Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lacy shells headband


Yarn: Hobby Lobby's "I Love This Cotton!" (Band info: medium, 4 ply, 100% cotton)
Hook size: G (4mm, UK 8) & H (5mm, UK 6)

Stitches used (US):
ss - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet

Special stitches:
Beginning shell (beg shell) : ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc
shell: 3dc, ch2, 3dc
double shell (dbl shell) : ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 3dc

This head band works up really fast and uses less than one skein of yarn. It is worked in 2 parts and seamed together.

Tie: With H hook chain 26. Switch to G hook and SC in 2nd chain from hook and each chain space to beginning chain, ch3, ss in same st as last sc made, ch1 turn

Row1: ss in ch3 sp, beg shell in same sp, ch1, turn

row 2: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, beg shell in same sp, ch1, turn

row 3: repeat row 2

row 4: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, dbl shell in same sp, ch1 turn

row 5: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, beg shell in same sp, shell in next ch2 sp, ch1, turn

row 6: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, beg shell in same sp, ch2, shell in next ch2 sp, ch1, turn

row 7: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, beg shell in same sp, ch2, dc in last dc of shell, ch2, dc in 1st dc of next shell, ch2, shell in next ch2 sp, ch1 turn

row 8: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, beg shell in same sp, ch2, dc in last dc of shell, (ch2, dc in next dc) 3 times, ch2, shell in next ch2 sp, ch1, turn

row 9: ss in next 2 dc and ch2 sp, beg shell in same sp, ch2,skip next ch2 sp, (dc in next dc, ch2) 4 times, shell in next ch2 sp, break yarn and fasten off and set aside.

Make 2nd piece the same except do not fasten off at the end or row 9

Joining: On 2nd half after row 9 - ch1, turn, ss in next 2 dc. Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to be able to sew halves together and pull tail through last stitch.

Thread tail onto yarn needle and holding halves together whip stitch across stitch for stitch starting at ch 2 spaces of 1st shell and ending at the last ch2 space of last shell. weave in ends and finish off. When whip stitching the chain spaces go into the stitches rather than around the chains.

This pattern is available as a PDF file

6 comments:

acv2 said...

Beautiful! I gotta try this...today! Thanks for the idea & for sharing the pattern! 8-)

Rachel G said...

Let me know how it works for you. I wrote it today and followed my directions word for word to make the 2nd half and be sure it's all right.

Nicole T. soon to be R.! said...

I am getting married the day after tomorrow and I am making this pattern to wear on the day! Thank you so much, it's perfect in white. I whipped it up in about 30 minutes! Beautiful and quick! Wish me luck! ^_^

Rachel G said...

I'm very flattered you chose this for your wedding! I'm glad you enjoyed the pattern.

Best wishes to you and yours :-)

Astrid Nicole Etcetera said...

I want to start doing more crochet with a lacy look. I'm going to start with this project! Thank you for sharing this great pattern.

Rachel G said...

I hope you enjoy it. It's a nice and fast project. Feel free to ask any questions if you have them.