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Erika Neck Cozy

25 Jan

Redux

The pattern for the original Alder Neck Cozy was inadvertently thrown out with some of my old pattern notes.  At first I thought I would be able to reproduce the pattern from simply looking at the project but I was afraid that I would have too many errors that way.  I no longer had enough of the Alder yarn which is DK weight.  But I did have 2 skeins of Red Heart Eco Ways in Misty Violet which is worsted weight.

I quickly sat down to redo this project.  The Erika version uses fewer stitches but is made exactly the same way. I made it in two evenings.   If you want to make the Alder version with DK, just chain 63 instead of 51.  Then simply follow the instructions for Erika.  Your stitch count will be different but everything else will remain the same ( I think).

Erika Neck Cozy

Materials:  2 skeins of Red Heart Eco Ways, Misty Violet 186 yds, 170 m ( I only used a small portion of the 2nd skein so you might actually need about 275 to 300 yds.  Crochet hooks sizes H and J, 2 small buttons, yarn needle.

Size:  One size fits most

Gauge: 5  “petals” = 4″   and 8 pattern rows = 4″ using larger hook

Lower peplum

Row 1:  With J, ch 51. Sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch to end.  (50 sc) Turn. This is the right side (RS) of your work.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sk 1 sc,( ch 1 sp made), [sc, ch 3, dc]  into next sc, * sk 2 sc, [sc, ch 3, dc] into next sc**, repeat from * to ** to last 3 sts. Sk 2 sc, sc in last sc. Turn. ( 16 “petals” made)

Row 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc  into 1st  sc, 3 dc into ea sc across ( you will be skipping all the “dc,  ch 3″ stitches) to las t ch 1 sp, 3 dc into ch 1 sp. Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, *sk 1 dc, [sc, ch 3, dc]** repeat from * to ** to last dc. Sc in last dc. Turn ( 25 “petals”)

Row 5:  (inc row)  Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st sc. * 3 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc** Repeat from * to ** to last ch 1 sp. 3 dc into last ch 1 sp. Turn.

Row 6:  Repeat row 4 ( 32 “petals”)

Row 7: Ch 3, dc into 1st sc, 2 dc into ea sc to end, 2 dc into ch 1 sp. Turn.

Row 8:  Repeat Row 4

Row 9:  ( inc row)  Ch 3, dc into 1st sc, * 2 dc into next sc, 3 dc into next sc,  2 dc into next sc** Repeat from * to ** to last ch 1 sp, 2 dc into last ch 1 sp. Turn

Row 10:  Repeat row 4 ( 38 “petals”)

Row 11:  Repeat row 7.

Row 12: Repeat row 4

Row 13:  Ch 3, dc into 1st sc, *[2 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc}**  repeat from * to ** to last 2 sc. 2dc into ea of last 2 sc, 2 dc into ch 1 sp. Turn.

Row 14:  Repeat row 4. Fasten off.

Neck Band

Row 1 :  With H, on wrong side (WS) attach yarn with a sl st at neck edge corner into starting ch. Ch 1, working into opposite side of your beginning ch, sc 50 around neck edge to end. Turn.

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, sc into ea st around. Turn

Neck Ruffle

Row 8:  Working in front loops only (FLO) ch 1, sk 1st sc, [sc, ch 3, dc] into next sc, * sk 2 sc, {sc,ch 3, dc} into next sc**  Repeat  from * to ** to last sc. Sc into last sc. Turn. ( 17 “petals”)

Row 9:  ( inc row) Ch 3, dc in 1st sc, 3 dc into ea sc around to last ch 1 sp, 2 dc into ch 1 sp. Turn.

Row 10:  Ch 1, *sk 1 dc, {sc, ch 3, dc} into next dc** Repeat from * to ** around to last 2 dc. Sk next dc, sc in last dc. Turn.

Row 11:  Ch 3, dc into 1st sc, 2 dc into ea sc around. Turn,

Row 12:  Repeat row 10.

Row 13:  Ch 3, 1 dc into 1st sc. *2 dc into next sc, 3 dc into next sc, 2 dc into next sc** Repeat from * to ** around to last ch 1 sp. 2dc into ch 1 sp. Turn.

Row 14:  Repeat row 10.

Row 15: Repeat row 11.

Row 16:  Repeat row 10.  Fasten off.

Front Trim

Attach yarn with a sl st on WS of left front at corner of neck ruffle. Ch 1, sc in same st, working in sides of rows, place 13 sc down edge of ruffle, 5 sc along edge of neck band, and 20 sc along edge of peplum. Ch 1, turn.  Work 2 more rows.  Fasten off.

Attach yarn with a sl st on RS of bottom corner of peplum. Ch 1, sc in same st, work a row of sc along edge as for left front, placing 20 sc into edge of peplum, 5 sc into edge of neck band, and 14 sc into edge of ruffle. Turn.

Ch 1, work 14 sc to neck band, Ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc into next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc into ea sc to end, turn. Ch 1, sc into ea sc to ch 2 sp, 3 sc into ch 2 sp, sc into next sc, 3 sc into ch 2 sp, sc into ea sc to end. Fasten off.

Weave in ends with yarn needle.  Sew buttons on left side opposite buttonholes.  My neck cozy benefitted from a little light blocking along the front edges to keep the corners from curling and to straighten the front bands.

Copyright: Carol Wolf, January 2012

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in crochet, Projects

 

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7 responses to “Erika Neck Cozy

  1. Bernadette

    January 26, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Many thanks for charing this wonderfull patern. I already saved it and wil make it in the comming time.

     
    • Wolf Crochet

      January 26, 2012 at 6:13 am

      You’re welcome! The photo is not so good so I will try to take a better one today.

       
  2. Beverooni

    January 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you! I can’t wait to make this. I have the perfect yarn. My mother is going to love this.

     
    • Wolf Crochet

      January 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Make sure you send me a photo of it so that I can put it on my blog!

       
  3. Prickly Patti

    February 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I have started making this pattern and it has taught me so much! This is my first foray into 3-dimensional crochet – I was really worried my tension was all wrong until I realized that the “petals” were supposed to stick out when the next row was so much tighter.
    I am making it in Lily Sugar’n Cream because I like cottons, but am frustrated because the yarn keeps untwisting so I split it. Is this something to do with being left-handed?

     
    • Wolf Crochet

      February 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Patti, I’m not sure about being left-handed but you might try rolling the yarn into a ball and starting with the opposite end. Sometimes this has the effect of tightening the plies instead of separating them. I’m happy you like the neck cozy and you are right, the next row after the petals defines them all that much more. I really love that pattern stitch and might even end up designing a sweater for it.

       

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