April Showers Mandala MAL: Part 2 (English US)



Welcome to Part 2 of April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. Today we will be shaping cetral overlay medallion into a beautiful spring flower. I’ve made a silly mistake with my sample mandala. Can you spot it? :)


Translations:

 Nederlands - vertaald door Carmen Jorissen (New Leaf Designs)  

Part 1 can be found HERE
 


INSTRUCTIONS


Copyright! An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. No translations and video tutorials are allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always note me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

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On next rounds continue with C1.

Note: for easy counts, mark ch2-sps in the corners (you’ll have 8 corners in total)

Round 18: With C1. Make ch5 and 1dc in same st/ch2-sp as join instead of first (dc, ch2, dc) – for all rounds up to round 24.

[(dc, ch2, dc) in next st, *ch1, skip 1 st, dc in next st] x2, ch3, skip 2 sts, 2sc, ch3, skip 2 sts, 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st, 1dc, ch1, skip 1 st] x 8, join with ss in first sp – 6 dc, 2 sc, 4 ch1-sps and 2 ch3-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 19: [(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch2-sp, *ch1, dc in next dc* x2, ch1, pc in next dc, ch1, dc in next sp, ch1, 1dc in each of next 2 sc, ch1, dc in next sp, ch1, pc in next dc, *ch1, dc in next dc* x2, ch1] x8 making last dc in joining ss from prev round, join with ss in first sp – 10 dc, 2 pc and 10 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 20: [(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch2-sp, ch1, dc in next dc, ch3, skip sp and dc, sc in next sp, ch3, skip dc and sp, dc in next pc, ch1, skip sp, dc in next dc, ch2, 1sc in each of next 2dc, ch2, skip sp, dc in next dc, ch1, skip sp, dc in next pc, ch3, skip sp and dc, sc in next sp, ch3, skip dc and sp, dc in next dc, ch1] x8 making last dc in joining ss from prev round, join with ss in first sp – 8 dc, 4 sc, 4 ch1-sps, 4 ch3-sps and 2 ch2-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 21: [(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch2-sp, ch1, skip dc and sp, pc in next dc, *ch1, dc in next sp* x2, *ch1, dc in next dc* x2, ch1, 1dc in each of next 2 sc, *ch1, dc in next dc* x2, *ch1, dc in next sp* x2, ch1, pc in next dc, ch1, skip sp and dc] x 8, join with ss in first sp – 12 dc, 2 pc, 12 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 22: [(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch2-sp, ch1, dc in next dc, ch1, dc in next pc, ch3, skip next sp and dc, sc in next sp, ch3, skip next dc and sp, dc in next dc, ch3, skip next sp and dc, sc in next sp, 1sc in each of next 2 dc, 1sc in next sp, ch3, skip next dc and sp, dc in next dc, ch3, skip next sp and dc, sc in next sp, ch3, skip next dc and sp, dc in next pc, ch1, skip sp, dc in next dc, ch1] x8 making last dc in joining ss from prev round, join with ss in first sp – 8 dc, 6sc, 4 ch1-sps and 6 ch3-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 23: [(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch2-sp, ch1, skip next dc and sp, dc in next dc, ch1, skip sp, dc in next dc, *ch1, dc in next sp* x2, ch1, dc in next dc, ch3, skip next sp and sc, 1sc in each of next 2 sc, ch3, skip next sc and sp, dc in next dc, *ch1, dc in next sp* x2, *ch1, dc in next dc* x2, ch1, skip next sp and dc] x8, join with ss in first sp – 12 dc, 2 sc, 2 ch3-sps and 10 ch1-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 24: [(dc, ch2, dc) in next ch2-sp, dc in next dc, *dc in next sp, dc in next dc* until ch3-sp, 2dc in next ch3-sp, dc2tog over next 2 sc, 2dc in next ch3-sp, dc in next dc, *dc in next sp, dc in next dc* until next ch2-sp in the corner] x8 making last dc in joining ss of prev round, join with ss in first sp (change to C4, cut C1) – 28 dc and 1dc2tog on each side, ch2-sps in each of 8 corners

Next week we will add another lace part and edging border. And your April Showers Mandala will be finished!

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April Showers Mandala MAL: Part 1 (English US)




Hello and welcome in April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. Today we will be making central medallion in overlay crochet. Hope you will enjoy!
April Showers Mandala_free crochet pattern_part 1. www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Translations:

 Nederlands - vertaald door Carmen Jorissen (New Leaf Designs)  

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Materials:

Scheepjes Stone Washed in 5 colors (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, 50g/130m/142yrds)

Note: depending on your gauge and crochet style you might need more or less yarn!

4mm (G) crochet hook
Yarn needle to weave in tails, stitch markers or waste yarn, blocking tools

Stone Washed yarn is available in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers (affiliate links are marked with *. I might be compensated with a tiny amount if you make a purchase via these links while you will not pay anything extra):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*, Deramores* (all in UK with international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada), Knotty House* (Canada)


Gauge:

After 5 rounds circle measures 10cm/4” across.

Size:

The size of the finished mandala will depend on yarn and hook you use. My mandala is approx. 70cm/27.5” large measured from point to point.

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)


BL back loop
ch chain stitch
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
lp(s) loop(s)
RS right side
sc single crochet
ss slip stitch
st(s) stitch(es)
sp(s) space(s)
yo yarn over the hook
prev previous
WS wrong side

Stitch Guide

dc3tog (double crochet 3 together): *yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps* 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.
dc4tog (double crochet 4 together): *yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps* 4 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.
FPdc (front post double crochet): yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops* twice.
FPtr (front post treble crochet): yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* 3 times.
FPdtr (front post double treble): yo 3 times, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* 4 times.
FPtr2tog (front post treble crochet 2 together): *yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice* twice, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
FPtr3tog (front post treble crochet 3 together): *yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice* 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
tr4tog (treble crochet 4 together): *yo twice, insert the hook into the hole at the bottom of stitch just made, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice*4 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.

Special Stitches:

pc (popcorn): *yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice* 5 times in same st, drop lp from hook, insert hook from front to back through top of first dc made, place dropped lp on hook and pull through st.
Picot – ch3, ss in first ch.

Punctuation:

Square Brackets [ ] and asterisks ** indicate repeats. You will need to repeat the instructions between parentheses the amount of times specified.
Parentheses ( ) indicate a group of sts to be worked into the same st/sp. Parentheses also indicate additional notes.

Pattern Notes:

  • April Showers Mandala is worked in rounds on RS unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • Rounds are joined with ss in first ch-sp/st (unless otherwise stated in the pattern)
  • Color is changed in joining ss. Don’t cut the yarn at the end of the round, but instead carry it up to next rounds on WS. Don’t pull too much. You’ll have small floats of yarn on the WS. If you want to get rid of floats, please feel free to cut yarn after every round.


INSTRUCTIONS


Copyright! An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. No translations and video tutorials are allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always note me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

Buy a ready-to-print pdf with ALL parts (complete mandala pattern) HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Color key: C1 – 814 Crystal Quartz (45g – 1 skein), C2 – 801 Moon Stone (15g – 1 skein), C3 – 805 Blue Apatite (30g – 1 skein), C4 – 813 Amazonite (75g – 2 skeins),
C5 – 802 Smokey Quartz (35g – 1 skein)

Round 1: With C1. Make magic ring, ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), 16dc into ring, tighten ring, join with ss in first dc (change to C2) – 16 dc
April Showers Mandala_free crochet pattern_Round 1. www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 2: With C2. Work sc in BL. [Ch2, sc in same st, 2sc] x8, join with ss in first ch2-sp (change to C1 by grabbing it up behind work, cut C2) – 24 sc, 8 ch2-sps

Round 3: With C1. First dc is made in same sp as join.
Ch2 (not a st), [1dc in next sp, 3dc (BL)] x8, join with ss in first dc (change to C3, cut C1) – 32 dc

Round 4: Note: for a neater result make first FPtr around indicated st and then make 2 tr into the loop formed at the base of the first leg.

With C3. [Ch2, sc in same st, 3FPtr around central sc of Round 2 between two sps, skip 3 sts on Round 3 behind 3 FPtr just made, sc in next st] x8 making last sc in same sc as first sc, join with ss in first sp (change to C4) – 5 sts on each of 8 sides, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 5: With C4. Ch2 (not a st), [2dc in ch2-sp, 5dc] x8, join with ss in first dc (change to C3) – 56 dc

Round 6: First sc is made in next st after join.

With C3. [Ch2, don’t skip sts, 2sc (BL), FPtr around first of 3 FPtr of same color below, skip 1 st behind FPtr (here and throughout), 1sc (BL), FPtr around third FPtr of same 3 FPtr below, skip 1 st, 2sc (BL)] x8 making last sc in same st as join of prev round, join with ss in first sp (change to C2) – 56 sts, 8 ch2-sps

Round 7: Note: for a neater result make FPtr in same way as on Round 4.

With C2. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, sc in same sp, 2sc (BL), 3FPtr around central FPtr from 3 rounds below, skip 3 sts, 2sc (BL), 1sc in next sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C4) – 72 sts, 8 ch2-sps

Round 8: With C4. [Ch2, skip sp, 9sc (BL)] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C3) – 72 sts, 8 ch2-sps

Round 9: With C3. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, sc in same sp, ch3, FPtr around FPtr of same color below, skip 3 sts, 3sc (BL), FPtr around FPtr of same color below, ch3, skip 3 sts, sc in next ch2-sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C4) – 7 sts and 2 ch3-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 10: With C4. [Ch3, skip sp, sc (BL) in next st, 1dc in each of 2 sts of same color from 2 rounds below – in front of chains, skip sp behind dc just made, 5sc (BL), 1dc in each of 2 sts of same color from 2 rounds below – in front of chains, skip sp, sc (BL) in last sc before ch2-sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C2) – 11 sts on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 11: With C2. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, sc in same ch3-sp, ch6, FPtr around first of 3 FPtr of same color below, skip 5 sts, 1sc (BL), FPtr around last FPtr of same group of 3 FPtr below, ch6, skip 5 sts, 1sc in next ch3-sp] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C5, cut C2) – 5 sts and 2 ch6-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 12: With C5. Ch1 (not a st), [5tr in ch2-sp in the corner from 3 rounds below – in front of work, ch6, skip sc and ch6-sp, 1sc (BL) in next FPtr, FPdtr around central FPtr from 5 rounds below, sc in next FPtr, ch6, skip next ch6-sp and sc] x8, join with ss in first tr, ss in next 2 tr (change to C4 in last ss) – 3 sts and 2 ch6-sps on each side, 5 tr in each corner

Round 13: With C4. All dc are made in front of work. Ch1 (not a st), [ch2, 1sc in same tr, ch3, skip 2 tr, 1dc in each of 3 sts of same color below, skip sp, 3sc (BL), 1dc in each of next 3 sts of same color below, ch3, skip sp and 2 tr, 1sc in central tr of group of 5 tr] x8, join with ss in first sp (change to C3, cut C4) – 11 sts and 2 ch3-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner

Round 14: First sc is made in same sp as join.

With C3. Ch1 (not a st), [1sc in next sp (mark as corner), ch3, skip next sc and 2 ch, 1sc in third ch, 3sc (BL), FPdtr around FPtr of same color below, skip 1 st, 1sc (BL), FPdtr around next FPtr of same color below, skip 1 st, 3sc, 1sc in next ch, ch3, skip next 2 ch and sc] x8, join with ss in first sc (change to C5) – 11 sts and 2 ch3-sps on each side, 1 sc in each corner

Round 15: First sc is made in same st as join.

With C5. Ch1 (not a st), [1sc in next sc (mark as corner), FPtr2tog around 4th and 5th tr of same color below, ch7, 2FPtr around next FPtr of same color below, ch7, FPtr2tog around 1st and 2nd tr of next group of 5 tr of same color] x8, join with ss in first sc (change to C3) – 2 FPtr, 2 FPtr2tog and 2 ch7-sps on each side, 1 sc in each corner

Round 16: First sc is made in same st as join.

With C3. Ch1 (not a st), [2sc (BL), 1dc in each of next 5 sts of same color from 2 rounds below making last dc in FPtr, sc (BL) in each of next 2 FPtr of prev round, 1dc in each of 5 sts of same color from 2 rounds below beginning in FPtr, 1sc (BL) in next FPtr2tog of prev round] x8, join with ss in first sc (change to C5, cut C3) – 120 sts

Round 17: With C5. First skipped st will be same st as join.

Ch1 (not a st), [FPdc3tog (around FPtr2tog, sc and next FPtr2tog of same color below), skip 1 st, 14sc (BL)] x8, join with ss in first FPdc3tog (change to C1, cut all other yarns) – 120 sts

That's all for today! See you next week :)

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April Showers Mandala MAL (make-a-long). General Information



You asked and I heard you! April Showers Mandala make-a-long will begin next week here, on my blog. We will be making a crochet mandala with a mix of overlay crochet and cascade of lacy borders. Please, read details below.

April Showers Mandala was created for Simy’s Studio challenge. In April I designed a crocheted piece inspired by a digital illustration. After finished design was revealed I received huuuuuge number of messages asking for a pattern. And finally, here it is!

Make-a-long will consist of 3 parts (links will be added after each part is released):

Part 1 – May 10th, 2019 (central overlay medallion)
Part 2 – May 17th, 2019 (first lacy frame)
Part 3 – May 24th, 2019 (second lacy frame and border)

Each part will be published for free on my blog in English (US terms) and Dutch. And there will be also a possibility to purchase a complete pdf file with all parts and photo-tutorial for a small fee on Ravelry and Esty. A nice option for those who doesn’t want to wait for 3 weeks to complete the mandala.

For April Showers Mandala you will need Sport/DK yarn in 5 colors, crochet hook (4mm), stitch markers and yarn needle to weave in ends, which will be not so many.
April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. General Information

I chose Stones Washed yarn by Scheepjes to recreate the colors of Simy’s original digital illustration.

My shades are: 801 Moon Stone (15g - 1 skein), 814 Crystal Quartz (45g – 1 skein), 805 Blue Apatite (30g – 1 skein), 813 Amazonite (75g – 2 skeins) and 802 Smokey Quartz (35g – 1 skein). All amounts are approximate, and if you gauge differs a lot, you might need more yarn.

Stone Washed yarn is available in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers (affiliate links are marked with *. I might be compensated with a tiny amount if you make a purchase via these links while you will not pay anything extra):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*, Deramores* (all in UK with international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo* (US and Canada), Knotty House* (Canada)
April Showers Mandala crochet make-a-long. General Information

Finished mandala is approx. 70cm/27.5” large measured from point to point.

It can be used as a wall hanging, pillow decoration or table center piece. Laura Jackson, who was helping me with test, has a plan to turn this mandala into a pouf. And I am very curious to see how it will turn out!

That’s all for now and see you next week!

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Stained Glass Wonder: crochet blanket or pillow



Stained Glass crochet is not a completed concept or a special technique. We call some crochet projects “stained glass” because they remind of stained glass windows. Because of two contrast colors: dark (usually black) for patterning and bright color for the background. I have approached stained glass crochet a few times already. My first design was a Stained Glass Mandala potholder. And later Stained Glass Lantern square/blanket was released. And today I am happy to introduce Stained Glass Wonder - crochet blanket or pillow.
Photo credit: Laura Jackson

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The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and Etsy with 20% discount through Monday, April 29, 2019. The price you see is discounted already, and no codes are needed. Later the pattern will be listed at a regular price. 

Stained Glass effect can be achieved with different crochet techniques: overlay, mosaic or tapestry. The patterns should not necessarily be tricky, and even with simple stitches the result would be stunning.

Variegated and self-patterning yarns in combination with solid shades work even better. The advantage is that there are almost no ends to weave, as we change yarn on every round without cutting it, but simply carry yarn up to the next round on the back side.
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

For Stained Glass Wonder blanket I used a kind of overlay crochet. Long stitches are "anchored" around stitches of the same color from several rounds below. Only one color is used per round, and yarns are changed in joining slip stitch. The pattern contains lots of progress pictures showing placement of every stitch.
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Laura Jackson

My initial idea was to create a pillow with just one circle shaped into a square. I have a T-shirt with an owl drawing who has two eyes, reminding dream catchers. And once in the morning when I looked into a mirror and saw these mandalas, I thought something like that would look nice in crochet.

I chose Scheepjes Colour Crafter* and Wanderlust* yarns for a pillow. But when it was almost finished, I thought it would be lovely to maybe crochet a blanket with Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette yarns.

By the way, isn’t my pillow a perfect match for a Stained Glass Lantern blanket?..
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

When I talked this idea to Laura Jackson, who was helping me to test the pattern, she became very enthusiastic and decided to create large blanket using 2 Whirl cakes and 9 Whirlettes. Her choice is Blackberry Mint Chip (769) and Rosewater Cocktail (776) in combination with Grappa Whirlette (855).
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Laura Jackson

And I made a smaller version with just one Whirl in Jumpin Jelly (759) and 4 Chewy Whirlettes (865) - for a little bit muted look.
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Whirl and Whirlette yarn are available for purchase in local Scheepjes shops and also via online retailers (affiliate links are marked with *):

Wool Warehouse*, Black Sheep Wools*, Deramores* (all in UK with international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe), Taemombo (US&Canada), Knotty House* (Canada)
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Check out projects by other testers (sending many thanks their way). They used different yarns and color combinations.

Larger version consists of 20 mandala octagons and is approx. 136 x 170cm (53.5 x 67 in), and my smaller version has 9 octagons and is approx. 102 x 102 cm (40 x 40 in).

Spaces between octagons are filled with joining motifs: small squares, side and corner triangles. Instructions on how to make all elements are given in the pattern.
Stained Glass Wonder blanket_crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Photo credit: Laura Jackson

And just to remind that the pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and Etsy with 20% discount through Monday, April 29, 2019. The price you see is discounted already, and no codes are needed. Later the pattern will be listed at a regular price.

Hope you enjoy :)
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Spring Leaves Shrug: FREE crochet pattern



Spring Leaves Shrug is a small crocheted garment aimed to advanced beginners. It is designed as a little bit oversized and cropped. Perfect for dresses and skirts. But the length is easily adjustable. The free crochet pattern is also available in Dutch (check link below). Enjoy!

Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com


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Nederlands - vertaald door Carmen Jorissen (New Leaf Designs)


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Materials:

~ Scheepjes Whirligig (20% Alpaca x 80% Virgin Wool), 450g/1000m/1094yrds:
1 (1, 1, 1, 1) cake
~ Scheepjes Whirligigette (20% Alpaca x 80% Virgin Wool), 100g/215m/235yrds:
0 (0, 0, 1, 1) cake
~ Crochet hook 4.5mm and 5mm
~ Yarn needle to put shrug together and weave in ends, a buckle
Gauge: 13 sts x 15 rows = 10cm/4” with hdc made under all three loops (between the stitches) with 5mm hook

Whirligig and Whirligigette cakes are available for purchase in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Deramores*, Black Sheep Wools* (all in UK with international shipping
Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Taemombo (Canada and US), Knotty House* (Canada)
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Measurements

To fit bust:
81-86 (91-97, 101-107, 111-117, 122-127) cm/ 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50) in

Actual bust of the finished shrug (all measurements in the pattern are given after a light blocking!):
110 (119, 130, 142, 159) cm/ 43.5, 47, 51, 57, 62.5) in

Pattern Notes:

  • Spring Leaves Shrug is crocheted from bottom to top in one piece. Then two seams are made to shape the shrug. Narrow armholes borders and front band are added to finish.
  • Ch2 in the beg of every row doesn’t counts as a st. First st of every row is made in last st of previous row.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Abbreviations and Stitch Guide (US terms)

beg beginning
BPdc back post double crochet: yo, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice.
ch chain stitch
dc double crochet: yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice.
dc3tog double crochet 3 together: [yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
FPdc front post double crochet: yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, [yo, pull through 2 loops] twice.
hdc half double crochet: yo, insert hook under three loops (between the stitches), yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through all three loops.
RS right side
sc single crochet: insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops.
ss slip stitch: insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw yarn up and pull second lp through first loop on hook.
st(s) stitch(es)
sp(s) space(s)
WS wrong side
yo yarn over the hook
Pattern repeat: […] repeat instructions between […] as many times as indicated

INSTRUCTIONS


An original LillaBjörnCrochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, redistributed or edited in any way. Translations and video-tutorials are NOT allowed without permission. You can sell your finished products, but you cannot use my pictures to promote them. Please, always credit me as a designer of this pattern. Thank you!

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Begin with Whirligig yarn. For large sizes you can either begin with matching Whirligigette and then continue with Whirligig for a continuous gradient. Or you can begin with Whirligig and join matching Whirligigette on top panel and for armhole borders and front band.


Bottom Panel

Row 1. With 5mm hook ch144 (157, 170, 188, 209), hdc in second ch from the hook, hdc in each ch to end, turn – {142, 155, 168, 187, 207 hdc}
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Row 2. Ch2 (doesn’t count as a st – here and throughout), hdc in each st to end
inserting the hook under all three loops (between the stitches), turn – {142, 155, 168, 187, 207 hdc}
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Repeat row 2 until Bottom Panel measures 31 (30.5, 29.5, 28.5, 27) cm/ 12.5 (12, 11.5, 11, 10.5) in.

Next row – WS. Ch2, FPdc around each st to end, fasten off.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Top Panel

Row 1 - RS. Skip 36 (39, 42, 48, 51) sts. With 4.5mm hook attach yarn on RS (ridge will be facing you) in 37th (40th, 43rd, 49th, 51st) st, ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), dc in same st, dc in next st, [ch2, skip 1 st, 1dc in next st, ch2, skip 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next st] repeat 9 (10, 11, 12, 14) times, [ch2, skip 1 st, dc in next st] twice, dc in next st, turn. You should have 36 (39, 42, 48, 51) unworked sts left.

Insert markers in 23rd (24th, 25th, 27th, 28th) skipped/unworked sts on last row of Bottom Panel measuring from the edges of Top Panel. This should leave 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) cm/ 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) in between markers and edge of the top panel. And 10.5 (12, 14, 17, 18.5) cm/4 (5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in between markers and edges of bottom panel.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

!!Gauge check: gauge will change on the top panel. Its width should stay approx. 54 (60, 65, 70, 80.5 cm)/ 21 (23.5, 25.5, 27.5, 32) in throughout. If it becomes much wider, please, make all chains and dc tighter or switch to a smaller hook.

Row 2 - WS. Ch2, 2dc, ch1, skip sp, [3dc in next st, ch2, skip next sp, dc2tog over next 2 sts (here and throughout), 1dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip sp] repeat until 3dc and ch2-sp left, 3dc in next dc, ch1, skip sp, 2dc to end, turn.

Row 3 – RS. Ch2, 2dc, skip sp, 2dc in next, 1dc, 2dc in next st, [ch2, skip sp, dc3tog over next 3 sts (here and throughout), ch2, skip sp, 2dc in next st, 1dc, 2dc in next st] repeat until 2 sts and ch1-sp left, skip ch1-sp, 2dc to end, turn.

Row 4 – WS. Ch2, 7dc, [ch2, skip sp, BPdc around next dc3tog, ch2, skip sp, 5dc] repeat until 2 sts left, 2dc to end, turn.

Row 5 – RS. Ch2, 7dc, [ch2, skip sp, FPdc around next st, ch2, skip sp, 5dc] repeat until 2 sts left, 2dc to end, turn.

Row 6 – WS. Ch2, 2dc, ch1 (don’t skip sts), dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, [ch2, skip sp, 3dc in next st, ch2, skip sp, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog] repeat until 2 sts left, ch1 (don’t skip sts), 2dc to end, turn.

Row 7 – RS. Ch2, 2dc, ch2, skip sp, dc3tog, [ch2, skip sp, 2dc in next st, 1dc, 2dc in next st, ch2, skip sp, dc3tog] repeat until 2dc and ch1-sp left, ch2, skip sp, 2dc to end, turn.

Row 8 – WS. Ch2, 2dc, ch2, skip sp, BPdc around next st, [ch2, skip sp, 5dc, ch2, skip sp, BPdc around next st] repeat until 2 dc and ch2-sp left, ch2, skip sp, 2dc to end, turn.

Row 9 – RS. Ch2, 2dc, ch2, skip sp, FPdc around next st, [ch2, skip sp, 5dc, ch2, skip sp, FPdc around next st] repeat until 2dc and ch2-sp left, ch2, skip sp, 2dc to end, turn.

Repeat rows 2-9 until top panel measures 27.5 (30, 33, 36, 39.5)cm/ 11 (12, 13, 14, 15.5)in – blocked!

Note: Different sizes will need different number of rows. Top panel will not necessarily end with row 9.

Next row. Ch1, 1sc in every st and every sp. Fasten off leaving approx. 50cm/20in tail.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Place markers along edges of upper panel 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) cm/ 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) in measuring from last row of bottom panel. This should leave 10.5 (12, 14, 17, 18.5) cm/4 (5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) in to last row of top panel.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Finishing

Block shrug exactly to the measurements.
Place the shrug onto the table with WS facing you and fold both sides of Bottom Panel to front, so that edges meet. Folds should be exactly below the edges of top panel which should stay flat and unfolded.
Now fold corners of the top panel diagonally down, so that edge meets unworked sts on the last row of Bottom Panel. Markers on top and bottom panel should meet.
Sew bottom and top panels from outer edge down to the markers using tapestry needle. An armhole will be left on each side.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com


Armhole borders (both alike)

With RS facing you, attach yarn in any st of the armhole using 5mm hook. Make ch1 and sc in same st as join. Then make (ch1, skip st, sc in next st) evenly, making sure the fabric doesn’t pull. If needed, frog first round and remake it with more sc and sps between them. When you are satisfied with the stretch of the armhole, don’t join the round and continue working in spiral making sc in every ch1-sp and ch1 over every sc. After 5 rounds, ss in next ch1-sp and fasten off. Repeat for the other armhole.
Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet patterns by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Front Band

With RS facing you, attach yarn in the corner of Bottom Panel using 5mm hook.

Row 1 – RS. Make ch1 and sc in same st as join. Then make (ch1, skip st, sc in next st) evenly ending in another front corner of the Bottom Panel. Make sure the fabric doesn’t pull. If needed, frog first row and remake it with more sc and sps between them. Turn.

Row 2 – WS. Ch1, 1sc, 1sc in next sp, [ch1, skip next st, 1sc in next sp] repeat until 1 st left, 1sc in last st, turn.

Row 3 – RS. Ch1, 1sc, [ch1, skip next st, 1sc in next sp] repeat until 2 sts left, ch1, skip next st, 1sc in last st, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until desired width of the front band. Fasten off.
Sew a buckle on the front.

Congratulations! Your Spring Leaves Shrug is now finished!

Measurements in cm:
A: 110 (119, 130, 142, 159)
B: 31 (30.5, 29.5, 28.5, 27)
C: 27.5 (30, 33, 36, 39.5)
D: 54 (60, 65, 70, 80.5)
E: 17 (18, 19, 20, 21)

Measurements in inches:
A: 43.5 (47, 51, 57, 62.5)
B: 12.5 (12, 11.5, 11, 10.5)
C: 11 (12, 13, 14, 15.5)
D: 21 (23.5, 25.5, 27.5, 32)
E: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5)

Finishing 



Spring Leaves Shrug_FREE crochet pattern by www.lillabjorncrochet.com

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