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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A LOVELY SIMPLE DIAMOND WRAP


A LOVELY SIMPLE DIAMOND WRAP

This is a really simple but oh, so beautiful shelled pattern that I’ve decided to make into a wrap for my sister in law’s mum.  So come along and join me on this creation too. J

Edit : Heard the saying "Man proposes, God disposes"? Well, that's what happened here with this wrap - thought I was making for my sis-in law's mum, but someone else is going to be the happy recipient and I've started on another wrap for my sis-in-law's mum.. so hey, you've got to join me for that one as well !



Materials used : I’ve used about 150 gms of this super soft Bernat Baby yarn,  with a 4.5 mm crochet hook
For Indians : The yarn I’ve used, is a lot like our 3 – 4 ply acrylic Oswal / Wendy yarn.

Size made :  17" x 65"

Abbreviations used : (using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                   dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                                      ch-sp(s) : chain space(s)
sp(s) : space(s)                                                           rep : Repeat
yo : Yarn over                                                            sk : Skip
lp : Loop                                                                       hk : Hook


Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

dc 2-tog : Double crochet 2-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (3 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 2-tog made.

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8


Pattern instructions (Using U.S terminology)

So let’s start with the main body of our wrap, shall we.

Our pattern repeat is 8 + 1.


Start : with fsc in multiples of 8 + 1 which will be the width of your scarf or wrap. 

Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc ; 
*ch 1, sk next 3 fsc , dc in the next fsc ; (ch 1, dc in the same fsc) ; 
rep (to) 3 times ; ch 1, sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc* ; 
rep *to* till the last 4 fsc ; sk next 3 fsc and sc in the last fsc.  Turn.

In our following row, we’ll use our dc 2-tog. So check under stitches used for a “how-to”.

Row 2 : dc in the 1st sc ; sk 1st dc , dc 2-tog in the next ch-1 sp ; 
*(ch 3, sc in the next ch-1 sp) ; rep (to) once ; 
ch 3, dc 2-tog in the next ch-1 sp ; sk next two ch-1 sps and sc, dc 2-tog in the next ch-1 sp* ; 
rep *to* till the last ch-1 sp ; dc in the last sc. Turn.

Row 3 : dc in the 1st dc ; 
(ch 1, dc in the same dc) ;  rep (to) once ; 
*ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; 
ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp, dc on top of the next dc 2-tog ; 
[ch 1, dc on top of the same dc 2-tog] ; rep [to] 3 times* ; 
rep *to* till the second last ch-3 sp ; sc in that ch-3 sp ; ch 1, sk last ch-3 sp, dc in the last dc ; 
rep (to) 2 times.  Turn.

Row 4 : sc in the 1st dc ; sc in the 1st ch-1 sp ; ch 3, dc 2-tog in the next ch-1 sp ; 
*sk next 2 ch-1 sps and sc, dc 2-tog in the next ch-1 sp ; 
(ch 3, sc in the next ch-1 sp) ; rep (to) once ; ch 3, dc 2-tog in the next ch-1 sp* ; 
rep *to* till last ch-1 sp , ch 3, sc in that last ch-1 sp ; sc in the last dc.  Turn.

Row 5 : sc in the 1st sc ; *ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp, dc on top of the next dc 2-tog ; 
[ch 1, dc on top of the same dc 2-tog] ; rep [to] 3 times ; 
ch 1, sk next ch-3 sp ; sc in the next ch-3 sp* ; 
rep *to* till end , ending with a sc in the last sc.  Turn.

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 till you have a wrap / scarf of the size you desire, ending with a Row 2 or 4.






For the last row, you will work an sc in each st and ch-sp all the way through, ensuring that you have the same number of stitches on this last row as you started with.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing : I think this fsc row start and finish is pretty neat, as I do not wish to distract from the beauty of the shells on the wrap. However, you could work a row of picot across both the ends or a simple border as well.

I know that this is going to make a beautiful gift and I am thrilled at how this has turned out. I do hope you are as happy with the finish and will join me again for our next journey and creative discovery.

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

Here are some of my earlier neckwear projects





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