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The Reverse Gypsy Shawl

I found a shawl I liked in an old Golden Hands magazine (“Throw on a Gypsy Shawl), but it began with “Chain 284.”  No.  So I figured out how to start it at the point (“Chain 5”) and then realized I didn’t like how open it was and changed every other row to hdc instead of dc, and simplified the row ends and discarded the border and change the yarn weight and hook and  basically ended up with a different shawl.  It’s pretty much a lacy granny pattern so it can be done in any weight yarn with any hook, a simple two row repeat.

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Your Basic Hat

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The basic crochet hat pattern is all about counting:

Row 1: Ch 4 and then put 11 more dc in the first ch (other 3 ch counts as a dc) (12 dc).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same stitch, 2dc in rest of stitches (24 dc).

Row 3:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in next stitch, then [dc in next stitch, 2dc in next stitch) eleven times (36 dc). Continue reading

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Buffy’s Sun Jacket

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This is Buffy’s Sun Jacket, made from a pattern I found on Ravelry.  I tried this first in the recommended Homespun yarn and didn’t like how bulky it was, so I started over with the Bernat, a much smoother yarn. I’m happier with the fabric I’m getting now although it still seems bulky for a baby. I also moved up to the 12 mo. size so that helps.

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