Wow guys! 11k hits. Id have never in my wildest dreams imagined this blog would hit 5k, 11k is just totally amazing! So a huge thankyou to everyone for stopping by. I hope you all find the patterns here useful.
Im hoping to get some more digital scrapbooking kits done eventually too, that is after all what started my blogging experience.
This pattern today is for a small cocoon. Its not as fast as the hats, but I think the extra time needed is well worth it. Its not a terribly complex pattern, it just takes a little while going back and forth with the rows. It took me about an hour and a half to make, remembering that I write down my patterns and design AS Im stitching, so I think maybe an hour for one. Made with the same hook and yarn it will be large enough to fit roughly 20-22 weeks gestation. Of course like always you can up/down hooks and yarns to alter the size. If you are making a larger one however, you may want to add some more rows to make it longer.
Ill be posting some variations on this later in the week.
DK weight yarn
2. DC 10 times in the 3rd ch from hook, join
3. Ch3, dc in the same st, 2dc in each st around, join
4. Ch3, dc in the same st, *1dc, 2dc in the next* Repeat around, join.
5. Ch3, dc in each st around, join.
6. Ch3, dc in the same st, *1dc, 2dc in the next* Repeat around, join.
7. ch3, dc in each stitch around, do not join! From here on out the piece will be worked in rows and not rounds, this creates the opening and flap.
8. CH8, turn, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, then in each dc across
9. ch3, turn, dc in each dc across.
continue row 9 until piece measures 8 inches from top to bottom
ch1, turn, sc across.
sc twice in the last stitch and then sc evenly down the side of the flap and then back up the other side. sl st to the top corner. This gives the opening a nice neat edge.