23 March 2011

Happy Monday - Free Crochet Pattern

Happy Monday
A free crochet pattern from Aoibhe Ni.
Find it on Ravelry here.

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Materials:
3.5mm hook, or size required to achieve tension,
1 ball Noro Silk Garden Sock (Yarn 1)
4-6 balls Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply (Yarn 2)
darning needle (for weaving in ends)

Tension:
28 tr sts = 4in/10cm
9 tr rows & 9 dc rows = 4in/10cm

Notions:
2 cute buttons, approx 1.5cm in diameter.

Pattern written for bust sizes: 32" (34"/36"/38"/40"/42"), and is written in UK stitch language. For a handy translation sheet for US stitch names, please click here.

Abreviation Key:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc-blo = double crochet backloop only
tr = treble crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


Note: Turning chains (1ch) and instances of ch1 within pattern, do not count as sts
Turning chains (2ch) counts as 1st tr st.



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With Yarn 1:
Make 155 (158/161/164/170/173) chain.

Row 1. 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, 154 (157/160/163/169/172) dc-blo, ch1, turn - 154/157/160/163/169/172 sts

Note on buttonholes:
Follow the pattern as written to add buttonholes.
If you'd rather “cheat”, just work Row 2 as Rows 3-5, ignoring buttonhole chains and work Row 14 as follows: Row 14. 26 (27/28/29/31/32) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 39 (40/41/42/44/45) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 48 (49/50/51/53/54) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 39 (40/41/42/44/45) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 26 (27/28/29/31/32) dc-blo, ch1 & turn - 186/189/19/195/201/204 sts

Once you are ready to add buttons to top, just sew them through both layers of collar fabric as if there was a buttonhole. You won't be a ble to “unbutton”, but it's a handy way of avoiding frogging what you've made if you do forget to add holes along the way!


Adding 1st buttonhole:
Row 2. 1dc, ch2, 51 (52/53/54/56/57) dc-blo, ch1 & turn

Rows 3-5. 154 (157/160/163/169/172) dc-blo, ch1 & turn

Row 6. 22 (23/24/25/27/28) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 31 (32/33/34/36/37) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 40 (41/42/43/45/46) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 31 (32/33/34/36/37) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 22 (23/24/25/27/28) dc-blo, ch1 & turn

Row 7. dc-blo 162 (165/168/171/177/180), ch1 & turn. Note: add 1 dc-blo to each st along, including over chain sts encountered to end of row. - 162/165/168/171/177/180 sts

Row 8. 23 (24/25/26/28/29) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 33 (34/35/36/38/39) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 42 (43/44/45/47/48) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 33 (34/35/36/38/39) dc-blo, ch1, 2dc, 1ch, 23 (24/25/26/28/29) dc-blo, ch1 & turn - 162/165/168/171/177/180 sts

Row 9. dc-blo 170 (173/176/179/185/188), ch1 & turn. Note: add 1 dc-blo to each st along, including over chain sts. - 170/173/176/179/185/188 sts

Row 10. 24 (25/26/27/29/30) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 35 (36/37/38/40/41) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 44 (45/46/47/49/50) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 35 (36/37/38/40/41) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 24 (25/26/27/29/30) dc-blo, ch1 & turn - 170/173/176/179/185/188 sts

Row 11. dc-blo 178 (181/184/187/193/196), ch1 & turn. Note: add 1 dc-blo to each st along, including over chain sts. -178/181/184/187/193/196 sts

Row 12. 25 (26/27/28/30/31) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 37 (38/39/40/42/43) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 46 (47/48/49/51/52) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 37 (38/39/40/42/43) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 25 (26/27/28/30/31) dc-blo, ch1 & turn - 178/181/184/187/193/196 sts

Row 13. dc-blo 186 (189/19/195/201/204), ch1 & turn. Note: add 1 dc-blo to each st along, including over chain sts. - 186/189/19/195/201/204 sts

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Adding 2nd buttonhole:

Row 14. 1dc, 2ch, 23 (24/25/26/28/29) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 39 (40/41/42/44/45) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 48 (49/50/51/53/54) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 39 (40/41/42/44/45) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 26 (27/28/29/31/32) dc-blo, ch1 & turn - 186/189/19/195/201/204 sts

Row 15. dc-blo 194 (197/200/203/209/212), ch1 & turn. Note: add 1 dc-blo to each st along, including over chain sts.- (194/197/200/203/209/212 sts

Row 16. 27 (28/29/30/32/33) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 41 (42/43/44/46/47) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 50 (51/52/53/55/56) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 41 (42/43/44/46/47) dc-blo, ch2, 2dc, 2ch, 27 (28/29/30/32/33) dc-blo, ch1 & turn - 194/197/200/203/209/212 sts

Row 17. dc-blo 202 (205/208/211/217/220), ch1 & turn Note: add 1 dc-blo to each st along, including over chain sts. - 202/205/208/211/217/220 sts

With Yarn 2.
Remember: Turning chains (1ch) and instances of ch1 within pattern, do not count as sts
Turning chains (2ch) counts as 1st tr st.


Row 18. ch2 & turn, tr29 (30/31/32/34/35), ch1, tr45 (46/47/48/50/51), ch1, tr54 (55/56/57/59/60), ch1, tr45 (46/47/48/50/51), ch1, tr29 (30/31/32/34/35), ch1 & turn - 202/205/208/211/217/220 sts

Row 19. dc206 (209/212/215/221/224), ch2, turn. Note: add 1 dc to each st along, including over chain sts. - 206/209/212/215/221/224 sts

Row 20. tr29 (30/31/32/34/35) [3tr], tr45 (46/47/48/50/51), [3tr], tr 54 (55/56/57/59/60), [3tr], tr 45 (46/47/48/50/51), [3tr], tr29 (30/31/32/34/35), ch1 & turn - 214/217/220/223/229/232 sts

Row 21. dc30 (31/32/33/35/36), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc47 48/49/50/52/53), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc 56 (57/58/59/61/62), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc47 (48/49/50/52/53), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc30 (31/32/33/35/36), ch2 & turn - 218/221/224/227/233/236 sts

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Row 22. tr31 (32/33/34/36/37), [3tr], tr49 (50/51/52/54/55), [3tr], tr 58 (59/60/61/63/64), [3tr], tr 49 (50/51/52/54/55), [3tr], tr31, ch1 & turn - 230/233/236/239/245/248 sts

Row 23. dc230 (233/236/239/245/248), ch2 & turn.

Row 24. tr32 (33/34/35/37/38), [3tr], tr51 (52/53/54/56/67), [3tr], tr 60 (61/62/63/65/66), [3tr], tr 51 (52/53/54/56/57), [3tr], tr32 (33/34/35/37/38), ch1 & turn - 238/241/244/247/253/256 sts

Row 25. dc33 (34/35/36/38/39), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc53 (54/55/56/58/59), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc 62 (63/64/65/67/68), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc53 (54/55/56/58/59), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc33 (34/35/36/38/39), ch2 & turn - 242/245/248/251/257/260 sts
Row 26. tr34 (35/36/34/39/40), [3tr], tr55 (56/57/58/60/61), [3tr], tr 64 (65/66/67/69/70), [3tr], tr 55 (56/57/58/60/61), [3tr], tr34 (35/36/34/39/40), ch1 & turn - 254/257/260/263/269/272 sts

Row 27. dc254 (257/260/263/269/272), ch2 & turn.

Row 28. tr35 (36/37/38/40/41), [3tr], tr57 (58/59/60/62/63), [3tr], tr 66 (67/68/69/71/72), [3tr], tr 57 (58/59/60/62/63), [3tr], tr35 (36/37/38/40/41), ch1 & turn - 262/265/268/277/280 sts

Row 29. dc36 (37/38/39/41/42), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc59 (60/61/62/64/65), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc 68 (69/70/71/73/74), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc59 (60/61/62/64/65), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc36 (37/38/39/41/42), ch2 & turn - 266/269/272/275/281/284

Row 30. tr37 (38/39/40/42/43), [3tr], tr61 (62/63/64/66/67), [3tr], tr70 (71/72/73/75/76), [3tr], tr61 (62/63/64/66/67), [3tr], tr37 (38/39/40/42/43), ch1 & turn - 278/281/284/287/293/296 sts

Row 31. dc278 (281/284/287/293/296), ch2 & turn.

Row 32. tr38 (39/40/41/43/44), [3tr], tr63 (64/65/66/68/69), [3tr], tr72 (73/74/75/77/78), [3tr], tr63 (64/65/66/68/69), [3tr], tr38 (39/40/41/43/44), ch1 & turn - 286/289/292/295/301/304 sts

Row 33. dc39 (40/41/42/44/45), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc65 (66/67/68/70/71), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc 74 (75/76/77/79/80), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc65 (66/67/68/70/71), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc39 (40/41/42/44/45), ch2 & turn - 290/293/296/299/305/308 sts

Row 34. tr40 (41/42/43/45/46), [3tr], tr67 (68/69/70/72/73), [3tr], tr76 (77/78/79/81/82), [3tr], tr67 (68/69/70/72/73), [3tr], tr40 (41/42/43/45/46), ch1 & turn - 302/305/308/311/320 sts

Row 35. dc302 (305/308/311320), ch2 & turn.

Row 36. tr41 (42/43/44/46/47), [3tr], tr69 (70/71/72/74/75), [3tr], tr78 (79/80/81/83/84), [3tr], tr69 (70/71/72/74/75), [3tr], tr41 (42/43/44/46/47), ch1 & turn - 310/313/316/319/325/328 sts

Row 37. dc42 (43/44/45/47/48), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc71 (72/73/74/76/77), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc80 (81/82/83/85/86), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc71 (72/73/74/76/77), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc42 (43/44/45/47/48), ch2 & turn - 314/317/320/323329/332 sts

Row 38. tr43 (44/45/46/48/49), [3tr], tr73 (74/75/76/78/79), [3tr], tr82 (83/84/85/87/88), [3tr], tr73 (74/75/76/78/79), [3tr], tr43 (44/45/46/48/49), ch1 & turn - 326/329/332/335/341/344 sts

Row 39. dc326 (329/332/335/341/344), ch2 & turn.

Row 40. tr44 (45/46/47/49/50), [3tr], tr75 (76/77/78/80/81), [3tr], tr84 (85/86/87/89/90), [3tr], tr75 (76/77/78/80/81), [3tr], tr44 (45/46/47/49/50), ch1 & turn – 334/337/340/343/349/352 sts

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Row 41. dc45 (46/47/48/50/51), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc77 (78/79/80/82/83), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc86 (87/88/89/91/92), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc77 (78/79/80/82/83), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc45 (46/47/48/50/51), ch2 & turn – 338/341/344/347/353/256 sts

Row 42. tr46 (47/48/49/51/52), [3tr], tr79 (80/81/82/84/85), [3tr], tr88 (89/90/91/93/94), [3tr], tr79 (80/81/82/84/85), [3tr], tr46 (47/48/49/51/52), ch1 & turn – 350/353/356/359/365/368 sts

Row 43. dc350 (353/356/359/365/368), ch2 & turn.

Row 44. tr47 (48/49/50/52/53), [3tr], tr81 (82/83/84/86/87), [3tr], tr90 (91/92/93/95/96), [3tr], tr81 (82/83/84/86/87), [3tr], tr47 (48/49/50/52/53), ch1 & turn – 358/361/364/367/373/376 sts

Row 45. dc48 (49/50/51/53/54), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc83 (84/85/86/88/89), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc92 (93/94/95/97/98), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc83 (84/85/86/88/89), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc48 (49/50/51/53/54), ch2 & turn - 362/365/368/371/377/380)

Row 46. tr49 (50/51/52/54/55), [3tr], tr85 (86/87/88/90/91), [3tr], tr94 (95/96/97/99/100), [3tr], tr85 (86/87/88/90/91), [3tr], tr49 (50/51/52/54/55), ch1 & turn – 374/377/380/383/389/392 sts

Row 47. dc374 (377/380/383/389/392), ch2 & turn.

Row 48. tr50 (51/52/53/55/56), [3tr], tr87 (88/89/90/92/93), [3tr], tr96 (97/98/99/101/102), [3tr], tr87 (88/89/90/92/93), [3tr], tr50 (51/52/53/55/56), ch1 & turn – 382/385/388/391/397/400 sts

Row 49. dc51 (52/53/54/56/57), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc89 (90/91/92/94/95), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc98 (99/100/101/103/104), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc89 (90/91/92/94/95), [1dc, 1ch, 1dc], dc51 (52/53/54/56/57), ch2 & turn – 386/389/392/395/401/404 sts

Row 50. tr52 (53/54/55/57/58), [3tr], tr91 (92/93/94/96/97), [3tr], tr100 (101/102/103/105/106), [3tr], tr91 (92/93/94/96/97), [3tr], tr52 (53/54/55/57/58), ch1 & turn - 398/401/404/407/413/416 sts

Connecting sleeves:

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Row 51. dc54 (55/56/57/59/60), sk 93 (94/95/96/98/99) sts, dc 104 (105/106/107/109/110), sk 93 (94/95/96/98/99) sts, dc 54 (55/56/57/59/60), ch2 & turn – 212/215/218/221/227/230 sts

Row 52. tr211 (214/217/220/226/229), ch1 & turn

Row 53. dc212 (215/218/221/227/230), ch2, turn

Rows 54-91. Rep Rows 52-53, ending on a tr row.

Sizes 36 – 42 only:

Row 92-93. rep Rows 52-53, ending on a tr row.

Sizes 40 & 42 only:

Row 94-95. rep Rows 52-53, ending on a tr row.

Bind off, weave in ends and block gently.


How to block:
Blocking is the process whereby yarn used in a project is made to relax and better take the shape of the project. It will often greatly improve the drape and fit of a garment, and enhance the appearance of lacy pieces.

This can be completed in a few different ways. For this project I choce to block using the submersion technique.

1. Fill a sink with cold water and gently easy garment into the water. Do not scrub, wring or stretch your crochet; just push down on it to get all the air bubbles out and to make sure the yarn is thoroughly saturated.

2. Holding onto the crochet, pull the plug and allow water to drain.
3. Carefully squeeze excess watre out of crochet, being careful not to wring or stretch. It needn't be totally water-free after thsi step.
4. Lay a towel out and place crochet on top of it. Roll crochet up into towel, like a giant swiss roll (nom nom).
5. Stand on towel to press water out of crochet.
6. Unroll towel and lie crochet out on a flat surface to dry.

This may seem superfluous, but it will cure crochet's annoying tendency to curl at the corners, and will make sure the sleeves and body drape better.

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Thanks for reading my pattern. I hope you enjoy it!

3 comments:

  1. OMG, this is exactly wot I was looking for! Thank you for making it free!!! Ur so awesome!

    Jinnie.

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  2. Is this on Ravelry yet? Cos I want to queue it!

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  3. Oh, Ravelry link, totally forgot! Yes, it is on there. : )

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happy-monday

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