Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lace Flower Beanie

  A lace beanie with a lacy flower motif in the back center, chain lace over most of the body, a narrow openwork band, and a crab stitch decorative edge.
 Gauge: first 3 rows - 4 inch diameter (10 cm)

You Will Need:
H/8 5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
40 g/ 1.4 oz/ 85 yards worsted weight yarn (used for sample above: Caron Simply Soft)


*Pattern is worked in the round
*each row will tell you how to join

Stitches Used: 
Double crochet (dc) single crochet (sc) half double crochet (hdc)

Chain (ch) 3 dc cluster4 dc cluster dc dec treble crochet (trc) reverse sc (rsc) a.k.a crab stitch

Special Stitch: 
Split DG G I u ter: yo, insert hook in desired space (same space where last
stitch ended), yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), sk next stitch or space, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook), yo, pull through all loops.


Make adjustable loop

Row 1: ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), [dc, ch 2] 10 times, dc, hdc in 3rd ch ofch 5, (12 dc)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in hdc, ch 3, [sc in next ch2 sp, ch 3] 10 times, sc in next dc, dc in first sc, (12
Row 3: ch 3, 3 dc cluster in first loop, [ch 2, dc in dc cluster you just made, ch 2, dc in dc you just made, 4 dc cluster in next loop] 11 times, ch 3, 3 dc cluster (first leg in cluster you just made, other 2 legs in first cluster, (12 clusters)
Row 4: ch 4, trc in next dc, [(trc, ch 7, trc) in next dc] 11 times, trc, ch 4, dc in 41 ch of ch 4, (l2 loops) 
Row 5:[ch 7,sc in next loop, ch 4, sc in same loop] 11 times, ch 7, sc in next loop, ch 1, dc in dc, (24 loops)
Row 6-7:[ch 6, sc in next loop] 23 times, ch 3, dc in dc
Row 8:[ch 5,sc in next loop] 23 times, ch 2,dc in dc
Row 9:[ch 4, sc in nexte loop] 23 times, ch 1,  dc in dc
Row10:[ch 3, sc in next loop] 23 times, dc in dc
Row 11: [ch 2, sc in next loop] 23 times, hdc in dc,
Row 12: ch 1, sc in top of hdc, 2sc in side of hdc, [sc in sc, 2 sc in loop] 23 times, join with sl st, (66 sc)
Row 13: ch 2 (counts as first leg of split dc), skip next sc, dc in next sc. Ch 1, *Split DC Cluster (see special stitches), ch1, repeat from * until end, join to first dc with sl st, (33 split dc cluster)
Row 14: rsc around (66 sts)
join with sl st. fasten off, weave in ends.

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