TEX­TURED AC­CES­SORIES

Dis­cover a ne stitch and how to use it in ev­ery is­sue.

Simply Crochet - - Contents - Pat­terns by Kath Web­ber

SPE­CIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Front Post dou­ble tre­ble (FPdtr) Yrh twice, start­ing from the front, in­sert hook from front to back to front around the post of st in row be­low, com­plete as a dou­ble tre­ble st. Front Post dou­ble tre­ble 2 to­gether

(FPdtr2­tog) *Yrh twice, in­sert hook from front to back to front around the post of st in­di­cated, yrh and pull up loop, [yrh and draw through 2 loops] twice; rep from * once more in­sert­ing hook around post of next st in­di­cated, yrh and draw through all loops on hook. Pat­tern Front post dou­ble tre­ble 2

to­gether (PFPdtr2­tog) *Yrh twice, in­sert hook from front to back to front around the post of post st to the right 2 rows be­low, yrh and pull up loop, [yrh and draw through 2 loops] twice; rep from * once more in­sert­ing hook around post of post st to the left 2 rows be­low, yrh and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES

When work­ing dc on Rows 3, 5 and 7 al­ways work be­hind the FPdtr sts. Each post st on these rows counts as a st, so there will be a tre­ble st of the pre­vi­ous row which re­mains un­worked for each post st in these rows. All other sts in these rows are worked in dc.

BA­SIC RAISED DI­A­MOND PAT­TERN

See Chart on p93. Chain a mul­ti­ple of 4, plus 1.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in sec­ond ch from hook, dc in each ch to end, turn.

Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip st at base of beg ch-3, tr in each st to end, turn.

Row 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), skip st at base of ch and next st, FPdtr around next st, dc in next 3 sts with the cen­tre st of these in the same st as post just worked, *FPdtr2­tog with the first ‘leg’ around the post of the pre­vi­ous post st, skip posts of next 3 sts and work sec­ond ‘leg’ around post of next st, dc in next 3 sts, with the cen­tre st of these in the same st as sec­ond worked post; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip st at base of beg ch-3, tr in each dc and each post stitch, turn. Row 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each of first 2 tr, (PFPdtr2­tog, dc in next 3 sts with the cen­tre st of these in line with the head of the post st 2 rows be­low) rep to last 2 sts, FPdtr around post of post st to the right 2 rows be­low, dc in top of beg ch-3, turn. Row 6 As Row 4. Row 7 Ch1 (does not count as st), FPdtr around post of post st to the left 2 rows be­low, dc in next 3 sts with the cen­tre st of these in the same st as post just worked, (PFPdtr2­tog, dc in next 3 sts with the cen­tre st of these in line with the head of the post st 2 rows be­low) rep to end, turn.

Row 8 As Row 4. Rows 5- 8 form pat­tern. On the sam­ple, pat­tern ends on a Row 7 and is fin­ished with a row of dc.

You’ll be mark­ing your place in your lat­est read the old-fash­ioned way with this lit­tle make. It’s a very small project, but the geo­met­ric tex­ture, dreamy var­ie­gated yarn and play­ful fring­ing make it fun to hook. Why stop at just one?

Scheep­jes Spirit (56% cot­ton, 46% acrylic, 50g/210m), 1 ball of Tur­tle (308) For yarn stock­ists, con­tact www.scheep­jes.com A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

TEN­SION

23 sts and 16 rows mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pat­tern us­ing a 3.5mm hook or size needed to ob­tain cor­rect ten­sion

MEA­SURE­MENTS

19x4cm (7½x1½in)

BOOK­MARK

Ch41. Work Rows 1-5 as given for Ba­sic Pat­tern. Rows 6-7 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn. Fas­ten off, do not sew in ends.

TO FIN­ISH

Make the fring­ing as fol­lows: *cut 2 lengths of yarn ap­prox 10cm long. Fold in half length­wise, in­sert hook into row end, place folded yarn on hook, pull loops through, yrh with ends of yarn, pull through and tighten. Re­peat from * along the row ends. Trim all ends to same length, us­ing the im­age as a guide.

Glasses case Keep your read­ing glasses in a stylish case hand­made with masses of specs ap­peal.

Scheep­jes Spirit (56% cot­ton, 46% acrylic, 50g/210m), 1 ball of Tur­tle (308) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook 1.5cm (½in) wooden but­ton

TEN­SION

As for Book­mark

MEA­SURE­MENTS

17x7.5cm (6¾x3in)

GLASSES CASE

Ch37. Rows 1-8 Work as given for Ba­sic Pat­tern. Re­peat (Rows 5- 8) four more times. Re­peat Row 5 once more. Row 35 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, turn. Row 36 Ch1 (does not count as dc), dc in each of next 18 sts, ch5 for but­ton loop, dc in each of next 18 sts. Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

TO FIN­ISH

Place piece flat with WS up­per­most and Row 1 at bot­tom. Fold bot­tom row up, leav­ing around 2.5cm (1in) at the top for the flap. With RS fac­ing, at­tach yarn to one cor­ner. Work­ing through both lay­ers of fab­ric, make 14 dc into row ends/raw edge of fold to cre­ate a strong seam. Re­peat on op­po­site side.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends. Use a short length of yarn and em­broi­dery needle to sew but­ton on to match the loop.

Ear­phone pouch This dinky en­ve­lope-shaped case will help keep your ear­phones ti­died away and tan­gle-free. It makes a thought­ful hand­made gift for mu­sic-lovers, too.

Scheep­jes Spirit (56% cot­ton, 46% acrylic, 50g/210m), 1 ball of Tur­tle (308) A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook 1.5cm (½in) wooden but­ton Sewing needle and thread

TEN­SION

23 sts and 16 rows mea­sure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pat­tern us­ing a 3.5mm hook or size needed to ob­tain cor­rect ten­sion MEA­SURE­MENTS 7x7cm (2¾x2¾in)

EAR­PHONE CASE

Us­ing Tur­tle, ch21.

Rows 1-8 Work as given for Ba­sic Pat­tern. Re­peat (Rows 5- 8) once more. Re­peat Row 5 once more.

Row 15 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in each st to end, ch5 for the but­ton loop, ro­tate piece to work along row ends, dc evenly across to next cor­ner.

Fas­ten off, leav­ing a 20cm (8in) tail.

TO FIN­ISH

Place the square flat with the WS up­per­most. Fold 3 cor­ners into the cen­tre of the square, leav­ing the cor­ner with the but­ton loop un­folded. Us­ing the long tail, whip stitch the row ends to­gether to cre­ate a small en­ve­lope. Sew the but­ton onto the cen­tre of the fold.

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