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Melissa Twinset

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Melissa Twinset

Difficulty:  Intermediate

Both garments of the twinset incorporate waistline shaping. If you prefer to omit this shaping you can simply work even in the pattern instead of taking the decreases and increases at the waist.

Melissa Sweater

Materials:  Filatura Lanarota Cool Cotton Double Knitting Weight, 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic, 50 grams, 130 yds, 9 skeins;  Crochet Hooks size H and I, yarn needle, stitch markers, (1 ) 3/4″ button

Size: 40″ Bust and Hips

Gauge: In losenge pattern, 7 (cluster, ch1) = 4″ and 5 double rows (losenge row and sc row) = 4″

In alternate single crochet row/double crochet row pattern, 24 sts = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″

NOTE: Ch 3 counts as a stitch throughout the sweater pattern.

Cluster Stitch:  In next stitch, (Yo, insert hook in stitch,yo, pull yarn through, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops) three times.  Yo, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

Losenge Pattern: Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in ea st across, turn.  The single crochet row is the right side of your work.

Row 2: Ch 3, Sk 1st sc, *cluster in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc** repeat from * to ** to last 2 sc. Cluster in next sc, dc in last sc. Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in ist dc, *sc in top of cluster, sc in next ch sp** repeat from * to ** to tc from prev. row. Sc in 3rd ch of tc. Turn.

Rows 2 and 3 make up the losenge pattern

Alternate sc row / dc row pattern: Work one row of sc, work one row of dc. Repeat for pattern.

With I hook, ch 68. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. Turn

Rows 2-17: Work rows 2 and 3 of losenge pattern. (67 sts)

Shape waist:

Row 1 (decrease row) Ch 1, sc in 1st 8 sc. Sc 2tog over next 2 sc, (sc in next 8 sc, sc 2tog over next 2 sc) five times more. Sc in remaining sc to end of row, Turn. (61 sts)

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in ea st across. Turn,

Row 5: (increase row) Ch 1, sc in 1st 8 sc, 2sc in next sc, (sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) five times more. Sc in remaining sts to end of row.  Turn (67 sts)

Begin alternate sc row/dc row pattern

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ea st across.  Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in ea st across. Turn.

Rows 3- 15: Repeat rows 1 and 2 consecutively.

Row 16: Repeat row 1.

Shape armholes

Row 1: Sl st in 1st 8 sc, ch 3, dc in ea sc to last 8 sts. Dc in next st. Turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.

(53 sts)

Rows 2-20: Repeat rows 1 and 2 of  alternate sc row/dc row pattern. Turn.

Shape neck

Ch 1,  sc into 1st 17 sts. Turn. Leave remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc into ea st.  Fasten off.

On right side, attach yarn with a sl st in 17th dc from LEFT edge. Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in ea st across. Turn

Row 2:  Ch 3, dc in ea st. Fasten off (17 sts)

Right Front

Ch 34.  Work losenge pattern over 33 sts until right side measures the same as back for losenge pattern.

Shape waist: Work row 1 of waist shaping the same as for back except decrease after 8 sc (three times).   Continue to work the waist the same as for back to increase row. Work row 5 of waist shaping the same as for back except increase  after 8 sc (three times).

Begin alternate sc row/dc row pattern same as for back until right front measures the same as back to bottom of armhole. Sl st across 1st 8 sc, ch 3, dc in ea st to end. Turn. (26 sts) Leave remaining sts unworked.

Continue to work in alternate sc row/dc row pattern until piece measures 4 1/2″ from beginning of armhole. End on a WS row. Fasten off.

Shape neck

On right side, attach yarn with a sl st in 10th dc . Ch 1, sc in same st as join. Sc in ea st to end of row. Turn (17 sts)

Work the alternate sc row/dc row pattern until you have worked 9 rows, ending with a WS row. Fasten off.

Left Side

Work same as for right side reversing armhole and neck shaping.

Sleeves ( make 2)

Ch 44. Sc in 2nd ch and in ea ch across. Turn. (43 sts)

Rows 2- Repeat rows 2 and 3 of losenge pattern 3 times.

Begin sleeve increases

Row 1:( increase row)  Ch 3, dc in base of tc, dc in ea st across to last st. 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea st across.  Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in ea st across.  Turn.

Row 5: Repeat row 2

Rows 6-26: Repeat rows 1-5 consecutively. Make sure you end with a dc row (ws)

Rows 27-32: Work even in alternate sc row/ dc row pattern, ending with a dc row. Fasten off.

Joining

With right sides facing each other, whip stitch shoulder seams. Attach sleeves as for Ecru Spring Jacket (see photo below).

Sew side seams and weave in all ends.

Neck Edging

Row 1:  With H, attach yarn with a sl st on RS of right front neck corner. Ch 1, sc in same place as join. Sc in next 8 sts. Sc 2tog at corner. Sc in ea row end (11 sts). Sc2tog at corner. Sc 18 across back neck edge. Sc2tog at corner.  Sc 7 to left neck corner. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, work cluster row. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, sc in next 10 sts, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, sc in next 20 sts, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, sc in next 8 sc, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, sc in next 8 sts. Turn.

Row 4: Work cluster row.  Turn. Your pattern will be off-set because of the decreases in row 3.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, sc in next 8 sts, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, sc in next 18 sts, sc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, scsc2 tog over next cluster and ch 1 sp, in next 8 sts, sc in next 8 sts. Turn

Row 6: Work cluster row. Turn,

Row 7 Ch 1, sc in ea st around neck. Do not fasten off.

 Left Front Edge

Row 1: 2 sc in coner st of neck, work 65 sc to bottom edge of left front. Turn

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in ea st. Turn. After row 3, do not tuen. Fasten off.

Right Front Edge

On right side attach yarn with a sl st on bottom right front corner. Ch 1, sc in same place as join. Work 65 sc along right front edge to corner. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in ea st to end of row. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in ea st to ch 2 sp. 2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in last sc. Fasten off.  Weave in all ends. Sew button on left front across from buttonhole.

Shell Pattern

Materials:    Filatura Lanarota Cool Cotton Double Knitting Weight, 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic, 50 grams, 130 yds, 6 skeins;  Crochet Hooks size H and I, yarn needle, stitch markers,

Size: 42″ Bust and Hips

Gauge: 12 st = 4″ and 18 rows = 5″ in pattern

Pattern: This stitch pattern has one single crochet edge stitch on each end of the row. The pattern is worked after the first edge stitch and along the row to the last edge stitch.  The edge stitches do not count as stitches.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc in 1st st (edge st), *sc in next st, dc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** to last st. Sc in last st ( edge st). Turn

Row 2: Ch 1,work 1 sc in 1st st, *dc in next st, sc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** to last st. Sc in last st. Turn.

Pattern decreases: sk 1st st, ch 1,sc in next st, work row 1 or 2 of pattern as appropriate to last 2 sts. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Turn.

Pattern increases: If working into row 1,  Ch 1,(sc,dc) into 1st st. Continue in pattern to last st. (Dc,sc) into last st. Turn.

If working into row 2, Ch 1,(sc,sc) into 1st st. Continue to work in pattern to last st. (sc,sc) into last st. Turn.

Front and Back (make 2) **Make your chain with the J hook because the stitches in this pattern really spread out and you want to be sure that your hem area is the correct width.

With J hook, ch 64. With I hook, sc into 2nd ch from hook. *Sc into next ch, dc into next ch** to last 2 chs. sc into ea of last 2 chs. Turn.

Rows 2-16: Beginning with row 2, repeat rows 1 and 2.

Shape Waist:

Row 17: Work pattern decrease at the beginning and end of row. Turn.

Rows 18-19: Work even in pattern. Turn.

Row 20: Work pattern decrease at the beginning and end of row. Turn.

Rows 21-22: Work even in pattern. Turn

Row 23: Work pattern decrease at the beginning and end of row. Turn.

Row 24-25: Work even in pattern. Turn

Row 26: Work pattern increase for appropriate row at the beginning and end of the row. Turn.

Rows 27-28: Work even in pattern. Turn.

Row 29: Work pattern increase for appropriate row at the beginning and end of the row. Turn.

Rows 30-31: Work even in pattern. Turn.

Row 32:  Work pattern increase for appropriate row at the beginning and end of the row. Turn.

Rows 33-47: Work even in pattern. Turn.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Sl st across 7 sts, ch 1, sc in next st. Work in pattern to last 8 sts. Sc in last st. Leave remaining sts unworked. ( 49 sts and 2 edge sts) Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in next st. Follow pattern to last 2 sts. Sk next st. Sc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Work even in pattern

Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Rep. row 3.

Row 6: Rep row 2.

Row 7-15: Rep. row 3.

Shape Neck

Right Side: Ch 1, sc in ist st. Work in pattern over next 11 sts. Sc in next st. Turn. Leave remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Work a decrease at neck edge. Continue in pattern to end of row. Turn.

Row 3: Work in pattern to last 2 sts. Decrease over last 2 sts. Turn. ( 9 sts and 2 edge sts)

Rows 4-12: Work even in pattern. Fasten off.

Left Side

Row 1: On right side, attach yarn with a sl st in 13th st from the left armhole edge. Ch 1, sc in same st.Work in pattern to end of row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sk 1st st. Sc in next st. Work in pattern to end of row. Turn.

Row 3: Work in pattern to last 2 sts. Decrease over next 2 sts. Turn.

Work even in pattern until left armhole is the same length as right armhole. Fasten off.

Joining

Placing your back and front with right sides faceing each other, whip st the shoulder seams and the side seams.

Neck, armhole, and bottom trim

Round 1: With hook H, attach yarn with a sl st at seam. Ch 1, sc arouns edge, making sure edging lies flat and working sc2tog at the corners of the neck and armholes. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.Turn.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in ea st around, working sc 2tog in corners. Join with a sl st to ist sc. Turn.

Round 3: Rep. Round 2. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Copyright Carol Wolf, April 2011

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in crochet, Projects

 

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Violet Points Scarf

Annette Petavy has come up with some beautiful published designs.  I particularly admired the Leaves Sweater that features crocheted points all along the hem.  One day as I was idly browsing through some scarf patterns at Ravelry, I came upon the Violet Points Scarf, a free pattern for Ravelry members. I was smitten. Rooting through my stash, I found some lace weight yarn, Knit Picks Merino Wool and Silk.  I had exactly enough yarn for this scarf.

The pattern was surprisingly easy to work and quick to memorize.  Because the instructions call for a fairly large hook, the project grew quickly.  It only took me three evenings to complete.  I had to go to an F hook instead of a G because the loops kept slipping off my hook but I think I still achieved the same airy, breezy look.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2010 in crochet, Projects

 

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Last Giveaway this Sunday

I’m just about out of unwanted stash so this will be my last giveaway.  There will be several magazines and assorted patterns.  I hope I can get rid of everything next week.  I appreciate all of you who kept an eye on my blog to see what was going to be offered each Sunday.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2010 in crochet

 

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9TH Sunday Giveaway

              

    

 

  GROUP I

There are 4 loose patterns in Group I.  They have all been collected from magazines.  The bear pattern has a knit and a crochet version.  The little dress is for sizes 12 mos to 4 yrs.  Two pretty afghan patterns round out this collection.

GROUP II     

Group II consists of two booklets.  The Mirabella jacket by Carolyn Christmas can be made in several versions.  Pattern Play Crochet includes 5 patterns for afghans, pillows, and a beautiful jacket.

Please let me know which group you would like.  Make a comment on my blog.  If you have previously received a free item, please give somebody else a chance.

Finally my stash of unwanted items is beginning to dwindle.  I think that I have enough for two more giveaways after today.  Then I will have to get busy and actually crochet something!  Spring and summer are not big crochet months for me.  I’ve already resolved to get away from making clothing and try my hand at other projects.  What to make…

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2010 in crochet

 

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8th Sunday Giveaway

This week I am offering two groups again.  Both groups consist of an issue of Crochet! magazine and a vest pattern.  Please let me know if you want group I or group II.  Leave a comment.

Group I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group II

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2010 in crochet

 

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7th Sunday Giveaway

Please note:  Next Sunday, May 2, there will be NO  giveaway.  I am going on vacation for a week and will not be taking my laptop with me.  Wow! no computer for a whole week.  I wonder how I’ll survive?  The Sunday giveaways will resume on May 9.

Group I

November 2006 and July 2007 issues of Crochet! magazine make up this group.  There are lots of garment patterns as well as afghans and assessories in these two issues.

Group II

Woman’s Day Granny Squares from 1976,  Annie’s Favorite Crochet from April 2006 and the “Learn How Book” from Coats make up group II. The granny square magazine has some wonderful afghan patterns as well as doilies, tablecloths and pillows.

Let me know which group you would like.  If you have already received a free item, please let somebody else have a chance.  First one to comment or email me gets the item.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2010 in crochet

 

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6th Sunday Giveaway

This Sunday I am pleased to present several crochet publications.  McCall’s Needlework and Crafts was a popular magazine when I was in my teens.  Their pages were filled with knit and crochet projects, other needlework, sewing, and crafts.  Everything was beautifully presented and the projects were sophisticated and well designed.  I’ve managed to pick up a few copies at flea markets but they are very hard to find.  The copy below is a library edition with a hard cover.  There is also an Options leaflet and an edition of Interweave Crochet.  Please indicate group I or II when you contact me.

Group I

 

  

  

 The following group includes 2 vintage crochet publications and 1 issue of Crochet Today.  Comment or email me if you are interested in this group.

 

Group II

 

 

 

 

If you have received free items in the past, please let somebody else have a chance this week. :-)

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2010 in crochet

 

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