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Showing posts with label scarves. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Rustic Day Trip Scarf

triangle scarf

Just a quick little post to show you my latest Day Trip scarf made with two shades of Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed.    I divided the row count by three.   Worked the first third in "Ocean";   the second third in "Duck Egg" and the last third in "Ocean".

triangle scarf

The Alpaca Tweed is a blend of 20% Alpaca / 77% Acrylic / 3% viscose, in thirteen soft shades, which you can view HERE.


There is 240 metres of yarn per 100g ball, and I used about 160g in total.  

road trip scarf

I love the way the solid colour yarn (worked with a 4.00mm hook) showcases the simplicity of the stitches!  

The pattern for the Day Trip Scarf can be found in my RAVELRY STORE

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Edge of Madness

I have been working as if my life depends on it to finish up orders and gifts and donations, as well as trying to prepare for 2017 and complete a few patterns that were partially written. 

Zooty Owl

My big table has been at the centre of all the action, with projects in various stages of completion around three sides, completed and packaged projects on the fourth side, and all the leftover yarn and packaging dumped in a heap in the middle!.  Last Sunday I wrapped the last of the work which I had to get out, and I could breathe easy again.

My craft room was, of course, a complete disaster so I spent a few hours tidying up - rolling up ribbons, packing away unused gift bags, tags and sorting yarn leftovers.  I "MAGIC" knotted left over bits of yarns to make my own "variegated" yarns, which were used to hook up a few Day Trip and Road Trip scarves and shawls.

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The DAY TRIP SCARF differs from the Road Trip Scarf in that it increases steadily in length and gradually in width, whereas the Road Trip Scarf increases evenly in length and width.  In this photo you can clearly see the difference between the two scarves.   Both are 1.5 metres in length, but the RTS becomes a shawl, whereas the DTS remains a scarf.

Road Trip Scarf

I have come up with a sweet little edging that can be used in many different ways with both the ROAD TRIP, and DAY TRIP SCARVES

The edging is a repeat of a "shell" followed by a "loop" along the shaped edges of both scarves, with a simple chain loop worked along the straight edges.  


This plain and simple edging is the perfect finishing touch for a "toned down" look.

Road Trip Scarf

A scarf or a shawl with a generous fringe always adds a bit of fun to a winter outfit, but sometimes working directly onto the scarf base looks untidy.   This edging neatens up the scarf base and the fringe can be attached around the loops for a very neat finish.


Road Trip Scarf

SHELLS 'N LOOPS EDGING PATTERN

PATTERN NOTES:   This edging is suitable for both the Day Trip and Road Trip Scarves.   The edgings vary slightly for each scarf so just make sure you are using the correct one

The "loop" is in its "simplest form" in the written pattern, but it can be changed in many ways for a different look:

Instead of 3ch, crochet 1ch, 1 picot, 1ch 

Road Trip Scarf

OR
Crochet 15ch (or more) for a crochet fringe effect......


Thread beads onto your yarn before you start working and add a bead to the loop as you go....

The possibilities are endless - just have fun!!
 

RoaD Trip Scarf

DAY TRIP SCARF
Pattern available in my RAVELRY STORE
(Refer to the notes of the purchased pattern for stitch references). 


Working from the starting point (Row 1) along the increase edge of the scarf, join yarn around 1st Sp.  
3ch (counts as 1dc), 3dc around same Sp as join; 1sc around next Sp, 3ch;


(1sc around next SP; 4dc around next SP; 1sc around next SP, 3ch) repeat up the increase side and down the decrease side, until your final row;
(Notethe stitch sequence remains the same over the apex)


1sc around final Sp on decrease side, 
4dc, 1sc; around Sp on the straight (unshaped) side;


(2ch; 1sc around next Sp) repeat up to and including the Sp of Row 1;  3ch, 1sc around same Sp; sl st into 3rd of start ch to close.
 

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ROAD TRIP SCARF
Make sure that you end on an EVEN number row.    Stitches are worked into 1ch spaces between dc's along the shaped sides, and around the side of the stitch post at the end of each row on the straight side.   At the point the stitches will be worked into the 3ch sp.

Join yarn in 4ch at start of your last row.   4ch (counts as 1sc, 3ch);  skip 2dc; 1sc into next 1ch sp;

(4dc into next 1ch sp; 1sc into next 1ch sp; 3ch, 1sc into next 1ch sp) repeat up to and including 1ch sp before point.  

[(3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into 3ch point]; 1sc into next 1ch sp;



(3ch, 1sc into next 1ch sp; 4dc into next 1ch sp; 1sc into next 1ch sp) repeat to 1ch sp before your final row increase;  


3ch, skip 2dc, 1sc into final 1ch sp; 2ch


working along the straight (unshaped) side, (1sc into side post of next stitch, 2ch) repeat until you are back at the start of the edging.   Sl st into 1st of start 4ch to close.


Road Trip Scarf

Add your FRINGE around the 3ch loops!

Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Day Trip Scarf



In 2014 when I created my Road Trip scarf I had no idea that it would be so ridiculously popular. I had a lot of requests for a longer scarf along similar lines. I finally got around to it - the result is a long “baktus style” scarf with two possible edgings. Either a frilly edge for a whimsical look or a zig-zag bobble edging. (The original Road Trip Scarf edging and trims would also work well with this design).


The Day Trip Scarf differs from the Road Trip Scarf in that it increases steadily in length and gradually in width, whereas the Road Trip Scarf increases evenly in length and width.


In the photo below you can clearly see the difference between the two scarves.   Both are 1.5 metres in length, but the RTS becomes a shawl, whereas the DTS remains a scarf


This version can also easily be made on a day journey as a passenger. The project is small and lightweight and can be squeezed into bag, making it a wonderful “take-along” project for a journey by car, plane, train or bus.



The Day Trip Scarf is a very economical project requiring just under 300 metres or 330 yards of DK / 8ply / light worsted weight yarn.



Because the pattern works up so quickly and is so economical to make, it is the perfect end of year / Christmas gift.



The pattern for the Day Trip Scarf is available in my RAVELRY STORE

Monday, 17 August 2015

Gifts



On Saturday afternoon, just before sunset, Mom's ashes were interred at the Holy Rosary Garden of Remembrance.

I have been making gifts from MOM'S YARN STASH to work through my grief and to spread a bit of comfort to family and close friends:   a "MAGIC" COMFORT BLANKET for my brother,  a HUGE COMFORT BLANKET for my dad, (as well as a few hot water bottle covers and some baby blankets to donate).

For each of the girls I made a super chunky ROAD TRIP SCARF!

Blues for my brother's girlfriend, my mom's best friend, and me:


Pinks for my eldest daughter and my sister:


And purples for my niece, and one extra in case my dad remembers somebody I forgot (oops)


(I will make my son a pair of gloves and a scoodie for my youngest daugher)

Each gift was hand-packaged


 with a special little tag:



These Road Trip Scarves were very quick and easy to make and are super warm - with a few twists on my original pattern:

YARN:   16ply (Super Chunky) - I wound various weights of yarn together to get 16ply.

HOOK:   9.00mm

NUMBER OF ROWS:    25

EDGING:   a simple 3ch picot

Of course, even though Mom is no longer here, I know she is here in spirit - so I made a special mandala and butterfly for the table beside her chair!


(My wonderful friend, Lori, has already tested both patterns for me - I am in the process of editing the photos so that I can publish them.    The Sunflower pattern will be for sale on Ravelry.   The Butterfly pattern will be a freebie on this Blog!)


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bunny Scarf with Pockets


bunny scarf


Pattern Terms:  US

Yarn:
150g Chunky Weight (12 ply/ Craft / Rug).      
Small quantities of DK (8ply / Light Worsted Weight) for features and embellishments.

Colour Suggestions:
Bunny Faces:     Cream, Brown, White, Grey or Beige
Bunny Ears (Inner Ear):    Pink, Cream, Grey, White, Brown;
Bunny Nose:   Use the same colour as the inner ear
Bunny Cheeks:   Use the same colour as the face 
Bunny Ears (Outer Ears) use the same colour as the face

I alternated a variegated with a solid yarn for the granny stripe panel as follows:     16 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 8 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 8 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 8 rows solid, 8 rows variegated, 16 rows solid 

Hook Sizes:    6.50mm and 4.00mm

Embellishments:    2 x black beads or buttons for the eyes;   2 colourful buttons for the flower centres.


BUNNY FACE SQUARE:

Make 2
The first three rounds of the square (worked in a circle) form the Face of the Bunny

Start with a MAGIC RING

(alternatively crochet 3ch, sl st into 3rd chain from hook to form a circle)

Row 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  11 dc into the magic ring;  sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close round (12dc);    Pull the beginning tail to tighten the ring

Row 2:  sl st into first space between dc; 3ch (counts as 1dc) 1dc in same space as join (2dc grouping);  [2dc into each sp between dc on the previous round (2dc grouping)] x11;   sl st into 3rd of start 3ch  to close round (24dc)
 

Row 3:  3ch (counts as 1dc). 1dc into same place as sl st, 1dc into top of next dc;  (2dc into top of next dc, 1dc into next top of next dc) x11 (36dc);   sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close round    Break off yarn.

Row 4:  Working in back loops only, join yarn in bl of any dc;   3ch (counts as 1dc) 2dc into same bl (3dc group);   skip 2 dc,   3dc into bl of next dc;   [skip 2dc;   (3trc, 2ch, 3trc into bl of next dc) (corner formed);    (skip 2dc;   3dc into bl of next dc) x2] repeat x3;  skip 2 dc;   (3trc, 2ch, 3trc into bl of next dc);   sl st into 3rd of start 3ch to close round 

bunny scarf

GRANNY STRIPE PANEL: 

Row 1:    With right side facing, join yarn in any corner 2ch on your Bunny Face Square;    3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join;   (3dc into space between 3dc groups) x3;   3dc into corner 2ch,   turn work

bunny scarf

Row 2:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch);   (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x4;   1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn work 

Row 3:   3ch (counts as 1dc);   2dc into 1ch space;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings) x 3;   3dc into space at end of row;   turn work

Even Rows 4 - 86 (Repeat Row 2)
Odd Rows 3 - 87 (Repeat Row 3)

Row 88:    3ch;   sl st into corner two chain on the wrong side of 2nd Bunny Face Square;    1ch;  (3dc into space between 3dc groupings on the Granny Stripe Panel,   sl st into space between 3dc groupings on the wrong side of the 2nd Bunny Face Square);   3dc into space between next 3dc groupings on the Granny Stripe Panel;  1ch;  sl st into 2ch corner space on the wrong side of the 2nd Bunny Face Square;   1dc into top of 3ch at end of row.    Break off yarn.


bunny scarf

NOSE
Make 2 x pompoms in the same colour as the inner ear, trim to size and attach one to each of the centres of the Bunny Face Squares.

bunny scarf

BUNNY CHEEKS
Make 4 x pompoms in the same colour as the face;  trim to be a bit bigger than the nose and attach one just under the nose on either side.

bunny scarf

EARS 
Working on the right side of the unattached end of the Bunny Face Square, mark the centre two stitches above the nose on the last row of the face with a stitch marker. NOTE:  I worked the inner ears with DK yarn and the outer ears with Chunky

Using the 4.00mm hook work as follows:

Left Inner Ear:  
Join contrasting yarn in top loop of first stitch to the left of the marker.   

Row 1:   2ch (counts as 1hdc);  1hdc in same place as join;  3dc into front loop of next dc;  3trc into front loop of next dc;   (8 stitches).   Turn work

Row 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc);   1dc into top of next 6 stitches;   1dc into top of 3ch at start of previous row (8 dc).   Turn work

Row 33ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row;   turn work (6 dc).   Turn work 

Row 43ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc x 2;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 5:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  work 1dc into next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 63ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into next dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (3dc).   Break off yarn

Right Inner Ear:  
Join contrasting yarn in front loop of third dc to the right of the marker.   

Row 1:   4ch (counts as 1trc); 2trc in same place as join;   3dc into front loop of next dc;  2hdc into front loop of next dc (8 stitches).   Turn work


Row 2:  3ch (counts as 1dc);   1dc into top of next 6 stitches;   1dc into top of 3ch at start of previous row (8 dc).   Turn work

Row 33ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into each of next 2dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row;   turn work (6 dc).   Turn work 

Row 43ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc x 2;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 5:  3ch (counts as 1dc);  work 1dc into next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (4dc).   Turn work

Row 63ch (counts as 1dc);  work 2dc tog over next 2dc;  1dc into next dc;   2dc tog over next 2dc;   1dc into top of 3ch from previous row (3dc).   Break off yarn

bunny scarf

Outer Ears:
Join yarn in front loop of first dc to the right of the inner ear - repeat for both ears

1ch;    2hdc into side of first post on Row 1;   
2dc into the side of the first post on Rows 2 - 5 of the inner ear;
3dc, 2trc into the side of the first post on Row 6;
2trc, 3dc into the side of the last post on Row 6;
2dc into side of last post on Rows 5 - 2;
2hdc into side of last post on Row 1
Sl st into front loop of first dc to the left to finish ear.  Break off yarn.

bunny scarf

NOTE:  The bunny ears are quite floppy so you might want to tack the ears to the square with an invisible stitch or two.

EYES
Crochet 2 Half Ovals as follows:

Foundation:   Make a magic ring.

Row 1:   1ch (1hdc, 1dc, 2trc, 1dc, 1hdc, sl st) into ring.    Break off yarn.   Tighten ring.

Secure one just above the nose on either side.     Attach a black bead or button  to the foundation of the half oval.


BOW  
Piece A:  

Row 1:   18ch, 1dc into 4th ch from hook;   1dc into each chain to end, turn work

Rows 2 - 3;  3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into top of each dc from the previous row;   1dc into top of 3ch at start of previous row, turn work

Break off yarn at the end of Row 3

Piece B: 
Row 1:   10ch;   1dc into fourth chain from hook;  1 ch into each of next 6ch (8dc).    Break off yarn.

Fold Piece B over Centre of Piece A and secure tightly to form a bow.

FLOWER
Make 2

Make a Magic Ring

(3ch, 3dc, 3ch sl st into ring) x 5.    Break off yarn
Attach to one of the Bunny Ears and embellish with a button!

EDGING
The pockets are made with the edging as follows:

Fold the Bunny Face Square over (with the right side facing you) along the join with the Granny Stripe Panel

insert hook in bottom corner through both layers (4ch, 1trc, sl st through first space between 3dc groups and corresponding 4ch space on granny stripe panel) x 4 (4ch, 1trc, sl st into 4ch space on granny stripe panel) x35 (4ch, 1trc, sl st through next space between 3dc groups and corresponding 4ch space on granny stripe panel) x5

Repeat on opposite side.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Neon Shawl




I crochet very fast and never have a problem finishing something quickly or getting my orders out on time!

This does, however, make me a very, very bad blogger!     Once my hands get going I forget to take photos or write down the pattern.   At this stage there are almost 60 patterns on my to-do list.   

One of my resolutions for 2015 is to work through THOSE old patterns (and ideas) before I allow myself to come up with anything else (not sure how much success I will have there - but I am determined to persist!!!)

The Neon Shawl is something I made in OCTOBER 2013.     It is one of those practical pieces that matches with most of my casual clothing - and it is just perfect to drape around the shoulders while socialising outside at night!  

The Neon effect is achieved by alternating colour stripes between dark grey and black stripes.     Very simple!      You can use any DK acrylic!    The colours do not need to be an exact match, and you will find that most brands stock colours similar to the ones I used.

The pattern is exactly the same as the Cosmos Fields Shawl (apart from the stripe composition and edging) - so here goes:

THE NEON SHAWL PATTERN


Yarn:    100% Acrylic DK

Colours: Black,  Dark Grey,  Pink, Bright Pink, Peach, Red, Lemon, Lime, Mint, Jade, Aqua, Turquoise, Baby Blue, Lilac

Special Stitch

Picot:    A picot is formed by crocheting 3ch then sl st into the top of the last dc

Stripe Composition:
Rows 1 - 4 Dark Grey
Row 5 - Pink
Rows  6 - 7 Dark Grey
Rows 8 - 9  Black
Row 10  Bright Pink
Rows 11 - 12 Black
Rows 13 - 14 Dark Grey
Row 15 Peach
Rows 16 - 17 Dark Grey
Rows 18 - 19 Black
Row 20 - Red
Rows 21 - 22 Black
Rows 23 - 34 Dark Grey
Row 25 Lemon
Rows 26 - 27 Dark Grey
Rows 28 - 29 Black
Row 30 Lime
Rows 31 - 32 Black
Rows 33 - 34 Dark Grey
Row 35 Mint
Rows 36 - 37 Dark Grey
Rows 38 - 29 Black
Row 40 Jade
Rows 41 - 42 Black
Rows 43 - 44 Dark Grey
Row 45 Aqua
Rows 46 - 47 Dark Grey
Rows 48 - 49 Black
Row 50 - Turquoise
Rows 51 - 52 Black
Rows 53 - 54  Dark Grey
Rows 55 Baby Blue
Rows 56  Grey
Row 57 Lilac
Rows 58 - 63 Black


Hook:   5.50mm 

Foundation & Rows 1 - 55 Follow the pattern for the COSMOS FIELDS SHAWL (using the above stripe composition) repeating the last row twice more for Rows 56 - 57.

Border:

Rows 58 - 59 (follow the pattern for Rows 56 - 57 of the Cosmos Fields Shawl)

Row 60 - 62:   4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch), 2dc into 1ch sp;  [3dc (3dc group) into space before next dc group] repeat this until you reach the point (corner);    (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch;  [3dc (3dc group) into next 3ch space] repeat this to the end of the row - working 2dc; 1ch, 1dc into the chain space at the end of the row 

Edging:  3ch (counts as 1dc), (1dc, picot, 1dc into 1ch space at start of row);  (sl st into space before next dc group;   2dc, picot, 1dc into same space as sl st] repeat this until you reach the point (corner);    (sl st into corner 3ch;   2dc, picot, 1dc into same space as sl st);  (sl st into space before next dc group;   2dc, picot, 1dc into same space as sl st) repeat this to the last 3 stitches and sl st into the 1ch space at the end of the row 

(We are now going to do the base edging - the longest side of the triangle which is formed as you do your rows) Into same 1ch space work 3hdc;  sl st into side of first dc post, (2ch, 1hdc, sl st into side of next dc post) repeat to last dc post, 3hdc, sl st into top of 3ch at start of row to end.

Friday, 2 January 2015

The Rally Scarf


Happy New Year!!!!

In celebration of the New Year my son designed a new logo for me and I am sharing my latest and first pattern for 2015!!!

This scarf is very addictive to make - and being so economical and easy too you could make as many as you feel inspired to!


PATTERN TERMS:   US
My patterns are all written in US terms

I have included this little chart to make it easier for my UK readers to reference the difference in stitch terms.



Skill Level:  Easy


Approximate Time:  3 hours

Yarn:   Any DK (8 ply / Light Worsted Weight)

Acrylic;  Courtelle;  Acrylic / Wool;  Acrylic / Wool / Tweed are all suitable types for this scarf

Amount Required:  100g (2 x 50g balls) / 300metres / 330 yards - this was sufficient across three different types of DK yarn

15g / 45 metres / 50 yards of a contrasting colour for the edging 

Hook Size I used a 5.00mm hook

Use whatever hook size suits your choice of yarn and your tension.


Length: 140cm (excluding the braids)


Width:  25cm (from straight edge to centre point)


crochet scarf
Elle Rustica DK - Saddle (acrylic / wool / tweed)

Lollipop DK Colours - 0016 (100% Acrylic)

Elle Family Print DK - Sushi (100% Courtelle)

Elle Kidz DK - Dino Dudes (100% Acrylic)
Elle Kidz DK - Magic Potion (100% Acrylic)

PATTERN NOTES:   


This is a "long triangle scarf".    Shaping is done on one side of the scarf only.    The top edge remains straight.

The pattern repeat is 1 row hdc;   1 row dc - worked over Rows 4 - 7 for the "Increase" half of the scarf.

You will be increasing at the start of every dc row.  The last stitch on every hdc row is worked into the 3rd the start 3ch (the increase) where your previous row was dc (if you miss working into this your scarf is going to be oddly shaped)

The pattern repeat of 1 row hdc;   1 row dc  - is worked over Rows 8 - 11 for the "Decrease" half of the scarf.

You will be decreasing at the end of every hdc row.

Foundation:   4ch

Row 1:  1hdc into 3rd ch from hook;   1hdc into next ch (2ch at start counts as 1hdc) = 3hdc;   turn

triangle scarf

Row 2:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into space between hdc (2dc "V");    2dc into next space between hdc (2dc "V");   turn

triangle scarf
  
Row 3:  2ch (counts as 1hdc); 1hdc into "V" ;   2hdc into next "V";  turn

triangle scarf

Row 4:   3ch (counts as 1dc increase);  2dc into each "v";   turn

triangle scarf

Row 5:  2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to last "V";  1hdc into top of 3ch at end of row;   turn

triangle scarf

Row 6:  3ch (counts as 1dc increase), 1dc into space before first "v";  2dc into each "v";   turn

triangle scarf

Row 7:   2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to end of row;   turn

triangle scarf

Repeat Rows 4 - 7 until your work is approximately 70cm long, omitting Row 7 on your last repeat (in other words, your last pattern repeat will be Rows 4, 5 and 6)

triangle scarf

Row 8 - 2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to last "v";   crochet 2hdc together (dec);   turn

triangle scarf

Row 9 - 3ch (counts as 1dc);  2dc into each "v" to end of row;   turn

 triangle scarf

Row 10 - 2ch (counts as 1hdc) 1hdc into first "V";  (2hdc into next "V") repeat to "v" before last "v" (2nd last v);   crochet 2hdc together (dec);   1hdc into top of 3ch at start of previous row;   turn

triangle scarf

Row 11 - 3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into space before first "v" (counts as first "v");  2dc into each "v";   turn

triangle scarf

Repeat Rows 8 - 11 until there are 3 stitches left, omitting Row 11 on your last repeat (in other words, your last pattern repeat will be Rows 8, 9 and 10).  Break off yarn.

triangle scarf

Edging:   Join contrasting colour to end post on any dc row.    3ch, 1dc into same space as join, skip next hdc row, sl st into side post on next dc row;  (3ch, 1dc into same space as sl st, skip next hdc row, sl st into side post on next dc row) repeat around all edges of scarf ending with a sl st into same place as start

Braids:  Pull a double strand of yarn through a stitch at the end of your scarf (until you have two equal lengths).    Start twisting both lengths in the same direction.   Once they are tightly twisted, hold them together and gently guide them to twist in the opposite direction.    Knot the end of the braid.

I added three of similar (not exact) lengths to each end.

Flowers:   Add a PANSY or a button or two at each end and you are good to go!


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Thank you so very much to Leanne Nisha and Laura Brozo for testing the pattern for me, and Michelle Westlund for proof reading the pattern!    

This one was made by Leanne Nisha of GUMNUT CROCHET