One of my goals for finishing up the year is writing more. Not necessarily blogging more, I think once a week is fine for a crochet blog (unless I am including tutorials, which I might do once again). I would like to get into a rhythm of writing every day, so that my weekly blogs are of better quality. Lately, I have been so uninspired to write.
I guess we all go through ups and downs in our passions. I have been crocheting like crazy, and really enjoying what I’ve made. Reading about what you all are making has been encouraging too. I love the new “holiday/cool weather” themes I’ve seen from your works, and when bloggers try my patterns out, I feel so honored. Thank you Tracy for trying out the fingerless gloves pattern, I have adjusted the pattern with your notes, they were very helpful!
Today, I plan to share another pattern, the Child Shrug with Fringe. I have seen this shrug fit a 5 year old and an 11 year old comfortably.
Tapestry needle and scissors
Foundation Chain: Ch 50, turn
Foundation Row: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in back bump (loops) across, turn
Row 1: ch 3 (counts now and hereafter as a dc), [2 dc in next, dc in next] across (73 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 3 dc across, (73)
Row 3: ch 3 [2 dc in next, dc in next 2] across (97)
Row 4: ch 3, dc in next [ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 2] across (97)
Row 5: ch 3, [2 dc in next, dc in next 5] across (113)
Row 6: ch 3, dc in next, [ch1, sk 1, dc in next 2]
Row 7: ch 3, dc across (113)
Row 8: ch 3, dc in next [ch 1, sk 1, dc in next 2] across (113)
Row 9: ch 3, dc across (113), bind off and weave in ends
Fringe: 2 strands of yarn in every other stitch
Buttons: I made crochet buttons by making circles. I will try to expand on this at a later time. In the meantime, check out this link.
I hope you like this pattern, as always, please let me know if you have questions. Hope all your weeks’ are off to a great start!