Marian’s Riding Hood – a Long Sleeved Cowl

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So as many of you know my stitch of choice (ok, it might border on obsession) is Broomstick Lace. So, I am really excited to share this latest pattern with you; a long sleeved cowl.

The whole process of figuring out how to join the long sleeves together in the easiest possible way kept me awake at night, as I worked it over and over in my head.  Then, surprisingly after just a few attempts, I managed to get what was happening in my brain to transfer to the hook and yarn. (I think I may have actually done a bit of a happy dance)

Modern Red Riding's Hood - KatiDCreations

What do I love about this completed item? – I love how the over sized hooded cowl fully extends over the face, – I love that a portion of the cowl that extends down to the top 3rd of the torso and is so warm, – I love that it is light weight and is a perfect piece of outerwear to use in place of that bulky coat

This stunning project is worked using Cascade Alpaca Lana D’Oro which is so warm!  and is be perfect for those days when its kind of warm but still a cold breeze that would normally have you reaching for a jacket!

Modern Red Riding's Hood - KatiDCreations

The construction of this top it is worked in the round, which means that you don’t have any seams to sew together….which is so nice!  Also the way the armpit area is worked, allows for free range of movement without worrying about it being to tight.

Please don’t let the size of this project over whelm you!  It works up quicker than you may think, and you will be so happy when you finish it!

Ok so on with the Marian’s Riding Hood

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Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Traditional Medium

Stitches: US terms
CH – Chain
SLST – Slip Stitch
BLSC – Back Loop Single Crochet
BLSC2tog – Back Loop Single Crochet 2 Together

Materials:
4.5mm crochet hook
50us knitting needle
Cascade Alpaca Lana D’Oro – 1000yards

Gauge:
Working rows of BLSC
10 Rows = 2 inches
10 Stitches = 2 inches

Special Stitches:
Broomstick Lace – by KatiDCreations

Tutorials:
Broomstick Lace in a Round – by KatiDCreations
Joining Sleeves in Broomstick Lace – by KatiDCreations

Special Notes:
1. You will make 2 of the Cuff/Sleeve combinations; do not finish off until instructed to do so

2. I work the entire pattern in the Back Loop (with the exception of joining which is done in both loops). I do this because I love the little extra detail that it gives.

3. This pattern is easily adjustable to fist most any size. This pattern is worked in multiples of 4, so if you need to increase/decrease the cuff you do so by multiples of 4.  If you need to increase/decrease the front/back part (Shoulder R1), you will increase/decrease the number of CHs worked by 4.  You will then simply follow the directions as written, just remember that your total stitch count/sets of Broomstick lace will be different from what is written.

4. If you find that you are a loop short/over it is not necessary to rip out the row and start over. just make sure that your total number of SC stitches worked is correct.

5. I recommend trying on sleeves as you go. You may find that you need to increase/decrease the number of rows worked.

Pattern

Cuff:

R1. CH 37, SC in second CH from hook and around, with the front loops facing out – Join with SLST in first SC

R2. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join with SLST in first SC (36)

R3-17: Repeat row 2

Sleeve:

R1. Pull up first loop, working in BL only pull up an additional 36 loops

R2. Take off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops, and take off 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST first SC. (36SC, 9 Set of Loops)

R3. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

R4. Working in BL only, pull up 36 loops

R5. Take off 3 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 3 loops, and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join in first SC. (48SC, 12 Set of Loops)

R6. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

R7. Working in BL only, pull up 48 loops

R8. Take off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops, and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops, and work 5SC in loops, *take off 4 loops, and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops, take off 4 loops, and work 5SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join in first SC (52SC, 12 Set of Loops)

R9. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

R10. Working in BL only, pull up 52 loops

R11. Take off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join in first SC (52SC, 13 Set of Loops)

R12. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around, Join in first SC

Repeat rows 10 – 12 an additional 7 times – or until desired length is reached

Repeat rows 10 and 11 once more, for a total of 12 rows of Broomstick lace. Pull up loop, DO NOT FINISH OFF, Make second sleeve.

Decide which sleeve with be your right and which will be your left and mark accordingly.

Shoulder: Joining Sleeves Tutorial HERE

R1. With L sleeve, CH1, BLSC in next 20 stitches (this will be the armpit part of the sleeve left sleeve), CH76 (this will be the back of your Snood), pull up loop.  Drop loop and finish off R sleeve, starting at joining stitch, skip next 32 stitches. Pick up the loop from the L sleeve and work a BLSC in the next stitch of the R sleeve, BLSC in the remaining stitches 19 of the R sleeve, (this will be the armpit part of the R sleeve). CH68 (this will be the front of your Snood). Join with SLST in the very first BLSC work on the L sleeve on this row.

R2. CH1, with front of Snood facing and working in the back ridge of the CH, SC in the next 68 CHs, BLSC in the next 32 skipped stitches from row 1 of Shoulder, working in the back ridge, SC in the next 76 CHs, BLSC in the remaining 32 stitches of the L sleeve. Join with SLST in first SC

R3. Working in row 2 of Shoulder, pull up the BL only (208 loops) – you will not pull up any loops from the armpit part of the sleeves

R4. Taking off 4 loops, CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around (52 Broomstick) (17 front, 19 back, 8 around each sleeve)

R5. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 64 stitches, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC around to last 2 stitches, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC (204SC)

R6. Pull up 204 loops

R7. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (51 Broomsticks)

R8. CH1, BLSC2tog, , BLSC in next 60, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC around to last 2 stitches, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC

R9. Pull up 200 loops

R10. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (50 Broomsticks)

R11. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 56 stitches, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 72, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog

R12. Pull up 192 loops

R13. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (48 Broomsticks)

R 14. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 52, BLAC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 68, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC

R15. Pull up loops 184 loops

R16. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC ( 46 Broomsticks)

R17. CH1, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 48, BLSC 2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 64, BLSC2tog, BLSC2tog, BLSC in next 28, BLSC2tog, Join with SLST in first SC

R18. Pull up 176 loops

R19. Take off 4 loops, CH1, and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* around, Join with SLST in first SC (44 Broomsticks)

R20. CH1, BLSC in same as joining and around

R21. Repeat rows 18 – 20 an additional 7 times

R22. Repeat rows 18-20 an additional 3 times, however when working row 19, spacing evenly only work 3SC in loops in 8 different sets of Broomstick Lace. This will help to reduce the finished circumference of the cowl.

R23. Repeat Rows 18 – 20 an additional 3 times

R24. Repeat row 20 an additional 2 times and finish off.

If you want your cowl shorter/longer simply increase or decrease the number of rows you complete.

Modern Red Riding's Hood - KatiDCreations

Original design and copyright of KatiDCreations May 2015, please do not re post any portion of this pattern or photos. If you would like to link back to the pattern you may use one photo.  Please fee free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.

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Marie Louise Poncho

Well it seems I can’t get enough of the Broomstick Lace stitch!  I love it!  Granted it does take a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but I love the finished look.  So with all the craze with Ponchos right now I figured I would challenge myself a bit and try my hand at a Broomstick Lace Poncho!  What do you think?  I think it turned out really well.

Marie Louise Poncho
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With this pattern I am going to give you the ability to take the single size pattern and customize it to the size that works best for you.  DON’T worry!  I have given in the directions EVERYTHING you need to know to make a larger sized Poncho.  That being said, PLEASE do yourself a favor and read the entire pattern and notes before beginning.

Materials
6.50 mm hook
Loops and Tread Impeccable Yarn
50mm knitting needle

Gauge
7 rows of Front/Back Post Half Double Crochet = 2 inches
8 stitches of Front/Back Post Half Double Crochet = 2 inches

Stitches
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPHDC – Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC – Back Post Half Double Crochet
Marie Louise PonchoDifficulty – Intermediate, experience with Broomstick Lace strongly recommended

Tutorial
Broomstick Lace Photo Tutorial
Broomstick Lace Video Tutorial

Joining Circle - Not in the Base ChainIf you have issues joining the Chain and it twisting you can check out THIS tutorial for an alternative way.

Special Notes: This pattern is worked in series of 16 stitches. If you want to make the initial cowl larger or smaller you will need to increase/decrease by 16 CH.
When making the Broomstick Lace rows, the part when you are taking the loops off of the hook, you will increase each row by 16 stitches (4 additional Broomsticks)

Cowl

CH63 + CH2 – (CH2 will count as first DC) – this is the size shown!  If I were to make myself one I would use the same start for the cowl as shown

Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in each stitch around, Join with SLST in first DC (64DC)
Row 2: CH1, FPHDC in first stitch (CH2), BPHDC in next, *FPHDC, BPHDC*, repeat from *to* around. Join with SLST in first FPHDC (64HDC)
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until you get desired height for the cowl

Join the tail of your first CH to the last CH.
Marie Louise PonchoPoncho
(I changed colors from grey to pink at this point)
Row 1: CH1, FPHDC in same as joining and in each stitch around. Join with SLST in first FPHDC
Row 2: CH1, HDC in same as joining and in next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC in next stitch, *HDC in each of the next 3 stitches, work 2HDC in next*, repeat from *to* around (80 HDC) – your stitch count has increased by 16 🙂

Option – You can continue to work rows to make it larger over the shoulders before you start the Broomstick lace. Right now there are 80 stitches. This is the formula is – 80/16 = 5 (96) which means you will work 1 stitch in next 4 stitches, and 2 stitches in 5th stitch. The next row would be 96/16 = 6 (112), work 1 stitch in the next 5 stitches and 2 in the 6th stitch.  Continue to repeat this increasing pattern until you get the size needed. I highly recommend doing this for larger sizes.  But of course if you have the option just try it on the person being made for and go from there!

IF you use the option, remember you are adding 16 additional stitches (4Broomstick stitches), so make sure when you move onto Row 4 you add an additional Broomstick stitch in each repeat.  Modified Row 4 – *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* twice more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops , repeat from *to* once more, ^*take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* three more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops*, repeat from *to* once more^, repeat from ^ to^ twice more

Row 3: Pull up loops (you can pull up the loop using booth front and back loop or like shown just work in the back loop)
Row 4: Take off 4 loops, pull up a loop and CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* once more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops , repeat from *to* once more, ^*take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* twice more, *take off 4 loops and work 6SC in loops*, repeat from *to* once more^, repeat from ^ to^ twice more. Join with SLST in first SC

Marie Louise Poncho

Click on photo to read TIP

(I changed colors at this point)
Row 5: CH1, SC in same as joining and in each stitch around. Join with SLST in first SC
Row 6: Pull up loops
Row 7: Take off 4 loops, pull up a loop and CH1 and work 4SC in loops, *take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* twice more, take off 4 loops and work 8SC in loops, ^*take off 4 loops and work 4SC in loops*, repeat from *to* four more times, take off 4 loops and work 8SC in loops*^, repeat from ^to^ twice more, take off last 4 loops and work 4SC in loops. Join with SLST in first SC

Marie Louise Poncho

Click on photo to read TIP

(I changed colors at this point)
Row 8: CH1, SC in same as joining and in each stitch around. Join with SLST in first SC

Continue to repeat rows 3 – 8 of Poncho until you reach your desired length.  I put a HDC finishing edge on the one pictured.

Copyright KatiDCreations January 2015.  You may chose one photo and link back to the original post.  Please do not re publish any of this pattern or photos or claim them as your own.  Feel free to gift, sell or donate any products made from this pattern!

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Jacket + Blanket = Janket!

As winter comes we find ourselves wearing more and more layers. I really wanted to make something that had multiple uses, and so was born the Janket! 
Indoor Jacket

For this project I used Bernat Blanket, this is such a soft, heavy yarn that you will never what to take the Janket off!  I had originally thought about sewing up the sleeve but then it is limited to a single purpose.  So I got to thinking, why not use buttons instead?  That way I could wear it around the house but then unbutton it for evenings on the couch!  (It was like a light bulb went off when this thought process occurred! Yes I know I’m silly 🙂
The places you could wear this are endless!
Indoor Jacket

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:
Hook size N
Bernat Blanket – Super Bulky/6 – I used 3 full skeins
Embroidery Needle
4 Large Buttons
Indoor Jacket

Finished Size – 50 x 36 approximate

Stitches:
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet

Directions:

Loosely CH87

Row 1: DC in 4th CH from hook and in each stitch across (84DC)

Row 2: CH3, Turn, DC in each stitch across.  Repeat row 2 until desired length is reached, Finish off.

Example

For those who needed a bit more of a visual on how the buttons were applied. Remember you can always add more buttons if you like. Simply push the buttons between 2 stitches to close.

For attaching buttons:
Fold blanket in half so starting chain edge and the last row edge meet.  Place 2 buttons on each of the short sides towards meeting edges and attach with leftover yarn from Janket.  Then you simply work the buttons in between the DC stitches on the matching short side.  No need to add a chained loop!
Indoor Jacket

Copyright KatiDCreations 2014.  All Rights Reserved.  Do not repost this pattern in part or whole or any photos.  Please feel free to sell, gift or donate any projects made from this pattern.  You may use one photo and link back to the original post.

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