Scalloped Triangle Shawl (Crochet) Photo Tutorial

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/virus-shawl—virustuch2sts2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzvapTN64Z4oT0M2QWhTeUN4WjhJc2VYVnMxSUtSb08yUjlZ/view?pli=1

(^See that link^ the English written version is there)

I found this wonderful crochet pattern on Ravelry.  It is easy and quick.  The pattern uses fingering/sock weight yarn and a small hook, but I used worsted weight yarn and an H hook.  I posted a photo of the completed shawl on Facebook and encouraged several of my friends to try the pattern.

I decided to do a photo tutorial in case they had questions on the instructions.   This is where I found the pattern:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/schultertuch—dreieckstuch

Scroll down the page until you see “Click here for authorized English translation.” Click on the word “here”.

Or you can click on the first link provided above for a video presentation of  how to work the shawl.

Now for the photo tutorial:

Start:

Chain 10 and join with a slip stitch.

Chain  3, make 19 dc in chain 10 space, but do not join. (20 dc) Chain 3 counts as first dc.

Chain 3 and turn.  1 dc in EACH dc  for a total of 20 (chain 3 counts as 1 dc). Your last dc will go in the top of the chain 3.

Chain 4 and turn. 1 dc AND ch 1 in each dc for a total of 20 dc.

Chain 13 and skip 1 space and sc in next space. Chain 5, skip 1 space and sc in next space. repeat for a total of 3 chain 5 sections.

I wanted to add this graph for those of you who find following a graph easier:

scalloped shawl graph

This should get you started. Follow the photographs.

T 1 T 2

Row 1:

T 3

Row 2:

T 4 T 5

Row 3:

T 6 T 7

Row 4:

T 8 T 9 T 10 T 11 T 12

Row 5:

T 13 T 14 T 15 T 16 T 17 T 18

Row 6:

T 19 T 20 T 21 T 22 T 23 T 24

Row 7:

T 25 T 26 T 27

Row 8:

T 28 T 29

Rows 9 – 12 repeat previous rows. Hope these photos help you understand the this pattern and make it easier for you to do.

P.S.    If you have specific questions that this tutorial does not answer for you, please check out the link above.

Here are photos of my first one and the second one (in progress):

STShawl 1

Project photo

ETA: here are some sites that may help you on how to block a shawl either knitted or crocheted.

http://blog.expressionfiberarts.com/2012/09/10/how-to-block-a-knitted-or-crocheted-shawl/

http://www.fickleknitter.com/archives/2011/12/how-to-block-hand-knit-triangle-lace-shawls-a-quickie-tutorial.htm

Thank you for following my blog. I am glad you like this particular post. However, since all possible questions regarding the pattern are already answered in the body of this post or the comments, no further questions will be entertained on this post.

 

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Idle Hands and All That…….

My hands are definitely not idle.  I am always doing some crafty thing.  If I don’t keep my hands busy, they tend to want to shovel food into my mouth and my mouth never refuses. So I must keep them busy doing other things, cooking, cleaning, sewing, knitting, crocheting….something.

My latest crafty thing is this shawl.  It is a free pattern on Ravelry.

GS 2

Here is the link if you want to make this shawl yourself:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lalas-simple-shawl

Newfie Hat and Mittens

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Recently I came across a pattern for Newfie mittens (pattern on Ravelry)  and made them.  Then I wondered if there was one for a hat.  There were several, but they didn’t seem to meet my needs.  So I winged it and created my own version.  So for those out there who wish to try this hat, here are the instructions:

NEWFIE HAT

This is a simple hat pattern made to fit a 21-23 inch head. These instructions assume that you already know how to knit in the round with both circular and double pointed needles and understand basic knitting terminology

Materials:

1 ball of Knit PIcks Chroma Worsted (multi-color of your choice) MC

1 ball of Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (solid color of your choice) CC

US 9 circular needles 16 inches long

US 9 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

Pat 1

K4 (CC), S2 (MC) around x 5 rounds

Purl 2 rounds with MC

Pat 2

K1 (CC) S2(MC), then K4(CC) S2(MC)around to last 3 stitches and K3(CC) x 5 rounds

Purl 2 rounds with MC

Instructions:

With MC, c/o 84 stitches onto circular needles.   K2P2 for 1.25 inches.

Join CC and begin Pat 1, alternating with Pat 2.   Repeat Pat 1 and 2 for a total of 4 times each. This will measure approximately 7 inches from cast on edge.

Cut CC yarn

Decrease with MC only:

Change to double pointed needles when necessary.  And any extra stitches at the end of decrease rounds, just knit them.

  1. (K8, K2tog) around
  2. (K7, K2tog) around
  3. (K6, K2tog) around
  4. (K5, K2tog) around
  5. (K4, K2tog) around
  6. (K3, K2tog) around
  7. (K2, K2tog) around
  8. (K2tog) around
  9. (K2tog) around

Cut yarn and slip through remaining stitches. Tighten and secure. Weave in all ends. Block if necessary.

And these are the mittens:

newfie mitts

Starting the New Year Off Right!

Happy New YearI think I am starting the New Year of 2015 off on the right foot.  I got up this morning got on the treadmill for 35 minutes and walked the dog for 15.

I unsubscribed from some email junk that I had been meaning to eliminate for awhile now. I also evaluated some of the groups I belong to and un-joined some.  One in particular had become a playground for petty, high school, juvenile crap.  I am too old for that nonsense and life is too short to spend time dealing with that idiocy.

Plan to spend time learning new techniques in knitting, crocheting and quilting this year.  I’d like to try my hand at some things I previously considered too hard or too time consuming.  Who knows, I might become the Guru of Crafts. 🙂

What changes have you made or plan to make?