Monday, 12 February 2018

FRANGIPANI NECK KERCHIEF

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FRANGIPANI NECK KERCHIEF


Just a few days back, I made this beautiful frangipani shawl for a lovely old lady on her 92nd birthday.  While working on the shawl, I thought (and mentioned) it would look lovely as a smaller project too.
So I went ahead and tried it out…and here’s the frangipani neck kerchief.

This is my original pattern
We are using the same pattern as we did for the shawl. Come along, let’s create something beautiful together.

Materials used :Today I’ve used ~ 60 gms of our local Indian OswalCashmilon 4-ply acrylic with a 4 mm crochet hook
For Non-Indians :I’d say you can use any yarn with a suitable hook to make this lovely project. 

Skill level : Advanced

Stitches used :
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 4-tog : Double crochet 4-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 4 times (5 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 4-tog made.

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.

Split dc 4-tog : Split double crochet 4-tog :The split dc 4-tog is basically two sets of dc 2-tog worked over 2 sets of stitches.  For this we will work a dc 2-tog over the 1st set of stitches as indicated, and then work the next half of the dc 4-tog (so another dc 2-tog) over the 2nd set of stitches as indicated. 
[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) ;
Rep [to] over the next set of sts 2 times (5 lps on hk) ;
yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One Split dc 4-tog made.

                  

Instructions : Using U.S terminology

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Before we launch off into the pattern, let us visualize what we are going to create today.

Our shawl is worked bottom up from the centre spine and then worked out.
The whole creation is worked with dc 2-tog, dc 4-tog ; Split dc 4-tog and ch-3 sps to create the floral effect.

Please check the top of this blog for an idea of all these stitches.

For turning convenience, may I suggest that you start all rows with a ch 1 turning chain.
I also suggest that you look at and work the chainless standing dc.  In case you are unable to work that stitch, go ahead and start with ch 2.

For the 1st dc 2-tog (when using the chain start) :ch 2, yo, insert hk in the same st, yo and pull up a lp  ; [yo and draw through 2 lps] ; rep [to] once. 1st st complete.

Ok then, let’s get on the road with this pattern, shall we?

Start with ch 3. Turn and work a dc in 3rd ch from hk ;
ch 3, dc 2-tog in same ch (i.e 3rd ch from hk).  Turn. 
(2 dc 2-tog, ch 3)

From this row on, we will use our Split dc 4-tog stitch.  Remember all we are doing is working two dc 2-togs over two adjacent stitches. Got it?

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Row 1 : dc 2-tog in the 1st dc 2-tog ;
ch 3, Split dc 4-tog(split over the same 1stdc 2-tog and the next dc 2-tog) ;
ch 3, dc 2-tog in the next dc 2-tog.  Turn. 
(two dc 2-tog, one Split dc 4-tog, 2 ch-3 sps)

Row 2 : dc 2-tog in the 1st dc 2-tog ;
ch 3, Splitdc 4-tog(split over the same 1st dc 2-tog and the next dc 4-tog) ;
ch 3, Splitdc 4-tog split over the same (last) dc 4-tog and the next dc 2-tog ;
ch 3, dc 2-tog in the last dc 2-tog.  Turn. 
(two dc 2-tog, two Splitdc 4-tog, 3 ch-3 sps)

Row 3 : dc 2-tog in the 1st dc 2-tog ;
ch 3, Splitdc 4-togsplit over the same 1st dc 2-tog and the next dc 4-tog ;
ch 3, Splitdc 4-tog split over the dc 4-tog (just used), and the next dc 4-tog ;
ch 3, Splitdc 4-tog split over this dc 4-tog (just used) and the last dc 2-tog ;
ch 3, dc 2-tog in the last dc 2-tog.  Turn.
(two dc 2-tog, three Split dc 4-tog, and 4 ch-3 sps)

I am sure you have now got the hang of what we are doing, haven’t you?
And now that you figured it out, you’ll see that it is not that hard after all, is it?

Rep Row 3, increasing one Split dc 4-tog with each rep, till you have a project of the size you desire. 

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