so, comfortable. The shaping helps it to not “envelop” your throat. And soft!!


MATERIALS: 1 Skein of Lion Brand Thick & Quick in color of your choice
Size 13 (9mm) Lion Brand Knitting Needles

GAUGE: I felt that the gauge was not needed.
ABBREVIATIONS USED: K = Knit; P = Purl;

NOTES:
1. You will have 24 stitches each and every row throughout.
2. It took me about 3 hours to finish this scarf. I use the Continental Method of knitting.
3. In weaving the end on Row 76, I left a long piece to weave in and wrapped the yarn around the buttonhole edge to reinforce the buttonhole.
4. Neck shaping and buttonhole point begin at Row 41. This consists of increasing in first stitch and decreasing in last stitch every other row.
5. When increasing, I picked up a stitch between first and second stitch, but you could also use K and P in same stitch. This makes a different pattern, however, it does make the hole bigger.

INSTRUCTIONS: Cast on 24 stitches.
Row 1: *P2, K2* across row, end K2.
Row 2-40: Repeat Row 1 until you have 40 rows.

Row 41: Increase in first st, work to last 2 sts, decrease in last stitch.
Row 42: Keeping Rib pattern, work row even.

Row 43: Repeat Row 41.
Row 44: Repeat Row 42.

Row 45 – 72: Repeat Rows 41 and 42 (14 times).
Row 73: P2, Bind off 2 (buttonhole), work across row in pattern as established.

Row 74: Work pattern across to bound off stitches, Cast On 2 sts, work last stitch.
Row 75: Work even across row in pattern.

Row 76: Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends.
**I ended up with about 26” of yarn left from the skein.